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Dr. Joseph Porres, MD, PhD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Joseph Porres is a compassionate, thorough dermatologist treating patients in Rockville, Maryland, and the surrounding communities. His primary goal as a practitioner is to serve the unique needs of each of his patients. Dr. Porres is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He also holds certification from the American Board of Dermatology and membership with the American Academy of Dermatology. Originally from Spain, Dr. Porres attended the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he pursued his medical degree. He continued his medical education at the University of Minnesota. Here, he received his residency training in dermatology. Dr. Porres has also completed a Ph.D. program in medical microbiology at Temple University. Patients visiting Dr. Porres can receive a full range of dermatology services. He provides annual skin screenings, Mohs surgery, filler treatment, anti-aging treatment, and general consultations. Treatment is available for issues including eczema, psoriasis, acne, rash and hair loss. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Porres enjoys sports.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Complutense de Madrid Facultad de Medicina
  • Temple University, PhD in Medical Microbiology
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1902835689

Office locations

Joseph Porres

50 W Edmonston Dr., Suite 308

Rockville, MD 20852

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Dr Porras listened to my concerns and explained his findings to me in detail. Very good bedside manner.
Less than 1 month ago
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Excellent!
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Great doctor, excellent advice
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No doubt tgat he has ample of experience
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Porres is excellent! Kind and funny while being attentive to your concerns. I had a general check up and did not need anything in-depth; they did have signage saying you should only discuss your two biggest concerns to save time. You're going to wait, so be prepared for that.
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Very professional & personable.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Porres really focuses on each patient, he doesn't feel distracted or rushed when he's working with you and makes you feel comfortable talking to him about skin issues. Between that and his ability to handle minor skin issues right therein the office, quickly and rather painlessly, he's been my favorite dermatologist so far. :)
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Do not waste your time with this doctor. He was my 2nd opinion for my daughter's skin condition. Two weeks after the appointment I called to ask about the treatment plan because the issue has not gone away completely; recurring. Hehad no response for me. He asked me to bring her back in to look at it, even though he had already seen it. If there are not any other treatment options, why would I bring her in for him to look at it again, especially when he already said there were not any tests to run. Very disappointed with service and his bedside manner. My daughter doesn't even want to go back to see him!!!
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I thought that the wait time was a good wait, not too long and as soon I was called up I explained my condition. He has a good bedside manner, very nice, sympathetic and understandable.
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The office staff were very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Porres was funny and put my son at ease. The issue was resolved quickly and professionally. There was a long wait, but I can understand why, considering Dr. Porres' manner with patients. Overall, it was a great experience.
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Dr Porres was thorough and proficient. He spent time with me and gave me excellent advice.
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Dr Porres is kind, patient and fully proficient.
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A first-class physician. Highly recommend.
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Very nice and offers detailed explanations without seeming rushed.
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Excellent doctor, great diagnostic ability and treatment recommendations.
Less than 1 year ago
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Don't look elsewhere!
Less than 1 year ago
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very professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great experience.
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Very friendly, knowledgeable, and through.
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This Dr is professional and caring. I value his judgment and he has done well treating my whole family.
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Great bedside manner, good listener. Works through the problem with the patient.
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Really liked the appointment. MD PHD DR. Porres listened and was very pleasant and professional. .Going back.
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He was very good, but I was waiting around 1 hour to see him.
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Dr. Porres is fantastic. He's very friendly and has great bedside manner. He also emphasizes educating his patients instead of just looking and prescribing something which I always appreciate. The office staff is also very friendly. I'll definitely be coming back here from now on.
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Dr. Porres is very personable, kind and down to earth. He took plenty of time with me and explained everything to me very clearly. He also gave me some tips for treating my dry skin. This was my first visit withDr. Porres and I am quite impressed. His office staff was very friendly, efficient and helpful. I certainly would recommend him to anyone.
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Highly knowledgeable with a good bedside manner. I would definitely recommend Dr. Porres.
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Very friendly and helpful. Gave me all the information and explained it in an easy to follow way.
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I think this doctor is extremely competent, pleasant, and good humored. He takes the necessary time and makes an effort to explain things you need to know.
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Excellent, knowledgeable doctor. Fantastic.
