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Dr. Kevin Kia, MD

Dermatologist

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**Please Note: We have a fee for any appointments cancelled, rescheduled, or no-showed within 24 hours of the appointment time. Kevin Kia, MD has a long history of academic excellence. He grew up in Michigan and graduated valedictorian from Utica High School in 1998. He was accepted into the prestigious combined undergraduate and medical degree program at the University of Michigan (consistently ranked one of the best medical schools in the country). There he completed a Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction (the highest award offered by the university) in Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences in 2001. Before entering medical school, Dr. Kia followed up on a life long passion for cooking by moving to Lyon, France to obtain his culinary degree in 2002. Upon returning to the states, Dr. Kia was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors society in 2004 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the medical school in 2006. He finished his internship in Michigan and then came to UT-Southwestern to complete his residency training in Dermatology. Dr. Kia has a strong interest in teaching and research and has accepted an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UT-Southwestern. He spends his academic time overseeing residents on Tuesday mornings at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Hospital and Friday afternoons at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kia's research has been published in numerous medical journals and presented nationally at multiple conferences. His most recent interests revolve around improving scar outcomes in complex skin cancer surgeries and designing new antibiotic therapies. He is dedicated to improving the lives of his patients and advancing the field of dermatology.Dr. Kia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He serves as a reviewer for multiple journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1700088804

