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Dr. William Kwan, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

For additional procedures such as Body Sculpting (surgical and non-surgical), CoolSculpting, Dermabrasion, and a Facial, please call the office to schedule an appointment. William Kwan MD, is a renowned dermatologist and the world’s leading expert in the care and treatment of ethnic skin. Dr. Kwan is often called upon to instruct other dermatologists and practitioners and to contribute his expertise to top media outlets for dermatology related articles. Dr. Kwan is the founder of Kwan Dermatology, featuring a team of medical skin care professionals that have been hand-selected and personally mentored by Dr. Kwan. Each team member is committed to achieving optimal results and providing the highest standards of patient care. The entire Kwan Dermatology team prides itself on helping our patients look and feel their best. We create customized treatment programs, including the careful and artistic use of botox and fillers to achieve the aesthetic outcomes every patient desires. The team at Kwan Dermatology takes pride in helping our patients improve the quality of their skin through the highly skilled use of our state-of-the-art technology and medical grade treatments and products. Our highly experienced skin care professionals aid in the removal of sun damage, brown spots, acne, wrinkle removal, skin lifting, tattoo removal, fat reduction (body contouring), skin tightening and more. We also offer clinical facials, deep cleansing facials and a variety of peeling techniques to help create smooth, glowing and youthful looking skin. Our boutique office is located in San Francisco’s Union Square at the Tiffany & Co building, next to Saks Fifth Avenue. Please ask us about our complimentary personalized skin care plan, using the leading pharmaceutical grade skin care products, in

