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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. James F. Pehoushek M.D., M.P.H. is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD., completed his internship at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, GA., and did his specialty training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Pehoushek is a California native. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Occidental Collage and his Masters Degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Pehoushek served as a physician in the U.S. Army for 11 years before joining Allergy & Dermatology Specialists. During his military career, he was stationed at Fort Huachuca, AZ where he was the Chief of Aviation Medicine. Following his residency, he was assigned to Fort Sill, OK where he was the Chief of Dermatology and served as the Chief of Specialty Care. He left the military in 2004 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Pehoushek is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a member of the Maricopa County Medical Society, the Phoenix Dermatology Society and the Arizona Medical Association. He is on staff at Arrowhead Community Hospital. Dr. Pehoushek has published numerous articles in the dermatologic literature and has done countless presentations and television and newspaper interviews related to his expertise in dermatology. His medical interests include medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Pehoushek has had additional specialty training in cosmetic and laser procedures.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great doctor. Down to Earth, friendly and knowledgeable.
I like the doctor but I find him too casual and a little distracted to the issues ... not my favorite if a more personal approach is needed
Very personable! Great personality!
MA was prompt and saw the PA right after. Got an explanation on everything being done and answered any questions I had. Good experience.
I always love seeing Dr. P. It’s usually a quick appointment but he still makes me feel like I’m an important patient.
Dr P is very personable and funny. He’s down to earth, approachable and easy to communicate with.
Dr. P was very friendly, energetic and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him, he does talk very fast but he made time to answer questions.
Quick, Knowledgeable and professional.
He was very friendly and took care of my problem right away. I will go back to him again!
Dr. Pehoushek is very thorough. He took photos of moles so that he could keep in his files to compare on future visits. The office is very nice and the staff very friendly. I was referred here by a friend and have referred others as well. Great doctor!
Doctor Pehoushek was very kind and attentive
I've been coming to his office for about a year now. He is an awesome doctor, all around just a good guy.
Dr. Pehoushek was candid but kind. He took the time to listen to my situation and explain his thoughts on how to move forward. Highly recommend.
Dr. P is really a great doc. My son is a very challenging case due to the restrictions on medicines he can take and has intractable acne. Dr. P thinks outside the box to get him the best results possible.
Great doc! Took tge tine to explain my treatment options, posible outcomes and new goals.
Always in good spirits and attentive.
Dr P is both professionally competent, as well as exhibiting a sense of humor not often found in medical practicing - his patient handling is excellent as he makes you feel that you are "family" to him.
This is my third interface with this physician. I remain impressed with his demeanor, his treatment of my wound. He inspires confidence in the field of medicine, which I had previously lost.
I have been a patient for many years. I have referred numerous people to him. I have a family history of skin cancer and Dr. Pehoushek is very thorough and I feel very confident in his care.
Everyone was really & nice, professional. Loved the Doc. Will definitely recommend to everyone! Happy I found a great dermatologist!
Very happy with Dr. P and this office. He always explains treatment options and gives excellent advice. Highly recommend!
I would recommend everyone to Dr.P he is absolutely amazing!!! Never in a million years would I ever believe my psoriasis would go away and this man made is disappear! Hands down best doctor I've ever been to! Need a dermatologist go see him you won't regret it ??
Dr. Pehoushek and his staff were awesome! They are true professionals who really care!
Love Dr P
One of the most friendly people at the office
Dr. P is very good to visit with.
He had a great sense of humor which calmed my nerves. He explained what he was going to do and what it would feel like. He told me not to be afraid to ask him to stop the treatment if it was uncomfortable and we would take a short break. This was probably the best experience at a doctor I have ever had.
Way too cool....Very relaxed and right to the point....Gotta love the guy!
Dr. P and his staff are always welcoming and thorough. I've been to many dermatologist due to being a native sun-loving Arizonian, and he is by far one of the BEST!
I love this Dermatologist and his group. This group is amazing and they have done a wonderful job with my care since getting diagnosed with skin cancer. Fast treatment, no scarring, and wonderful followup. Highly recommend Dr. P & this group.
