Dr. Michael Messina, MD

Dr. Michael Messina, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
(18)
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Dr. Michael Messina, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Palm Desert, CA. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 7 years.Read his story

44311 Monterey Ave

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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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Specialties

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

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergies
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Messina has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Messina's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Messina to family and friends
4.7
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Messina's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Palm Desert, CA |
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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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...more
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in Rancho Mirage, CA |
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...more
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Thank you so much for the kind review. I have always strived to do my best and make patients feel comfortable with me and my style of patient care. I am really thankful for patients like you as you make my...more
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Dr. Messina accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Shield of California

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Hospitals where Dr. Messina has admitting privileges

Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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