Monica Halem, M.D.

988 5th Ave, New York, NY 10075, USA


(212) 988-2400(212) 988-2400

Dr. Monica Halem, MD

Dermatologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Oxford, United Healthcare, Medicare, AARP

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Voro score

87% recommended

633 out of 726 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

3 neighbors

Other reviews

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4.8(723)

Approach

As the Founder and Medical Director of The New York Dermatologic Surgery Cosmetic Laser Center, located on Fifth Avenue across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I take pride in delivering a world-class experience to all patients. I specialize in cosmetic dermatology, laser procedures, and medical and surgical dermatology. Our state-of-the-art office is the premier destination for personalized high quality treatments with natural looking results. With residency and fellowship training in general surgery, Mohs, cosmetic, and laser surgery, I have experience in a broad range of dermatologic treatments and procedures. I serve as Assistant Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinai and our practice has been featured in numerous media outlets.

Biography

Educations

University of Miami School of Medicine, MD, 1997
University of Michigan, BA, 1991

Certifications

Dermatology

Trainings

University of Miami, 2007 (residency)
Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2000 (residency)
University of California San Francisco, 2008 (fellowship)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (726)
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 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Great!
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AnonymousJan 25
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Office was clean and beautiful. An hour wait time. Dr. Halem was kind, but literally only saw me for 5 minutes.
David S.Jan 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Incredible professional from skin screening to vein removal to anything skin related. My whole family sees Doctor Halem.
AnonymousJan 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was so nice and comfortable to talk to. She listened and was so calming! I would recommend :)
Ahuva Z.Nov 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was running an hour late when I saw her but was really sweet and apologetic, so I hope it was a one-off. I thought she was caring and straight to the point and gave me a skincare regimen for my acne along with advice. I'm a fan, excited to see results and her again. Re: products, she has recommendations for products she sells but will also tell you what to use that can be purchased elsewhere. I did not find the office to be pushy at all. The front desk staff was professional and courteous.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor Halem and the team are very pleasant and always thorough. The best!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Receptionists, nurses, and Dr. Halem were all very warm and friendly. Dr. Halem was extremely knowledgable and she put me on a regimen perfectly fit for my specific needs with a check-up appt in 6 weeks. Longer wait than most places but it didn't bother me...just bring a book!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great place. Everyone at the front desk was very friendly and professional. Doctor Halem was very nice, competent, she answers all my questions and was very easy to talk with. I did not feel pushed although my visit was on a Friday late afternoon. Will go back without any hesitation.
AnonymousJul 18
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?After waiting 30 minutes to see this doctor, I had to reiterate four times my reason for visiting. I was there for a simple mole, which she refused to give her full attention to. Beyond that she was condescending and rushed. I’d recommend looking elsewhere
Ansley A.Jul 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem was wonderful. I have recommended her to many people since my appointment. Beautiful office, friendly staff, thorough exam.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice and thoughtful. Waited a while though.
Jane A.Jun 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Always top notch
Elka S.Jun 7
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She is the sweetest, kindest and most knowledgeable doctor. Took her time to hear my concerns and was very thorough. Love her!!!
Jeremy K.May 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Unlike many other doctors. Very prompt and takes her time with you. Highly recommend.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I had a great visit with Dr. Halem and my skin is the best it's ever been! I can't speak highly enough about her care and recommendations. I thought I would have to accept the fact that I'd always have acne but she showed me that I can have clear beautiful skin!
Eric L.Feb 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Always a pleasure coming to see Dr Halem
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Terrific thorough professional
Evan W.Aug 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice office, very professional, and quick.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was very satisfied with my visit, she seemed very knowledgeable and gave me alternative solutions for my problem.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?A wonderful office staff and a phenomenal physician.
Shruti S.Jul 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Beautiful office, attentive staff, and doctor was thorough and engaged with great bedside manner. I was seen within minutes. I am very happy with my visit and treatment plan and highly recommend.
Wicht S.May 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem is very knowledgeable and efficient. She gets right to the point but is very friendly. The office is very well run and I have never waited longer than 5 minutes.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone treated me so wonderful!! Excellent service! Although my “self diagnose” was different than what dr. Monica told me, I’m still very pleased with my appointment
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Knowledgeable and good bedside manner. Highly recommended.
AnonymousMar 30
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?She was very nice. Time with her was short but offices are beautiful.
Erica S.Feb 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Halem is by far the best dermatologist I’ve ever been to. She’s helped my acne to clear up greatly and her products are excellent. She’s attentive, thorough, and professional.
Emily K.Feb 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This is my third time visiting Monica Halem and she is the best of the best!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem was so caring and lovely. I would recommend to anyone.
Nicole B.Jan 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Always professional, knowledgeable, warm and comforting. I always feel like i'm in the best hands with her.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I struggled with acne for years and Doctor Halem was the first derm to really get to the root of my issues and come up with a long term plan.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem was great--very friendly, informative, and thorough throughout the entire visit. The offices are chic and the front desk staff are nice.
Gina P.Dec 8
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?So caring, supportive and warm. The visit was comfortable. The staff is all competent and welcoming. Highly recommend.
AnonymousNov 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very caring, knowledgeable doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem was extremely warm , professional, and knowledgeable. She was able to address any concerns and questions I had in a very easy-to-understand way. I would easily return to her in a heartbeat!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Brief, but very professional. Easy to carry on a conversation, quick without seeming rushed.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Always a pleasurable experience. A wonderful physician, great staff, and lovely office.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor and fabulous staff. Everyone is there to make you feel comfortable and confident with the level of expertise.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Monica is sweet and caring. I'd recommend her.
Jane C.Aug 7
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem listens to your needs and provides solutions for your aging/fine line concerns. She gives many options and answers all questions and concerns that you may have.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?excellent service!
Laura R.Jul 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Lovely office, short wait, warm and professional doctor... Always happy to see her!
Ryan M.Jun 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem is amazing! I've been going to her for medical and cosmetic prcedures the past few years - her expert touch and knowledge leaves me assured that I recieve the best skincare one can find in nyc. Her staff is also phenomenal. They all set a high standard for patient care.
Wicht S.May 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Monica was as always great!
Amanda M.Mar 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She is smart and makes you feel comfortable right away. Instantly loved her!
AnonymousMar 14
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?She has a total disregard for your time and I have had to wait so long to see her on more than one occasion. The staff was very friendly but not worth going to her again.
Sara R.Mar 7
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Halem and her staff were great. The wait was not too long and the receptionist was friendly. Along with checking my skin for any anomalies, Dr.Halem thoroughly addressed and answered all my questions and concerns. I also had a consultation with their aesthetician, Cynthia. She promoted some of Dr. Halem's skincare, but was not pushy and did not pressure me to purchase. Overall, I find Dr. Halem's clinic welcoming and professional.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?beautiful office and professional warm staff. the doctor treated my daughter with care.. She helped her feel better ab out her acne-(and even gave a coupon if needed).. Also, with her planters warts.. So besides the aesthetic stuff, which she is known for.. She was great with the everything!