Dr. John Person, MD

Dr. John Person, MD

Dermatology  ·  
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Age 71
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Dr. John Person, MD is a dermatologist in Auburn, MA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in dermatology.Read his story

35 Millbury St

Auburn, MA 01501

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Person performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Psoriasis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Warts
high
more than 88% of peers
Dermatitis
normal
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Person's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Person "Dr. John Person has been practicing dermatology for 30 years and joined Reliant Medical Group in 1980. He decided to become a dermatologist because he enjoys making a diagnosis just by looking at something. "There's a visual simplicity to practicing dermatology that I find very refreshing," he explains. "I really enjoy the feeling of cutting through everything and making a complicated diagnosis with just my eyes." According to Dr. Person, there are 5,000 different skin diseases with psoriasis probably being the most common. "I see more than my share of psoriasis. At one time back in the 1970's I was the only doctor in Central New England performing PUVA treatments (a therapy that uses psoralen and UVA light for psoriasis). It was experimental at the time but I had FDA approval to do it. I have a lot of psoriasis patients and fortunately we have a lot of effective treatments for this disease." Dr. Person enjoys using the latest treatments in his practice. "Some of the newer biologic drugs are very effective for psoriasis. These drugs are given by injection and deliver antibodies to the body's immune system. However, they are very expensive, costing many thousands of dollars per year and may not be appropriate for every patient." Dr. Person is concerned about the rising rates of skin cancer in the patients he sees. "The skin cancer epidemic is very frustrating. Melanoma has become eight times more common since the introductions of sunscreens. I didn't see one case of melanoma in my first three years of practicing. People really need to be extra careful about the amount of sun exposure they receive." During his spare time, Dr. Person enjoys being with his wife and daughter. He also likes hiking, and has been a "peak bagger" for many years. He was the 16th person to climb every mountain in New England over 3,000 feet (more than 450 mountains). He has also climbed every mountain over 4,000 feet in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Dr. Person also enjoys running and long-distance hiking and has completed the Long Trail in Vermont."
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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

28  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Person has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Person's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Person to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Person's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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