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Welcome to Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
Our Office’s are located in Carmel Valley, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Murrieta, Menifee & Temecula, CA
Welcome! The dermatologists and dermatology professionals at Dermatology Specialists, Inc. are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve developed a website loaded with valuable information about dermatology and skin problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have a concern about your skin.
Our website also provides you with background about our staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our offices in Carmel Valley, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Murrieta, Menifee and Temecula and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose Dermatology Specialists, Inc., you’re working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.
Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Dermatology Specialists, Inc.’s capabilities and services such as Botox, Mohs Surgery, Acne Treatment, and Laser Hair Removal. We also invite you to email or call our Carmel Valley, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Murrieta, Menifee and Temecula offices at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Our office hours are M-F 8am to 5pm. Thank you.
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I just had my first experience with Dermatology Specialists and I have to say it was extremely positive from the time I walked in the door and throughout the whole process. I had a rather sizeable mole on my cheek and initially made an appointment with Dr. Ross. Great guy, I was greeted in a very friendly and professional way and only waited 5 minutes. He did a shave biopsy to see what kind of treatment this mole would need. I was told it would take up to 2 weeks for the results. At that time I received a call from Pathology and they let me know that I would need to have it removed and scheduled me an appointment 4 days later and informed me that Dr. Wong would be doing the Mohs surgery because that was his specialty. I came in on Friday of that week (a few days ago) thinking that I was having it removed. I misunderstood. Dr. Wong explained that he could remove it that day but would rather play it safe and give me antibiotics to take 24 days prior to the surgery. He gave me a great consultation and explained every step of the treatment recommended. He told his assistant to schedule it Monday and to let him know if he didn't have anything available on Monday. Well his schedule was full so his assistant walked back to Dr. Wong to tell him and came back and said that he would do it on 12:15 Monday on his lunch hour. I was floored! I've never had a Dr. offer to do anything like that. I came back in today to have the procedure. On Friday we had discussed leaving the incision open in the event they had to go back in and remove more that it would be less invasive. Well, over the weekend I changed my mind to have it stitched up and let him know. I expressed to him that I felt bad knowing that he took the time on his lunch hour and I changed things. He let me know that it was more important to him to accommodate my needs. The procedure took 30 minutes. He was very meticulous, it went great. George his assistant gave great care in bandaging me up and telling me what to expect. Holie was great as well! This whole office staff is very accommodating.Susan K.
I see Dr Samady in the Fallbrook location . He is thorough, knowledgeable, caring, kind, gentle, listens well and is clear w/ his directions, thoughts, and ""what is next" . I feel well taken care of and respected by Dr Samady. I trust him.Mindi L.
Letter of compliment; cases of Dr. Thiele and Medical Assistant Nurse Samantha.I find it difficulty to understand how Dr. Thiele and Nurse Samantha can be all that they can be for their clients. This Team is truly an "A Team" that not only possesses the medical skills that can not be duplicated, in my opinion, but also possesses the customer service skills that are equally above the norm. My skin cancer requires sever removing of the cancer by the use of something called Moal, this spelling might be wrong.It takes special and careful digging deep to remove the cancer. The skills that Dr. "T" possesses is truly second to none. He is very calm and methodical when it comes to his job.He is constantly mentioning different skills to use to his nurses, plus, he is constantly asking me if I'm comfortable, do you feel this or that etc..Dr. "T" has a following in Oceanside as well as the Murrieta/Temecula Valley. I am so very proud of my four years of being handled by Doctor Thiele.No one desires skin cancer, however, being treated by Doctor Thiele and his staff, I'm more comfortable knowing that I'm in great professional medical hands. Thanks Doctor "T".Semper Fidelis to Christ first,Fred Mitchell.Fred M.
All the staff here are great. I started a job as a flight Attendant and with that job came New stresses ... my skin showed it too. I broke out like i was in high school again... They helped get my skin under control again and for that i am so thankful !Kimmy D.
Not sure where all of the bad reviews are coming from.I've gone here about two years ago and then recently as well, and had no issues. The staff is friendly, and the office looks great.We had some issues with my pharmacy, and using the correct brand for insurance purposes, but Dermatology Specialists was responsive, and we got it figured out (thanks Jackie!).Nick L.
I was promptly greeted upon arrival. Before I could even complete the paperwork I was called back to a room. Dr Sirichotiratana came in not 5 minutes after the short information gathering session by the assistant. What can I say about Dr. Siri? Well, her name is bigger than her. She speaks as though she had 3 double espressos twenty minutes before I met her.I thought she was businesslike and fine. She answered all questions and explained everything to me. I thought she appeared self-assured and professional. I had a full body skin cancer check. I am sharing this because I went to another derm in the valley & requested one & he got too flustered and odd and never really did it. I was impressed with her and the staff. This was not my first visit there as I had taken my son previously to another Dr there. It's always clean and friendly. Definitely recommended!Tracy M.
Doctor Thiele is my Dermatologist in Murrieta, California.For the last four years, I have had the Blue Light treatment every six months to control my skin cancer. The last two Tuesdays at 9 have I had a Blue Light treatments, one on my face and one on the top of my head. The treatment pain was very intense, however, I knew that many cells of cancer would be killed and that's why I had the treatment.I had four specialists give me the treatments. The first treatment was administered by Nurse Jackie and technician Ms. Cindy. And the second treatment was administered by Nurse Beatriz and technician Mr. Troy. These four specialists were the absolute best, that I'm sure of.It will take approximately five days to stay in the closed in the home. Little lite can be allowed to reach the top of my head or face, however, I'm extremely grateful for this procedure. I then use a lot of protection to keep my skin covered with skin protection and moisturizer. I highly recommend this treatment for any that the dermatologist suggest needed.Good luck in your cancer control. Please be alert and safe. Semper Fidelis to Christ first, Fred Mitchell.Fred M.
