RI Skin Doc is now open and seeing patients by appointment only! No walk-ins will be taken at this time. When you arrive at the office, you must call us from your car in the parking lot. We will take your temperature and do a COVID screen before you are admitted inside. Masks are required. We appreciate everyone observing social distancing guidelines as we remain committed to keeping everyone safe.

RI Skin Doc Team Wearing Masks
Cicalfate+ Bottle

The Soothing Match For Your Mask

Cicalfate+ helps protect and soothe vulnerable skin from frequent face mask use.

Apply new Cicalfate+:

  • BEFORE wearing your mask – to help protect and soothe your skin barrier
  • AFTER removing your mask – to replenish moisture and help accelerate the skin recovery process 4x faster


RI Skin Doc location and providers

Welcome to RI Skin Doc

Rhode Island’s Most Trusted Dermatologists Since 1987

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Have you been ignoring an annoying skin condition? Are you unsure of what skin problem you have? Or do you know what the problem is, but are having no success in controlling it? Your skin problem is annoying at best. But at worst, dangerous or precancerous. Why wait any longer to get help?

At RI Skin Doc in Cranston, Rhode Island, we have skilled dermatologists who can provide the latest and best preventive and curative skin care treatment for a wide range of skin conditions. We treat people of all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens - and we always stay on the cutting edge, allowing us to provide new therapies for conditions that may not have responded to prior attempts at treatment.

We’re here to help you ease your mind and heal your body. Schedule an appointment today.

(All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.)

Providing Customized Skin Care in Cranston, RI for 30+ Years

Dermatology Services & Conditions

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Skin conditions can range from uncomfortable to painful to downright dangerous - but regardless of the severity, we believe our patients deserve relief as quickly as possible. Our team of skin care experts can treat a wide variety of conditions with the latest therapies available in dermatology.

If you don't find what you are looking for, please refer to Rejuvaderm MediSpa

Acne Treatment
Treating Warts
Skin Cancer
Pityriasis Rosea
Poisonous Plants
Pediatric Dermatology

Experienced, compassionate and here to help.

Meet Our Care Team

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Our passionate, dynamic team of dermatology experts brings a wealth of experience to your treatment. We’re here to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and a skin treatment plan that works for you.

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Ellen Frankel, MD
Pediatrician, Dermatologist
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Michael Bharier, MD
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Natalie Driscoll, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Frankel

A Message from Dr. Frankel

Exceptional Dermatological Care for Everyone from Children to the Young at Heart!

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My practice is composed of a wide range of patients, and I have a special interest in pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. My office staff and I make a special effort to put children at ease in the office, as evidenced by the separate pediatric examining room and waiting room furniture with toys and books designed to make them feel comfortable.
My medical practice offers general skin care and treatments of various illnesses. Cosmetic and medical procedures are offered in our Rejuvaderm MediSpa office. Call us at 401.944.SKIN or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.
All of my attention is focused on good patient care, be it the child or the young at heart. I give each patient plenty of time for a thorough analysis of their problems.

We Accept Most Insurances

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RI Skin Doc accepts most of Rhode Island’s major health insurance providers. If your insurance provider is not listed here, please give us a call - our highly knowledgeable and compassionate office staff is happy to help you.

Here's What Our Patients Have to Say

  • No wait, comfortable atmosphere with friendly staff. Doctor answers all questions.

    Joanne . October 22, 2020
  • I had an urgent concern for my father regarding a potential malignant melanoma. The office staff fit him in to see Dr. Frankel right away. She was extremely thorough and reassured us that he was fine. She is an excellent diagnostician and doesn’t take chances. I trust her 100%

    Lisa K. October 22, 2020
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Frankel sing 2001. Needless to say, I'm more than extremely satisfied with her care.

    Deborah B. October 22, 2020

  • Mary-Elizabeth G. October 22, 2020
  • Quick, professional, very helpful and friendly!

    Christopher S. October 21, 2020

  • Alisa C. October 21, 2020
  • Quick diagnosis

    Sandra B. October 20, 2020
  • Dr Frankel wasverycoutteius and dealt with me in a very professional manner. She is extremely knowledgeable and provided many helpful recommendations for my skin care. I would recommend her without reservation.

    David A. October 20, 2020
  • Very pleasant experience.

    Annette S. October 19, 2020
  • My visit was quick, very professional, friendly but thorough. Natalie was wonderful

    Rosemarie B. October 19, 2020
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