Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD

Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

112 La Casa Via Ste 340

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

(925) 945-7600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers
Cancer
high
more than 84% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerlin to family and friends
4.5
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Kerlin's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Martinez, CA |
Dr. Kerlin is a great surgeon who easies your worries and answers all your questions before moving towards a surgery. My family is prone to having gallbladder issues and many of my family members including myself have had their gallbladders out. Dr. Kerlin has performed 4 of those surgeries. ...more
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Dr Kerlin performed a lumpectomy on me in 2012. She is the best of the best (caring, very thorough, extremely knowledgable and an excellent surgeon). As of today 3/22/16, my mammogram is clear. I contribute being four years clear to being under Dr. Kerlin's expert care!
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in Concord |
Dr. Kerkin is a very talented surgeon, and a very kind and compassionate woman. She performed two breast cancer surgeries on me, and successfully removed the tumor while conserving breast tissue. I am very grateful for her talent as a surgeon, and her compassionate human spirit.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kerlin accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kerlin has admitting privileges

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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John Muir Medical Center - Concord
2540 East St
Concord, CA 94520
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