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Dr. Dana Correale, MD

Dermatology ·  Female · Age 44

Dr. Correale

Paula M Bevilacqua MD

677 S Main St Ste 3 Cheshire, CT 06410

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Dr. Dana Correale, MD is a dermatologist in Cheshire, CT and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 2003 and specializes in dermatology.


Dr. Correale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Correale

2.6

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
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Avoid this practice at all costs! I had a ruptured cyst that Dr. Correale removed through a small incision. My co-pay for the surgical procedure was $150.00. I went back to Dr. Correale for a wound check about 1 month later because the area was not healing properly. She told me that she may have missed a few pieces of the cyst and that, if the area was not completely healed, to come back so she could make another incision to clean out the remainder. Dr. Correale charged me for the wound check visit - another $40.00 co-pay - bringing the total for this cyst up to $190.00. The office refuses to waive the $40.00 co-pay and told me that Dr. Correale wrote in her report that the wound was healing properly. This is not what she told me in the office. If Dr. Correale had done her job correctly the first time I would not have a horrible scar and would not have to have another surgical procedure done to correct her mistake. This second surgical procedure is going to cost me another $15
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I was able to get an appointment within 3 weeks of my call which I found reasonable. I came in at lunch time and there were a few other people in line ahead of me but I was checked in and into an exam room within 5 minutes. Dr Correale entered less than 5 minutes later, examined the growth, and removed it in under 10 minutes. I am very happy with the care I received and would certainly come back.
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Wish I read the reviews of Dr. Correale before wasting my time and money seeking her so called professional advice. Like so many other reviewers, I found her to be both abrasive and condescending. What's more, she spent all of 30 seconds looking at my skin before misdiagnosing me (the rash she declared acne cleared up a day after I saw her) and prescribing a medication with severe side effects. Yeah, she's basically everything you don't want in a doctor: incompetent and rude.
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Had my first visit. Dr Correale was very pleasant, caring and informative. Courteous staff. Had an appointment in less than a week. Very short waiting time.
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I have been to Dr. Correale several times, most recently to have her check a lesion that I thought had changed. I found her very warm, friendly, and easy to talk to. She clearly explained what the lesion was and that it was not serious. I would most definitely recommend her to others who are seeking a good dermatologist.
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While I was highly appreciative of the office scheduling an appointment for me in one day, unfortunately, echoing the sentiments of the other reviewers here, I found Dr. Correale to be dismissive of my concerns. She spent about 3mins with me--that's including her cursory glance over my problematic areas & then offered her assessment to the medical assistant to input into her notes. My visit felt rushed. This is my 2nd time visiting this practice & I will not be returning.
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Needed an appointment for an allergic reaction, and I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Correale. I was a bit scared after seeing some reviews here, but I had a great experience! She has a very "matter-of-fact" personality (some said she was rude - I disagree), but she listened well, gave me a clear opinion and plan, and was polite and friendly. I was out of the office within 50 minutes; 50% of that was spent in the waiting room completing necessary paperwork. I would recommend her!
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beyond disappointed with my experience with Dr. Correale. She lacks compassion and comes off extremely harsh and cold. when asking questions she comes off condescending and made me feel foolish to even consider other alternatives. she was quick to tell me that ALL of my other moles were okay, when she had only looked at one part of my stomach and back--pretty bold statement. she actually made me not want to seek help in the future.. some doctor. HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU SEEK OTHER DOCTORS.
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I am switching to another practice because this office is impossible. I called in February for a routine skin cancer screening and was told I could not be seen until the summer. I had another issue that was hardly an emergency, but the first appointment was a month from now. Every time I go there, I am there 1.5-2 hours although only 10 minutes of that is with the doctor. I never found the doctor to be condescending or rude as others have described here, but it is very rushed and unpleasant.
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Waited 3 months for an appointment that was supposed to be with Dr. Bevilacqua. No explanation as to why I ended up with Correale. Appt was very rushed. Dismissive, condescending, not clear with instructions. Never called in my rx. Called twice to clarify the instructions and still don't have an answer and they don't plan on getting me one. Will not be going back.
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Biography

Dr. Dana Correale, MD is a dermatologist in Cheshire, CT and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 2003 and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Pennsylvania Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship Hospital
2003
Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College
Medical School
2007
2004
2003

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(203) 250-7577

Dr. Correale accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
MagnaCare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Correale's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Correale treats Skin Infections more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Correale treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Benign Tumor
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Correale treats Benign Tumor more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Correale treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Correale treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Correale treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Correale's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Warts

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)