Peggy Chern, MD

Peggy ChernPeggy Chern, MD completed her Dermatology specialty training at the University of Iowa, where she served as Chief Resident in her last year. She grew up in southern California and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After earning a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, she received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Chern completed fellowship training in Mohs Surgery/Procedural Dermatology at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. She has a particular interest in skin cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, including Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous reconstruction. She has authored many book chapters and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals with a focus on skin cancer and skin-wound healing.

Dr. Chern practices dermatologic surgery and procedural dermatology, including Mohs surgery, laser, vein, and cosmetic procedures.  She is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Association.  Dr. Chern served as the President of the Austin Derm Society in 2016.

Dr. Chern sees patients at our Westlake locations.

Honors & Recognition

  • “Texas Super Doctor Rising Star” in Texas Monthly magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • “Texas Super Doctor” in Texas Monthly Magazine in 2018
  • “Top Doctor” in Austin Monthly Magazine in 2019

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Testimonials about Dr. Chern

  • “Dr. Peggy Chern very personable, knowledgeable, self assured in assessment, and made me feel comfortable throughout the experience. Technique precise and quick….appreciated…. She is one of the main reasons I choose Westlake Dermatology.” — Linda G. (November 12, 2018)
  • “It was exceptional. Short wait. Efficient. Addressed medical needs.” — Kenneth K. (October 19, 2018)
  • “Both Dr. Chern and her nurse were attentive to my concerns and were amazing in general when I was worried. They did a biopsy quickly and painlessly.” — Sumathi P. (June 23, 2018)
  • “All the people I came in contact with were terrific.” — Sarah T. (April 23, 2018)
  • “Dr. Chern was so friendly and welcomed me as a new patient. Very important on my first visit.” — Linda L. (February 28, 2018)
  • “Dr. Chern absolutely explains everything she is doing or all her thoughts when she is thinking about what action to take. She covers everthing from what meds I am taking to how to care after something is done. I have never had to figure anything out! Today I was trying to get on the portal, had to call the office, did not leave a message but I got a return call back! That is super customer service. The young lady that answered helped with my portal situation, she was very patient and friendly. Also, the nurse that walked me back to the room was very kind and sweet! I think that takes care of the last couple days! Great dermatologist office.” — Cheryl H. (February 21, 2018)
  • “Dr. Chern is great. Always on time, in and out and spends as much time with me as I need.” — Ford M. (November 8, 2017)
  • “I can’t think of anything to improve services. I love Dr. Chern. She is wonderful. Friendly staff, beautiful facility!” — Margie S. (October 28, 2017)
  • “Dr. Chern very personable and friendly. Puts patient at ease during surgery procedures, pre and post. Really enjoyed her treating me.” — Erwin S. (October 27, 2017)
  • “First class service from Dr. Chern. Spends the necessary time to ask questions and inspect my areas of concern and treats accordingly.” — Orville B. (October 8, 2017)
  • “I’m sure that there isn’t anything that could make my experiences at Westlake better. I absolutely love Dr. Chern and Cassie and would not even think of using anyone other than Dr. Chern. She knows my skin and I trust her advice and judgment 100%. I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Chern and Westlake Dermatology after we moved to Spicewood from Houston. Thank you very much!” — Dianne R. (September 9, 2017)
  • “Everything always goes smoothly and Dr. Chern is a doctor that I trust and enjoy seeing.” — Irene P. (August 11, 2017)
  • “Always very professional and polite. Excellent presentation and service.” — Jim S. (August 9, 2017)
  • “Peggy Chern rocks!” — David W. (August 5, 2017)
  • “Dr. Chern is fantastic. I would not make any changes.” — Barney S. (July 21, 2017)
  • “Everyone was super as usual. Very professional. Excellent care! Thank you!” — Linda T. (June 17, 2017)
