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Dr. Catherine Chen-Tsai, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Catherine Chen is a board certified dermatologist with over 10 years of experience in the East Valley. She joins Spectrum Dermatology with her primary goal of constructing the best skin care and multi-disciplinary team for her patients. Dr. Chen graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She remembers when her father passed away during her college years, that he said she would make a good doctor. This inspired her to take pre-med classes at Harvard Extension School while working as an architect. Her journey through doing pathology research at Boston Children's Hospital led her back to University of Texas, Galveston for medical school. She then graduated with one of the school's highest distinctions, the William Osler Award and graduated with the prestigious honor of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She returned to the northeast for Dermatology residency at Boston University School of Medicine where she was published in many peer-reviewed journals and was selected as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Chen is especially proud that the Arizona Cancer Registry lists her in the top 15% of dermatologists for the number of melanomas she diagnosed in 2013 and 2014, when the Registry began reporting data back to physicians. She and her husband Dr. Thomas Tsai, a family doctor in Gilbert have two sons. They enjoy boating and fishing, and Dr. Chen paints portraits while serving as Kyrene Traditional Academy-Sureno's Art Masterpiece Coordinator and World Fair Chair. She teaches Sunday school and helps with Project Angel Tree, while supporting International Justice Missions.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Doctor of Medicine
  • Boston University, Residency in Dermatology
  • Rice University (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1417054198

Office locations

Spectrum Dermatology

312 N Alma School Rd, Ste 5

Chandler, AZ 85224

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A very professional MD, ,' cut the chase ' , evaluation. Looked at previous records, assured non-malignant cancerous cells and prescribed preventative treatments.
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She's very personable and professional, comfortable to be there
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I was a little apprehensive walking into the waiting room (the exterior of the building and the waiting room are pretty old and could use some refreshing), but Dr Chen was so warm and kind! She answered all of my questionsand even gave pricing right there for a couple cosmetic things I was interested in. I would highly recommend Dr. Chen to anyone!
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Dr. Chen-Tsai was amazing, however, her office staff wasn't up to par. They didn't seem to understand how to download documents off of ZocDoc and instead of trying to find a solution they wanted to reschedule for a different day. Theoffice staff seemed completely disorganized. If they don't know how to properly utilize ZocDoc, they shouldn't offer its services to patients.
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More than pleased. Dr. Chen gave great explanation each step of the exam. I actually look forward to my next exam!
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Dr. Chen-Tsai was engaging, courteous and charming. She went right to work, examining my face and upper torso for anything that looked unusual. She quickly identified a number of moles and other benign skin conditions and set my mind at ease.I told her that she had "made my day, week month and year special by removing any and all fears that I had". She told me I didn't need to come back for a year. She is one special physician! I loved her!!!!!!!!!!
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Dr Chen, in addition to being very thorough in her exam was a total delight to meet with a wonderful personality.
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She was great! She explained everything in full detail about my skin condition and asked me plenty of questions to make sure she got a proper diagnosis. I highly recommend her. Plus her staff was friendly and helpful from the verybeginning. Two big thumbs up for her and her team!
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The office staff from administrative to medical staff was phenomenal. Pleasant atmosphere, knowledgeable and attentive staff.
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Excellent doctor and office. Highly recommend
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Very good. Explained everything in detail.
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Staff and Doctor were very personable, pleasant, efficient, and competent. I felt as if I was taking a class with all the instruction.
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Dr. Chen-Tsai was personable, knowledgeable, and took the time to listen to my concerns. The staff was also very good. The office itself is old and outdated, but I understand that this may not be a permanent location. The only drawbackwas that my wait time was long (about 50 minutes).
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Dr. Catherine Chen is wonderful! Very intelligent, very professional, very kind and caring. I've been to many doctors. Dr. Chen is definitely one of the best!
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Dr. Chen-Tsai was has a very pleasant demeanor, it was a pleasure speaking with her. She was also very explanitive with her diagnosis. I felt very confident in her abilities to properly treat me.
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She was knowledgable and nice
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Dr Chen was super personable. She took care of my concern on the spot! I will go back to her again for additional needs =)
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Very personable with both excellent verbal and written information for you to understand any issues discussed.
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I have a serious case of white coat phobia and she totally put me at ease. She is super nice and very comforting.
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Shez awesome..
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I had to wait for almost 45 minutes between the waiting room and the exam room, but Dr. Chen was very apologetic. She's very knowledgeable and personable. I just found out that a friend of mine went to her for yearsand really liked her, too. I would definitely recommend Dr. Chen!
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She's very caring, kind and explains everything in detail.
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This was my first visit with Dr Chen-Tsai, and I really liked her! She was running late, but apologized numerous times. I will definitely make her my regular dermatologist from now on.
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Very thorough. Explained everything she was about to do. Gave me take home information about skin care and product use.
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She was so delightful and professional. It was a very positive experience.
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Good visit, quick and the doctor appeared knowledgeable. Wish that the written instructions I left with were more clear, in addition to having a clear list of what was prescribed. The office also took a while to call in my prescription.I have left three messages and have not heard back from anyone. (Not sure either of these are in the doctor's control, but thought they were important to point out).
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