Dr. Alan Schechter, MD

Dr. Alan Schechter, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alan Schechter, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Manalapan, NJ. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

26 Plaza 9

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Keloid Scar
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schechter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schechter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schechter to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Schechter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Tobyhanna, PA |
Dr Schechter has been our Dermatologist for over ten years. Recently, my husband and I retired and moved to the Poconos. My husband has multiple skin issues and has had several skin cancers. Today we traveled back to New Jersey to Dr Schechter for our regular skin exam. We travel because we have total faith in him as a physician and person. He is one of a kind!
New York, NY |
I work in the city and used to use a dermatologist in Manhattan for years. Switched to Dr Schechter and I thinks he is terrific. He has treated me for 2 skin cancers, is always kind and personable and performs a very thorough after each exam. Terrific physician!
Brookpark, OH |
I saw Dr. Schechter for a few years until we moved out of state a few months ago. He is knowledgable, kind and caring. I have to look for someone new where I currently live and am dreading it. There are not many doctors like him. He has also treated some of my kids and was wonderful with them.
Newark, NJ |
Dr Schechter has been treating me for acne. In 2 months of taking medicines he prescribed my skin is starting to look great! I had seen another Dermatologist over the last year with so so results. He also very friendly and answers my questions.
Newark, NJ |
Dr Schechter has been treating my Acne. I have had great results with the medicines he has prescribed. He is very friendly and always seems to care. I think he is really good.
Middletown, NJ |
Dr. Schechter is truly an amazing doctor. He is extremely thoughtful and caring. He once spotted a funny-looking legion on my thigh and he preformed a biopsy. Well, it turns out that that funny-looking legion was skin cancer. He saved my life!
Miami Beach, FL |
I am very happy with Dr Schechter. I have a lot of moles and a family history of melanoma. I used to see another Dermatologist who would do multiple biopsies on every visit and all the results came back normal. I have numerous scars to show for it. Dr Schechter who has been my doctor for the last year has been closing following me and has not done any unnecessary procedure. He has even sent me for special digital analysis to confirm his exam. Great Doc and really honest!
Red Bank, NJ |
Dr Schechter started treating me for Psoriais last year. I did not want to take any more oral medicines that my prior dermatologist had prescribed. Dr. S. started me on photo therapy My skin has never looked so good!
I trust Dr. Schechter, but his office staff is totally incompetent. They forget to call with Biopsy results. They did not set up my surgical appointment as they promised. Did not return my message left on their answering machine.
in Monroe Township, NJ |
Misdiagnosed me. Refused to look closely at skin condition. Instead prescribed me a pesticide for Contact Dermatitis which was the diagnosis of a real dermatologist the next day. When I called to tell them this they said he prescribed me a steroid and it could be used for poison ivy. Anyone that would use a pesticide for posion ivy would have to be insane. A doctor telling you that it is ok to use instead of admitting his incompetance is downright dangerous.
in Englishtown, NJ |
I will never recommend Dr.Schechter to my friends and mu family!!! Because of the rudeness and obnoxious of his staff.They are careless people. My biopsy report came to the office with Cancer diagnose,they called me after more then 3 weeks!!! Ridiculous!!!!
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Dr. Schechter accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Schechter has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029
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Raritan Bay Medical Center
530 New Brunswick Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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