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Department of Dermatology
Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Ave.
5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-4200

2100 Georgetown Dr.
Suite 400
Sewickley, PA 15143
Office Phone:
(724) 940-7546


Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology


MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA

Morristown Medical Center,
Morristown, NJ

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April 01, 2019

Dr. Alaina James really seemed interested in my problem with my head. And she seemed very knowledgeable and conern about the overall situation. I like to engery.

March 11, 2019

This dermatology group has been outstanding and I am so grateful to have found them. I have had cancer and probably will again some time in the future. Every physician, resident, clerk has been wonderful.

March 04, 2019

Dr James,residents,nurse and staff treated me in a professional and compassionate manner.I received excellent care.

February 21, 2019

Dr. James is an excellent dermatologist. She made me feel good. When I started going to her about a year ago, my legs were swollen. Now the swelling is down.

February 14, 2019

very good

February 14, 2019

Dr. James and her entire team were very respectful, listened with interest, and answered my questions. I feel very lucky that Dr. James was assigned to me.

February 14, 2019

she was very thorough and informative and reassuring about my skin condition. I left feeling accomplished and happy that my skin will improve !

February 14, 2019

Dr. James was running a little behind schedule, so I had a longer wait than expected. I did not mind waiting for her.

January 31, 2019

Dr. James was amazing! She entered the room and asked me how I was doing and immediately began to inspect the problem areas I mentioned. She provided explanations as to why I may have been experiencing the problems and provided pragmatic suggestions for resolution. She used lay language and utilized the skin/tissue/hair follicle diagram that was mounted on the wall. She maintained eye contact with me the entire time. After she gave me directions on how to use the prescribed medication, she checked for my understanding and paused to see if I had a rebuttal. She did a great job distilling irrational/inaccurate information when I asked her if my situation was similar to "Dr. Pimple". Throughout the visit, she was patient, kind, friendly, and approachable. She handled my face and body with care and gave me clear instructions of how she wanted me to position myself to so that she could do the skin. It was a wonderful first-time visit. I appreciate her cultural competence

January 28, 2019

she was wonderful and knowledgeable. I felt hopeful when I finished my appointment.