Dr. Michael Messina, MD

Dr. Michael Messina, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Michael Messina, MD is a dermatologist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med in 2007 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read his story

44311 Monterey Ave

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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  • Anthem Blue Cross
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  • Blue Shield of California

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Seborrheic Dermatitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Seborrheic Keratosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Messina's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Messina "I have been taking care of patients in the Coachella valley for many years now and the importance of understanding what a patient desires in a dermatologist is paramount. I offer the complete body exam, not just a spot here or an area there. I take care of all conditions involving hair, skin and nails. If you need higher level of care, I have connections with Loma Linda University and other institutions such as UCLA and USC. I offer the options to therapy, and don't only concentrate on surgery or one type of dermatology like cosmetics. If you haven't had a dermatologist look through your hair, between your toes, or where the sun doesn't shine then you haven't truly had a full body exam. I see all patients of all ages from newborn infants to centurions. If you need advice on proper sun protection measures or what type of moisturizers are the best for this arid environment, I can help. If you want to have a doctor who cares and sits down and answers questions and gets to know you, I am your man. I am here for you and will do my best to provide the care and treatment you deserve and that is appropriate for you and your situation."
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6  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

57  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • MOHS
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Messina, MD
I can't thank Dr. Messina and staff enough today. I feel like I am going to get better and might be on the road to recovery. The office was very organized and Dr. Messina, spent time and explained really what was going on with my skin and the reasons why I can hardly walk. He explained why my...Read More
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Brenda Devlin in PALM DESERT, CA – Aug 04, 2018
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Dr. Messina is the best dermatologist my wife and I have ever gone to. He has a great personality which matches his superb skill level. We highly recommend him!
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C. Roy Argall in Palm Desert, CA – May 04, 2017
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Dr. Messina is 5 stars in my book. I'm glad he is no longer at West Dermatology. The lower grades are for the staff at West Dermatology. The receptionists/schedulers are disengaged and need to be trained in customer service. Wait times are always long. On my last visit, I checked in and saw the...Read More
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Walt – Apr 18, 2017
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We have known Dr. Messina for several years now and every single visit, have we been thoroughly satisfied with his expertise in what route we need to take in every single instance. We highly recommend him to all of our family, friends and anyone looking for someone with highest integrity and...Read More
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Shaughne & AC in Rancho Mirage, CA – Aug 12, 2016
Thank you so much for the kind review. I have...Read More
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