Fareesa Sandoval, MD

Fareesa Sandoval, MDFareesa Shuja Sandoval, MD completed her dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where she served as chief resident. During her second year of dermatology training, she received the highest score in the nation on her in-training exam. She has authored many publications and multiple book chapters, presented at scientific meetings, and was a clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology prior to moving to Austin to join Westlake Dermatology.

Dr. Sandoval grew up in Houston and was selected in high school to be a Rice University/Baylor College of Medicine combined program scholar granting her early acceptance to medical school. At Rice, she obtained an undergraduate degree in Sociology and was a recipient of the Barbara Jordan scholarship. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with honors and received the Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Commendation for Academic Achievement as well as being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society.

Dr. Sandoval is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Academy of Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, the Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Society.

Dr. Sandoval’s interests include adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer management, and cosmetic dermatology. She enjoys attending cosmetic dermatology meetings and workshops on a regular basis to stay up to date on the latest techniques.

Dr. Sandoval sees patients at our Round Rock clinic.

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Patient Testimonials for Dr. Sandoval

  • “All of the staff was very professional and friendly. Dr. Sandoval is wonderful. Very pleasant and professional. Saved my life by finding an early stage melanoma and having it removed.” — Mark M. (February 8, 2019)
  • “On time, no wait! Great service!” — James P. (February 8, 2019)
  • “”Everyone was very kind to my 90 year old mother and acted very professionally. Great office, wonderful dr. and personnel.” — Ethelyn H. (February 7, 2019)
  • “All was exemplary. I appreciate the time and expertise given. I felt valued and well-cared for.” — Sherry R. (February 6, 2019)
  • “All the staff and Dr Sandoval are knowledgeable, attentive, kind and efficient.” — Billie J. (February 6, 2019)
  • “Our experience with Westlake Dermatology was excellent! Dr. Sandoval and her staff were amazing. They are a very welcoming, kind and compassionate team, absolutely love them!” — Christian M. (January 30, 2019)
  • “Absolutely love Dr. Sandoval & staff! Love how she takes time with me every time I come in! I receive all the answers to my questions & do not feel rushed. Highly recommend her!!” — Kristi M. (January 29, 2019)
  • “Dr. Sandoval is the nicest, sweetest doctor I’ve ever met… she speaks gently and she made I understand. The removal of my tag was really painless, I didn’t even have to take anything after. I was so impressed I scheduled a Botox and acne appointment. There was no upselling at all… which is nice. She recommended services when I ask but discouraged for some that I want to try because it’s not appropriate for me…” — Jhoana M. (January 24, 2019)
  • “Dr. Sandoval is so patient and lovely. She is just fantastic and remembers everything about you even if it’s been a while since your last visit.” — Jessica M. (January 24, 2019)
  • “I can’t think of anything that would improve my experience! Everyone I interacted with was fast, friendly and made me very comfortable. Dr. Sandoval listened to my concerns and I never felt rushed.” — Jessica C. (January 22, 2019)
  • “Fast & friendly service & care by Dr Sandoval and staff!” — Kelsey H. (January 4, 2019)
  • “Though I am informed that there is no cure known so far for my disease of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, Westlake Dermatology has shown me a way to lead a normal happy life. Dr. Fereesa Sandoval and her staff make me feel that I am in good hands or I can even reverentially say I am in God’s hands. The front desk staff are also very courteous and make us feel like VIP.” — Bhasker S. (December 19, 2018)
  • “Very pleasant experience. Dr. Sandoval saw me on time and treated my problem expertly. All involved were polite and efficient.” — Paula A. (December 14, 2018)
  • “Both the physician and the medical assistant were great and I will recommend them to anyone. My daughter Emily has had a rash on her face for over two months. The medical assistant interacted with Emily, who is 15 months, while I spoke with the doctor. I appreciated her so much because it allowed me to focus on the doctor and what she was telling me. The doctor was calm and kind interacting with Emily making her comfortable. She has stranger anxiety so this is big for us. So happy with our visit and the support I felt here.” — Emily R. (December 12, 2018)
