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Dr. John Ebner

Dermatology
Scottsdale, AZ
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Phoenix, AZ

Address

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

My office hours

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Cigna

Health Net of Arizona

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

CHAMPUS

CIGNA Health Care

Tricare

Arizona Dermatology

Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Dermatology

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Arizona Dermatology

Scottsdale, AZ

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Gilbert, AZ

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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Folliculitis: It sounds like you have folliculitis, a minor superficial hair follicle infection. It can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungal overgrowth and infe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Accutane is longer: Taking Isotretinoin (accutane) for acne takes roughly 5-6 months to complete the treatment course. Taking is for just 6 weeks will not be long enough... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash wi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Difficult to know: This is the location for the epitrochlear lymph nodes, but this could just as easily be an epidermal inclusion cyst (sebaceous cyst) or a lipoma (fatt... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Check it out: Lupus in the skin can take many forms. What you are describing sound convincing for a variation of skin lupus. I would see a dermatologist who can co... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several p... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Vaseline / Aquaphor: I recommend using topical petrolatum ointment (vaseline or a brand named aquaphor) this is safe to use and heals scrapes and scratches quickly. Usin... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Xerosis (dry skin): The most likely cause for excessive dead skin shedding would be dry skin. However, there are several other causes of excessive dead skin shedding. If... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Aggressive treatment: Pustular psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis that results in painful white (pus-filled) bumps on the hands and/or feet. It is very painful and debi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Chronic Carrier: People who have recurrent furuncles can often be carriers of the bacteria. Often, they carry the bacteria in their nose or groin or armpits (warm moi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Should be fine: I do not see a problem with combining permethrin cream and calamine lotion. It may even provide some benefit in spreading the permethrin more evenly ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Determine the cause: A rash is a term used to describe a broad range of skin problems caused by an even wider range of issues. You need to see your doctor to determine th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Tough Call...Photo?: Bruising can be from a benign process or a serious problem. Without a photo of what you are describing as well as some additional details including a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes, moisturize: Babies do need more moisturizing. Their skin does not produce as much natural oil as adults and it is more sensitive. Extra moisturizing is needed b... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Might not be Dandruf: There are several causes of flaking scalp conditions, of which dandruff (seborrheic deramatitis) is one of them. For one, psoriasis of the scalp can ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Get this checked out: Easy bruising can be a sign that something more serious is happening internally. I would suggest you see a health care provider to get this evaluated... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Vaseline ointment: The abrasions from using a coarse salt stone can be very uncomfortable. I would avoid using neosporin (or triple antibiotic ointment) because you can... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
This is possible: Sensitivity to light that causing burning, stinging, or even a rash like hives, welts, redness or blisters can happen to some people. Some causes are... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
You should not worry: Developing an allergy to something is a rare event and not nearly as common as you might think. Just because you eat something (like honey) frequentl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yeast rash: One of the conditions that can cause some flaking and scaling on the chin area is "seborrheic dermatitis" this is a common yeast overgrowth problem a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Edema (Swelling): An insect bit can cause a lot of swelling (edema) at the site for several days. This happens commonly in people who have more allergies and sensitive... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Drysol is Irritating: Drysol can causes this type of irritation reaction after use. I recommend you first gently wash both armpits to remove any residual drysol. Then use ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
A lot of damage: MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) can be very serious and cause serious short and long term problems. Within 10 days, the infection ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Very unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a common wart (verruca vulgaris) on your face would potentially turn into a skin cancer. However the risk is not zero. A... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Almost Impossible: If you picked up the bloody tissue with your bare hands and then washed them afterwards with soap and water AND you do not have a fresh cut or a wound... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Should be fine: This soap should be fine to use on your new navel piercing. You do not need an antibacterial soap to wash this kind of site.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Insect bite: Often, insects will cause a clustering of red bumps in the same close vicinity when they bite. The cluster could look like a diamond. The classic ex... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
? Seborrhea: One of the most common causes of peeling skin behind the ear which can also included swelling and discomfort is "Seborrhei Dermatitis aka Seborrhea" ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
See your doctor: In order to know more about why you and your husband have had difficulty getting pregnant, you need to have an evaluation by your ob/gyn doctor. Ther... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Lots of causes : Melanoma is a very deadly type of skin cancer. If you are concerned about melanoma because of a swollen lymph node, i would suggest you see a dermato... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes: A herpes virus infection (cold sore) can result in a superficial skin infection called impetigo. It is not common, but it can occur. If your cold so... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Many possibilities: This type of rash can be one of many things. If your child is feeling well otherwise, your doctor is probably right. However, if you are uncertain a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
See a Dermatologist: If you have a wart on the tip of your nose, and you want to make sure that it does not leave a scar after removal. Make sure you see a dermatologist.... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Start with your PCP: To start, i would recommend seeing your primary doctor. They can decide if you need to be referred out, and to whom would be the best. Generally, a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Fragrance/Dye Free: Many laundry detergent can be found that are hypoallergenic. These must be fragrance free and dye free to be classified as hypoallergenic. This is a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, a bacterial infection of the hair follicle that progresses to a boil. Often, it is caused by staphy... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause system... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Avoid Sunlight: Sun spots, melasma and other causes of skin pigmentation can sometimes be lightened with bleaching creams like hydroquinone (hq). It is important to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Scalp Psoriasis: If someone has moderate to severe scalp psoriasis there is a possibility that they may experience some hairloss or thinning. If the scalp psoriasis i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Pramoxine: Over the counter creams with pramoxine can be quite helpful for itching. Some examples of this are sarna or eucerin calming cream which also has ment... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
See a Dermatologist: Flat warts can be a real challenge. First, shaving over warts tends to spread them. Second, topical wart preparations can be cumbersome to apply and... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Ac... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Check the Nose: Sometimes people who have chronic skin infections carry the bacteria in their nose. There are ways to treat this that can significantly reduce the oc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Pearly Penile Papule: Penile pearls are glands found in the skin of the penis. They are sometimes bumpy looking and so people can sometimes mistake them for warts or mollu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
A type of abscess : A carbuncle is a variant if an abscess where the infection and puss expands under the skin, causing swelling, pain, possibly fever, resulting in multi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Find the cause: Adult acne results from a different combination of issues ranging from hormonal imbalances to problematic skin care routines. In females, it is often... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Depends on severity: Mild eczema is best treated with strict adherence to proper bathing routines, moisturizing creams & skin barrier repair measures. More severe eczema ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
See your doctor: A rash in the genitals or on the penis can be one of several things that would all be treated differently. Things like a yeast infection, psoriasis,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes: If you have sensitive skin, then you are less able to tolerate harsh conditions and exposure to the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. This would... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
3 weeks or so: In general, poison ivy/oak/sumac is a 3 week problem. That's how long it usually takes for the reaction to subside and your skin to settle down. As... Read More

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Apr 1, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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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.
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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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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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