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Dr. Joy McElroy, MD

Dermatology ·  Female · Age 57

Dr. McElroy

West Hawaii Medical Group

77-311 Sunset Dr Kailua Kona, HI 96740

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Dr. Joy McElroy, MD is a dermatologist in Kailua Kona, HI and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Friendly staff . Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. McElroy accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthSmart
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Dr. McElroy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElroy treats Dermatitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McElroy treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Warts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElroy treats Warts more than 99% of her peers

Dr. McElroy treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElroy treats Skin Infections more than 99% of her peers

Dr. McElroy treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. McElroy'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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

Dr. McElroy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McElroy

3.9

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(18)
4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
22.22222222222222%
(6)

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Average Reported Wait Time
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Never got to see Dr. McElroy, saw someone else in her office, what a rip off, my husband waited more in the waiting room than in the exam room and less than 15 minutes this practice charged $390.00+ to remove a skin tag, really, I do not recommend this dermatology and my husband's Internal Medicine doctor recommended her, NOT GOOD, even our insurance company questioned her charge, total RIP OFF AND I DO NOT RECOMMEND HER AND WE WILL NEVER GO BACK TO HER, BETTER OFF GOING BACK TO THE MAINLAND!!!!
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I have been coming here for a few years but will not again. Every appointment I have made I have been forced to wait hours past my appointment time to be seen. For this last appointment I was slightly late due to an accident and they would not take me. I drive over 2.5 hours to get here and they are aware. They devalue their patients time and treat them rudely.
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My Dr. for 13 years, I thought she was a good dermatologist and cared about me. Then I had a spot on my eyelid and she said she did not know if I would be able to see for a while when she gave me the shot.. When she came in, I was looking up what might happen to my eye, on my phone and she did not like that and said I am not going to do it but will send you to a eye doctor/dermatologist. So because I was concerned about my eye sight, she had staff call to tell me not to ever come back again!
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Excellent, I trust her completely. Personable, Knowledgeable, patient, and the staff is friendly, and works with you scheduling appointments . I highly recommend her!
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Dr. McElroy is a really good dermatologist. She take time with you and explains procedures.
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I have had difficulty with Eczema for 20 years. When I have a flare up it can be debilitating. Dr. McElroy, has finally found a combination of oinments and antihistamines to effectively treat this condition. I am extremely grateful for this relief. Over the many years I have seen every type of Dr. there is and no one has been able to help me as much. Thanks! I hghly recommend this Dermatologist.
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Dr McElroy is THE BEST dermatologist in Hawaii! She is smart, patient, kind, caring, compassionate, her hand is very steady and she is truly an ARTIST! I trust her 100%! I would highly recommend her. She is EXCELLENT!
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While visiting in Kona, I had the need to seek out Dr. McElroy. She and her staff were absolutely wonderful.
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I highly recommend Dr. McElroy. She was very accurate in her diagnosis & of this facial rash that just appeared while on vacation in Hawaii. Her staff was excellent at getting me in to see her so that I avoided a trip to the ER. Plus,I never felt rushed like with other doctors. Thanks for helping me & saving my vacation.
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Great bedside manner. Efficient & effective in her diagnosis. Very pleasant experience.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joy McElroy, MD is a dermatologist in Kailua Kona, HI and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Brown U/Rhode Island & Miriam Hosp
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
Undergraduate School
1990
1987
1986
1986

Awards