Dr. Peter Ford, MD

Dr. Peter Ford, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Peter Ford, MD is a dermatologist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in dermatology.

317 W Pueblo St

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 898-3050

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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(805) 898-3050

Dr. Ford accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Background Check

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. Ford's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fungal Nail Infection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ford treats Fungal Nail Infection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rash
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Dr. Ford treats Rash more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Ringworm
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ford treats Ringworm more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Peter Ford, MD is a dermatologist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ford

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Based on 17 reviews

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Dr. Ford has consistently provided me with dependable and professional skin care. As a melanoma patient, I am reasonably particular and sometimes have questions which are always answered with the appropriate amount of detail and concern. I also appreciate that his main focus is on skin diseases rather than cosmetic surgery.
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Excellent. He has always been professional and appropriately personable with me. Due to a history of skin cancers I see him regularly and have had only positive experience. Sansum seems to have worked hard to process people quickly and I guess that can give people the wrong feeling. However, I accept that as part of modern medicine and Dr. Ford has always been thorough and available for questions. No problems after any of the biopsies or cancer removals after several years.
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Hasty, bored, no "bedside manner" whatsoever. Careless biopsy curette scarred my leg. Not patient-oriented. There are far better dermatologists out there.
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I asked for an older doctor as Dr Medved had retired. I was disappointed when I saw Dr Ford as I thought he was too young. Did not know he was older than he looked and has had years of experience. He was gentle, quick and make me feel comfortable in his care. He answered all my questions, did an amazing number of procedures on me and I left actually elated at the experience. I had dreaded this appointment because of the location of my problem and he took away my fears immediately.
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Got several random diagnoses. One time it's this, next visit it's not, then he admits he doesn't know what it is. Says he doesn't do surgery. Maybe that's a good thing.
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loved him... very knowledgeable.
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After finding out I had a fast growing cancer on my face he responded that "nothing happens fast in health care today". I changed doctors and had my surgery scheduled in a week. His appointments are too fast and he blames it on the clinic. He could care less about his patients and their concerns.
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I've only seen Dr. Ford 2x, but so far he's been very helpful, kind and knowledgeable about my problem.
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My appointments with Dr.Ford felt very rushed. It seemed like he was in a hurry to get done with the appointment and made me feel like I was asking too many questions.
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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)