Dr. Elaine Harpster, MD

Dr. Elaine Harpster, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Elaine Harpster, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

8933 Activity Rd

San Diego, CA 92126

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Fungal Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dermatitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Tinea Versicolor
very high
more than 85% of peers

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
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Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
32

Conditions Treated

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Intertrigo
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

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

  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Uc Irvine Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of California Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harpster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harpster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harpster to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Harpster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in San Diego |
Dr. Harpster is one of the most caring and thorough dermatologists I have seen. She treated a difficult health problem with the utmost kindness, compassion and professionalism. Her bedside manner is approachable, and she relates to her patients on a very respectful and genuine level. To her, no question or concern seemed too trivial to address, and I never felt rushed. I highly recommend her. The Sharp Rees-Stealy Clinic at Fir Street is an amazing building too.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Harpster accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Harpster has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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