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About Dr. Stephen H Flax
Dr. Stephen H Flax, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Winchester, VA, with other offices in Winchester, VA and Martinsburg, WV . He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Dr. Flax has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen H Flax has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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.
Dr. Stephen H Flax has the following 13 expertise
- Basal Cell
- Skin Cancer
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Skin Biopsy
- Actinic Keratosis
Dr. Stephen H Flax has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Stephen H Flax is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Flax is not very friendly. Put me on penicillin and had to go to my regular doctor because of symptoms due to that medication. My doctor wrote a recommendation asking Flax to prescribe me something different for the acne because I could not handle the penicillin. Flax disregarded the letter. Three weeks later I went in to request a different medication or any attention at all to the letter in person. Was told he would call in a prescription later in the day. Never did. Not going back. Cancelling my next soonest appointment with him...in FEBRUARY. Also could not come up with a diagnosis for a weird skin issue on my feet years ago. Said he just "had no idea" what it was. Very unprofessional. Didn't seem slightly interested in finding out either.
Dr. Stephen Flax is tops in his field in my opinion. He takes time to actually listen to what you are saying, then he discusses with you solutions to your problems in layman terms. You feel like a human being, not a number on a medical chart. Bot Dr Flax as well as his nurse and office staff are warm, welcoming, and caring individuals. if you need to call the office in Winchester, VA, no fear, there will be a friendly voice on the other end answering your call.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
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 (2013)
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.
33 Years Experience
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Suny Health Science Center
Dr. Stephen H Flax accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Aetna Innovation Health
- Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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