Lindsey Richards, MD

Lindsey Richards, MD

Lindsey Richards, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist with experience in adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer management, and cosmetic and procedural dermatology. Dr. Richards is passionate about patient education and helping her patients feel like their best self.

Dr. Richards earned her doctorate of medicine from Texas A&M College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and chosen to serve as an equal member on the admissions committee for all four years. After medical school and internship, she completed her dermatology residency at Columbia University – New York Presbyterian in Manhattan, serving as the Chief resident in her final year. She has authored many publications and book chapters and presented at grand rounds and national meetings.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Richards completed her undergraduate degree in fashion design and business at the University of Texas at Austin. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Manhattan where she enjoyed a successful career in the corporate fashion industry before discovering her true passion in medicine.

Dr. Richards is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to her patients using the most current treatments. She believes that skin care should be safe, simple, practical, and evidence based. She is equally passionate about medical dermatology such as psoriasis, autoimmune conditions, acne, atopic dermatitis, and melanoma as she is in enhancing a patient’s natural beauty using neuromodulators, fillers, and lasers.

Dr. Richards is a member of various medical organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), Texas Dermatological Society, Texas Medical Association, and Travis County Medical Society.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, and her extended family. She enjoys seeing the world, gardening, renovating homes, doing yoga, eating tacos and migas, water skiing and other outdoor activities. She is an avid reader and loves learning new things, most recently learning how to play the clarinet again. She is thrilled to be back in Austin with the opportunity to treat Lakeway and surrounding communities!

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Patient Testimonials for Dr. Richards

