Michael Nelms, PA-C

Michael Nelms, PA-C

Dermatology  |  

Accepting new patients

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.

West Dermatology

1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa Ste 240

San Clemente, CA 92673
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

Learn about Michael Nelms



  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications

Michael Nelms does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin


  • 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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Michael Nelms' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Michael Nelms to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
in San Clemente, CA |
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 Clemente clinic to anyone!
Irvine, CA |
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 months). Thank you Mike!
in san diego, CA |
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 illness that produces red bite marks and stinging pain? When he doesn’t understand symptoms, he supposes they don’t exist. That sounds insane to me.
in Carlsbad, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Same Day
Next Day
Michael Nelms accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Affiliated Health Funds
  • Allied Pacific IPA
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America
  • Health Net
  • Health Republic Insurance
    Primary Care Plan
  • Humana
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
  • Regal Medical Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health

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