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Biography

Biography

Julia Kwan, M.D., was born and raised in Southern California. After attending medical school in New York, she served eleven years in the Navy. She was the general medical officer on an amphibious warship, accompanying it from New Orleans through the Panama Canal to its homeport of San Diego. After four years in Pearl Harbor as the staff dermatologist, she has returned home to the South Bay.

Dr. Kwan’s main focus is medical dermatology, where she feels she can best help patients manage their skin conditions.

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, she also has a strong interest in academics. She has published more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed Dermatology, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Trauma Surgery journals.

In her spare time, she enjoys photography, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Medical School
  • New York University School of Medicine, NY, NY
Languages
  • English

Locations

PMI Dermatology & Laser Center
21311 Madrona Avenue
Suite 100-D
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-5050
(424) 212-5978

Specialties

Specialties
  • Dermatology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Skin Cancer

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Tricare PPO
  • TriWest PPO

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.3 out of 5 (114 Ratings, 27 Comments)

60

07/26/2017
Hard to speak with my doctor if I have a problem.
60

07/24/2017
She did not do anything . I needed some pre cancer skin issues burnt off and she could not do it. I thought the apt was a total waste of time [...].
80

07/05/2017
Very friendly but could have provided more information about procedures to remove/treat cancerous growth on hand.
60

06/28/2017
she couldn't solve the pain/sensitivity on my lower lip. didn't write follow up instruction for the warts on my heel.
70

06/20/2017
today I waited over an hour in the exam roomI complained about the wait 3 times to the receptionist and was told that nurse Kwang was little behind. when she came she said she was never told that we were in the room waiting . so this is pretty poor service from the office and her assistants . over an hour waiting in the exam room is unheard of and lying to the patient is even worse
70

06/14/2017
I believe Dr. Kwan is thorough, and I'll go back to her next year. I appreciate that she was running on time. However, she didn't have great eye contact during the visit and didn't seem overly friendly. I'm not too bothered by that because she was quick and efficient, but I know others might not like her approach. That's the only concern I would have about referring her to someone else - it would need to be someone who isn't looking to chitchat a lot and/or doesn't need a gregarious provider (for lack of a better way of terming someone who is pretty warm and outgoing).
80

06/07/2017
I Am Always Treated With Kindness And Respect, Especially From The Receptionist, In The Office. She Always Calls Me By Name.
100

06/06/2017
They even took me in early!
100

05/17/2017
Dr Kwan was outstanding and solved my issues!
20

05/08/2017
I would never go back to this doctor
100

05/01/2017
Outstanding
100

04/19/2017
Thorough, knowledgeable, easy to get an appt. w/in reasonable time frame.
100

04/19/2017
I had a wonderful experience. Best,
 

03/23/2017
was very satisfied with the service provided. On time, explained in 'simple' English, listened to my concerns.
 

03/22/2017
Dr Julia Keon was excellent
90

02/09/2017
I was able to get an appointment under short notice.
10

01/27/2017
terrible is being generous. provider seemed uncomfortable examining me and rather than look at me from the toes up relied on my description of my skin. also it seemed as though I might have been her first patient ever. seriously, I should have been paid to endure her continuous botching of the procedure. the assistant was far more knowledgeable and she seemed to rely entirely on the assistant.
80

01/24/2017
The provider knew what she was doing to help me. She was courius and seam too care.
100

01/24/2017
Great Visit. This was my first visit. Office staff extremely friendly and helpful. Liked my doctor. Easy to talk to and she was a good listener.
40

01/19/2017
The exam appeared cursory, i.e far less than thorough. When I called back to schedule another appointment at later date with another provider to in essence complete the exam (skin check) the scheduler was abrupt, curt, and dismissive.
80

01/19/2017
PPO's are new to me having been with [...] most of my life. I felt a little rushed at the appointment and I wished some of the terms used for dermatology were more in layman's terms to make it easier to understand. Physician was nice but I didn't feel a lot of warmth that I feel should have been given. My questions were answered but I had to insist on an overall check of my skin versus just looking at my arm that I was concerned about.
100

12/08/2016
I was impressed by the whole team. Competent, Courteous and Professional.
90

11/16/2016
Very professional
20

11/15/2016
Dr.'s assistant seemed very inexperienced. She verified my medications with me & could barely pronounce any of the meds. Said she was new.
100

10/31/2016
Dr. Kwan is an excellent dermatologist I've ever met. She has a great experience in her job as well as being very patient with me. She listened to my concern carefully & eased my worries. Also the treatment she provided me to us daily - => WORKED LIKE MAGIC!!!
90

10/28/2016
I was a walk in at 2:58 PM looking to have My dermatologist look at an infected cyst on my back. My regular Dermatologist was booked solid but another Doctor's 3:00 had just canceled. I was able to see that doctor in just a few minutes. Impressive (and lucky!)
100

10/06/2016
I felt important to the doctor and the staff I really had a good experience