Dr. Dina Strachan, MD

Dermatologist

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Dermatology Consultation
853 Broadway, Suite 701, New York, NY, 10003

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Recently named one of the nation’s top doctors by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dina D. Strachan, M. D. is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. Dr. Strachan directs Aglow Dermatology a private practice in Union Square where she provides a variety of medical and cosmetic dermatologic services. Having trained and worked in a variety of settings and locations, Dr. Strachan has expertise in the treatment of all skin types and is an internationally-recognized expert in the treatment of ethnic skin. Dr. Strachan has published a number of articles and chapters, and has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics in dermatology. A respected media source she has a number of television appearances, including the CBS News in New York, and has been quoted in the local and national print media. For her excellent professional services, she was awarded the “Forty Under 40” Achievement Award by The Network Journal in 2003, and has been included in the same publication’s “Best Black Doctors” list since 2004. She has been named one of America’s “Top Dermatologists” by the Consumers Research Council of America and one of the “45 Faces of A Better Chance” in 2008. Dr. Strachan is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.



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Awesome!!!!

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Thank you cause we all know our time is precious

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Very informitive. Will be my dermatologist from now on

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Waited over 45 minutes in the patient room. Dr left examination room to yell at receptionist when she realised some paperwork was not completed. Dr did not take the time to understand my treatment history, did not believe that i had an alergic reaction, and did not seek to understand my preferred treatment. Additionally the Dr office only fills Rxs at her prefered pharmacy.

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I love Dr. Strachan! I believe she is very knowledgeable and every treatment she has given me for my acne has been effective. Her staff and office is also great. I love the ambiance. When she isn't available her assistant Nicole is great also.

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All of her assistants were very nice . (I.e her secretary, estestian, aid,etc) the doctor her self was very short very rushed. Didn't really take her time in explaining my condition to me and why I need the medication she was prescribing. Very quick to prescribe. Perhaps I caught her at a bad time. But I going to trust she knows what she is doing and continue to see her for a three month period.

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Dr Strachan completely cured my acne. Great bedside manner, clean office, friendly staff and expert opinions. Highly recommend her.

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She has great bedside manner.

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Nice office, but not a fan of her bedside manner. She tried to tell me that my diagnosed food allergy, which has sent me to the ER twice, was "probably just eczema". Refused to recommend a natural daily moisturizer/sunscreen. In and out in 5 minutes.

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She is familiar with my health issues and can prescribe the best medicine for me! I lucked up!

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Not much bedside manor, and it took nearly 2 hours to get in and out for simple wart removal.

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The doctor was so kind and helpful. She was very honest and quick to assess and treat me. Her staff was friendly and attentive.

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Dr. Strachan was extremely professional, kind, and efficient. She answered all of my questions and provided preventative health advice.

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Ive been coming here for 3 years. Feels like family. Love them!!

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The visit was rushed. I felt my concern was not really addressed. She suggested I wear make up to address the issue after telling her that I never wear make up. No other possible suggestion were offered or discussed.

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She was wonderful and very helpful. Able to answer all my questions. I love that she actually gave me a routine to follow and able to recommend a peel for my hyperpigmentation. She definitely gave me hope that my skin would get better

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Professional, quick, straight to the point!

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My initial appointment went really well! Love Dr. Strachan's bedside manner. She's very smart and thorough and understanding.

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Dr. Strachan has a great team. Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful with working with my pcp to get my referral.

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Dr. Strachan was very pleasant. However, you used a lot of medical terms that I do not know the meaning. If she could just explain a little more to help me understand my condition.

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I liked Dr. Strachan very much. The staff was also very nice.

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Great but they do require your credit card number on file which is unusual

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Always love visiting Dr. Strachan. Front desk, nurses, everyone there is super friendly/helpful.

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Honestly it's sad I have to give a bad review but I won't ever be coming back. The staff is wonderful but the doctor herself is just rude and careless. Time wasted. I don't want any treatment from her I rather treat my skin on my own.

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Happy with my visit, didn't even know what my insurance would get me. I can't wait to visit her in the future .

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She was very good i have no complaints

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She was professional, caring and very knowledgeable.

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The doctor was pushy with her suggestions. Instead of taking the time to explain her reasoning she seemed defensive when I questioned her prescription which after 3 weeks of use gave me a rash on top of the acne I was trying to treat. The doctor did not ask enough questions before prescribing an antibiotic at my first visit and only after my reaction to the gel did she realize there was another problem which she should have inquired about at our initial consultation. Not a positive experience for me. I've never had a personality issue with a doctor before and this sort of felt into that category.

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My visit went smoothly but it was after that everything went wrong. It took me 2 days to reach the pharmacy that they suggested (has a delivery service). Now I am not sure if I will receive the meds today or tomorrow. All I can say is Thank God its not an emergency.

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Everyone there was very nice, but the doctor spent very little time actually looking at my problem. She looked at it for a minute and then prescribed something and rushed out of the room.

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Very professional, warm and friendly doctor and staff. Super convenient location.

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Dr. Strachan is an excellent dermatologist and more importantly, a very kind and honest person. . She took the time to explain things in great detail and provided options for treatment. So happy to have found her!

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Dr Strachan was very attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.

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Dr. Strachan was excellent. She was very thorough. The office staff was kind. I would highly recommend her to others.

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Earlier today I had a seriously impressive first visit to Dr. Strachan's office. I came in because of a persistent issue that my GP was unable to give an accurate diagnosis to. Dr. Strachan looked at my issue, listened to my experience with the issue and unresponsive treatment (unfortunately, listening skills are sometimes a rarity with NYC doctors), and gave a very fair assessment and contextualization. I'll definitely be recommending her to friends.

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It wasn't as thorough as I would have liked.

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Always a professional.

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Where do I began this is my second visit my first visit was literally 5 minutes she looked at my skin and gave me prescriptions that I should try moving forward I only received 1 of the 3 medications which I explained to her she then explained to me that I should try and contact the pharmacy which I had to call in my medications which I explained to her she then went on by telling me once she writes the prescription it's out of her hands which I understood she didn't seem like she cared what so ever I then asked her moving forward what should I do she then went off to explain I could buy aveeno and eucrine cream which I been doing it doesn't help everytime I spoke she just talked over me she then went on to say she can give me medicine that will require a xo pay and started telling me prices as if I was concerned about pricing it was a very uncomfortable experience she made me seem like it was about money as if I couldn't afford the required medications when in fact I have the top insurance plan and I am also willing to pay out of pocket if needed this was the first time in my 28 years that I felt discrimination not to mention from another African American women to wrap things up I was not helped and wasn't proscribed anything I wouldn't recommend anyone going to her she's not humble nor very helpful at all. The visit was approx less then 10 minutes BTW

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Dr. Strachan was very kind and honest in her assessment. I would recommend her to anyone.

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Dr. Strachan was great, she gave me a prescription and said based on my symptoms, the medication should work well for me. She gave me an extraction on the spot, which I appreciated. I got a text from my pharmacy less than an hour later telling my my prescription was ready. Very efficient! I was 10 minutes late for my appointment and called to advise the office. The receptionist said that was fine. When I arrived, I waited another full hour to be seen. The waiting room was full, and I sat next to another woman who had arrived before me who voiced her frustration over the delay. It seemed the office staff overbooked Dr. Strachan for each appointment slot. My wait was more than 3 times as long as my actual time with the doctor. I was very late to work.