Platina Coy Gershtenson, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
284 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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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very Professional
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Did not wait long in waiting room Dr. very thorough Dr. very personable
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Gershtenson and her staff are all very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone in the office showed professionalism and care in their work. Dr. Gershtenson is very detailed in the procedures she performs.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
There is no better dermatologist than Platina Gershtenson! She is a highly qualified expert in her field who pays impeccable attention to detail. She is focused and organized. She is a great listener and is genuinely interested in her patients. This is one professional woman with excellent people skills!! Beside all that she is just so kind and a real joy to be around! Even though we only meet through appts that 20 mins means a lot to me. She saved my life! She found skin on me years ago and I was able to have it removed with the MOHS surgery. I've been seeing her for over 15 yrs now. I was her patient at the hospital before she went to Forefront Dermatology. She's trustworthy with my fears and always brings a sense of calm to me. I will follow her to the moon if necessary. I love my dermatologist, Dr. Gershtenson!!
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4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
She is kind and able to answer all questions. Her staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Gershtenson asked me questions about my skin condition that other doctors over the past did not, and quickly got to the underlying problem. I will be working with her to solve the issue. The office staff is all very kind as well.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
This was my first visit to Dr. Gershtenson’s office. I found her to be through with her exam. She showed concern for my comfort with the exam and explained what she was going to do and what I should be aware of when it came to my own health. I was very comfortable with her exam and treatment of my issue. I highly recommend her.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Professional and friendly. Highly recommended!
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very knowledgeable. Good demeanor. Thorough and answered my questions well.
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.