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Dr. Jennifer Hensley is a board certified dermatologist. Her clinical interests include medical dermatology and cutaneous oncology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Louisville and her medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her intern year in Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville Hospital and then a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University. She also competed a Melanoma Fellowship at Washington Hospital Center prior to completing dermatology residency at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Hensley has presented at multiple scientific meetings and has published in scientific journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Journal of Dermatopathology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Hensley is awesome!
Super effective and sweet, very professional and I barely waited at all, despite my being a few min late. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Hensley is great! She’s very warm and kind - attributes which are hard to find in physicians these days. She’s very informative as well. I would highly recommend her.
Wow! I LOVED the visit and Dr. Hensley! Everyone was SO nice in the office, from Bria who checked me in, to Jessica who took me back to the exam room, to Dr. Hensley herself. I didn't feel rushed, they all listened, and Dr. Hensley gave me tons of info and options. She was great. I can't believe I lucked up and found her. I have a history of skin cancer and I feel I am in very safe hands.
She was very pleasant upbeat and informative. She sensed my concern and definitely allayed my fear
Dr. Hensley was fantastic - she has great bedside manner and made the process quick and painless. Will definitely be returning to her next year and recommending her to friends!
Everyone, including front desk staff, was very friendly and made it an overall pleasant experience.
Pleasant office environment, very helpful and friendly staff, efficient office experience.
She was great! Super attentive but efficient at the same time. Will be back!
Dr. Hensley and her staff were incredibly kind. This was my first skin scan and they answered any and all questions I had while also talking me through the exam along the way. I will definitely be seeing Dr. Hensley again and highly recommend that others do as well!
Dr. Hensley had a great bedside manner and was super helpful with her suggestions. The woman at the front desk was hilarious. Had a great experience.
Dr. Hensley has a fantastic bedside manner and did a very thorough job with my procedure. I will return.
I had a very pleasant visit with Dr Hensley. I would recommend her.
Dr. Hensley was excellent. She was extremely thorough, professional, kind, not rushed, and answered all my questions. Immediately put me at ease. Great staff as well!
Dr. Hensley was excellent! I loved her personality. She made me feel very comfortable. Took the time to see if I had any other concerns. Gave me samples. I highly recommended!
Dr. Hensley was wonderful. Warm, affable, and knowledgeable. I did wait just over 30 minutes to be seen, which I was definitely irritated about, but from the moment the nurse took me back, he apologized profusely for the delay, as did Dr. Hensley. I also greatly appreciated that she answered my question about retinol without pushing me to buy a product--especially since that wasn't the primary reason for my visit. In addition, the front desk staff was extremely friendly and pleasant.
This was my second visit in 6 months to this office and it's been great both times. Very quick service, the staff are very friendly, and the doctor knew right away what the issue was and took care of it quickly. Very highly recommend!
Great bedside manner. Come with specific questions and issues.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Hensley for removing a mole and I'd like to say I was impressed ! She is a warm person and very professional. She did for me more than I expected. I highly recommend her !
The visit was great! The front desk staff was so friendly and helpful. I was seen promptly and Dr. Hensley was thorough, efficient and very nice.
I am loyal almost to a fault when it comes to who takes care of me and my trust doesn't come easy. However.. Dr. Hensley melted me in one visit with her sunny bedside manner, honesty and transparency... she has a patient for as long as she will have me!
She’s awesome and very helpful! Anyone looking for a new dermatologist in the DC area should check her out!
Wonderful doctor! She was so understanding and answered all my questions.
Knows her stuff!!! She's honestly wonderful and her bedside manner is unmatched.
Dr. Hensley was warm and caring. She listened to my concerns and I appreciated the options she provided for my issue.
Dr. Hensley changed my life! She's extremely knowledgable and gifted.
Dr. Hensley is great. She is caring and listens very well. The front desk staff is very welcoming and efficient.
