Dr. Michael Contreras, MD

Dr. Michael Contreras, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Contreras, MD is a dermatologist in Lone Tree, CO and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatologic surgery.Read his story

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery PC

10099 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 490

Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


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Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 84% of peers
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
more than 29% of peers

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Dr. Contreras' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Contreras "Dr. Michael E. Contreras is a board-certified Dermatologist, who moved to Denver from his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico to join AboutSkin. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Contreras worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico Department of Dermatology for two years and then in private practice in Albuquerque for two years prior to joining AboutSkin. Dr. Contreras completed his Dermatology residency at the University of New Mexico in 2005. He published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed a chapter to a dermatologic surgery textbook. Dr. Conteras has also lectured at several national and international meetings. Dr. Contreras received his undergraduate degree in 1996 from the University of Southern California in biomedical and electrical engineering and graduated with the distinction of summa cum laude. He returned to Albuquerque for medical school and graduated in 2001 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received the Faculty Award for Excellence. Following his training, Dr. Contreras stayed on faculty at the University of New Mexico and trained residents at the Veterans Administration Hospital. He has maintained a teaching role while in private practice as a preceptor for medical students and physician assistant students interested in dermatology. Dr. Conteras also gives lectures to the dermatology residents and was responsible for introducing cosmetic procedural training to the dermatology residency program. He is a certified injector of Botox and Juvederm and has extensive experience and training in cosmetic procedures including Botox, fillers, chemical peels, and laser therapy. FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash Credit Cards CareCredit Most Major Insurances Accepted; please call the office for additional information. OFFICE HOURS Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday-Sunday: Closed "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Contreras "My goal is to make sure every patient feels that their concerns have been thoroughly addressed in a respectful, professional environment."


  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated



  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • University of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Dermatology-University Of New Mexico
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Contreras has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Contreras' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Contreras to family and friends
based on 66 total reviews (46 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (66)

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Dr. Contreras' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (46)

Appointments have been handled on time, focused and professionally
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Dr. Contreras is wonderful going on 6 years as a patient. I have lived a life in the sunshine with my job as a ski patroller and in my outdoor pursuits. He has always kept a very close eye on my skin and we treat things as they occasionally show up. I find he has a very proactive approach to my...more
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Dr & staff very friendly, thorough & caring. Very informative & good at addressing questions & concerns.
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Dr. Contreras diagnosed my basal cell and was concerned. He has closely monitored my skin and I see him every 6 months for follow up. He is wonderful!
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After my surgery with Dr. Cohen 6 years ago I was referred to Dr. Contreras for my regular skin checks. I'm disappointed that my 2nd cancer was not diagnosed sooner. I had flakiness on my scar for years and never knew it was an issue. I had the blue light treatment after my 1st surgery on Dr....more
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