Dr. Harold Hefter, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Harold Hefter, MD is a Dermatologist in Lawrence, NY and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hefter has more experience with Skin Cancer & Excision than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yeshiva U, College of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hefter to book an appointment.

Dr. Hefter

Harold S Hefter MD

135 Rockaway Tpke Ste 100 Lawrence, NY 11559
Accepting new patients

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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • 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
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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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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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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.
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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  • Long wait times
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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.
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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Simon T in Atlantic Beach NY – Jan 10, 2017
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dr hefter knows his STUFF
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hilda Katz in Lawrence , NY – Sep 09, 2016
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Doctor Hefter is everything you would want in your doctor. You don't think about having a dermatologic emergency. I did. Doctor Hefter got me in and took care of the emergency. He's caring, knowledgable, and has a very nice bedside manner.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Harvey in Merrick, NY – Jul 28, 2016
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Dr. Harold Hefter, MD is a Dermatologist in Lawrence, NY and has over 40 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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Dr. Hefter frequently treats Skin Cancer & Excision. See all practice areas where Dr. Hefter specializes.

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Dr. Hefter's office is located at 135 Rockaway Tpke Ste 100, Lawrence, NY 11559. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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.

Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Hefter is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Actinic Keratosis
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
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Dr. Hefter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hives
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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(516) 371-1600

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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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Harold S Hefter MD135 Rockaway Tpke Ste 100 Lawrence, NY 11559
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