Dr. Joel Spiro, MD


Dermatology | Male

Dr. Joel Spiro, MD

Dr. Joel Spiro, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Albany, NY. He is 79 years old and has been practicing for 53 years. Dr. Spiro is affiliated with Albany Medical Center Hospital.

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Dr. Spiro's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Albany, NY |
Haven't had too much interaction with Dr. Spiro but I love Nancy and some of the nurses I've come in contact with. Front desk/check in staff could be a little more friendly and personable. They've solved any and all skin issues I've had thus far.
in Albany, NY |
Clearly all the "I don't know why he has bad reviews" are coming from his friends. This man is a horrible excuse for a doctor and should lose his license. When I walked in I heard him berating the receptionist and knew I should have just walked right out. My mistake. He was rude, condescending, just a downright miserable person. I couldn't wait to get out of his presence. When I was asked to make a follow up I said I would not be returning and left. I found a new Dr and am much happier.
in Saratoga Springs, NY |
I've been to so many different dermatologists since I was 15 ( I'm 34 now and don't have the acne and scars I used too) but Dr.Spiro is by far the best. Everyone is super friendly they help you with finical issues if you have insurance issues. Wait time is low. Once I went there I never saw anyone else in the dermatologist field, he's the best hands down.
Herkimer, NY |
I had an emergency situation and was treated promptly and progessionally.
in albany, ny |
i went in to have something looked at on ky leg and I was seen by nancy. Her and her nurse were fantastic! The ended up removing the growth on the spot and, me not being so great with needles or anything doctor related, i got very anxious. they were great though! made me feel relaxed and explained everything to me prior to doing anything. Both were also great about just having a normal conversation and actually seemed to care! overall-great staff.
in rensellaer ny |
I'm not sure where they bad reviews are coming from. He was professional, helpful and funny. I will go back.
in Albany, NY |
I scheduled a last minute appointment with Dr Spiro about a skin issue and was pleasantly surprised after seeing poor reviews. I thought his staff and RN were friendly and knowledgeable and I mostly importantly really liked the doctor himself. He took his time in accessing the issue and then gave me plenty of information and time to ask questions.
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Dr. Spiro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1964

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Memorial Hospital
    Barnes Hosp-U Wash

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Wart Removal