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Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin Is this you?

About Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin

Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA, with another office in San Diego, CA. His specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Itkin is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas and Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. Dr. Itkin has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin is Excellent. Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Scripps Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Clinic Mission Valley

7565 Mission Valley Rd Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92108
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Specialties

Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin has the following 1 specialty

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Skin Cancer
  • Mole
  • Rash
  • Excision
  • Basal Cell
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Melanoma

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Reviews

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He can dance also

Dr. Itkin is a wonderful Dr. He keeps a great eye on my skin

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Dr. Itkin: highly skilled, professional, caring physician

I have been a patient of Dr. Itkin with Scripps Clinic, San Diego for over 15 years. He has treated me for pre-cancerous skin conditions and has performed blue light, biopsies, and surgical excision for me. His knowledge and skill is the very best, he listens, is outgoing and engaged.

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He looks good to me!

This is an initial impression after one visit, but Dr. Itkin was personable, attentive, answered all of my questions.

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Jo M

I'm a fair skined lady with lots of skin cancers. Dr. Itkin is a kind very caring doctor that always listens and does a good job with leaving almost no scaring. I highly recommend him.

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Doesn't read your chart. Glances then diagnoses.

He didn't read my chart, glanced at my moles and said nothing was wrong, and then told me to come back in two years. The below paragraph is how I know he didn't even bother to look at my chart. Instead, he risked my health and relied on his "magic" ability to glance at a mole and know it's fine without knowing a thing about the patient history.When he told me to come back in two years I said that my previous doctor said every 6 months. He asked why and I told him I had atypical results before. He was surprised and asked where. Then he said not to worry about it as long as no immediate family has had skin cancer. Then I told him my mother, uncle, and grandfather have all had skin cancer. Then, again caught off-guard, he asked how old my mom was. I said 35 (I'm 29). These are all questions the nurse had asked and recorded 35 minutes before (he had me wait over half an hour and still didn't bother to read the chart). Then he brushed it off, said the doctor probably wanted money and that's why he said every 6 months, and told me instead of two years to come back in one year. Then I mentioned that the two moles were new (because I'm an idiot and went to a tanning booth last year before coachella... I know, I'm an idiot) and he said to keep an eye on them.He's a bad, lazy doctor who risks my health so he can be late and get through the day easier. Definitely not recommended.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Itkin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Aleksandr M Itkin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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