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**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
Verified Patient Reviews
i love it
Dr Shore is a very attentive, informed dermatologist...couldn't ask for more in a doctor!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
Careful attention and inspection and overall a very meticulous and friendly approach.
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
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.
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.
Very thorough, explained things very well. It's clear he values his patients' health above all else. I definitely will be going back.
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.
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.
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.
No-nonsense and smart. I'd certainly visit him again.
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.....
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.
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.
Very thorough and informative!!
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.
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.
Excellent bedside manner and quick diagnosis - no wait time, overall very good experience!
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.
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.
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!
Explained everything well and answered all questions. Nice bedside manner.
Muy buena comunicacion entre el Doctor y el paciente
Outstanding!!! He did in one appointment what I guess might take 3 or 4. How can you beat that?
He is excellent .... God bless him
Always very thorough and informative.
DT. Shore I'd thorough and professional.
Dr. Shore is very detailed, experienced and patient. I'm glad that I chose him.
Good bedside manner and takes a lot of time to educate his patients on their diagnosis
I went to the silver spring office and one of the nurses that came in at first was rude rude rude! You can just tell she did not want to be there and she had this attitude with the doctor just very uncomfortable but as for Dr. Shore he was very very nice, I went in for patch on my skin and he looked at it for a while until he told me the diagnosis and gave me a topical to apply. He is amazing he tried to get to the bottom of what may have caused it, you can tell he genuinely cares about his patients and their problems. Will be coming back such an amazing doctor!!
Dr shore was great. Super friendly and informative
The dr. And his staff where the best. I had 6 other dr. Look at me and could not help me at all. This dr .know what i had as soon as he seen it. I would like to say thank you to you and your staff for helping me.
He is very knowledgeable about my condition.
Dr. Shore was excellent. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and understanding. I had him look at three different skin problems, he took 3 biopsies and also removed something that was just an annoyance to me that I remembered at the last minute. Very happy I chose him. One note, I made my appointment through ZOCDOC and when I got there they weren't expecting me because they don't always check the system to update appointment info. So I recommend calling after you set up your appointment to confirm it. They still saw me and I didn't wait long either, that's how nice they were.
Dr. Shore helped me right away. My only suggestion is: Dr. Shore accepts my insurance, which is Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program PPO. Your site states that he does not and suggests other doctors who do. I am glad I decided to set up my appointment with him anyway.
My visit was not the last, very hard to find a genuine caring MD who put me first in all respects to my condition and I thank him for that. His team of nurses both at the front desk and those who worked with Dr. Shore we're professional.
Exactly the type of doctor I was looking for. Very kind, caring, well mannered and experienced doctor. It is hard to find doctors like him in this times when it seems that anyone can be one. Will recommend it to anyone who needs real skin treatment not just beauty solutions.
i met with df melissa she was very knowledgeable.
Doctor Ronald Shore was quick to assess the cause of my rash and filled me on the history and treatment of my genetically inherited ichthyosis. He and his assistant made sure that as they were removing some questionable moles from my skin that I was not experiences any discomfort.
It was OK. His office is in an unusual place so you may have to look two or three times before you figure it out. As for Dr. Shore, he's fine. But I wasn't happy with the method suggested to deal with my issue. It wasn't the right fit for me. I will be more emphatic with the next doctor should I again pursue treatment.
I really like Dr. Shore and his P.A. Both are very thorough and attentive to all concerns. Their world record with skin cancer deaths is comforting given my family history.
The doctor gave me 3 intramuscular steroid shots and didn't even explain possible side effects. As a result I lost at least 6 pounds, had my periods for 75!!! days, developed rash around my eyes and eyebrows, acneiform eruptions and anxiety. He doesn't really care. Besides the wait time was always between 30-45 minutes. I would not recommend this physician!
He was professional and very good listener.
He is very knowledgeable and explains everything and didn't seem to rush me out.
QUE ES UN EXELENTE DOCTOR INCLUYENDO SU PERSONAL
I thought it was proffessional,thorough and explanation was good.
Extremely professional. Old time bedside manners. A welcome change. Wish more doctors would model their practices after that of Dr. Shore.
He is just like a professor and talked with me all that I worried about moles. He is an expert level Dr. in Melanoma research and diagnose.
would recommend as an a-one doctor
Great doctor, friendly staff... what more can you ask for!
Doctor is great but the front desk is not very friendly.
Dr. Shore has a fantastic "Bed Side" manner you rarely see. I felt very comfortable and reassured without all of the " Unnecessary " jargon given sometimes when going to new Doctor.. He was very precise and looks you straight in the eye (Smiles)
He spent a fair amount of time with me discussing in detail the possible cause of a rash on my arm.
Very good doctor
Dr. Shore is pleasant, focused, and very interested in the long term health of his patients. He is now my go-to dermatologist for guarding against skin cancer.
excellent dermatologist, uses understandable terminology, long wait time
Kind caring knowledgeable doctor. Sat with me to talk about the cost of prescription and other insurance matters. Super sweet man!
