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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Knowledgeable, pleasant and efficient. That's pretty much all I ask for in a doctor. Very good experience with Dr Farber and her office.
Dr Farber’s bedside manner is so professional and thorough. She asked all the right questions and in the end I felt confident that she made all the right decisions for my treatment and after care. She’s young and very pretty but you have no doubt of her expertise from the moment she begins assessing the situation. I would highly recommend her services to everyone I know.
Dr. Farber was extremely kind, knowledgeable, professional, and really thoughtful and understanding about a woman's dermatological needs. Highly recommend!
Dr. Farber is very professional and personable. She is very good at what she does.
Dr Farber was very pleasant and open to answering any questions I had.
Very sweet, attentive, provides multiple solutions with suggestion of the best treatment specifically for my skin needs.
Dr. Farber is the best dermatologist I've seen. I started going to her for medical needs, and have now started seeing her for cosmetics too! She's great and could not recommend her enough!
It's so hard to find a great doctor in New York and I'm so happy I found Dr Farber! She and her staff were attentive, kind, personable, and most importantly, professional and competent. I'm almost glad my other Derm dropped my insurance so I could find Dr. Farber. She's fantastic!
Dr. Farber is the best dermatologist I've seen. She is very attentive and extremely nice. She explained all my options to me thoughtfully and has helped clear my skin. Love her and highly recommend.
Dr. Michele Farber is great! She cares about her patients and she does not rush your visit. Very friendly and understanding.
Really pleasant to speak to and very professional yet personable throughout the entire experience.
Michele was knowledgeable, comfortable to speak with and able to resolve my skin issues quickly and completely! Great experience - will recommend to family and friends.
Michele was really sweet and patient with me as she answered my questions. Would definitely recommend her.
I have been seeing Dr. Farber for about a year now, mainly for medical appointments. I had my first cosmetic procedure done with her and she executed it with as much precision as with the medical procedures. Highly recommend Dr. Farber for all your dermatological and cosmetic needs!
I was a new cosmetic patient to Dr Farber. She was excellent. Very professional, competent and knowledgable. She reviewed options and recommended the best treatment plan. I love what she did. Office staff was great too.
Very attentive - very efficient
She was very kind and made sure she listened to all my concerns including insurance questions. A very pleasant appointment overall!
Dr Farber is thorough and quick, while always taking the time to make sure she addresses any question you might have. The office staff is great and you nearly always see the doctor right on time. I think this is the only doctor I've ever seen who I can rely on for a timely appt!
Nice and inquisitive but was unable to address my skin issue and provided little guidance
She is great. She takes her time to understand and answer all questions. Very professional and amazing staff both at the front desk and in the exam room. I highly recommend her.
Office was friendly and comfortable and the staff was great, however I felt that it wasn't a great place financially if your on a budget and needed something remove asap. Out-of-pocket payment must be paid up front and there was no wiggle room for negotiations. Overall the experince was nice & comfortable.
Dr. Farber herself was nice and professional, but the office was absolutely awful. The woman at the check-in desk was incredibly rude. After more than 30 minutes had passed after my appointment time, and I was still in the waiting room, I went up to the desk to ask if they knew how far behind things were running. I was told they would have to look into it, but when I heard the question asked of someone in the back, I heard a five-minute tirade against patients. "Don't they know we're going as fast as we can? Why would someone ask that? What's wrong with people?"-type comments yelled in a small office. Absolutely unprofessional. Dr. Farber's care was not worth putting up with people like that for over an hour before I was seen.
The visit was quick and went well.. until I received my bill. I was not given a heads up that I would be charged an insane fee for what the Dr. offered to do (freeze a benign spot.) She made it seem like it was included within the service. Any other doctor i've ever been to would have at least given a heads up that it would be considered "surgery."
Dr. Farber is consistent with every visit, on schedule, friendly, and knowledgable. She's always looking out for the best interest for her patients and never makes you feel rushed or anything less then a priority. I recommend her to all my friends!