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1376504407

Office locations

Kwan Dermatology

360 Post Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94108

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I hardly had to wait. Everyone was friendly and professional.
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Dr.Kwan was very professional and kind. But his receptionists were mean trolls. For example, I asked to confirm my appointments thru ZocDoc and all she said was they’d only check ZocDoc appointments and manually enter two times a day. Hello?Can’t you do it while I’m calling? Also, appointment availability here isn’t accurate. When I visited the office, the two receptionists were very slow and inefficient. They kept talking to patients for long time and delayed my check in.
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Definitely more of a cosmetic dermatologist, which I knew before I arrived. I felt ridiculous being there for a skin cancer screening (the doctor's comments led to this feeling, asking me "what are you doing here!?"). Sure I may be pastynow, but I grew up in Florida so I'm pretty worried about developing skin cancer and I try to get annual screenings. Needless to say I didn't go back.
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Everyone was professional and friendly.
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Would definitely recommend! I hadn’t seen a dermatologist in a long time, and Dr.Kwan was great with my needs. I waited less than five minutes, and everyone was very nice.
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He comes highly recommended but did not listen to what I was saying about my skin and its reactions to certain products and insisted that I try an Obagi product that contained retin a which is awful on my skin. Idid not feel like he was listening to my concerns.
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Doctor and his staff very professional, cordial, caring. They exceeded my expectations. Welcoming atmosphere, comfortable waiting room, but they don't make you wait long so get there early to enjoy the environment.
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Really took my goals and preferences into account to design my treatment plan. I felt listened to and supported in my decision making.
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Doctor is very professional, and friendly. Efficient and helpful staff.
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He was very straightforward about how long the treatments would take to affect my skin. As a 24 year-old, I had acne for the first time in my life due to a change in birth control, and it was horrible. Ittook some patience, but Dr. Kwan found the right combination of treatments to clear my skin up and it's looking great!
More than 1 year ago
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Exceptional service and professional combined with outstanding knowledge and care.
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Always swift and professional....Synced like a perfect Swiss watch!
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Dr. Kwan did a thorough cancer screening and made time to address all of my concerns. The office is very modern and fresh.
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Straightforward, kind, and answered all my questions!
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The office is really nice, and everybody was very professional. Highly recommend them!
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Nice offices - took care of all my issues in one visit.
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He is the best - thorough, talented and as nice as can be. Staff is superb as well.
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I am so appreciative of Dr. Rupa for seeing me at such a short notice. Very short wait period and is to the point. Highly recommended
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I felt that Dr. Kwan didn't look at my skin. He had a plan of what he wanted to do before even seeing me. I felt that the plan was probably the same plan that he gives to everyone else withmy condition and was not personally tailored to my health goals or needs.
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Seems very trustworthy. didn't push anything cosmetic on me at all until i asked.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent visit. Best experience with a dermatologist to date.
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Really enjoyed meeting Dr. Kwan.
More than 1 year ago
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Great staff, helpful doctor, beautiful office.
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Great visit. The office is modern and incredibly professional. Dr. Kwan was helpful in answering all my questions, as well as providing suggestions of things to look out for. The staff was incredibly pleasant.
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Dr Kwan helps me to not rush and jump to laser treatment ~ instead we have an agreement on follow his prescription and routines to tackle with my current active and scar issue. He is very friendly and I feel comfortableand reilable of how efficient and knowledgable their nurse and aesthetician. I would like to follow what they have been told so and hope to change the texture of my skin to more healthy looking:)
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Dr. Kwan is very pleasant and professional. Unlike a lot of physicians these days, he actually took the time to listen to my concern and thoroughly address it. The office and other medical staff was also very nice and provided detailedinformation about treatment options and the processes. And being brought in to the exam room right on time was a bonus. Great first experience with this office.
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Spiffy office, central location, short wait, and nice, attentive staff. Dr Kwan seemed knowledgable and nice. Didn't feel rushed. Nice duds on Dr Kwan too!
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Dr. Kwan and his staff have a gift for making patients feel at ease. Great visit. Great doctor. I am happy to recommend him.
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Thorough, thoughtful, efficient.
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Dr. Kwan is the best there is!! He is a fantastic doctor and an amazing person. He is "5 star" among 5 stars!! There is no one better!!
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Dr. Kwan is extremely professional and knowledgeable and was able to go through my skin screening very quickly without it feeling at all rushed or impersonal. I had one area that he wanted to check out (very simple procedure) and heoffered the option of taking care of it within the appointment or rescheduling. Since Dr. Kwan is booked about a month out, I opted for having the procedure done immediately. It was quick, relatively painless, and I felt relieved. The nurses and receptionist were also extremely personable and made me feel at ease even though this was my first appointment with a dermatologist. I highly recommend Dr. Kwan if you're looking for a dermatologist in San Francisco.
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Great as always! Takes care of business right away.
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The spa atmosphere is not my cup of tea but it was an efficient, on time visit and the doc had time to discuss issues. He was very clear, and on point, only possible concern is that he focused on theareas I brought up to his attention but didn't do a full check-up himself possibly discovering things I'm not aware of.
More than 1 year ago
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Super friendly and informative. His staff were great as well. Overall wonderful experience, I'd highly recommend him.
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Wonderful! He spent a lot of time listening to me, my reasons for the visit and my preferences in terms of next steps. Plus, his staff is amazing.
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The Doc was very nice.
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Dr. Kwan has improved a lot since my earlier visits (about 2 years) He genuinely cares about his patients and does very well in explaining. Enough said, he's my best doctor and I will stick with him for as long as I need him!
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Wow, I didn't realize how awesome it would be to see a Dr. Kwan, get diagnosed, and treated all within 5 minutes. The office is pleasant with courteous staff and very clean, modern decor.
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liked he and his staff...was out the door in 15 minutes
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He was very knowledgeable and the office was probably the coolest medical office I've ever been in.
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Dr. Kwan was fantastic! He was super warm and communicative, and he even found a way to bill my insurance to zap a few veins off my nose. Will absolutely be going back the next time I need a dermatologist.
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Nice staff and doctor
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Awesome!
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He was nice and I can tell he is probably good, but he is too tentative. I wanted to remove some sun spots and asked about laser removal. He ended up giving me a topical treatment. It isn't working and Idon't have the patience. Probably won't go back since he didn't listen and his solution didn't work.
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I had a very good appointment with Dr. Kwan. He was very thorough and straight and to the point, but also listened to all I had to say, had a good bedside manner, and makes himself available for any further questionsand issues. I had no wait in the waiting room either, and the rest of the staff I interacted with was also pleasant. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kwan for those looking for a Dermatologist.
More than 1 year ago
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The many assistants were welcoming and helpful. I liked Dr. Kwan. He was patient with my questions. My face has many red bruises; I await the results; however, it looks like some of the capillaries are still visible.
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I was very happy with my visit. I was greeted with a beautifully designed office, friendly staff and very kind and knowledgable doctor. My appointment was exactly on time. He walked into the exam room at 9:15 on the dot. Thishas never happened to me when visiting a doctor's office!
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He is brilliant. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. I love how his office is electronic it makes everything much easier. This is how all doctors should be.
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Great visit. Very professional, extremely thorough.
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Great! I felt comfortable and felt like my concerns were addressed. I like that he took the time to listen to my concerns, and he was realistic about how long it would take before I noticed a difference in my skin.I am super optimistic about my treatment plan and look forward to seeing the results!
More than 1 year ago
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