Dr. Joel Teplinsky, MD

Dr. Joel Teplinsky, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
78 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joel Teplinsky, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Encino, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in plastic surgery.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

Learn about Dr. Teplinsky

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Teplinsky performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 73% of peers
Third-Degree Burns
more than 67% of peers

Dr. Teplinsky's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

4  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • Univ Of Wi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Herrick Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Kaiser Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Valley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Teplinsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Teplinsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Teplinsky to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Teplinsky'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 (1)

A deeply compassionate, extremely skilfull and knowledgeable, warm and gentle physician. When others were not able to treat my condition, he was. When I needed further surgery, Dr. Teplinsky referred me to another amazing surgeon who accomplished the necessary treatment, when others said they...more
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