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Dr. Charles Kwak, MD

Dermatologist

Monroe, NY

About Dr. Charles Kwak

Charles Kwak is a skilled and experienced dermatologist caring for the West Nyack, NY community. Dr. Kwak obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University. He also completed his residency in dermatology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and an internship in internal medicine at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Kwak is a part of Crystal Run Healthcare. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Kwak speaks English, Korean, and Spanish. His awareness of these different languages makes him accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Dr. Kwak is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle. He is committed to helping his patients enjoy a healthier lifestyle. He works with each one to discuss ways they can make better choices for their health.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology
  • Winthrop University Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Harvard University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1548270218

Dr. Charles Kwak's office locations

Crystal Run Healthcare

Monroe

855 NY-17M

Monroe, NY 10950

Crystal Run Healthcare

West Nyack 2 Centerock Rd

2 Centerock Rd

West Nyack, NY 10994

Patient reviews for Dr. Charles Kwak

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Kind of rude and totally not helpful
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Fairly routine visit except no waiting . Came away with a good impression meeting Dr. Kwak for the first time. Looking forward to staying with him in the future.
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Great doctor but issues with communication after appointment in reference to prescription. Two days and I still don’t have it because no one from Crystal Run returned pharmacy calls for authorization.
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Great visit! Quick!
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Easy, informative and helpful.
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He was very informative and answered my questions I had.
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It was great
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Very good and knowledgeable.
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Good doctor. Answered all of my questions and fully explained the treatment.
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Great beside manner and communication skills. Had a biopsy, and very satisfied onthe procedure.
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Seemed thorough but abrupt
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Dr appeared to be knowledgeable, bedside manner was very good. He listened to my complaints and answered my questions. My nurse Omar was excellent. Everyone was very professional
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He was very nice and answered all of my question. I only waited for 5 minutes to see him.
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Great! This was my 1st time at a dermatologist, and I just wanted a standard skin screening. Dr. Kwak was very nice and very informative, he explained everything to me. I would feel very comfortable going to him again in the future. Highly recommend.
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I was taken immediately. Minimal waiting for the doctor. He was very thorough and explained everything.
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a+++
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It was a quick visit, but Dr. Kwak explained everything to me as far as the purpose of the visit and how the visit was going to go. He also explained what signs to look for when it comes to abnormal skin problems.
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Dr. Kwak was very informative - quoting studies and literature and giving me a clear rationale behind choices of therapy. Very much appreciated that.
More than 1 year ago
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My appointment was very pleasant. Dr. Kwak was very imformative and friendly. The whole staff was very helpful and guiding. Definitely a great place to go.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good
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I have never in my life dealt with such a bad experience from a doctor. He came in, asked a few questions about the burning rash on my face and prescribed a topical antibiotic. He sat across from me at hisdesk and didn't look at my face whatsoever. He didn't even ask which pharmacy I used and I had to go back inside after leaving the office crying to tell the girl at the desk. Then I get to my pharmacy, waited and he never even called the prescription in. I'm so beyond upset, I called Crystal Run and complained yet I doubt that's going to do much. Never again.
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Very nice and thorough doctor
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Quick, professional, and had good bedside manner. Could not have asked for anything more.
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Unprofessional and disrespectful. I was trying to contact the doctor to correct my prescription, called 3 times a day for one week! Zero result! He never called back. When I came to see him about that , he didn't even come out to me. Terrible experience.
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Initial visit was fine. Staff is very friendly. Follow up visit was Awful. Had to have my copay refunded. Staff at Nyack said the doctor double books all the time, so his appointment times don't matter. Complete waste of time.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Kwak was fast, explained everything in detail and I would recommend him
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Though I was quickly called into the office, Dr. Kwak didn't see me until 30 mins later. Dr. Kwak diagnosed my issue within seconds and explained the common causes of my skin condition. However, he seemed in such a rush toleave. I had to stop him from leaving several times, just so I could ask him about some concerns I had. But he did answer all my questions!
More than 1 year ago
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Very good doctor . Professional, but still friendly. Staff was very good too. This was my first visit here, and I certainly will be returning.
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Dr. Kwak appeared to know what he was doing and didn't waste my time at all. He gave me more than one option for further treatment which was great. The nurse also was very friendly and professional.
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This was my first time with Dr. Kwak. He seems very competent and thorough. I've already recommended him to a friend.
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Very awkward man. When appointment was over he just left the room without saying goodbye or ask if i had any questions. During the appointment his nurse stood facing the back door while doctor examined me. I figured later that maybehe has to be there as Im female and doctor is male and they need a "witness" but there was so explanation as to why he was just standing there. Will not go back there again for this doctor.
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Very informative visit with doc.also nurse Omar was terrific and very professional.i would most definitely recommend this team.
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Dr. Kwak and his staff were so professional and friendly.I had hardly any wait time.I would recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Great Doctor Gives You Complete Details
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Very professional,great bedside manner
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Thorough, concerned, and both dr and nurse explains everything.
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The wait was pretty long. Dr Kwak was very friendly and comfortable to speak with. One complaint is that he immediately started prescribing me things without telling me what the diagnosis was. I had to ask him to clarify what was going on.
More than 1 year ago
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I didn't really feel like he cared about my concerns or really tried to find solutions to the problems. I was just another 15 minute appointment for him. VERY disappointed and WILL NOT be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Muy buenas a tensioner si estoy satisfecha con todo excelente
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Excellent
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Very nice facility, well staffed with pleasant people, convenient parking . Dr. Kwak explained everything in detail and was very professional.
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Dr Kwai was the rare combination of knowledgeable, patient and gentle. The facility is very modern, clean and pleasant. Anytime going to the doctor's office is made pleasant is an accomplishment.
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Felt extremely rushed. I didn't have time to go through all of my questions and he didn't take his time with giving an explanation or seem very concerned.
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Everything went well. Hoping to come to a resolution with my medical issue.
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Very professionall
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kwak is intelligent, concerned and kind-hearted. He thoroughly answered all of my questions.
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Dr Kwak was great, not to mention the beautiful facility and very kind and professional staff. There was a little wait due to issues with their computers but overall it was a very pleasant visit. The limited availability of the follow-updoctor I was referred to is a concern, but in terms of the question regarding Dr. Kwak, I've been to many doctors in his field and he was one of the more clear, courteous and kind that I've encountered. All the best to you, the readers, and to Dr. Kwak in his professional pursuits and patient care.
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Takes his time with you, understands your concerns, and gives you his genuine honest opinion and doesn't rush you out of the door. Definitely recommend!
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Quick but efficient. Very knowledgable and love the office system. Never wait more then 5mins.
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Substandard. Did not respond to any of my requests and focused only on cancer screening issues. Went in and out during the exam to treat other patients. Really surprised since the other dermatologists at Chrystal Run have been outstanding.Left sitting at the conclusion of the exam for ten minutes....finally left.
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