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COVID-19 & Patients on biologics

Recommendation for patients on biologics or immunosuppressive therapy

While there are currently no guidelines from CDC for our patients on biologics or other immunosuppressive medications, and there are not enough studies to support statements about all viruses, one psoriasis expert, Dr Jeffrey Sobell issued the following statement on March 10, 2020 :
"For patients who have been healthy on their biologic up to now with no obvious increase in infection rate, continuing therapy LIKELY WILL NOT increase their risk of contracting the virus. Furthermore, if an infection should occur, it is NOT LIKELY that their ability to fight the infection will be affected. But, of course, as with any significant infection, patients should hold future doses until they fully recover."
His conclusion to stop injection/infusion until recovery is in concordance with current practice here at RAD for all our patients on biologics and other immunosuppressants.

Medical Dermatology

Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil, a leading dermatologist who trained, practiced, and taught dermatology at top medical and dermatology centers in both Europe and the US is now offering her expertise in a private distinctive setting on the main line.

acne
actinic keratosis
alopecia areata
basal cell cancer
brown spots
dermatosis p. nigra
dry skin - xerosis
eczema atopic dermatitis
hair loss
hemangioma
herpes simplex
hives - urticaria
keloids
keratosis pilaris
moles
psoriasis
lupus
melanoma
melasma
molluscum
nail fungus
port wine stains
rashes
rosacea
shingles
skin cancer
sweat reduction
vitiligo
warts

Your satisfaction is our main goal. We put together a highly skilled, well trained and compassionate medical team that treats you as if you were part of our own family. We take the time to listen to you, to educate you about your condition or concern, and to make sure you truly get the best results possible.

Our dermatologists are specialized in the diagnosis of all conditions related to skin, hair and nails in people of all skin colors. We routinely perform skin cancer screening. We offer you the most advanced perspectives and treatments for acne, rosacea, psoriasis, melasma, keloids and skin cancer to name just a few.

Because we value your time, we usually run on time. Our scheduling system is available online anytime of the day so that you can book or manage your appointment conveniently from your phone or computer without calling our office.

We are easily accessible in the heart of the mainline, are just a short drive from Center City Philadelphia and offer ample parking or convenient access with public transportation.

How can we help you?

SKIN

# of surveys: 3794
Last updated: 05/12/2019 12:53 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
6.16%
maybe
0.58%
not likely
0.08%
no
0.02%

Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
10.1%
good
1.8%
poor
0.06%
very poor
0%

Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
4.89%
good
0.80%
poor
0.03%
very poor
0%

The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
very good
4.97%
good
1.05%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
very poor
0%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
1.25%
poor
0.14%
very poor
0.02%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
0.11%
very poor
0.0%

Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
good
3.66%
poor
0.31%
very poor
0.08%

Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
0.24%
very poor
0.08%

Office comfort

excellent
90.9%
very good
6.93%
good
2.08%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0.05%

Parking

excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
2.49%
very poor
0.9%

Friendliness of the staff during appointment

excellent
90.9%
very good
7.23%
good
1.85%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

What WE DID WELL

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Dr. Ringpfeil took her time and was attentive to my concerns. Writing all options on paper was very helpful and will help me when I start my regimen

#12020-04-01

Staff was friendly, attentive and polite. Dr Ringpfeild is the first Dr I seen that has been able to provide a viable resolution for my condition

#22019-11-14

as a man and coming in to see a doctor is usually awkward especially a female doctor to look over your entire body. The staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much.

#32020-02-18

The neatness of the clinic and the efficency of the staff and the doctor. Dr. Ring fieil was wonderful and knows her fireld, i have been to several dermatologists and finally I found the one who knows what she is talking about.

#42019-12-18

Linda was very informative, very responsive to my questions. I felt very comfortable with her advice

#52011-05-26 10:18:40

informative and efficient

#62012-09-05 09:52:41

I like the dermatologist's bed side manner and I get the impression she keeps up with the latest treatment options.

#72019-10-04

every thing was great.

#82019-11-23

I love the Edith Piaf music being piped in - that was an awesome touch.

#92019-07-03

Everyone is so warm and welcoming! great ambience, great music The lovely doctor is perfect- highly skilled, warm and a great mother!

#102020-01-05

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

Provide some written information for questions asked. I can't remember everything said.

#12020-05-25

no recommendations necessary

#22019-12-03

Keep doing what you're doing.

#32020-01-24

super happy with visit

#42019-05-30

Top rate service. A great total experience.

#52019-07-10

I can't think how anything could have been better.

#62019-09-04

I am completely happy with my needs being met here.

#72010-08-23 16:52:07

I do not believe there is a need to improve.

#82010-11-01 14:00:26

I recommended this practice to a family member but they showed up 15 mins late to their first appt. due to traffic and were turned away (after traveling over an hour to get here). I would suggest on the first visit to allow more leeway for late appointments (try to fit them in) and then explain the late policy for all appointments moving forward.

#92011-09-21 14:47:49

Everything was well above my expecatations.

#102019-10-12