About Dr. Neiner
"Every patient deserves to be treated like a VIP. Each case is different and, as doctors, we must give the best individualized care to each of them." Dr. James R. Neiner, MD, FAAD FACMS
Dr. James Neiner is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon (Mohs surgeon) with more than twelve years of experience in the treatment of skin cancer. He is based in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served as an active duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He was also a Mohs surgeon and staff dermatologist on faculty at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) and served as both the associate program director and interim program director for the dermatology residency. He also served as an assistant professor for the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD as well as an active clinical assistant professor for UT Health dermatology. Dr. Neiner earned his medical degree in 2006 from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. After graduating, he completed his residency in dermatology at SAUSHEC in 2010. In 2013 he was selected for advanced Mohs training in a fellowship in Mohs Surgery in Macon, GA, under the supervision of Dr. David Kent. Dr. Kent, who is recognized as one of the best skin cancer doctors in the country, has performed more than 30,000 Mohs surgical procedures. Dr. Kent is also one of a select number of program directors charged with training other dermatologists in Mohs surgery and reconstructive surgery accredited through the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Neiner joined the American College of Mohs surgery in 2013. He continuously works on dermatology research with multiple publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, CUTIS, the Dermatology Online Journal and the Dermatologic Surgery Journal. He has also earned the designation as Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr. Neiner's military career has taken him around the world from basic training at South Carolina in 1992 to airborne school at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Vicenza, Italy and currently Texas. In 2011, he completed a 9-month combat deployment to Afghanistan, where he served as the only physician in Forward Operating Base (FOB) Walton just outside of Kandahar. During his deployment he successfully managed multiple traumatic injury cases including gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries. He is a decorated veteran, who has earned multiple recognitions including the Meritorious Service Medal twice.
When he is not working, Dr. Neiner enjoys competitive running activities and surfing. He has completed various marathons and finished the 2015 Boston marathon in less than three hours. He has been on the Army Ten Miler team competing in Washington, DC every year for the last 5 years. He loves to spend time with his loving wife raising their two children together. He also enjoys traveling to Florida to spend time with his family.
"Dr. Neiner was very professional & thorough. I felt reassured I was in good hands for my skin cancer."
"Excellent service and care Dr. Neiner made me feel well taken care of."
"I really enjoyed Dr Neiner, he made me feel welcome at my first visit, asked all the right questions, even help with a history of other flare ups I have had but did not go in for. I will definitely go back."
"Friendly efficient support staff. Dr. Neiner assessed my skin problem and made repairs. Nice work."
"I'm the kinda of person who will not go to the doctor's unless I absolutely have to because I'm a relatively healthy person and don't have health insurance. I had an abscess on my tail bone/upper buttocks area that was causing me imense pain and discomfort. On the third day I couldnt bare it anymore and called about 15 doctor's offices and they either had different requirements or prerequisites for an appointment that would meet my healthcare needs like referrals, biopsies, or didn't perform the care I was requesting. Then I called Sonterra Dermatology - Stone Oak and I'm telling you I should have saved myself the time and just called them first because not only we're they willing to meet my health care needs they were also able to get me a next day appointment at their earliest time, which when your in pain makes a world of difference. Dr. James Neiner took excellent care of me and was the right amount of cautious about cutting into me. He actually talked to me and took my choices into great consideration when discussing my care options. We decided on a steroid shot and antibiotics regime incase my abscess was a cyst. The steroid shot practically popped the abscess which resulted in Dr. Neiner and I deciding that a continued popping and draining of the abscess would be the best course of action. After about 10mins of draining literal fluid ounces from my body I instantly felt better than I had in 4 days. Actual night and day difference. Dr. Neiner still prescribed me the antibiotic regime for obvious reasons and sent me on my merry way to schedule a followup. About $500 out of pocket for the whole experience and it was money well spent. Can't thank these guys and Dr. Neiner enough for the amount of pain they relieved me of. I can play with my daughter again and its all thanks to them."