Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

390 Ratings

Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Itching, Allergic Skin Disease, Lymphomas, Skin and Systemic Disease, Dermatology (general), Psoriasis, Clinical Trials, Skin Cancer

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Education & Training

  • A.B., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1982
  • M.D., University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, 1987
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Mem Hosp, 1989
  • Residency, Dermatology, North Carolina Mem Hosp, 1991

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology


  • Eur Acad of Derm & Venereology
  • Am Academy Of Dermatology
  • Intl Forum for Study of Itch
  • Intl Soc of Cut Lymphoma

NPI Number

  • 1730165002
Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

390 Ratings

Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology
Center for Worker Health

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm

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Recent Publications

Abokwidir M, Fleischer AB. An emerging treatment: topical ivermectin for papulopustular rosacea. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015;():.

Aslam I, Fleischer A, Feldman S. Emerging drugs for the treatment of acne. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2015;20(1):91-101.

Davis SA, Huang KE, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr, Huang WW. Trends in ambulatory health care usage for adult acne. J Cutan Med Surg. 2015;19(4):377-379.

Hoover WD, Davis SA, Fleischer AB, Feldman SR. Topical antibiotic monotherapy prescribing practices in acne vulgaris. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014;25(2):97-99.

Gold LS, Kircik L, Fowler J, Tan J, Draelos Z, Fleischer A, Appell M, Steinhoff M, Lynde C, Liu H, Jacovella J. Efficacy and safety of ivermectin 1% cream in treatment of papulopustular rosacea: results of two randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled pivotal studies. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014;13(3):316-323.

Ahn CS, Allen MM, Davis SA, Huang KE, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: a resource for understanding the outpatient dermatology treatment [editorial]. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014;25(6):453-458.

Fleischer AB Jr. The lack of information in racial and ethnic minorities and their response to therapeutics [invited commentary]. JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(11):1234.

Rattanakaemakorn P, Fleischer AB. Psoriasis or obesity is a risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease [letter]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;71(3):588.

Shaw MK, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr. Trends in systemic psoriasis treatment therapies from 1993 through 2010. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014;13(8):917-920.

Shaw MK, Davis SA, Fleischer AB, Feldman SR. The duration of office visits in the United States, 1993 to 2010. Am J Manag Care. 2014;20(10):820-826.

Abokwidir M, Davis SA, Fleischer AB, Pichardo-Geisinger RO. Use of the emergency department for dermatologic care in the United States by ethnic group. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014;():.

Stein Gold L, Kircik L, Fowler J, Jackson JM, Tan J, Draelos Z, Fleischer A, Appell M, Steinhoff M, Lynde C, Sugarman J, Liu H, Jacovella J. Long-term safety of Ivermectin 1% cream vs Azelaic Acid 15% gel in treating inflammatory lesions of rosacea: results of two 40-week controlled, investigator-blinded trials. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014;13(11):1380-1386.

Shutty BG, West C, Huang KE, Landis E, Dabade T, Browder B, O'Neill J, Kinney MA, Feneran AN, Taylor S, Yentzer B, McCall WV, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Sleep disturbances in psoriasis. Dermatol Online J. 2013;19(1):1.

Kokkonen EW, Davis SA, Lin HC, Dabade TS, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr. Use of electronic medical records differs by specialty and office settings. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013;20(e1):e33-e38.

Furue M, Ebata T, Ikoma A, Takeuchi S, Kataoka Y, Takamori K, Satoh T, Saeki H, Augustin M, Reich A, Szepietowski J, Fleischer A, Blome C, Phan NQ, Weisshaar E, Yosipovitch G, Stander S. Verbalizing extremes of the visual analogue scale for pruritus: a consensus statement [letter]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2013;93(2):214-215.

Ji AL, Baze MR, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr. Ambulatory melanoma care patterns in the United States. J Skin Cancer. 2013;2013():689261.

Shaw M, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB. Decreasing frequency of office visits on fridays [editorial]. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(6):405-407.

Reeder VJ, Gustafson CJ, Davis SA, Fleischer AB Jr, Huang WW. The treatment and demographics of warts: an analysis of national trends. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013;12(12):1411-1415.

Ahn C, Davis SA, Dabade TS, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Services available and their effectiveness. Dermatol Clin. 2012;30(1):19-37.

Barnes LE, Levender MM, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Quality of life measures for acne patients. Dermatol Clin. 2012;30(2):293-300.

McNamara EK, Curtis AR, Fleischer AB Jr. Successful treatment of angiofibromata of tuberous sclerosis complex with rapamycin. J Dermatolog Treat. 2012;23(1):46-48.

Wilson RL, Yentzer BA, Isom SP, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr. How good are US dermatologists at discriminating skin cancers? A number-needed-to-treat analysis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2012;23(1):65-69.

Nolan BV, Levender MM, Davis SA, Feneran AN, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Trends in the use of topical over the counter products in the management of dermatologic disease in the United States. Dermatol Online J. 2012;18(2):1.

Nolan BV, Fleischer AB Jr, Feneran AN, Levender MM, Davis SA, Feldman SR. Trends in the use of topical over the counter products in the management of dermatologic disease in the United States [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;66(4 Suppl):AB173.

