Your Initial Visit
Location and Office Hours
Payment Policies
Insurance Policy
Languages Spoken

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.

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Locations and Office Hours

Our office is open Monday through Saturday. Business hours from Monday through Friday are 9:00am to 4:30pm. Please call for details on early morning, evening and weekend appointment hours. Emergency appointments are also available.

The Early and Late Shifts
We offer earlier morning and after work and evening hours for patients who are unable to make regular business hours. Weekend appointments also available...

…we're here for you!

By appointment only:


150 East 58th Street
rd floor Annex
New York, NY 10155
Tel: 212.223.6599
Fax: 212.223.6598

(please note: limited hours and access to entrance at 964 3rd Avenue)

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Monday through Saturday

Accessible by all forms of transportation:

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

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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.


Please NOTE: Effective May 1, 2007 all payments by
personal check must be accompanied by a credit card
which will be billed automatically in the event of a returned check
with the addition of a $30.00 returned check fee.

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Insurance Policy

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.

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Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Clinical Research Study

Is your face persistently flushed and/or red?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational topical cream being used to help with facial redness due to rosacea.

Click here for more information


Skin Specialty Dermatology's Dr. Cook-Bolden featured in Aug 2010 Allure Magazine
Skin Specialty Dermatology featured in Allure magazine.

Be sure to get your copy of Self-June 2009 to get the most up-to-date information on the latest advances for securing beautiful skin of color at any age featuring Skin Specialty Dermatology!

Skin Specialty Dermatology featured in Self magazine.

Be sure to get your copy of People Style Watch-May 2009 to get the most up-to-date information on the latest advances for securing beautiful skin of color at any age featuring Skin Specialty Dermatology!

Skin Specialty Dermatology featured in People magazine.

Dr. Cook Bolden has also been featured in Ladies Home Journal, SELF, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, Dermatology Times and many more!

Check out our In the Media page for additional magazine articles featuring Dr. Cook-Bolden.

Skin Specialty Dermatology hits international news again!
Dr. Cook-Bolden provides tips in the May issue of Vis.A.Vis Magazine for an age-defying beauty regimen that will help you
Look Great At Any Age

Dr. Cook Bolden has also been in informative news segments in local newspapers and news across the US including The New York Post, Newsday, The Charlotte Observer, The Kansas City Star, New York Times, The Courier, special feature on CBS TV and more.

Check out our In the Media page for additional News and Headlines featuring Dr. Cook-Bolden

Are you hiding out because of ACNE?
If you are 12 years of age or older and have acne, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study testing an investigational gel medication.

Do you have thickened yellow and disfigured toenails (onychomycosis/toenail fungus)?
Enrolling subjects 16 yrs or older, male or female in a research study

Dr. Cook-Bolden & Skin Specialty Dermatology Discuss Skincare in the FASHION & STYLE section of the New York Times for January 4, 2007:
Skin Deep: The Cosmetics Restriction Diet - By Natasha Singer
"Forget $200 beauty creams and medicine cabinets full of products. The best regimen for your face involves three simple steps and nothing more expensive than $30."

Are you SUFFERING with ACNE??
Are you tired of suffering with acne? Is it getting worse or not responding to treatments? We are currently enrolling for acne research studies. Free medication and compensation provided. Please call 212.223.6599. Limited space available!

New Opportunity for Fraxel Laser Treatments: see information in our Research Division

Skin Specialty Dermatology featured in the New York Times, Thursday, November 3, 2005. An outstanding article on "Treating Skin of Color With Know-How" in which Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden is one of the doctors featured!

Are you finding it difficult to juggle your daytime schedule to accommodate your skin, hair and nail health concerns?
We do offer limited after work and evening hours for patients who are unable to make daytime hours. Weekend appointments also available... We're here for you!

Opportunity for Laser Treatments
Would you like to improve the appearance of scars, keloids, stretch marks, prominent pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, unwanted pigmentation, or even acne? Now is the time! Call for a consultation today and ask for the COSMETIC CENTER 212.223.6599.

Clinical Research Studies
Call us about ongoing and future enrollment for clinical research studies of safe and effective treatments for dark spots, acne, razor bumps, hair loss, dry scalp and many other skin problems. All treatments and visits at no cost. To learn more, visit our Research Division.
For more information, contact us at 212.223.6599 or email now.
Enrollment in research studies is limited!

Dr. Cook-Bolden's Book
Now updated in paperback, in all major bookstores (also available in our office), find BEAUTIFUL SKIN OF COLOR: A Comprehensive guide to Asian, Olive and Dark Skin, co-authored by Dr. Fran E. Cook-Bolden.
A great GIFT idea!