Dr. Alan Kling MD. – Kling Dermatology Dr. Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist Upper East Side & Brooklyn – Best Dermatologist NYC
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Dr. Alan Kling MD. – Kling Dermatology
Dr. Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist Upper East Side & Brooklyn – Best Dermatologist NYC I was referred to Dr. Kling’s office because of a recurrent problem I’ve had for awhile. I had already seen two other dermatologists and I kept having a problem and it seemed like this thing would keep going on forever. I asked my internist for a referral and he said that Dr. Kling was the absolute only guy I should go to for this problem. I was already I little fed up with doctors but I decided to go anyway for a consult. Boy, am I glad that I did! Dr. Kling explained what was going on and gave me reading material so I would understand what was going on. I followed his advice and I finally have this condition under control. I finally feel normal again. He really did a lot for me.. I was referred by my family doctor and think that Dr. Kling is an excellent physician. I initially came in with along list of questions about my condition and he read the list and answered all of my questions. The doctor I went to before couldn?t be bothered and he took one look at my list and essentially walked out of the office. I changed jobs and the location of my new job was not that convenient to Dr. Kling’s office but I would switch around my schedule to go to see him because he is very nice and very smart and very personable and that is not an easy combination to find. Dr. Kling put me on a medication that I have to take on a regular basis, and whenever I come into the office he checks in his laboratory to see if there are any samples. He once had his secretary track down the drug representative so that he could get free samples so that he could give them to me. How good is that? Dr. Kling has been treating me for psoriasis for a long time. Dr. Kling placed me on many different medications over time until he found a regimen that worked best for me. I was most impressed by the fact that whenever there was a new medication or treatment he would research it and explain it to me thoroughly beforehand, so I knew what to expect. He also once stayed late in order to remove a large cyst on my back that had started to drain. He rescheduled something else he had going on in order to get this done because he knew that I would not have been able to go into work the next day if it wasn’t first removed. He really went out of his way to help. I am aware that dermatology seems to appeal to the vanity in all of us. We go to a Doctor and expect miracles even if we’ve had problems for a lifetime. What I feel I have to say and what is probably the most important is that Dr Kling takes the right approach. He sits you down and truly formulates a treatment path that makes sense and actually works! I’d had a host of issues and one by one he explained the relationships between all of them. The myth and mystery were stripped away and even though my problems were of a personal nature I was always made to feel comfortable and in the best of hands. I no longer hesitate going for treatment, as Dr Kling has made me at ease and comfortable . It’s nice when you’ve found the “Right Guy”. Doctor Kling really listened to my concerns and talked to me thoroughly before recommending a course of action. He didn’t pressure me and took his time to make sure that all of my questions were answered once he recommended a treatment. He’s very friendly and seems to have a great deal of experience. I’ve seen a few dermatologists in NYC and Dr. Kling is definitely the best so far. Also, his staff is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and patient (unlike any other office staff I’ve seen). The entire staff was very accommodating and friendly. Dr. King is professional, courteous, and genuinely cares about your well being. Some of the reviews made me hesitant to make my 1st appointment. As yet, my experience was just great and Dr. King engaged for more than thirty minutes explaining and clarifying my questions. I certainly recommend Dr. King to family and friends. I’ve been seeing Dr. Kling for about ten years. My complexion was bad with the stress I was having from work and the medications other doctors were giving me weren’t really working that well. Dr. Kling go me on a regimen that worked and everything is now (finally!) more or less under control. Those injections he gives me make the acne bumps go down in a day or two. They are great when you know an important business meeting is coming up or something social is going on. I was seeing Dr. Kling on a regular basis for several months before my wedding to make sure that I looked good for my big day and it turned out so well that I continued to see him on a regular basis ever since. He also helped me out with this contact allergy I had to the nickel in my wedding ring (can you believe it?), but that’s another story. . What does this man do to keep himself looking young? I have had every imaginable combination of chemical peels, Botox, filler, sclerotherapy and I’m really happy with the results but he says that he doesn’t do any of that stuff for himself. What does this man do to keep himself looking so young? He says that he uses sunscreen. I’ve gone to him for over twenty years and he looks the same age. Whatever he has, I want it!. I was referred by my family doctor and think that Dr. Kling is an excellent physician. I initially came in with along list of questions about my condition and he read the list and answered all of my questions. The doctor I went to before couldn’t be bothered and he took one look at my list and essentially walked out of the office. I changed jobs and the location of my new job was not that convenient to Dr. Kling’s office but I would switch around my schedule to go to see him because he is very nice and very smart and very personable and that is not an easy combination to find. Dr. Kling put me on a medication that I have to take on a regular basis, and whenever I come into the office he checks in his laboratory to see if there are any samples. He once had his secretary track down the drug representative so that he could get free samples so that he could give them to me. How good is that?. I teach at a private school close to Dr. Kling’s office. There are many other teachers there who go to his office and they all think that he does great work. There are also many students who have been referred to him through the years and they have also been very enthusiastic about him. I have seen Dr. Kling on and off for about ten years and he has helped me a lot with my condition. I was referred to Dr. Kling by my internist. I had previously been seeing another physician but the condition I had was not getting better. Dr. Kling was extremely meticulous and thorough. I saw him on a regular basis and eventually it got better. I am now going to graduate school out of town at a place which is several hours away from NYC, but I make the follow up visits back to NYC to see Dr. Kling. I am not switching doctors. It’s not so easy to find somebody who knows what they are doing.. I was originally referred to Dr. Kling by my best friend, who spoke very highly of him and strongly encouraged me to go. I have been going to see Dr. Kling on and off for about 20 years for lots of different stuff that just comes up. I’m amazed that he always gets the diagnosis right. Sometimes the stuff that I had was pretty straightforward. Other times, he would ask question after question and then zoom in on what it was. The most important thing is that I always got better. I have many friends and co-workers who have gone to him both at my old firm and the firm where I am now, and they all had really positive experiences with him. My wife and my daughters have also gone to him and he has also been very helpful with them. I first saw Dr. Kling years ago when I had a bad infection. He gave me a prescription and samples of the medication that he had in the office to make sure that it had a chance to work as soon as possible.. He spent a lot of time explaining my condition to me. I was really scared and I called him with a lot of questions. He was very patient. I still come to the office now for other things. He was very helpful. Both my wife and I have gone to Dr. Kling. I had a pretty perplexing skin condition and I was told by my family doctor that Dr. Kling was the person to see to figure it out. He spent a lot of time talking and explaining things to me. I had seen two other doctors before, and I realized that educating me about what I had was the most important step so that I was motivated to do what I had to do in order to get it under control. I’ve bumped into Dr. Kling at social things over the years and I am always glad to see him. I like talking to him..
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

