Dr. Joel Spiro, MD

Dr. Joel Spiro, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 79
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

736 Madison Ave

Albany, NY 12208

Contact Information

(518) 463-3169

Insurance Accepted

  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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 Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Barnes Hosp-U Wash
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spiro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spiro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spiro to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Spiro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • 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 accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Spiro has admitting privileges

Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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