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Dr. Catherine Carretero, MD

Dermatologist

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**NEW PATIENTS: Please arrive 15 minutes early** **BE ADVISED: We enforce a 24 hour cancellation policy** Dr. Catherine Carretero-Ferrufino was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Medical Degree in Detroit Michigan at Wayne State University. While at Wayne State she was a member of the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Following medical school, she went on to complete her medical internship and dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. While at Henry Ford Dr. Carretero received both the Henry Ford Hospital and Michigan Dermatological Society awards for outstanding resident research. She presented at the American Academy of Dermatology in both 2004 & 2005, and published several scientific articles. Throughout medical school and residency Dr. Carretero served as a tutor and mentor to high-school students preparing for college entrance exams. She also had the opportunity to work in the health care system in Spain, on two separate occasions during both medical school and residency, so that she could improve her communication with her many Spanish speaking patients. Following residency Dr. Carretero moved to Colorado to be with her husband Mike Ferrufino (a Colorado native) who is in the radio industry. Since then she has started her own practice in the lower highlands, where she also lives. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and does take special pride in being able to serve the large Latino community in the Denver area, as she is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Carretero is a past board member of the Level One Society of the Denver Health Foundation and Project PAVE. She is an active member of Robby’s Friends.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Residency in Dermatology
  • Medical School - Wayne State University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Denver Medical Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1376691931

