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Dr. Dina Strachan, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

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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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Harvard College
  • University of California, San Francisco, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of California, San Francisco, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Post doctoral training- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons- Medical Informatics
  • Medical School - Yale University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Manhattan Central Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • "Best Doctors" The Network Journal 2004-2011
  • "Forty Under 40" Achievement Award 2003 The Network Journal
  • "Top Dermatologists" Consumers Research Council of America
  • 45 Faces of A Better Chance

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1164466967

Office locations

Aglow Dermatology

853 Broadway, Suite 701

New York, NY 10003

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Wonderful
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Helpful staff. Efficient process. Dr Strachan was pleasant and professional. Thank you!
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I appreciate Dr. Strachan's feedback on my questions and concerns; however, I do feel that this visit there was a lack of compassion. I understand that healthcare is a business, as I too am int he healthcare industry, but spending afew more minutes talk to your patient and not just pushing meds on them can really help the patient's overall experience.
Less than 3 months ago
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The office staff was very pleasant, helpful and professional during my visit. The front desk took the time to explain the paperwork and registered right away. The wait time was not long at all, probably about 15 minutes the least. Iwas very excited to see this doctor as she came highly recommended. The doctor seemed nice but I got the vibe that she was rushed. I asked her questions of which she answered. When I asked her follow up questions, she seemed annoyed that I asked her. At one point I asked her a question and was then told to wait until after she was done examining me. That was fine but she was kinda abrasive saying it. Sometimes it’s not what you say but how you say it. Needless to say, she didn’t answer my question and I didn’t ask again because I felt like she would bite my head off. I have to go back to her for a follow up. That visit will determine if I go back to see her after that.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Strachan was extremely professional and personable. She answered my questions. The office is near and clean and her staff is friendly.
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Dr. Strachan was very upfront and informative. Her professional opinion shed some light on my options.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Strachan is fine. Her bedside manner has gotten better over the years, but she's not the warmest. It's business only. Her office is a little frustrating to work with though. Multiple phone calls from the pharmacy went unanswered for weeks,and then phone calls from me also went unanswered.
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Rushed, she seemed like she had somewhere else she'd rather be. She seemed to not offer no insight into what could be going on with me.
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She is a doctor, but not a nice human.
Less than 3 months ago
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I arrived on time for my appointment but waited an hour to be seen, only to have the doctor walk into the room, take a glance at me, and walk out. With every visit her bedside manner has left much to be desired. I will not be returning
Less than 6 months ago
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too quick an appointment. Same as previous visit for unrelated issue. Medications prescribed didnt satisfy the 1st issue and then the second issue... cleared up. (I had other medical issues that when I took care of them hair came back)
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I honestly wanted to like this office. As someone who studied at my alma mater I always try to support alumni, but my visit was awful. Everyone from the office staff the Doctor had terrible etiquette. My appointment has a wholeprobably lasted less then 5 minutes and for 6 months after their office staff harassed me over an invoice that they lost. I was primarily at the office for some hair issues I had been experiencing but I had a few other questions about my overall dry skin, and Ms. Strachan was having none of it. She just wanted to diagnose me and get out. She kept pressuring me to let her put a syringe in my head for hair loss instead of the more conservative approach of a topical gel. Of course anyone faced with this would take more than just a few seconds before piercing the skin on their head, and she was visibly frustrated by me needing to think it over. At this point she left the room and later on asked her associates if I was going to move forward with it. When I confirmed that I would not be she never came back into the room to formally end the visit as if I was a true nuisance to her day. I will never come again. This was by far the worst visit to any facility (not just medical) I've ever been to. To top it off for months after the visit her office staff harassed me over text saying I had an invoice to pay. When I tried to call the office no one picked up. Eventually they texts saying they left me multiple messages and will send the invoice to a collecting agency. This really got me angry because I had received no such calls and I had no idea what the invoice was because no one had contacted me aside from these texts. When I tried to text them to ask for the invoice over email to reconcile they refused to provide me information. As it turns out they lost my receipt for the office copay that I paid the day of my visit and decided that was a good enough reason to harass me and threaten to send it to a collecting agency for 6 months. Do not come here!
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Was great and very informative and friendly.
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Everyone was very friendly, helpful and thorough.
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Dr. Strachan seems nice enough, but her office policies are a complete money grab. Beware before you book. They charge if you ask to have a prescription sent to a different pharmacy than the one they use, and require certain prescriptionsto be filled through their preferred pharmacy. The pharmacy they use is extremely slow and nearly impossible to get a hold of.
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The Dr is great and so is everyone in her office.
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I've been going to Dina for years and even referred family members. It pains me to say I won't be going back. Her staff is disrespectful and unorganized. Her miscellaneous charges are ridiculous. Never experienced this lack of customer servicein my life. I will be looking into other avenues.
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It was a busy day in Dr. Strachans office. Her staff were polite and accommodating despite the rush. I would think about digitizing the forms I filled out.
Less than 6 months ago
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Handled me like a rag doll and was extremely unsympathetic to a medical issue that was causing me emotional distress. Will not return and do not recommend.
Less than 6 months ago
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Other than the wait time, roughly 50 minutes to get inside the room, my visit was great. Dr. Dina is very personable and takes her time with you. I was able to get all my questions answered plus more!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Strachan is great. My results are undeniable. The staff is very friendly. The office is quite relaxing & located superbly in the city. So glad my friend referred me.
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Promptly seen and explained her diagnosis
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Excellent
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Dr Strachan is very welcoming. She knows what she is talking about and spent time with me l was very comfortable with her. She answered all my questions. I will absolutely recommend her
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I had the first appointment of the day, staff was late, staff doesn't speak english and aren't very easy to deal with. Dr's bedside manner was short and borderline rude. Go elsewhere.
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Dr. Strachan was a true professional! She did for me what four other dermatologist could not do; give me an accurate diagnosis. I enjoyed her and her staff. Thank you Dr. Strachan!
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I had to wait a really long time, so I assumed that the doctor spends a lot of time with patients- false! She spent under 7 minutes with me, literally asked me no questions and gave me two different medications thatmy insurance just did not cover, which I had to find out myself.
Less than 1 year ago
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Awesome!!!!
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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 hadan alergic reaction, and did not seek to understand my preferred treatment. Additionally the Dr office only fills Rxs at her prefered pharmacy.
Less than 1 year ago
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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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She was very cold. No personality. She was rough with my skin, she irritated my skin more than what it was and sent me out the office. Very unpleasant visit.
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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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It wasn't as thorough as I would have liked.
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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 wasprescribing. 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Ive been coming here for 3 years. Feels like family. Love them!!
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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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The Dr didn't seem very interested in my condition or what I had to say. She wasn't very friendly either. Won't be going back.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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