Dr. Helen Shin, MD

Dr. Helen Shin, MD

Pediatric DermatologyFemaleAge 53

Accepting new patients

Dr. Helen Shin, MD is a Pediatric Dermatology Specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College medical school in 1995. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shin to book an appointment.

Locations

Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Center

New Patient?
(201) 257-5041
Hackensack University Medical Center155 Polifly Rd Ste 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Shin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shin

3.8

Based on 25 ratings

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1 Star
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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.
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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Fanny Na-Chung in Livingston – Nov 06, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Paramus, NJ – Jul 11, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ft Lee, NJ – Mar 21, 2017
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Impossible to get anyone on the phone. They never ever pick up - not for apps, not for follow ups - NEVER.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Karen in Ramsey, NJ – Aug 31, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Krista V. in Demarest, NJ – Jun 10, 2016
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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Basking Ridge, NJ – May 31, 2016
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Experience
Background

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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

Treatment Frequency
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) more than 93% of her peers

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

Acne
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Acne more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Contact Dermatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Contact Dermatitis more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Shin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

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(201) 257-5041

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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

Mt Sinai School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Ny And Presby Hospital
Residency Hospital
Nyu Hospitals Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Weill Cornell Medical College
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Helen Shin, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (201) 257-5041, and for other questions, call (551) 996-8697.

Does Dr. Helen Shin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Helen Shin, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Helen Shin, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shin's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Helen Shin, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Helen Shin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shin frequently treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Acne, and Contact Dermatitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shin treats.

Where is Dr. Helen Shin, MD's office located?

Dr. Shin's office is located at 155 Polifly Rd Ste 101, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Helen Shin, MD speak?

Dr. Shin speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shin is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)