Office locations

Howsden Dermatology

1919 S Shiloh Rd, Ste 300

Garland, TX 75042

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I was in and out in no time he knew exactly what to treat
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I has a painful out break prior to my visit so painful that I booked my appt. at 3am! I arrived about 15 min early to fill out new paperwork and only waited about 20 min total in the waiting roomdespite a packed house. Once I got in the room Dr. Kia came right in! Which I wasn't expecting. Dr.Kia drained the boil and gave me a shot for almost immediate relief. He was friendly and knowledgeable, although the draining part was painful he was nice about it. Although it is a far drive from me I will continue to see him.
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Great very knowledgeable and Proffesional answered all my questions and left visit feeling very reassured
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Great guy! Helped my issue and I would go back to him but he doesn't take my new insurance. Keep on blessing others, you're doing good.
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Dr. Kia was recommended to me by a lady at Vehicle Inspection who said he was an excellent doctor. I was not disappointed. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He took care of my in office procedure and followed up laterwith a call to see how I was doing. This is outstanding.
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New patient He rushed in and didn’t take the time to look and ask enough questions about my problem area he just continued some of the meds my previous dr of (2 years ago)gave me and of course there has beenno change, so I am looking for a new dr! Wasted money and time!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Kia was very thorough, and addressed all my issues professionally and in layman’s terminology.
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The wait time was short. He came in prescribed medication and left. It was a total of 30 min between arriving and leaving.
Less than 6 months ago
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This doctor is almost a 30 min drive for me and I’ll do it in a heart beat. Great doctor and friendly staff.
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It's always a pleasure seeing Doctor Kia, he is patient and listens. An he really cares about his patients and their well being.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kia and his staff were amazing!
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Best dermatologist I've seen before.
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Great visit and a great Doctor. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Kia is always so friendly, which is important when you’re coming to him embarrassed about your skin imperfections. He’s quick but at the same time, I don’t feel rushed. He respects your time and answers all your questions but willnot hold you for longer than necessary. He takes your financial status into consideration and isn’t judgemental. Love that he’s not a salesman for skincare products (which, a lot of my previous dermatologists seemingly were) and actually wants to help address your concerns. Moved to Fort Worth but definitely don’t mind driving so far to go see him! 10/10 would recommend ????
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Very educational and informative.
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Fantastic
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Excellent experience! Dr. is straightforward, caring and very patient. The staff in general is very nice.
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It was fantastic what I was more please with was that he was very knowledgeable about my condition. Thanks so much Dr.Kevin Kia
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Doctor is nice but unfortunately prescription i had doesnt work for me i got numbness and serious headache and nauseous , so i have to stop and called office and the front desk Samantha she is rude !!! Cos of heri cant talk to the doctor at the first place so i have to go to other dermatologist ..at least as a patient when face to this kinda problem we need doctor at the first place !!!
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They don't waste anytime seeing you when your appointment is scheduled which was great. The doctor is very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me that was needed in full detail. He is a little rushed but I looked pastthat cause in our short visit he gave me a lot of good information about my skin condition. I definitely would recommend Dr Kia.
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Handsome, efficient, extremely knowledgeable, and courteous.
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Excellent
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He and his team are awesome!!! It was my best experience with a doctor here in USA. Very very professional ! We need more doctors like him!!!
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He is awesome
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Dr kia was awesome! he came in took at look and explained my situation with nothing but respect and professionalism
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I had a very good experience. Dr. Kia was very kind, understanding and very professional. Highly recommended!
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Good dermatologist. It felt a little rushed, but overall it was efficient.
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They saw me so quickly after I got there and took care of everything quickly while I was there. He was very well mannered and very professional.
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Quick and easy
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Dr. Kia specified what the new prescriptions would do for me completely and thoroughly, even taking the time to specify how I should use it and possible side effects. Definitely a breath of fresh air compared to other dermatologists who rush to get you out the door - amazing doctor!
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He was very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. I was pleasantly surprised and certainly appreciative of his quick diagnosis and ability to try to help me with my situation. Very glad that I went to see the doctor.
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Doctor should spend a little longer than a couple of minutes with the patient giving them time to think of any questions they might have instead of rushing them
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit. Staff were very professional. My wait time was less than 5 minutes. Dr. Kia came in promptly, listened to my concerns, and checked me over. He then took the time to explain what he found plusanswering my questions fully. I highly recommend him and his office.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kevin Kia is very professional and quick.
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I absolutely adore Dr. Kia. He is very smart and knowledgeable about my condition. He knew the exact problem by merely looking at my skin. I would recommend him to the world if I could.
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He was appropriately friendly and professional.
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Doctor had lot of patience , he explained me very well about the concern I had , I feel relaxed after taking to him .
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Very knowledgeable!!
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The doctor was very knowledgeable and courteous. He understood the issue right away and assured us regarding treatment. the staff was also very helpful.
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When I arrived, they had my daughter on the schedule for the next day (ZocDoc showed the day I arrived and even texted me). That was my only complaint and that's on zocdoc not them as far as I'm aware. Theygot me in less than 30 minutes later even though I wasn't on their schedule. Dr. Kia was incredibly nice too. He sat down and talked to me, with no rush, and made sure I was comfortable with his treatment for my daughter and her eczema issues. He was very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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I was looking for a dermatologist under my Healthcare provider and I found many, but Dr. Kia had the best reviews and so I decided to choose him. I arrived at the appointment and he came in right away and addressedthe problem I had and gave me such a relief, and also gave my some creams to put on my face. One of the best doctors I've seen regardless of specialty and I would recommend this doctor any day.
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He is cooperative and understanding doctor.
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Would definitely recommend Dr. Kia to any and everyone. Great bedside manner, thorough, great listener, and intelligently frank. Best dermatologist I've ever visited by far.
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Dr. Kia and staff were professional, friendly, and efficient. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Phenomenal, smart, caring, and personable. While I haven't received a diagnosis yet, as we are waiting on the biopsy results, I would highly recommend Dr. Kia for anyone seeking a great dermatologist.
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Dr. Kevin Kia is a very compassionate man. He listens very well and truly has a passion for his job and the well being of his patients. Highly recommend him.
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He was real thorough and took his time to explained everything to me and answered all my questions. He did not rush through it. Staff and Dr. were all very professional. A+!!
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He was fabulous!
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Dr. Kia is WONDERFUL! He will forever be my dermatologist now.. I was never one to have regular skin checks and went in with what had me very worried. .. Dr Kia picked up on this right away and called mepersonally the next evening with my results. He has a wonderful bed side manner and is incredibly good at what he does. ..his staff was remarkable as well...my follow up is already scheduled. ..
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