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Dr. Cristina Tarantola, MD

Mohs Micrographic Surgery ·  Female

Dr. Tarantola

Tarantola Dermatology

9400 University Pkwy Ste 306 Pensacola, FL 32514

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Dr. Cristina Tarantola, MD is a mohs micrographic surgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University Of Florida in 2005 and specializes in mohs micrographic surgery.


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I have nothing but good things to say about this Doctor and her staff. I highly recommend them to anyone that needs Mose surgery. One comment would be (if you see her in the Fairhope office) that you take a blanket and a cushion. ??
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Dr. Tarantola and her staff are very courteous and professional. She is an excellent physician!
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While Dr Tarartola is a skilled surgeon her staff was rude and billing practices are unethical. The receptionist was not friendly and acted like she does not want to be there. I got a surprise bill for a post op wound check as an office visit. I have had many surgeries with many doctors and never been charged for a post op visit. They know that insurance will not pay for a post op visit so they bill it as a routine office visit. When I contacted the office administrator she was rude tried to talk over me. The nurses are hit or miss some were friendly some were not. The waiting room is small and uncomfortable. The norm seems to be that all removals will be done as MOHS when it may not be necessary because the MOHS is more expensive. Its a shame because Dr. Tarantola does good work but the rest of the experience is not worth it. I will be searching for a new dermatologists.
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I was told about Dr Tarantola by a kite-surfing instructor. Talk about a guy who spends a lot of time in the sun! He shared some insights he had learned from Dr T about skin protection and I was due for a checkup. I got an appointment quickly and actually enjoyed my first visit and subsequent procedure. The office was efficient and the staff was energetic and friendly. I’m not sure anyone looks forward to a dermatology appointment, but Dr T and her office are the exception!
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Superior diagnosis and treatment experience
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Excellent experience! Dr Tarantola and Staff were the utmost and epitome of professionalism throughout my Mohs Surgery. I would recommend her highly for anyone in need of a Dermatologist with her capability. Dr Tarantola and Staff taught me the importance of being examined periodically. Also, little things that might seem insignificant to us are the things you should consult with a Dermatologist, especially with her expertise. Safe rather than sorry!
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Dr. T and her staff are always professional, courteous and efficient. Overall my experience from check-in to check-out is superb. My wife is also a patient. We both feel that we are the only patient Dr. T has when we are there. My immediate need was finding a Dr. that is trained in Mohs surgery. Dr. T is experienced in Mohs, I've had multiple surgeries and everyone of my procedures were successful. There's no question that Dr. T efforts have increased the quality of my life.
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Was seen and treated by P. Kim Phillips today. Experienced a very thorough work up and exam. Dr. Phillips explained the entire exam as it was being performed and recommended treatment of a couple of precancerous areas on the scalp. These were performed that day. I enjoyed and appreciated my treatment as a patient and highly recommend Dr. Phillips and her staff.
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Dr. T is simply the best. First class patient care is her passion. She's always happy and her positivity is reflected in her highly capable staff. Dallas, Cheyenne, Christina, Kimberly, Misty and all the rest, they are amazing. I've been a patient for years and will never go anywhere else. Dr. T truly cares about her patients.
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My husband had Mohs surgery this month with Dr. Tarantola. She is the best! Her and her nurse, Missy treated him like family.
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Biography

Dr. Cristina Tarantola, MD is a mohs micrographic surgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University Of Florida in 2005 and specializes in mohs micrographic surgery.

Specialties

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Residency Hospital
2006
Forest Park Hospital
Internship Hospital
2005
University Of Florida
Medical School
1998
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
2010
2009
2006
2005
1998

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(850) 439-5394

Dr. Tarantola accepts the following insurance:

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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Tarantola's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarantola treats Skin Infections more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Tarantola treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Impetigo
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarantola treats Impetigo more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Tarantola treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarantola treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Tarantola treats this condition more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Tarantola's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Impetigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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