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Dr. Kristen Richards, MD

Dermatology ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Richards

Torrey Pines Dermatology

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 460 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Kristen Richards, MD is a dermatologist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in dermatology.


Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richards

4.2

Based on 110 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I had a basil cell removed from my upper arm. The stitches look like a Frankenstein arm. Also the area is discolored. People are always asking me what happened now over 2 years later. Dr Richards was very unconcerned and if it were her arm she would be horrified. I have opportunities to warn people not to use her. It's your choice
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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.
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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.
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Exceptional staff with state of the art procedures. Dr. Richards is an excellent professional.
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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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About Me

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 JollaA s premier skin care resource, providing both medical and cosmetic treatments in a highly professional, but warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital
1996
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(858) 362-8800

Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dermatitis
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Dr. Richards treats Dermatitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Birthmark
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Birthmark more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Active FX Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinomas With Milia and Coarse, Sparse Hair
  • Bellafill 
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Blu-U® Acne Light Treatment
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dandruff
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Double Chin
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • 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
  • Facial Peel
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus 
  • Juvéderm Volbella
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • SculpSure Laser Treatment
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ultherapy®
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vbeam Laser Treatment
  • Vollure 
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • Wrinkles
  • Wrinkly Skin Syndrome