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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, MD

Dermatopathology ·  Female · Age 39

Dr. Gilchrist

Gilchrist Aesthetic & Medical D

345 Saxony Rd Ste 201 Encinitas, CA 92024

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(760) 230-2537

Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, MD is a dermatopathology specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 2004 and specializes in dermatopathology and dermatology.

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(760) 230-2537

Dr. Gilchrist accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna PPO
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Dr. Gilchrist's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Keloid
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergy Testing
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinomas With Milia and Coarse, Sparse Hair
  • Benign Skin Tumor
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Blu-U® Acne Light Treatment
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bowen's Disease
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cold Sore
  • Corn
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gorlin Syndrome
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoma of the Skin
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vitiligo
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Warts

About Me

Care Philosophy

We specialize in providing holistic and individualized dermatological care with an emphasis on prevention and building the health of your skin. Our patients are the reasons our practice exists. We enjoy our relationships with our patients, and we spe...


  • Dermatopathology
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology


University Of Virginia, Fellowship In Dermatopathology
Fellowship Hospital
Louisana State University, Residency In Dermatology
Residency Hospital
Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The Kronberg Award- LSUHSC, 2005
  • The Alastair H. Burns Physiology Award-LSUHSC, 2005
  • Superior Schoolastic Achievement in Pharmacology-LSUHSC, 2005
  • Robert L. Ambrorski Award, 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2005
  • Allumni Award- Excennence of Anatomy-LSUHSC, 2005
  • G. John Buddingh Award, 2005

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I have loved seeing Dr. Gilchrist for the past few years. She is caring and knowledgeable, educating me on what she was doing and why. Dr. Gilchrist focused on not only what I came in for, but was helpful in suggesting preventative care I could do at home, as well. I cannot recommend her more highly. Her office staff have always been clear, organized and caring as well. Thank you!
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Treated me for general skin check up and small prsoriasis spot.. Did all her assesment from several feet away. After a few visits to her with little result. I saw another Doc who found a problem she had misses and was able to treat my skin far better than an across the room skin Doc.
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Dr. Gilchrist and her staff are wonderful! I have been seeing Dr. Gilchrist for a few years and have never had anything but a great experience. You will never meet a nicer more competent dermatologist. She cares about me as a patient and sees me every three month because of previous skin cancers. I never wait more than a few minutes and am usually done in less than 30 minutes. I highly recommend Dr. Gilchrist.
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Dr. Gilchrist is a class act. She is a very fine physician, extremely honest, and always keeps you looking natural with any aesthetic procedure. She is the best!
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TERRIBLE gave insurance information filled out online pre registration with my insurance policy and ID number and showed up for appointment to find out you don't take Anthem Blue Cross PPO and even was told by receptionist It's really not a PPO and this makes HER life miserable with the confusion. Total waste off time and I was tricked into paying cash after she knew what insurance I had, UNBELIEVABLE. AVOID,AVOID,AVOID. RIP OFF OR ATTEMPTED TO I GAVE MY INS. INFO NO MISTAKE......MISLEADING.
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