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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Fred Shahan M.D, Pharm.D. is a board-certified dermatologist. He attended the University of Southern California, where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree with honors. He obtained his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego with multiple honors, where he also did his internship training. He completed his dermatology residency at Northwestern University in 1997, where he was chief resident. Our office offers comprehensive and personalized dermatologic and dermatologic services. Dr. Shahan specializes in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer, including Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic reconstruction.
Verified Patient Reviews
Exceeded all my expectations. The entire staff was highly professional and very friendly. I would recommend Dr. Shahan to everyone.
very nice staff - listened to my concerns and made sure to address them correctly
It was my first appointment with him. He is the one of the best doctors I have ever met. He could not diagnose my skin problem on that day. However, he suggested two options (two different kinds of medications) to see how my skin react, and then coming back in 2 weeks. He respected the option, which I chose. I highly recommend him.
Best experience ever! Dr. Shahan was able to identify my problem in minutes, knew exactly what I needed and how to help me. The staff was kind and there was no wait. Thank you so much!
This was a incredibly helpful and kind team. Highly recommended.
Dr. Shahan was great, very thorough and very attentive. I was in and out within 30 minutes.
Excellent throrough Doctor!
I arrived nervous and not knowing what to expect. The moment the doctor walked in i felt calm. Very professional from the front office to the time with the doctor.
Very pleasant and professional.
Dr Shahan was very nice would see him again
I've been going here for years, starting with Dr. Marnell, a wonderful doctor himself, then later, Dr. Shahan was introduced to me and continued to monitor my annual skin cancer screenings. This appointment was different but no less quality in that I was appointed with Kelly and Monica. I highly recommend them all for they are very professional, friendly, and caring both front office and back. Top quality professionals who have compassion, knowledge, and who also provide a big component of healthcare for me, they do follow aseptic techniques (proper hygiene and sterility procedures implemented so as not to transmit disease) while providing the best quality treatment.
The wait time was very short. I highly recommend checking in through ZocDoc it makes the process very easy when you arrive. Dr Shaham was very polite, thorough and direct. I will definitely be going back.
Very busy, yet the appointment went smoothly and was very personable and professional . Thanks zocdoc for your help.
Extremely professional, courteous and genuine staff. Knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Very attentive.
Receptionist was very friendly and helpful and answered all questions. Entire staff was extremely helpful and very professional.
Staff is great. Dr. Shahan is no-frills and very knowledgeable. He and his team were able to name my options and pricing succinctly. Only downside was the wait, but a 35-min for a solid doctor is not bad in my book.
Absolutely loved my experience here !!! They saw me right on time, Dr. Shahan is super professional, thorough, and accommodating ,, along with his awesome nursing staff! Excellent experience and I will definitely be returning .
I have gone to Dr. Shahan for several years, he is very thorough and takes his time. HIs office staff is great also.
It was an excellent visit. I had been to Doc in a Box and ER - neither one were worth the money I had to spend and both misdiagnosed. Dr. Shahan figured it out in seconds and had me on my way in just a few minutes.
Dr. Shahan was awesome and so was the staff. Will be going back in the future if I ever need to again.
Very professional, thorough and considerate. Highly recommend.
I have been going to Dr. Shahan for many years. He has always been extremely helpful and been able to spot trouble areas before they got out of hand. The office staff has always been very helpful and courteous throughout the years. I highly recommend Dr. Shahan and his office.
I was greeted, taken to exam, and shortly I was surrounded by a highly professional team that made the entire visit quick and efficient. Very impressive.
This is the 5th dermatologist I have been to since moving to Alpine 2 years ago. I was thoroughly impressed by not only his entire staff, but by him as well. Both my husband and I will be returning. #5 was the charm evidently!