  • “Everything was great. My 7 year old son felt comfortable when the Dr explained the procedure plus she was very calm and sweet which made my son feel at ease.” — Logan M. (December 4, 2018)
  • “Totally pleased with the experience.” — Lois C. (November 25, 2018)
  • “My favorite doctor, office and staff!” — Karen W. (November 14, 2018)
  • “Always am made to feel comfortable by the front desk, nurse and my physician. They are all very supportive and it is appreciated.” — Sandra R. (November 6, 2018)
  • “First time visit and was very impressed.” — Erika F. (November 6, 2018)
  • “Great experience!” — Susan C. (October 15, 2018)
  • “Everything was really great. Dr. Sandoval is so knowledgeable and very kind. I felt that she is generally interested and concerned with helping me and my skin condition. I appreciate how everyone I interacted with made me feel so comfortable.” — Katie T. (August 1, 2018)
  • “Everything runs smoothly for all of my visits and this is why I recommend Westlake to friends and family.” — Barton L. (July 26, 2018)
  • “You guys are wonderful!” — Melissa P. (July 18, 2018)
  • “Y’all were outstanding. Yow were able to see me and take care of my issue without needing an additional appointment.” — Stephen M. (June 17, 2018)
  • “It was a wonderful first experience at this practice!” — Gillian C. (May 10, 2018)
  • “We travel an hour just to see Dr. Sandoval.” — Sharon B. (April 11, 2018)
  • “Both the nurse and doctors went above and beyond to make the appointment work even with a baby in tow who was less than thrilled to be there.” — Whitney K. (April 7, 2018)
  • “Great professional Dr and staff. Appointment on time, in fact a few minutes early, and very shot wait in exam room.” — Roger M. (April 5, 2018)
  • “The experience was excellent. As someone who was a sun worshiper it was good to be evaluated and make sure there were no issues associated with what I stupidly did in my youth.” — Veronica A. (March 29, 2018)
  • “Everything and everyone was Great.” — Frank C. (March 19, 2018)
  • “I was in and out in 30 mins ans my nasty growth on my hand was gone. Wish all my docs were timely like this and took care of stuff in one visit.” — Ronald M. (March 19, 2018)
  • “The MD’s attitude, her interest in the patient and in providing professional information which was important in allaying the fears of the patient. Kudos!! very courteous and well informed Physician.” — Dhanraj N. (March 9, 2018)
  • “Doctor Sandoval is the consummate professional… I have complete confidence in her judgment… and her assistants, Erica and Alice… my procedures have been comfortable and successful.” — Stephen T. (November 21, 2017)
  • “You guys always make me feel welcome and important. I’m constantly telling my coworkers about how awesome you all are. Thank you for that.” — Chyrl C. (November 18, 2017)
  • “I saw someone else and didn’t get the results I wanted. Dr. Sandoval listens and takes the time to make sure I get the results from my procedure how I want it. I won’t see anyone else but her.” — Sharon B. (November 8, 2017)
  • “It’s a great experience. I can’t think of anything that would make it t better.” — Linda G. (October 28, 2017)
  • “I can’t say that anything would make my visit more enjoyable, my experience was fantastic from start to finish! Great staff from the front desk to the physician.” — Kelli S. (October 18, 2017)
  • “The staff was great and I was very pleased with the experience.” — Mary C. (October 5, 2017)
  • “Good experience all the way around.” — Bill A. (September 8, 2017)
  • “Keep doing what you are doing, fast check ins, on time seeing patients, taking moments to build a relationship with patient. Diligence in maintaining patients health.” — Kay S. (September 7, 2017)
  • “Very professional staff. I felt at ease and not nervous.” — Julian H. (August 19, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sandoval and her nurse were both very through and professional. Very pleased. From entering until leaving, everyone was very kind, considerate and helpful.” — Vickie T. (August 18, 2017)
  • “Everyone was so nice and helpful from the front desk to everyone I encountered once I was in the room. The wait time was minimal and everything was explained to me and a future plan was put in place. I went home that night and told my husband to make an appointment asap. I would definitely recommend to anyone.” — Jacqueline B. (August 11, 2017)
  • “The staff and physician were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Dr. Sandoval was kind and explained everything very well. They got me in and out very efficiently. Great experience!” — Austin B. (July 28, 2017)
