About Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist MD

Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Encinitas, CA, with another office in Encinitas, CA. She has 13 years of experience. Her specialties include Dermatology and Dermatopathology. She speaks English.

Dr. Gilchrist has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist is Excellent. Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist has 2 locations

345 Saxony Rd Ste 201
Encinitas, CA 92024
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345 Saxony Rd Ste 201
Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist has the following 12 expertise

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


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My Daughter is afraid of Doctors. She was not intimidated by Dr. Heidi by the end of the vist. She got down to het level and answered not only my questions but her questions as well. It was so nice to finally find a Doctor who understands her pain with Acne. She was so Honest... This is a Doctor who love her job, staff and patients. Her staff was even friendly and compassionate. If Parent need a recommendation for their kids to see a Doctor this one I would Recommend! My daughter said she saw the light at the end of the tunnel with her Acne. Her staff follows up even after seeing the Doctor to see how she was doing.

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • 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.

  • Education

    13 Years Experience

  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 2005

  • Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • 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 Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • 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

More about Dr. Heidi M Gilchrist

I grew up in southeastern Louisiana and pursued the majority of my medical training in New Orleans. I first visited the Pacific Northwest in 2001 and fell in love with this tranquil region: the coast, the mountains, the gardens, the mellow character of the culture, and yes, the climate. After graduating from my fellowship in Virginia, I chose to move to Oregon and make this state my new home. I consider it a privilege to live, work, and play mindfully in this beautiful place. About my practice I have been a member of the Department of Dermatology at Kaiser Permanente since 2010. I consider myself a consultant, and I aim to provide accurate and balanced information about treatment options for diseases of the skin, hair, and nails so that my patients may make educated decisions. I also perform surgery of the skin and nails. I am a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology. I see patients of all ages, from infants to octogenarians.How I thrive I thrive on running in the rain, practicing yoga, vegetarian cooking, and container gardening. I enjoy walks with Moses, my poodle, while wearing sunscreen, of course! I engage in creating authentic connections in my community with neighbors and friends. Through my church, I work with high-school-aged youth in various service-oriented and fun activities. At the end of the day, I enjoy a quality opera recording and a glass of Willamette Valley pinot noir. I believe in living each day with intention.

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