Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, MD

Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, MD

Dermatopathology  |  
Female  |  
Age 37
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, MD is a dermatopathology doctor who practices in Encinitas, CA. She is 37 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

345 Saxony Rd Ste 201

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 230-2537

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Gilchrist's Experience

Dr. Gilchrist's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatopathology
  • Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gilchrist "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 spend as much time as needed at each visit. Housed in our newly renovated office, you will find Dr. Heidi Gilchrist and her gentle team of staff prepared to listen to your story and then address your dermatology needs. Although Dr. Gilchrist has a solid foundational training in conventional western medicine, she emphasizes a holistic, integrated approach to skin health and disease prevention, including individualized dietary recommendations, natural skin conditioners, and mindfulness practices. In our facility, we believe that small changes ripple out into large results, both for your skin and for the environment. For that reason, we choose ecologically friendly practices whenever possible."


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  • Dermatopathology
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Acne Keloid
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • 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
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Bowen's Disease
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Corn
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • 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
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoma of the Skin
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergy Testing
  • Biopsy
  • Blu-U® Acne Light Treatment
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment


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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.


  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Louisana State University, Residency In Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Virginia, Fellowship In Dermatopathology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Dr. Gilchrist has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gilchrist's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gilchrist to family and friends
based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Gilchrist's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Carlsbad, CA |
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.
Encinitas |
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!
in Encinitas, CA |
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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Dr. Gilchrist accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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 Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Gilchrist has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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