Ratings for Dr. Mitchell E. Stashower
I began seeing Dr Stashower shortly after he started his dermatology practice. Both my wife and my family have a history of skin problems. In the 15+ years I have been seeing Dr Stashower, I have nothing but the highest praise for him, his nurses and staff. I always get in within 15 minutes or so of the appointment; so after 15 years that can't be just a coincidence. I read several of the negative reviews written below and I have experienced none of the negative things they've cited. In fact, a year or so back I overheard foul words by a patient and was impressed by how gently and professionally the staff handled it. I give nothing short of the highest recommendations for the good doctor and his staff.
My daughter was prescribed an acutane treatment. The prescription is overseen by the FDA to ensure that women take precautions to avert becoming pregnant. Each month (treatment usually lasts approximately 6 months) - 1. join a service that administers a monthly test; 1. take a blood test 2. see the doctor; 3. get a monthly prescription; 4. have the nurses call the positive blood test and test from the service to the pharmacy; and, the prescription; 5. pick up the prescription at the pharmacy. All of these steps must occur within 7 days or the procedures must begin from step 1, including having blood work redone. Let's talk about #4. Each and every time my daughter has had to deal with the nurses they have screwed up the sequential procedure MULTIPLE TIMES. When confronted, sometimes they apologize for their error. Other times, they distort information about their errors (e.g., not confirming that the tests have been done or not confirming that the blood work has been completed), forcing the 7 days to elapse. To boot, in the last go round, 1 month prior to finishing the treatment), they fraudulently misrepresented the facts in their medical record (dates); so bloodworm has to be drawn again. They hang up on you. They are arrogant and rude. They distort information...you get the sense they are to make money and provide very little care and concern to their consumers. Please be aware that the services received through this medical practice have been awful. We will never use them again.
He's always late. He is very loud. Can always here his conversations in the hallway. (some of which I shouldn't be hearing.) The front desk is very loud and I can over hear their personal issues. The office is nice, but the office staff seems low class.
Best Dermatologist. Glad I found him! He is nice and friendly. I was going to another Dermatologist in Alexandria and hated it. He is worth the drive. Other reviews said he was rude, I don't think it's that, I think it's because he's a New Yorker which may come off direct. I did not feel rushed which I liked. The rest of the office people were nice and the office was clean and updated. Love it!
Went to follow-up on suspected skin lupus which wasn't even addressed in two minutes... 45 minutes late...I had with the doctor. ThennI was charged for alopecia visit which isn't covered by most insurance companies. The office just sent "doctor's notes" to insurance company when coverage denied. I ended up paying for a visit that didn't address the issue I'd made the appointment for.
Despite waiting 2 months for an appt (which I do understand that it can take a while) a doctor whom you've never seen before should take more than 7 minutes doing a "full body check" and the whole appointment! There was not a full body check performed, only the one area that he would let me explain. This was unacceptable for two reasons: 1) I have a history of pre-cancerous areas as well as a family history of a cousin dying from malignant melanoma that was metastatic to his spine as well as brain! He seemed the least bit interested in checking my moles and other areas...claimed I was just getting old, get used to it??? 2) I am knowledgeable in medical billing and am sure that my insurance carrier will receive a bill for full services and a high level visit that there is no way can be justified with what I received. Once I declined the $600/session laser treatments for my rosacea (which he was quick to state my insurance does not cover), he seemed to want to have nothing further to do with me. Even said that the laser treatment was the only treatment available that would work...not true. I have done my research and will pursue my dermatalogical care elsewhere. Despite my dissatisfaction with him, the staff was very nice and helpful.
Dr. Mitchell E. Stashower's Credentials
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- GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE (Grad. 1992)
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