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Dr. Ronald Shore, MD

Dermatologist

Rockville, MD

About Dr. Ronald Shore

**Can accommodate new patients and see emergencies** Our practice philosophy is to provide outstanding care based on knowledge, thoroughness, and caring. We will take the time necessary, explain the diagnosis and treatment, and welcome all questions. We are very proactive, particularly in detecting serious skin cancers. Our skin screening program, which has been in operation since 1992, has been able to detect all skin cancers including melanoma at an early stage so that all were cured. This program has received great acclaim and international attention. We now have a Physician Assistant practitioner with us, and she sees patients for all dermatology problems. Please call us at the office to schedule an appointment with Kristin Kaiser PA-C

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • The Washington D.C. Dermatological Society
  • Maryland Dermatologic Society
  • American Society for Nanomedicine
  • MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Speaker at the 13th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, sponsored by the Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Speaker and Director on melanoma session at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
  • Graduated Doctor of Medicine with Great Distinction

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1144258757

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
Good, I have had melanoma and look for an aggressive doc for follow up and prevention. Dr Shore fits bill, veryblunt and direct and educates while assessing during exam. Would recommend to others seeking similar.
Good, I have had melanoma and look for an aggressive doc for follow up and prevention. Dr Shore fits bill, very blunt and direct and educates while assessing during exam. Wouldrecommend to others seeking similar.
Jason V. · May 17, 2019
It was hard to find because nothing indicated they would be inside a nursing home. I am a young person andI felt uncomfortable because all the other patients were elderly and I felt that I wasn’t fitting in with their usual clientele. They did some treatments for my condition right away, which was nice. However, the bedside manner wasn’t my favorite. He was a little loud and used terms to describe my skin that were very technical and that I did not understand. I have another appointment to follow up but then after that I might go somewhere else that’s more accessible for me.
It was hard to find because nothing indicated they would be inside a nursing home. I am a young person and I felt uncomfortable because all the other patients were elderlyand I felt that I wasn’t fitting in with their usual clientele. They did some treatments for my condition right away, which was nice. However, the bedside manner wasn’t my favorite. He was a little loud and used terms to describe my skin that were very technical and that I did not understand. I have another appointment to follow up but then after that I might go somewhere else that’s more accessible for me.
Miriam F. · April 26, 2019

Dr. Ronald Shore's office location

Ronald N. Shore, MD

4701 Randolph Rd, #207

Rockville, MD 20852

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He was through, informative, and great bedside manner. His staff were friendly and efficient.

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Good, I have had melanoma and look for an aggressive doc for follow up and prevention. Dr Shore fits bill, very blunt and direct and educates while assessing during exam. Would recommend to others seeking similar.

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As a Doctor should be...

Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Shore and his staff are wonderful. That sums it up.

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It was hard to find because nothing indicated they would be inside a nursing home. I am a young person and I felt uncomfortable because all the other patients were elderly and I felt that I wasn’t fitting in with their usual clientele. They did some treatments for my condition right away, which was nice. However, the bedside manner wasn’t my favorite. He was a little loud and used terms to describe my skin that were very technical and that I did not understand. I have another appointment to follow up but then after that I might go somewhere else that’s more accessible for me.

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Very professional and very thorough. He also explained things in detailed but understandable ways and made me feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

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Very friendly and explained about what needed to be done and the need to have regular checkups.

Less than 1 year ago
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I had a great visit with Dr. Shore. I had about 10 minutes wait before I went into the room and then 15 minute wait after the assistant started their exam. Other than that the visit was very smooth.

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Good and thorough. Doc very straight forward and has great proactive/ preventative focus on skin cancer. Would recommend

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shore was very knowledgeable and thorough, taking plenty of time for my skin cancer screening and to educate me. I would definitely recommend him.

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He seemed very knowledgeable and was quite direct and professional.

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Dr Shore was great. He was very thorough, and he explained everything very well. I’m really glad that I switched dermatologists in favor of Dr Shore

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He came up with the right diagnosis that no one else had done before.

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Dr. Shore is terrific. He has an amazing record in preventing melanoma among his patients.

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Strong recommend - their experience and professionalism were amazing!

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i love it

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Dr Shore is a very attentive, informed dermatologist...couldn't ask for more in a doctor!

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Nurse Practitioner, Christie and the intake nurse did an outstanding job removing a couple of skin tags. They were a pair of outstanding pros! Patient, kind, professional and efficient!

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One of the reasons I chose Dr. Shore was because he had great reviews online. I had been searching for a good dermatologist for a while and I am over the moon to have found him and his staff! From the beginning to the end of the appointment and everything in between my medical care was excellent! The office staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I had an early appointment and was seen right away. Dr. Shore listened to my concerns/issues and addressed each one. He was very knowledgeable, took the time to explain everything and had a great bed side manner!! His office was easy to find. The parking was free and easy to access. I highly recommend him!!!

