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What Our Patients Have to Say
Watch video testimonials for Dr. Harold F. Farber MD and the Center for Dermatology below.
Patient story #1
I am an over weight Latino man with multiple health issues. I came to Dr Farber for removal of the tattoo on my face. I was hoping to get rid of it at this age. I just recently become a grandfather. I didn’t want my granddaughter to question my tattoo. I got this when I was very young. I went for a free consultation.
Dr Farber went over the treatment options and pricing with me. After that he said to me- “I know you are here just for this but do you have a dermatologist that you go to?” I told him no.
He said “Since you are here, would you like me to do a skin exam on you?”
He explained that since I work outside my whole life I can get skin cancer. He noticed a mole on my shoulder. He asked me how long do I have this spot there. I told him I don’t know. I am always covered with dust since I work at a construction site. He said that this is not a mole – what you have there is a tick. I didn’t know what a tick was. He than showed me the special tv screen in the room which had pictures of ticks. I told him that I get bites all the time especially in the summer with a laugh. He said this can be serious -you can get Lyme disease from this. I didn’t know what Lyme disease was. Dr Farber gave me a 15 minute separate education on Lyme disease.
At first I came to see Dr Farber for a cosmetic consultation – then I walk out being his patient and getting blood work. Nobody at my job knows what a tick is. I then become a hero telling them what a tick is. I helped a friend relieve his pain by getting him proper treatment through Dr. Farber.
I have an appointment with Dr Farber in 2 weeks but he called me to tell me to come in ASAP. He went over my blood work and told me that I did in fact have Lyme disease myself and that this can be very serious. He wanted me to go to an infection disease doctor.
Who knew a tick bite can be that serious? I have a bad case of Lyme disease that explained why I haven’t been feeling good. Dr Farber and the infection disease doctor worked together and treated me. Now I feel a thousand times better- I know why I haven’t been feeling great and tired in past.
I appreciate Dr Farber – a fine young doc who in a way saved my life. I am a hero at my church and my work now. I explained to old folk and kids how important it is to check your body. A tick bite can look like a mole – it sucks your skin. I told my daughter to check my granddaughter every time she comes home from playing in the park.
Who knew at the age of 64 I am a hero and help people like my self to be alert and to be aware. Thank you my wonderful Doctor Farber!”