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About Dr. Mark S Amster

Dr. Mark S Amster, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Brighton, MA, with another office in Brighton, MA. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Amster is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

34 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark S Amster is Great. Dr. Mark S Amster has been rated by 34 patients. From those 34 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark S Amster is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Mark S Amster has 2 locations

get directions NEWTON BRIGHTON DERMATOLOGY
280 Washington St Ste 212
Brighton, MA 02135
get directions New Brighton Dermatology Associates
280 Washington St Ste 212
Brighton, MA 02135
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Specialties

Dr. Mark S Amster has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Mark S Amster has the following 12 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Mark S Amster is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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He could save your life

I have been seeing Dr Amster for around 20 years. With my family history of melanoma, he wants me in his office twice a year. He is thorough and cautious. If he doesn’t like the look of something…zip, zip he takes a biopsy. Right then…no fooling around with a potential cancerous lesion. I could go on and on about how much I respect him. I can prove his diligence with my 40 tiny scars.

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Terrible experience

Very negative experience. Went in for moderate acne. Spent at most 90 seconds with me (I'm being generous). Didn't take the time to ask my history; didn't ask me whether this was a new problem for me, whether it had been going on for years, whether I felt had sensitive skin, etc. I also had some questions/concerns I was hoping to discuss, and he talked over me and more or less ran out the door. His recommendations were for things I'd already tried and did not work. Also called my acne "wild," which I found insensitive. I work in healthcare and understand the importance of efficiency. However, there is a difference between efficiency and rudeness, and Dr. Amster was definitely the latter. I left with no confidence that his recommendations were right for me, as he knew nothing about me. Will be going elsewhere.

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Three Stars

Mark is great but the office manager makes the place feel like the rmv. Abrasive enough for me to find another doctor.

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Five Stars

Treated me for acne back in 2009 with Isotretinoin. I am so thankful to him!

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Always in a rush!

Dr. Amster is a very friendly, personable guy. I've had mixed experiences with him. But all the times I've been, I feel like he took a tv remote and wanted to fast forward through our appointment! He looks at the area, tells you what it is in about 2 seconds. That's great if you're in a rush and its only one possible diagnosis.... but he made a mistake with my diagnosis once. He said some patchy skin that I had was psoriasis- which is treated with a steroid (foam). For a few weeks I was treating it with the steroid and my skin got a lot worse and VERY itchy. I made an appointment with him right away in which he looked at it and said.... this is folliculitis. The reason it's getting more irritated is because the steroids were blocking your pores/hair follicles. Oh, well,... thanks?! Considering he saw the exact same thing a few weeks before... He's also removed some of my moles which was fine. I also told him about some new/mishapen/miscolored moles that I had but he didn't want to remove them.... I have also seen him at least twice about excessive perspiration. He suggested botox shots but was terrible about the follow up and I haven't gotten in touch with him since. I guess its just good to see him if you need the quick appointment and you already know what's wrong.

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25 minutes
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Amster is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York
  • Kaleida Health System

    Residency

  • Dr. Mark S Amster Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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