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Mohs Surgery & Skin Cancer

Learn more about Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer and view frequently asked questions.

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Laser Services

Remove unwanted hair and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redness, acne and acne scars & more.

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Contact Us

Office Locations

Dr. Shim has two convenient office locations in Santa Monica and Pasadena.

The Santa Monica office is located at 20th St. and Arizona Ave. The parking entrance is off of 20th St. We do not validate.

For the Pasadena office, Alessandro Place is a small street across from the Public Storage (orange sign), a few blocks S. of California Ave. near Huntington Hospital. Parking is available in the lot at the end of the culdesac.

Santa Monica

Insurance & Financial Policies

At this time, Dr. Shim is contracted with: Medicare, Blue Shield PPO, First Health Network PPO, and Personal Insurance Administrators. HMOs include Healthcare Partners. You may want to call for an update. We will bill Medicare and any insurance companies we are contracted with. Mohs surgery patients will also have their bills submitted to insurance, but if we are not contracted with your insurance company, you will be required to put down a partial deposit, which will be applied to your final bill and you are responsible for knowing the terms and conditions of your policy.

If your insurance company is not listed here, we are still more than happy to see you. You will be seen on a fee-for-service basis and will be financially responsible for knowing the terms of your policy. You are expected to pay at the time of your visit. We will provide you with a copy of your superbill, which you may submit to your insurance company. Because we may not be contracted with your insurance, you will be subject to the terms and deductibles of your policy for "non-providers." We see a great deal of patients who still come to see us despite the fact that we are not contracted; however, do realize that you are always responsible for knowing what, if any, reimbursement they may provide you. We have billing assistants who can help you through this process or help you if there is any dispute with your insurance company.

Cosmetic procedures are paid for at the time of your visit. We often waive the consult fee if your procedure is performed the same day.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact our billing manager after 2 PM at 310-315-0171.

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