About Dr. Arash Akhavan MD

Dr. Arash Akhavan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. He speaks English.

Dr. Akhavan has received 6 awards.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Arash Akhavan is Excellent. Dr. Arash Akhavan has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Arash Akhavan is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions SCHWEIGER DERMATOLOGY
315 W 57th St Ste 405
New York, NY 10019

Specialties

Dr. Arash Akhavan has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Arash Akhavan has the following 15 expertise

  • Rosacea
  • Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Psoriasis
  • Basal Cell
  • Eczema
  • Excision
  • Rash
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Procedures)
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Mole
  • Skin Cancer
  • Melanoma

Board Certifications

Dr. Arash Akhavan is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Poor knowledge of medical dermatology

The practice has become too focused on $$ cosmetic dermatology at the expense of quality medical dermatology. After failing to identify the cause of an acute skin condition, Dr Akhavan advocated an inappropriate cosmetic treatment that only exacerbated the problem. Followups were of little worth. Moreover, I was told by other doctors his treatment protocol was completely wrong. Patients seeking help with more complex skin conditions are encouraged to seek help from more qualified doctors with greater understanding of medical dermatology.

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Excellent Doctor & Practice

I've been a patient of Dr. Akhavan's for a few years now and I have never had anything but other than a great experience at the office. I've also had a chance to see the other doctors there as well who are just as excellent.

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Not thrilled

Saw him a week and a half ago for case of shingles. He spent very little time with a minimum of explanation and assistant (who was present in the room much of the time) was courteous but inattentive. She later called with incorrect test results, mixing me up with another patient, and I'm still waiting for her followup answers to a question I had for the doctor. I collected my paperwork and went to another dermatologist who I probably should have seen in the first place and who was the perfect combination of bedside manner, attentiveness, and concern that is lacking here. Nothing will go wrong here but you can do much better.

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Thorough!

Was referred by friends who also see him. I found him to be very thorough, he explained everything very clearly, answered questions and was a good listener. Very professional. Also, his office was organized and calm. Cannot comment on follow-up until I actually have the follow-up.

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Thourough and Professional

Best physician experience I have had in Manhattan. Personable doctor- he also took his time to explain everything to me very fully.

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013, 2015, 2014)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2014, 2013, 2015)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2015, 2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2017, 2013, 2009, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2015, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2017, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2015, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University

    Graduated in 2003

  • Dr. Arash Akhavan Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

More about Dr. Arash Akhavan

The Dermatology and Laser Group was created in the heart of midtown Manhattan by Arash Akhavan, MD with the aim of bringing together an expert group of Board Certified Dermatologists and Aesthetic Professionals to deliver the highest level of medical, surgical, and cosmetic healthcare. We provide comprehensive medical, laser, and surgical treatment of all skin conditions ranging from acne to skin cancer. We are one of few centers in New York City to offer state-of-the-art Canfield Mirror Mole Mapping, one of the most advanced methods available to examine and track moles during a Skin Cancer Screening. Cutting edge treatments and modern equipment are used to treat all conditions of the skin. Our approach to cosmetic procedures of the face, neck, and body is to delay the need for surgical or invasive procedures for as long as possible. Our Non-Invasive Treatments of the face, neck, and body include the most modern laser treatments to smooth, tighten, tone, and lift the face and neck, and non-invasive laser treatments to slim, contour, and tighten the body. This includes procedures such as Non-Surgical Face and Neck Lift using Ultherapy and/or Fillers and non-invasive SculpSure Laser for fat reduction and body contouring without downtime. We are board certified experts at Botox, Fillers, and other injectable treatments that can mimic the effects of surgery without the downtime, pain, and unnatural appearance of more old-fashioned cosmetic treatments.

Locations & Directions

SCHWEIGER DERMATOLOGY, 315 W 57th St Ste 405, New York, NY
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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