  • “I did not have an appointment but was with my wife as she needed cancer removed from face. I accompanied her to the surgical suite and Dr Chern noticed a spot on my forehead. She pulled my chart and quietly said she would work me in somehow. She ask me to come back at 2 pm and did the biopsy in about 30 minutes. Very patient attentive.” — John F (June 12, 2017)
  • “Always on time and staff is very personable and professional.” — Ford M. (May 10, 2017)
  • “As always everything was great” — Aaron M. (May 4, 2017)
  • “Dr. Chern is one of the very best physicians I have ever seen. She is so knowledgeable and professional, but is warm and engaged and an overall first class human being. I have referred several friends to her.” — Pamela M. (April 19, 2017)
  • “Dr. Peggy Chern is awesome and always makes a bad experience of cutting on my basil cells on my face, a happy positive experience. She and the girls are a joy to be around!” — Linda K. (March 22, 2017)
  • “Dr. Chern and Rosie always take very good care of me. I have had several procedures and I am very happy with my care. I would not go anywhere else.” — Scott W. (March 2, 2017)
  • “I have been seeing Dr. Chern for years – she makes my yearly skin cancer checks easy and fast. She also provides me with helpful information regarding other issues.” — Sylvia Z. (February 24, 2017)
  • “Awesome! Love Dr. Chern and the entire staff is so helpful and friendly.” — Edwin P. (February 19, 2017)
  • “I had surgery scheduled with Dr. Chern. She and her medical assistant/nurse were very polite and professional. Of course, I was a little nervous when I arrived, they explained everything to me and by the time my surgery was complete and it was time to leave, I felt like family.” — Steve F. (February 15, 2017)
  • “Everyone was great and eased my mind about the upcoming procedure.” — Janet B. (February 11, 2017)
  • “Great interactions with Dr. Chern. All staff members very nice, and professional.” — Buddy M. (January 28, 2017)
  • “I’ve been a patient of Westlake Dermatology for some years now, first as a patient of Kyle Coleman, then Lela Lankerani, and most recently Peggy Chern. Without exception, in all of my visits to Westlake Derm, I have experienced the highest quality care, delivered by efficient, professional physicians and medical assistants and nurses. From a personal standpoint, I’ve witnessed a most pleasant demeanor and wonderful sense of humor from these medical providers that relieves any anxiety that i might have had. All of this was true, in spades, at my recent visit with Dr. Chern and nurses Rosie and Susie. Sorry for the length of this, but I was very impressed with my Mohs surgery experience.” — Wesley N. (January 26, 2017)
  • “Considering I had a carcinoma removed, everything was outstanding. The ladies at the front & side desk couldn’t have been more pleasant or accommodating as was Dr. Chern’s nurse/staff. Dr. Chern is one of those unique people that can make you feel at ease and comfortable in any situation. She is truly that rare diamond that you should celebrate whenever possible. She gets an A+ in manner AND surgical skills. Can’t ask for more!!!” — John C. (January 25, 2017)
  • “Everyone was very professional and courteous. Dr. Chern was fabulous and so was Rosie.” — Lowell H. (January 25, 2017)
  • “Very efficient and professional visit. I would not change a thing.” — William C. (January 20, 2017)
  • “Unfortunately, I live quite a distance from the office, but, it’s worth the trip.”  — Leaton C. (December 13, 2016)
  • “I would recommend Dr. Chern very highly. She is very knowledgeable and attentive, discusses your needs and follows up with excellent care.”  — Jacquelyn B. (December 8, 2016)
  • “Dr. Chern is genuinely friendly, caring and obviously knows what she’s doing.”  — Rhonda F. (December 2, 2016)
  • “I love Dr Chen! She is personable, very knowledgeable and empathetic.” — Rebecca K. (November 10, 2016)
  • “Absolutely LOVE Dr Chern and her wonderful medical assistant, Rosie! They are the epitome of professionalism yet very compassionate. They are efficient and honest and make you feel at ease! Cannot thank them enough!!!” — Lezlee V. (November 5, 2016)
  • “All was very exceptional!  Dr. Chern and staff were very professional!  I dislike having the pre-cancerous growths removed but they go overboard to make it as pleasant as possible :-)”  — Chuck N. (October 20, 2016)
  • “There is nothing that could make my visits better. Dr. Chern and her staff are always very attentive and answers any questions that I have. I just can’t imagine going to another dermatologist.”  — Dianne R. (October 7, 2016)
  • “Dr. Chern and staff are very professional and caring.”  — Linda T. (October 4, 2016)
