What is a dermatologist?
Dermatologists are physicians devoted to the medical and surgical treatment of diseases pertaining to the skin, hair and nails. In order to be designated a specialist in dermatology, the doctor must complete three years in a certified residency program, after completing an internship following four years of medical school. Upon completion of their residency, a dermatologist must take a certifying board exam given by the American Board of Dermatology. By passing this test, a dermatologist is able to say that he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, or commonly designated a “board certified dermatologist”.
How often should I see a dermatologist?
Regardless of age, everyone should see a dermatologist at least once a year. Patients who have had skin cancer or who have a family history of skin cancer may need to see a dermatologist more frequently.
What conditions do dermatologists treat?
Dermatologists diagnose and treat many different conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. The following list includes some of the most common reasons for a patient to see a dermatologist.
How do I schedule, change or cancel an appointment?
To schedule an appointment, please call (516) 272-4193. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call our office at least 24 hours before the appointment to do so.
Do I have to pay for my visit during my appointment?
The amount of payment expected at the time of your visit will depend on the type of insurance that you have and the type of services or treatments provided during your visit. If you have specific questions regarding the cost of your visit, please contact our office for an estimate.
How much is my co-pay?
Co-payments vary depending on your insurance plan. Please contact your insurance provider to determine the cost of your co-pay. Co-payments are expected at the time of your appointment.
How can I access my laboratory or pathology results?
If you have not heard from our clinic team by phone or mail within 4 weeks of your biopsy, surgery, laboratory or other tests, please call our office at (516) 272-4193.
What do I do in case of an emergency?
Should you develop an acute or serious health problem, it is best to go to the Emergency Department of the nearest hospital. The physician on duty can then assess the severity of your complaint and contact Dr. Eckman.
Long Island Dermatology has a $75 no show/ cancellation fee policy in place in our office unless office is notified 24 hours in advance of appointment time.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Convenient Hours Including Weekend Appointments
- Expert in Skin Cancer Detection & Treatment
- Innovative, Comprehensive Skin Care
- Pleasant & Comfortable Atmosphere
- Advanced Cosmetic Treatments
- Thorough, Professional Doctor
- Board Certified Dermatologist
- Over 20 Years of Experience