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Dr. Javier Zelaya, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr Javier Zelaya and staff are expertly skilled in treating a full range of medical and cosmetic skin conditions in all skin types. All dermatological cancer surgery, laser and cosmetic procedures are performed with attention to detail, in a comfortable office setting. Javier Zelaya, MD, is an Internist and Board Certified Dermatologist. After graduating from Williams College, and NYU School of Medicine, he completed dual residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology and Fellow of the American Society for Dermalogic Surgery. Following residency he completed a cosmetic apprenticeship with Dr George Farber, in New Orleans. Offices are located in Park Slope, Bklyn & Chelsea, NYC, and convenient to mass transit.We offer weekend & evening hours

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Williams College (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Awards and publications

  • Patients' Choice Award: 2008

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1760494355

Office locations

Skinworks Dermatology

Skinworks QUEENS

60-77 Fresh Pond Road

Maspeth, NY 11378

Skinworks Dermatology

254 Prospect Park West

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Skinworks Dermatology

136 West 17th St

New York, NY 10011

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Super quick diagnosis and treatment.
Less than 1 month ago
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"I went to the doctor". This should be the tagline for ZocDoc.
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Always professional and thorough
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Best dermatologist ever! Awesome bedside manner, really knows his stuff. No wait time, easy to get an appt quickly. Beautiful office (I go to Chelsea office). Love Dr. Zelaya!!!
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He was personable and detected right way what was wrong me within minutes, and electronically placed my Pharmacy prescription for the medication that was required for my condition. I was very satisfied with my new doctor!
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I won't go back. I think Dr. Zelaya is a great physician and his associates are competent and professional but I have waited 30-90 minutes over the past 3 years during weekday early morning first appointment hours. its unacceptable. Get better at scheduling your appointments.
Less than 1 month ago
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Courteous and professional
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II am a Physician, but did not identify myself as such. From the perspective of a medical professional, myself, I was very impressed with the exceptional service provided. This was a great visit. The PA that helped (Yung), was informative andkind, as was the entire staff. Best Experience you can have in a Physician's office....TOP Notch!!!!
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Dr. Javier Zelaya is an amazing dermatologist!! He is very understanding and gives a very welcoming feel that makes you very comfortable speaking about insecurities and other issues you may be experiencing. The waiting time isn’t the bestwhen waiting for the actual surgeon, however consultations are normally a short wait time. Definitely recommend!!!!
Less than 3 months ago
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I had a great experience at Dr. Zelaya's office. The nurse practitioner that I saw was knowledgable, super helpful, attentive and took the time to explain options to me. I picked this office from the Dermatologists that came up on Zocdocin Park Slope and I'm glad I did. As a new patient they did everything I could have wanted and would highly recommend them.
Less than 3 months ago
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Have had an overall very negative experience here. The wait time is extremely long and have felt rushed through every appointment. During one appointment, I was asked to take off my shirt so he could review a rash on my back.I was given no robe and the door was slightly open which made me feel very uncomfortable and unnecessarily rushed. However I was finally pushed to find a new dermatologist after some events surrounding a burst blood vessel being lasered off. I had made my first laser appointment last spring in his Brooklyn office (the only office with the laser machine). It took me over an hour to get there and I proceeded to wait two hours before the receptionist told me I could not be seen that day, despite my appointment. This resulted in me missing a little over four hours of work for nothing. My second appointment went a little better. I did have to wait for about an hour, but I was seen and treated. He could not get all of the burst blood vessel, so I was promised a second visit for free to treat the rest. However, when I called to make the second appointment I was told that that voucher was no longer valid and needed to be made within a couple months. At no point had he given me a time frame for which I needed to redeem this second procedure. I asked to speak with him on the phone about this, but was given the office manager instead. Overall this has been an unnecessarily frustrating experience and I highly recommend finding another doctor.
Less than 3 months ago
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Personable and professional. Very sensitive to my visit needs. I will come back.
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Love Dr. Zelaya, has a great bedside manner and I never feel rushed.
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Very attentive Receptionist and Doctor was amazing.. love this office
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The office is nice, and the staff even nicer.
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The staff is professional, office super clean and service was truly amazing. If you need a dermatologist this is a place.
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Dr. Gutierrez saw my daughter and he was awesome. He took his time explaining root cause of the problem and possible alternative treatments. Very knowledgeable with excellent bedside manners.
Less than 3 months ago
