Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition.
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Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist
Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition. Dr. Kling is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to answer questions and cares about his patients, which is very unusual these days. His staff are very nice and waiting time is minimal. I've been to Dr. Kling 3-4 times now. Each time, I was seen promptly and Dr. Kling was thorough in his analysis and objective in treatment. Prognosis and treatments were explained in plain, easy-to-understand English. Office is very clean. Recommended. Dr. Kling is great. I have been seeing him for over a year and every visit has been helpful and a pleasent experience. I will continue to see Dr Kling going forward. Dr. Kling was mean at first but i continue to see him. In retropect, he wasnt being mean, he was being a doctor. In todays society we are quick to judge without thought. Thats why we usually feel regret. This doctor put me in my place and he needed too. I usually ignore followups but one thing Dr. Kling does is shows he cares. This man is very busy but very kind and commpassionate as he never makes you feel your alone. Gives you personal stories too relate and in 6 months ive kept all my appointments. Although i dont want to be in this position, Dr. Kling makes the process fun. Thank You. Dr. Kling is a terrific doctor. He treated my condition with expertise and accuracy, and my skin problem was resolved within a few days. I was really nervous when I first came to see him, but he quickly allayed my concerns and put me at ease by explaining the reasons for my rash and how he was going to treat it. He was kind, compassionate and I felt he fully understood why I was so scared. Dr. Kling's staff was very friendly and reminded me of my appointment day and time two days in advance. The office was elogant yet welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Kling to my family and friends. Excellent dr explained everything in detail. Highly recommend. The Dr. Arten was very helpful he took care of my situation. I would reommend this place for any one that has a skin problem. His staff was great as well nice and kind people. They took care of me very quick. Dr. Kling is an excellent physician whom I recommend for treating any dermatological ailment. He was very diligent in helping me obtain relief in a moment in which my disease was severely affecting my health and well being. His staff was also superb, very polite and like the Dr. Kling showed a high level of professional when interacting with me and assisting in the medical procedures that I required. They are the best!! Doctor Kling is wonderful. I am extremely happy with my results and would definitely recomend him to family and friends. I have been a patient for over 20 years. The best doctor Excellent physician! I love how my skin looks! Efficient and takes time to explain process amd symptoms. Very thorough and clear. Good experience. Dr. Kling is very knowledgeable and understands my needs. He explains what is doing and why, and a brief history of my condition. I would recommend him highly. Dr Kling is an excellent doctor, very professional and kind. His stuff is great, friendly and efficient. Dr.Kling is the is the best dermatologist i have been to the pimples on my face was aweful.Now i am happy with the result. i would recomemd him to anyone who has a problem with there skin. thank you Dr. Kling to let me feel good about myself again. I have been a patient of Dr. Kling for over two years and can give an unqualified recommendation of his care and services. He is a very focused and professional physician. His office staff is also highly competent and easy to work with. Additionally, I have found dr. Kling's availability to be very good. Dr. Alan Kling is an outstanding Dermatologist. I have been seeing him over 10 years. His office staff is excellent. He is available at all times if you have any emergency call. He is one of the top physician in his area of expertise. I am happy to share my good experience in this rating/review. Dr. Alan kling is one of the finest physicians in manhattan. Courteous, professional and caring. Michael hirsch Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr. Kling is an exceptiionally skilled and knows his field. His stlye is comforting and reassuring. All of this is reflected in his staff which is personable and professional. I will recommend him without hesitation. Dr. kling is very thorough and knowledgeable. I trust him and have high respect for his services. Dr. Kling is the best dermathologist I ever have. I have being his patient for over 15 years and I am always very satisfied for the service I receive from him. I highly recommend Dr. Kling to all my friends. Dr. Kling has been my doctor for a long time. He is very helpful . I am satisfied with his services. Dr. cling was very accomadating and made a uncomfortable visit to the office very relaxed. I felt very welcomed and it was a not nearly as bad as i originally anticpated. I d strongly recomend Dr Cling to anyone with any dermatogogy concerns or issues. Dr. Kling is phenomenal! He is extremely knowledgable and effective. I recommend him to all of my friends & family. Over the last year my skin has made a great improvement and it is all thanks to Dr. Kling.
Rating: 4 / 5 stars


Q: How are genital warts treated?

