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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Ernest Bloom, M.D., is a board certified dermatologist practicing in the East Bay area. He attended University of California in Davis, Medical School, and completed his internship at University of California, Irvine/Long Beach. He went to the University of Montreal for his dermatology residency. Rather than specialize in any one particular rare skin disease, he concentrates on providing the best therapy for the most common skin challenges. This includes, both medical, and cosmetic challenges. He treats both adult and pediatric patients.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very short visit. He was professional. Maybe I'm just healthy but he didn't spend very long with me.
Very nice. I would really recommend Dr Bloom. Good listener, not rushed, very experienced and knowledgeable.
Pros: Office staff was friendly and courteous, I had only a 5-10 min wait, and office is in a convenient location Cons: Dr. Bloom was very curt, and I found his bedside manner to be condescending. I came in to get a mole checked (turned out to be something else; luckily, benign). He told me what it was, and that was that. When I asked what I consider to be normal follow-up questions (i.e. "how would I remove this blemish? how did it get there? how can I prevent it from darkening/growing?"), he acted as if it were a chore to answer me (long sigh, followed by "WELL..."). I had to ask the office staff if I could look at the intake form so I could at least see what my skin condition was called, since the doctor was in and out so fast, and did not seem amenable to me asking such basic questions, like, "Can you tell me, again, what this skin condition is called?" In total, he spent no more than 5 minutes with me. That was enough for me! I would not go back to Dr. Bloom.
I absolutely always love seeing him. He's the skin God!
Dr. Bloom has been my dermatologist for the last 4 years. He and his staff are always warm and professional. I would not think of switching to another Dermatologist.
Absolutely, incredibly intelligent Doctor. Just, don't be a stupid patient.
Big improvement over other dermatologists I have seen. Dr. Bloom took his time with me and was very thorough, not just giving me orders or recommendations, but explaining what his reasons were so that I could understand how each part would affect my health.
I am very pleased. Dr. Bloom is very professional and thorough. He is also very caring and thoughtful
Dr. Bloom seems knowledgeable and is honest and forthright. I appreciate that!
he is great!
Dr. Bloom was direct and seemed to care about finding the cause of my nail problem.
Very professional and the Dr. Had several suggestions for bargain medications that could be ordered online.
He was very clear and explain my options. He did not put any pressure on my to decide right away as my insurance would not cover the procedure. The office staff were lovely.
I'd been away for many years and came back to see Dr. Bloom because I trust his care.
This was my very first visit with Dr. Bloom and it irked me to see that he was about to dismiss diagnosing a blemish that I told him about at the beginning of the consultation.
I have been to Dr Bloom before when he was at another office....
Everything that was looked at is in worse shape. It's really unfortunate. I come from a family of physicians.
He's a great guy, provides excellent care, and has helped me tons. I highly recommend him.
That photo in the ZocDoc bio is incorrect but Dr. Bloom was efficient and addressed all my questions.
Dr. Bloom took time with me. This was my first visit and I will continue to see him every 6 months.
Paperwork was reasonable, wait time was short and Dr. Bloom knew exactly what was going on for me right away.
My family has been going to Dr.Bloom for quite a while. Dr.Bloom is very clear in his assessments and is always looking to do what is best for the patient.
Quick and impersonal.
My first visit went well. I like that he stressed wearing a hat over using sunscreen since I often get skin problems from moisturizers and soaps.
Dr. Bloom, Is very good explained everything in depth. Thankful for his help, Great advice given to me.
I feel like I'm in good hands with Dr Bloom :)
The assistant is usually a bit awkward and sometimes seems confused (I've been going here a year now, so she's not new). Today, she called me up, showed me the exam room, shooed me in, and shut the door! Didn't even ask me questions or say that the doctor would be with me soon. A couple of occasions, she doesn't even know why I'm there and I end up wasting time because she doesn't know if I need to put on a gown or not. The doctor always does a great job. Always good at listening to my issues and giving treatment accurately and efficiently. He's very friendly and has a good bedside manner.
This was my first visit with the doctor. I have been seeing dermatologists for many for skin cancer scans and treatment. I always have pre-cancers which are destroyed by the doctor with liquid nitrogen. Dr Bloom did not say or do anything about my pre-cancers. I will not return to him.
This was the shortest assessment I have had so far, after scheduling a year ago. I guess I have no immediate skin threat.
Quick and effective - took good care of me. The only thing I would prefer is that the office used the digital medical history from zocdoc rather than making me fill out that typical form.
