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Dr. Alan Rockoff, Board-Certified Dermatologist in Boston, graduated with his medical degree in 1972 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Rockoff completed a dermatology residency program at Boston and Tufts Universities. Dr. Rockoff is Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has taught Senior Medical Students and other trainees for over 30 years. The Rockoff Dermatology Center, with offices in Brookline and Andover, MA, is a full-service practice. Along with his associates Megan Webb, PA-C and Eileen Cheever, PA-C, Dr. Rockoff offers dermatology services, including diagnosis and treatment of acne, rashes, and skin cancers, including annual skin checks for moles and skin cancer. The Rockoff Dermatology Center also offers laser, cosmetic, and skincare services, featuring state-of-the-art lasers and other light-based medical devices. Under Dr. Rockoff’s supervision, Faye Jenkins, RN and Mary Carpinito, RN treat patients for wrinkles, scars, unsightly red and brown spots, spider leg veins. They also remove tattoo, perform chemical peels, and give skincare advice for patients with acne, rosacea, and sun-damaged skin. Dr. Rockoff’s publications have appeared in a number of journals. He writes a monthly column for his dermatologic colleagues in Skin & Allergy News. Dr. Rockoff has been named one of Boston Top Doctors by Boston Magazine every year since 2009. Dr. Rockoff is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very nice doctor, saw me right away and even gave me his personal contact info for a follow up a few days later.
Very good experience, doctor Rockoff is very experienced and efficient.
The wait time was short. I felt very respected by the doctor himself. We had a quick intelligent discussion in which I presented my case. I appreciate that he was not condescending and he did not waste my time or money. I left with what I'm hoping to be the solution to my persistant acne.
Quick and easy appointment and visit! The associate I saw was personable and answered my questions thoroughly and in a friendly manner.
I have seen Dr. Rockoff for over 15 years. He is an excellent doctor with a terrific bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone.
I am always treated well by office staff, and the doctor is both highly professional and personally connected.
Excellent staff and service. Very kind and professional. Addressed all of my concerns fully and provided helpful next steps (screening for skin cancer)
easy to schedule with and very helpful!
Friendly, thorough and professional. For me, going to a dermatologist is stressful - he made it enjoyable.
I saw Dr. Rockoff for two issues; one, which was straightforward, was not resolved, and the other was not handled correctly. He was dismissive and wasted my time.
Great Dr. Would highly recommend !!
Check in time was a line due to only 1 employee checking people in
Straight forward and gave me clarity.
Dr. Rockoff is the best - has treated me and my family members for over 17 years.
Dr. Rockoff is very well informed and educated. I recommend him to everyone.
very good, quick, in & out, the way I like it.
Professional, competent and quick. Definitely recommend!
Dr. Rockoff is professional and personal. He is like family,that you can feel free to share your feelings and thoughts openly. I felt so comfortable. He is a wonderful mentor to other professionals and I hope they seek to be like him. Dr Rockoff is the best!
Polite, comfortable, professional.
I have been going to Dr. Rockoff for many years. He is a very skilled Dermatologist, with a very wonderful bedside manner.
He answered my questions and I felt confident taking his advice.
He is very short and provided antiquated advice. Will not return!
He is very to the point. I like that.
Dr. Rockoff is so nice and helpful. He will not stop until your skin is perfect!
Dr Rockoff was informative, personable, friendly and answered all my questions while solving my issues.
Very nice and funny!
Nice clean office and friendly staff.
Great visit again. In and out in no time.
I had the appointment as 9am, but the office had it as 8:45am, but in any case I was REALLY early because I estimated the T time conservatively. I got in to see him immediately and was done even before 8:45am. I've been going to him for years, and his bedside manner makes skin cancer exams less icky than they can be.
Dr. Rockoff is great! Very knowledgeable and informative. He's funny and helped me with exactly what I needed. I am continuing to see him as needed. Highly recommended.