  • “Dr. Richards looked at my sore, and gave me two options; freezing or biopsy. I asked for her opinion, and after feeling the area, she recommended biopsy. The staff prepared me for the lidocaine shot asking if I had problems with pain or fainting. I don’t. The doctor came back in, took the biopsy and gave me aftercare instructions. Results in 5-7 business days. I’ll hope for a negative results. All was very professional and quick.” — Anita S. (September 15, 2021)
  • “I really liked Dr Richards. She’s extremely patient and explains things well.” — Mara M. (September 14, 2021)
  • “This is my favorite Botox place I’ve been to.” — Megan P. (September 2, 2021)
  • “The staff is always friendly and professional.” — Leah P. (September 2, 2021)
  • “Very friendly staff. I was seen within 5 minutes of appointment. I felt that Dr Richards was thrall and answered any questions I had.” — Susan I. (September 1, 2021)
  • “Dr. Richards is so thorough and listens incredibly well! I always appreciate her insight and her knowledge.” — Dawn L. (August 31, 2021)
  • “All the ladies are so patient and kind . I’m the worst patient and they make me feel at ease. Thanks ladies!” — Shelly L. (August 31, 2021)
  • “Dr. Richards was awesome and helpful!” — Briannah P. (August 26, 2021)
  • “Dr. Richards was wonderful!” — Christopher R. (August 25, 2021)
  • “I like that Dr. Richards listens to my concerns and explains how medications work. She also gives me options and works with my comfort level. I appreciate her and all the staff! Ashley is great too! Super knowledgeable as well, and great at making me feel comfortable.” — Aelina M. (August 25, 2021)
  • “During the exam/initial review the staff was really understanding and listened which made me feel really comfortable (though my body/issue felt really uncomfortable). Both doctor and assistant asked thorough questions and explained the process/follow-up.” — Deborah C. (August 24, 2021)
  • “Dr. Richards is awesome! She took the time to listen to my concerns and make thoughtful recommendations, explaining the options thoroughly. She also took the time to really target my treatment to the problem areas I was specifically seeking to fix. I will definitely be back!” — Katie H. (August 24, 2021)
  • “Dr Richards was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. Thanks!” — Sammi G. (August 24, 2021)
  • “The staff is so kind and makes you feel welcomed.” — Angela W. (August 19, 2021)
  • “Dr. Richards was just great. Very professional with a wonderful personality. She made the whole process painless!” — Jan H. (August 19, 2021)
  • “Thoroughness and efficiency. Excellent.” — Susan F. (August 18, 2021)
  • “Knowledge of dermatologists and friendliness of everyone on staff. Also was very punctual.” — George K. (August 17, 2021)
  • “Everyone was really professional and very nice! They took the time to make sure your visit was the best!” — Allison B. (August 17, 2021)
  • “I am totally pleased with all services.” — Dayna C. (August 12, 2021)
  • “Very organized. Dr. Richards is great!” — Betty K. (August 11, 2021)
  • “Friendly and knowledgeable staff and doctor.” — Tom S. (August 9, 2021)
  • “I am so confident of Dr. Richards as my dermatologist.” — William H. (August 2, 2021)
  • “Excellent in every aspect. Great personnel. Dr Lindsey was very professional.” — DR. R. (July 28, 2021)
  • “Dr Richards and the team at Lakeway are amazing. Their thoughtful attention to my unique combination of conditions has provided a great outcome of a beautifully cleared complexion from persistent rosacea. The office is within close proximity to home and the appointment process is easy. I have found the medical and cosmetic professionals very accessible. The team takes extra effort to facilitate scheduling challenges.” — Rebecca M. (July 27, 2021)
  • “I felt very cared for which I truly appreciate. Dr. Lindsey Richard, MD is a fantastic physician. Thank you very much.” — Laura M. (July 26, 2021)
  • “Doc Richards was great, very kind, personable and knowledgeable. You can tell she cares about you and what’s going on.” — Andrew S. (July 21, 2021)
  • “Dr Richards is AWESOME!!!!” — Barry W. (July 21, 2021)
  • “One of the best experiences I’ve had at a doctor’s office in a long time – from entering the office until leaving. The staff was professional, the doctor’s assistants were terrific, and Dr. Richards was awesome! Very well organized office and super doctor!” — Teresa P. (July 21, 2021)
  • “Dr. Richards is personable, easy to talk to and very skilled. The staff is friendly and professional, too. The experience at Westlake Dermatology was positive all the way around. I highly recommend them!” — Sara S. (July 21, 2021)
  • “The staff was amazing & I love how on time they are.” — Beth H. (July 20, 2021)
  • “Particularly like the thoroughness of Dr Richards exams and the options for treatment.” — Daniel S. (July 19, 2021)
  • “Very nice and friendly staff. Staff cares about your comfort and concerns.” — Cody G. (July 16, 2021)
  • “Great staff and doctor.” — Bryan K. (July 15, 2021)
  • “The doctor and staff were very professional and answered all my questions.” — Debra C. (July 15, 2021)
  • “I simply love Dr. Richards & all the staff, so very nice, I felt very comfortable. THANK You All.” — Douglas T. (July 14, 2021)
  • “Very professional and prompt.” — John H. (July 14, 2021)
