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Dr. Robin Borkowsky, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

I believe listening is the most important aspect of my role as dermatologist. This enables me to fully understand and address my patients’ skin concerns and accompanying emotional needs. The result is trusting and enduring relationships that are crucial for medical and aesthetic skin improvement, enhancement, and maintenance.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Ohio State University, Residency in Dermatology
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Awards and publications

  • Alpha Omega Alpha New York Medical

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1821151747

Office locations

Robin Borkowsky, MD

133 E. 58th Street, Suite 508

New York, NY 10022

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My visit was extraordinary ! Dr. Borrow sky is the absolute best ! I was in and out within a matter of minutes and her consultation was extremely detailed. I looked forward to my next visit in 6 months!
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RACIST BEHAVIOR... Let me start this off by saying I am a hard working young 25 yr old black male and I was racially profiled by this establishment. I had a visit with Dr. Borkowsky about a month ago and everythingwas going normally as any other appointment I’ve booked from Zocdoc in the past. I waited for Dr. Borkowsky for about a half hour and that threw me off a little bit as I was concerned to what was taking so long for someone to see me but it wasn’t that much of a problem being that I wasn’t pressed for time this particular day. Finally Dr.Borkowsky comes into the room and examines my face for about 5 minutes and then tells me that I have clogged pores. She then proceeds to prescribe me some topical cream and somewhat of Alcohol wipes. After she given me all the information I need she then proceeds to tell me that she just received a email that same week and my insurance “doesn’t cover acne visits”. You would think the right thing to do is to tell someone before you examine them that their insurance doesn’t cover whatever they’re visiting for instead of potentially putting a heavy bill on them. As I proceeded to leave the doctors office the clerk gave me a coupon card for the pharmacy stating that it would give me a discount on any prescription I would need from the pharmacy because as in their words my insurance doesn’t cover this visit. I went to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription and as I thought I didn’t need any coupon because my insurance indeed covered my prescription. I then purposely waited before I wrote this review because I didn’t want to be wrong about anything and I just received a letter in the mail stating that my visit with Dr.Borkowsky was PAID IN FULL. It’s a shame someone like myself who is a hard working young black man should have to be subjected to racist behavior like this. I most certainly will never visit with this doctor again and will never recommend anyone to visit with this doctor in the future.
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Dr. Borkowsky herself was been perfectly fine for what I needed, but I've had the ABSOLUTE worst experience with her office. I believe I was over-charged for a lab cost and I've called the office maybe ~15 times to work outthe charges (or even just get an explanation) and someone always says they'll get more info and call me back. I'm now stuck with a bill that's x3 higher than it should be and am totally unclear how to handle it.
Less than 3 months ago
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She was very friendly and professional. Answered all my questions.
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the doctor spent a lot of time with me. she listened to everything that I had to say. she gave me some excellent solutions to my problem. I was very happy.
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The PA spent time getting a detailed history, recommended a full body scan as I've never had one before. Doctor came in, was in the room for under 2 mins. Diagnosed the primary issue immediately, prescribed something. Said she couldn't dothe scan that day and told me to make another appointment. Felt very rushed.
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Dr. Borkowsky is the best
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Great experience
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She is excellent and very thorough in my annual check up.
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In general she was decent however she didn’t ask me much questions about my face or made suggestions I did I most of the talking. She ddint examine my face she just looked at it with her phone. She wasn’t detailed At all.
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I fell although I didn’t sit with her very long she was able to give me some answers to my problems I Felt very confident when I left her and I also felt like she knew what issues I was having and how to correct them
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The doctor didn't even look at my problem and she told me to use a cream and left. Saw me for less than 5 min. I won't come back for the "follow up".
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I found her very affable and professional. I went for a cosmetic treatment, but likely will start to use her as my regular dermatologist.
Less than 6 months ago
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Always great.
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Always gets you in and is professional.Easy to make appointment and reviews your case well.overall medical knowledge is excellent.I would recommend her very much.She removed a mold that wasnt cancerous however it was removed and its a reliefto have it gone.A pure dream come true.I dont like having molds that I dont need on my skin.Its an extra additive one doesnt need in their life.
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Dr Borkowsky is fantastic and I’m convinced that she saved my life (or at least my foot!). I came into her office 32 weeks pregnant after having returned from a work trip to India with two very swollen toes. I thoughtit was a reaction to a bug bite but figured it was better to be safe than sorry and have a professional take a look. I was able to get a last minute appointment on ZocDoc, she was very prompt and spent a considerable amount of time with me in the appointment going through my medical history and trying to determine the cause of the swelling / bruising on my left foot. At first glance it seemed like Cellulitis, so she prescribed me some ointments and antibiotics after consulting with my OBs and told me to check in with her in two days (friday). When I came back on Friday, unfortunately there were no positive changes to my foot and I was unable to walk because the toes were so swollen. We decided to wait another day or two to see if anything changed, and Dr Borkowsky gave me her personal contact information in case anything happened over the weekend. When things continued to get worse, I texted her and she quickly responded Sunday morning. It was her assessment that I needed to check into the ER and be put on IV antibiotics immediately. I am so thankful that I took her advice because we later found at the hospital that my infection was likely caused by MRSA which if left untreated can have a very bad outcome. I ended up spending three days at the hospital and Dr Borkowsky made sure to check in with me everyday to see how I was doing. I wouldn’t have taken the infection as seriously if it weren’t for Dr Borkowsky and I’m so thankful for her bluntness with me, availability over the wknd and genuine compassion. It’s hard to find a doctor that will spend more than five seconds with you, let alone check in with you over the weekend or while you’re at the hospital. I didn’t originally expect to find a new dermatologist on ZocDoc, but I’m so happy that I stumbled across Dr Borkowsky because I’ll be a patient for life! I would highly recommend her!
