Dr. Timothy Richardson, MD

Dr. Timothy Richardson, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Timothy Richardson, MD is a dermatologist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in dermatology.

36867 Cook St Ste 101

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Richardson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Richardson'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richardson "Our practice is limited to skin cancer alone and it is our objective to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment and the highest level of care possible for our patients."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

30  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy

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.


  • Loyola Marymount University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Loma Linda University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richardson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richardson to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Richardson'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 (2)

Very professional and not commercial-feeling. Strongly recommended.
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Best Dr. in California for skin cancer care and removal. I have had 3 MOHs procedures performed by Dr. Richardson and they all turned out better than expected! He has an easy going personality and bedside manor. I would refer any and all family and friends to his care for skin cancer concerns.
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