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North County Dermatology Center

Welcome to Our Practice!

At North County Dermatology Center, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. We are a veteran owned business and proudly accept Veterans Choice. 

We also accept most PPO insurance plans.

Quality Care

When you have skin problems, you need to turn to a dermatologist who listens and responds ... an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs ... a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our staff meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Informed Patients

North County Dermatology Center believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with dermatology and diagnoses and treatments for skin problems. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your dermatological needs and care.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting

The best care in the world doesn't mean anything if you can't access it. At North County Dermatology Center, we strive to make our Encinitas office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about North County Dermatology Center's office, including our Encinitas location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling.

We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    David Thomas

    Dr. Thomas is a board certified dermatologist practicing in North County for over 21 years. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Thomas graduated from The University of California, Berkeley in 1978.

  • Dr.
    Margaret Hobson Dupree

    Dr. Hobson Dupree received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and joined the US Navy the following year.  

  • Dr.
    William M. Burrows

    Dr. Burrows graduated from University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1967 and has been in practice for 50 years. He completed a residency at United States Naval Medical Center.

  • Dr.
    Erin Storie

    Dr. Storie attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated among the top of her class in 2009. 


  • "I just discovered this practice and had my first appointment last week. It's great! I was able to get an appointment within a reasonable amount of time, the office is clean and modern, the staff was very friendly and efficient, and most importantly, I really liked the doctor. Highly recommend!"
    Taedra K.
  • "The pleasant greeting came before the entrance door closed! Cheerful and helpful staff eager to make comfortable. Dr. Thomas is a gentle and wonderful doctor...easy to talk to and easy to understand. MY wife and I are extremely pleased every time we pay a visit. A procedure had to be performed; the doctor came in ON HIS DAY OFF due to the seriousness and he arranged staffing. He is my hero. THANKS TO YOU ALL!"
    Alan Z.
  • "As a first time client, everything was great! Dr. Thomas was friendly, professional and put me at ease. The appointment was quick, but not rushed. Even the front office was great - efficient and courteous!"
    Marci K.
  • "Great dermatology clinic. The doctors really listen to your needs. The staff is very helpful and very nice! The office is so clean and neat. I love coming here."
    Felicity C.
  • "Super professional, from the reception to the docs themselves. All star experience here. The office is immaculate, and smells crisp and clean."
    Jules F.
  • "The office is very modern and organized. The staff is efficient and friendly. I waited only about 10 mins for my appointment to begin, and Dr Dupree and her assistant, Shannon, were kind, thorough and willing to discuss my concerns with open minds. I highly recommend this practice. Thank you"
    Robert M.

Featured Articles

  • Eczema (Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a general term used to describe an inflammation of the skin. In fact, eczema is a series of chronic skin conditions that produce itchy rashes; scaly, dry and leathery areas; skin redness; or inflammation around blisters. It can be located anywhere on the body, but most frequently appears in ...

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  • Skin Cancers

    Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of ...

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  • Warts

    Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human ...

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  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo refers to the development of white patches anywhere on the skin. With this condition, pigment-forming cells (known as melanocytes) are destroyed by the immune system causing the loss of pigmentation in the skin. Vitiligo usually develops between the ages of 10 and 40. It affects both men and ...

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  • Wrinkles

    Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to ...

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  • Sun Safety

    Because of the ultraviolet radiation it emits, the sun is inherently dangerous to human skin. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology stipulates that there is no safe way to tan. Tanning is the skin's natural response to damage from the sun. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency proclaims ...

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  • Tattoos

    A tattoo is created by injecting ink into the dermis (the second layer of skin) to incorporate a form of skin decoration. Tattooing is practiced worldwide and has often been a part of cultural or religious rituals. In Western societies today, tattooing has re-emerged as a popular form of self-decoration. Technically, ...

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  • Tanning Beds/Tanning Booths

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds, tanning booths and sun lamps are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances). Exposure to UV radiation during indoor tanning has been proven to increase ...

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  • Rashes

    "Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines ...

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  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the varicella zoster virus. It usually appears as a band or strip of blisters on one side of the body that goes from the spine around the front to the breastbone. However, shingles can also appear on the neck, nose and forehead. Shingles derives from the same ...

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