Weisshaar E, Fleischer AB Jr, Bernhard JD, Cropley TG. Pruritus and dysesthesia In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, Callen JP, Cerroni L, Heymann WR, Hruza GJ, Mancini AJ, Patterson JW, Rocken M, Schwarz T, eds. Dermatology, vol 1. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier/Saunders;2012: 111-125.

Sher L, Chang J, Patel I, Balkrishnan R, Fleischer AB. Relieving the pruritus of atopic dermatitis: a meta-analysis [abstract]. Value Health. 2012;15(4):A249-A250.

Sher LG, Chang J, Patel IB, Balkrishnan R, Fleischer AB Jr. Relieving the pruritus of atopic dermatitis: a meta-analysis. Acta Derm Venereol. 2012;92(5):455-461.

Miller DW, Clark AR, Fleischer AB, Yentzer BA, Koch SB. An over the counter moisturizer is as clinically effective as, and more cost-effective than, prescription barrier creams in the treatment of children with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis: a randomized, controlled trial [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(2 Suppl 1):AB57.

Vogel S, Fleischer A, Yentzer B, Cordoro K, Feldman S. Outpatient visits by children with psoriasis in the United States: 1979 to 2007 [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(2 Suppl 1):AB131.

Yentzer BA, Gosnell AL, Clark AR, Pearce DJ, Balkrishnan R, Camacho FT, Young TA, Fountain JM, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR, et al. A randomized controlled pilot study of strategies to increase adherence in teenagers with acne vulgaris [letter]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(4):793-795.

Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr. Progression of actinic keratosis to squamous cell carcinoma revisited: clinical and treatment implications. Cutis. 2011;87(4):201-207.

Miller DW, Koch SB, Yentzer BA, Clark AR, O'Neill JR, Fountain J, Weber TM, Fleischer AB Jr. An over-the-counter moisturizer is as clinically effective as, and more cost-effective than, prescription barrier creams in the treatment of children with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis: a randomized, controlled trial. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011;10(5):531-537.

Fleischer AB Jr. Inflammation in rosacea and acne: implications for patient care. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011;10(6):614-620.

Fleischer AB, Meade TJ, Fleischer AB. Notalgia paresthetica: successful treatment with exercises [letter]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2011;91(3):356-357.

Herzog JL, Solomon JA, Draelos Z, Fleischer A Jr, Stough D, Wolf DI, Abramovits W, Werschler W, Green E, Duffy M, et al. A randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled crossover study to determine the anti-pruritic efficacy, safety and local dermal tolerability of a topical formulation (SRD174 cream). J Drugs Dermatol. 2011;10(8):853-860.

Sher LG, Fleischer AB Jr. How effective are placebos and vehicles in relieving the itch of atopic dermatitis: a meta-analysis of published literature [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2011;91(5):620.

Fleischer AB Jr. Written action plans should be comprehensive and evidence-based [letter]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;65(5):1059.

Goldberg JL, Dabade TS, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Krowchuk DP, Fleischer AB. Changing age of acne vulgaris visits: another sign of earlier puberty?. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011;28(6):645-648.

Patel P, Lin HC, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB, Nahata M, Balkrishnan R. Medication choice and associated health care outcomes and costs for patients with acne and acne related conditions in the United States [abstract]. Value Health. 2011;14(3):A57.

Fleischer AB Jr, Shalita A, Eichenfield LF, Abramovits W, Lucky A, Garrett S. Dapsone gel 5% in combination with adapalene gel 0.1%, benzoyl peroxide gel 4% or moisturizer for the treatment of acne vulgaris: a 12-week, randomized, double-blind study. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9(1):33-40.

Rogers HW, Weinstock MA, Harris AR, Hinckley MR, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB, Coldiron BM. Incidence estimate of nonmelanoma skin cancer in the United States, 2006. Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(3):283-287.

Balkrishnan R, Bhosle MJ, Fleischer AB, Feldman SR. Prior authorization for topical psoriasis treatments: is it cost-beneficial for managed care?. J Dermatolog Treat. 2010;21(3):178-184.

Balkrishnan R, Bhosle MJ, Camacho F, Fleischer AB, Feldman SR. Prescribing patterns for topical retinoids: analyses of 15 years of data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. J Dermatolog Treat. 2010;21(3):193-200.

Fleischer AB Jr, Boguniewicz M. An approach to pruritus in atopic dermatitis: a critical systematic review of the tacrolimus ointment literature. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9(5):488-498.

Kinney MA, Yentzer BA, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Trends in the treatment of acne vulgaris: are measures being taken to avoid antimicrobial resistance?. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9(5):519-524.

Hordinsky M, Fleischer A, Rivers JK, Poulin Y, Belsito D, Hultsch T. Efficacy and safety of pimecrolimus cream 1% in mild-to-moderate chronic hand dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind trial. Dermatology. 2010;221(1):71-77.

Kannangara AP, Levitan D, Fleischer AB Jr. Six patients with early-stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma successfully treated with topical 5-fluorouracil. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9(8):1017-1018.