  • “I’ve been coming to Westlake for the past three years. Everytime I go there, it is a very pleasing experience. Dr. Sandoval and the rest of the staff are very courteous and polite, and they are attentive to their patients’ needs. I would recommend Westlake Dermatology to anyone.” — Angel S. (July 27, 2017)
  • “Everybody was wonderful! I have forgotten the name of the nurse, but especially her and Dr. Sandoval were exceptional with their communication and compassion. Bedside manner was awesome! I will 100% be coming back for all my dermatology needs, and recommending you guys to anyone who needs your services!” — Ellen B. (July 27, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sandoval is very good. Listens to patient, not in a hurry, explains things, and most importantly, made me feel like a valued patient. Smiled and pleasant during the whole process. Nurse, (can’t recall her name) the same comments. Was very pleased with both of them. Thanks.” — John. (July 20, 2017)
  • “Doctor Sandoval was very pleasant and friendly. My son felt like he was going to pass out at one point during a small, in office procedure and they went and got him some apple juice and goldfish to eat. They were very caring. Great experience :)” — Colleen F. (July 19, 2017)
  • “I trust Dr. Sandavol’s judgement very much and the location is so convenient to me.” — Shannon A. (July 15, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sandoval and Pam are wonderful. They both were so kind and patient. Love this practice.” — Hope W. (July 8, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sandoval is the most caring physician I have ever had. She takes her time with you and answers all your questions.” — Sylvia I. (July 4, 2017)
  • “All personnel were extremely helpful and professional. I am so very pleased with Dr. Sandoval. She was kind, gentle, and professional. She answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease. I am so thankful that I have found “my” doctor! Her assistant was also very kind and helpful. Thank you for a very good experience.” — Linda H. (July 1, 2017)
  • “Everyone was incredible!! Dr Sandoval and all of her staff could not have been any better. I’ve been in healthcare >30 years and this is what we all strive for. They was no wait time, they were compassionate, kind & informative. I could not have asked for better!!! FYI… I was a work-in” — Martha H. (June 29, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sanvoval treated the condition and gave me some research that might completely remove the condition. The skin eruption has been stubborn. I appreciated the numerous ways to tackle the issue. I’m not use to repeated problems. Deciding to treat issue numerous ways really gave me some hope of finally treating the very stubborn rash I’ve had for the last year. I was very pleased with this visit.” — Steve C. (June 29, 2017)
  • “It was a great appointment. The medical assistant and the Dr were awesome.” — Cheryl M. (June 29, 2017)
  • “Wonderful experience! Everyone was very professional and friendly. Dr. Sandoval is very proficient and easy to work with on personal concerns. I would highly recommend the Round Rock location and Dr.Sandoval.” — Kim C. (June 14, 2017)
  • “All 3 people that I was with were very nice, warm and friendly. Dr.Sandoval seems (is) so sincere with her care and concern with my skin condition. I wish my granddaughter lived here to go to her.” — Jo Ann B. (May 25, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sandoval and Pam were extremely professional and efficient. They both made me feel comfortable and confident in the care I received!!” — Janine H. (May 17, 2017)
  • “Pam and Dr. Sandoval were very efficient, thorough, and polite. My first dermatology experience and am more than satisfied. Thanks.” — Stan B. (April 21, 2017)
  • “The office is beautiful, the front desk staff members are always pleasant and helpful. Dr. Sandoval is wonderful! She was on time and listened to all of my concerns. She answered every questionthat I had and was very kind. Her assistant was also very kind and efficient. I would highly recommend Dr. Sandoval and your office.” — Erin O. (March 21, 2017)
  • “I was extremely pleased with the exam, her manner, and God Bless Her, she is from Houston. No suggestions at this time but I was very impressed on the first visit.” — Kay S. (March 8, 2017)
  • “I had great experience here and I feel Dr. Sandoval early understands and knows her field very well.” — Kathleen C. (March 4, 2017)
  • “Always a pleasure to schedule/attend this doctor appointment!” — Kimberly E. (March 2, 2017)
  • “Everything Was Great!!!!” — Leon F. (February 28, 2017)
