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Dr. Vernon Mackey, DO

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Mackey started his own practice, Advanced Desert Dermatology, in 2004 in Peoria, Arizona, the state in which he was born and raised. He received advanced degrees at the University of Mississippi, securing a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, and then, four years later, a Doctorate at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Pomona, California, in 1986. His post graduate training consisted of a year at Phoenix General Hospital, a year at New England Medical Center, and three years at the Midwestern University Consortium. Following his internship experience, Dr. Mackey spent a total of thirteen years in family practice, working in clinics and medical centers in both Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona. In the year 2000, Dr. Mackey went back into residency at Arizona Desert Dermatology and Surgery, P.C., completed his residency in 2004, and became the dermatologist he always knew he would be. Dr. Mackey's title, D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy), only differs from the title, M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), in that it defines him as a physician who views the human body as a whole, the patient as a "total person," and builds his practice on those concepts. The same intensive training and certifications are involved with both doctorates; the only difference is an emphasis on an osteopathic approach to medicine versus an allopathic. A doctor of osteopathic medicine promotes the body's natural ability to heal, viewing the musculoskeletal system as the crux of good health, with an emphasis on preventative and comprehensive care. While the world of medicine can sometimes become impersonal, where patients are labeled for their disease or illness rather than their names, an osteopathic approach inherently deters such sensibilities.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Education and training

  • Medical School - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Phoenix General Hospital (Internship)
  • New England Medical Center (Residency)
  • Arizona Desert Dermatology and Surgery (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1821046772

Office locations

Advanced Desert Dermatology

9191 W Thunderbird Rd, #D-101

Peoria, AZ 85381

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Just trying to make $
Less than 1 month ago
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Clear concise explanation of what was going to take place. Very professional and pleasant
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This was my first appointment. Will see how things go.
Less than 3 months ago
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I thought Dr Mackey did a good job at balancing listening to me as a patient and getting me diagnosed and treated quickly.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very professional but informal visit; he answered all my concerns, treated my problem and I left there feeling very confident that I had received the best treatment available in the Valley.
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Doctor was horrible, rushed me and didn't explain much and even told me that i don't have to go back there again if I don't need to. 0/10
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The whole office is very nice and the Doctor explained what i needed thoroughly
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Pleasant experience, the Doctor explained everything in detail
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Professional and to the point.
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He’s an awesome doctor and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Always appreciate treatment provided
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I highly recommend Dr. Mackey to anyone who needs dermatological consult and treatment. I went in first for sebaceous hyperplasia, and knee then that I had found “my” dermatologist! He is very knowledgeable, answers alll questions, and has a very kind and patient demeanor.
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AS USUAL DID GOOD WORK ON THE ISSUE.
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Great Doctor, great staff.
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Veni, Vidi, Gone
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HAVE BEEN GOING TO DR MACKEY FOR YEARS AND HE ALWAYS TAKES GOOD CARE OF ME. HOW EVER A PRESCRIPTION HE PRESCRIBED FOR ME IS VERY COSTLY. I CAN'T AFFORD THIS MEDICATION EVEN WITH MY ISURANCE.
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This is my 3rd visit with Dr. Mackey and I am even more impressed than I was on the 1st visit! He's knowledgable and educational as well as has a soft touch during biopsies and treatment. I have never been inpain due to being handled rough or being left unheard. I am so grateful my Primary care Physician referred me to such a phenomenal Dermatologist! I trust him and believe I get the best care possible through him!
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Dr. V. Mackey is excellent. He has wonderful bedside manners. He takes time to explain what he will be doing. He and his nurse, Denise, work very efficiently and ask to make sure the procedure isn’t causing any pain. I willdefinitely recommend Dr. V Mackey to family and friends. In fact, my husband already has an appointment with him.
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Great staff, doctor and office. They are friendly and attentative. Dr. Mackey was patient and friendly and took the time to discuss my options.
Less than 1 year ago
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Been with Dr Mackey for over three years - he's handled a number of dermatology issues for me - he's the best.
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The doctor and his staff are very professional and everybody seem we to care
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He found and treated my suspicious spots, plus a couple of others I hadn't noticed. He also performed one biopsy.
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He explained different procedures and left it up to me to decide. I have full trust in his abilities and the procedures he suggested and the consequences if any. I have full faith in his judgements and would without reservation recommendhim to others if asked. My wife will use him in the future as she has been looking for a dermatologist for some time.
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Nice doctor. Felt comfortable and all my questions were answered!
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Great visit. Been seeing the good Dr. For quite a few years . Would not think of seeing anyone else.
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This was my first visit and it was great!!!! The doctor and assistance was very professional and friendly. My wait time was less then 10 min that has to be the fastest service that I every had in a doctor's office.The office was very clean and nice. Thanks for such GREAT service.
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As I am prone to skin cancer, I look forward to my check up so I don't get any surprises later on.
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Dr. Mackey is always attentive, professional, and responsive to my questions.
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Dr. Mackey and Dr. Svancara are very professional and are very concerned about your problem...........Can't say enough good things about them....and that I would recommend them to everyone I know,......
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional staff and the doctor made me feel at ease.
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Thank you for helping me with my skin lesions. It was a pleasure to meet you and your staff!
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Dr. Mackey and staff were very pleasant. He seemed genuinely concerned about the dermatitis on my hands and alleviation of it. Plan to use Dr. Mackey as my family's sole dermatologist.
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good Dr. and he is thorough
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I am pleased enough that he is to be my new dermatologist.
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Very kind and good at what he does.
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Very efficient and professional.
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Dr Mackey is always very caring and professional. His easy going manner puts you at ease and he takes the trouble to explain what he's doing and why. He gives a comprehensive update of the patient prognosis and recommends services availableto improve/heal the problem if any. I have been with him for around 12 years and would not even consider going elsewhere for my dermatology health.
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Dr Mackey was very knowledgeable and thorough when it came to treatment for my son. He was recommended by our pediatrician and I would recommend him to others as well.
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Dr Mackey was great, he answered all our questions and explained the procedure that he was going to do. Would high recommend him. We found him online through ZocDocs and booked the appointment online. It was easy and we were ableto get an appointment within 1 week. They sent us a link to fill out paperwork on the computer so we only had to sign a HIPPA form and consent to treat form when we got there. Loved not having to fill out 4-5 sheets of paperwork when we arrived.
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It was awesome and moved along quickly with care!
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My wife and I could not be happier with the care we have received from Dr Mackey and his staff.
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The wait time was longer because I had to fill out forms on their computer which took about 45 min.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Mackey is a professional, knowledgeable and concerned physician. Despite my long drive from Mesa, I will continue to support his office as long as possible.
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Although the office was very crowded when I arrived for my appointment, I was called into the back fairly quickly. The doctor was thorough. He checked me more than I anticipated he would. I was very satisfied. Michael Keenan
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Very nice manner and informative. Very pleasant staff.
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Dr. Mackey was thorough with a good bedside manner. I didn't have to wait more than five minutes and everyone greeted me with a smile. The staff is excellent.
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Very professional. Very knowledgeable
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I have seen Dr. Mackey several times over the years. He is through and professional. I am always confident in his diagnosis and treatment suggestions.
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Very knowledgeable and professional.
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Other than wait time, excellent
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