Yentzer BA, Ade RA, Fountain JM, Clark AR, Taylor SL, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Simplifying regimens promotes greater adherence and outcomes with topical acne medications: a randomized controlled trial. Cutis. 2010;86(2):103-108.

Vogel SA, Yentzer B, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR, Cordoro KM. Outpatient visits by children with psoriasis in the United States: 1979 to 2007 [abstract]. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2010;24(Suppl 4):1.

Shamsudin N, Fleischer AB Jr. Vehicle or placebo? Investigators use incorrect terminology in randomized controlled trials half of the time: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published in three major dermatology journals. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9(10):1221-1226.

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Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Itching, Allergic Skin Disease, Lymphomas, Skin and Systemic Disease, Dermatology (general), Psoriasis, Clinical Trials, Skin Cancer
Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D.

Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology
Center for Worker Health

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Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D.390 Ratings

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Dr. Fleischer is a very professional, informative and competent doctor. courteous, friendly, caring. I place my complete confidence in his diagnoses and treatments.




Dr. Fleischer has been my dermatologist for many years and diagnosed and treated many basal cell skin cancers that I have had and referred me to the expert care of a MOHS surgeon. Along with Dr. Fleischer's expertise, I shall greatly miss his personal friendliness and humor. I am really sorry to see him leave his practice and Wake Forest Baptist Health.


All good.


Dr. Fleischer is the best dermatologist I've had...and I've seen over 8 separate dermatologists over the past 40 years.




Care provider. Dr was excellant. Would recommend him to anyone in need of a dermatologist.


This provider is excellent. I have always felt he sees me as a human being rather than as just another patient. He always takes time to talk with me rather than at me and he recalls personal information shared from past visits. I have felt a rapport with him that I find sadly rare in today's assembly line medical care, and I will regretfully miss him and the care he provides when he relocates to another state.


hate to see this doctor is leaving. I really have a lot of confidence in him.


Dr. Fleischer is an excellent physician, and I am totally confident in his medical expertise.


Gave good answers to questions.


Dr. Alan Fleischer is an excellent dermatologist in whom I totally trust his expertise.


The people at this office and the care providers were as good and professional as one could ask for.


Spent most of the time with the assistant in documenting and evaluating the problem. Eventually the doctor came into the room for about 3 minutes total.


First thing that was said to me was if I was looking for a cure, I came to the wrong place. Answers were short and usually limited to one word answers. Asked me what I wanted him to prescribe instead of offering suggestions for my particualr symptoms and could not answer questions regarding drug interactions. I am very unsatisfied with the skin check I received. It was mediochre at best. Felt like I was an inconvenience to him as were any questions I had. He was half way out the door what I was tring to talk to him.


Excellent doctor!


Dr. Fleischer's bedside manner is off-putting. He appeared in a rush; didn't ask me what concerns I may have had; didn't discuss with me what, if anything, the resident who examined my skin had reported to him. I felt that his very few minutes with me were superficial, and I left wondering whether he was more concerned with performing for the attendant resident and medical student than with having a serious discussion with me about the state of my health aside from admonishing me to wear sunscreen. Having said that, I think he is a very knowledgeable physician. I just wish he showed a little more empathy for me.


Physician and his team could not have been better.


I would not trust my skin's health to any other clinic or group of specialists in the country. WF Dermatology is by far the best I have every encountered. All of their doctors, residents, and assistants are top notch.


Dr. Fleischer is very caring, friendly, professional, and thorough. He makes me feel comfortable.




MD abrupt- felt he didn't care all that much, felt couldn't ask questions.


I recommend him to everyone who will listen to me! And to some who don't want to listen to me!


Very impressed with this office and doctors and staff.


Dr. Fleischer is always upbeat and friendly.


I do recommend him.


Very good 1st visit.


Dr. Fleischer needs to cloned and placed in every physician's body.


Very very good experience.


Dr. Fleisher is a great, through and thoughtful physician who takes the time to listen and explain my condition. I would recommend him to anyone who needed his service.


Both my husband and myself was seen at the same time in the same examining room which probably cut down on the amount of time we would have had had we been seen individually. Nevertheless, it helped with information & observation on condition of each of us by the other.


Poor experience, *Dr. Fleischer seem annoyed that I sought a 2nd opinion with a neurologist & therefore was very dismissive.


Dr. Fleischer is very knowledgeable about medications including relevant studies which he shared to help me make an informed decisions about my care.


Very pleasant


He spent enough time with me for my satisfaction.


I do have confidence in my doctor about my problem.


We have recommended this provider many times. Excellent provider.


Dr. Fleischer impresses me an an exceptional physician. My only negative experience stems from his rush during my exam. I had little opportunity to ask several questions that I had. He spent too little time with me. I suspect he was concerned with other patients who had more significant problems than presented in my routine exam. I would certainly recommend the good doctor.


I drive 6 hours one way to see this provider. Need I say more. He is extremely friendly, attentive, professional. He displays a great deal of attention to my health concerns as well as to me as an individual. He listens very attentively, and explains every detail in terms that I can understand. Outstanding!

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