Finding a personable, kind doctor in NYC is a pretty tough task. When you find one, you'd better stick with her/him. I also think it's good to refer these good doctors to whomever inquires.
I started seeing a dermatologist a few years ago. Through a friend at work, who referred her to me, I had finally found a great one. Pretty soon several of my friends were patients of hers as well. (It was kind of comical because we had wondered if we'd get a referral bonus. haha). Then she left the practice. I panicked*. I wondered, 'Where on earth am I going to find a better dermatologist than her??' Well, my friend tracked her down at her new office in the West Village. Whew!
The office is somewhat small and below street level. Once inside, at one point you actually have to duck your head because the ceilings are low. The environment isn't really like a doctor's office at all either. I felt as if I was sitting in someone's living room. There are usually samples of Eucerin lotion and lots of magazines to peruse while you wait. The front desk staff are quite cordial too. The doctors here offer clinical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology services. They also have offices in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.
So, let's hear it for good doctors and good skin!