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Dr. Michele Farber, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Michele Farber, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist practicing at Schweiger Dermatology Group. Dr. Farber’s expertise includes skin cancer as well as general, cosmetic, and procedural dermatology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed dermatology journals, authored book chapters, and lectured at dermatology conferences. Dr. Farber completed her dermatology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Prior to her residency, she completed her internship at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Farber earned her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and graduated cum laude from Duke University. Throughout her medical education, Dr. Farber received numerous awards including the American Dermatological Association Fellowship, the Dean’s Research Program Fellowship, and the George McClellan Surgical Honor Society. During her consultations, Dr. Farber fully explains patients’ conditions and helps them choose an appropriate treatment plan. She gives each patient her focused attention, and she prides herself on delivering the best treatment available. When Dr. Farber is not seeing patients, she enjoys swimming, playing tennis and traveling.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Duke University (Bachelor’s)
  • Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1497016596

Office locations

Schweiger Dermatology Group

Murray Hill

35 East 35th St, Suite 208

New York, NY 10016

Schweiger Dermatology Group

Suffern

222 Route 59, Suite #306

Suffern, NY 10901

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The staff was professional. Michele, the physician assistant was great. The wait in the lobby was a bit longer than expected.
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Dr. Farber was very attentive — she listened to all of my questions and was patient with her answers. She had good advice on how to care for my skin after my procedure, and I’m very happy with the results! Definitely will be coming back to Dr. Farber!
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Dr. Michele Faber is very professional. She explained to me everything and provide the best option. She also mentioned that if the first solution wont work, there will be other options. Luckily, the frst ortion work and she knows it will. Thank you doctor Michelle!
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Dr Farber is an excellent dermatologist. She has a great bedside manner, is very knowledgeable, very thorough and provides excellent care.
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Dr Farber is an excellent physician. She is extremely professional, very knowledgeable and was thorough with my exam. She listened to my concerns and took the time to address my questions. Dr Farber is a very skilled Dermatologist and I highly recommend her.
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I was seen right away and the nurse was very kind, but the doctor was extremely rushed. As a new patient I of course had a couple of questions and wanted to have a conversation about my concerns but it wasvery clear she wanted to be in and out as soon as possible even though there was only one patient in the waiting room after me. She left so quickly she forgot to put a bandaid on the area where I was treated and I had to ask her assistant for one.
Less than 1 month ago
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I was seen right away and the assistant was great, these two things should be a staple at every doctor's office. This doctor is only interested when it comes to cosmetic issues, not dermatology. I looked on ZocDoc for a dermatologist.The reason for my low rating is that I was not given a thorough exam. Normally when you visit a dermatologist for the first time, you are given a full body exam of the skin. A doctor should look at your skin, you should also be asked about medications, allergies, etc. Although, I had already provided a small amount of information, the information that I presented should have been cause for an exam. I was given a verbal exam and yes Dr. Farber while she was there with some other perhaps resident, looked at a few of my moles with a "light". I was not asked if the moles itch, hurt, have changed shape (which some have). I had blisters on the back of my feet, due to a hiking trip last week and my skin is now healing. For that issue I was prescribed an ointment for the now healing skin and given a "coupon", discount card that could only be used at a popular pharmacy, I could not use my popular pharmacy. The pharmacist told me that the rx was expensive (in the 3 digits), I gave her my insurance info (it was not covered as it, the ointment, is for cosmetic purposes), I then gave her the coupon that I was given at Dr. Farber's office, The coupon reduced the rx significantly (well into the double digits on the low side), amazing! Anyway, I read the instructions and they said to apply 2x times a day. Dr, Farber said to apply once a day, I asked the pharmacist and showed him the area I was talking about on both my feet; he looked a very skeptically said, " you need to make sure that the open skin is completely healed before putting this onto your skin, in other words I need a scab to form. I was not told this by Dr. Farber. So for all of the issues I have described, I will not be back and will be looking for another dermatologist.
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Nice but very standard, didn’t remember what she prescribed me just a few weeks ago or any alternative solutions
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Great dermo very professional and explained everything well and slowly so could take it all in.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great experience, friendly staff, very informative visit, and didn’t have to wait long at all to be seen. Will be going back.
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Great visit. Dr. Farber was amazing- quick, efficient, kind. Will definitely be coming back and recommending Dr. Farber to others.
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It was a very pleasant and informative visit. Everyone was very polite and Dr. Farber was very genuine and caring. I will definitely be returning.
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Dr. Fraber along with the rest of the office is wonderful. I feel very comfortable and well taken care of during my appointments here!
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Doctor was thorough and attentive - highly recommend
Less than 3 months ago
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Love Michele. I've seen here twice now and both times she was super attentive. She prescribes the perfect dosage the first time around which prevents you from coming back month after month because the medication inst strong enough. Even thesmallest thing I inquired about she had an answer for (small burn mark, heat bumps on chest, micro white heads on my chin). She is the best!
