Dr. Melanie Appell, MD

Dr. Melanie Appell, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melanie Appell, MD is a dermatologist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Florida State University, College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in dermatology.

2100 16th Ave S Ste 202

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas


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Benign Tumor
very high
more than 99% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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

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  • Florida State University, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Fla
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Ala
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Appell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Appell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Appell to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Appell's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Birmingham, AL
Nearly 25 years ago, my sister and I became patients of Dr. Melanie Appell. Yesterday, I took my eight year old daughter for her first visit. Dr. Appell, Allison Cease (CRNP), Myesha Hudson (RN) and the entire staff were professional and friendly. As always, Dr. Appell spent ample time examining my...more
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in Birmingham, AL
Dr. Appell and their PAC, Natalie George have been incredible. I had a rash on my legs and Natalie ended up diagnosing it as a condition caused by swelling in the lower legs. Thanks to her quick and accurate diagnosis, I am now in physical therapy to remedy this condition before it turns into a...more
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in Birmingham, AL
Where to begin with this doctor. I have endured more issues since my first visit with her. She misdiagnosed two skin rashes as both being "dermatitis". She even said the word LUPUS...but did not think it was that (then why suggest it?). Two months later I have a huge scar where she did a biopsy ON...more
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1st time patient. Was taken back to a patient room within 10 minutes of signing in. Was seen by Dr shortly after. She was courteous and professional. Did not try to sell me on treatments I don't need.
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in Birmingham, Al
I have been a patient of Dr. Appell for over 10 years. I became disillusioned with her competency as I have recently had a spot that she has been glancing over in my annual exams biopsied and diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma! This huge scar on my forehead might have been smaller if she had caught...more
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