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Dr. Alexander Nicolaides, MD

Dermatologist

Astoria, NY

About Dr. Alexander Nicolaides

Dr. Alexander Nicolaides is a caring and diligent dermatologist serving the community of Astoria, NY. Dr. Nicolaides attended the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. He then completed his residency at New York University, where he was the chief resident. Dr. Nicolaides is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Nicolaides has held positions at St. Luke’s Hospital and NYU Medical Center. He speaks English and Greek fluently, which makes him widely accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. He has co-authored several publications regarding dermatopathology. Dr. Nicolaides is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and provide correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University (Residency)
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Internship)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1023104023

Overall rating
4.5
Recent reviews
Excellent! I was seen right at my appointment time, and even with a thorough examination and biopsy was done in 15minutes. Both Dr. Nicolaides and his staff were polite, professional, and attentive. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent! I was seen right at my appointment time, and even with a thorough examination and biopsy was done in 15 minutes. Both Dr. Nicolaides and his staff were polite, professional,and attentive. Would definitely recommend.
Miranda H. · July 26, 2019
I was led to a treatment room and told the doctor would be two minutes. I waited 25 minutes before anybodyshowed up. I was also told they didn’t have my ZocDoc info and that I’d have to fill out a new form. (They did have my info, but only after I insisted the look again.)
I was led to a treatment room and told the doctor would be two minutes. I waited 25 minutes before anybody showed up. I was also told they didn’t have myZocDoc info and that I’d have to fill out a new form. (They did have my info, but only after I insisted the look again.)
Initials hidden · Less than 3 months ago

Dr. Alexander Nicolaides's office location

Astoria Derm

25-83 31st Street, 2nd Floor

Astoria, NY 11102

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Excellent! I was seen right at my appointment time, and even with a thorough examination and biopsy was done in 15 minutes. Both Dr. Nicolaides and his staff were polite, professional, and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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I was led to a treatment room and told the doctor would be two minutes. I waited 25 minutes before anybody showed up. I was also told they didn’t have my ZocDoc info and that I’d have to fill out a new form. (They did have my info, but only after I insisted the look again.)

Less than 3 months ago
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Doctor and staff were very friendly and got all my questions/concerns answered. Also, the wait time was very short.

Less than 3 months ago
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I’ve been coming hear for years due to hyperpigmentation and acne I know I can’t get 100% clear skin but my treatments here have been amazing the PAs are attentive the doctor is knowledgeable and the the overall staff is considerate and helpful so long as you speak up. You get what you give great office new office so adjustment time is expected

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I have a vitiligo

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Great staff and the doctor was excellent whenever I got to see him. They were very busy but I shouldn’t be waiting more than 1-1/2 hours after my scheduled appointment time to see the doctor. All together I was there for 2 hours. Seems to be a theme if you look at other reviews.

Less than 6 months ago
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Good

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Not only is Dr Nicolaides conveniently located where I live--the wait time was next to nothing and the PA who saw me was knowledgeable on every question I asked, making direct eye contact, making me believe I was in good care.

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Wonderful practice, Dr. Nicolaides put me at ease right away and was very thorough.

Less than 1 year ago
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Seeing the doctor part was good but I waited 90 minutes after my scheduled appointment time until he could see me.

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Excellent Doctor. Wait wasn't terrible. I will be back!

Less than 1 year ago
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it was a pleasant visit. received excellent treatment

Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional and nice.

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Make sure you know what you’re getting into and don’t walk into the offices without making absolutely sure with the front desk that you are covered. I went to three appointments thinking that my plan covered their procedures— be wary of being sprung with different “better” procedures— and I wasn’t told I may not be covered until a fourth appointment months late in which presented with a very hefty bill (including the more expensive “better” procedures.)

Less than 1 year ago
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Professional behavior

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Copyment only cash.

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Care and knowledge were good. Extremely busy office and had to wait an hour to see the doc.

Less than 1 year ago
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staff treated me well and the doctor is very nice!

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I had a great experience! Very professional, punctual and courteous staff. I highly recommend this doctor's office.

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Dr. Nicolaides has been very helpful! Great office, great treatment!

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Dr. Nicolaides was so helpful. He was very patient and well worth the wait. He took his time and asked me about all of my concerns to make sure we addressed them. The wait was long but the experience with the staff and doctor was very positive. I will be returning!