Dr. Shahan has my highest recommendation. The waiting time was under 10 minutes from my appointment time which is remarkably punctual given the variability in a doctor's schedule (I know some patients needs take longer then expected as some of my family members are medical professionals) . Dr. Shahan started the appointment by listening to all of my concerns. He then began his examination and was very thorough, answering all questions and identifying any blemish he spotted, explaining what they were and whether or not he labeled them benign. He immediately identified a blemish on my nose as appearing precancerous and recommended we treat it in the near-term. He explained the procedure that would be appropriate, made me aware of any potential scarring that might result (which would be minimal to none given cryotherapy would be involved which I've had experience with prior; still, I appreciated the upfront disclosure and honesty). Additionally, Dr. Shahan quoted me the price in advance (which was pleasantly inexpensive and a complete non-issue in my mind given this is a potential precancerous lesion) so there would be no suprises. Personally, as an East Coaster and recently new resident to Southern California; I can confidentially say that after a few consultations with more then one prospect, I've found my new dermatologist.
It is rare to find such pleasant, courteous office staff. Everyone was helpful and so nice! The doctor was on time, personable and efficient.
Everyone is so pleasant and efficient
Everyone is so nice .
Very pleasant Doctor and Nurse, barely no waiting to see Doctor.
The staff was great! Very nice and professional. I was taken to my exam room right on time and only waited a few minutes for Dr. Shahan. He was great, he answered all of my questions and offered many solutions. I highly recommend this dermatologist to anyone.
Dr. Shahan was great. He listened to what the issue was and immediately came up with a course of treatment which he performed right away.
Prompt.. Professional.. Comfortable.
I needed to see a dermatologist over some concerned areas on my skin. I have no insurance and I was very concerned over not knowing of a good dermatologist as well as concerned about the cost. I went with Dr. Shahan because of the many good reviews of his medical expertise and care. They were right and actually my experience with my first visit with him even exceeded my expectations in what I was hoping for! He explained everything to me in a way I could understand and in order to decide what type of treatment to go with. He was honest and precise in his recommendations. He ended up taking care of the treatment/procedure. I was out of there within 1/2 of an hour! He even helped me with the cost in which I was SO amazed and grateful for! His staff and assistants were great too! I will be going to him again and will look no further! My visit with him turned from a worrisome situation to a relieved and very satisfied experience! Very happy!
Office staff was very kind and Dr. Shahan and his nurse handled my procedure promptly and professionally. They made sure all my questions were answered before I left and my out of pocket expense very minimal.
My appointment was great everyone was friendly I didn't have to wait very long honestly I was surprised. The staff was great they tried to take care of my every need and get down to the problem .
Very speedy professional and to the point
Very good doctor. Took his time and very friendly! Everyone in the whole office was very nice and friendly and professional! I would highly recommend home.
He is an excellent Dr. very personable and efficient. I had a very strong feeling of confidence in the ability of him and staff. He asked questions was a good listener and was very helpful.
It was so easy to get an appointment right away and Dr. Shahan and his staff were very helpful and caring.
Dr Shahan and his staff were very nice. Loved that the dr and assistances have a great sense of humor. We will definitely be going back!!
This was my third visit to the office and each one has surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend Dr. Shahan and his staff. They are professional, kind and the office runs efficiently. I highly recommend this practice.
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly already booked our next appt.
The staff was pleasant and efficient. Dr Shahan was very professional, listened well, seemed compassionate, and was very knowledgeable. I was pleased with my zocdoc selection.
I thought him very nice and able. Felt perhaps he rushed the body scan- seemed pretty fast. (Course he should know exactly what looking for).
Fast, efficient, professional. Excellent staff and service.
Wonderful ! Very personable.
He is very professional, kind, and great bedside manor. Staff are very friendly!!
Really liked Dr. Shahan. He was very personable, answered all of my questions and spent plenty of time - didn't seem rushed at all. His staff was great too!
This was the most speedy and efficient doctors visit I've ever experienced! The staff was super nice. The nurse was great and the doctor saw me right away. He took a skin sample and addressed all my concerns.
Dr. Shahan is a very friendly, smart and efficient Doctor.
