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Qualifications and Experience
** Cosmetic visits are consultations. Treatment is not guaranteed on the first visit. ** Dr. Lauren Craig is skilled in medical and surgical dermatology. She enjoys treating a range of dermatologic conditions including acne, skin cancers, psoriasis, alopecia and inflammatory conditions. She graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She then earned her MD from George Washington University in Washington, DC. After graduation, she completed a one year internship in Internal Medicine at Washington Hospital Center before heading down south for her dermatology residency at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Craig published in multiple journals during her time in residency including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She also presented at various national dermatology meetings, most notably, the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in 2016. Dr. Craig has a specific interest in medical education and teaching. She won the resident teaching award and gave both a podium talk and a poster presentation on improving resident education at the American Professors in Dermatology annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Craig is originally from Northern Virginia and excited to practice in her hometown. When she is not practicing dermatology, she enjoys yoga, running on the National Mall, listening to and performing music and exploring new D.C restaurants.
Verified Patient Reviews
My visit was really very very fast. I think I spent more time walking there and filling out my intro papers, than I did with the doctor herself. Everything was really great overall, and I got all the information I needed and Dr. Craig was very helpful and personable, but I felt a little rushed.
Very thorough and effecient!! Every step was explained to me. Very considerate.
Very brief - less than 15 minutes, which made the office visit extremely pricey. She didn't ask what I could afford and wrote a very expensive prescription that I had to pay out of pocket for. I guess the diagnosis was correct, though I didn't get much information about how to prevent recurrence or much information about the condition itself. After my follow up visit, which was less than 5 minutes, her nurse tried to upsell me for a full body exam to check for skin cancers. I have never had moles or even freckles, slow to heal lesions or any other indicators, and did not express any concerns about this, so I was really taken by surprise. They even sent a follow up note reminding me to schedule a full body scan. The website looks like a cosmetic surgery advertisement; tough to find the place to pay bills for regular visits. In conclusion, I have no idea if this clinician is any good; the total time spent in both visits was less than 20 minutes and although a treatment was given, a firm diagnosis was not made nor was preventive care recommended.
This was my second visit to Dr. Craig. She and her medical assistant were professional, efficient, and answered all my questions. I will consult to consult her for dermatological issues.
This appointment was better than I could have expected. They checked me in right away, I was called back before I could even sit down, and the saw a nurse and doctor immediately once I was called back. I was in and out so quickly, and received extremely kind and friendly treatment.
This was my first visit to Dr. Craig. She and her medical assistant were professional, friendly, forthcoming, listened to me, and Dr. Craig set a plan of action. I will return for another visit.
Answered all questions and is willing to seek another opinion.
The longest wait time I've ever had at a doctors office. No apologies or explanation of the wait. Dr. Craig and staff were friendly but I only saw her for a few minutes after waiting over an hour. Disappointed with the experience.
I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Craig. My wait was less than 5 min and the appointment itself took about 20 min tops. She was very welcoming, professional, and easy to talk with.
Although very friendly, I felt like Dr. Craig was rushed. I got maybe 5 min with her, didn’t feel like she spent enough time explaining how to use the medications she prescribed, and the assistant went too quickly and ordered the wrong medication. I had to call the office the next day to get the correct prescription. Bottom line: it felt rushed and sloppy. Errors were made as a result. P.S. I’ve been twice and both appointments were this way.
She was great and answered all of my questions with much knowledge.
Great visit answered all my questions
I really liked my visit, she was prompt and very informative. Quick visit which is ideal for me. Parking situation is like any office in DC but easy to find otherwise.
Professional, knowledgable and courteous; highly recommend
My visit was brief because all I needed was a prescription, but Lauren and her staff were all wonderful. Not busy and clean comfortable office and staff. Helpful - felt like she would take as long or short as patient wanted/needed.
Dr Craig was super knowledgeable and through. I was feeling anxious going into my appointment because I was there for a second opinion after not getting anywhere with my PCP. Dr Craig listened to me and put me immediately at ease. She was very knowledgeable and I felt like the visit was helpful and productive. She was everything you look for in a doctor.
Loved Dr. Craig! She was quick and efficient, and addressed all my concerns.
Dr. Craig is very nice and thorough. I will definitely be returning.
