- Dermatology |
- 70 Grand Ave Massapequa, NY 516-541-5373
Doctors in Island Dermatology
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Island Dermatology when asked is excellent. Island Dermatology has been reviewed by 33 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Island Dermatology as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
A dermatopathologist is an expert in both dermatology and pathology. They specialize in diseases related to the skin, but where a dermatologist would examine a potentially-cancerous mole by looking at it, a dermatopathologist would examine your skin cells in a lab, more like a pathologist.
Beyond just skin cancer, dermatopathologists also study a wide range of skin conditions, including everything from warts, moles, spider veins and herpes, to dermatitis, rashes, vitiligo and other conditions related to skin discoloration.
- The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
- State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- MVP Health Plan
- Oxford Health
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Top Doctors: New York Metro Area&trade;
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing