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Practice: Chevy Chase Dermatology
Med. School:George Washington University School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1991

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 21/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 8 reviews. Dr. MARGARET L. SOMMERVILLE has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dermatologist-related: skin disease, warts, acne, rash, dermatitis, skin tumors, moles, skin cancer, psoriasis
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RID: 5675859
24/07/14 5 5 5 5 Great experience. I appreciate Dr Sommerville's honesty. Great doctor and wonderful office staff. No hard sell, only honest, helpful information. The best skin care products. Everyone made me feel very welcome. 
RID: 5479486
15/05/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sommerville is very knowledgeable and personable. She knows how to put a patient at ease. The prescriptions she gave me worked very well and the lesions she froze on my face went away without any scarring. I will definitely be returning to this office for future follow ups.  Respond
RID: 5438075
01/05/14 5 5 5 5 This is a very professional office and Dr. Sommerville is capable, smart and down to earth. She really explains things in a way that is easy to understand. I have been using her skincare products for several years and I have to tell you that nothing that I have ever purchased at the department store even comes close in terms of results. She does such a great job with injections such as Botox or fillers and the results are very natural. She does not fully block your expression with Botox like many other dermatologists do, but instead leaves you with enough movement in your forehead that your face never looks fake. Another thing that I absolutely love about her that she prefers a gradual improvement in your looks, so that your friends are not talking behind your back and you still look completely like yourself, only younger. When it comes to attention to detail, I have never met a doctor who pays attention to all aspects of the treatment like she does. dermatology.  Respond
21/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "MARGARET" to "MARGARET L." 
RID: 2902552
09/10/13 5 5 5 5 If you are a cosmetic patients and want natural results, see Dr. Sommerville. She is used to treating professional women and will make sure that you look completely natural. She will also talk you out of any procedure that you do not need having your best interest at heart. The office is very clean, staff is exceptionally nice. This as the practice that really appreciates their patients!  Respond
27/09/13 SYSTEM: City changed from "BETHESDA" to "Chevy Chase" 
RID: 2479073
20/11/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sommerville is totally cool, knowledgeable, prompt and succinct. Her staff is accomodating, the office is lovely, and overall the treatment and services are top notch. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
01/06/12 SYSTEM: City changed from "CHEVY CHASE" to "BETHESDA" 
RID: 1461951
10/06/11 5 5 5 5 The staff is extremely professional and Doctor Sommerville is absolutely fantastic. She is intelligent,and carrying. For the past 3 years I saw many dermatologists and got 4 different diagnostics. I took medications for all the dignosed conditions and the blisters and scales on my face never cleared. Dr Sommerville took the time to listen to my concerns and asked me questions to gain a deep understanding of the problem. When she saw the blisters she told that I might have contact allergic dermatitis. She advised me to stay away from any chemicals and ordered a chemical test to be performed. The test proved that I was allergic to several chemicals present many products I had been using for the past 3 years. Dr. Sommerville gave me Protopic to fix the damage done all these years and it is doing wonders. My face is finally clearing out after all these years. No more itching and burning. And all this was possible thanks to Dr. Sommerville. That is why I recommend her from all my heart! 
Insurance: Anthem
Paid (or co-pay): $40
RID: 1376467
02/03/11 2 1 1 2 I agree with the previous comment. I DO NOT recommend this office. I went to Dr. Sommerville in order to have warts removed. I returned on 3 separate occasions and they had not diminished in the least. They charged me and ungodly amount and when I asked for a supplementary cream to help speed the process, they just kept telling me that they would give it to me the next time. I firmly believe that they were just trying to make money and did not help me get better so that I could continue paying $75 a visit. On my final visit my insurance changed so I needed to bring them my plan number, insurance number, and group number which was more than enough. They told me that they would not treat me if they did not have an insurance card. I tried multiple times to explain that I would not have a card for one week, but that the insurance numbers should suffice. The receptionist is lazy and unwilling to help in any circumstance. On a side note, they made me wait over an hour each visit. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 1339431
18/01/11 1 3 1 3 I made an appointment with Dr. Sommerville for the treatment of adult acne. The entire experience was poor. I was made to fill in intake forms with vast information about my cosmetic needs. The doctor and staff then ignored these forms completely, never following up with me about my skincare routine, though I wanted them to. Also, in their privacy practices, they reserve the right to give out your information for marketing purposes, which I was not ok with. I asked the staff if I could decline this option, and they just wanly assured me that they never actually give out patient information. During my visit, the doctor never examined my skin; I was wearing make-up, and she sat 5 ft. away from me. The visit lasted less than five minutes, and all of my questions were answered brusquely. I was given neither a diagnosis nor prognosis. I was, however, told that if scarring bothered me I could ask the receptionist about microdermabrasion. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield