Gerald N. Bock, MD
Dr. Bock's Training
Dr. Bock attended University of Rochester School of Medicine, graduating with honors. He then earned a fellowship from the National Institute of Health. He then went on to study at the University of Colorado, where he was trained in pediatric allergy and dermatology. He has earned board certification from the American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is also certified by the Boards of Dermatology and Pathology in Dermatopathology. He has earned the coveted designation of fellowship from the American Academy of Dermatology, and he is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery as well as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Bock's Professional Positions
Dr. Bock is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology, and a former president of the San Joaquin County Medical Society and the Sacramento Valley Dermatologic Society. He has shared his extensive professional knowledge as a faculty member of the University of California at San Francisco Medical School and Stanford University Medical School. He is a highly sought-after speaker, who has given lectures at the meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology. For many years, he was the director of the Winter Meeting of the Sacramento Valley Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Bock's Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Experience
Dr. Bock has been a pioneer of cosmetic advances in the Central Valley for nearly two decades. He was the first doctor in Stockton, CA, to perform liposuction, and he continuously worked to make safer, more affordable cosmetic treatments available. During medical residency, he received extensive training in cosmetic procedures, and he has continued expanding his expertise through multiple seminars and courses each year, as well as visiting other facilities and working with other physicians.
Dr. Bock's Philosophy Regarding Cosmetic Treatment
Dr. Bock understands that the vast majority of patients do not want to look different; they simply want to look better. They do not want others to notice that they’ve had “work” done; they want people to notice that they look fabulous, youthful, and refreshed. He also believes that his patients want to achieve their aesthetic goals with minimal downtime. Safety is of utmost importance, and non-surgical techniques are always preferable if they can achieve results equal or superior to those of a cosmetic surgery. When circumstances necessitate surgery, he believes that it should be performed in the safest and least invasive way possible. For that reason, he does not use general anesthesia or IV sedation; he utilizes highly effective local anesthetics in combination with safe, oral sedative medications.
California Skin & Laser Center has acquired a reputation as the premier aesthetic treatment center in Northern California, due to Dr. Bock's commitment to excellence and passion for his work. He regularly completes continuing education training, keeping him at the forefront of the latest technologies and discoveries in cosmetic medicine.
Dr. Bock’s commitment to excellence includes equipping his facility with the latest, proven, advanced technology available. Due to the vast array of treatments offered at California Skin & Laser Center, our patients can feel confident that they are benefiting from the latest state-of-the-art treatment for their specific concerns. He has expanded out a suite of lasers to include the Sciton, as well as the upgraded version of the Fraxel laser. These advanced lasers are considerable improvements over older techniques for the treatment of wrinkles, skin texture, brown spots, scarring, and more. He also introduced the latest advances in dermal filler treatment, such as Juvéderm, Sculptra, and Radiesse, to the Central Valley.
Dr. Bock is an advocate of healthy living, particularly exercise. He has completed more than ten marathons and multiple bicycle rides over 100 miles, including the 200-mile "Davis Double" ride. He is also a pilot and a talented photographer. In his free time, he enjoys travel, and recently he visited the nation of Mali in northern Africa. He and his wife Mary have been Stockton residents working in the field of cosmetic dermatology, facelifts, and other cosmetic surgery for over three decades.
Dr. Bock and his exceptionally talented team are committed to helping you enjoy a more youthful, vibrant appearance with radiantly healthy skin.
California Skin & Laser Center's Registered Nurses
We have wonderful RNs who are very highly trained, very caring, and very conservative. You can trust that they will give you objective guidance and tell you about any potential risks of any of the procedures. The nurses meet with Dr. Bock on a regular basis, and he reviews the chart of every patient seen by the nurses.
California Skin & Laser Center's Medical Assistants
Amber and Elizabeth are exceptional long-term employees who are both beloved by our patients.
California Skin & Laser Center's Administrative Staff
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Jo is our cosmetic coordinator. She will schedule procedures and make sure that all the paperwork and necessary lab studies are done. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org