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Dr. Reza Ghohestani, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

The Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is a top dermatology and laser center in San Antonio, directed by an internationally renowned dermatologist, and a member of American Academy of Dermatology. The Dermatology Institute is ranked among the top dermatology centers in San Antonio and Boerne area and has received numerous awards on providing excellence in patient care. Dr. Ghohestani completed his internship in surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Nation's first hospital and one of the top 100 hospitals in U.S. He then did a residency in dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University, one of the top dermatology programs in the country. With deep interests in skin, Dr. Ghohestani obtained a master's degree in Cutaneous Biology, Cosmetology, and Skin Pharmacology, and a Ph.D. in Skin Immunobiology from Claude Bernard University , one of the top Universities in France. He was mentored by professors Jean Thivolet, Alan Claudy, and Jean Francois Nicolas. Dr. Ghohestani then did a fellowship at the Nice School of Medicine, Nice, France, and was mentored by professors Jean-Paul Ortonne and Gim Meneguzzi. Dr. Ghohestani served as the principal investigator and team leader for many years at various Academic Institutes. His research was funded by the National Institute of Health, the Dermatology Foundation, and the American Skin Association, among the others. Dr. Ghohestani was on Faculty as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University (1998 - 2007) before moving to San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Ghohestani is a former Chief and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Ghohestani's outstanding work and dedication to excellence has earned him numerous honors and peer recognitions, including: the American Skin Association Career Award, the Dermatology Foundation Career Award, the Charles Grupper Prize by the French Society of Dermatology, the Stelwagon Award for Best Publication by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Commitment to Professionalism award by the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. Ghohestani is skilled in the art and science of skin care, dermatology and surgery. He continually searches for, and implements, the best treatment options for his patients. Dr. Ghohestani has published over a hundred papers and abstracts in medical journals. He also served as the co-editor of the European Journal of Dermatology from 2001-2008. He speaks frequently to a variety of public and professional organizations. Dr. Ghohestani's outstanding works have been presented in more than 100 national and international meetings. He has received several national and international awards and fellowships. The Texas Institute of Dermatology's mission is to serve as a leading dermatology center for understanding and treating skin, hair, and nail diseases through excellence in patient care, research, and education. The Texas Institute of Dermatology provides excellence in clinical, cosmetic, and surgical Dermatology to the Boerne and San Antonio community as well as other areas in South and Central Texas including Austin, Boerne, Corpus Christi, and Laredo.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of Pennsylvania, Internship in Surgery
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Fellowship)

Awards and publications

  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2011
  • Top San Antonio Doctor, 2010

