Michael Nelms, PA-C

Michael Nelms, PA-C

Dermatology  ·  

Accepting new patients

Michael Nelms, PA-C is a dermatologist in San Clemente, CA. He specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.Read his story

West Dermatology

1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa Ste 150

San Clemente, CA 92673
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affiliated Health Funds
  • Allied Pacific IPA
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health Republic Insurance
  • Humana
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Michael Nelms performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
more than 5% of peers
Basal Cell Carcinoma
more than 5% of peers
Skin Cancer
more than 5% of peers

Michael Nelms's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Michael Nelms' bio

This content was provided by Michael Nelms "Michael Nelms is one of the most popular cosmetic dermatology providers in Orange County, California. People drive from far distances to receive cosmetic injection procedures from Michael. His friendly bed side manner can casually put anyone at ease. His patients and support staff refer to him as, 'Mike'. Mike Nelms, "He's just one of the guys that happens to take care of my skin," a patient shared. Mike Nelms, PA-C became intrigued by the various skin conditions he saw in family practice and realized the medical benefits that dermatology can offer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He also enjoys riding dirt bikes and surfing."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Michael Nelms ""It's exciting to be on the cutting edge of dermatology and medicine in general. Scientific advances are being made everyday to help keep the skin healthy and youthful.""

2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

0  Board Certifications

Michael Nelms does not have any board certifications listed.

17  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Restylane® Injections

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.


  • King S College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Michael Nelms has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Michael Nelms has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Michael Nelms' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Michael Nelms to family and friends
8 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Michael Nelms' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Can fix ANY dermatologic problem. Has a fantastic laser for hair removal. Easy to work with. Always satisfied with the outcome.
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Being 78 years of age, and an avid tennis player, I have had numerous visits to skin clinics. Never have I had such a thorough skin exam! I have told all my friends about the courteous and professional way I was treated by Michael Nelms and his assistant. I would recommend him and the San...more
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Recently moved to San Clement and he was referred to me by a close friend (he removed several skin cancers and the scars were barely noticable). He didn't find any skin cancers on me, but discovered a skin condition that could lead to a deterioration of my joints (which had been hurting for...more
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Parasitical infestation of microscopic mites living in my skin. Bite pain often wakes me up, leave single red marks and trails. Have seen many dermatologists, but they are out of their depth, knowing nothing about parasitology. Mike Nelms concluded I was insane, it was all in my head. A mental...more
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He took a mole off of my stomach and I couldn't feel it at all. He is very nice and respectful. He can do anything to make your skin look and feel 10 times younger:) He changed me from 50 years old to 30 :)
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