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Dr. James Kunkel, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Kunkel

Coast Dermatology

880 Oak Park Blvd Ste 103 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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Dr. James Kunkel, MD is a dermatologist in Arroyo Grande, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in dermatology.


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this is a continued review: I had called to speak to the Office Manager who was very rude to me on the phone. Her name was Melinda. I told her what happened to me during my appointment and she told me she did not believe me that this man would NOT do something like this so I asked to speak to Dr. Kunkel and she told me he was unavailable I asked that she please have him call me, I never heard a word from this office again except for my bill.
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I had surgery performed by a dermatologist who did not remove all the cancer from my forehead. Another dermatologist examine me and made some pretty serious recommendations that would involve plastic surgery to repair any additional damage. I called to see if I could meet with Dr. Kunkle for a 2nd opinion. I don't know who I talked with, but it couldn't have possibly been an employee. Who would hire someone so disrespectful? I actually wonder how he keeps his present patients.
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I saw this doctor 2 months ago and was very, very pleased with the doctor. He was very friendly and seemed very caring, and explained things to me. Also followed up with a house call to see how I was doing. As for the staff, they were wonderful. Very nice and friendly receptionist named Bethany, the doctor's assistant Diana wash very nice and knowledgable, A very nice and efficient doctor's office to deal with. Would highly recommend it. Best dermatology office. Great experience!
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I called ahead to say I was going to be 10 to 15 minutes late and they told me to come in anyways so I rushed over and I got there 15 minutes later and was very apologetic and the front desk lady was very rude to me and told me she would reschedule me which I am fine with and I understand, but her attitude was so hostile and rude. Her name was Bethany and I'm sure her employer would like to know how she treats patients. I should not have been late and understand but not the rudeness.
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Biography

Dr. James Kunkel, MD is a dermatologist in Arroyo Grande, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
La Cnty-Usc Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1992
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1992
1991

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(805) 474-9550

Dr. Kunkel accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Kunkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ringworm
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Dr. Kunkel treats Ringworm more than 100% of his peers

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Dermatitis
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Dr. Kunkel treats Dermatitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kunkel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Actinic Keratosis
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Dr. Kunkel treats Actinic Keratosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kunkel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kunkel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • 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 Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts