Monica M. Van Acker, DO, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
297 reviews
I strive to see patients within a reasonable time frame to immediately address their presenting problems and provide exceptional treatment when diagnosed with chronic conditions.
- Monica M. Van Acker, DO
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr VanAker and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor explained what she was doing and answered my questions.
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Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Van Acker is amazing! She really helped get my skin clear and I feel so much better and a lot more confident in how I look! Thank you so much!! Would highly recommend her!
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Van Acker is the best dermatologist I have ever seen. Very nice and very thorough. I highly recommend her. Also her staff is great.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very personable staff. Easy to talk to!
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
She is fast and efficient. Kind and caring. I would highly recommend
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4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Time well spent! Dr. Van Acker did a great job of addressing my concerns and conditions.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent office staff, polite and responsive. Dr. spend a lot of time screening and informing me of my issues.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
It's always a pleasure visiting Dr. Van Acker! She explains everything she is doing and why. She takes all of my questions seriously and gives well thought out answers. She makes sure I understand all of my post-visit "homework" too :-)
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Forefront Dermatology
I’ve graduated from college and moved out of town and still travel back to go to Dr. VanAcker. She’s the best!
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3.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
1. She came in room dressed in near Hazmat attire\n2. MA started right in pitching to have me use a cream on my face that could make me look like I had been in a house fire with 2nd & 3rd degree burns (some kind of chemo based treatment.\n3. Sprayed freezing application on my forehead but never mentioned it as an option on my groin area,\n4. She took 2 biopsies which turned out to be fine on my leg and back.\n5. Gave me a script for groin area and to come back in two months.\n6. I was still trying to ask her questions while she walked out the door and was told MA would answer.\n7. I waited 3 months for this appt ! I also showed her a big round circle on my back/shoulder which she never commented on nor acknowledged.\n\nI have since seen another dermatologist and got in within 2 weeks and was given treatment options and will Not be back to Forefront. Follow up appt was made for 2 weeks.
Education

Undergraduate Degree:

BS, Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI

Medical School:

DO, Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI

Dermatology Residency:

Michigan State University / St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Memberships
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Medical Dermatology Society
Women’s Dermatologic Society
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
North American Hair Research Society
Sigma Sigma Phi Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
Achievements
Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Resident Research Day Best Case Presentation, 2018
American Academy of Dermatology Everett C. Fox Memorial Research Award, 2016
Michigan Dermatology Society Research Award, 2015 & 2016
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Research Award, 2015
Women’s Dermatology Society Mentorship Award with Murad Alam MD, 2015
American Society for Dermatological Surgery Conference Scholarship, 2015
Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine Sills Research Scholarship, 2010 & 2011
National American College of Physicians Conference, 1st place investigational research, 2010
Friendship Memorial Scholarship for pre-professional achievements, 2010