Dr. Joel Spitz, MD

Dr. Joel Spitz, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(19)
Save
Dr. Joel Spitz, MD is a dermatologist in Williston Park, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989 and specializes in dermatology.

2 Hillside Ave Ste G

Williston Park, NY 11596

Contact Information

(516) 747-2230

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • 2 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Spitz accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(516) 747-2230

Dr. Spitz accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Spitz's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Spitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz treats Skin Infections more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spitz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Itchy Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz treats Itchy Skin more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Spitz treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Ringworm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz treats Ringworm more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spitz treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphangioma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joel Spitz, MD is a dermatologist in Williston Park, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989 and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Columbia University Presby Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Mt Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1993
1990
1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Spitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spitz

2.7

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
36.8421052631579%
(7)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
2 Stars
15.789473684210526%
(3)
1 Star
42.10526315789474%
(8)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Spitz?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. Spitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Joel Spitz, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
I have been to Dr. Spitz multiple times, and as a doctor he is great, but his office staff and the way they schedule is horrible. Appointment times do not matter, they are rude and not helpful at all. They schedule patients back to back with no consideration that you sit there and wait. I had a 8 am appointment and was still waiting in the waiting room at 9:00 am and a gentleman with an 8:15 was taken before me, Unless you have no other plans for the day then definitely make an appointment but for people who have schedules and plan accordingly this is not the office for you.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
Had an appt that I made several weeks ago, got there about 10 minutes early and the waiting room was standing room only and there were patients waiting in the hallway outside the office. I finally got to the check in desk, asked how long the wait would be and was told that they didn’t know but that it would be quite awhile. I walked out and will be finding another Dr.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
When I first saw Dr. Spitz, I waited over an hour to be seen. However, when I finally did see him, he was nice and I had a pleasant experience. The next time I went, I made an appt for my two year old and called 45 mins before my appt to see if there was a wait. I was told no. I got there to a sea of angry people waiting saying they had been there for an hour. We had a 3:45 appointment. At 5:30 I walked out and asked for my copay back. The office staff seemed unphased like it happens every day.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
My sons first appointment with Dr. Spitz . Waited for an hour and half and finally gave up. Even my son said dad, this officenis a joke. Let's just leave. Would have been better if someone even said were running late or were backed up. Nothing. Pretty lazy and apathetic staff. Won't be gojng back. Seems this is a trend with this guy.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
Same complaints as others. The office staff is extremely rude. One time, I checked in and was waiting over 1 1/2 hrs when I got up to see where I was in line. The secretary didn't have me listed and insisted I didn't check in. Really? I just walked into a doctor's office and just sat down to wait? Dr. Spitz may be knowledgeable, it not caring for compassionate. He doesn't return calls and doesn't care enough to follow up, like he says he would. Cannot recommend!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
If you have an hour to wait to be seen then go to him, if not, find someone else.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
Had a 4 o'clock appointment as a new patient. I left my job 2 hours early to take a train from Manhattan to get back in time for my appointment. At 530, I was told there were still 2 people ahead of me. I left before being seen, as other patients informed me that this is typical of his office. One of the two ladies at the front desk was also extremely rude.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
Office staff at entry are rude and unprofessional. Woman at desk was cleaning her phone and making herself comfortable instead of helping they three patients standing and waiting. Now waiting 45 min for my appointment. Had I not paid my copay, I would leave. Complete disrespect. Plus, after 5 months still unable to cure my condition. Will not be returning.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?
Reply
his scheduling appt is for cattle call making people wait with his experience looking at my rash he should know but instead took biopsy to charge more....because he did not give me an answer from the lab except its probably a food alergy.....this is what i get from a 40 years experience
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option6
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joel Spitz, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Spitz?