Platina Coy Gershtenson, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
335 reviews
I want each patient to feel as though I have listened to them and that I’m caring and compassionate. I try to understand how their condition affects them. Patients often tell me that I’m very thorough, which translates into taking the time needed to treat their condition.
- Platina Coy Gershtenson, MD
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Forefront Dermatology
Nice staff, doctor was thorough
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Always courteous and expert at every appointment. Have been a patient for years.
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Forefront Dermatology
Great doctors and service!
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Dr. Gershtenson is absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend her for your skin care. Dr. Gershtenson is extremely thorough, attentive to detail and professional. Dr. Gershtenson explains everything that she will do and has done. Dr. Gershtenson listens attentively and is truly caring. Dr. Gershtenson is never rushed or hurries you out, genuinely caring. I simply cannot say enough good about Dr. Gershtenson. I have been a patient of Dr. Gershtenson for years and I am very pleased with Dr. Gershtenson to be my skin care Dermatologist. Thank you Dr. Gershtenson!
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I have a long history of requiring treatment by dermatologists in various states over the last 30 years. Dr. Gertshenson is the most thorough, personal, and technically competent that I have had the privilege to be treated by. Explains everything as she exams and treats; and offers treatment options with pros/cons prior to treatment. Highly recommended. This is based on 12 years (and counting) experience with Dr. Gershtenson.
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I was very lucky they had a cancelation and was able to get in the next day. Dr. Gershtenson was very thorough and started me on a good program. Very happy
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Dr. Gershtenson is great. Extremely easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, professional and efficient. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent dermatologist.
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Timely accurate analysis.
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She took the time to explain details for me to feel comfortable about removing my melanoma and she did a wonderful job I like her bedside manner and she was very personal and very thorough I would highly suggest this doctor
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Forefront Dermatology
On time, friendly, professional and gives clear, concise follow up directions. Same for RN Amanda.
Education

Undergraduate Degree:
Cornell University, NY

Medical School:
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, IL

Dermatology Residency:
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

Hospital Affiliations
United Hospital System, Kenosha WI
Certificates
Board-Certified Dermatologist (American Board of Dermatology)
Professional Memberships
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Wisconsin Dermatological Society
Achievements
Clinical Dermatology Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2009
CMSC Certificate for Leadership, 2003
James Scholar University of Illinois College of Medicine
Co-chairperson Bioethics Interest Group, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2002-2003
Publications

1. Gershtenson PC, Krunic AL, Chen HM. Multiple clustered dermatofibroma: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2010 Sep;37(9):e42-5.
2. Gershtenson PC, Krunic A, Chen H, Konanahalli M and Sophie Worobec, MD. Subungual and periungual blue nevus – melanoma simulator. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 2009 May;50(2):144-7.

*Age Restriction


For patients scheduling who are under 18 years of age (19 in Alabama) please make sure you have permission from your parent or legal guardian to schedule this appointment.  Your parent or legal guardian must accompany you on your initial visit and on certain subsequent visits to provide appropriate informed consent.