Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD

Virginia Beach Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars from 10 reviews
5320 Providence Road, 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Ratings based on 10 reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5.0 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5.0 out of 5 stars Payment process
4.0 out of 5 stars Wait times

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Doctor, Fairest Prices - Virginia Beach, VA

His fantastic esthetician, Stephanie Dillman, who also does amazing work, I have been treated by Dr. Oppenheim for over 5 years for skin conditions and cosmetic procedures. There isn't another doctor or staff the treats you so much like family and goes above and beyond for you, I recommend Dr. Oppenheim to all my friends for all dermatology and cosmetic procedures because he is simply the best!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. O is the Best Dermatologist Around! - Virginia Beach, VA

Friends highly recommended Dr. O! Dr. Oppenheim is hands down the best dermatologist in Hampton Roads. As a patient for over 3 years, I am continually impressed with his knowledge and expertise on all the latest skin care technology and his kind and professional manner. His Esthetican Stephanie Dillman is amazing, and is an added complement to his wonderful office. I trust Dr. Oppenheim with my health and well-being as I have had several skin cancer scares due to over exposure to the sun and he has treated all successfully with little to no downtime. Many folks comment that I am actually looking younger than older which as a woman in my mid-40's is always an ego boost. My children are treated by Dr. Oppenheim and I have recommended many satisfied friends to his office. If you have ANY skin care concerns, please do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Oppenheim!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Very Happy with the Results! - Virginia Beach, VA

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Results -Virginia Beach, VA

Groupon. He has a wonderful staff and everyone is there to make me happy. Plus, Dr. Oppenheim is obviously not in it for the money.

5 out of 5 stars

Country Doctor Demeanor with World Class Expertise - Virginia Beach, VA

I originally selected Dr. Oppenheim because he was an "in network" provider. I've had different insurance carriers over the years, but I still go to him whether he's "in network" or not. Most recently I visited him for a couple cherry angiomas. He had an intern working with him and he was very generous with his time. He consulted with her and in the process taught the intern (and me) a lot about what commonly causes these red dots, as well as some less common causes and their presence being possible indicators of more serious conditions. He's a recognized authority in diseases of the skin and has been published in several medical journals. I've been a patient of Dr. Oppenheim for close to 10 years. He's removed moles, treated skin rashes, given me a few botox treatments, and I can't say enough good things about him. He's friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly an expert in his field. What do I wish I knew beforehand? That we had such a great practitioner right here in Va Beach.

5 out of 5 stars

JUST KIDDING (About the Vampire Facelift) - Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. O is a great doctor. He takes time to evaluate your needs, even though he may be thinking of many things at once. He's patient and is willing to try various treatments to get the you results you want. His staff is outstanding, everyone is kind, and will give you the time it takes to listen to your problems. Stephanie is a blessing, she and Dr. O work very well together. You can be confident that you will receive the treatment you need and that you will get the results you want.

5 out of 5 stars

More Smiles Than Frowns! - Virginia Beach, VA

Dr Oppenheim and his staff always seek to provide me with the best care and help me put my best face forward. The Botox treatment helped make room for more smiles than frowns, keeping me looking and feeling younger!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Why Did I Wait So Long - Virginia Beach, VA

Very sweet doctor, he does have resident's with him since he is a fellow with medical school. He comes from a family of doctors in the boston area but he relocated here to be close to his wife's family.

1 out of 5 stars Botox

Uneven Botox. Virginia Beach, VA

I have had Botox done before and was very happy with the results. The doctor took the time to talk to me about where and how much he would inject and why, particularly in relation to my concerns and goals. Dr. Oppenheim literally walked in the room and said, "where do you want it?" He then proceeded to yell to his assistant in the other room how many cc's to prepare and walked in the other room to talk to someone about sports or something. I almost walked out then and there. When he came back in I began talking about my concerns and goals, after mind you he had already decided my treatment plan. In the end, I would have forgiven his terrible patient care had I been happy with the results. I have very uneven placement, where my left eyebrow forms into the "Botox joker brow" and my right eyebrow sits low. I do not feel like he took time to understand what I wanted out of the treatment, did not do due diligence on individualizing placement to my muscular structure, and ultimately did not even evenly distribute/place what he haphazardly injected in my face.

About Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD practices in Virginia Beach at Virginia Beach Dermatology as a Dermatologist, board certified by American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Oppenheim began participating on RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 34 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). Dr. Oppenheim has hospital affiliations at Sentara Virginia Beach General.

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Education / Training

Medical: Boston University School of Medicine, 1974
Internship: Gynecology - Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, 1975
Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1976
Pathology, Dartmouth - Hitchcock, Hanover, NH, 1977
Dermatology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, 1980
Pathology, Yale - New Haven, New Haven, CT, 1981

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