Dr. James Kunkel, MD

Dr. James Kunkel, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. James Kunkel, MD is a dermatologist in Arroyo Grande, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Creighton Univ Sch Of Med in 1991 and specializes in dermatology.

880 Oak Park Blvd Ste 103

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Fungal Nail Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

42  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

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.


  • Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • La Cnty-Usc Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kunkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kunkel to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kunkel'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 (4)

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....more
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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...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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