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Dr. Howard Sofen, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Sofen
8930 S Sepulveda Blvd Ste 114 Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Dr. Howard Sofen, MD is a dermatologist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1981 and specializes in dermatology.


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4.8

Based on 25 reviews

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Dr. Sofen has been my dermatologist for a while now and I am so happy that I at last was referred to him, after I had a very negative experience. He is in fact very professional and clear, while being warm and reassuring by explaining the medical matters. His staff is very welcoming, the employees at the desk, those who give appointments and all the kind nurses. All of them make a difference. Thank you Doctor Sofen and Thanks to your Whole Staff.
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Always nice with great patient care and bedside manner. They listen to your needs, love this office.
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Dr. Sofen and his entire staff are wonderful. I have had nothing but excellent experiences and have been going to him for over two years.
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Dr. Sofen and his staff were polite, professional and personable. Dr. Sofen took the time to fully explain to me the process I should expect and his resposibilties within that process. I very much appreciated that. This was my first appointment with Dr. Sofen and I was very impressed with him and his staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Sofen to my family and friends.
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I was impressed, I didnt have to wait past my appointment time to be seen, Dr. Sofen was compassionate, knowledgable, and took the time to speak with me rather than other doctors I have experienced who are in and out of the exam room in less than several minutes. I would recommend his professional services to anyone seeking a dermatologist.
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Dr. Sofen was very helpful and informative. He took the necessary time to address my medical needs.
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Polite, professional, no non-sense approach, I was there for a Workman's Comp. issue he explained the entire process to me quickly and efficiently.
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Dr. Sofen was amazing. He removed a lipoma from my forehead with little or no pain. He was gentle and provided me with clear instructions. I was very nervous but he reassured me that everything would be fine during the procedure.
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Excellent nice very pleased with all staff highly recommend
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Sofen, MD is a dermatologist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1981 and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
University Of California Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1982
La Co Hospital Usc
Internship Hospital
1981
Hahnemann University
Medical School
1985
1982
1981

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(310) 337-7171

Dr. Sofen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
LACare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Sexual Abuse of or Sexual Misconduct with a Patient (4/8/2016)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sofen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dry Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sofen treats Dry Skin more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Sofen treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Cellulitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sofen treats Cellulitis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Sofen treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Athlete's Foot
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sofen treats Athlete's Foot more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Sofen treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Sofen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • 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
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average