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Dr. Whitney Tolpinrud, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Whitney Tolpinrud is a knowledgeable dermatologist based in Oceanside, CA. Dr. Tolpinrud attended medical school at Yale University. She completed a residency in dermatology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Tolpinrud welcomes patients to her practice, where she attends to a range of issues, including acne, skin lesions, rashes, skin allergies, and fungal infections. She also provides anti-aging and Botox treatment. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Tolpinrud holds herself to the highest standard of care and is dedicated to creating a positive patient experience for every individual. Her deep-seated passion for skin care stems from her desire to help others and make them feel and look their best.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Yale University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1932493053

Office locations

Dermatologist Medical Group

3613 Vista Way

Oceanside, CA 92056

Dermatologist Medical Group

1200 Garden View Rd, #108

Encinitas, CA 92024

Dermatologist Medical Group

9850 Genesee Ave, #530

La Jolla, CA 92037

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She was SO sweet! Took the time to listen to my concerns and was so incredibly genuine - explained all my options in detail and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. 100% recommend Dr. Tolphinrud :)
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Both the nursse and the doctor were very friendly and knowledgeable. They were very respectful of my time and explained everything thoroughly. Highly recommended!
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Very friendly and helpful. Offered numerous solutions and recommendations other doctors have not.
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They were running behind on time. I had to wait 30 min after my appointment time. But staff was nice and the Doctor was happy, personable and kind. Good experience overall
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Cleared up my acne right away, just in time for my wedding! She was also very honest, personable, and friendly. Would recommend to anyone!
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Kind, efficient, helpful
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She was wonderful! Very friendly and put me right at ease!
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She was awesome! Super caring and prescribed what I needed right away.
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I'm an anxious patient and she put me at ease. I would definitely see her again and recommend her to anyone looking for a dermatologist!
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Super warm and friendly - empathetic and non-judgmental - she is passionate about helping her patients achieve their goals.
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Professional, competent, great bedside manner. had me in and out of the office in 20 minutes with two moles removed for pathology. Painless procedure.
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I was a little confused that my appointment via ZocDoc was 6pm and the receptionist said my slot was 6:30pm when I got there. But they let me see the doctor as soon as the paperwork etc was done and overall experience and the doctor were great.
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Highly recommend Dr. Tolpinrud. Great bedside manner, thorough and takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions you may have.
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Very nice, personable, and helpful.
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She was very lovely and thorough with my skin exam. She addressed my concerns with me and was very pleasant.
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She is very nice and patient, explained everything clear and made me feel comfortable. Will Definitely come back,
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great experience! very pleasant bedside manner and was very thorough.
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I can't say enough about Dr. Tolpinrud. She by far and away the best Dr. I have ever had.
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This was my first visit with Dr Tolpinrud and I could not ask for a more perfect doctor. She was nice, professional, reassuring, worked with my insurance and did not make the visit rushed or awkward. Have been raving about her to anybody that makes a doctor reference.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Tolpinrud was extremely professional, helpful, and most importantly, sympathetic to my concerns. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Beyond impressed !
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She was great! Super polite and helpful. She provides you all the information you need and helps YOU make the right decisions!
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I had an appointment with Dr. Tolpinrud earlier today and she was wonderful. She took her time listening to my concerns, she gave me different options of treatments and recommended to start with one and move to another one if thefirst didn't work. I had few questions and she answered all of them with patience. She was very friendly and I felt like she really cared. I will definitely come back for a follow up in a few months and will recommend Dr. Tolpinrud to my friends.
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She was very nice and very professional.
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Really excellent experience. Dr. Tolpinrud was extremely nice, thorough, efficient, and addressed the questions I had. Plus it was great to be able to get an appointment very quickly, and everything was well organized and running on time.
More than 1 year ago
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Very impressed with Dr Tolpinrud. She is very sincere and followed up after my appointment personally to check in on me. I feel she truly cares about her patients.
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She is very sweet and know how stuff.
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She is a great physician with an excellent bedside manner. She listens to her patients concerns and is incredibly thorough.
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First visit, with follow-up scheduled. Very professional, articulate and thoughtful. A refreshing and positive experience!
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I highly recommend Dr. Tolpinrud! She was very professional, knowledgeable, and made me feel very comfortable during my visit. On top of all of this, she is very nice and charming. Thank you, Dr. Tolpinrud!
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Dr. Whitney was amazing!! Extremely efficient and took the time to explain every answer to my questions. She is extremely caring, I would definitely reccomend her!
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The doctor was very polite and explain thing very clearly.
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Dr. Tolpinrud is excellent! Thorough - reviews and explains everything for best treatment option/plan.
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My appointment with Dr. Tolpinrud was amazing. She took her time to explain everything she was going to do, answered every question I had and didn't make me feel rushed. She is my new favorite doctor! I highly, highly, highly recommend!
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She was great and made me feel comfortable!
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She is very patient and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Tolpinrud has a great demeanor and bedside manner. She seems to genuinely care about her patients and made me feel very comfortable in what can sometimes be an awkward appointment (skin check)
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Just excellent--so friendly. I've been to several dermatologists in the city and haven't found anyone who pays half as much attention to my concerns as Dr. Tolpinrud did. And the Saturday hours are amazing.
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Professional, friendly, and helpful.
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Very attentive. Listens. Knowledgeable. Recommended.
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Dr. Tolpinrud was super personable and professional. She was very knowledgeable and provided answers to any questions I had, as well as offering medical advice on things I might not have remembered to ask. I got in right away and feltvery comfortable with the whole experience. I will definitely go back!
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Dr. Tolpinrud is lovely, extremely helpful & an excellent bedside manner. The office was extremely accommodating & overall a very positive experience.
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She was great. Very nice and seemed very knowledgable and reassuring.
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Dr. Tolpinrud called me after I had test results come back as melanoma. She saw me the very next day. After going over my lab results, discussing what they meant and checking for any other potential melanoma spots she stayed 2.5hours after her shift to help me schedule an appointment with an oncologist. After one successful attempt she continued to search for earlier appointments. When we had found a doctor that could see me within 2 days I left. After calling the oncologist that day I became worried he was not on the same page as me. I figured I'd see him and go from there. However, Dr. Tolpinrud must have also called him and realized the same issues I had. My indifference to this new doctor gave me such anxiety until Dr. Tolpinrud called me twice the morning of my appointment. She herself had contacted my doctor and made sure we were all on the same page before my appointment. I just cannot express what a relief it was to have her during such a scary time. She was amazing and I am so grateful to have chosen her. Also, there was zero wait time for my scheduled appointment.
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she is awesome!
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Outstanding treatment from a personable, caring pro. Dr. Tolpinrud is a gem!
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very friendly doctor, Answered all my questions
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Excellent doctor; she is caring, thorough, knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
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Great. I was only disappointed by the fact that the office had not received the paperwork I'd filled out beforehand (via ZocDoc).
More than 1 year ago
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Very attentative. Had a great overall experience and would highly recommend!
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