Pura Dermatology

446 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, USA


(646) 706-7747(646) 706-7747

Dr. Saurabh Lodha, MD

Dermatologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Oxford, Cigna, Emblem Health, Multiplan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CDPHP, Humana, United Healthcare, 1199 SEIU Funds, AARP, Aetna, American Republic Insurance Company, Anthem, Beech, Fidelis Care, Health Republic, Medicare, Memorial Hermann, POMCO

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Voro score

90% recommended

2,069 out of 2,307 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(2,306)

Approach

Saurabh Lodha attended Creighton University and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2003. At Creighton, he was accepted into the Phi Sigma Society for top biology majors and was also given the Plato award for most outstanding philosophy co-major. Dr. Lodha then attended NYU School of Medicine where he was elected into the medical school honor society and later received the Marion B. Sulzberger Dermatology award. During his time at NYU, Dr. Lodha was involved in many research projects and also received the most outstanding dermatology research award at the national student research forum in 2007. He completed his residency at Drexel University. At Drexel, he served as chief resident. He returned to New York to embark on his dermatology career and joined the clinical faculty at Columbia University. At Columbia, Dr. Lodha serves as a clinical instructor and is actively involved in didactics and resident preceptorship. Dr. Lodha is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has been published in a variety of medical journals and has particular interests in melanoma, auto-immune diseases of the skin and aesthetic dermatology.

