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Dr. Leon Brown, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

THERE IS A CHARGE FOR ALL RESERVATIONS CANCELLED LESS THAN 24 HOURS. PLEASE ALLOW US THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOUR RESERVATION TO ANOTHER. THANK YOU. -Volunteered at Central Union Mission in District of Columbia for many years at several locations ( 2nd & D, Upshur Street Clinic, Pitts Motor Inn and 14th &R). -Former Rotarian who organized a program titled "Reading with Rotary" in local elementary school. -co-created a scholarship at Norfolk State University along with Dr Ronald W. Gray a 1977ad Howard University School of Dentistry graduate dedicated to our parents. - Organizer of the Service of Remembrance ceremony observed during reunions for the deceased of class of HUCM 1977ad. -participant in annual community health/cancer screening for Washington Adventist Hospital -board member of Washington Adventist Professional Office Building -board member Howard University Medical Alumni Association -Maryland's Medical and Public Health Volunteer Corps

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Adventist Health

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Washington Adventist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Howard University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • European Society of Contact Dermatitis
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • National Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1568685246

Office locations

MEDICAL SKIN CARE CENTER

7610 Carroll Ave, Suite 460

Takoma Park, MD 20912

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Dr. Brown is very concerned with the well being of his patients. His staff is very professional and accurate when dealing with patients.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Brown has excellent bedside manner and is very thorough. I was there 10 minutes before my appointment time and waited almost two hours to be seen. I waited over an hour for my last appointment as well. If the wait times don't bother you, I would recommend Dr. Brown.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very helpful, patient, knowledgeable and kind doctor. Highly recommend.
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I appreciate Leon Brown's humor, bedside manner, and willingness to explain his exams, his diagnoses, and the treatments he prescribes. I've been seeing him for several years and will continue to do so.
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Dr Brown is thorough and knowledgeable. The wait time is too long.
Less than 3 months ago
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Other than the long wait and so friendly staff I like the doctor
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It took 2 hours to be seen and front office staff were excellent. Facilities seemed dated and Dr Brown had great bedside manner. I wasn’t confident he knew pediatric dermatology enough to meet our needs, but I would return for adult care.
Less than 6 months ago
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Decent office space in non descript building. Nice staff, clean exam rooms. WiFi was a nice touch. Dr. Brown seems very knowledgeable regarding his craft and my issue. Jury is still out on results.
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Great help and I was able to get my ointment quickly, but I wish I knew that there was a long wait, I wouldn’t have rushed for transportation. Also, they ladies at the front were helpful but didn’t let me knowhe was running behind so I can adjust the schedule. Otherwise, great doctor. In and out once I was seen.
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I visited Dr. Brown over a year ago dealing with a severe case of acne. He was the only dermatologist that placed an emphasis on my diet. While I waited for at least 30 min to see him, it was worththe wait. Plus he found another pharmacy to fill my prescription when my normal one would not fill it. And my skin is looking much better.
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It was satisfactory
Less than 1 year ago
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Long wait but Dr. Brown is worth it. Caring, calm and professional. Very thorough and helpful.
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Excellent
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Dr. Brown is a pleasant man who answers all your questions.
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The wait was too long! I understand that sometimes schedules get behind, but no one said anything to me I just waited. After an hour I asked how much longer i would have to wait. I was told that I wasgoing to be taken back now. Once I was in the patience room the receptionist apologized but I was tired and just wanted to be seen by the doctor and to leave. The receptionist left and i sat for 20 more minutes! I went to the front desk and said that i wanted my co pay back and I wanted to leave. The other lady that was behind the counter went to inform the doctor that i was leaving and then the doctor became available. The doctor is super nice and listened to what my problem was and made good observations and recommendations. I think if they know that the doctor is running behind that its the receptionist job to inform the patient. But to leave me sitting in the lobby for an hour and 20 minutes is unexcusable.
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He was calm, thorough, and asked and answered questions. The visit was not perfunctory, he wasn't trying to rush me in and out.
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Mr. Brown and his team has created a welcoming environment. He is knowledgeable and definitely has made bettering my health his main priority.
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I enjoyed the staff and the overall professionalism.
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Dr. Brown and his stagf were very courteous and supportive as well. I was very pleased!
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Dr. Brown is very personable and was already familiar with the reasons for the appointment. Thorough and pragmatic, his explanations were clear and he made extra sure that I understood. The front office staff was all that you'd want. Pleasant,clear and made sure everything was taken care of. It was also great that I could get in on relatively short notice.
More than 1 year ago
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The entire office was very professional
