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Cosmetic Dermatology services offered in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa, CA


Your skin says a lot about your health. You may benefit from cosmetic dermatology at Redwood Empire Dermatology in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, and Oakmont, California, when you want your skin to look as young as you feel. The team includes dermatologists who specialize in cosmetic dermatology, providing a wide range of treatments to improve the look of your skin. Schedule your appointment by calling the office most convenient to you or booking online today. 

Cosmetic Dermatology Q&A

What is cosmetic dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology is a specialized area of dermatology that focuses on the look of your skin. Skin conditions, sun exposure, and aging affect the tone and texture of your skin. Cosmetic dermatology treats these skin concerns, improving your complexion.

 

Since 1985, Redwood Empire Dermatology has kept those living in and around Sonoma County beautiful. The team includes dermatologists with advanced training in cosmetic dermatology treatments. 

What are some available cosmetic dermatology treatments?

Redwood Empire Dermatology offers numerous cosmetic treatments to meet a wide range of beauty needs and concerns. These include:

Intense-pulsed light (IPL) photorejuvenation

IPL photorejuvenation is a cosmetic dermatology treatment that rejuvenates the look of your skin, correcting an array of skin concerns, including lines and wrinkles, age spots, and facial imperfections.

Fractional non-ablative laser treatments

The Redwood Empire Dermatology team uses fractional non-ablative laser treatments to stimulate collagen growth, restoring your skin’s natural strength and elasticity. 

 

These laser treatments smooth out lines and wrinkles, tighten and lift the skin, and erase age spots. Redwood Empire Dermatology also uses this laser treatment for scars, acne scars, and stretch marks.

Dermal optical thermolysis (DOT) CO2 laser

The DOT CO2 resurfacing laser improves your skin’s tone and texture, reversing the visible signs of aging by smoothing out wrinkles, tightening the skin, and reducing the appearance of acne scars. 

Laser hair removal

Redwood Empire Dermatology offers laser hair removal treatments to eliminate unwanted hair from almost any part of the body.

Spider vein therapy

For spider vein therapy, the cosmetic dermatologists at Redwood Empire Dermatology inject a solution into the visible vein, causing the veins to close and disappear over time.

Fillers

Fillers are cosmetic injections that add volume under your skin, smoothing out lines and wrinkles, plumping up thin lips, and enhancing facial features.

Botox®

Botox is a cosmetic injection that temporarily smooths lines around the eyes, nose, and forehead.

 

Redwood Empire Dermatology also provides treatments for hair loss and benign lesion removal to minimize scarring.

Am I a candidate for cosmetic dermatology?

Call Redwood Empire Dermatology to see if you’re a candidate for one of their cosmetic dermatology treatments. The boutique practice specializes in skin care and provides many treatments to improve the look and health of your skin.

 

To learn more about cosmetic dermatology at Redwood Empire Dermatology, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Testimonials

Karen J.

May 23, 2024


My first visit to get some precancerous lesions zapped. She was so wonderful folks! I love that this practice offers quick visits for patients who have something they are worried about on some days of the week-first come first serve. Genius! I love this practice. Nothing like piece of mind when you’ve have all sorts of lesions in the past.
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John N.

May 03, 2024


This outfit is the most difficult to contact by phone. Got an email this morning (Friday) saying I had an appointment this coming Monday. Have to reschedule. Tried to call. Said I had called "after hours"? it's 11:00am Friday. Called other offices and put on hold and finally voicemail. Terrible customer service!!
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Diane E.

Mar 10, 2024


My mom has felt her concerns have been heard and addressed. She feels safe and comfortable w/ all the staff and said her last visit was very pleasant.
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Paula G.

Feb 26, 2024


Doctor was fine but his office front staff is horrible. I set up two appointments one for a recheck of a mole removal and another for a full body check with the nurse practitioner. I came for the first appointment and the front desk staff said I didn’t have any. Neither one of my appointments got booked. What a waste of my time.
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Patrick C.

Feb 25, 2024


Am very pleased with Dr. Amaturo. She explained as she worked and was very thorough.
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GARY S.

Feb 21, 2024


I have been with Dr. Amaturo for many years. She treats me like family. She was so tender when my Sweetheart was passing with Alzheimer's . She recently discovered a melanoma on me and has been with me every step of the way keeping me informed about the path we are on to recovery. The entire staff in Healdsburg has always been so kind and friendly.
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Jinter P.

