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Dr. Eric Smith, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

As a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Eric Smith is proud to provide exemplary skin care to members of San Francisco and Walnut Creek. An insightful, thorough, and attentive physician, Dr. Smith provides a broad range of services including sclerotherapy, laser skin resurfacing, ultrasound guided skin rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, surgical removal of skin cancer and moles, Ulthera, and Botox. Previously a physician in the United States Navy, Dr. Smith received top-notch training and learned the value of continued education. He has attended the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting as well as several Alabama Dermatology Society meetings. When Dr. Smith is not practicing medicine, he is a proud husband and father. He also enjoys skiing, camping, hiking, sailing, scuba diving, and travelling.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Awards and publications

  • Specialist of the Year Award, 2011
  • Dermatology Resident of the Year, 2003

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1114997277

Office locations

Berman Skin Institute

3581 Palmer Dr, Suite 203

Cameron Park, CA 95682

Berman Skin Institute

1860 Mowry Ave, Suite 304

Fremont, CA 94538

Berman Skin Institute

100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 425

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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He didn’t show interest in giving me a thorough diagnostics to figure out what was causing my issues and got annoyed when I asked for him to.
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He knows what he is doing- and helps you make the decisisons necessary!
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The doctor was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly and succinctly. No surgery necessary!
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Dr. Smith was very thorough in answering all of my questions and concerns!
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Professional and courteous
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great reassuring information and very helpful in making my plan for the future of skin care. I highly recommend
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Professional and considerate. Answered my questions and provided direct answers.
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Great doctor!
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He was great, efficient, and on point!
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I've come to depend on and appreciate Dr Smith's direct, indepth and knowledgeable responses.
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I was checked in and meeting with the dr within 5 minutes after arriving. Amazing! And Dr Smith was extremely thorough in his exam, and very clear and articulate in his communications with me. Very pleased overall.
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He was excellent in diagnosing and treating my skin issues.
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Best dermatologist I've ever seen
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I've been under Dr Smith's care for almost 2 years now. He is compassionate and takes his time, making sure that all my concerns are heard. The quality of care is excellent, and the staff is great as well.
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Dr smith is helping me regain my skin after 60 years of sun exposure.
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Awesome doctor. Very friendly and approachable. Made me feel very comfortable asking questions and had honest, knowledgeable answers. Didn't try to sell me anything or push products. I wish all my doctors were as pleasant as Dr. Smith. I gotan appointment in 2 days and had practically no wait time upon arrival. I would enthusiastically recommend him.
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Very professional, very caring person, take his time to explain your condition, medications and the side effects, other alternatives, listens to your questions, very friendly, l like Dr Smith very much.
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I thought Dr. Smith was very thorough, explained what causes certain skin issues and how to help them heal. Will definitely be seeing him again and would recommend him to others.
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Great doctor. Super nice and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
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Went in for an annual screening. First time, so, yeah, I was a bit nervous. Dr. Smith was friendly and explained everything he was looking at and looking for. He made sure I understood, gave me a list of recommendations, andkept me at ease. The rest of the staff I encountered at the Berman Skin Institute was kind as well. Coooool as cucumbers over there. Highly recommended!
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I thought he was awesome! I would recommend him! I'm going back in a month to follow up.
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Dr Smith and his entire staff were very helpful and accommodating. Dr Smith was very helpful and clear in his advice and instructions. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a dermatologist.
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The staff was friendly and kind although behind schedule and even though the office was getting ready to leave for the holiday weekend Dr Smith treated me and gave me all the time I needed to talk through a routine check up
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Smith took the time to discuss all of my treatment options and clearly explain the pros and cons behind each as well as provide a recommendation. We also discussed out of pocket costs associated with each option. This type of shared decision making is all too uncommon in healthcare.
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Very informative, not condescending at all, liked him.
