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Meera Sivendran is a friendly and attentive dermatologist caring for the New York, NY community. Dr. Sivendran attended Thomas Jefferson University, where she earned her degree in medicine, and completed her residency in dermatology at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Sivendran is a part of Dermatology Associates. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY. Dr. Sivendran is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts her consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns. *If your insurance requires a referral please sure to bring it in*
Verified Patient Reviews
Friendly staff. And Doctor was very pleasant and answered all my questions. In and out of office in an hour.
I was kept waiting for 50 minutes.
Mt. Sinai does not use the zocdoc registration, insurance card capture etc so entire registration process had to be re done in office.
The office staff was great. The wait was non-existent. The doctor was very friendly and reassuring. She had a student with her who was also very nice and professional.
Dr. Sivendran always explains what she is doing, her diagnoses, next step options, etc. with incredible clarity and warmth, and I leave her office feeling calm and well-cared for.
So sweet and very informative. Office staff is lovely and professional.
Excellent examine & appointment. Efficient. Good communication.
Excellent physician. Highly recommend Dr. Sivendran. She knows her stuff!!
Went to her twice both times she was professional and knowledgeable and provided me with solutions to my problems .
Great experience. Quick and easy visit. Dr. was great, not pushy and very helpful!
She is a fine doctor. Careful, complete and with a good bedside manner. And she remembers a surprising amount of detail of the last visit. Bravo!
Dr Sivendran has a warm manner that automatically sets you at ease. I came in to have a small lump in my arm checked out, was seen right away and Dr Sivendran diagnosed the situation efficiently and presented my follow up options in a very accessible manner that showcased her sound knowledge but never forced a treatment plan on me. This was all done in such a quick yet welcoming manner so when she asked if there was anything else I wanted looked at while we were there, I felt able to open up about a more sensitive medical issue that Id had trouble getting diagnosed, had given up on and was quite insecure in raising. She handled it with support and grace and was thorough and pragmatic with what the situation was and the options to remedy it along with the pros and cons of each course of action and even a smart way to get a discount on the medication involved. In short, it was an excellent experience from start to finish that went above and beyond what I'd even planned on receiving from the appointment.
I love Dr. Sivedran, she is the best!
She was very efficient and thorough. She had a student with her and talked out loud throughout the exam about what she is seeing and what it means. I'm not sure if she's as communicative if she doesn't have a student with her, but I appreciated the lesson.
The staff is super friendly. Dr.Sivendran is knowledgable and kind. She was able to diagnose and assist me with my problem quickly. I will definitely have her on my medical team movig forward.
Dr. Sivendran addressed all my concerns, prescribed a treatment plan that met my desired outcomes, and was happy to answer my many questions.
She was very friendly and attentive to my questions and concerns which put me at ease. I would recommend her and will be going back for a follow up appointment.
Dr. Sivendran was wonderful. She was patient with my questions, including information about insurance and logistics alongside discussion of treatment/diagnosis. She was very kind, informative, professional, and I will be recommending her to anyone looking for a good dermatologist!
My zocdoc schedule got mixed up and my appointment was not relayed to the admin team. Dr. Sivendran still made time to see me even as her schedule was full. She was very knowledgeable, had a great bedside manner and was a good listener. I would recommend her to my friends and do plan on seeing her again in a few months.
Very thorough and professional.
Building lobby was great - staff there was very nice. Office was a little sketchy with the staff showing up late. Then opening the security gates to the check-in desk only to make everyone wait even longer (10+ min for them to log into the computers). Then we were all given a smug look and a clipboard with 8 intake forms with mostly the same questions on each form that needed to be filled out. Why they couldn't give me the forms before they logged into their computer, I will never know. Why they couldn't reduce all the forms to 1-2 pages, I will never know.
She was pleasant and thorough with her advice.
SHE IS THE BEST AND HELPED ME SOOOO MUCH!!
Very good to interact with and smooth experience overall !
Dr. Sivendran is very thorough and has a great memory about her patients, which is highly important in a field that requires followups. Wonderful bedside manner and does a great job of explaining both ailments and treatment options.
Great physician. Dr. Sivendran was on time, welcoming, listened to what I had to say, and thoroughly explained what she was doing and all the potential courses of action. She also actually took the time to examine my skin (which seems to be a rare thing in the dermatologists I've seen so far in NYC). Would definitely see her again, and recommend to others.
Dr. Sivendran is perfectly lovely! She was quick, efficient, and very friendly. She makes excellent conversation while asking you the routine questions; I learned several fascinating skin-related facts during my exam. The office staff was polite and efficient. I was seen within 10 minutes of completing my new patient paperwork.
I have annual dermatology evaluations due to history of malignant melanoma. Dr. Sivendran was very thorough in checking every inch of my body. She answered questions I had about easy bruising, and her thoughts about over the counter supplements efficacy. She gave advice about sun screen types, her manner was welcoming, listening, and helpful.
Kind, inquisitive and thorough. The office was a bit disorganized (I think because the hospital is being updated and they're in a temporary location) but I'll definitely keep seeing her!
