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Dr. Joel M Spiro Is this you?

About Dr. Joel M Spiro

Dr. Joel M Spiro, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albany, NY. He has 54 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel M Spiro is Great. Dr. Joel M Spiro has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel M Spiro is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Joel M Spiro Md

736 Madison Ave Ste 1
Albany, NY 12208
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Specialties

Dr. Joel M Spiro 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

    11 Expertise

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

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Reviews

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5 stars for a good reason

Visited this office today after only having booked the appointment YESTERDAY! I had been frustrated after calling allmost every dermatologist in the capital region, and none of them were available for at least 2-3 weeks, some even over 3 months! Everyone from the receptionist, to the nurse, and the nurse practitioner were friendly, courteous, and generally pleasant to interact with. I received a detailed diagnosis, and am happy to have visited this office. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Five Stars

Office staff and Doctor were all fabulous.

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Three Stars

I have been a patient for many years. Dr. Sprio seems to be a decent enough chap but the overall experience from the medical standpoint does not inspire confidence. One has the impression that the office is driven by a business model that dictates the amount of time the doctor can spend with any one patient, and that amount of time is in the single digits. If you've got 1.9 meters of surface area of fish-belly white Nordic skin, you can't help wondering if a quick glance at 0.5 m2 is enough.

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Long Time Client

Dr. Spiro has been my dermatologist for sometime now and I trust his opinion however, It takes months to get an appointment. The head receptionist is very rude and condescending but the Dr. Feels the need to keep her even after more than one complaint. You arrive early only to sit in the waiting room for an hour past your scheduled appointment time. In my opinion it is not worth the wait and there are many Dr.'s that are just as good with out the rudeness and wait time. Off to find another Dr.

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One Star
  • Education

    54 Years Experience

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1964

  • Albany Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joel M Spiro accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP HMO
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Joel M Spiro Md, 736 Madison Ave Ste 1, Albany, NY
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