Dr. Joel Spiro, MD

Dr. Joel Spiro, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
Dr. Joel Spiro, MD is a dermatologist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine in 1964 and specializes in dermatology.

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

Dr. Spiro's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

41  Conditions Treated

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17  Procedures

  • 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
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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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)

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.
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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,...more
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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...more
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I had an emergency situation and was treated promptly and progessionally.
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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...more
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