She and her nurse assistants were really terrific. Happy I found her.
Dr. Sivendran walked in the room and knew exactly how to handle my case. She was personable, answered all my questions fully, and gave great advice about taking care of my skin. So glad I found her!
I had a great appointment with Dr. Sivendran. She listened to [my probably longwinded and anxious description of] my problem and gave me a solution that has already begun to work on a chronic skin problem that I've dealt with for half my life. I can recommend her very enthusiastically! All the staff was friendly and professional as well.
Dr. Sivendran was very thorough and informative as it was my first time ever having a mole screened. She was welcoming and offered great tips to ensure that I was taking care of my skin as best I can.
AMAZING! THE BEST EVER
Very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend Dr. Sivendran.
I was attended right at the time of my appointment. The doctor took her time explaining my condition and each medicine she recommended. Definitely recommend!
Dr. Sivendran has exceptional bedside manners and is very transparent and honest when talking to me about my treatment plan. She gave me options and really catered to my individual needs.
Dr. Sivendran is great. She personable, efficient and actually cares. I mean what more do you want in a doctor? Totally check her out.
Unfortunately my problem is not solved and prescription was not under my insurance and too expensive.
Dr. Sivendran was great -- very friendly and informative. I highly recommend her. I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe the front office staff were very busy or over-scheduled today, and that's why they were so curt and dismissive. (This is New York, I have a pretty high tolerance when it comes to rude behavior, but still.)
Dr. Sivendran was warm and professional. Other reviews seem to cite long wait times but with an early morning appointment I didn't have any problems. Recommended!
She really took her time and went in to deep details of my condition and taught me new things to treat it. Would definitely go back to her!
Dr Sivendran was good, but the visit was very short. I felt that the she didn't want to spend more than five minutes on my case. This was my first doctor's visit after moving to NYC, so maybe this was normal by New York standard. But I definitely hope she could spend a little more time explaining things to me.
Friendly, knowledgeable, approachble. great care.
AMAZING! She's the best.
She was incredibly thorough. Looked at every mole on my body and gave me a lot of reassurance. I really enjoyed my visit, will definitely be back for my next annual.
I was very pleased with Dr sivendran. She is knowledgeable , gracious and very professional. I will definitely return.
Dr. Sivendran is great - friendly, relaxed, professional. I highly recommend her!
I really liked Dr. Sivendran. Only comment would be that she spent very little time with me, which I guess is not uncommon for a good doctor.
Dr. Sivendran was very thorough and informative. She took the time to explain my conditions and medications thoroughly.
She was very sweet!
Dr. Sivendran is the best Doctor .. She is so patient and nice.. I love her
I very much liked Dr. Sivendran. She was thorough, knowledgeable, considerate and I was taken immediately. Her office staff is was helpful, and made arrangements for both my husband and I to be seen one right after the other so that we wouldn't have to take time off a second day. The doctor gave us her email address should I have any questions. And she FINALLY was the only person to get my husband to use sunscreen!!
Meena was helpful and answered all my questions thoroughly.
My visit with Dr. Sivendran went extremely well. I was brought into the exam room immediately upon arrival. The doctor was warm and considerate and one by one checked the issues I had, made a determination, explained why she made that determination and treated the issues that needed to be treated. She took her time and answered all my questions fully. After my appointment was completed my husband was her next patient. He had requested I be there for the exam as we both had questions about some of his skin issues. She handled his examination the same way, carefully and thoroughly, and explained what he should do to prevent any problems in the future. We both would definitely recommend Dr. Sivendran and will continue to be her patients in the future.
She was very nice and caring..
Very friendly and professional. She is very knowledgeable about the field and very helpful with questions and concerns I had.
I came in for a skin cancer screening. Dr. Sivendran was excellent! She was very thorough and explained what she was doing and why, and told me what to be aware of. Overall it was a great experience!
The doctor was great but the clerk was very rude and short with me.
Doctor Sivendran is too dry.
She's has great bedside manners and is such a great listener. Very polite and never cut me off. Very knowledgeable about her fields and different options.
I love Dr Sivendran, I have been seeing her for the last 6 months for H. S. and she is the best.. really cares
The visit was great. The staff including the doctor was friendly, courteous and very helpful. They were not too chatty, which I love. Overall, I have nothing bad to say about the visit and look forward to my future appointments.
Quick but through, friendly, no wait.
I had previously seen a dermatologist that was cold, distracted, and didn't pay attention to what I said. Dr. Sivendran was the polar opposite. She listen to me, looked me in the eyes, has a professional and knowledgeable disposition, and made me feel completely comfortable to come back and see her.
Dr. Sivendran was thorough, efficient, and warm. She provided clear and understandable explanations regarding everything she was doing and in response to all of my questions. I felt completely comfortable and walked away from the appointment feeling confident and reassured.
