Dr. Lawrence Samuels, MD

Dr. Lawrence Samuels, MD

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Age 71
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Dr. Lawrence Samuels, MD is a dermatologist in Chesterfield, MO and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Wash U, School of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and more.Read his story

222 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 480N

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Contact Information

(314) 576-7343

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  • Anthem
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Samuels accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
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Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
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Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
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Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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MultiPlan PPO

Frequently Treated by Dr. Samuels

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Samuels treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Samuels treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 576-7343.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Samuels treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Samuels
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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Mohs Surgery
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Samuels' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lawrence Samuels is Chief of Dermatology at St. Luke's Hospital and a member of the teaching faculty at Washington University Medical School. He has...Read more

Biography

For more than three decades, Dr. Lawrence Samuels has been transforming the lives of his patients through his passion and skill as a dermatologist. A highly...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Hair Transplant Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Barnes Hosp
Residency Hospital
1977
Barnes Hosp
Internship Hospital
1976
Wash U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Lawrence Samuels, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Samuels frequently treats Mohs Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Samuels specializes.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Samuels, MD's office located?

Dr. Samuels' office is located at 222 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 480N, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Samuels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Samuels

3.5

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No He has a terrible disposition with patients. Sometimes, at appointment time, he refuses to even see patients! His attitude is very demeaning to patients! Avoid if possible!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Feb 02, 2021
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Avoid. I had a hair transplant in the early 90s to thicken my thinning hair. Prior to the procedure, he assured me, more than once, that he would not do the transplants in corn rows, which look unnatural. Well, now that I've lost all my hair and can see the transplants, guess what? Corn rows! It also looks like he used bigger dilators in the back which leave larger scars. So my worst fears have come true - an unnatural looking hair transplant. Additionally, my wife and daughter both used him to remove moles, and they both have big ugly round white scars where he scooped out the skin, instead of excising the moles which only leaves a small white line. Finally, during one office visit he showed me where he cauterized a vein on his shin - it was gruesome! If you are looking for someone to perform a cosmetic procedure on you, find a medical professional who has an artistic appreciation. That person is not Dr. Samuels.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 22, 2020
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The staff was so friendly and personable. All very polite and helped resolve my issues. I will definitely be coming back!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 01, 2019
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Dr. samuels and the other practitioners at this office set the standard of care in this field. His years of experience and expertise are reflected in the quality of care and level of professionalism a patient is delivered at each visit. Be it hair replacement, general dermatology, or cosmetic procedures one can expect nothing but the best. Ancillary staff is knowedgable, kind, and helpful, ALWAYS going above and beyond. I would and have recommended this practice to friends and family!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Des Peres, MO – Sep 18, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Samuels for over 5 years. He is very thorough and provides good explanations. I have a lot of confidence in him and have sent many people to see him over the years. I recommend Dr Samuels to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dallas, TX – Jul 07, 2017
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The worst experience ever! Not only was he a rude man... he is not a qualified injector. I went in for Botox on my forehead and ended up with uneven eyebrows, swollen puffy eyes. I looked older after the procedure. I went back into his office so, he could correct the wrong and, found out he didn't even keep a record of how much Botox he used on me. PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A DOCTOR
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Elizabeth in St Louis, MO – Nov 22, 2016
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The worst experience I've ever had. I waited an extra month for my appointment to meet with Dr. Samuels instead of a nurse. I never saw or spoke to him before/ during/ or after my appointment when I had a terrible reaction to a topical I was given. The nurse I did see was extremely rude and had no interest in finding out anything about my skin, what causes my breakouts or what I do/ have done in the past to treat them. She signed me up for Accutane and sent me home with whatever topical she hand
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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St Louis, MO – Nov 09, 2016
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Dr Samuels has a nice demeanor, is thorough, straightforward while conversing and medically exceptional in my experience. I would highly recommend him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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EG in St Louis, MO – Jul 08, 2016
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Locations

Specialists In Dermatology & Cosmetic Medicine, The Hair Restoration & Moh's Surgery Center, & The Center for Advanced Skincare

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Samuels is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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St. Luke's Hospital

Chesterfield, MO

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received