New York Office

820 2nd Ave #3a, New York, NY 10017, USA


(212) 661-3376(212) 661-3376

Commack Office

353 Veterans Memorial Hwy #101, Commack, NY 11725, USA


(631) 543-4888(631) 543-4888

Plainview Office

875 Old Country Rd #300, Plainview, NY 11803, USA


(516) 433-2424(516) 433-2424

Dr. Noah Gratch, MD

Dermatologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

1199 SEIU Funds, AARP, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, GHI, GWH-Cigna, HealthPartners, HIP, Medicare, Meritain Health, Nippon Life Benefits, Olympus, Oxford, United Healthcare, VNSNY

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Voro score

86% recommended

947 out of 1,097 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

2 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(1,007)

Yelp

3.5(88)

Approach

Dr. Noah S. Gratch, a board certified dermatologist, serves patients from throughout Manhattan, Commack and Plainview, NY at MDCS: Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Centers. He provides a wide variety of treatments for acne, eczema, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, psoriasis, and skin cancer as well as procedures including advanced skin cancer treatment such as Mohs Surgery, sclerotherapy, mole removal and cosmetic dermatology services such as Botox®, fillers, and laser treatments. Dr. Gratch is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California and Cornell. Following residency, Dr. Gratch became a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. Dr. Gratch is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Patients benefit from Dr. Gratch’s extensive training and experience in dermatology and cosmetic services. He wants to help each and every patient not only look and feel great but maintain the best possible skin health. Dr. Gratch and his colleagues at MDCS: Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Centers are currently welcoming new patients and accept most major forms of insurance. Dr. Gratch has previously served as a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also an active contributor in the academic world of dermatology, having overseen numerous research projects in cutaneous diseases with published papers and articles in several scientific journals and books. Dr. Gratch is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Biography

Educations

University of California Los Angeles, BS, 1997
University of Southern California, MD, 2001

