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 10 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.


  • 2007 Public Service Award for the American Society for Dermatology Surgery for the development of Brighter Days
  • American Academy of Dermatology "Member Making a Difference" and Service Award for providing the Shade Student Program to Parkview School in Chico, California
  • American Academy of Dermatology Members Making a Difference Award 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Served in the following capacities

  • 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