Dr. Kristen Richards, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
(14)
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Dr. Kristen Richards, MD
Dr. Kristen Richards, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Richards is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 460

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Kristen Richards, MD

Dr. Kristen Richards, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

Torrey Pines Dermatology, located conveniently on the Scripps Hospital campus in La Jolla, is committed to bringing state-of-the-art dermatological care to our San Diego patients in a comfortable, compassionate atmosphere. Torrey Pines Dermatology is La Jolla s premier skin care resource, providing both medical and cosmetic treatments in a highly professional, but warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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Dr. Richards' Experience

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Dr. Richards' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
1

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart 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.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
2.4
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Richards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
San Diego, CA |
I love Dr. Richards, have been going to her for years. However, I am leaving as her office/staff/PA, are so incompetent! Most reciently, I had to deal with Christine, PA. to get a refill on my d acne meds, clindamycian, 4 weeks of phone calls and stoping by the pharmacy 2 times, no refil! They finally told me they want to see her every 3 months! Really for acne meds? Sadly I went through the same last year with them. Do not recommend, unless u want to spend you life getting s refills.
in La Jolla, CA |
What a wonderful dermatologist. She's very knowledgeable about various treatments and what works for my skin. She is very conscientious and doesn't overdo fillers. I've also seen her PA who is just as good. I would highly recommend her for any cosmetic procedure as they have the full gamut of lasers and cosmetic procedures. She is also a highly trained dermatologist so I feel very comfortable in her hands.
in San Diego, CA |
Exceptional staff with state of the art procedures. Dr. Richards is an excellent professional.
in Escondido, CA |
I think this Doctor more care about Personal Revenue then about patient. I waited for appointment about 3 month. When I came to the office on time I waited 20 minutes before invited to the room. My size is XXX, but I got the robe Small size. I wait another 20 minutes in the patient room and then decided to leave. Nobody still call me to check why I am left. I waited long time on my first visit also and Dr. Richards spent just 5 minutes with me.
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Dr. Richards accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Richards has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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