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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Claire Wolinsky graduated Summa Cum Laude with a dual degree in Art and Art History and Biomedical engineering from Tufts University. Dr. Wolinsky, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, served as Clinical Research Coordinator with Spanish speaking patients at Mount Sinai Hospital. She then earned her M.D. from Albany Medical College, where she was admitted to the coveted Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society during her junior year of medical school. After medical school, she completed her dermatology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital where, during her final year, she was chosen to serve as Chief Resident of Dermatology for the hospital and its affiliates. As a complement to her private practice, Dr. Wolinsky holds the position of Dermatology Attending at Elmhurst Hospital, where she oversees and teaches Mount Sinai Hospital dermatology residents and medical students in both weekly pediatric and general dermatology clinics. Here, she also coordinates and leads the inpatient dermatology consult service.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Wolinsky was great. She was very nice, answered all of my questions about various different concerns, and came up with a plan for treatment as well as a backup plan and plans for a follow up visit. She and her staff were very kind and professional. I’ll be using Dr. Wolinsky as my dermatologist from now on.
Dr Wolinsky is very professional and honest. The office is clean and I have never waited. She addressed my concerns fully and is very thorough in her examination. I would highly recommend her!
Dr. Wolinsky saw me very quickly, had a great bedside manner, and explained my skin issue and its treatment thoroughly.
Knowledgeable, efficient, sympathetic.
This was my 3rd visit with Dr. Wolinski. She is extremely pleasant and inspires confidence that she will find and successfully treat anything untoward.
Dr. Wolinsky did a great job explaining everything to me. She also wasn't condescending, as so many doctors are. She gave me a bunch of options and asked for my opinion. I appreciated that!
As a nervous patient (at all doctor's appointments) I really loved Dr. Wolinsky's manner. She is calming, kind, knowledgeable, and efficient. I feel very comfortable in her office and in her care.
Very caring, friendly, thorough, professional, gentle. Understandable without being extremely technical.
She’s wonderful. Very knowledgeable with a warm bedside manner.
She is kind, thoughtful, and thorough--a really terrific physician.
Dr. Wolinsky is great. She's very professional, and will take the time to answer your questions. She also gave me a coupon for a topical medication that took my prescription copay down to nothing!
Very caring and thorough. Excellent chairside manner.
My appointment was an annual skin screening. The reception staff was very friendly and professional. The reception space was clean and comfy. Dr. Wolinsky was professional, knowledgeable and efficent.
Claire was very thorough and answered all my questions. I will definitely be going back
Dr. Wolinsky was very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend her highly to anyone seeking a good, friendly dermatologist.
Dr. Claire Wolinsky is just amazing. I never feel rushed when I see her and she always takes the time to explain everything to me. She's very pleasant to be around and super knowledgeable.
She is the absolute greatest!!!! So thorough and helpful. Super persobable!! Would recommend her to everyone I cant wait to go back!
I would definitely recommend, she was approachable, attentive and explained everything clearly to me.
Dr. Wolinsky is one of the nicest doctors I have ever met. She is also very honest, she could have sold be lots of her lotions & potions & told me to come back every week, but instead told me I had great skin & keep using sun block cream.
Claire was absolutely wonderful! I was a first time patient and was taken for my appointment right away. Claire was very thorough with her examination and had a sweet bedside manner that instantly made me feel comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend her!
Performed a very thorough skin check, did not rush when answering my questions (and I had a lot), very honest with her answers. Also very nice. Would highly recommend.
The nurse that helped first was very nice and Dr. Wolinsky was very quick, efficient and explained everything thoroughly. She suggested a few different products and told me I had a few price options, but could call her back if it ended up being to much (which was really nice because I was concerned about price). Definitely would recommend!
There's a reason she has 5/5 stars. She was super nice and genuinely showed concern
She was very thorough and answered all my questions. Over the last few years the skin in my T-zone area became very dry and flaky at times. She said it was just very dry skin. I use coconut oil on my face and also cocoa butter as well as almond oil. She was unsure of what could help. She prescribed a moisturizer but was unsure if it would help. I liked her honesty. However, the prescription was very expensive and not covered by my insurance so I did not get it. Still searching for something to bring my skin back to normal. I've always had really soft, smooth skin on my face and neck.