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Dr Shore and his staff are excellent. They took the time to listen to the history of my problem. They made sure that they had a complete understanding of the current condition and previous treatment. The Doctor gave me thorough explanations of the treatment plan, modifying it to suit my circumstances. My "Thank You" goes out to Doctor Shore and his staff.
It was fine
dr shore and his assistant were very professional and knowledgable
He was willing to discuss my problems thoroughly. Very detail-oriented in order to reach an accurate diagnosis. Wait was my fault; I took 25 minutes to fill out the new patient forms.
Everyone on his staff was great, also, especially Melissa, PA.
Great Doctor! Really knowledgable and made the time to explain things to me!
Even though I waited for a long time my visit was a successful visit. He took time with me, he knew what to do and I had tons of questions he answered every single one of them. I have been breaking out tremendously on my cheek area and it was getting bad as the days went by. Now that I am doing what he says I see a big improvement on my skin it AMAZING!!! I highly recommend him.
Staff and Drs. very personable and efficient. Seemed everyone worked as a team
Excellent. He was nice and friendly to my kids
Friendly, professional, very experienced
Very knowledgeable and professional! Had a bit of a wait to see him, but I felt that he was genuinely invested in my health.
I really liked it a lot because he took time to REALLY talk to me and explain things to me in depth and I didn't fell like he was just trying to get me out of there to get to the next person. he really made me feel like he genuinely cared for my health. it has been along time since I have encountered a doctor like that. thank you for your time and the excellent attention Dr. Shore
I had to wait becuz I was a new patient, filled out forms but other than that. The doctors office was really good.
It was in an assisted living home, which was a bit odd.
Although I could not attend my appointment with Dr. Ronald Shore, his team kindly changed my date to the earliest date. I am confident that everything will be done as I expect.
Very thorough and informative
What an informed doctor! Easy to talk to and great staff!
His staff was very pleasant and the visit was quick and very informative.
He appears to be very thorough. I was concerned about skin cancer, and he allayed all my fears
Dr. Shore is straight forward, knowledgable, detailed, respectful and a very good listener. Clearly, he is in the dermatology field because that's what he's meant to do. Know your symptoms before visiting Dr. Shore. Write down what mediciations you've tried, document everthing you can because Dr. Shore will ask. The more you know, the more he can tell you whats going on, besides your obvious symptoms or medical history. Dr. Shore will quickly cut out unrelated babbling and urge you to get to the point, on subject, which is what you came there for in the first place- he wants the facts so he can help you the best way possible. If you want to book an appointment, call the office because Zoc Doc cannot send appointments directly to their office because their silver spring location doesn't have computers. The doctor confirms appointments sent via Zoc doc, I guess at home or at another office and then brings his schedule to the office to record the appointment(s). My "confirmed" appointment was cancelled because it conflicted with the office schedule. I was disappointed but the office manager graciously apologized for the inconvenience and adjusted the scheduled so that I could come the same day, but an hour and 45 minutes earlier. Although I too had to adjust my schedule, I was satisfied. There was one small concern though. I guess since this office doesn't have computers, patient files are lugged back and fourth (to where, I don't know). But when I got to my appointment the office had just opened and two staff members were emptying 3 bags of patient files! Just a bit concerning because what if the files are lost or misplaced? I'd recommend they invest in computers at this location and a fire proof file cabinet with a lock on it.
Very friendly and courteous staff!
Dr. Shore is excellent! He has treated & cured our various dematological problems over the past several years. We also receive reminder notices for bi- yearly skin cancer screenings.
I think a couple of small moles freckles were removed from my leg unnecessarily in order to create what turned out to be a surprisingly large bill that was paid by my insurance but made me feel like a participant in something that was not right. I also found suspect his hyperbole about his medical achievements and material in the waiting room about a cure for cancer that he'd found also seemed fishy.
Surprisingly thorough and good.
It was pleasant. Everyone was very nice!
Great ! Very professional, attentive and very generous for his time in explaining everthing I need to know about my ailment. I would highly recommend Dr. Shore to my friends.
Nice guy, took time to speak with me and hear me out, pulled out a medical book to explain my condition to me, and swiftly plotted a course for treatment. I recommend him. And his physician's assistant was cute.
I enjoyed my visit to his office. The Silver Spring office is small and in need of a renovation but does the job. It is also kind of hard to find since it is inside of a retirement community. The only real problem I had was that I made an appointment via zoc doc but there was no record of the appointment with them, even though my visit was confirmed online. They didn't seem to have a computer system. Which was very surprising to say the least; but an explanation of why they didn't know I was coming. Although without an actual appointment, I was seen in less than ten minutes. The doctor himself is a wonderful man and very knowledgeable. Will visit again but will surely CALL his office for an appointment. Oh and also the appointments are easier to get than many other dermatologist I previously tried in the area. That's definitely a plus to me.
