Christopher Edens, MD

Christopher Edens, MD

Christopher M. Edens, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist. As a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, he has been diagnosing and treating a wide variety of skin conditions since 2013.

Dr. Edens majored in Biology at the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a Distinguished Graduate with academic and military honors. He obtained his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed initial internship training in Family Medicine at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California followed by serving as a primary care physician at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama in a broad range of capacities including operational medical support to field exercises and a deployment. Returning to his longstanding interest in dermatology, he completed dermatology residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. He served as a military general dermatologist at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia before returning as faculty at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium dermatology residency.

Dr. Edens is active in high-quality patient care and resident education as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He previously served as the Medical Director for the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Dermatology Department and subsequently as the residency program director during his final two years of military service. He has been selected as the top physician educator twice in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 by the graduating dermatology residents of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. He has a strong interest in the use of dermoscopy for the early detection of skin cancer, complex medical dermatology, and in the use of functional and lifestyle medicine interventions to address the broader aspects of health.

In his free time, Dr. Edens enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah. For recreation, he enjoys hiking, trail running, and water sports in the Texas Hill Country.

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Testimonials from Dr. Eden’s patients:

  • “Doctor Edens was honestly one of the best doctors I’ve ever seen. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and his bedside manner was impeccable. He was genuinely interested in my symptoms, and not only answered all of my questions, but explained every bit of his assessment in detail. His medical assistant, Natasha, was also incredible. They provided top tier care.” — Dillon Z. (January 20, 2024)
  • “Excellent service overall and very talented doctor.” — Angad C. (January 10, 2024)
  • “Staff, nurse and Dr Edens were great this morning. Very friendly and helpful with my conditions! Excited to start my journey with my new dermatologist.” — Porfiria D. (January 10, 2024)
  • “Dr Edens was very friendly and attentive. Kathryn was very helpful.” — Suzy M. (December 29, 2023)
  • “Always a good experience. Chris is pleasant, knowledgeable and through.” — Frank F. (December 29, 2023)
  • “The doctor and the nurse were both so helpful and took time to explain everything thoroughly .” — Jacqueline W. (December 20, 2023)
  • “I like that I finally am seeing a doctor who wanted to test my skin and help me get to the root of my rashes. They are starting me on a healing journey that I’ve been trying to start for years. I’m finally feeling hopeful that I’ll ko longer be in pain or have these embarrassing, itchy rashes. Mercedes is amazing, 10 stars!” — Lisa P. (December 15, 2023)
  • “I came from a dermatologist who really treated me poorly when they diagnosed and treated me for melanoma. The nursing staff and Dr Edens were so kind and they treated me so much better and they made me feel really great. Doctor patient communication is very important and often looked over and I’m very glad that your staff doesn’t feel that way.” — Miriam S. (December 13, 2023)
  • “Great facility, super friendly staff, and the Dr. was very personable and knowledgeable. Gave some great tips my previous derm Dr. didn’t. Highly recommend it.” — Ken N. (December 6, 2023)
  • “Dr. Edens was very kind, professional and very clear in explaining my hair loss. I definitely recommend it, Thank you!” — Guadalupe C. (November 29, 2023)
  • “Great! Fast and easy. Thank you Dr. Edens. Hopefully my treatment will work but very helpful and informative” — Karen S. (November 10, 2023)
  • “I liked dr Eden’s professional and compassionate attitude” — Leslie H. (November 8, 2023)
  • “Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and Dr. Eden’s was great!” — Cynthia H. (November 3, 2023)
  • “I really liked the doctor. Good guy. To the point. Very knowledgeable. Friendly.” — Christopher H. (November 3, 2023)
  • “The environment is calm an inviting . The front desk young lady was so nice and welcoming. The medical assistant or nurse Allie was so informative, she went over everything prior to Dr Edens coming in. Allie had the best patient interactive skills I have ever experienced . Dr Edens was again professional and explained what he wanted to do on my next visit. Would highly recommend Westlake!” — Diane S. (October 27, 2023)
  • “I left a message on the answering machine of my possibility going a few minutes late to the appointment. I appreciate it very much that the doctor himself returned my call and said not to worry as his office was flexible. And to be careful on the way to his office. I particularly liked how Dr. Christopher Edens took his time in explaining with detail each of the questions that I had. Very attentive to my concerns. Thank you, Dr. Edens for your time!” — Alicia W. (October 26, 2023)
  • “I appreciated the questions and diversity of response options in the patient portal profile. I was seen very quickly after checking in. Dr. Edens explained things thoroughly as we discussed my concerns and throughout the treatment. While I had other concerns to discuss following my more pressing issue, I appreciated the respect for time and encouragement to explore those issues during my follow up to allow for more time and attention.” — Analisa A. (October 18, 2023)
  • “Dr. Eden addressed my concerns and was able to take care of me in the same visit. Glad that he was able to help me. Very satisfied!” — Laura G. (October 18, 2023)
  • “I love this place! I went in with a skin infection near the eye and Dr. Edens gave me some antibiotics that made it all go away plus all the staff were super nice. Thank you!” — Irma U. (October 12, 2023)
  • “Dr. Edens was helpful and explained everything very well.” — Jose S. (October 4, 2023)
  • “The ladies at the front desk were really nice and made the check in process easy. The doctor was also amazing and very knowledgeable. He took the time to explain everything and to answer all the questions we had. Great experience.” — Jeremy E. (September 15, 2023)
  • “Dr Chris and his staff are wonderful! Friendly and knowledgeable as he explained what my exam discovered. Their new location on McCullough is close to my home too!” — Wendy D. (September 15, 2023)