Dr. Mitchell Rinek, MD

Dr. Mitchell Rinek, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mitchell Rinek, MD is a dermatologist in East Lansing, MI and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in dermatology.Read his story

Forefront Dermatology - East Lansing

1625 Ramblewood Dr Ste 2

East Lansing, MI 48823
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Rinek'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.

Dr. Rinek's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rinek "Dr. Rinek is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and a trained Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeon. He completed a preceptorship with Dr. Frederick Mohs, inventor of Mohs Surgery. His professional areas of interest are skin cancer detection and treatment and Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rinek "Forefront Dermatology is committed to providing the most innovative, leading-edge and appropriate medical dermatology solutions for healthy and beautiful skin. Whether you're suffering from an unexplained chronic skin condition, are embarrassed by acne or want a thorough skin cancer screening, we help detect problems before they become critical, physically or emotionally, and treat all diseases involving the skin, hair and nails. Our patients come to us with medical problems they can see and feel. We respect their unique reactions to these conditions, and we understand the effect they have on their lives. We address each patient with empathy, and we design personalized treatment recommendations that respect the whole person, inside and out."
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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • MOHS Micrographic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology**

10  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.


  • Denison University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rinek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Member
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Member
  • Michigan Dermatologic Society, Member

Dr. Rinek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rinek to family and friends
172 total reviews (118 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (172)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rinek's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (118)

Excellent doctor and nurses. They know their stuff and are very professional. You are in good hands with this doctor.
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Dr Rinek is the best. Very knowledable and always takes the time to explain all procedures, etc. I also really like that I never have to wait long in the office. All in all, just a great doctor and a good guy. I highly recommend him!
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Have been going to Dr. Rinek for years. Have always been more than happy with him and his office staff.
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Dr. Rinek is always timely, pleasant, knowledgable, and skilled. I trust his judgement and his recommendations. I have never had a bad experience with him and would recommend him to anyone.
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Best doctor I've ever seen...no one like him. The guy is simply amazing. He instills confidence, he's incredibly efficient, and if you are busy and you don't want to waste time sitting in an office reading magazines, there's no one better.
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