Donald Richey, M.D.

Dr. Richey is a graduate of University of Oregon Medical School. He served his internship at Milwaukee County Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and completed his dermatology residency at the University of Southern California. He was a family practice physician for two years in the US Public Health Service Department of Indian Health. He is board certified in Dermatology and Histopathology. His practice of Medical and Surgical Dermatology spans over three decades with the addition of an aesthetic component, Rejuvené, in the past 14 years. He founded Brighter Days, a skin care program dedicated to patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments where he volunteers his time on a monthly basis. He also teaches other dermatologists to start Brighter Days in their communities. He is a dedicated athlete having completed three Canadian Ironman triathlons and the Boston Marathon. His most ardent hobby is cycling.

American Academy

of Dermatology
“Member Making a Difference” and Service Award for providing the Shade Student Program to Parkview School in Chico, California.


Public Service Award
American Society for Dermatology Surgery for the development of Brighter Days

American Academy

of Dermatology
2007 – Members Making a Difference

Dr. Richey’s Acheivements

  • Fellow American Academy of Dermatology (Lifetime Member)
  • California Dermatology Society
  • Butte Glenn Medical Society
  • American Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology Surgery
  • North Valley Dermatology Society
Lt. Commander US Public Health Service: General Medical Office, Indian Health, Parker, Arizona  1965-1967

Enloe Medical Center Chico, California

North Valley Dermatology Society
Sacramento Dermatologic Society

Botox National Training Center
Botox Education Faculty
Medicis National Training Center for Restylane
DUSA Pharmaceuticals National Advisory Board

Richey, Donald F. “Aminolevulinic Acid Photodynamic Therapy for Sebaceous Gland Hyperplasia.” Dermatologic Clinics 25.1 (2007): 59-65.
Richey, Donald F., and Brent Hopson. “Photodynamic Therapy for Perioral Dermatitis.” Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 5.2 (2006): 12-16.
Nestor, Mark S., Michael H. Gold, Arielle N. Kauvar, Amy F. Taub, Roy G. Geronemus, Eva C. Rivto, Dore J. Gilbert, Mitchel P. Goldman, and Donald F. Richey. “The Use of Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology: Results of a Consensus Conference.” Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 5.2 (2006): 140-154.
Richey, Donald F., and Brent Hopson. “Treatment of Sebaceous Hyperplasia with Photodynamic Therapy.” Cosmetic Dermatology 17.8 (2004): 525-529

“If you’re a cancer patient that’s going through chemotherapy and radiation, I would invite you to come to Brighter Days. I think we can give you some excellent insight on the care of your skin. I think we can help you deal some of the side effects that you don’t know about. We can moisturize your skin. We can help your hair grow back. We can give the discussion on nails, et cetera. I think you’ll find it a very positive experience and I think it’s also very supportive to be around other cancer patients who may have similar problems.”
Dr. Richey

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