A really good doctor that knows his stuff. I had been to many before, but he was able to diagnose my issue immediately and walk me through the treatment and what i should expect, and expectation to managing it.
Dr. Bloom was great...very informative. I have cystic acne, but after my visit I feel there may be hope for my face. The staff was really nice as well.
My daugher and I booked an appointment together for different concerns. Dr. Bloom was pleasant, informative and quite funny. The receptionist and nurse were just as pleasant,
Thought he was very professional, that his office and staff were well organized and friendly.
The visits were fine. Generally, I could book an appointment for my particular issue almost any time. It was a very quick visit and I rarely had to wait longer than a few minutes once in the waiting room.
Dr. Bloom is always pleasant and efficient. He listens to what I have to say and to what I would like done. Office visits are normally between 20-30 minutes. He has never canceled an appointment with me
Great. I have suffered Long enough. And he was right on it i been back nd fourth to the doctors For a year me nd my kids nd thay did nothing. Im very grateful ??????
Great listener and shows he cares about what your issues are. Gives detailed explanations and advice for going forward.
Very helpful, very consultative and spent the time listening and more importantly explaining!
Pleasant, professional and to the point.
Excellent and caring service.
My visit was very pofssional.
A very professional meeting.
that appointment gave me incorrect information. I will not go back I will go with my always regular doctor my doctor already Know me Ernest didn't really care
The office staff is very nice and helpful. Dr. Bloom is very easy to talk with and he listens to you. I have confidence in his ability to take care of my 90 year old and his skin problem.
Great experience! Helped me cure a rash that another doctor had previously tried to treat unsuccessfully.
Not bad, a little rushed, but generally fine.
I'd see this doctor again. He saw me the same day that I called for an appointment. Plus, I am a first-time patient.
Dr. Bloom was very knowledgable and friendly. He took the time to look through my paperwork, ask questions, and get to know me, not just my medical symptoms.
Easy, effortless and quick Botox appointment - just the way I like it. It took me longer to fill out the forms than the actual treatment. He gave me 25units and shot it several times (thank you, numbing cream!) all over my forehead. No more resting bitch face!
His assistant was extremely friendly and helpful. Dr Bloom was very thorough and addressed all the question and was very thoughtful and caring during the visit
Very professional, knowledgeable.
He's really relaxed. He asked me if I'd ever heard the terms he used before and went on to educate me on what they meant. Make sure you know what you want to ask him before hand though. He's really quick.
The doctor was very professional. It was great having the office open on a Saturday. Highly recommend Ernest Bloom to others Wayne
Dr. Bloom was efficient and friendly; he also saved me $270 by pointing out that a same day service would not be covered by my insurance but if I returned any day after the initial consult the procedure would qualify for 100% coverage (still with a visit co-pay).
He's really wonderful and makes you feel better before even physically helping :)
A smart, no BS dermatologist. Nice guy too.
He was pretty good, slightly rushed it seemed at times, but other than that a competent physician
This was my first time to go to a dermatologist for a head to toe screening. First off, the doctor did not look like the picture, the picture looks 20 years old. He looked very unkept and not professional with rumpled white coat and dirty scruffy shoes. I told him this was first visit for head to toe. He did not look at much as all. he just looked at area exposed the the gown such as my legs and arms. he did not look above my knees, back, stomach, etc. After just a few minutes, he excused the nurse assistant so she left the room, and the exam was over. He was rude and condoscending, then told me to come back in 6 months. He did not have my lay on the table on my stomach to check anything on my legs or back. He looked at a 2 inch spot on my scape...where he should have combed thru hair. He briefly just lifted up my right foot, did not even do the left. I read both positive and negative reviews before scheduing this appointment. I tend to give people the benefit of he doubt, so I made this appointment. I was so wrong to do this and feel ripped off of my co-pay. I DO NOT recommend him. It was a waste of time and money for nothing. He was one of the worst doctors I even been to.
A true example of a thoughtful and thorough doctor. Friendly and approachable with the cool mentality of a true veteran in the medical field. Identified unusual symptoms and came up with an effective remedy.
I thought he was great! Very glad I went.
Great dermatologist. Knows his stuff as I've gone to him every time I break out in hives. Also very understanding with patients that have no insurance.
Appointment scheduled on the internet didnt show up on their records. Receptionist wasnt nice, never smiled. Although she still accomodated us. She might be better to have a different role in the clinic. Not someone who receives patients.. Doctor was very attentive and nice. I liked him.