Dr. John Koo, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 67

Psychiatry

Dr. John Koo, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Koo, MD

UCSF Psoriasis Skin Trtmnt Ctr

515 Spruce St San Francisco, CA 94118 ()
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Koo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psoriasis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koo treats Psoriasis more than 93% of his peers

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

Dermatitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koo treats Dermatitis more than 93% of his peers

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

Itchy Skin
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koo treats Itchy Skin more than 93% of his peers

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

Dr. Koo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Birthmark
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Spider Veins
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Dr. Koo accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Shield of California
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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After a wait of nearly an hour, Dr. Koo got great pleasure out of pompously expounding to his audience of interns that I was delusional if I believed I had anything other than what he erroneously insisted was "Dermatitis." Dermatitis is medical jargon for a "rash," and is a catch-all secondary finding that incompetent doctors use when their egos are too big to admit that they have no idea what is causing the rash. I've met some condescending doctors in my time (who hasn't?), but Dr. Koo is a parody of arrogance. At the end of the visit, he said to me, "You should be grateful I took so much time with you. I usually only spend a few minutes with my patients." Um, yeah, thanks Dr. Koo, for calling me crazy if I didn't agree with your "diagnosis," for humiliating me in front of 4 interns, and especially for the secondary finding that really means you have absolutely no idea what I have or what's causing it. The worst of the worst.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. John Koo, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Harvard Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Uc San Francisco Mc
Residency Hospital
1985
UCLA Neur Psychology Institute
Residency Hospital
1982
Ucla Center Health Scis
Internship Hospital
1981
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Awards

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What are Dr. John Koo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Koo frequently treats Psoriasis, Dermatitis, and Itchy Skin. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Koo treats.

Where is Dr. John Koo, MD's office located?

Dr. Koo's office is located at 515 Spruce St, San Francisco, CA 94118. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

UCSF Psoriasis Skin Trtmnt Ctr

Psoriasis Treatment Center515 Spruce St San Francisco, CA 94118
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UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

San Francisco, CA

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)