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Very personable & professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Porres is an excellent doctor. He was very patient and meticulous in listening to my concerns, and suggested many different forms of treatment and applications that wouldn't inhibit my day to day activities. The only downside to the visitwas the long waiting period. Other then that, he's an awesome professional!
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He was very calm and positive. He was attentive and spoke to me like a person, not a number; made some small jokes to put me at ease but was very professional. I needed a procedure that I believe many peoplewould be nervous about and he was quick and gentle and explained each step. Before I knew it he was done with the part that made me anxious and thats a good doc in my book.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional.
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It was a great experience , doctor porres is excellent took his time to discuss my concern.well done
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Dr. Porres goes beyond looking at lab results. His exam and evaluation was very thoughtful. He did not overmedicate at all. Great doctor.
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Dr Porres was expedient, professional, and very caring. He took time to listen to my concerns, and the procedure was quick, painless, and was fully explained to me beforehand. He is excellent.
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Incredible Doctor. Extremely attentive, caring and professional. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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I was extremely uncomfortable and for very good reason.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Porres was an incredibly thoughtful and thorough doctor. He listened to my problem and addressed my concerns. He was very careful to explain side effects of medications and give advice on how to remedy these issues.
More than 1 year ago
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Years ago, I saw a dermatologist who was great, he took the time to discuss each issue and was never rushed. I moved and have since went to other dermatologist, but none were the same. Every one of them was acattle call, they pushed you in and out the door asap, you only got a few minutes with the doctor and spent most of it with their assistant. I never lasted at any of those dermatologists. That was until I met Dr. Porres. I was seen quickly, it seems like it is just him and the receptionist. Dr. Porres saw me and spent almost an hour discussing my issue and looking me over, he was extraordinarily friendly, educational, and money seemed to be the last thing he was worried about. I would definitely recommend him, especially for those who are sick of the cattle call. He has somewhat of an old school feel to him and his office matches it, but don't let the older looking equipment and sparse waiting room fool you, he's top notch.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor himself was great, and super informative. It was the office staff there that was terrible. Both of the receptionists that were there were SO rude. The weather was very bad this morning, so I was running about 5 minutesbehind. My appointment was at 11:30, so I called around 11:15 to tell them that there was an accident on the highway and I was running a little bit behind. The receptionist that I spoke to on the phone didn't know who I was or why I was calling, she didn't have any record that I made an appointment. Finally she finds me and says that I can reschedule because they go to lunch at 11:30 and if I'm late no one will be there. I said I would only be 5 minutes late and she said that if I was any more than 5 minutes late no one would be there. Finally I get there at 11:35 and they had such an attitude. It's a Saturday and I was the only patient there, and they had me wait until noon to go in to see the doctor. When I inquired, she snapped at me and said that I was 30 minutes late and that it was my fault. Not sure if I'll be going back based on that.
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I expected that the doctor would tell me what needs to be done rather than asking me what I want to get done. It was a strange visit.
More than 1 year ago
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First visit. Appointment was on time. Dr. Porres was very efficient & extremely thorough,for anyone new to the area and/or looking for a new dermatologist I would highly suggest Dr. Porres, getting apointment is easy and fast.
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Excellent, compassionate physician; very thorough, honest and up front with treatment plan.
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Very professional, pleasant and informative.
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Excellent, as usual. Discussed a couple of problems, he listened to my concerns, then offered some courses of action while telling the pros and cons of each. I chose one, that would solve my dermatology problems.
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It was wonderful. Dr. Porres has a wonderful sense of humor and was very easy to talk to.
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Dr Porres is patient and kind. Compared with my last dermatologist, he took time to explain what may cause my illness and gave me a thorough analysis of the situation. Appreciated!
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Very professional, personable and gets right to work. Appointments last no longer than they need to. He is prudent but also not afraid to be aggressive with treatment when needed.
More than 1 year ago
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Made the appointment because of some specific skin issues, plus wanted an annual skin check. Due to work suddenly getting very busy the last two weeks, I had to change this appointment three times before I could finally make it in,but everyone was quite accommodating about that. Received recommendations for the two skin issues I have, and what I particularly liked was rather than try to sell me some expensive skin cream that may be associated with a dermatologists office, Dr. Porres gave me a prescription for one problem (called it in to the pharmacy I use, so that was very efficient), and for the other simply said to use a hydrocortisone cream two or three times a day...and noted that the 'least expensive brand would be fine, as they are all the same". He also found one suspicious spot, gave me specific instructions on a topical to use on it, and told me that if I didn't see some improvement in two weeks, to be sure to come back in. Plus he asked if I checked the bottom of my feet during a self skin check. I do not...had never thought of it. so he said to be sure to do it, as we don't want any surprises to show up.
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