Dr. Barry Stuart Handler MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Barry Handler is a plastic surgeon in San Diego, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Alvarado Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Handler accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 6 doctors at Alvarado Hospital and one of 4 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center who specialize in Plastic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: Aesthetic/Cosmetic

Clinical Interests: Cosmetic surgery, Cosmetic medicine, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

St Louis University School of Medicine
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 1997

St Louis University School of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery Preliminary Year, 1989 - 1990

Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Class of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

MA State Medical License
Active through 2014

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Geographic variation in posttreatment surveillance intensity for patients with cutaneous melanoma.
Margenthaler, J.A., Meier, J.D., Virgo, K.S., Johnson, D.Y., Goshima, K., Chan, D., Handler, B.S., Johnson, F.E.

Evaluation of patients with clinically suspected melanoma recurrence: current practice patterns of plastic surgeons.
Margenthaler, J. A., Johnson, D. Y., Virgo, K. S., Fosko, S. W., Chan, D., Goshima, K., Handler, B. S., Johnson, F. E.

How surgeon age affects post-treatment surveillance strategies for melanoma patients.
Margenthaler, J. A., Virgo, K. S., Johnson, D. Y., Sugarbaker, E. M., Handler, B. S., Johnson, F. E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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