Jennifer is great. She is efficient, while still maintaining good bedside manner and making casual conversation. The office staff is also very nice. There is Wi-fi in the waiting area, which I appreciate. I have never waited more than 15 minutes.
Dr. Henley had a great bedside manner and ready took her time without seeming rushed.
She was awesome. She got the right combination of medicine for my condition.
Dr. Hensley was great, she was able to explain clearly what my diagnosis was and options. The checkout process was a bit hurried.
Cannot recommend Dr. Hensley highly enough! She is very kind and helpful. My skin problem is all cleared up thanks to her!
She's AWESOME! She addressed every skin concern I had and gave great skincare advice! I was in good hands. :)
Awesome visit. Super helpful and throrough. Pleasant staff.
Awesome derm doc
Very thorough. Sharmaigne/Shaneese (Best I can do phonetically)
Very professional and put me at ease. Visit was painless and I was out in less than 30 minutes. Elite doctor! Highly recommended!
Quick fast informative.
Great bedside manner, very personable and informative. Follow up was great
She was very kind and professional. I look forward to continuing to work with her!
Nurse and doctor were both kind, efficient, and expedient. Dr. Hensley is thorough, communicative, and attentive. Pleasant visit, terrific offices, warm and welcoming staff, and easy to get an appointment!
Very professional and thorough.
Everything went so smoothly. It was very easy to make the appointment (on Zocdoc). Very clean and modern office and comfortable waiting area. Upon arrival you check in on an iPad. I had filled out all my info online, and they had printed it so I didn't have to give it again. Because of this I didn't interact much with the receptionists- but when I did they were very professional and just really nice. I had arrived about 10 minutes early, and was called back exactly at my appointment time. The nurse was really friendly, as was Dr. Hensley. She made me feel at ease and I feel very confident in her services. I highly recommend this office, and Dr. Hensley specifically.
Dr. Hensley was thorough, professional, relatable and patient. She took her time to listen to all of my questions. She addressed all of of my concerns and gave me very useful feedback. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Kind, professional and succinct. It was my first time seeing a Dermatologist, Dr. Hensley put me at ease.
She was professional and prompt and asked multiple times if I had any questions or concerns.
Dr. Hensley was awesome. So sweet and attentive. Didn't think any of my concerns were silly. Highly recommended
I was hoping she would take some time to listen and really get to know what was going on with my problem, but both she and her nurse didn't seem to really be listening, and didn't seem to really care. I know I don't exactly have the most stressful or complicated of an issue, it's reassuring when the people taking care of you actually seem like they care. She was professional and pleasant to speak to and made a reasonable treatment plan that I believe should help, but I can't shake the feeling that she was in a hurry and didn't really want to see me. I expected some level of pain from my treatment after having it done before, but I was actually in a lot more pain and distress than expected today; however, both she and the nurse disappeared immediately after and I had to limp out of the room alone. Otherwise, everyone else, including the desk staff and the other nurses who tended to me on the way out, were phenomenal, and I could tell they really cared about patients.
Great doctor. Very personable and knowledgeable.
I can't say enough good things about this doctor. I had not been to a dermatologist in so many years I'd lost track. She was thorough, careful, soft-spoken, and even fun (laughed at my stupid jokes). It's so hard to find such caring and also proficient medical professionals that it's a real treasure when one does. Highly recommend her. Will be back next yr.
Dr. Hensley was very professional and knowledgeable. She took time to explain various options available and her recommendations on best approach for desired outcomes. The office staff and technical assistant were also very pleasant, which is not always the case in a downtown DC medical office.
Dr. Hensley is great. She is relaxed, friendly, down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and funny, and she listens and discusses any issues or questions you have thoroughly. The assistants have all been great as well, and the front office staff are pleasant and organized, in my experience. I've now been seeing her for 6 months or so, and was relieved when she was still in-network after switching insurance at the beginning of the year. She is also great about helping you find a prescription that is affordable; she always instructs me to let her know if a particular thing she's prescribed ends up being too much, so that we can figure out a better alternative. My very first visit as a new patient, I had a pretty long wait, but since then the waits have always been very reasonable. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Hensley is so warm and welcoming. She's a great dermatologist and really takes the time to listen to and address each concern. I waited about 20-25 minutes to be seen total, which isn't horrible but could be improved. However, the treatment from Dr. H made the wait worth it. A great dermatologist that I can recommend.
