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About Dr. Virgil A Hatcher

Dr. Virgil A Hatcher, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Hatcher is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Hatcher has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Virgil A Hatcher is Good. Dr. Virgil A Hatcher has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Virgil A Hatcher is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Beth Israel Medical Group

309 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
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Specialties

Dr. Virgil A Hatcher 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

    14 Expertise

  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hair Diseases
  • Rosacea
  • Basal Cell
  • Rash
  • Mole
  • Psoriasis
  • Virus Diseases
  • Melanoma
  • Laser Surgery
  • Excision

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Reviews

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Inadequate Care!

Here is the patient experience you can expect: You go in and get a skin lesion biopsied, and the doctor promises you he will call you, on your cell phone, in 4-5 business days with the results. A week goes by and you don't hear back, so you call the office and they say they'll leave a message on his desk for him to call you. Repeat this 5 or 6 times over the course of two months, until you finally reach someone that gives you his cell phone number. You call twice with no response, and then the office calls you asking you to call again the next day to "remind them" to do their jobs. Once you finally talk to him, rather than an apology about him and his staff repeatedly dropping the ball in terms of providing any modicum of patient care, you get a laundry list of excuses including: 1. Staff misspelled your name on the note so he didn't know what to do 2. He sees "a hundred patients" a day so he's really busy 3. There are "manpower issues" so it's tough to keep up with callbacks, which is why you were forgotten about 4. Other dermatologists would have you make another visit to discuss results, so you should feel lucky that he offers the chance to speak by phone 5. If you want anything done about the lesion, go find a plastic surgeon 6. Again, it's a "staffing problem" which caused him to forget that you exist He openly admitted that he doesn't have the staff to adequately care for the patients he sees. In a field that routinely deals with cancer, the inattentiveness of him and his staff are not only frustrating, but potentially dangerous to you as the patient. Would not wish this kind of patient experience on anyone.

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Inadequate Care!

Here is the patient experience you can expect: You go in and get a skin lesion biopsied, and the doctor promises you he will call you, on your cell phone, in 4-5 business days with the results. A week goes by and you don't hear back, so you call the office and they say they'll leave a message on his desk for him to call you. Repeat this 5 or 6 times over the course of two months, until you finally reach someone that gives you his cell phone number. You call twice with no response, and then the office calls you asking you to call again the next day to "remind them" to do their jobs. Once you finally talk to him, rather than an apology about him and his staff repeatedly dropping the ball in terms of providing any modicum of patient care, you get a laundry list of excuses including: 1. Staff misspelled your name on the note so he didn't know what to do 2. He sees "a hundred patients" a day so he's really busy 3. There are "manpower issues" so it's tough to keep up with callbacks, which is why you were forgotten about 4. Other dermatologists would have you make another visit to discuss results, so you should feel lucky that he offers the chance to speak by phone 5. If you want anything done about the lesion, go find a plastic surgeon 6. Again, it's a "staffing problem" which caused him to forget that you exist He openly admitted that he doesn't have the staff to adequately care for the patients he sees. In a field that routinely deals with cancer, the inattentiveness of him and his staff are not only frustrating, but potentially dangerous to you as the patient. Would not wish this kind of patient experience on anyone.

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Best dermatologist ever

Best experience of a dermatologist .he is patient ,nice ,humble ,listens to the patient and explains everything .its a lot of wait but it's totally worth it .my skin was horrible when I first went there and after few months my skin looks beautiful .dr hatcher is amazing as a person too .i highly recommend dr hatcher

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I'm Pleased

Dr. Hatchers staff are not reflective of his professionalism. They tend to be rude and a bit snippy. But, with respect to Dr. Hatcher knowledge and expertise in this field? I've found him to be quite knowledgeable and gets it right the first time. My skin tells it all. Its flawless....

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20.0 minutes
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Rude Office Staff

DR. Hatcher is a good dermatologist. He helped me get my psoriasis under control. But his office staff is constantly changing. And the current staff is terrible. At a recent appt. they were rude and confrontational over me filling out new patient forms, even though I have been a patient for over 10 years! Also, if Dr. Hatcher is running late, don't expect the staff to inform you, even if he's 45 minuutes late getting back to office after lunch, as I most recently experienced. Dr. Hatcher is fine, his incredibly rude staff is the deal breaker for me.

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45.0 minutes
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • New York University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Virgil A Hatcher 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
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • HealthFirst NY
    • Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

Beth Israel Medical Group, 309 W 23rd St, New York, NY
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