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Reliant Medical Group Southboro Medical - Now a part of Reliant Medical Group (800) 283-2556 (508) 481-5500

John Person
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Auburn
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(508) 721-1180
35 Millbury Street, Auburn, MA, 01501
My office is moving to 385 Southbridge St., Auburn by early 2019.

Overall Patient Rating

4.6 out of 5 stars - 121 total ratings

“There’s a visual simplicity to practicing dermatology that I find very refreshing.”

Dr. John Person has been practicing dermatology for 30 years and joined Reliant Medical Group in 1980. He decided to become a dermatologist because he enjoys making a diagnosis just by looking at something. “There’s a visual simplicity to practicing dermatology that I find very refreshing,” he explains. “I really enjoy the feeling of cutting through everything and making a complicated diagnosis with just my eyes.”

According to Dr. Person, there are 5,000 different skin diseases with psoriasis probably being the most common. “I see more than my share of psoriasis. At one time back in the 1970’s I was the only doctor in Central New England performing PUVA treatments (a therapy that uses psoralen and UVA light for psoriasis). It was experimental at the time but I had FDA approval to do it. I have a lot of psoriasis patients and fortunately we have a lot of effective treatments for this disease.”

Dr. Person enjoys using the latest treatments in his practice. “Some of the newer biologic drugs are very effective for psoriasis. These drugs are given by injection and deliver antibodies to the body’s immune system. However, they are very expensive, costing many thousands of dollars per year and may not be appropriate for every patient.”

Dr. Person is concerned about the rising rates of skin cancer in the patients he sees. “The skin cancer epidemic is very frustrating. Melanoma has become eight times more common since the introductions of sunscreens. I didn’t see one case of melanoma in my first three years of practicing. People really need to be extra careful about the amount of sun exposure they receive.”

During his spare time, Dr. Person enjoys being with his wife and daughter. He also likes hiking, and has been a “peak bagger” for many years. He was the 16th person to climb every mountain in New England over 3,000 feet (more than 450 mountains). He has also climbed every mountain over 4,000 feet in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Dr. Person also enjoys running and long-distance hiking and has completed the Long Trail in Vermont.

Star ratings are based on patient responses to 8 questions about the care they have received from their provider. Responses are measured on a scale of 1-5 and the average score is displayed in an easy to view, 5-star format. Learn more about how we measure our patient experience.

Spoke using clear language
4.7 out of 5 stars - 116 ratings
Patient's confidence in provider
4.6 out of 5 stars - 118 ratings
Time spent with patient
4.6 out of 5 stars - 120 ratings
Efforts to include patient in decisions
4.6 out of 5 stars - 115 ratings
Explanations of problem/condition
4.7 out of 5 stars - 119 ratings
Concern for questions/worries
4.6 out of 5 stars - 121 ratings
Friendliness/courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars - 119 ratings
Likelihood of patient recommendation
4.4 out of 5 stars - 119 ratings

Comments marked with an asterisk * serve as a flag to indicate when a patient has left feedback that specifically references a provider's name.

Dec 11, 2017

"Amount of time the care provider spent with you" if I didn't keep on task it could easily turn into a much longer apt than necessary.

Dec 05, 2017

I don't have dermatology exams frequently, but the last time I had one, it seemed very thorough (almost invasive). In contrast, this exam by this provider seemed cursory. I hope he didn't miss anything important.

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