Dr. Ira Skolnik, MD

Dr. Ira Skolnik, MD

Pediatric Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Ira Skolnik, MD is a pediatric dermatology doctor who practices in Concord, MA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

747 Main St Ste 212

Concord, MA 01742

Contact Information

(978) 369-7701

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 73% of peers
more than 73% of peers
more than 66% of peers

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  • Pediatric Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Pediatric Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections


  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • The Johns Hopkins Med Instit
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Skolnik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Skolnik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skolnik to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (18 with comments)
Dr. Skolnik's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (18)
in Cambridge/Arlington, MA |
Extraordinary doctor, extraordinary office staff, and extraordinary compassion. I would travel 100 miles if I had to to see this dermatologist. One of the last ones left that cares more about preventing skin cancer than preventing wrinkles. No wonder his fellow dermatologists voted for him to be their president. He saved my life, and that of several friends of mine, and all with good humor and good nature. Extraordinary.
in Acton, MA |
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Skolnik and his staff. I have gone to him for skin checks and mole removals. He is thorough and very careful while being friendly yet professional. Last week he took out two moles, had them biopsied then called me himself on Saturday morning to give me the results. His staff genuinely cares about the patients and treats everyone with respect and kindness. The morning after the procedure one of the staff phoned me to see if everything was OK.
in Lunenburg, MA |
Dr Skolnik found and removed a freckle that turned out to be positive for stage 0 melanoma. He literally saved my life by this early detection and referral to an Oncology Dermatologist. He was originally my daughter's dermatologist and at a visit about 7 yrs ago convinced me to get a mole check. I'm so grateful that he did and because of that, the melanoma was found early and treated. I see him regularly and wouldn't trust my skin health to any other doctor.
Concord, MA |
My family has been cared for by Dr. Skolnik for over 10 years. He and his staff are easy to work with, accommodating, and caring. I appreciate how wonderfully Dr. Skolnik explains exams and procedures - he is clear and concise making it easy to understand. He provides easy to read discharge instructions and his office is great at following up post procedure to check-in on you.
in Newton, MA |
Dr. Skolnik just may be the best doctor I have ever been to- for anything! Everyone I know recommended him, and I just found out that he is also the President of the Dermatology Academy of Massachusetts. No surprise there: he is thoughtful, kind, meticulous, and very generous with his time. Whenever I go in, he answers all of my questions (and I always have a lot!) and makes sure that I understood everything. He has been my dermatologist for about 2 years now. Seeing him is a pleasure!
in Carlisle |
Great Dermatologist. Get your skin checked and stay healthy!
Newton, MA |
I have never felt so disrespected by anyone, especially a doctor, more than I have by Ira Skolnik. In short, he removed two moles from my back and he swapped the samples accidentally. When I questioned him about the report from the biopsy and the physical description of the moles, he defensively told me that he didn't have time to explain the report and that I probably wouldn't understand because I didn't go to medical school. It was a careless mistake and an extremely disrespectful response.
in Boston, MA |
Wonderful doctor, and equally wonderful office and staff. Very helpful and friendly. Dr. Skolnik figured out my skin problem in about 5 minutes (another dermatologist in Concord could not figure it out and wanted to do a biopsy- can you say 'run the other way'?) and Dr. Skolnik gave the right cream and my rash cleared up in 2 days. No biopsy needed- so didn't need to pay more (I have a huge deductible and the other dermatologist told me a skin biopsy could be a couple of hundred bucks!)
in Sudbury, MA |
Amazing doctor, amazing office, and wonderful patient-care. Can't recommend them enough. One of the few doctor's offices left that really cares about patients. My husband and kids have all been patients for 15+ years! Dr. Skolnik is like family. We trust him completely with all our skin needs.
Family Dermotology is a professional office with staff that will make every effort to secure an appointment for you when needed, especially if you seem to need an appointment right away. The room lights up when Dr. Skolnik walks in the room. You feel the warmth with his big smile and professionalism as he acknowledges you with a warm hand shake, and then gives you professional advice and care as needed. At the conclusion of your visit, you’ve had all your questions and concerns answered.
in Dover, MA |
Dr Skolnik is a top notch dermatologist! Our kids have been seeing him for over 5 years and we couldn't be more pleased with the results. Dr Skolnik is knowledgeable, professional and caring. He's got a great bedside manner, which makes us comfortable when asking question after question. His office staff is warm and friendly, and we are always greeted with a smile. We trust Dr Skolnik so much, we drive more than 45 minutes to see him! Without hesitation, go see him!
Marlborough, MA |
I’ve been seeing Dr. Skolnik on a regular basis for over 10 years. He has been an outstanding dermatologist. I originally obtained a strong referral from my primary care physician; he also has terrific credentials (both MD and PhD degrees from top programs) and has an outstanding communication style that makes me very comfortable. His staff is also very professional, friendly and courteous.
in Concord, MA |
Have been a patient of Dr. Skolnik’s for many years and just found out about this rating website and want to tell everyone how happy I have been with him and his practice all these years. He is smart, kind, and always spends as much time with me as I need. I never feel rushed. He looks and talks directly to me, not at a computer screen like other doctors. He is fantastic. I plan on staying with him as long as he is in practice, and I think that will be many more decades to come!
Dr. Skolnik is a great dermatologist. He really knows his information and is very enthusiastic and upbeat. I highly recommend him. The wait time can be long, but I bring a book and find that it's very much worth the wait with the attention that he gives.
New York, NY |
I have been seeing Dr. Skolnik for 2 years and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a proactive, friendly, and professional doctor. He explains everything he does or proposes to do, and gives his patient time to think about it and ask any questions they might have. He is very proactive with treatment, which I appreciate. I always feel very confident walking in and walking out of a visit.
in Waltham, MA |
I've seen Dr. Skolnik twice and think he's great. Serious and very caring, but also has a great sense of humor. Front office staff was very friendly and I had no snags with checking in/copay, etc. Once he saw me almost immediately and once there was a 15-minute wait
Worcester, MA |
Really great dermatologist! My whole family and I have been with him for years, and our skin has benefitted enormously from it. Always pleasant, helpful, and professional.
in Wellesley Hills, MA |
My daughters and I have been patients of Dr. Skolnik's for about four years. His breadth of knowledge and expertise always astounds me. I may go into his office worried about a rash, mole, etc., but by the time I leave, he has put my mind at ease by thoroughly explaining what the condition is, and a prescription for how to treat it. I have looked up Dr. Skolnik's educational background which is so far beyond impressive--couple that with his awesome bedside manner, and he is simply the best.
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Dr. Skolnik accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Skolnik has admitting privileges

Emerson Hospital
133 Old Road To 9 Acre Cor
Concord, MA 01742
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UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus
119 Belmont St
Worcester, MA 01605
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