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Dr. Thomas Cortese Jr, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 85

Dr. Cortese Jr

Forefront Dermatology - Columbus

244 Westwood Blvd Columbus, IN 47201

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Dr. Thomas Cortese Jr, MD is a dermatologist in Columbus, IN and has been practicing for 52 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School of Medicine in 1964 and specializes in dermatology and family medicine.


Dr. Cortese Jr's Reviews

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4.5

Based on 17 reviews

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Dr. Cortese is friendly and easy to talk to. He is very knowledgeable and takes time to get to know his patients.
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I had a skin condition that I struggled with for years and had seen a couple different demotolgits. Dr. Cortese was able to diagnose and recommend treatment within a few minutes. I've not had an issue in over a year. Very personable and knowledgeable.
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Very thorough and knowledgeable. Professional yet warm. Seems like excellent treatment plan.
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He was very thorough. He listened to everything I had to say. He went over everything. He is very kind and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone. I loved being his patient. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable. It is a nice friendly office and I had to only wait about 5 to 10 minutes.
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3 words The Best Doctor
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My experience with Dr. Cortese was most friendly, professional and helpful. i would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Wonderful man, he speaks like a regular person instead of doctor talk. He explains why he is treating this specific way. Very gentle and personable. Very impressed with him!
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Dr Cortese is the best. He was the only dermatologist that saw me thru and helped me with some skin issues that I dealt with for 2 years Besides that he’s just a very kind man with a smile on his face always.
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They're a good doctor explains to you what's going on with your skin if you have questions he answers them promptly very good doctor I would recommend him
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He is sincere. Genuinely wants to see an improvement and is willing to try different methods to find the issue. Doesnt stop untill he finds out.
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About Me

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 ac...

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine

Education

Letterman Army Rsch Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1967
Ind U Med Ctr/UCSF
Residency Hospital
1965
William N Wishard Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1964
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Medical School
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1967
1965
1964

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Academy of Family Practice, Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member
  • Indiana Academy of Family Practice, Member
  • Indiana State Medical Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Medical Society, Member

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Indiana
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cortese Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dermatitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortese Jr treats Dermatitis more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Cortese Jr treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Skin Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortese Jr treats Skin Cancer more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Cortese Jr treats this condition more than 38% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Folliculitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortese Jr treats Folliculitis more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Cortese Jr treats this condition more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Cortese Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Birthmark
  • Canker Sore
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Itchy Skin
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Ulcer
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

Locations

Forefront Dermatology - Columbus

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 11:30am
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)