She was very pleasant and explained everything clearly. Great patient experience.
Front desk staff were very friendly and efficient. The wait was a little longer than I would have liked but not terrible. Dr Hensley was friendly and took the time to educate me on the exam. I would recommend Dr Hensley.
Dr. Hensley is amazing and provided excellent care and advice. She was able to provide me with all the information and options available to me and helped me to make the right decisions. She is delightful and her expertise and skill has been invaluable to me!
She was thorough and specific. Process felt a little sped up but it was efficient and everything was explained clearly. And she listened to my questions and answered them.
She was really nice and really gentle! Explained everything in regular terms so I wouldn't be confused on my treatment. In and out in less than an hour.
Came as a new patient and was seen fairly quickly. Staff were nice and professional. All my questions were answered.
I love Dr. Hensley and her staff! She makes sure to understand your dermataligic concerns and give you a thorough explanation of her course of treatment. She makes sure that you feel good about the process that she will use to help you. I am definitely happy with my visit.
Dr. Hensley was so kind and professional! I felt very confident in her knowledge of the field. The rest of the office staff was very good as well.
Dr Hensley was very thorough, she has a lovely manner and makes you feel very comfortable
Great office! Dr. Hensley was awesome, attentive, polite, knowledgeable, and extensive in her explanation. The staff was very professional and polite.
I loved Dr. Hensley and would definitely go back. She took time to talk to me and I felt like she not only heard my concerns but took them seriously and provided the right advice for treatment.
The entire staff was fantastic, prompt, and helpful! Dr. Hensley was very attentive, positive, and solution oriented. I would highly recommend her and their office!
She was professional, personable, and efficient. I was in an out in less than an hour.
After I arrived, the administrative staff quickly obtained my insurance information and provided me with the required paperwork to fill out. As soon as I completed it, I was taken into a private room for my visit. Dr. Hensley and her medical staff were great and made sure I was at ease. I will be a returning patient at this office.
Dr. Hensley was attentive and efficient. Great visit, looking forward to recommending her to others.
She was terrific. I didn't feel like she was rushed at all. Took time to understand the issue and suggested several different options. I felt listened to and well cared for. I will definitely see Dr. Hensley again.
Dr. Hensley is the best dermatologist I have ever been to hands down!
Excellent doctor! Quickly in and out, super professional, super friendly.
Dr. Hensley listens to all of your questions and concerns and answes them in a very reassuring manner. I left the office will knowledge of my condition, a solution, and reassurance!
Polite nurse staff and front desk. The doctor was patient, listened to my concerns, and did not push a bunch of products and treatments up front. She carefully explained the impact of each medicine on my skin and what to expect. Friendly and funny. Will continue to go back.
I spent little time in the waiting room, but the wait time in the exam room was about 30 minutes. Dr. Hensley was great. She was friendly, professional, thorough, and answered all of my questions.
Very competent Friendly manner Explained things thoroughly
Very nice experience - nicely run office in every way.
Dr. Hensley is one of those special people who is both knowledgeable and down to earth.
I would highly recommend Jennifer Hensley! She was professional, friendly, and full of good information. I had a mole check, which can be awkward, not to mention it was my first ever visit to a dermatologist, but Dr. Hensley has such a great bedside manner, I forgot I'd only met her a minute before the exam began. The staff was friendly and helpful. I had booked an 8:30 appointment, but arrived early in case there was extra paperwork to do. I couldn't believe it when I was taken back at 8:21--before my scheduled time. Overall a great visit, and I'm telling everyone I know about the practice.
Very kind and professional. Answered all my questions. Gave me good information. Like her approach to treatment.
