Dr. Bita Bagheri – Orange County Dermatologist

There’s a funny thing in life called fate. I met Bita during our college days at Penn. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I lived in a house with 4 other women in West Philly, Bita being one of them.

Bita is an enigma. Photographic memory. Terrible driver. Very much like my mom in that regard. 🙂

Anyway, she always wanted to be a dermatologist. While she was born in Chicago, she was raised abroad. She and her family moved back to the US when she was a freshman in high school. Imagine that! She had to learn a new language, definitely had no idea what American teen life was like during the big-hair-scrunchie-wearing, Madonna era, and was thrust into high school.

And guess what? She didn’t give up. She worked hard. And she thrived.

So much so, that just 4 years later, she found herself at the University of Pennsylvania studying pre-med. As she navigated her way through Penn, we somehow stumbled upon each other and became fast friends.

Yup, that’s me with a homemade scrunchie! 3 for $10!! lol Circa: early 90s

She’d crack us all up with her incredible medical knowledge…always using the Latin for every body part and medical term. Never did she do this to be funny. She just learned the information and it’s stored in her brain that way.

Our paths have weaved in and out, but always in similar cities. A few years after college, I went back to Penn for my MBA, where Bita was in medical school. We became roommates again during that era…until she met her husband. And it was like a Grey’s Anatomy scene. The elevator doors opened, she walked in, and there he was. Hello McDreamy!

After that, we both ended up in NYC, where I worked on building websites for NBC and she was doing her residency at Columbia. No big deal…just chief resident at an Ivy League teaching medical school. She worked on Park Ave. after that as a board certified dermatologist and developed a reputation for being the kind, thorough doctor who really knew her medical dermatology. In a fortuitous turn of events, she was recruited to practice on the west coast…in the town where my new husband and I had moved.

So here we are…both in Orange County. Sunny southern California, where my skin has taken its abuse during my entire childhood and early twenties playing beach volleyball and traipsing around on roller blades. Casual.

Through the years, Dr. Bagheri has taken so many calls from our immediate and extended family – pre skin cancer, burns, weird and serious injuries, rashes and conditions only seen in preschools. You know, life stuff.

Never in a million years would I have known that having a trusted dermatologist in my inner circle would be so important…especially with kids. The amount of time our kids spend outside makes it extra important to start skin checks at a very young age. Between swim team, baseball, soccer, the beach, golf, and just playing outside at school, they get a lot of sun exposure.

And while she’s going to kill me for posting this (shhhh, don’t tell her!), I’m thrilled that Dr. Bita Bagheri has finally hung her own dermatology shingle (wow, that was BAD!) in Newport Beach. If you’re seeking a top dermatologist in Orange County with deep knowledge and experience in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, I encourage you to call Dr. Bagheri.

Dr. Bita Bagheri

Dr. Bita Bagheri (949) 236-7900 520 Superior Ave. Suite 335 Newport Beach, CA 92663

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