Robert M. Hartman, MD

Adult & Pediatric Dermatologist

5400 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 329
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 907-7076
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Payment Accepted:
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Business Hours:
8:30 AM
5 PM
8:30 AM
5 PM
8:30 AM
12 PM
8:30 AM
5 PM
8:30 AM
5 PM

Recent Reviews

 Gary M. - 05/25/2018

" thanks "

 Richard S. - 05/21/2018

" Dr. Hartman is outstanding and I recommend him highly. I have gone to him for many years. "

 Luca B. - 05/18/2018

" Even in a hectic, busy office, the (bright) Staff are always very friendly, accommodating, and courteous. Dr. Hartman is at the top of his profession, and in the first few minutes of meeting him one can easily see that he genuinely cares for and is interested in his patients developing the best course of treatment for them. A very friendly and respectful (&respected) doctor with years of experience, skill and expertise who gives you the time you need. We are usually very shrewd with our medical care - only go to UCLA Medical Center to find the top docs - but Dr. Hartman fits the bill, a true gem of a quality doctor's office in Encino that delivers results and is very much worth the wait. "

 Leonard S. - 05/15/2018

" I do not do recommendation. "

 Michele S. - 05/14/2018

" Dr. Hartman's staff is wonderful....kind, helpful a pleasure to deal with.....But.....the main attraction is Dr. Hartman himself. He is kind, gentle patient, explains your problem to you and explains the care he feel you need to cure your condition and make you more comfortable. Unfortunately he is so wonderful that getting an appointment with him takes some doing, but he is definitely worth waiting for. He's one of a kind! "

 Ina L. - 05/11/2018

" Dr. Hartman is incredibly knowledgeable and a true gentleman. He takes his time and makes sure you totally understand your situation before going on to his next patient. "

 Carolyn C. - 05/11/2018

" A visit to Dr. Hartman is always interesting and informative and helpful. He would make a lively dinner guest with all his delightful information. The members of his staff are very efficient and well trained. "

 Joel G. - 05/08/2018

" Dr. Hartman is just wonderful! His passion for his profession and patients is highly evident. He makes me feel welcome and not give the impression that he is rushed, given his busy schedule. "

 Blake M. - 05/06/2018

" Dr. Hartman explains everything, and often finds solutions for skin problems that either don't need a prescription or have simple solutions. i.e. my son has reoccurring pimples near his mouth. He told me that he was possibly drooling at night time due to his retainer. Dr. Hartman suggested Vasaline next to his mouth to protect the area. "

 Marsha W. - 05/03/2018

" I love Dr. Hartman!! He is brilliant, and always has the right answer! "

 Alexa B. - 05/02/2018

" Dr. Hartman and his office staff is always the best of the best. "

 Jon S. - 04/25/2018

" Dr Hartman is a fantastic doctor ! "

 Christopher A. - 04/24/2018

" Dr Hartman is the most wonderful doctor. He’s incredibly knowledgeable, amazing credentials, really understanding of his patients and their needs. I recommend him to anyone looking for a dermatologist. "

 Cathleen T. - 04/22/2018

" Dt Hartman is the finest of physicians. Having a brother as a surgeon, I know one when I see one. Both my Mother & I would look forward to driving from Pasadena for his expertise & thoroughness. He saved her life & mine! What more can I say!!' "

 Yvette A. - 04/18/2018

" Dr. Hartman and team, you are the BEST!!! Thank you for all you do for me and my family :) -Yvette "

 Mortimer L. - 04/17/2018

" Super nice, very competent MD "

 Donald M. - 04/17/2018

" I was referred to Dr Hartman by my oncologist, Dr Rossman. Very pleased w the referral. Thank you Dr Hartman for your friendly and compassionate demeanor. "

 Ani B. - 04/16/2018

" Dr. Hartman and his amazing staff including nurses, front and back staff are outstanding. The best dermatologist and doctor in Los Angeles. "

 Ronald S. - 04/11/2018

" Dr. Hartman has always been the best. "

