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Dr. Douglas D. Altchek

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23 reviews

Ratings for Dr. Douglas D. Altchek

Staff
5
Punctuality
5
Helpfulness
5
Knowledge

Dr, Altchek is one of the kindest doctors I have met. The office is beautiful,and the doctor was able to correct my problem without the complicated surgery that I had expected.I would recomend this dermatologist without reservation.

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flag | Submitted October 7, 2005

Staff
5
Punctuality
5
Helpfulness
5
Knowledge

Dr. Altchek is a true humanitarian, a genius, and an altruist. He diagnosed on the spot a critical and rare disease and prescribed medications which cured me rapidly. The office is absolutely gorgeous and a landmark in New York and in the country, I would imagine. I would recommend Dr. Altchek to anyone who wants to have an amazing treatment and cure or for anyone who wants to improve his or her skin.

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flag | Submitted September 30, 2005

Staff
4
Punctuality
2
Helpfulness
2
Knowledge

This physician rushes you through--and the exam is hurried and not as thorough as you'd expect. How he can see skin surface through clothing is very much a mystery to me. Dr. Altchek, while courteous, certainly does not like to "touch" his patients--even handshakes upon introduction do not happen. I certainly will not return, nor could I recommend him.

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flag | Submitted August 4, 2005

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Biography

Dr. Altchek’s office is dedicated to the complete care of the skin, the early detection and cure of skin cancer, the care of aging skin, and the relief of suffering from skin disease. Dr. Altchek is a renown dermatologic surgeon with expertise in skin resurfacing, laser, microdermabrasion, fillers and wrinkle treatments. He is also an expert in difficult to diagnose and treat dermatologic conditions and tropical diseases of the skin. Dr. Altchek believes “the skin is the mirror of life” in that it reflects all of health. The philosophy of the office is to help all in need of skin care, and in doing so, promote better health. Dr. Altchek attended Quaker schools, Friends Seminary, Friends Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in English literature further diversified his education by studying medicine at the at the Complutense University of Madrid. He then trained in surgery and dermatology at Mount Sinai. He is currently Clinical Professor of Dermatology and the archivist of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai. Dr. Altchek has taught dermatologic surgery at Mount Sinai for over 30 years. He practices out of the oldest, continuous dermatology office in Manhattan (in operation since 1929) and is a member of the United Nations Medical Corps. He is frequently consulted in tropical dermatology. At one time, he had the largest Hansen’s disease practice in the city. Fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan, Dr. Altchek also reads Hebrew and Old English. He has published a variety of papers and book chapters dealing with hair transplantation, skin tumors, eczema, and the history of dermatology. Several of his publications were in Spanish and Portuguese and have appeared in international publications and texts. He has lectured both in this country and abroad on subjects ranging from forensic dermatology to tropical dermatology.


Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Education

  • Univ Complutense De Madrid, Fac De Med, Madrid, Spain (Grad. 1975)

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