  • “Always sweet and efficient.” — Joy B. (July 7, 2021)
  • “Clean facility. Temperature check as you enter, mask is optional. Check in and out was fast & easy. Nurse assistant was friendly, Dr. was brilliant, attentive & very nice. Highly recommend.” — Donna L. (July 6, 2021)
  • “Everyone was welcoming & professional, timely & efficient without feeling rushed. Sought to meet my needs to my satisfaction.” — Monica L. (July 1, 2021)
  • “Was wonderful! Fast and thorough.” — Grace K. (June 2, 2021)
  • “Dr. Richards is excellent! She is compassionate and very competent. All of the staff have good customer service skills. Highly recommend.” — Beth S. (May 26, 2021)
  • “The staff is very courteous and efficient. The wait time was very short. The doctor and her staff were professional and they had a very friendly bedside manner. I felt that I was in good hands during the visit.” — Timothy K. (May 21, 2021)
  • “It was very efficient and friendly. I will definitely be a return client!!” — Marie M. (May 14, 2021)
  • “I couldn’t believe how easy it was to set up a new patient appointment. I only waited 2 weeks to be seen. The office was clean and the staff was super friendly and helpful. I am nurse which makes me really appreciate such an organized and efficient office.” — Sharon W. (May 7, 2021)
  • “Everything was wonderful! The wait time was amazing! The Dr was very nice and addressed all my concerns.” — Elissa D. (April 28, 2021)
  • “I enjoyed my visit, and felt that Dr. Richards was very thorough in doing full body scan. I felt comfortable with her recommendations.” — Shirley S. (April 21, 2021)
  • “Dr Richards is terrific. Her bedside manner is great. She is very personable and authentic. I always feel I’m in good hands with Dr Richards.” — Paul C. (April 15, 2021)
  • “Dr. Lindsey Richards, is caring, compassionate, skilled and efficient. With all the fancy facilities Westlake Dermatology has scattered about Austin, you tend to think it’s just a BOTOX distribution center. I can say the three doctors I have dealt with the past few years are skilled and “real” dermatologists. They have treated 3 members of my family from age 17-78 with various dermatologic issues of varying degrees of complexity. Dr. Richards is exceptionally professional with a great sense of humor, skill, and adept at offering level-headed, appropriate treatment options.” — Krys A. (April 13, 2021)
  • “The entire process from the moment I enter the office to the moment I walk out, is a breeze. Everyone is super nice, great at their jobs and efficient. I’ve never waited more than 10 minutes in the waiting room, which I appreciate.” — Aelina M. (April 8, 2021)
  • “All staff is very professional and efficient!” — Shirley K. (April 6, 2021)
  • “Always a great visit, keep up the good work!” — Steven S. (April 2, 2021)
  • “Dr Richards is excellent and personable. After one visit, I have a lot of confidence in her.” — Jon L. (March 31, 2021)
  • “Nice, and very professional plus no waiting time.” — Armando D. (March 9, 2021)
  • “Lindsey Richards is EXCELLENT. Always listens to me and has good suggestions for healing and treatment. Lindsey ROCKS!” — Stephen A. (March 2, 2021)
  • “Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I didn’t wait long and was checked out promptly. Especially since they were working in another location due to storm damage the level of service was very impressive.” — Matthew A. (February 26, 2021)
  • “Very friendly and helpful staff working in the front office. Very little wait and terrific visit with the doctor and nurse. We drove an hour for the appointment so it was nice to have such a great experience after such a long drive.” — Hailey K. (January 22, 2021)
  • “It was easy and the staff was great!” — Edward D. (January 15, 2021)
  • “I never felt rushed. I went in with my list of questions and Dr. Richards answered each one. I felt very comfortable with her and the assistant.” — Kathleen A. (November 15, 2020)
  • “I was very pleased with my visit and the Dr and assistant. Thank you!” — Dorothy H. (November 3, 2020)
  • “I don’t think anything could have been done to make my visit more enjoyable, it was a great. I was taken back to the exam room right away, Dr. Richards came in shortly after that. She addressed all my concerns, very thorough, and sweet! Definitely going back!” — Lorena G. (October 14, 2020)
  • “Check in was a breeze. Staff was professional and polite. I was taken into the exam room on time. The nurse and doctor were thorough and listened to questions and concerns. I was in and out in under 20 minutes. I would highly recommend!” — Anthony M. (October 8, 2020)
  • “Grateful for the kind and caring nature of Ashleigh and Dr. Richards and their ability to ameliorate my concerns over my condition. They were professional and caring throughout.” — Mark A. (October 8, 2020)
  • “Everyone was amazing. It was our very first visit and it was a fantastic experience. I would recommend Westlake Dermatology to anyone who has dermatology issues. They will take great care of them.” — Anton H. (October 7, 2020)
  • “I look forward to visiting this office each and every time. Also really helps to walk away with new Kendra Scott earrings at checkout!” — Sasha M. (October 7, 2020)
