Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD
1,325 Expert Answers5320 Providence Road, 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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 was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 32 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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Posted by leslieives
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.
Posted by subtrills
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.
Posted by Melissa Virginia
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!
Posted by sb23508
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.
Posted by WalkinGirl
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!
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Education / Training
Boston University School of Medicine, 1974
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