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The Villages Dermatologist, Dr. Johnny Gurgen in the News!
We were selected to be featured on Lifetime Channel’s long running TV show The Balancing Act hosted by Montel Williams. Our clinic was chosen as a leader in skin care on an upcoming segment of the show’s local Orlando edition which aired in September.
Learn how to protect your skin and stay safe
Spending time enjoying outdoor sports and other activities can nourish the body. But did you know that there’s no such thing as a healthy tan? Unprotected exposure to the sun can speed up aging, cause wrinkles, and maybe even lead to skin cancer. On this upcoming segment of the show, we meet Dr. Johnny Gurgen, one of the top Dermatologists in The Villages and the country, as we learn how to protect ourselves and stay safe.
So, tune in and learn how to stay safe out there! Video recording of our segment coming soon.
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Dr. Johnny Gurgen, DO
If you are looking for a dermatologist The Villages FL provides many options. We believe Dr. Gurgen and his team of professionals provide the best possible care. Year after year, Dr. Gurgen and his office have received a variety of awards recognizing them for accomplishments ranging from the quality of work to seeing patients in a timely manner.
Top 1% of Dermatologists Nationwide
For 5 years, Dr. Johnny Gurgen has received the award for “America’s Most Honored Professionals”, an accomplishment achieved by only the top 1% of professionals in their field.
Patients’ Choice Award 10 Years in a Row!
Recognized as one of Florida’s Favorite Physicians, Dr. Johnny Gurgen has received the “Patients Choice Award” every year since 2012. Patient ratings along with other quality measures, are analyzed to name the dermatologists and other physicians admired most by their patients in communities across the country.
Most Compassionate Dermatologist Award
Honored for “treating patients with the utmost kindness”, Dr. Johnny Gurgen has been awarded the “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” every year since 2012.
On-Time Doctor Award
Reported by his patients, Dr. Johnny Gurgen received the “On-Time Doctor Award” for the Dermatologist with the shortest average wait time.
2008 “Intendis Research Award”
2008 “Fifth Annual North American Clinical DermatologicSociety Research Award”
Designations & Certifications
Dr. Gurgen is double certified in Mohs Micrographic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, and the American Society of Mohs Surgery. Prior to establishing his practice, Dr. Gurgen worked exclusively as a Mohs Micrographic Surgeon where he performed Thousands of Mohs Surgeries, placing him in the top 1% of all Mohs Micrographic Surgeons in the nation.
Whether you have a chronic skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, need your skin checked or have a mole removed – there’s no better or more reliable dermatology clinic than Lady Lake Dermatology & Mohs Surgery, located in The Villages, Florida. Our clinic specializes in absolute skincare and Mohs surgery, one of the safest and best ways to treat skin cancers like Melanoma. Our staff is not only well qualified, but places service and customer experience high on the list of priorities.
Our founder and leader, Dr. Johnny Gurgen,has been published in several dermatologist journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, and Dermatologic Surgery and Cutis. He has been called upon to give presentations and lectures at national meetings, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. In addition, he has given back to the community by volunteering for Melanoma Monday skin exams, as well as lecturing to high school students at the Progress Energy Great American Teach-in. Learn more about Dr. Gurgen.
The rest of our staff is highly-trained accomplished dermatologists. Both passionate and highly devoted to the field of dermatology, they have graduated with honors at the top of their classes. Together as a team, they adhere to the same philosophy and level of patient care that Dr. Gurgen provides to his patients. The number one goal at Lady Lake Dermatology & Mohs Surgery is to ensure patients are provided with caring, attentive, and exceptional service for every type of skin care need.
We provide a variety of services for a wide range of skin ailments including…
Our Dermatologists in The Villages routinely treat a variety of conditions related to your skin – everything from acne to eczema and routine skin checks to skin cancer removal…
When it comes to the health of your skin, early detection is critical. Skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable, therefore annual skin exams with your dermatologist are important…
Most moles are nothing to worry about, however, in some situations they can indicate a more serious condition. Learn the warning signs and when you need to see a dermatologist.
Malignant melanoma is curable when caught early. When moles, bumps, or spots on your skin change or bleed, it’s important to have them checked by a dermatologist as soon as possible….
Mohs Surgery is considered the most effective treatment for skin cancer, and Dr. Gurgen is considered to be in the top 1% of all Mohs Micrographic Surgeons in the country…
Meet Our Team of Dermatologists in The Villages
Dr. Gurgen, Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon
Dr. Johnny Gurgen graduated with honors from Kean University in New Jersey before obtaining his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his internship at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Florida, with a special emphasis in internal medicine, followed by a dermatology residency serving as the hospital’s co-chief resident. He has been awarded many honors and received recognition for his research, lectures, and mentoring in the field of dermatology. He has worked with experts in dermatology from around the world. His publications in dermatologists’ journals and his frequent lectures at national meetings have made him a leader in the field of dermatology. But, when you meet Dr. Gurgen you will understand why he has also received (and is probably most proud of) his Patient’s Choice and Most Compassionate Doctor awards that he has won in this region for many years running.
Dr. Gurgen is dedicated to providing the very best possible professional skin care in The Villages, and he has been diligent in finding the very best dermatologists to serve in his offices. Our other amazing Dermatologists in The Villages office exemplify the standards set by Dr. Gurgen. You will most likely meet them from time to time for standard skin checks, and other examinations.