Clean office, very personable and short wait (though I was there at 8:30, so unclear what happens later in the day). She was understanding, thorough and kind. Even set me up with a local pharmacy that's good at getting insurance to cover tricky meds.
Terrific bedside manner. Great at patiently explaining cause/possible treatment. Highly personable. First time I am ever looking forward to having a follow-up.
Seems very competent, to the point and good personality.
She and her assistant were patient and thorough. She asked questions did an exam and wound up doing 2 cone biopsies. I appreciated her work, and the extra stitch she always does to ensure a better result.
My visit to Dr. Wolinsky was great. She takes her time and answers all questions. Wonderful bedside manner. I've already recommended her to a few friends.
Lovely office, helpful staff and an informative doctor. It was a great experience considering what I was there for.
Dr. Wolinsky was incredibly warm and caring. Took the time to answer my questions and thoroughly explain the skin issues I was dealing with. Very professional and would go back to her again. Great Doctor!
She's wonderful! Explains everything thoroughly and patiently answers all questions.
The office is very accessible,clean and the folks there were very friendly and professional, especially Dr.Wolinsky, who was very informative and assisted me with my problem almost immediately. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Wolinskys staff is very professional. I appreciate when my appointment time is adhered to. Dr. Wolinsky is friendly, warm and compassionate and takes the time to address your concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Wolinsky.
Claire Wolinksy is amazing but unfortunately, it took over a week to get my prescription authorized. I called both my insurance and the pharmacy and they confirmed that the doctor office was responsible for contacting the insurance company. It is not very clear to me what happened but when I followed up with the doctor office, the I was told multiple times that the nurse would call me back which never happened. I had to keep calling the office and get samples of the medication while I awaited my Rx to go through. With my insurance, I have NEVER had a to wait this long to get a prescription filled by a doctor office so I precaution this for anyone considering coming here. Claire is wonderful, but there is no guarantee with the experience you will have with the front desk or nurses on staff.
Professional yet relatable. Very clear directions and information. I will definitely return.
Very professional nice office and the Dr. Is very knowledgeable.
Dr Wolinksky was great. Gave me a pragmatic opinion on my issue. Laid out options and let me own the decision on next steps. Provided the perfect amount of explanation about the issue. Didn't act rushed or impatient.
I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Wolinsky. I was seen on time, which I always appreciate. I thought that Dr. Wolinsky was incredibly thorough in her work and professional in her demeanor. Nor did I feel rushed at all, which was nice. Dr. Wolinsky was very patient with answering all of my questions and offering additional information. I would highly recommend her services.
She was excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable, and thorough.
Professional attentive helpful and informative.
She is simply the best!!
Dr. Wolinsky was professional, knowledgeable, and kind. This was my first visit. I came in for an annual skin check and to ask about a few minor skin issues. She explained everything thoroughly and her bedside manner makes one feel very comfortable and well taken care of. The office is classy and the staff were all efficient, organized and pleasant.
Dr. Wolinsky is lovely. She's so incredibly knowledgeable while having such a personable bedside manner. I'd highly recommend her.
She is awesome!! Very nice and listens to every concern
Dr. Wolinsky is lovely. I will be using her as my dermatologist, moving forward. She is professional, kind and very knowledgeable. The front desk staff leaves a lot to be desired, however. They won't stop me from going to her office but they are a bit cold and are not very interested in doing their job. Just know that, going in. Dr. Wolinksy is worth it!
Dr. Wolinsky is so lovely and patient; she made me feel at ease and addressed all my concerns.
She is an excellent physician. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Wolinsky was absolutely wonderful! Very fortunate to have found her. She is very professional, communicative and kind!
I was very impressed with the attention to detail and the doctor's lovely bedside manners....Very patient, easy to talk to and a complete professional....Great doctor!!!
Dr Claire Wolinsky is an amazing doctor. The procedure I had on this visit was number of face fillers. She is very honest and professional and will not push a procedure that you don't need. She is very gentle and I felt comfortable that the result would be positive improvement to my appearance. I would highly recommend Claire. Face fillers is a procedure that requires attention to detail and is like fine art. Not all doctors have both medical expertise and professional art skills like Claire.
