Our clients who enroll in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) know that they need to be on medicaid in order to qualify for the program.

In order to help you make a more informed decision regarding your health, we put together this guide of the 10 Best Dermatologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid


(Below is a list of doctors with different specialties who accept Medicaid)



Dermatology is a specialty that takes special interest in the skin, hair, and nails. Patients may be referred to a dermatologist by their primary care physician for the treatment of skin or hair conditions such as skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, fungal infections, and more. Dermatologists work with patients of all ages to diagnose and treat over 3,000 different skin conditions. Doctors who specialize in dermatology must have completed at least 3 years of residency training in order to practice in this field.


There are additional sub-specialties within the practice of dermatology including:


●   Mohs Surgery

●   Dermatopathology

●   Pediatric dermatology


Some dermatologists specialize in treating certain age groups while others specialize in treating cosmetic issues while others specialize in medical dermatology. Not all dermatologists accept Medicaid in New York, but if you’re searching for one who does, take a look at the top specialists we’ve listed below to find one who offers the treatment you need.

10 Best Dermatologists in New York Who Accept Medicaid

1.    Dr. Marc Z. Handler (5.0 Stars)

Dr. Marc Handler is a passionate dermatologist who works as an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School as well as at the New York Medical College in addition to seeing patients at Advanced Dermatology Associates and as a member of the Schweiger Medical Group. He is a medical volunteer for the Nebraska Special Olympics and at the Indianapolis 500. He also worked for a time for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Dr. Handler is a tireless professional in his field. He received the Tatotsu Imaeda Academic Scholar Award for his extensive work in academics which includes more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and contributions to textbooks. As a professor, he has been nominated for the highly-respected Golden Apple Award multiple times for his medical student mentorship.


Dr. Handler has been practicing medicine for 6 to 10 years. He received his education and training from the following institutions:


●   University of California, San Diego – Bachelor of Science

●   University of Nebraska – Doctor of Medicine

●   Rutgers University – Dermatology Residency

●   Skin & Laser Specialists of New York and New Jersey – Mohs Micrographic Surgery  and Procedural Dermatology Fellowship


Dr. Handler performs the following services at his clinic:


●   Acne treatment

●   Various cosmetic treatments

●   Hair, skin, and nail treatments

●   Laser hair removal

●   Hair loss treatments

●   Treatments for dark spots

●   Sclerotherapy

●   Rash treatment

●   Scar correction

●   Genital warts treatment

●   Eczema treatment

●   STD treatment


Dr. Handler received spectacular reviews from his patients because he’s passionate about his work. He enjoys seeing his patients overcome dermatological problems that they’ve struggled with for a long time.


Advanced Dermatology Associates

200 Central Park South

New York – Midtown, NY 10019


2.    Dr. Hirshel Kahn (5.0 Stars)


Dr. Hirshel Kahn is a highly-rated dermatologist who practices at Kahn Dermatology in Staten Island, New York while also functioning as the Assistant Clinical Professor for the residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He has been in practice as a dermatologist for over 30 years.


Dr. Kahn is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and he speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and Hebrew. Dr. Kahn is a native of South Africa and he is widely published as a scientific researcher in the field of dermatology.


At his clinic, he offers the following services:


●   Skin treatments

●   Hair treatments

●   Nail treatments

●   Botox

●   Dermal Fillers

●   Other cosmetic treatments

●   Telehealth services


Patients report that Dr. Kahn is a caring and capable physician but that his office staff is sometimes hard to deal with and that miscommunications in terms of appointment times and billing are common.


Dr. Kahn is board certified by the following organizations:


●   Dermatopathology

●   The American Board of Pathology

●   American Board of Dermatology

●   Anatomic Pathology


He received his education and training from the following institutions of higher learning:


●   University of Witwaters and Faculty of Health Sciences – Medical School – Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

●   Mount Sinai Medical Center – Residency in Dermatology

●   Mount Sinai Medical Center – Residency in Pathology

●   Mount Sinai Medical Center – Fellowship in Dermatopathology


Khan Dermatology

2627B Hylan Blvd.

Staten Island, NY 10306


3.    Dr. Derek Chan (4.4 Stars)


Dr. Derek Chan is an accomplished and highly rated physician in New York with over 18 years of experience in his field. He has spent time doing research into innovative therapies to treat cancer cells using recombinant fusion proteins and he received grant funding to study psoriasis and cutaneous lymphomas. Currently, Dr. Chan acts as a reviewer for the Archives of Dermatology and Clinical Cancer Research.


Dr. Chan is regarded by his patients as a warm and compassionate doctor who is extremely knowledgeable in his field. His patients say that he answers their questions with patience and understanding and that they are generally happy with the treatments he prescribes.