Everyone professional and courteous. Dr. P explained what he was doing every step and how to care for incision. I have been using this office and Dr. P for 4 years semi annually.
Doctor Pehoushek was very thorough during the examination. My skin was covered with dry crusted bumps from too much sun and I feel very satisfied with the treatment, my skin is now normal.
Very pleasant visit, through examination. Yes I will return . Came all the way from Fla. On a recommendation.
Dr. P gave me a couple of options on treatment and his opinion on each (including a procedure I had done previously with another dermatologist). On his recommendation, I chose a different approach from what I had done in the past and was pleased with the results. He didn't steer me wrong.
Wonderful Dr, would highly recommend. Got right to the issue of my problem.
Dr. Pehoushek was very professional and funny! Today's visit was a great, I look forward to my yearly screenings.
A little longer than usual wait time but he had a patient that he had to spend a lot of time with. Usually he is very prompt.
Everything was great.
I TRUST VERY MUCH IN DOCTOR PEHOUSHEK. I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH THE EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE PROVIDED TO ME. HE WAS ABLE TO DEAL WITH MY SPECIAL DERMATOLOGY ' S ISSUES.DOCTOR PEHOUSHEK LOOKS LIKE A PROFESSIONAL DOCTOR.
Great doc, very efficient, very knowledgeable. And has a very outgoing, welcoming personality.
A trip to see Dr P is always a positive experience. Great sense of humor is always a good thing when seeing any doctor and Dr P delivers each and every time. I always know I am in good hands especially when dealing with dermatology issues.
Dr. Pehoushek is the VERY BEST. He is an excellent, knowledgeable and caring physician who takes the time necessary to provide the best service. Because of his care, sometimes there is a brief wait, but it's worth it knowing he'll give you the same level of care.
Listened to my concerns and addressed my problems very professionally. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family.
I've been to Dr. Pehouskek twice now and will return. He listens and takes my concerns seriously, and doesn't hesitate to actually take action on them. Highly recommend.
The best way to describe Dr P. Would be using the word ''groovy''. I work in the Healthcare industry, and have been around plenty of docs. Dr P is friendly, knowledgeable, has a great bedside manner. I will definitely go back to him if i ever have the need. Thanks.. ps the ladies that work with him are also very friendly and efficient.
Dr. P. listens and doesn't judge. He's easy to talk to and is knowledgeable.
Dr. P is the best and his staff are the best in the valley!!!
He was very personable and did his best to make me comfortable and less nervous... I am probably more nervous especially when it comes to needles and biopys. I was so scared but it wasn't like my imagination played out. It was All good. Waiting now for the test results.
No nonsense, straightforward information. Upbeat, pleasant bedside manner. The kind of guy you could go have a beer with.
I can't say enough about Dr. P!!! He was fun, fast, attentive, didn't let me get the face peel that I wanted but didn't need (thank you!) and prescribed something that will be even better (I hope). Thank you Dr. P!
Dr. Pehoushek was amazing. He listened to my concerns and addressed them, with out me feeling rushed. He did my treatment right then and there with out making me come back. I would definitely return to his office and refer my family here.
Accuracy of traetment and diagnosis. Discuss a lot about different medicines.
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Pehoushek. He is very knowledgeable and proficient AND has a great personality! The results of the tests are still pending so I cannot comment on the diagnosis.
I love my dermatologist but she had a 5 month wait for an appointment. Called my husband's dermatologist and she too had a five month wait. Looked on Zocdoc and found Dr. Pehoushek nearby with availability the next day and he was able to allay my fears about a new mole. Nice guy. Still love my original dermatologist so will likely go back to her but I am so grateful that there are docs out there that will put themselves on Zocdoc, take new patients, and make themselves easily available. Thanks Dr. Pehoushek!!
Very friendly ....
He was quick to diagnose my problem and spent time to explain the treatment process. Excellent patient communication.
