Dennis R. Holmes, MD, FACS is a Surgeon - General practicing in Beverly Hills, CA PRACTICE EHR Practice Fusion PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION American College of Surgeons American Society of Breast Surgeons AWARDS & ACCOLADES 2016 Los Angeles Magazine "Top Doctors" 2012 Congressional Commendation 2010-2015 "Pasadena Top Doc" in Breast Surgery 2009 "Strong Voice Award" for Breast Cancer Advocacy Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 2007 County of Los Angeles Outstanding Community Service Award, Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles, CA 2007 "Spirit of Excellence Award", My Sister My Friend Breast Cancer Support Group, Los Angeles, CA 2007 Community Achievement Award, Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project, Los Angeles, CA 2007 Community Achievement Award, Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Church of the Nazarene, Los Angeles, CA FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, checks and major credit cards. INSURANCES ACCEPTED Cigna , Anthem Blue Cross , Blue Shield of California , Aetna, United Health Care , Pacific Care , Easy Choice , Citizens Choice OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM WEBSITE 90210sm. com drholmesmd. com
I believe that most women diagnosed with breast cancer will go on to live long and fulfilling lives. My philosophy as a breast surgeon is to offer women surgical and non-surgical solutions for the treatment of breast cancer that are designed to reduce the long term side effects of breast cancer treatment while enhancing patient quality of life. Examples of these solutions include intraoperative radiotherapy (breast radiation given as a single treatment during surgery after lumpectomy), minimally invasive breast surgery (breast surgery designed to reduce scars), and axillary reverse mapping (lymph node surgery designed to prevent lymphedema or arm swelling). Dennis Holmes is the National Co-Chair of The TARGIT U.S. Intraoperative Radiotherapy Patient Registry, among the first surgeon in the U.S. to perform Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery, and a pioneer in surgical techniques to reduce the risk of lymphedema. For more information: www.drholmesmd.com or www.breastcanceriort.org
Dr. Holmes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Surgical Oncology
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Holmes' Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carcinoma in Situ
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Head and Neck Cancer
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Sentinel Node Biopsy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Tulane University School Of Medicine, New Orleans, La-M.D
Medical School | Graduated 1991
General Surgery-University Of California San Francisco-East Bay
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
Breast Surgery-University Of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Community Achievement Award, Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project, 2007
Spirit of Excellence Award, 2007
County of Los Angeles Outstanding Community Service Award, Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, 2007
First Surgeon in the World to perform Minimally Invasive Lumpectomy with Intraoperative Radiotherapy, November 9
Strong Voice Award for Breast Cancer Advocacy, Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation, 2009
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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