Dr. Lawrence Parish, MD, FAAD

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5000 Frankford Avenue, Suite 2, Philadelphia, PA, 19124
1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1650, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
10800 Knights Road, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA, 19114

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**Please be advised: Cancellations or modifications to appointments can only be made 24 hours in advance! Dr. Parish attended the University of Michigan and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an A.B. degree. He received his M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston in 1963. After interning at the Philadelphia General Hospital, he took his dermatology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following two years of army service (121 Evacuation Hospital, Korea and Walson Army Hospital, Fort Dix, NJ), he entered the private practice of dermatology in Philadelphia in 1969. Dr. Parish is currently Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He also holds visiting professorships at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, and Zagazig University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt. Dr. Parish has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (Honoris Causa) by the Sofia University Faculty of Medicine. He is author of over 450 papers and is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinics in Dermatology and SKINmed: Dermatology for the Practitioner. Dr. Parish has been elected to the American Dermatological Association and holds honorary fellowships in the Austrian, Bulgarian, British, French, and Israeli dermatological societies, among other associations.

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I rushed to Parish on my lunch break (jogging from University City) as a first time patient for a rash that I have seen several doctors for at Jefferson and Bryn Mawr Dermatology that could not pinpoint the cause or the best treatment. I filled out a few HIPPA forms and disclosures and afterwards was seen RIGHT away. After examining the area and discussing my lifestyle, job/pets/ etc for only a few minutes he was sure he had the proper diagnosis and explained why the ointments and creams that I was prescribed at Jefferson and BMD wouldn't help. He wrote me a quick prescription, scheduled me for a follow-up and I was on my way in less than 25 minutes which the majority of was spent on our conversation (not waiting like many other places I have been). As quick and painless as the appointment was, he was thorough and was sure to address any other questions that I had. Will definitely be going back! Thank you!

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Outstanding interaction. Friendly staff. Dr. gave me all the time I needed. Listened. Was engaged. Very bright and kind!

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I was a few minutes late and as a result his last appointment of the day, however my session was not cut short and he was as thorough as if I was the first appointment of the day.

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We came to this Dr only because he is the only Dr who accepted our insurance.

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Dr Parish was great. Very friendly, good sense of humor, saw me on time, and answered all of my questions clearly. In and out in no time at all.

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I was already a little iffy about seeing this doctors because ive read so many unplessant reviewe & i have to admit those reviews were very accurate . He was not friendly at all , i was very uncomfortable especually when i had to lift up my shirt , never had to do that in a dematologist office before . Also i couldnt understand what he was saying . He barely described the medications to me . It wasnt a nice visit at all .

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Dr. Parish was very quick and precise, looked over my skin and knew what was going on. He has a nice personality we cracked a few jokes. I will recommend him and most definitely go back.

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Perfectly nice people, but some the questions were off-putting and old-fashioned. For example, the receptionist asked me if I'm a "Miss or Mrs" (why does that matter?). How about Ms? During my visit, Dr. Lawrence didnt ask me about my skin, and told me moisturizer is poisin. Then later in the converstion asked me if I live alone. How is that relevant to my skin?? I'll probably look for another dermatologist.

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Dr. Parish spent quality time with me. He took his time to answer all my questions and describe my treatment and medications in great detail. He was also friendly. Highly recommended!

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Quick and right to the point!

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He was funny and blunt. Really appreciated his information and diagnosis

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It's my 3rd visit here and the doc always seems to rush me out of the door. I'm not confident in the treatment course he prescribes either, though of course my opinion is of little credit, since I'm not a doc. My issue still persists for the second year and he refuses to do any tests or try alternate treatment methods. He just writes the same script for same ineffective medication and sends me away. I will be seeking alternate opinions moving forward. Will not return to this practice.

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Wonderful Doctor, very informative I will definitely be referring my friends and family!

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Great doctor. Very calm. Doesnt make you feel sick. Great bedside manner. Very professional. Great sense of humor. Each appt the Dr. takes the time to inform you on the diagnosis and treatment. Answers all questions. Very patient.

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Dr Parish waited on me quick ..I like how fast and nice he was.

