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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

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

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

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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I had a great experience. They are very knowledgeable and quick.
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Easy and quick- very friendly.
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The wait was pretty long but it was all worth it. Javier Zelaya was very knowledgeable and helpful to me.
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The visit was very pleasant. Very knowledgeable and hospitable staff. Will definitely recommend to others.
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Waste of time, took way too long to see me.
Less than 1 month ago
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Its a good place you feel comfortable and welcomed ????
Less than 3 months ago
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Very quick and efficient. The staff was nice!
Less than 3 months ago
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It was great seeing Dr. Zelaya! He explained to me the condition that I have. He was very pleasant to talk to, so I felt really at ease. Although I came late for my appointment the staff readily accommodated me. The facility is thoroughly clean as well.
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He’s a great Doctor and friendly office.
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I saw the nurse practitioner Sean today - he was great. One thing I can always count on is amazing staff at Dr. Zelaya’s offices!
Less than 3 months ago
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Aside from the long wait, everything was perfect. My appointment time was 11:30am, however, I was not seen until about one hour later. Upon being called, I met with the doctor, he has excellent bedside manner and very friendly. This wasa great experience and even made an appointment for my son to return. He's a keeper!
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Wait time was short. The office staff is very efficient. Dr Zelaya is personable, knowlegeable, and professional.
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Knowledgeable and very nice, put me at ease with my questions and gave me good treatment options and advice. Will be going back!
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No continuity of care. Despite the office having both a MD and a PA, I get asked why each time I am here like it’s my first visit. It’s a follow up, to check up on and do better at treatinga skin issue of more than 6 months! Considering going elsewhere since the MD doesn’t seem interested in trying things that worked for me before.
Less than 3 months ago
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I had not been to a dermatologist before so wasn’t sure what to expect. Office was busy but was seen pretty quickly. I was very happy with my visit. Staff was nice and examination was through and easy.
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Dr. Zelaya was fantastic. He was quick, efficient, friendly, informative, and kind. I went to him for an annual skin check and it was great. I Highly recommend him.
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Dr. Zelaya was so personable and professional. He explained everything that he was doing as I got my skin screening and was sure to show me examples of things that looked OK and things to keep an eye on. I will definitely go back for my next screening!
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Amazingly proactive and was able to address all of my concerns and issues including ones I didn't know I had. He was able to point things out and take care of things on the spot without hesitation and made me leavingthe office feeling completely satisfied! Over exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend.
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The atmosphere of the staff and office was very clean and polite...my doctor was very kind and i felt very comfortable talking to him and with my treatment.
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Aside from the wait, they are wonderful!
Less than 6 months ago
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Best service , very knowledgeable and professional
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Great doctor- highly recommend.
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For what I had to deal with today this Dr. Was the best at what he did and I couldn't have asked for a better appointment. Thank you
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Super quick diagnosis and treatment.
Less than 6 months 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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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 6 months ago
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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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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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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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Courteous and professional
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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 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 year 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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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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It was good , I appreciated the assistant going above and beyond . Everyone was friendly as well
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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 1 year 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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