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Dr. Brown was warm and professional. As a first time patient, he made me feel at ease right away. Most importantly, he spent time asking me questions, making me feel like my problem was important to him. A+
More than 1 year ago
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Wait time a little over an hour. Was afraid I'd get the hard sell for body sculpting based on the looping advert on the screen in the waiting room, but there was no mention of it. Dr. Brown was warm, personableand engaging. He seemed quite knowledgeable. If it weren't for the wait time I'd heartily recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Nice staff, wait was about 30-45 mins which was good for the amount of patients that were there. I was comfortable with Dr. Brown. he is experienced in his field and was thorough/detailed with his examinations. Great doctor
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Dr. Brown was very professional and very thorough. He was able to provide both practical advice on treatment as well as prescription.
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I am very pleased after meeting with Dr. Brown, I highly recommend him.
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I've been seeing Leon Brown for several years. There are three things I appreciate about him. (1) He is very direct and is willing to take the time to educate me and answer my questions. And, he's very easy to talkwith. (2) He pushes me to take responsibility for my health, instead of just prescribing and letting it go at that. (3) He works with me to help make sure my meds are covered by insurance. I've also found it is far easier to get in to see him than for most dermatologists, some of whom have a months-long waiting list.
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I've been to Dr. Brown before and he is always the same, very professional and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Brown was knowledgeable, friendly, and he listened to/addressed all of my concerns. This was the best experience I've had visiting a dermatologist.
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Dr. Brown was very personable and explained things in a way that I could understand.
More than 1 year ago
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The office looks dingy and unkept, the staff lacks attentiveness and customer service skills, especially the Hispanic receptionist. I was still asked to fill out paperwork, even after doing it online. The wait was entirely too long! I waitedan hour to see the doctor. The doctor all in all was n it nice, however he did come off a bit sarcastic and arrogant.
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It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Brown! His staff was very helpful and pleasant.
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doctor was ok, the staff was terrible. I could never seem to get anyone on the phone to answer my questions
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He was very understanding/accommodating because I was in a hurry due to the pending snowstorm and I wanted to walk my dog. He did his best to assess and treat me and I appreciate that.
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Dr. Brown is a very excellent knowledgable dermetalogies.
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Great!!
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He's from the Doctor Knows Best line of thinking. He will answer questions as though you have a 2nd grade intellect. He would not tell me the ingredients in a compounded ointment he called in. He did not contact my primarycare even though she wanted him to and passed on her personal contact info.
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I would describe my appointment with Dr. Brown as transactional. He provided a screening, answered my specific questions, and sent me on my way with a prescription to treat my needs. I wouldn't say he had great bedside manner (but notbad either), but for this type of appointment, I didn't really care about bedside manner. I did have to wait 45 minutes, but I've sort of grown to expect that will all doctors. The only aspect of the appointment that I'd rate negatively was the fact that there was another male doctor in the room. I assume he was some type of resident but he was never introduced and Dr. Brown didn't explain why he was there. He just sort of stood in the background. This person looked uncomfortable in the room... which made me slightly uncomfortable. If I were female, I'm pretty sure that situation would have made me extremely uncomfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and asks good questions I'm optimistic about the course of care he recommended.
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Dr. Leon Brown is so thorough, unlike many many other doctors who just try to get patients out the door as soon as they can. I really wish I could have a PCP that treated me the way Dr Brown did!
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He was VERY informative and LISTENED and DOCUMENTED all my concerns. He gave PRINTED instructions to follow for home and also general information for my condition and over all healthcare!
More than 1 year ago
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It was okay!
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Dr. Brown is an excellent Physician. His office staff are exceptional.
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Excellent
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Warm greeting melted any worries. Quick assessment, quick plan of action. Office staff was friendly and assisted me with more than the paperwork, as I had a little one with me. Very confident in and comfortable with Dr. Brown.
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Outstanding, thorough and personal.
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Leon is excellent! It was a long wait, but I would go here again, just at an earlier time.
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I had to wait too long to be seen
More than 1 year ago
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It was fine. Dr. Brown took time with me and sought to do what he could to address my issues. He provided a number of options, not just stopping with one. He even added another option as I was leaving the office ! A helpful spirit!
More than 1 year ago
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Love this Dermatologist! He takes his time and he evaluates you. Gives you good sound advice about skin care. Women of color I would highly recommend him. He actually does a thorough assessment of your skin. Front desk staff are friendly. Office is clean.
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