Certifications

Dermatology

Trainings

Weill Medical College of Cornell University New York, 2005 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (1097)
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 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great service, on the point, but very helpful. Also great with kids.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Gratch is very professional, but also laid back. Very easy to talk to. Excellent at treating everything from strange growths to brown spots!
Delong X.Jan 30
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Nothing to say, truly a disappointment! This place requires ALL PATIENTS to leave a credit card info on their file. Well, the consequence is that after a few weeks of my visit, my credit card always gets charged hundreds dollars bills. When I ask the front desk to give a summary, she have no idea what was charged. They just give me a the treatment code without explaining details! When I ask them to explain treatment code, front desk gets impatient. This is ridiculous! I have the rights to ask right !?Doctor NOAH GRATCH is a very business-driven doctor. He spent 5-7 minutes with me for a total visit. I told him I need to talk to my insurance to find out the coverage. Then he quickly walk away without doing a touch-up for my mole and even answering my questions. I spent 20 mins waiting for him, and he let his assistant to let me leave. His assistant, the darker-featured long hair lady told me: the laser machine is GONE. He's not gonna treat you today. How could you lie without noticing the laser machine is on the top of my head ?Again, plenty of good dermatologists in NYC , and plenty of money in my pockets, We need to make sure to pay for the ones who we trust with a great bedside manner and attitude, respect. When a doctor becomes too business-driven, it's a sad carrier. Be smart! I need to walk away.
Jane Y.Jan 10
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I have two very mixed experiences with MDCS - in a nutshell, a positive medical one with Dr. Schadlow and a VERY negative cosmetic one with Dr. Engelman. I would NEVER allow Dr. Engelman or any of her staff to come near my face. Dr. Schadlow was wonderful. Great bedside manner, patient, answered all of my questions with answers that were clearly considered and incorporated any preferences or concerns that I had.Dr. Engelman was the complete opposite. She came in and sat with me for a few minutes, then ran out the door and ditched me with her medical assistant at the first possible opportunity. Requests to follow up by phone with the doctor were met by yet more medical assistants who gave completely inconsistent information on price (much lower) and treatment (fewer sessions) relative to my consultation. I posted screen shots of a conversation on iKlara (their messaging app) so you can get a sense for yourself of the confusion and inconsistency. This doesn't inspire confidence. At best, the assistants were speaking about something that they shouldn't have been speaking about, at worst, the doctor just quoted me an arbitrarily high price when in actuality there is a set menu of pricing that the assistants quoted. Either way, if they can't even get a price correct, how do I know that they are getting the really important stuff correct (like, how they will be treating my skin?!)?The fact that the doctor spent the absolute minimum amount of time in my consultation (which cost $250, for the record) and then ran out the door and punted me to her incompetent group of medical assistants, the inconsistencies in pricing, the lack of consideration and feedback to how these recommendations and procedures were appropriate for my specific situation...all of that leads me to believe that this cosmetic practice is just a money grabbing shop that is selling procedures to people arbitrarily, and that they are purely focused on making money, not on actually treating their patients. I waited a while to write this review because I wanted to do a consultation with another dermatologist at another practice, just to see if maybe my experience with MDCS was just the norm for cosmetic dermatology. Unequivocally, it was a totally different (FAR BETTER) experience. All that is to say that MDCS's cosmetic practice seems to be more of a for profit cosmetic treatment factory, rather than a cosmetic medical practice focused on patient care and truly treating areas of concern. I am so incredibly disappointed that I wasted time and $250 to meet for five minutes with the "celebrity dermatologist" Dendy Engelman. I want my $250 back!!!
John F.Nov 6
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone was pleasant and efficient. Dr. Gratch was very thorough and certainly knew his craft.
AnonymousSep 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Office is super nice and technologically advanced. Dr Gratch is very friendly. I just wish he slowed down a bit during the visit. He goes a mile a minute! :)
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor I saw  dr dendy is knowledgeable but the appointment felt rushed they didn't ask me what products I'm using it now . Didn't recommend any new products or go through my history of what has worked in the past. They don't have anything to work with topical treatments besides peels nothing else it's all lasers. I felt rushed and disappointed that they just wanted to prescribe which is fine . But they will not recommend new products or see what your using now to improve your condition along with a topical . I would be mad if I paid out of pocket luckily my insurance covers the visit if you are looking for dermatologist and good thorough review of what ur using and esthetic procedures place is not for you. They really rushed the appointment the medical assistant ended up answering my questions. When a doctor does that run !!!! It means they are not interested at all !!!!!! Please go somewhere else go to an esthetician so not go to her it was dr gratch who I liked actually and saw me using skincare products with spironolactone was good . Go see dr gratch