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I did a few cosmetic procedures with Dr Farber including a laser she recommended called Photo Genesis. Dr Farber listened to my concerns and objectives and was able to help me achieve what I had hoped. I am thrilled with theoutcome of my procedures and was especially impressed by the high level of care I received. Dr Farber is truly caring, compassionate and is an absolute miracle worker for helping make you look your best! I cannot wait to go back for my next procedure with her.
Less than 3 months ago
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All the ladies working at the 35th street office was amazingly helpful. If it wasn't for them, I would not have been able to see a doctor after Zocdoc mistakenly set my appointment at another location. They are all very friendly.
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Very kind, nice, listened to my concerns
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I thought the doctor was very friendly and nice, but I was not very satisfied with my skin check. I did not think it was done very thoroughly.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very understanding. Listened to my concerns and addressed all of them clearly and concisely.
Less than 3 months ago
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I thought she seemed to rush through the visit. I didn't feel like she fully explained her rationale or thought process, which left me with some unanswered questions. I did not really see any improvement after the visit.
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The office was clean and bright, Dr. Farber and her assistant were pleasant and knowledgeable, and I was in and out in under 20 minutes.
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The doctor is really helpful. Reads you your options and makes it very clear
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The office was clean and comfortable. All the staff was helpful, polite and moved quickly. This was a great experience!
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The office is beautiful and clean. The front desk staff was nice and efficient. The nurse who checked me in was so sweet and Dr. Farber was amazing! Loved her bedside manner she made me feel so comfortable and took careof my issue within minutes. I loved my experience at this office and will absolutely continue to be a patient.
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Attentive and good bedside manner. Treated my skin issue during the visit. Doctor and staff were professional and caring.
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Amazing. Professional. Thorough. Friendly
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Very professional and helpful.
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Dr. Michelle Farber is very kind and knowleadgeable. I truly recommend her for any skin problems you might have.
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Dr. Farber was great! She answered all of my questions and I was in and out within 30 minutes. Overall great experience and will be returning
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Dr. Farber and her staff are excellent. Dr. Farber spent a lot of time with me, and she was very thoughtful in her answers. Her PA and nurse were outstanding - hands down the best dermatology office visit I have had.
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Their office has a policy that requires the patient to pay the deductible upfront which then may be reduced by a payment from the insurance company but this was not clear prior to my first visit. The doctor was great butI would probably not go back for this reason (lack of transparency).
Less than 6 months ago
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Very satisfied with the Dr Farber! Exceeded my expectations. Clean offices. Friendly staff. Dr Fraber handled my problem right away and made me feel comfortable! Will definitely go back to address other problems.
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I lovedddddd her Medical Asst and she was very cool. I hope to see her again. She answered all my questions and gave me alot information that my former derm DID NOT.
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Efficient, friendly care. I’ll take it!
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Dr Farber had a very personable demeanor. She answered all my questions. Once I saw the doctor, appointment was throughout. A bit of a wait in the exam room before saw the doctor.
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Outstanding. Excellent bedside manner and answered all of my questions. She took plenty of time to ensure all of my concerns were addressed.
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Dr. Farber was informative and a good listener. The staff (both front desk person and Lisa - I think a nurse) went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed. Highly recommend!
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Dr Farber is an amazing and caring physician. She has treated me for both skin checks and cosmetics. Dr Farber came highly recommended to me and I highly recommend her too
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She seemed very out of it like she had a cold/allergies and I honestly felt kind of bad for her. She couldn’t remember what we talked about like five minutes prior. She also prescribed me a ton of expensive medication immediatelywhich I had to push back on. The one thing I will say is, again, I think she wasn’t feeling well so that could have been why she seemed so out of it. Also, I was a bit late to my appointment so she could have been rushing on that account, which I understand.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Farber is kind and thorough! Highly recommend!
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Would recommend! The staff is great and Michele is wonderful.
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Very quick diagnosis! In and out in under 20 minutes. Very friendly and efficient.
Less than 6 months ago
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I had three visits at this office and my finger infection was never resolved. Not only that, when I had a bad reaction to a medication that was ordered by Dr. Farber, the office told me I should go elsewhere tohave the bad reaction taken care of. I think this dermatology practice is mostly for people who want cosmetic fillers, not for people with serious dermatology issues.
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Very professional and helpful. I would recommend others to visit Dr. Farber.
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Super quick visit, and yet had everything taken care of! Will definitely come back again !
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Quick and efficient, thank you.
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Great experience - office is really nice and has lots of amenities. Dr Farber and her team were quick, professional and helpful. Face looks loads better.
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Very professional and felt comfortable with the staff.
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Very professional. Straight to the point.
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