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Dr. M. David Cole, MD

Dermatologist

Newport Beach, CA

To make an appointment, call or book through ZocDoc. Dr. M. David Cole M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is an Orange County native, and grew up in the beach cities of Newport and Huntington Beach. He graduated summa cum laude and with highest honors from UCLA and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his post-graduate training in dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Previously a clinical professor of dermatology at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Cole has extensive experience treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and rashes, as well as performing mole removals, and has also trained hundreds of physicians in facial cosmetic procedures and aesthetic dermatology. He is well known for his techniques in minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures, particularly Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane where he is one of the top injectors in Orange County, as well as laser skin treatments, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy for leg spider veins. Dr. Cole is committed to the most outstanding clinical and aesthetic results for each of his patients. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted by a comfortable and tranquil environment, and will receive cordial and professional treatment.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • 1st Agency
  • 20/20 Eyecare Plan

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale University, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942487343

Dr. M. David Cole's office locations

Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute

369 San Miguel Drive, Suite 200

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute

3248 Sepulveda Boulevard

Torrance, CA 90505

Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute

1321 N Harbor Blvd, Suite 205

Fullerton, CA 92835

Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute

9735 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 421

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Patient reviews for Dr. M. David Cole

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rude. assumptive. rushed me out of there. absolute waste.
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First impression: The receptionist and my nurse were absolute sweethearts. There's also coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks for you to sip on while you wait. My wait time was maybe five minutes. My appointment: For ten years I had been carryingaround a secret, hidden behind my hair --- a quarter-sized keloid on my right earlobe! I carried this little positivity sucker around, afraid of the wind blowing and exposing this horrible mass, and any other thing that posed a threat of exposing me. Although my keloid couldn't have weighed so much as an ounce, it weighed my self-esteem down so low. Well, today, my MONSTER is gone, and I am so happy that I started skipping in the parking lot on the way to my car. I am gloating! I cannot wait until my ear heals. My world has been changed! I cannot wait to wear my hair up for the first time in 10 years! Thank you, M. David Cole, MD!
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Being it was my first time seeing a dermatologist for a skin scan of moles, I felt like I had to lead the whole appointment. Is this how regular appointments are? I had to ask him if I could take offmy shirt and my pants, for him to look at my skin. I was just not content and after paying the copay, I feel like now I have to go and see another doctor. I am very disappointed.
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Went in for a foot problem which I was assured would be treated and taken care of that day. Foot was just looked and was prescribed a medication which just made my condition worse. OTC worked better than his prescription.
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The doctor was in a hurry to get me out of the meeting room. He took 2 seconds to access my face, and it was obvious that his mind was elsewhere. Even when answering my questions he expressed no interest with my concerns. Awful first impression.
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The doctors office and the doctor himself was fine - it was mostly the wait and the quick diagnosis that sort of turned me off towards it. I waited for 30+ minutes after my scheduled time and was with the doctorfor no more than 10 minutes. He was quick to diagnose me after just taking one look and prescribed me something - it could either be his professionalism and knowledge or just the fact that their were more patients he was rushing to see. Either way, it felt a bit rushed and odd.
Less than 6 months ago
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He’s so amazing!!!! I currently went back to start my acne treatment due to me being lazy and not being consistent BUT he was able to clear my skin with what he prescribed me!!!! So so so so amazing
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Very understanding of my situation, and helped me figure out the best course of action. Great doctor, and no wait. and Amazingly helpful and friendly front desk staff!
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Although it was a fast consultations I really feel like he knew what he was talking about and he addressed and took care of all my skin concerns. I am starting a treatment will definitely update if there are positive results.
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Dr. Cole and the whole staff is excellent!!
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The staff and waiting room were clean and stylish. I came for a consult and to do some research on potential future procedures. Dr. Cole was attentive and listened to my issues but I got the feeling that he was lookingat me from so far away that he may have trouble seeing what I was describing? He did suggest 3 potential solutions however, I was hoping he'd be more definitive.
Less than 6 months ago
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My experience with Dr.Cole wasn't that good. He took a very long time to see me, maybe 30 40 min. He then looked at my skin for less than 30 seconds and prescribed me medication and was done. I was outin probably 2 minutes. I felt so rushed I didn't get to ask any questions, and I don't feel like he took the time to really help. We'll see if the meds work, but as of my first impression, I would not recommend him.
Less than 1 year ago
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Our first visit was easy and quite pleasant.
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Excellent, thoughtful and great follow through!
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Fast and efficient yet thoughtful and understanding. Thank you!
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Very straight to the point, but also took the time to answer all my questions and hear my concerns. The copay was a little hefty but I think it was worth my money. The only downside is they don’t tell youthe copay amount until the day before your appt. But I’m very happy I went, this was a good experience.
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I enjoyed my visit, even though I waited longer than expected.