Very informative, confident, easily accessible through email and answers ALL your questions!
Excellent. I liked the dr and office staff very much.
My son and I saw Megan Webb and she is awesome! The office staff is terrific!
It was really quick he asked me what was my problem I explained that i had an eczema flare he said it happens without any reason and gave me prescriptive creams and told me to call again if it gets worse or another.
I have been seeing Dr. Rockoff for several years. He has a great bedside manner, is professional and presents his recommendations as well as options. I also appreciate that he includes dermatology rotations from area medical schools into his practice.
I do have to warn people that he's got a rather dry sense of humor, so I don't think that he's for everyone. My visits have always been very quick and he's always been very pleasant. The facilities are also a little outdated but it looks like the staff do a good job of keeping it tidy.
Usually what's up front in the office is what you get with the Dr. Office personnel was nice and efficient, courteous and smiling. The Dr. told me exactly what's going on along with my options. It was my first visit and I am impressed with all aspects of this office.
Very professional, manor
Excellent services and doctors.
Fast friendly staff. I have gone to several dermatologists in the last year, hoping to get my problem solved here. The Dr. assured me right away if she couldn't help me she knows others who can do either way I will have some relief.
Great doctor and staff
Busy but efficient office. Didn't wait more than 15 minutes in the waiting room and no more than 10 once in an exam room. Diagnosis was fast and confident. Treatment was just as fast. He then took his time providing a thorough and sincere explanation. I felt quite comfortable with him.
First appointment with Dr. Rockoff to do a mole screening. He was very polite, knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. Definitely will be re-visiting him in the future if needed.
Always a pleasure to have Dr. Rockoff examine/do my dermatology exam. He is very thorough and personable. Thanks for asking! Jude
Very professional doctor. On the other hand, the receptionist who was of Indian decent was extremely rude. He was very aggressive towards me for no apparent reason. The office would be the best on the city without him. But regardless, I highly recommend Rockoff.
Dr. Rockoff and his staff are amazing!
Excellent doctor plan on returning
Over the years I have seen Dr. Rockoff about 3 times. Each time, the office staff has been friendly and helpful. I never feel like I've been kept waiting. I feel I'm seen rather promptly. Dr. Rockoff has an excellent manner with his patients and offers advice and explanations. Each time I've been very pleased with the results of my visit and would recommend Dr. Rockoff to friends and family alike.
The doctor was very professional and pleasent. So was his staff.
Excellent. Warm & personable. Highly recommend.
Excellent. I enjoy the fact that he has a vast experience and sometimes has a student with him.
Dr. Rockoff was friendly, attentive, and thorough. He addressed all my questions clearly and made me feel very comfortable asking them.
Very personable! Takes time to talk and answer questions and concerns about medications.
It was great. He solved a difficult problem for me and remembered a ton of little facts about my family.
Intelligent, professional, funny. Perfect doctor. Great staff too. The entire experience was pleasant.
I don't think my concerns were taken seriously.
He was great - professional, knowledgeable, etc...His office was great as well.
Very kind and knowledgeable. Allowed me to ask questions about other skin matters, instead of just the one issue I had made the appointment for. He had a no-nonsense approach but was not at all condescending or judgmental. (Some doctors make you feel foolish for some of the questions you may ask). Very understanding of a patient's fear of certain procedures...he put my mind at ease so I have no hesitation to book uncomfortable procedures. I'm confident I will be fine. Accepts many different insurances, which is a huge help in this time of insurance uncertainty. The check in/out process was painless and his front desk staff were very nice. I was amazed at how quickly I got the appointment. Very easy to get to either by T or by car. Good parking availability along Beacon Street.
Dr Rockoff was very professional and honest. He took his time listening to me and answered all my questions.
