Dr. Shani Francis, MD

Dr. Shani Francis, MD

Dermatology •  Female

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Shani Francis, MD is a Dermatologist in Manteca, CA. Dr. Francis has more experience with Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with The University Of Chicago Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Francis to book an appointment.


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Lux Dermatology - Manteca

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Lux Dermatology - Manteca296 Cottage Ave Manteca, CA 95336
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Francis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Francis

4.4

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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Very kind
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Anonymous A. – Sep 18, 2020
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We had a great experience here! I’d recommend her to anyone! Down to earth, genuine and it showed she cares. Didn’t feel rushed or brushed off! She was great! The staff was super sweet and caring
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous S. – Sep 18, 2020
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Dr. Francis took the time to listen to my concerns and gave me straightforward answers that I need to know to do my own research. I will go back for my post appointment on September 23rd. I hope to get the lab results from the biopsy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Texas K. – Sep 17, 2020
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Dr Francis has an excellent bedside manner. She’s friendly and engaging. She listens and she explains things well. I didn’t feel rushed and two or three times she asked if I had any questions. Thank you for an excellent experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Teri K. – Sep 15, 2020
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My son was referred by his pediatrician for a lump on his head. We had such a wonderful experience that I ended up leaving with an appointment for myself! My appointment went great, she’s so personable, honest and knowledgeable. I left feeling amazing in my own skin as trust the products I left with. Will be recommending her to everyone I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Cary D. – Sep 09, 2020
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Dr. Francis was friendly and easy to talk to. She is a good listener and made me feel comfortable right away. I love the office staff also. Can't wait for my next appointment!
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  • Staff friendliness
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Rodina M. – Aug 13, 2020
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She took her time with me and listened to what I had to say. She made me feel extremely comfortable. I highly recommend her if your looking for a dermatologist.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Stacy R. – Jun 09, 2020
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Dr was nice and explained things clearly.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lori R. – May 30, 2020
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The best dermatologist I've had in many years. I've had a annual melanoma scan every year for over 30 years. She is the most thorough. She and her staff are very friendly. I didn't enter the wait time information because it was my first visit and I had to fill out paperwork. As soon as that was done the total wait time was about 5 minutes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pam in Manteca, CA – Feb 24, 2020
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I saw Dr. Francis because I was having really bad acne and my face is so sensitive and nothing was working, but after seeing Dr. Francis and following the instructions she gave me my acne finally cleared up.
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Sep 14, 2019
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She was recommended as a busy exec my hair is part of my persona and she was awesome, I waited forever to see her, and I have seen her at her new practice. Worth the wait not only is she a hair loss guru, but she is an even better person. Her team is professional, polite, and just well coached. Enjoyed my experience and will be singing our firm up for her executive services.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Excellent Physician you know because other Doctors rave about her to start with, and then the patients that I have met adore her. Office is different, the process is definitely not what I was used to but her staff absolutely are great. Mr. Hill was a delight, and Dr. Francis is firm she does not play but if you follow her instructions I promise you'll be better for it. I highly recommend their team you may get a voicemail I called at least 3x but they returned my call but you can book online!
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Mar 29, 2019
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Very personable and takes time to listen with her busy schedule. She was the best Derm at North Shore. Took 3 appts with different Derm Dr's to find one that would listen and give me a detailed skin exam. I am very saddened she is gone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Rose in IL – Jun 15, 2018
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I have two relative that have came to you. Could you please recommend me an Africa American dermatologist if you are not taken new patients. I have five beautiful daughters and two grandchildren . Two daughters have skin problems, one grandson and myself. Please help! Thank you in advance
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South Elgin, IL – Jun 28, 2017
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Dr. Francis has been one to the best things to happen to Evanston Northshore professional beyond her years and a gem. She saved my life by fighting for a test my insurance refused to pay for suffice to say she was right, and it lead to me winning a case against my insurer. Thank you again Dr. Francis a true godsend. N Friedman
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N.Friedman in Wilmette, IL – Mar 10, 2017
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the worst. She cancels and cancels - doesn't care about her patients - very unreliable and rude.
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Chicago, IL – Feb 15, 2017
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I made the appointment 3 mos. in advance. Drove 3 hrs. back and forth. I left 20 minutes early (road blockage, I was late) I called and asked recept. to relay the message. She didn't. I called when I was closer. When I got there, recept was rude and took so many patients that walked in after me that I stopped counting. I asked her nicely to relay my message, including that I'll be out of the country and wanted only a few minutes. HORRIBLE. RUDE. I won't return.
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Pamela Weiss in Vernon Hills, IL – Jul 01, 2016
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Worth the wait helped me a great deal just meeting her she is the best Dermatologist in Northshore!
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J.RosenBerg in LakeForrest,IL – Jan 23, 2016
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Very smart and kind listen too you me describe my problem, and then suggest i mediate no pills. I followed up a couple months down the line with news of improvement in condition its true what they say about Dr. Francis. A blessing she is to know
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Sue Alexander in Evanston, IL – Dec 08, 2015
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Everything you could want, personable, knowledgeable, and Incredibly kind Dr. Francis was everything I was looking for in a physician. Well worth the wait!
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William Alexander in Evanston, IL – Dec 08, 2015
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(209) 624-7006

Dr. Francis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Coventry Health Care
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Preferred PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hair Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Hair Loss more than 100% of their peers

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

Acne
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Acne more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Telogen Effluvium
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Telogen Effluvium more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

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Dr. Francis' conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Treatment
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cold Sore
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue 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
  • Hair Transplants
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Narrow Band UVB Light for Psoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

We reject the idea of "puppy mill" medicine @AshiraDerm focuses on learning who patients are so we can address metaphysical issues that contribute to our overall well being, taking a more holistic approach to medicine instead of the often used pharmacological approach. Ashira Dermatology provides an exclusive 1 on 1 patient experience to better curate your wellness plan leading to better outcomes and healthier patients.Less...

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Auburn University

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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The University Of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, IL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
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