Gary Vanetsky, PA-C

Gary Vanetsky, PA-C

Dermatology (Physician Assistant)  |  

Accepting new patients

Gary Vanetsky is a board certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), who graduated with honors with a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree from Midwestern University Osteopathic Medical School, Downers Grove, Illinois. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science and Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he graduated summa cum laude. Gary trained in the field of dermatology for over three years with world-renowned dermatologists, Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick and Dr. Mitchel Goldman. His clinical practice covers a wide variety of general dermatology as well as cosmetic procedures. Gary has experience using over 20 different lasers and intense pulsed light devices and is well versed in treating excessive body hair, veins, stretch marks, birth marks, scars, acne, aging skin, lesions, moles, and hyperpigmentation. His cosmetic practice includes Botox®;, fillers like Restylane®, Thermage®, chemical peels, and IPL Photo Facial rejuvenation. Gary is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society for Dermatological Physician Assistants, and the California Association of Physician Assistants. He is board-certified by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Gary is a seven-time NCAA Academic All-American and holds a NCAA All-Around title in Men's Gymnastics, Division II & III. Gary is an avid mountain biker, runner, reader, and yoga enthusiast. He and his wife, Corinna, live in Carlsbad.

West Dermatology

477 N El Camino Real Ste D308

Encinitas, CA 92024
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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  • Dermatology (Physician Assistant)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)

Board Certifications

Gary Vanetsky does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Mole
  • Scars
  • Skin Lesion
  • Stretch Marks


  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • California Polytechnic State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Midwestern UniversityOsteopathic Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Gary Vanetsky's Reviews

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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Carlsbad, CA |
I've been going to Gary for years. I can't say enough wonderful things about him. He's just the best!!!!
in Carlsbad, CA |
Gary V is our skin man for many years He top notch specialist and on top of it very friendly Waiting room is very small
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Now Accepting New Patients
Gary Vanetsky accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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