Professional, funny, answered all my questions, took my insurance, very nice & would go back if ever needed,
There were some complications with insurance; not clear whether the issue was with this office or my primary care physician. Also, despite having been told by my primary care physician to get a good look over by a dermatologist (having never had one), Dr. Rockoff seemed surprised that I was even there. He seemed uninterested in doing a routine examination.
Obviously knowledgeable, but I did feel a bit rushed and not 100% heard. Would go back though, one of the better dermatologists in the area by far.
A overall great experience. Very professional and knowledgable doctor.
He is a great doctor cleared me a lot of missconsiptions that I had from before about acne.
I was helped.
The best dermatologist in the area
I have been going to Dr. Rockoff for years (on & off) and have always left feeling heard, validated, and that whatever was going on at the time was addressed and treated. He and his staff have always been respectful, kind, and welcoming.
Great experience. No nonsense. Great listener. Best dermatologist I have found in Boston.
Professional and competent.
He was courteous and professional. I am hoping what he diagnosed me with and what he prescribed works for me.. Been to so many other Dermatologists that never got right diagnosis...Thinking Dr. Rockoff might just be right.... RB Avon
I'd highly recommend Dr. Rockoff and his office. Had a great experience; he's a very honest, friendly, and knowledgeable doctor. Took care of all my questions and concerns!
Dr. Rockoff is a world class professional. Dermatology doesn't get better than this. Highly recommended.
He's a model for a professional practice.
Last year, my appointment was for 9:00. They took me at 8:45 when I arrived. I saw the doctor immediately. I was able to be in and out of the office very quickly, with a very complete exam.I have light skin, sensitive to skin cancer, so I see dermatologists regularly. Dr. Rockoff is the most professional and thorough dermatologist that I have ever worked with. No nonsense, good advice. I recommend him highly.
It's quick, but I don't think he gave me enough information. He did a minor procedure on me, but he didn't prepare me for it and he didn't tell me what to expect in the days to come or how to care for my skin. It seemed rushed, perhaps so that time spent waiting for other patients is reduced
Mr. Rockoff was pretty cool and he won't recommend you too many medication. He starts with babay steps first.
He was very thorough and made an immediate diagnosis with treatment options
Felt very cursory. Was not able to give me more information on eczema or tips to treat it. Basically said it was genetics and nothing I could do about it.
Terrific. First time patient and very pleased with my first visit.
Excellent staff, short wait and Dr Rockoff was personable, professional and very fast....his student Jeff was pretty good too. Excellent experience, thank you
He's great! I will continue to have him as my doctor!
He was thoughtful, listened to what I had to say, gave me honest answers, and was very friendly throughout my visit. The staff was also very nice and I saw one of the nurses offer to go put quarters in a women's meter since her appoint was taking longer than she thought it would. I couldn't have expected a better visit.
This was a routine annual dermatological consult. I was running a little early and arrived at the office about 10 minutes before my scheduled appointment. I was pleasantly surprised that he was able to see me practically before I had a chance to sit down. His manner was very pleasant and professional.
Office staff was friendly and helpful, took me right on time, office was clean and professional looking, doctor was professional and knowledgeable. Overall very good experience.
Very pleasant - no problems at all.
He's a wonderful human being and doctor, and for how much fun a skin cancer exam is, bedside manner counts for a LOT. Judy E.
Dr. Rockoff is great. He is personable and reassuring in dealing with any issues you may have. His staff is organized and I had no wait for my appointment.
I got a very good explanation about my condition with clear instruction. I didn't have to wait.
He's very knowledgeable and personable. I had a follow-up appointment today and was in and out in 10 minutes!
A very nice man, who is also very knowledgeable and professional as well. A pleasure to deal with him on both occasions when I have needed dermatology consultations.
All of my visits with Dr. Rockoff have been great. I've never had to wait more than a few minutes. I appreciate his thoroughness and his friendly bedside manner. I'd recommend him to anybody.
Dr. Rockoff was wonderful to interface with. He was friendly, professional, and concise. He kept a simple exam simple and for that I am thankful.