Great visit in and out Doctor was amazing and provided great suggestions
Dr. Craig was simply amazing. She was prompt, efficient, had a great attitude for all of my questions (and I had many), and was extremely professional. Dr. Craig was overall an excellent doctor.
Dr. Craig was very efficient but wasn’t perfect at explaining the process or what happens during and after a procedure until asked directly
Answered all concerns in a timely effective fashion. Greatly pleased!
This was the most efficient skin check I've ever had! No wait time in the waiting room and such a speedy but thorough checkup.
It was quick but efficient. I was seen quickly, probably within 10 minutes of checking in. I had a yearly full body check of my moles and Dr. Craig decided to test two dark ones. The whole process was speedy but it seemed thorough.
She was a great doctor who put me at ease and answered all my questions. I will definitely be going to her in the future!
Very professional and helpful! I was seen quickly and Dr. Craig explained everything I needed to know succinctly and informatively.
Dr. Craig was professional, polite, and friendly. She answered all my questions and was very sympathetic to my concerns. I would highly recommend her!
Not sure if she was all that helpful with my skin.. She is really nice though.
Dr Craig and her assistant were both very professional but very personable.
Super short visit & explained my condition and options very quickly, but in an easy to understand manner. She requests a follow up appt. which is nice. Nice doctor and seems like she knows what she's doing.
Was brought into the room right away and the doctor came in shortly thereafter. The whole visit lasted less than 15 minutes (I had a minor skin issue) that she was able to look at and recommend treatment for. She explained why she was prescribing certain medications and I've already set up a follow-up based on her recommendation. Very efficient appointment- she went straight to asking me why I was there and all questions were restricted to medical info.
Dr. Craig was efficient, charming, knowledgeable and capable. the office setting was very nice, too. I'd happily go back for any other dermatology needs.
Very knowledgeable and professional!
Friendly but rushed. Office’s microscope was broken so the doctor’s treatment was based on gut instinct rather than the specific cause of my skin problem. I ended up having to see a completely different dermatologist to get it taken care of.
The Check in was quick and easy. Very organized clinic and Dr Lauren helped me with my condition.
Overall it was a great appointment. She listened to my concerns and was not hesitant to act, and gave me three prescriptions for my acne. I think they are already starting to work! It was a very quick appointment, I was only in there for about 10 minutes, and wish I could've asked for questions, but all in all I got what I came for and will be going back!
She was great! Exam was quick and not super thorough but she addressed my needs quickly and explained things clearly.
I loved the later appointment time...I didn't have to take time off work! Close to Metro (easy walk). Very professional and efficient.
Dr. Craig is very easy to talk to, and was both completely thorough and completely efficient during my annual skin check! She treated an issue on the spot and gave clear guidance for continued treatments and follow ups.
Even with the required first-time paperwork, I was back out the door 20 minutes after my appointment time. I had a very straightforward issue and Dr. Craig prescribed the treatment plus a follow-up appointment that fit the need.
I have been crippled with an intestinal\skin parasite for 8 months that has essentially destroyed ever aspect of my life. I literally handed the physician a ziplock of the parasites pulled from the lesions i am covered in scalp to toes. After bloodwork claimed me parasite free, once again i was again left unanswered and dismissed. My skin was NOT examined, skin samples not taken, my parasites not viewed. She even suggested that perhaps I need a psychologist bc certain meds...they cant precribe. How can two appointments with medical professionals with specialties in skin result in no answers but I'm fact treated like I'm crazy. I was diagnosed this Friday by an amazing PA who listened to my symptoms and issues from the beginning of illness. She took samples, she tested blood, stool and urine. I am not going to take this experience lightly nor accept it for my healthcare. The last thing you need when you have been ill is a physician who will write prescriptions without looking for a cause. I have never felt so defeated than I have fighting for my own health and constantly being reassured what im going through isnt worth their time.
Dr. Craig is young and relatable! As a 20-something trying to navigate medical providers in a new city, she made me feel welcome and heard. Her examination was professional, she double checked everything, and offered me multiple solutions to my problems.
Dr. Craig was amazing and the staff at Integrated Dermatology at K St are helpful and friendly. Withing minutes of checking in I was called back to see the doctor.
Very professional and running on time!
Great bedside manner and the staff were friendly and efficient.
She was really reassuring and was very thorough in her examination.
Dr. Craig was very knowledgeable about my predicament and provided a solution immediately after hearing my symptoms. She was very patient, answered all my questions, and I was very happy with my experience.