Office locations

Lower Highlands Dermatology

2150 West 29th Avenue, Suite 600

Denver, CO 80211

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Dr. Carretero is always informative, friendly, and efficient! I really enjoy the appointments and appreciate her expertise.
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Dr. Carretero is very knowledgable and personable. I trust her advice and appreciate her efficiency.
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Dr. Carretero was great! She was very attentive and fully answered all of my questions.
Less than 3 months ago
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There were some scheduling issues so I ended up having to come back. I met with the doctor for an annual check up and had a quick skin scan for which I received quite a large bill. I believe there werea couple prescriptions that they were going to call in for me as well, that I never received.
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Getting an appointment was easy, parking was easy, the appointment was easy! All in all a great experience.
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The entire visit was easy and professional. I walked to the office so I cannot comment on parking and I visited for my annual skin check-up so did not have anything complex. Dr Carretero did answer all my questions, even oneregarding my son who wasn’t there and was refreshingly honest. Absolutely recommend this practice for people living or working in the neighborhood.
Less than 3 months ago
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I was able to get in right away, only had to wait about a minute to be brought back to an exam room, then barely had to wait a minute for Dr. Carretero. She was kind, knowledgeable, and efficient.
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Very efficient. Staff was very nice as well. Happy to have found Dr. Carretero.
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I was in and out. Staff and Dr. Were very friendly and courteous.
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Both the receptionist and doctor were great. Dr. Carretero couldn't do much for my skin condition but that's because there isn't a cure. Otherwise though, the appointment went well and she told me to make a follow up if my rash didn't clear in 8 weeks.
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I have been going to Dr. C for about three years. She is always very thorough, listens to your concerns and gives you options without pushing you into expensive treatments that you don't need. Good bedside manner too!
Less than 1 year ago
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I have been a patient of Dr. Carretero for many years. She is always pleasant, has a smile on her face and is is happy to see you. She does a wonderful job and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dermatologist.
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Catherine was very helpful in personalizing a skin care routine for me. After moving from the Midwest to Denver, my skin changed and I was looking for some guidance on what products to be using - I'm so glad I went!
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The appointment was quick and on-time - the front office staff was very helpful and organized! Dr Carretero and assistants were very helpful and truthful- I appreciated it all!
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She was very friendly and got right to business. Just a heads up, when going to this building only the left elevator goes to the 6th floor! You'll figure it out if you take the right elevator to the top, 5thfloor and then get off the elevator to see that there is an Up button. ;p If you want a quick, effective dermatologist I would recommend Cathy. However, if you're looking for someone super warm and fuzzy I don't think that's her, but she's very professional and thorough.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carretero was warm, welcoming, and friendly! She made me feel comfortable from the moment I stepped into the door, and my procedure was as quick and painless as it could have been. Her staff is wonderful and the office andwaiting room are beautiful. I have never been to such a calm and relaxing doctors office before. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Carretero definitely knows her stuff, though her bedside manner could use a little improvement. Nothing warm and fuzzy here, although the office does have a lovely view of the mountains and downtown Denver! I was in and out of myfirst appointment within 30 minutes, prescription in hand. Her office works with a pharmaceutical delivery company so you will get your prescriptions shipped right to your door, which is super convenient.
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Dr Cathy and her team were awesome! She and her nurse were super friendly and efficient. I was in and out within 20 minutes!
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Came into the office and was immediately taken to the back to speak with the nurse about my needs. Once i explained what i was in for, the doctor was in within five minutes and then i was out the door!Considering the fact i made the appointment the day before for an injection in a scar, i am very impressed in how fast the whole process was. Highly recommended!
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Very nice and was seen quickly
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I would not recommend Catherine Carretero, absolutely negative experience. She spent less than 10 minutes with me, completely brushed off one of the things I was there to see her on and completely over prescribed on the other. Rude and dismissive.
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It was fine. The staff were friendly, and everything went very quickly. However, the doctor seemed rushed. I didn't feel like my complaints were heard or taken very seriously. I had a scalp cyst removed which came back about a weekafter the stitches were removed. They didn't bill me for the visit until 6 months later, which was an annoying unexpected expense for a surgical procedure that left more harm than good. I can see where others would have an okay experience here; it certainly wasn't terrible, but I definitely wouldn't recommend them based on my experiences.
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Hardly any waiting time with a friendly staff.
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I was super anxious about having my first Dermatologist visit and Dr. Carretero was incredibly empathetic, friendly, and most important, professional about the visit. The office was very clean and had a stunning view of downtown Denver. Iwill absolutely be coming back for future appointments and strongly recommend others to give Catherine a visit!
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She was quick and efficient and made sure all my questions were answered. She was also very thorough with the skin check, which I very much appreciated!
More than 1 year ago
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I have seen Dr. Carretero a few times now and every visit has been quick, thorough, and friendly. I would highly recommend her for annual screenings
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I called to have a prescription filled and it took 2 weeks. If you need a prescription refill, i would call in weeks beforehand because they are very slow to respond and you'll need to be persistent with your follow up/outreach.
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Thorough screen check. Was in and out in within 20 minutes.
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Great visit - thorough, but straight to it. I was in and out in 20 minutes which was awesome for a daytime appointment.
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Dr. Carretero is awesome. I have a lot of basal cell skin cancer and she scolds me but in a positive way that makes me go to her office regularly to have them frozen. She has caught two squamous cells andI had them removed. She's keeping me safe from melanoma. I really like her frank but friendly approach.
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Dr. Carretero was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Took care of my small problem quickly and efficiently! Perfect!
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Excellent experience, very nice and very capable.
More than 1 year ago
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Super efficient and to the point - I was in and out so quick and felt like I had all the information I needed! Would definitely recommend and I'll definitely be back for all my derm needs.
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She was awesome great, prompt and knowledgeable.
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This is my 3rd time seeing Dr. Carretero. She is always very nice and professional!
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Really great experience. Cathy listened to my issue, provided a thoughtful treatment and provided recommendations for different products. It was a quick visit but also thorough. The building and office are also really nice and there's some parking behind the building which is convenient in that neighborhood.
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Catherine is a Wonderful dermotologist! I am so happy I found her, the appointment was fast and she answered all my questions honestly and straight forward. It's so nice to have doctors you like close to where you live!
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She was terrific. Great bedside manner and I felt very comfortable with her. Better experience all around than previous dermatologist. Friendly and kind front desk staff and assistant as well.
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I've been seeing her now for years over 10 years and I really her. She's thorough, she listens and is very personable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carretero has been wonderful, fitting me in quickly to resolve an acne issue before my wedding. She made sure I could get in to have a cyst treated if needed at that time too which was so helpful to knowas a stressed bride. Now that I've just had a baby she has also been very helpful in explaining and helping me find options that can help my skin and are safe for my baby. She is a very caring and considerate doctor.
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I was able to get my issue resolved right away. The assistant, receptionist, and physician were all very accommodating and polite. Plus, the view from the office is spectacular, and so it's no wonder the office has such a nice atmosphere.I recommend using a specialist for your skin concerns. It was worth it for peace of mind.
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My first experience with Dr. Carretero was extremely positive. She's very professional/ knowledgable, and has a very personable character. I was more than comfortable with her and will keep her as my primary dermatologist here in Denver (I'mnew in town, feeling very lucky to have found her on my first go). Wait time was nearly non existent, I literally filled out the form, sat down, and she called my name. Thanks for such a great experience :)
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Professional, understanding, and didn't waste time. I was in and out (for a routine acne check) in 20-30 minutes. I arrived early and they were able to take me early. Will continue to go to her.
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Dr. Carretero was very knowledgeable and professional. She answered all of my questions and was very nice.
More than 1 year ago
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She is very professional and explain everything she was doing. I really enjoyed my experience
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I have found a new Dermatologist for my wife and I.
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I loved her! And the entire staff! She was so easy to talk to! :))...I'm tired of going to doctor and being treated like an appointment and I didn't feel like that at all! Great visit, good information :)
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