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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. David A. Kriegel is a Board Certified Dermatologist and MOHS micrographic skin cancer surgeon. He completed his undergraduate work at Columbia University and his medical education at Boston University School of Medicine. His internship and residency training were completed at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University of Medicine. After Dr. Kriegel completed his dermatologic training, he was accepted into a two-year surgical fellowship program in MOHS Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Surgery. There are only fifteen such programs in the country. This additional training took place at S.U.N.Y Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Kriegel is the author of scientific articles and a chapter in academic text on dermatologic surgery. He was formerly Chief of Dermatology at Northport V.A. Medical Center. He is presently the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
I met Dr. Kriegel for the first time to discuss my MOHS surgery. He has a very easy, calm manner that made me feel very comfortable. He was very clear in his explanation of the surgery and what I should expect on the day of the surgery. I left the office knowing he was an excellent choice to do the surgery. However, I am new to this Dermatology practice. I have had two appointments. The first appointment, I waited over an hour and a half before seeing the doctor. Yesterday I waited an hour before seeing the doctor. From comments from other patients in the waiting room, long wait times seem to be the norm. This concerns me.
Dr. Kriegel has been treating me for over twenty years for a variety of conditions and I have always been pleased with his expertise, follow-up and resolution. He took care of the two issues at this visit and scheduled a follow-up in three months. He is professional in every way.
Can't express how satisfied and impressed with Dr. Kriegel, Dr. Bernstein and the staff that I have entrusted my care with. Everyone in the office is very professional, friendly and happy to assist me navigate the entire process from scheduling, to coordinating insurance to exam, diagnosis and treatment. Everything was spot on.
Aside from the waiting time, this appointment was very gratifying. The nurse/tech was excellent. Having had this same procedure performed several times, this was by far the most professional, careful, and considerate. A gold star! Clayton
It is very interesting that if you ONLY have to wait 30 minutes or less the office gets 4 stars. That is a very low bar. I will not return to this practice in the future. I will find another dermatology practice. The first time I met with Dr. Kriegel I was kept waiting an hour for what turned out to be less than a 5 minute appointment. He apologized and I accepted it. The feedback I gave at that time was that is was less about the waiting time and more about the lack of information about how long I might have to wait. There is a major disconnect between the medical staff meeting with the patients and the desk staff who have to deal with frustrated patients in the waiting area. I am including more than myself because I observed it first hand. If I am told that due to unavoidable delays I might need to wait more than 45 minutes, it allows me to make a decision to stay and wait, stop out and come back, or reschedule the appointment. The only time valued in the current equation is the doctor's. The second time I was there was for surgery and was ushered right in within minutes of arriving. It was great. The third time was today to have my sutures removed. I called in the morning to see if I could come in earlier than my 1:20 p.m. appointment because, unexpectedly, I needed to go out to New Jersey. They said the doctor only arrives at 1:20. I said the surely someone else could remove the stitches. They said no, it had to be the doctor. They scheduled me for 4 p.m. I thanked them. I arrived before 4 p.m. and by 4:30 returned to the desk to ask when I might be seen. They said they needed that room (they pointed at it) cleared to remove then sutures. While they were pointing, the door opened. "Great!" They said, "It's clear. It won't be long now." I returned to my seat and watched as first one person was called and then placed in that room, and when they were done another person was called and placed in there. At 4:50 I returned to ask for an explanation. I received only confused looks and stammered apologies. Finally, it was my turn. I was led to the room by a technician who said she would remove my sutures. Needless to say I was surprised. I told her what I was told on the phone and she said she could get the doctor if I wanted him. I said that wasn't my point. My point was that I was told inaccurate information on more than one occasion and this was worse than getting no information at all. The work done on me was well done and the medical staff and desk staff were professional and apparently competent, but the disconnect and lack of communication between the two sectors of the practice is shocking.
Caring and attentive. Addressed my concerns and expectations. Very patient and spent as much time with me as I needed. I recommend with 100% confidence.
I had to wait almost an hour (actually more then an hour because I made sure to arrive early) for what turned out to be a 7 minute appt. I understand that things happen, but I strongly recommend that when this happens the desk staff reach out to the folks in the waiting room and proactively explain what is going on and provide a reasonable estimate of wait time. Not knowing if it will be a 15 minute wait or a 50 minute wait adds to the frustration. Thank you. Note: I did very much appreciate Dr. Kriegel's apology and explanation when he did see me! It made it clear to me that he recognized the value of my time as well.
I have been seeing Dr. Kriegel for many years, with great success.
Every aspect of my visit was excellent, including the front desk staff, the facilities, the doctors and their professional treatment.
Dr. Kriegel has been my dermatologist for many, many years. I couldn't be more pleased.
I wish all my doctors were a satisfying as Dr. Kriegel.
First visit and he was very personable and caring. He will be our go to Dermatologist for sure. Everyone very personable.
I've had 3 appts here. Prompt, polite and attentive atmosphere. I've never felt rushed or ignored.