Tangorn I a MD

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  • 2359 N Triphammer Rd

    Ithaca, NY 14850

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  • 607-257-1691

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
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Worst Physician ever!!! I would not recommend this Dr to my worst Enemy. After stating my displeasure of the 3 minute exam ( my first exam for skin cancer) from the PA at the check out desk. I told to go into the "back". The dr forced me to go to a room, slammed the door and return several minutes later to yell at me. He was very intimidating, raising his voice and yelling at me, because I complained that I felt I did not receive an adequate exam from the Pa Alisa Murphy.

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★☆☆☆☆

Worst Physician ever!!! I would not recommend this Dr to my worst Enemy. After stating my displeasure of the 3 minute exam ( my first exam for skin cancer) from the PA at the check out desk. I told to go into the "back". The dr forced me to go to a room, slammed the door and return several minutes later to yell at me. He was very intimidating, raising his voice and yelling at me, because I complained that I felt I did not receive an adequate exam from the Pa Alisa Murphy.

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From scheduling appointments to the office environment to the service, this was a very frustrating doctors office - many of the reception staff were rude or unhelpful, and after my third appointment, having seen a different PA each visit because the Dr was unavailable, I have decided to go elsewhere. As side-note, this office likes to prescribe lots of medications, my second visit they hardly looked at me before adding to my prescriptions.

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★☆☆☆☆

From scheduling appointments to the office environment to the service, this was a very frustrating doctors office - many of the reception staff were rude or unhelpful, and after my third appointment, having seen a different PA each visit because the Dr was unavailable, I have decided to go elsewhere. As side-note, this office likes to prescribe lots of medications, my second visit they hardly looked at me before adding to my prescriptions.

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Tangoren is a waste of time and money. I had several appointments with him and his clinicians and each time things get worse. For example after an expensive and painful hair removal procedure I found out that it's common knowledge that this does not work on my hair type. Wasted over $300. On next appointment he spent all of 5 minutes with me and brushed off my concerns. He did order a blood test and when I got the results I discovered he had tested me for exactly two things-when there should have been at least 10 tests done. Amazingly he did not make a correct diagnosis and now I'm starting over with another dermatologist. Again a waste of time and money. Save yourself the aggravation and go to Guthrie.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tangoren is a waste of time and money. I had several appointments with him and his clinicians and each time things get worse. For example after an expensive and painful hair removal procedure I found out that it's common knowledge that this does not work on my hair type. Wasted over $300. On next appointment he spent all of 5 minutes with me and brushed off my concerns. He did order a blood test and when I got the results I discovered he had tested me for exactly two things-when there should have been at least 10 tests done. Amazingly he did not make a correct diagnosis and now I'm starting over with another dermatologist. Again a waste of time and money. Save yourself the aggravation and go to Guthrie.

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I found this doctor and the majority of his staff to be friendly, knowledgeable and caring. They make my teen-aged daughter feel comfortable and always answer all our questions. They are obviously busy but don't make us feel rushed. Yes, occasionally one of the nurses is a rude one but they aren't there the next time, and that is par for the course in Ithaca, where the medical care in general stinks. Now that Dr. Tangoren has moved to Syracuse there is no dermatologist in Ithaca with less than a 6 month waiting period for appointments (not kidding!) so we will be driving 40 miles to Dr. Tangoren.

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★★★★☆

I found this doctor and the majority of his staff to be friendly, knowledgeable and caring. They make my teen-aged daughter feel comfortable and always answer all our questions. They are obviously busy but don't make us feel rushed. Yes, occasionally one of the nurses is a rude one but they aren't there the next time, and that is par for the course in Ithaca, where the medical care in general stinks. Now that Dr. Tangoren has moved to Syracuse there is no dermatologist in Ithaca with less than a 6 month waiting period for appointments (not kidding!) so we will be driving 40 miles to Dr. Tangoren.

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Saw the nurse practioner who misdiagnosed a mole and a year and half later had a chunk of my arm removed as my OBGYN insisted that I get a second opinion on a mole the nurse described as a "barnacle"......

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Saw the nurse practioner who misdiagnosed a mole and a year and half later had a chunk of my arm removed as my OBGYN insisted that I get a second opinion on a mole the nurse described as a "barnacle"......

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I recently needed an audit of my skin checking for skin cancer, and then needed a biopsy. On both occasions the doctor and his staff were friendly, warm, supportive and knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend them.