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Terrible experience, should have trusted the warnings I read on ZocDoc. He was aggressive and dismissive, contradicted *everything* I said and did not listen to me at all. I was having cystic acne for the first time in my life, had foot fungus (he said it was irritation from my shoes, later confirmed as fungus), and he did not want to understand my situation at all. He wanted to simply apply his prepackaged solutions, copy and pasted from patient to patient, and keep my appointment as short as possible so he could cram in more co-pays. He was sexist ("wash [the glycolic toner] off immediately after applying because women cannot take the stinging like men experience with aftershave"), rude, arrogant. Save yourself the time and money. Avoid.

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Dr. Parrish is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have been a patient for years and will not trust anyone else.

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It took quite a while to be seen. When I was finally seen, it was for less than 10 minutes. I have never been to a dermatologist before and for a first time patient, 10 minutes is not acceptable. The prescriptions didn't help with the issue. Also, I hate when places book multiple people for the same time slot. It makes me feel as though my time is less valuable than the doctor's time.

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very old school.knows his stuff

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The doctor did not even take me in the examination room. He looked at me for 2 minutes and wrote a prescription. Waited over a half hour for my appointment.

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Front office staff were pretty rude. I was hardly acknowledged and had to ask if I should sign in. Dr. Parish himself was extremely kind and professional and I would recommend. It is a shame however when you have rude and unhappy people addressing you when you first walk in.

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My experience with Dr. Parish was unsatisfactory. He was very dismissive of my concerns, and did not provide me with a thorough examination. I was upset when I left his office.

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It was pleasant, but i waited 45 minutes to see the doctor.

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Dr parish and his secretary and staff are the best nice clean office and he cares about what is goin on with ur skin. I love this office can't wait to go back for my next visit.

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Dr. Parish is very sweet and quite funny. Although the wait time was longer than expected, once it was my turn to be seen, I was treated very well.

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"Bedside manner"... I wish there was any manner of delicacy in my interaction with Dr. Parish. I felt very uncomfortable during my visit and would not recommend this doctor to friends.

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I was left in a room where no one knew I was for an hour and had to go get the doctor myself after waiting for an hour. When he finally saw me my visit was brief and rushed.

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Very pleasant visit - we'll see what the results are . . . .

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I have been a patient of Dr. Parrish for years, and I am never disappointed in him or his staff. Great doctor who is very willing to help you.

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It was quick , friendly and efficient.

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Very professional and pleasant visit. I arrived early and was seen right away. I was there for a consult, and he explained everything clearly and to the point. He was attentive and answered all my questions, -even mentioned something unrelated to my consult that I hadn't noticed before-! Thank you Dr. Parrish for a great experience :)

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This is the first time that I have had a negative experience with Dr. Parish. He didn't remember writing my prescription for as many refills as he did and was a bit rude when I explained that I do still need the prescription he has been writing for me. He was very aloof and I left feeling like I don't want to go back

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Wonderful, he explained clearly and calmed any fears.

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Very professional and gave me the treatment I needed.

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Dr. Parish was no nonsense and was swift to identify and provide a course of treatment for me. I appreciate that he treated our interaction swiftly and without pretense. Many medical professionals today try to become your friend or to create a bond beyond Dr. Patient. Not Dr. Parish, he is a seasoned professional who is there to help your skin get better and has little time for issues other than that. For me he was perfect.

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As soon as I walked into the office, I knew that I would get a good experience just from the environment. The receptionist was very kind and helpful. I told her that I was there for a Zocdoc appointment and everything seemed to go well from there. She took my insurance card and ID and then I was well on my way. 5 minutes of waiting and then I was called into the private room. It took Dr. Parish 2 minutes to come in after and hear my concerns. He gave me a treatment plan and he was very through about why he chose the medications for me. He is very open and straightforward about the regime he decides to put you on. No other dermatologist that I have seen thus far really sat down for a good 10-20 minutes to discuss a plan for you. Dr. Parish is a great doctor and he really cares about addressing your concerns.

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It is vey good dictor recommend it to anyone

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Dr. Parish is amazing! Definitely one of the better derms I've seen in the city.

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Polite, personal, and professional. Am very pleased.

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Not happy, will not be returning, waited 20 minutes after signing in before anyone acknowledged us, I believe because the medical assistant is over worked, she was doing the best she could but obviously she could use some help. We waited 40-45 minutes total before being seen by the doctor. The doctor was condescending and kind of nasty, he spoke in medical jargon that we didn't understand, and when we asked a question we got a condescending answer, he spoke to my adult daughter as if she were a 5 year old. Definitely would not recommend this physician.

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