Dr. Seth Kates, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Kates
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Chelmsford Dermatology

100 MLK Jr Blvd Worcester, MA 01608

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Dr. Seth Kates, MD is a Dermatologist in Worcester, MA. Dr. Kates has more experience with Dermatologic Oncology, Dermatologic Care, and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. 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.


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3.5

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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!!!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Seth Kates, MD is a Dermatologist in Worcester, MA. Dr. Kates has more experience with Dermatologic Oncology, Dermatologic Care, and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lowell Genera...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(508) 754-3823

Dr. Kates accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
National Elevator
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POMCO Group
Simplifi
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates treats Actinic Keratosis more than 100% of their peers

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

Excision of Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates performs Excision of Skin Cancer more than 100% of their peers

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

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 33 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates treats Skin Infections more than 100% of their peers

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

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates performs Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion more than 100% of their peers

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

Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates treats Acne more than 100% of their peers

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

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.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Kates performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kates performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Kates performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

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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
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Collagen Injection
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphangioma
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • 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 Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

Locations

Chelmsford Dermatology

Worcester Dermatology Associates100 MLK Jr Blvd Worcester, MA 01608
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, MA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Umass Memorial Medical Center

Worcester, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)