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Edward Esparza, MD, PhD
Dermatology
 
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Dr. Esparza individualizes treatment in cosmetic dermatology. He specializes in minimally invasive Botox and dermal filler (Juvaderm, Restylane and Perlane) to restore your youthful appearance. His expertise includes laser (Fraxel, Medlite, Vbeam and Gemini) treatments for face redness and unwanted lines, wrinkles, sun damage and brown spots with little downtime. He also treats skin cancer, melanoma, and other diseases of the skin.
Personal Information
Outside the office, Dr. Esparza enjoys playing the piano and doing outdoor activities (snorkeling, hiking and kayaking).
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Dermatology, Cosmetic Services, Cosmetic Dermatology
Board Certifications
American Board of Dermatology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Washington University, St. Louis, 2007
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 2008 Dermatology, University of Washington, Seattle, 2011
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy of Dermatology Member, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Comfortable with clarity
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
De. Esparza is also my wife's doctor and we both think he is outstanding!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Esparza was very helpful and explained the treatment for my issue in an easy to understand way. I would recommend him to any friends who need to go to the dermatologist.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
drEsparza is best in class and great to work with and very good at patient care and dermatology expertise
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Excellent provider - educational and helpful.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Doctor Esparza, exemplary! Thank you
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Dr. Esparza is skilled, practical, and empathetic. I appreciate his honesty, his interest in my overall health, and his willingness to discuss options.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr. Esparza was condescending, dismissive, and flippant in his approach. He did not make the best use of the appointment time as I would have expected - "do you have any other concerns?". I will choose to not see him again.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr. was very polite and professional I most certainly would refer others to him.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
outstanding. very professional. took time
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Professional; *Dr. Esparza is a very knowledgeable provider!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
doctor did not wash hands upon entering or leaving. no assistant was present in the room at time of exam. I dont care about that, just seemed unprofessional. I've had many skin checks due to skin cancer and never not had assistant in room. Doctor rushed thru exam and didnt have me turn completely over to examine backside. He didn't look at my ears. I've never had a full skin exam like that and won't be seeing this provider again.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
already have recommended Dr. Esparza to several others
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Dr Esparza and Team is fantastic
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I didn't get the sense that my concerns were of concern to the dr. Maybe they weren't "serious" but I left wondering if anything was going to change.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Dr Esparza is very good and professional. He listens to my concerns and answers my questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
very personable and efficient, thorough
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
I was very specific when arranging my appointment regarding the numerous issues I needed to address with the Dr. The appointment was only scheduled for 15 minutes and the Dr. indicated she would have needed at least an additional 15 minutes to adequately assess all of my issues. Consequently, she had to do a very superficial examination. I was very disappointed about the lack of appropriate allocation of time.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Esparza is a fantastic physician and is quite personable. This was one of many appointments with Dr. Esparza and my satisfaction was the same on this visit as with all visits. I will keep utilizing Dr. Esparza as long as he is at VM. Hold on to that guy!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Esparza and staff are very professional and are concerned about my health issues.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
felt good to have a diagnosis so quickly. I am glad that I now have the right info to treat my issue correctly.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
The only problem I experienced was with regard to the advice of Dr. regarding cost of prescribed medication. When I asked about the estimated cost, the response was inaccurate. Dr. advised the ointment prescribed was something like $6-$10 and in fact it was quoted at Bartells to be substantially higher. In the end it was my choice to accept or reject the medication cost but I would have thought Dr. Esparza would have been more familiar with the cost.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr. Googled my condition, recommended a treatment to be purchased on Amazon, seemed disinterested in actual skin issues unrelated to cosmetic enhancement.