The Villages Dermatologist, Dr. Johnny Gurgen in the News!
We have been 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 to air on August 13. Check back here for local channel and time.
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! Coming August 13 on THE BALANCING ACT.
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.
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 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…
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…
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…
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 by Dr. 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.