Dr. John Ebner

Dermatology
Scottsdale, AZ
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Phoenix, AZ

Address

2224 W. Northern Ave, Suite D300, Phoenix, AZ
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Cigna

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CHAMPUS

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Arizona Dermatology

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About

Bio

Dr. John A. Ebner graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Arizona with his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Chemistry in 1995. He then went on to earn a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Riverside. His primary interests in graduate school were cancer biology and infectious disease. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003, graduating in the top 1% of his class. While in medical school, Dr. Ebner was selected for a scholarship as a Fellow of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He then completed a combined Dermatology Residency and Research Fellowship at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2008. His research focused on the molecular signaling involved in the progression of squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Dr. Ebner is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Arizona. Dr. Ebner strives for excellence in building relationships and caring for his patients. He has a thorough, individualized approach and enjoys treating people of all ages. His training and interests are comprehensive and include general medical dermatology, skin cancer evaluation, Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer, laser and light therapy, cutaneous oncology and surgery, pediatric dermatology, and cosmetic surgery. He has expertise in a wide array of skin diseases both common and rare, including skin cancer, psoriasis, moles, eczema, acne, rosacea, oral diseases, autoimmune blistering diseases, cutaneous lymphoma, lupus, lichen planus, skin manifestations of internal disease and genetic skin diseases. He is active and involved at the local, regional and national level with the following organizations. The American Academy of Dermatology – Fellow The American Board of Dermatology – Diplomate The American Society for Mohs Surgery – Fellow The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery The Skin Cancer Foundation Arizona Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery – Board Member The Phoenix Dermatological Society Clinical Instructor and Preceptor: Midwestern University Clinical Instructor and Preceptor: A.T. Still University Dr. Ebner is an educational speaker both locally and nationally on issues of dermatology and healthcare. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed dermatology journals and presented his work at national dermatology meetings. He has also authored several chapters in dermatology textbooks. Dr. Ebner was born and raised in the arid climate of Saudi Arabia and was naturally drawn to Arizona and the desert southwest. He has lived in Arizona since 1991. He enjoys spending time with his family and all things outdoor including camping, fishing, and hiking.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Aesthetic Medicine