  • “I was very pleased with the experience. Wait time was short, COvid19 measures were good. Some precancerous lesions were treated immediately, rather than having me come back at a later date.” — James Z. (September 30, 2020)
  • “I had great experience with Dr. LINDSEY RICHARDS gave me a very good medical examination, confirmed my symptoms and answered and gave me advice.” — Ariko J. (September 29, 2020)
  • “Couldn’t ask for more. Everyone was super professional, didn’t wait in the lobby… Dr Richards was incredibly knowledgeable and I absolutely love my results.” — Chloe D. (September 22, 2020)
  • “All my concerns were addressed and I appreciated the time spent answering my questions.” — Leesa R. (September 15, 2020)
  • “Everyone was super friendly, super sweet. I would definitely go back if I need to.” — Lauren M. (August 26, 2020)
  • “The entire staff and Doctors were all consummate professionals while still maintaining appropriate distances and adhering to all social protocols. I will continue to recommend Westlake Dermatology to anyone that needs the services provided by the company. Thank you for your services and for covering my safety and your complete staff and assistants.” — Cyndi W. (August 8, 2020)
  • “Friendly and professional staff. They explain information and procedures thoroughly and welcome your questions. Dr Richards was great as was her assistant . Overall, very good experience.” — Barbara S. (August 5, 2020)
  • “Everyone was absolutely amazing! I will return and refer everyone I know to this group.The staff, the Dr’s assistant, and Dr were all amazing. (5 star amazing!) But most importantly, they were so thorough. I called in last minute for an emergency visit; they got me right in and left no stone unturned during the exam to insure the correct diagnosis and determine plan of action. And… for the record, I was a new patient and they wholeheartedly unconditionally cared about me!” — Diana M. (July 31, 2020)
  • “The front-office people were professional, organized, and pleasant, and the doctor who assisted me was patient, thorough, and friendly. She really listened, too, which is an under appreciated, but important, skill for a doctor to have.” — Craig L. (July 23, 2020)
  • “Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. Made me feel comfortable and less nervous.” — Trung N. (July 15, 2020)
  • “Very thorough skin check and excellent bedside manner! Both the MA and the Dr were amazing.” — Rebekah H. (July 10, 2020)
  • “I was very concerned about bruising with injections but I am so pleased !! I experienced no bruising!!” — Cheryl W. (July 9, 2020)
  • “Everyone was extremely professional and at the same time pleasant and if the treatment is successful it is a 20 on a 1-10 scale.” — Roger K. (July 9, 2020)
  • “Love the doctor!” — Isabella D. (June 23, 2020)
  • “I felt satisfied with the treatment and appreciate the courtesy of the staff.” — Niel S. (May 29, 2020)
  • “The staff is always so friendly and the doctor is extremely talented and efficient. It’s always a pleasant experience.” — Michael O. (May 19, 2020)
  • “ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!! I could not love Dr. Richards any more. That woman is a genius.” — Julianne M. (May 13, 2020)
  • “Westlake Dermatology is a very pleasant experience, nice Receptionist and a very cool Doctor Richards.” — Kristen T. (May 12, 2020)
  • “I love going to see my dermatologist. She is always so real and down to earth. My acne journey has been a breeze and so easy thanks to yall.” — Samantha V. (April 30, 2020)
  • “This was a Tele-health visit. It was very simple and enjoyable experience. Dr. Richards was fantastic!” — Rita J. (April 15, 2020)
  • “This is the first time I have ever done an appointment over the phone. Dr. Lindsey made me feel comfortable with the experience. She was very personable.” — Bruce A. (April 7, 2020)
  • “Dr. Richards is a gem!!!!” — Carolyn W. (March 10, 2020)
  • “Thank you for the outstanding service.” — John D. (February 29, 2020)
  • “Good experience. Knowledgeable doctor. I will go back again.” — Carolyn L. (February 24, 2020)
  • “Peace of mind to find a medical dermatologist after moving to our new home! Dr Richards and her staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Received so much information and everything was fully explained for today and moving forward!” — Clifton S. (February 7, 2020)
  • “My first appointment with Dr Richards was outstanding. She was very informed
    about EF/Morphea plus very professional/friendly.”
    — Kathleen L. (February 3, 2020)
  • “Honestly, I can’t think of anything that could’ve made the experience any more comfortable for me. The thought of someone cutting on my face, was tough for me. Everyone did everything they could to make it ok, and put my mind at ease.” — Brad D. (January 28, 2020)
  • “My visit was fantastic, I can’t say enough about how great I was treated by everyone that I made contact with. They made me feel as if they have known me for years.” — Fernando G. (December 13, 2019)
  • “Great experience with the front desk and I really like Dr. Richards!! Thanks guys” — Charlotte M. (December 4, 2019)
  • “Dr Richards is AWESOME !!!!!” — Barry W. (December 3, 2019)
  • “We love Dr. Richards.” — Gracie B. (November 14, 2019)
  • “My experience was very good and the team did a fantastic job.” — Christopher L. (November 5, 2019)
  • “Great visit! Dr. Lindsey Richards is excellent!!” — Sarah D. (October 3, 2019)