Dr. Ervin Epstein, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 79
  
Dr. Epstein
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Ervin H Epstein Jr MD

400 30th St Ste 205 Oakland, CA 94609

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Dr. Ervin Epstein, MD is a Dermatologist in Oakland, CA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Epstein has more experience with Dermatologic Care, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco medical school in 1966. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Epstein to book an appointment.


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Dr. Epstein is the worst doctor I have ever seen--rude, arrogant, condescending and borderline senile. His appointment staff, however, was great; when I described my horrible meeting with the "doctor," they just rolled their eyes like they'd heard it all before. AVOID THIS MAN.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 06, 2020
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Dr. Epstein had no idea what caused my complaint [rash on arms from mites, origin unknown] even when I showed him two examples of mite specimens, he simply brushed them off my skin without examining them under higher magnification. I also had deliberately worn a tee-shirt and sweat pants for convenience--the same "uniform" I wear to almost all my medical appointments; from this he said I looked like a "homeless" person. This offended me, of course & demonstrated he was a lousy clinician.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tim Piland in Berkeley, CA – Jul 26, 2018
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My husband went to see Dr. Epstein with "unknown" rash, he was suffering with for more than half Year . He seen many doctors before, but nobody could help him until he went to Dr. Epstein. Very impressive result. Thank you doctor!
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Larissa Berkman in San Mateo, CA – May 06, 2017
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Good rapport.He is friendly and humorous and that relaxed me.
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Stu S in Oakland, CA – Dec 08, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Ervin Epstein, MD is a Dermatologist in Oakland, CA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Epstein has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1972
New York University
Residency Hospital
1971
Natl Inst Hlth
Fellowship Hospital
1970
Natl Cancer Inst
Residency Hospital
1968
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1967
Barnes Hosp-Wash
Internship Hospital
1966
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
Medical School

Awards

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(510) 444-8282

Dr. Epstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
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Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Epstein

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Epstein treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Epstein treats other conditions, please contact the office at (510) 444-8282.

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Skin Infections more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Dermatitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Itchy Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Itchy Skin more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Acne more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Hair Loss
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Hair Loss more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Epstein performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Actinic Keratosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Actinic Keratosis more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Epstein performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Skin Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Skin Cancer more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 47% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Epstein performs this procedure more than 57% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 37% of their peers

Dr. Epstein performs this procedure more than 37% of their peers

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Dr. Epstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Ervin H Epstein Jr MD

Ervin H Epstein Jr MD400 30th St Ste 205 Oakland, CA 94609
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