Hair Restoration

Pediatric Dermatology

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Doctor Q&A

353 Answers
123 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Topical and Oral: There are topical washes (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and glycolic acid preparations) that are often quite helpful. There are also spray on / le... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Volumizer: Hyaluronic acid (ha) is a natural component of you skin and other areas inside your body. It is found predominantly in the tougher areas of skin (the... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Sebopsoriasis: When psoriasis occurs on the scalp and face and is severe, it is called sebopsoriasis. It can usually be managed with topical therapies, but sometim... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
See Your Derm: See your dermatologist. You may need a mild retinoid (tretinoin) to keep you from breaking out, at least for a few months. This will likley pass une... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are ov... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Genetic Skin Problem: People who have very fragile skin that bruises easily without being on blood thinners or age-related may have one of several genetic conditions that c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Gynecomastia: You should have this evaluated by a doctor as this sounds like you may have a condition that causes swelling of breast tissue called gynecomastia? Th... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
YES: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a topical steroid and can lead to chronic and sometimes permanent side effects on the skin like thinning, sc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Oral Antifungals: Oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) or itraconazole, Fluconazole or ketoconazole are the best to treat fungus in the nails. Topical products ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Many Tricks: Proper bathing routine (short 5 min shower, luke warm), immediately moisturize with a thick cream (no lotions) within 3 min after exiting the shower. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
It's very possible: Indoor tanning is mostly uva, but intense and up close. If you are getting any exposure to the eyes while doing this, then you are increasing your ri... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Hypopigmentation: Topical steroids can cause lightening of the skin as well as other long term skin abnormalities like scarring, stretch marks (striae) and thinning (at... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Watch out for TB: Nodular vasculitis can be difficult to treat, and there are alternatives to prednisone, like nsaids and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). One of the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Find the cause: Severe mouth pain can have many serious causes and needs to be checked out. If it turns out to be just canker sores, then there are great treatments ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Lidex (fluocinonide) Gel: Lidex (fluocinonide) gel can be used on mouth ulcers. It is often used to treat oral diseases like lichen plans, oral apthae (canker sores) and herpe... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Could be Fungal: Chronic itching and flaking in the scalp can be many things from just bad dandruff, to a fungal infection called tinea capitis, to scalp psoriasis and... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Usually No: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, c... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Skin Biopsy w/ DIF: Diagnosing pemphigus vulgaris (and for that matter all autoimmune skin blistering diseases) requires two skin biopsies. One is a regular biospy (h&e)... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Generally No: Evidence suggests that although there are several different types of tnf-alpha blockers, there side effect profiles are very similar. However, some a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Bedbugs: It sounds like something is biting you. It could be many different things, but the most likely culprit is bedbugs. Take the sheets off the bed and l... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Many Changes: Excessive dieting usually leads to nutritional deficiencies that can affect the appearance and strength of skin. Dryness, flaking, easy bruising, red... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Chronic Carrier: If you keep getting cold sores (herpes simplex virus), you will likely benefit from daily suppressive therapy. This is usually done for a period of 6... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Oral Antifungals: Scalp fungus (tinea capitis) responds poorly to topical antifungal medications. This is because the root of the hair is infected and the topical medi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Challenging Disease: Behcet's is a chronic systemic vasculitis with ulcers in the mouth, genitals and sometimes eyes as well as skin manifestations and arthritis. Traditi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Possibly: It's not easy to know in this type of forum, so i would have this checked out. If you are suspecting bed bugs, then check the seams of your mattress ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Check it out: See a doctor about this. There are many causes for a tender lymph node and this deserves to be checked out by a doctor. Often, the itchy rash can be... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Determine Cause: Mouth ulcers can be caused by many different things. Sometimes it is not as simple as canker sores. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who spec... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Laser: People who get irritation and razor burn in the bikini line often struggle with this problem for a long time before finally deciding to do laser hair ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
See a Dermatologist: If you have oral lichen planus, you should be seeing a dermatologist who has experience with oral diseases. Oral rinses are available as well as othe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Nearly Impossible: I would not worry about this at all. This scenario would be extremely unlikely to allow the HIV virus to penetrate and enter your bloodstream even i... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Challenging: If by beauty marks you mean moles, then it makes it very difficult to monitor these moles when they are colored by tattoo ink. The only way to evalua... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Dependent on cause: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is essentially a skin protectant used to treat or prevent skin breakdown from irritants like urine in sensitive area... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Absolutely: Pcos has many hormonal ramifications that do lead to fertility problems, weight gain and hair loss (scalp) and excessive hair (chest, face) as well a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: Tea tree oil will not cause increased hair growth for either men or women. The cause for this problem in women may be related to hormonal imbalance a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Great Question: Acne is a multifactorial disease (many causes) requiring a treatment plan tailored to each patient. There is no best way because everyone's acne is a... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Absolutely: Coloring a mole with tattoo ink makes it nearly impossible to monitor for worrisome changes. They can still become precancerous or turn into melanoma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Sure: If the anti-yeast and anti-fungal treatments (clotrimazole and diflucan) are not effective, then it is not likely to be fungal/yeast related. Many th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Arnica & Rutin: If you have swelling, bruising and pain then you may benefit from using two natural herbal remedies. Arnica is good for swelling and pain and healing... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Steriod Classes: There are several classes of corticosteroids (class a, b, c, d1, d2) if you are allergic to a class a steroid like Prednisone (oral) you are likely t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Most likely: Of course there is worry about using retinoic acid in pregnancy and one can never really know. However, the risk to the baby is exceedingly small if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Unlikely: Acquiring HIV is associated with a limited number of activities. Classically, it was a disease of IV drug users, homosexual males and hemophiliacs wh... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
See your doctor: Poison ivy causes an itchy blistering reaction of varying degrees in almost everyone who contacts it and fails to wash it off immediately. Seeing a d... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Neonatal Acne: This is very common and resolves on its own. Neonatal acne (birth - 3 months of life) is a reaction to malassezia yeast as well as the maternal hormo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Many causes: The combination of red irritated eyes and a genital rash could be one of many things. This kind of problem should be evaluated by a physician as soon... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Absolutely!: Oral and topical steroids are useful for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. However, these medications can be harmful and make a rash worse if... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Try Ice: If you ice the fingers with the mosquito bites, they will be less itchy. This has been the most helpful "at home" treatment for itchy mosquito bites.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: Consumption of alcohol should not cause the inactivation of Permethrin cream.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Many Causes: With bloodwork like that, you may have an infection that is causing the hives. There are many causes for hives and the evaluation and treatment requi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
A blocked follicle: A pilar cyst is a blocked follicle on the scalp. This blockage causes the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil.On the scalp, the cyst becomes firm ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Scar tissue : Most bruising does not have after effects. However, deep bruising can result in permanent scar tissue formation or nerve damage. Rarely, there can b... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Apr 1, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
May 26, 2014
The amount of time, energy, and caring you spent with my wife in the pursuit of a solution for oral lichen planis has been extraordinary. Thank you.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ebner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was extremely worried because i literally did nothing,then i read that it happens if you bite but not enough and i remembered that thats the area i always bite!!!! Yo...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I need this medication now, for the Canker Sores Inside my mouth.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I totally forgot about arnica, that stuff is wonderful! Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, AZ
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC

Awards

Top Dermatologist , Third Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Arizona - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS)
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Publications

Dermatologic Surgery: Requisites in Dermatology Book Chapter: Cutaneous Wound Healing
Life-Threatening Dermatoses & Emergencies in Dermatology Book Chapter: Skin Diseases in Bioterrorism
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