Dr. Elizabeth Abel, MD

Dermatologist

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525 South Drive, Suite 115, Mountain View, CA, 94040

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After 18 years of solo practice, nationally-recognized dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Abel is “excited to bring her practice to California Skin Institute of Mountain View”. She “shares the dedication to excellence in dermatology care and looks forward to collaborating with CSI physicians and offering CSI’s advanced technology to her patients.”

Dr. Abel is a board-certified dermatologist who graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore. After a combined medicine and surgery internship at San Francisco General Hospital and one year of internal medicine at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, she began her Dermatology residency at New York University Skin and Cancer Center. While at NYU, she was Chief Resident in her third year and held an NIH fellowship in Immunology in her fourth year.

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She and her assistant are both great listeners and very professional.

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She seemed nice enough, but largely checked out for the day, which was disappointing after waiting an hour.

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Very pleasant. Took care of my issues.

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Doc was great. Wait time was not. I was 5 mins late for 3PM appointment but was not seen until 4PM. Do doctors punish patients who are a tad late?

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I come from Albuquerque, NM to see Dr. Abel. We have many good dermatologists there but I feel very comfortable when she examines me and gives me her opinion. She not only is nationally known in her field but is a very caring and kind physician. I have been an RN for 50+ years, have had many skin issues because of a red-haired father and living in the desert. It is very important to me to see the very best physician I can. Thank you Dr. Abel.

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I went in to ask about a skin concern and left with a quote for plastic surgery. Some people may appreciate a one stop shop but in my case it was a little disappointing. I'm curious what a doctor that didn't have an onsite plastic surgery center would have suggested I do to treat the skin issue.

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Abel is a super professional, experienced, gentle, nice lady, the entire experience is very good, I feel comfortable to talk about my issue and she helped me out.

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She is very professional. Saw me right away and prescribed what was needed. In and out in no time!

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Office seemed very disorganized. Office wait more than one hour. Visit was short and perfunctory, but ok. Don't go unless you've got some time to wait.

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It was quite an unpleasant experience. I was forced to wait for over an hour without warning that it may be the case (I took time out of work to see the doctor). During consultation, doctor kept using unfamiliar terminology without explanation and was very vague about her instructions on what I should do to alleviate my condition. I left her practice more confused than coming in.

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Dr Abel is a good doctor with good knowledge and patience. We have been with her for more than 10 years.

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I am pleased that Dr. Abel has lunchtime appointments. Since I work relatively close, it is so much easier to just pop in at lunchtime especially if I'm just doing a routine mole check. The front office was very pleasant and professional and I didn't have a very long wait. The Dr did perform a minor procedure right there at the office. I am glad that she was able to take care of it right away and it was fast and easy and I didn't have to make another appointment to take care of it.

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They were running way behind. It would be good if they called the patients to give us an option to reschedule or arrive later. Our time is valuable too! Dr. Abel was very good and I recommend her.

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She was immensely helpful. Knew right away that I'd a poison oak rash. Loved it!

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I'm a long term patient of Dr. Abel. She's very attentive and easy to talk to. She answers all my questions and concerns. I appreciate the free WIFI in the waiting area. However, I don't like the TV sets on while I'm waiting to be seen.

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She explained a lot and did so clearly.

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Plan your visit. Book in advance

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Just an annual check-up. Went smoothly.

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I waited over 1hr to see Doctor Abel for 5min. They did not confirm the appointment even though I received confirmation email. Personally I will not use this service again but call Doctor's office. It's ridiculous to come to the office and be told we didn't confirm it. Very frustrating!

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She's very good at her job. Top rate. Very professional and collaborative.

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Not so pleasant, no one is paying attention to my note prior the visit, so when I got there only found out that I can't have the treatment same day which I specifically stated there. So I have to pay out of my own pocket without any treatment, but to be told come back next Friday when the only nurse who does it works at this location. Plus, the nurse is actually out that day, and only available the following Friday, which is 2 weeks from now! I will find other clinic instead. BTW, Dr. Abel is good although she can't help me this time, and tried to minimize my office visit bill since I have to pay all by myself, appreciate that.

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Good visit. Questions answered. Didn't feel rushed.

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Really nice Docotor! Listens to all your concerns and gives free samples & savings cards when available! Very knowledgeable. Excellent!

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Very good, The wait time was very unusual for her.

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I guess she is worth the wait :)

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I happy that I met Dr Elizabeth, and she helped me to recover in no time. Awesome

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Dr Abel is great- knowledgeable and friendly. My only gripe is that I waited 50 minutes to get into the office.

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I had an excellent experience with Dr Abel. This was my second attempt with a recommended dermatologist and it was much more thorough and things were explained very well.

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Great!! Awesome! She thought of a lot of treatments for a difficult to treat condition.

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Very professionally. Listened to what I had to say. Provided medical.advice. and hope my rash clears up.

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Extremely satisfied with the clinic and with Dr Abel

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I was nervous and she put me at ease.

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Thorough.

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Dr. Abel is very professional and I don't feel rushed when I'm in for an exam. I trust her completely!

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Wait time was extremely long. Dr. Abel was professional. I was prescribed a brand name topical cream. My insurance did not cover it as I had stated during my visit with Dr. Abel. I called Dr. Abel's office and requested for them to change the prescription to a generic alternative. However, the nurse who answered my call refused, and said they have to wait for the pharmacy to fax them the request in "couple of days". She claimed that the pharmacy automatically contacts the doctor's office. Never have I had so much trouble changing a prescription and in such an inefficient way. My past experiences at other offices is they simply contact the pharmacy in a timely manner to change the prescription instead of passively waiting for the pharmacy to contact them. Please consider changing this inefficient "procedure" of changing prescriptions for patients. Also, I would recommend Dr. Abel allowing patients to contact her directly via email. My regular physicians at Palo Alto Medical Foundation provide this option, and it makes the doctor-patient experience exponentially better and more efficient.

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Dr Abel was efficient, and addressed all of my concerns (3) in a single visit, which not all dermatologists will do!

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Office mixed up my appoitment date. I signed up for 7/24/12 but the receptionist told me my appointment was 7/26/12

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Talking to the doctor is fine, but the wait time is very long. I waited for 1 hour and 15 min. I've seen the doc 3 times for consistency, the shortest wait time among the 3 was 40 minutes. If you don't mind the wait time, I say go ahead and try Dr Able. If you are tight on a schedule, this is probably not the best clinic for you.

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She was very pleasant, knowledgable and helpful. I made an appointment for a follow up visit.