John C.Aug 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?5/5 Highly Recommended!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional
John C.Jun 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Gratch is the Best! Highly recommended!
Meryem K.Jun 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience so far!
AnonymousJun 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Gratch simply gets it. He is a very understanding physician with a great sense of empathy with a patience anxiousness of requiring care. I highly recommend him. His staff is great as well. Thumbs up!
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How was your experience with the doctor?The office is neat and modern-looking. Appointment was easy, they got me in the next day. Dr. Noah Gratch and his staff were amazing. Dr. Gratch was very upbeat and friendly. He explained every steps on a procedure I never had while making sure I am doing okay, which helped calmed my nerves. He was responsive and listened to my concerns. Made sure I had all my questions answered which I really appreciate. This was overall a positive experience.
Eric D.May 30
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I highly recommend.
Sue D.May 22
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Save  your time and money -- forget about Vanquish "treatments"! I paid $2500 for six treatments and there was not even a hint of a change to my abdomen.  I worked out  5 days/week on an elliptical for an hour and drank gallons of water just as they suggested and nothing (I had been doing that already - I only needed to lose a few inches and was told that I was a great candidate for the "therapy"). The staff was nice, although I had multiple problems with scheduling (cancellations and double booking). The person who did my treatment told me from the first day that "men get so much better results than women" (after I paid in full, of course). Joined weight watchers last week which is what I should have done in the first place...
Leila J.May 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He’s the best specialist!
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How was your experience with the doctor?My daughter had great experience here with Dr. Murphy. Very clean office, friendly staff, easy checking in on a tablet. Highly recommend this office and Dr. Murphy.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?Horrible behaviour - curt and rude responses
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very efficient staff. Dr. Gratch saw me right away and diagnosed my skin issues fast. He took the time to explain why I had the problem and how to treat it.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing doctor!
Aniko N.Mar 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience, no time waisting, but very thorough examination.
Alexis O.Mar 20
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?At first I was happy with the service because it seemed like dr. Gratch cared about his patients. It turns out he does not. I was forgotten about more than once delaying a treatment process. I believe he takes on more than he can handle and he messed up paperwork delaying important treatment which made me so upset. The wait is horrible and I have been billed incorrectly more than once and nobody responds to help. Do better
Maddie S.Mar 13
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I've been to this office twice now to see Dr. Dendy, and I have nothing but great things to say about her. She's really nice and knowledgeable, and I actually recommend following her on Instagram because she shares lots of great skin care tips!My only issue is that there's always a bit of a wait here, and I'm not a huge fan of their preferred pharmacy, Apotheco. It's a delivery service in Manhattan, which is a little annoying because I don't live in Manhattan so I have to get it delivered to my office while I'm at work or go to their Kips Bay location to pick it up. They really push this pharmacy hard. The last time I was at MDCS I tried to switch to a different pharmacy and they were not having it. I also tried to call Apotheco to have them send my info to a different pharmacy and they refused to. I understand that it's a convenient service but it's hard for me just stop what I'm doing at work at any given time to run downstairs to pick up my prescription. I really enjoy having MDCS for my dermatology needs so I'll deal with Apotheco but I wish I was given more of an option.
Karl T.Mar 11
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Fast efficient and professional service.But beware owing to the usual shitty U.S. medical system, you're going to be shafted with a bunch of HUGE out of pocket expenses even for routine proceedures.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?after mixed reviews on ZocDoc overall I was skeptical, but my appointment was quick. No wait, the doctor was nice and I didn't feel rushed at all. I went in with concerns about a mole by my ear that I've had from birth, at age 27 I felt it was getting larger and it was annoying. He numbed me up and was very gentle when removing it. It's hard to tell how it looks because he cauterized it so it's burnt looking, but I am sure it looks better than it did and it wont be in the way since it is no longer raised.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very pleasant doctor, patient and informative... his personality put me at ease!
Sophia G.Feb 26
