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Dr. Alan Parks, MD

Dermatologist

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**Please include the following information in "Comments" section: Address, specific reason for visit, and Insurance ID/Group #. If booking for Cosmetic procedure, make sure to only select Dr. Parks' appointment slots, not our Physician's Asst. All patients must provide photo ID and insurance card. New patients must also arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled appointment and can not book appointments later than 3:45 for your first visit. It is the patients responsibility to check with their insurance carrier to make sure we are an in network provider. Please allow 24 hours for confirmation on week day appointments. If you schedule an appointment over the weekend or a holiday weekend, your appointment will be confirmed on Monday morning. Dr. Alan J. Parks founded Eastside Dermatology & Skin Care Center and has served as its medical director since 1987. Dr. Parks is board certified in dermatology with clinical interests including cosmetic and surgical dermatology, laser treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and skin cancer surgery. Dr. Parks is a recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology Community Service Award for skin cancer screening and the Edmund D. Lowney Teaching Award for teaching dermatology residents. He was also the first physician to perform purely tumescent liposuction in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Alan J. Parks graduated from the State University of New York – Downstate Medical School in 1983. After finishing school, Dr. Parks held an internship in internal medicine at Downstate Hospitals. In 1987, he completed his dermatology residency at Ohio State University, where he served as chief resident during his final year.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plan of Ohio
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Ohio State University, Residency in Dermatology
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Ohio Dermatologic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1598751653

Office locations

Eastside Dermatology

150 Taylor Station Road

Columbus, OH 43213

Eastside Dermatology

4617 Leap Ct

Hilliard, OH 43026

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Dr Parks was kind and professional. Addressed all my questions and concerns. I have some unique circumstances and he was great about it. Highly recommend Dr Parks
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This doctor correctly diagnosed an issue I had and scheduled one follow up to take care of it permanently. The last place I went to misdiagnosed and had me return several times for unnecessary "treatments" . LOVE this staff as well!
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Very quick, to the point, and helpful!
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Friendly office staff. Dr Parks introduced himself, checked my skin, gave me a handout, answered my questions and prescribed meds.
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Dr. Parks was very courteous and thorough. I feel confident in his skills.
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Very knowledgeable, very quick to diagnose issue.
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Dr Parks was listed as a prescriber on a web site for a new cosmetic treatment so that is why I chose him. Durning the appointment he stated he was not aware of the treatment. Disappointed I now need to go to another dermatologist to get treatment.
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What can I say I was treated as a special person and I have no problem telling people so.
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Dr. Parks had treated me several times. Each and every time, he was pleasant, efficient, thorough and kind. He even got me laughing! The entire office staff are always friendly and pleasant.
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Excellent every time I visit
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Never. Never. Never. Horrible.
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Dr. Parks was very professional and listened to any questions I had. Entire visit was a good experience from the beginning to checkout. Would highly recommend this office.
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Very good, quick, satisfied with treatment
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Dr Parks is very nice and thorough each visit
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Other than the extended wait time, everything was great.
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Very nice Dr. Explained what and why. The Wife decided to see him too.
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Very nice doctor. I like how he asks questions, examines you, subscribes medication if necessary, asks if you have anymore questions and then politely leaves. For this being my first time in the office, I was impressed.
Less than 1 year ago
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My first visit was great. I will have to see the end results of the treatment, though.
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Very friendly staff took time to learn my difficult name i was pleased with my first time being there great customer service.
Less than 1 year ago
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It was fine- no issues
More than 1 year ago
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The visit went well and on time. They were busy but processed people in a timely manner.
More than 1 year ago
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Getting in within a few days of the date I made the appointment was great. Was seen quickly in the office. Dr. Parks was no nonsense and handled our issue without any problem. Great experience!!
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Terrific staff! Almost no wait time! Dr. Parks was super nice!
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Very professional and friendly staff. I was taken back for my appointments on time and in and out !
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Went in to have a couple chest moles removed before giving birth. The doctor was very brief and took a look at the moles. Then he want me to schedule another appointment to remove them. I don't know why we even had the first appointment.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Parks put my mind at ease right away. His staff was very pleasant, but the wait was too long. Should I need a dermatologist in the future, I will return to him.
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Good doctor, was running behind schedule for my appointment.
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I was able to get in right away. Dr Parks was very nice. He's very direct (which may be off-putting to some but it's a quality I appreciate) and knowledgeable.
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As a new patient, Dr. Parks spent maybe 5 minutes with me. He barely looked at the issue and within 1 minute had diagnosed and prescribed medication. I do not believe the diagnoses the issues - because there were two differentones going on - and just dismissed me. I have a feeling I will be seeing another dermatologist soon, as I doubt his treatment plan will be successful.
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Very simple. Really liked him and his staff. Girls at the desk are hilarious!
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Nice guy. Waited to long they didn't do anything I asked for. Waste of my time and money
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This was the best experience I've ever had. Love that I could schedule a new patient appointment and complete the paperwork on-line! And I was able to get a next day appointment! Everyone was kind efficient. Wish I could go to this office for all of my healthcare needs!!
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I felt like the doctor was rushing us.
More than 1 year ago
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I was not happy with this office. The receptionists were very rude, and not welcoming. Dr. Parks barely spent 2 minutes in the examining room. After telling me that the would get back with results from a test in a fewdays, I had to call after a week and half and talk to the nurse to get my results, which they had, they had just failed to inform me.
More than 1 year ago
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I felt very welcome,comfortable and relaxed right from the beginning of my experience with Dr,Parks and his staff. They were eager to help me with my issue and very knowledgeable.
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I waited 25 minutes for a 5 minute visit with Dr. Parks who prescribed a medicine that wasn't available at my pharmacy. Oh well.
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very professional
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He and his asst were very caring
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I think i would never recommend this practice. First of all he just took 5 min to check and explain the procedure and been specialties my insurance would not even cover the charges so i had to pay the whole amountmyself .They messed up with the procedure ,Doctor recommend me different procedure and when i came back for my follow up appointment to actually do the procedure, he wanted to do different procedure all together. i think at least they should keep proper note and give something in writing to patient because every time you go they recommend different things .Extremely disappointment with the whole experience.
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Everything and everyone was great. I will keep coming back, the staff is so kind.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick and most of the office staff was friendly. Loved completing my documents online before the appt.
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He doesn't spend a lot of time in the room. I think he is very nice and a good bedside manner, but he is in and out of the room so quickly I don't feel that my problem was treated correctly.
More than 1 year ago
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Great friendly staff!
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No bedside manners, just walked in and started talking without any introduction.
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I was initially disappointed that I was unable to find a number so I could book my appointment. I saw that my only option was this online booking service. I listed why I was being seen, but when I sawthe doctor an hour after I got there, he handed me a post it with the codes. He told me to call my insurance company to see if they would cover it. This upset me because I am a mom that works full time. I have two children, and my husband works two jobs. It's hard enough for me to carve out time for myself. My everyday schedule is very tight. If I was able to speak with a human being to book the appointment, I wonder if they could've had me check with my insurance in advance. I was very disappointed with my experience.
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First time there and I was a bit nervous. Staff was very courteous and professional from the front desk to the nursing staff and Dr. Parks. I feel my exam was very thorough. Very satisfied. Scheduled my next yearly exam before I left.
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Dr. Parks is professional, knowledgeable, thorough, intelligent and straightforward. The staff is courteous and efficient.
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I though the services was excellent
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Very pleased with Dr. Parks' bedside manner and staff support was excellent.
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I had pretty much self diagnosed via research and it took him less than 2 minutes to confirm what I found. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and I left feeling satisfied.
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