Dr. Chan is affiliated with Mount Sinai hospital. He offers the following services:


●       Telehealth appointments

●       Cosmetic treatments

○       Botox treatments

○       Dermal fillers

○       And more…

●       Medical treatments

○       Acne

○       Fungus

○       Psoriasis

○       Skin cancer

○       STD treatment

○       And more…


Dr. Chan was trained and educated at the following institutions:


●       Boston University – Doctor of Medicine (2003)

●       Ohio State Medical Center- Dermatology Residency

●       University Hospitals, Cleveland- Investigative Dermatology Fellowship

●       Boston University – PhD


Dr. Chan is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.


Advanced Dermatology PC

449 North State Road

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510


4.    Dr. Kenneth E. Bloom (4.2 Stars)


Dr. Kenneth Bloom is a New York dermatologist with over 20 years of experience practicing both general dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He provides treatment to people of all ages at Advanced Dermatology Associates at locations throughout New York City.


Dr. Bloom offers the following services at his clinic:


●   Cosmetic procedures

●   Cryosurgery

●   Hair removal

●   Tattoo removal

●   Laser therapy

●   Cosmetic filler injections

●   Phototherapy


Dr. Bloom is affiliated with NYC Health and Hospitals – Coney Island. He is rated highly for his attention to detail, though many patients report that he doesn’t always take the time that they’d like for him to answer their questions. Nonetheless his guidance is typically sound and he provides clear instructions for treatment.


Dr. Bloom is licensed to practice medicine in New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New Jersey. He received his education and training at the following institutions:


●   Wayne State University School of Medicine – Medical School

●   Johns Hopkins University – Pediatrics Residency

●   SUNY Upstate Medical University – Pediatrics Residency

●   New York Medical College – Dermatology Residency


He has certifications through the following organizations:


●   American Board of Preventive Medicine – Clinical Informatics Certification

●   American Board of Dermatology – Dermatology Certification

●   American Board of Dermatology – Pediatric Dermatology Certification


Advanced Dermatology Associates

200 Central Park South #107

New York – Midtown New York, 10019


5.    Dr. Michael Berry (3.9 Stars)


Located in Elmhurst, NY, Dr. Michael Berry is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology. He practices at City Central Dermatology in Queens and at locations throughout New York City providing treatment for the following skin diseases and disorders:


●   Acne

●   Eczema

●   Moles

●   A wide variety of other skin diseases


In addition to treating patients, Dr. Berry is the Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He has been practicing medicine since 2009 and he speaks both English and Spanish fluently.


City Central Dermatology is wheelchair accessible and open 4 days of the week from Monday through Thursday. His patients say that he is a patient and caring doctor and the wait times are reasonable. The office environment is clean and pleasant and patients report reasonable wait times for their appointments.


Dr. Berry received his education at the following institutions:


●   State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Medical School – Doctor of Medicine (2000)

●   State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Dermatology Residency (2009)

●   Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine – Residency in Internal Medicine (2009)


City Central Dermatology

40.37 74th Street

Elmhurst, NY 11373



6.     Dr. Dmitry Khasak (3.4 Stars)


In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Dmitry Khasak is also a clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital. He has been practicing dermatology for 20 years. During medical school, Dr. Khasak did research at NYU in the Department of Dermatology to better understand psoriasis and to develop better treatment options.


Patients report that Dr. Khasak provides excellent care, but often, there are long wait times at his clinic due to overbooking. He is knowledgeable and his treatments are generally beneficial according to reviews, but sometimes he doesn’t have a lot of time to answer questions for patients. A number of patients report that he is patient and that he is very thorough, but those who have given Dr. Khasak reviews that say he doesn’t take the time to answer his questions also report that wait times in the office are long, indicating that his ability to take time with patients has to do with the number of appointments he has on a given day.


Dr. Khasak received his training and education from the following institutions:


●   Brandeis University – Bachelor of Arts in Biology – Magna cum laude

●   New York School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine (1992) – AOA high honor distinction

●   Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency


Dr. Khasak was certified to practice medicine by the American Board of Dermatology in 1996. He provides treatment for the following conditions at his clinic:


●   Sun damage

●   Dry skin

●   Aging skin

●   Injury and trauma to the skin

●   Acne

●   Itchy skin

●   Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections

●   Rashes

●   Dark shadows under the eyes

●   Moles

●   Warts

●   Skin tags

●   Stretch marks

●   Cold sores

●   Cellulite

●   And more…


Century Medical and Dental Center

200 Livingston Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201



7.    Dr. James N. Icken (2.8 Stars)

Dr. Jim Icken is a board certified dermatologist who has been practicing medicine for 46 years in various locations across the United States. Initially, he was board certified to practice family medicine. He practiced as a family medicine doctor for 10 years before pursuing dermatology training because he saw that there was a need for high-quality dermatologists to serve patients of all ages.


Though he is currently very excited to be serving patients in the New York area, he has practiced medicine in California, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. His patients report that they have good experiences with Dr. Icken, but that he often doesn’t spend a lot of time with them during diagnosis and treatment. But as an older doctor with over 40 years of experience in two different fields of medicine, Dr. Icken’s patients also report that he offers decisive diagnoses and treatments.


