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Award-Winning Dermatologist in The Villages FL

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.

Dermatologist The Villages FL Dr Johnny Gurgen

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.

Other Awards

2008 “Intendis Research Award”
2008 “Fifth Annual North American Clinical Dermatologic Society 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.

Our Dermatology Clinic in

The Villages Florida

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…

General Dermatology

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…

Skin Checks

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…

Mole Removal

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.

Skin Cancer


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.

Leonard “Jack” Stewart, PA-C

Leonard “Jack” Stewart is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who has been personally trained in the field of Dermatology and Skin Care by Dr. Johnny Gurgen. Jack earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Jack then pursued his Master’s Degree at South University’s Physician Assistant Program in Tampa, FL, where he graduated at the top of his class with high honors.

Visit Our Dermatologists in The Villages…

Lady Lake Dermatology & Mohs Surgery, The Villages

920 Rolling Acres Rd. Suite 203
The Villages, FL 32159

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This is what our Patients have said about our Dermatology Clinics…

Lady Lake Dermatology & Mohs Surgery, The Villages

5.0Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 698 Google reviews

Delores Germakian
3 months ago

They are extremely professional and thorough. It’s always a pleasure knowing that I won’t need to wait, you are taken at your appointment time or earlier.

Denise Saylor
3 months ago

We were new to this practice, recently moved from PA. Very pleasant experience. The front desk very friendly. Dr. Was very thorough. The best exam we have ever had at a dermatologist.

Joan Barringer
3 months ago

Been going to him for years he's a great doctor

Joy Cameron
3 months ago

This was my second visit to Dr. Gurgen's office in Leesburg. I found him and his staff to be very friendly and efficient as well as practicing safety protocols which instilled confidence. They explained the treatment plan in such a way that all questions were answered and in a way with which I felt comfortable. A patient can't ask for more than that.

Debbi Jones
3 months ago

I was a little nervous as this was my first visit, but Michaela and Molly made me put me at ease. They explained everything that was happening and constantly wanted to make sure I wasn't feeling any pain. Thank you.

Jay Neugebauer
3 months ago

Great friendly staff! Always good visits.

Neil McGowan
6 months ago

Doctor Gurgen and his brother Michael are fantastic in providing all the Dermatology Care you could possibly need. The entire staff are very professional and make you feel welcomed. Last year I had a spot on my leg, that to my untrained eye did not look like anything to worry about. During my office visit for a check-up, Michael did not like the way this area looked and decided to take a sample for a biopsy. His trained professional eye detected what was tested to be Squamous Cell Carcinoma, which thankfully was removed by Dr. Johnny Gurgen using the Mohs Surgical procedure. If left undetected this type cancer can be extremely problematic and even lethal. Michael also removes facial spots that may eventually turn cancerous if left ignored. I go for two visits per year and more often if necessary. I have complete faith in Doctor Gurgen, Michael, and the entire staff and highly recommend them to all for your Dermatology needs. God Bless !!!!!

Bill Excell
7 months ago

Dr. Gurgen is amazing. He's the only one I trust for MOHS surgery. Plus the staff is very friendly and supportive. Michael is outstanding. I've seen him for my six month checkups, and he keeps everything under control.

Ginger Storts
7 months ago

The staff is very friendly and professional. My husband and I have been patients of Michael for several years.

Ken Maher
7 months ago

The people at Lady Lake Dermatology are very friendly and helpful, they put you at ease and make the experience very easy. Dr Gurgen is a wonderful surgeon and also makes you feel very much at ease. All the people there including Michael are great. Thank you

Brian Mahoney
a year ago

I started out as a new patient about a year ago and I'm so happy to have found Dr. Gurgen and his wonderful staff. I returned for a scheduled check-up after a few needed procedures and all I can say is that Molly is great! I recommend this doctor and his associates to all who will listen.

sheri wetzel
11 months ago

I couldn't say enough of this great place... There was a mix up and they had to " fit ' me in and without hesitation and quite quickly I was seen.. The staff is excellent and I felt very at ease within the office. The Dr was fabulous made me feel comfortable and was easily understood.. He talked in terms I understood an what was going on in my situation and the remedies we could do..I am grateful I found this lady lake dermatology office what a blessing..10+ stars for everything.. Thank you so much all of you!!

Peggy Roberts
11 months ago

Very Happy with Lady Lake Dermatology. Got right in for my appointment. Saw Dr Johnny. He answered all my questions and took his time during my exam. Made a couple of recommendation for some problems I was having on my face. Everyone in the office was also very nice to work with.

Amy Ballot
a year ago

The brothers Gurgen are a great team. The office staff are responsive to calls and call back in a timely manner. I was on a wait list for an earlier appointment date, and they called me and got me in more than a week earlier. I went for an annual skin check and had an area of concern on my R arm. Taking the biopsy was quick and pain free. I highly recommend their practice for all your medical skin care needs.

Gregory Koon
a year ago

I was uncomfortable about having yet another Doctor cut pieces off of me yet again. Both the staff and the Dr. were very professional and took the time to answer my questions and clam my concerns. All in all they took very good care of me and I will recommend them to my parish. If there is any negative it would be the chairs in the waiting area, I have a very bad back ( not their fault ) and the chairs offered little to no support. Rev. Fr. G. Koon +

Carolyn Rowe
a year ago

I was so pleased after my first appointment! I had not been to a dermatologist for years, and was apprehensive about where to go/whom to see. After researching on-line, and based on reviews and credentials, I chose Dr. Gurgen's office at Lady Lake Dermatology. I am very glad that I did. From my initial contact with the receptionist, Mary, through to the exam with Mollie, the P.A., and her assistant, Mikaela, I felt comfortable with and confident about the level of care that I was receiving. Thank you!

Paul Englund
a year ago

I was greeted with friendly staff, and was taken in over two hours before my appointment. The receptionist helped me with the paperwork needed for new patients. Very kind lady. Then Miss Mollie and her assistant took me into the exam room and treated me for my viral wart on my foot. Asked me if I had any questions, and they answered them right away. Then offered a referral to get a couple of troubling toenails looked at by a specialist. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. I thank all of them there. Uncle Paul.

Judy Sager
2 years ago

Great experience. Office staff was friendly and welcoming. I was seen right away. PAC was knowledgeable, thorough and informative. Gentle with biopsies, and answered all questions and concerns. Didn't have to come back for a second visit after initial evaluation. Took care of things right away. Recommend them highly.

Thomas Carlyon
a year ago

I had MOHS surgery last week at the Lady Lake Office. Every one of the staff there, including Dr. Gurgan, were professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I liked that they provided me with written instructions for post-op care as well as a name and phone number of who to call if I had complications on the weekend.

Jack Twiggs
11 months ago

All of the staff at Lady Lake Dermatology are friendly and very attentive. The medical staff are dedicated professionals. Each of my several experiences there have been outstanding.