By Appointment Only

MON   8AM - 5PM  
TUES   8AM - 5PM  
WED   8AM - 5PM  
THURS   8AM - 5PM  
FRI   8AM - 5PM  

insurance accepted


West Hawaii Medical Group
77-311 Sunset Drive
Kailua-Kona, Hi 96740


Located in Kona
on Sunset Drive
Look for the
Hualalai Urgent Care” Sign


Dr. Joy McElroy specializes in Medical Dermatology. She prides herself on providing the highest quality care for patients’ and takes the time to understand your concerns and work with you to improve the health and wellness of your skin.

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and is the first defense to protect us from dirt, germs, diseases and temperature fluctuations. It is important to keep your skin in healthy condition by avoiding allergy-provoking food and substances, using proper protection in various environments, and being aware of unknown growths that could be dangerous to your health.

By working with Dr. McElroy, she helps you take the necessary steps to keep your skin in good condition.

Dr. Joy McElroy is a highly skilled dermatologist trained at Mayo Clinic. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and has been practicing Dermatology since 1987 and serving Kailua-Kona since 1993.

medical dermatology services
  • Acne
  • Actinic Kertosis
  • Aging Skin
  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmarks
  • Cantharidin
  • Curettage-electrodessication
  • Cyrosurgery
  • Cyst Removal
  • Dermatitis
  • Excision
  • Eczema
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Surgery
  • Narrow-Band UVB & UVA
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pompholyx
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunspots
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
professional societies
  • Member, Hawaii Dermatology Society
  • Member, Hawaii Medical Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  • Member, Pacific Dermatology
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Member, The Links, Inc.
  • Gubernatorial Appointment, State Health Planning and Development Committee, State of Hawaii
professional publications

"The Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma with Extracorporeal Photophoresis," with S.A. Muller, L.E. Gibson and R.K. Winkelmann; presentation at Dermatology section of National Medical Association, Los Angeles, CA July 1988

"Carbon Dioxide Laser Abration for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Epidermal Dyskeratosis," with D. A. Mehregan and R.K. Roenigk; presentation at Plastic/Dermatology Section for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Arlington, Virginia, April 1988

"Granulomatous Dermatitis with Eosinophillia: A Clinicopathology Study," with Ms. Peters, K.M. Leiferman and R.K. Winkel-mann; presentation at Gross and Microscopic Session, American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, D.C., December 1988

"Solar Urticaria: A Case Report Involving Xenogeneic Passive Transfer Studies," with M.T. McEvoy, A.F. Fransway and R.K. Winkelmann; Animal studies performed under the direction of Paul Zollman

"Concomitant Disseminated Varicella Zoster with HSV-II in a Patient with AIDS," (case and review), with W. Wilson, W.P.D. Su and S.A. Muller 1990

"Carbon Dioxide Laser Vaporization of Recalcitrant Symptomatic Plaques of Hailey-Hailey Disease and Darier's Disease," D.A. Mehregan, R.K. Roenigk, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 23, No. 5, Part 1, November 1990

"Topical Tretinoin in the Treatment of Actinic (Solar) Keratoses," (poster presentation, American Academy of Dermatology, December 1991) E.G. Thorne and J.B. Roach

"The Pathogenesis, Clinical Picture and Management of Photodamage," (Consultant presentation and training for Elizabeth Arden), June 1991

"Infection with Tumefaction, Draining Sinuses and Grains," C de Almeida Presses and W.P.D. Su, Cutis, July 1992

"A Single Blinded, Randomized, Phase IV Study to Compare the Efficacy of Erycette and Cleocin-T Lotion in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Facial Acne Vulgaris," with A. Kligman, J Dimatteo, 1993