Ratings for Dr. Seth Kates
Strange how extreme these reviews are, in both directions. My sense is that Dr. Kates either has mood swings or maybe he just doesn't favor some people for personal reasons. Or, perhaps he just overbooks himself and is in a rush to get you out of there. All seem plausible. I find his impatience troubling, and he comes across as condescending and arrogant.
Dr. Kates and his staff are excellent. We found the office staff courteous, friendly, and helpful. We've been patients of Dr. Kates for many years and have always appreciated his thoroughness in his exams, and thoughfulness in addressing our concerns. He's got a good sense of humor and is very professional.
It'd difficult to take seriously a dermatologist who have little knowledge about biotin - a vitamin that has a profound effect on the skin. He had promised to find out the appropriate test methods and level, and get back to me in 10-14 days. This was about 6 weeks ago and I'm still waiting.
I always appreciate Dr. Kates for his honesty, knowledge, and skill. I see him for general dermatology as well as botox and fillers. He never tries to talk me into anything. And he is very reassuring as I am typically anxious with needles. His skill with injecting makes these procedures as painless and fast as possible. I recommend him highly.
I've been to Dr. Kates several times and I'm disappointed. I will not go back or recommend him. The environment is rushed (another reviewer referred to the office as a meat market and that seems accurate), he comes off as disinterested and he has appeared irritated when I have asked questions about a diagnosis or treatment. He as seemed unwilling to devote the time or energy required to make sure my concerns and questions are completely addressed. Make a diagnosis, prescribe a treatment and move on to the next patient as quickly as possible with as little friction as possible. That seems to be the model for the practice. If you are looking for a doctor who is all about understanding their patients with a calm, compassionate bedside manner, look elsewhere.
Finding a physician like Dr Seth Kates is very rare. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and has answers through credible resources. I felt he truly cared about me as a patient and he is also one of the best cosmetic injectors for Botox and Juvederm that I have been to. It takes a lot for me to recommend someone unless it is deserved and I truly feel Seth Kates, MD is one of the best physicians I have been to.
Dr. Seth Kates's Credentials
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- University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine (Grad. 1988)
- Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104 (Grad. 1988)
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