Dr. Elaine Shnitkind, MD

Dr. Elaine Shnitkind, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Dr. Elaine Shnitkind, MD is a dermatologist in Staten Island, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in dermatology.

3710 Richmond Ave

Staten Island, NY 10312

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Fungal Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Shnitkind's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

58  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shnitkind has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shnitkind's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shnitkind to family and friends
20 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shnitkind's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

The doctor has an amazing bed side manner and is very knowledgeable. She has a gentle and painless touch when it comes to injections. The staff and assistants are extremely helpful and sweet. Highly recommend!.
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Dr. Shnitkind seems knowledgeable but she is quick when she finally gets into the room to meet with you. However, my biggest issue is with rude, office staff. When I called with an emergency due to irregular mark, office staff wanted to schedule me over a month later. When i said it was...more
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I received top notch care every step of the way. Everyone in the office was warm, confident, and knowledgeable. The office is very clean and modern. I am glad to have a dermatologist who is a good listener as well as an excellent diagnostician. Dr Shnitkind is genuinely good doctor who cares for...more
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Dr Shnitkind is an excellent dermatologist with a thorough method of diagnosing the root cause of skin issues. Her new office is very nice as well as her staff. Within days of seeing her my skin issues started to improve. I am sending my wife to see her next week!
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Had a nasty, nasty rash on my hand. Dr Shnitkind spent enormous amount of time with me trying different approaches and combinations of drugs. Thanks to her knowledge she was able to cure me and fought for me with my insurance company until I received 4 thousand!!!! ( no joke!!) dollar prescription...more
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