Ratings for Dr. Derek Woolner
I have had four appointments with Dr. Woolner. Each one was a positive experience. I was happy to get the initial appointment within 2 weeks, rather than waiting months to be seen. I was told they intentionally try to leave a few openings for referrals that need to be seen quickly. The staff were friendly and professional. Dr. Woolner saw me on time at each appointment (although I realize there can be delays in any office you visit). He always greeted me with a handshake, asked how things were going, and then listened to what I had to say. At the end of the appointment, he also asked me if I had any other concerns (other than what I was referred for). He then answered those questions. I found Dr. Woolner to be very helpful, and would see him again if I need a dermatologist.
I found the staff at Dr. Woolner's office friendly, professional & helpful. Dr. Woolner himself was quite personable and listened to what I had to say, even discussed two different issues without having to make another appointment. After being to my own Doctor & 2 emergency room Doctor's and getting no relief or advice, Dr. Woolner knew immediately what to do to alleviate my issue. Very pleased with this office and staff.
I saw Dr. Wool re many years ago about cracks in my tongue. I found his manner a bit strange and felt quite uncomfortable when he examined my tongue as he stood right against me when I was sitting on the bed and pressed his genital area against my knees. I thought that was very inappropriate. I have not been back to see him and won't.
Dr Woolner is great - he really knows his stuff and is clear about what he shares and asks of you. His bedside manner is gruff until you get to know him. His receptionist however, is very rude, doesn't listen, constantly talks over you (the one with the British accent)
I have been to this doctor off and on for the last 10 years. I have always found his manner to be odd, but generally found him to be helpful and accepted his mannerisms. When I needed a refreshed referral 6 months ago, I wanted to go back to him and accepted the wait. On this last visit, a resident came in first to gather information about why I was there. She was really good and re-entered the room a few minutes later with Dr W. I found Dr W to be condescending and judgmental. He explained the sun effects on my face by asking "What does your bum look like?". Despite being a devoted sunscreen user, I know he was getting at the effects of not covering up our faces the same way we cover our bums. I felt his approach was disrespectful and also felt embarassed with the resident standing behind him while he questioned me. He gave me two shots with his liquid nitrogen and left the room. Total time, five minutes. We didn't even cover all that I had discussed with the resident. I won't be going back to see him again. He needs to deal with people more respectfully.
I had a positive experience with Dr. Woolner. I felt that my examination was thorough and appreciated having two issues addressed during this visit without having to make another appointment. About half my time was with a resident and the rest with Dr. Woolner. Both were attentive to my questions communicated clearly. Of course I thought of more questions as soon as I left the building but that is a bad habit of mine!
This was the second dermatologist Doctor that we saw in 3 months. The first doctor just talked to us 1 minute and let the nurse to do the treatment to my daughter. And after that the situation became worse than before. But Dr. Woolner is different . He waited patiently to hear what was the problem my daughter had and explained to us what was the best solution to treat it. I recommend this Dr.
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