Dr. Rachel Careccia, MD

Dr. Rachel Careccia, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Rachel Careccia, MD is a dermatologist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in dermatology and dermatopathology.Read her story

12500 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste B

Tampa, FL 33618

Contact Information

(813) 712-5702

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Careccia accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
AvMed HMO
AvMed PPO
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Tampa Bay CoreNet
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MedHealthInsurance
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Practice Areas

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Skin Cancer more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Carcinoma in Situ of Skin more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Actinic Keratosis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Careccia performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Careccia performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 28 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Dermatitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Skin Infections more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Acne more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Hair Loss
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia treats Hair Loss more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Careccia treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Careccia performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Careccia performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Careccia's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • 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 Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

About Me

Biography

Dr. Careccia was born in Columbus, Ohio and was raised in Orlando, Florida. She has been in Tampa since 2006. Dr. Careccia lives with her husband and daughters in Odessa, and she enjoys reading, boating, and other outdoor activities.

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Education

2006
Medical University Of South Carolina
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School
1997
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Careccia's Reviews

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3.9

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Dr. Careccia was professional and very thorough in her explanation of a melanoma lesion on my upper back. When she removed the lesion my anxiety was lessened due to her caring and friendly attitude. She is very skilled in surgical procedures as demonstrated by the small and unnoticeable scar. I highly recommend her.
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Russell Pratt – Sep 27, 2019
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If Dr. Careccia performs a full body dermatology exam on you, be sure to tell her face first, then feet! NOT the other way around, as was done to me. After handling my toes and feet, she put her hands all over my face to check for abnormalities. One only wonders if she bothered to wash her hands before seeing the next patient. This woman is not a practitioner of patient-centered care.
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Feb 23, 2019
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Dr. Careccia is the best dermatologist I have been to. I was diagnosed with melanoma a week before I moved to Florida in 2015. I came to see her about 6 months after I moved here. She was very thorough with my exam and made me feel very comfortable. Anything new on me she takes off. Even if to her it looks benign, because of my melanoma history, she takes it off. I feel like it is mostly to ease my mind but that's okay with me. Her staff is amazing and always so friendly. I highly recommend her!
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Feb 13, 2019
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I went in for a black legion on my genital area that looked like cancer from all the info I gathered on the internet(rapid growth, a large size, uneven borders, uneven colors). Dr Rachel Careccia looked at it and told me she thought it was a mole and that I shouldn't worry about it, or to watch to see if it grows in 2-3 months. I told her I have been watching it for a year, its been growing rapidly, and I just want it removed. She said ok she couldn't remove it at that moment and I would have to
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Jan 19, 2019
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professional and caring forherpatients
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stan blank in tampa, FL – Jan 10, 2019
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Dr has staff make all calls RE biopsy results even positive cancer diagnosis. Does not discuss diagnosis, treatment or prognosis. Had non medically trained staff handle everything which is basically to set up procedure appointment. Would put all zeros if I could. Recommend go elsewhere
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Mar 04, 2018
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My daughter went to see Dr. Careccia and she was wonderful. She identified 3 different skin issues she had and treated them accordingly. She was great with my daughter and very thorough. The wait time wasn't long either which is big plus for us.
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Jeanine Hassani in wesley chapel fl – Mar 02, 2018
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For my total body exam, I took in a list of about 20 areas of concern. Dr. Careccia said that she has a specific routine of doing an exam so that she doesn't "miss anything." In addition to her specific routine, she addressed each area about which I was concerned. None of the areas that I asked about looked worrisome to her. However, due to her specific routine exam she noted a precancerous lesion that I had never noticed! Also, she does an antiseptic cleaning of the exam table between patients!
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Feb 04, 2018
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Dr. Careccia is wonderful! I was seen exactly on time for my appointment. She gave me excellent advice and options, and her staff was extremely attentive and accommodating. I didn't think my insurance would cover my medication, but her tech looked up a local pharmacy and verified my insurance would cover it AND printed a coupon. I had an excellent experience and I look forward to continuing my care with her.
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Tampa, FL – May 15, 2017
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She is very friendly, interacts well with patients, and is knowledgable and very thorough.
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Dan in Land O Lakes, FL – Dec 08, 2016
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Dr. Careccia is wonderful! I always appreciate her thoroughness - and how she makes it easy for me to understand the "science" of what she's recommending for treatment of both me and my kids. Highly recommended!
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Rebecca in Tampa, FL – Oct 17, 2016
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Highly recommend -- I went to a few other local dermatologists in the area and was disappointed with the quality of care. Dr Careccia did a much thorough exam than others, and I feel very confident in her diagnosis. I plan to have the rest of my family see her.
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Temple Terrace – Oct 16, 2016
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I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS DOCTOR. Diagnosis incorrect because Diagnosis not correlated with clinical facts . Apparently doctor perfers to make assumption. For me this resulted in antibiotics being unnecessarily prescribed. Refused to do a biopsy to correctly diagnose condition . Waste of money,Waste of time . RUDE
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Lakeland, FL – Sep 26, 2016
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Very caring,.... Terrific listener .... Great touch Had Dr. Careccia preform a removal of some skin cancer located on my back... The Doc and her staff were extremely professional in the way they handled the whole procedure. Well done ladies
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Ron Scotch in Landolakes,Fl – Aug 23, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Careccia and her staff has always been great! I believe that with my issue, she was the most thorough with the process of evaluating my condition to ensure the best possible result and with subsequent monitoring has kept me in a normal lifestyle. I highly recommend her!
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Mark in Tampa, FL – Jul 11, 2016
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If there was a star that I could not highlight I would. There is a 30$ copay and all she does is tell you what you already know---actually she did not tell me anything.. she had a nurse assistant tell me everything. In the middle of my question she straight out walked up and left....like seriously so rude. This is a person's face we are talking about..for you to disregard it like nothing is very rude and very unrelatable for a doctor. There are many other dermatologists in Tampa. Save your copay
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Tampa, FL – May 07, 2016
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I visited Dr. Careccia for my acne. She told me I would see a change in 4 weeks . Well it's been over 6 weeks and my acne has worsened . I went to a new dematologist that told me that what Dr. Careccia gave me would not of made a big impact on my acne , and only would worsen over time. What I really need was an antibiotic pill , which I was not given . So now I am 6 weeks in the wrong direction. Also , when I would see her , she acted like she had no time for my questions and wasn't sympathetic
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Jan 21, 2016
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Without a doubt, Fantastic
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Francisco Delgado in Land O Lakes, FL – Dec 03, 2015
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