Independently Rated Highest in Quality
F i f t e e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
April 2003
We declare that Peter J. Panagotacos, MD HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #248
(415) 742-1973
2001 Union St., Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94123
Dr. Peter J. Panagotacos is a hair restoration expert.

Peter J. Panagotacos, MD provides surgical and medical hair restoration treatments for clients in San Francisco. In addition to performing follicular unit micrograft hair transplants, Dr. Panagotacos can prescribe numerous pharmaceutical treatments, including prescription-strength Rogaine® and Propecia®.

Dr. Panagotacos started performing hair restoration surgeries in 1969 and opened his own dermatology practice in 1974. Since then, he estimates he’s performed more than 10,000 hair restoration surgeries. “Today’s surgical and medical advancements have significantly changed the industry,” he says. “I believe something can be done about hair loss for nearly everyone.”

Dr. Panagotacos says his decades of experience have taught him to plan for future hair loss and consider how patients will look in several  decades. Dr. Panagotacos is a well-known pioneer in pharmaceutical hair loss treatments—The Wall Street Journal has quoted him as an innovator in prescribing Finasteride and Retin-A. For more information on his services, he invites potential clients to visit www.hairdoc.com.

Company Philosophy

“I aim to give my patients full heads of hair by combining my experience and aesthetic sense with the industry’s latest techniques and medical advancements. I recommend realistic treatment plans designed to meet both my patients’ needs and my personal standards for excellence.”

Serving Northern California

Follicular Unit Micrograft Hair Transplants
Prescription-Strength Rogaine
Propecia

Propecia
Propecia

Comparative Summary

Hair restoration companies are always looking for ways to differentiate themselves from their competition, and those that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award are already several steps ahead. In addition to its Diamond Certified status, Peter J. Panagotacos, MD sets itself apart by offering the services of one of the world’s foremost experts in hair restoration. In addition...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does transplanted hair grow like regular hair?
A: "Yes. During a transplant, entire hair follicles are moved from dense areas to thin areas. Once the hairs are transplanted, they continue to grow as before."
Q: How much does a hair transplant cost?
A: "Our base fee for surgery is $1,500 plus $6 per graft. The number of required grafts varies with each patient. We also have various discount programs in effect at any given time."
Q: Why is there a four- to six-month wait for new hair growth after a transplant or pharmaceutical treatment?
A: "It takes about four to six months for new hair to grow because the hair follicles have to shift from a resting stage to a growing stage. The new hairs also have to grow out long enough to be noticeable."

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Industry Info

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Most hair loss is a normal part of each person’s genetic program, but there are many types of hair loss that are indicative of larger issues. To determine your specific type of hair loss, consider the following information: Pattern baldness (...
Findings based on statistically reliable research from 157 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
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Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
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95%
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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 157 customer surveys, we declare
Peter J. Panagotacos, MD
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 248
Continuously qualified since April 2003.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Brent M. Verified Customer Name
"I would give him a '12'. He is a straight shooter and he will tell it to you like it is and I appreciate that. I highly recommend him."
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Company Capabilities Table

Peter J. Panagotacos, MD
2001 Union St., Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 742-1973
(415) 921-7759 fax
DCID4159223344

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Serving Northern California

Peter J. Panagotacos, MD
42
12
C36061
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Medical Association (AMA), American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), California Medical Association (CMA), International Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS), International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS)
1974
Follicular Unit Micrograft Hair Transplants, Prescription-Strength Rogaine, Propecia
Propecia
5,000
Individuals
One-Third of the Payment Deferred without Interest Over One Year

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Survey Responses For

Peter J. Panagotacos, MD

Peter J. Panagotacos, MD: Average 9 out of 10 based on 157 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Brent M. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He has produced better than expected results and he has really improved my self-esteem. He is very knowledgeable and honest and competent."

"I would give him a '12'. He is a straight shooter and he will tell it to you like it is and I appreciate that. I highly recommend him."

Robert H. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He wrote the book on hair transplant surgery, so he is the man."

"He answers all of your questions and he instills confidence in a patient."

Francis W. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is good at his work."

"He is reasonable, honest and quite professional."

Don D. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He has very personalized service and he is one of the top people in his field. I cancelled with another doctor because I felt so comfortable with Dr. Penagotacos. He is an expert in his field."

"I like the fact that he is a little gruff and a little crabby. He tells it like it is and he is very straightforward."

Lynn R. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I have told friends that he is difficult to communicate with and he doesn't listen very well, but the work that he does is excellent."

"The work that he does"

Michael G. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Very knowledgeable and experienced"

"I just felt confident that he knew what he was doing."

Michael P. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is a master of his craft and I spread his name around all the time."

"I saw him for hair restoration and he did a great job."

Art A. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is an expert in his field of dermatology and hair transplants that one can trust with their life."

"He is very sincere, honest, and an expert in what he does."

William A. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"To really listen to what he has to say, he is not only an expert, but a leader in this industry as well. He uses very clear and direct language, which is helpful."

"He really lays out the entire plan and the entire road map for you. For example, he will say what will happen one month post surgery and what will happen after that."

James Y. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I think that he knows what he is doing because I never have to second guess with him."

"To me, he is not just a doctor, but also like a friend."

Jose C. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Go ahead and use him."

"The results, and everything went well."

Scott C. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He changed my life. He was very honest about everything to expect and everything exceeded my expectations."

"His work"

Jose G. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is good and I would recommend him to anybody."

"His professionalism and his knowledge"

Mark B. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is very competent and very knowledgeable. He is very friendly, very attentive, and a good value for the money."

"He does good work."

Art A. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Superb and professional"

"Skill and competence"

Eric S. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Great doctor, go for it."

"I would give him an '11'. He is a straight shooter."

Gary S. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is still a pioneer. He does hair transplants in a way that no one else is able to do. Other places have turned me down, but he accepted me. He has a wonderful staff."

"I get results and I have been using him steadily for 10 years."

Hemant D. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I have recommended him to my friends. The results speak for themselves."

"He does a follow-up after the surgery to make sure you are following the procedures. I go to see him every month. I see him every 6 weeks to make sure there are no problems."

Jim Y. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He has the expertise and I have been looking for a hair person for 15 or 20 years and my dermatologist recommended him. As soon as I got the name, I called and I was very impressed. I am even on his website, as he felt comfortable dealing with me and I am easy to deal with. I make an appointment and they set me up and he never has a problem seeing me. He is very nice as a doctor and he listens and he takes pictures. I am very pleased with him."

"I have been using him since 2006. I like his professionalism and he was able to take care of my hair transplant. He knows everything that is new on the market and he gets involved in a lot of cosmetic things and he keeps me updated."

Michael G. Verified Peter J. Panagotacos, MD Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is very competent and he provides very good service."

"I felt confident and I felt that he knew what he was talking about. He presented himself as competent. His staff was good and professional. They were very available."