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Dr. Azucena Arguelles, MD

Dermatologist, Pathologist

Professional statement

Dr. Arguelles is a well experienced dermatologist who finished her training at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She earned board certification in anatomic pathology after training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NY, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and completing a fellowship at New York University under the late Bernie Ackerman, MD. Dr. “Annie” is married to Ambassador Romeo Arguelles from the Philippine Islands and has traveled extensively in diplomatic service to New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, and abroad in Europe, South America, and Asia. Dr. Arguelles collects art from around the world. In her spare time she enjoys painting, reading, and attending both the ballet and concerts.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist
  • Pathologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pathology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Anatomic Pathology
  • The George Washington University Hospital, Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • New York University, Fellowship in Dermatopathology
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Dermatology
  • Stanford University, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1538265889

Office locations

Mats Hagstrom MD

909 Hyde St, Suite 423

San Francisco, CA 94109

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Fantastic dermatologist for my annual cancer screening. Knowledgeable and friendly with a smooth running office.
Less than 3 months ago
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She did not seem very knowledgeable of the diagnosis. Whenever I asked a question, she would just tell me to look it up online.
Less than 3 months ago
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She didn't really pay attention to uncover what my issue was and unfortunately was very un-empathetic and belittling to the health issue.
Less than 3 months ago
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My first appt with Dr. Arguelles was great. She is thorough, prompt, fun to chat with, and listened to all my questions or concerns.
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Dr. Arguelles was very helpful! She took the time to help me understand what her diagnosis was. She was very caring while explaining everything to me and empathized with me (about how painful my condition can be). She even offered mysample creams for my flare up. I would highly recommend going to her. I am definitely going to continue with her.
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Easy to schedule easy to find overall great experience highly recommend
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Arguelles is very knowledgeable and experienced. She took time to listen to my concerns and knew exactly what treatment I needed. She answered all my questions. I look forward to seeing her again.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very disappointed, no examination done, not even looked at my condition. The prescription drug has severe side effects, but the doctor did not warn me at all.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Arguelles was very friendly and professional and spent a generous amount of time explaining her diagnosis and the reasoning for making that diagnosis.
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She took sufficient time to review and talk with me. I’ll definitely see her again for any deem needs.
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Dr. Arguelles is very personable, professional and thorough. She made me feel really comfortable and addressed all my questions and concerns. She didn’t rush the appointment and wanted to make sure she got a full understanding of my skin’scondition, not just the current concerns I have. Highly recommend visiting her if you are looking for a dermatologist.
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She was very professional and did a biopsy right away.
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Dr. Azucena Arguelles was very helpful and friendly. She answered all my questions and made sure I understood what was going on and how we were going to treat me. I felt comfortable and looking forward to seeing her for my care.
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She was pushy and insistent that I take specific medicines and use specific creams without asking me much about my medical history.
Less than 1 year ago
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She was great
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I liked her and she seemed pretty fair and honest.
Less than 1 year ago
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The reviews are right, she didn't much pay attention to what my issue was and performed a procedure without accurately laying out a cost and a benefit.
More than 1 year ago
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Terrible experience. Do not go to this doctor.
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Came in with a rash on my arms and legs. She was rushed and didn't want to listen about my concerns about it being an allergy. Quickly wrote me a prescription for dry skin.
More than 1 year ago
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Informative, gave me a lot of details of how to apply the medication
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She's wonderful! Never been to a doctor like this before. She took the time to listen, did not rush anything, and was extremely personable. She laughed and made jokes and took the time to get to know me as a patient.She really went the extra mile! Definitely would recommend this doctor.
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The wait time was super short, once I filled out the paperwork I was seen by Dr. Arguelles within minutes. She was kind and caring and made me feel comfortable despite the awkwardness of being stripped down for a skin examination.
More than 1 year ago
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I really liked my experience with Dr. Arguelles. She gave me a thorough examination of my skin and insightful advice on how to treat it. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes, and I'll be back in threeweeks for a follow-up. Definitely recommend if you have acne and dry skin like myself!
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Very friendly, very thorough, totally pleased with my visit and how quickly she was was able to address my questions
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Best dermatologist I have seen. I highly recommend Dr. Arguelles.
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It was a strange visit where Dr. Arguelles had me undress as she watched. I went to her for what turned out to be a bacterial infection on my face and only my face. The undressing was strange but it isn'tthe worst part. She looked at my face for about .5 seconds before she was done assessing. She did not ask any questions about my skin care routine, diet, products I use, absolutely nothing. This lack of attention to detail prolonged my treatment and care. I will never go back to this doctor and I would not recommend seeing her in the first place.
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Found her a little abrasive and authoritarian. Didnt get the sense of a patient/doctor interaction with helping to find a solution. Didnt even spend much time looking at what I came in for. Spent more time talking about finding ways toreduce stress (which while great is obviously not why I came in). Considering how dermatology is a rather personal matter, I'd recommend someone else.
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Dr. Arguelles was nice and very informative. I look forward to future visits with her.
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The doctor was friendly and helpful but the assistant was a bit short with me. Sometimes when doctors appointments go to smoothly, I wonder if they're looking into the issue deeply enough. Overall, quick and easy visit
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Easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and quick.
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I went to se Dr. Arguelles for a rash on my face. I was expecting a thorough visit, but only observed me from far and prescribed me a medicine. She didn't ask question about products I use, skincare routine, etc, butjust gave me the prescription and asked if I was available to go back in 2 weeks. I didn't find her consult very useful unfortunately.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and succinct. Dr. Arguelles was able to quickly and efficiently diagnose my issue, and recommended a solution promptly.
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She sat in the room while she had me remove my clothing. No stepping out for my privacy; no gowns. It seems like a small thing but it's so outside the norm, it was humiliating.
More than 1 year ago
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So far, so good- she was efficient and explained her diagnosis and treatment.
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Great doctor - thorough, personable and genuinely caring. Highly recommend.
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Very friendly and easy to talk to! Had a quick and easy annual screening and wart removal.
More than 1 year ago
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i like Dr Arguelles
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Dr. Arguelles was amazing! Very quick to diagnose, easy to talk to and very professional. I look forward to my next appointment.
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What a thorough patient and caring doctor! Clearly expert and I recommend.
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Very professional. Great personality and addressed the issue very quickly and clearly.
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It is straightforward and easy. Am going back again in the future.
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prompt service and good bedside manner.
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Great bedside manner, saw me promptly.
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Wonderful, no complaints.
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Dr. Arguelles was kind, thorough, and provided me with an immediate solution to my skin concerns. Thank you so much!
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Azucena was very professional and thorough, she went above and beyond in fulfilling my patient needs.
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I really liked the doctor and found her very personable and knowledgeable. I will be going back to her for any future visits.
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She was great! She really knows her stuff.
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Very polite, knowledgeable doctor with a friendly staff. She was happy to answer all my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very confident yet friendly, gave me the immediate sense that I was in competent hands that cared about my well being.
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