Dr. Robert Shapiro, MD

Dr. Robert Shapiro, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Shapiro, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Hilo, HI. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

868 Ululani St Ste 109

Hilo, HI 96720

Contact Information

(808) 961-9040

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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more than 85% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 83% of peers
Benign Tumor
more than 80% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Hawaii.

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.


  • Albany Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Albany Med Coll
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shapiro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shapiro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shapiro to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Shapiro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Hilo, HI |
He was my MD for several years back when I was in my 80s. He sent me for labs for sexually transmitted diseases,STD. also mailed me a lab order for HIV and Heptitis C. Never a discussion or mention. Furthermore, using liquid nitrogen on ketatoses, he blasted my arms so hard, so rapidly, I screamed STOP due to the pain. Absolutely nothing good can I say. Did he happen to make money on the tests? I do not know. KIona has reputable dermatologists.
in Keaau, HI |
Doctor Shapiro is the best Dermatologist ever! He's Johns Hopkins trained and delivers the best, new, cutting edge practices (surgery, etc.) to his patients. He's ahead of the game versus other practitioners I've had experience with! Other practitioners charge outrageous co-payments....not Doc'! I've seen him for over 20+ years.......he's highly knowledgeable, and is familiar with and has great relationships with other physicians in his field! The Best, period!
Hilo, HI |
unfriendly, uncaring, maximizing his time, no thorough, not interested in the well being of his patients
in Keaau, HI |
Dr Shapiro is great. I would recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist. He was informative and attentive and encouraged me to ask questions. He's a knowledgeable doctor. One of my favorites.
in Hilo, HI |
I had to get up and leave when I noticed that after 1.5 hours of waiting, the 10 other patients in front of me in the "reception" area (hard plastic chair inside or hard concrete bench outside) were still waiting too, and some had been waiting an hour longer than I had. App't was for 3:00, and I left at 4:40 when I heard the receptionist tell another patient "Yes we're supposed to close at 6 but most nights we're still here after 8 or 9:00". Umm, no. Used to bad,now it's the worst. Never again!!
Hilo, HI |
I don't know what his deal is but I waited well over an hour and half for a 5-10 minute visit where I could hardly get a word in. I wish I had asked others before making my appointment because they immediately shared their unpleasant visits once I brought up his name.
in Hilo. HI |
Awful! Hours & hours of waiting due to continously over booking his appointments!
in Hilo, HI |
Dr. Shapiro was professional, informative and caring. I trust his judgment and expertise, as he completed his residency at Johns Hopkins. His office staff was efficient, supportive and they post your wait time. The office seemed clean and was tastefully decorated. Best of all he totally cured my skin infection.
in Hilo, HI |
Fortunately my problem was relatively minor and my experience was as pleasant as a doctor visit could be. Dr. Shapiro was friendly, relaxing and informative. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Dr. Shapiro accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Shapiro has admitting privileges

Hilo Medical Center
1190 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
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