David Lortscher, MD, Dermatology, San Diego, CA


Dermatology San Diego, CA

Acne & Rosacea

CEO at Curology

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  • David Lortscher, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and the CEO of Curology, a teledermatology practice providing virtual consultations and custom prescription care for acne and anti-aging.

    While working at a small dermatology practice in New Mexico in 2013, Dr. Lortscher was frustrated by how difficult and costly it was for his patients to access effective acne care. Over the counter acne treatment often delivered disappointing results and required painstaking trial and error with different products and multi-step systems. Prescription treatment was effective but often prohibitively expensive or inconvenient—involving in-person visits, dermatologist fees, and the often astronomical markup that pharmaceutical companies often charge at the pharmacy.

    In 2014, Dr. Lortscher co-founded Curology alongside his mother, Dr. Nancy Satur, to bring affordable dermatological care online. Curology patients provide their detailed medical history with high-resolution photographs, and receive a teledermatology consultation and customized treatment plan. Treatment includes an individualized topical acne or anti-aging prescription shipped to the patient's door. Today, Curology’s team of dermatologists and nurse practitioners treat tens of thousands of patients across 37 states for acne and anti-aging concerns.

    In addition to seeing patients at Curology, Dr. Lortscher volunteers as a remote dermatology consultant for rural healthcare clinics in Arizona and New Mexico that lack specialty medical care.

Education & Training

  • University of California San DiegoUniversity of California San DiegoResidency
  • Scripps Mercy HospitalScripps Mercy HospitalInternship
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. LouisWashington University School of Medicine in St. LouisMedicalSchool

Certifications & Licensure

  • MS State Medical LicenseMS State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • WV State Medical LicenseWV State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • NE State Medical LicenseNE State Medical License 2019 - 2020
  • MD State Medical LicenseMD State Medical License 2019 - 2020
  • CT State Medical LicenseCT State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • NH State Medical LicenseNH State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • MT State Medical LicenseMT State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EMA EMR, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., 2013

Publications & Presentations

Press Mentions

  • These Are the Best Shaving Creams for Sensitive Skin, According to ExpertsApril 30, 2020
  • K-beauty Brand Purito Makes a $15 Sunscreen That Also Acts as a Lightweight Moisturizer, and It's Fragrance-Free for Sensitive SkinFebruary 04, 2020
  • 10 of the Best Acne Spot Treatments Dermatologists Swear by for Pesky BreakoutsJanuary 16, 2020
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