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Very thorough. Worth the wait! Will go back.
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Dr. Borkowsky is attentive and approachable. She listened to what I was concerned about and was empathetic. Highly recommend and will definitely go back.
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Robin Borkowsky is an excellent doctor who runs a spot on practice.
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Dr. Borkowsky is great. She’s always so attentive and informative. She genuinely tries her best to help. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Dr. Borkowsky is thorough and careful. She caught my issue early which made it much easier to deal with.
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Robin Borkowsky is an excellent doctor with a very keen eye for detail who cares a lot about her patients.
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Dr. Borkowsky is a great doctor, I have been seeing her for many years. She is very thorough, pleasant to talk to and professional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Only issue was I arrived for my appointment on time (5 mins early). Another patient, who had the appointment before mine, arrived to the office late, and after I was already there. Nonetheless, she was seen first by the doctor. Thisbothered me. I arrived on time and should have been seen at my scheduled time, and the person who arrived late should have been the one to wait, not the other way around.
Less than 6 months ago
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My first appointment with Dr. Borkowsky, she was great, her staff was great. They all made a very good first impression. Dr. Borkowsky took her time and explained everything that she was going to do. I like her and would recommend her to others.
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Dr. Robin was fantastic, I was a bit worried but she put me totally at ease, spent the time chatting to me and made me feel very relaxed and informed about everything. If only every doctor was as nice as her!
Less than 6 months ago
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Great experience, very easy and simple. Dr. B is straight forward and friendly.
Less than 6 months ago
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I saw Dr Borkowsky on and off for a few years because she was located near my office. I decided it wasn't worth the convenience after my last visit. She really needs to work on her bedside manner which I thinkhas gotten worse over the years. Specifically, at my last visit, she decided to question an explanation of a diagnosis another doctor gave me, calling it "far fetched." Note, this was not a dermatological issue...it was just very strange.
Less than 1 year ago
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Super nice and professional!
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Highly recommend. Best dermatology experience to date.
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Dr Borkowsky was great,very personable. She really took her time to answer all my questions. Staff was great and easy check in. Very good experience overall, highly recommend!
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Doctor seemed a bit rushed and was not fully engaged. She was friendly enough during the visit. Getting prescriptions that my insurance covers was an issue afterward.
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Dr. Borkowsky and her staff are always great! She is very professional but friendly and explains everything well. I recommend her.
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robin and staff are super professional and warmly human.
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doctor rushed my examination because she had another appointment. she also tried to guilt me because i was 10 min late, meanwhile, when i arrived. there was another patient waiting to be seen. their appointment was the same time as mine.I looked on the clipboard. will never return or recomend. They also tried to extort me into leaving credit card information. you don't need to do this. always offer to pay for services at time of service.
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Very professional, easy to talk to and does not waste your time. I highly recommend her!
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Nice and we'll organized office. Good staff with a sense of humor. I like that making the appointment on line was fast and easy.
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She was very personable and got down to business right away.
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Great experience with the Dr. and her staff. Professional and explained things clearly as well as listened to what concerned me.I highly recommend. Will definitely be back.
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Great doctor! Highly recommended.
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Dr. Borkowsky is great, I always can be fit into be seen. She is quick efficient and has a great bedside manner. She has been my doctor of years and she helped with my adult acne and eczema.
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Excellent for cosmetic AND medical procedures. Gentle hands, precise and knows her stuff. Dr. B is the best dermy in NYC!!!
Less than 1 year ago
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Would not recommend
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As a long time patient of Dr Borkowsky I can say that she is always very professional and pleasant and I have great confidence in her abilities.
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The issue that I visited the doctor with was not addressed. The doctor performed a completely different procedure that I was not there for, but she said was required. And the lab is still sending me bills for it as myinsurance info was not provided to them. I also requested a follow up on the main reason why I decided to visit this a dermatologist, but that never happened. So overall I would be better off not even going to this office to begin with.
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Dr Robin is mean, rude and politically incorrect. Her views are like that of my grandma's. Bedside manner is really bad.
Less than 1 year ago
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I had to wait about 15 minutes in the examining room for the doctor to come in, which is not a terrible wait time. My issue with this appointment was that the nurse / medical assistant came into the room duringmy examination - which requires you to be fully undressed with a thin paper gown on. The examining room is right off the waiting room - can see the waiting room from the examining chair if the door is open. I thought it was really inappropriate that while I was undressed being examined, the medical assistant came into the room (i.e. the door was opened while I was exposed on the examining table). There was no immediate need for the medical assistant to be in the room - she came in to input information on the computer. I think this was extremely unprofessional and inappropriate. I likely won't go back because of this lack of consideration for my privacy.
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Professional, through exam, explains things, excellent visit.
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She is a lovely doctor, you have to wait a bit but she is willing to listen and come up with a solution that works for you. Her office staff always tries to fit you in as best as possible. Alwaysan accurate diagnosis and her assistance are always so nice and friendly. I have made her my dermatologist for a few years now.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr B. is the best!!
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