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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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MALE FACTOR IN CANCER OF THE CERVIX

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: What is the role of the male partner in spreading HPV infections?
A: Men act as carriers of the HPV virus and need to be evaluated and treated in order to minimize the chance of infecting their partners.

Q: Why should the man be treated at all?
A: Men who are infected with HPV who have not been treated put their current p=and potential future uninfected partner(s) at risk of getting infected. Untreated genital warts on a man can also spread to new previously uninfected areas on him, which may necessitate more treatments to get the infection under control.

Q: Can the guy just wait to see if the genital warts go away on their own?
A: That would be tricky. The man continues to expose his partner(s) to an infection until the warts go away on their own and must use condoms until the infection has resolved. If the infection persists and does not spontaneously resolve, the man continues to be contagious and puts his partner(s) at risk for contracting the infection.

Q: How does a man give a woman HPV infection?
A: Most cases of HPV infections result from sexual contact. Men with HPV may have clearly evident genital warts or can be silent carriers of HPV who do not have any readily visible growths.

Q: I just started a new relationship. My former partner just contacted me and told me that they were recently diagnosed to have an HPV infection. What do I do?
A: You should go to your doctor in order to be evaluated. You have the highest chance of developing an HPV infection during the first 3-6 months after your last contact with your former partner.

Q: What do I do during that time?
A: You need to use condoms in order to protect your new partner. Your new partner may now also be at a higher risk for developing an HPV infection during the first few months of your relationship.

Q: This can be a disaster! Should I tell my partner?
A: You should be honest and inform your partner of this situation in order to decrease the chances of later accusations, bitterness and distrust which sometimes arise under similar circumstances. Your partner will appreciate the fat that you are being straightforward with them.

Q: Can I wait to see whether the new growths which I just saw will go way on their own?
A: You need to be evaluated by your doctor to see if they are genital warts, and until then to use protection at all times. Just because you see a new growth does not mean that it is a genital wart. There are many different types of growths which occur in the genital area, and many of them are benign and not contagious. You also need to e mindful of the fact that condoms do not protect against those areas not covered by the condom.

Q: How long do I wait to see whether they go away before deciding to go to see a doctor?
A: If they have not gone away on their own after 3-6 months you need to seriously consider going to a doctor and having these new growths evaluated.. The amount of time to wait is not definitive. It would be better to have them removed ASAP in order to minimize the chances of infecting a current or future partner(s) or spreading them to new previously uninfected areas on you.

Q: Do people wait?
A: Most people are generally uncomfortable with the thought of waiting once they learn that they may have a contagious condition.

Q: What do I do until the HPV is treated or until I know that they ar gone?
A: You need to do everything you can (including condoms and/or abstinence) in order to prevent spreading them to anybody else until you know that they are treated or gone.

Q: Do condoms help?
A: Condoms absolutely do help! Condoms have been shown to decrease the chances of getting an HPV infection by 70%. Condoms are not perfect, however, and only protect those areas that they cover.

Q: What areas would not be protected by condoms?
A: Areas that would not be covered by a condom and would not be protected include the base of the penis, the pubic area, the groin, thigh and lower abdomen.

Q: What does HPV look like?
A: HPV infections can be large rough-surfaced cauliflower-appearing bumps, small smooth-surfaced slightly elevated growths, flat brown or flesh-colored bumps or they can be microscopic and not readily visible to the naked eye.

Q: Can external genital warts spread when a person is not sexually active?
A: External genital warts can spread even when a person is not sexually active. The infection can spread to the normal skin around the genital wart that was not previously infected. The spread of the infection can be increased by any activity which involves friction or rubbing, like working out or wear tight fitting clothing.

Q: What should the guy do if he learns that his partner has a high risk strain or a cervical cancer?
A: The male partner should go to his doctor to be evaluated right away. He should not wait until he can easily see a growth, because growths with the high risk strains can be very small and difficult to detect. The man who is a carrier of high risk strains puts his partner(s) at risk for develop cancer of the penis.

Q: What is the nickname of men who are carriers of the high risk HPV strains?
A: Men who carry the high risk HPV strains have been nicknamed “Cancer Charlies.” The women who they come into contact with them have a statistically significantly greater chance of getting cervical cancer.

Q: Does the term Cancer Charlie refer only to heterosexual men who are carriers of high risk HPV who give it to their female partners?
A: The term Cancer Charlie is just as appropriate for gay men who are carriers of the high risk strains that can infect their male partners. Gay men have a 30x greater chance than heterosexual men of developing anal or rectal cancer, and they acquire this risk by coming into contact with gay Cancer Charlies.

Q: How common are HPV infection in men?
A: 50% – 80% of men who are sexually active in the United States have been exposed to an HPV infection by the time they are 50 yrs.

Q: Why do you see so much HPV in men?
A: Men have less of a resistance to HPV infections than women. Women create a greater number of antibodies to HPV than men and have a greater resistance to the infection.

Q: Will a person get more or fewer HPV infections as they get older?
A: The prevalence of HPV infections in woman decreases as they grow older, while the rate of infections in men remains constant as they get older.

Q: What does the term “Cancer Charlie” mean?
A: Cancer Charlie is a nickname originally given to men who are carriers of the high risk strains of HPV who transmit the infection to their female sexual partners, who subsequently will have a statistically significantly increased chance of developing cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers.

Q: Does the term Cancer Charlie only apply to men having sex with women?
A: The term Cancer Charlie applies just as aptly to men who have sex with men (MSM). When a gay man who has an HPV infection or genital warts containing the high risk strains exposes his male partner to the infection, that partner is then at a higher risk of developing both genital warts as well as HPV-related cancers, which include cancers of the anus, rectum and/or the oropharynx.

Q: What made scientists first think that cervical cancer was caused by a sexually-transmitted infection?
A: Cervical cancer was observed to be rare in Orthodox Jewish and Muslim communities, where women were strictly monogamous . Cervical cancer was also observed to be rare in nuns, where sexual relations with men are prohibited.

Q: What were the early observations that led physicians to believe that an infectious agent might be the cause of cervical cancer?
A: A study done many years ago examined the health records of women who had died of cervical cancer. The researchers found that the second wives of men whose first wives had died from cancer of the cervix had a chance of developing a cancer of the cervix that was statistically more significant than would be normally expected. This study offered strong support to the thesis that cervical cancer may be caused by an infection.