Good prompt first visit. Dr. Shore is talkative and spends time explaining his method of practice and it was just what I was looking for. I look forward to seeing him on a regular basis. Oh, and most of my wait was because of new patient paper work. They seem to see patients quickly Oh,and his staff is very professional and personable.
Friendly staff. Knowledgable doctor.
His staff was professional and competent. The visit included a brief medical history interview. The Dr. Reviewed the information, asked questions and then examined me. He was knowledgable and answered my questions. He performed a minor surgical procedure to remove an abnormal skin growth. At the conclusion of the visit he provided home care instructions and we discussed a follow up visit.
Visit was good. Scheduling appt was not perfect. Apparently the offie gets the electronic notification next day or so. When I verified the appt I scheduled electronically, I has to adjust my time because they had not received the notification yet. Overall it was nice. I just wanted to see the Doctor soon. Normally, this may not hapend to others if they make appts more than a day in advance.
I absolutely love him. I have never had a doctor take so much time and care so much about my well being and this was just my initial visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Shore.
He was very personable, informative and up to date.
It was what I was looking for
Highly profesional in all respects
Even though I scheduled through ZocDoc They called to let me know the doctor was booked during that time and would I mind seeing a physician's assistant instead. Additionally they don't have a computer system so they were unable to access my insurance information that I had entered through ZocDoc. A doctor's office without a computer system sounds like a bad joke to me.
Solid dermatologist with a measured, clinical approach to treatment. Good communications skills and bedside manner. Recommended
I thought I was very well cared for. The doctor was thorough and made me feel like he was very capable and caring.
I unhesitatingly recommend Dr. Shore to anyone looking for a dermatologist! He took my problem seriously, showed a real investment in helping me understand exactly what was going on, and initiated follow-up--even if it's just a phone call to let him know that the problem did, in fact, clear up. One of the most pleasant and thorough doctor's visits I've ever had!
Even after making this appointment on zoc doc, the office had to call to confirm because they don't have computers! I missed the call, so when I showed up they had to squeeze me in. What's the point of having this service available if you don't have a computer?
He was very knowledgable and made sure I understood every detail of what he was doing. I was surprised that I needed to have 2 irregular moles removed right then and there, but glad he was able to take care if that right away. Also walked away with meds I needed without having to get prescriptions filled. Very efficient!
Very patient and does not rush you. Seems very knowledgable and is friendly as well. I would recommend
Fantastic! Was well educated and took time to answer all my questions and educate me!
I recommend him. He was perfect for me.
He was wonderful and kind.
He was very professional ! stuff was friendly and procedure of removing several moles was easy.
I saw the PA, Allison Skae at first though the doctor made sure to come in and say hello and take a look at the diagnosis (they differ but we're going to try his remedy first). The doctors are great and what would make me go back. However, they need to clean (overflowing trash cans, very dusty tables) and get some more professional front desk staff (they were showing each other inappropriate videos at work at the front desk, they were too loose in their vernacular with one another, one was not friendly at all, came into my room late and was annoying overall). I think first impressions are key and this office doesn't make a good one but again, the PA and Doc are GREAT!
The doctor was really good but the stafc seems like they do whatever they want in that office. Other than that great location. Dr. shore was very nice and iwas out the office with
Staff functioned as a well a organized and effective team. I felt well served by Dr. Shore (who I also know professionally). Dr. Shore clearly explained the procedures of the exam, diagnosis and treatment (for a carcinoma on a shoulder), and has stayed in close communication throughout the process. Liked that Dr. Shore allows one staffer to put her baby to sleep in a little playpen behind the front desk.
He is awesome!
Outstanding doctor. He did a full body exam as he should, took time to explain the importance of skin care, and best of all, knew right away what my skin problem was, while other doctor had absolutely no clue whatsoever! The same happened to my son. I highly recommend Dr. Shore.
Smart, friendly, doctor. I visited with the PA mostly, who was also very attentive and knowledgeable.
The Dr. took the time to share valuable, detailed information. I'm anxious to try his suggestions and i'm definitely happy that I found him.
Friendly staff and Dr. Shore was very nice and knowledgeable.
Very good appointment. I felt assured and listened to.
I liked that he talked to my 16-year-old as an equal instead as if she were a child. He explained everything carefully to me and made sure I did not have any remaining questions before we left.
Good doctor - very thorough. He excised some moles and I am unsure of how they are going to scar over - I hope they look okay.
very good doctor-went over everything with me-very patient
Excellent! I felt very well taken care of.
Dr. Shore is a good man and also a good doctor.
Very professional,Dr. Shore was both knowledgeable and personable. I found him to be by far the 'best' (by my layperson's understanding of things) dermatologist I've ever visited - and I've been to several. Would unequivocally recommend.
Dr. Shore was fine and I'll go back to him - but when we went into the office, they said they had not been contacted by ZocDoc despite my having confirming e-mail! They did make room for us but next time I'll worry about you, not the Doc.