Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD

Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
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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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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Kerlin'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.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

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26  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

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

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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

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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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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