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Dr. Howard Fein, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Fein was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. His interest in medicine began while attending the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors and High Distinction with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. At Berkeley, he received numerous awards and citations including the I.L. Chaikoff Award and President’s Undergraduate Fellowship. After college, Dr. Fein spent a year conducting research at the J. David Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of California at San Francisco. He next attended medical school at the University of Southern California where he was named a Dean’s Scholar. Dr. Fein completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. During his final year of dermatology residency, Dr. Fein was ranked in the top 3 percent of all dermatology residents nationally on the annual In-Service Training Exam. In order to provide his patients with the highest possible care, Dr. Fein completed a 2-year fellowship in Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In addition to Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. Fein has extensive training in the fields of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Fein is the author of several journal articles and textbook chapters dealing with both general and surgical dermatology. He has given several public presentations at national meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to his Palos Verdes office, Dr. Fein maintains an active academic practice as the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he is responsible for tea

In-network insurances

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s)
  • University of Cincinnati, Residency in Dermatology
  • Cleveland Clinic, Fellowship in Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Fein has received multiple awards since opening his Palos Verdes medical practice in 2004, including the Vitals.com Patient’s Choice Award 2008 and 2009 and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition from 2008 to 2012.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1184707838

Office locations

Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates, Inc.

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 283

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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I refer all of my family & friends to Dr. Fein.
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He’s our family’s dermatologist. He addresses acne & skin cancer issues for us.
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Very knowledgeable and caring doctor., Very efficient and friendly staff. Highly recommend!
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Fantastic Experience. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Fein is very upbeat and easy to talk to. His recommendations are easy to understand and spot on.
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It was an excellent appointment. He's very thorough and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable and at ease regarding a possible skin cancer spot on my back. Office is great. It's a good location for me. Little to no wait. I was pleased overall.
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Very short wait time for my appointment. Staff is courteous and competent. Dr. Fein was prompt and professional.
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I have been a patient of doctor Fein's for many years. His office and staff are very professional. He takes the time to answer any and all questions. I never feel rushed. He is very thourough with your visit. I would highly recommend him for all ages.
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I was very happy with the professionalism and friendliness of everyone I dealt with in the office.
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Dr. Fein came across as a very caring and confident doctor. I will definitely go back if the need arises.
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Awesome dermatologist - professional, quick and friendly service!
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Dr. Fein is always helpful, professional and timely. I really appreciate how efficient his office is.
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Excellent professional care
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He is very professional yet very friendly. I felt very comfortable and trusted all his advice!!
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Great staff. But the wait time was bad. Waited 50 minutes before admitted to examination room and another 10 minutes to meet the doc.
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Excellent service - prompt, professional, and highly qualified!!
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Great!! He was very nice and attentive. I would definitely recommend Dr. Fein!
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Nice Doc! Thanks
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What an amazing caring Doctor! Dr. Fein was knowledgeable, personable, and professional. We will definitely return and recommend him to family and friends!
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Dr. Fein MD, Rolling Hills Estates, is a great doctor for me. His expert opinion and treatment options help me responsibly manage my skin cancer issues. He explains everything I need to know, answers any and all questions, and has agreat positive attitude. His treatment plans are practical and comprehensive. His staff is very pleasant and his office and exam rooms are comfortable and modern.
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Quick and efficient
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Dr. Fein was thorough in his diagnosis and repeated his instructions to make sure I understood them.
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Excellent and great staff! Thanks
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The whole experience was great. The doctor was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The wait time to be seen by the doctor was less than 5 minutes. Front and back office staff was friendly and comforting.
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Nice office. Staff was okay. We had a baby and no one seemed to try to accommodate that.
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Dr Fein addressed all of my concerns that but seemed rushed.
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We came to Dr. Fein for a second/third opinion. We were seen right away and received excellent attention by everyone. Dr. Fein was very knowledgeable and prompt. We are very pleased with his service and will be moving entire family to him for our care.
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The doctor needs to allow patients to discuss their reason for making their appointment to see him. He should also let them explain, talk and ask questions.
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