Michael Gurgen, APRN
Michael Gurgen is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (APRN). Dr. Gurgen has personally trained him in the practice of Dermatology and Skin Care. As a result, Michael follows the same high standards of patient care. Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude (with high honors) earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from William Paterson University. He then obtained his Master’s of Science degree in nursing, again with top honors. Michael is not just scholarly, he is very compassionate and enjoys providing superior care to his patients.
John Kelly, PA-C
John E. Kelly is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who has been trained in the field of Dermatology and Skin Care by Dr. Johnny Gurgen. John attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors. He continued his education at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Medical Science, becoming a Physician Assistant. He practices in the same philosophy and patient care approach as Dr. Gurgen provides to his patients.
Jeren Kowalewski, PA-C
Jeren is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who has been trained in the field of Dermatology and Skin Care by Dr. Gurgen. Jeren received his Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University. He continued his education at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Myers, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Medical Science – Physician Assistant with honors. He is a current member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and practices the same philosophy and patient care as Dr. Gurgen does his patients.
Mollie Pleasanton, MPAS, MS, PA-C
Mollie Pleasanton is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who has been trained in the field of Dermatology and Skin Care byDr. Johnny Gurgen. She was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida, where she attended Lake Worth High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. After graduating from The University of Florida, Mollie found a passion in the field of Dermatology. Mollie began her medical career as a medical assistant at Gainesville Dermatology and Skin Surgery.
This is what our Patients have said about our Dermatology Clinics…
I can't say enough about this man. He reminds me of a doctor I had when I was a kid. He cares. Took a personal interest in my case. Recommended a doctor to me that he sends his parents to. Dr Gurgen is as concerned as a doctor today as he was when I began going to him eight years ago. His financial success has not changed him one damn bit. His staff is second to none. God bless all of you.
Dr Gurgen and his entire staff have always taken the time to explain things to me, and never make me feel rushed. I’ve never had to wait in the waiting room for an appointment which means they value my time as much as their own. I have now had two Mohs procedures, and the care and time Dr Gurgen gives is above and beyond. As a medical professional myself, as my biggest thanks to him and his staff, I will continue to refer him and his office as my choice of Dermatologist! By far, his staff has made my experience much easier with their level of dedication and professionalism.
I took my 4 year old son to the Leesburg location and The Villages location and we both loved it there! The PA Chelsea Mathis was so nice and caring. She explained everything thoroughly and was awesome. Everyone was very nice and we didn't wait long. My son calls them the Nice Doctors now. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Dr. Gurgen is simply the best physician I know. He is caring, concerned, detail-oriented and accomplished. My husband and I have lived in Florida for over fifty years. Yes, we've had many dermatology challenges. Dr. Gurgen is the one we trust. I recommend him for his superior care, exceptional knowledge and experience.
Dr. Gurgen is very professional and has a great way of making a patient feel comfortable. Very caring and desires for the patient to have good results. All of the office staff follow the doctor's lead in being very warm, accommodating and efficient.
Linda & Wally M
He is the best dermatologist I've seen. He is thorough and compassionate and he's the only dermatologist I would drive 2 hours to see. His staff is fabulous and the biopsies he took were virtually painless. He can see all my loved ones that's how great he is!
He was very patient and compassionate. Took the time to answer all my questions and walk me through the entire procedure and aftercare. I felt very confident with him as my doctor. His entire staff was also exceptional, you can tell his office is a fun place to work.
Dr Johnny Gurgen has been mine and my wife's dermatologist for about 4-5 years. Having some bad experiences with another local dermatologist we did some research and found Dr G. From our first appointment my wife and I felt comfortable with his professional and personal demeanor. He makes you feel like you have a "friend in the business" that's also among the best in his field. He runs a "tight ship" which is apparent with his staff's efficiency and courtesy to their patients.
From my first visit, I was treated like a member of the family. Today, I had 4th mole removal and #5 in next week.
My wife and I are new patients. We feel we received a very thorough examination.The staff was very good.
Received the best skin care treatment. Dermatologists are experienced and offered the right amount of care needed.
Outstanding dermatologist and surgeon, I would never go anywhere else. His brother is a excellent PA.
Dr. Gurgen is really helpful, friendly, and my eczema reduced within just a few days after treatments!
I have been a patient at this practice for several years for follow up of both basal and squamous cell carcinoma with my prior Mohs surgeries at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. I recently had a rapidly growing lesion on my forehead. I was able to be seen promptly and had Mohs surgery by Dr Gurgen. Having been a surgeon for 30 years, I found his surgical expertise outstanding with excellent results. He truly has a passion for what he does. Much better than prior experiences elsewhere.
Dr Gurgen is a very caring Dermatologist. His staff is wonderful too. He listened to all of my concerns and took very small samples to send to a Pathologist. He just wants to be sure what the condition is. I am confident he will he will help me.
I have been to many doctors in my life. Im 62, had 2 leg amputations and other surgeries. I have never had a better expérience than with Dr. Gurgen and his staff. I would like to name them one by one, but there is not enough room here. I just will say thanks to them all.