  • “Everyone made it an extremely pleasant, painless and efficient visit. The water was a very nice touch. I’ve been going to this location for years and have recommended it to several people.” — Martha H. (February 25, 2017)
  • “Great staff. Always in and out quickly. Great bedside manner by doctor.” — Edward H. (February 11, 2017)
  • “My visit was most enjoyable and I appreciated being treated not only as a patient but in a professional way. Dr. Sandoval understood my frustration of what I have had for over 2 years with no solutions found by other physicians. I look forward to my return appointment next month as a follow-up with the medicine that she prescribed in hopes it will help to solve my problem.” — Elizabeth M. (February 8, 2017)
  • “Westlake Dermatology was a great experience. Everyone was very nice. Dr. Sandoval was extremely caring. She took a biopsy of my rash and prescribed a cream to use until the results come back. The cream is working after two days the rash shows a remarkable improvement. I can’t wait for the test results and get the right drug to finally be rid of the rash that spread everywhere on my body.” — Jasper M. (February 8, 2017)
  • “I would highly recommend Westlake Dermatology to all my friends and family. The staff is very friendly and my experience was wonderful. Dr. Sandoval was great.” — Regina B. (February 4, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sandoval is absolutely amazing!!!” — Dawn J. (January 27, 2017)
  • “Everyone I encountered during this visit did they jobs very well, were pleasant, made eye contact, smiled, neatly dressed, and represented your office well.” — Paul L. (January 19, 2017)
  • “I drove 30 minutes to see the dermatologist. And let me tell y’all it sure was worth it. This company knows what customers is all about. I give you a 100 and more.” — Maria M. (January 14, 2017)
  • “Dr. Sandoval is informative and friendly and always talks about the next steps for care. I am grateful that we found her and she is doing what is best for my daughter’s skin care.” — April H. (January 13, 2017)
  • “I am always treated extremely well by Dr. Sandoval and her staff. Very professional and confidence inspiring.” — Harry R. (January 13, 2017)
  • “From my very first phone call through to the end of my visit with Dr. Sandoval, I was SO impressed with the staff at this office. Everyone was so kind, friendly, and informative. Your front desk staff is amazing–they never made me feel stupid for asking a lot of questions. I felt valued. And Dr. Sandoval is amazing–so kind and knowledgable. She set me at ease right away. Thanks to all of you for a phenomenal experience!” — Tracy Z. (January 11, 2017)
  • “Such a pleasant change from the hustle/bustle of my previous dermatologist’s office in Walnut Creek, California.  I am made to feel like a real person at Westlake, everyone is SO nice, smiling, happy, and they all obviously enjoy their jobs.  I love it!  Thank you for making me feel cared for.”  — Sandi R. (December 2, 2016)
  • “Clean. Efficient. No sales pitches. Staff is informative and helpful. Love it.”  — Nathan A. (December 1, 2016)
  • “They are so friendly.   Dr Sandoval is brilliant.  If you have a dermatology problem she has the answers.”  — Mary T. (November 29, 2016)
  • “My experience with Westlake Dermatology was wonderful! I am in the process of relocating to RR and my goal was to locate a practice to address my medical and cosmetic dermatological concerns. From the moment I entered the facility I was treated with courtesy and assistance. Beginning at the front desk staff to Pam and Dr. Sandoval to checkout. And Angela went out of her way to research a question for me and follow up with the answer. Both Pam and Dr. Sandoval took the time to fully explain the process I was undergoing and I am most pleased with the results. I look forward to a long and productive relationship with Westlake Dermatology and highly recommend this practice. Thank you!” — Karen W. (October 31, 2016)
  • “Dr. Fareesa and her assistant were amazing. They were nice, friendly and thorough. I had a little procedure to remove a mole and the experience was pain free. I thanked them there and I thank them here again for taking care of me with such friendly professionalism. If you are looking for a dermatologist, look no more.” — George G. (October 29, 2016)
  • “Everything at that office has always been a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. I highly would recommend this office to Everyone!! Rates a 10 with me!!” — Pam N. (October 28, 2016)
  • “I’m thrilled I found your office having just relocated from out of state.  Angela and Ivy helped at the front office.  They were both extremely helpful as I was a new patient.  Pamela and Dr. Sandavol were personal and professional and were very thorough.  It was my best experience in years with a Dermatologist.  I’d highly recommend this office for aesthetic or medical procedures.”  — Carolyn K. (September 24, 2016)
