Dr. Neil Niren, MD

Dr. Neil Niren, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(192)
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Dr. Neil Niren is a Board Certified Dermatologist serving the Pittsburgh area for more than 35 years. Dr. Niren is experienced in Mohs Surgery, Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. He is also a professional member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Professional Associations: American Society for Mohs Surgery Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology American Academy of Dermatology International Society of Dermatologic Surgery American Society of Dermatologic Surgery International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Illinois State Medical Society Chicago Dermatologic Society Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology Awards & Accolades Leading Physician Of The World and Top Dermatologist of Pennsylvania, 2015-2016, International Association of Dermatologists

135 Cumberland Rd Ste 206

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • 7 More

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Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
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Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign 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 Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Felony conviction (3/27/2015)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Dr. Neil M. Niren; License # MD025703E; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician was convicted of filing a false tax return, a felony. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine issued the physician a reprimand and assessed a $5,000. civil penalty.
    State: Pennsylvania

Education

  • Creighton University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Cambridge Hospital Harvard University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Niren's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Niren to family and friends
4.5
based on 192 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Niren's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Pittsburgh, PA |
I typically only leave reviews for positive experiences I've had (I'd rather use my energy towards good things). However, I had such a terrible experience with Dr. Niren that I'd like to dissuade future patients from seeing him. When I met with Dr. Niren, he spent little time with me (looked at my skin for perhaps 30 seconds) and was very rude in speaking to me. When I asked him which medications he was writing down/prescribing, he cut me off and told me that I could ask the nurse once he left.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Niren is excellent. He may be abrupt when there is nothing more medically to add to the conversation. On occasion, he does offer advice that is not related to the visit but may help you. He is unwavering in his well informed knowledge, skill and advice. That said, the woman handling the phones and paperwork needs replaced. Don't physicians track that they have to accept new patients because their staff loses them? Customer service is as important as treatment.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
I am no longer a patient with Dr. Niren. This is not because of him - I was actually quite happy with how he handled my skin problems, and he was good about recomminding cheaper sources for the prescriptions, too. However, his staff are TERRIBLE! Calling in for prescription refills was a nightmare - they don't answer the phone, they don't return calls from the pharmacy, they say they have called in refills but they really haven't, and on and on. Finally I gave up - not worth it!
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Long story short. Found the person answering the phone needing to exercise her listening skills. Found Dr. Niren unresptive to discuss medications/treatment. I would describe him as being defensive which translates to trying to bully patience. And best of all, During the bullying session I found out I was taking too much antibiotics. Found his assistant to be extremely helpful and very good listening skills.
in Gibsonia, PA |
Horrible!!!! The most unprofessional person I have ever met!!!!
in McCandless, PA |
He is my favorite physician bar none. He is the only doctor that I see (and I see quite a few) that takes as much time as is needed for the patient AND readily offers medical advice on other medical aspects of a patient's life. In my case I was looking to have two hip replacements. In learning this he immediately went into some detail as to what I should be looking for in a surgeon .. probably spending an addl 5-10 minutes talking with me. He's continued this after my surgeries. Great doc!
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Dr. Niren accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Niren has admitting privileges

UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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