Dr. Sivendran was fantastic. The nurse in her teaam was also great. She was attentive to all my concerns and addressed them. She also put me on a skincare regimen that completely transformed my skin. I have visited her 3 times and the wait time is usually 20-30 minutes. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Sivendran was very friendly and professional, and was thorough in her evaluation (I was there for an annual skin screening). The front desk staff was also very nice, and helpful when I realized I needed a referral in order to see a doctor. It took some time to have the referral faxed over, but I was able to see the doctor promptly after that. I was impressed with the office's level of professionalism and would go back.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Sivendran. I was seen at reception immediately and given paperwork to fill out as a new patient. Within moments of turning in the paperwork I was called in to the examining room. I had barely changed into my gown when the doctor entered the room. I was there for a skin screening and a slight irritation. Dr. Sivendran was very pleasant and very thorough in examining me and in communicating her observations. I don't think it was more than a half hour from start to finish and this was at the end of the day when it could have easily been backed up. Based on this experience I would highly recommend the office and doctor.
She was very nice and approachable! I did not feel rushed at all.
Excellent doctor. Highly recommended!
I had a very easy, very speedy visit. Highly recommended.
It was great!
Dr. Meerkats was very sweet and answered all of my questions and listened to what I had to say. She advised me on how best to combat my acne and I am looking forward to future consultations with her.
Great experience. The heavy set assistant could have been a little more welcoming at the front desk, overall experience gets 2 thumbs up!
She was GREAT
Dr Shivendran was very nice and knowledgable.
This was our first meeting for an annual skin check. I knew some spots I wanted her to look at and help me decide what to do. She was very thorough, explained clearly, gave me answers I could use and moved to take care of some small issues immediately. Her staff was attentive and friendly. It was a good visit. I'll be back in 6 months for her to check my status.
Helpful and not pushy.
they did not know i had an aponitment...zocdoc never told them
Loved Dr. Sivendren. She is professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable. I was taken in as soon as all my paperwork was submitted. The staff was quite attentive too. The person who worked me up asked if I was comfortable with the temperature and offered to change it to my liking. Overall a very thorough visit. Highly recommend!
It was matter of fact seem s like the office was very busy
I arrived 10 minutes early for my appointment but waited over 30 minutes until I was seen by a nurse, and then about 5 more minutes to be seen by Dr. Sivendran. Other patients checked in after me and were seen before me so I am unsure what caused my long wait time. Once I was seen by Dr. Sivendran I had a very positive experience. She was very friendly and professional and took the time to answer all of my questions.
Dr. Sivendran is an excellent doctor. I wish i could have continued my treatment with her but the billing department messed up my payment, the hospital did nothing upon a review, and I had to pay out of pocket. 10/10 would recommend Dr. Sivendran with my life - but be weary of St. Luke's dermatology dept.
She was great and I plan on using her as my dermatologist for as long as possible.
nice and quick
Dr. Sivendran was quick and efficient, but took the time to explain my condition to me and answer any questions. Making the appointment was easy and I was seen quickly.
Dr. Sivendran is awesome! She's very kind and patient and she always explains things in a manner that is easy to understand. I'm very thankful to have found her.
Dr. Sivendran appears to be a competent professional with a reassuring demeanor.
She was very professional and was patient with answering all of my questions.
She was SO patient, informative, and kind throughout my appointment. She answered all of my questions thoughtfully and did not make me feel rushed at all.
Loved my visit with Dr. Sivendran. She was personable, efficient, thorough and kind! Will definitely follow up with her in the future.
I was in a lot of pain due to H.S and the Dr was so nice and was very compassionate.. She helped me out a lot and reassured she will help e find a solution..
Dr. is great, but communication with billing and reaching through to the office is nearly impossible. It leads you through an endless loop of automated messages. I am not returning because of this- it has wasted over 2 hours of my time and is still not resolved.
Meera is very professional and a great person, taking time to listen
She was great! Eczema doesn't offer many healing options in Western medicine but I got what I came for.
Dr. Sivendran was very pleasant and very competent.
very good, professional and kind. Took time to listen to me and explain me. Highly recommending her.
Wonderful! If I could give her more than 5 stars I would.
My visit wth Dr. Sivendran was great! I The doctor's bedside manner was very gentle and attentive. I felt at ease and she explained everything in a manner that was very easy to understand. My entire appointment took less than 30 minutesand the staff was. Ery welcoming and efficient.
I saw Dr. Sivendran on a Friday afternoon. The office was clearly very busy with a lot of appointments scheduled very close together and I did have to wait 25 minutes past my appointment time. However, the staff was very pleasant, acknoweldged the delay, and thanked me for waiting, which I really appreciated. Dr. Sivendran, despite being very busy, didn't make me feel rushed, and took care of the problem that I cam in with efficiently and effectively. I would go back and recommend her. Just be aware that you may have to wait a bit.
Dr. Siverndran was very nice. She calmed my anxiety and assured me that we will get to the bottom of my situation. I really like her demeanor and the whole staff was very friendly.
She was kind and patient. Allowing me to explain my concerns about a certain treatment. She also made sure to emphasize about certain risks that needed to be brought to my attention. She was her understanding, but firm in what she felt was best.