Dr. Susan Goodlerner, MD

Dr. Susan Goodlerner, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Susan Goodlerner, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Torrance, CA. She is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

23451 Madison St Ste 330

Torrance, CA 90505

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas


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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
more than 87% of peers
Skin Infections
more than 85% of peers
Seborrheic Dermatitis
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goodlerner "Dr. Goodlerner is fitness advocate and encourages patients to protect their overall health. She is a member of a master s swimming program, and an avid tennis player. She frequently volunteers her time to local cancer screenings. Dr. Goodlerner is also fluent in Spanish."


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hives
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail Diseases
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laser Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Mich
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Mich
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goodlerner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goodlerner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goodlerner to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Goodlerner'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
Patient Comments (9)
Torrance, CA |
Dr. Goodlerner is a knowledgeable doctor and I would recommend her to anyone. She is very patient, understanding and kind. I totally trust her judgment in regards to my skin issues.
in Gardena, CA |
I went to see her for thinning hair/ bald areas on my scalp. She didn't recommend any treatments, including treatments I questioned her about like hair transplants, RPR, etc. Her solution was to shave my head and stop wearing wigs I also went for dermatitis of the eyelids. She had no solution for that. I had gone to another physician for this problem before and at least he recommended a cream for the eyelid that provided some relief She was as effective as going to see a brick wall.
in Torrance, CA |
The Staff is very helpful,friendly.Dr Goodlerner is very friendly,informative
in Torrance, CA |
Received laser treatment for age spots and I am very satisfied by Dr Goodlerners treatment and advice not to do a second treatment, but rather treat what is remaining with skin lightening cream!
in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA |
I visited Dr. Goodlerner for follow up for my rosacea condition. I have been going to other dermatology group for over 4 years and the treatment they prescribed did not work. Dr. Goodlerner prescribed combination of several things and it made quite a difference. very happy that something is working for me
in Culver City, CA |
Dr. Goodlerner was incredibly rude to me. If you need cosmetic work done, then I'm sure she is an excellent doctor. I went to her for a mole check and some suspicious spots on my legs. Instead she peered closely at my face, scrutinizing my beginning wrinkles. She wanted to talk about face cream. She barely GLANCED at my legs and said "Oh, that's nothing" and proceeded to talk over me. This was a REALLY bad experience and I would NOT recommend this doctor, except for cosmetic-type dermatology.
in Torrance, CA |
Excellent office and great staff.
in Manhattan Beach, ca |
Brought my daughter here for acne issues. Her only solution was to put my 14 year old daughter on birth control bc the hormones would help her acne. I said I wasn't going to do that and she wouldn't prescribe any cream or typical solution. Absolutely horrible. Never again
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA |
TRIED to make a new patient appt., but was treated so RUDELY on the phone I will NEVER call back! Unbelievable customer service. I have a hard time believing this Dr. has any idea how RUDE her staff can be! Moving on....
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Dr. Goodlerner accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Goodlerner has admitting privileges

Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
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