Dr. Catherine Carretero, MD

DermatopathologyFemaleAge 49

Dr. Carretero
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Lower Highlands Dermatology

2150 W 29th Ave Ste 600 Denver, CO 80211

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(303) 455-7546

Dr. Catherine Carretero, MD is a Dermatopathology Specialist in Denver, CO. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carretero to book an appointment.

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Dr. Carretero's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cyst
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysport Injection
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fraxel Laser Treatment
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pediatric Dermatologic Disorders
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy Poisoning
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ultherapy®
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

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(303) 455-7546

Dr. Carretero accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Medicare
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Carretero's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carretero

3.2

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
46.15384615384615%
(12)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
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3 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
2 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(2)
1 Star
34.61538461538461%
(9)
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I have been coming to Dr. Carretero for years now for skin checks, mole removal, dysport and other injectables. She is incredibly knowledgeable and always puts me at ease. I always leave looking very natural, no completely frozen faces here! The rest of the staff is friendly and very competent as well, love Maggie for hair removal. I can’t recommend this place enough!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SR – Mar 19, 2021
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I have been seen twice now for two issues, both times I was seen, the practice spent less than 10 minutes with me. The first time the medication prescribed did not work at all, which I understand can be the case. But another $50 later I have to come again for the same issue and be seen for another 5-minute consultation. They treat their patients just like a paycheck. I called again because I wanted to move forward with one of the medications that Dr. Carretero had mentioned when I saw her in the second consultation and could not remember the name of it. I wanted to see if she could prescribe it since we had already spoken about it, I was told no, I needed to come in for another (5-minute meeting) visit and spend yet another $50 even though we had already talked about it. I was told my primary care doctor could also prescribe it so to go through them if I didn't want to pay again. Upon asking for the name so I could give it to my doctor I was told by the receptionist Veronica that they
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Karlie – Jun 16, 2020
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My experience with the Nurse Practitioner at this location was a good one and so this is not about the course of treatment I recieved. This is about an issue that arose from a miscommunication by the office about my prescriptions. I addressed the issue with the office manager and did not recieve anything close to what would be considered good customer/patient service. For this reason I would not recommend anyone use this office because office managers play a pivotal role with any issues that may arise with the office, especially financial ones.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jun 03, 2020
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Had a very poor experience. Called the doctor’s nurse with questions about my new medication (I taking least that two weeks ago when I saw Doctor Carretero). Receptionist stated nurse was too busy to speak to me or even call me back. The nurse don’t call back because is to busy ! Receptionist asked what my problem was, then proceeded to give me medical advice. Wow.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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CO – Jul 18, 2019
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Very professional and nice! Diagnosis was serious, minor surgery in-office to deal with it was excellent.
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Mar 24, 2019
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I would not recommend Dr. Carretero. I am afraid she does not appropriately treat her patients and neglects patients prescriptions and treatment plan timelines. She mistakenly put me on an antibiotic for a year when it was only supposed to be a 6 month treatment. No one followed up about this and I took the prescription for the year long time. Extreme digestive issued resulted. Front desk staff is also extremely rude and seems to be too busy to help anyone ever.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Denver patient in Denver, CO – Jul 26, 2018
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Terrible front office staff. Rude and unhelpful. Never even got to see the doctor because the staff booked my appointment incorrectly and they could not fit me in (even though texts and emails from them confirmed the date and time that I arrived for the appointment.).
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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May 02, 2018
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quick, convenient and to the point. nice office too!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Denver, CO – Nov 17, 2017
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I've seen both Dr. Carretero and the nurse/aesthetician - Maggie. I came in for one issue and Dr. Carretero proactively pointed out an irregular skin mark I hadn't noticed. And Maggie did a great job of treating my skin - it looks fantastic. I got carded when I went out tonight!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sedalia, CO – Oct 10, 2017
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The office staff doesn't know what they are doing. WORST customer service I have ever had in a professional office. Purchased a package treatment and the final treatment could not be done. I waited for over 40 minutes past my appointment time to be told this and not offered any compensation for the hassle of driving there, waiting over 40 minutes past my original appointment time and not being able to get my final micodermabrasion appointment honored because of training issues, staff issues.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Denver, CO – Jul 18, 2017
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I will NOT be back. My visit lasted maybe 5 minutes.When I was waiting in the room, I overheard Dr. Carretero talking to the student that she does not have much time today (there is a big gap at the top of the room, close to the ceiling, it's a charming but old building). She said I would have to make another appointment for her to check my body for any moles etc. So disappointing even more so since my visit was so short! She is only pushing the products she sells in her office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Denver, CO – Apr 04, 2017
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The first time I went to Dr. Carretero 2 years ago, she was thorough and great however when I saw her this year my experience was anything but. I've had Melanoma 3 times and over 15 excisions for all levels of atypia and I was feeling uneasy about a new one and she wouldn't come out to see me because my student health insurance wasn't going to kick in for another week and wanted me to pay the base rate of $250. Then when I finally came back in she was dismissive and cold.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Denver – Nov 04, 2016
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I would NOT recommend this Dr. or office. My daughter went to her for an acne problem. She prescribed a medication that is no longer being produced and our insurance will not pay for the generic version. We made many calls to the office over a 2 week period and never received calls back. When we did finally get a call back, the person was rude and got angry when we couldn't come in on the day she wanted. (It was the first day of school). Very unprofessional.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Deb Schroeder in Parker CO – Aug 17, 2016
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Not a good experience at all. I went there because I had acne issues and a situation with my scalp. I went in there very worried trying to get help to find a solution. She came in, I told her about my problem, she didn't even took a look at my face, told me that it looked fine to her, recommend Neutrogena face wash, saw my scalp, said I didn't have anything, left. SERIOUSLY?! literally 5 minutes. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Alexandra in Denver, CO – Mar 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The skin care professionals at Lower Highlands Dermatology at Prima Clinic are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want our patients across Denver,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Catherine Carretero-Ferrufino was born and raised in Detroit Michigan.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatopathology

Board Certifications

Education

Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Phoenix Ophthalmological Society, Past President

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What are Dr. Catherine Carretero, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carretero frequently treats Acne, Nail and Nail Bed Infection, and Warts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carretero treats.

Where is Dr. Catherine Carretero, MD's office located?

Dr. Carretero's office is located at 2150 W 29th Ave Ste 600, Denver, CO 80211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Lower Highlands Dermatology

Lower Highlands Dermatology2150 W 29th Ave Ste 600 Denver, CO 80211
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Lower Highlands Dermatology2150 W 29th Ave Ste 600 Denver, CO 80211
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