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Dr. Debra Tanner Abell, MD



Dr. Abell received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and graduated from medical school at the University of California San Francisco. She completed her fellowship in Dermatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Abell has been practicing dermatology in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years. Dr. Abell is a Fellow of the AAD. She is also a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology. She is a founding member of the Pittsburgh Women's Dermatology Group.


Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed
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Dr. Abell's Rating
50 Ratings with 10 Reviews
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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11676 Perry Hwy Ste 2305, Wexford, PA, 15090
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4.0 Office cleanliness
5.0 Courteous staff
5.0 Scheduling flexibility
Debra Tanner Abell Md Dermatology And Cosmetic Skin Care
11676 Perry Hwy Ste 2305
Wexford, PA, 15090
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"I recently had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Abell to have some skin issues treated. Dr. Abell is extremely professional, courteous, and caring. Her staff is courteous and efficient. I would highly recommend Dr. Abell for any of your skin care needs. Thanks Michael R. "
  • March 5, 2020
"Dr. Abell gave the best and most thorough full body skin exam I have ever had. From my toes to my noes she looked at everything and explained as she went on. She is my new favorite dermatologist! Plus, I love the fact that she gave me cosmetic skin advise (when I asked). Going here from now on - she's the best!"
  • February 5, 2020
"With work and school it's hard to find the time to go to the doctors. I'm glad Dr. Abell has Saturday morning appointments a few times per month. I was in and out! As a bonus, she has coffee and cookies for those early morning appointments too!"
  • February 2, 2020
"I was referred to Dr. Abell by a buddy of mine after I was complaining about two other dermatologists who just didn't get it right. My buddy said the "skin doctor" will get my psoriasis right. I was skeptical. I made an appointment with Dr. Abell and to my surprise, I felt like she really cared about my problem and was so reassuring that she would find a way to treat it. And she was not just saying it. She and her excellent staff went to great lengths to remedy my problem. I was really grateful. Did the Doctor run a little late? Yes, but I thought about my last two dermatologists. They maybe were not as late, but they seemed like in such a rush to get me out, like I was on an assembly line and they only had 5-10 minutes for me. Dr. Abell graciously spent more time with me answering my questions. I knew she couldn't treat another skin problem at the same time, but at least I could tell her what it was and she listened. So, my buddy was right. Dr. Abell was great! She is very friendly and ...
instantly makes you feel like she cares and you matter. She also has a terrific staff. They also care and are very helpful. And, I really like her waiting room. She has many amenities to enjoy while waiting to be seen. I'm really glad I saw Dr. Abell and I have already recommended her to my family and friends. In this day of assembly line mentality, Dr. Abell is an "old fashion" doctor who truly cares about her patients and greatly helps them with their skin problems. I know this first hand. Thank you. Robert F. "
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  • February 1, 2020
"Creams creams and more creams. I had a chronic ear infection and went to my ear, nose and throat doctor and another dermatologist for 4 years. All they gave me were steroid creams. My ear never got better! I went to Dr. Abell, she cultured my ear immediately and found that I had a bacterial infection. She gave me an antibiotic instead of a steroid cream. It cleared and never came back! Should have gone to her 4 years ago! "
  • January 30, 2020
"I had microneedling of my face done by the PA Amy. Wonderful! My face has never been so soft. My boyfriend even noticed and said I was glowing!!"
  • January 29, 2020
"I had microneedling of my face done by the PA Amy. Wonderful! My face has never been so soft. My boyfriend even noticed and said I was glowing!!"
  • January 29, 2020
"I hadn’t been to this office in a couple of years, but WOW what a change. It looks as though there may have been some staff change over as well as a refreshed waiting room. The wait time wasn’t bad, about average for a specialist office. My overall visit met my expectations, and I will continue to go there with any skin issues."
  • January 28, 2020
"I could hug Dr. Abell. She saved my sisters life. My sister had a lesion on her leg that she showed to two other dermatologists who said it was "nothing". Dr. Abell saw it and immediately biopsied it. It was in fact life threatening melanoma. She caught it early enough so that my sister is still alive five years later. Dr. Abell. She takes the time!"
  • January 28, 2020
"My mother and I went in for Botox treatments. We were both very impressed by Dr. Abell's technique. We have had Botox at several clinics but her technique was so precise and the outcome was much more even and balanced than we have had in the past. She took photos of us to track our progress. We also liked the 15-20% discount she offers several times a year. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I am so happy and will definitely be going here from now on!"
  • January 22, 2020


11676 Perry Hwy Ste 2305
Wexford, PA, 15090
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted



Medical School
University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine
Graduated 1979
University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
Graduated 1975
Lenox Hill Hospital


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