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hpv-kling2ALAN KLING, M.D

Dr. Alan Kling is recognized as one of the foremost specialists in the field of HPV infections. Throughout his years as an HPV specialist, Dr. Kling has contributed to research and lectured at various medical schools, including Columbia, Cornell, Mount Sinai, NYU, and Yale as well as having been a part of a number of national panels on HPV and HPV prevention. His extensive research has allowed him to keep up with the latest HPV treatment protocols and to educate others in the field as well. While HPV is an important field of dermatological study for many physicians, Dr. Kling has clearly separated himself from the pack, making him the top HPV treatment specialist in NYC today.

Dr. Kling's private practice offices are located at his Park Avenue practice on the Upper East Side and in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Q: Do birth control pills increase the risk for a woman of developing an HPV infection?
A: Women who use birth control pills have a small increased change of developing an HPV infection.

Q: Which woman are at greatest risk of developing an HPV infection while on birth control pills?
A: Young women who started taking birth control pills before they were 20 years old and who took them for more than 5 years are at greater risk of developing an HPV infection.

Q: How does the birth control pill increase a woman’ s chances of getting an HPV infection?
A: Chronic exposure over many years to estrogens makes the cervix more vulnerable to being infected by HPV. Sexual behavior in women who are less than 20 years old is frequently associated with multiple partners and non-protected sex, and this group is also more likely to be on the birth control pill.

Q: Are the chances of getting a cancer from an HPV infection increased by smoking?
A: The chances of HPV infections progressing into cancer are increased in women who smoke and in women who are exposed to second-hand smoke.