  • “Dr. Chern takes the time to answer questions and makes you feel very comfortable.”  — Kelley K. (September 4, 2016)
  • “Felt completely at ease.  Dr. Peggy Chern is a very skilled Moh’s surgeon.  Her assistant Rosie was well trained and also very competent.”  — Sam W. (September 3, 2016)
  • “I have always had a great experience with Dr.Chern and her staff. Keep up the great work! “ — Alice G. (August 27, 2016)
  • “I am so impressed with Dr. Peggy Chern. She is an artist. I am referring my son to her and I know he will be in good hands.” — Debra M. (August 26, 2016)
  • “Excellent experience always with Dr Chern.” — Tom D. (August 25, 2016)
  • “They all make you feel like part of their family. It starts at the front desk all through the office. Thanks Dr. Peggy Chem.”  — Linda K. (July 23, 2016)
  • “Westlake Dermatology has exceeded my expectations in every way. The people are happy, pleasant, and do an excellent job.”  — Gayle S. (July 21, 2016)
  • “I’m 69 years old and Dr. Chern is without question the best surgeon I’ve ever seen. She is personable, friendly, and remembers every previous visit details. A two inch incision made to remove a cancerous lesion on my face is virtually invisible without magnification.”  — Rick B. (July 15, 2016)
  • “Dr. Chern is excellent! I couldn’t ask for better.” — Robert B. (July 8, 2016)
  • “I love Dr Churn. She’s very proficient, caring and excellent at what she does. I appreciate her a lot. I feel very comfortable at each appt.” — Deborah P. (June 22, 2016)
  • “My visit was a gold standard for how a patient should be treated by a health care professional and all support staff. I was made welcome, addressed by name, and seen ahead of schedule. My physician showed concern for long term follow up for my Mohs surgery and made recommendations regarding early treatment of an observed abnormality.” — Steve S. (June 17, 2016)
  • “Loved being asked if I would like a bottle of water!  I needed it. Forgot to bring a bottle with me. Too, I was able to buy a sunscreen that was the type my skin needs. Thank you.”  — Louise H. (May 27, 2016)
  • “Super Dermatology Care!”  — Linda T. (May 19, 2016)
  • “My wife and I absolutely love Dr. Chern. Our visits are akin to visiting a friend.”  — Donald P. (March 31, 2016)
  • “Super people…efficient, polite, great smiles”  — Bob L. (March 26, 2016)
  • “Nurse and doctor were fantastic! Was very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and felt well taken care of. Hope to not have to go again, but glad I have here to go to if I do.”  — Matt P. (March 24, 2016)
  • “We have such high esteem for Dr. Chern. Professional, intelligent, kind, wonderful….one of the top dermatologists in the country! We love her!”  — Katherine M. (February 24, 2016)
  • “The service and atmosphere are excellent, and the medical professionals are world class!”  — Sarah H. (February 18, 2016)
  • “We live in the Arboretum now but adore Dr. Chern and the fabulous staff at Westlake Dermatology. We will go nowhere else as we are in capable and kind hands.”  — Vivian H. (February 12, 2016)
  • “My appointment arrangements and my surgical procedure, in my opinion, set the gold standard for medical care. I was warmly greeted. The teamwork approach at Westlake Dermatology was exemplary. The Mohs surgery was efficient and effective. The office atmosphere is calming. I am pleased that my personal physician recommended Dr. Chern for my case.”  — Steve S. (January 21, 2016)
  • “The nurse/assistant was wonderful, very funny, had me in stitches, wait, maybe that’s the wrong phrase, had me laughing as we discussed soreness after lower-body workouts at the gym, plus she did a great job numbing me for biopsy. Never felt a thing. Dr. Chern is outstanding, highly intelligent, doesn’t talk down to you, warm and funny. ”  — Michael D. (January 6, 2016)
  • “Dr. Chern and Rosie are very professional and delightful representatives for your organization.”  — Douglas S. (December 31, 2015)
  • “The entire experience exceeds expectations.  Very professional and friendly organization.  I feel like a well cared for family member!!  Thank you all soooo much:)”  — Deborah P. (December 24, 2015)
  • “Dr. Chern & Dr. Hanft are excellent. They are giving me the best treatment I’ve ever gotten and I am 72 years old.”  — Dan D. (November 17, 2015)
  • “Everyone is great at Westlake Dermatology. The care they give is excellent. (retired RN)”  — Linda T. (November 14, 2015)
  • “Professional, skilled, efficient, and friendly are the first adjectives that come to mind. I could not be more impressed with entire experience at Westlake Dermatology.”  — Neal L. (November 4, 2015)