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1902879687

Office locations

Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser & Cosmetic

238 North Loop 1604 W, Suite 208

San Antonio, TX 78232

Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser & Cosmetic

24165 W IH-10, Suite 102

San Antonio, TX 78257

Patient reviews
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Great doctor very smart!! He recommended some great products and my skin has improved a lot.
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concentrated too much on appearance and not the problems I asked about
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I’ve never been to a Dr. that required payment before I had even been into the office. I asked to pay after the visit and the receptionist told me I would need to pay upfront. Once I was seen by theDr. he would ask me a question about medical history, then interrupt me like my answer wasn’t worth listening to. I proceeded to tell him about my treatment from a previous Dr. and he wanted to re-try the exact same treatment... having to live through this uncomfortable skin condition is bad enough, it would be nice to have a Dr. that was interested in seeing me get better. Won’t be returning to this place.
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He took his time with me. Nice staff and office. Would recommend.
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Spent two hours waiting and then only a few minutes with the doctor. Got no explanations or information, just a real quick exam and told to use medicines. Wasn't told what the medicine was, what possible side effects, what to expectin results etc. Tried to ask front desk people if medicine would be called to my pharmacy and I was rudely dismissed. Not going back to follow up.
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I waited an hour and a half to be seen with no one in the office, and no appointments in front of me. Every staff member that talked to me gave me contradictory information. I had to answer every question onthe form, again, when the assistant came in. Why did they have me fill out the form in the first place? The office is very big on selling procedures. Upselling like a car dealership.
Less than 1 year ago
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Awesome!
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This was a last minute appointment and Dr. Ghohestani was excellent. Treated my daughter great.
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I would never go back it was sooo unprofessional and i felt uncomfortable through 95% of the appointment
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Rescheduled my appointment to a time that was supposed to work better for the Dr. Ended up waiting over an hour only to be seen by the Dr. for 2 mins. The medicine he prescribed me didn't work and had togo somewhere else. Maybe if he took the time to look at my symptoms he would have found out that it wasn't what he originally thought it was.
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Horrible service. Doctor came and never talked. just a fly visit.
More than 1 year ago
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Highly experienced. Bedside manner was a bit curt.
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Very straightforward and to the point.
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Accuracy of treatment was great. Provider was very knowledgeable about what works well on all skin types including my own.
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The Dr. never once looked at my scalp which was the main reason I booked the appt in the first place. I don't understand how a doctor can diagnose someone without viewing the source of the problem. Working for a dermatologistfor multiple years, I know that this was not what decent bed side manner is period. I was very disappointed with his know it all attitude. I waited for a while to only be "examined" for under 10 minutes.
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told me a rash was there because i wore tight pants... when i was wearing loose fitting athletic shorts... had to go to another dermatologist. Also said a mole looked suspicious and removed it for a biopsy. It has been overa month, and i have still yet to get a call back regarding whether or not it was malignant or benign.
More than 1 year ago
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He presents with fair knowledge for his practice. However my understanding of his practice appeared primarily for cosmetic rather than noncosmetic (medical). It was daunting that an individual with an M.D. And PhD lacked the expected qualitiesfor a medial provider. Additionally, his demeanor was very off putting if you are not a female or attractive. He even refused to shake my hand on our initial visit and looked disgusted with me when I asked if I could. Please be advised. This was unfortunate because I such high expectations for this provider.
More than 1 year ago
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He's cool !!
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He didn't show as if he really care of my issues. The screening was very fast and I was prescribed antibiotics that caused me to get sick.
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I got a new pt appt on a Saturday. That was great, I couldn't let my condition continue thru the holidays. The dr and his assistant were very nice. He took his time and answered both mine and my husbands questions.
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i have given a treatment option which is very high $$ and no more suggestions from Doctor.. had visited another doctor and got an treatment with very less $$.. I think this doctor living in era where no one has internet
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Quick and to the point. Highly recommended.
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I will be getting a second opinion
More than 1 year ago
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The address on ZOcDoc is wrong. They have relocated. Get your stuff together ZocDoc!!! Alot of initial paperwork involved with becoming a patient. Doctor's office is hot need to lower temperature on air conditioning thermostat to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall doctor visit experience was mediocre at best
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This doc did a very aggressive treatment on my young 5 year old that did not remedy the problem. I later took my son to my dermatologist who treated my son with an all natural cream from Canada. Have not had a problem since!
More than 1 year ago
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He was not curtious enough to ask me if I had any questions.
More than 1 year ago
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I highly recommend Dr Ghohestani. He was confident and give me a good explanation, impressive credentials. U Penn, chief of Derm, editor. I liked him.
More than 1 year ago
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Just not personable with younger ones. My son needed some special attention for a virus in his hands and it was a very sensitive issue for myself and my 4 year old. Just not compassionate and did not seem he caredabout getting him taken care . Not a repeat for our family. Probably excellent with the cosmetic end of dermatology just not younger ones.
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He was very helpful with all of my concerns, but the wait time was a long.
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Disappointing. Would never go back!!
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The wait was a bit long, but honestly, he is worth the wait. Him and his staff were great! We will be returning for years to come.
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The wait was a bit long, but this DR is more than worth it!
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Great doctor and staff
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The Doctor & staff are pleasant, friendly, caring & professional. I can make my appointments on line and view informative videos on their website. I have complete confidence in Dr Ghohestani.
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Dr. Ghohestani is nothing short of exceptional in every aspect of his care for his patient. He is kind, caring and listens. I have had several appointments with him over the past year, including one minor surgery and laser treatments. .His office staff are extremely competent and always friendly. I have never felt that he or his staff have been in a rush to finish with me, even though I know other patients are waiting to be seen too. I highly recommend him as a physician and the Texas Institute of Dermatology.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice very understanding and professional I hate Dr visits but this was easy.
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I was able to make an appointment the same day, which was extremely important to me. Very professional office and the entire staff was pleasant and knowledgeable.
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Very nice staff and did not have long wait at all. Dr. Ghohestani was very kind and professional. He was thorough and answered all my questions. I was there to have moles looked at and in the past have been todermatologists who also do cosmetic procedures and they seem more interested in telling you what "work" you should have done than addressing the reason you are there. This office was not like that at all! They do offer other procedures, that I may also be interested in at another time, and they are happy to discuss them if you ask but it's not pushed on you. I was very happy with my experience and would recommend Dr. Ghohestani!
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Didn't really tell me what was wrong with me.. which is why I went.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr.Ghohestani was very knowledgeable regarding my problem. I felt like had his undivided attention and he seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. At the end of my appointment he didn't just send me on my merry way, buthe came up with plan of action. Even though I waited about 20 minutes past my scheduled time to be seen. It was worth the wait, and I would definitely recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Love Dr. Ghohestani, I know I am in great hands. Definitely the best dermatologist!
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Fast, simply and very friendly.
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Very informative, Dx'd right way. Answered all questions. Excellent bedside manner. Staff was great answered questions right away. I would highly recommend this Dr.
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Great feedback and knowledge
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Would highly recommend this Dr,very professional.
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He is very personable and is very confident. He makes you feel like he has your problem under control.
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He was very insightful! Was very resourceful and gave wonderful advise.
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Very professional and pleasant manner. I WOULD recommend Dr. G as they call him.
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Very pleasant and professional and appeared to be truly interested in my problems.
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Very nice staff and very clean office!!!!
More than 1 year ago
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