Dr. Karen Hammerman, MD

Dermatologist

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Dermatology Consultation
70-64 Yellowstone Blvd, Forest Hills, NY, 11375
520 Franklin Ave, Suite 229, Garden City, NY, 11530

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Karen Hammerman is an attentive and thorough dermatologist. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she also completed her residency in dermatology. She is Board-certified.

Dr. Hammerman provides comprehensive dermatological care, including skin cancer screening, hair removal, hair loss treatment, and eczema and allergic reaction treatments. She also consults patients who have acne problems. Dr. Hammerman has worked with patients with chronic wounds and has conducted research on the topic. She often volunteers her time and helps raise funds for local medical school associations, such as mentoring students interested in dermatology.

When not at work, Dr. Hammerman enjoys oil painting, tennis, restaurants, and travel. She is also a member of numerous professional organizations for the dermatology field.

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Dr. Hammerman and her assistant were very professional and took the time to answer my questions. The wait time wasn't bad at all. Will definitely be returning.

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Dr. Hammerman is an excellent dermatologist. I highly recommend her!

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I arrived a few minutes early and the front desk staff were friendly and welcoming. There was a bit of a wait to see the doctor, but I wasn't in a rush, so it was fine. Things went downhill when I met with the PA, who didn't even bother to look up from her chart to greet me or even to ask questions. Dr. Hammerman came in a few minutes later and she was even more cold and clinical- there was no warmth to her face. As a first time patient, you'd expect to feel a bit welcomed.She did a cursory exam , and sent me on my way. Would never used thisbpractice again. I'll stick to Spring Street Dermatology, even if it's a bit of a trek to lower Manhattan.

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Showed up early, but was seen immediately. Most of the paperwork was done online when I made the appointment, so checking in for first time was a breeze. Very friendly, helpful staff. Doctor was professional, and quick, without making me feel rushed.

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It was a great experience. I took my child and she treated her right away. I had taken her to other dermatologists that did not do anything to her and Dr. Hammerman was awesome. :)

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Love the service I was in and out and the doctor took enough time to explain everything she needed too. The only con I have to say is leaving the credit card on file and it being manditory. I've been to oher doctors office and work for one and I always seen that it was optional not mandatory. They should really let patients decided if they want to keep their credit card on file for 90 days.

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Filled out all my paperwork online, so that definitely helped! Apt was for 4:10pm. Waited about 20 minutes. Was seen by an assistant first. Waited in the room for about 5-8 minutes. Met with Dr. Hammerman. She was very helpful with the diagnosis (eczema). Recommend a few medications and tests that can be done. Requested a follow up soon. Was with her for about 5-10 minutes max. Out by 4:50pm. Would recommend! :)

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Dr. Hammerman was professional and very nice throughout the whole appointment. My family and I all see her for our dermatology needs, she is skilled and very knowledgeable in her area of work. I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Hammerman was excellent, very kind and took the time to explain everything to me. I found my permanent dermatologist. Recommend highly

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I absolutely love her been going to her for years , she is amazing when it comes to skin and she understands you and she doesn't push any purchases on you which is a plus in my book . She is caring and understanding and works with you .

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Didn't make me feel comfortable.

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I was very pleased. Dr. Hammerman was very professional and personable. I did not feel rushed. She addressed all my concerns. The office staff was also very professional.

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She was so nice and professional. Made me feel comfortable and I most definitely will keep seeing her for all dermatology matters

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Everyone was,friendly and professional. The receptionist and medical assistant were lovely. Dr. Hammerman was,knowledgeable about what I was,concerned about. Perfect visit.

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Always Pleasant, Cordial & Processional -Knows her stuff!

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Very knowledgeable and attentive to all my questions

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Dr. Hammerman was great. She was very professional and got straight to the point. My issue was resolved at the same appointment. I highly recommend her.

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I was very excited to go to my first dermatologist appointment. When got to facility; I was like wow because was so beautiful. My appointment with Dr. Hammerman was amazing because she take her time to listen to you as patient, she very informative on what you should do and how you should do it. She lets you know that going to take sometime but the process worth it. What love about her she told me about my insurance might not cover one my medication; so she gave me options on how should go about the situation. Schweiger have a pharmacy program that will deliever your medication to your house; I can say they wonderful because of them and Dr. Hammerman got all my medication cover from my insurance. If you want great female Dermologist so she Dr. Hammerman.

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Very pleasant doctor, made me feel better about a suspicious mole.

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Rather not say!

