Dr. Meghan Hession, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 40

Dermatology

Dr. Meghan Hession, MD is a Dermatologist in San Mateo, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus and Mills Health Center. Her office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Meghan Hession, MD

Allura Skin & Laser Center

280 Baldwin Ave San Mateo, CA 94401
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hession's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Acne
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hession treats Acne more than 99% of her peers

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

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hession treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Hession treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Hair Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hession treats Hair Loss more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Hession treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Hession's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bowenoid Papulosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fraxel Laser Treatment
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Microneedling
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Patch Testing
  • Pemphigoid
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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(650) 344-1121

Dr. Hession accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Hession's Reviews

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5.0

Based on 9 ratings

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Excellent Dermatologist
Dr Hession is an excellent physician who is very kind and gentle.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 06, 2022
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Dr. Hession has always taken excellent care of my skin concerns. Explanations are easy to understand, instructions are easy to follow, biopsy results are given timely. My procedures have always been painless. I also love her recommendations for skin care products that are reasonably priced and work!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cynthia – Dec 04, 2021
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Excellent Dermatologist, smart, comforting, accessible! She makes this practice a place I enjoy visiting !
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 05, 2021
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Takes the time to speak with you and explain treatment options, side effects, alternatives and dive deep into your condition
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 24, 2021
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Fortunately Dr. Hession is a great Dermatologist! Unfortunately, I have had three skin surgeries in the last five months. One for a melanoma that was a suspicious spot on my back that she found, another pre cancerous mole and lastly a cyst three weeks ago. Dr. Hession completed all three surgeries with the melanoma one, a pretty big one. She has a sense of humor, is knowledgeable and is not afraid to answer your direct questions honestly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gary Esch – May 18, 2021
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First visit with Dr. Hession. She didn’t keep me waiting, was direct and thorough. Also clear about next steps to confirm my diagnosis after test results come back. So far, so good!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rich G. – Jan 28, 2021
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This was my second visit with Dr. Hession and both times I found her to be thoughtful and intelligent...definitely recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathryn – Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Hession was very thorough and explained everything to me. She quickly biopsied a mole on my leg and I was in and out of the office quickly.
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May 15, 2020
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Highly recommend Dr. Hession! Young, vibrant, energetic, professional and knows her stuff. She cares about you as a patient and listens to what you have to say. Very thorough. Would highly recommend her and will continue to see Dr. Hession.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lori B in San Mateo – Aug 23, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Hession believes strongly in empowering her patients with the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance for their busy lifestyles.

Biography

Meghan Hession, MD is a board certified dermatologist at Arya Derm in San Francisco. Dr. Hession is well-versed in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Originally...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology
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Board Certifications

Education

Boston Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Boston University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Meghan Hession, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Meghan Hession, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hession frequently treats Acne, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), and Hair Loss. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hession treats.

Where is Dr. Meghan Hession, MD's office located?

Dr. Hession's office is located at 280 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Allura Skin & Laser Center

Allura Skin & Laser Center Inc280 Baldwin Ave San Mateo, CA 94401
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hession is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

San Francisco, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Mills Health Center

San Mateo, CA

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Mills-peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)