Dr. Timothy Jochen, MD

Dr. Timothy Jochen, MD

Dermatology •  Male

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Timothy Jochen, MD is a Dermatologist in Palm Springs, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Jochen has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Dermatologic Oncology, and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Desert Regional Medical Center and Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jochen to book an appointment.


Locations

Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center- Palm Springs

Palm Springs Office1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E419 Palm Springs, CA 92262
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Jochen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jochen

4.8

Based on 2327 ratings

5 Stars
86.7640739149119%
(2019)
4 Stars
7.864202836269875%
(183)
3 Stars
2.879243661366566%
(67)
2 Stars
0.7735281478298238%
(18)
1 Star
1.7189514396218306%
(40)
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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (2236)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (2170)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (1856)
  • Appointment was rushed (100)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (81)
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Dr Jochen is a wonderful doc. He has diagnosed and treated several challenging medical conditions successfully. I absolutely love him!
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Nov 21, 2019
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Patient since 2000 Wonderful care and profession service. Love Ms Wo NP
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Jane Cook – Jul 19, 2019
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I can’t tell you how impressed I was by the staff and Dr. Jochen. I had a very bad experience with a doctor 18 years ago and he ruined my skin he was suppose to do a laser resurfacing but he claimed it broke and he woke me up and I gave him permission to do a chemical peel where he left indents all over my face and I didn’t want to ever leave my house it was that bad!! From the moment I got to there office I felt so comfortable and safe with him and the staff!! My lips look amazing and I can’t wait for my laser resurfacing tomorrow. I wouldn’t go anywhere else ever. Thank u Dr. Jochen.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sheila McCall in Palm springs, CA – May 27, 2019
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I had CO2 Laser 12 days ago with Dr Jochen, he and his staff were very professional and paid attention to every aspect of this procedure. They made me feel very comfortable. I was a little apprehensive about having this done but talking to a couple people I knew that had this procedure said they were so happy with results. They did look great! He made me feel comfortable especially with the topical lidocaine and injections. No pain. I followed my instructions and things went smooth ??Patients ??
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Linda in La Quinta, CA – Feb 05, 2019
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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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Feb 23, 2018
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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 already scheudled my next appointment.
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Robin in Palm Desert – Nov 18, 2017
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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 friendly.
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Mary in Palm Springs, CA – Nov 17, 2017
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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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Cathedral City, CA – Jul 07, 2017
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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 meet the doctor and discuss what your thinking of doing. Very disappointed.
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New Orleans, LA – Apr 08, 2017
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Dr. Jochen exceeded my exceptions! His staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful first experience at Contour Dermatology.
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Helen Valle in Palm Springs, CA – May 25, 2016
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Showed up for my appointment today and was told they no longer took my insurance, as of two MONTHS ago. Why didn't someone tell me this when I made my appointment? I traveled a long way to make this appointment; so this is unacceptable by any reasonable measure. NOT RECOMMENDED.
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(760) 205-6563

Dr. Jochen accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna PPO
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 Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-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 Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ 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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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Health Net PPO
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Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Jochen performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Jochen performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Mohs Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen performs Mohs Surgery more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Jochen performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen treats Actinic Keratosis more than 100% of their peers

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

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Jochen performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen treats Skin Cancer more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Jochen treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Discoloration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen treats Skin Discoloration more than 100% of their peers

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

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Jochen performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Jochen performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen treats Dermatitis more than 100% of their peers

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

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen treats Actinic Keratosis more than 100% of their peers

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

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jochen performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Jochen performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Jochen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • CO2 Laser Treatment for Skin Lesions
  • Cold Sore
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysport Injection
  • 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
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Fractional Eyelift
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Hair Transplants
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Melanoma
  • Mini Fift
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Smoothbeam® Diode Laser
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Ulcer
  • Ultherapy®
  • Ultrapulse CO2 Laser
  • Varicose Veins
  • VelaShape™ Cellulite Treatment
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Warts
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery
  • Wound Repair
  • XTRAC® Excimer Laser Treatment

About Me

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 t...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & 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
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Eisenhower Medical Center

Rancho Mirage, CA

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

LAC + USC Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average