Vicki C. – Yelp
As a native Californian who grew up using baby oil as a tanning serum, it is no surprise that I have a couple of precancerous growths on my pale skin. I am older and much wiser now, and I picked Dermatology Specialists to prevent things from getting worse.I was fortunate the day I called to schedule my first appointment. Somebody had just cancelled so they gave me a same day appointment with Arun Venkat. I had to strip down for him and his female assistant to inspect my skin. He sent a request to treat 3 spots to my insurance and I was on my way.The staff is always professional and timely, however my next appointment was much harder to obtain. It turns out Dr. Venkat only has office hours in Solana Beach on Wednesdays so I had to book about a month out.I arrived and had a liquid nitrogen treatment to freeze the rough spots and a small biopsy on a location on my lip that had previously been biopsied. The previous doctor put two stitches in that fell out the same day, they were thick and left me with a scar that looked suspicious. Dr Venkat’s technique was superior. His stitches were smaller and they lasted two weeks without falling out. I cancelled the stitch removal and took them out myself ‘cuz that is the way I roll.I had a follow up and was thrilled that my biopsy came back negative, but pissed that the previous doctor sucked and made me go through such a brutal ordeal that left me slightly disfigured. I asked Dr Venkat a few other questions, and he did not sugar coat the answers. Knowledge is power so it is best served straight up.I am all clear for now, and hopefully I will not need to return. I also hope to win a Mega Millions lottery ticket.
Michael B. – Yelp
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.
Ben B. – Yelp
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.
Cyndi V. – Yelp
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!
Shawn N. – Yelp
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.
Chris S. – Yelp
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!