Dr. Michelle Pelle, MD

Dr. Michelle Pelle, MD

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Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
46 y/o
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Michelle T. Pelle, M.D., a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, specializes in medical care for severe skin diseases, skin cancers and general dermatologic disorders. She is a Principal Investigator in clinical research trials that study the effectiveness of skin therapies. Additionally, she has ten years of experience in the performance of cosmetic and laser rejuvenation procedures. She has been an invited speaker at many national and international clinical dermatology conferences. Dr. Pelle is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Medical Dermatologic Society, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the San Diego Dermatologic Society. Dr. Pelle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a Dermatology Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She then completed a two year Clinician-Educator fellowship as an Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in autoimmune and medical dermatology. She has held Assistant Professorships at Boston University and at the University of California, San Diego. In 2006, she established MedDerm Associates to offer a service-oriented center for the focused management of skin disease. Dr. Pelle is married and has one son and one daughter. She enjoys art and design, skiing, kettlebells, and being a Mom.

MedDerm Dermatology

501 Washington St Ste 502

San Diego, CA 92103
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Pelle specializes in the care of severe skin diseases, general dermatology, cosmetic rejuvenation procedures and minimally invasive laser therapies. MedDerm also boasts one of the most comprehensive Phototherapy Centers in California for the treatment of various skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and skin cancers. In addition, Dr. Pelle and the MedDerm team are involved in clinical research trials aimed at advancing and refining therapy for various skin diseases.
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Dr. Pelle's Experience

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Dr. Pelle's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Keloid
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Angioma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atypical Mole
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cyst
  • Dandruff
  • Dermal Melanoma
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Dry Skin
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • External Ear Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Freckle
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hemangioma
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Keratosis
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lesion
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Psoriasis
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Photosensitivity
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Port Wine Stain
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Scleroderma
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Dimpling
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Laxity
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Staph Infection
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Sweaty Palms
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Thinning of Skin
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vasculitis
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Neck Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermabrasion and Dermaplaning
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Electrocautery
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Electrosurgery
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Glycolic Acid Skin Care Treatment
  • Hair Removal
  • In-Office Skin Procedure
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • KTP Laser Treatment
  • LED Light Treatment for Acne
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Nail Treatment
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Mesotherapy
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Nail Care
  • Narrow Band UVB Light for Psoriasis
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Titan Skin Tightening
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection

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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

  • Franklin and Marshall College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Jefferson Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pelle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Society of Mohs Surgery, Member
  • Medical Dermatologic Society, Member
  • San Diego Dermatologic Society, Member

Dr. Pelle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pelle to family and friends
4.8
based on 302 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Pelle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
San Diego, CA |
Dr. Pelle is an outstanding Dermatologist. Too bad she always rushed; spends the minimum amount of time with patients; and; getting follow-up appointments with her is next to impossible, Perhaps she should not accept any new patients. I would not recommend Dr. Pelle to family or friends. It´s simply too frustrating to wait such a long time, sometimes up to three months, for an appointment. Her staff is not really friendly and act as if they were doing you a favor just by answering your q´s.?
in Carlsbad, CA |
I went to Dr. Pelle for a rash I have consistently had all over my entire body since 2007. I had been to a half dozen dermatologists in the past 9 years and each gave me a different diagnosis, while never resolving the problem. This rash has been a very uncomfortable, unsightly, ongoing problem. I did my research and found Dr. Pelle and knew she was the right person to see. It took two months to get in, but it was worth the wait. I have confidence she will get the job done. Kim Jeffery Carlsbad
in San Diego, CA |
I've gone to Dr. Pelle, twice now. About three years ago for some warts on my hands, probably got them paddling outrigger in Mission Bay. Just recently had some skin tags on my neck. Both times, she took care of them on my first visit. I went to two dermatologists before, by far, Dr Pelle is the Best. Minimal discomfort with numbing requirements. Highly recommend her, very kind, easy to talk to. Obviously getting an appointment can have a lead time, but she's worth the wait!
in Murrieta, CA |
Dr. Pelle is top notch! Extremely professional, while also friendly and approachable. She is a brilliant doctor, very organized and thorough. She explains diseases,symptoms and treatments very well. The patient truly feels at ease and involved in their plan of care. Never rushed, you feel as though you are her only concern during your appointment. The office staff is friendly, organized and as accommodating as possible. My family makes the trip from Temecula to see Dr. Pelle- she is that good.
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Dr. Pelle accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Cigna
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    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Humana
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  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
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    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Pelle has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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