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Dr. Martin Kay, MD, PhD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Kay practices the most advanced Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery techniques, with more than 23 years experience, he still treats all his patients as if they were family. His patient's health and well being are his primary concerns. No one knows better how to help someone with their skin problems as well as improve a person's skin and overall appearance.

In-network insurances

  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center
  • Verdugo Hills Hospital

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas, Houston, Residency in Dermatology
  • Tulane University, PhD in Organic Chemistry

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatology

Awards and publications

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, USC

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1750450615

Office locations

Kay Aesthetic Dermatology

201 S Buena Vista St, Suite 420

Burbank, CA 91505

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bad office staff. they wanted to charge me more than they were supposed to. Even the doctor agreed that they should have not done so. office girls lacked simple customer service skills.
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great chairside manner. Good listener. Complete trust in his judgement
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Dr. Kay is skilled, compassionate and personable. He always explains what he is doing, what else can be done and we decide what is appropriate together. I would not trust my skin to anyone else.
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Dr. Kay and his staff were very professional and prompt. Dr. Kay was very skilled and professional.
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Dr. Kay is the best! Highly recommend for all your skin care needs.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Kay is the best dermatologist I have ever seen, bar none. Highest possible recommendation for him and his fantastic staff.
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quick and great service
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visit was great, but I don't understand the benefit of booking an appt. on their website using Klara. I would message a question, then my phone would get a text HOURS later. But it wouldn't be an answer or reply. Itwould be a link to go back to the Klara website to see their response. This happened two or three times. Seems easier to just call the office directly.
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I am so appreciative of Dr. Kay. He is Great!
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I had a great visit, as always, with Dr. Kaye. He is thorough, professional, kind, understanding, eager to help in any way, offers several solutions and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend Dr. Kaye!
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He is an incredible doctor. Great bedside manner, very helpful, and gets you in and out of there quickly so you can get on with your day and off to work. I had a skin growth removed within 20 minutes offirst entering the patient room - it was quick and painless and I'm glad I didn't need to make a follow-up appointment for the removal process. I feel confident that my skin health is in good hands under Dr. Kay's care.
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Wonderful, gentle and personable physician. Will most certainly be back.
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Been seeing him since I was a teenager, highly recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent visit. Dr Kay is friendly, remembered both y husband and me although he hadn’t seen us in 3 years. Our dermatology issues were treated with the upmost of care and Medical Expertise
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The visit and office staff were quite pleasant. He resolved immediate problem and addressed other issues in simple English. Looking forward to next visit.
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Almost no waiting time. Dr. Kay was very professional. A female assistant was with us in the office all the time, which helped me feel comfortable, since he needed to examine some growths under my breast.
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I love Dr. Kay. I've been seeing him for years and highly recommend him.
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Dr. Kay always has time to visits & go over my problems if I have any& finds the answer
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Friendly, explained everything, took time to have a conversation with me and my husband. We appreciated that.
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Dr. Kay's staff was very helpful and professional. I was relieved to have been offered a next day appointment. Dr. Kay spent a great deal of time with me, offering suggestions and reviewing my history. He was knowledgeable, professional, andapproachable. He diagnosed my condition quickly and explained it thoroughly. I would highly recommend Dr. Kay and will definitely return to his office.
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Nicest and most informative doctor ive been to in a long time.
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We love our doctor :) Friendly, professional and giving his precious time and attention not like other doctors.
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I find Dr. Kay to be very clear and easy to speak with. He is thorough in explaining what he considers to be the condition or possible number of conditions that could be causing the skin problem you bring to himto examen. I feel very confident and comfortable in his hands.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Kay's remembering me after the YEARS between my last appointment and today. I was also very pleased with his offering to freeze the area rather than use one of the injected anesthetics that sometimes don'twork on me. The procedure was quick and efficient, and best of all, painless.
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His office in the reception area looks very clean and the lighting is not too bright, to not affect those with sensitive eyes. All his staff are very welcoming and always look well put together. Those ladies in the front officeare amazing. Compassionate and beautiful. Dr. Kay is amazing. I really appreciate his thougtful manner and tone. He gives you wisdom with honesty, kindness and a loving smile. I just feel empowered after speaking to him. It's like he is a long time friend.
