The Doctors


Dr. Howard Milstein

Dr. Milstein is a Board Certified Dermatologist. He is the founder of La Jolla Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center. His patients come from all over the world to seek his expertise. He is known for and specializes in difficult second opinions in making a diagnosis and organized treatment plans.

Howard G. Milstein, M.D. also specializes in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. He is a leader in developing techniques for the use of Lasers in the treatment of the skin and sun aging. Dr. Milstein has also developed a skin care plan to use Retina-A cream special moisturizers and antioxidants to slow aging of the skin and prevent skin cancers.

He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of California, San Diego and teaches medical students and dermatology residents. Dr. Milstein is a third generation medical care giver from St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Medical School, he was a dermatology fellow at Stanford University, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, a Research Fellow at the Scripps Clinic, La Jolla,California, and completed his Dermatology residency at UCSD in San Diego.

He is a life member of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a member of the San Diego Dermatology Society, the San Diego Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.


Dr. Rachel Milstein Goldenhar

Dr. Goldenhar is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience. She graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Southern California and obtained her Masters and Doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. In addition to her 6 years of graduate studies, she completed 3000 hours of pre and post-doctoral psychology training hours. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice.

Dr. Goldenhar has expertise in providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. She regularly appears on Fox5 San Diego to discuss issues related to parenting. Dr. Goldenhar’s therapeutic style utilizes a caring, humanistic, positive approach. She assists with research-based coping skills and problem-solving techniques to maximize your strengths and help you move forward in a safe and accepting environment.

Dr. Goldenhar’s specialties include:

  • Coping with Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress related to marriage, family, and parenting
  • Coping with Illness
  • Helping patients navigate and manage their health care
  • Parenting
  • Helping teens manage stress
  • Achieving work / life balance
  • Coping with life transitions
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Building self-esteem
  • Strengthening relationships
  • Coping with women’s health issues
  • Coping with skin related disorders (i.e. eczema, psoriasis, itching)

Women’s reproductive health including:

  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Perinatal (while pregnant or postpartum) mood disorders such as post-partum depression and anxiety
  • Menopausal adjustment and transition