It was a pleasant experience and Dr. Craig took and the staff took great care of me.
Dr. Craig was awesome! She was so understanding and immediately gave a short-term solution, a back up if that didn’t work, and a longer term solution that would solve the underlying problem rather than just treat the symptoms. Her high degree of professionalism was such a relief after having multiple prior doctors fail to take me seriously or help. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Craig was my first appointment booked through Zocdoc ever. I felt a bit rushed by her assistant, but once she came into the room she was nice and relaxed, even though it was the end of the day. She told me some of my treatment options and told me side effects and concerns other patients had, and let me ask my own questions. In that way, she was very unlike other dermatologists I've had, who have just come in, looked at my face for a second, and prescribed something they never explained. I liked her and will not be disappointed to see her again in the follow up.
Professional and polite staff
Dr. Lauren Craig is a polite young woman who is much less knowledgeable than my prior dermatologist. She means well but is inexperienced and lacking in knowledge and skill. In my case, she referred me to a more experienced dermatologist for a simple procedure. And the limit of her expertise is prescribing medications and coupled with a startling lack of knowledge regarding current treatment options, is not recommended. My choice to book an appointment with Dr. Lauren Craig was a gamble. A gamble in which I was betting on her young age and recent graduation from University as a strength; it was my opinion that due to her quite recent education she would be more up-to-date on the current industry standards and latest technological advancements, enabling a variety of treatment options. Furthermore, the availability of appointments was great which additionally to scheduling convenience meant a favorable potential for sufficient time in examination as well discussion of treatment options. Overall, the choice to book an appointment with Dr. Lauren Craig was a decision based upon the hopes of establishing a doctor-patient relationship with a soon-to-be quite popular doctor. The desired result was a hopeful advantage regarding my ability for booking appointments and receiving favorable care. The bottom line: I would say that, although kind and polite as well as not being in a rush and therefore able to spend adequate time, Dr. Lauren Craig simply lacks experience, general knowledge, and practical skill. I would place my care within the hands of a doctor who has more experience.
Very professional and explained everything that was happening during the procedure. Discussed different acne options and seemed genuinely interested in my medical concerns. Would highly recommend!
Professional, prompt, attentive and genuinely cared about quality. Her assistant was great too and the front desk were very nice. Highly recommended.
She was polite and knowledgeable.
Usually when you go to Dermatologists, it seems like they are rushing to get through the appointment and not really taking the time to focus on you. Dr. Craig was very thorough and seemed to genuinely care about the concerns I had. She also gave me prescriptions that have been incredible and had new tips to keep my skin at its best!
I had a great experience with Dr. Craig. She was quick and personable and provided great solutions for the issue I presented her with. I would highly recommend!
Dr. Craig was efficient, kind, and reassuring. She talked me through her diagnosis of my adult acne, explained the meds she was prescribing, grabbed some samples for me so i didn't have to purchase them until we were sure they'd work, and let me know that despite the few breakouts, my skin was in great shape. (My skin scars something incredible, so hearing from a doc that we will treat that too once the acne's under control was really impactful). i'm looking forward to my follow up appointment!
The front office staff is excellent; patient, efficient, and helpful. Given that I was absolutely not prepared for my appointment (I left my insurance card at home), they took that in stride.
The office is conveniently located to a metro station and easy to find from there. The wait time was short. My time with the doctor was also short however friendly. I was quickly prescribed drugs and a topical cream for acne which seemed standard practice. I wish there would have been information on nutritional ways to address my skin care needs.
Dr. Craig is friendly and thorough. She took time to listen to my concerns and offered options that would best suit my lifestyle. The kindness and customer service of the rest of the office staff really stood out as well. I would recommend Dr. Craig to anyone.
The office was very welcoming and Dr. Lauren Craig was friendly and patient. Lauren was also extremely knowledgeable and answered all of my derm questions, even ones not pertaining to my visit!
Everything was great, front desk was very welcoming and had some great 90s top 20 on which had everyone tapping there feet. During the appointment Dr. Craig explained everything perfectly, will definitely be back with all my dermatology needs.
Very professional and quick but thorough. Will go again in the future should I have any issues or concerns.
Gorgeous staff of doctors ?? Very professional and pleasant. Cramped waiting area. A bit surprised that the doc didn't know what dosage to use. Great all-around experiece.