Dr. Harold Hefter, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Hefter

Harold S Hefter MD

135 Rockaway Tpke Ste 100 Lawrence, NY 11559

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Dr. Harold Hefter, MD is a Dermatologist in Lawrence, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hefter has more experience with Dermatologic Care, Mohs Surgery, and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yeshiva U, College of Medicine medical school in 1981. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hefter to book an appointment.


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Dr. Hefter is my saving grace, I wish I had the correct words to describe this man! I have suffered for several years with a horrible painful itchy rash that caused me to swell terribly and suffer horribly for years every time it was enflamed I’ve been to several Dr.’s other dermatologist , allergist, walk ins you name it and finally my rheumatologist sent me to Dr. Hefter and after seeing him he found out what was causing this issue and together with my rheumatologist formulated a plan. Dr Hefter is very attentive and listens to you! He is kind, caring and has the best personality he makes you feel at ease and thankfully he has helped to make me feel better and to see that there is still good Dr.’s in this world who actually care and work to figure out your ailments! I am forever grateful to DR. HEFTER! As an added bonus his staff are just as kind and understanding . I’d give him a million stars if I could.
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Dina – Sep 26, 2020
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The most comprehensive body I have experienced
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Mike Krengel – Jul 30, 2020
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I had a wonderful experience with my 2 and a half year old son at Dr. Hefter's office. He and his team did their best to ensure that my son felt as comfortable and safe as possible. My son has severe eczema and molluscum, and after following the regimen Dr. Hefter prescribed his condition improved markedly. I would happily recommend Dr. Hefter to anyone dealing with eczema at a pediatric or adult level. SF, Woodmere, NY
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Jun 25, 2019
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Hi there!!! Let me commence by saying that I live in New Jersey and Dr. Hefter’s practice is in New York. In order to arrive for a 10:30 AM appointment, I must leave my house at five in the morning, thereby avoiding the morning rush hour. During peak traffic, the drive would take four hours . I believe this is a telling indication of how valuable, in my humble ( yet experienced) opinion, Dr. Hefter is, in so many ways. I did visit a dermatologist in New Jersey but the diagnosis and guidelines given to me really left me confused, bewildered and with no clear direction or guidelines whatsoever. I felt worse leaving the office visit. Without a true answer or protocol on how to move forward with my dermatological dilemma, I knew I had to go to Dr. Hefter. I needed clarity, information, peace of mind and tools for improvement .I’m just thrilled that I’m able to do so,and that I know about such a fantastic doctor. My father was treated by Dr. Hefter for many, many years. He tended to the
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Lalita Surrey in NJ – Jun 16, 2019
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Dr.Hefter is a very caring doctor, he has always shown great patient care and gave accurate diagnostics. He is very knowledgeable and always makes me feel comfortable. I am very satisfied with Dr.Hefter and recommend him to anyone in need of a dermatologist. The staff in the office is very friendly.
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May 21, 2019
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amazing doctor very knowledgable.
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May 07, 2019
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I have been using Dr. Hefter for 30 years. For myself, my husband, my children and now my grandchildren. In this period of time we have used him for numerous things. Acne, growths, skin rashes, warts and now I had the pleasure of using him for fillers, Botox. and laser treatments With my children and grandchildren he always made them feel at ease and tried the less aggressive treatment first so it would be easier for the child. Once he has made the diagnosis he takes his time to think through
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Nov 18, 2018
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Dr. Hefter is a very caring and professional dermatologist. My mother, my sister, her family and my daughters were and are very grateful for the quality of care and positive outcomes we received under his care. I am a pharmacist and have dealt with many physicians over my 45 year career and Dr. Hefter is one of the finest practitioners I have known. The staff is extremely professional and appointments are always within 15 minutes of scheduled time. I highly recommend Dr. Hefter.
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Howard F in Lynbrook, NY – Oct 05, 2018
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My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Hefter for a long time. Dr. Hefter is a very caring and knowledgeable dermatologist. He always gives a very thorough exam and answers all the questions and concerns that we have. He is very patient, and we never felt that he was rushing from one patient to another. My son, who does not live in NY, had a major problem that required surgery. We didn’t know how to proceed and called Dr, Hefter for advice. After putting in a long day in his office, he to
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Norman Kaufman – Aug 08, 2018
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simply the best!!!!
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  • Explained conditions well
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Alison A in lynbrook, NY – Jul 27, 2018
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Dr. Hefter is an experienced and caring dermatologist. I was suffering from a rash of some sort for at least two months. The itching I was experiencing was uncontrollable all over my body. It was so severe that a got a maximum of an hour sleep every night. After no help from another dermatologist, it was suggested I go to Dr. Hefter. Within 5 minutes of an exam, Dr. Hefter diagnosed my problem and was elevated within a week that no one else was able to help me with. Thank you, Dr. Hefter.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dale Bleiweiss in Howard Beach – Apr 12, 2018