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★★★★★

I recently needed an audit of my skin checking for skin cancer, and then needed a biopsy. On both occasions the doctor and his staff were friendly, warm, supportive and knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend them.

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We just returned from the office. We did not actually see the doctor, but one of his assistants. We were not satisfied in the least. We were told by the assistant that there was nothing that could be done about the skin problem. Why are there dermatologists if they can't fix your skin? The assistant was very abrupt with us and made us feel as though we were asking silly questions. Before she even looked at the skin problem she was asking us to describe it. Look for yourself, then you will see what the problem is. She finally did look at it and spent all of 30 seconds doing so.
I wish I had read these reveiws before we made the appointment. Hopefully this will discourage others from going there.

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★☆☆☆☆

We just returned from the office. We did not actually see the doctor, but one of his assistants. We were not satisfied in the least. We were told by the assistant that there was nothing that could be done about the skin problem. Why are there dermatologists if they can't fix your skin? The assistant was very abrupt with us and made us feel as though we were asking silly questions. Before she even looked at the skin problem she was asking us to describe it. Look for yourself, then you will see what the problem is. She finally did look at it and spent all of 30 seconds doing so.
I wish I had read these reveiws before we made the appointment. Hopefully this will discourage others from going there.

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Very poor quality of service. The office staff is rude and imcompetent. The billing staff takes months and months to bill the insurance. Had to return monthly for over a year for a simple problem. Finally there was a new NP it was done correctly. We never saw the doctor only the NP. I will never go back there again. We will go to Dr. Horn

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★☆☆☆☆

Very poor quality of service. The office staff is rude and imcompetent. The billing staff takes months and months to bill the insurance. Had to return monthly for over a year for a simple problem. Finally there was a new NP it was done correctly. We never saw the doctor only the NP. I will never go back there again. We will go to Dr. Horn

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Our office bills out to the insurance the day after the appointment. The only time this is different is when we are waiting for pathology results to come back or we are waiting for the patients insurance information.
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The staff were friendly at the office. The nurses got the details about my visit, exactly at my appointment time. The doctor did the whole diagnosis and actually made use of the details I told the nurse.

Dr. Tangoren was friendly but finished the appointment quite fast (but that is to be expected of most busy doctors), but answered my questions. They also did a quite checkup for any moles or skin cancer on the first visit which seems like a good idea.

The prescribed medications worked but caused some irritation so I stopped using some of them. From what I understand there aren't that many other options.

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★★★★☆

The staff were friendly at the office. The nurses got the details about my visit, exactly at my appointment time. The doctor did the whole diagnosis and actually made use of the details I told the nurse.

Dr. Tangoren was friendly but finished the appointment quite fast (but that is to be expected of most busy doctors), but answered my questions. They also did a quite checkup for any moles or skin cancer on the first visit which seems like a good idea.

The prescribed medications worked but caused some irritation so I stopped using some of them. From what I understand there aren't that many other options.

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I was less than satisfied with my visit to the Ithaca office. I showed up 20 minutes early to complete the paperwork before my appointment, and was rushed in and out so quickly that I had to finish AFTER my appointment.
During this brief time in the office the assistant took one look at me and perscribed two different face creams. After using these as directed for three days I got pretty severe chemical burns on my skin.
After visiting another derm. I was told that anyone with good eye sight can see that my skin is too fair and sensitive for these medications. Had anyone at Dr. Tangoren's office bothered to ask my about my skin before diagnosing me they would have know.

I would not recommend this office to anyone.

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★★★★★

I was less than satisfied with my visit to the Ithaca office. I showed up 20 minutes early to complete the paperwork before my appointment, and was rushed in and out so quickly that I had to finish AFTER my appointment.
During this brief time in the office the assistant took one look at me and perscribed two different face creams. After using these as directed for three days I got pretty severe chemical burns on my skin.
After visiting another derm. I was told that anyone with good eye sight can see that my skin is too fair and sensitive for these medications. Had anyone at Dr. Tangoren's office bothered to ask my about my skin before diagnosing me they would have know.

I would not recommend this office to anyone.

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I have always had great service and care from Dr. Tangoren's office. Nurses have been friendly and competant and Dr. Tangoren always makes sure all of my questions and concerns are addressed.

