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Dr. Alison Gruen, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Her clinical expertise includes medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She treats many conditions including eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne rosacea, drug allergy, contact dermatitis, and skin cancer. She routinely performs skin biopsies and excisions for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Dr. Gruen graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University as a Bachelor of Arts in the Department of History. Her undergraduate thesis women covered history of women’s impact in medicine in the 1800s. She earned her MD degree from Yale University School of Medicine. Research from her medical school thesis was published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology.Dr. Gruen completed her Dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. At graduation she was awarded membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. Currently Dr. Gruen is Board Certified in Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

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

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Gruen served as a chief resident during her dermatology residency at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1518982412

Office locations

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

152 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

135 West 70th Street

New York, NY 10023

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

214 Sullivan Street

New York, NY 10012

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

614 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

10-41 47th Ave

Long Island City, NY 11101

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

Kips Bay

247 East 28th Street

New York, NY 10016

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

220 Front Street

New York, NY 10038

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allison is a GREAT DOCTOR, i like the way she treat people she is very very KIND; i am so happy with her
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Dr Rubio was very friendly & made me feel very comfortable. It was worth the wait.
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Shes fantastic and pleasant!
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Great Doctor great services nice people///
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Dr. Gruen was incredibly efficient, kind and compassionate. The office was clean and the staff was courteous and efficient. As a first time patient, I was seen within 5mins of completing paperwork and then was seen by Dr. Gruen immediately. I highly recommend this location and this doctor.
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She was absolutely wonderful. She is very personable and she was great at explaining my treatment plan. Would recommend again
Less than 1 month ago
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I was recommended to Dr. Gruen by a friend and couldn't be happier! Although my appointment was quick, she was very thorough and I never felt like I was being rushed out. She was patient when answering my questions and hasa great energy that instantly makes you feel comfortable. Will definitely go back!
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I just met her once .Every time I scheduled a visit with her someone else will come in . Robert Buka is in just about money and not for patience’s welfare or recovery. Every time someone new come to do a check and they are not doctors or physicians.
Less than 3 months ago
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Alison was super friendly and easy to talk to. She listened to my concerns, provided solutions and reassured me. I'm very glad I went to see her.
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Took 3 weeks to get a biopsy result. Had to call multiple times to get them. Constantly tried to up sell me on procedures during the check up.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Alison Gruen and it won't be my last . She is a a marvelous doctor and a wonderful person . Her Medical Assistant was ver,very thoughtful , helpful and efficient . The FrontDesk staff are certainly keepers . I am actually looking forward to coming back there soon for my next appointment .
Less than 3 months ago
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Professional and caring.
Less than 3 months ago
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Fantastic bedside manner and made it very comfortable to chat! Very friendly and insightful :)
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I thought the visit went extremely well. The doctor was great in making me feel comfortable when assessing my medical issue..
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Very kind and eager to discuss concerns . Not dismissive !
Less than 3 months ago
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The doctors are great but office is terrible. It’s impossible to reach front desk staff via phone, no voicemail is set up and the wait time to be seen is over 50 minutes.
Less than 3 months ago
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She’s the best, very funny and helpful soul .
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Had to wait for an hour for a 5 min annual skin check. Asked on multiple occasions to purchase additional services. The actual exam was fine.
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The office is great, super professional and capable and Dr. Gruen was a fantastic doctor —kind, efficient, and clearly very knowledgeable about addressing any concerns you might have. Would definitely recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Alison is amazing and very patient. She listened to all my questions and helped me with my acné problem. I live in Brooklyn and I travel all the way to this location so I can see her. She's a great professional. The wait time is very short.
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I was happy with my appointment
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Waited way too long. Especially coming in as a new patient. The employees might need to lower their voices when it comes to non-work chatter because while sitting and waiting in the room for over 15 mins I heard everything theywere talking about. It was a tad bit unprofessional. The staff didn’t even apologize for the inconvenience or anything. Doc was helpful and very outgoing, nice but I just wouldn’t go there again. The overall staff and office environment wasn’t the best in my opinion.
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Very knowledgeable, pleasant, but rushed.
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I saw an associate but it was also the last appointment of the day and felt a bit rushed since it took approximately <5 min. Otherwise the facilities are beautiful and everyone there is nice and welcoming!
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Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Explained everything clearly.
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She seemed really caring and eager to understand my situation
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Glad I found this place.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very peaceful and friendly atmosphere. She took one look and knew what was wrong with my skin, and even prescribe me with medication that I was dealing with since the day i was born. Very quick appointment. 5 stars!
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Saw someone else entirely which is weird to me
Less than 6 months ago
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This Office is very clean, I was offered water or seltzer as soon as I arrived. My appt was at 2pm I arrived a little early and was seen right away. Doctor was knowledgeable and caring.
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I couldn’t believe how quickly the process went. From the receptionist to the nurse, right down to the doc, I felt all of the professionalism. Thank you guys so much!
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Excellent Doctor! Highly Recommend! Very Nice And Helpful!
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The office was great other than the fact I made an appointment for one location, called before hand to see if everything was clear for me to come in, and when I went in they told me the doc that tookmy insurance wasn’t there and I had to backtrack back to Brooklyn and wait a few hours before I could see a doctor at the Williamsburg location. Most likely a flaw in the zoc doc system. The staff were overall very friendly.
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The Kips Bay office is clean with a modern design. The staff is very professional and polite. I was seen right on time and Dr. Gruen came in shortly after the medical assistant took my medical history. I felt extremely comfortableduring my visit and Dr. Gruen did a thorough exam while giving her diagnosis . I will be returning with any future concerns.
Less than 6 months ago
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Clean office, lovely staff, easy visit!
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My visit was great. I felt comfortable and understood. Didn’t wait long at all. I was seen by an assistant MD, but nevertheless it was a pleasant experience. Definitely recommend.
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she's friendly and very Knowledgeable.
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Very helpful, to the point but not as rushed as it could have been. Sent my prescriptions into a specialty pharmacy and they will be delivered to my door in a day. Really good service and will be back soon. Isaw someone named Luke (I think) and would recommend.
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Dr. Gruen was great. This was my first dermatology check up and she made me feel totally comfortable. She was super friendly and I would definitely recommend!
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She's amazing! I had been to a general practitioner... he so misdiagnosed me.. and refused to consider two ailments that were a half inch apart were related. Dr gruen took one quick look asked two questions and knew what it was.Of course she continued with a complete exam to be sure. Also she was very concerned with my level of discomfort and gave me something to make it less while it was healing.
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buen servicio, rapido y sincero
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Great but a bit rushed.
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Amazing! Highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gruen was polite and knowlegeable. I will definitely go back to this practice.
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Dr. Gruen was great. She was very attentive, answered all of my questions and had a good bedside manner. I definitely will go back for a follow up appointment and recommend her to friends/family.
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Dr. Gruen was amazing! Really knows her stuff and explained things clearly. I will definitely return to see her.
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She's awesome. I went there with tons of questions and she helped me wotheach and every one of them, no rush.
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Amazing experience! Definitely would recommend
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Everyone there was very polite. Had beverages in a fridge for waiting patients. Wait time was short after I finished my first time paperwork. Was seen right away with no delays after I was called to the back.
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