Dr. Lucia Tuffanelli, MD

Dr. Lucia Tuffanelli, MD

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Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
63 y/o
(10)

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Dr. Lucia Tuffanelli, MD is a dermatologist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. She specializes in dermatology.

Epstein & Tuffanelli Mds Inc

450 Sutter St Rm 1306

San Francisco, CA 94108
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tuffanelli performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Fungal Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tinea Versicolor
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hair Loss
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Tuffanelli'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tuffanelli "Certified as a fellow of the American Board of Dermatology since 1989, she has enthusiastically practiced dermatology for over twenty years. Her areas of interest lie within pediatric and adult medical dermatologic problems, wound care and skin cancer exams and prevention."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

65  Conditions Treated

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15  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • 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.

Education

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Univ Of California Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Univ Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital Of Brooklyn Downstate
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tuffanelli has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tuffanelli's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tuffanelli to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Tuffanelli's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (3)

Excellent dermatologist, who is highly respected by her peers. Has treated me as a patient for over 20 years for a range of derm problems.
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As a patient with psoriasis I have had a number of dermatologists so I know when one is good. She knows what she is talking about, takes the time to listen to you, and gives good recommendations. However, her style is very direct. I personally love this, but if you are the type of person who wants...more
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I love Dr. Tuffanelli (and have been going to her for about 15 years) because she is honest, tells it like it is and doesn't encourage me to do things that really don't need to be done. I had a dermatologist once tell me I had to have a mole removed from my back, which I did, at great expense, and...more
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