Wonderful dermatologist. This is the 3rd time I've had a doctor visit with Dr. P, and this is the first time I have had to wait. But other than that, I'll be back!
He took care of business quickly and painlessly. My visit with Dr. Pehoushek was exactly how it should be with any great doctor!
Great bedside manner. Diagnosed problem prescribed medication - problem resolved. Would definitely see again.
Had rash in my foot, went to see Dr. Pehoushek, got in pretty quickly, office was very nice and clean check in receptionist was nice and helpful. Dr. Pehoushek was nice and answered my questions and I didn't feel as if he was in a hurry to get me out of his office. Refreshing that you can be treated nicely by a doctor now at days. I highly recommend this doctor. STARS !
Dr. P. had a great bedside manner and so did his staff. His expertise also appears to be very, very good, and he obviously loves what he does.
He was personable, efficient with time, did listen and answered questions. I will go back. He knew " his stuff"..I am qualified to assess his assessment due to a challenging skin condition I have that went undiagnosed until I went to an excellent dermatologist in the Chicagoland area. He knew of that condition...
Dr. P is amazing and his staff is warm, kind and patient.
He is very knowledgable and makes you feel very comfortable. I had to get a biopsy on my forehead, and he did it so fast, I couldn't believe it was over when he started putting medicine on it! Also a very funny guy, highly recommend.
Very professional and comfortable. Would recommend him.
Very nice and friendly. He is professional.
Dr Pehoushek is awesome!!!
Very easygoing and informative. He made jokes and was so pleasant to my newborn! Highly recommend!!
Dr. P was very helpful and friendly. How wonderful to go looking for a new dermatologist and find the one you want on your first visit!
Great visit! I was misdiagnosed by a previous doctor. Dr. Pehoushek did not agree with the diagnosis from my previous doctor and ordered two biopsies. He came back with a compeltely different diagnosis and prescribed new medicine that solved the issue. I would highly reccomend Dr. Pehoushek!
Great doctor, knowledgeable, personable, and funny! Would definitely recommend.
Dr. P was very helpful and took the time to listen to my concerns. He also has quite the sense of humor which helps to lighten the mood and make you feel more comfortable even as a new patient. I would highly recommend Dr. P to anyone seeking a great dermatologist in the Phoenix area.
The visit was awesome. He even posed with me for a Twitter picture for my fans. He gave great medical advice and I followed it and it worked. I am truly grateful.
Prescribed antibiotics for back acne that I was told I would need to take for the rest of my life to control acne. I thought this was excessive and waited the acne out...cleared up on its own. The office was nice and the doc was friendly. I would go back but always do my own research before taking any prescriptions.
Dr. James Pehoushek is always ready to listen to your concerns. He is very friendly and professional all wrapped up in one. He is without a doubt very knowledgeable about his profession! I had seen 2 other dermatologist in the past with no success as to finding out my problem along with a solution. It took Dr. Pehoushek one visit and solved my problem. My insurance has change and is not affiliated with his office but I was willing to pay out of pocket, which they gave me a discount, and was well worth it. I highly recommend Dr. Pehoushek!
Was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Dr. P is awesome! Spent quality time and cared instead of the usual 2 minutes with the doctor and they kick you out! Everyone in the office was super friendly and I had like no wait!
He was very funny, to the point, quick and am satisfied.
A great office. Friendly and efficient, and Dr. P was extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend this office to a friend.
First time visit. Was impressed with the service all around. No nonsense doctor who took care of the issues right away. Friendly doctor and staff. Highly recommend.
I recently saw Dr. P and I must say that the experience was great. Dr. P was very knowledgeable and professional, yet witty with an excellent bedside manner. I look forward to having Dr. as my dermatologist in the future, and would highly recommend him to others. Furthermore, and not to be forgotten, was the staff which was kind and helpful.
It was great he was very nice and concerned for me. Very good work just all around nice guy.
Was very pleased and really liked Dr. P. Nice office, no waiting, staff were good and he was down-to-earth and very thorough.
Wonderful group of doctors with a great staff!