Dr. Gary Novatt, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 65

Dermatology

Dr. Gary Novatt, MD is a Dermatologist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Novatt has extensive experience in Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Cosmetic Skin Procedures. He graduated from Keck School of Medicine of The University of Southern California medical school in 1984. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Gary Novatt, MD

Santa Barbara Skin Care

2320 Bath St Ste 205 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Novatt

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Novatt treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Novatt treats other conditions, please contact the office at (805) 270-2087.

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.

Treatments
Dr. Novatt
Similar Providers
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Surgery
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Novatt is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Novatt
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Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Actinic Keratosis
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Skin Cancer
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cosmetic Skin Procedures

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 Skin Procedures specialists.

Dr. Novatt is experienced in the area of Cosmetic Skin Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Novatt
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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Skin Discoloration
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Conditions

Compare with other Skin Conditions specialists.

Dr. Novatt is experienced in the area of Skin Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 42 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Warts
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Ringworm
Dermatitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Check Dr. Novatt's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Novatt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bowenoid Papulosis
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile 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
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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(805) 270-2087

Dr. Novatt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-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 EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
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
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
TriWest Champus
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Novatt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Novatt

4.5

Based on 102 ratings

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
(78)
4 Stars
10.784313725490197%
(11)
3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(3)
2 Stars
0.9803921568627451%
(1)
1 Star
8.823529411764707%
(9)
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I was rushed through my appointment. The Doctor left the room while I was standing there in my underwear, I came face to face with the patient next door. He’s forgotten how to treat people as he would like to be treated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • 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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Priscilla – Sep 28, 2021
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Dr. Novatt is an exceptionally competent professional able to put the patient at ease. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 02, 2021
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Gary Novatt has been my dermatologist for 15 years now and I could not be more pleased. He has caught several sun damaged areas early and helped me solve these before they became more severe. He has a great manner: caring, informative, and takes whatever time is necessary each and every visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Russell – Dec 10, 2020
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Dr. Novatt is the BEST! He loves his work and it shows.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Riana Baade – Sep 03, 2020
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Dr. Novatt is very efficient, informative and friendly. Excellent staff. Spent time explaining procedures and options. A very positive experience and I would highly recommend him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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May 27, 2020
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Dr. Novatt could not be better. His knowledge and skill are remarkable. Dr. Novatt truly cares about his patients. I recommended Dr. Novatt to a friend who was having serious problems with the diagnosis and treatment from someone else. She constantly thanks me. I wish I could give him more than five stars!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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June Schuyler – Nov 25, 2019
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Dr Novatt is very thorough, and helped me with several dermatological issues over the past 10 years, including a fungal infection to basal cell carcinoma. Furthermore, the front office staff is very friendly and attentive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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SBPayton in Isla Vista, CA – Jul 04, 2018
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This was my first consultation with dr. Novatt/ Frucht . They were professional and discussed with me my options. I had not had facial fillers in 3 years and so I was very nervous. They put me at ease and my results were ah-mazing! I only regret not posting before and after photos . They greatT work with careful attention to details! I found them on real self. Thanks again Dr. Novatt ....keep riding your horses! Thanks again to dr. Novatt/ dr. Frucht I'll be seeing you again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Annie in Cody, WY – Aug 03, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Gary Novatt, M.D. is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and laser surgeon. He has advanced training in laser surgery and uses the latest techniques...Read more

Biography

Dr. Gary Novatt is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and laser surgeon. He has advanced training in laser surgery and uses the latest techniques in rejuvenation.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

Mt Sinai Med Ctr Of Fl, Inc, Dermatology L A Co-Usc Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital
1985
Lac Usc Med Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Keck School of Medicine of The University of Southern California
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gary Novatt, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Novatt has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Gary Novatt, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Gary Novatt, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Novatt frequently treats Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Cosmetic Skin Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Novatt specializes.

Where is Dr. Gary Novatt, MD's office located?

Dr. Novatt's office is located at 2320 Bath St Ste 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Santa Barbara Skin Care

Santa Barbara Skin Care2320 Bath St Ste 205 Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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