Very nice and very knowledgeable!
I had my annual screening and she is more thorough than my previous doctors. Very nice manner and she made me feel very comfortable. Was taken in right away so no wait time. Nice staff.
I was a very positive experience. Dr. Wolitsky seems to be very competent and has a lovely manner. She answered all of my questions and instilled a feeling of confidence. The office is well run and very pleasant. I will use her going forward.
She was very professional, friendly and warm. She explained everything she was doing as she was doing it and why. All tests, instructions and next steps were patiently explained and all my questions answered. She really put me at ease, as I haven't been to the dermatologist in years and was apprehensive of what she would find! Highly recommended!
She was amazing. She was really honest regarding expectations.
Dr. Wolinsky gives excellent, attentive care. She remembers her patients individually and never seems too rushed to answer questions.
Dr. Wolinsky was absolutely amazing! She spent such a long time explaining my options to me and made me feel extremely comfortable during the procedures. I have definitely found my new dermatologist and am actually excited to go back again!!
Great Doctor, Would highly recommend her. Staff was very nice.
Excellent experience. Doctor Wolinsky was very thorough and attentive.
Best doctor in new york - for both serious skin care needs and cosmetology.
Dr. Wolinsky is a pleasure to see. I saw her for an annoying scalp problem, which she diagnosed immediately and gave me medication that cleared it up within two weeks. She's personable, knowledgeable and the office is well-run and very elegant. Her colleague, Dr. Berkowitz is also top notch for aesthetic skin issues.
The Doctor was very professional and friendly. There was no wait time which is unheard of these days. Would highly recommend her.
My scheduled appointment was 3:30 and I was immediately taken to the exam room. The nurse came in to address any concerns that I may have had. Dr. Wolinsky came in and asked if I had any concerns that needed to be addressed. Dr. Wolinsky was very professional and considerate throughout the examination. I highly recommend Dr. Wolinsky and her staff of professionals.
She was very nice and easy to talk to..she made me feel comfortable ...i liked her a lot... she understood my problem and was helpful with a solution
Dr. Wolinsky was incredible
I had all my concerns addressed, was examined thoroughly and Dr. Wolinsky made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely be returning to her for any future dermatology. Great receptionist and the nurse in the room assisting was great as well.
An excellent doctor. Knowledgeable across multiple disciplines. Generous with her time.
Left me with effective means to treat my condition. Very helpful.
Everything went very smoothly, but I did feel like she was rushing through the appointment and the front desk was not very friendly. Not as great as other doctors I've been to, but still a well run office and good doctor.
Very nice office and Dr Wolinsky was very kind and thorough
Dr. Wolinsky was thorough and professional. I never felt like she was pushing for services or medicines but rather took a rational and conservative approach to wellness which I appreciated. Honest. She gave all options for treatments without pushing for expensive treatments.
Dr. Wolinsky is outstanding. Courteous, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and reassuring. Highly recommended.
Dr. Wolinsky is the best dermatologist I've ever seen. She took care of my issue right away in a way that took into account my health, my pain tolerance, my time, and my appearance. She's also super-friendly and very down to earth. She explains everything clearly. Her entire staff is friendly and professional. A totally pleasant experience.
Dr. Wolinsky was very informative and took the time to answer my many questions. I left feeling confident and educated. Very pleased!
I walked into the office a few minutes before my appointment and I DR. Wolinsky saw me at the scheduled time. She was very professional and diagnosed me right away. Everyone in the office is very professional and I would recommend DR. Wolinsky to everyone who needs to see a dermatologist.
I had scalp issues. She gave me a thorough exam. The problem had abated and she pronounced the scalp was in good condition. I asked her a few questions about potential problems on my face. She was knowledgeable and unused. Very personable. She took my insurance and the staff was friendly and efficient. Lovely office.
She was extremely personable and definitely has the patients best interest at heart. She's also very diligent.
I am a first time patient of Dr. Wolinsky (this is also my first review on Zocdoc). Because I was so impressed with her, I wanted to sing her praises. She made me feel very comfortable and did not rush me when I had questions. I would recommend her to anyone!