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too quick....didn't have enough time to discuss skin issues

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Pleasant, professional, helpful visit and doc is very knowledgeable about my medical condition. Also the receptionist in front very helpful and acomodating to all patients. Definitely would recommend to other people to there for their dermo needs.

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As always, Dr. Hammerman and the rest of her staff were professional, compassionate, and helpful.

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It's been over 24 hours since my appointment and my prescription STILL has not been called in. Every other doctor's office I've ever been to, the prescription is called in immediately so I am definitely not a fan of this, nor was I notified that this was how the office operated. I would've preferred the good old fashioned hand written prescription if I knew this was the case. The doctor, however was great. The check-in process was quick and easy and there was absolutely no wait.

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I saw this doctor for about a year. Pros: she seemed generally knowledgeable and her recommendations generally improved my skin. Wait times in the early morning were reasonable Cons: visits feel quick and rushed. Previous dermatologist spent more time examining me rather then waiting for me to say what's wrong. What did it for me was when my prescription got forgotten twice. The first time I called maybe 3x before it got resolved. "We'll call you back" has a 50 50 chance of happening. The second time was way more trouble I waited for a few days for the pharmacist that the doctor recommended to call me with delivery time. They often took a few days so I eventually called. They said they'll call the doctor and call me back. I ended up calling both doctor office and pharmacist many times over the next week before it was resolved. The doctor never sent it over. Eventually some business manager called me to say they would make sure it's done. I had to commute 2 hours total back and forth to the pharmacy to get an emergency pickup so I wouldn't miss more doses. When I saw the doctor the next time, this incident wasn't even mentioned, but I did get upsold on more laser procedures. This was regular, and I get they have to do that, but screwing up the basics, while upselling leaves me with a unpleasant feeling. This kind of behavior hurts the patient/doctor relationship

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Very caring , great doctor

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Was okay so far good.

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Took a complete history and time to determine my issues. Her assistant was also just as thorough. Definitely one of the best physicians I have ever met.

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I think Dr. Hammerman seems like a very nice person however she is the worst doctor I have ever been to. Annual skin exam should have taken about 15 minutes but the exam was only 1 to 2 minutes. She said everything looked fine come back next year. She didn't go into any detail and didn't even get a chance to ask any questions and she immediately left. If you're looking for a doctor that cares about patients don't see this doctor.

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I'm very impress with Dr. Hammerman professionalism!!! She make me feel very confident and constable.. I looking forward for my next appointment...I highly recommended Dr. Hammerman !!!! :)

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Don't lesson

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Attention to detail Thorough

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Dr Hammerman (after reconmmending full body checks every three months) failed to examine the back of my legs on the body check I was there for. After two malignant melanoma diagnosis in three weeks I thought this was negligent on her part.

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My visit was very good. Dr Hammerman is professional with good bedside manner.I am on my second visit and does not have a problem. I would definitely recommend her service.

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Very professional and all business. She was quick and efficient. Her assistant was also very efficient. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.

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Dr. Hammerman listened to my sun screen use and had a "no preach" style and I really appreciated that. Waiting for results and keeping my fingers crossed for good news.

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I went for Botox AND a body scan (skin cancer runs in my family). I was last patient of day and they couldn't do both. Here prices are on the more expensive side for injectibles. But she was willing to work with me if I did lip filler too (I suggested that not the doc). She is beautiful and has amazing skin and lips. Def go for injectibles ! I go back next week - they give an extra 10 units for free if you need more in 2 weeks! Her staff sucks. But she knows it. Def going back for my lips !

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This was an initial exam with this physician and I thought it was extremely brief and not at all as extensive as it should have been. I am not only a healthcare provider, but I have multiple dermatological issues that needed to be addressed. The skin assessment was brief and not all areas were assessed as they should have been. I was prescribed several medications and was told that they were sending these to a pharmacy and I would be contacted by the pharmacy within 48 hrs. I was not contacted so I called the office. After explaining the situation ,I was shuffled between several members of the office staff, finally realizing that no one there knew what was going on. I was then told that the prescription was never sent and that they would send it in at that time. The members of the office staff were curt and not at all courteous. I think perhaps Dr.Hammerman needs to review what constitutes a "thorough" skin assessment. I also think that the office staff need to be educated on how to interact effectively with patients. I will be seeking a new physician for my next exam, very disappointed in the experience.

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I am vpleased with my visit. MD K. Hammerman very professional .

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She has no knoweladge ....unexperinced doctor I have ever visted, maybe last one... My pcp gave me a copy of my blood report to show her, she couldn't read it the tests....