Even though I had to wait about 40 minutes the first thing he did was apologize for the wait. Most doctors ignore the fact you had to wait on them and seem to be under the impression your time is not valuable. Doctor Shahan was not like that at all, it was refreshing to have my wait acknowledged.
easy to communicate with. decisive and quick. no pain. did everything i wanted.
Amazing MD! The best!
Dr. Shahan is great. He is attentive, professional, and thorough. Highly reccomended.
Amazing! Best appointment I have ever had with a dermatologist. Although my insurance did not cover the appointment, it was worth every penny. Walked in, the Dr. Shahan asked wonderful questions that most dermatologists have not asked in the past... and Dr. Shahan knew exactly what was wrong after only a few minutes of meeting. I went off of a medication and started a new one and saw a SIGNIFICANT difference within just 24 hours. I have nothing but amazing things to say about my experience with Dr. Shahan and the entire office staff. Highly, highly recommended :)
Dr. Shahan and his assistant were professional, compassionate and friendly. I was impressed with their bedside manner, quick and professional treatment and flexibility in treating my issue immediately. One of the best experiences I have had at a medical appointment.
Great doctor! Glad I went in!
The staff were very friendly & welcoming. Dr. Shahan seemed really nice & was willing to genuinly help me.
It was my first visit to Dr. Shahan. I was impressed with everyone in his office. All were friendly and competent and Dr. Shahan and his nurse were warm and caring.
Got right in, great service, fast and easy
Dr Shahan is a fantastic doctor. He quickly and accurately diagnosed a skin problem I had that my regular doctor misdiagnosed. The office is quite busy but very efficiently run. I was in and out right on schedule. And the office workers and nurse were great. Highly recommend Dr Shahan.
Dr. Shahan and his staff are always very curtious and respectful. I've never left the office feeling uncared about.
It was my first visit. Dr. Shahan and his staff were very knowledgable, friendly and professional. Overall great experience and highly recommended.
I would definitely see him again. He is so nice and knows well about the treatment to use. He is giving some samples of ointment to see how it works on you first rather than prescribing you an expensive one. He cares about your money and condition at the same time. I really recommend you to go to see him. Especially, Zocdoc saves some hidden times for you, so I could arrange my appointment within 24 hours before deciding to see a doctor. You should use ZocDoc to make an appointment with your doctor!!
Dr. Shahan and his supporting staff members, represent the best in their perspective expertise areas. They are caring, considerate and professional in all matters.
Well I asked him what caused my acne, and he said it could be this, that or this. Wow, he saw my skin but still couldn't tell me exactly the cause. I notice he didn't take a look closely at my acne spots. Then, When I got home I called the nurse to change my medication because it costs too much, left a message and was expecting to call back so I could start my medication right away but until now no call back.
I'm so glad I found Dr. Shahan! I waltzed in about 2 minutes late to my appointment, expecting I'd pay dearly in wait time. Instead, the nurses were completely understanding. I was taken back to an exam room within 2 minutes, and seen by the doctor in less than 5! I recently lost my insurance and had to pay out-of-pocket, and he was kind enough to give me plenty of free samples and even a small discount. It's been less than a week, and my skin has already started clearing up. On both a personal and professional level -- he and his staff have my highest recommendation!
The doctor and Staff members were very friendly and helpful with suggestions!
There has never been a long wait time to see the doctor - always less than 30 minutes. The staff is friendly and Dr. Shahan is knowledgeable and professional.
Got to my appointment over 1/2 hour early. They took me in right away. He was very professional & answered my questions along with questioning me regarding the statud of my general health. He solved some of the long-term sun damage on my face & gave me. Samples of medicine to put on what could be allergies on my eyelids. He set up appt to investigate allergies on eyelids within 5 days. Extremely happy with his manner & expertise
Thirty minute wait. Reception staff- all three were not outgoing or made any effort when I first came in to speak to me. Over and over I acknowledged I knew it was a cash payment. Wasn't looking for a free service.
