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Dr. Alyssa Nash-Goelitz, MD

Dermatologist

La Jolla, CA

About Dr. Alyssa Nash-Goelitz

Alyssa Nash-Goelitz, M.D., a Board Certified Dermatologist specializing in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, provides high quality skin care services at our La Jolla practice, serving the greater San Diego area. Dr. Nash is known for her attention to patient education and comprehensive care. A native of Southern California, Dr. Nash received her undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology. She worked at the Salk Institute for two years after college before moving to Chicago to attend Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society. After receiving her medical doctorate, she completed her residency in Dermatology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Following residency, Dr. Nash served as Associate Professor of Dermatology at St. Louis University School of Medicine before relocating to San Diego with her family. Since then, she has been in private practice in La Jolla, where she enjoys working with her patients to find the best solutions to address their skin care needs.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Loyola University Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cook County Hospital, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1518064641

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I was slightly disappointed with the appointment and will not be returning to this office. I believe that Dr. Nash-Goelitzis very competent but I felt that she had a tendency to speak down to me. And while I don't think it was intentional, she would repeat the same thing 2-5 times. Now normally I wouldn't mind this. But it was speaking down to me telling me to never do things that I've never done in my life anyways (ex. she told me to never go tanning, I'm very pale and never go tanning. I told her such and she still told me to never tan 3 times). She also told me to make sure I'm always getting annual skin screenings...which was the exact reason I was there, but she implied that I had never gone to one. Dr. Alyssa needs to work on her bedside manner and make sure she listens to her patients. Also don't assume incompetency just because it is the first time they see you.
I was slightly disappointed with the appointment and will not be returning to this office. I believe that Dr. Nash-Goelitz is very competent but I felt that she had a tendencyto speak down to me. And while I don't think it was intentional, she would repeat the same thing 2-5 times. Now normally I wouldn't mind this. But it was speaking down to me telling me to never do things that I've never done in my life anyways (ex. she told me to never go tanning, I'm very pale and never go tanning. I told her such and she still told me to never tan 3 times). She also told me to make sure I'm always getting annual skin screenings...which was the exact reason I was there, but she implied that I had never gone to one. Dr. Alyssa needs to work on her bedside manner and make sure she listens to her patients. Also don't assume incompetency just because it is the first time they see you.
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Very friendly and engaging, and everything was done very well. I had a friend who had a similar procedure done elsewhere,and the cleanup/to-go-recovery of mine was way better.
Very friendly and engaging, and everything was done very well. I had a friend who had a similar procedure done elsewhere, and the cleanup/to-go-recovery of mine was way better.
Luke E. · September 9, 2019

Dr. Alyssa Nash-Goelitz's office location

Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 850

La Jolla, CA 92037

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I was slightly disappointed with the appointment and will not be returning to this office. I believe that Dr. Nash-Goelitz is very competent but I felt that she had a tendency to speak down to me. And while I don't think it was intentional, she would repeat the same thing 2-5 times. Now normally I wouldn't mind this. But it was speaking down to me telling me to never do things that I've never done in my life anyways (ex. she told me to never go tanning, I'm very pale and never go tanning. I told her such and she still told me to never tan 3 times). She also told me to make sure I'm always getting annual skin screenings...which was the exact reason I was there, but she implied that I had never gone to one. Dr. Alyssa needs to work on her bedside manner and make sure she listens to her patients. Also don't assume incompetency just because it is the first time they see you.

Less than 1 month ago
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Very friendly and engaging, and everything was done very well. I had a friend who had a similar procedure done elsewhere, and the cleanup/to-go-recovery of mine was way better.

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Very thorough, very professional, very comfortable....

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The best!

Less than 3 months ago
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Professional, comforting, efficient. Would absolutely come back

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Didn’t wait long. Bedside manner was excellent. Answered all my questions with great knowledge and was through with the exam. Friendly and professional staff!

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Dr. Nash was very pleasant, to the point, and clear on my follow up plan. Answered all of my questions and did not make me feel rushed. Parking at the UTC office is a bit tight, so plan a little extra time for that.

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Very friendly, extremely competent and solved my skin problem in a flash!!

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Dr. Nash and her staff were prompt and professional. Everything was explained to me during the examination. They listened to all of my questions and concerns and they did not leave me in the dark about anything, especially when I did not understand some of the medical terms. I left pleased that some of my worries could be easily taken care of , Dr. Nash advised me to have some extra tests and procedures done as a precaution to possible future problems.

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Pleasant and thorough. The kind of MD who is "into" what they do.

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Professional,helpful,informatve and friendly.

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Dr. Nash-Goelitz is always most concerned about my comfort and being sure there is nothing of my concern that is not addressed. She asks appropriate questions to be sure I'm getting the best medical attention possible.

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Dr Nash is amazing! It was my first time seeing her and she really took the time to get to know me and what I was trying to accomplish. Exciting to start my regimen.

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Excellent bedside manner. Quick, efficient & pleasant.

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Always on time, friendly and easy to talk to and very informative. Highly recommend. I take my 16 year old daughter to see her for acne and my daughter really feels comfortable with her which isn't an easy thing for a teenager!

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Dr. Nash is wonderful!

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Dr. Nash is friendly, informative and helpful.

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Fantastic doctor. Office receptionist was not the best but the medical care was superb. Receptionist made me wait while answering multiple phone calls. That seemed wrong. And she was generally not very warm. But I highly recommend Alyssa.

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She's special. You will love her.

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Everything was great, but the front desk. Wasn't greeted with a hello or even acknowledged. It was very awkward. When I checked out, she was pleasant, but not a very inviting feeling when you first get there.

