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Anyone able to recommend at pediatric dermatologist? My 2.5
year old has a skin condition her GP can't seem to diagnose.
Oakland/Berkeley ideal, but willing to travel further of course.
Both of my sons have been treated by Dr. Warren Dotz, who is
thoughtful, knowledgeable, and explains the basis for his
diagnoses/treatments (and works with the boys to be sure
they're doing the treatments correctly). I'm a physician
and have also seen Dr. Dotz for dermatology issues--I'm
impressed by his careful attention to detail and clinical
experience. His office is in Berkeley,on Regent Street. family with skin
My son was referred to Dr. Graham at Affiliates in
Dermatology in Oakland for a skin condition a few years ago.
He does not specialize in pediatrics but has a very gentle,
patient manner and takes the time to answer any questions
you might have. He ended up referring us to UCSF Dermatology
as my son has a pretty serious condition and they were able
to diagnos it. I'm very thankful that Dr. Graham recognized
that my son needed help and could point us in the right
R.S. Graham, M.D.
460 34th St
My 22 mo old has been diagnosed with atopic eczema and is not
responding to treatment, nor have we been able to figure out
the trigger(s). I am looking for recommendations to a
NON-Kaiser pediatric allergist and to a pediatric dermatologist
preferably in the East Bay, but I'd go almost anywhere for the
right doc. Likewise does anyone know of a natureopathic doc who
is good with kids?
Believe it or not, there is not a pediatric dermatologist at
Children's Hospital Oakland so we had to trek across the bay to
UCSF to see Ilona Frieden. She is highly respected in the
pediatric community, rightly so. I have also heard of a good
pediatric derm at Stanford, Dr. Lane maybe? Sorry, I don't know
of any pediatric allergists.
Mom of kid who's seen many specialists
You might try Dave Cook in Danville, I believe. My son had issues
identical to your child, and Dr. Cook diagnosed all of his
allergies through testing. Not a bedside manner kind of guy, but
REALLY knows his stuff.
I am wondering if anyone has experience with any dermatologists in the Kaiser system who are
good with children. My 2 year old has seen 2 different dermatologists, one in Richmond and
one in Vallejo who were definitely not used to seeing children, who definitely made a
potentially difficult situation much worse than it ever needed to be because of their
abrasive manner and one who made it clear she was pretty unhappy about having to see a
child. I will travel to any facility as I can't afford to pay out of pocket at this point.
Thanks so much!!!!
Hi - try Dr. Beet-Shay at Oakland Kaiser. She specializes in children and
has a no-nonesense approach.
Dr Beets-Shay is a female dermatologist at Kaiser Oakland who has special
interest in pediatric dermatology, also Dr Becker is a great doc with a
very gentle manner who I would also recommend.
Dr Linda Beets-Shay is a board certified Pediatric Dermatologist at
We had the best possible experience with Dr. Ilona Frieden (ped
dermatologist) at UCSF. I think they have a quite large ped dermatology
program there. anon
I am looking for a dermatologist suitable for my 2and a half
toddler, he has molluscum contagiosum.
You didn't mention what kind of insurance you have (we had a
PPO), but my then 2 yr old daughter saw Renee Howard in Marin
(415-461-9000) for an unusual skin virus and she was excellent.
Our 10 month old son has eczema and chronic diaper rash. We have seen
pediatricians and a dermatologist who have been helpful, but our son
continues to have problems. We think it's now time to see someone who
specializes in both fields and would like recommendations for a good
pediatric dermatologist in the Bay Area.
Pediatric Dermatologist: I can highly recommend Rene
Howard in Marin (415-461-9000). It sometimes does make
a difference to see a pediatric specialist - my
daughter was misdiagnosed by TWO well-regarded adult
dermatologists before seeing Dr. Howard. Also, I found
that ped. derms. are hard to come by - several were
recommended, but when I called they were booked way
ahead, and didn't even have room for new urgent cases.
I am responding to the person asking about Dermatologist Dr. Ervin Epstein.
A couple of years ago, I took my daughter to see him to have a mole
removed. She was only 6 at the time, and quite scared of the prospect.
He was wonderful with her, and he did a great job in setting her at ease
as well as in removing the mole, which healed quite nicely. Not long after
that, I saw an article in San Francisco magazine in which they listed the 100
"best doctors" in the Bay Area, and I was not surprised to see he was on
My daughter, who has unfortunately inherited my tendency to get moles, will
probably have to have more removed. She does not seem nearly as leery of
having this done now.
I would like to respond to the person looking for a new dermatologlist
for her son. I have a daughter who is 17-months old and has had eczema
her whole life. I have been to three dermatologists dealing with this
issue. I really like the last one--Dr. Leslie Hilger in Oakland.
However, the treatment that all have all recommended is much the same.
Some of the best advice I ever got is that I will be dealing with this
chronic condition for a long time to come.
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