At Jordan Valley Dermatology we know that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You will have this competency and caring attitude from all the staff at Jordan Valley Dermatology every day. Our staff works as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs. We will keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you!
Dr. Douglass W. Forsha
West Jordan, UTJordan Valley Dermatology
Dr. Douglass W. Forsha was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended the University of Utah and Brigham Young University, earning a B.A. degree in Asian Studies in 1979. He then attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine , obtaining the degree Doctor of Medicine in May 1985. He continued at Vanderbilt to complete a one-year internship in Internal Medicine. Dr. Forsha completed a residency in Dermatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago on June 1989. He then practiced in Aiken, South Carolina, home of the late Senator Strom Thurmond.
In July 1991 Dr. Forsha founded South Valley Dermatology a center of excellence in the field of dermatology in West Jordan, Utah. During the ensuing 19 years, he honed his skills in the fields of medical, surgical, cosmetic and research dermatology. Services offered by Dr. Forsha include - but are not limited to - treatment of acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and all of the various types of skin cancers. Additionally, Dr. Forsha has an interest in the cosmetic areas of dermatology. He has trained in the injection of Botox and various fillers with some of the most prominent injectors in the world.
"Perhaps we dermatologists don't emerge from the ER or the OR with blood-soaked gowns claiming to have saved yet another life, but we do save lives in the area of skin cancer care and prevention. Much of our work has to do with the quality of one's life. What child would choose to suffer the itching and scratching cycle of eczema if he/she had another option? What teenager would want to tolerate even one day of acne on the face or back? the list goes on. My field is tremendously rewarding. The skin is the largest organ of the body, comprising over two square meters of surface area. Significantly, people see their skin every day, and when their conditions are effectively treated they are very grateful. I consider myself one of those people who was lucky enough to find a career that I genuinely enjoy and find fulfillment."
Dr. Forsha considered himself fortunate to be selected as the resident from his program to conduct dermatologic research on infants in Manipal, India in 1988. Dr. Forsha traveled to Zagora, Morocco in 2008 to render charitable medical care. On a personal note, Dr. Forsha is the father of a daughter, age 37, a son, age 30 and grandpa to Sofia, 8, and Petra, 5. His interests are broad and include reading and current events. He also takes pleasure in travel, especially by rail. He particularly enjoys trips to Hawaii, Europe, and Asia. In 1973 - 1974, at age 17, he was the youngest member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He always keeps a 40-minute memorized program of classical piano solo literature ready - and invites anyone to twist his arm to play.