Dr. Valori Treloar, MD, FAAD

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1172 Beacon Street, Suite 402, Newton, MA, 02461

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In order to complete the registration process please provide your *home address (in the notes section) and *reason for visit. Please give us as much information about your visit as you feel comfortable providing, other than dermatology consultation. Thank you. Dr. Treloar obtained her doctorate in medicine from Boston University School of Medicine in 1985. Her residency training included two years of internal medicine at the Boston Veteran's Administration Hospital and three years of dermatology at the Boston University-Tufts University Joint Residency Program in Dermatology. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Treloar has practiced dermatology for over 10 years in Wellesley, Massachusetts. With naturopathic physician, Dr. Alan Logan, Dr. Treloar co-authored The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House Publishing, 2007) to help her patients and colleagues understand the scientific rationale behind dietary treatment of acne. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and has completed the Institute's Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice course. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the American College of Nutrition and is a member of that organization. Other professional organizations: Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology, New England Dermatological Society, Massachusetts Medical Society

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She is great. Staff gives great service. The only thing is that the office is small and I had to wait more time because they didn’t have a room available for me. I think they only have three rooms or two. I got interviewed in a room and I went back to the waiting room until they had a room available for me. On the other hand, doctor Treloar takes all the time to explain everything and you don’t feel she is in a rush at all like some other doctors do.

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Visits with Dr. Treloar are excellent! She is very knowledgeable and I always learn something. Her staff is friendly and helpful too.

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Dr Treloar was very helpful and listened to all my questions. Also, the front office staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall a very pleasant environment.

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I liked her more holistic approach because when I went to other dermatologists, they mostly felt the need to give me medicine and then leave. However, with Dr. Treloar she had reasoning for lifestyle/diet changes that would help to make my skin clear again.

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She is wonderful! Her staff is wonderful!

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Dr. Trelor is smart, thorough and personable. She educates while she treats you. I highly recommend her.

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Came in for acne and strech marchs. As i was going to show her my problem areas Doc interrupted me and said shed look at them during my acne follow up in two months (only advice she gave was to take vitamins and change my diet). Was in the office witn me 15 mins tops. Took the morning off of work for nothing.

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Good

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ALWAYS FIRST CLASS! friendly and helpful the whole staff!

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Dr. Treloar is really something else! The whole office is super friendly and always make conversation with me when I arrive for my appointment. Barbara is a doll and the medical assistants are thorough and friendly. I came to Doctor Treloar for severe scalp itchiness which turned out to be scalp dermatitis. Using the advice she gave (a nutrition change and prescribed medication) within 3 months the scalp dermatitis has significantly improved. I came back to her for my acne, after having successful results with my scalp issues. We talked about eating, exercise and stress-relieving techniques to help my acne prone skin. Everytime, I speak to her I feel like she listens, and offers good advice for next steps. I am now in the process of starting a paleo diet and some other lifestyle changes to clean up my skin (and overall health). They even have a list of integrative health primary care doctors in the area. Thank you to this office for all your help!

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I dont understand the negative reviews. Dr Treloar is the best dermatologist i have ever had. She spends more time with me than any other dermatologist. She hires assistants to collect the data and type up the note so she can focus on my skin and interacting with me. Now she even gives me a computer generated copy of her recommendations. She thinks carefully about my skin problems and helps me avoid products that contain chemicals toxic to my skin.

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I brought my son to Dr. Treloar to treat a small skin disorder on his thumb but my primary concern was the acne on his forehead and back. They refused to treat both in one session

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I thought it was great! I felt very listened to, not rushed at all, and I received thoughtful, helpful responses to my questions.

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I had scheduled this appointment for my teenage son for quite a while, I even read Dr. Treloar's book prior to the appointment so that I could be well informed about her treatments. I was so surprised when finally meeting her how rude and insensitive she was to my sons condition and feelings. My son is autistic and doesn't have the social skills to navigate many of her questions and recommendations that is why I was there to bridge the gap. She was out and out rude to me if I asked for clarification on something she was explaining, her attitude upset my son very much. I also asked her some simple questions about specific topics that may be of help in her book and she snapped back at me explaining that that book was seriously out of date and I shouldn't really take any advise from it? Her practice suggests that she has a holistic approach, that is why I went to her, however her treatment plan was similar to every other dermatologist unfortunately which was Retin-A is what she prescribed, which was disappointing to say the least when you are seeking a more non abrasive natural remedy. She didn't really care what are treatment concerns were, I don't I think she even heard us. It's really a shame, as we were really looking forward to being treated by her.

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Valori Treloar is a wonderful doctor, I received great care and very personalized attention. Highly recommend. Great office and staff as well!

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Great dermatologist that looks at the whole picture and not just the topical triggers. Excellent bedside manners and professionalism and takes time to understand the issues.

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Exceptional overall

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Dr was running late, but I had to wait 1hr and 15 min for an apt with her - with no explanation. She is very nice, but stressed the "food link" to my dermatology issues, and suggested I keep a journal of possible food triggers. I was looking for a "quick fix" like a cream for my beginning rosacea, but perhaps this longer term approach might work...will see.

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Excellent knowledge of integrative approach to dermatology

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I was a few minutes late to my appointment and thought that I would have to wait a while to be seen, and my time with Dr. Treloar would be cut short. I was pleasantly surprised when this was not the case. Dr. Treloar asked thorough questions regarding my medical history, and really took her time with me. She made some suggestions, and answered all questions I had. Although She didn't say everything I wanted to hear, I appreciate her frankness and holistic approach towards my treatment and a healthier me. I'll be a returning patient of hers.

