Dr. Catherine Chen-Tsai, MD

Dr. Catherine Chen-Tsai, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Catherine Chen-Tsai, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Chandler, AZ. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.Read her story

312 N Alma School Rd Ste 5

Chandler, AZ 85224

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Alta Health Network
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Medical Network
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Cold Sore
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herpes Simplex Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Chen-Tsai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chen-Tsai "I graduated from Rice University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Architecture. Before my father passed away from cancer during my college years, he used to say I would make a good doctor. My journey of working as an architect while taking premed classes at Harvard Extension School, led me to do research at Boston Children's Hospital. I attended medical school at University of Texas in Galveston, where I earned the William Osler Award and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society distinctions. After internship at University of Texas Houston with rotations at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, I returned to the northeast for dermatology residency at Boston University School of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident my final year. I have practiced in Phoenix's East Valley specializing in skin cancer for almost 10 years, and have developed an aggressive treatment philosophy given my personal experiences with cancer. My husband is Dr. Thomas Tsai, a family physician and the Medical Director of One Medical Group-Gilbert and we have two sons. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chen-Tsai "I provide you compassionate, honest, cost-effective, and evidence-based therapy. My teacherly style ensures that you understand your diagnosis and how your condition can be optimally treated.  I have been a dermatologist in Chandler, AZ for 10 years and can establish the best muti-disciplinary team for you :  Mohs surgery,  Plastics, Oncology, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics, and Primary Care."


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Rice University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galvest
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Roger Williams Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chen-Tsai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen-Tsai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen-Tsai to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chen-Tsai's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Chen-Tsai Says:

The staff at Spectrum Dermatology which I joined in August of 2015 is truly warm and compassionate, and my clinical practice continues to always strive to fulfill your needs.

Patient Comments (14)

Mesa, AZ |
Does Spectrum not respect you either? I had a bad experience with Spectrum. First, I had to wait five weeks to be seen. I did wait and had a appointment set for 09/28/2017 at 2:00 pm. I drove across the Phoenix valley to get there and signed in at 1:14 pm. I arrived early as I wanted to make sure I...more
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Mesa, AZ |
Pretends niceness but is rude and bossy. Rushed through my full-body exam, got bossy and rude not long after it started. Failed to explain what the bumps on my scalp are. I still have no idea if they're cysts,moles,or just what. She only felt my scalp and didn't look at it ! I had a very painful...more
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Chandler, AZ |
I cannot believe how non-customer oriented this company is. I saw the Chandler office for several years and we now have a billing issue. I contacted the Chandler office at least 4 times to get this fixed and they do not want to deal with it. When I got a notice of collection from Spectrum, I called...more
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in Chandler, AZ |
I used to see Dr Chen until about one year ago. After 35+ years working outside in the sun primarily in Arizona and a few years in Southern California, Dr Chen advised me that I did not need to be seen yearly, and suggested only being seen once every 2-3 years by a P.A.!!! Are you kidding me! ...more
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in Chandler, AZ |
Dr Chen-Tsai makes sitting in a very dated Chandler office completely worth it! Office staff is very kind and helpful, but the entire office is oddly old-looking. However, Dr Chen-Tsai is very kind, helpful, and extremely thorough in examination and explanation. Her kindness and personable...more
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Dr. Chen-Tsai accepts 73 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Alta Health Network
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
    Discount Card
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Motorola Health Plans
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CNA
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Concentra
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Integra Physician Network
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
    Administrative Enterprises
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual Medical
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Pyramid Life
    Today's Option Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Self Pay
  • Sierra Choice
    Sierra Choice POS
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Secure Horizons
    Sierra Health
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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