SmarterSkin Dermatology

225 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA


(212) 225-8444(212) 225-8444

Dr. Sejal Shah

Dermatologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Emblem Health, Oxford, United Healthcare, Humana, MagnaCare, GHI

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Voro score

83% recommended

664 out of 801 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

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4.7(801)

Approach

As a board-certified dermatologist at SmarterSkin Dermatology, my goal is to provide innovative medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments designed to address the skin concerns of my patients. My tailored approach starts from the inside out by evaluating the whole person to identify the underlying source of symptoms and ultimately reveal the best version of your skin. Providing a comprehensive array of cosmetic treatments, including fillers, Botox, laser therapy, and cosmeceuticals, I have an eye for achieving natural looking results.

Biography

Educations

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, MD, 2005
University of South Alabama, BA, 2001

Certifications

Dermatology

Trainings

Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 2009 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (801)
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AnonymousAug 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Simply the best, always with care and knowledge.
AnonymousJul 11
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful as usual
Kara B.Jun 11
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This was the best visit with a medical provider I've had in NYC. The office is very clean and quiet. The staff and the provider were courteous and professional. I felt like all my questions and concerns were heard and addressed. Also the doctor recommended a pharmacy that was also extremely helpful in getting all prescriptions covered as much as possible and then mailed to me next day. I would definitely recommend this office and provider to friends family.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent team and excellent care.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had virtually no wait after filling out the easy paperwork. Dr. Shah was lovely. This practice does offer a lot of "beauty" treatments but I went in for a simple skin cancer screening and had a great experience!
John J.Jun 5
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent - informative, great bedside manner and very clean offices.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was seen by Nicole Lyons PA. Nicole is simply the best there is. You can an appointment quickly, she is sensitive, caring an SO competent. She can have you feeling better and better about your appearance instantly. Nicole is magic.
Suraj L.Mar 15
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I visited the clinic for skin problem. The cream provided by Dr was very effective. 50% of skin problem got cure in first day itself
Malika R.Jan 16
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?For this appointment I saw Dr. Nicole Lyons for concerns with my fingernails. She had such a warm and positive energy during my visit. She pointed out my concerns and explained how to combat in very reassuring terms. I felt comfortable to be myself and speak candidly, she was amazing! Even on my way out I saw Dr. Shah, who was just as kind and welcoming as I remember! She was the first dermatologist I’d seen as an adult in 2015 and haven’t had a chance to come back to see one regularly until now, with my insurance plan. For 2019, She was one of the first appointments I was excited to make again and very thrilled to make seeing a dermatology regularly as part of my medical team. I’m so glad I came back, the ladies in the front reception are the BEST! I had to reschedule this appointment a few times in the same day the girl I spoke to each time, was so accommodating and very kind in understanding (so sorry I forgot to get your name! Next time I promise!) The office is clean and modern, but welcoming in a way that makes you feel relaxed, like you want to hang out and just solve all your problems, right then and there. I’m not the best at writing reviews but I had to share for Dr. Shah’s team. It’s been nearly 4 years since my first visit and it was just as amazing of an experience today as it was then! ICan’t wait to come back, thank you, all! If you’re new to seeing a dermatologist, looking for a new one or in general, I Highly recommend the team here!! :)
AnonymousJan 16
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?paid thousands and very little results, came back 3 times. Not satisfied.
Evelin O.Oct 16
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great dermatologist. Do recommend
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah delivered a great balance between efficient care and positive bedside manner. The appointment was quick, but I never felt like she was trying to herd me out the door. She genuinely listened and answered all my questions. Her office also took care of calling in my prescriptions without needing to be followed up with. Highly recommended!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Almost no wait. Was easy to get an appointment. The Dr was very competent and answered all my questions.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She’s a rockstar
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and informative about how to purchase medicines over the counter in case you’re running short on cash. I’d go back if I need any skin related issues.
Holt Q.Sep 11
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Nicole was AWESOME! She’s answered some of my questions via email & I Will def be coming back.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She was excellent in every way. Great empathy, clear diagnosis , Very knowledgable and helpful. Couldn’t recommend her more highly !
AnonymousApr 16
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Sejal Shah seems to be competent and to the point. I felt she handled my skin issue quite well. Regarding her bedside manner, I wouldn't define her 'empathic' but this was not an issue for me. The visit was a little rushed. The reason for the low score is the staff working at her practice.It was a really bad experience all around: impolite, not professional or helpful, the prescriptions were not called in a timely manner, very hard to speak to someone over the phone... front desk was not able to indicate where the restroom was located (?!). I always think twice before leaving a bad review, however the behaviour of the staff made an already stressful situation more difficult to deal with and I think it is important for them to be aware. thank you.
Sarah Z.Feb 21
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The appointment was very quick but not rushed. Everything was explained to me and I was very comfortable.
AnonymousJan 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah did a quick exam of me, but she was very friendly and knowledgeable. I felt like if I had questions she didn't try to rush me out, even though they were clearly running behind schedule. The only thing I didn't like was that you have to leave your credit card information for the front desk, but that seems to be the norm with a lot of doctors I've come across in NYC. Overall, I'd recommend the office because of Dr. Shah.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?They were very professional from the front office to the provider. Good service.