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Dr. Hefter is the Greatest Dermatologist. I’ve been going to him for over 10 years. He is an excellent dr. Serving his community for many, many years. He always listens attentively, explains clearly any skin problems you are having as well as cures them. He answers all questions. He is extremely caring and gives each patient the time that they need during their visit. His staff is kind, courteous & caring as well. His office environment is always neat & clean. Dr. Harold Hefter is the Best
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Patryce Farnsworth in New York, NY – Nov 09, 2017
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Dr Hefter is an incredible doctor! He reversed the burn on my hand and cured me in 5 minutes. Excellent bedside manner!!! He's a genius!!
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Judy in Woodmere, NY – Oct 29, 2017
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I am a physician living in NJ so when I developed itchy bumps I asked a physician friend for a dermatologist in my area. This other dermatologist rushed through my visits without conducting thorough exams and as a result misdiagnosed me - twice. My mother-in-law recommended Dr Hefter and boy am I glad I listened. I had the complete opposite experience. He was thorough and made the proper diagnosis instantly. Both as a patient and as a doctor I would wholeheartedly recommend him
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Joseph F. in Teaneck, NJ – Jul 20, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Hefter for over just about 20 years. He is a consummate professional. He is what a doctor should be, caring, attentive, respectful and very thorough. I have that utmost confidence in him and would gladly recommend him to anyone! He's second to none in my opinion.
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James M in Glen Head NY – Feb 02, 2017
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My family has been using Dr. Hefter for over 20 years. During that time, he has treated me, my husband, our children, my mother, and some close friends and we've all been EXTREMELY satisfied! Dr. Hefter spends time to learn each patient's concerns. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. His examinations are very thorough and the treatments are skillfully performed! Everything is explained to you in an easy way for you to understand. Your health and comfort are his main concerns.
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Barbara R. in East Rockaway, NY – Jan 16, 2017
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I went to Dr. Hefter because my daughter used him and was very impressed. So was I. They called me with a cancellation so I didn't have to wait weeks to see him. Dr. Hefter took two biopsies and they were painless. He spent a lot of time with me and put me at ease. He was extremely thorough and I would definitely use him again.
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Simon T in Atlantic Beach NY – Jan 10, 2017
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dr hefter knows his STUFF
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anthony siniscalchi in Atlantic Beach – Jan 05, 2017
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I am writing to recommend Dr. Harold Hefter as your Dermatologist. I have used Dr. Hefter for more than 20 years and have found him to be concerned, careful and effective in treating his patients. His knowledge of skin disease has been recognized by many , in that he has been listed among New York’s best doctors, repeatedly. The staff in his office treats his patients with respect and kindness. So, do not hesitate to use DR. Hefter
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Matthew Shalette in Island Park, NY – Nov 16, 2016
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I was misdiagnosed by two top Manhattan dermatologists for an acute itching condition from which was extremely unbearable. I was scratching day & night.I then went to an allergist who directed me back to a dermatologist. Dr. Hefter was recommended highly. He gave me an emergency visit and to my surprise and relief he immediately diagnosed the problem and treated it very successfully. Dr Hefter is sensitive, compassionate ,and a great human being.I can't thank him enough. He was my savior.
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Hilda Katz in Lawrence , NY – Sep 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Harold Hefter, MD is a Dermatologist in Lawrence, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hefter has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Albert Einstein Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1981
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
Yeshiva U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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(516) 371-1600

Dr. Hefter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hefter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hefter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hefter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (516) 371-1600.

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 31 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Itchy Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter treats Itchy Skin more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hefter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Rash
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter treats Rash more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hefter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter treats Skin Infections more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hefter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Hefter performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Hefter performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Actinic Keratosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter treats Actinic Keratosis more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Hefter treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Hefter performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefter performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Hefter performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

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Dr. Hefter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lyme Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Harold S Hefter MD

Harold S Hefter MD135 Rockaway Tpke Ste 100 Lawrence, NY 11559
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