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Dr. Ritu Saini, MD

Dermatologist

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**Please fill out our new patient enrollment forms to make for a smooth check-in process** A native New Yorker, Dr. Ritu Saini received her medical degree with an honors distinction in biochemistry at the New York University School of Medicine after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. During medical school, she spent a year performing basic science research in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU and was the recipient of several prestigious research grants from the American Federation for Aging Research and the American Dermatological Association. She then went on to complete a dermatology residency at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. At Miami, she was awarded several mentorship and training grants by the Women's Dermatologic Society and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Ritu Saini is specially trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the direction of world-renowned Mohs surgeon Dr. Perry Robins, Professor Emeritus of New York University Department of Dermatology. A board certified dermatologist.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • NYU Langone Health

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Miami, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Serves on the Medical Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
  • Topical therapy for actinic keratoses, I: 5-Fluorouracil and imiquimod 2003 May;71(5):365-370, Cutis
  • Rickettsialpox: report of three cases and a review,2004 Nov;51(5 Suppl):S137-S142, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1477763977

Office locations

NY Medical Skin Solutions

165-33 Union Turnpike

Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

NY Medical Skin Solutions

11412 Beach Channel Drive, Suite 5

Rockaway Park, NY 11694

NY Medical Skin Solutions

895 Park Ave, Ground Floor

New York, NY 10075

NY Medical Skin Solutions

8600 Shore Front Parkway

Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

NY Medical Skin Solutions

918 Cornaga Ave

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

NY Medical Skin Solutions

345 East 37th St, Suite 301

New York, NY 10016

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The receptionists here are awful and rude. I went in for an appointment with the doctor and was told they couldn’t provide me with a diagnosis or rx as they don’t do bloodwork on site. They told id have to goto a lab nearby, and when I asked the receptionist where she recommended I go she told me “to google it.” I never got the other rx for a cortisone cream the doctor said she would provide to me either. Really felt like this visit was a waste of my time.
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Arrived on time for first apt of the day and no one was at the office. Once they showed up, I waited for over a half hour to be seen. Then, when all was said and done they sent my Rxto the wrong pharmacy. Can’t call and easily speak to a human at this office to amend due to their phone system. Needless to say, will not be returning.
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It was a quick and informative first visit and I look forward to seeing her again.
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Great office, super helpful and kind.
Less than 1 month ago
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My visit was everything you expect and want when you go to the doctor. Staff was pleasant, very helpful. Dr. Saini was amazing. She honestly went overboard ensuring that I was comfortable and focused on what was wrong. I had aprocedure done in a very uncomfortable location. But she assured me all would be fine and She was right. I’m so glad I Came across Dr. saini and I will tell every and anyone that listens please Make your next appointment with her
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My first impression was of the office which was covered in a layer of dust (floor and chairs) and the bin in the restroom was overfilled to the point of having paper towels piling on the floor (this was at 10am}. When I asked about the state of the office the receptionist said that the office had been closed for 3 days. I had checked off full body check on the form, since I had never been to a dermatologist I thought it would be a good idea, but the doctor did not ask about it and I did not feel comfortable enough to push. The doctor herself was polite but seemed as if she was in a rushed to get me out (there were no other patients). I was happy to quickly leave.
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She was more interested in selling her products than treating my condition. Overbooked patients. Crowded waiting room. Spent little time with me. Was frugal with her bandages and I bled all the way home until I could use my own largerbandaid. She invited me to her beauty product party and when I declined, she lost interest in talking to me.
Less than 1 month ago
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Wasn’t impressed, not a very professional office but also not unprofessional. It was alright. I left not feeling super confident about her knowledge and treatment recommendation.
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The first appointment was a bit frustrating as I booked an appointment with this doctor and was seen only by the physician assistant and I do not even think a doctor was present or available. It was also a bit confusingas the office staff member that checked me in also came in to examine me and perform a biopsy on my arm. I was not really sure who was who and what their title was. The second appointment was better as I actually saw the doctor this time. Her bedside manner was professional and friendly but I found that unless I asked for information, it was not voluntarily given. I felt like I was left a bit in the dark about the results of a biopsy that was taken and had to resort to self-research to find out what I had.
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Short wait. Doctor was nice but very bland.
Less than 3 months ago
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My wife has got some skin problem, visited this doctor and she referred a skin cream but it’s been 4 days and no sign of improvement in situation.
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The office and staff need some quality management. The lobby is nice but two patients took personal loud phone calls for an extended period of time. I asked the receptionist if this was allowed since it is an enclosed space andshe mentioned that she did not want to be attacked. Completely understood but this isn't a public space and I would expect all to be comfortable. I kindly mentioned something to the culprit and we got into an all out argument. I was then brought into the office and was forced to wait a half an hour after my scheduled appointment. I had to go the receptionist to ask to reschedule my appointment because I had a 12:30pm meeting. The doctor was knowledgable and quick because I was. Her suggestions seemed helpful. I will find out once the prescriptions arrive...
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Dr. Saini was clear, concise, and very welcoming all at the same time. My visit was quick, easy, and most pf all, helpful!
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Dr Saini was attentive, listened to me explain why I was there and worked quickly to address and remedy my issue. She has a good sense of humor and is kind. I will see her again for sure.
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Very good!
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Dr. Rita was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She quickly diagnosed my condition.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Ritu Saini was very personable, she listened to what you had to say.
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She was amazing, I felt like we understood each other. She gives great care, and answered all my questions and concerns. Highly recommended!
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Dr Saini was caring and professional. Her staff was also very helpful with updated insurance information.
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My visit was great ! I didn’t have to wait long and the receptionist was very nice. We had great conversation and a good laugh. MD Saini was really nice and diagnosed my skin issue very fast and prescribed me aprescription very quickly. Will definitely recommend to my friends and family
