Dr. John Despain, MD

Dr. John Despain, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 63

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. John Despain, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Jefferson City, MO and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Missouri / Columbia Campus medical school in 1984. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Despain to book an appointment.


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MMG Dermatology1735 Elm Ct Jefferson City, MO 65101
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    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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      Overall great experience on both visits. Staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. DeSpain took his time answering my questions about a chest lesion (and gave the recommendation to have it removed. It turned out to be a pre-cancerous basal cell carcinoma), shave excision for facial nevi, and laser/IPL reduction. I don’t plan on going anywhere else for my dermatology needs. Gina
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
      What could be improved
      • Long wait times
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      Jul 07, 2020
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      I recently contracted with Despain for a (non-insured) derma procedure. While treatments were in progress I found the contract was not as I had understood it to be--it was going to cost me twice as much as I had believed. I was shocked and expressed this to the technician. I tried for several days to reach someone in the office for an explanation, or at least a discussion. They ignored my calls and I have had to go elsewhere for the work. My advice: Do not believe their treatment quotes.
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      Columbia, MO – Sep 29, 2016
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      Went to Despain for a tattoo removal. Worked with Julie. They were so professional & accomidating, they worked around my crazy work schedule and had me in & out in 30 minutes!!!! AWSOME customer service. Pricing is much cheaper than I expected and hurts way less than I thought it would. I will recommend Despain to anyone I run into in the future who could use their services!! Thank you to Julie & Despain!! Chris V.
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      Chris V. in Fulton, MO – Aug 13, 2016
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      Dr. Despain's Top Procedures and Conditions

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      Skin Infections
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      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Despain treats Skin Infections more than 99% of his peers

      Dr. Despain treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

      Itchy Skin
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      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Despain treats Itchy Skin more than 98% of his peers

      Dr. Despain treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

      Hair Loss
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      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Despain treats Hair Loss more than 98% of his peers

      Dr. Despain treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

      Dr. Despain's conditions and procedures:

      • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acne
      • Acne Surgery
      • Actinic Keratosis
      • Allergic Reaction
      • Athlete's Foot
      • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Bedsores
      • Benign Tumor
      • Birthmark
      • Boil
      • Burn Injuries
      • Cancer
      • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
      • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
      • Cellulitis
      • Cold Sore
      • Contact Dermatitis
      • Dermatitis
      • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
      • Dry Skin
      • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
      • Erythema Multiforme
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Skin Cancer
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      • Folliculitis
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fungal Infections
      • Fungal Nail Infection
      • Genital Warts
      • Granuloma of Skin
      • Hair Loss
      • Herpes Simplex Infection
      • Hidradenitis
      • Impetigo
      • Intertrigo
      • Itchy Skin
      • Keloid Scar
      • Lichen Planus
      • Lipomas
      • Melanoma
      • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
      • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Pemphigoid
      • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
      • Psoriasis
      • Psoriatic Arthritis
      • Ringworm
      • Rosacea
      • Scabies
      • Seborrheic Dermatitis
      • Seborrheic Keratosis
      • Shaving of Skin Lesion
      • Shingles
      • Skin Cancer
      • Skin Discoloration
      • Skin Infections
      • Skin Tag Removal
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Sunburn
      • Telogen Effluvium
      • Tinea Versicolor
      • Ulcer
      • Varicose Veins
      • Warts

      About Me

      Dr. DeSpain is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, serves on the Board of the Missouri Dermatologic Society and is a member of the Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. DeSpain served full time on the faculty at University Hospital fo...Read more


      • Psychiatry

      Board Certifications

      • Dermatology
      • Dermatopathology


      University of Colorado
      Fellowship Hospital
      University of Missouri / Columbia Campus
      Medical School
      U Mo
      Residency Hospital
      Mercy Hosp
      Internship Hospital


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