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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
Fastest doctors appointment ever!
Excellent. I’m very appreciative!
I was looking for a dermatologist in network and I was able to book an appointment with Dr. Cole the same day!
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!
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.
Doctor called at the last minute to say there was a copay, which was not discussed previously. This was deceptive and greedy.
His office was clean and very chic. He was professional and quick but he didnt rush me. He answered all of my questions.
Quick and efficent. Very helpful and friendly.
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 about acne 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.
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!
Doc was great, receptionist was great. 10/10
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.
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 the line 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.
Quick and easy, hi tech
Dr. Cole is personable and professional.
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 clean and I love the staff. I will be returning to Dr. Cole for all of my dermatological needs.
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 desk staff 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!
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 understand why he has so many positive reviews and I think that zoc doc should evaluate him.
My PA Elizabeth was amazing! She was totally comforting and made me feel like I was talking with a friend.
It was good. Quick.
Dr. Cole went out of his way to meet my needs and more.
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.
Awesome! I will definitely go visit their main office location next time.
Dr. Cole is so caring and nice. Best dermatologist I've ever been to!
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 out to 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.
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 2 medicines 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.
He knows his job so well.Staff are professional, yet friendly
The doctors and staff were very professional and friendly.
Very nice answered all questions
They don't accept medi-cal, but they do accept medi-cal patients, and provide services at discounted rates.
Awesome! Told me exactly what I needed to hear and gave me the best prescription.
Great honest guy, and one of the only dermatologists that accepts medical.
Dr. Cole was extremely helpful! His staff was very nice as well.
I went to him for a second opinion on options to treat a large Basal Cell Carcinoma. He was realistic and suggested the topical cream treatment along with the Everidge oral drug. My dermatologist was not considering the topical cream since it was such a large area.
Great visit and took care of my anxieties and issues on the spot.
Thank you for your help. I know that my health issue is not a low cost condition to treat. I hope you can hope later. Thanks again. Ramiro
I showed up 30 min early and I was seen right away. Dr. Cole seemed very knowledgeable and experienced as he patiently answered all my questions. I'm getting a laser treatment and my mole removed from him in the following days.
Good sense of humor & very professional. Dr. Cole was able to identify and diagnose a rash on my torso in less than a minute. A stark contrast to the time I wasted researching rashes on Google. ??
Dr. Cole is professional but also personable. I was comfortable having him do a procedure that was close to my eye. I will return to have him perform laser pulse on my face. Marcia G.
Wonderful experience! Dr. Cole was very nice and I appreciated all of the care and time that he took during my visit. Very pleased and I will be back!
Many a times, Dr. Cole was`nt available and his assistant attended patients. But my overall experience was good.
He was very thorough and not just trying to push procedures or products. He listened to my concerns and gave me helpful information. I was very pleased when I left the office.
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.
What an easy visit! In and Out in a snap. He diagnosed and treated efficiently. I'd def recommend. Thank you Dr. Cole!
Great doctor who has deep knowledge of acne and skin related diseases! Thank you Dr.Cole!
Dr. Cole was extremely helpful in answering all my questions. I had the very last appointment of the day and he was so accommodating.
Dr. Cole was was thorough and professional, and Nanci in the front office was very pleasant.
Excellent! would recommend
He's an excellent and kind doctor, really listens to my concerns and is open and honest about all treatment options.
Totally professional and caring. Easy to talk to and is engaged with patient health care considerations.
Excellent in all regards.
Dr. Cole is pretty great. Would strongly recommend. Down to earth and doesn't waste time.
Excellent botox injections
I was very pleased by his efficiency without it feeling dismissive, and he seemed more knowledgeable than my previous dermotologist. I would definitely visit him again.
Very professional! Dr. Cole took time to answer all of my questions, which I greatly appreciate. Highly recommend!
Honestly it was a bit fast but I felt confident that he knew exactly what he was talking about and it made me feel a lot comfortanble when he suggested a follow up appointment if my acne did not clear up. Overall I liked him.
My appt. Was at 8:45 and I was there 20 minutes early. Got me in right away and I think I left at 8:50! Thanks Insight! Will be back!
I think he is an excellent Doctor and knowledgeable, and yes I will recommend him to my friends.
Dr. Cole was very nice and personable at the same time being a true professional. I am glad I found him for my skin problems.
Dr Cole and staff are exceptional!
Had a good professional consultation
very knowledgeable and helpful.
Excellent, fast, painless mole removal.
He answered all my questions
Knowledgeable doctor, and listens to your questions and concerns. Highly recommend!
I was blown away at how fast I was in a room being seen after checking in. Dr. Cole was fast, knowledgeable, and very friendly.
Informative, listened to my needs, and was able to explain the best medication for me.
Personable, knowledgable and was very helpful with my given situation
Very friendly and approachable. I didn't feel rushed at all and he took the time to answer all of my questions in detail. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Great very friendly and shared his knowledge and explained why things were happening.
Very Intelligent, seemed to solve all my issues to a tee