Dr. Jonathan Held, MD

Dr. Jonathan Held, MD

Dermatology  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Jonathan Held, MD is a dermatologist in Ayer, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Dartmouth School of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in dermatology.

190 Groton Rd Ste 180

Ayer, MA 01432

Contact Information

(978) 772-7221

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
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Dr. Held accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Held

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Held treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Held treats other conditions, please contact the office at (978) 772-7221.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Actinic Keratosis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Excision of Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Excision of Skin Cancer more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Dermatitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Athlete's Foot
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Athlete's Foot more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Actinic Keratosis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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

Dr. Held's conditions and procedures:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jonathan Held, MD is a dermatologist in Ayer, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Dartmouth School of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Cornell U
Internship Hospital
1985
Dartmouth School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Held's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Held

3.1

Based on 29 ratings

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1 Star
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Displeased with his treatment towards my situation. Unless you have melanoma or other cancerous ailments do not bother visiting his practice. Currently dealing with Chronic Lyme disease because his lack of interest to dig deeper many years ago. I had shown dermatological warning signs of the disease, otherwise I would not have gone to seek his treatment. Other appointments involved me being spoken to as if I was a child and needed discipline ...realized later on he was aggravated because I questioned his thought process and care. I wanted to see other specialists about the issue and that was also a problem. Ego issue of his needs to be addressed. I do not expect lovey dovey care but I do expect respect as a educated individual. He has intelligence in many areas however his personality gets in the way of that.
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Sep 26, 2019
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Dr. Held seems personable and seems to know his business. But I have never felt so rushed, so not listened to, so bulldozed at a Drs office. Was he missing his lunch or on speed that he reduced my appointment to a few fast talking arrogant minutes( on his part) and did a procedure on me without explaining it first? Won't go back.
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Gloria Olivier – Feb 07, 2018
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Beware !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Save your money and time !!!!!!! I don't think I will ever visit this doctor again. I was charged 80$ for 0 service. I am not sure how can someone expect their customers/clients to pay 80$ for missing an appointment. I could not digest the thought that money is more important for a doctor. I would not have reacted or cared to write a review if it was somer other field/domain but the very thought doctors care for money not for health hurt me more.
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May 23, 2017
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Been a patient of Held since early 90's. My wife and son's also saw him. Decent Dr, who seems to know his stuff, but he's 100% about the money. Once my wife missed an appt for my son and the office hammered us with a $75 charge despite it being the first time. Although disappointed, we didn't dispute, and paid it. Most recently, I had an appt in Jan and a week prior his billing office called to say I had a deductible and would have to pay $100 prior to seeing him. I was pissed. He sucks.
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Pittsburgh, PA – Feb 22, 2017
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I am a regular, seen for my moles and dr held has saved me several times by detecting early melanoma changes.
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Mike in Littleton ma – Dec 19, 2016
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I've had nothing but positive experiences with Dr. Held and his staff - he does a nice job adjusting to the patient and will take the extra time to explain things if needed but not waste your time if not. He also recognizes that skin conditions can affect your life and makes that part of the conversation rather than just focusing everything on treatment.
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Pat D. in Groton, MA – Feb 10, 2016
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Beware! My daughter was home sick with the stomach bug and I missed the my appointment, I was hit with an $80.00 bill.. I am completely disgusted. Apparently my responsibility was to Dr.Held and not the caring of my child.
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C.Marie in Westford, MA – Jan 25, 2016
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Locations

Ayer Dermatology

Ayer Dermatology PC190 Groton Rd Ste 180 Ayer, MA 01432
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Nashoba Valley Medical Center

Ayer, MA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
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