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Dr. Alison Gruen, MD

Dermatologist

Brooklyn, NY

Overall rating
4.6
Recent reviews
Dr Gruen is a nice doctor and she seemed knowledgeable about my problem and interested in helping. Only downside was thewaiting time. Took almost 30 minutes for her assistant to see me, and then another 10 minutes from her side.
Dr Gruen is a nice doctor and she seemed knowledgeable about my problem and interested in helping. Only downside was the waiting time. Took almost 30 minutes for her assistant tosee me, and then another 10 minutes from her side.
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Alison is absolutely wonderful and is excited to figure out the best solution for you. Front desk secretary is really rude,Alison and her nurse make up for it.
Alison is absolutely wonderful and is excited to figure out the best solution for you. Front desk secretary is really rude, Alison and her nurse make up for it.
Lauren B. · June 6, 2019

About Dr. Alison Gruen

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.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1518982412

Dr. Alison Gruen's office locations

The Dermatology Specialists

614 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11225

The Dermatology Specialists

10-41 47th Ave

Long Island City, NY 11101

The Dermatology Specialists

Kips Bay

247 East 28th Street

New York, NY 10016

The Dermatology Specialists

1163 Myrtle Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11206

The Dermatology Specialists

220 Front Street

New York, NY 10038

The Dermatology Specialists

152 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Dermatology Specialists

135 West 70th Street

New York, NY 10023

The Dermatology Specialists

214 Sullivan Street

New York, NY 10012

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Dr Gruen is a nice doctor and she seemed knowledgeable about my problem and interested in helping. Only downside was the waiting time. Took almost 30 minutes for her assistant to see me, and then another 10 minutes from her side.
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Alison is absolutely wonderful and is excited to figure out the best solution for you. Front desk secretary is really rude, Alison and her nurse make up for it.
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Dr. Gruen did a great job listening, answering my questions, and treating me during my visit!
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The doctor was good, but the receptionist was terrible. Also I am having trouble with getting my prescription.......
Less than 1 month ago
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Great visit
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Friendly and very professional.
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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Gruen for almost 15 years but this was my first time at her new location. The office has a whimsical, music-lover vibe and is small but cute. Staff were professional and set me up quicklyafter explaining the procedure. Dr. G came in and was her usual friendly, skilled, soothing self. She even noted prices and options. Was in and out in a half hour. Love her!
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Very clean and professional office. Dr Gruen saw me right away and was clear and concise with solutions to my skin problems. Definitely will be going back and would highly recommend to a friend/family member!
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Dr. Gruen was very personable and eased by worries about my hair loss immediately. The only small critique I have is that the overall visit seemed very short for the wait time.
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She was very nice and helpful! Funny too :) the whole staff in general was very friendly. Thanks!
Less than 3 months ago
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Loved Dr Gruen! Will def be back again and she’ll def be my dermatologist in the city. She’s awesome
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She was great, personable and straight to the point. She helped me out with my skin problem after i thought would just be a consultation, but then we addressed the problem and did the procedure right there and then. waiting to see her in 2 weeks for follow up!
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Thé practice where she works is horrible
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Office staff is lazy and rude. But Dr Gruen and her assistant more than made up for things. Charming and comforting.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great!!! Easy to talk to and really seems to care when it comes to helping out with the patients problems.
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They were right on with my 7 year old!!! So happy to find them!!!
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She is highly recommended.
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Excellent profesional
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Excelente profesional!! Muy buena doctora y muy amigable y respetuosa!
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I waited longer than the time I spent with her. She was nice but I felt like she was rushed with back to back appts. Even though this office is on my street, I would consider going elsewhere for a better experience.
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I can’t say enough nice things about Dr. Gruen. I wish she was my primary care doctor. She made me feel at ease and is just the nicest lady. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and took my concerns seriously.Very knowledgeable. It’s hard to find nice and thorough healthcare providers in NYC sometimes but she’s amazing. Definitely recommend.
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Dr Gruen took the time To examine me. very kind and informative
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Gruen was so nice and had incredible bedside manner. I felt very comfortable and all my concerns were heard. She was knowledgeable and provided me with a clear plan going forward. Would recommend to anyone looking for a dermatologist.
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Exceptionally nice and knowledgeable. Would love to see her again. Office had funky decor. I was seen real quick
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Very professional, well-mannered and incredibly knowledgeable. Had a horrible experience previously with a different dermatologist, but will definitely be sticking with her from now on.
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Dr Gruen was very kind and professional. I left feeling relaxed. The staff on the office is very mindful and caring. The office is gorgeous and immaculate.
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Great Doctor!
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The staff was very friendly and helpful. Very happy I found them; I was looking for a good dermatologist and think I found what I was looking for.
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Best dermatologist so far.... this is my go-to doc for any skin problem from now. She is very friendly, very knowledgeable and helped with my issue right away
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Offices were nice and clean, but their internet and phone connections within the office are horrible.
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Excellent
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My gynecologist recommended Dr. Gruen to me a few years ago, and she's absolutely wonderful! She's very knowledgeable and is also reassuring-- I came in worried about a potential malignant freckle, and she was very thorough in her review andsuggestions going forward. I will definitely continue to see Dr. Gruen as my dermatologist in NYC!
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Very clean, professional, and quick. I came for an annual screening but the doctor was happy to take all of my other questions aside from what I originally came for. Great customer service and pretty offices. Will come again.
Less than 6 months ago
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So professional and such a great environment. Very friendly people and they really know what they’re doing. Happy to have found them!
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The appointment was super quick, the paper work was not as extensive as I thought it would be. Dr. Amy Spizuoco was very nice and took care of me really quickly. The staff were also very nice.
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Ashton was great! Listened to every thing I had to say and addressed all my concerns. Super nice and friendly! Thanks again Ashton!
Less than 6 months ago
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She was ver attentive
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I have been a patient of Dr. Gruen's for years. She is terrific! This was my first time seeing her in the East 28th St. location, and I was impressed. Everyone I dealt with prior to the appointment and at theoffice was extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gruen and this practice.
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Love this place
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Great office. Excellent with patients.
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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 year 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 1 year 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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