Dr. Stephen Hemperly, DO

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Dr. Stephen Hemperly, DO is a Dermatologist in Encinitas, CA. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hemperly to book an appointment.

Dr. Hemperly

North Coast Dermatology

477 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Hemperly's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hemperly

3.6

Based on 14 ratings

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I am actually surprised at the negative reviews. I was sent to Dr. Hemperly by my primary care physician. I found him and the staff at West Dermatology very professional and personable. He treated my condition and offered me free samples of some creams. Now the skin irritation has cleared up. He answered all my questions professionally and gave me answers that were pertinent to my care. I would recommend him and his staff very strongly.
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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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Charles – Jun 13, 2020
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Made an appointment for an urgent medical need. Informed them I was on straight Medi-Cal, the practice waited until the day of my appointment to inform me that they don't take straight Medi-Cal. Essentially wasting two weeks of my life dealing with constant pain and irritation. Thanks for that.
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Billy – Jan 24, 2020
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I went to see Dr. Hemperly for diagnosis and treatment of a skin irritation on my back. He misdiagnosed the condition and did not provide appropriate treatment. He did, however, perform 2 unnecessary biopsies on my left arm, which left 2 deep scars. I have since sought treatment from a more reputable dermatologist, who provided appropriate treatment. My current dermatologist obtained medical records from Dr. Hemperly's office were incorrect. They stated one of the biopsies was on my RIGHT arm instead of my LEFT. This level of incompetency is inexcusable.
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  • 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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Dec 08, 2019
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Doctor never changed his facial expression. Flat affect. I think that is what you get when you're the first appointment on Monday morning. I don't need to be cuddled. Staff was competent and friendly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Robert J. Jacobs – Oct 21, 2019
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Happy to get you in the office but no follow up afterwards. Never returns phone calls and have never received the results of the biopsy after months of waiting
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Call COLSON – Oct 04, 2019
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Dr. Hemperley is "smart as a whip" and "sharp as a tack". His staff is great and his office is beautiful. Two thumbs up!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D. S. – Aug 03, 2019
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I scheduled an appointment with his service to have a few moles removed from my abdomen. I spoke to him briefly and I ask to have 4 moles removed from my abdomen using liquid nitrogen. He replied, "We don't do that... It just leaves scar tissue." His website clearly states Mole Removal as one of the services he provides. I paid a lot of money out of pocket and it was a complete waste of time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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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Aug 09, 2018
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Dr. Hemperly was very knowledgeable and took his time to answer all of my questions. He gave suggestions and said to certainly come back if my skin condition changed. For as many patients as he has seeking his medical care, I never felt rushed or as if I was just another patient. He truly cares and it shows. He is trusted with my entire family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nicole D – Jul 29, 2018
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Great doctor and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dennis R. in San Diego – Jun 20, 2018
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I really like this place.....from the staff to the doctors. Gaby was very cordial and good at her job and Dr. Hemperly took good care of my situation and it all led to a stress-free visit. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hemperly to anyone in need of quality skin care. i'm always a little overly-talkative in doctors' offices and they were very patient with me and my chatter. I'll be back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Butler in San Diego – Apr 19, 2018
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Dr. Hemperly is a wonderful doctor and his staff was very nice ! I look forward to my next appointment. Everything was on point.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike in San Diego, CA – Aug 19, 2017
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the only thing I didn't like was the lady in the room with the doctor if I had to take my clothes off other than that he was great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Breck in Sandieago – Aug 18, 2017
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Most complete dermatology exam I have ever had. Caring, and in no hurry to move to next patient. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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El Cajon, CA – Jun 28, 2017
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Care Philosophy

"I provide thorough and compassionate care for patients with skin cancer and skin disorders."

Biography

Dr. Stephen Hemperly treats a wide range of dermatologic conditions for patients of all ages. His examinations are both thorough and professional, allowing...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Education

2016
Lehigh Valley Health Network / Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Stephen Hemperly, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Hemperly has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Stephen Hemperly, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Hemperly frequently treats Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, and Warts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hemperly treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Hemperly, DO's office located?

Dr. Hemperly's office is located at 477 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience
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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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Dr. Hemperly's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dermatitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hemperly treats Dermatitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hemperly treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Contact Dermatitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hemperly treats Contact Dermatitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hemperly treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Warts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hemperly treats Warts more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Hemperly treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Hemperly's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Age Spots
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bowenoid Papulosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Collagen Injection
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • 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
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Facial Lesions
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosis Et Atrophicus
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

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Dr. Hemperly accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Care 1st Health Plan
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Provider Select, Inc.
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

North Coast Dermatology

Center for Surgery477 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
La Jolla Office7301 Girard Ave La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

West Dermatology Hillcrest

West Dermatology Hillcrest4060 4th Ave Ste 415 San Diego, CA 92103
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