Jan 08, 2024


I wanted to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional care I received during my recent minor surgery/procedure on the scalp. Dr. Collins and the entire team at Healdsburg Clinic demonstrated a level of expertise and commitment that exceeded my expectations. From the initial consultation to the completion of the procedure, Dr. Collins demonstrated a remarkable level of expertise and professionalism. His thorough explanation of the procedure and the reassuring manner in which he addressed my concerns put me at ease throughout the process. The Healdsburg Clinic staff exhibited a high standard of efficiency and courtesy, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment. The seamless coordination between the team members showcased their commitment to patient care.
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Lee M.

Dec 27, 2023


Great staff and Doctor !
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Mary E.

Aug 10, 2023


Julie Plante is amazing. I had had an odd bump above my lip. I had asked my primary care physician at the time and other dermatologists about it. The response was always that it was nothing. Dr. Plante took one look & diagnosed it as a basil cell cancer. I am so greatful to her. I have not seen anyone else for my skin since. She always takes any of my questions seriously. Besides being the best in the business, she is a lovely person.
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Pamela B.

Feb 28, 2023


Fantastic! I can't imagine going to another dermatologist other than Dr. Westrom
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Beverly S.

Nov 18, 2022


was very pleased with visit and Christen's bedside manner so to speak. will ask for her for future visits when I need to come. thank you
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Hugh H.

Nov 14, 2022


I had a sharp pain and a small swollen area on my left forearm just under my skin near the elbow. I had been to Providence Medical Center, and after several months of waiting, they dismissed my complaints without close examination, because (they said) an X-Ray was negative. On November 8 I went to Redwood Dermatology for this problem. I had hoped to see Dr. Dale Westrom whom I highly respect and have been seeing for years for skin problems. He was on vacation, so I saw Christen Thompson, DCNP. She was very kind and attentive, and immediately closely examined the area. She found and removed a small splinter which she said could cause a cyst around it. We weren't sure if the problem was solved, but she encouraged me to return at any time. As of this writing, November 14, the spot is still somewhat painful, but I am confident that if I need to return to Redwood Dermatology I will be treated compassionately and receive first-rate care. I heartily recommend anyone with dermatology issues to go to Redwood Dermatology. Over the years, they have removed or frozen several skin cancers and growths, and I would not consider going anywhere else. Dr. Wenstrom's walk-in clinic is particularly wonderful, as he is an excellent diagnostician, and can quickly treat most common skin conditions on the spot.
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Bill F.

Aug 02, 2022


Let’s see. My wife was one of dr westrom’s first patients when he started his practice in Santa Rosa. She recently went back to him for a new issue after of course a number of years since first visit. Her expierence from the first time to now was consistently very good. I saw him for the first time august 2022. Essence of visit: great listener, excellent communicator, reassuring, developed a realistic plan of action after answering all my questions and explaining what he wanted me to do and why.
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David Q.

Jul 23, 2022


Very prompt service and high quality care.
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Nina S.

Jul 20, 2022


Christen cares for all of my family members, which includes two teenagers. She is great at communicating treatment options and has a wonderful rapport with patients.
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Marion F.

Jul 06, 2022


Very efficiently run office. Dr Westrom is also efficient, friendly..just right !
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Barbara W.

Jun 28, 2022


Genius! The walk in Clinic is the best idea ever! Very efficient and a GREAT experience. Very professional team. Dr. Westrom is awesome. Highly recommend.
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Gail E.

Jun 25, 2022


Surgical techniques are very good. Appointments are very brief.
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William D.

Jun 19, 2022


Very good experience
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Lucy W.

Jun 19, 2022


I had a few red spots. Apparently, it was nothing.
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Claire C.

Jun 19, 2022


I had a squamous cell Ca removed from my scalp. It was a lengthy Moes(?) procedure. He made sure I was as comfortable as possible during the surgery, which I appreciated.
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Bradley B.

Jun 18, 2022


Great service
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Burton S.

Jun 18, 2022


On time, short and sweet, to the point.
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Michael H.