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Great, scheduled an appointment for my daughter to see him as well.
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He was professional and helped determine which treatment would work best for my condition. He was even fine with me using my previously filled prescription. I appreciated this decision so I didn't have to go fill another script. I already recommended him to a coworker.
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Very professional and quick, no waiting around. Unfortunately they wouldnt accept my insurance so I had to pay for the exam out of pocket. Too bad I would have liked to go back. Can definitely recommend but check with the knowledgeable staff about your insurance first.
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I found my visit with Dr. Smith to be prompt, no real waiting time in the reception area, which I greatly appreciated. Dr. Smith exhibited utmost professionalism, with great bedside manner. He listened to by case, as well as answered allmy questions satisfactorily. I would recommend him to new patients.
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Dr Smith was very pleasant, professional and thorough. He addressed all my issues and questions . I am very happy to have found him and would highly recommend him .
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While Dr. Smith was knowledgeable about the issues I brought up, his bedside manner was less than desired and he seemed extremely rushed and in a hurry.
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Amazingly transparent, efficient and friendly. Was correct in his initial diagnosis, and the problem was solved quickly. Fabulous doctor!
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They were running a bit behind but they let me know this and kept me posted. Dr smith Actually spends time with his patients. I see him for medical as well as cosmetic skin care. He's the best.
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Professional with a kick of humor. Straight to the point, in and out in no time.
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The staff at the Berman Skin Institute is amazing. They were friendly from the moment I walked in the door until the moment I left. I had to wait about 40 minutes to actually see Dr. Smith, but was informed ofthe delay by staff and made comfortable. The consultation itself was short, but Dr. Smith knows his stuff and was extremely helpful. Highly recommended.
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The Doctor himself was good. HOWEVER the office was not upfront about the what the insurance covered before the procedure. I got a bill that was very unreasonably high about a month later.
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Very personable guy, easy to talk to. I had a short visit about a minor concern and he gave me more information than I anticipated. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Smith.
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I appreciated how he asked repeatedly if I had any questions.
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Dr. Smith was very clear and patient in explaining his diagnosis and recommended treatment. His demeanor was a nice balance of professional and friendly, and I didn't feel rushed at all.
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Very professional.
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Dr. Smith carefully listened to my concerns, explained and evaluated possible scenarios. Once he concluded his examination, he took the necessary actions and made the treatment. He is a good listener, he knows definitely knows what he is doing. Great thanks to him for bringing solution to my concern.
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Excellent approach to the problem, great advice, kind and careful demeanor, hi-tech approach and knowledgable doctor and staff,
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The worst experience ever. The doctor was late and didn't spend much time talking to me. He did not even look into my problem. The medication he gave didn't work at all and I wasted a lot of $$. I wouldnever recommend this clinic to anyone. The staffs are lousy and the doctor is no good.
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Dr. Smith was fantastic. I don't think I've ever learned so much about skin care in one visit. He took the time to explain everything, was very thorough in his examination and gave me great recommendations. My husband and I bothgo to this doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Smith was fantastic, so professional and vey nice, his whole staff is. The office is also really comfortable with every possible amenity from lattes to Vanity Fair and an iPad/phone docking station. I can't reccomend this group highly enough.
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Dr, Smith is a really great doctor. He has a wonderfully calm manner and takes the time to listen and explain. His staff is also very pleasant to deal with. Would highly recommend him.
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Very nice doctor and nice office. He seemed to do a thorough job.
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This was my first time at a dermo and I had a lot of questions. Overall, he spent about 20 minutes with me and basically told me to use the same prescription I had been using (which wasn't working). Just toldme to use it differently and that I should yield better results. I also asked the front desk and billing about how much my copay would be and they were less than helpful and seemed annoyed at my questions. She told me I would just get a bill in the mail. I even called before to make sure it wasn't an outrageous copay, but they weren't helpful.
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I found him cold, argumentative, authoritarian, humorless, officious, and ungenerous.
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Dr. Smith greeted me warmly, clearly and succinctly addressed my concerns, and treated me with respect. My experiences with other dermatologists have been very different, but this guy was excellent.
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