Like the last review, not sure why the reviews are bad...my daughter went about a month ago for dryness on her face, got it handled. My husband and I both had appointments yesterday. No issues getting the appointments made on the phone, we both got called back within 5 minutes of our appointment times, and Malia saw both of us. She was very nice, listened to our concerns, treated spots, removed moles, and recommended a good routine for my very dry skin since moving from the East coast to the West coast.J.P.
Nice spacious office and Dr did a through exam and history.Donna D.
I've been going here for a little over a year. Every three to four months. Dr. Yasmin Anwar changed my life! Because of hormone replacements due to menopause, my neck and face were breaking out with cyst like pimples. Dr. Anwar put me on a regimen of pill medication (which also treats my high blood presure) face wash, topical lotion and cream. My skin is now...fabulous! My prescriptions are filled with my mail order pharmacy before I even leave the office. I have never had to wait to be seen. The office staff couldn't be more friendly and nice. I just went two weeks ago to have her take a cyst off the top of my head. Easy and not painful. Had the stiches out a few days ago. Dr. Anwar couldn't be more professional and friendly. I don't understand the negative reviews...I'm thinking it's the patients not the Doctor or their staff.Teresa D.
This review is specific to Carmen Huerta. She is the absolute best! This group couldn’t have a better PA on their team. She follows through and truly cares about her patients. She’s also great at aesthetics! I wish she was primary care so I could see her for everything!Cerissa G.
I have come here a couple of times and I am in and out very quickly! Carmen does an amazing job too!Tish L.
Great doctor and staff! Very organized and helpful.A G.
Carmen is great! Staff is friendly. Office is clean. However, they haven't called me back with my results and it's been a month.Heather E.
The staff is always so helpful and friendly....!! Dr Venkat is amazing! Thank you again for all you do. You are a wonderful Dr!Terry L.
Was given a referral here by my PCP and my first experience with one doctor was fair/poor but this review is not about her! It is about my most recent visit with Dr. Andrew Ross. I'm not one to write reviews very often, but I felt compelled and really wanted to highlight the very positive experience I had with Dr. Ross and the entire office at the Solana Beach location. Dr. Ross was personable and professional. He took time to review the skin issue I came in for, provided education about this issue specifically and skin care in general. His skin assessment was thorough - I was impressed that he even checked on my scalp and in between my toes. He took the time to answer all my questions and I never felt rushed. I work in the medical field and have interactions with doctors all the time. So I can confidently say that Dr. Ross is a superstar and I'd highly recommend him.I also wanted to mention that the staff at the Solana Beach office were really helpful and very friendly. They actually spent the time to give me important information during my call in and helped me find an appointment that same day. I appreciate their thoughtfulness and efficiency.Thanks again for the great care!Chris S.
This review is for my recent first-time visit (Solana Beach location). The outside of the building looks a bit old and rundown, but the inside suite was nice and remodeled. Everything seemed new. The staff was attentive and nice. I didn't have to wait too long in the waiting room. I thought Dr. Ruth Gilboa was professional and spent an adequate amount of time helping me even though there were many other patients besides me. She made sure she answered all of my questions and explained everything very clearly and thoroughly. I was very happy with my experience.Shawn N.
This review is for the Solana Beach location of Dermatology Specialists. I have been SO impressed with the front office staff (Melanie, Debbie and Sandra) as well Dr. Gilboa on each of my visits. They are absolutely first class! Above and beyond patient care/ service--they are the nicest, most attentive, caring people. Such a great experience every time -- the office staff was so helpful, and Dr. Gilboa is extremely knowledgeable and put me at ease. I highly recommend Dermatology Specialists for their outstanding service!Cyndi V.
From the moment I arrived to the time that I left I felt comfortable and important. I was well informed every step of the way and I enjoyed my visit.Ben B.
POLITE SERVICE ! I had an appointment here yesterday at 1.30pm to see Dr Ruth Gilboa a Dermatologist about a couple of pre-cancerous red spots on the left side my forehead. I had the spots frozen off a few years ago but mysteriously they returned a while back so I finally got around to seeing someone again. I arrived before 1.30pm and waited a few minutes while the reception person named Debbie attended to another patient about a return appointment. After handing Debbie the required paperwork + my ID and insurance card I sat down in the waiting area for a few minutes. Eventually an assistant named Dalia called me into the examination room. A few simple questions from Dalia and I was left alone to await the Doctor. After a few minutes Dr Gilboa came into the examination room. A few pertinent questions relating to the 2 red spots on the left side of my forehead......did I go out in the sun a lot back home in Australia ? I explained being a very fair skinned person the blazing sun was not my favorite thing. I did say I was amazed that the red spots returned after I had them zapped a few years ago. And then the good Doctor hit me with a whizzer of a comment...the red spots returned because that side of my head is exposed to the sun when I drive....and I always have the window up. We do drive or ride our bicycles North / South where we live on the coast so the sun is always beating down from either side. Still I was amazed that might be the cause of my annoying spots. The Doctor took out her aerosol can of liquid nitrogen and zapped my 2 red spots with the freezing spray. It stung a tiny bit but didn't hurt. Dr Gilboa assured me everything would be back to normal in a few days. However given the reoccurrence of my red spots she recommended a regular 12 monthly return examination. I will probably take her advice.Michael B.
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