Dr. Timothy Jochen, MD

Dr. Timothy Jochen, MD

Dermatology  ·  

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Dr. Timothy Jochen, MD is a dermatologist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read his story

Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center

42600 Mirage Rd

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Cold Sore
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herpes Simplex Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Keloid Scar
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Jochen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Jochen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jochen "Dr. Timothy Jochen founded Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center and the specialized Laser Center at Contour Dermatology in 2001 with the mission of helping people maintain a vibrant appearance and feel great about their skin. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and is trained in the latest techniques in dermatology, cosmetic surgery and hair restoration/transplantation. Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and he has been named "Teacher of the Year" several times. Dr. Jochen also regularly gives lectures about medical and cosmetic dermatology locally, nationally and internationally. Dermatological services provided at Dr. Jochen's Contour Dermatology include Botox injections, Restylane, hair treatment and hair transplants, procedures for wrinkles and droopy eyes and treatments for carcinoma and other skin cancers. Contour Dermatology is located in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage in Riverside County, CA, and Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, CA. They also serve the communities of La Quinta, Palm Desert and Indian Wells. Dr. Jochen loves to travel and has almost completed his bucket list of exploring every continent. Compared to everywhere he's traveled to, his home in the Desert is his favorite place to be. He loves physical activity and hikes or goes skiing as often as he can. Dr. Jochen loves adventure, art, architecture, and his home in the Coachella Valley where he donates to many organizations and tries to stay involved in the community, but he loves nothing more than his family and spending time with his daughter, Ashley."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Jochen "Our Vision: To cure our patients of skin disease, and to make people look and feel beautiful. Our Credo: Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center is a place where the genuine care and comfort of our patients is our highest mission. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our patients who will always enjoy a warm, relaxed yet refined ambiance.The Contour experience instills well-being, and fulfills even the unexpressed wishes and needs of our patients"

12  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Hair Transplant Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

59  Conditions Treated

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35  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • In-Office Skin Procedure
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jochen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
  • American Board of Dermatology Certified, Diplomate
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Esthetic Surgery, Member
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Member
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery, Fellow
  • California Medical Association, Member
  • Google Plus, Member
  • International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, Member
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Member

Dr. Jochen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jochen to family and friends
265 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (265)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Jochen'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 (7)

Doctor Jochen and staff are so pleasent to be around. They really know how to take care of us. So pleased with my treatments. Highly recommend this office.
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I recently had treatment at Contour Dermatology, and I felt well taken care of. Everyone was very kind and efficiant. I usually don't like to mention what procedures I've had because it is a big secret LOL. I just feel like I have to say the Resolve totally took me by surprise. I loved it, and...more
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I recently had a skin check with Dr. Jochen. It was a wonderful and easy experience. I was very pleased to find out that my skin was clear of any cancers! He spent a lot of time with me, even though I knew he was having a busy day. He answered all of my question. His staff is also very nice and...more
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Not a good experience. No follow up after surgery. And be prepared to wit and wait and wait. Always at least a 45 minute wait.
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I went to Dr Jochen'soffice for consultation , paid $100.00 to speak to the doctor. I never met the Dr Jochen, had an office manger go over all the details I wanted. The office manger gave me the costs and that was it for $100.00 Never saw the doctor, usually a consultation that you pay you get to...more
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