Dr. Lucia Tuffanelli, MD

Dr. Lucia Tuffanelli, MD

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Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
63 y/o
(9)

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Dr. Lucia Tuffanelli, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

Epstein & Tuffanelli Mds Inc

450 Sutter St Rm 1306

San Francisco, CA 94108
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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Top Care Areas

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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tuffanelli to family and friends
3.6
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 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

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

San Francisco, CA |
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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in Newark, CA |
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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in San Francisco, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tuffanelli accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    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. Tuffanelli has admitting privileges

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus
3700 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
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