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Dr. Francis Dispaltro, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Dispaltro

Advanced Dermatology, P.C.

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Dr. Francis Dispaltro, MD is a dermatologist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Universidad De Guadalajara, Centro Universitario De Ciencias De La Salud in 1982 and specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.


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This man is a frigid & uncaring jerk. As a patient going to a new physician, fearful of what might be, one would expect that doctor to show comfort and care in helping a patient understand what is wrong and what is next. Instead, I was rushed through the exam & scolded like a child. At the end of the day, I was made to feel shamed for coming in, he got to be arrogant and I have to pay for $$$ this? It's all about quantity over quality at that office! Avoid Francis Dispaltro at all costs!
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I met Dr. Dispaltro when I was in a crisis mode. He diagnosed my condition, offered a few suggestions, ordered some much needed medicine. I am thankful to say that within three days of my office visit my crisis was averted. Thank you Dr. Dispaltro, I will recommend you to family and friends.
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Had all info in computer from my care at previous Advanced Dermatology, Dr discussesd and examined, offered guidance on medicine and submitted prescriptions. Good visit.
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He did a great job - as usual.
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I’ve been a patient for many years and Dr. Dispaltro is easy to get along with. He explains things so you can understand them and you can ask questions without feeling like you’re a bother. One slightly negative thing is that you sometimes have to wait even though you have an appointment. But that’s typical of many doctor’s offices, and is understandable when another patient needs extra time.
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He saw my 85 yo mother and diagnosed eczema. However, he sent a script to the pharmacy for scabies, a highly contagious skin condition. He never mentioned this at the appointment. I learned of the scabies only when I returned her to her home (an assisted living facility) and spoke to the nurse there.
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Out of all of the doctors I have been to, or taken my children to, Dr. Dispaltro has got to be the worst! He is rude and doesn't know what he is talking about. After listening to him for 3 minutes last time I was ready to walk out and never go back again. I honestly have never been to a worst doctor. He doesn't listen,& makes the wrong diagnosis. If you question the ridiculous things that he says, he's very rude! If you ask questions about medication or treatment he doesn't know the answer!
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Told there was a limit on the number of issues I could bring up because there are patients waiting. I would have timed the visit if I knew there was a limit, but it must have been less than 5 minutes with the doctor. I did not learn anything new. It was a waste of time.
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Dr Dispaltro was precise and very specific about diagnosis. I was very pleased with the visit and will return as a steady patient.
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Found Doctor Dispaltro pleasant and professional. Answered questions and did a good exam. Will definitely recommend.
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About Me

Providing you with the best dermatological care.

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Education

1999
Columbia Prsbyterian Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1983
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
Universidad De Guadalajara, Centro Universitario De Ciencias De La Salud
Medical School
1978
Binghamton University
Undergraduate School
1999
1983
1982
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(201) 493-1717

Dr. Dispaltro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
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
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Dispaltro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dispaltro treats Skin Infections more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dispaltro treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dispaltro treats Acne more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dispaltro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Fungal Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dispaltro treats Fungal Infections more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dispaltro treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dispaltro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysport Injection
  • 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
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fraxel Laser Treatment
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphangioma
  • Melanoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Ultherapy®
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)