  • “Love it here!”  — Courtney M. (October 17, 2015)
  • “My appointment went great. I left a satisfied customer.”  — Chad J. (October 7, 2015)
  • “Great experience all around. Very satisfied! Thank-you!”  — Alan H. (October 3, 2015)
  • “My entire family comes to Westlake Dermatology and all throughout the organization the service is exemplary. Dr. Chern is our primary Physician and WE ALL LOVE HER! Dr. Chern is warm, gracious and an excellent doctor. Her supporting staff is the same. Shout-out goes to Erma as well on my occasional facials.”  — Michelle R. (September 25, 2015)
  • “Very professional service and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Chern was great.”  — Susan M. (September 25, 2015)
  • “I thought everyone from entrance to procedure to departure was most gracious, professional and welcoming. Dr. Chern and her staff kept me informed of what was to be done and answered any questions I had since I have an implanted ILR and am on a blood thinner.”  — Thomas T. (August 23, 2015)
  • “Dr. Chern always takes the time to address all of my concerns. I was seen right away and on time. And thank you for the sparkling water.”  — John P. (August 20, 2015)
  • “THE most important factor is the Doctor. I cannot say enough good things about Peggy Chern. She is competent , bright, caring …. Qualities of an outstanding doctor!”  — Katherine M. (July 29, 2015)
  • “Couldn’t be more enjoyable. Pleasant, beautiful surroundings, superb medical care!”  — Linda T. (July 15, 2015)
  • “You guys are all so pleasant and welcoming, and there is never a long wait. Dr. Chern is wonderful, warm, friendly, patient, informative and professional, all in one!”  — Pamela M. (July 13, 2015)
  • “Everything great. Impeccably clean.”  — Kathleen C. (June 19, 2015)
  • “I was overwhelmed with everything about my visit. Fantastic!”  — Janice R. (June 5, 2015)
  • “Your office staff is amazing. I wish my family physician’s staff were half as good! Dr. Chern removed a malignancy along with a silver dollar sized piece of my left cheek. The 2 inch hairline scar can’t be seen from 2 ft away. Fantastic surgeon!”  — Rick B. (June 5, 2015)
  • “I have recommended the clinic to several friends and relatives and at least two have changed from their previous doctor to your Westlake clinic. I have been so impressed by Dr. Chern… very professional but friendly and just super all around. I feel I am in good hands regarding my dermatological health with her and your group.”  — Don D. (May 15, 2015)
  • “Great visit. Had a spot and Dr. Chern did biopsy right then. Everyone very nice and professional.”  — Janet M. (May 15, 2015)
  • “I was treated with the utmost respect and all my questions and concerns were answered.”  — Karen W. (May 14, 2015)
  • “I was very timid about visiting a dermatologist. All of my assumptions were false. It was one of the best doctors visit of my life. Everyone was so kind, happy and simply amazing. I can’t wait to go back!”  — Alex M. (May 13, 2015)
  • “Dr. Chern is great – good bedside manner, explained things thoroughly and ensured my understanding.”  — Aaron M. (April 24, 2015)
  • “I am impressed with this organization.”  — William G. (March 19, 2015)
  • “Very happy with the quality of care.”  — Phyllis H. (March 18, 2015)
  • “Dr. Chern and staff are fabulous. Dr. Chern is very caring, sensitive, and thoughtful. I feel fortunate to be her patient and appreciate the effort of everyone to make my visit a positive experience. Thank you Dr. Chern.”  — Dianne R. (March 6, 2015)
  • “Everything is wonderful, especially Dr. Chern.”  — Stan S. (February 26, 2015)
  • “Everything was very enjoyable from start to finish.”  — Julie H. (February 8, 2015)
  • “We love everything about Westlake Dermatology, especially our wonderful Dr. Chern who performed the Mohs procedure on my nose back in September to perfection – would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doctor who is not only highly skilled but also very caring and friendly.”  — Charles V. (February 7, 2015)
  • “The entire experience of my visit was fabulous.”  — Lucienne W. (February 6, 2015)
  • “Great work. Always very friendly staff. Very professional. Keep up the great work.”  — Buddy M. (January 31, 2015)
  • “As always your office staff was very friendly and efficient.  The same is true for every WD medical assistant, nurse and doctor I’ve seen over the years.  Everything about the procedure was clearly explained, first when the appointment was scheduled, then by the medical assistant and the doctor.  The doctor was on schedule, both very professional and personable, and the after-treatment care was also clearly explained. I always feel comfortable and well-cared for at your office.”  — Joan H. (January 28, 2015)