Lovely, straight forward MD; competent and would definitely return.
Very pleased. It was actually an enjoyable visit.
Had a very positive experience. The doctor was professional, and helpful.
Extremely completely satisfied with the services. Excellent dermatologist on all levels.
Super quick, efficient visit. Lovely bedside manner. I've found my new derm!
She was very thorough and helpful!
Such a great and friendly Doctor, would highly recommend!
She was lovely and very smart!
She was very nice, informative, direct, and made things very simple for me. I made my appt the same day and once I filled out paperwork as a first time patient I saw her in about 5 minutes
Wonderful doctor and front office. Will definitely return.
I really appreciated the time spent to explain and answer questions. Will definitely book a follow up visit for a cancer screening with Dr Wolinsky. Thank you for your great care.
She was so sweet and very professional. She answered all my questions and told me to keep in contact just in case I had any issues.
Very friendly! Listened to my concerns and worked with me to find a solution. The waiting room is very beautiful, but the patient rooms are lacking.
Great explanation and she was very thorough
From start to finish, seeing Dr. Wolinsky was a wonderful experience. I scheduled a first time visit for a full-body skin screen (having recently started some medications that increase chances of contracting skin cancer), and was understandably nervous. Dr. Wolinsky put me completely at ease; she was competent, personable and thorough. I especially appreciated how she answered all my questions clearly and with detail, hence blending patient education with clinical care. I am so glad to have found someone I can continue returning to! Also, the office is gorgeous, which is always a nice plus :) And all the associate staff I interacted with were very professional and nice!
the front desk personnel were friendly. i waited no more than 3 minutes after filling out my forms before i was brought into the room and seen by dr. wolinsky's assistant. another 5 minutes (or less) before dr. wolinksy herself saw me. she was so nice! very informative, very straightforward and helpful. i would recommend her highly to anyone i knew and anyone i didn't! :)
Dr. Wolinsky was super friendly, approachable, helpful, efficient, and accommodating! I'm switching to her full time :)
She provided clear and straightforward information. Talked me through the options on procedures and didn't try to sell me on anything as can be typical with the concerns i presented.
Dr. Wolinsky was very thorough, had great bedside manner and I was seen right away.
excellent, painless treatment- she explained exactly what she was doing and why.
Dr. Wolinsky is fantastic- professional, very knowledgeable, and listened well to my concerns.
Dr. Wolinsky was prompt and very attentive. I've been to dermatologists in the past that use their assistants to diagnose and then spend only a minute or two actually talking with you, but Dr. Wolinsky spent time to talk with me and explain treatment. Highly recommended.
Very caring. Not rushed. I would go back to her again.
Dr. Wolinsky was very patient. I had a ton of questions about my condition and treatment. She took her time and thoroughly answered each one. Very helpful ... and I believe we're going to clear this thing up!
Dr. Wolinsky is the best. She is upbeat, approachable, and has a great demeanor. I love seeing her as I know I can ask her anything and she will take the time to explain it.
She's a great doctor. Knowledgeable and compassionate. Excellent.
Dr. Wolinsky took her time to check everything and talk me through the visit. I will be going back for sure!
She was very friendly and welcoming, she made me feel comfortable showing some scars that I am insecure about and wish to have work done on. She gave me plenty of options and was even able to give me pricing that was very reasonable . She also recognized the improvement of my facial acne and said my "SKIN looks great" it feels good to hear that from a dermatologist with beautiful skin... I will be coming back for more visits
Dr. Wolinsky was fabulous. Very smart and sweet and took a lot of time with me explaining everything. I have been to a few dermatologists in the last few years, and I am definitely sticking with her moving forward.
Professional and thorough. Easy to talk to, and sensitive to monetary concerns. Love her!
I enjoyed that she listened to my concerns and made sure I understood everything before I left. I didn't feel rushed or forced to buy any products on display.She made me feel more positive that I could get my acne under control.
Friendly, professional and knowledgable. She clearly explained and clarified the issue, treatment plans and alternatives. I'm very satisfied!
Amazing and knows her stuff!
She's incredibly thorough and took time to answer all my questions and help diagnose my many symptoms. Probably best doctor's appointment of the year!
she's terrific - smart, straightforward, and professional!