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I came here because of scarring I experienced from another medical treatment. My appointment was 90 minutes late, but otherwise Dr. Engelman was very nice and knowledgeable. She recommended two treatments for me and said her office would submit a prior authorization with my insurance.Unfortunately, Dr. Engelman's assistant was quite different. She made a blatantly discriminatory comment to me when I was scheduling a follow-up at the front desk. I pointed it out and she literally did not respond at all. When I was waiting for the elevator, the receptionist ran out and really deeply apologized for everything. The next week I received a message from the PA in question making it seem like she is refusing to submit the prior authorization and asking me to pay out of pocket.I would give this office another chance, largely because of the receptionist's apology, so I'll see if they choose to honor their contractual obligation with my insurance company.EDIT: I've updated this review in response to the message from the office below stating they will not be submitting for prior authorization. To reiterate: - I was scarred by a medical procedure paid for by my insurance.- I then looked up my insurance plan's policy with regards to scar removal and double-checked it with an agent over the phone. They do cover scar removal in this case, but require the doctor performing it to obtain prior authorization.- When I left my appointment with Dr. Engelman, both her and her staff stated that they would submit prior authorization for the scar removal.- When leaving the office Dr. Engelman's PA made a comment in relation to the very medical condition that's treatment left me with the scarring. This is illegal under Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. Note that the office has not mentioned this in their response below. - A week later the office has decided they will not submit for a prior authorization as they had previously agreed. For the third time they are trying to pressure me into paying $9,000 for treatment that is EXPLICITLY covered by my insurance plan.- The office is stating I would be reimbursed for this treatment. However, I just checked with my insurance company and they stated that while they would cover 100% of this treatment with a prior authorization, they would cover 0% if one is not obtained. They also stated that in-network providers like this office are contractually obligated to obtain prior authorization for eligible treatment of insured patients. Finally, they told me that a provider misrepresenting insurance coverage to me may be in violation of New York State's Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law.It seems I won't be giving this office a second chance after all. It's sad because the doctor seemed good :/
Joe C.Feb 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional, helped guide me through the process of taking Accutane including all related items.
Judy G.Feb 10
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I can't believe my good luck to find Dr. Amin and MDCS.  The wisdom, gentle surgery and good care is the best!  Dr. Amin diagnosed and removed squamous cell cancer in 3 spots...and I had little pain and a great outcome!  After having been to top dermatologists in New York, I know!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Gratch is thorough and to-the-point. The office runs very smoothly, with online check-in available. There was no wait, before, during, or after.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I saw Dr. Ma in the Hampton Bays office today. Not a good experience ! She never introduced herself or called me by name. Spent little time addressing my concerns. She prescribed medication which she never explained. She never asked if I had any questions & when I did ask one , she was dismissive. She did do a biopsy which I felt was handeled professionally.
Udi A.Dec 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great Dr.!!!!!
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I've been to this office for a few different issues and each time I've walked away happy, less stressed and sometimes better looking than when I got there :)The office is run very efficiently, they have many options for automated/online check-in and scheduling which really save you in-office time.  For the human contact/offline part of the visit, the reception staff is always pleasant and helpful.But, let's get to the heart of the matter and of the review:  Dr Amin and Dr Schadlow are both absolutely amazing!  They're each compassionate, reassuring and thorough.And... a special shout-out to Monica - the most considerate and welcoming Physician's Assistant that I've met - I'm usually pretty high strung when I go there but every time she's prepped me, I'm put at ease.I wish I could see them for more than their specialties.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?As always Doctor Gratch and the office staff were very professional.
AnonymousNov 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The best! Did a great job with my procedure. I’ve been a patient fir several years
Tais T.Nov 2
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I don't know where to begin. First time there, saw the celebrity doctor who made me wait for 30 minutes, saw me for 2 minutes, didn't even get close to my face, didn't ask questions, and finally said that my problem was that I was 32 years old and should now start using Retinol. Do you think she even explained to me that I shouldn't go in the sun with it or I could burn my skin? Of course not. About billing, they are terrible and are always overcharging you. I stopped going there over a year ago and they continue to send me bills for God knows what. Oh! Don't ask questions or they may charge you for it! Truly, it happened to me. I don't recommend that place to anyone!
Andrea W.Oct 18