AnonymousOct 25
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I've visited Sejal for various issues. She's a star.
Emily D.Jun 29
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Theyre the best.
AnonymousJun 15
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing! Very kind, helpful, and corteous
S S.Jun 8
 Isn't sure about this doctor
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Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Very rushed. I felt that I was interrupting a prior consultation that she was in -- she explained away my concerns standing up!!! Although I had no serious skin conditions, I was still expecting a more thorough examination (which I thought was normal in screening) of my facial area. I guess I was wrong.
Sanela R.May 31
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?At 34, the last time i saw a dermatologist was when i was 16. Though i never thought i had "bad" skin, i had come to terms with the notion that my not so great skin was something that i would just have to live with. My visit today confirmed that 1) my skin issues (and their were a few) were treatable, i justi needed a rx) 2) I should have came to her earlier after years of trying different creams/facialists. Her bedside manner was amazing, she was personable and took her time(a rarity in NYC!). She looked at my skin, and immediately knew what was going on. Looking forward to using her over the next few years for upkeep on my skin. **Her office personal was very welcoming. Front office was great. Something came up with my insurance and coverage and i got a call from the office letting me know what the next step was. Everything was seamless.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She was very quick and concise. Her PA was newly training but the experience was still quick and easy. The doctor clearly knows what she is doing. I was in and out within a half hour! Would definitely recommend.
AnonymousFeb 23
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very thorough and clear in reviewing my concerns and providing solutions.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah is one of the most professional doctors that you will ever meet. Her office is meticulous and her scheduling is spot on. If you are in lower Manhattan I need a dermatologist she is the person to see.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She was really attentive and answered all my questions. She was very thorough asking me a lot of follow-up questions.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor Shah saw me in less then 10 minutes from my appointment time. She quickly diagnosed my issue and recommended a treatment option. She was friendly and confident in her diagnosis and asked me to schedule a follow up appointment in a few weeks to confirm the treatment is working.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Knowledgable, friendly and quick, the holy physician trifecta.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah is an amazing dermatologist! She is very professional, personable, and knowledgeable. The office staff is also very friendly. Dr. Shah took plenty of time with me and the visit was not rushed. She discussed treatment options and we came up with the best option for me. I've seen many dermatologists and this was absolutely the best experience I've had. I will definitely be returning.
Nancy C.Sep 20
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent! Very professional, clean, friendly office. I did not wait 5 minutes and I was called in.
AnonymousJun 18
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?She saw me quite quickly, took a cursory glance at my skin, prescribed these 2 expensive acne medications and sent me on my way. No indication of when/if I should come back for a follow up. No real explanation of what I was taking or what future treatments should occur. Looking elsewhere.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was very informative. I'm very happy she was able to diagnose my problem right away. I am hopeful the prescriptions given will be successful. She was very down to earth, listened, and provided next steps. I will return in a month to see her.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Sejal Shah was very professional and very welcoming!!
Joanna S.May 20
 Isn't sure about this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was late and they were very nice about it and I didn't have to wait. She was a little rushed, but very nice and clearly knows what she is talking about .
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How was your experience with the doctor?Explained the breadth of options and addressed my concerns
Daniel S.May 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and efficient office. Doctor quickly diagnosed and was able to treat immediately, effectively and efficiently.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah's office was wonderful and professional. We were seen almost immediately upon arriving. The front desk staff handled our insurance quickly. The procedure was quick and painless. She carefully explained what happened and how to take care to get the best results. I highly recommend her.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I LOVE Dr. Shah. She is very thorough and listens to all my skin needs, but also quick and gets me in and out. I will be a returning patient as long as she is practicing in the city. Definitely recommend.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Finally found a dermatologist that gets me (neither pushes products excessively, nor leaves me hungering for more). She patiently listened to all my concerns and addressed each of them in devising an actionable game plan for my skincare going forward. My top concern was adult acne (I have never struggled with acne before, but since turning 30, I've had really bad cystic acne). It has only been 4 days since my appointment and already my skin has significantly improved!
 Recommends this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?Extremely prompt, efficient; also timely in follow up.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah was extremely professional. She took her time with me and answered all my questions.
AnonymousApr 26
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Shah is great. Very straightforward and professional.
Sara C.Apr 20
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Shah is very friendly and definitely knowledgeable. The appointment felt very rushed, which is the only reason I'm not sure I'd go back.
 Recommends this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone was super nice, helpful and respectful.
Jill G.Apr 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?she was very warm, knew right away what the problem was. My only complaint was the wait time before seeing her which was 1/2 hr.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah's staff is BEYOND professional. The office is very modern, clean and comfortable. They keep their schedule spot on, so unlike most other doctors you are not waiting an additional hour or better. Dr. Shah is very knowledgeable and very clear and concise in her diagnosis delivery!!! I highly recommend her.