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Dr. Shore was great. I cannot say the same for his medical assistant. He had a few issues with understanding my english when I was telling him my current medications even after I printed everything on my new patient forms. It felt redundant, and honestly lowered my trust level in the practice. However, I do want to be very clear when I say that Dr. Shore was fantastic.

More than 1 year ago
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Always feel like I had a top-rate skin survey after my yearly exam with Dr Shore. He is quick yet thorough in carrying out any procedure. The entire office is friendly and efficient.

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Careful attention and inspection and overall a very meticulous and friendly approach.

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I felt like he really did not address my problems in a satisfactory way. Not only that, but his bedside manner was odd and unsettling. I felt very out of place in his office as a younger person (he seems to primarily have an older clientele), and it did not seem to me that he took my problems seriously.

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Very thorough and with excellent track record of keeping patients healthy from serious skin cancers. He explained everything to me and I got first rate care

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Very knowledgeable!

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I found Dr Shore to be professional and quite knowledgable. I was impressed by his detailed explanations, and appreciated how he took the time to answer my questions. I highly recommend him.

More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough, explained things very well. It's clear he values his patients' health above all else. I definitely will be going back.

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I found the staff to be extremely polite and helpful. The doctor saw me promptly after I had completed the necessary papers as a new patient. I appreciated that once he examined me and recognized that some minor surgery was required to complete a diagnosis it was efficiently done during the same visit.

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This was my first time ever visiting a dermatologist and the doctor and staff was very friendly and explained everything I needed to me in a clear and professional manner.

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Need more like him. Great explanations. Great preventive care program for skin cancer. Does not try to push un-needed procedures. Great mentor for his young staff who sit in on exam. Quick time to get an appt and very little or no wait in office.

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No-nonsense and smart. I'd certainly visit him again.

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Dr. Ronald Shore is a well experienced, very professional dermatologist.. He took his time to educate his customers , and answered our questions in a manner that made us comfortable to trust and accept his recommended tx. for my son... Honest and well mannered doctor... Highly Recommended.....

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Loved him! No nonsense and right to the point, and I felt he gave me more insight into my condition after 20 minutes than the specialist I had been seeing for two years. I would definitely see him again.

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The wait time was due to my being a new patient and having to fill out paperwork. Visit was very efficient after that. The doctor and assistant were both professional and pleasant.

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Very thorough and informative!!

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Dr Shore's office is very old, outdated and did not feel welcoming from the start. The building itself seems like it's ready to fall down, front desk staff were unprofessional, loud and gossipy. Dr. Shore has an assistant who accompanies him in the exam room which makes for an extremely uncomfortable visit if you're self conscious about your issue. The dynamic of the room was very awkward and I did not particularly like his bedside manner. Dr bragged about the accomplishments of his practice but I just got the impression he was over overcompensating for all of the turn offs. I would not recommend.

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Dr. Shore was kind, professional, accommodating, and thorough. The staff at the check in desk are pretty nice. The nurse who does follow up appointments was animated and listened. I highly recommend Dr. Shore.

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It was my first time and I had read all the reviews for Dr. Shore they were stellar. It was a tad difficult to find office seeing as it's actually inside elderly nursing home. I had to follow corridors until nice lady told me where to go. I had more cosmetology issues not medical so I ended up seeing a very polite, upbeat, bright woman named Kristen. She actually did the procedures right there and didn't make me make separate apt! I felt overall satisfied with the experience. The only exception was the front desk woman was bit abrupt and not friendly at all. I will be returning 2 ND apt but not in Silver Spring location, but the Rockville one.

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Excellent bedside manner and quick diagnosis - no wait time, overall very good experience!

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dr. shore is a great guy. he's very hands-on and explains thoroughly. only thing i didn't like about his office was front office assistants. one of them was really rude. i had my insurance my card on my phone but she expected a physical card. she told me to fill out the form and as i was filling it out she hit the plastic thing that holds the paper form and told me to fill out a different form. my wife was there and event my wife commented that why the office assistant was being cranky.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shore was very thorough and knowledgeable. He was very kind and receptive. He not only asked me very good questions but was also a good listener. Would definitely recommend him!

More than 1 year ago
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i met with df melissa she was very knowledgeable.

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Explained everything well and answered all questions. Nice bedside manner.

More than 1 year ago
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Muy buena comunicacion entre el Doctor y el paciente

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Outstanding!!! He did in one appointment what I guess might take 3 or 4. How can you beat that?

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He is excellent .... God bless him

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Always very thorough and informative.

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DT. Shore I'd thorough and professional.

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Dr. Shore is very detailed, experienced and patient. I'm glad that I chose him.

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