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Qualifications and Experience
**We specialize in same day appointments** Dr. John F. Shega is a board certified dermatologist who received his training at Balboa Hospital, San Diego, and St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, London, in the treatment and diagnosis of skin, hair, and nail diseases as well as complexion problems. He has had training in a wide range of surgical techniques including a special technique for the total removal of skin cancer and reconstruction of the surgical site in a cosmetic fashion.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great problem solver!
Very attentive and caring.
Very friendly, professional and personable - the entire staff. I booked through ZocDoc and when I arrived at the appointment, the office had no record of my appointment. The dr. already had an appointment but they were very accommodating. Dr. Shega answered all of my questions and before doing anything that would cost more $$ out of my pocket, he sent me to his front desk to check with insurance and get pricing so I could decide whether or not I wanted to proceed. He took care of everything I needed during my appointment. I had a very pleasant experience.
Very friendly and professional staff. They took care of me very quickly. Highly recommended.
Very nice and fast
Wonderful all around.
Dr. Shega listened to my concerns about previous failed treatments I received from other doctors and came up with an immediate plan of action. Excellent bedside manner...we discussed my health first and foremost, but we also had a light discussion about politics and sports too. Very friendly and efficient staff as well. Looking forward to my follow-up appointment.
Doctor Shega was quick and knowledgeable. He made room to do a quick procedure while I was there and saved me making a second appointment. Also a great bedside manner.
Enjoyed Dr Shega, interesting and very kind
While Dr. Shega himself was very nice and knowledgeable, I would not return to this practice. The facility was dirty and in bad need of updating (stained and peeling furnishings). The staff had issues finding my appointment through ZocDoc, they mischarged me on my first appointment, and almost did it on the follow up appointment, due to a lack of paying attention to basic math. We all make mistakes, but, I had to repeatedly show the person checking me out what the total should be, and how I arrived at that total. (and, I'm no math genius). I just didn't feel like I was in good hands with anyone on the staff, with the exception of the Dr himself.
I loved the nurse and doctor when I visited, I was very please with my care. However I had to wait for an hour before seeing them. This could have been scheduled better.
Dr. Shega is great! I was nervous about finding a new dermatologist since the one I had been seeing for years retired, but Dr. Shega exceeded my expectations! I will be back for all my dermatology needs. Thanks!
Treatment was fine. Very personable clinical staff. Billing seemed confused. Simple Biopsy split between multiple visits which i suspect was more a billing issue that anything else as additional a cost less then the initial one per visit. Parking is aweful.
First time patient of DR. Shega and extremely happy with my experience. I had a few moles removed was quick, professional and easy.
I am an out of towner who developed an allergic reaction and was happy to get an appointment at this office. The physical office was ok, probably needed some new decor and sprucing up. Employees were nice and helpful. Dr was professional and friendly. The most important thing is that today the reaction is gone and my face is back to normal. So..thank you Dr. Shega.
I love his mustache. He's also super nice and helpful.
I really loved the fact that Dr. Shega offers online booking and forms through ZocDoc. Unfortunately when I arrived none of the paperwork I had filled out was recognized by the reception staff and I had to fill out paperwork again. Slightly frustrating and very redundant. Also parking is not easy at this location. I had to drive around for almost 10 minutes before a spot opened up. My appointment time was at 11am. I arrived at 10:45am and was not called in to be seen until 11:30am. Actual service/experience was good. Dr. Shega provided a quick examination and operated all within 2 hours. He is very black and white and straight to the point but is friendly as well. His office could use some updates but overall it was a good experience.
I felf cared for and he explained everything to me
HIghly recommend Dr. Shega. Being new to SD and in need of a derm, I looked everywhere for someone that could get me in as soon as possible. This doctor doesn't turn anyone down, perhaps due to working in the military and being used to seeing so many patients. He made me feel at home. I had a terrible flare up of rosecea and he went through my history and recommended a plan of action. I left feeling like things were finally going to be back on track and that there was hope! I look forward to seeing him again in 2 weeks and to finally nip this skin condition in the bootay!
Dr. Shega is a magician! Not only is the same-day appointment a Godsend, But Dr. Shega is a cool physician with talent and great staff! My distressing pre-vacation problem is quickly on the mend and I have deep gratitude! I have already made a referral and will continue to do so. Many Thanks! D.P.D.
Dr. Shega was extremely personable and professional. He put my mind at ease and definitely took all my concerns seriously.
Like his employees, he has a great bedside manner and has a good sense of humor.
One of the best interations with a physician I've ever had. He explained everything, was patient, kind and caring!
I usually am very uncomfortable with doctor visits. I always forget to ask some of my questions because of the anxiety I feel. But Dr. Shega was very welcoming and calm. Very professional and easy to talk to. Plus his office is smaller and you don't have to fight for pay for parking. Calm setting, quick visit. He's a great guy. His assistant is really cool too.
Professional and knowledgable.
I could write and write and write about Dr. Shega's poor staff performance but I'd summarize it all under one thing they had me in a room and they had just performed a biopsy and they left me there for an hour. When the nurse passed by he was shocked that I was still there
Very friendly, helpful, and welcoming staff
Very nice, but I was in the room waiting for over 40 minutes before I finally gave in and called the front desk to find out what was going on and if anyone was coming back.
Very professional & informative. Very prompt. Courteous staff.
The doctor and his staff are great! My only complaint is how long you have to wait to be seen. Maybe they book too many appointments.
Dr. Shega was friendly and efficient. He gave me enough free samples to try for ten days with a follow up appointment before having a prescription filled that may not treat my issue. I appreciate that very much. I arrived 20 minutes before my appt time, based on the receptionist's recommendation, so that I would have time to fill out all the new patient paperwork, and then unfortunately had to wait for 50 minutes until I was called, which was 30 minutes past my scheduled appointment time. I would've rated them higher if the wait had not been so long.
Super easy to make an appt and told me exactly what was going on within 30 minutes.
Nice and efficient