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Dr. Bentley Patterson, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Specializing in the field of Dermatology, Dr. Bently Patterson is prepared to care for patients with various skin, nail and hair disorders including acne, dermatitis, melanoma and psoriasis, among others. Treatments provided by Dr. Patterson may include the prescription of medication, skin biopsy or other dermatological procedures. Dr. Patterson is board certified with the American Board of Dermatology.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Access Medicare (NY)
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Harvard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Howard University Hospital (Residency)

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1780789651

Office locations

Essen Medical Associates, P.C.

808A Hicksville Rd

Massapequa, NY 11758

Essen Medical Associates, P.C.

3231 E Tremont Ave

Bronx, NY 10461

Essen Medical Associates, P.C.

2445 Arthur Ave

Bronx, NY 10458

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
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Dr. Patterson never got closer to see the rash I had on my body and the prescription was never sent to the pharmacy. I called like 5 times. they put me on hold for about 40 minutes the first time. thenthe other times they said they sent it, but that was not true. so I paid for a consult that I never received, plus I waisted my time.
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Very pleasant and helpful. I was very comfortable with asking questions and open to her suggestions and recommendations. I even purchased a product she recommended out of pocket.
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Excellent
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Excellent work
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Short wait time and friendly visit.
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The staff was very friendly and the service was fast. I love the way i was treated by staff and the Doctor.
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She is very serious, including towards her new patients. She doesn't smile AT ALL. When I was there today for a follow up she didn't even check my skin like the rest of my past dermatologists. I also felt like Iwas rushed so that's why she only asked me if my skin is improving. I also wanted her opinion of an acne supplement called "True Clear". When she looked it up, she wasn't looking properly for information. Once she saw one piece of information, she says it's okay for me to use. Overall, I dislike her poor bedside manner. I don't recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Amazed she is very professional and helpful and kind and no long waiting
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This office was strange in appearance. She also was very quiet, not helpful, and did not truly understand my skin problem. I am beginning to believe Dermatologists are pointless with improving skin issues. They solely administer poisons,with no real guarantee for success. I would not ever visit this doctor again.
More than 1 year ago
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She was knowledgeable and friendly.
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Her assitant was great.
More than 1 year ago
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The service was great and the staffs there are the best.. very friendly. And the PA That attentended to me is the best..
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Dr. Patterson LISTENED to my concerns and was timely in seeing me, once I went into the room to be seen. I have seen her twice since my initial visit in April (follow-up visit was in June). Her receptionist, Sherly, isALWAYS extremely pleasant and willing to assist, where she can. I am looking forward to my follow-up next week.
More than 1 year ago
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Despite her positive reviews, I would say she is rude and unpleasant. No apologies for the long wait, though her reception apologized. Dr'.'s advice was not sympathetic, it seemed as if I was a burden on her day. She wrote mea prescription for two very pricy prescriptions, then final wrote me a prescription for the very commonly marketed BP. My acne is not bad, all I needed was advice. Most likely will not be going back. Good luck to all of you struggling with acne!
More than 1 year ago
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Awful experience
More than 1 year ago
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I chose this doctor because she was African American and I thought she would be able to really help mewith understanding any different dynamics in the makeup of our skin and how to, once and for all, help me in my30 year battle with my skin problems. I'm saddened that I was not really impressed. She never really examined my face just gave a brief overview from afar. Doctors don't actually touch your skin anymore??? Never asked about my history with acne or discussed diet. Nothing that I thought would be needed to know to access my skin. She dictated to her assistant what to prescribe for me and walked out of the room. She didn't even say good bye; just yelled through the closing door, "See you in a month!"
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor is pleasant and very understanding. The wait time was long but the staff were nice.
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It's ok
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I arrived about 15 minutes before my appointment time and had to wait and still had to wait almost an hour to be seen. And while I was waiting I saw Dr Patterson casually strolling up and down the hallway ontwo occasions. Then when I finally got called in she basically just glanced at my skin before prescribing me three medications which ended up doing nothing. Every thing felt very rushed and I was quite displeased because I was really looking forward to my very first dermatology appointment. If I had 10 thumbs she'd get 10 down.
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Dr. Bentley was personable, professional and helped me understand what I must do to improve my condition and completely heal. Thank you Dr. Bentley
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All i know is that I felt rushed. Like she had a lot to do. In addition, the front desk gave my ID to someone else that looked nothing like me.I had to wait like 3 days to get it backfrom the person. Its sad that I will not go back.