Dr. Wolinsky was very professional, gentle in her approach. She answered all of my concerns in a professional manner. I will definitely return. Thank you.
Dr. Wolinsky is a very attentive doctor. she listens and is thorough. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
She was great! Highly recommended!
Dr Wolinsky was great! I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a Dermotologist.
It is always a pleasure to visit Dr. Wolinsky. She is very easy to talk to and gets to the problem with care and attention. I would recommend her wholeheartedly!
Wonderful, honest doctor
Claire Wolinsky is amazing - I wish every doctor (dermatologist or not) was like her. She's extremely personable, nice and welcoming. I had more of a cosmetic procedure done that required some down time. She answered all of my questions up front and dealt with my slightly crazy side as I get extremely nervous before and during procedures that can be uncomfortable and/or painful. Afterwards she emailed and called me to see how I was doing. I had 949827273 questions that I asked her over email and she responded quickly (and nicely) each time. I feel like it's extremely rare for a doctor to actually follow up with you/email you and answer all of your questions with a smile. I would recommend her to anyone.
Extremely knowledgeable, wonderful personality, kind, caring, and takes the time to listen. Highly recommend.
Good experience, she was polite and friendly, diagnosed everything clearly and gave good advice.
I loved Dr. Wolinsky! She was kind and patient and took the time to answer any and all of my questions/concerns. The office is very clean, and the staff is kind as well. I would definitely recommend her and will be using her for all my dermatological needs from now on!
Dr Wolinsky was very thorough and took time to explain many terms I was unfamiliar with. She also was kind enough to research a doctor for me for an issue completely unrelated to dermatology.
Dr. Wolinsky is very professional and personable. She communicated options, possibilities and treatment thoroughly, and followed up above and beyond to make sure I had reasonable pharmaceutical options. It is an extremely comfortable and efficient office, with great follow-up.
Very professional and friendly.
Dr. Wolinsky was extremely nice and professional. She took the time to ask a lot of questions and really listened to me and explained her plan for my skin. I highly recommend her!
She is an excellent Doctor. Would recommend her to anyone! Listens, takes her time, and is just a wonderful person.
I have struggled, on and off, with exczema for the last several years. Dr. Wolinsky was the first dermatologist (i've seen countless) that was able to fix this issue, with a careful examination and a prescription that differed from the "go-to" that other dermos kept putting me on. On top of it all, she was incredibly warm and friendly, with exceptional "bedside manner". I could not be happier, and am extremely grateful to Dr. Wolinsky.
Dr. Wolinsky was so nice. Excellent manner, very knowledgeable and came across as interested and caring. She took her time and explained everything she did. Highly recommend.
Very pleasant experience! Wonderful Doctor!
Quick, thorough, and really personable. Highly recommended!
The best dermatologist you can ever find
I loved Dr. Wolinsky! She was so knowledgable and kind. I am thrilled to have found her!
Dr. Wolinksy was a good listener, and seemed optimistic that my problems would be resolved soon. I'm glad to have found a female dermatologist who doesn't make me feel rushed.
Dr. Wolinsky was everything you could ask for in a Doctor. To start, the office was nice, I got in right away. Plus, they had been flexible with a last minute reschedule without charging. Then when I went in, for what I had scheduled as just an annual mole screening, I ended up walking away with a solution for every skin concern I had in one, quick and informative appointment. While I had a couple other questions on my mind, I wasn't sure if they were worth mentioning during a mole screen. But it was as if she read my mind. She brought them up naturally as she was doing the scan and offered options if I was interested in addressing these other concerns. I ended up walking away with great advice, a couple prescriptions I can fill today and a new daily regimine to address every skin concern I had. I've never had a doctor be so proactive without being pushy. And it was clear she just wanted to give me practical and cost effective solutions to help me look and feel my best. Highly recommended.
She was amazing! You can see she cares about people. I highly recommend her.
Had a great experience - the office was very clean, comfortable and well decorated and I didn't have to wait long at all for my appointment. Dr. Wolinsky had a great bedside manner and was very kind and thorough. Would definitely recommend her to others and will be going back.
