Dr. Nikolajs A. Lapins

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Practice: Peninsula Dermatology Med Group
Hospital: Mills-Peninsula Health Servs
St. Mary's Medical Center
Med. School:Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Grad. Year: 1970

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Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 5 reviews. Dr. Nikolajs A. Lapins has a poor overall rating on RateMDs.com. frown

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Dermatologist-related: skin disease, warts, acne, rash, dermatitis, skin tumors, moles, skin cancer, psoriasis
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RID: 5588303
29/06/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' rating (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 3.0  Respond
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Nikolajs" to "Nikolajs A." 
RID: 2893527
03/10/13 1 1 1 1 Used to really like this office; was going to spend top dollar on ultherapy but not now. Wonder if the great doctors here know that those front desk women can & do piss off the patients, so they go elsewhere. Was 7 minutes late for my appt but did NOT CALL. Must be an unwritten rule to punish you when you don't call by making you wait. After me walks in a young, goofy dude with the same time appt. They took him in immediately. People kept walking in... But for me; wait, wait, wait. Finally asked how much longer; " oh only about 5 minutes" The Doctors need to give pink slips to the one that wears TOO MUCH HALLOWEEN MAKEUP and to the ROUGH LOOKING ONE. Both INCOMPETENT.  Respond
RID: 2707348
12/07/13 3 2 1 1 DR. Lapins , He dismissive and rude. I've called to talk to to him about what was going after seeing 2 days before and always had a nurse call. He didnt seem worry about my condition. At one point I ask "when should I go to the hospital!! because he did not seem worry ! avoid at all cost ! see a other dermatologist if you can!!!  Respond
RID: 1643675
25/11/11 3 3 1 2 My husband had a small basal cell cancer on the leg which Lapins used Mohs surgery.It became badly infected and he prescribed antibiotics and said return in one week. A week later it was so bad he sent him to emergency and now 2 months later he is in a wheel chair and cannot walk. This man is rude, cold and uncaring.Never even checked up on his condition. 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 12458
17/09/05 2 1 1 Supposedly one of the best dermatological surgeons but left me with a DISFIGURED FACE for a small spot of basal skin cell cancer on the side of my nose. He didn't take action when I called in on a holiday or weekend, worried about infection. He is dismissive and rude. Kept telling me it was okay when a plastic surgeon recommended ACTION. I am now scarred and have no nostril indent on one side of my face--I look like a monster. BEWARE. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.  Respond