Dr. Joshua Sparling, MD

Dr. Joshua Sparling, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Joshua Sparling, MD is a dermatologist in Augusta, ME and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 2000 and specializes in dermatology.Read his story

6 E Chestnut St Ste 340

Augusta, ME 04330

Contact Information

(207) 623-6680

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Skin
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hair Loss
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sparling's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sparling "Dr. Joshua D. Sparling is board-certified in dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. After graduating with highest honors and a degree in biochemistry from the College of Sciences at the University of Maine in 1995, he spent one year before medical school in biochemistry basic science research, which culminated in the discovery of a new protein (Insulin Receptor Substrate-4). He received his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, and later completed his internship and residency in dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Sparling served as the sole dermatologist at the Guthrie Ambulatory Health Clinic in Fort Drum, New York, where he provided surgical and medical dermatology services for all 10th Mountain Division active duty personnel and their dependents. He spent 8 months in South Baghdad, Iraq as the first dermatologist ever in the U. S. Army's history to be sent into combat as a Brigade Surgeon. Upon leaving the Army after 13 years of service, he joined Franklin Health Dermatology, the first dermatology-only medical practice in Franklin County. He cared for patients and taught residents there from 2009-2017. Dr. Sparling joined the faculty of Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and the clinical team at MDFMR Dermatology Services full time in June of 2017. He offers treatment for a full range of dermatological conditions affecting those of all ages, including: acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, excess sweating, hair loss, excess hair (hirsutism), and disorders of the mouth, tongue, lips, and nails."
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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

70  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • University Of Maine (Orono)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Dartmouth Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center / National Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center / National Naval Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sparling has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sparling's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sparling to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Sparling's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Sparling is friendly, always on time, and very good in his specialty. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to see a dermatologist.
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I find Dr. Sparling to be a true professional. His demeanor is warm and friendly, and his knowledge of all things dermatology is outstanding. Office visits are organized and efficient, and as well timed as a British train schedule. That said, he always has time to asks questions and listens to...more
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Dr and staff the very best, in all aspects.
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