 Patricia F. - 04/08/2018

" Dr. Hartman is the GREATEST! I wish all of my doctors were a nice, informative and knowledgeable as he is. I have the utmost confidence in him and hopes he never retires. "

 Eleanor Z. - 04/04/2018

" Difficult to reach office. When you call back and no one is home. we must you again and then you call me again. I will wait to talk to a person instead of playing telephone tag for days. Can we do e-mail? "

 Evelyn P. - 03/27/2018

" Felt I was looked at, all over, in a manner that made me feel that I had no problems other than the ones we knew about. "

 Edwin D. - 03/25/2018

" Always excellent. "

 Richard D. - 03/21/2018

" Appreciate the appointment being made so quickly for the next day after making the phone call thank you so very much. "

 Elizabeth E. - 03/14/2018

" Front office staff less than perfect - I'm surprised at how frequently the phone goes to voice mail and 48 hours to respond! Really? Dr. Hartman is great! "

 John L. - 03/13/2018

" Dr. Hartman and his staff are the best!! "

 Alfred S. - 03/13/2018

" Absolute top skin doctor who is first choice of many many other doctors and professionals. P "

 Susan R. - 03/11/2018

" Great office staff and doctor! "

 Rita D. - 03/07/2018

" Dr. Hartman is not only a great doctor, he is a kind, caring and compassionate person. He gives you all the time you need. Couldn't ask for a better doctor. As for the staff, they are professional, both on the phone and in person and very pleasant. They do whatever they can to get you in for something important even if Dr. Hartman's schedule is full. "

 Richard B. - 03/07/2018

" The docor is the best! "

 John A. - 03/07/2018

" On my most recent visit, I was pleasantly surprised by the short wait time! Usually there is a substantial wait time. Bottom Line: Regardless of the wait time, Dr. Hartman is worth waiting for! "

 Robert B. - 03/07/2018

" Dr HARTMAN is the Best in the West! "

 Susan H. - 03/06/2018

" Love this practice! Care is excellent and all staff from front office to Dr Hartman are caring and professional. "

 Wendy G. - 03/04/2018

" Dr. Hartman is the best! I’ve been his patient for over 20 years, he’s an excellent doctor and explains everything in great detail. "

 Evaline F. - 02/28/2018

" pharmacy had to order medication so I expect to have it later today. "

 Ani B. - 02/27/2018

" Dr. Hartman is the best dermatologist in Los Angeles, not only the valley. He and his staff are courteous, and helpful. In a nutshell, I only trust Dr. Hartman. He is one a kind, explains everything thoroughly, always has a solution and is just the very BEST!! "

 Michael Y. - 02/26/2018

" Absolutely the very best dermatologist and team on the planet! It's an honor and privilege to be a patient of Dr. Hartman! "

 Daniel M. - 02/23/2018

" I’ve been seeing Dr Hartman for over 28 years. "

 Doris G. - 02/14/2018

" I have confidence in Dr. Hartman. "

 Kathrin C. - 02/11/2018

" Dr Hartman is one of the finest, most professsional physicians I’ve ever had. He takes his time & explained everything to you. Is generous with samples of meds too. As a dermatologist, he does not push cosmetic products or services. "

 Robin S. - 02/03/2018

" Staff lovely. Helpful. Dr. Hartman takes extra time to explain everything! "

 Mary M. - 01/31/2018

" Best Dermatologist I have ever seen. Dr. Hartman takes his time and really is the smartest guy I have ever. "

 Heidi G. - 01/30/2018

" dr explained everything clearly. very nice man & staff too.... i will return "

 Daniel C. - 01/28/2018

" Dr. Hartman is always patient with questions and incredibly informative with his answers. Always get in and out relatively quickly. "

 Leslie M. - 01/27/2018

" It is near impossible to get appointment with this fabulous doctor. We adore him.long long wait to get in. He is a wonderful clinician but not great about returning phone calls or picking up the Phone ever. Makes communication very very difficult. We have been with him for a long time and he's been right on every diagnosis but to wait three months to see him is very difficult. "

