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Dr. Tamara Koss, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Tamara Koss is a board-certified dermatologist practicing at the Schweiger Dermatology Group in Smithtown, Long Island. Dr. Koss specializes in all areas of dermatology, including general, pediatric dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Koss also has advanced training in cosmetic and laser surgery of the skin. Dr. Koss graduated magna cum laude with highest honors in psychology from Harvard University. While at Harvard, she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Koss received her M.D. degree with honors from the Yale University School of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her internal medicine internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and her dermatology residency at Columbia University, where she served as chief resident. She then completed a one-year cosmetic dermatology fellowship at the Boston Dermatology and Laser Center, a practice affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Koss has authored numerous articles in leading medical journals and has coauthored two book chapters. She has lectured at many national dermatology meetings and has performed collaborative research with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Koss is an attending physician at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and Huntington Hospital. She is a native Spanish speaker.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Boston Dermatology and Laser Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Dermatology
  • Columbia University, Residency in Dermatology
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Yale University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Awards and publications

  • Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society
  • Phi Beta Kappa honor society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1013989599

Office locations

Schweiger Dermatology Group

Smithtown

260 Middle Country Rd, #208

Smithtown, NY 11787

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I absolutely LOVE Dr. Koss!! Personally I will always feel like if you have to wait longer on a doctor to see you: its a good sign. She's thorough, thoughtful, and precise. Hands down the best skin doctor.
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I was greeted by a friendly and attentive staff. Dr. Koss took me within 5 minutes of my arrival time. I did not feel rushed. Dr. Koss and her assistant listened to all of my questions and concerns and explained everything to me.
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Dr.Koss is wonderful. Wait time has always been an issue. I feel a 45 minute wait for an appt at 10:20 AM is not reasonable. I made an early appt thinking they should not be behind at that time. My daughterwould like to switch to a different practice due to the wait time every visit. I may consider it at this point as much as I love Dr. Koss
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great bedside answer all ?s
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very professional and courteous
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Friendly, thorough. A little rushed...(have all your questions ready)
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Dr. Koss is my favorite ... always thorough, knowledgeable, considerate and reliable.. she provides that extra measure of comfort that you have received the best diagnosis and the best solution..
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Completely satisfying beyond my expectations. Thanks
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She is very professional and listens to your problems. She is so sweet and I would recommend her to all my friends.
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Dr kos and her staff are very professional and the best I’ve ever felt with .
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Doctors offices need to stop over booking. Patients time is just as valuable as the doctors. Emergencies are one thing, but sitting in a dermatologist office for over an hour and then spending 15 minutes with the doctor is just not right.
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Very professional and has a great "bed-side" manner.
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She was very professional and very good with my daughter. She loved Dr. Koss
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I waited a long time, but Dr, Koss is the ultimate professional! She made me feel at ease and forget that I waited so long!
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Lovely, caring professional
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The office did not have a record of my appointment. Please work with your physicians to insure better service.
Less than 1 year ago
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EXCELLENT.
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Had a 10:30 appointment. Got called in at 11:15
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I spent over an hour in the waiting room and maybe a total of four minutes with the doctor. I was very disappointed in my past visits here. They need to take more concerns to patient care.
Less than 1 year ago
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She is fabulous. I have never had such a total body scan like the one she did today. No dermatologist has measured up to her. She is tops!
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Dr. Koss is wonderful! She's thorough,pleasant and takes the time to answer any questions you have. She explains what and why she's doing with you! Her staff is equally a nice! Happy I was recommended to her office!
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This was a follow up. It went fine. Dr Koss is very through and listens to your concerns.
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Dr Koss is a compassionate, competent professional.
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She is pleasant, caring, and capable.
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The best and most thorough total body exam I have ever had. Dr. Koss is wonderful and very caring!
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She is very knowledgeable and pleasant. Listens to my questions without rushing my visit with expert care!
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My visit was informative. However, I needed to tell her that I left a message on her e-mail 3 times and did not get a response. This was very important to me as it had to do with my insurance andmy employment. I now have to wait an additional month before beginning treatment.
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Dr. Koss is terrific. She is very sweet & professional.
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Dr Koss is an excellent dermatologist & I am definitely recommending her to family and friends. She is thorough, explains everything, and is very gentle. I'm so happy to be her patient!
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Dr. Koss listens when you speak , answers all my questions and concerns and is very good at being a doctor!
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Very professional yet warm and friendly. Listens to what I have to say. You don't get the feeling of being rushed in and out.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Koss was wonderful and willing to address all my ooncerns!
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I enjoyed meeting Dr. Koss and found her to be thoroughly professional and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Koss was thorough. Ask about any concerns I may have had. I already recommended her to my daughter.
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I have had very positive experiences meeting with Dr. Koss. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. Dr. Koss is approachable and takes the time to listen.
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Consummate professional. She is extremely proficient at what she does. She listens to your concerns with regard to your dermatological issues. Dr. Koss is very pleasant and affable. It is a pleasure dealing with her.
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Dr. Koss listens very attentively to patient's concerns and clearly discusses different courses of action and likely outcomes. Excellent physician.
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It was all good. She was thorough and listend to my concerns.
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Lovely, compassionate, professional.
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Very satisfied. Staff very friendly and accommodating.
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Dr. Koss was terrific! Listened to my issue, explained what and why she wanted to due a procedure, and was WONDERFUL in easing my fears. And true to her word, the procedure was painless and quick!
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I was very impressed with the Dr. loss and the entire staff. Thank You
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I was having a small surgical procedure and i was nervous, but Dr. Koss put me at ease with her kind, caring and professional personality.
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very professional and thorough very happy my internist recommended her
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I absolutely love Dr. Koss. She is approachable , knowledgeable, friendly caring.
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could not have been better, thanks ,bp
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Skilled, professional, warm, friendly - great visit.
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Very pleasant doctor - positive experience - would recommend
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Dr Koss is very professional and yet approachable and friendly. She explained my condition and answered all of my questions, some of which I repeated because if my nervousness. I did kit feel rushed and especially felt she was listening tome and my concerns. Feel lucky to have her as my physician.
More than 1 year ago
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Friendly staff knowledge and friendly M A Dr always takes time to explain never feel rushed visit always pleasant
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