Dr. Melissa Wise, MD

Dr. Melissa Wise, MD

Dermatology  |  

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Dr. Melissa Wise, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. She has been practicing for 12 years. Read her story

Forefront Dermatology - Louisville

159 S English Station Rd

Louisville, KY 40245
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 98% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 87% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Wise's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wise "Dr. Wise is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Her professional areas of interest include skin cancer detection and treatment, treatment for acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and warts, and complex medical dermatology including allergy/patch testing, and skin rejuvenation. As a provider, Dr. Wise focuses on listening to her patients and educating them about their diagnoses and treatment plans. "


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • Morehead State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wise has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • Greater Louisville Medical Society, Member
  • Kentucky Dermatologic Association, Member
  • Kentucky Medical Association, Member

Dr. Wise's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wise to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Wise'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 (22)
Very caring. Extremely knowledgeable. On time.
Louisville, ky |
She was very helpful in finding pregnancy-safe products and explaining the reasoning behind everything. I had a great appointment with her.
in Louisville Ky |
Dr Wise is an excellent dermatologist, she showed concerned and was very educational. She is very upbeat and personable! Makes the visit enjoyable!
Louisville, KY |
Office staff and Dr. Wise were very friendly.
Simpsonville, KY |
She was very professional and very kind and understanding. It was my first visit and if I need to visit again, I would definitely go back to her.
Jeffersonville, IN |
Dr. Wise is an excellent dermatologist in the Louisville area. She is very easy to get an appointment with at the last minute for those situations. She seems very knowledgeable and listens to your concerns. Her treatment plans seem effective.
in Crestwood, KY |
I was recently referred to you by my sister & brother-in-law & so glad I switched to your practice. Appointments are on time, Dr. Wise & her staff are always warm & friendly. Dr. Wise gives the best lidocaine shots ... didn't even feel the "pinch & burn". I couldn't be happier with this office!
Louisville, KY |
I met Dr. Wise for the first time yesterday. She was professional, prompt, helpful, and worked with the information I brought from my pcp to bring relief. A follow up visit was scheduled easily after the consultation. I was impressed with my first visit with Dr. Wise.
in Louisville |
Extremely likely...as a matter of fact I've already recommended her to several friends and family members.
in Louisville, KY |
Wonderful doctor, wonderful staff! She took the time to hear my concerns. Explained what she was doing. Very professional.
Louisville, KY |
Very smart and on time
Dr. Wise and her staff were friendly and professional and no one tried to talk me into getting any unnecessary services. It was very easy to get an appointment set and get it to see the Dr. within a week of my calling and the office wait time was short once I got there. I will definitely be recommending her to friends and family!
in Louisville, KY |
Prompt - efficient - friendly
Louisville, KY |
good visits, friendly
Frankfort, KY |
Experience was great from start to finish. Dr Wise was great, efficient, didn't leave me waiting, and very professional. Would highly recommend.
in Jeffersonville, IN |
I went to Dr. Wise, because my aunt loved her and that my husband already had a relationship with Forefront Dermatology! I was more than happy to go to her office from Indiana to see her! Getting older I really wanted a woman doctor! I am a procrastinator and I called on Wednesday and they saw me on Thursday, the very next day. Loved it that the receptionist understood my anxiety and said "let's do it tomorrow!"
in Louisville, KY |
Able to get appt quickly... no wait to see MD... doctor and staff very nice and informative.... Dr wise spoke directly to my 10 year old son and was kind and helpful....
Louisville, KY |
Listens to concerns, answers all questions, spends appropriate time with patients.
in Louisville, KY |
Smart, caring, thorough.
in New Albany, In |
Carring, attentive, thorough and pleasant. I believe she is s great Dermatologist.
in Louisville, KY |
If I could give zero stars, I would. Wanted $200 upfront for skin tag removal. I only had one that was inflamed and woman making appointment could NOT understand that I had had one removed in the past which insurance paid for, due to inflammation.
in Louisville, KY |
Very professional, neat, through on information and gentle.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wise accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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