Excellent physician. Knowledgeable and kind. Top notch all around.
Quick and painless! Just what I had hoped for. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a dermatologist.
Very professional, listened to my problem, then checked attentively the skin and provided a consistent diagnosis. I used to be very disappointed with Dermatologists in general, but this one is very good.
He was great. Really friendly gentleman and obviously knowledgeable about dermatology. So far Zocdoc is a total win for me
Great doctor, quick service, calm and informative, will be happy to see again if need be!
I had a great visit it is always a pleasure. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Rockoff. He is the best in Boston.
He was pleasant, patient, and handled a suspicious 3 year old very well
Everyone from the person who checked me in to the doctor was very polite and professional. The doctor was patient and took the time to explain things to me and made sure I had no further questions.
Very professional and listened well. Had good responses that were helpful.
Personable, knowledgable, efficient.
My session was very informative providing me with all of the information I needed. Additionally I shared with the doctor that I liked the ZocDoc system.
I can't say enough about how happy I am with this whole experience. I never write reviews, but I felt I had to because Dr. Rockoff and his staff were so great - not just because they are nice and the office is well-run, but because they are good doctors too. It's been a few days and my skin is already looking better.
Very nice.everyone pleasant ,helpful,and patient..
He's a good doctor. Very knowledgeable and engaging.
Very personable. Put anxieties at rest regarding possible issues.
He was very informative and helpful.
Dr. Rockoff was great, he was right on time and was very easy to talk to. I was nervous because I hadn't been to a dermatologist in about 15 years and was sure I had some bad spots/pre skin cancer. He did a full cancer screen and then took a second look at a few places I was worried about (nothing bad, yay!). After my screening, he answered all my skin questions and wrote me two prescriptions for some superficial issues I was worried about. He was great and I feel much better knowing my skin is ok. Such a better visit than my previous attempt at a cancer screening which ended up being a botox/expensive cream hard sell.
I love Dr. Rockoff, he is the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is very knowledgeable, and he has a gift for making his patients feel relaxed, healthy, and NORMAL! I think these aspects of a doctor's demeanor are underrated. Anyone who has visited a doctor for a problem (or an imagined problem) knows the value of these traits. I'd recommend Dr. Rockoff to everyone!
Very professional and informatative.
I was seen promptly and my problem was addressed with care and the doctor's full attention.
Doesn't seem concerned or very genuine. Also had prescribed me meds for the wrong area of my body..which i have been using for over 5 years.
There is no substitute for a true expert, who can size up a problem or condition immediately, bringing to bear decades of relevant experience. That's Dr. Rockoff.
I've been going to Dr. Rockoff for years and he is terrific, I wouldn't go to another dermatologist. He is always very patient and explains everything without being condescending. His treatment plans are always very effective.
Very friendly, comforting. Was there for an annual skin screening -- a little quick, would have liked a bit more attention but obviously he knows what he's doing.
Dr Rockoff is knowledgable and is always training new people about what he knows. He has a sense of humor and I rarely have to wait. Appts are short. If you have concerns about anything on your skin, ask him about it.
Dr. Rockoff is an outstanding physician. I highly recommend him if you want top-notch medical care from a friendly and experienced dermatologist with a talent for explaining things very clearly and comfortably. Best dermatologist I have seen!
Ultimate skilled profes
Dr. Rockoff is the best. My whole family has been going to see him for years. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Was seen by Megan Web, his assistant. She is excellent, knowledgeable, answered all my questions, and took time with me.
Think Dr Rockoff is a wonderful Doctor and has a great sense of humor.
Thank you very much, Doctor!
Highly recommended. Great guy and very professional.
Dr. Rockoff was excellent. I had a number of questions and he was very nice and very understanding while answering all of them which I appreciated very much.
Excellent, competent, nice guy.
