Skin Specialty Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Welcome to Skin Specialty Dermatology

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the office of Skin Specialty Dermatology, where our focus is on YOU! At our offices, you will receive the best and most current and up-to-date dermatologic and cosmetic expertise under the direction of Fran E. Cook-Bolden, M.D., Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. At Skin Specialty Dermatology, Dr. Cook-Bolden specializes in the practice of dermatology and dermatologic surgery, cosmetic and laser surgery. Additionally, the Acne Treatment Center, the Pigmentation Treatment Center, the Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment Center and the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group offer specialized and immediate care focused in those areas. The Research Division of Skin Specialty Dermatology works closely with the health and beauty industry in the development of medications, devices and skin and hair care products which are focused on! the current needs and concerns of the patient. We also work very closely with a large network of talented physicians, health care providers and resources in various fields and disciplines in the medical and beauty industry locally, throughout the US and internationally.

Our providers practice the team approach. Although you will have your primary doctor, you can rest assured and feel comfortable that in a follow-up or emergency situation if your primary doctor is not available, you will be in the hands of a provider who is equally as knowledgeable and will know who you are! We have thoroughly enjoyed being an integral part of your health care, with a focus on the skin, hair, and nails, and look forward to continuing this care.

Dr. Fran E. Cook-Bolden and Associates are committed to excellence by providing the highest quality of dermatologic care. We encourage active participation in your care and welcome any questions and comments. Your questions can be answered by the doctors or other knowledgeable staff.

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Skin Specialty Dermatology

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the office of Skin Specialty Dermatology, where our focus is on YOU! At our offices, you will receive the best and most current and up-to-date dermatologic and cosmetic expertise under the direction of Fran E. Cook-Bolden, M.D., Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. At Skin Specialty Dermatology, Dr. Cook-Bolden specializes in the practice of dermatology and dermatologic surgery, cosmetic and laser surgery. Additionally, the Acne Treatment Center, the Pigmentation Treatment Center, the Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment Center and the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group offer specialized and immediate care focused in those areas. The Research Division of Skin Specialty Dermatology works closely with the health and beauty industry in the development of medications, devices and skin and hair care products which are focused on! the current needs and concerns of the patient. We also work very closely with a large network of talented physicians, health care providers and resources in various fields and disciplines in the medical and beauty industry locally, throughout the US and internationally.

Our providers practice the team approach. Although you will have your primary doctor, you can rest assured and feel comfortable that in a follow-up or emergency situation if your primary doctor is not available, you will be in the hands of a provider who is equally as knowledgeable and will know who you are! We have thoroughly enjoyed being an integral part of your health care, with a focus on the skin, hair, and nails, and look forward to continuing this care.

Dr. Fran E. Cook-Bolden and Associates are committed to excellence by providing the highest quality of dermatologic care. We encourage active participation in your care and welcome any questions and comments. Your questions can be answered by the doctors or other knowledgeable staff.


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Your Initial Visit

If you have previously been under the care of a dermatologist or have been treated by me at my previous office, please request a copy of your dermatology records from that office. The dermatology records can be helpful in many ways, including the identification of treatments which were particularly beneficial or previously not well tolerated. A letter of request should be sent (by mail or fax, call to confirm receipt) to the address where you previously received your care. Ideally, this should be done prior to your appointment. You may request to have your records sent to you or directly to this office. Alternatively, you may pick up your records from the previous office.

Accessible by all forms of transportation:

  • Parking- Lexington Parking Garage attached to building (to the right of the main entrance)
  • Subway – Trains 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R
  • Buses - BxM1, M101, M102, M103, Q32

Payment Policies

Payment is required at the time of the office visit.

We request that you discuss the fees of our procedures before your treatment.

Credit card payment - If you would like to pay by credit card, please inquire before your visit as to the types accepted for payment. We currently accept MasterCard, VISA, and Discover.

Please be advised that there is a returned check fee of $30.00.

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The Ethnic Skin Specialty Group (A Division of Skin Specialty Dermatology)

The Ethnic Skin Specialty Group, under the direction of Dr. Cook-Bolden, is dediated to addressing the concerns and unique problems affecting the skin, hair, and nails or persons with skin of color of the varied ethnicities.

Dr. Cook-Bolden and her associates have worked extensively with skin of all types and from various ethnic backgrounds. She is considered among the leading dermatologists who specialize in skin of color. Dr. Cook-Bolden has participated and worked closely in many academic pursuits focused on ethnic skin, as a guest speaker at several medical schools and universities, and as faculty at national and international meetings. She has participated in research on disorders of ethnic skin, both as the principal investigator and as a co-investigator.

Her work on ethnic skin has been published in both medical journals and in the lay press, as well as being featured on television broadcast. Dr. Cook-Bolden maintains her commitment to understanding ethnic skin, hair, nails and addressing the specific concerns of individuals with skin of color and of all skin types.

Dr. Cook-Bolden is the co-author of Beautiful Skin Of Color - A Comprehensive guide to Asian, Olive and Dark Skin.

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Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We participate with most insurance plans. Please notify us of your insurance plan when making an appointment and present your insurance information upon arrival to the office.

If your insurance plan requires you to have a referral, you must obtain the referral from your primary care physician PRIOR to your arrival at the office. Insurance plans which require a referral from the primary care physician will not allow us to treat you under your insurance without the proper referral.

If you have an insurance deductible, payment for visits is due until your deductible has been satisfied, at which time we will accept your insurance for services that are covered. All insurance co-payments are due at the time of your visit.

Please be advised that there is a returned check fee of $30.00.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GHI
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
MagnaCare
Medicare
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Cook-Bolden was warm and so knowledgable, exceedingly polite and thoughtful. I can see why everyone loves her and I hope I get a chance to see her again."

    Andrea D.
  • Yelp

    "I'm always more than satisfied by the level of care that I receive and with Dr. C-B's warm manner. She cured my persistent (and sometimes severe) acne."

    Stella J.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Cook-Bolden was warm and so knowledgable, exceedingly polite and thoughtful. I can see why everyone loves her and I hope I get a chance to see her again."

    Andrea D.
  • Yelp

    "I'm always more than satisfied by the level of care that I receive and with Dr. C-B's warm manner. She cured my persistent (and sometimes severe) acne."

    Stella J.
  • Yelp

    "As a man they've helped me out with razor bumps, discolorations, the cystic bumps along the jawline and with my ingrown hairs. "

    K. W.
  • Yelp

    "The office was more beautiful than any dermatology office I have ever been to before! It is an amazing center which specializes in skin of color"

    Marsha L.
Location
Skin Specialty Dermatology
150 East 58th Street, 3rd Floor of Annex Building
Midtown East

New York, NY 10155
Phone: 212-561-5450
Fax: 212-223-6598
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Skin Specialty Dermatology
150 East 58th Street
3rd Floor of Annex Building
New York, NY 10155