Dr. Melissa Watcher, MD

Dr. Melissa Watcher, MD

Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

35 Years of Experience


Accepting patients


    Dr. Melissa Watcher grew up in Orange County graduating from University of California - Irvine with a Bachelors degree in Bioscience. She then attended University of California - Davis medical school and completed her internship in Internal medicine at University California San Francisco. She returned to Southern California to complete her training in dermatology at University California Irvine.Dr. Watcher has been practicing in Orange County for more than twenty-five years providing the highest level of general medical and surgical dermatology including Mohs surgery. She is an active member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.Teaching is another passion of Dr. Watchers and she has shared her expertise through hundreds of hours spent with students of the Physician Assistant Program at Western University in Pomona. She received the Patients Choice Award 2010 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010-2012.Dr. Watchers varied interests include travel, antiquing with friends, and being an avid spectator for her childrens sporting events. As an avid runner, she can be found putting on her running shoes and hitting the trails around the nearby back bay.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Education & Training

    University Of California San Francisco (Internship)

    University California Irvine (Residency)

    Bachelors Degree - University of California

    Doctorate - University of California

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Dermatology

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by a Dermatologist (Skin Specialist), like Dr. Melissa Watcher, may include:

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    Premier Dermatology Associates of Orange County

    20162 SW Birch Street

    Suite 250

    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    (949) 251-0427

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 3 reviews

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    Office Experience

    100% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    100% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    66% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    93% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Melissa Watcher an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Watcher has been rated and reviewed by 3 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Watcher, her bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    American Society for Mohs Surgery

    Professional Member

    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

    Professional Member

    American Academy of Dermatology

    Professional Member

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Melissa Watcher accepting new patients?

    Yes, Melissa Watcher is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Melissa Watcher offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Watcher's office at (949) 251-0427 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Melissa Watcher offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Watcher's office at (949) 251-0427 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Melissa Watcher speak?

    Melissa Watcher speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Melissa Watcher have?

    Melissa Watcher is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

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