Dr. Mitchell Rinek, MD

Dr. Mitchell Rinek, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Forefront Dermatology - East Lansing

1625 Ramblewood Dr Ste 2

East Lansing, MI 48823
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Rinek's Experience

Dr. Rinek's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma


  • 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
based on 111 total reviews (78 with comments)
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 (78)
in East Lansing, MI |
He was the best dermatologist I've ever had. He doesn't load up his waiting room. You are in and out quickly and he is very pleasant, as is his staff. Five stars from me!
East Lansing, MI |
Excellent care. I always feel confident in Dr. Rinek's assessment of any potential skin problems.
Dimondale, MI |
Dr. Rinek is very competent and has always been pleasant to visit.
in Springport MI |
Dr Rinek is very professional and also very nice. I like him a lot.
My visit with Dr. Rinek went as well as expected. I thought I had basal cell cancer on my face and he did a biopsy right then and there. He has spoken to me on the phone and I have set up another appointment to remove the whole lump. I am a returning patient but I was scheduled the day after I stopped in to make an appointment because I was in the area. good going Dr. Rinek and your staff.
Mattawan, MI |
Very knowledgeable, very nice takes.the.time to explain the issue and what he plans to do
Okemos, MI |
I have been a patient of Dr. Rinek's for years and he has always been knowledgeable, professional, personable and competent. I would highly recommend him to others.
in Okemos, MI |
Dr. Rinek is a wonderful caring physician. I like the fact that he only takes care of your skin and doesn't sell products! He takes time with his patients and listens to your concerns.
East Lansing, MI |
Dr. Rinek has a high degree of expertise and is someone who truly cares about his patients. He provides clear explanations about diagnoses and treatment options, and never seems rushed during appointments. I'm very glad that he's practicing in our area!
in Okemos, MI |
Best medical expetience I have had. Total office efficiency. Highly recommend.
in Okemos, MI |
With his extensive training, wealth of experience, and reassuring bedside manner, Dr. Rinek provides the best possible care to his patients. Thank you, Dr. Rinek!
in Okemos, Mi. |
Dr. Rinek, always calm, direct and professional ! The best dermatologist in Michigan !
in Lansing, MI |
Very efficient, courteous, friendly and takes good care of his patients. Would like to thank all the staff for the kindness and patience.
Lansing, MI |
Dr Rinek listened to my concerns, did a careful exam, explained what he found in a way I could understand and answered all my questions. I highly recommend him.
East Lansing, MI |
Dr Rinek is very efficient. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes for my appointments. He is a very skilled surgeon and I have been very satisfied with all the procedures that I have had done to remove cysts, SK, or cancerous cells.. He explains diagnosis well and options for treatment.
in Lansing, MI |
I have been going to Dr. Rinek for 33 years.........I think that says it all.
in Michigan |
Dr Rinek is one of the best doctors of any kind I have been to. He is informative, punctual, thorough, makes you feel that he cares about you rather than being just another body, and most important, I believe he has been as effective as possible in helping my condition. So, high marks on all aspects.
in E lansing |
Always efficient! Very professional.
in Lansing, MI |
Dr. Rinek is all business, and the visit was short and the service was delivered quickly and professionally.
Thank you for the 5 star rating and taking the time to post a review.
in Mason, MI |
Dr. Rinek is great! Always explains everything he is doing and why. Very professional and easy to be around. Super office staff too. Highly recommend!
Thank you for the 5 star rating and taking the time to post a review.
in Lansing, MI |
I have been going to Dr. Rinek for many, many years.......I would highly recommend him......never have to wait at his office....very professional and concerned about you....
in Lansing, MI |
Highly satisfied with Dr. Rinek and his support staff. Given and understood all answers to my questions.
Dewitt, MI |
Both my husband and myself have been patients for lots of years. Dr Rinek is thorough and professional. Have recommend him to many of our friends, family, acquaintances.
Okemos, MI |
My husband and I have been patients many years. Always very professional and efficient. Answered my question about problem I had while I was away from home, saving me time snd anxiety We are thankful to be in his care..
