Dr. Julio Cruz, MD

Dr. Julio Cruz, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Julio Cruz, MD is a dermatologist in Grove City, OH and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Puerto Rico in 1987 and specializes in dermatology and anatomic & clinical pathology.

1933 OHIO DR

Grove City, OH 43123

Contact Information

(614) 277-9530

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
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Dr. Cruz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Mutual of Omaha
NGS CoreSource
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
UPMC Health Plan

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Practice Areas

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz treats Skin Cancer more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cruz treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Basal Cell Carcinoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz treats Basal Cell Carcinoma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Cruz treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz treats Squamous Cell Carcinoma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Cruz treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 25 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz treats Dermatitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cruz treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz treats Skin Infections more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cruz treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cruz treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 64% of their peers

Dr. Cruz performs this procedure more than 64% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Cruz performs this procedure more than 63% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz treats Acne more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Cruz treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Cruz performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cruz performs Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Cruz performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

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Dr. Cruz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • 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
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Julio Cruz, MD is a dermatologist in Grove City, OH and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Puerto Rico in 1987 and specializes in dermatology and anatomic & clinical pathology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Education

1998
Ohio State University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Ohio State University
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Orlando Regl Med Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Charity Hospital Tulane University
Internship Hospital
1987
University Puerto Rico
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cruz

4.8

Based on 53 ratings

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1 Star
5.660377358490566%
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MzJ – Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Cruz has been wonderful in helping me with my psoriasis. He is very thorough in his explanations and is willing to take the time to answer any question. And most importantly he is very caring and professional . Thank you Dr Cruz.
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David Bowermeister in Hilliard, OH – Nov 15, 2018
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My experience with this doctor was that he was expert, professional, a clear communicator, and willing to take the time to make sure I had everything I needed.
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Michael – Jun 27, 2018
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I've been coming to Dr. Cruz for several years because of his professionalism, knowledge, and "bedside manner." I've had several spots which concerned me; each time he determined the spot was benign or removed it and checked for melanoma. Finally, even though I'm a native English speaker, I was impressed to find out that he is the only Spanish-speaking dermatologist in central Ohio, so he treats many Hispanics in his practice.
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Bill Radcliffe in Hilliard, OH – May 18, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Cruz for many years and he is one of my trusted medical professionals. I feel very comfortable with him and he has a wonderful caring personality.
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Columbus, OH – May 10, 2017
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extremely knowledgeable, excellent doctor-patient manner, never rushes thru an appointment. always takes the time to answer and explain any questions. when its your appointment his total focus is on you, the patient. i would and have highly recommend him to a family member or friend.
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Carol House in Marengo, OH – Apr 07, 2017
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Dr. Cruz is a Magician ?? He not only diagnose skin issues right away but also prescribe medication as per age and skin type and allergies. I never have to use his medication after few applications and once my daughter caught some eczima from swimming, it was vanished after first usage ?? I recommended several of my friends to Dr. Cruz and they had radiant acne free skin! 10/10 for him. Thanks and Best Regards, Amber & Fatima (my daughter)
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Amber Aziz in Dublin, OH – Apr 06, 2017
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My husband has been seeing Dr> Cruz for about 4 or 5 years. He has invariably been attentive to my husband's problems, listening and making very practical suggestions. He has explained the procedures that he proposed, both in terms of why they were needed and what they entailed. Also I found that my husband tended to respond in kind to Dr. Cruz's dynamic personality.
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Anne Essenhigh for Robert Essenhigh in Columbus, OH – Apr 06, 2017
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I have been treated by Dr. Cruz since 2006. Dr. Cruz has been extremely professional in all aspects of his practice. His support personnel are also very professional. I spent 30+ years as an Officer in the US Army and was treated by more doctors than I care to remember. Dr. Cruz not only is far above those doctors, but one of his first diagnosis was a cancerous spot on my chest he removed that several military Dermatology doctors dismissed.
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Rickie M. in Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 – Aug 19, 2016
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Dr. Cruz was professional and his expertise was outstanding. His staff was polite and knowledgeable. I would DEFINATELY recommend him for any of your dermatology needs.
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Crystal M in Columbus, OH – Aug 17, 2016
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I have been his patient for a number of years. He talks with you and not at you. He does an excellent job of trying to educate you on identifying what you should worry about and what you shouldn't. He gives you the confidence to know when you should come in and get something checked. If he has any question at all about a spot, he does the biopsy. He has a great "bedside manner". You get to the examining room promptly and are seen by Dr. Cruz promptly. I highly recommend him.
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DL in Grove City, OH – Aug 15, 2016
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Dr. Cruz himself was nice enough but seemed like he couldn't wait to get out of the room. He spent maybe a total of five minutes with me and seemed to be in such a rush I didn't even bother asking him more than two of my questions. He remove a mole from my leg which did turn out to be mildly abnormal. But, they didn't apply enough bandaging and my pant leg was soaked through with blood before I could even finish checking out. Will be going to another dermatologist next time.
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Marysville, OH – Jul 25, 2016
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An excellent physician with a great bedside manor.
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Richard in Columbus, OH – Jul 06, 2016
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Love Dr. Cruz, he has been taking care of me for several years. He is through and professional, while being personable and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Cruz if you are looking for a dermatologist.
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Valerie in Powell, OH – Jul 04, 2016
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Dr CRUZ is a very compassionate doctor who works very hard to address any problems his patients encounter. He has helped me to live with a very complicated disease and works hard to preserve my quality of life. Always looking for new treatments. I have been his patient for many years and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone !!
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Gwynne F in Wapakoneta, OH – Jul 03, 2016
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Dr.Cruz is great. I am always taken on time for my appointments - and have clear direction after I leave on whatever course of treatment I need to do. Dr. Cruz takes time to explain everything to his patients - never feels rushed! The staff are curteous and the office is orderly, spotless, and very nice. Would refer family and friends!
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New York, NY – Jun 17, 2016
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Dr. Cruz is wonderful. Had my annual exam and spent time with me to let me know everything was fine and he would see me in another year. Always very pleasant and easy to talk to.
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Lena T. in Dublin, OH – Jun 07, 2016
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he is just a real good DR.
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EUGENE B SPILLER in Columbus, OH – May 24, 2016
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Dr. Cruz is very thorough and has helped me with some dermatology issues.
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Joyce Richardson in London, OH – May 17, 2016
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I would recommend Dr. Cruz. He always takes his time with the patient without rushing the patient.
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Beverly McKean in Grove City, Ohio – May 16, 2016
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Locations

Buckeye Dermatology, Inc.

Buckeye Dermatology, Inc.1933 OHIO DR Grove City, OH 43123
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  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Buckeye Dermatology, Inc.5720 BLAZER PKWY Dublin, OH 43017
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Mount Carmel St. Anns

Westerville, OH

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)