  • “Dr. Chern does a great job of listening to our questions.  She is very thorough.”  — David C. (December 24, 2014)
  • “I always have a great experience when I come to Westlake Dermatology! Dr. Chern is so personable and really works with you on what fits best with your face, schedule and budget. Her assistant, Rosie, is amazing too. I really enjoyed coming in and definitely left with a smile knowing my skin has the best care!”  — Farris F. (December 3, 2014)
  • “This was the most friendly, most professional, most caring, medical/surgical experience that I’ve ever experienced.”  — Will L. (October 22, 2014)
  • “My visit was exceptional…the nurse assistant was excellent..she was friendly, supportive, well informed on the procedure and process, very kind. Dr Chern was very professional and put me at ease. She was fast, told me everything I wanted to know and exceptionally kind and reassuring. This was a surgical visit (removed basal cell carcinoma) that can be a little nerve rattling  but was a snap because of the care I received.”  — Greg L. (October 14, 2014)
  • “The team is considerate, professional and knowledgeable. The facility is bright, clean and organized. The wait time is minimal.”  — John M. (September 19, 2014)
  • “Dr. Chern is just wonderful; so friendly and always wanting to make things easy and efficient. This is a great practice!”  — Ann B. (September 8, 2014)
  • “Very professional staff, friendly and knowledgeable.I felt that the focus was on patient comfort, patient care and quality medical treatment.”  — Frank B. (August 27, 2014)
  • “I always enjoy coming here. Everyone is very friendly, and Dr. Chern is warm and gracious.”  — Mary P. (August 1, 2014)
  • “The folks at Westlake are great and my doctor is very nice and funny. Made me very relaxed, as I was nervous about the visit.”  — Marlin G. (June 26, 2014)
  • “Consistently excellent service and Dr. Chern is top notch!”  — Jan C. (May 10, 2014)
  • “Dr. Chern is superb! Thorough, clear…. Excellent dermatologist!”  — Kitty M. (April 3, 2014)
  • “Love Dr. Chern.  She is so easy to talk with and makes me feel very well taken care of.”  — Robb S. (March 28, 2014)
  • “Very kind and professional folks. Dr. Chern takes as much time as necessary to be sure I understand. I really appreciate her professionalism.”  — Matthew M. (March 21, 2014)
  • “Dr. Chern is wonderful.  Very professional and kind and does a beautiful job.  I appreciate her and will definitely be back.  Thank you.”  — Audrey W. (February 25, 2014)
  • “Due to my sister’s brain demylinating, she can only make noises as her form of communication since the speech center in her brain has already begun to deteriorate (and she can get loud at times) – we truly appreciated the staff being accepting of my sister and her differences. The treatment we received plus their compassion and understanding really put me at ease. I will definitely tell everyone I know how wonderful Dr. Chern and the staff were at Westlake Dermatology. I can’t thank you enough!”  — Cynthia V. (January 29, 2014)
  • “Dr. Chern and her assistant were wonderful and made me feel completely comfortable. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”  — Tracy L. (January 21, 2014)
  • “Dr. Chern is a pleasure to be around and talk to. She makes you feel very comfortable in uncomfortable situations. She pays attention to detail,never hurries me out and answers all my very intelligent questions with patience and the understanding that I probably won’t understand her answer anyway. (A rare quality in Doctors) You got a good one hang on to her.”  — Brad B. (October 3, 2013)
  • “Great staff and love Dr. Chern – not only is she very personable, she’s also very funny. She also gets to know you as a person, not just a patient.”  — Mary Alice K. (September 25, 2013)
  • “Dr. Chern and her staff have been so wonderful to me and treated me not only with the best health care possible, but also with graciousness and sincere care during all my biopsies.  I am so thankful for Dr. Chern’s thorough exams and skillful hands.  I trust her completely which makes for a very relaxed feeling in the face of possible skin cancer.”  — Alison J. (September 20, 2013)