 Barbara D. - 01/09/2018

" Love this doctor💕 "

 Jennifer P. - 01/07/2018

" It takes a while to get an appointment with Dr. Hartman, but it is worth the wait. Dr Hartman is the best doctor and takes his time with each patient. Always professional, knowledgeable, kind and courteous and I feel greatly relieved after seeing him. "

 Richard C. - 01/05/2018

" Dr. Hartman and his staff are everything you could want from your dermatologist and I believe I am a very good judge as I had gone to 5 dermatologists before finding Dr. Hartman. Look no further if you are seeking a knowledgeable concerned physician! "

 Luca B. - 01/05/2018

" Dr. Robert Hartman is an exceptional, very caring, highly skilled and knowledgeable doctor. The staff is also helpful & courteous - now we understand why he is always booked months in advance. Worth the wait! "

 Desiree N. - 01/01/2018

" I have been going to Dr. Hartman for more than a decade and he is simply the best at what he does. "

 Stephanie W. - 12/28/2017

" I would not trust anyone else. Although he has been in the business for years-he makes you feel he really cares and still spends time with you and explains everything. He really is a special kind of doctor and man. "

 Ani B. - 12/27/2017

" Thank you to Dr. Hartman (and your entire staff) for always taking care of your patients like they are family. Taking the time to explain, listen Making the time for your patients which nowadays is quite rare. I only trust Dr. Hartman and have done so for many years. "

 Sharon L. - 12/23/2017

" Did not rush and have a thorough easy understood explanation. Brillant "

 Gloria G. - 12/23/2017

" I was in the waiting room for 55 minutes before seeing the doctor. Way too long! "

 James S. - 12/21/2017

" I have no problem with Dr. Hartman, however sometimes I find that the people I speak to on the phone come across as if I am bothering them. When this happens, I must say that I find it offensive. Also, the phone message says that the office will return a phone call within 48 hours, and I get the fact that Dr. Hartman is very busy and sees many patients, but sometimes a week or more has gone by and no one returns my phone call. When I call back, I again feel like I am burdening them. My family and I have been coming to Dr. Hartman for years, and we love him. He is the best. But, when you feel the attitude of his office staff coming through the phone, like you are bothering them, it is offensive to me as a person.. "

 Jack D. - 12/20/2017

" Superb physician and staff! Professional, courteous, kind, thoughtful, respectful, brilliant and the best there is! "

 Karen R. - 12/20/2017

" Really really respect dr hartmans medical knowledge and a pleasure to discuss topics with.☺ "

 Mercedes G. - 12/19/2017

" Dr. Hartman is an excellent doctor, plus is very personable. He has an excellent style and is very thorough examining patient and explaining details. His staff is courteous and knowledgeable. "

 Audrey Z. - 12/18/2017

" Dr Hartman has taken good care of me for years. I am am very happy in every way "

 Mary M. - 12/16/2017

" Great Doctor "

 Melvin K. - 12/15/2017

" most professional, caring, competent, pleasant office environment and gracious staff. "

 Jahanshah J. - 12/05/2017

" Dr. Robert Hartman is a "Model Doctor" that all other doctors should be envious of him and must try t copy him. His soft spoken gentle, yet assured demeanor puts you at rest and assures you of a correct diagnosis and the perfect remedy for it. The time that he takes to explain the issue in layman's terms is incredible and extraordinary. His focus is the patient and not the insurance, deductible, or how much he makes. When you go to his office, you really see a true doctor and not a businessman turned doctor. Yet, he makes sure to administer the type medicine that wont put a hole in your wallet. In my book, he is "Doctor of all Doctors". My he remain healthy so we can benefit from his being. "

 Grace H. - 12/03/2017

" Hard to get appointment on timely manner and waiting to see the doctor in waiting room is about 45 mins. to 1 hour. "