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The first time I came to the office the doctor saw me himself and prescribed a treatment that didn’t work for me and caused an acne breakouts. I was supposed to come back in less than a week. The office confirmed my appointment through Zocdoc but doctor Nicolaides didn’t see me himself, the other doctor (lady) saw me and prescribed me another treatment. It was an antibiotic cream that caused the rash and kind of allergy on my face after 2 days of using so I had to stop using it. I never came back and now have no idea how to find the other professional who will help me with the problem that I still have

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Everybody was very professional there, but the wait time is ridiculous. You will wait probably 40 minutes after your apointment time.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr Alexander, is the Best very professional and it’s pleasure to talk to him he take all he’s time to explain , very thoughtful I highly recommend him .

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Everyone here is really polite and they do a good job, but I waited almost 2 hours for a 5-minute appointment which is pretty ridiculous. They over-book themselves. During my 2-hour wait, one secretary was calling people back-to-back to confirm appointments for the next day. She must have placed at least 50 calls for appointments all in the same day just in those 2 hours. I came at the end of the day this time, but in the past I also went first thing in the morning and in the afternoon and no matter what, you will always wait about 2 hours to be seen. I'm definitely not going back due to the wait time. Also it's extremely inconvenient that they do not accept copays by credit/debit. What century is this again?!

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Great doctors, very professionals and great bedside manner. The office management however does need some work. They seemed overwhelmed with patients and phone calls. They are all great workers but perhaps they need extra help - the first things people see and experience is the office management team. Additionally, the look and feel of the office seems a bit overwhelm with flyers - which appear to be more focused on the medicines than on the humans. Overall great practice, great doctors, a bit more attention to customer service from management team and some clean up of the area so there aren’t that many flyers around would make this place truly shine.

More than 1 year ago
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Doctor was knowledgeable, friendly and fast. Only thing I didn’t like was that you have to pay your co-pay with cash; debit or credit cards are taken there.

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Overall, quick consult. Saw Dr. Nicolaides for a total of 3 minutes which is fine I suppose since I didn't have further questions. The front desk staff could use some hospitality training. Not sure if I will come back after the situation clears.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr Nicolaidis was kind, funny, sensitive and very knowledgeable. He put me at ease right away with his outstanding bedside manner. He helped my son a month ago after he was misdiagnosed by his pediatrician and I immediately knew he was a great doctor. I’m vetu lucky he’s walking distance from me.

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I felt he was thorough, efficient, and listened to my concerns.

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Very very satisfied would recommend him to my family

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Very informative, answered all questions with expertise and genuinely. Highly recommend.

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loved the two PA's that treated me

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I've been going to this office for a little over a year and I e tried many other dermatologist and so far he's the best his treatment has dramatically improved my acne and hyperpigmantation due to acne scaring

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Besides the fact that I was waiting for more than hour (even though that I arrived 15 minutes earlier at my appointment) to see a doctor, I was disappointed to find out that there's nothing that he can do to help me and there was not even try or attempt to show the medical practice.

More than 1 year ago
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The doctor is professional and friendly. His office staff is also professional.

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I Was extremely happy with my visit. Not only was the Doctor great but the staff was extremely helpful and kind! I would definetly recommend this doctor!

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Wait was long and the waiting area was a bit chaotic. But the doctor and his staff were very professional and got the job done excellently.

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He was super kind. He has a great motive which is to get what you need done, and as quick as possible. He definitely has a great way with working with his patients to the best of his ability and will do everything he can to help his patients out!

More than 1 year ago
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It was a appointment not bad.

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I believe Dr office should be the way I witnessed it.

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The whole appointment was short sweet and to the point. I had to wait a bit but I expect that at any doctors office. Highly recommend

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Friendly front office staff. Although I was seen about 40 minutes after my scheduled appointment, i didnt feel like they kept me waiting as you could see they were genuinely busy. Once seen the doctors were able to diagnose and administer a course of action quickly.

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I was seen by the PA mainly she was really good she knew immediately what was wrong and began treatment. I saw Dr. Nicolaides for the last few min of the appointment and he was good too - gave me hope that everything would be back to normal.

More than 1 year ago
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Great service.

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Dr was excellent - wait a little long

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I made my appointment on line through zoc doc with Dr Alexander Nicolaides. His staff were pleasant, professional and did not wait long to see doctor Nicolaides. I highly recommend Dr. Nicolaides.

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