Okemos, MI |
My kind of doctor, and I'm very critical. Used Mohs on my basal cell with expected results. No complaints.
Mason, MI |
Excellent diagnostician with wealth of experience. Treatment options were explained and carried out in a very professional manner. Instills confidence
in St Johns, MI |
I have been going to Dr. Rinek for more than 20 years. He is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I am confidant that Dr. Rinek always has my best interest at heart and I have received the best dermatology care in the Lansing area. I have recommended Dr. Rinek to a number of people requiring dermatology care, and will continue to do so.
Dewitt, MI |
Clean office, short wait times in the waiting room and exam room. Best of all, the staff and Dr. Rinek are friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend Dr. Rinek if you're looking for a dermatologist.
Lansing, MI |
Very meticulous and careful
Dewitt, MI |
Received excellent professional care. All office staff were considerate and knowledgeable. I was taken back to the examination room when my appointment was scheduled and did not have to wait.. I highly recommend Dr. Rinek and am glad I was referred to him by my family doctor.
in East Lansing, MI |
took the time to explain what skin problem I had and how to solve the problem.
in Lansing, MI |
He was so nice and explained everything, I would recommend him to all !
in Falmouth, MI |
Prompt, knowledgeable and professional service. Takes time to listen to your concerns and totally explains treatment options and follow up care.
Lansing, MI |
Very thorough doctor, very knowledgeable
in Mason MI |
I feel very confident with Dr Rinek checking my body for skin cancers...he found a place that definitely needed to be taken off and it was in the middle of my back and I was not aware it was even there!!
I'm very satisfied with the care at received at Dr. Rinek's office, my experience with Sara was also very positive. I plan to continue having check-ups at Forefront Dermatology.
in Holt, MI |
Dr. Rinek is very personable and informative. He never makes you feel rushed. He listens to you and answers your questions. Thorough, friendly, and professional describe Dr. Rinek and his staff. I will definitely recommend this physician.
in Lansing, MI |
Dr Rinek has a kind disposition and gentle demeanor, his skill as both an effective physician as well as excellent communicator is reflected in his practice.
Bath, MI |
I have been completely happy with my treatment with Dr Rinek. I would remmend him to anyone looking for a dermatologist.
in Holt, MI |
My wife and I have been seeing Dr, Rinek for years and full-heartedly recommend him for any dermatology issues.
Bradenton, FL |
Been a patient of Dr. Rinek's for many years. He's outstanding - very professional, knowledgeable, and I would recommend him highly.
Mason, MI |
I have been a patient for 20 years or more and I'm completely satisfied
East Lansing, MI |
Excellent experience in office visits to Dr. Rinek.
in Lansing, MI |
I recently had a visit with Dr. Rinek for my yearly skin checkup. I had several skin lesions removed and they are healing nicely. Dr. Rinek is always very cheerful and answers all my questions.
Lansing, MI |
Professional, friendly staff. Calm and relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Rinek was very approachable, very kind, and very communicative. I appreciated his thoroughness and expertise, and would recommend him to everyone.
Grand Ledge, MI |
Absolutely great service and tremendous communication with the patient during exams and procedures. I have recommended Dr Rinek many times.
in Mason, Mi |
Dr. Rinek is very professional and always takes VERY GOOD care of my skin.
in Holt, MI |
I have gone to Dr. Rinek for years and he is the best! Staff is courteous and fun, as well as professional.
After being a little unhappy with my dermatologist my primary doctor referred me to Dr. Rinek. I am please to say I have seen him several times now and am very happy with my whole experience. He is very knowledgeable and explains things thoroughly. I also find it a pleasant experience that my appointments run on schedule if not early when I arrive so.
in East Lansing, MI |
Seeing Dr. Rinek is always a pleasure. He's well educated, witty, and very concise. I also feel that he always spends enough time with me; he's not a "doorway dermatologist" who barely looks at you before making a diagnosis. He's also willing to answer any questions you have related to your care without an air of impatience or that you're wasting his time.
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