Jennifer was great! She was warm, informative and made me feel at ease. The office staff were very friendly! I waited about 10 minutes after I checked in to be taken back to her office. Not bad at all, in my opinion.
Dr. Hensley is one of my favorite doctors I've seen, of any specialty. The appointment was great, she was friendly and chatty, and she explained everything in really accessible terms – she gave scientific names, but explained what they meant immediately after, so I could feel like I was "in" on what we were talking about. If you ever worry (like I have) that ZD reviews aren't super honest, this is really my take!
Very thorough and helpful, great bedside manners, great information for further preventive measures.
Cannot recommend Dr. Hensley more highly - she has an excellent bedside manner and listens to her patients, providing reasonable solutions to your problems. I have never had to wait for more than a few minutes at her office and I am in and out quickly.
Dr. Hensley was on time, fast, and very friendly. She gave me a throughout check-up and explained everything to me and listened to any concerns I had. Very personable and will go to again for future needs.
My first time with Dr. Hensley. She was extremely professional and and knowledgable. I am happy to have a new dermatologist here in DC!
The entire office was professional and efficient. Dr. Hensley was reassuring and thorough in the exam. I will definitely return to this office.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, but Dr. Hensley I am sorry to say was very insensitive to my concerns and did not provide me with any useful advice. She made me feel like my questions were silly and used the terms “ridiculous” and “does not make any sense”. Dr. Hensley spoke to me as if I were a child. I left her office feeling somewhat upset and like I wasted my time. I would not recommend Dr. Hensley to anyone based on my experience.
Everything went well. I was seen right away. Dr. Hensley's assistant Laurel was very professional, yet warm, as she did the initial prep. Dr. Hensley arrived promptly and did a thorough examination, asking relevant questions and listening carefully to my responses. Laurel removed a small bump on my neck. The procedure was quick and relatively painless. Check-out was also very efficient. I did not get the name of the charming woman who processed my exit, but she was very pleasant and professional as well.
This visit was very efficient. Loved the atmosphere and the professionalism that was provided.
Great dermatologist. I follow her of she moves offices.
Explained everything and put me at ease. Happy to find my new dermatologist!
She was very nice and explained things to me more than once to make sure I understood what was going on. She also told me to make a follow up appointment because we were going to fix things! Very nice. I will come back
The doctor was AMAZING and super sweet. She made me feel very comfortable and answered all ten thousand of my questions lol Her nurse Ally was also very nice and welcoming. I will be back :) Waited less than 15 minutes to be seen.
The office is well run by friendly, competent staff. Dr. Hensley and her assistant were both approachable and professional. I was completely comfortable during my annual screening for skin cancer. I will recommend Dr. Hensley to my family and friends.
Dr. Hensley was very warm and kind, gave great advice and was professional and on time. I will definitely be back to see her again
She was pleasant, knowledgeable and informative. I am looking forward to a long patient, doctor relationship.
Dr. Hensley was friendly, thorough, made me feel completely comfortable, and answered all of my questions. The waiting room and exam rooms were both clean and comfortable as well, and all of the support staff was friendly, professional, and helpful as well.
Really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Hensley. Definitely recommend!
It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Hensley. She was very friendly and personable and answered all of my questions and described what she looked at when she assessed my moles and blemishes.
She was very personable, listened to what I had to say, and didn't rush me. She was able to answer my questions and give me recommendations
Dr. Hensley was very patient and kind!
Dr. Hensley and her assistant Allie we're both thoroughly awesome.
This is the best dermatologist appointment I've ever had (and I've been going to a dermatologist off and on for almost 20 years). The doctor and her assistant were incredibly friendly, genuine, clear in their communication, and great listeners. They were quick but effective and efficient. All my needs and concerns were addressed. The assistant took diligent notes and gave me a "cheat sheet" so I could easily understand the many suggestions and medicines the doctor mentioned. I recommend Dr. Hensley very highly and can't wait to go back!!!