 Janet L. - 12/02/2017

" Always appreciate Dr. Hartman and his level of care. Only wish it didn't take so long to get in to see him! "

 Judith F. - 12/01/2017

" On top of being friendly, very informative and with the ability to make a patient comfortable, his knowledge and diagnostic abilities is incredible. The very best Dermatologist I've ever been to. "

 Gary M. - 12/01/2017

" the best "

 Linda L. - 11/29/2017

" I figure if a poor comes up, you will pay attention. Dr. Hartman is the best. Has all of the attributes: knowledge and communication skills. However, I find it very difficult to secure an appt. when I think it is more than necessary. If you could let me know how to address the staff re: specific concerns, it would be helpful. If it is simply that Dr. Hartman has too many patients, why would I recommend others to have the same difficulty making appts. "

 Theodore R. - 11/18/2017

" An excellent experience in every way. TR "

 Mark O. - 11/18/2017

" Dr Hartman is the best! "

 Michael C. - 11/18/2017

" Really appreciate the woman (in gloves) who helped me check out. witty and helpful "

 Susan I. - 11/17/2017

" I have gone to Dr. Hartman for close to 40 years. He is known to be one of the best dermatologists in the San Fernando Valley. He explains everything, gives you an education,diagnose problems and treat conditions so quickly with the knowledge he has in this field. If you need an appointment, plan to wait 2 months because he is so busy and respected. I still use some of the creams he recommended for me some 30 years ago being a patient with lupus and sensitive skin. He specializes in adult and pediatric dermatology. He is one of my favorites if I do have to have a doctor appointment. Susan I "

 Stephen E. - 11/15/2017

" Parking can be a bitch... "

 Juliet F. - 11/15/2017

" Thank you to the nurse who administered my medication. Very kind and patient - much appreciated , thank you. "

 Joel G. - 11/15/2017

" Dr. Hartman and his office staff are the best! "

 Alfred S. - 11/14/2017

" The absolute best. So knowledgeable and great bedside manner. "

 Donald K. - 11/14/2017

" We were given several prescriptions (OTC) but are confused as to which to use for specific issues. "

 Susan R. - 11/14/2017

" Dr. Hartman is an excellent doctor and always takes the time to answer your questions with patience and caring. "

 Ani B. - 11/05/2017

" Love Dr. Hartman! He is our family dermatologist and is always honest and thorough. I trust what he has to say above all else. "

 Mark L. - 11/04/2017

" Over the years all my family and friends have gone to him on our recommendation. He is the best Dr I have ever seen. He is one Ina million. "

 Margaret C. - 10/31/2017

" I like the instruction that DrH shares so that my husband and I can help watch each other’s skin. He is a great Dr. and has been for decades. "

 Leon U. - 10/25/2017

" I really appreciated the doctor fitting me into his very busy schedule since I was urged by my cardiologist to seek immediate attention by my dermatologist. Although Dr. Hartman had a busy day and was preparing to leave for a meeting out of town, he did spend the time to thoroughly view and discuss my concerns and offer a diagnoses with suggestions on how to alleviate the situation. My thank you also goes to the office phone receptionist in helping to facilitate my last minute emergency appointment. Thank you all. "

 Edward H. - 10/23/2017

" The doctor was very thorough amd informative as well as personable, but his interaction with me lacked ‘closure’, by which I mean to say, he didn’t even mention when he wanted to see me again. He simply disappeared into his next patient. I’m not offended or even bothered but I thought it would be worth it for us both to end the visit a little more succinctly. Thanks for listening. "

 Cathleen T. - 10/22/2017

" Dr Hartman is one of the smartest & most caring doctors in USA! Both my mother & I have been patients...his expertise lengthened her life & now mine. There is no question you cannot ask him. I look forward to every appt w confidence! "

 Michael W. - 10/20/2017

" Takes too long to get an appointment. Perhaps this speaks to the popularity of Dr Hartman. "

