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*Please fill out all Check-in information when booking an appointment Dr. St. Surin is recognized as a Top Doctor throughout the DC, MD, and VA area and appears as an Expert Dermatologist on the Top Doctors Medical Interviews televised on CNN, FOX News, Bravo, and MSNBC. Dr. St. Surin was born in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at Howard University. She pursued a career in vaccine manufacturing and later in pharmaceutical sales, at Merck and Co., Inc. Dr. St. Surin received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She served as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Fellow while in medical school and as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar before obtaining her medical degree in 2004. She completed her internship at Albert Einstein at Montefiore in Bronx, NY and her dermatology residency at Howard University. After becoming board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. St. Surin completed a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Suzan Obagi. Concurrently, she served as a Clinical Instructor to residents in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. St. Surin is proud to have cared for military personnel and their families during her time as Dermatologist at the Naval Health Clinic at Quantico. She also enjoys teaching dermatology residents as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Howard University. Dr. St. Surin has given numerous dermatology lectures, spoken at many national meetings, and continues to publish in professional journals.
Verified Patient Reviews
I scheduled an appointment for my 14 year old daughter. Dr. St. Surin-Lord was enthusiastic and engaging. She included me in the conversation as a parent but directly conversed with my daughter. Her instructions were clear and we completely expect results!
Very nice doctor; pleasant personality and seems very knowledgeable.
Dr. Sharleen St. Surin- Lord was very friendly and helpful.
She is a very nice woman, and really makes you feel comfortable. Unlike many doctors she listens to what you have to say, and is very light hearted in demeanor. Although she is a pleasant person, I think her ethical character is off. There's this overbearing need to push down her own products for your treatment, and refusal to prescribe insurance covered products-claiming that nothing else on the market will work. Her products are ridiculously overpriced, and not approved by the drug administration. Her office receptionists are nice, but the wait time and lack of organization is a huge turn off. I saw alot of signs when scheduling my appointment that I should stick to someone with more business tenure, but I neglected it not wanting to judge. I SHOULD HAVE JUDGED. Nice woman, but terrible control of business. Im disappointed because I feel manipulated. She also doesn't have good skin, which made me reluctant to buy her products. I hate to be so negative, but i have to tell my truth. I left disappointed, and don't plan on ever coming back.
Dr. St. Surin -Lord is highly personable! Her bedside manner is awesome. She is competent, capable and friendly. I cannot wait for my next appointment!
The doctor was very personable and informative. She explained my options to treat my condition. She was responsive to my questions and based care on her expertise and my personal regime.
Great personality, great bedside manner, definitely recommend her!
Dr. Sharleen was great! She helped solve my skin issues that I was dealing with for years. She even gave advice on some additional skins issues that I have. Very nice and knowledgeable.
Overall my visit was great , everyone was nice, the Dr. was informative, I enjoyed my visit..
I felt she was more in selling products and procedures than understanding your problems dealing with your skin or hair. But I did buy skin products since I had tried everything else.
GREAT GREAT GREAT!
Dr. Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, is an excellent doctor with a superb best side manner. I will definitely go back to her practice and recommend her to my friends.
The doctor was wonderful and took care of me right away. She was knowledgable and friendly and had some great advice for me. I will be seeing her again!
I was pleased with my visit ! I like the fact of all my info was in the office already for me to just sign both the dr n her staff were very pleasant n answered my questions... Dr S like instantly know the right approach to resolving my skin issue I went in for... Thanks Dr S !!!
My appointment was scheduled for 8:40am on a Tuesday. I arrived at 8:32am and did not see Dr. St. Surin-Lord until 10:00am. The small waiting room was packed and it was clear she was running behind and possibly overbooked patients. She was very pleasant and rushed through the appointment, never taking a seat to talk to me. I can tell she is very knowledgeable by her ability to call the complete name of medications and extremely detailed by her knack of pointing out skin flaws i was not there to address. She is also big on pushing her cosmetic products and services. She shoved about 3 brochures in my hand before she rushed out.
She was informative about my condition and what I needed. I will follow up with her in a month. The wait time was longer than expected but they did apologize for wait and checked on me.
Nice staff, nice lady. However i had an appointment at 10:30am and i showed up 10 minutes before time to be prompt. I ended up sitting out in the waiting area until 11:30am. Then the staff took me into a room and asked me some questions and proceeded to say the doctor will be with you shortly. 30 minutes later I am still waiting in the room. When she finally came in to see me, I was rushed and didn't even have my main problem addressed. I have been waiting for a phone call from the doctor to let me know what is eating away at my skin or how we can fix it for two weeks and have not gotten a call. She speaks super fast. Nice lady but I would never go to this dermatologist again unless it was my last choice. I already scheduled an appointment to go and see another Dermatologist. Overall bad experience with polite staff.
I am very excited to find a top dermatologist who is very pleasant and knowledgeable. I feel so good about Dr. St. Surin-Lord being my dermatologist for a long time! She is great and her staff is so personable and professional. Very refreshing! My wait was a little long, but they were very apologetic which made it ok.
