Dr. Lindie Borton, MD

Dr. Lindie Borton, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Lindie Borton, MD is a dermatologist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read her story

3811 N Garden Center Way

Boise, ID 83703

Contact Information

(208) 287-5525

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Meritain Health
  • PacificSource
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hair Loss
more than 73% of peers
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
more than 38% of peers
more than 25% of peers

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Dr. Borton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Borton "“As a young child, I was influenced by my great aunt, who was one of the first female physicians in Idaho. My great aunt set up her first clinic in 1902 to care for Native Americans. I found myself inspired by her commitment to helping others. During my medical training, I discovered practicing dermatology was a great way to have the same kind of positive impact on people’s lives. Now, after two decades of experience and advances in skin care, I am every bit as excited about being able to improve someone’s quality of life back in my hometown of Boise, Idaho.” “I also feel very fortunate to have been exposed to some of the best minds in my chosen specialty. My experiences as an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UC San Francisco and my working relationships with world-renowned experts in cosmetic and medical dermatology have helped me in my mission to bring the highest standard of care to the Treasure Valley. I have had practices in Berkeley, California and Ketchum, Idaho before I returned back to Boise. Each new learning experience is rewarding for me because it expands my ability to make a difference for others, so much so that I still vigorously pursue new training opportunities and new capabilities in dermatology. I chose to be a skin-care physician, and for me that means choosing each day to be as capable and committed as I can be.” Dr. Borton grew up in Boise and graduated from Boise High School in 1970. She completed her undergraduate work at California State University Sacramento where she received a BA in Biology in 1977. She attended medical school at University of California San Francisco and graduated in 1981. She did her internship in the Internal Medicine program at UCSF/Mt. Zion Medical Center in San Francisco. She did her dermatology residency at University of California San Francisco, which is one of the top dermatology training programs in the world. The UCSF Dermatology Department receives more NIH funding than any other dermatology program in the United States. The UCSF School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the nation. It is the only university in the nation to rank in the top five in both categories (research and primary care). Dr. Borton was board-certified in dermatology in 1987. Dr. Borton began her private solo-practice career in Berkeley, California in 1986. She was one of the first dermatologists in the San Francisco Bay Area to be recognized by San Francisco Focus magazine as a specialist to whom physicians would refer their own family members. In 1993, Dr. Borton returned to Idaho and started a successful practice in Ketchum, where she practiced until 2009. Dr. Borton opened her practice in Boise in 2004 and now devotes all of her time to the Boise practice. Dr. Borton has maintained a clinical teaching position at University of California San Francisco Department of Dermatology since her graduation in 1985 and was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology in 2009. Dr. Borton visits UCSF several times a year for teaching and is exposed to leading edge technology and current advances in dermatology that she brings back to her Boise practice. Dr. Borton published one of the first papers describing skin signs of HIV in 1984: Borton, LK, Wntroub, BU: Disseminated cryptococcosis presenting as herpetiform lesions in a homosexual man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. J AM ACAD DERMATOL10: 287-39, 1984 Dr. Borton is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Idaho Medical Association, Intermountain Dermatology Society, Ada County Medical Society, Boise Valley Dermatology Society and Women’s Dermatology Society. Dr. Borton has two sons who both attended Boise High School and are now in college. She lives in the North End with her three dogs and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, many of whom she has known since elementary school."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Borton "The dermatology professionals at the Sun Valley Skin Center are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face."

9  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

12  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

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  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Mt Zion Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Calif
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Disseminated cryptococcosis presenting as herpetiform lesions in a homosexual man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Ada County Medical Society, Member
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Boise Valley Dermatology Society, Member
  • Idaho Medical Association, Member
  • Intermountain Dermatology Society, Member
  • Womens Dermatology Society, Member

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What People Say About Dr. Lindie Borton, MD
I do not recommend Dr. Borton or this office. Horrible doctor, terrible staff. This doctor really likes ripping into her patients. Inconvenient location. Go anywhere else.
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Cathy – Aug 30, 2018
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Abrasive, Unprofessional and Nasty. After being a patient for more than 15 years I left with such a hurtful experience. After having to cancel a makeup consultation and rescheduling a follow-up appointment, I was bulldozed by the staff and Dr. Borton upon my next appointment. The lack of empathy,...Read More
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LD in Boise, ID – Jun 07, 2018
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Great communication, professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. I found Dr Borton and her Staff to be sharp, highly competent and on point. My needs were addressed, questions answered, and encouragement provided. Will definitely return.
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Deborah in Boise – Sep 03, 2016
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Dr. Borton saw a wart on my finger and, without explaining what she was doing or asking permission, treated me in a way that left my finger permanently disfigured. She is reckless and strange and I would not recommend her to anyone.
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Boise, ID – May 26, 2016
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Dr. Borton is awesome! She takes care of me, my husband, and my children. I am in the health care field and it is important for me to feel that I am with someone competent and thorough. Her knowledge and experience are second to none.
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Apr 14, 2016
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