Dr. Rebecca Kelso, MD

Dr. Rebecca Kelso, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Rebecca Kelso, MD is a dermatologist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 2003 and specializes in dermatology.Read her story

414 W Sunset Rd Ste 210

San Antonio, TX 78209

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kelso performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Skin Infections
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Kelso's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kelso's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kelso "Dr. Kelso and her family relocated to San Antonio at the end of summer 2009 after hurricane Ike devastated Galveston Island in 2008. Thankfully, the Island has been rebuilt through the tremendous effort of the community, but she and her family are glad to call San Antonio and the Hill Country area their home. Work History:September 2009 – January 2010Employee Dr. Vivian Bucay, P.L.L.C. – private practice San Antonio, TX July 2007 – August 2009University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX – Clinical Assistant Professor Education:2004-2007University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas – Dermatology Residency 2003 – 2004University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas – Intern Year in Internal Medicine 1999 – 2003University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas – Doctor of Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude 1999University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas – Bachelor of Arts, Major: Plan II Honors Program. Board of Certification:American Board of Dermatology Certification Examination passed August 2007Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology August 2007 Membership in Scientific Societies: 2009 Bexar County Medical Society 2007 Texas Medical Association 2004 American Academy of Dermatology 2004 American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons 2004 Texas Dermatological Society 2003 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Honors: Award for Excellent Dermatology Research by a Senior Dermatology Resident 2007 Recipient Young Investigators Writing Competition for American Society of Dermatologic Surgery 2005 Omega Alpha Honor Society 2003 Graduated from UTMB Magna Cum Laude 2003 Thomas W. Freese Memorial Award for Excellence in Dermatology 2003 Plan II Honors Program 1995-1999 Dean's Scholars Program for Natural Sciences 1995-1999 Publications:Kelso RL, Colome-Grimmer MI, Uchida T, Wang HQ, Wagner RF. p75NGFR Immunostaining for the Detection of Perineural Invasion by Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J DermatolSurg 2006; 32(2): 177-183. Kelso RL, Raimer SS. Fungal Diseases of the Skin. Chapter 212. Conn's Current Therapy, 60th ed. 2008. Robert E. Rakel, M.D. and Edward T. Bope, M.D. editors. Lester, Laura J. Umstattd; Brantley, Julie S.; Kelso, Rebecca L.; Kelly, Brent C.; Petitt, Mathew S.; Wilkerson, Michael G. Severe Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reaction Due to Fluconazole. J Drugs in Dermatol. 2008. Vickers J, Resto V, Sanchez RL, Kelso RL. Osteoradionecrosis of the Skull Vertex following Mohs and Radiotherapy: A case report and review. In Submission 2009 Presentations:"Cutaneous T Cell Lymphomas" Lecture to Residents, University of Texas Medical Branch. June 2009"Tumescent Liposuction" Lecture to Residents, University of Texas Medical Branch. January 2009."Evolution of Congenital Self-Healing Reticulohistiocytosis in a Hispanic Female" American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., February 2007."Cutaneous Histiocytoses" Dermatology Department, Galveston TX, October 2006."Evolution of Congenital Self-Healing Reticulohistiocytosis in a Hispanic Female" Pacific Dermatology Meeting, Monterey, CA, August 2006."p75NGFR Immunostaining for the Detection of Perineural Invasion by Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma" ASDS Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October, 2005."Evolution of Parry Romberg" John Knox Conference, Galveston, TX, October 2005"Manifestations of Rothmund Thompson Syndrome" John Knox Conference, Galveston, TX, October 2005"A Case of Hailey-Hailey" John Knox Conference, Galveston, TX, October 2005"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kelso "Alamo Heights Dermatology is committed to providing excellent dermatological skin care for our patients. We are a full-service dermatology clinic, which includes managing medical skin care problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer in our San Antonio office. Additionally, we perform surgical procedures for removal of skin cancers or benign growths. Alamo Heights Dermatology also offers cosmetic dermatology services such as injecting Botox and fillers, performing chemical peels, and a wide variety of physician-grade skin products."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

47  Conditions Treated

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28  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Removal
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • The University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kelso has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kelso's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelso to family and friends
16 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kelso's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Kelso Says:

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Patient Comments (1)

Excellent physician -- Observant - Caring - Up to date with latest research - Definitely someone I would recommend ....
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