We will post your most frequently asked questions with answers as they arise.


  • Will I always see a Medical Doctor when I make an appointment?


Absolutely. At SDFD, you will ALWAYS see the Doctor (MD/DO). We do not employ Physician Assistants (PA) or Nurse Practitioners.


  • Do you see same day appointments?


Absolutely. Any patient with an urgent or emergent issue can be seen on the same day they call.


  • How many weeks out do you book patients?


We run a very busy clinic, trying to serve the patients in our community. However, we strive to keep our wait time under two weeks. It it's an urgent or acute issue, we will certainly work a patient in ASAP.


  • Do you do any cosmetic procedures?


San Diego Family Dermatology prides itself on being a medical dermatology focused practice. We do not advertise or push cosmetics on our patients. We do use botox to treat hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).   Some of our providers do use botox or fillers for cosmetic purposes. We can provide sclerotherapy for veins on the legs. We also have access to lasers at an offsite location. Please call to inquire.


  • How far are you located from Mission Valley?


Our National City office is conveniently located 8 minutes from Mission Valley and the 8 Freeway, 5 minutes from downtown, and 5-15 minutes from anywhere in Chula Vista.  Our El Cajon office is just 10-15 minutes from La Mesa, Spring Valley, Grossmont, Rancho San Diego, and Lemon Grove. 


  • Do you take walk-ins?


We do take walk-ins, however, we will only be able to fit them in during a lull between scheduled patients or at the end of the clinic. Some days, we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins unless they are urgent. We do not want those who have scheduled an appointment to have to wait. If you are planning on coming in, it is always preferred to give our front office a call.