Q: Does smoking increase the chances of developing HPV-related cancers?
A: Smoking does increase the chances of developing HPV-related cancers. Cancers caused by HPV include cancers of the cervix, anus, rectum, vulva, vagina, penis, and the oropharynx.

Q: What is the association between smoking and HPV infections progressing into cervical cancer?
A: A The association between cigarette smoking and cancer of the cervix is strong. The combination of cigarette smoking and a high risk HPV infection dramatically increases the chance of getting cancer of the cervix.

Q: How much does smoking increase a women’s chances of getting cervical cancer?
A: Women who smoked and are positive for the high-risk HPV16 were 14x more likely to get cervical cancer than women who smoke who were negative for HPV16. Women who did not smoke and were positive for HPV16 had a 6x increase in the risk of cervical cancer when compared to women who did not smoke and were negative for HPV.

Q: What was the conclusion of that study?
A: The study concluded that the increased chance of a woman developing a cervical cancer if she was positive for HPV 16 went from a baseline risk of 6: 1 to 14: 1 and that this increased risk was caused by smoking. The chances of a woman developing cervical cancers decreases after she stops smoking.

Q: Will a woman’s chance of developing cervical cancer decrease if they stop smoking?
A: The association of HPV and smoking is greater in current smokers when compared to former smokers. The risk of developing cervical cancer decreases the longer the period of time that has gone by since the woman last smoked.

Q: Are a woman’s chances of getting cervical cancer related to how much they smoke?
A: There is a greater risk for a woman to develop a cervical cancer who smoke more cigarettes per day compared to women who smoke fewer cigarettes per day.

Q: Does the length of time that a woman smoked influence their chances of getting cervical cancer?
A: The association of HPV and smoking increases with the total number of pack years smoked. The highest risk of cervical cancer were found in women who smoked for at least 5 years, were positive for HPV16 infections and had not yet had their first Pap smear compared to those who smoked for a long period of time and were HPV negative.

Q: Is smoking a risk factor for getting an HPV in men?
A: Smoking has been associated with persistence of HPV infections as well as with the development of cancers of the cervix, anus, rectum and in the oral cavity.

Q: What is the association between genital warts and smoking?
A: There is a higher incidence of genital warts in men who smoke over 10 cigarettes/day.

Q: en and his female partner’s chances of getting cervical cancer?
A: A woman’ s chance of developing cervical cancer increases when her partner smokes.

Q: What is the effect of the passive inhalation of second hand smoke on a woman s chance of developing cervical cancer?
A: Second-hand smoke increases the chances of a woman developing cervical cancer.

Q: What if the woman is herself a smoker?
A: The passive inhalation of tobacco increases a woman’ s chances of developing cervical cancer, even after adjusting for the woman’ s own smoking history and other factors known to be associated with cervical cancer.

Q: How does smoking affect a woman’s chances of developing cervical cancer?
A: Active smoking as well as second-hand smoke will increase a woman’ s chances of getting cervical cancer. The woman’ s chances of developing cervical cancer will decrease if her exposure to second hand smoke decrease, whether that second hand smoke exposure is from a partner or in a work or social environment.

Q: What happens to a woman’s chances of getting cervical cancer if she stops smoking?
A: A woman’ s chances of getting cervical cancer as well as other HPV-related diseases will decrease after she stops smoking. The chances of developing cervical cancer will also go decrease if she minimizes or eliminates her exposure to second-hand smoke.

Q: Does smoking increase a woman’s chances of getting an HPV infection?
A: Smoking increases a person’ s chances of getting an HPV infection.

Q: How does smoking increase your chances of getting an HPV infection?
A: Smoking weakens the immune system and increases a person’ s vulnerability against infection. Nicotine and other gases in cigarette smoke are toxic and cause abnormal cells on the cervix. These atypical changes in the cervical cells are called dysplasia.

Q: How is the increased risk of developing cervical cancer in smokers related to the amount that they smoke?
A: The increased risk is related to the number of cigarettes a person smokes as well as how long they have been smoking. Women who smoke and who have an HPV infections are at significantly increased risk of developing cervical cancer compared to women who do not smoke who have an HPV infection.

