Dr. Catherine P. Chen-Tsai, MD

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Dr. Catherine P. Chen-Tsai, MD

Dermatology | Female

Spectrum Dermatology 1100 S Dobson Rd Ste 223, Chandler, AZ 85286 Get Directions
(480) 821-8888

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I provide you compassionate, honest, cost-effective, and evidence-based therapy. My teacherly style ensures that you understand your diagnosis and how...Read more

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I graduated from Rice University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Architecture. Before my father passed away from cancer during...Read more

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  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Alta Health Network
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CNA
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Concentra
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • 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
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual Medical
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Pyramid Life
  • Self Pay
  • Sierra Choice
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • University Physicians
  • Wausau Benefits
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  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Dr. Catherine P. Chen-Tsai, MD 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.

in Tempe Az. |
Excellent experience. Both Dr Chen AND her asst. Patty we're incredibly helpful and knowledgeable of my condition. They went out of the way to contact and communicate with me each step of the way. If you need the services of a dermatologist you don't need to look further. Thank you Dr Chen. Thank you patty. They even helped to find insurance for a very expensive problem.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr Chen- Tsai, is the best she is so easy to talk to she takes time to listen, and makes sure all of your questions are answered, I trust her completely, I take all 8 of my children to her too. She is the most caring dr around.
in Chandler, AZ |
Very knowledgeable, took the time to explain things and was interested in helping me. Really great experience.
in Chandler, AZ |
Very sincere, follows up, will personally call after hours because she cares about her patients, knowledgeable, and her staff went out of the way to make sure we were comfortable. Sincerely impressed and would recommend to friends and family.
in Chandler, AZ |
Warm personality, thorough, explained the handouts well. Nice staff!
Chandler, AZ |
My best experience with a dermatologist! She took her time and called me at home with the results! I would definitely recommend to all my peeps!
in Chandler, AZ |
Very friendly and personable! even called me at home!
in Chandler, AZ |
The best dermatologist in the Valley!
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Specialties

  • Dermatology

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

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I will ensure that you are thoroughly educated about your skin condition and equipped with up-to-date therapy (current with literature from journals and textbooks). You'll receive the highest standard-of-care approach to follow-up, that your medications are carefully suited to your body with bloodwork and imaging (uncommonly but sometimes needed). I am well-known as a keen diagnostician for appearances of the skin that baffle other derm providers (over time, have become the only physician dermatologist doing consultations at Chandler Regional Hospital), am courageous and precise with treatment protocols of difficult skin rashes. Finally I am a skilled surgeon, using plastics techniques to optimize the appearance of skin cancer removal and recurred benign lesions (I am direct progeny of the editor of the Journal and a president of the American Academy of Dermatology).

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  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • 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 Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

Procedures Performed

Dr. Chen-Tsai says..

The Arizona Melanoma Registry publishes an annual list with the names of the approximately 150 physician dermatologists in the state, and the number of melanomas each provider diagnoses the year prior.  For the years 2013 and 2014 when the Registry began to report data back to docs, I ranked in the top 15% for the number of melanomas diagnosed, working 3 days weekly.  I use dermoscopy which is a hand-held instrument that enables me to see clearly and deeply into the skin to diagnose not only melanomas but also the more common skin cancers, namely basal and squamous cell carcinomas.  I have more than 13 years of expertise in dermoscopy and skin cancer surgery, will also use electrodessication and currettage (EDC) and medical therapy (occasionally) to treat non-melanoma skin cancers.  My expertise includes  treating actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions).  Regarding rashes,  I am ALSO known for my expertise in auto-immune blistering and connective tissue diseases, and hair loss.

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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

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galvest

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Completed in 2006

    Roger Williams Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Rice University

    Graduated in 1991

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chen-Tsai says...

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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Dr. Chen-Tsai's Care Philosophy

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.

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Dr. Chen-Tsai says...

I will ensure that you are thoroughly educated about your skin condition and equipped with up-to-date therapy (current with literature from journals and textbooks). You'll receive the highest standard-of-care approach to follow-up, that your medications are carefully suited to your body with bloodwork and imaging (uncommonly but sometimes needed). I am well-known as a keen diagnostician for appearances of the skin that baffle other derm providers (over time, have become the only physician dermatologist doing consultations at Chandler Regional Hospital), am courageous and precise with treatment protocols of difficult skin rashes. Finally I am a skilled surgeon, using plastics techniques to optimize the appearance of skin cancer removal and recurred benign lesions (I am direct progeny of the editor of the Journal and a president of the American Academy of Dermatology).

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Dr. Chen-Tsai says...

The Arizona Melanoma Registry publishes an annual list with the names of the approximately 150 physician dermatologists in the state, and the number of melanomas each provider diagnoses the year prior.  For the years 2013 and 2014 when the Registry began to report data back to docs, I ranked in the top 15% for the number of melanomas diagnosed, working 3 days weekly.  I use dermoscopy which is a hand-held instrument that enables me to see clearly and deeply into the skin to diagnose not only melanomas but also the more common skin cancers, namely basal and squamous cell carcinomas.  I have more than 13 years of expertise in dermoscopy and skin cancer surgery, will also use electrodessication and currettage (EDC) and medical therapy (occasionally) to treat non-melanoma skin cancers.  My expertise includes  treating actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions).  Regarding rashes,  I am ALSO known for my expertise in auto-immune blistering and connective tissue diseases, and hair loss.

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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.