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Dr. Ellen Frankel, MD

Pediatric Dermatology ·  Female · Age 66

Dr. Frankel

Ellen H Frankel MD Inc

750 Reservoir Ave Cranston, RI 02910

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Dr. Ellen Frankel, MD is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Cranston, RI and has been practicing for 34 years. She graduated from New York Medical College in 1979 and specializes in pediatric dermatology and dermatology.


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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Substandard Care (7/13/2016)View details
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Dr. Frankel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dermatitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frankel treats Dermatitis more than 97% of her peers

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

Dry Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frankel treats Dry Skin more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Frankel treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Telogen Effluvium
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frankel treats Telogen Effluvium more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Frankel treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Frankel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Collagen Injection
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • 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
  • Facial Peel
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

Dr. Frankel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frankel

1.7

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(4)
4 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
1 Star
76.66666666666667%
(23)

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I have been a patient of Dr Frankel for MANY years. I know she cares about her patients. She always has shown a physical and mental interest in my health. I highly recommend her.
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Lost another 2 patients yesterday. My time is way more valuable than sitting in an office waiting room in December and January for an hour waiting for an appt. Decembers appt cancelled by the office and I wasn't called. January appt I was called at 8:00 a.m. and asked to come in earlier (which I did) only to be rudely told after the waiting room emptied out that I was waiting for the original appt time..Seriously!! no apologies made by staff! I left! #nodoublebooking #nostaffcompassion
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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 in my family. She quickly looked at my face and back and that's it. Can't believe how much I paid for 1.5 minutes of perusal. And the kicker was the hard sell on her skin care line on the way out.
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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 available appointment which was Feb 22 2017 at 2:20pm. I knew the wait was long but with the holidays around the corner I thought It would fly by, which it did. I went online and printed the new patient i
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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. Disrespectful Doctor - you just lost another patient. Now we know why her ratings are so low
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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. All Dr. Frankel cares about is $$ and selling her own product line.
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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 can & froze 15 skin tags, saying 15 only would get paid by insurance. she then had the check out people try to sell my skin care products we had never discussed. terrible experience. Not going back
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I canceled an appointment for my Daughter two weeks before her appointment. They sent her a bill anyway. I called and was spoken to like a child. I was then told if the future to get the name of the person I am speaking to. Do they not trust their staff? I have been using them for many years but, no more.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermatology

Education

1985
Rhode Island Hosp/Brown Med Sch
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1980
New Rochelle Hosp Mc
Internship Hospital
1979
New York Medical College
Medical School
1974
Mount Holyoke College
Undergraduate School
1985
1983
1980
1979
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Kent Hospital

Warwick, RI

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

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