Q: Are my chances of getting an HPV infection increased by having unprotected sex?
A: The chances of acquiring an HPV infection are substantially increased by having unprotected sex.

Q: Will condoms protect me from getting an HPV infection?
A: Condoms will significantly decrease your chances of getting an HPV infection. Condoms are the best barrier method of protection which against HPV infections.

Q: How much will condoms decrease the chances of a person from getting or giving somebody an HPV infection?
A: Condoms reduce the incidence of HPV transmission by over 70%.

Q: Do condoms offer any protection to a woman if she already has an HPV infection?
A: The use of condoms can decrease the chances of a recurrence in women who have already been treated for an HPV infection.

Q: How do they know that condoms will decrease a woman’s chances of getting a recurrence of her HPV infection?
A: A study was performed that studied women who were treated for an HPV infection. The sexual partners of half of the women in the study used condoms during their future sexual contacts and the other half did not. The women whose partners used condoms had a statistically significantly lower chance of getting a recurrence of an HPV infection compared to those women whose partners did not use condoms.

Q: Will condoms prevent HPV infections?
A: Condoms will significantly decrease the chance of acquiring an HPV infection for both men and women. Condoms are not perfect and cannot offer 100%, but remain the most effective means of prevention available other than abstinence.

Q: How effective are condoms?
A: Condoms are the best barrier method of protection available. A study demonstrated that women whose partners use condoms 100% of the time for an 8 month period of time were 70% less likely to acquire new infections compared to woman whose partners used condoms less than 5% of the time. Women whose partners use condoms 50% of the time were 50% less likely to have an HPV infection than those who rarely used condoms.

Q: Do condoms help prevent infection with both the high and low risk strains?
A: Consistent condom use reduced the risk of acquiring both high-risk and low-risk HPV types. This decreased risk of infection resulted in a decrease in the incidence of risk for developing genital warts as well as HPV-related cancers.

Q: Will condoms decrease the chances of my getting an HPV infection if I was already exposed to somebody who had it?
A: The consistent use of condoms helps clear HPV-related changes on both the cervix and on the penis. Condoms also shorten the time needed to clear an HPV infection.

Q: Will condoms help a woman has already been diagnosed and/or treated for an HPV infection?
A: Women who were diagnosed and treated for an HPV infection whose partners subsequently use condoms are less likely to get a recurrence of an HPV infection than those women whose partners did not use condoms.

Q: Do condoms help prevent HPV?
A: Condoms can significantly reduce the risk of the transmission of the HPV virus.

Q: How do condoms work to prevent HPV infections?
A: Condoms provide a physical barrier that prevents transmission of the HPV infection.

Q: How do condoms work to help prevent HPV infections?
A: Condoms work as a barrier method. They can only prevent transmission from those areas which are covered by the condom. Condoms will most effectively protect transmission of an infection from the head and upper shaft of the penis.

Q: What are the circumstances when condoms will not work as well?
A: Condoms can ride up on the shaft of the penis during intercourse and the base of the penis will then be exposed and will not be protected. Areas that are not covered by a condom like the pubic area, groin, scrotum, thighs and abdomen will not be protected. Condoms can also break and both the person wearing the condom and their partner will then not be protected when this occurs.

Q: It sound like many things can go wrong with condoms, doesn’t it?
A: Nonetheless, condoms remain the single most effective way to prevent HPV infections other than abstinence.

Q: What is the association between condom use and HPV?
A: Consistent condom use is associated with a lower chance of getting an HPV infection.

Q: What are the important risk factors for HPV persistence in men?
A: Current smoking, having high-risk HPV strains and/or multiple HPV types are the most important risk factors for HPV persistence in men.

Q: How will stress affect my HPV infection?
A: Stress can weaken your immune system and can increase your chances of getting a recurrence by allowing the reactivation of an old HPV infection which may have been dormant.

Q: How will stress affect my chances of acquiring a new HPV infection?
A: Stress depresses your immunity and decreases your resistance to infections, which will make you more likely to acquire a new HPV infection rom a strain to which you previously had not been exposed.