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Dermatology Consultation
345 East 37th St, Suite 301, New York, NY, 10016
11412 Beach Channel Drive, Suite 5, Rockaway Park, NY, 11694
165-33 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY, 11366

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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.

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professional, kind

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Very professional office. Every member of the staff was great! Highly recommended!

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Felt rushed

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doctor spend more time offering botox and other cosmetic procedures than really examining my body. I clearly said I don't want to use any acid in the summer and she prescribed me acid. she's nice, but because she has a cosmetic company inside her office I think she has another objective

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Doctor always listens and answers any questions. She is not judgemental and always is willing to consider any type of treatment.

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You will ALWAYS wait at least 30 minutes to see the doctor. Also, she will only write a RX for a 30-day supply so if you need a maintenance medication you will be in the office every month for a follow up appointment. I get the feeling she wants to keep me from healing so she doesn't lose a steady income stream. This is the kind of doctor that also pushes other in-house services and products. I called to request a refill before I left for a trip but was denied despite the fact that I had just been in the office a few weeks before. I was on hold for over 15 minutes when I called (the usual) and the RX was never called in nor did I receive a follow up call. Now I have to wait 2 more weeks because there are no late appointments available. To add insult to injury, during my last visit a guy randomly walked into the exam room while I was waiting and looked at my face and started talking about my condition. Then he introduces himself as an intern. It was an intrusion of my privacy. The last thing I want at the doctor's office is an audience. Skip this doc and find someone else.

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The visit was awesome, office look clean and neat. The staff was very professional. Also Ritu Saini, MD read was awesome, she had understand my needs.

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Waited more than an hour to see the doctor, who spent less than 7 minutes talking to me, and charged an excessive fee for a 'specialist visit' for nothing more than a prescription, which I probably could/should have gotten at my local pharmacy. She did not seem interested or provide any additional information regarding the skin condition I went to see her for, and the appointment left me very frustrated.

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Solved my problems and some more!

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I like Dr. Saini and i've been here twice. Waited 30 minutes the first time and now 40 minutes this time even with the appointments. Unfortunately, that is a dealbreaker for me since i usually plan my own schedule around these appointments, therefore, it brings down my overall experience. They did apologize but she also looked at me blankly when she explained that she has other procedures that took longer than expected...(almost seemed like a half apology?). Also, she then tried to ask me to stay longer so their other staff member can sell me their other services (sort of like how new gyms try to make you stay after your first workout with them). Needless to say, i said i had to REALLY go.

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The dr was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

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Dr Saini was the third doctor I consulted for a skin condition. I was growing so frustrated that the prior doctors could not identify the problem nor were they really taking the time to figure it out. Dr Saini knew immediately what was wrong, yet still took time to consider/investigate other causes and order a biopsy. I left the office so happy that I saw someone who actually gave me the answers I was looking for.

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MD was nice and professional, but she asked if she could send in a " medical. Esthecian " - Really?! I don't appreciate being treated like a potential customer for beauty products when I go to the doctor. Avoid !

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Long wait time Visit was not that helpful

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She was pleasant and professional. I feel the medication she gave me was exactly what I needed. She will by my dermatologist from now on.

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Great service

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She showed she actually cared about my problems and provided me with the treatment I needed. I admit, I was skeptical at first, but everything turned out great.

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Dr. Saini is an excellent doctor, with great bedside manner. I always feel that she truly cares about her patients, and I'm confident with the decisions she makes on any issue that I have. She has also gone above and beyond the norm for me. I highly recommend her.

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DOCTOR INTERACTION Dr. Saini was respectful, professional, and kind. Those 3 merits are the only reason I would visit this office again. She didn't try to talk over me, as some prideful medical professionals are sometimes apt to do, and listened carefully to what I said, and suggested possible treatments/procedures that were in line with other dermatologist have suggested. Other aspects were not so favorable: PRE-VISIT If you get a link from the office to do pre-office paper work, don't fill it out, and don't upload your Insurance Card. You'll be wasting your time. Their system in the actual office doesn't receive the info you fill out. VISIT The office administration was horrible. The receptionist was clueless as to why I had come for a visit (a cosmetic consultation) and said that it was their office policy to take the deductible upfront, which can be pricey (am not at liberty to write actual amount here on Zocdoc). When I asked what goes into calculating that cost, she refused to let me know. It was only after I had spoken to another nurse and their accountant, that they informed me they were mistaken, and that the consultation was--as it should be--free. By this time, at least 20 minutes had elapsed, and I was quite a bit frustrated. If the office can better train their receptionist, and improve ZocDoc - office communication, it'd be much better off.

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Listen to all your concerns and explain everything you need to know about your condition and treatment.

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Highly recommend.

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She was trying to make sales with products they offer in her office.

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Very helpful

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The Dr was very nice, thorough and gave helpful medical advice.

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I always like my visits with Dr Saini. She does a great job and makes me fell special and beautiful.

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I saw Dr. Aziz at the Fresh Meadows location (he is the one that goes to that location). I arrived 15 mins before my 315P appt, but I wasn't seen by the doctor until roughly 25 mins after my appt time. In fact, he didn't arrive to the office until around 315, despite having a 3P appt on his schedule, so keep that in mind if you're booking the first appts of the day. That being said, the actual appt was great. Dr. Aziz was completely professional and personable. He seemed genuine and took his time, including insuring there was nothing else I wanted to go over. Overall a great experience and I'd definitely recommend him to anyone looking for dermatologists in the area.

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Dr. Saini is very personable and attentive. Her staff is wonderful very warm and caring. I had fillers because I just turned 70 and felt I needed a little tweeking. Everything went great very natural looking, nothing That looks odd or overdone. Very, Very, Satisfied.

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Everyone in the office was very nice and very helpful!

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It was okay

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I was asked to pay the full fare and promised they would refund me after the claim is settled with my insurance company. Never heard from them again. The insurance covered the visit and I had to call them and ask for the refund. At that point, the person I spoke with had no access to billing and did not know anything. I did not appreciate the game playing.

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We met with her associate Dr. Aziz Chowdhury. Dr. Chowdhury diagnosed my daughter's symptom immediately. Explained in detail the cause, effect and solution. Wait time was less than 10 minutes. The office is clean and the receptionist was pleasant. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him.

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Office clean. Took me in exactly at time of apt. Dr very nice and informative. Office called to confirm apt. Girl at front desk very pleasant. Waiting room needs magazines :) !!

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Dr saini was very warm ,,she help with all my concerns. I'll will be going back

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Everything was fine, very normal and I liked that she was training a new doctor.

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Overall, my visit was quite satisfactory. I went to Dr. Saini to get her evaluation of a small eyelid lesion. She and her clinical staff assessed and treated it promptly, painlessly, and reassuringly. Was done and out the door in under 30 min. Dr. Saini and her team are friendly and efficient. They get the job done!

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The office is easy to find, the staff very friendly. I waited 35 min, but they apologized (something that has never happened to me in a doctor's office), and the consultation was very professional and quick.

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She did not seem very interested in hearing about the reasons for my visit. Everything was rushed and the only part of the visit where she seemed to be actually engaged on was at the end, when she tried to sell me unnecessary cosmetic procedures. Not recommended.

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The visit was good. She was very professional and addressed all my medical issues.

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The doctor and the, I believe, office manager, were friendly and helpful. The front desk receptionist could have been engaging and efficient.

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Front desk could be a bit more friendly.