Dr. David Kao, MD

Dr. David Kao, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Kao, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Tualatin, OR. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

6370 SW Borland Rd Ste 200

Tualatin, OR 97062

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas


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Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
more than 88% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 87% of peers
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kao "We strive to provide the highest quality of medical care in a comfortable and pleasant environment. We are available to discuss your condition and options for treatment to your satisfaction and establish a plan specific to your needs. We understand the stress experienced with surgery, and our aim is to alleviate your anxieties."


  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Melanoma
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Grtr Victoria Hospital Soc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Bc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UCLA Richard G Bennett MD
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Penn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Lake Oswego OR |
I had a large cancer spot on my ear which required a substantial surgery so I was very concerned about the final outcome. Dr. Kao is the most gifted surgeon, as well as being kind and caring . If you want the best, Dr. Kao is the best.
Portland, OR |
Dr. Kao is highly recommended by doctors and other patients and now, after seeing him for my and my mother's skin cancers, I understand why. He is kind and thorough, and his staff is very well trained. His surgeries are beautiful and left little visible scarring. Wait times vary because Mohs surgery can take several hours with long periods in between procedures, but Dr. Kao's staff prepares patients ahead of time for these waits. For a routine office visit or follow-up, the wait is short.
in Portland, OR |
best staff in service and attitude of any medical facility I have experienced, any where, and I am pretty particular about letting any one cut on me. They were all great in assisting us through the process, at a bad time they were ray of light.
in Hillsboro, OR |
I would recommend Dr. Kao; however, I was taken aback when they charged me a co-pay on a follow-up visit. I've NEVER had a physician do that before (and I've had 19 surgeries)! Also, I had to wait almost an hour before the second results came back (were they taking lunch?)
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kao accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kao has admitting privileges

Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market St
Portland, OR 97216
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Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
19300 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
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Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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