Dr. Peter Ford, MD

Dr. Peter Ford, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Peter Ford, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

317 W Pueblo St

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 898-3050

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Ford does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ford and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Ford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ford to family and friends
2.9
based on 15 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Ford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • 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.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
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.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
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.
in Visalia, CA |
loved him... very knowledgeable.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
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.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I've only seen Dr. Ford 2x, but so far he's been very helpful, kind and knowledgeable about my problem.
Goleta, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ford accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ford has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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