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Hensley and her office today. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes total and appreciate that they offer appointments before 9 am. Dr. Hensley was professional and attentive, and together we came up with some good next steps. She gave me tons of reassurance and I trust her.
Great personality, compassionate, knowledgeable...a great find!!
Dr. Hensley is an excellent doctor. I had an annual skin screening and she was honest, reassuring, and careful about respecting my physical comfort zone.
My visit was flawless. Short waiting time and great care. Thanks, Dr. Hensley!
Dr. Hensley was very professional and informative. She took her time and explained everything well including the regiment she set for me. I'm definitely looking forward to my next appointment to see if her suggestions work.
Dr Hensley is kind, sweet and caring. As a transplant to this area, I struggled to find the services I needed from reputable practitioners. Unfortunately I did not have a good experience with my first Zocdoc but Dr. Hensley has totally changed my opinion. Not only was she knowledgeable and professional, she was so personable that I immediately scheduled my follow up appointment. I have found my new dermatologist.
She treated me as though she was in a rush! She wrote me two prescriptions and sent me on my way. Unfortunately, she didn't get to the root of my problem.
Fantastic first visit with Dr. Hensley. Looking forward to the follow-up visit.
Dr. Hensley is good doctor. She's knowledgeable, professional, and nice. The staff were nice too.
Very Knowledgeable and professional!
This was my first time visiting a dermatologist and Dr. Hensley made me feel very comfortable! She did a full body exam, even though I wasn't having any issues, and made sure that I was starting on a clean slate! She also recommended some products, but wasn't pushy about it. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a dermatologist in DC!
She is a great dermatologist. Has a fantastic bedside manner, explained everything to me very thoroughly, and answered any questions I had. I highly recommend her.
She is amazing!
Dr. Hensley was very nice. Addressed the issue right away and came up with resolutions for my condition. I will definitely be going back for my follow-up appointment. I was in and out within about an hour.
Very friendly and thorough; she addressed all of my questions scientifically and then in terms that I understood. Highly recommend her!
Shows that she cares about her patients . Good listener, willing to go that extra mile to make you feel that you are important and your problem is taking seriously and that she fully understands your concerns . And she will work with you to make sure that you are getting the right treatment that works for you .
Dr. Hensley is the best dermatologist I have ever seen; her bedside manner was warm and friendly, while still being very informative and helpful. I highly recommend her and will be going back to her for all of my dermatology appointments!
Dr. Hensley is great. I came in with acne, and she was really great at listening and setting up initial check ins about the progress of my treatment in the early months. My skin is clearer than its been since I was in my early teens.
I had a great appointment with Dr. Hensley. She was very friendly and willing to explain why she recommended a course of treatment. I appreciated how she was realistic and willing to consider my routine, and what I would and would not realistically do. Most of all, I appreciated how she treated me like a person. Often when I visit a dermatologist, I feel very pathologized, like I'm being treated like a walking zit, and shamed for not giving my skin more attention, and that ends up being a barrier to me seeking treatment. This was the farthest possible thing from my experience with Dr. Hensley, and I look forward to continuing to work with her.
My appointment with Dr Hensley was quick but informative. She made sure all of my questions were answered and provided solutions to my problem.
Dr. Hensley was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Dr. Hensley was professional, friendly, and attentive to my concerns. She answered my questions in a direct, knowledgeable manner. The front office staff was friendly and efficient as well. Continue to keep up the great service!
My visit with Dr. Hensley was very good! She is very thorough and listens to all of your concerns. She gave me many options and for my skin condition
Prompt, courteous and professional. She totally understood what do to about my Eczema flare-up and prescribed an aggressive regime to address the problem.
Dr. Hensley was very nice and personable to solve my problem. What impressed me most is she is very consciousness about cost of treatment and her staff went out of his way to help me get a better deal for the prescription drug. With a high deductible insurance plan, I am very grateful of that. The only drawback is the wait time is slightly long (about 30 minutes).
Very friendly and professional doctor. Highly recommend. Office is very modern as well.