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very happily surprised , she was great , very good manner and gave all the options , she talked slowly and I felt very comfortable . would recommend her to anyone , very kind too

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very professional and very knowledgeable

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Liked her a lot very personable and professional

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Dr. Treloar and her staff are very professional and kind.

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I will not make a follow up appt. I found some of Dr. Treloar's comments to be a little demeaning and found that it was a waste of a co-pay. When asked about my prior tanning booth experience I indicated that I did in fact tan in my younger days ( a lot). Her response was due to my poor choices I should get a yearly checkup which I already do. I realize my choices in my late teens were poor but when you are that age are you really making the smartest choices? Back then they also did not know the long term effects to tanning booths. I am close to 40 now and make extremely smart choices about my skin and diet. I also showed her pictures of my face inflamed but she responded that they were not helpful. I thought that since she had a holistic approach it would be more helpful but it turned out not to be. The receptionist and nurse were extremely nice and helpful but other than that I would never return.

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Thorough, but brief session. Took a very detailed history of my medical info and offered some very helpful suggestions for dealing with my skin issues. did not leave much time for questions, but assured me I could contact the office by phone/email with questions.

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Dr. Treloar seems really knowledgable, but my appointment felt very rushed. Because of this, I felt uncomfortable asking follow up questions about various concerns I shared. About 2 minutes into my appointment, she left the exam room to take a phone call (which was totally fine in my book), but when she returned another woman in scrubs followed her in and observed the rest of my exam. This observer was never introduced, nor did the doctor address this observation at all (certainly didn't ask me if I felt comfortable with it). I was asking the doctor to check my moles, and I was naked in front of a complete stranger who we just pretended wasn't in the room. It was a very unsettling experience. I hope this is not common, and that other patients are treated with the respect and individuality that they deserve.

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This was my first visit, and I was seen on-time by terrific professionals adept at listening and examination. I love that Dr. Treloar is skilled with traditional, functional and alternative medicine!

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Pleasant and professional staff. Appointment was on time.

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Most thorough look at skin health of any dermatologist I have been to!

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Condescending and rude. Waste of time and money to be treated this way. Acted as if my concerns and issues weren't serious. I've read other horrible reviews saying the same but mostly from other sites

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Great! Really takes her time with a patient. Never felt rushed. Let me go and wash my face in the middle of our visit and even then I didn't feel rushed after. The receptionist was so helpful and sweet. Really enjoyed my visit and felt like I left much more informed.

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Dr. Treloar is really knowledgable and had some great non-chemical ways to help with my acne. Highly recommend her!

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Dr. Treloar was competent, friendly, and made me very comfortable. Her office is lovely, and all of the people working there who I interacted with were friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend Dr. Treloar to my family and friends!

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Very professional, knowledgable, comprehensive. Excellent.

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I went to Dr. Treloar many years ago as a teenager. She did a very thorough skin check then and even took photos of a mole on my scalp that my mom was concerned about. This time I went to her for a skin check since there is a family history of melanoma. I indicated in the paperwork I filled out as well as when I spoke to the assistant before the Dr. came in the room that I had chronic health problems that are endocrine related. When the Dr. first walked into the room she immediately mentions that I wouldn't have an issue with my blood pressure and need meds if my waist were smaller. I informed her of my endocrine problems and she just said that might make it more difficult to lose weight. She never apologized or seemed to show any regret for how she first approached me. If she had entered the room and actually read my health history info on the paperwork instead of only seeing the meds I was on, she might have realized what was going on. I certainly didn't expect to be fat shamed essentially by a dermatologist when I literally have a tumor causing the weight gain which she would have realized had she read the papers in front of her. The skin check was not nearly as thorough as it was years ago. I had to bring to her attention some moles I wanted checked. It was a better skin check than other doctors I've been to over the years but that's not really saying a lot honestly. I felt as though it was very possible things could be missed during this skin check. I found the office staff to be very pleasant and the location was convenient as well. I also was surprised that the Dr. mentioned steroid creams as a possibility for some irritation I had on my scalp. I can't take any steroid meds due to my endocrine issues which I said to the Dr. She seemed to think it wouldn't be absorbed much into my system which just isn't the case. I was impressed by her website with the holistic approach mentioned but she didn't have anything holistic to offer to me for the itching that I can recall.

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I was very happy with my experience with Dr Trealor and her staff. There was never a long wait time for appointments, and the staff was very pleasant to interact with. I was looking for an integrative, holistic approach and this is exactly what I received. I appreciated Dr Trealor's open-minded, practical approach to coming up with a treatment tailored to my life. Appointments were not rushed and I received thorough answers to questions and a lot of helpful information. One of the best experiences I have had with a doctor.

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Great staffs. Explanation was very clear and down to the point.

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Dr. Treloar and her team were really wonderful. I was seen quickly and felt like the Dr. was willing to take as much time as was needed with my appointment. I really appreciate her holistic approach. I would note that some of the recommendations required significant investment (multiple supplements, very specific changes in diet) but I very much appreciate and respect her practice, not your typical 'throw something at a symptom' approach that I have experienced with some other dermatologists.

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The whole staff was so pleasant and totally went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and comfortable.

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