Premier SkinMD

Premier SkinMD was founded in 2018 by Dr. Neil A. Shah, a board-certified dermatologist and nationally recognized “Top Doctor”.

The clinic was founded in response to changes in the health insurance marketplace that were driving up costs for patients with either higher deductibles or no insurance. In addition, government regulations were forcing doctors to spend more time with their computers and less time with their patients.

Premier SkinMD is Insurance-Free

What does it mean to be insurance-free?

No insurances are accepted; all services must be paid in full before or immediately after they are provided. Prices for all services are 100% transparent. No insurance is accepted, and certain patients who have government insurance policies (Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Medicaid) are not permitted to be seen for non-cosmetic services due to government regulations.

Dermatology Services

Premier SkinMD provides full-spectrum dermatology care including medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services.

Medical Dermatology

If we can see it, we can see you. Premier SkinMD Dermatologists treat patients with conditions of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes.

Surgical Dermatology

Regardless of whether you require removal of a benign growth or excision and repair of a large facial skin cancer, Premier SkinMD should be your first stop.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Our cosmetic treatment philosophy revolves around addressing your cosmetic concerns in the most thoughtful and cost-effective manner.


Neil A. Shah, MD, FAAD

Board-certified Dermatologist, Diplomate

Dr. Shah currently works as the founder and medical director of Clarus Dermatology, and serves as adjunct clinical faculty for the University of Minnesota department of Family Medicine and Community Health. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Shah serves as the president of the Minnesota Dermatological Society, president of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine, founder of the Minnesota Independent Physicians Association, director of the Twin Cities Medical Society, and a founding director of the REAL Physicians Foundation.


Awards & Accolades

Dr. Shah’s most recent awards and recognition.
  • Minnesota Monthly – Best Doctors 2015-2017
  • Minnesota Monthly – Best Doctors for Women 2013-2017
  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul Magazine – Top Doctors Rising Star – 2015-2017
  • Best Doctors (national, top 4% of physicians) – 2017