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clean office, nice but small waiting room, comfortable leather chairs, knowledgable staff.
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Horrible. They don’t know how to schedule appointments.
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It was a first time visit and I was very comfortable with the professinal manner of all who assisted me. Although a little nervous about my concerns the Doctor was reassuring and competent. I will definately reccomend her practice. It isnice to have a doctor of her callibre in Rockaway.
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In and out, ran a little late and was still seen promptly. Very courteous and professional.
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The appointment itself was excellent and easy. However, the paperwork process was terrible, the wait was longer than necessary, and the woman having me fill out forms was outwardly annoyed to be there
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This visit was great, the problem I have is I seem to get the full prescription and its hard to reach someone to fix the matter. They do not follow up or seem to be aware of your situation on areturn visit, I made 5-6 visit and they are still clueless.
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I've never left a review for a doctor before but for what I just experienced, I must. I've already had a bad experience at this office where the office didn't let me know the doctor would be in late one daywhen I had a morning appointment. I woke up early, dealt with a huge snow storm, and was notified at the office that the doctor would be in late. Today, I call to schedule a followup appointment from my job. We agreed on a date and time and then the rep asked me what I would be going in for. I informed her it was for a continued treatment which I have previously been going for. This did not suffice and the rep continued to demand I tell her exactly what I'd be going for. I informed the rep I was at work and did not feel comfortable expressing this to her (she is not my doctor) and I did not want to communicate the information in front of my surrounding coworkers. In an extremely passive aggressive manner, the rep went on to explain to me why this information is required. I re-iterated that I had only been there for one thing and I was scheduling to continue the treatment. This did not satisfy the rep and she proceeded to give me an "okay" in the most rude possible tone and hang up on me. I do not recommend this office to anyone! Not necessarily because of the doctor. In my experience the office staff has been less than satisfactory and very unprofessional. This is the only doctors office I ever been to where the front office staff was allowed to be talking on face time while assisting me upon check-in. I felt as if I was bothering the employee. Stay away from this place.
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Wait was wayyyy to long
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The consultation was very much personalized to my specific skincare concerns. All concerns were thoroughly addressed and conservative treatment options were clearly outlined. Very very happy with this office and staff. Found my new derm!
Less than 6 months ago
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Very knowledgeable!
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MD and PA were very professional and efficient. Wait time is annoying as they book too many people for appointments at the same time. Front desk staff not very helpful, as she claimed my appointment was not on the schedule.
Less than 1 year ago
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Eh... I wouldn't recommend this clinic to my friends and family.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Saini has a great disposition. She's knowledgeable and easy to talk to. She really put me at ease.
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It was short and to the point. It worked well with my busy schedule!
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Dr. Ritu Saini was very kind, thorough, and had an excellent bedside manner. Her staff was also very competent and pleasant. The office is clean, well maintained and up to date technologically. I will be sure to recommend her to others!
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It was truly awful. I made an appointment several days in advance and was in her schedule, spent money for a cab to cross town and make it there, and when I did arrive on time for the appointment, they tellme the doctor left hours ago for the rest of the day for a family emergency. NO ONE CALLED OR EMAILED ME. Ridiculous that I spent cab fairs going there and back across town and lost an appointment I've been waiting for because they were too disorganized to notify the people in her calendar that she had left!!
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tomorrow is going to be a week since my apt and my pharmacy still don't have the prescription. very disappointing because I like the Doctor
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I made an appointment for Saturday through Zodoc, the doctor's office canceled it, then I made an appointment over the phone for Monday, I called to confirm my appointment three times and they said it was all set for Monday at6:15pm. I arrived to the office to find out they did not have me in the system. I waited from 6:15pm until 7:45pm. After a long day at work, not so happy about it, The doctor was a little bit in a rush.
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She did not have a pleasant demeanor. The resident that saw me first was nice and patient. When Dr. Saini arrived she seemed annoyed. She was supposed to order me a topical antibiotic and now a day later, no medication was ordered. My first and last visit. Very disappointed!
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Excellent doctor and lovely staff. Saw me as a new patient with an emergency same day and got fantastic care. Did have to wait but was expected. Will definitely return and recommend this office.
Less than 1 year ago
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I waited forever to get in and then when I went to pick up my face wash they didn’t have the prior auth so I reached back out and wasn’t able to get a hold of anyone for three weeks! Allthe time I had to be on several tv shows. When finally got ahold of them they couldn’t find my information.... huge waste of time.
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I waited over an hour past my appointment time to be seen for a simple follow up appointment that lasted less than five minutes.
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Very professional! Explained everything very clearly!
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Incredibly nice and professional. The PA answered all my questions and was very comprehensive in my examination.
Less than 1 year ago
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Horrible staff, receptionist, as well as and especially the doctor herself. Make sure to cancel all your weekly plans before coming for a visitation, because things can get ugly here. Expect your medication to be called in at the pharmacy anytimebetween 1-3 weeks, after incessant daily callings as a reminder for their incapable and incompetent staff. Dr. Zaini seems more interested in suggesting cosmetic surgical procedures to boost her own profits, as opposed to taking care of the patient for their needs. Additionally, an hour wait to get checked only for 30 seconds, does not quite strike me as a doctor. Good luck to all those involved with this office--you will need it.
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It was quick, very professional and I feel comfortable with the care.
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Great doctor , but the staff there is terrible
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Dr.Saini has a good manner which I appreciate. However, I made this appointment for a skin rash problem on my arms but she kept recommending some gels for my acne problems. Not sure if my visit goal was fulfilled at that visit.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very informative !
Less than 1 year ago
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professional, listened well, friendly
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