John Starling, III, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
4.7 /5
36 reviews
Our team presents a wealth of training and expertise. While we are a larger organization, we strive to provide personalized care and individualized treatment plans for our patients.
- John Starling, III, MD
Google Forefront Dermatology
Had a MOS surgery on my head. I was a wimp but I have no complaints. They were professional, considerate, and quick.
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent work and bedside manner, and thorough explanations, but sometimes still felt he was rushing through my time with him. Perhaps less concurrent appointments, so Dr. Starling doesn't appear like he's flying from one patient to the next.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Starling is very personable and professional. I was seen promptly, and felt very comfortable with his service.
Google Forefront Dermatology
1/06/17 Dr. Starling's office had seen me on short notice due to a cancellation. The staff were friendly and the office/patient room was clean. The wait time was short; Dr. Starling met with me and gave a few recommendations and his nurse gave a follow up call a few days later. Overall a great experience at the time. ***UPDATE*** 5/23/18, I received a bill for services rendered that were not covered by insurance. One claim was covered fully. 5/24/18, Appealed two claims with Unity insurance and the appeal for coverage was denied. Service representative was friendly and looked into the situation timely. 6/4/18, I was contacted by billing for Forefront and Nicole provided me with assistance, support and a plan of action to help alleviate a few frustrations with insurance and repayment. Nicole was very nice and accommodating with the situation. I very much appreciated the time she spent with me reviewing services and providing me with an affordable repayment option.
Google Forefront Dermatology
The doctor and staff were very professional and explain the procedure to me.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr.John and his staff are great. Made me feel very comfortable even though I was very nervous and a little scared. Thanks for doing such a thorough job with excellent results!
Google Forefront Dermatology
It has not healed I can't give a true review yet.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Starling was very friendly and explained what he was doing. His assistant was helpful and gentle. It was generally a good experience. The material I received ahead of time explained the procedure well and prepared. It was not a painless experience, but in the end I was a positive one.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Have nothing but the highest praise for the total medical experience from Dr Sterling and the Forefront staff. Very little wait time on initial exams, surgeries and follow-up. Excellent results with very little scaring including large forehead and nose Mohr surgeries.
Google Forefront Dermatology
I was skeptical seeing a new physician for my dermatology Needs but I soon became a satisfied customer Of doctor John Starling . Doctor Starling was attentive and sympathetic to my dermatology needs . The procedure he preformed was virtually painless .I highly recommend doctor Starling and his staff for anyone who has dermatology needs .

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Undergraduate Degree:
Rhodes College – Memphis, TN

Medical School:
University of Tennessee – Memphis, TN

Dermatology Residency:
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Mohs Fellowship:
The Skin Cancer Center – Cincinnati, OH

Hospital Affiliations
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County
American Board of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
Professional Memberships
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Honorable Mention, Michigan Dermatological Society Resident Research Paper Award
"You're Super" award, given in appreciation of patient care (multiple awards)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship
Hurst "Green Cross Award" for Successful Passenger Vehicle Extrication
Mortar Board Honor Society
Rhodes College Honor Roll and Dean's List (multiple awards)
Spencer Classical Studies Scholarship

Starling J 3rd, Karimipour DJ. Non-laser superficial resurfacing techniques: Superficial chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Evidence Based Procedural Dermatology. 1st edition. Murad Alam, M.D., ed. Springer. Submitted

Starling J 3rd, Patel PJ, Rasberry RD. The Kerf-Cut dressing: application of a woodworking technique for efficient postsurgical would care. Dermatologic Surgery 2005 Apr;31(4):484-5 PMID: 15871331.

Staling J 3rd, Koo J. Evidence based or theoretical concern? Pseudotumor cerebri and depression as acitretin side effects. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2005 Nov-Dec;4(6):690-6 PMID 16302554.