Dr. Ralph Massey, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 57

Dermatology

Dr. Ralph Massey, MD is a Dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Massey has extensive experience in Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer & Excision. He graduated from King's College London School Of Medicine, University Of London medical school in 1989. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ralph Massey, MD

Ralph A Massey MD

1260 15th St Ste 1401 Santa Monica, CA 90404 ()
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He had poor bedside manner and was rude. I felt like he didn’t really listen to my concerns and made me feel like I was just a number instead of a person. I decided to not go with him. He also does reconstruction the day after surgery which I didn’t like nor his plan.
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  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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My name is Jerry Ross and Dr Massey performed a Mohs on my nose. He was so professional and his time and explanation could not have been better. The care and handling of my procedure could not have gone better. The office is truly professional.
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Jerry Ross – Jan 26, 2021
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I was diagnosed with skin cancer on my lower lip. When I heard “cancer”and that it can spread quickly on the lip, I admit I decided to forego getting additional opinions. Besides, all my doctors told me he was THE guy. HA! He is extremely arrogant, doesn’t give good explanation of what he’s doing and why, and when my stitches started coming apart 2 days after reconstruction surgery, no one in the office seemed to care. Bottom line: I’m permanently disfigured. STAY AWAY. Better docs at UCLA
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No results
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chris M in Los Angeles CA – Mar 12, 2018
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Dr. Massey's skills are excellent. He is a conservative surgeon, clear, calm, realistic. I had Moh's surgery on the side of my nose and the reconstruction was very good. I recommended him to my mother in law fir Moh's surgery by her eyelid and he did a fantastic job. I highly recommend him.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Silvia Marjoram in Los Angekes, California – Nov 29, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide the highest standard of medical care possible, in an individualized, empathetic manner.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
1996
State University Of New York
Residency Hospital
1993
University of California At Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1992
Cambridge University
Undergraduate School
1989
King's College London School Of Medicine, University Of London
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cambridge University Mphil High Honors, 1992
  • The Kings College Council Scholarship, 1985
  • Theodore Tromovitch Award, 1997
  • The ESR Council Scholarship, 1991
  • The Medical Research Council Scholarship, 1986

Media & Publications

  • Acrospiroma in Post Rhytidectomy Patient, 2009
  • Lasers in Dermatology: a Review, Cutis 2001
  • Laser Surgery for the New Millennium, 2000
  • Comparison of Frozen with Paraffin Sections in DFSP, 1998
  • Laser Resurfacing as Skin Cancer Prophylaxis, 1999

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What are Dr. Ralph Massey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Massey frequently treats Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer & Excision. See all practice areas where Dr. Massey specializes.

Where is Dr. Ralph Massey, MD's office located?

Dr. Massey's office is located at 1260 15th St Ste 1401, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Massey speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Massey

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Massey treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Massey treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 434-2495.

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.

Dr. Massey is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Surgery
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
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High
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Very High
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Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Massey is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

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Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Skin Cancer
Actinic Keratosis
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Dr. Massey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmark
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • 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
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Warts

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Dr. Massey accepts the following insurance:

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Medicaid of California
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MultiPlan
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Preferred Health Systems
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Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
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United Healthcare

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Ralph A Massey MD

Cosmetic Surgery Center of Santa Monica1260 15th St Ste 1401 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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