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Dr. Callender is the founder of Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, which is located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region. Dr. Callender received her medical degree from Howard University, where she also did her residency and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Dermatology.

Dr. Valerie Callender is an internationally recognized Board Certified Dermatologist, who is known for her expertise in Pigmentation Disorders and the medical and surgical treatment of Hair Loss in Women. Dr. Callender has written twelve (12) textbook chapters and many articles for academic journals. She has recently co-edited a textbook on the Treatment for Skin of Color. Dr. Callender is a frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings. She is a frequent speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology Summer and Winter sessions. She has made presentations to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons in New York City, Vancouver, Canada and Sydney, Australia; The World Congress of Hair Research in Berlin, Germany; the European Society of Dermatology and Venerealogy in London, England; the Mexican Society of Cosmetic Surgeons in Mexico City; the Puerto Rican Dermatological Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Caribbean Dermatological Society in Port of Spain, Trinidad; the Brazilian Conference of Dermatological Surgery in Uberlandia, Brazil and many state and national societies.

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She was very professional. The office was very nice and comfortable.

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Dr. Callender is very knowledgeable and personable. After my appointment with her today, I felt very positive about her services.

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She's very and highly. Knowledgeable

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Good first encounter and the waiting area was comfortable.

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Satisfied

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Excellent!

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My visit with her was fine and informative. She listened and explained. I felt comfortable with her. The waiting room was a bit cold. Also, I am 5'1" tall, and the big black chairs were built for someone much taller. If I sat all the way back, my feet were about 6" off the floor, and sitting forward was hard on my back. I did find one that was a little better, but some chairs that aren't so deep would be nice for short people like me.

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She is a very caring, approachable and knowledgeable doctor. I will be returning to her in the future.

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Dr. Callender and her staff were very professional. They were courteous and helpful in every way.

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Quick, yet questions answered and results for what I was seeking skin care!

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Excellent

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Great visit...definitely will continue.

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Only negative was the long wait. My visit with dr short due to quick and efficient evaluation.

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I always enjoy my visits with Dr Callender!

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I love the professional atmosphere of this office. It's clean, bright and welcoming. The staff is very efficient and friendly.

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Good visit.

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it was a lot better than i expected..i had seen her a little over eight years ago in a former office and it was quite a wait even tho the visit was well worth it so i expected to have a long wait thisvisit but not so. i was actually in and out ,very professional and personal..

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The visit was very pleasant. The staff was very friendly and professional.

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I was very glad to see her success with the new office. This was my first visit at the new ofice. The wait time was over an hour due to the office transistioning to a new file system within their computer. But, this was explained by one of the office staff.

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Visit was great, took a little longer as it was my first time in the office. But overall it was great. The waiting area and facilities are very nice and spacious. Honestly, it's the nicest Dr's office I've visited to date.

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I loved my visit with Dr. Callender. She was very nice and really seemed to understand the problems I was having. The only reason why I had to wait was because it didn't show I had an appointment (somehow when I made the appointment through ZocDoc it didn't show up on their system), but they apologized and squeezed me in (I only waited maybe seven minutes). I was extremely impressed with the facility. It seemed welcoming and very clean. The staff were also very nice. I would highly recommend seeing this doctor.

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Office is very clean and Doctor Callender herself is very helpful, but I've had three appointments there so far and two of them I was sitting in the waiting room for close to an hour. Unacceptable.

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Dr. Callender was very friendly, very comforting, informative, professional. She explained the problem, the solution and the options for dealing with it and what the various options would cost. i made my decision and she went ahead and treated me. Now I will be waiting to see if her treatment results in the improvement I am hoping for.

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Everyone was very helpful and nice at Dr. Callender's office. Once I was taken back to the exam room I had a bit of a wait, but she answered all of my questions and was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Front desk staff were rude & arrived early to appointment but was not seen by doctor until over an hour later..the doctor was friendly & seemed knowledgable..will wait to see if her recommended regimen works.

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Although the wait time was long, maybe because the waiting room was filled with people, once I was permitted into the consultation room it took about 5 minutes to see the doctor and she was well knowledged about my skin and its problems. Would definitely recommend her practice!

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Using Zoc Doc was easy and fast to schedule an appointment Dr. Callender. Based on the other reviews I arrived early (3:15 pm for a 3:450pm appt.)with my paperwork per printed and completed from home. After signing in I was called up and asked for my insurance within 2 minutes of sitting down. By 3:45 my scheduled visit time I was called back and seen by the nurse and shortly after Dr. Callendar. She addressed my acne concerns and has me on a new regiment that I am already starting to see results only after 3 days! Thank you Doctor! I went prepared with a book to read and I only got to read 2 pages. Dr. Callender's office is extremely busy and she moves and talks really fast so you need to be able to keep up, however, she writes everything downs and instructions on how to use the products she's prescribing. If you are looking for warm and fuzzy's this might not be the place for you. But is you want a good Dr that knows her stuff and get your skin on the right track check this place out. By the way I was out the door and in my car by 4:05pm.

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She was nice. There was a bit of a wait, but it didn't feel that long. Staff was nice and the place was super cute

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I came in 30 minutes early and still had to wait an hour to been seen. Once I was seen, the doctor did nothing but gave me advise to straighten my hair. I wish that I had called in a recommendation than to have any appointment and pay a co-pay.

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I waited almost 2 full hours before being seen by Dr. Callender. I was told it was because I was a new patient. Time is money -- I could have stayed at work an extra 2 hours if I had known I'd be treated this way. When I told the receptionist I had to leave for another appointment, I was rushed in, had a rushed visit with the Dr. (Who seems awesome). I left the office with a prescription, and some free samples to help clear up my skin. Both worked, but I will not be scheduling a follow up appointment for fear of wasting my time in the waiting room again. I should point out the fact that the waiting room is very comfortable for long waits. The chairs are comfy, the magazine selection is awesome, and the music is calming.

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She was knowledgable and very pleasant great attitude

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She was great! I am excited about starting my regimen to clear up my acne. Her staff was very nice.

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Dr. Callender had just returned from vacation and her calendar was very backed up. Nevertheless, her staff was friendly, thorough and professional. My initial consultation with her was excellent. She was friendly, expressed concern, listened carefully to my concerns and suggested an effective course of action.

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My visit with Dr. Callender was extremely positive.

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The doctor was thorough and professional!

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Dr. Callender was very pleasant and she was very knowledgeable in her field.

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Dr. Callender and her staff were very professional and extremely polite, (which was refreshing). The waiting room area was very relaxing and zen. The wait time was short, in fact she took me early. Dr. Callender was very knowledgable and empathetic and immedietly diagnosed my condition. Although my appointment was for medical concerns, based on my plesant experience, I am considering returning for non-medical reasons and explore their cosmetic spa options.

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I was very pleased.

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Execellent, Professional and Informative

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Very caring and professional.