Dr. Christopher Carlin, MD

Dr. Christopher Carlin, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Carlin, MD is a dermatologist in San Clemente, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in dermatology, cosmetic dermatologic surgery, and more.Read his story

West Dermatology - San Clemente, CA

1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa Ste 150

San Clemente, CA 92673
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Delta Health System
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Prime Health Services

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Carlin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Carlin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Carlin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carlin "Dr. Carlin’s research experience includes an award-winning paper on a method of measuring the response of psoriasis to treatment, as well as treatments for rosacea and psoriasis. He shares, “Dermatology affords the opportunity to practice every aspect of medicine that I love- the ability to intervene as a surgeon, to think as an internist, to treat children as a pediatrician, to delve microscopically as a pathologist, and to discover as a scientist.”"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlin "At West Dermatology we combine expertise, compassion, convenience, and comprehensive care to provide the best experience for our patients. For over 60 years we have set a high standard for patient care while staying at the forefront of innovative technologies and treatments in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Committed to accessibility, we have multiple locations throughout the West Coast and we offer patients 24/7 access to doctors, records and bill payment. We know that every individual’s skin care needs differ, so we offer a comprehensive range of services to care for conditions from skin cancer to psoriasis to injectables to body sculpting to acne."

4  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

52  Conditions Treated

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22  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Bigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlin to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Carlin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

A very helpful, friendly and courteous office.
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Dr. Carlin is very professional and so caring. I totally trust him for myself and my whole family. He has been our Doctor for several years and has been so kind and excellent. I have to go into the dermatologist often for my skin problems, he always makes a point to be extra kind and he has...more
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