Less than 1 year ago
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Always rely on her judgment and professionalism.

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Dr Nash was great! I was embarrass and apprehensive about mentioning details of my medical situation and Dr Nash was so professional and compassionate. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much Dr Nash. However, I left there thinking of two ladies, staff, assisting dr Nash during my exam. I actually thought of them during my drive home, 2 hours away, and for two days afterwards, feeling ashamed., embarrassed. After my exam Dr Nash and I were discussing my situation, with my back to Dr Nash as we spoke. I was sitting on the exam table as she was busy behind me . So unbeknownst to staff I was actually looking at them as Dr and I spoke. I saw Staff point to what I assumed was my chart on the laptop one of them was holding, and both started to giggle silently. They looked up and saw I was looking directly at them, and actually looked scarred as they realized I was looking at them, all the time I was still talking to Dr Nash. This was so embarrassing, condescending. I finished my conversation with Dr Nash and didn’t say anything. Staff made the effort to be nice right before I exited the exam room but we all three knew what transpired. I was so engrossed in my medical concerns and I am quiet by nature. But I have been thinking of this for several days. Dr Nash, your bedside manners again were excellent. Thank you. Your staff however might need some training. I apologize for this somewhat negative review but I felt it was important that Dr Nash was aware of this.

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Very friendly, make you feel comfortable and very knowledgeable.

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They let me come in earlier than scheduled. Thanks

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I was very impressed with Dr. Nash. She is extremely thorough and professional. I also enjoyed her lovely personality.

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My third time visiting Dr Nash and she is great. Very professional, informed and calming. Would highly recommend her as a dermatologist.

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I've been living in the North San Diego area for almost three years now and have desperately tried to find a dermatologist that could treat my psoriasis. I've seen other doctors in the area, but Dr. Nash by far is my favorite. She is very pleasant, listened to my concerns, actually checked the spots all over my body and gave me her assessment and available treatment options. She seemed to care very much about my condition and it was very comforting. Jennifer, her medical assistant was also very sweet and getting my prescriptions filled were not a problem. I received a call right away from the pharmacy and I was still in the parking lot. The staff at the office were all very nice and I am so happy that I finally found a knowledgeable dermatologist that I will stick to. Look no further! Dr. Nash is terrific!

Less than 1 year ago
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So happy I found a wonderful dermatologist! Was recommended to the practice by some neighbors after having such a hard time finding a dermatologist that wasn’t just about cosmetic procedures. I had been suffering through a terrible skin allergy after having my first baby (4 months ago) and I was desperate for help. It wasn’t easy to get an appointment but I’m so glad I was patient enough to wait. I followed the doctor’s recommendations and in 2 DAYS I have my life back. The rashes on my body are almost entirely gone and best of all I no longer feel like I have ants crawling all over my body. Thank you, Dr. Nash. I’m so happy I could cry!

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very nice and professional, love her!

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I am a new patient. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and was able to give me information and direction where others were not able. Competent and professional. Very happy with her.

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Zocdoc & office reminded me of the appointment but NO ONE said the location was changed. Dr. Nash arranged for me to see her at alternate location, but front office staff was rude and unprofessional. Dr Nash deserves better representation and her patients deserve higher respect and service! Inside assistant was helpful and enjoyable. I am an 8 year patient so know this was a one-time fluke..

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Very thorough, great office staff

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Dr. Nash-Goelitz was so patient and thorough with my 10 year and explained everything that she was doing and the effects of the sun to his skin. She was fantastic. I highly recommend Dr. Nash-Goelitz.

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I made a mistake in scheduling my appointment and the front office squeezed me in right away. Dr. Nash is thorough and an excellent listener. She gave me an injection and I felt no discomfort! She is by far the nicest Dermatologist I have met and I look forward to my yearly check. She has my highest recommendation.

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I am a repeat customer and, given my complexion and living in SoCal, probably will continue to be. Dr. Nash is technically proficient and very pleasant to visit. I have complete confidence in her and leave decisions about my skin cancer issues to her. She knows, I don't.

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Excellent visit. Dr. Nash is very professional, personable, and thorough. I feel like this “old exterior shell” of mine is in good hands with Dr. Nash.

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Very professional. Thoughtful. Great communicator.

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Excellent in every way.

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Dr. Nash is one of the best doctors I have ever visited. I have been struggling with some skin issues for the last year, leaving me feeling hopeless. I actually have hope now because of her.

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My experience with Dr. Nash was awesome I will definitely be back for my annual skin cancer screening.

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Dr Nash was friendly, professional and calmly examined my skin. She has a helpful bedside manner and talked politely and straight forward.

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Excellent in every way.

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Very personable visit. Dr. Nash explained ever part of my scare treatment plan and made sure I understood the outcome and expectations! She was friendly and welcoming throughout my appointment. Her knowledge and experience easied my concerns as we talked through everything. Also, the staff is very professional and considerate!

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Will never go to anyone else! Awesome! Kevin E

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Been going to Dr. Nash for about 4 months now. I am so very pleased with the level of care/knowledge, compassion for patient, excellent staff, and speediness of apt. I see Dr. Nash for Alopecia Areata. Treatment has been a success, as much as it can be for now. I would recommend anyone and everyone. Five stars.

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Completely unsatisfactory. I left with 0 answers and even more questions than I came with...

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The staff was great!

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Dr Nash is always friendly, professional and approachable!

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Finally impressed with a dermatologist! Friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. I’ll definitely be visiting Dr. Nash again.

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It would have been nice if her office would have validated the parking, considering my other doc in the same building does so.

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