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★★★★☆

I have always had great service and care from Dr. Tangoren's office. Nurses have been friendly and competant and Dr. Tangoren always makes sure all of my questions and concerns are addressed.

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I have had multiple visits to both his offices in Syracuse and Ithaca. I have been seen for a variety of issues, all of which were accurately diagnosed and treated both by the Dr. and/or his assistants. I concede that he is busy, but I've never been denied access to him when the assistants or front office can't answer a question to my satisfaction. I have complete confidence in his quality of care.

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★★★★☆

I have had multiple visits to both his offices in Syracuse and Ithaca. I have been seen for a variety of issues, all of which were accurately diagnosed and treated both by the Dr. and/or his assistants. I concede that he is busy, but I've never been denied access to him when the assistants or front office can't answer a question to my satisfaction. I have complete confidence in his quality of care.

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I went to see Dr. Tangoren about a skin lesion I have and was only allowed to see his nurse. This nurse was completely incompetent and misdiagnosed my problem. Furthermore she gave me a treatment that made the lesion much wore. I was never allowed to see the doctor even though I specifically asked to see him. When I went back to complain about the worsening of my lesion the nurse laughed and told me that I was mistaken but that I would need another appointment before she could really look at it again. I got the impression that what was really important for them was to charge me another office visit instead of taking a moment to answer some questions about why my problem got worse. I went to see a few more doctors who disagreed with Dr. Tangoren's nurse's diagnosis but due to the lack of dermatologists in Ithaca I had to make another appointment with him. This time I insisted heavily that I see the doctor and he was actually a very pleasing person who seemed to know what he was doing. Nonetheless a few times that I have been to the office the staff is very unhelpful and quite disrespectful sometimes. Whenever I leave an appointment and have a quick question for the doctor and ask the assistants if I can see him they always say no without even consulting him about it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to see Dr. Tangoren about a skin lesion I have and was only allowed to see his nurse. This nurse was completely incompetent and misdiagnosed my problem. Furthermore she gave me a treatment that made the lesion much wore. I was never allowed to see the doctor even though I specifically asked to see him. When I went back to complain about the worsening of my lesion the nurse laughed and told me that I was mistaken but that I would need another appointment before she could really look at it again. I got the impression that what was really important for them was to charge me another office visit instead of taking a moment to answer some questions about why my problem got worse. I went to see a few more doctors who disagreed with Dr. Tangoren's nurse's diagnosis but due to the lack of dermatologists in Ithaca I had to make another appointment with him. This time I insisted heavily that I see the doctor and he was actually a very pleasing person who seemed to know what he was doing. Nonetheless a few times that I have been to the office the staff is very unhelpful and quite disrespectful sometimes. Whenever I leave an appointment and have a quick question for the doctor and ask the assistants if I can see him they always say no without even consulting him about it.

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While i think dr. tangoren himself is a competent and friendly dermatologist, his office seems very poorly run. A couple of times I have been passed off on his assistant who i find substandard (and has misdiagnosed me) even when i request the doctor specifically, and his billing and appointment staff are unfriendly, make mistakes, and won't schedule less than 2 months or so in advance, even for urgent problems. On the whole, i think he's probably fine for little stuff or elective stuff, but if you feel like you actually have a problem you want looked at in a timely fashion, this isn't the place to get it.

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★★☆☆☆

While i think dr. tangoren himself is a competent and friendly dermatologist, his office seems very poorly run. A couple of times I have been passed off on his assistant who i find substandard (and has misdiagnosed me) even when i request the doctor specifically, and his billing and appointment staff are unfriendly, make mistakes, and won't schedule less than 2 months or so in advance, even for urgent problems. On the whole, i think he's probably fine for little stuff or elective stuff, but if you feel like you actually have a problem you want looked at in a timely fashion, this isn't the place to get it.

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I was referred to Dr. Tangoren by my family doctor for a nail problem I was having. I never did get to see the doctor, they only let me see his assistant. She diagnosed my problem and gave me some creams. Those worked for a while, but the problem is back again. I'm leary of making another appointment and spending the money to see (or not) the doctor again.

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★★★☆☆

I was referred to Dr. Tangoren by my family doctor for a nail problem I was having. I never did get to see the doctor, they only let me see his assistant. She diagnosed my problem and gave me some creams. Those worked for a while, but the problem is back again. I'm leary of making another appointment and spending the money to see (or not) the doctor again.

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