 Keith M. - 10/20/2017

" I am a big fan of Dr. Hartman. I think he is professional, informative and administers excellent care. That said, I had to wait 45 minutes in the waiting room and another 15 minutes in the exam room to see him for 10 minutes. If the doctor is running late (which I understand completely) the office must notify patients either before they arrive or minimally when they arrive of the situation. Not saying anything is unacceptable and frankly, rude. My time is as valuable as anyone else's; this is simply basic manners and common courtesy. Whomever is running the office needs to review patient arrival procedures so that patients are informed and can make plans accordingly. "

 Claudia S. - 10/15/2017

" Dr Hartman is a good Dr and everything on his side is great but the office staff is and always have been unbelievably rude. They act as if you are bothering them. I don't understand why such a good Dr would allow his office staff to conduct themselves in this way. There are so many happy, friendly young people you could hire Dr Hartman, please change your office staff and do yourself a favor. That girl Nicki, she's only making your practice look bad. Hope you take this advice seriously and consider it. I'm not the only one who thinks this. Go look at your YELP reviews! "

 Mercedes G. - 10/12/2017

" Dr. Hartman was highly recommended by both my husband and a good friend of mine who had come to him. They were highly impressed by his knowledge and demeanor, and he did not disappoint! I am so glad to know he is there. And I will come back for my follow up appointment in December. Thanks, Dr. Hartman and staff for the excellent service. Mercedes "Mercy" Glatt "

 Mortimer L. - 10/11/2017

" He's the Man "

 Geri S. - 10/10/2017

" a pleasure to see him "

 Richard B. - 10/10/2017

" Doctor is the best! "

 Susan I. - 10/08/2017

" I feel confident in putting my health in Dr. Hartman's hands. "

 Stephen K. - 10/07/2017

" The Doctor always gets to each patient in a timely manner and that means a lot. "

 Diane M. - 10/07/2017

" I love Dr Hartman , I have been seeing him for probably 25 or more years, he is always thorough and always educates me on what to look for ,he is caring on what's happening with your skin he will always be my dermatologist ...his staff is always nice and friendly ....and very accommodating, I cannot imagine going anywhere else "

 Evaline F. - 10/05/2017

" Dr. Hartman is a gem. I've been going to him for so many years and he is the best. He always knows exactly what is wrong with you and how to cure it. "

 Elwin S. - 10/03/2017

" Dr. Hartman is terrific. Not only do I go to him, but i bring my daughter to him and have recommended him on several occasions. "

 Holly G. - 09/29/2017

" I refer everyone who needs a dermatologist to Dr. Hartman! He is the smartest doctor I know, and have been his patient for about 30 years. "

 Ellen B. - 09/29/2017

" Dr. Hartman is so knowledgable and explains everything so well. I truly appreciate having him as my dermatologist. And, his staff is great as well... "

 Mark B. - 09/29/2017

" Dr. Hartman thank you and your staff.... Couldn't ask for anything more "

 Stacey S. - 09/29/2017

" Love Dr. Hartman. So informative, patient and understanding. Hope he never "

 Judith F. - 09/29/2017

" Dr, Hartman is not only a brilliant diagnostician, he is sensitive and compassionate and I suggest him to all I know. My husband was a physician and he rated Dr, Hartman as one of the absolute best. I totally agree. "

 Edward G. - 09/28/2017

" I've been to several dermo's and Dr. Hartman is the best!! If he sees something that is questionable - he will explain what it looks to him and take care of it. Freeze it, cut it off and send it to the lab for analysis and send the results within 3 days. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains things so that a normal person like me can understand. Dr. Hartman is the best! "

 Susan G. - 09/27/2017

" Best dematologist ever! "

 Fran C. - 09/27/2017

" Just had to wait a long time for an 8:20 am appt. 40 mins. They did come to apologize while i was waiting in the examination room. That is a pain but The office and Dr. Hartman are so very good, I'll take it. "

 Joyce K. - 09/26/2017

" We have been patients of Dr. Hartman for many years, and live a distance from his office! We are so fond of him, that we make the drive to see him twice a year for checkups! He is an excellent Dr., the very best! "

