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Dr. Yolanda Holmes, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Yolanda C. Holmes, MD, FAAD, is a board certified dermatologist, surgeon. Member of the National Medical Association, the Washington DC Dermatology Society and the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Holmes received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development, and her graduate degree from Howard University. Dr. Holmes continued her studies to later earn her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed an internship focused on Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center here in DC. Before completing her Dermatology residency, Dr. Holmes was a research fellow at the Department of Dermatology at Howard University. Dr. Holmes has continued to lead a successful medical practice for over 12 years with many satisfied patients. An active participant and volunteer within her community and church, in addition to supporting many non-profit organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. Dr. Holmes has always understood the importance of executing strong leadership skills to her staff and current medical students; therefore she serves as a mentor to students and provides opportunities for them to learn in an on-site environment through participating in rotations within her medical office. Medical Director at Washington DC Dermatology, Dr. Yolanda C. Holmes is an expert treating adult acne, eczema, rosacea, removal of moles, skin cancer and other skin issues. Cosmetically, she also offers body contouring: permanent non-surgical fat removal, cellulite reduction, facial, neck and body skin tightening, injectables, medical microdermabrasion and more. Dr. Holmes specializes in treating all skin types and complexions.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Drexel University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Howard University Hospital, Residency in Dermatology
  • Washington Hospital Center, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • National Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1447336045