  • “I have lived in several states and had numerous skin cancer procedures. Dr. Chern, her assistants, and your entire staff at Westlake have been so kind. I am always treated courteously and quickly. Dr. Chern is delightful, talented, and professional. I am so lucky to have found her. Many thanks to each of you for making your office such an efficient and beautiful organization.”  — Sandra B. (September 13, 2013)
  • “Dr. Chern was extremely nice and knowledgeable.  And her medical assistant [Jessica], was also very nice and comforting in my nervous state.  I would most definitely recommended Dr. Chern.”  — Tres D. (August 30, 2013)
  • “Just keep up what you’re doing! Every visit is always excellently handled.”  — Patrick C. (June 20, 2013)
  • “Very welcoming. Dr. Chern is friendly and so easy to talk to! So knowledgeable and never rushed.”  — Erin D. (May 23, 2013)
  • “Dr. Chern and her assistant, Celia, were wonderful!  I had a procedure that I had dreaded for months, but in their wonderful hands it was quick and painless.  I’ve been a patient of Dr. Chern’s for several years and would recommend her highly!”  — Margie S. (May 10, 2013)
  • “Everyone was very nice & friendly. Love Dr. Chern & her asst. Jessica. They were both so sweet. Told me everything they were going to do, which helped me relax. A big thank you to Kristen for being there for me and for taking such good care of me after. Wouldn’t change a thing!!! :-)”  — Dean R. (April 6, 2013)
  • “Dr. Chern did a great job with my nose surgery.  She did an excellent job during surgery letting know what she was doing, and making sure I was comfortable.  At 91 years old, I’d like to say I would highly recommend Dr. Chern and Westlake Dermatology.”  — Patricia J. (April 6, 2013)
  • “My visits so far have been more than enjoyable–they are quite a treat. The location is great and really ideally located for me. I am only a little over a mile from my home!!!”  — Lala N. (March 8, 2013)
  • “I have nothing but praise for the Dermatology Clinic and Dr. Chern and her assistant.  They were extremely professional and made me comfortable for my procedure. I originally went to the Westlake Dermatology Clinic in Marble Falls and they referred me to the main Clinic.  They, too, were top-notch professionals.”  — Lois S. (February 8, 2013)
  • “I was completely satisfied.”  — Sandra K. (February 7, 2013)
  • “I was really scared prior to the Moh’s surgery, but after talking with Dr. Peggy Chern my fears were gone.  She and the staff at North Austin are all so pleasant, reassuring and caring.  If there is a need in the future, Westlake Dermatology will be my obvious choice!”  — Ann P. (January 31, 2013)
  • “Beautiful clean relaxing environment. Friendly attentive staff. Dr chern was professional friendly and thorough. Asked questions and listened. Allowed me to talk and ask my own questions. I felt comfortable and taken care of. Won’t hesitate to recommend Westlake Dermatology and Dr. Chern.”  — Maribeth W. (January 26, 2013)
  • “Dr. Chern and the whole staff are wonderful!”  — Jason L. (January 23, 2013)
  • “This beautiful location is enjoyable and peaceful.  Dr. Chern and her staff are friendly and very efficient.  They are always a delightful respectful group. They make the surgery, if necessary, a painless moment.  I find them to be honest in their dealings with my husband and me.”  — Nelda M. (January 3, 2013)
  • “The staff are very friendly and professional.  I just love Dr. Chern, she is awesome!”  — Cathy D. (December 1, 2012)
  • “The Westake Office I visited has a most professional medical and support staff. As a new patient I leave with the highest confidence that testing has been thorough and the intervention has been successful.”  — William F. (October 8, 2012)
  • “I can’t think of anything better.  I am so pleased with my new doctor.  She gave me hope when my previous doctor gave me nothing but disappointment; I have a skin disorder that I thought had no remedy, but with Dr. Chern’s care, I noticed an improvement almost immediately.”  — Diana A. (September 20, 2012)
  • “While having skin cancer surgery is not a pleasant experience, your staff immediately made me feel at ease and comfortable.  I would highly recommend Dr. Chern and her medical assistant/nurse for their expertise in treating my condition.”  — Barbara P. (September 20, 2012)
  • “Very friendly and laid back, something I like very much. Dr. Chern was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for treating me.”  — Thomas B. (September 6, 2012)
  • “Dr P. Chern is a wonderful dr. Very cool…..”  — Chester M. (August 30, 2012)
  • “Beautiful space, friendly staff, Dr. Chern down to earth, nice person as well as being super professional and competent–you have it all! :)”  — Pamela M. (August 5, 2012)