Dr Rockoff is a calm, reassuring presence in the examining room. He is deliberate, methodical, and explains everything he does. He has a gentle touch even as he digs out a suspect part of my skin. Everything about him says "professional at work"!
He is an excellent doctor! He just put his finger on the trouble. He is confident.
Answered all my questions and concerns.
I like Dr. Rockoff alot. My only issue has been the amount of time I have been kept waiting. With the exception of yesterday I have never been kept waiting for less than 1 1/2 hours.
I think he is the best!!! He makes it very comfortable for the patient and I find him to be so easy to talk to.
He was professional and polite.
Dr. Rockoff is very kind and friendly. He knew right away what my condition was and took time to explain it to me. I am looking forward to our follow up meeting and I am confident that I will be much better by the time we meet again.
Excellent. Professional, friendly, kind, and effective.
Dr. Rockoff is my favorite doctor I've ever had!
Dr. Rockoff is great, I have been seeing him for many years.
Dr Rockoff has always been great. He brings empathy to a not so fun situation. He is always willing to be flexible and offer different products. In addition, there was a mix-up with office locations for me. I was scheduled to be in Andover, but the Brookline staff worked me into the schedule and I had my appointment on time.
Dr. Rockoff was candid, frank and did his research. I like that in a doctor.
It took months to get the appt. but I was seen right on time, Dr. Rockoff was attentive and informative, and I'd go back.
Dr. Rockoff received me almost immediately and was very warm and friendly. He was very clear answering my questions and had a great sense of humor. I would recommend him to everyone!
The doctor is very knowledgeable and efficient. He knew right away what he was looking at and did what he had to do. He does not do a lot of hand holding, so don't go there expecting that.
He's the best dermatologist I've ever seen and one of the best doctors overall. He's very competent and his demeanor is extremely pleasant.
Dr.Rockoff is simply the best!
Highly experienced, professional, and personable. He runs an outstanding practice.
Always personable and personal. Takes the time to make sure all questions and concerns are addressed.
Excellent doctor, takes the time to listen. Very professional and caring.
At first I wasnt sure what to make of all the marketing info for cosmetic services in the waiting room. It was reassuring that he did not encourage unnecessary or cosmetic procedures. I had confidence in his advice.
Best there is!!
Great guy. Definitely a subject matter expert. Knowledgable, professional, I had a great appointment.
After I left, I found a mole in my hair I'd forgotten about. Would I have to pay for an entirely new visit to show it to him?
I am a repeat patient of Dr. Rockoff's and have always been happy with his treatment. He is experienced, has a very pleasant manner, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a competant, thorough dermatologist.
Dr. Rockoff is probably the nicest doctor I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. His bedside manner is outstanding along with his care and knowledge.
Dr. Rockoff is very professional and thoughtful. He reminded me in May that I needed to come for a follow-up visit. I feel very comfortable with Dr. R. and have confidence in his ability to diagnose and suggest treatment. Nice to see students training in the profession!
He is awesome.
Professional, caring, and knowledgable about psoriasis.
Very thorough and attentive. Did not feel like the appointment was rushed at all.
Dr. Rockoff was very professional and know what he's doing. You can tell that he's been doing this for a long time and extremely good at what he does. But I felt rushed. The visit was very short. I had an annual skin exam but I felt that he didn't exam my body thoroughly, which was why I was there. I left the visit not feeling 100% confident. I got answers but not all of the answers I was seeking. The office was very busy and backed up. So I knew exactly why he was rushing through my exam. I still have questions and worries and will probably go back to my primary doctor to ask about those.
Easy visit and easy manner. After filling out initial paperwork wait time was less than 10 minutes.
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Rockoff as my dermatologist. He is friendly and funny when he can be, but serious when he should be. He listens well and is patient, informative and responsive with respect to my questions and concerns. As a practical matter, I've never had to wait more than a week or so to get an appointment with him and he has seen me right on schedule every time. I highly recommend Dr. Rockoff.