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Dr. John O'Brien, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. O’Brien has nearly 30 years of dermatology experience. He began practicing in New York in 1974 and has practiced in the Atlanta area since 1978. Prior to beginning his practice, Dr. O’Brien served as a physician in the U.S. Navy, earning the rank of lieutenant commander.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College
  • New York Medical College (Internship)
  • New York Medical College (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811980188

Office locations

John O'Brien Md Dermatology

2910 North Druid Hills Road

Atlanta, GA 30329

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Went to see Dr. O'Brien about my skin. Front desk staff was fine - once I was brought back to an exam room I didn't wait long to see the doctor either, which was nice. But when I explained why Iwas there and showing him what was wrong, he simply brushed me off and told me it was probably nothing and sent me on my way. Well - that nothing turned into a little more and am now going to another dermatologist.
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He is Amazing! It's hard to find a doctor that you can be comfortable with but, he's the one. The whole staff is great.
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I have been using Dr. O'Brien for many years and find him to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. Would not consider moving to another doctor
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Receptionist/nurse was great! Very quick and efficient. Dr. O'Brien was a quirky fellow, loved to chat, but very good at keeping me at ease. He answered my questions and dealt with my slight overreactions very positively. He had a grandfather-esque quality about him.
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I found Dr OBrien soon after moving to Atlanta. He's great, personable, knowledgeable, like meeting with a friend.
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Great Doc! Thanks!
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My experience was aweful. He showed me a picture and said this is what you have and when I asked questions about the diagnosis he told me I could look it up on Google. He was very short and didn't inspectyface at all. He told me there wasn't much he could do either. So as he left I reverted back to the book with the picture he showed me and when he walked back in the room he snatched it out of my hands and said you don't need to look at that. I cried when I left. I felt so mistreated when I was trying to get help and answers to why my face was reacting to something. I would never recommend him to anyone he does not listen to what you are saying.Dr. O'Brian prescribes you something and sends you on your way.
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Office building was a little dated but the man knew his stuff. He was the 3rd opinion I had gotten for my baby and his advice was spot on. Would visit again.
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I have been going to Dr. O'Brien for years. While having skin treatments is never a thrill, Dr. O'Brien always keeps you laughing and engaged with his personality and stories. His office staff is equally as friendly and engaging. He neverdoes anything that he does not feel is unnecessary just to get extra billings. I have recommended him in the past, and would again.
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Excellent doctor. I've been a patient a long time and wouldn't think of going to anyone else. Dr. O'Brien is the best!
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The building the office was located in is completely run down and the smell in the hallway should have been my first warning sign. There was a short wait to see the doctor. The man at the front desk was incrediblynice. Dr. O'Brien wasn't very pleasant and I felt like I was being rushed out due to the nearness of lunch. He recommended that I see an allergist for my problem without even looking at it. He did not have any recommendations for allergists and he didn't want to see the problem - either in person or in photos. He wasn't very friendly, approachable and he made constant remarks about newer, younger practices. He seems like a very 'old school' doctor and I would not recommend him.
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Dr. O'Brien is always very thorough and has a great "bedside manner". I will highly recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist.
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He's a good man and a good dermatologist
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor. Highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit
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This was my first time seeing Dr. O'Brien and what can I say, but I am very pleased with the service he and his staff provided. The entire visit was very comfortable, staff was very professional, nice, courteous and knowledgeable. Ifanyone has any issues that require the attention of a Dermatologist, I would tell them don't shop around, just go see Dr. O'Brien!! He is AWESOME!!!!!
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Superb
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Very quick and effective! It's hard for me to make appointments because of my own schedule but I'm going back asap.
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Excellent practice. Convenient location, no waiting time, in and out quickly, and Dr. O'Brien was great. I highly recommend this practice.
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Always an efficient visit, on time, listens and explains condition.
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I've been a patient of Dr O'Brien for almost 15 years. I don't want to see anyone else.
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fast, efficient, knowledgeable.
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Dr. O'Brien was very friendly and professional. I will return to this office when I need to see a dermatologist.
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Friendly and professional. Very experienced. Answered all my questions . Also friendly staff.
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Very knowledgeable and experienced
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I was generally unsatisfied. The doctor saw me right away and identified two common issues, for which he prescribed 2 drugs. I was told by another dermatologist that one of the conditions definitely did not require taking a drug (which heprescribed), and I read the same information online. He showed me a book of skin conditions to read about, but the book looked like it was from the 60s. Also, he didn't do a full body scan which is what I had gone in and paid for, but when I asked at the front they told me he doesn't believe in checking people in their 20s. I feel as though my entire visit was a wast.
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Was seen immediately, great bedside manner. Highly recommended.
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I am always satisfied with my services. very professional and always available when requested.
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I have been going to Dr. O'brien over 10 years! He is ALWAYS on time and always answer my questions and tend to my needs.
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best dermatologist in the city...he makes you feel super comfortable
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It was a dual 1st. 1st for zocdoc and 1st for the doctor. The office visit was most pleasant. Friendly staff, short wait to see the doctor. Doctor was kind, informative, attentive. I didn't leave feeling as if I were justa number. Will recommend Dr. O'Brian as well as zocdoc.
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I will be back
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He the best ever. I would recommend anyone to visit this clinic if he/she needs that..
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. O'Brien is always very friendly but also very professional. I totally trust his opinions and advice and would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
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He was 100% accurate. There were immediate results. He was also very funny.
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Dr. O'Brien was very helpful in finding the correct medication for my acne.
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Probably the most jubilant doctor I've met in my 10 years of living in the US. I've recently moved to another CO., and I still drove two hours through the I-75 morning traffic just to come see Dr. O'Brien today. Heis extremely knowledgeable, and makes one feel comfortable at all times.
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Love Dr. O'Brian. He is down to earth, friendly and to the point. Makes me very comfortable.
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Not only was Dr O'Brien friendly, thorough and efficient but his staff was great as well. His front office person is extremely professional.
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Very personable
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Have been a patient for many years. Dr. O'Brien is an excellent doctor and I always recommend him to others when they're looking for a dermatologist.
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I would not visit again. He didn't want to meet my needs. Waisted my time.
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Straightforward, easy to understand. I will see him again.
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Been a patient for 10 years. Trusted doctor, friendly professional staff.
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I would highly recommend Dr. O'Brien.
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He was awsome!! He made sure to answer all my questions. And when there was a possibility of discomfort he was gracious enough to distract me. Will return if the need arises.
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Dr. O'Brien and his staff were exceptionally kind and personable. Dr. O'Brien had incredible bedside manner, and didn't make you feel rushed. He has been doing this for a long time and knows his stuff. Yes, the office is in anold building, but previous comments had mentioned that so it wasn't a surprise. Didn't bother me at all. It was clean and the care is the most important thing.
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I thought he was professional and helpful. He addressed all my needs thoroughly. I would go back to him if I needed this type of service again.
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He was very personable, really cared, and seems like he is very experienced. He had a great sense of humor as well which made the visit even more pleasent. I love the fact that he sees his own patients and doesn'tsend in PA's. The overall staff were generous as well. Dr. O'Brien is going to be my go to dermatologist. No more switching around!
More than 1 year ago
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Thoughtful and kind. Helpful and happy staff.
More than 1 year ago
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