Dr. Elissa Gropen, MD

Dr. Elissa Gropen, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Elissa Gropen, MD is a dermatologist in Riverside, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1989 and specializes in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and more.

3576 Arlington Ave Ste 102

Riverside, CA 92506

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Itchy Skin
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gropen "Today's healthcare environment puts added pressure on patients and physicians to remember why we're here and why we chose this profession. My focus each day is to improve the quality of life for my patients. I believe in staying educated and in touch with what's happening now without forgetting the ideals of the past. I have an excellent staff who have been with me for a long time. We work hard for each patient. We emphasize quality healthcare and treat patients with respect and kindness."


  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Procedural Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated


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  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Removal
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Wart Removal

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.


  • Pomona Coll
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Los Angeles County Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Los Angeles County Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gropen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gropen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gropen to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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Dr. Gropen's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Moreno Valley, CA
I have never met a physician in my life who cares more for her patients than Dr. Gropen.
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in Moreno Valley, CA
Dr. Gropen is a remarkable, indeed rare, combination of diagnostic brilliance and real empathy. I have several dermatological issues and she remedied all of them Another dermatologist I had gone to first told me my insurance would not cover me. Dr. Gropen's staff said otherwise and they were...more
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in Moreno Valley, CA
Dr. G. has a gentle touch, takes only what she needs for a sample, and more is required she has the skillset need to leave only a small if any scar.
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