Dr. Seth Kates, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Seth Kates, MD is a Dermatologist in Worcester, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lowell General Hospital and Umass Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kates to book an appointment.

Dr. Kates

Chelmsford Dermatology

100 MLK Jr Blvd Worcester, MA 1608
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kates' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kates treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates treats Birthmark more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kates treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kates performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kates' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bowenoid Papulosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Collagen Injection
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • 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
  • Facial Peel
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

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(508) 754-3823

Dr. Kates accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
National (BlueCard) PPO
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
National Elevator
Planned Administration Inc
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare PPO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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Not a very good experience.Very unhappy with the last surgery, to the point that i had to get a New Drematologist
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
Julio Paskevich – Jun 29, 2021
Mr Paskevich, I am sorry that the last surgery...Read More
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Excellent! Very thorough and professional. Thank you.
1 person found this helpful
Dec 07, 2020
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I've been going to doctor kates for close to 15 years. I have NEVER had a bad experience!! The ladies in front are always friendly and work diligently to assist me with any of my needs. I am able to get appointments in a timely manner always! He is always amazing, friendly,kind and an artist at what he does! HE NEVER does any work on me just for the money! He's honest and just simply a gem!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
Cynthia ogara – Jan 18, 2020
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About Me


Dr. Seth Kates, MD is a Dermatologist in Worcester, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lowell General Hospital and Umass Memorial Medical Center....Read more


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications


Dartmouth Hitchcock M C
Residency Hospital
University Of Pa Health System
Residency Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Seth Kates, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kates has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Seth Kates, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Seth Kates, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kates frequently treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions), Birthmark, and Excision of Skin Lesion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kates treats.

Where is Dr. Seth Kates, MD's office located?

Dr. Kates' office is located at 100 MLK Jr Blvd, Worcester, MA 1608. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Seth Kates, MD speak?

Dr. Kates speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Chelmsford Dermatology

Worcester Dermatology Associates100 MLK Jr Blvd Worcester, MA 1608
Chelmsford Dermatology3 VILLAGE SQ Chelmsford, MA 1824

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kates is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Umass Memorial Medical Center

Worcester, MA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)