Office locations

Washington DC Dermatology

1140 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 675

Washington, DC 20036

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Dr. Holmes was great! I felt like she had true interest in my concerns for the visit. She didn't rush the appointment and offered samples for product she recommended. She even had the esthetician consult with me. My only complaint isthat the product and services offered are quite pricey. However I'm not sure how much blame can be placed on the office.
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Excellent!
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The front office staff were very efficient and friendly. Dr. Holmes was exceptional, as she usually is, and I deeply appreciate her ability to quickly put my mind at ease.
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I sincerely appreciated Dr. Holmes. She actually and really took the time to listen to my concerns and gave various options. I would absolutely refer her to family, friends, and colleagues. I appreciated Dr. Holmes and have gained trust in her.
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She nice and attentive. I felt comfortable around her.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very Professional... Highly personable with the ability to put me at ease.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Holmes was knowledgeable and kind. She listened to my background and concerns and asked helpful questions that showed she really took my words into account. I appreciated her professionalism.
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I am a returning patient of Dr. Holmes and I find her work to be top notch, which is why I always reach out to her for an appointment whenever I need a dermatologist.
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Everything was great! I recommend coming to see Dr. Holmes.
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Overall, a good visit. Felt a little rushed but she’s very nice!
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Great service!
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This seems more like a prescription pushing place. She didn’t even spend 5 minutes asking me about my issue, when it started or what could cause it. She just said you have acne, so get this medication from my friend’s pharmacy.A little disappointed since there are all these rave reviews on her.
Less than 3 months ago
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Such a beautiful office! Everyone there was so nice and made me feel welcomed as a new patient ! Super excited about my skin journey
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Dr. Holmes and Carolyn, her PA are respectful, highly skilled, and personable. I get an annual skin cancer scan from them and intend to keep coming.
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Despite all the rave reviews, I was not very impressed. I was greeted well when I came into the office, it appeared clean, and the sign in process was fairly quick and easy. However, meeting with Dr. Holmes was, a bitperplexing. I'm sure she is a very nice woman, but let's just say I could have went to WedMd or google on my own vs wasting my funds, which is what I felt like happened. Needless to say, I would not ever return, or recommend. Thank you, for nothing. Literally.
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great doctor with wonderful bedside manners. I would highly recommend her to friends and acquaitances.
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She’s GREAT!!
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Dr. Holmes was very knowledgeable and has great bedside manner with my 12 year old daughter.
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Appointment started pretty much on time; her PA is nice, and listened to all of my concerns. Dr. Holmes has a good bedside manner; she treats you with respect, is well versed in her area of expertise, and has good informationto share. Would highly recommend for basic and/or advanced dermatological care.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great for a first visit. Clean facility, courteous staff, professional doc. Made me comfortable and answered all questions.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Yolanda listen to me about why I came to her about my issue. She quickly diagnosed the problem, gave solid advice and prescribed the proper medicine.
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Always relaxing and questions answered clearly.
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She was really friendly and helped me quickly with a solution as well as next steps for me.
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Thank you, Dr. Holmes, I had one of my best visits. She listens and helps you with what you need. I won't lie, I was thinking about finding another Dermatologist but my visit yesterday changed my mind. Thank you, Dr. Holmes!!!!
Less than 1 year ago
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Great appointment!
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She was very timely and through. She gave great suggestions but really changed my skin.
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr Holmes. She is very knowledgable and took the time to address all my skin concerns. She was able to come up with a plan to help me get on a road to recovery. Imso glad that I found her office and will continue to seek care from her. It is so had to find a great dermatologist but I can honestly say I'm quite pleased with services. I was even able to purchase a product directly from her office that I can use in my new regimen. The office was able to get me in with one days notice so they are also very accommodating.
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Dr Holmes is always professional and courteous. Always a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Dr Holmes.
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Everything went smoothly but I don't think it was necessary to have me come in since I've already been there before and knew what prescription I needed. I guess it's office procedure to have an annual visit and give a co-pay. My visit was all of two minutes.
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My experience with Dr. Holmes has been nothing but stellar! In my 8+ years of seeing her, she always has had a patient and kind bedside manner. She takes the time to explain her medical recommendations in correlation to my aestheticgoals. Her medical expertise in skin care, anti-aging, and overall Dermatology is like none other. With each appointment I have, she goes above and beyond to ensure my concerns are addressed. Her practice hosts the best events with special discount offers, that I gladly take full advantage of as a Millennial! She offers lunchtime, after work, and weekend hours for those of us who too have busy schedules. Her staff is also amazingly kind and welcoming with great customer service. I highly recommend Dr. Holmes!
Less than 1 year ago
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She was not aware of the reasons for my visit, despite providing them several times in registration. She was not very interested in me after I turned down cosmetic services. She is very capable, polite, and prompt.
Less than 1 year ago
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I would highly recommend Dr. Holmes. I've been a patient for over 15 years for various issues and I wouldn't see anyone else!
Less than 1 year ago
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I love going to this office everyone is very polite and kind. Great location! They offer great online discounts on cosmetics procedures I highly recommend! #Results
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I have been seeing Dr. Holmes for just over a year and have nothing but amazing things to say about her and her staff. She is friendly and professional and her staff is as well. Dr. Holmes is very well educatedand is always willing to answer questions and offer additional resources.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Holmes and her staff were very nice and efficient. I was able to get in and out of the office in about an hour. I will definitely be back.
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She is an amazing person. So knowledgeable and very caring. I have been seeing her for years and been very happy with her work.
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Dr. Holmes understood right away what my problem was and had samples on hand for me to use to treat the problem. Time will tell if the products work to alleviate my eczema issue.
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I was losing hair, but now my hair is growing again. I also had problems with acne on my face, but now it looks like a peach.
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I was seen right away and Dr. Holmes was great. Office was clean and not super crowded. I'd highly recommend.
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It was my first appointment with Dr. Holmes. The office staff was professional and friendly. Dr. Holmes and her medical staff were thorough, listened carefully to my medical issues, and had a pleasant bedside manner. I am very confident in the diagnosis I received.
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I visited today with a skin problem that was making me very self conscious. The Dr. was very optimistic that my problem could be corrected in 6-8 weeks. What a relief!
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Not a true consultation. More interested in pushing her own pharmacy preference and a specific drug regime. My appt lasted 10 minutes. Her niche is definitely cosmetic.
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I had an excellent visit with Dr. Holmes. The office staff are welcoming and polite.
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The front desk staff are rude. No one greeted or instructed me on how to sign in. Even after 2 years the Dr, kept forgetting my ailment and instead of explaining my condition she wrote the medical term down for me to google it.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Holmes and Caroline are both very kind and professional. I have come for annual skin cancer screenings and mole biopsy/stiches removal, all very efficient.
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The doctor remembered me from my last visit 1 year ago. She was very helpful and explained everything to me. She answered all my questions. Highly recommended.
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I was disappointed that my appointment lasted only 5 minutes. I initially came for a check up on a suspicious blotch on my skin and advice on protecting skin from aging. I did not feel comforted that the perfunctory glance atmy blotch was nothing to worry about and didn't receive information on aging other than a tube of retinol that I could purchase on the spot.
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I feel have been a patient of Dr. Holmes for more than 5 years and have been treated for a variety of dermatological issues. I feel very comfortable with her, professional colleagues, and her office staff. It is a welcoming environment.
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I meant to write this review a long time ago. I was seen in 2014. I was EXTREMELY unhappy with the results of the 8 Venus Freeze treatments. The side by side photos taken looked exactly the same. There was absolutelyno difference in the photos. I spent a lot of money for these treatments and I would have paid it happily if the results were as promised. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
More than 1 year ago
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