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About Dr. Douglas D Altchek

Dr. Douglas D Altchek, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Douglas D Altchek is Good. Dr. Douglas D Altchek has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Douglas D Altchek is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Douglas D Altchek Md

115 E 61st St
New York, NY 10065
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Dr. Douglas D Altchek has the following 1 specialty

  • Dermatology

    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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Skin Cancer
  • Rosacea
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Excision
  • Basal Cell
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Mole
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Rash
  • Psoriasis
  • Melanoma
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)

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Five Stars

If you wan't an honest opinion, a doctor who won't make something out of nothing, but who will investigate what is needed to maintain your well-being, I highly recommend Dr. Altchek.

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Serious Misdiagnosis

I was visiting NYC and developed a drastic problem with my mouth. Dr. Altchek took one look at me and decided I had oral herpes. He did not take a swab so that he could culture it. He said that wasn't necessary. He said that what I had eaten or drunk had nothing to do with my lips and mouth swelling up, burning, and ulcerating. He prescribed $290 worth of drugs (Valtrex). In ten days the swelling went down. I got my personal physician to write me a prescription for herpes medicine, to take prophylactically for the rest of my life--even though blood tests showed no herpes. 3 weeks later, while on the medication, I got the mouth burning again, but worse. And again 3 weeks after that.Turns out I don't have herpes. I have an allergy to quinine water.If Dr. Altchek had done a herpes test, he would have found out that I did not have herpes. And he might have found out what my real problem was, so that i didn't have to suffer two more bouts.

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Nice person but he spent two minutes looking at my skin max

I am a 50 plus female and have fair skin. I went to see this doctor as a new patient because I found a curious spot on my skin. I gave him my history of sun bathing. He looked at my curious spot for 2 seconds and said it as nothing. Great! Unfortunately, he didn't even ask to see the other parts of my body considering I'm fair skinned, older, and sun bathed as a youngster. He did the minimum. I was done in one minute.

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Five Stars

the finest dermatologist in New York and a rarity. If you have a problem with your skin, Dr. Altchek is the one to see.

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Poor staff

I have been a patient of Dr. Altchek's for almost two years and find him to be an adequate doctor. However, his staff is horrible. They are unpleasant on the phone and make scheduling an appointment very difficult. I had a horrible rash once that needed non-emergency but immediate attention and was told the first available appointment they had was in two weeks and that I should either wait or find another doctor. The next time I needed to make an appointment, I informed the staff that my insurance had changed and gave them my updated insurance information. When I went in for my appointment, I gave them my insurance card and they made a copy. After waiting for half an hour to see the doctor, the one of his assistants called me back up to their desk and told me my insurance required a referral for dermatologists -- not something I had been aware of or was in writing in my policy. I was told to reschedule the appointment after having gotten a referral.

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  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • University Complutense De Madrid

    Graduated in 1975

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Douglas D Altchek accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Douglas D Altchek Md, 115 E 61st St, New York, NY


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