Dr. Fred Shahan, MD

Dr. Fred Shahan, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Fred Shahan, MD is a dermatologist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in dermatology, dermatologic oncology, and more.

6367 Alvarado Ct Ste 107

San Diego, CA 92120

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Itchy Skin
very high
more than 99% of peers
Seborrheic Dermatitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Shahan'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shahan "Our staff is dedicated to patient satisfaction, such as with scheduling appointments within 2 weeks, returning phone calls promptly and assistance with insurance authorizations and billing issues. As a dermatologist, I strive to provide optimal patient care. I specialize in the early detection and removal of skin cancer and have over 15 years experience in MOHS surgery, the preferred method of removal for complete and thorough treatment of skin cancer."

3  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

65  Conditions Treated


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16  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag 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.


  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Univ Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shahan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shahan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shahan to family and friends
50 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

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Dr. Shahan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr Shahan and his staff are empathetic and professional. My wife and I go twice a year for skin checks. When they do find issues they explain the process and treatment. They also don't want to see you damage more skin so they teach patients how to be proactive . I highly recommend this Dr and his...more
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Dr. Shahan and his medical staff, as well as his office staff, provide truly exceptionally professional and personable care. It is wonderful to visit a practice and be 100% certain of the highest quality medical care along with genuine personal interest. If you are in need of exam, screening, or...more
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Wow was I impressed. Dr. Shahan was professional and efficient in my diagnosis and treatment. He has a wonderful bedside manner. His staff was courteous and friendly in an age we don't see much of anymore. If you need a dermatologist in San Diego, Dr Fred Shahan is your man!
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Would highly recommend Dr.Shahan for your dermatological needs. A great person who understands and is very caring. He surely knows his specialty!
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I have been going to Dr. Shahan for many years. He has always been extremely helpful and been able to spot trouble areas before they got out of hand. The office staff has always been very helpful and courteous throughout the years. I highly recommend Dr. Shahan and his office.
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