Dr. Richard Sontheimer, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 75

Dr. Richard Sontheimer, MD is a Dermatologist in Salt Lake City, UT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sontheimer has more experience with Skin Cancer & Excision than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with University Of Utah Hospitals And Clinics. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sontheimer to book an appointment.

Dr. Sontheimer

University Of Utah Dermatology Clinic

50 N Medical Dr Salt Lake City, UT 84132

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sontheimer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sontheimer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sontheimer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (801) 581-2955.

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. Sontheimer 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

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

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmark
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Hidradenitis
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Warts

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Dr. Sontheimer accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Dr. Sontheimer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sontheimer

2.6

Based on 5 ratings

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  • Staff friendliness (2)
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For skin cancer screenings and removal, I don’t think there’s anyone better. I appreciate his no nonsense approach. He is patient and thorough answering all my concerns. He’s proactive in his recommendations. The learning hospital setting is outstanding because there are always a variety of new up and coming doctors cycling through the clinic adding to the combined expertise. He’s probably the best experienced most broadly supported dermatologist in the state.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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I'm quite surprised by the other reviews, etc. here. I found Dr. Sontheimer to be professional, attentive, and willing to take the time needed to make sure I fully understood what the issues and options were. I would, have highly recommend him.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Sontheimer, MD is a Dermatologist in Salt Lake City, UT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sontheimer has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1979
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
University of Utah
Residency Hospital
1973
University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1972
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Sontheimer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sontheimer frequently treats Skin Cancer & Excision. See all practice areas where Dr. Sontheimer specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Sontheimer, MD's office located?

Dr. Sontheimer's office is located at 50 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84132. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

University Of Utah Dermatology Clinic

University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute50 N Medical Dr Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Practice

University of Utah Health Care Department of Dermatology243 E 6100 S Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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200 Hawkins Dr # Bt2041 Iowa City, IA 52242
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University of Utah Hospital

Department of Dermatology30 N 1900 E Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Affiliated Hospitals

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University Of Utah Hospitals And Clinics

Salt Lake City, UT

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)