Charles William Chia, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Hello, and welcome to my Web page. My name is Charlie and it is a privilege to introduce myself to you. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
Originally from the San Gabriel Valley, I attended medical school back east at Dartmouth College and Brown University. After spending some time training in New York City, I completed my dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. My wife, three kids, and I eventually ended up back in Southern California where I have been practicing dermatology at Kaiser Permanente for five years.
About my practice
As a physician I have the opportunity to connect and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding to what patients need. It is a privilege to help patients understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care.
How I thrive
To be honest, finding time for myself can be challenging. With three small children, it is thrive or perish! I fill my days with family activities from school projects to sports to lots of trips to libraries and museums.