Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD



Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD is a Dermatologist in San Diego, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 2007. She is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD

UCSD Dermatology

8899 University Center Ln Ste 350 San Diego, CA 92122
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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History of skin cancer
I have always been told to come back in 6 months due to my history of skin cancer. I had Mohs procedure on my forehead previously for basal cell ca and history of squamous cell ca as well. She told me I didn't need to come back for 3 years, but agreed to see me in 2 and a half years. She also later refused to refill a prescription for retin-A even though it was on my medical record.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Apr 22, 2022
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Last year, I had been experiencing soreness and pain on the right side of my tongue for nearly a year and I had not been able to eat on that side due to the increasing pain. My dentist referred me to an ENT because he noticed a 'thinning' and unusual tissue, as did the ENT. The ENT expressed concern and referred me to a specialist - a dermatologist. I saw Dr Paravar in spring of 2019 and she prescribed Nystatin for thrush and some numbing mouthwash. Even though lesions and inflammation were evident, and she stated that clearly "something was going on there" but she chose not take a swab for further lab analysis of the tissue, instead, prescribed magic mouthwash. I was just diagnosed with stage II cancer of the tongue, a tumor in the exact spot. It's very disappointing that a specialist with such great credentials didn't bother to swab the area and have it analyzed. The cancer was there and could have been caught much earlier.
What went well
  • Office environment
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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MJ – Mar 31, 2020
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I will never go to her again. When she was preparing to take a skin biopsy from my forearm she said she was going to give me a local lidocaine injection and asked if in case of side effects did I wish to be resuscitated? As UCSD Faculty involved in many clinical trials I am familiar with consent forms. I was deeply shocked that this would even be a question for a biopsy. It made me seriously question Dr. Paravar's common sense. I was not asked this when I had the mole removed across the hall.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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La Jolla, CA – May 30, 2016
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Taraneh Paravar, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist who cares for all patients in the general dermatology clinic and also focuses on complex medical...Read more


  • Dermatology


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Medical School

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Dr. Paravar specializes in Skin Conditions. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD treat?

Dr. Paravar frequently treats the following conditions: Dermatitis, Dry Skin, and Herpes Simplex Infection. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD's office address?

Dr. Paravar's office is located at 8899 University Center Ln Ste 350, San Diego, CA 92122. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Paravar provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest.

How much experience does Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD have?

Dr. Paravar has over 15 years of healthcare experience.

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There is a star rating of 3.4/5 for Dr. Taraneh Paravar, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Paravar

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Skin Conditions

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Dr. Paravar is experienced in the area of Skin Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Plantar Wart
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Dr. Paravar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmark
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • 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 Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Dr. Paravar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
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
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
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 Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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 Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
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Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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Cigna HMO
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