Dr. Joy Torakawa, MD

Dr. Joy Torakawa, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Dr. Joy Torakawa, MD is a dermatologist in Visalia, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1987 and specializes in dermatology.

805 W Acequia Ave Ste 2C

Visalia, CA 93291

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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very high
more than 96% of peers
Burn Injuries
very high
more than 94% of peers
Benign Tumor
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Torakawa'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

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

42  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign 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.


  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Met Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Met Hosp-Ny Med Coll
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Westchester Med Ctr-Met Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Torakawa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Torakawa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Torakawa to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Torakawa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Torakawa's office is amazing. She has wonderful staff and the doctor is very knowledgeable. She spends a lot of time with you and explains everything in great detail. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Torakawa was recommended so I tried to get an appointment. I called her office 8 times with no luck. I actually went to her office and tried to get an appointment, however they said they would get back to me. They NEVER did. I have skin cancer and I can't get a Doctor to treat it. I am...more
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