Dr. Icken received his education and training from the following institutions:


●   University of Vermont, Robert Larner Medical College – Medical Degree (1975)

●   University of Wisconsin, Madison – Dermatology Residency


Dr. Icken practices medicine in locations throughout New York and the Bronx. He specializes in providing the following dermatological services to his patients:


●   Rosacea treatment

●   Excision / skin growth removal

●   Mole

●   Psoriasis treatment

●   Skin biopsies

●   Acne rosacea

●   Rash

●   Basal cell carcinoma traetment

●   Acne (Acne Vulgaris)

●   Melanoma treatment


Advanced Dermatology Associates

200 Central Park South

New York – Midtown, NY 10019


8.    Dr. John Troccoli (2.5 Stars)

Dr. Troccoli is a board certified (American Academy of Dermatology) dermatologist who has traveled throughout the world. He has a long and distinguished career as a researcher. He was awarded a student research scholarship at Harvard University and dedicated a year of studies to Photomedicine, an emerging dermatological treatment approach that utilizes light and electromagnetic radiation and energy to treat different skin conditions without pharmaceuticals. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.


Dr. Troccoli was given a Residency Research Award by the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and he used this to conduct pioneering research into multiple-pulsed laser technologies. He has collaborated in the creation of a number of scientific publications on laser surgery in dermatology and he has also given presentations on these studies. Dr. Troccoli works with cutting edge technologies to provide the best treatments for his patients.


Patients report good experiences in the office environment with reasonable wait times. The clinic is clean. The receptionists are occasionally reviewed as unfriendly and unhelpful.


Since 1997, Dr. Troccoli has been a fellow at the American Academy of Dermatology and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic surgery. He has been in practice for over 30 years. Currently he works in multiple locations throughout New York City at Advanced Dermatology PC, a clinic that specializes in the following treatments:


●   Medical dermatology procedures

○   Acne

○   Aging

○   Dermatitis

○   Hair, skin, and nails treatments

○   Diaper rash

○   Rosacea

○   Scars

○   Vitiligo

○   And more…

●   Cosmetic procedures

○   Laser treatments

○   Botox

○   Injectable fillers

○   And more…


Dr. Troccoli attended the following institutions of higher learning:


●   Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut – Bachelor’s in Psychobiology (Summa cum laude)

●   Harvard University in Boston – Medical Degree

●   Boston City Hospital – Internship

●   Harvard Dermatology Program – Residency in Dermatology


Advanced Dermatology PC

58-47 188th Street

Fresh Meadows, NY 11365


9.    Dr. Suzanne Friedler (1.7 Stars)

Dr. Suzanne Friedler is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and has been in practice for 18 years. She is also an American Academy of Dermatology fellow who is well-known for her expertise in both cosmetic and medical dermatology. She lectures at medical conferences and when she is not treating patients, she works as an instructor for three different residency programs. She treats patients of all ages.


Dr. Friedler specializes in providing the following services at Advanced Dermatology PC:


●   Fraxel, non-ablative resurfacing

●   Thermage (for tightening the skin)

●   Endovenous laser vein treatment

●   Laser therapy for scar, tattoo, and hair removal

●   Rosacea treatment

●   Acne treatment

●   Treatment of stretch marks

●   Melasma treatment

●   Botox

●   Skin fillers


Advanced Dermatology PC offers a wide array of different dermatology treatments including medical, cosmetic, and plastic surgery treatments.


Dr. Friedler received her education and training from the following institutions:


●   Binghamton University – Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

●   New York University School of Medicine – Medical Degree

●   Downstate Medical Center – Dermatology Residency


Advanced Dermatology PC

58-47 188th Street

Fresh Meadows, NY 11365



10.                   Dr. Michael Gladstein (1.0 Stars)


Dr. Michael Gladstein is a board certified dermatologist who has over 30 years of experience in his field. He serves patients residing in the Queens, Brooklyn, and greater New York City areas. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center and the NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital and he is a member of the Long Island Dermatology Society.


Dr. Gladstein is reportedly thorough in his examinations and some of his patients report that he is warm and understanding, answering questions and explaining treatment in detail. His offices use modern technologies to diagnose and treat patients, but some patients complain that the cleanliness of the facility is lacking and that the doctor and staff do not practice good hygiene. Some patients have reported that the office does not return phone calls.


Dr. Gladstein is a Castle Connelly Top Doctor and in addition to his medical practice, he also spends time gardening, bicycling, and playing the saxophone. He was trained and educated at the following institutions:


●       New York University – Doctor of Medicine

●       Mount Sinai Medical Center – Internship in Internal Medicine

●       New York University – Residency in Dermatology


Dr. Gladstein provides the following services at his clinics:


●       Telehealth services

●       Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment


Be Well Primary Health Care Center

3007 Farragut Rd.

Brooklyn, NY 11210