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Dr. M. David Cole, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

To make an appointment, call (949) 439-9288 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.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942487343

Office locations

Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute

1321 N Harbor Blvd, Suite 205

Fullerton, CA 92835

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

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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
Less than 3 months 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.
Less 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!
Less 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent. I’m very appreciative!
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I highly recommend Dr. Cole and his staff. I never felt rushed as if they double booked. They take their time with each and every patient to make you feel special.
Less than 1 year ago
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I was looking for a dermatologist in network and I was able to book an appointment with Dr. Cole the same day!
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My appointment here went incredibly smooth, I was called in on time, and Dr. David was very thorough on my treatment options for my skin. Nonetheless, cost was lower than expected and staff were very welcoming as well. Overall, great place and I highly recommend!
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I knew what I wanted when I went in and he was able to help me out and get me on my way very quickly.
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Doctor called at the last minute to say there was a copay, which was not discussed previously. This was deceptive and greedy.
Less than 1 year ago
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His office was clean and very chic. He was professional and quick but he didnt rush me. He answered all of my questions.
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Quick and efficent. Very helpful and friendly.
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So happy to have found this office. The front desk staff was very friendly and nice. Dr. Cole was very patient, professional, and on-time. I had an overall skin exam and had a check of my moles. I also asked aboutacne breakouts I've been having on my face. Dr. Cole was very knowledgeable and explained things in terms I could understand. Overall, it was a great experience and I'd definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for an excellent dermatologist in Orange County.
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I was asked to make a payment at the front desk despite of having a PPO plan. I wasn't even given any receipt for the same. Its like a fraud system operating. I would never visit this practitioner again or recommend to someone!
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Doc was great, receptionist was great. 10/10
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Comfortable and relaxing environment with warm and friendly staff. Dr Cole is a professional with compassion illustrated by his willingness to articulate a diagnosis and treatment plan after a through examination and assessment of my concerns. He listened respectfully as I explained my problem which I greatly appreciate.
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Quick and easy, hi tech
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Cole is personable and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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I saw Dr. Cole for my acne that I have been suffering from for about 7 months. He was extremely professional, caring, and attentive. I did not feel rushed and he answered all of my questions. The office is very cleanand I love the staff. I will be returning to Dr. Cole for all of my dermatological needs.
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I just went to see Dr. M. David Cole at Horizon Dermatology and I had a great experience! The office is very clean and modern and is located in a great location by Fashion Island in Newport Beach. The front deskstaff was very friendly and verified my insurance details. I was seen right away with little wait and Dr. Cole was very friendly and personable, and he was very knowledgeable about my condition. He prescribed me the medications I needed and they are already starting to work! I'm so excited to have clear normal skin for the first time in a long time. Thanks Dr. Cole and Horizon Dermatology. I will be a patient for life!
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Dr. Cole was bland, seemed bored, and awkward. He yawned without excusing himself as I was speaking to him. I wouldn't recommend him. I would be more specific but I don't want to be unkind. I really do not understandwhy he has so many positive reviews and I think that zoc doc should evaluate him.
More than 1 year ago
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Many a times, Dr. Cole was`nt available and his assistant attended patients. But my overall experience was good.
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My PA Elizabeth was amazing! She was totally comforting and made me feel like I was talking with a friend.
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It was good. Quick.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Cole went out of his way to meet my needs and more.
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Dr. Cole arrived at the office about 40 minutes after our appointment time. He, in fact, did not accept my insurance. I told him that I was trying not to use many medical solutions right away, but he prescribed me 2medicines for life, one of which was incredibly expensive. He didn't explain anything to me about my condition that was more than I could learn off of wikipedia. Then he suggested laser treatments. I declined. I was in and out in 10 minutes. No better off than when I went in, and much poorer. The pharmacist taught me more about my condition than Dr. Cole did.
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Great!
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Everyone there was very professional. I was seen right away. Medical assistant that I met with was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this office and will definitely be going back after my initial visit.
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Excellent doctor.
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Awesome! I will definitely go visit their main office location next time.
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Dr. Cole is so caring and nice. Best dermatologist I've ever been to!
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The Physician's Assistant Stephanie was great. She was well informed and caring. What I didn't appreciate is that I have Medi-Cal and was told the day before that there was a charge for the office visit and then there turned outto be a high priced treatment that I wasn't warned about prior to having it administered. Knowing ahead of time that there would be charges would help greatly.
More than 1 year ago
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Great!
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He knows his job so well.Staff are professional, yet friendly
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The doctors and staff were very professional and friendly.
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Great Doctor!
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Very nice answered all questions
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