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Dr. Michael Messina, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. Messina

Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists

44311 Monterey Ave Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Dr. Michael Messina, MD is a dermatologist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med in 2007 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.


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Dr. Messina was so flexible with me when I had severe acne and found a way around taking oral acne medications. I’ve been seeing him for 5+ years and my skin has never been better! Thank you so much!
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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 rash and or Eczema or Psoriasis is the way it is and has broken out so badly. I am excited with for the next few days with HOPE and a plan to be a whole lot better real soon. Thank you so much!
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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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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 Dr. Later I found that my insurance denied paying due to my referral being out of date. Why didn't the scheduler or receptionist notify me when I scheduled or checked in?
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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 professionalism in this field of dermatology! :)
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About Me

Biography

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. &n...

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Mohs
2011
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2008
UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2007
Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med
Medical School
2003
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School
2014
2011
2008
2007
2003

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(760) 773-6616

Dr. Messina accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Shield of California

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Messina's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin Infections
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Dr. Messina treats Skin Infections more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Actinic Keratosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Actinic Keratosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Skin Discoloration
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Skin Discoloration more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Messina's conditions and procedures:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • 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 Peel
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average