  • “I was concerned about what I thought was a basil cell (have had quite a few in my life so I often recognize them). It seemed to be growing faster than usual and was on a scar from a squamous cell removal, but when I called my dermatologist [other practice] and told the assistant about what was going on, he said that the doctor couldn’t see me for another 5 months and didn’t have a waiting list.  Having had a wonderful experience with Westlake’s Dr. Craven and his plastic surgery team, I asked for an appointment with one of Westlake’s dermatologists, Dr. Chern.  At first I was told that it would be 3 weeks before she could see me, but when I told her assistant that the growth was on a former removal site, Dr. Chern told her that she could see me the next day!  I am so grateful that my need was recognized and responded to so quickly. Once again, I feel that Westlake Dermatology has given me superb service that’s caring and respectful.  Please accept my appreciation”  — Sharon B. (July 21, 2012)
  • “Dr. Chern was fantastic!  She was friendly and upbeat.  She made me feel very comfortable.  The procedure was painless and the office and nursing staff were efficient and pleasant.  This was my first time to meet Dr. Chern and I would definitely go back to see her again if I needed further treatment.  I have never been a ‘fan’ of going to a dermatologist (since I am a sun worshipper ) but Dr. Chern did not make any judgements or comments about my dark skin color (from too much sun) and she only addressed the issue for which I made the appointment.”  — Mari L. (July 19, 2012)
  • “Dr. Chern, Genie, and Jessica are top notch and took excellent care of me.”  — Lee D. (June 29, 2012)
  • “Friendly folks!    Really listen to your concerns.   Had a number of skin cancers when I first started going to Dr Chern but she has them under control now.  Thanks!”  — Fred H. (June 21, 2012)
  • “I am 24 and struggle with female hairless and have been battling it since I was 16. I’ve been to several dermatologists in the past, but Dr. Chern is the first one who has treated me with nothing but respect and has acknowledged all my worries, symptoms and theories, and given me something tangible to work with. It’s great to finally feel understood and like I’m working towards a solution.”  — Katie C.
  • “Nothing could be better. I was very pleased with Dr. Chern and her staff.”  — David L.
  • “Everything was great.  Dr. Chern was very thorough and friendly.  She has a great bedside manner.  We loved her and the staff is also great!  Very friendly! Wonderful experience!” — Carol A.
  • “Dr. Chern and her [assistant], Jeannie, were incredibly gracious & comforting in a difficult procedure.  I wasn’t sure what to expect during my first MOHs experience and my experience was excellent.  Their professionalism and personal touch is commendable.  Thank you!” — Helen B.
  • “Dr. Chern and her assistants went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and not in any pain.  They made sure I knew exactly what was going to take place and how it was going to feel.  I was scared  and nervous because they were removing cancerous growth on my nose, but they did everything right in reassuring me — even made coffee for me and offered snacks!” — Jean T.
  • “Peggy Chern and her assistant are the best I have ever experienced!” — Mike W.
  • “Love Dr. Chern!   She makes you feel important and cared for.   She’s also very cognizant of your time and makes sure it is not wasted.   I don’t remember her nurses name but she’s also very friendly and helpful.   Thanks Westlake!” — Rhonda F.
  • “All was good. Doctor and nurse were wonderful and made a surgical experience positive and as comfortable as possible.” — Ron P.
  • “Dr. Chern was amazing. I felt totally comfortable and in good hands!!” — Sandy S.
  • “Very professional and informative.”  — Leanne J.
  • “Peggy Chern has removed multiple lipomas for me and has always been professional and caring.  The staff is also exceptional, and I would not hesitate to recommend Westlake Dermatology to others.”  — Brandon T.
  • “Very accommodating and great patient care.  Very pleased with the surgery and post surgery results.”  — Bill M.
  • “Everyone that I came in contact with at Westlake Dermatology was so welcoming and kind.  My medical assistant was the sweetest medical assistant I think I’ve ever come in contact with!  Keep up the fantastic patient care, y’all rock!”  — Robbie W.
  • “Dr. Chern is amazingly caring and considerate. I appreciate her efforts to understand how my procedure affected me.”  — Anne R.