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 had a great visit with this provider. He is very knowledgeable and thank outside the box. He is patient, thorough and pays great attention to details and facts. I would recommend him to anyone.

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I was super anxious going to see Dr Parish. I wanted to talk to him about going on accutane for my acne, which can be quite a difficult and long process but Dr Parish listened to everything I had to say and was extremely kind and knowledgeable and immediately agreed to start treatment! I'm so happy and grateful I chose him I walked out of the office feeling excited and comfortable with the treatment ahead. Also the receptionist is the bomb she's so funny and helpful.

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Both times that I visted Dr. Parish, he was over 45 minutes late to the office resulting in wait times exceeding an hour for myself and multiple other patients waiting. The last time I was at the office, my appointment was scheduled for 4pm and I was not seen until 5:15pm. Dr. Parish is brash and comes off as very rude. He was not willing to listen to my opinion of the effectiveness of the treatment plan. He cut me off multiple times while I was speaking and brushed aside concerns I had over scars left by the liquid nitrogen tank he used to 'burn off' skin tags under my armpits. He sprayed in areas that I did not request to have sprayed where there were no visible tags, resulting in blotchy red scars that have not gone away nearly two months later. I left my second appointment feeling incredibly disrespected as a patient and would not recommend Dr. Parish under any circumstance.

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Great! He saw me on time & quickly. Very convenient!

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I asked about rash on my face that I had for about 10 years and Dr. Parish told me to buy a Mederma toner. Mind you it burns my skin and dries it out. He even told me that people shouldn't use moisturizer. :/

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Excellent Service. Kind and Reassuring. Will see him for on now on.

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Don't let bad reviews deter you from seeing Dr. Parish. He knows what he is talking about and has helped me when COUNTLESS other doctors have struggled. He is on the quiet side, dry sense of humor, but he is very empathetic and clear when explaining conditions. I would recommend him to anyone!

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My overall experience at the office was time efficient, direct and successful. Found Dr. Parish on ZocDoc one day and had an appointment the next. The staff was polite and professional and I would not hesitate to return should I be in need of his services in the future.

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Dr Parish is always so nice and he does an excellent job. I highly recommend him.

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

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

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

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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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Saw him for Accutane which was slowly taken care of but he has horrible bedside manner and talks politics and doesn't listen to your concerns. Not open to discussing other therapies etc. Too old to be working.

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

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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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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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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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"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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