Jun 17, 2022


I have been one of Dr. Julie Plante's patients since the beginning of her practice. I have been a patient at Redwood Empire Dermatology for almost twenty years. She is one of the best in her field of expertise. Not only holding up to the high standards of the State of California, and our National Standards. She has her own standards of giving the best quality of care available to her, and her medical team. Her quality of care does not end there. It continues with trust, truthful knowledge, and the best care you could ask for. Thank you Dr. Plante for all the care you have given me over these years. I highly recommend Dr. Plante for all your Dermatological needs.
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Sandi M.

Jun 16, 2022


Appointments way too short and problem not solved
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Deborah E.

Jun 16, 2022


Always on time and easy to get an appointment. Great care!
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George S.

Jun 16, 2022


Very professional. Had suggestions regarding rashes in addition to screening.
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Joanna A.

Jun 16, 2022


Dr. Plante is amazing.
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Michael B.

Jun 16, 2022


Dr. Amaturo takes the time to talk to you and explain everything. Very knowledgeable.
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Lorel K.

Jun 16, 2022


The team at Dr. Westrom’s office was trying to diagnose a rash around my mouth and at the same time working around a Covid-19 mask. The ointment was helpful but it was my homemade lip balm that keeps my lips and corners of mouth moistened. Thank you!
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Heidi B.

Jun 16, 2022


Efficient and positive
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Kathryn B.

Jun 15, 2022


Compassionate, knowledgeable, and skill at the top of his specialty.
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Rex W.

Jun 15, 2022


I like Mrs. Thompsons care.... very professional!
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Gene H.

Jun 15, 2022


Doctor and staff very pleasant and efficient.Very short wait to be seen for your appointment Doctor listens to any concerns you may have .
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Jeanne M.

Jun 14, 2022


Dr. Westrom is very professional , knowledgeable, and compassionate. In addition to completing my annual overall skin check, he kindly and quickly removed questionable moles on my face, and calluses on my feet. He answered every question I posed. I highly recommend Dr. Westrom for dermatological concerns.
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Bernita M.

Jun 14, 2022


Efficient, effective, painless , friendly
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Jacquey P.

Jun 14, 2022


They are always professional and knowledgable.
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Ann D.

Jun 14, 2022


Dr. Plante was the third dermatologist i saw for my rash. She was the first one who helped me. She listened to me, got a full history and sent in two samples to be biopsied. I finally got relief from the pain and itching.
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Rosemary C.

Jun 14, 2022


Saw Dr. Westrom and he did a biopsy of a spot on my back.
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Alan K.

Jun 14, 2022


Dale is a great dermatologist, & very friendly as well!
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Ed C.

Jun 13, 2022


First rate professional service every time
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Dianne R.

Jun 13, 2022


Always excellent!!!! Thank you!!!
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Greg A.

Jun 13, 2022


Dr. Westrom is the best Dermatologist on the West Coast and his staff is amazing!! Greg Allison
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Mark S.

Jun 13, 2022


An uneventful skin check.
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Marsha G.

Jun 13, 2022


Thank you Dr Plante for your tender care!
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Carolyn M.

Jun 13, 2022


Regular examination.
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Susan V.

Jun 13, 2022


Dr. Plante has always taken the time to answer my questions, she is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I am grateful to have her as my primary dermatologist.
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Ada B.

Jun 13, 2022


It was a very positive experience. Dr. Westrom and his staff are professional and caring in their treatment of patients. I left the office with the feeling that I was in good hands. Thanks to all.
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Laurie P.

Jun 13, 2022


Dr Plante always does a thorough exam, listens to any concerns I have and answers any questions I might have.
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Shannah A.

Jun 13, 2022


Quick and resolved my issue.
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Chris W.

Jun 13, 2022


She helped me with a follow up on an allergy patch test and a couple of other issues. Great bedside manner, the whole office staff was very nice.
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Edward F.

Jun 13, 2022


Professional, friendly & efficient service.
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Michael C.

Jun 13, 2022


I had a very good experience.
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Susan Jane D.

Jun 13, 2022


I have been being treated for some skin lesions on my legs and a planters wart on my foot for a number of years and Dr Collins suggestions have finally helped show progress in eliminating these conditions! Also, I had been referred to Dr.s in this practice for a problem on my eyelid. The 1st person was not taking new parients, the 2nd one had moved and I ended up with Dr Collins! What good luck. I was not anxious to have a biopsy on my eyelid and he was not anxious to do one, so he prescribed an over the counter medication to treat the problem and after a few months it seems to have disappeared. I appreciated not rushing into surgery as the opthamologist had suggested.
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Jon S.