I was extremely impressed with Dr Farber. I came to see her for a cosmetic related consultation as I was interested in various injectables. Dr. Farber could not have been more patient or thorough. She gave me time to ask all of my questions and she made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Better yet, I absolutely love the way I look. She is pure magic!
Dr. Farber was very professional and clear in what her examination was about. She was very pleasant and made me feel very comfortable. I am glad I chose her as my dermatologist.
Good Doctor. Very comfortable to be around.
Nice, thoughtful, gave me time to ask questions.
Dr. Farber executed a procedure on me with care and precision. Would definitely go back!
There was an issue with Zocdoc and its communication of my appointment with their office. It did take 50 minutes before I was able to be seen. The receptionists were extremely unfriendly and insensitive to how they handled personal information, basically shouting questions at me that required me to raise my voice to reply. With all of that said however, Dr. Farber and the woman who was her assistant were extremely apologetic and were amazing listeners who were able to discuss my issue and able to take care of it the very same visit. I highly recommend her, just be patient until you get to see her- and do not let the initial curtness of the receptionist area deter you.
Nice, relaxed, comfortable environment. Would definitely go back.
Excellent service, wonderful staff. Excited to make this my new home
I saw her twice, both times there was almost no waiting, the first time there was the initial paperwork that you have with every doctors office, that always takes a few minutes, but that is standard. She was very straight forward and pleasant. She asked my opinion on treatment options, and didn't force an answer as some doctors do. After a treatment call personally called me to see how I was doing, I thought that was really nice that she followed up herself.
Competent, friendly doctor with excellent credentials
A real sweet heart. Made me feel at ease. did not feel rushed in anyway
Answered all my questions and gave me options. There was no pressure and she was extremely knowledgeable. Made a follow up appointment to have a procedure done. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Farber.
Professional and wanted to address my concerns while also being concerned about the impact of different medications. Was patient and suggested the best solution for me. Her PA was also very professional and caring. One downside was that the girl at the front desk was rude.
Doctor was not thorough at all with treatment and the receptionists were very rude. Will be going elsewhere for my follow up.
Quick and Painless, but informative and not rushed.
It was a great appointment. Dr. Farber was very friendly and made sure I understood everything she was doing. I was nervous to have the full body skin check but she explained everything and made me comfortable. She was very clear with the instructions of the after care of the medication she perscribed. I was worried about being in such a big office with so many doctors but Dr. Farber was very personable.
Effective professional with a warm personality- we like this lady and we use her services for our entire family.
I've often put off my dermatology appointments, because—after some terrible experiences with other dermatologists—I've been embarrassed to have anyone assess my skin up close. Dr. Michele Farber, however, was wonderful; while she spoke quickly at times and was very matter-of-fact, she put me completely at ease with her calm and confident demeanor. She and her assistants/interns took my budget and coverage into account when recommending medications (no weird, sales-y tactics, here!), and Dr. Farber patiently answered all of my questions without making me feel rushed. I'd definitely recommend her!
Great experience. Would definitely go again!
Her MA Lisa was great, nice and professional. The Dr. was as well. She was very efficient with answering my questions and diagnosing.
Dr. Farber was very personable and answered all the questions I had - she was very patient. She also gave me free samples of products I might be interested in.
Dr. Farber was extremely attentive and had a very inviting tableside manner. I felt completely comfortable and she was very willing to field any future questions and her diagnoses were spot on.
Wait time was a bit long, but the service was excellent: Professional, kind and caring, taking me and my condition seriously.
Very nice and personable ...and took the time to explain .
She was professional, friendly, attentive, and did not keep me waiting. The issues I went to her about were personal in nature and she was very respectful and understanding.
Professional and friendly
Dr. Farber was very nice and showed a lot of care when speaking to me about my visit. She was professional and gave me useful information. I would highly recommend her!