More than 1 year ago
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Didn't feel very thorough and office was pretty unproessional.
More than 1 year ago
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I was treated by Dr. Patterson at another location and I was pleased by the treatment and follow-up. Thanks to ZocDoc I was able to locate Dr. Patterson. Once again she treated me professionally and with concern for my well-being.
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My visit was very fast and thorough! Dr. Patterson listened and was very attentive! Paperwork was a breeze; prescriptions filled lightning fast! Staff was excellent! I highly recommend Dr. Patterson and all the wonderful professionals that work with her!
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I had a 9am apt she didn't get into the office until 10am and wasn't seen until 10:30 only to be looked at for 10mins. I also went for her hair lost injections, and she was by far the roughest specialistI've been to. Im not sure if I'll be returning to my next schedule appointment.
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The staff were excellent and the very good and to the point thanks
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Horrible doctor. Waited over 2 hours to see her. She didn't even have time to see all her patients that had appointments. She spent only 5 minutes with me to only write prescriptions that were not covered by my insurance. Iasked her to make sure it did, because the first time the samething happened. I called everyweek for 5 weeks straight, and the front desk said she would call back and she never did. I called back again and told them what happened and they said she did send over my prescription again, when she never did. I don't recommend this doctor to anyone. This is the first time I ever experienced with such a horrible doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Horrible doctor. Waited over 2 hours to see her. She didn't even have time to see all her patients that had appointments. She spent only 5 minutes with me to only write prescriptions that were not covered by my insurance. Iasked her to make sure it did, because the first time the samething happened. I called everyweek for 5 weeks straight, and the front desk said she would call back and she never did. I called back again and told them what happened and they said she did send over my prescription again, when she never did. I don't recommend this doctor to anyone. This is the first time I ever experienced with such a horrible doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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The attendants were very professional and helpful beyond what I have experienced in other medical offices. The doctor was very professional and quickly diagnosed my problem.
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She didn't spend enough time to examining me I was not please with the service
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The most unorganized doctor's office ever.
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Great doctor!! high recommend.
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I was not happy about the cleanliness of the office.
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Great
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Dr. Bentley Patterson diagnosed my hair loss problem discussed probable causes and prescribed medication in a way I could understand. I have been to several dermatologist and have never felt that they knew what the problem and they did not help me. Thank you Dr. Patterson.
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I think she a very good doctor n I will recommend her
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It was wonderful and i only had to wait that long because some problems happened, but i didn't complain i waited and was told next time the wait would not be long.
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Very nice, the girls there are pleasant sweet, and very helpful. They get back to you right away. A good notions since my insurance wasn't going through they kept me notify and called to alert me of prescriptions and appointment changes due to delay in receiving my prescriptions.
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She was great! She was very professional and knowledgeable. She listened to my concerns and seemed genuine about wanting to help me with my situation. I would definitely recommend her to my friends.
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Nice & professional
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She was very efficient. She knew exactly what to prescribe for my eczema issues. She answered all my questions and gave excellent suggestions for taking care of my skin.
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She is very unprofessional and rude. The nurse or pct am not even sure what she was is the one who enters your prescription into the computer and other notes. Increasing your chance of medication error. I waited over an hourand the dermatologist spent less than 5mins all the while standing by the door ready to go back out. All she was interested in was prescribing acne medication when that was not my main concern. She was very unpleasant to talk to and in a hurry when there was no other patient behind me waiting on her. Maybe in a hurry to eat or something, which no patient should ever feel that way.There was only one patient ahead of me and yet I had to wait an hour which was surprising to me since she spends less that 5 mins with her patients. She needs to take a refresher cause on patient centered care and bedside manners. I will definitely request a copy of my bill because I have no idea what she should even be billing me for.
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Very Quick Service And Excellent Solutions To My Problem
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I didnt feel like she helped me. Her demeanor made me feel like i was disturbing her. She rushed me off with a prescription that she was not so enthusiastic about it working on my skin.. I wilk not be coming back.
More than 1 year ago
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Less than 1 year ago
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