Michael Moats, MD

“We want our patients to look good, feel good and
be better after we see them.”

About Me

Michael Moats, MD

 For 40 years, Dr. Moats has been providing dermatology care to Santa Maria and neighboring cities, and you won’t have to spend more than five minutes in his clinic before immediately recognizing the sense of family that has formed over the decades.
Dr. Moats grew up in Los Angeles and always knew, with encouragement from his father and inspiration from his favorite medical television show, that he would study medicine. But it wasn’t until his dermatology residency that he found his passion for skin care.
He enjoys the opportunity to treat patients of all ages with a variety of skin conditions. The more quality time he gets to spend with his patients the better, which is one of the reasons why he also enjoys performing surgical procedures.
Dr. Moats explains that he likes his patients to “look good, feel good, and be better after seeing them”. From clearing up skin complexion to removing skin cancer, he looks forward to making a difference in his patients’ lives on a daily basis. 
He is a father of 4 and a grandfather of 7, and plays a very active role in the Santa Maria community. Dr. Moats is a member of multiple service clubs and served 7 years on the city’s planning commission. He was also elected and has served one year on Santa Maria city council in addition to 15 years as a director of Community Bank of Santa Maria.

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Where I Practice

West Dermatology @ Moats Skin Specialists

West Dermatology @ Moats Skin Specialists

116 South Palisade Dr Suite 208
Santa Maria, CA 93454


My Training & Credentials

Undergraduate & Medical
  • UCLA, Bachelor of Arts, Zoology
  • UCLA, Doctor of Medicine, MD
  • USC, Residency, Chief Resident
Board of Certification
  • Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of American Society of Dermatology Surgery

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