Kristen A. Stephen, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.8 /5
322 reviews
vitals
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dry thorough. Extremely friendly, easy to talk to
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Stephen is very good. She listens to any concerns you may have and talks to a patient so they can understand. Highly recommended.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent service. Thorough exam. No wait time! Very efficient!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Stephen is very professional and thorough, she has found and removed several potentially cancerous moles and may have saved my life, I am grateful to have her as my dermatologist
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Stephen is very thorough and continuously communicates with her patients during the exam. I have total confidence in her capabilities and recommendations!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very kind and thoughtful staff. I went for a full screen and the staff made it very easy to not feel weird about it. Dr. Stephens made the scan quick and there was no weird feelings about being undressed. It was very modest and attuned to the patient. It helped you not feel so weird about being naked. It was also done in parts so you were never fully exposed. Already have my app for a treat from now.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
In my first visit with her, in late April, 2022, I found Dr. Stephen to be very impressive. First off, she graciously agreed to my request that she perform a full body scan for skin cancers (none found) even though the purpose of my visit was to seek treatment for rosacea. Second, Dr. Stephen knowledgeably and patiently answered all of my questions about the suspected cause of my condition, common aggravating factors and the purpose and modes of action of the drugs she prescribed as treatment. I am not the only patient who has ever encountered doctors who seem to have not even 30 seconds to listen to and answer my questions. Or the doctor who sits with his back to me, facing a computer screen and tapping the keyboard to enter data in forms required by the hospital system that owns the doctor's practice. Dr. Stephen's attentive, responsive manner is refreshing and inspires my confidence. Third, having been treated unsuccessfully by other dermatologists for rosacea over recent years I have seen the breath-taking rise in the price of the drugs commonly prescribed for rosacea. To her great credit, Dr. Stephen compounds in her clinic four active ingredients in a fully FDA-approved, customized formulation of face cream for this disorder. I paid about $45 at her check-out window for a three-month supply. Not long ago CVS quoted nearly $400 for a comparable supply of just two of the four active ingredients in her formulation. Bravo, Dr. Stephen. Fourth, every one of Dr. Stephen's office and clinical staff members whom I encountered were noticeably pleasant and seemed to be thoroughly competent, a welcome contrast to some medical receptionists I've met who demonstrate the bedside manner of a gum-chewing, patronage-hire clerk in Pittsburgh Traffic Court. It is no wonder that Dr. Kristen Stephen has a full calendar. She is worth the wait for a first appointment.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I was very happy with Dr Stephen and the front desk and staff. Dr Stephen took her time and was very thorough. Made a appointment for next year. I would absolutely recommend this office .
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very thorough and has great personality. Would recommend her to anyone needing a dermatologist.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent care by Dr Stephen . From the moment I walked into the office till the time I left I was treated with respect and I truly felt that the office staff as well as Dr Stephen cared. I was given all the time I needed to convey to Dr.Stephen all my concerns. You don't see this in today's medical care. Everything is in and out fast as you can and pay your co-pay when you leave.
Education

Undergraduate Degree:
Juniata College

Medical School:
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Residency:
Cleveland Clinic, Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
UPMC Passavant
Certificates
The American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology
Allegheny County Medical Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society