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Awful! Extremely unhelpful. Don’t waste your time.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great Experience with Dr. Cole and all is staff. I got in swiftly, got the diagnostic and recommendations quickly. Dr. Cole was patient, answered all my questions and advised on next steps. Nothing but good things to say.
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No waiting , professional, quickly diagnosed problem, prescribed medications and scheduled a 30 day follow up.
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informative & right to the point
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I saw Dr. Cole at the Fullerton office. He was professional and informative. He got things done quickly yet took the time to explain everything beforehand. I will be having a couple of procedures done and will let you know how that goes too.
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Very nice. Will go see him again. Highly recommended
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Overall he made me feel a lot better about my condition. If the treatment works I will continue to use him as my dermatologist!
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He seemed cool and professional. All of my questions were answered at my visit. I would recommend!
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this was my first time to see Dr.Cole and wasn't sure what to expect. My wait time was very short and when I did see Dr. Cole, he was very pleasant ,nice and professional. I had read some really good reviewsbefore I picked this doctor and they were right on. I would recommend Dr.Cole to anyone that wants to see a very good dermatologist. I also want to say that his front office clerk was very and helpful..
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Initially went in to be inspected. Found out what I had and was able to perform the surgical procedure right then and there and took less than 10 minutes. Would recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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Couldn’t be happier with my visit. What a kind and informative doctor. He makes you feel very comfortable when asking questions. Not to mention, his receptionist is always smiling and brings a welcoming glow to the waiting room.
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All great
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice and very professional.
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Dr. Cole is amazing! Very intelligent and a great bedside manner! He knows what I need when I need it! His staff if awesome! I’ll be back!
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Dr was very friendly and knowledgeable. Was able to get procedure done within an hour of walking in the door.
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This was by far thee best doctors appointment I have ever been too. The office was very zen and relaxing. I had filled out my forms on ZocDoc before my appintemnt making my wait less than 15 minutes. The staff wasextremely nice and professional. Dr. Cole was awesome, he listened to everything I had to say and began my treatment right away. Because of their professionalism, I was in and out of the office within 35 minutes! I would highly recommend anyone looking for a very qualidies dermatologist to visit Dr. Cole. A vey big thank you to him and his staff, 5 stars all around. Keep up the good work!
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Very happy with my appointment, This is the first time I have seen him and was very impressed with his knowledge and pleased with his diagnosis of my problem ! !
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Very efficient physician
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I went from San Francisco to Los Angeles to look for a dermatologist that could give a solution to my rash. Many doctors have told me many different things, and I've tried so many shampoos, oral meds, and cream. I wasjust glad Dr. Cole had given me the right medication and healed me within a week.
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Excellent Doctor and staff. Very welcoming and wonderful lovely atmosphere. Feels more like the comfort of a home as opposed to a sterile lifeless patient room.
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Dr. Cole was extremely nice and his staff was very friendly!
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My visit was very pleasant and profesionally taken care of with nothing but kindness. I can say I'm bless to have been looked at by the Dermatologist doctor there. I thank him and all his staff very much.
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Very professional & informative. Received good treatment options for path forward.
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It was fast, professional, and helpful
More than 1 year ago
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made the hour drive to newport beach from LA and was not disappointed!!! the young lady at the front desk was very polite and sweet. dr let me explain my concerns and gave me multiple options ! signed me up foraccutane and i cant wait !, i got there filled out papaers and immediately was seen :-)!!
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Staff was amazing - they had my paperwork processed when I got there, I got right in and the doctor knew exactly how to treat my issue. One of the best doctor appointments I’ve ever had.
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Doctor Cole and his colleagues are the definition of what it is to be good human beings. They took care of my brother in a manner that was above and beyond my expectations. I want to thank them for truly caringand not going into the medical field just for the money. They actually care about the well being of people and charge on a very fair basis. God bless you all for the help and representing the City of Angels in true form!
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Fantastic. Can’t wait to return
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He was polite and knowledgeable but had awful unorganized practice when handling lab results they tested. I had no response from them to which I followed up multiple times to no avail. A month later I finally got them on theline about my skin scoop biopsy results to which I was given a positive test result and asked to come in immediately. Then I was told it wasn't positive but something to keep my eye on. Needing to get further test done, those result were also mis-delivered and the correct results were given from an office assistant, not the doctor weeks later. Needless to say I will be taking my results to another lab and dermatologist.
More than 1 year ago
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He's awesome.
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Very prompt and took me 30 minutes early! Was able to diagnose me in less than 30 seconds, whereas the prior NP and MD I had already seen hadn’t gotten the diagnosis correct.
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Fastest doctors appointment ever!
More than 1 year ago
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He listened to me talk for a while before saying anything. I find that so valuable in a health professional! He actually cared. I’m glad I chose to see him.
More than 1 year ago
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