DR FARBER TOOK HER TIME TO SPEAK WITH ME AND ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS. HER BESIDE MANNER IS GREAT!!
I've seen Dr. Father a few times now, and everytime she's amazing. She really takes the time to talk to you, I've never felt rushed. The staff is also so nice and knowledgable.
DR. MICHELE FARBER IS A TURE PROFESSIONAL IN DERMATOLOGY! HER EXPERTISE AND CARE ARE FAR BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS HER WONDERFUL PERSONALITY REFLECTS HER OUTSTANDING REPUTATIONS !!!
Clean and professional office. Nice staff! Dr Farber was knowledgable and cared about my needs/concerns.
I went for two seperate skin conditions. My acne/scar and a cyst. She prescibed a cream for my acne...and I have waited to write this review to post the result of the cream. I have not been so acne free since teenage years! I have been really excited and thrilled about it. Although I have only used it for little over two weeks, but it is magic. Now, it is just the slight scars. I am so happy with my face now. The cyst...I still need to make appt. to have it removed, but so far, I have faith in Dr. Farber.
Dr. Michele Farber and PA did everything to accommodate my treatment today instead of postponing it for another visit. Doctor and assistant were very friendly and professional. I had a great experience. I just think that the front desk staff could have a smile on their face especially when greeting new customers in a friendly manner....
Dr Farber and this entire office is amazing, pleasant and caring. I highly recommend them
Wonderful doctor. Very thorough and addressed any concerns I had.Gave me as much time as I needed. I didn't feel rushed. Didn't wait more than 5 minutes.
So supportive and kind about the condition I have.
Very professional and informative. Answered what questions I had. Great bedside manner.
I was sent to Dr. Farber following a very emotional/ upsetting appt. at a very cold/ unprofessional OBGYN who gave me no information whatsoever regarding my skin condition beyond blatantly shaming me for being sexually active (with my boyfriend of 2 years, mind you)-- long story short I was in a very fragile and scared state and feeling very wary of doctors in general when I came to Dr. Farber and she was sure to walk me through everything with utter calm and professionalism, listened to all of my many concerns, and helped me get back on track in feeling confident enough to tackle a sensitive health issue.
Dr. Farber is a diamond in the rough. A perfect example of potential turning into kinetic.
I went in to see Dr. Farber a couple months ago. The office was clean and waiting time was pretty reasonable. I was called in within 5-10 minutes. But the doctor consultation itself was pretty unsatisfactory. I felt like she was going through the motions of the process, same as she would for every other patient without actually paying much attention to specific details about me. I asked about a couple of concerns and she had pretty vague responses to all my questions and just asked me to come back for a follow up visit if i wish to get tested. I was more confused than before i went in to see her since I expected answers or at least guidance in terms of what might be a problem and what isn't. Instead it seemed like it was all up to me to decide if i think of it as a problem or not. To add insult to injury, i was billed for a visit for up to 30 minutes even though the actual visit with the doctor in the office lasted less than 5 minutes. I contacted my insurance, who informed me that they could have charged me a different rate for a visit for 10 minutes or even 20 minutes, but they charged me for a 30 minute session for actually receiving under 5 minutes of consultation time. Needless to say, I wont be going back.
very accomodating, she answered all my questions, very friendly, i can highly recommend to my friends and co workers!
I saw Dr. Farber for a skin check. She was incredibly thorough and provided great advice for taking care of my skin going forward. Will definitely go back in the future.
Dr. Farber is professional, attentive and engaged. My visits are several months apart, yet she enters the exam room fully familiar with me and my issues, demonstrating preparation.that I appreciate.
She was kind, knowledgeable, and patient. Would definitely see her again for future appointments. Wait time was about 10-15 minutes, not that bad!