Jun 13, 2022


very good
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Dobie D.

Jun 12, 2022


Dr. Plante was on time, thorough and efficient. I'm pleased to have her as my dermotologist.
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Jeannette B.

Jun 12, 2022


I am pleased with the very friendly and helpful staff and Dr. Westrom did the procedure quickly with good results.
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Barbara B.

Jun 12, 2022


Never a wait. I feel a bit rushed once in the treatment room. Lots of medical verbiage that is hard to understand and remember.
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SUSAN H.

Jun 12, 2022


I had a problem with itching. Went to see Dr. Plante. She listened to my problem, did some research, had me try some skin and oral medication for the itching. After a few weeks I The itching got better. I still use the skin lotion once in awhile, but the itching has almost allgone. She is not only a good dermatologist, she's a nice person and really cares about her patients. Her staff is nice too.
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Matt L.

Jun 12, 2022


All good, no long wait, excellent professional care.
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JEANNETTE S.

Jun 12, 2022


I love Dr. Plante! From the moment I first saw her several years ago, she visually identified a rare type of lesion on my back and biopsied it to UCSF and it was an accurate diagnosis. I will always be in care as I trust her completely! It is rate to find such a pleasant physician that cares as much as she does for her patients! I am so very blessed by her! ❤️
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Randy K.

Jun 12, 2022


Dr Westrom provides that perfect balance of being professional and friendly. Easy to make appointments, friendly staff. Usually no waiting - - on time.
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Carl F.

Jun 12, 2022


Great Experience!
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Roumen M.

Jun 12, 2022


Both with my wife we visited Dr. D. Westrom and we are very satisfied with the service we received. Thank you, R. Mladjov
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Linda H.

Jun 12, 2022


Dr. Plante is always thorough when completing my annual full body skin check. I trust that she misses nothing!
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Misti M.

Jun 12, 2022


Friendly staff. Pleasant experience.
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Claudia P.

Jun 12, 2022


I am a person who wants to understand and learn about my health. Dr. Plante is fantastic regarding explaining just what's happening.
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Maria S.

Jun 12, 2022


Dr. Plante's extensive and practical medical knowledge combined with her sensitive interpersonal skills makes her the best dermatologist ever!!!
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Tom T.

Jun 12, 2022


Dr. Westrom and staff have cared well in managing my father’s bullous pemphigoid.
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Arlyne S.

Jun 12, 2022


Thanks to Dr Plante and the phone staff I was able to get my radk under control quickly.
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Tom & Nancy R.

Jun 12, 2022


Great doctor and staff. Punctual and friendly. Our only negative though, I believe we were both told that we would be notified when due for next screening. We are now overdue and would like to come in.
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Geoffrey F.

Jun 12, 2022


Very professional. Always informed and good experience
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Carole K.

Jun 12, 2022


Dr Plante is always professional yet extremely caring and attentive to your needs. Her acuteness in zeroing in on issue is extraordinary! She is kind and compassionate and calm. She puts the patient at ease even when it is a difficult procedure or surgery. She is reassuring and I always feel uplifted after seeing her. We love her!
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Lee M.

Jun 12, 2022


Good work!
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Estelle R.

Jun 12, 2022


Prompt, straightforward, nice guy
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Kathy D.

Jun 12, 2022


Dr. Plante is not only professional and knowledgeable, but she is a true patient advocate who has a gentle bedside manner that includes kindness, collaboration, and a sense that she genuinely cares for her patients. My teenage son had seen several dermatologists before we found Dr. Plante and she is truly the best. A gem in her profession.
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Frank L.

Jun 12, 2022


Answered questions, resolved issues
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Claudine S.

Jun 12, 2022


thorough and quick
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Richard A.

Jun 12, 2022


Could not have been better
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Soraya S.

Jun 12, 2022


I love Dr.Plante. The best in the area. Receptionist does not March Dr.Plante personality of being nice, caring, and considerate! I was not happy with the way the receptionist interacted with us!
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John And Marlene And Kilroy M.

Jun 11, 2022


Dr. Collins is very thorough on what we came to see him for which is a severe itching on my wife Marlene for six or seven weeks he’s determined to get to the bottom of it and we appreciate his determination I know we will reach their destinations soon
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Joann S.

