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Dr. Marcy Alvarez, DO

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Marcy Alvarez, our Board-certified dermatologist, specializes in all aspects of medical and cosmetic dermatology. Living in NYC for the last 12 years, this Florida native enjoyed treating individuals & families in private practice in both New York City's Tribeca & Brooklyn Heights neighborhoods, as well as in East Hampton. She was the former Director of the Department of Dermatology for the Queens Community Health & Hospital Systems, training young dermatology residents and physician assistants in the diagnosis & treatment of skin conditions. She continues to hold academic and faculty positions at both Elmhurst Hospital Center and The Mount Sinai Medical Center (NYC). Dr. Alvarez has numerous publications in national dermatology journals and has co-authored chapters in medical books related to ethnic skin types (skin of color) and facial plastic surgery. She resides in South Beach with her husband and their french bulldogs.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Elmhurst Hospital Center
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Maimonides Medical Center (Internship)
  • Lutheran Medical Center (Residency)
  • University of Miami (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic Association

Awards and publications

  • We Advance, volunteer medical relief, Cite Soleil, Haiti
  • Clinic Attending, Elmhurst Hospital Center. Elmhurst, NY
  • Clinic Instructor, The Mount Sinai Hospital. New York, NY

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1043344112

Office locations

Lincoln Road Dermatology

1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 375

Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Dr Alvarez is just the best in the business !!!! Fantastic .
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The reception staff were very helpful and friendly in giving directions and when I arrived. The doctor however, was odd. Had a strange attitude. Aloof, standoffish. Bent on making the customer feel awkward, stupid etc.. Waste of time.
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This was my first time seeing Marcy Alvarez for a full body skin exam. There were a few birth marks that were concerning to her, so she recommended taking a SAMPLE of each birth mark. Instead, she removed the entire birthmark without telling me. She seemed very rushed and when I almost fainted after the procedure she stuck a lollipop in my mouth without even asking if I wanted it - very strange. The doctor assured me the wounds would heal within two weeks, and instead they were open and painful for over a month. Above all, it was an unpleasant, extremely rushed experience. She did not make me feel comfortable, and I left feeling terrible.
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Very thorough exam - explained all finds.
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Very direct, simple, easy to deal with and not trying to sell you any procedure you're not looking for. Really professional, just what doctors should be! Excellent, very recommended. Personnel also great!
Less than 3 months ago
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I have been seeing Dr Alvarez for about 4 years, and she has always been friendly, and professional. She maintains the highest standards for patient care and cleanliness. I have recommended her to many friends.
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Doctor Alvarez is the best, I adore her, she is extremely professional, she is such a fantastic doctor, but she is also kind and nice . All our fanily goes to see her , my daughter ( she is 15 andtrust me it s hard to take her to the doctor s office but for doctor Alvarez she s happy to go !!!) , my sister loves her too ( in fact she comes from out of town to see her !!!)
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Dr. Alvarez is excellent and her staff is very friendly!
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She made herself immediately available by phone since I had a change in schedule, and offered to still have me come by later in the day, or would work me in on Friday, if better for me!
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Marcy is a wonderful dermatologist with such a friendly demeanor. We love your experience there today and would recommend her 1 million times and then some. Definitely worth making an appointment, and it doesn’t hurt that the office is beautiful.
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This is always a positive experience Dr and staff very friendly
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional and efficient. I am very glad my husband found you and recommended you to me!
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Great
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Very professional and friendly – performed a quick procedure in no time at all. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Alvarez is wonderful! No complaints she is very knowledgeable in her field. Her front desk staff needs some improvement. Don't have an emergency and need to change your appointment as it is a waste of their time!!
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent doctor! I would highly recommend this doctor to friends. She was very caring and spoke to me on variety of topics. Also, the office is very nice and located in a great location.
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Very personable, nice doctor.
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It was excellent!!!
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She’s awesome!!!!!
Less than 6 months ago
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She spent 5min with me after I waited 45min past my scheduled appt
Less than 6 months ago
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All went very quickly and smoothly..
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always excellent
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Very professional, nice and knowledgeable. Although, I hope not to have to come back, if needed, i will with pleasure. Thanks Doc for your help. All the best. Eric
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Dr. Alvarez was very kind and knowledgeable. Her staff are efficient and friendly and everyone made me feel very comfortable. Very happy to have found her office.
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Excellent. Went in for a particular issue of an irritation behind my ear. Dr. Alvarez explained clearly the issue and treatment. In addition took time to give me a full body review. During the evaluation, she noticed abnormal fat layers onboth of my butt cheeks. After further analysis she confirmed it being lipodystrophy a condition caused by not rotating enough my daily injection sites which I take for being a type 1 Diabetic. Dr. Alvarez called me directly the day following my appointment to explain the diagnosis and treatment. I my 38 years of being a Diabetic, no other practitioner explained this to me. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Alvarez is a very professional and experienced doctor. I trust her to do my annual skin examinations or to address any skin concerns. I refer all my friends to her because I know they will receive great patient care.
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Doctor Alvarez is the best !!
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The location of her office it’s bit odd. The wait time was in between 20-30 mins after your scheduled appointment. The skin screening is very quick visit.
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Professional doctor and assistants, friendly environment and speed in service
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I wish every doctor was as attentive as Dr Alvarez. Truly cares for her patients and their well being
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Office has a great location, is modern and clean. I was attended immediately. Staff and Dr. Alvarez are very nice, and above all, professional. Honestly, it was an overall excellent visit.
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She is professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her for any Dermatologic procedure or issue. An excellent Doctor.
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She seems very competent and professional. Trustworthy.
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Very professional and very nice. Couldn't have asked for a better visit.
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Excellent! Informative, great bedside manner!
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This doctor is the real deal... within minutes I felt like she had been my doctor forever, and the information I obtained in the brief time I was in consultation made me find out more about myself and the state ofmy health than any of the previous doctors I've been to in the last... well, in the last way too long forever.
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She has an amazing attitude and energy. Loved her! She knows what she’s talking about. Will sure keep visiting her.
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Great initial visit - will keep her as my dermatologist.
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Thank God I found her!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dr Alverez rocks!
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Last time there was almost no wait time so I didn’t mind it at all. This office is very professional and friendly and easy to deal with.
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Great experience.
More than 1 year ago
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Short wait time. Friendly and knowledgeable doctor. Went in due to irregular acne breakouts and she was very thorough with the examination and involved questions to get to the root of the problem. Definitely will go again and make her my regular dermatologist!
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Dr. Alvarez is truly one of the best! Friendly, informative, and always has the solution to all my skin problems. She is always on time every time I have an appointment. Highly recommend her!
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Great service, seen promptly in nice surroundings. She was very knowledgeable, gave good practical advice and offered a range of options for treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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simply the BEST
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Dr. Alvarez is a highly professional and very thorough doctor. I am confident that she will always tend to my concerns and guide me in the best possible manner. I have seen a few different dermatologists and finally found Dr. Alvarezabout 3 years ago and am very glad I did!
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Great Doctor,she was able to diagnose very fast my condition and to recommend appropriate treatment. I loved it. Very kind and caring as well.
More than 1 year ago
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My go to dermatologist when I lived in Miami Beach. Always great service, friendly staff, and prompt appointment times. (:
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The most unprofessional, rude and not patient oriented service staff.
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