1st appointment: Karempelis was delayed in surgery at 9 am and his front office told me to either come back another day or see Physicians Assistant, as PA was able to do the same work as the MD. I knew that was incorrect but I chose to see him rather than waste a day. PA told me to have red light treatment, which I scheduled for several days later. 2nd appointment: PA "busy", was given details of treatment by a young girl whose job title and qualfications she did not reveal. PA later set up red light lamp, then left me with the young girl who operated the lamp. Lamp was hot and uncomfortable to the extent that I began to wonder if something was wrong. After 20 minutes, she turned off the lamp. I was then sent home with no Rx, no pain medication, but with the understanding that my face would burn. Three hours later, when the topical anesthesia wore off, my face felt as though it was on fire. I had nothing to alleviate the pain and lay awake all night. All that time I was thinking of how much easier this procedure could have been if, at the very least, a mild pain reliever had been prescribed. Karempelis, who I never saw even for a minute, was referred to me by my primary care MD whose opinion I trusted. I did not pick Karempelis' name out of the telephone book. I wanted to talk to Sharon, the office manager, but she didn't return my telephone call. Prospective patients be warned: under no circumstances accept any treatment given by the Physicians Assistant.
Posted: 12/13/2017 • Last edited: 12/16/2017 • Link to this review
I took my 9-year old to Dr. Karempelis for eczema, who resolved her skin problem after only 1 visit and a few weeks following his instructions. You should know that I had previously seen a pediatric dermatologist, pediatric allergist, and two pediatricians over a period of about 3 years, and NOT ONE of them could ever resolve the problem.
Posted: 6/13/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. Karempelis is great. I have seen Dr. K. for various skin ailments off & on for probably 15 years. (I say off & on, since the treatment is so good, I only return if necessary.) He is quite personable, competent, and explains procedures well - but also be ready to ask questions. Dr. K. always answers them with thorough knowledge and hands-on experience. (He's kind of a cool guy - looking more like a surfer than a doctor.) The only downer of Dermatology Associates is some of the desk staff, who sometimes act a bit impatient if you are unfamiliar with processes. (Excuse me, I don't do this everyday, like you office worker.) Other than that, and it's not a terrible thing to handle. I'm sure you'll find Dr. K. to be a really personable & nice doctor who you can trust. They also have a great website.
Posted: 6/30/2008 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. K is totally opposite Dr. Griffin. Dr. K is nice, competent and works with you. He spends a lot of time hearing your concerns. I would have have recommended him to many people. Thanks Dr. K. You made my visit to Dermatology Associates great when your partner Dr. Griffin was such a jerk. Go see Dr. Karempelis for good care and a friendly and comforting bedside manner.
Posted: 7/20/2007 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. Karempelis is great. I have seen him for various things over the past 10 years. He knows what he is doing and is very competent. The only negative thing I can say has to do with his office staff. They are not always very patient with you, especially the person who makes the appoinments.
Posted: 11/13/2005 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review