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Dr. Gary Brauner, MD

Dermatologist

New York, NY

About Dr. Gary Brauner

Dr. Brauner has been an authority on cosmetic laser surgery and was the first dermatologist in the Metropolitan New York Area to use lasers on the skin in 1981. He also has had an abiding interest in skin and hair disease in African-Americans and has taught many other dermatologists in numerous lectures on this subject for over thirty years.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Caterpillar

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Harvard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency in Dermatology
  • Medical Field Service School Ft Sam Houston

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Society of Greater New York
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Awards and publications

  • New York Magazine-"Best Beauty Docs"
  • New York Magazine- "Best Docs"- multiple years
  • New Jersey Magazine- "Best Docs"

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1730149501

Dr. Gary Brauner's office locations

Gary J Brauner, M.D.

1040 Park Ave

New York, NY 10028

Gary J Brauner, M.D.

1040 Park Ave

New York, NY 10028

Gary J Brauner, M.D.

1625 Anderson Avenue

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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Front desk was rude & made me feel like I wasn’t welcomed & doctor never gave me medicine for my condition said I had to call the following week because he carried a cream in his other office. I’ve been callingalmost every other day & nobody called me back so I can pick up cream or a prescription. Entire experience was a waste of time. This office is basically only for middle age women getting Botox
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Dr Brauner was terrific. He took his time to explain to me my diagnosis. The office staff was lovely. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Dr. Brauner is absolutely amazing! Even though my first appointment with him through Zocdoc did not show up in their system and I had to come back the next day, it was worth the trouble. I saw another dermatologist a weekbefore seeing this doctor and that doctor was clueless how serious my problem was. Dr. Brauner knew exactly what it was the second he saw me. He explained my options and performed very unpleasant procedure in the most gentle way. His assistant Mary was great as well. I came back a week later and he had to repeat complicated procedure that others would probably send me to surgeon to perform. His precision and knowledge is amazing. I am very grateful for finding the doctor who is knowledgeable and does not just offer to shoot steroids everywhere. I was also impressed by their billing style : they give you a receipt with all the charges right before you leave. I think his prices are reasonable. I highly recommend this doctor but call the office after scheduling appointment here to confirm .
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Dr. Gary Brauner was honestly one of the most insightful doctors I've seen in a while. He was very thorough and detailed in his evaluation and really did an amazing job explaining everything. Great bedside manner!
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Excellent! Confident yet friendly doctor. Comfortable. Highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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An Outstanding and Exceptional doctor in all ways! He's On Top of His Craft. Old School Professional but Still Very Current with the Latest Technologies. No Nonsense here, Straightforward and Accurate with his procedures. I've had several! From Mole removals from head and body to fillers.
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Waited an hour and a half to be seen
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Brauner Is a Great Dermatologist! He's gifted at knowing skin conditions of all kinds. Does cosmetic treatments as well. Truly a professional doctor and amazingly knowledgeable!
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I have been going to Dr. Brauner for around 5 years. While the wait times were generally long, it's something that has gotten worse in the last couple of years and it's to the point that I will be switching doctors.He moved to a new office in NYC recently. I had the first appointment of the day at 1:30 PM. After waiting for around 40 minutes, I asked the receptionist if the doctor had arrived yet. She told me, no, he's never there on time for 1:30 appointments. Not sure why this would be an available time slot if that's the case. Anyway, when he finally arrived in the office around 2:15 he told the receptionist that he didn't bring my charts from his other office. Needless to say, I was quite unhappy. They asked if I'd like to reschedule to which I replied that I would be switching doctors. He's a nice man, but he's not respectful of his patients' time.
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I've seen MULTIPLE dermatologists for apparently the same issue for many years of my life. Dr Brauner explained what was going on, how/why it happens, and gave me a course of action for the future. I didn't feel like he wasinterested in getting me in and out. I felt like he was interested in my understanding of my own health.
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Dr. Brauner is a gifted Doctor! Very Professional and Very gentle when he does procedures!! Highly Recommend him!!
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Knowledgeable, old school, honest and effective
