Dr. Tor Shwayder, MD

Pediatric Dermatology ·  Male · Age 66

  22 Reviews

Dr. Tor Shwayder, MD is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Troy, MI and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in pediatric dermatology and dermatology.


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Dr. Shwayder has been thee most wonderful dermatologist that we have seen through my son's 1 year battle with alopecia. (And we have been to 4 others previously) We drove an hour and a half to see him and our first visit he tought me and my son so much about how, why, and what is actually happening with his hair folicles. He spent quite a bit of time with us. Since then I have been in regular contact with him via email (he is super quick in his responses) and he is so helpful! Alopecia has got to be the most frustrating disease to deal with, but Dr. Shwayder has helped us more than we could imagine and has been very patient with all of my questions.
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Dr Shwayder treated my child’s hemangioma when she was a few weeks old. We saw multiple doctors who had no solutions, Dr Shwayder combined laser therapy with a new treatment based on a recent research study. It cleared up in a few weeks. Other reviews comment on his bedside manner, he is a little eccentric. Before seeing him we saw a lot of very well meaning & well mannered doctors who couldn’t resolve our issue. I would happily trade bedside manner for a successful treatment any day.
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We saw him twice for my 14 year old son. I’ve never dealt with anyone so unprofessional. If you love a doctor that answers phone calls on his cell from his wife during your appt he’s your guy! He was VERY condescending when speaking to me mocking me for what I used for my sons acne treatment. He gave me his card so I could email him to reach him faster. you will NOT get a hold of this doctor unless you call the hospital itself and complain. Bedside manner was off the charts BAD.
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High hopes that were dashed. Dr. Shwayder is the most rude, unprofessional person I have ever encountered. He spent most of our new patient visit verbally abusing me (in front of child) about medical choices we made totally unrelated to dermatology and even referred to my husband as "doubly stupid" and I witnessed him make a false notation/code in our medical record to emphasize his rant. Wow. Shocked he works at Henry Ford since usually they are great Drs. Not going back, can't trust him.
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Dr. Shwayder has seen my daughter since birth. He is an amazing ped dermatologist. Sometimes you may have to wait but he is totally worth it!
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I have taken my daughter to Dr. Shwayder for over 12 years. I have driven over 1.5 hours from north of Lansing to go and see him. He is a great doctor and very good with his patients. However my daughter turned 18 about 5 months ago and due to lots of stress her psoriasis have flared up. When I called down there to make an appointment just so we can get the last appointment with him and maybe a referral to another doctor, the receptionist flat out refused.
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Even thought his wait time might be long, my sons have been seeing him since birth. He truly is the BEST DERMATOLOGIST for PEDS! WELL WORTH THE wait ANYTIME!
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Waited over a month for an appointment only to find out a week before my appointment that he had a meeting and had to cancel. Then come to find out I have to wait ANOTHER WHOLE MONTH before my son can be seen. Needless to say I cancelled the appointment and will be finding a new dr. Very unprofessional office.
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I waited with my toddler in the lobby for over an hour and were forced to leave. My husband had to leave work to pick up my other son from preschool. This was the biggest waste of time. Who allows children to wait this long? Other disgruntled patients with small children and newborns were leaving after two hours from their appointment time! Beyond unprofessional and unacceptable. He must have a major ego.
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Dr. Shwayder's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shwayder treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shwayder treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Skin Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shwayder treats Skin Infections more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shwayder treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Acne
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shwayder treats Acne more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shwayder treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shwayder's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • 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
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tor Shwayder, MD is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Troy, MI and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in pediatric dermatology and dermatology.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Strong Meml Hospital University Rochester
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Internship Hospital
1980
University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
Lram (Licentiate Royal Academy Of Music, London England)
1987
1983
1980
1980

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)