Dr. Peter Ford, MD

Dr. Peter Ford, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Peter Ford, MD is a dermatologist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 23 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

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Fungal Nail Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

34  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision 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.


  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ford to family and friends
15 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Ford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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,...more
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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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