Dr. Ellen Frankel, MD

Dr. Ellen Frankel, MD

Pediatric Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Ellen Frankel, MD is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Cranston, RI and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from New York Medical College in 1979 and specializes in pediatric dermatology and dermatology.

750 Reservoir Ave

Cranston, RI 02910

Contact Information

(401) 943-0761

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Itchy Skin
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Frankel "Patients young and old are treated in my practice. Treatment regimens are tailored to each patient, taking into account ther life styles, wants and anticipated expectations. All of my attention is focused on good patient care - be it the child or the young at heart."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermatology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Frankel does not have any board certifications listed.

61  Conditions Treated

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21  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Rhode Island.

1 Sanction
  • Substandard Care (7/13/2016)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Rhode Island
0 Board Actions

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


  • Mount Holyoke College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • New Rochelle Hosp MC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Rhode Island Hosp/Brown Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Frankel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Frankel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frankel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frankel to family and friends
28 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Frankel'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 (6)

I waited MONTHS for an appt. I didn't have a long wait on the day of, but the actual exam was a joke. So unbelievably fast and cursory- she didn't check the backs of my legs or anything. Skin cancer can show up anywhere- even places that have never seen the sun, and I have a history of skin cancer...more
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I once saw Dr. Frankel in 2004 as a young teen for a one time visit. Never followed up and "missed an appointment in 2005". Fast forward, 2017 Nov, I had placed a call to book a new patient appointment to see her for a normal skin check up because many people recommended her. So I took the next...more
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We arrived home from vacation at 3:00am but still made arrangements to get our daughter to Dr. Frankel in keeping our appointment. When arriving we learned Dr. Frankel was not in the office! No phone call pre-notifying us, waited 2hrs to finally be seen by another. Rude, rude, rude office staff....more
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I would never recommend Dr. Frankel to anyone. I went to her for almost a year and was told my fingernail growth was normal and to give it time to grow out. As a nurse I wasn't convinced. One visit with another derm office and was diagnosed with a fungal infection and given medication to treat it....more
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Very rushed. I had asked for a full body skin check. Dr Frankel came in acting as if this were the last appointment of the day and she had to rush to get out of there. this was at 7:30 in the morning. She never looked at my whole body, telling me any spots I had were not an issue, and got a large...more
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