She was very courteous and asked a lot of questions that made me feel like she was really listening to me and my concerns. I felt reassured that she helped me identify a treatment solution that was most aligned with my lifestyle rather than pushing ideas on me. Very great and friendly doctor who did not hesitate to answer my own questions.
She gave me cream for my face and said this should clear up my blemish on my face and it hasn't cleared up. Now I probably have to see a new doctor. She said give it 5 days its been 2 weeks
Dr. Farber was attentive and knowledgeable. I would recommend to her to friends and family.
Dr. Farber was very pleasant and professional. She is knowledgeable and reassuring and answered all of my questions thoroughly.
I went back to Dr. Farber for my follow up. She was very thorough and took her time explain the different medication options I had.
Was a very nice experience. Dr. Farber and the PA explained everything and immediately performed treatment. My wife will be calling for an appointment now.
The office was clean/spacious and the front desk staff fantastic. When I was called, I was asked a bunch of questions by the doctor's assistant who at some point told me that my definition of 'alopecia' was wrong but that happens a lot especially when I'm getting my information from WebMD. Yes, those were her exact words. The doctor was nice but I felt like she just came in with her speech memorized and I was just another number. I could have said I have a unicorn coming out of my nose and her answer would have been it's normal because that's what she said to everything. All in all nothing truly horrible to say but I wouldn't go back just for the fact that I didn't feel content when I left.
Dr. Farber was great! She was very nice, thorough and answered all of my questions.
Dr. Farber was attentive and patient. The front desk had a warm welcome, and I was seen right away. Highly recommend. My skin issue is already looking better!
Dr. Farber was super nice! She listened patiently as I explained what was bothering me and set me up with a plan of care right away. Appointment was short and sweet.
She was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and helpful! Answered all my questions and left feeling great!
Very kind, explained procedures clearly and gave me an opportunity to ask questions.
I saw Dr. Farber for a follow up visit and had just as pleasant of an experience as my first visit. She remembered the issue I had, thoughtfully analyzed my progress and clearly and intelligently discussed alternative options including the pros and cons. We elected to go with the next level of treatment and she administered it with care and a gentle touch. I recently moved to NYC and, as a result, need to find a new set of doctors. I can definitely say that I have found my dermatologist in Dr. Farber.
Dr. Farber gave a quick diagnosed which I challenged and since I had photos of this "rash" documenting it every day of the week, she was able to confirm that this was a rash - not what she had originally thought. I appreciated that. She also prescribed some medication - gave me free samples and phoned in a prescription to my pharmacist in NJ. BUT she never wrote down how to apply the gels/salves - she explained when I asked, but I did not write it down and I think a Dr. should write down the medications and explain in writing the dosage and how often it should be applied to the skin, etc.
Didnt feel like she cared to figure out what was causing my skin irritation. She gave me cortisone shot which did not go in all the way and did not benefit me
Smart, thoughtful doctor, organized office. Will go back.
Dr. Faber really took the time to explain the symptoms, answer my questions, and make sure I fully understood the information she was relaying.
Dr Farber was very professional and courteous. She apologized for the wait time, but actually I was late, so it was my fault. She was very professional, reviewed my previous visits with one of her colleagues and explained what my treatment of that day would include. She inquired about my comfort level while working on me, was very friendly, and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I was very pleased with my appointment.
Very professional - eased my worries and dealt with my condition quickly.
Michele was super nice and very attentive. She asked multiple times if I had any questions or concerns. Would highly recommend!
Had a procedure done not covered by insurance. I was told by the Dr the cost for the procedure, and why it wasn't covered. She explained why there was a cost, and was given the option to have it done. She was upfront with me. Thank you Dr. Farber
I could not have been happier with Dr Farber. She is gentle, caring and made me feel immediately at ease.
Dr. Farber is an incredibly knowledgeable and thorough dermatologist. During my visit, she clearly presented me with the different options for my treatment, patiently listened to all of my concerns, and guided me to the best treatment. I felt like Dr. Farber was truly on my team.