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It was excellente!!!
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He is an excellent doctor
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Have been going to Dr. Kay for several years and I wouldn't trust any other dermatologist with whatever skin issue I might have to see him for. He is compassionate and kind and when he performed my MOHS surgery for abasal cell carcinoma, was so very understanding and sympathetic. I have medical insurance, but as he is not on my particular plan, I choose to pay out of pocket to see him. He is one of my all time favorite physicians.
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on time, professional, great office
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Dr. Martin Kay is very kind. He takes his time and listens to your concerns.
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The actual appointment was fine but trying to get anyone at the office to call me back is an impossibility. My pharmacy told me they called the office three times to get a prescription refill and then I called and leftmaybe 5 messages and talked to the receptionist twice over the course of a week and a half. Getting the Rx was time sensitive since I am going out of town and I told them that but no one ever called me back. It's highly unprofessional and I ended up switching doctors.
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Doctor Kay is amazing and his office is full of lovely people. I always feel very relaxed and comfortable when I'm here. On my first visit I was nervous as previous doctor's I've seen have been dismissive of my symptoms butDr. Kay took my concerns seriously, ran tests and then found a treatment plan that works incredibly well for me. I'm always seen promptly at my appointment time and all the staff in the office and friendly and helpful. I really, really recommend him!
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Good service. For those with busy schedules and have quick procedures, try scheduling your appt the day of.
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This guy is a creep, he didn't listen to my concerns or history, he inferred a bunch of weird things about my lifestyle based on ... my appearance? I guess? And my gender, definitely ... and he wouldn't do the preventive/diagnostictests I asked for (patch test, skin cancer screen) because, in his words: "You have beautiful skin, you are clearly taking perfect care of it." When I showed him a picture of the recurring allergic facial rash I'm hoping to understand and avoid, he said, "that's not the real you." Which, sure, but it's my real face, and it really gets a real rash, and I'd like a real doctor to address the underlying environmental factors that may be causing it so I can take real steps to prevent future rashes. Also: Super rude and disorganized office staff. They couldn't figure out how to *unlock the office door* for the day's first appointments, they loudly discussed other patients by name, they interrupted me when I was talking, and they made me feel like an idiot for not knowing obscure office policies. (This was my first, and last, visit.)
More than 1 year ago
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Very happy with my visit with Dr. Kay. Extremely friendly and seems to take the time with his patience to explain the situation in detail. Definitely would recommend him to friends and family.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant efficient dr. I will always recommend dr. kay to others.
More than 1 year ago
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He is thorough, honest, a listener, very knowledgeable. I've been going to him for years and he is one of the best.
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My experience was perfect. Dr. Kay is very attentive to issues and is super aware of personal needs/concerns. He is a wonderful doctor. I will recommend him to absolutely anyone/everyone that needs a dermatologist.
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He was a very sweet and compassionate doctor who answered all my questions thoroughly and issue that was bothering me was resolved in two visits.
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Very professional staff, and the doctor knows his stuff. Highly recommended.
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Always a great experience. Worked for him for years. If you need a dermatologist he is the best.
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic experience. Beautiful offices and excellent staff overall. Dr. Kay has a wonderful bedside manner and is excellent at his craft. Will absolutely be back and am very thankful to have found this office and Dr. Kay.
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Dr. Kay is a wonderful Doctor, and very good at diagnosing things. I feel very confident in his observations, and enjoy his gentle manner. He's the Best!
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Very pleasant, professional, and is very caring.
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I love this guy. His entire staff is wonderful also. Very professional, clean and thorough. Great bedside manner, we always have a laugh and some great conversation. Very modern reservation system with email/text message alerts. They also return my calls with questions. He's my guy.
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Awesome doctor makes you very comfortable he's not like other doctors who rush in and out very kind and very informative answers all my questions patiently
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Excellent doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kay and staff are awesome. Very friendly. I sat down and was then called in. I was seen right away. Office is clean and Dr knows his stuff. Thank you.
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Dr Kay is not only excellent at what he does he is very friendly in his conversations, not only about skin care but lots of other subjects, especially college ice hockey.
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Dr. Kay and his staff are genuinely personable and caring-- in addition to being top notch professionals. They offer a wide range of products and procedures to cover whatever your skin may need. Everyone is so pleasant- it must be asnice of place to work, as it is for patients to visit.
More than 1 year ago
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