Very informative and helpful in a very comfortable atmosphere.
It was very pleasant. I was seen quickly. All of my questions were answered, and I would rate the total experience highly.
I had Melanoma Cancer 5 years ago, and I have been seeing Dr. Shahan since then. I respect him and so do the doctors.
He was very much to the point. Was quick to diagnose the situation. So far, I am impressed with him. Hopefully, I won't have to wait so long to see him.
He is my new Dermatologist!!
Very professional efficient office!
Recently moved to San Diego from another state and I am trying to find excellent doctor,dentist etc... which can be a pain and trial and error. However Dr. Shahan is excellent and I would highly recommend him, as I am very picky.
I had a good review of my skin for any possible issues.
Dr. Fred Shahan and his staff are exceptional. I would trust my skin to no one else.
He was vrry nice n good service I would so recommend them to people
He's a very good guy . you l like him. took care of my problem with ease.
First experience with a dermatologist. Seemed a tad bit rushed, but all concerns/questions were answered and was overall a good experience.
Rarely do I feel compelled to write reviews, but this practice has been such a godsend to me that I wanted to spread the word! Dr. Fred Shahan is amazing! Everyone there is so friendly and helpful, He presented me with options but didn't try to sell me a product or service i didn't need. Also, his office is very nice and his staff was very professional.
Very helpful and knowledgable. Good people skills. Office allowed me to schedule appointment late in afternoon, unlike others in the area
Visit was straight and to the point - just what I was looking for. Actions and options were explained simply and clearly. This was just a first visit, but I am encouraged by the outcome.
Great doctor, great office!
Doctor was nice and informative and helpful.
Im very happy that I had him take care of my problem,I only had to wait 5 minutes and that's it. PS. IVETTE if you read this,your soooooo GORGEOUS I wish my appointment would off last a bit longer,thank you also!
I really liked, he was very nice, and answered all my questions and concerns. He wasn't in a hurry like most doctors.
Great doctor and staff!
Felt very comfortable. Dr.Professional and knowledgeable.
Excellent care and advise, very impressed with his recollection of items we discussed in the last visit over a year ago
Found Dr. Shahan and his entire staff very accommodating and professional. Already recommended him to my friend/co-worker Zona Weekley, who was also quite impressed. Thank you sincerely, Sabra
Booked my first visit online and got in the same day. Awesome!
I found Dr . Shahan through his positive reviews on ZocDoc. Like many other patients have posted, I had a great experience. Dr. Shahan was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and thorough during my treatment. In addition, his staff was friendly and helpful with all of my questions. I will definitely be back to see them.
Kind staff. Prompt service. Easy to ask questions
I was very please. I was in a crazy rush this morning and it took less than five minutes to get to the room to be seen and then about five more for DR to come in. Very pro on checkup and I will return to have local procedure done. HAGGO
Dr shahan is an expert in skin cancer, so my husband and I both have checks and address any issues early with him. He also has THE touch with Botox. His office is always courteous, and he is always happy to see us. My husband even enjoys going to dr shahan.
He was friendly and professional. His staff is super friendly too. Would definitely come back but hope I don't have to.
He was very caring and professional I am delighted to have him as my dermatologist I feel that he heard my concerns and made me feel that he was right on in his assessment of my condition and has dealt with these problems before to a good end. I will see him again with complete confidence in him
He does great work. Minimal scarring on face!
Great staff & very nice Doctor!
Dr Shahan was very professional, courteous and straight to the point. I was worried about a birthmark and I decided to have it removed. I am confident he will do the best work possible.
Nice and professional.
Nice doctor and he was very informative
Very knowledgable, and knew how to help my issues. Able to answer all my questions.
Dr. Shahan has a very good office staff and a very good way of dealing with patients.
Went to see him for cystic acne. My appointment was quick and easy.
Very nice doctor that helps cure whatever is bothering you. He gave me 2 discount cards for the products he prescribed which made me only pay $25 total!