Great! She's made me feel comfortable and knows what she is talking about. The wait was long but I would highly recommend!
Ok. Handle concerns very well.
My visit to follow up with Sharleen St.Surin Lord was a complete waste of time. I arrived early and still was not seen before I had to leave. According to the receptionist there was no guarantee that I would be seen, even after 50 minutes of waiting. Definitely frustrating, especially when you set aside time from a hectic schedule, just to be seen for 10 minutes in order to refill a prescription. Also, this was my 4th visit and each time my wait time exceeded 45 minutes!
Dr. St. Surin-Lord herself was wonderful. Very friendly, attentive, and helpful. I would definitely return to her again. HOWEVER, her office is incredibly disorganized. I waited a long time to be seen at all. When I finally went in, they still had not returned my insurance card and ID to me (I've never been to an office before that didn't return it right away). Then, when I was leaving, I was misinformed as to which pharmacy my prescriptions were sent to, so I went to pick them up and they weren't there. This made for a lot of frustration. So, I would recommend the doctor to you, but beware of the office!
She is a good Dr. but she has too many patients and needs another doctor to assist her. Two hours after your wait time is a little extreme.
Very professional and detailed about treatment plans and very through. The staff was courteous and knowledgable. Listened to patient issues and addressed them satisfactorily.
Wonderful I felt that she was very knowledgeable I loved the visit
Was terrible she as more acne than me on my face and the wait was over an hr, the receptionist are rude overweight and ugly. The doctor althou she is nice person but won't recommend her.
Best dr ever!!!! Hands down. Kind, compassionate, exceedingly knowledgeable, thorough, professional efficient. She is so awesome that my faith in doctors has been restored. She listens but also knows her stuff.
My husband attended the appointment with me because I was a little bit nervous and did not know what to expect. I was greeted with smiles... very little paperwork and felt like I was in good hands with everybody that was on the staff. What a wonderful experience.
Very professional, friendly staff. From intake to diagnosis, each team member provided attention to detail; very thorough. Dr. St. Surin-Lord moves at a rapid pace, so be sure have your questions ready! I really felt like we were on the same page with finding the right treatment/regiment to get me back on the road to healthy skin. I've already recommended the office to my siblings.
This was the first time I visited Dr. St.Surin-Lord and I can honestly say I felt I'd been a patient for years. Nice and comfortable atmosphere. Receptionist and physicians assistant very welcoming and helpful.
great knowledgeable doctor all though she does seem to be in a bit of a rush... I just think she may be a little overwhelmed at times but she's a great person.
Wait time was longer than expected, but once seen, Dr. Lord was very attentive and thorough. Felt as though she had been my dermatologist for years.
Dr. Sharleen was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back!!!
Waited 40 mins:(, she was very friendly but I felt rushed
Dr St. Surin-Lord had excellent bedside manner, was very informative, and did not appear rushed. She answered all of our questions and was very polite. I made referrals to family and friends as soon as I left the office.
Dr. St. Surin-Lord is very knowledgeable in her field and has an excellent way of informing the patient of the procedures that will be done to resolve the concern. She is very pleasant and attentive and I would highly recommend her.
I've had great results with my face. Dr. Sharleen is very knowledgeable about skin care. The only downfall is every time I visited, I was mistakenly billed.
The visit was satisfactory. I am really concerned about my inability to get a prescription in a timely manner. We had a 8:30 AM appt today. It is 12 hours later and my daughter's prescription has not been called in yet to CVS. I will call the office tomorrow
My daughter and I were very impressed with her professionalism. She made my 12-year old daughter feel very comfortable and she address the issue immediately. We are looking forward in using her services for years to come! Cindy & Jasmine
The w time was short. She explains everything and she LISTENS! I received a print out for each problem that I saw her for. I wish I had found her sooner!!!
Dr. St. Surin-Lord was very knowledgeable and thorough. At the end there was a bit of a push to buy recommended products from the MA but is expected.
I feel Dr. Lord is very knowledgeable about her work, I am just starting a new treatment plan, so I will see if it works. then I can give a more definiitve feedback.
Other than the wait time, the visit went well. I have not had an opportunity to try the prescribed medications for my situation, so I cannot comment at this time. Dr. St. Surin-Lord and her staff were extremely friendly and and the office atmosphere was very pleasant. Everything I needed to know was explained in detail and all my questions were answered clearly. So far, I'm happy with my decision to choose this office.
I feel very comfortable with this doctor. This was my first time visiting her office, and the overall environment helped me to feel welcomed. They answered all of my questions, and she fully explained everything to me. I trust that what she has prescribed me will help with my acne issues.
Awesome visit. I am recommending her to my family and friends. Very personable.
The doctor took her time to listen to me and provided excellent skin care counseling. Her staff members were affable and acted in a professional manner.
Actually I had to rearrange my original appointment and the staff was accommodating. Great front desk so far!
Dr. St. Surin-Lord was absolutely wonderful. She was very positive and confident in her treatment plan. I intend to continue seeing her, look forward to our visits and highly recommend her.
She is AWESOME! GREAT STAFF! SHORT WAIT TIME! Great Personality/ Quick procedure!