Dr. Josephine McAllister, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 43

Dr. Josephine McAllister, MD is a Dermatologist in Cortland, NY and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine medical school in 2005. She is affiliated with Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McAllister to book an appointment.

Dr. McAllister

Dermatology Associates of Ithaca

3773 Luker Rd Cortland, NY 13045
Accepting new patients

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Dr. McAllister's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ringworm
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Dr. McAllister treats Ringworm more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McAllister treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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Dr. McAllister treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. McAllister treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Athlete's Foot
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very high

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Dr. McAllister treats Athlete's Foot more than 99% of her peers

Dr. McAllister treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. McAllister's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphangioma
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

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(607) 257-1107

Dr. McAllister accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. McAllister's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McAllister

3.0

Based on 59 ratings

5 Stars
42.3728813559322%
(25)
4 Stars
5.084745762711864%
(3)
3 Stars
3.389830508474576%
(2)
2 Stars
10.169491525423728%
(6)
1 Star
38.983050847457626%
(23)
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Best dermatologist I've ever been to. Extremely thorough. Friendly. I've never had to wait in all the years I have gone there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas P Goodman – May 22, 2021
Felt like a piece of meat in her office, a lab specimen. She seemed harried and extremely rushed and I felt super uncomfortable (which generally never happens in doctor's offices)
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Cayuga Jill – May 13, 2020
Had three appts at Cortland never saw Dr. PA does all work. You go to specialist to see specialist! Did shave biopsy on spot size of pencil erasure. Precancerous- freeze area- swells up size of pea. Return want to do another shave biopsy. Should have done excision at this point to remove. Should have walked then. Gouged out area size of dime full skin deep. Margins still not clear. Wanted to do 4 mm punch biopsy. this would not have covered original area. Went to CMA dermatology for real Dr.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Steve S in Groton, NY – Jan 30, 2019
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Josephine went above and beyond in taking care of my son Alex. He was hospitalized and she was very thorough and attentive in her treatment. She was extremely caring. Mark from her practice was also extremely diligent in his initial diagnosis of the issue. We had an excellent experience with this practice group.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sep 20, 2018
My teenage daughter & I have been patients of Dr. McAllister's for several years now. As a registered nurse, I value Dr. McAllister's expertise & the thoroughness of her exam. Dr. McAllister & her team believe in empowering their patients by helping them understand how they can best care for their skin while explaining any necessary procedures and abnormal findings. Her office & staff are very professional, efficient & kind. Dr. McAllister has gained my trust & respect!
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kelly Seaman in Trumansburg, NY – Aug 24, 2018
Reception very helpful and responsive to difficult scheduling. Careful assessmentbiopsy/pathology appropriate to concerns. Never feel practice dismisses potential concerns. Highly recommend this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kristin Stevens in Ithaca, NY – Jul 09, 2018
Drove from Bing to see Dr. McAllister & staff. Everyone's super friendly, confident & competent. Not sure why folks are complaining about Dr. A--when you see a specialist, PAs are the main point of care & contact w/the doctor overseeing every patient's care. She spent more than 10 minutes w/ me speaking about my concerns & explained everything thoroughly & respectfully. I see dozens of specialists a year for an unrelated health issue & Dr. A & her staff are by far the best; quick scheduling too
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Alia Genera in Binghamton, NY – Feb 19, 2018
While at Dr McAllisters office I was pleasantly surprised with the staff, they are both friendly and helpful. The appointment times are on time and very thorough. My 3 page hand out was full of information about my visit: things to watch and further skin care recommendations. While I was in my appointment Dr McAllister stepped into the room and asked about my children and reminded me the importance of not only protecting myself from the sun but my children also. I'm very happy with my experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ithaca, NY – Jun 30, 2017
When scheduling an appointment be sure to ask if you will actually see the doctor. I naively assumed, as a returning patient with a history of pre-cancerous moles, that when I made an appointment at my family doctor's urging that I would be examined by Dr. McAllister herself. Instead, physician's assistant removed 2 moles for biopsy (total charge $1,100 including lab fees), and I never saw the doctor. In and out in 20 minutes , but I don't have a lot of confidence in the thoroughness of my exam.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Ithaca, NY – Mar 26, 2017
