Dr. Joy McElroy, MD

Dr. Joy McElroy, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joy McElroy, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Kailua Kona, HI. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

77-311 Sunset Dr

Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Contact Information

(808) 329-6355

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Thrivent Financial

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Jock Itch
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Hawaii.

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McElroy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McElroy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McElroy to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. McElroy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Waikoloa |
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!
in Pahoa, HI |
Excellent, I trust her completely. Personable, Knowledgeable, patient, and the staff is friendly, and works with you scheduling appointments . I highly recommend her!
in Kailua Kona, HI |
Dr. McElroy is a really good dermatologist. She take time with you and explains procedures.
in Los Angeles, CA |
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.
in Honolulu, HI |
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!
in Naples, FL |
While visiting in Kona, I had the need to seek out Dr. McElroy. She and her staff were absolutely wonderful.
in Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in Elverson, PA |
Great bedside manner. Efficient & effective in her diagnosis. Very pleasant experience.
in Elverson, PA |
Dr. McElroy is fabulous. Easy, simple, and excellent bedside manner. Would recommend highly.
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Dr. McElroy accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Thrivent Financial

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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