  • “The professional and competent doctors and staff at Westlake Dermatology along with a clean and organized environment make every visit a positive experience. Dr. Sandoval is always focused and thorough.”  — Jil B. (September 8, 2016)
  • “My visits with Westlake Dermatology are always pleasant and Dr. Sandoval is wonderful.  She listens to my concerns and has helped me tremendously with my problem.  The entire staff is very considerate and accommodating.  I highly recommend Westlake Dermatology.”  — Gloria W. (September 7, 2016)
  • “I love Dr. Sandoval!! “ — Patricia W. (August 27, 2016)
  • “I never feel rushed when I have an appointment with Dr. Sandoval. The medical team and reception never leave me waiting for long.”  — Shelly C. (August 24, 2016)
  • “Everyone was so helpful and very nice, I’ll be bringing my son to see Dr. Sandoval! The front staff are awesome and helped me figure out what I needed and pricing….Thank you!”  — Autumn I. (August 17, 2016)
  • “Great physicians!!”  — Brett H. (July 20, 2016)
  • “The Round Rock office is so lovely! The staff and physicians are so friendly and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable! My physician is Dr. Sandoval and she is one of the sweetest dermatologist I’ve ever met with, and she really listens to your wants and needs and finds the best way to make you feel good in you skin. I would definitely recommend Westlake Dermatology in Round Rock to anyone who has skin issues and wants to work with a physician who really cares about their patients!” — Marion W. (June 25, 2016)
  • “Dr. Sandoval is very professional and took time to address my issues.”  — Jim B. (May 13, 2016)
  • “It was wonderful to be greeted with a welcoming smile and upbeat attitude.  Everyone was so very nice.  Having been used to a “rat race” dermatology office in California where one is barely acknowledged and told to sit down until called, this was such a pleasant experience.  Even more so when I didn’t need any biopsies for anything suspicious on my body.  Thank you all so very much!”  — Sandi R. (May 5, 2016)
  • “I have nothing but praise for this practice.  I was able to get an appointment within a few days.  Everyone I met was friendly, nice and professional.  I did not feel rushed at all when discussing my case with Dr. Sandoval.  She explained the procedures and follow-up results and answered all my questions.”  — Nancy R. (April 7, 2016)
  • “The doctor I saw was Dr. Sandoval.  I was very pleased with her.  Very courteous, listened well and had reviewed all info supplied prior to visit.  The office is beautiful – was wondering if I was in the wrong place!”  — Lynda G. (March 30, 2016)
  • “It is so nice to have such a great facility less than 5 miles from my house. Both my daughter and I are patients of Dr. Sandoval, and we both think the world of her.”  — Lisand B. (March 18, 2016)
  • “It was a great experience. Well trained staff. Will definitely be coming back.”  — Cindy D. (March 16, 2016)
  • “Not only are the employees very friendly, the office itself is very conducive. I enjoyed my visit.”  — Charles E. (February 13, 2016)
  • “The assistant was AMAZING!! When she was administering the numbing shot in my back her method was on point, I couldn’t feel anything. She was also very friendly and made me comfortable. I love her! Thank you for yalls exceptional service every visit!”  — Meagan J. (January 13, 2016)
  • “I have no suggestions since Westlake Dermatology pretty much has thought of everything. Dr. Sandoval is amazing. She is very gentle with the injections I am getting for a keloid and the result have been promising. I wish every doctor had her bedside manner. The entire staff is wonderful and very gracious. I’ve never been to a medical office that made check-in so nice and the offer of very good bottled water each time I visit is a plus. Thank you for making what could be an unpleasant experience a very pleasant one.”  — Gloria W. (December 30, 2015)
  • “Beautiful clean office! Welcomed by front desk! Excellent nurse and doctor! Dr. Sandoval is so personable and allows you time to ask all your questions! Highly recommend!”  — Kristi M. (December 17, 2015)
  • “Phenomenal service, prompt, thorough and kind.”  — Crystal J. (December 1, 2015)
  • “Wonderful experience.”  — Ava S. (October 9, 2015)
  • “My first appointment ever in this clinic, Dr. Sandoval and her assistant were awesome, made me feel safe, provided me with lot of support and made me feel less nervous. Thank you.”  — Maria M. (September 18, 2015)
  • “I was very pleased with the service from beginning to end. Dr Sandoval was wonderful!”  — Gloria W. (August 15, 2015)