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Fantastic service.
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The medical professional who tended to me was very kind and gave me a number of options for treating my underarm infected hair follicle and wats to avoid it in the future. The extraction was as painless as one could hope for and I’m looking forward to a speedy recovery.
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It was good , I appreciated the assistant going above and beyond . Everyone was friendly as well
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Only interested in cosmetic dermatology, not at all interested in general dermatological health. Rushes patients and talks over them. Terrible bedside manner. Little to no interest in explaining things in detail to patients or having any kind of emotional understanding of issues.
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Dr Zelaya is my dermatologist and a dermatologist I’d highly recommend
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Made an appt with Dr. Zelaya very last minute, and he had reasonably good reviews on zocdoc so I thought it would be fine. I came in for a skin reaction I had from taking antibiotics and I swear this mandid not even *look* at my skin before telling me I was wrong and that *I* had somehow picked at my own skin (? despite me telling him otherwise) and caused the rash. Proceeded to prescribe me more of the same antibiotic. I was infantilized and ignored - and I'm someone who works in clinical medicine personally as well, well-educated and perfectly capable of understanding any sort of clinical language but was treated as if I were a child. Very bad experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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Absolutely positive experience.
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Always professional and courteous!
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I got an appointment quickly, was seen quickly, and got friendly, pragmatic, and helpful advice. What more could you want? Also gave me free samples of a pretty expensive medication, which saved me a lot of money. Thank you!
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Very professional. Addressed all my concerns.
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One of the best doctors I've ever seen. Took the time to diagnose and talk through the issue. Didn't immediately shove a prescription down my throat, and instead spoke about limited medication use. Very personable and makes you feel comfortable. Definitely highly recommended
Less than 6 months ago
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Receptionist told me I can have an earlier morning appointment. I arrive with one patient in front of me. Another patient comes in and is seen before. I advised the receptionist that was very unprofessional and she did not care. Brooklynoffice has the worst front desk people. The doctor keeps replacing them.
Less than 1 year ago
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No wait, they gave me a TON of samples so that I wouldn't have to go to the pharmacy. Very happy!
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It was great after three weeks my face is more clean and skin feels more healthy! THANK YOU!!
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Always pleasant
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I like the doc a lot, he makes getting prescriptions extremely easy, but ran 40 or so minutes late. He kinda rushed the appointment as well, but I do feel he gave me the attention my concerns required, if hastily.
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The front desk staff was very professional and friendly. The Dr. and PA were very nice and friendly.
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A++++++++++++
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I’ve been a patient of Dr Zelaya’s for going on 20 years, and he has always provided me with the best care and the best advice.
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Outstanding service, excellent manner. The doctor explained each step of the exam.
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Aside from the wait time, it was a great visit.
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Everything I needed! friendly and knowledgeable.
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Very quick, kind and knowledgeable - would recommend
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit!
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This is a real doctor, with a real office and a legit practice.
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Knowledgeable. The wait time was unnacceptable as there were no clients before me or after.
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Pleasant dr to talk with. Seemed knowledgable, listened to my issues, responded appropriately. The only negative is that the "delivery pharmacy" he recommended, RXPlus, was absolutely horrible to deal with.
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I was pleased with how fast everything was taken care of and the polite and professional manner that it was carried out. I will be back! James C.
Less than 1 year ago
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I have been going to see Dr Z for years and the service only gets better
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Amazing!! Great staff, great Dr!
Less than 1 year ago
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I was very happy with the amount of time the doctor spent with me. I had several skin tags and a large mole. The doctor removed all growths immediately. This was my first visit to a dermatologist. It was an excellent one and very professional. Thank you!!!!
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He was very kind to my daughter, who is young and skittish with new people. But he and his staff were all very warm and welcoming. He also helped with our prescriptions to ensure we had something effective yet affordable. Worth our hike to the South Slope!
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He was very informative. He found areas where ive been trying to figure out the cases of it and he went out his way to test the my skin to find the right diagnostic.
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