Dr. Robert E. Beer, MD
I am a skin cancer specialist and a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon. I started Balfour Dermatology in 1999 to bring quality medical care to East Contra Costa County. My vision incorporates my philosophy of providing compassionate care though academic excellence and advanced diagnosis. I bring my passion, experience, and mastery of leading edge technologies to serve the skin care needs of local residents. I continue to forge ahead in mastering new technologies and procedures as they become available.
I completed my dermatology residency at Columbia in New York City. Preceding that, my medical education began at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. I trained in Mohs and Laser surgery for an additional three years in Kansas City, Missouri. I spent one year studying Pathology at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland and I finished my education in Palm Springs in Cosmetic Dermatology. I enjoy paying it forward by sharing this knowledge with the next generation of dermatology experts.
I am a Fellow and Associate of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and am board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. I’m proud to be Chairman of Dermatology at Walnut Creek’s John Muir Medical Center, a position I was nominated by East County fellow dermatologists. I am a member of the medical staff of Antioch’s Sutter Delta Medical Center and John Muir Hospital.
My practice today has morphed into a world class Mohs Surgery Center. My fellow dermatologists regularly refer patients to me knowing that my work with skin cancer and artistic ways to finish a surgery will heal with the best cosmetic outcome. While I am proud of my medical contributions I am also proud to offer the best Cosmetic treatments available in the Industry. We don’t follow the latest “fads”, but rather use our knowledge and experience to give our patients the best outcome. This philosophy has led Balfour Dermatology to be ranked as top 150 in the Nation by Allergan, the makers of Injectable’s such as Botox and Juvederm Fillers.
I try to maintain an active lifestyle so I like to go sailing on the Bay during summer months, skiing in Tahoe during the winter, and enjoy hiking and biking at such places as Brentwood’s Round Valley during pleasant days at any time of the year.