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Dr. Ernest Bloom, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Davis, Doctor of Medicine
  • Université de Montréal Faculté de Médecine, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1306941620

Office locations

California Skin Institute

501 South Shore Center West, Ste. 103A

Alameda, CA 94501

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Very short visit. He was professional. Maybe I'm just healthy but he didn't spend very long with me.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice. I would really recommend Dr Bloom. Good listener, not rushed, very experienced and knowledgeable.
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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 geta 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.
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I absolutely always love seeing him. He's the skin God!
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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.
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Absolutely, incredibly intelligent Doctor. Just, don't be a stupid patient.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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I am very pleased. Dr. Bloom is very professional and thorough. He is also very caring and thoughtful
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he is great!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bloom seems knowledgeable and is honest and forthright. I appreciate that!
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Dr. Bloom was direct and seemed to care about finding the cause of my nail problem.
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Very professional and the Dr. Had several suggestions for bargain medications that could be ordered online.
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Everything that was looked at is in worse shape. It's really unfortunate. I come from a family of physicians.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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I'd been away for many years and came back to see Dr. Bloom because I trust his care.
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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.
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I have been to Dr Bloom before when he was at another office....
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He's a great guy, provides excellent care, and has helped me tons. I highly recommend him.
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That photo in the ZocDoc bio is incorrect but Dr. Bloom was efficient and addressed all my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bloom took time with me. This was my first visit and I will continue to see him every 6 months.
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Paperwork was reasonable, wait time was short and Dr. Bloom knew exactly what was going on for me right away.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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Very pleasant
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Great experience! Helped me cure a rash that another doctor had previously tried to treat unsuccessfully.
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Quick and impersonal.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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Dr. Bloom, Is very good explained everything in depth. Thankful for his help, Great advice given to me.
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I feel like I'm in good hands with Dr Bloom :)
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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 evenask 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.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent and caring service.
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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 doanything about my pre-cancers. I will not return to him.
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He was pretty good, slightly rushed it seemed at times, but other than that a competent physician
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This was the shortest assessment I have had so far, after scheduling a year ago. I guess I have no immediate skin threat.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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Thought he was very professional, that his office and staff were well organized and friendly.
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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
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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 ??????
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Great listener and shows he cares about what your issues are. Gives detailed explanations and advice for going forward.
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Very helpful, very consultative and spent the time listening and more importantly explaining!
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Pleasant, professional and to the point.
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My visit was very pofssional.
More than 1 year ago
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A very professional meeting.
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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.
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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
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Not bad, a little rushed, but generally fine.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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