Biography

Educations

NYU School of Medicine, MD, 2008
Creighton University, BS, 2003

Certifications

Dermatology

Trainings

Drexel University, 2012 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (2307)
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 Recommends this doctor
Andrea M.Feb 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I did not see Dr. Lodha, but instead saw Dr. Leena Brown. She was absolutely amazing and has a great bedside manner. She is patient and has a calming way about her. Takes her time to explain everything she is doing and the possible reasons for what could be wrong. Thanks, Dr. Brown!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?explains everything thoroughly, caring, sympathetic and just an amazing practioner, would highly recommend!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He has great doctors there.
Mychi E.Feb 17
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very polite, professional and I informative
Biana J.Feb 16
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?I felt like doctor was pressuring me in to taking antibiotics, when I stated that I didn’t want to. Felt like everything the doctor was saying was rehearsed. Plus the front desk is rude and made me fill out paperwork when I already did through zocdoc.
AnonymousFeb 14
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I barely saw Dr. Lodha, which is fine since I prefer things to be quick and efficient. Furthermore, I already knew that I just needed medication to fix the irritated skin (my skin overreacts from time to time and moisturizer was not going to fix it this time). What I didn't like, however, is overprescription (which is not uncommon among dermatologists in NYC). The skin that was irritated was very small and would have been fixed within a few days. I didn't need two tubes - they could have easily given me a sample. But here I am with two tubes that cost me x dollar (because ZocDoc won't publish the amount) after insurance that will barely be used - my hope is that it won't expire for another three years so that I can reuse if I encounter the same issue. He also prescribed other medications (for another issue) that I canceled with the pharmacy because they were too expensive. Sometimes I feel like dermatologists are in cahoots with pharmaceutical companies given overprescription. They know that everyone's skin reacts differently and medications for dermatology issues are usually pricey, so they should prescribe a smaller amount. In summary, word of advice, before they send the prescription double check to see if you really need the quantity.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional, talkative, explained everything very well.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Lodha is an absolutely amazing doctor! I feel so much better after my visit and looking for it to my treatment plan! He's very warm, greatest bedside manner ever, very thorough and knowledgeable! The staff is absolutely wonderful as well! I felt comfortable from the time I walked through the front door!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The dermatologist that saw me was great, but they should think of upgrading their check in process so new patients can complete all the intake forms electronically before their visit.
AnonymousJan 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing! Answered all my questions!
Gerson L.Jan 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very attentive and listened to my concerns.
Myriam B.Jan 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor is very thorough and listens to the patient carefully. Very insightful and well-mannered. It was such a good experience! Very friendly and knowledgeable P.A as well. I highly recommend!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The staff is extremely friendly and made sure to help me out with any issues I had. Highly recommend!
Carlos L.Jan 20
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Love this doctor! He’s the best super friendly makes you feel comfortable!
AnonymousJan 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brown was fantastic and treated me with great care and respect.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great visit. Right to the point. Doctor gave me the diagnosis I needed (hormonal acne), treated my active regions in-office and set up the next appointment. 10/10.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very good experience overall.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The visit was good. Even though she wasn’t able to help me, she was able to tell what the issue is and recommended my next steps. Thank you.
AnonymousDec 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lodha and his assistant were very informative and straight to the point. The receptionists were also nice. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone seeking medical attention.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very Thorough, efficient with great bed-side manner!
AnonymousDec 26
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Despite being an extremely good doctor, I wouldn’t recommend him. It’s a clean, modern office, with an extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, and experienced doctor and clinicians. However, the administrative side is a nightmare. Very rude and difficult front desk staff, which, as you can imagine, makes it very difficult to manage any small issue with billing, insurance, etc. I really wouldn’t recommend, because the administrative side of a Doctor’s office can be extremely important. We live in the US, and if the admin of a Doctor’s practice isn’t helpful, or knowledgeable, you can be stuck with truly nightmarish barriers to care, like massive bills. In NYC there are hundreds of thousands of excellent doctors, there’s no reason to settle for poor care.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Leena was amazing. The best dermatologist I’ve ever seen - very attentive, knowledgeable and explains everything thoroughly. Exactly what I needed and she knew what to do as soon as I told her my issues. Would recommend to anyone!
Joseph I.Dec 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I've been going to Dr Lodha for at least 3 years. It truly is a joy to see a Dr that shows that he sincerely cares about you and you overall health. If you're looking for a Dermatologist, look no further, your only regret will be that you did not visit him sooner!
Brian J.Dec 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Leena was terrific. very friendly, efficient and personable
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very short wait and I bought the eye cream with Retinol and it's great! I will go back.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Lena Brown is the best! She makes you feel comfortable and is always so pleasant.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Staff was very polite and efficient. The doctors bedside manners was great. He was very knowledgeable about my conditions and treated me right away. Highly recommended.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Knowledgeable thorough Doctor and professionalist. Highly recommended!
AnonymousNov 25
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Staff are extremely rude and not attentive. They didn’t send my medication to the pharmacy for days and when I called to follow up I was shown a lot of attitude and not even an apology! Doctor was rushed and didn’t explain the condition well and dismissed my concern. Won’t be back. Don’t understand why so many good reviews. I guess it is a good office if you visit for your beauty needs but not for a medical issue.
Nira S.Nov 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Really friendly and understanding. Gave honest and professional opinion, and a good referral.
Arlene M.Nov 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lodge took his time to listen to all of my concerns and to create a specific skin regimen for my needs. I am truly grateful and very satisfied with Dr. Lorna and would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Tess D.Nov 3
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lodge was great all around. I felt comfortable and trusting. That said, the appointment did feel a bit rushed.
Tanmay J.Oct 21
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Treatment advised has been ineffective and only made the problem worse. He also prescribed his own brand of medication (versus using pharmacy) which ended up costing me much more as well. Would never recommend this clinic
Tobias G.Oct 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Nice person, competent, quick and professional.
Mary A.Oct 9
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I visited Dr. Brown at this office. True professional, and great advice. Highly recommend!!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and clean practice. The team educated me using language I understood. I’m looking forward to my next visit.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was very pleasant, informative, diagnosed right away (yass relief!), offered to check skin for cancer, which we did. Went to apmt during lunch, everything took half hour, but I did not feel any rush. I did fill out all forms in advance and emailed them back together with insurance card.
Otabek K.Sep 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor.
Lauren M.Sep 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was treated quickly with an excellent bedside manner. He performed a tiny procedure on my thumb and I have confidence it will heal well.
Caryn S.Sep 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Super quick wait time and very thorough check with a very nice doctor
Carla W.Sep 13
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?He rushed through the appointment. He was very knowledgeable but it would have been beneficial if he spent a little more time explaining things
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My visit was excellent, everyone was very polite and helpful.Dr. Lodha is also great.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?As always the offices is clean the staff is polite very pleasant and the doctor is awesome
Gina M.Aug 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Lodha and Dr leena were exceptional. They are both very knowledgeable and sensitive. They seemed to really care about making me feel good about the procedure. Also the nurse helping in the room was extremely attentive to me. I tend to get queesy and she was on top of reading how I was feeling without me even communicating how I was feeling. I was very impressed with that. Everyone was exceptional. I was beyond impressed and I will be back and I will tell everyone I know. Yes, they are this great!
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?His whole team is so kind and helpful with my million of problems. I highly recommend! One of my most comfortable doctor experiences. I love the products he sells in his office as well. ??
Jacob N.Jul 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I waited for 15 minutes, but I feel that the treatment proposal was very reasonable and I can vouch for their recommended pharmacy. They are very good at helping you make the best purchase given your insurance's requirements. I left the office very optimistic that my issues will be fully taken care of!
AnonymousJul 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and made to feel very comfortable
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lodha was super friendly, upbeat and made me at ease right away. His resume is quite impressive; he was well informed about treatment options and answered all my questions. His office is bright, airy, modern and comfortable and his staff is friendly and approachable. Very happy I saw Dr. Lodha and now he's my go-to dermatologist. Highly recommended!!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lodha is clearly an expert in his field. He carefully listened to my cosmetic concerns and provided an individualized plan to address them. He was kind, professional and meticulous in his treatment. His injections were painless as well!