Dr. Nicholas Flores, MD

Radiation Oncology  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Nicholas Flores, MD
Dr. Nicholas E. Flores, M.D. came to Arizona Dermatology from Scottsdale Healthcare where he served as the Director of Radiation Oncology. He also acted as Medical Director for the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and has been multiple-time recipient of the Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor Award. Dr. Flores earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Cell and Molecular Biology, with an emphasis in radiation biology and biophysics. While still a medical student he also ran the Metabolic Disorder Division for the statewide Pediatric Genetics Program. He went on to complete his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester in Upstate New York and helped start the city's first dedicated veterinary oncology program. After completing his residency and still in his fellowship, Dr. Flores was recruited for the position of Divisional Director of Radiation Neuro-oncology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to develop the state's first intracranial brachytherapy program for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. By 1997, Dr. Flores could not think of a good reason to keep shoveling snow and accepted Scottsdale Healthcare's offer to design and staff their first hospital-based radiation oncology program. Shortly after his arrival in the Valley, Dr. Flores developed the first intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) program in Scottsdale, the first LINAC-based radiosurgery program for brain tumors in Arizona and the Southwest's first modern image guided radiotherapy program (IGRT) for prostate cancer. These same techniques were eventually adapted by him for the rare and recurrent tumors in the body and have since become the standard of care throughout the country. His growing experience in introducing advanced procedures in non-academic centers made him a sought-after speaker at various national conferences focusing on the implementation of new technologies in the community cancer hospital. Working closely with local ophthalmologists, Dr. Flores began the Phoenix Eye Cancer Center Program in 2013, using directly implanted radioactive sources to treat retinal melanomas. It was during this time that Arizona Dermatology presented Dr. Flores with a unique opportunity to develop one of the country's first dedicated radiation oncology skin cancer centers. "The Physicians at Arizona Dermatology are a nationally-recognized group of board-certified dermatologists specializing in cutting-edge medical and surgical techniques. It was their interest in developing the region's first dermatology-dedicated radiotherapy clinic that convinced me to join their practice. I am proud to say that we have taken a fledgling program based on an entirely new technology and turned it into one of the most active dermatological brachytherapy centers in the country. At this point we have delivered thousands of radiation treatment with virtually no side effects and excellent results."

Arizona Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

2224 W Northern Ave Ste D300

Phoenix, AZ 85021

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Dr. Nicholas Flores, MD

Dr. Nicholas Flores, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • 14 More

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Dr. Flores' Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Radiation Oncology
  • Board certified in Radiation Oncology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Bacterial Infections
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Mole
  • Skin Cancer


  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Destruction of Vaginal Lesion
  • Mole Evaluation

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  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Shadyside Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Flores accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Medica
  • Mercy Care
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare Arizona PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Flores has admitting privileges

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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