Platina Coy Gershtenson, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.7 /5
50 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
Forefront Dermatology
My only concern with my appointment was that upon leaving I was not provided with a copy of my patient care for the appointment. I forgot to request a copy. However, my husband had an appointment later in the day and he was provided a copy without asking for one.
Forefront Dermatology
They were running behind. I sat for over half a hour in the exam room with the gown on..
Google Forefront Dermatology
I'd heard many positive things about Dr. Gershtenson and thought I'd make an appt. Being a bit apprehensive because of a bad experience with another dermatologist, I was very pleased with my experience...... she was very thorough, knowledgeable and friendly, not rushing me at all. I definitely would recommend her & will be returning when needed.
Google Forefront Dermatology
I have been a patient of Dr. Gershtenson for a number of years. She is very thorough and makes sure I understand any procedures I require. I appreciate that she takes her time with me, I never have felt rushed.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr Gershtenson was very friendly and professional. She took time to ask questions and really listen to my child.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Gershtenson came highly recommended and even then exceeded exoectations!
Forefront Dermatology
My only complaint is that I set up my annual exam a year in advance and it was changed by your office 2-3 times before the actual exam in August.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Generally our experiences have been good. The doctor did a great job with my daughter, finding a solution for something that had been plaguing her for a long time. Gave four stars instead of five because of the wait times. I don’t believe we’ve had a wait less than 30 minutes and we’ve had to wait over an hour on more than one occasion. That is very frustrating!
Google Forefront Dermatology
Friendly and efficient. Natalie was awesome with the numbing injections.
Google Forefront Dermatology
The staff is efficient and friendly and treats clients with respect.
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.