Dr. Wolinsky is a gem. She is kind, inquisitive, and very approachable. I love that I can ask her anything and not feel uncomfortable or as if I am wasting her time. It is always a pleasure to visit this office!
She was warm, thorough and professional. I also appreciated that she declined to do a procedure on my varicose veins because she felt that I would only enjoy temporary effects. Instead, she referred me to a vascular surgeon who could better handle my specific issues and provide long-term results. That shows integrity.
Friendly, professional, explanatory, specific. She even thanked me for being on time.
Claire is one of the nicest doctors I have seen. She made me feel very comfortable and so easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her as she is professional, caring and knowledgeable.
Dr. Wolinsky was SO great, and honestly I was excited to leave this review for her. I arrived early to the office as it was my first time there and you have to fill out some paperwork. A few minutes after my scheduled appointment, Dr. Wolinsky herself called me from the waiting area, not a different member of the staff. It was obvious that she read what I had filled out on the paperwork and immediately gave me options and ideas for how to treat things. She also conducted a few treatments right away in-house (but gave me the option that I didn't have to do that). Dr. Wolinsky assured me that these would go through my insurance and did not want to make me responsible for extra things that were not necessary. She also just had a great bedside manner and was conversational during everything. Put me at ease right away. I am VERY happy after seeing Dr. Wolinsky and I will definitely return to her in the future.
I thought she was very thorough and sincere.
This was my first time having an annual skin exam. I was nervous (a friend of mine was just diagnosed with a very serious skin problem), and, nervous because I didn't know what to expect from the experience. Dr. Wolinsky was welcoming, friendly and thorough. She explained each step of the exam process, what she was looking for, and thoughtfully discussed my concerns and questions. It was an excellent first visit with a new doctor. I will be recommending her to friends/family that are looking for a new dermatologist. The front desk was easy to deal with and very efficient with paperwork and scheduling.
Dr Wolinsky was very courteous and professional. She asked questions as she examined me and pointed out a few possible issues that needed to be looked at and followed up with. She recommended some skin treatment and suggested I follow up in 3 months.
Claire was very thorough and detailed in our meeting taking the time to talk through each of my concerns. She also didn't try to sell me anything unnecessary.
She was super nice and very informative. I Would definitely return and recommend !
She was very pleasant and did a thorough, reassuring skin screening
Dr. Wolinsky was very professional and reassuring, and had a great bedside manner. She explained everything to me clearly and answered all my questions seriously.
Dr. Wolinksky was very knowledgable and professional. She was very thorough and took the time to address all of my concerns. I never felt rushed like I do with other doctors. By far the best doctor that I've been to! Would highly recommend!!
Great experience. Dr. Wolinsky was kind and very professional. I felt in great hands would recommend her highly.
Couldn't have had a better patient experience - would recommend Dr. Wolinsky to anyone without reservation.
I came to Dr. Wolinsky for my annual skin screening. She was very efficient and thorough, as well as very friendly and personable making me feel at ease during the full body scan. What I especially appreciated and what differentiates dr. Wolinsky from numerous dermatologists I've seen over the past few years is that she is in no hurry to recommend removing moles and leaving you with scars. I've more than 5 scars from previous dermatologists visits, with biopsy results always coming back as normal. Dr. Wolinsky rather recommended we follow closely the atypical moles. Highly recommended!
Dr Wolinsky was friendly yet professional, answered my questions clearly, and provided me with cost-effective solutions for issues I raised (provided me with samples and a prescription to see if it would work) and even offered to do a small free procedure on me to ensure it would be the best approach.
My husband and I both had appointments with Dr. Wolinsky to get our moles checked. She was friendly, informative, and gentle. We were seen shortly after filling out our forms, one after the other. The staff was friendly and helpful and the office was clean.
Dr. Wolinsky couldn't have been more professional or personable.
I could not imagine a better visit. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed them in a manner that was easy to understand, thoughtful and thorough. She is seriously the best medical professional I've ever visited.
Dr. Wolinsky was very friendly, thorough and efficient. Would 100% recommend.
Had a great consultation, she is very personable and was able to give me some good ideas on a new regimen for my skin care.
Very professional, knowledgable, comfortable environment.