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About Dr. Cheryl L Effron

Dr. Cheryl L Effron, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anaheim, CA. She has 42 years of experience. Her specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Effron has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Cheryl L Effron is Great. Dr. Cheryl L Effron has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Cheryl L Effron is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cosmetic Dermatology Orange Co

500 S Anaheim Hills Rd Ste 210
Anaheim, CA 92807
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Dr. Cheryl L Effron 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

    15 Expertise

  • Excision
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Mole
  • Rosacea
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Vitiligo
  • Melanoma
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Basal Cell
  • Skin Diseases
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Rash

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Five Stars


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I have deep lines on the edges of my mouth...

I have deep lines on the edges of my mouth commonly referred to as marionette lines. One is so deep that it is constantly chapped and drinking liquids leak from it. My PCP referred me to a dermatologist for possible collagen inj to the site to plump it up. The dermatologist insisted this product was the only thing that would fix it. It was $599. I went for it desperate to not be a drooler. After receiving the first painful round for 599 I looked in the mirror and saw no change to the deep lines, she assured me a second round for $499 would work. No other alternative was offered and the doctor was confident in the outcome. Didn't work, not happy and to add insult to injury, I wasn't given the $100 discount for the second round of Bolotero. I feel totally taken advantage of. Beware.

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Five Stars

Knowledge to me is key- Dr Efron knows her stuff!!!

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Effron cares about profits, NOT you or your time

Everything about this office is cold - from the patient mill bedside manner, to the staff, to the freezing exam rooms. Dr. Effron significantly overbooks her schedule and shows up late even for the first appointments in the morning. She is ALWAYS behind and leaves you wasting hours of your time. She churns through patients as quickly as she can leaving little time for any caring. She clearly only cares about maximizing her profits by maximizing the number of patients and selling her expensive cremes. She has NO regard for you or your time.

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One Star

Overall, my visit to Dr. Effron was a colossal disappointment. She was condescending and product-pushing. I felt like I was treated as a general skin case and potential money source rather than as a patient. After a lengthy wait in both the waiting room and patient room, Dr. Effron walked in and - without even introducing herself or letting me say why I was visiting (although I had written why on my chart) - immediately pronounced judgment on me for only wearing sunscreen when active and not every day. An odd way to start off, and her condescending demeanor never changed for the whole visit. Now, I was there to get a few blemishes checked to make sure they weren't dangerous, and that's it. But almost as fast as she judged me after walking in, she moved on to drafting up a comprehensive acne regimen for me, something I did not want or ask for. She told me to fill a prescription for a topical antibiotic, and I raised a simple concern about the possibility of antibiotic resistance from extended use. She didn't like being questioned and quickly, dismissively brushed my concerns aside. It seems to me that she cares much more about making skin look good than about her patients' concerns.Case and point: After her rehearsed sunscreen and acne diatribe, she was ready to walk out the door without checking a single area of my skin that I asked her to check in my paperwork! I had serious concerns about whether I had skin cancer, but she paid no attention to them until I stopped her from leaving and reiterated why I made my appointment. She looked at my bump for about 2 seconds, took a measurement, and said it was a cyst that I'd be stuck with for life unless they cut it out. Hmm, that would've been something important to mention to me before leaving!Don't go to Dr. Effron if you want your doctor to be a partner in your health care. Go see her if you want your doctor to be a dictator in your health care. Also go see her if you have a lot of extra money that you don't know what to do with. While waiting, I could hear her conversation with the patient in the adjacent room, and she became extremely friendly right after she coerced a patient into a skin procedure costing hundreds.Bottom line: At Dr. Effron's office, cash is king and Dr. Effron is queen.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008)

    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.

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1976

  • U S Department Of Veterans Affairs


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Cheryl L Effron accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • 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
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • 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 Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Cosmetic Dermatology Orange Co, 500 S Anaheim Hills Rd Ste 210, Anaheim, CA
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