Dr. Stephen Shewmake, MD

Dr. Stephen Shewmake, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Stephen Shewmake, MD is a dermatologist in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in dermatology and dermatopathology.Read his story

15611 Pomerado Rd Fl 4

Poway, CA 92064

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 6 More

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very high
more than 98% of peers
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more than 93% of peers
Keloid Scar
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Shewmake's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shewmake "A highly trained, board-certified physician specializing in Dermatology, Dr. Shewmake graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1972 with honors. He moved to San Diego to complete his dermatology internship and residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center. Dr. Shewmake is a member of the San Diego Dermatological Society, where he has served as President and Secretary/Treasurer. He is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Association of Military Dermatologists, Association of Military Surgeons, Pacific Dermatologic Association, American Society of Dermatological Surgery, San Diego Society of Dermatological Surgery and the North American Clinical Dermatologic Society. Dr. Shewmake joined Arch Health Partners in 1991, then named the Centre for Health Care. In addition to a busy schedule caring for patients, Dr. Shewmake has published several articles and has implemented multiple clinical research studies. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Shewmake enjoys golf, gardening,and fly fishing."


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2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

38  Conditions Treated


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9  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • 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 Kansas School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Naval Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shewmake has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shewmake's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shewmake to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Shewmake's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Avoid if at all possible. Multiple cases of prescription being written incorrectly - incorrect dosage and even wrong medication. Because he only works 1 day a week, getting the prescription corrected takes time.
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