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?My friend recommended dr Blair Murphy, who has been her dermatologist. Given that she has beautiful skin, I scheduled an appointment with dr Murphy and saw her today. The office is beautiful and the staff is very professional and nice! Dr Murphy was lovely! She recommended an intense pulse light therapy treatment and I can't wait to see the result! Thanks dr Murphy!!!!
Ashley F.Oct 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great Doc, treatment worked but waiting time could be improved.
Roee M.Oct 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Quick and easy. great experience.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Fast, easy and detailed - and a nice doctor with really nice staff. A pleasure.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?This review is for the receptionist. They treat patients like garbage. Because of their rudeness and unprofessional work, this clinic losing customers for sure. Their service is worse than MTA. the clinic should fire them and hire real professionals.
Sasha R.Sep 24
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I love coming to this office. - spotless- short wait- easy check-in- extremely nice and professional staff- knowledgeable doctors- hi tech equipmentthe list goes on and on. I definitely recommend!I came to doctor Snehal Amin after having an all-around bad experience with a different dermatologist. He provides ongoing support and monitors my skin condition. He always has a smile when I see him and has a great bedside manner. I have experience with a couple other dermatologists at MDCS and can only say the best about everyone! I have gone through surgery, post surgical scar treatments with injections and laser at MDCS. Everything is to the highest standard!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor, very personable. I felt very comfortable asking questions about my issues. Highly recommended.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Arrived and was processed and seen in a timely matter. Would go again. Highly recommended.
Moxi L.Aug 18
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?This place is a hit or miss - inconsistent. If you are willing to take the risk, go for it. I was initially attracted to the "celebrity doctor" Dr Engleman.Pros: nice interior. Celebrity doctor that elevates the "caliber" of this space.  When you are willing to shell out money, yes Dr Engleman is nice.Con: follow up visit with Dr Engleman was more curt.  She stops smiling, lean back with a Miranda Presley stern look with narrowed eyes hinting you it's time for you to wrap up (this was only five mins into the appointment which is couple hundred).Be careful of them overcharging which happened twice.  The front desk receptionist could be very rude (blonde young intern) or very professional - the former I feel bad for them because they deal with probably grumpy patients but that's part of the job.
Fizz G.Aug 10
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?This is going to be a very long and well  overdue review. Dr Garshick is absolutely an unbelievable doctor. She's very special...I really mean it. She is kind, great bedside manners, and very informative. I am also in the medical field. She knows her stuff! How do I know? I, myself is constantly reading about psoriasis lol--daily/weekly-- I say this because it's very important to have a doctor who is up to date with everything. Ironically,  there is a website called Uptodate.com to check out the latest news about anything you want to dive into in medicine. I say this because before heading to MDCS, I had a dermatologist who was very old. The older the better?  Yes, that may be true. But for years,I was pumping myself with biologics that did not work. When I brought my concerns to his attention, I swear he told me " well I don't know what you want me to do" I had a bad feeling that was bull( with what I read,  there were drugs like COSENTYX  that just came out to the market,  older drugs such as HUMIRA, and others) the point is, I'm not bashing( a little shade) but not bashing. It's important to have a dermatologist who is informative. If you feel that your dermatologist does not care... JUST LEAVE! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!! PLEASE!!!! Having psoriasis is not easy. I've battle it for over 15 years. I am still battling with some outbreaks here and there. It's important to have a support group and this is where MDCS  and Dr Garshick comes in. they CARE! Dr Garshick CARES! I've been seeing her for years now. With my busy schedule, she is very understanding. Whatever I need, she does her best to get back to me. There were times After hours 8 or 9 pm , I would get a call from her checking up on my serious concerns. She's that kind of a doctor. Her step- like  approach, demeanor, energy, warm heart, and absolute knowledge of treating psoriasis, always made me feel that everything will be ok. After all these years, everything is ok. Going to MCDS I was 80 percent  covered with psoriasis. Today I can say that I'm 75 percent clear. Psoriasis suck! It really does. The key to success is having a great team. Family, friends, diet, and  Dr Garshick lol.Hopefully this review can help those who are or contemplating on seeing a new dermatologist. Perhaps battling with psoriasis. I know it's scary and embarrassing. But you have to take the first step. Dr Garshick is special because she totally understands. She has a way to may you feel comfortable. Her energy is surreal. Those who are battling with psoriasis go check out Dr Garshick! I highly recommend her, her staff is also great but Dr Garshick is the best. Seriously check her reviews!#fight-on
John C.Aug 3
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Long time patient. Great experience as always. Highly recommended.
Chris P.Jul 26
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly customer service,  originally had an issue but it was quickly taken care of. Highly recommended!