Dr. Helen Shin, MD

Pediatric Dermatology •  Female • Age 51

  25 Reviews
  

Dr. Helen Shin, MD is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has been practicing for 24 years. She specializes in pediatric dermatology.


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3.8

Based on 25 reviews

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Dr. Helen knows what she is doing. She is professional and I trust her to treat my sons. She is a very caring kind doctor who is serious about treating children correctly and I would highly recommend her. All the times I've been to her office, her diagnosis and treatments have been correct.
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This doctor is unprofessional. Her curt tone is completely unprofessional. Her bedside manner leaves parents feeling as if they are completely incompetitent. It is so discouraging to be mocked by a physician. Stay away from this doctor.
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Beware parents who want to see Dr. Shin! She should not be a pediatric doctor/dermatologist because she just is not compassionate for a child. And she has a bad bedside manner. I have a 8 month daughter with an atopic dermatitis. As soon as she saw her, she used a condescending tone on me saying this is the worst it can get and I have to use a strong steroid. I already tried two steroids but nothing worked, so I told her I am against using it. Then, she coldly told me not to come back.
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Impossible to get anyone on the phone. They never ever pick up - not for apps, not for follow ups - NEVER.
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Dr Shin is absolutely amazing. She has been treating my son since he was 6 months old and he's 8 now. His primary dr was unable to effectively treat his eczema and right away Dr Shin not only improved his condition, but managed to control it and his skin is beautiful. While it may wax and wane, her treatment is always spot on and it clears up right away. She also treated him for another common skin rash that children get and completely got rid of it after 1 attempt, where his regular dr didn't.
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Over the years, I have taken my son to several dermatologists. Since he has been a patient of Dr Shins over the last few years, we have finally seen immense improvement in his condition. While most dermatologists guess and suggest treatment after treatment, she knows what she is talking about at the onset and hit the correct therapy on the head. She made recommendations that worked every time. This is very rare in dermatology and I recommend her to everyone. In addition, she is patient and kind.
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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. Shin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Skin Infections more than 97% of her peers

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

Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Acne more than 93% of her peers

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

Dr. Shin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Education

New York University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Mt Sinai School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Ny and Presby Hospital
Residency Hospital
Nyu Hospitals Center
Residency Hospital
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Ny
Internship Hospital
1995
Weill Cornell Medical College
Medical School
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)