Dr. Divya Railan, MD

Dermatologist

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888 Oak Grove Ave, Suite #14, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

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Divya Railan, MD, is a board certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic and laser dermatology. She graduated from the University of Michigan followed by a master’s degree in physiology and medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She then moved to Indiana where she completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology at the Indiana University Medical Center. In order to pursue her love of cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Railan moved to Sacramento, California where she completed a one-year fellowship in laser and cosmetic Dermatology at the nationally recognized Laser and Skin Surgery Center under Dr. Suzanne Kilmer.

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Very easy to make an appointment with! I was told that there was a two month wait at another practice but I was able to book an appointment with her right away!

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Great visit. The team is very professional, and very happy crew. My interactions here have always been pleasant. My acne has cleared up a lot in the last few months. I also like that they take photos along the way to review progress. My only complaint - I've been there two times. Both times, it takes about 30 min to be 'seen' by the assistant, then another 10 minutes until Divya could come in. Not crazy long, but it would be nice to know I won't be seen for 30+ min.

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The doctor did not fully help me with either of the issues I came in for. I came in for a mole check and acne treatment on a Friday and it seemed like she was trying to rush me out for the weekend and she didn't take the time to help at all. After she briefly looked over my moles, she said that they're irregular and I should have them monitored by UCSF. I'm fine with being referred to another doctor, but she gave no information on who to contact. Then she gave me an acne treatment regimen. As her assistant was trying to explain the regimen to me, the doctor kept coming in and out of the room interrupting her. It was awkward and caused the assistant to forget important steps in the regimen. I asked whether I should not drink alcohol on the medication and never got an answer. Once I finished going through the regimen with the assistant, the doctor came in and said she spoke with the pharmacy and some of the medications she prescribed are not accepted by my insurance company. I asked her to change the regimen to include medications covered and she said that since it's Friday she'd try to resolve it after the weekend. She assured me that she would give me enough samples that would last me a month and it was no rush to fix the prescription. It was only after I got home that I realized that not only were some of the medications not included in the samples, but one of the medications only had 8 pills (to be taken daily). No way would that last an entire month. I ended up being at the office for almost 2 hours and yet didn't feel like I had been fully helped. I wish I had gone to a different doctor who would've cared that I had concerns about my moles.

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I had concerns about my insurance coverage, and they were very helpful. Highly recommended.

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My visit with Dr Railan was pleasant and helpful. She recommended products that have alleviated most symptoms. I am looking forward to future appointments.

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Had no problem that I went there with a number of different areas with question. Showed her some skin discolouration and she knew immediately how to deal with it. Still need to test the medication itself, but I was very pleasantly surprised that she managed to create a very detailed regiment to treat the problem as quickly as she did. Very friendly office, and very forward with looking to help me in any way they could.

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Very helpful, very caring. Went out of her way to spend more time with me and send an email afterwards

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the paperwork is tedious. Long waiting times. Special preference towards some patients.

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was trying to sell me her treatments did not try to fix the problem.

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Very quick and professional. Dr. Railan gave some excellent advice and I will be sure to follow up.

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Professionals, from staff to doctor. The only thing that sucked was it took FOREVER to get in and out. So it goes.

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I came in for moderate inflammatory acne and severely plugged skin. Dr. Railan looked at my skin type seriously before prescribing any medicines. She noticed I had darker dry skin that becomes oily under poor treatment. Thus, she started me off with a gentle topical antibiotic for my face and a low strenth tazorac for my back. After a month, she increased the strength of the tazorac and gave me atralin for my face to take with thr topical antibiotics. After three months, most of thr inflammatory acne has subsided, and much of the plugs on my face have cleared as well. I'm extremely pleased.

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Dr. Railan did a wonderful job. I appreciate the time she took to answer my questions.

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I have been seeing Dr. Divya Railan for over a year. I cannot thank her enough for addressing my skin concerns. She treated my skin with just medicines and no external procedures, which I absolutely loved. Amazing results in just a year! I highly recommend Dr. Divya! She is very friendly and listens to you patiently.

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Staff is knowledgable, efficient, and friendly. Dr. Railan has been great with various issues for myself and family members.

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Doctor Railan and her staff are very professional. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, and I felt comfortable during the appointment. We decided to perform a biopsy, and it was completely painless. Overall a great experience.

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Dr Railan is great!

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Divya Railan, MD is very professional, incredibly knowledgeable and very efficient. She is wonderful!

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She is a good doctor and very nice.But I felt she was in a hurry.If she is a skin specialist, she could have looked at my big toe hard skin too.Not sure why she recommended to a podiatrist. Also I had mentioned hair loss as my concern.She did not address that.

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Dr. Railan was a professional. She took the time to understand my concerns, offered treatment options that met my needs, made time to treat me in the same appointment even though I had only booked a consultation, and had a very courteous bedside manner (with similarly kind staff). Highly recommended.

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Dr. Railan and her staff were excellent. Very helpful, thorough, and accommodating.

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With my first visit, I am happy that I selected this doctor and would definately recommend her. This was the first time for me to visit a doctor...yup....and I learned that one should have come prepared with the questions, issues and counter questions.

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Everyone in this office is exceptional so this review also includes Scott and April!!!! Dr. Railan, Scott and April are a GREAT team and I appreciate them very much!

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I believe Dr Railan opts to hit the problem with largest caliber available. Often ending up with total overkill. On a good side getting urgent early morning appointment is the luxury only she seem to offer in the area.

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Very nice I'm going back to see her next month for another visit

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Dr. Railan is awesome. I moved from SF to Palo Alto and needed someone local. She took over the reins seamlessly and gave me the needed medication. She was also very nice to me about the fact that since I am leaving my day job for a startup soon, my insurance situation was going to change accordingly. I felt at ease and taken care of. Absolutely recommend her.

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Excellent doctor!

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Nice

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Staff is excellent as was the quality of the medical treatment.

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Dr. Railan and her staff are really really nice. Great office, too—felt very comfortable.

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Very professional and very nice. Real concern for healthy living for skin cancer protection .

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The BEST dermatologist I've ever seen. She's extremely thorough, and seems to really take her time with each patient. She also understands how to help educate and inform patients about risks, treatments etc. in a friendly yet effective way. Overally, Dr. Railan and her staff are the archetype for what patient care should look like everywhere: efficient + accessible.

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Very friendly doctor and stuff !! Highly recommended!!

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Dr. Railan was great! She was very patient, informative, and attentive. I'm pretty sure my issues were routine in comparison to much of her practice, but nonetheless, Dr. Railan treated me comprehensively, seriously, and took plenty of time to walk me through the treatment options and best practices. The appointment was on time and her office staff was great! I highly recommend her!

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This is easily the most thorough dermatologist I have ever visted, and I've been to many in many different locations due to recurring acne and uber sensitive/ reactive skin.

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Dr Railen seems to be patient focused, in that she wants to know my specific concerns and address them in a way that suits me. Further, after listening to my concerns, she is not afraid to advise me w/ her own honest assessment, even if it's different from my thinking.

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I have been to four different dermatologists in my life. Dr. Railan is the most competent. I went to her because other dermatologists were missing basel cells. I had too much sun in my youth, so a thorough examination is important.

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Dr. Railen is experienced and always takes my concerns seriously. She always makes time to address them. Her office staff is professional and friendly. Love them! i would never see another Dermatologist. I get botox from her and have gone to a few other doctors and she is the best.

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excellent

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Staff is super nice and helpful. Dr Railan seemed anything but rushed, and was extremely patient (and helpful) with my questions that went beyond the scope of the reason for my visit. Very good experience all around.