Cannot stress enough how hard you should strive to avoid this practice and this doctor. One of the worst I've ever been to. She spends about 35 seconds with her patients and has her assistants do most of her work. She treated me very rudely and its clear she's just in it for the money. Stay away!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Southlake – Feb 15, 2017
Dr. McAllister runs her office like a factory. You see her for two minutes and/or only see the PA. Every time I have an appointment she ends up doing a biopsy--even on a pre-existing skin condition that I pointed out to her and that clearly didn't need a biopsy. She took the practice over from an excellent dermatologist. What a the standards in this office have fallen so much. I won't be back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Ithaca, NY – Jan 17, 2017
Outstanding doctor! When one has been diagnosed with melanoma, one needs the very best dermatologist. Joshephine McAllister is that doctor. Since her arrival in Ithaca, I have been Dr. McAllister’s patient. Her office is not only run very efficiently, but also the personnel are warm and generous with their time. Dr. McAllister’s educational background and training are excellent. She brings her depth of knowledge and her surgical expertise to her patients in a very calm, caring manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jam in Ithaca, NY – Nov 30, 2016
Dr McAllister is a thorough and very professional dermatologist. She has a personal warmth that eases my "white coat" fears and I feel very secure in her care and her diagnostic ability. I have been to many dermatologists in many places I've lived and have yet to see one who does not employ PAs for the preliminary assessment. (The PAs in her office are also very thorough and professional.) I am so surprised to see anything unfavorable written regarding Dr McAllister, her care or her staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Betsy R in Ithaca, NY – Nov 29, 2016
Dr. McAllister was very friendly and super efficient. She examined me for skin problems While her assistant was entering what the doctor found in the computer. They told me what was wrong and what was OK and took biopsies and was out of there with confidence that I'd been well taken care of. I would recommend Dr. McAllister to anyone in the area with skin concerns. Excellent care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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William G in Dryden, NY – Oct 26, 2016
Dr. McAllister is one of the worst doctor's I have ever been to. She was very impersonal and most of the work done in her office is done by her assistants. She was not helpful, and in fact I felt disrespected by the way she treated me. Would not recommend. Avoid this practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Ithaca, NY – Sep 27, 2016
Dr. McAllister was very unpleasant. She did not listen to my needs and she appeared bothered by my questions. The staff at the office is very nice -- but I would not return.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Anonymous in Ithaca, NY – Mar 21, 2016
I went into the office for the first time today. The office was running on-schedule. Dr. McAllister spoke with me about my concerns and did a quick body scan for any abnormal-seeming moles (this was not the purpose of my visit), in addition to checking out my skin condition. We then spoke about possible methods of treatment for the skin condition I've been suffering from for years. After that, she let me know that her PA would be coming in to speak with me. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Ithaca, NY – Feb 17, 2016
She is a horrible physician. She charges patient or insurance co and has her PA see the patients! He has no experience at all! She also sent a bill for sending my medical records to another doctor! I have wasted my time getting incorrect medication for six months!! She knows its not legal to charge money for medical records when sending them to another physician! Nothing but a scam!! I guess she is banking up the money to pay for her medical school bills!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Sania in Ithaca, NY – Feb 12, 2016
I went for an annual skin check for the first time with Dr. McAllister and it turned into a nightmare. My appt was with her and she had her male PA come in to do my initial mole check without my knowledge or approval (I am a female). B/t the two of them they marked 7 spots with an 8 to be surgically removed. This was overkill for my first appt and I am wondering if they were trying to drive up my bill to insurance. Now I have seven scars and after four weeks of waiting the results were benign
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Ithaca, NY – Jan 21, 2016

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Care Philosophy

At Dermatology Associates of Ithaca, we use a team-based approach to detect and treat problematic skin conditions.  As we often say, four eyes are...Read more

Biography

Josephine C. McAllister, MD, FAAD is a Dermatologist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Internship Hospital
2009
Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
2005
Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. McAllister frequently treats Ringworm, Moles (Benign Skin Lesions), and Athlete's Foot. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McAllister treats.

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Dr. McAllister's office is located at 3773 Luker Rd, Cortland, NY 13045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dermatology Associates of Ithaca

Dermatology Associates of Ithaca3773 Luker Rd Cortland, NY 13045
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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Dermatology Associates of Ithaca1051 Craft Rd Ithaca, NY 14850
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Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca

Ithaca, NY

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average