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About Dr. David Mowbray
Dr. David Mowbray, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Scottsdale, AZ. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Mowbray is affiliated with Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn, Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Banner Desert Medical Center. Dr. Mowbray has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. David Mowbray has the following 1 specialty
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
Dr. David Mowbray has the following 5 expertise
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Acne Rosacea
- Skin Cancer
Dr. David Mowbray has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. David Mowbray is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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While Dr. Mowbary seems to be a very nice man with an amicable personality, the examinations he gave to my wife and me were very slipshod. He spent about 3 or 4 minutes examining each of us and left my wife wondering what, if anything was accomplished in the process. My wife was concerned about Dr. Mowbray's failure to use a dermatology light which was common practice by a number of docs we used when we lived in Colorado. Dr. Mowbray found two spots (one above my forehead and the other on my temple) both of which he found had existed one year ago. In each case, he treated each of the spots by freezing them. My wife expressed concern that these same two spots had not disappeared and if fact had grown over the one year period. Her concern was that they may be cancerous and that waiting for another year to determine if the concern real was probably not the best choice. We had planned to visit friends and family in Colorado within 4 weeks of our visit with Dr. Mowbray and decided to make an appointment with the dermatologist we used for years to get a "second opinion" for both us. This decision turned out to be both fortunate and wise. Our Colorado dermatologist gave us both a thorough examination (with a light) and determined that both my spots were cancerous (basal cell on my head and squamous cell at the temple). He numbed both areas and dug out as much of the cancer in each place as he could and took samples for biopsy to confirm his diagnosis. He told me that if the biopsies proved positive, there was a 70% chance that his treatment would preclude their regrowth. In the event they did prove positive and his in-office treatment proved not to stop regrowth, that I would have to Mohs surgery on them. I thought my wife and I were doing the right and smart thing by seeing a dermatologist once a year to make sure we could "get ahead" of any abnormal growth and if one or more were found, get them treated as early as possible. If we would have let Dr. Mowbray's diagnosis stand, it would have meant that the two cancerous growths on my head would have had 3 years time to fester and advance. All of this adds up to Dr. Mowbray's "report card" which for me warrants a solid F. He neither took time, used standard equipment, made the right call and failed to take any action which seemed very evident to his Colorado based counterpart. My advise in your choice to use Dr. Mowbray is to take this information and apply it and take the heed and care it provides to anyone seeking some experience and guidance in electing to use his services.
What is the most important service a dermatologist can provide? How about saving you from a dreadful, painful, premature death from melanoma? Dr. Mowbray very likely did that for me. I believe he may just have the best eye for spotting melanoma than any other dermatologist I've been to see. My wife and I have lost two close friends in Atlanta to melanoma. I'm in my 60's and my older brother, when in his 30's, had a melanoma on his arm that had spread to his armpit lymph nodes. Extensive surgery saved him. Therefore, I knew I had to be careful and go for regular skin checks, considering my family history and especially after having had two severe sunburns on my back in my adolescence. Now living in Scottsdale, I recently had taken advantage of a free, visual skin check at a hospital, being seen that day by one of the several, visiting dermatologists. My examiner looked my body over and did not find any suspicious nevus moles. About two weeks thereafter, I saw Dr. Mowbray, whom my primary care doctor recommended. Dr. Mowbray performed his own thorough exam, even using a medical-quality, 10X magnifier with ring light attached to his iPhone so that he could see suspicious moles in magnified detail--something not used by the prior doctor. Dr. Mowbray said he did not like the look of a small, 2 - 3mm, nevus on my right upper back and decided it need to be biopsied. This nevus had been overlooked just two weeks prior at the hospital. His nurse called with the lab report. The biopsy came back as "in situ, stage 0 melanoma"! He had me come back immediately to his office for deep skin surgery. If the biopsy had been staged higher, requiring cutting deeper than skin tissue, Dr. Mowbray said he would have referred me to a cancer surgeon for inpatient surgery. Dr. Mowbray cut out a football-shaped-ellipse area of skin tissue, about two inches by one inch. (The ellipse shape facilitates stitching the wound.) It required two layers of stitches: Internal ones, which were dissolvable, and external ones, which were not. The lab report on the excised tissue came back showing that he had indeed removed sufficient margin to pronounce that melanoma as having been completely removed. Had I trusted that first dermatologist, and perhaps not gone for a skin check for another year or more, I could have been in a world of hurt. Based on the results of that detective work, Dr. Mowbray decided to remove two more, small nevi in my middle back for biopsy. Both came back dysplastic--more warning signs that close monitoring of my skin is required. He told me to come back every four months for a while. And just two weeks ago, he decided another nevi on my upper left back needed checking out as it was showing some signs of having changed. It was dysplastic also. Dr. Mowbray is a very skilled dermatologist whom I trust completely. His detective and surgery skills are top notch. He even removed a seborrheic keratosis from my forehead that did not even leave a mark. His bedside manner is very calm, very gentle and un-rushed. His medical and administrative staff are friendly, courteous and helpful. Please do not put any faith in the few reviews that state otherwise, for you will be doing yourself a disservice not to try him. If you're looking for a dermatologist to treat serious skin conditions, and inspect your body for the potential of the big C, he's your man. He even takes Medicare. My wife and I really appreciate having him as our dermatologist.
I have been a patient of Dr Mowbray for over 15 years and have nothing but positive things to say about him and his staff. There are many specific instances I could mention but to me, one of the most significance, was when he removed a basil cell from my fore head that required 25 stitches to close. I dare you to find a scar left, his needle work is the very best.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Mowbray is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Banner Desert Medical Center
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Scttsdle Health Osb
Scottsdale Healthcare - Osborn Medical Center
St Lukes Behavioral Hospital
31 Years Experience
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center
Dr. David Mowbray accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsNew Horizon Dermatology, 3271 N Civic Center Plz, Scottsdale, AZ
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