Dr. Cole Fulwider, MD

Dermatology •  Female • Age 71
  
Dr. Fulwider
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Patient Preferred Dermatology

3772 Katella Ave Ste 206 Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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Dr. Cole Fulwider, MD is a Dermatologist in Los Alamitos, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fulwider has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Dermatologic Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine medical school in 1977. She is affiliated with medical facilities Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Saint Mary Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fulwider to book an appointment.


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Doctor Fulwider was just outstanding, direct, helpful and fast. However she may not be for everyone, if you have drama, and hangups she is no miracle worker. If you want honest and decent care go vist Dr. Fulwider, glad I did! Her scheduler ,made a quick apt. for me also after being referred. Thank you all, wonderful staff.
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  • Explained conditions well
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D. Campbell – Oct 29, 2020
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Took care of a skin cancer I needed removed by Mohs surgery. It healed beautifully. Good surgeon.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Joanne in Los Alamitos, CA – Jun 22, 2019
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Dr. Fulwider is truly an outstanding doctor. She has great bedside manner - really cares about her patients. I personally have had urgent needs and have gotten to see her rather quickly. I highly recommend her.
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Biography

Dr. Cole Fulwider, MD is a Dermatologist in Los Alamitos, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fulwider has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1981
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Residency Hospital
1978
Wadsworth VA Hosp
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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(562) 430-4294

Dr. Fulwider accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
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EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Background Check

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fulwider

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fulwider treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fulwider treats other conditions, please contact the office at (562) 430-4294.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Fulwider typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Mohs Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Dr. Fulwider typically treats 89% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision of Skin Lesion
Skin Discoloration
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Dr. Fulwider typically treats 85% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Skin Infections
Itchy Skin
Ringworm
Athlete's Foot
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Fulwider typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision of Skin Lesion
Actinic Keratosis
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Skin Cancer
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Fulwider's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Warts

Locations

Patient Preferred Dermatology

Patient Preferred Dermatology3772 Katella Ave Ste 206 Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Orange county Dermatology and surgery

Orange county Dermatology and surgery17742 Beach Blvd Ste 325 Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Saint Mary Medical Center

Apple Valley, CA

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
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