I have never written an online review before. I am only doing so to help people avoid this doctor at all costs. There are many, many other dermatologists in NYC - find a better one!
I went to Dr. Long three times. The first time, because I was referred by my own doctor. The second time, I came back because I was in the middle of treatment for eczema and other skin conditions. The third time, I gave him one last chance, just to be fair. He was completely disappointing, every single time.
Dr. Long has zero sensitivity, which is amazing for a dermatologist. When I showed him my psoriasis, he grimaced and saw ""Ewww!"" Not exactly the best bedside manner. He rarely looked at me during our visits, instead concentrating on his laptop. As I tried to explain my condition and what I was feeling, he was routinely uninterested and cut me off. He mumbles and speaks in a low tone so it is difficult to understand what he is saying. Once, I wasn't even sure if the appointment was over, as he simply walked out without saying a word. I sat there unattended, until an assistant came in and told me he was finished.
I would caution people w/skin conditions to very wary of this guy. His odd demeanor will make you feel quite uncomfortable and self-conscious - and I say this as someone who can get along or connect with most everyone! Not this guy. I suppose you might assume he has some level of expertise, because he is still in business. Yes, to be fair, I do not queston his abilities. However, his communication and personal skills are nonexistent.
You will notice here that there are numerous glowing reviews which all have suspiciously same tone. I suspect he made his staff write these.
I would never recommend Dr. Long to anyone, even a stranger.