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great doctor. very pleasant and knowledgeable. answers all questions with patience.
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Dr Brauner is extremely articulate and very thorough through his analysis and conclusions. I appreciate the time he and his staff met with me. I highly reccomend Dr Brauner and Im grateful to Zoc Doc for providing me with his information
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This doctor office is not linked to Zocdoc. I showed up for my 9:30AM appointment and the reception tells me the first appointment is 10:30 and they are not connected with this service. It was a waste of my morning
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Very helpful and explained what was going on, which was very informative
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I made the appointment the day of at 6 pm, which is impressive in and of itself. I arrived about ten (10) minutes early, filled out the requisite paperwork, and waited... until about 7 pm, at which point I was finallyseen. I was a tad cranky, to put it mildly, but the doctor's bedside manner was utterly impeccable, and I'm self-aware enough to go "just take a few deep breaths, the person in front of you took a while, it happens, a lot of dermatologists would require waiting two weeks or more so don't complain, etc." The examination room was decently sized and lit, and I didn't feel like I was on the subway during rush hour, which is always a relief. The receptionist was also extremely nice, not coming across as gruff, surly, etc. The waiting room was nice enough as well; not some tiny dimly-lit closet, like I've seen sometimes in Manhattan. All in all, I'm quite happy with the doctor's services, bedside manner, and so forth. Just be advised that, if you schedule an appointment for after work, you might be waiting a while if my experience is any indication, so bring some reading material.
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Treated my issue on this my first visit. There was no need to reschedule a followup as things worked out
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I had a great experience with Dr. Brauner and his staff. Yes, I waited in the exam room about 30 min but his nurse had already warned me that it would take a while and asked me if I had anythinglike an iPad or something to entertain myself :) So it was not surprise for me to wait that long. In addition, I made the appointment 1 day before, so I was expecting to wait a little. No big deal. Dr. Brauner apologized about the long wait as soon as he entered the room. He was very friendly and professional. He is very experienced and knowledgable. He diagnosed my condition quickly and treated right there. He explained the condition in detail and gave me written information in case I have more questions. I am very happy that I found him. I will go back to him for my other skin problems too.
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Amazing experience. I scheduled this appointment after going to Dr Rapaport's office who scheduled me with a nurse practitioner, and she was too busy to answer my questions, she said her nurse was going to answer my questions. I left immediately,and looked for another doctor. Dr. Brauner was awesome! He saw me immediately, but apologized for my wait (only 5 min). He thoroughly took the time to understand the situation. He talked through everything so that I understood how to proceed taking my medication. It's surprising how some simple things still require questions and answers. I really appreciate that Dr. Brauner makes an effort for his patients to understand, and be able to have the confidence that the doctor has made a correct diagnosis. I left my previous doctor not feeling at all sure that she had my diagnosis correct. When I left Dr. Brauner's office, I felt he had made the best diagnosis that he could. Having confidence in my doctor is extremely important to me.
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Dr. Brauner was very knowledgeable and immediately knew my diagnosis. His copay was very high for my insurance and I waited over an hour before I was seen. Great doctor, bad service.
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Dr. Brauner is so great! I have never had a doctor explain my condition to me with so many pictures before. And I appreciate the 15-20 minutes he spent with me. Some dermatologists spend all of 2 minutes with you andprescribe you a slew of medications that end up not really working. Dr. Bruner is definitely not one of them.
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Where do I start with this doctor? This is one of the worse doctors I've been to. He tells me he could not do a procedure on me because I would be wasting his time since my insurance take so longto pay him. Are you kidding me? He is in it for the money, how about helping your patients? Plus, his nurse say he doesn't allowed him to have computers and manage appointment. its 2016! My appointment was cancelled because it was never schedule via ZocDoc.
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Great experience. Dr Brauner was attentive and open to discussion. He carefully explained his diagnosis and told me what to expect from the medication he prescribed. He didn't rush me out of there and was interested in getting all the facts.
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Loved how clear and thorough his explanations were. He also covered historical and recent ideas of treatment for my condition.