 Joel A. - 09/24/2017

" He is the best dermatologist I have ever met! "

 Elizabeth E. - 09/24/2017

" Excellent, caring doctor. Always great! "

 Paulene P. - 09/24/2017

" I love Dr. Hartman "

 Meredith K. - 09/24/2017

" I have a skin condition that I had for over 30 years when I met Dr. Hartman 10 years ago. I had seen several dermatologists in that time and they all misdiagnosed the condition. Dr. Hartman got it right immediately and he is a wonderful man with a great bedside manner and incredibly smart. "

 Linda M. - 09/23/2017

" Love this doctor & his staff. Used him for many years as did my mother. He's wonderful, kind, smart, caring, extremely knowledgeable, polite, great personality! I would never consider going to any other dermatologist! "

 Lawrence P. - 09/23/2017

" I would like to have lunch with Dr. Hartman! "

 Kylie M. - 09/22/2017

" Love that everything is done efficiently with technology from the appointment confirmation to the new patient questionnaire - very quick and easy! "

 Virginia O. - 09/20/2017

" Dr Hartman is the Best, our family trust and admire him, Thank You for all you do "

 Phillip K. - 09/20/2017

" Dr. Hartman is knowledgeable, courteous and very efficient. I would recommend him enthusiastically! "

 Mark L. - 09/14/2017

" Dr. Hartman is extremely knowledgeable in his field , as well as other branches of medicine. He has been great to my family and I for several generations. He's incredible. "

 Joann C. - 09/12/2017

" He's the best; always pro-active, kind, gentle and sweet🎉🙏😇💞💐🌹🌹 "

 Ronald S. - 09/12/2017

" dr. bobby has saved me from sun damaged blonde beach volleyball player to little, remaining damage, to keep an eye on. a 25 year period of care. painless and easy remedies. "

 Cheryl B. - 09/12/2017

" It is always a pleasure to see Dr Hartman! "

 Cathy S. - 09/12/2017

" Dr Hartman is the Best! He's a Dr's Doctor, all my other Dr's are clients of Dr Hartman! That's how you know you've hit the jackpot! He's the most informative Dr I have ever had, has explained in detail what he's looking for and show me what to look for also! Thank you! "

 Julius K. - 08/30/2017


 David M. - 08/30/2017

" Dr very knowldegable "

 Debra C. - 08/27/2017

" By far, the most caring and compassionate dermatologist I have been to and I have been to many. I have been going to Dr. Hartman for years. His office staff is outstanding as well. "

 Daniel M. - 08/24/2017

" I've been a Patient of Dr Hartman for 25-26 years.... and can say I have never had a problem... (maybe getting a scheduling appointment..but thats about it..) "

 Philip C. - 08/23/2017

" An very competent physician!!! "

 Leonard S. - 08/22/2017

" good doctor. been going to him a long time. wait time is sometimes too long. "

 Barry R. - 08/16/2017

" Very satisfied with treatment needed. "

 Stephen E. - 08/15/2017

" I trust him and his diagnosis and his treatment if one is required. "

 Karen W. - 08/15/2017

" Dr. Hartman treated my husband and I with a welcoming smile. He was thorough with each exam of my husband and Myself. We especially appreciate his taking time with each of us explaining what he does and what is expected after treatment. We recommend him every our friends or family needs a dermatologist. Dr. Hartman has inspired us because he takes the time to be a friend as well as a doctor ever time. "

 Andy G. - 08/13/2017

" I know I could find a competent dermatologist anywhere. I keep coming back to Dr. Hartman because of his high likability factor and straightforward, conservative approach to treatment. I've recommended him to several people over the past few years. "

 Diane A. - 08/13/2017

" Dr. Hartman is brilliant.. The very best!😊 "

 Christopher L. - 08/12/2017

" This was the 3rd visit I've made to Dr. Hartman's office. I am always impressed with the professionalism of the office staff and Dr. Hartman. "