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Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld

Dermatology
Worcester, MA
44 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Dermatology Inc.

Worcester, MA

Address

255 Park Ave, Suite 600, Worcester, MA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(508) 756-0536

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

CeltiCare Health Plan

Cigna

Fallon Community Health Plan

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

MassHealth

Neighborhood Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan

Medicare

About

Bio

Board Certified in Dermatology, in solo practice 30 years, in Worcester, MA. We treat disorders of skin, scalp, hair and nails. In addition, we provide sclerotherapy for spider veins of legs, laser hair removal, electrolysis, facials, Botox, injectable fillers, microdermabrasion, tattoo removal, Fraxel scar treatments, Trusculpt fat reduction, Matrix eyelid rejuvenation, V-Beam acne and Rosacea treatments, and chemical peels.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
1 Agree
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Wart exposure: The wart virus is usually spread from skin-to-skin contact, and it gets seeded into the skin. Occasionally it can be caught from objects, such as plan... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Neither : Neither dermabrasion, nor fraxel laser re-surfacing will remove acne scars completely, with one session. They can make the scars less noticable, whe... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
See below: Hemmorhoids are swollen perianal vascular tissue, often associated with constipation. Warts are an infection caused by human papilloma virus, spread b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Contact Dermatitis?: If diffusely throughout the face, it may be a mild allergic reaction to chemicals in hotel soap, shampoo, or conditioner. Consider using mild otc cor... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Aesthetician: An Aesthetician can do these treatments. Some are also trained in electrolysis, or laser hair removal, which are more permanent methods of hair remova... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Lupus?: If the Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) was given to treat Lupus, 200mg dose, twice a day, does not always shut the condition down 100%. The symptoms l... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Irritation: Wart pads usually have 40% Salicylic Acid, which can irritate, and peel off normal skin. It is a chemical peel, and the skin will become raw, and sen... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Sensitive skin: Some people react more to mosquito bite saliva, for genetic reasons. Blood under the skin, from the bite, will make it look more purple. Cool compress... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
04/12/12 This : 04/12/12 this could be an inflamed cyst, small abscess, or clogged Bartholin's gland. A gynecologist or dermatologist can usually make the diagnosis ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Possible abscess: If the bump was an infected abscess you popped, the nearby lymph glands in the inguinal fold can temporarily swell up, and be tender to touch. If you ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Rheumatoid Arthritis: If these bumps are non-tender. they may be Rheumatoid nodules. Uric Acid deposits from Gout can give similar bumps. The nodules can be tested by a Der... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Unlikely: These 3 conditions have 3 different auto-sensitivity targets, in the skin. Biopsy appearance is different under the microscope, and treatments are dif... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Mucocele: This could be an epidermal cyst, if within the lip. A mucocele tends to be a translucent, visible pea like swelling on inner aspect of lower lip. They... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Allergies: A clear, runny nose without pus can be a sign of allergies to things in your home, such as dust mites, mold, animal fur. An Allergist doctor can test... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Rash too?: If scalp is red and itchy as part of the dye reaction, you may need application of topical steroid solution, or oral steroids, to calm down the reacti... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hives?: I cannot tell from your description whether your rash is hives, psoriasis, or some other problem. Do you have fever, joint pains or other problems wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
New : New onset hair growth on the face can be a sign of a hormonal imbalance, medication reaction, a sign of porphyria cutanea tarda, and rarely, a sign of... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
04/12/12 Extensive : 04/12/12 extensive itching about the body can be caused by many thuings. In the elderly, the most common cause is dry skin from insufficient bathing, ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Some hope: You may benefit from combo of Protopic ointment in am, and mid-potency topical steroid in pm for trial of one month, to spots, but not the groin. Bot... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Mimics: There are some rare conditions that can infiltrate the normal skin of ear, giving a similar appearance to cauliflower ear. These include amyloidosis, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Dermatitis: Rashes under rings can be due to metal allergy (contact dermatitis), or an irritant effect from soaps trapped under the ring if not removed when doing... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Maybe not eczema: If the rash comes right back, it may not be eczema, but an allergy to something touching the skin. Until the offending chemical is identified, and exp... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Skin recovery: If irritated from excessive Salicylic Acid, use moisturizing soap such as Dove-sensitive skin, or Aveeno (oatmeal). In addition, apply gentle lotion, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Rash too?: People can be itchy with, or without a rash. Rashes of eczema, psoriasis, scabies, and allergy to something touching the skin can be quite itchy. If y... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Many possible causes: These symptoms can be a sign of a serious medical condition, such as a bleeding ulcer, pancreatitis, gallbladder attack, esophageal disease, or even a... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Rash, or allergy: It may be from an allergy to chemical in shampoo, conditioner, facial soap, lotion, eye make-up, or an airborne allergy. As long as you get exposed to... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hair bulbs: Hair only grows where there are hair follicles and bulbs under the skin. The density and distribution of facial and other hairs is genetically determi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Chronic rash: Some persistent conditions that can give such a rash are psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, scabies, and a medication reaction. Psoriasis usually ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Pubic Lice Cure: With proper use of prescription creams, or lotions, pubic lice is curable. Since it is a human parasite on the skin, you can catch it again from intim... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Needs an exam: Some conditions that can cause such problems include Psoriasis, Lichen Planus, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Lichen Simplex, and Lichen Sclerosis. Pre-cancer... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
You cannot!: ANA is not a test specific for scleroderma, and there are false positives. There are several subtypes of scleroderma too, such as localized, systemic ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
It : It would be best to see a dermatologist, who can do an examination, and viral culture, or skin biopsy. These complaints could be herpes simplex, and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Possible Scabies: Crusty red bumps in the mentioned location could be consistent with scabies, a skin infestation. A scraping or biopsy of the bumps, by a dermatologis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
The : The rash may require a scraping, or possibly a biopsy to determine the proper diagnosis. A true blistering rash in the groin could be a contact dermat... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Rash vs lesion: Both psoriasis and lichen planus can give penile rashes, that may have few symptoms.. Less commonly, candidiasis and seborrheic dermatitis can also gi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Why not?: If the spider is small enough to crawl in the ear, it could bite you there.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Culture, Biopsy: The discharge can be a yeast or other infection. Your gynecologist can do a culture to find out, and treat it afterwards. The bump could be an inflam... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
It depends: If no tick body parts are stuck under the skin, the itch usually is gone in under a week. If the head broke off, under the skin, and is not removed, t... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Not necessary: The oil from the sebaceous glands in the skin are located at the hair follicles, and the oil flows along the hair shaft and out the pores. Since your ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Vein problem?: Ankle swelling and rash can be seen with poor vein circulation (stasis Dermatitis), contact dermatitis, fungal infections, and Psoriaisis. A fungal te... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Benign tumors: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors of the deep layer of the skin, and are usually painless. Then can move around a little, and they usually occur in othe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Ringworm=fungus: Fungal infections are rarely spread from makeup. Many skin conditions are also scaly, such as Psoriasis, or Seborrheic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis.... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hairloss: Kidney stones do not cause hairloss. Causes to consider are genetics (male pattern baldness), anemia, thyroid problems, lupus, nutritional problems, a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Bleaching Creams: Brown discolorations on face can occur with hormonal changes of pregnancy, excessive sun exposure, and after rashes or skin injury in those people wi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Usually OK: Foreign proteins from the tick's saliva can cause a mild allergic reaction, resulting in an itchy bump, a tick bite granuloma, that may take a month t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Possible Fungus: Fungus grows more with heat and sweat. This should be scraped and tested by a Dermatologist, to see if it is a fungal infection, psoriasis, or Seborr... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
HSV is contagious: Even between episodes of visible cold sores (HSV) on lips, people can be asymptomatic shedders of the virus from saliva, and mucosal lesions. Valtrex ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rosenfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rosenfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! What specialist should I see? What do I say? Just request for tests?
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Thanks for your quick reply! i cant tell you enough how greatful i am that you do this thankyou
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So we need to pin point the allergen

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Residency

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, Queens College of CUNY
America's Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Massachusetts Medical Society
Worcester District Medical Society
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