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Very Professional and Intelligent Doctor ! Soft spoken and gentle, makes you feel relaxed during your visit (even if he's cutting your mole off , as he's removed several. One from my head and one on my stomach). Been goingto Dr. Brauner for several years and it's No Surprise why he get's awarded Top Doc in New Jersey Year after Year!
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Absolutely amazing! I am so lucky that I found him!
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Perfectionist no one is as good as him
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Very detailed and polite. Gave me facts and treated me well.
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Knowledgeable physician who was able to diagnose and treat the medical issue. Also, excellent bedside manner which is quite refreshing and rare to find these days.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Brauner is a very pleasant man and my 9 year old son was really comfortable with him. This was the second time we saw him and he's very quick and knowledgeable with his diagnosis.
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Highly knowledgable, excellent dermatologist well worth his reputation as one of New York's best. He is extremely thorough and takes the time to explain treatment and options. Don't waste your time going elsewhere.
More than 1 year ago
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Great and Knowledgeable Doctor...He's the best in his field! Staff is Also Great!!
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Great doctor and very nice. He listen to what I had to say and gave his honest opinion which I appreciate. Only complain is the wait time of about 45 minutes but I knew that going in as the other reviews pointed out.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Brauner was professional and straight talking.
More than 1 year ago
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I went to visit Dr.Brauner for a second opinion because I wasn’t satisfy with the dermatologist that was treating me. Dr.Brauner did some test on me and sat down and explain to me the problem and told me what would besome of solution something that the previous Dr. never took the time to do. I felt very comfortable with him and knew that I was dealing with professional. I am very satisfy with this doctor and would defiantly would recommend him
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Got to the office 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork since it was a first visit. I was called into a consultation room after a 20 minute wait, then waited another 50 minutes without any explanation nor an apology tofinally see the doctor for 5 minutes. The doctor seems nice enough, but the waiting time is unreasonable.
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Very attentative
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I booked my appointment on Zocdoc and when I showed the up, the receptionist was unaware of my appointment, however they were able to squeeze me in. I waited for only about 15 minutes and I was out of there in30. My condition was minor and I was only in for a RX fill. He looked at my skin and knew what it was right away. I had seen Dr. Brauner before and he is always straight to the point and honest. Highly recommended.
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He's great and very knowledgeable. Also very friendly.
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Doctor was professional and explained everything very well. He took his time to look at all my moles. The skin tag removal was painless and quick. I definetely will come back if any issues come up in the future.
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Dr. Brauner is extremely educated and takes his time with you. He does everything in his power to have you leaving satisfied.
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Wait times are the problem. The doctor himself is very experienced and competent.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been to Dr. Brauner in the past and returned because he is professional and knowledgeable.
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Top notch.
More than 1 year ago
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I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Brauner. I have ,recently, been stressed out over an acne breakout that I could not control. Dr Brauner sat down and actually talked to me about what could have caused the break out. Great doctor.I feel comfortable and confident having this doctor help me through this stressful time. Great staff as well.
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He's a brilliant dermatologist!
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I'm a bit torn about my visit with Dr. Brauner. On one hand, he was very attentive, had great bedside manner and explained everything as clearly as he could. On the other hand, I arrived 15 minutes prior to the appointmenttime and did not see him until an hour and a half later. I would say proceed with caution.
More than 1 year ago
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Excessive wait time (like all dermatologists, but that's no excuse). That's why I dread going there, although I like Dr. Brauner himself and think he's extremely competent and pleasant. I might very well go more frequently, if the waiting didn't turn appointments into such an ordeal.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Brauner was very personable, well-spoken, and informative. He worked efficiently and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
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