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

TREATMENT

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: How are genital warts treated?
A:

  • There are several methods available to treat genital warts. The types of treatment approaches are divided into two categories: medical and surgical.
  • Certain medical treatments are prescribed and self-administered, meaning the patient themselves has control of their own treatment.
  • These treatments include: imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara) sinecatechins (Veregen), and podophyllotoxin (Condylox).
  • Chemical treatments that are applied by the physician in the office include trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and podophyllin.
  • Surgical treatments include removal by electrodessication, curettage, surgical excision, laser removal and cryotherapy (freezing).
  • The LEEP (loop electric excision procedure) is commonly used to treat internal growths in women. Ablative infrared coagulation has been used to treat HPV growths in the anal and rectal canal in men and in women.
  • The choice of the treatment approach depends on the patient’s clinical presentation and the treatment preferences of the physician. There are advantages and disadvantages to each treatment method.

A specific course of treatment will be recommended by the doctor depending upon the patient’s clinical presentation. Genital warts can be successfully treated with an excellent healing result when a methodical and comprehensive approach is used. HPV is a containable condition and when treated correctly patients with HPV can realistically look forward to a life free of daily stresses from this condition.

Q: Should I be treated if I have genital warts?
A: Many cases of genital warts will resolve on their own without treatment. However, many cases require treatment in order to prevent them from spreading and infecting a partner. Patients may be highly contagious while they have an active HPV infection and must practice safe sex in order to minimize their chances of infecting a partner. The most conservative approach would be to have the growths removed ASAP in order to minimize the spread to others.

Q: Should I get checked out if my partner has genital warts, but I do not?
A: If one person has an HPV infection there is a significantly increased chance that their partner also has an HPV infection. The partner should be evaluated by a qualified professional so that the infection can be identified and treated before it has the chance to further progress. The incubation period for an HPV infection has been observed to range from months to over a year. The previously uninfected partner should have periodic evaluations with their physician in order to ensure the early identification and treatment of a potential infection.

Will the genital warts recur after treatment?
Genital warts often recur after treatment. Recurrences occur in the areas that were treated as well as in the normal appearing surrounding skin which may already be infected and where the virus is still incubating. Genital warts can grow out in areas that are completely different from the original infection site. The patient should be evaluated by their physician at periodic intervals in order to identify potential recurrences or new growths. Genital warts are highly contagious

Q: Should I treat the genital warts or first see if they go away on their own?
A: Many cases of genital warts spontaneously resolve on their own but there are risks to waiting to see if they do. First, although most cases of genital warts are caused by the low risk 6/11 strains, the high risk 16/18 strains can also present as genital warts. There is no definitive way to tell for certain visually which strains are in the genital warts. All parties would benefit if the growths containing high risk strains were removed..

Second, until the genital warts are removed, there is a high risk of infecting a partner. The infection may also spread on the body of an already infected individual to new previously uninfected areas on the same person. The infected individual can then be left with a more extensive infection that may eventually require more treatment than if the growths were removed at an earlier stage.

A person infected with genital warts must be especially mindful to practice safe sex until the warts are treated as well as for a certain period of time after treatment in order to ensure the early detection of an infection and to minimize the possibility of infecting a partner. A person with an HPV infection must be ever vigilant to take all possible precautions to not infect their partner.

Q: How often are there recurrences?
A: Recurrence may occur more frequently when the immune system is compromised, when people are physically or emotionally stressed, tired, worn down, ill, or on immunosuppressive medications.

Stress will weaken the immune system and decreases resistance to infection. This may result in an increased chance of getting a recurrence by allowing the reactivation of an old HPV infection which may have been previously dormant.

Men and women have different rates of recurrence. Women build up an immunity and resistance to HPV infections as they grow older and consequently experience fewer outbreaks of HPV. Men do not build up an immunity to HPV infections as effectively as women and they consequently experience more frequent recurrences. This is because antibodies against HPV build up more effectively on the moist surfaces of the vagina and cervix than on the dry skin on the penis.

Q: Is there a cure for HPV?
A: There is no cure for HPV. However, HPV is manageable and can be contained. Once a person has the infection they always have the chance of getting a recurrence. Patients are advised to schedule periodic follow-up appointments in order to make sure that they did not get a recurrence. HPV can be successfully managed. The chances of HPV recurring, progressing or infecting a partner can be effectively minimized. Safe sex and the use of condoms are critically important.

Patients should stay in good health, manage stress, and keep their immune system strong. HPV outbreaks are far more likely when the immune system becomes compromised and when they are severely stressed.