  • There are several methods available to treat genital warts. The types of treatment approaches are divided into two categories: medical and surgical.
  • Certain medical treatments are prescribed and self-administered, meaning the patient themselves has control of their own treatment.
  • These treatments include: imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara) sinecatechins (Veregen), and podophyllotoxin (Condylox).
  • Chemical treatments that are applied by the physician in the office include trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and podophyllin.
  • Surgical treatments include removal by electrodessication, curettage, surgical excision, laser removal and cryotherapy (freezing).
  • The LEEP (loop electric excision procedure) is commonly used to treat internal growths in women. Ablative infrared coagulation has been used to treat HPV growths in the anal and rectal canal in men and in women.
  • The choice of the treatment approach depends on the patient’s clinical presentation and the treatment preferences of the physician. There are advantages and disadvantages to each treatment method.

A specific course of treatment will be recommended by the doctor depending upon the patient’s clinical presentation. Genital warts can be successfully treated with an excellent healing result when a methodical and comprehensive approach is used. HPV is a containable condition and when treated correctly patients with HPV can realistically look forward to a life free of daily stresses from this condition.

Q: Should I be treated if I have genital warts?
A: Many cases of genital warts will resolve on their own without treatment. However, many cases require treatment in order to prevent them from spreading and infecting a partner. Patients may be highly contagious while they have an active HPV infection and must practice safe sex in order to minimize their chances of infecting a partner. The most conservative approach would be to have the growths removed ASAP in order to minimize the spread to others.

Q: Should I get checked out if my partner has genital warts, but I do not?
A: If one person has an HPV infection there is a significantly increased chance that their partner also has an HPV infection. The partner should be evaluated by a qualified professional so that the infection can be identified and treated before it has the chance to further progress. The incubation period for an HPV infection has been observed to range from months to over a year. The previously uninfected partner should have periodic evaluations with their physician in order to ensure the early identification and treatment of a potential infection.

Q:Will the genital warts recur after treatment?
A: Genital warts often recur after treatment. Recurrences occur in the areas that were treated as well as in the normal appearing surrounding skin which may already be infected and where the virus is still incubating. Genital warts can grow out in areas that are completely different from the original infection site. The patient should be evaluated by their physician at periodic intervals in order to identify potential recurrences or new growths. Genital warts are highly contagious

Q: Should I treat the genital warts or first see if they go away on their own?
A: Many cases of genital warts spontaneously resolve on their own but there are risks to waiting to see if they do. First, although most cases of genital warts are caused by the low risk 6/11 strains, the high risk 16/18 strains can also present as genital warts. There is no definitive way to tell for certain visually which strains are in the genital warts. All parties would benefit if the growths containing high risk strains were removed..

Second, until the genital warts are removed, there is a high risk of infecting a partner. The infection may also spread on the body of an already infected individual to new previously uninfected areas on the same person. The infected individual can then be left with a more extensive infection that may eventually require more treatment than if the growths were removed at an earlier stage.

A person infected with genital warts must be especially mindful to practice safe sex until the warts are treated as well as for a certain period of time after treatment in order to ensure the early detection of an infection and to minimize the possibility of infecting a partner. A person with an HPV infection must be ever vigilant to take all possible precautions to not infect their partner.

Q: How often are there recurrences?
A: Recurrence may occur more frequently when the immune system is compromised, when people are physically or emotionally stressed, tired, worn down, ill, or on immunosuppressive medications.

Stress will weaken the immune system and decreases resistance to infection. This may result in an increased chance of getting a recurrence by allowing the reactivation of an old HPV infection which may have been previously dormant.

Men and women have different rates of recurrence. Women build up an immunity and resistance to HPV infections as they grow older and consequently experience fewer outbreaks of HPV. Men do not build up an immunity to HPV infections as effectively as women and they consequently experience more frequent recurrences. This is because antibodies against HPV build up more effectively on the moist surfaces of the vagina and cervix than on the dry skin on the penis.

Q: Is there a cure for HPV?
A: There is no cure for HPV. However, HPV is manageable and can be contained. Once a person has the infection they always have the chance of getting a recurrence. Patients are advised to schedule periodic follow-up appointments in order to make sure that they did not get a recurrence. HPV can be successfully managed. The chances of HPV recurring, progressing or infecting a partner can be effectively minimized. Safe sex and the use of condoms are critically important.

Patients should stay in good health, manage stress, and keep their immune system strong. HPV outbreaks are far more likely when the immune system becomes compromised and when they are severely stressed.