Jun 11, 2022


Wonderful! All of the staff and Dr. Westrom were pleasant, kind, and efficient. Dr. Westrom's medical expertise was my main reason for choosing him; but, having everyone express caring is indeed a plus.
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Robert M.

Jun 11, 2022


Exam was completed quickly and effectively. Was able to see areas of skin surface that cannot be seen alone.
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Mark F.

Jun 11, 2022


Great care provided. Friendly, encouraging staff.
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James K.

Jun 11, 2022


Always takes care of my many skin problems. Very through in hi examination. Thank you Dr. Westrom.
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Enola B.

Jun 11, 2022


My mother was treated gently as possible and explained to her. She is 95 years old and does not always understand why she needs certain treatment done. They gave her a little hospital blanket to keep her warm while they treated her arm.
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Randall R.

Jun 11, 2022


Always a pleasure to visit with Dr.. Amaturo
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Robert T.

Jun 11, 2022


I had minor skin problems that needed care. Dr Westrom took care of them in a very professional and friendly manner.
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Ann R.

Jun 11, 2022


Our visits are consistently excellent. Mrs. Thompson is both knowledgeable and personable. The practice is run efficiently and we are never kept waiting long before being seen.
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Rhonda S.

Jun 11, 2022


Dr. Plante Was as always professional kind thorough and wonderful. She saw me the same day I am so thankful
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Amy R.

Jun 11, 2022


Got me in right away and addressed all my concerns. Dr Plante was very knowledgeable.
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Judith S.

Jun 11, 2022


Excellent care! Thanks!
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Marjorie S.

Jun 11, 2022


The Moh's surgery went well with successful results. The scar has continued to improve and is minimal.
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Lorry C.

Jun 11, 2022


Dr. Amaturo always listens to my concerns. I like it when the doctor doesn’t have to be typing notes while you are trying to tell them what the issue is. She is caring and has a great bedside manner. Lorry C.
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Melissa H.

Jun 11, 2022


Dr. Plante is a kind, compassionate doctot who knows her stuff. I feel safe in her hands. She is also willing to speak on the phone if I have a question. She is an excellent doctor!
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Rick M.

Jun 11, 2022


the best
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Michael H.

Jun 11, 2022


Susan is a thoughtful caring professional who listens to her patients and is concerned about the final appearances of any procedures. I have been going to her for 30 years! and intend to continue!
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Jane L.

Jun 11, 2022


Dr. Plante was referred to me from friends and my primary physician. On my first visit I was delighted to find a staff that was efficient and kind. Then I met her! I can understand why her staff is the way they are, because she is incredible! She did not rush, she looked over lab results I brought in and answered all questions thoroughly. Preformed a biopsy, ordered labs and a prescription taking the time to find a lower cost one. Dr. Plante called immediately receiving lab results. From the start I am thankful I found this caring doctor. Thank you Dr. Plante and staff.
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Annmarie H.

Jun 11, 2022


Christen Thompson is caring and professional. She is punctual with scheduled appointment times which I appreciate. Most importantly, she is an attentive listener and explains her care in terms I understand. I am very happy to be under her care!
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Diana E.

Jun 11, 2022


Dr Westrom vaccinated me earlier with the JnJ and I thought, what a kind individual, and I had the need for a Dermatologist as mine left her practice so when I needed checking I thought of Doctor W, made an appointment and at the end of the appointment, ask if he’d take me on as a patient - he said yes, so I’m here to stay with him!!!
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Douglas W.

Jun 11, 2022


Dr Julie Plante and staff are the best Dermatology team in Sonoma County.
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Laura D.

Jun 11, 2022


Everyone was very kind and professional. I would recommend you
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Linda L.

Jun 11, 2022


Excellent office staff communication, available, returns calls, respectful.
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SANDY & TOM G.

Jun 11, 2022


DR. AMATURO IS VERY THOROUGH AND CARFUL AND CARING
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Victoria P.

Jun 11, 2022


Easy, quick, done!
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Steven P.

Jun 11, 2022


Fast, professional and accurate! So happy to have such great help when needed.
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Rhonda B.

Jun 11, 2022


Excellent
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James K.

Jun 10, 2022


The staff is friendly, attentive and professional. The atmosphere feels muted though, possibly due to doctor's reserved personality.
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