Dr. Michael Contreras, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Michael Contreras, MD
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

10099 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 490

Lone Tree, CO 80124

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Dr. Michael Contreras, MD

Dr. Michael Contreras, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Benign Tumor
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dermatitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Age Spots
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

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Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Contreras' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Contreras to family and friends
4.8
based on 22 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Contreras' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Littleton, CO |
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 skin especially since he knows my history of exposure. I also trust Dr. Contreras to care for my teenage son. He removed a mole in a very visible location and it healed up giving my son more confidence!
in Denver, CO |
It's not so much Dr. Contreras himself, but the whole office in general doesn't care much about medical dermotology - they only care about cosmetic dermotolgy! So unless you are getting cosmetic procedures, DON'T GO! It's nearly impossible to get someone on the phone promptly to make appointments or ask questions. In fact, it's unprofessional how little regard they have to returning phone calls or helping you in a timely fashion.
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Dr. Contreras accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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