Dr. Kira Minkis, MD

Dr. Kira Minkis, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 39

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kira Minkis, MD is a Dermatologist in New York, NY. Dr. Minkis has more experience with Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer & Excision than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Minkis to book an appointment.

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(212) 235-1519
1305 York Avenue New York, NY 10021
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Minkis' Reviews

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Dr. Minkis explains everything in full before and during procedures. She makes you feel at ease. Her work is excellent!
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Dec 27, 2020
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Dr. Minkis is the best. I was surprised and upset when my dermatologist found a melanoma in situ on my foot. I was referred to Dr. Minkis for excision and Dr. Minkis was professional, thorough, and reassuring. She followed up with me to check on the wound healing, encouraged and answered all my questions in a way that did not feel rushed, and generally made a scary experience feel manageable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Donna – May 15, 2020
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I have had a series of Pulse Dye Laser treatments which have been effective in reducing redness on and around my nose. Dr. Minkis is professional, straightforward and thorough. If you are someone who needs a more warm and fuzzy bedside manner, you may not like this dactor’s approach. My issues are around scheduling and wait times. The Laser room is shared between the doctors, and they were ALWAYS behind schedule. Frustratingly, this often led to wait times greater than one hour. Beyond that, PDL cannot be scheduled online and requires talking to the office, which could also be a challenge. Again, my treatments all used the PDL, so other treatments/services may have shorter wait times and easier scheduling than I experienced. Those issues aside, the services Dr. Minkus provided were effective. As always, ask lots of questions (which the doctor was happy to answer) and make sure you understand your expectations about the results of your treatment.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Jan 31, 2020
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terrible. kept me waiting for 2 hours, and never appeared for a cancer surgery.
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Jul 24, 2019
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Excellent
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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New York, NY – Apr 17, 2019
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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
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Minkis

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Minkis treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Minkis treats other conditions, please contact the office at (718) 670-1837.

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.

Dr. Minkis is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Minkis
Similar Providers
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
Mohs Surgery
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Minkis is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Minkis
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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer
Basal Cell Carcinoma
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Minkis' conditions and procedures:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Botox® Injection
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Chemical Peel
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Excision
  • 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
  • Genital Herpes
  • Intertrigo
  • Keloid Scar
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Wrinkles

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Minkis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Medicare Non-HMO
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
Medicaid
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
SelectCare
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
WellCare

About Me

Care Philosophy

My principal interest is in achieving the best results for curing skin cancer. My surgical skills blend aesthetic sensibility along with technical precision...Read more

Biography

Dr. Minkis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry with Honors at the New York University. She pursued her medical education and doctorate in...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2013
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Kira Minkis, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (718) 670-1837 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Kira Minkis, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Minkis has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Kira Minkis, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Kira Minkis, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Minkis' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Kira Minkis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Minkis frequently treats Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer & Excision. See all practice areas where Dr. Minkis specializes.

Where is Dr. Kira Minkis, MD's office located?

Dr. Minkis' office is located at 1305 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received