I've been to quite a few dermatologists in DC, and finally found a keeper. Not only was she nice, she was practical, helpful, and down to earth. Added bonus? All the administrative personnel there were lovely, and the appointment started right on time. Two thumbs up.
She was very proactive and insisted on a follow up for progress to see how the medication she prescribed has been working. I'm glad I found her!
Very professional and friendly made me feel confident in the products recommended for my acne.
Warm and professional bedside manner, listens attentively, didn't feel rushed. Friendly and organized front desk staff.
Dr. Hensley was very professional, but very helpful. She'll let you know what's up without worrying you.
Office staff were pleasant, and I got into Dr. Hensley's office fairly quickly. She seemed knowledgeable on my recent issues with my skin, which were quite mild spouts of acne, so nothing serious. She prescribed me a topical treatment - then when I got to the pharmacy I learned that this was a brand name cream that was not covered by insurance and would be an insane amount (I should have known when they handed me a coupon on my way out of the office). The pharmacist informed me that there were a number of very common generic options I could have been prescribed, and he didn't understand why she wouldn't have just given me one of those. He gave me some names to call their office with, but even that process was a pain since you get sent straight to voicemail when you call. I will not return here since I can no longer trust her professional opinion, since I feel like I am just being sold to. Very disappointed in this experience after seeing so many rave reviews on ZocDoc.
Dr. Hensley is great. However, the wait was insane. I'm used to offices running behind but didn't even leave the waiting room until 40+ minutes after my appointment time. The front desk staff was also very unprofessional... Gossiping and complaining about co-workers very loudly. I will come back but only to the first appointment of the day or during a reliability slow time
It was amazing! She was attentive and caring and seemed extremely knowledgeable and confident. She made sure to ask if I had anything else I wanted to address, and made sure I was comfortable with everything before she left the room. Great experience!! So happy I found her!
Dr Hensley and her staff were very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!
Jennifer was super friendly and knowledgeable; she worked with me to address my concerns. She was easy to talk to and made the appointment enjoyable. The front office staff seemed to be a bit hurried/brisk because it was a Friday afternoon.
Quick, smooth appointment and diagnosis! Thanks!
Dr. Hensley was very nice & warm. She listened to my concerns & provided helpful suggestions. I look forward to working with her again to assist with clearing my acne.
I was very pleased with my experience both with Dr. Hensley and the office staff. The office staff was very friendly, hospitable and professional. I was seen promptly at my appointment time. Additionally, Dr. Hensley was kind, offered practical advice, and was quick and to the point while also being thorough. Unlike other dermatologists, I loved that Dr. Hensley did not try to sell me on products or practice services. I would likely recommend Dr. Hensley and the practice. Patients should note: Parking seemed hard to find. I took Uber to save time.
The office was nice and welcoming. The staff that I encountered were friendly and professional. Dr. Hensley was really nice and knowledge. She had a warm and welcoming personality. She made me feel very comfortable and I left confident that she could help me with my medical needs.
Dr Hensley was very personable and listened attentively to my concerns and questions.
Great doctor! Super kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. Would recommend.
Very good visit. Friendly and efficient staff. Office run very orderly. Dr. Hensley was very knowledgeable, patient, and courteous.
I had booked this appointment not even an hour beforehand due to a painful skin emergency! I was seen right away and Dr Hensley provided me with instant relief and a treatment plan that is already working.
Personal, efficient and ontime (!)
Great doc--friendly, patient, funny, and committed to explaining exactly how everything worked!
Dr. Hensley, everything about the experience was GREAT. Virtually no wait time, straightforward and compassionate experience with Dr. Hensley, and great customer service from other office staff. :)
Very friendly and efficient front desk staff and Dr. Hensley and her assistant were professional and approachable. Dr. Hensley did a thorough examination and took the time to answer all my questions.
Very professional, great listener, friendly, responsive.
Dr. Hensley was great and very informative. I've been to many dermatologists and she was one of the best. Highly recommend!