Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD

Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 61

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Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD is a Dermatologist in Reston, VA. Dr. Sebastien has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Skin Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Reston Hospital Center and Virginia Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sebastien to book an appointment.

Locations

Dermatology Specialists of Virginia

Dermatology Specialists of Virginia1800 Town Center Dr Reston, VA 20190
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Dermatology Specialists of Virginia PC

Dermatology Specialists of Virginia1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 105 Arlington, VA 22205
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Sebastien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sebastien

3.9

Based on 142 ratings

5 Stars
65.49295774647888%
(93)
4 Stars
7.746478873239437%
(11)
3 Stars
2.816901408450704%
(4)
2 Stars
2.816901408450704%
(4)
1 Star
21.12676056338028%
(30)
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What went well
  • Office environment (114)
  • Appointment scheduling (112)
  • Staff friendliness (110)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (32)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (31)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (30)
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I had a lot of fun in the sun while growing up, before I knew much about the damage it could cause (I'm 66). Later, I went to Dr. Sebastien for routine skin checks for many years before a biopsy identified skin cancer. I selected him because of Washingtonian Top Doc ratings. He also comes across to me as extremely knowledgeable and competent -- I trust him with my life. My 1st Mohs surgery went well and we chatted through it. The whole team was very caring and thoughtful. The incision is healing beautifully with less scarring that I thought possible. I will continue going in every 6 months -- Mohs surgery has a very high success rate (up to 99%) -- catching skin cancer early is key! If you've had too much fun in the sun, find a doc you can trust and be proactive. Dr. Sebastien and his team have been a great choice for me.
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I had two Mohs surgeries with Dr. Sebastian. One 21 years ago and the other a week ago. His expert technique gives you 99% reassurance that you are cancer free. He and his staff are kind, understanding and very reassuring with each step. Dr Sebastian is “famous” for the Mohs surgery and he is my one and only “stop” as I address skin cancer and removal with certainty. Trust your health to his care! I thank Dr. Sebastian and his team a million times over for my healthy future.
What went well
  • 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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Brente Hansen – Jan 26, 2021
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Went in for a screening of my moles for cancer. Quick check. All ok. Then he told me I’m loosing my hair and asked me if I’m ok with that. I said no. He then said I should get my blood drawn, use rogaine, he’d give me other meds too. Then I visit with him several times and insurance won’t cover so that’s $200 each. The. He will take my blood, stir it around and shoot it back in my head and in 6 months I will have thicker hair. 4 visits there, $1600 each. All this was in 5 minutes. My head was spinning. Wait - can we go back to my moles. And how come you are going bald. Do you use this? Then when his nurse gave me the wrong form for blood draw, he ripped her one. No thanks. My hair is just fine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Everything was rushed. I waited about an hour for a 5 minutes consultation.
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First let me say Sarah Donovan, PA is awesome. Probably the only reason I was willing to go back visit two. Visit one I was told it would all be covered by my insurance since I was in network, somehow I ended up paying almost $200 out of pocket 2 weeks later. Still no explanation on that. When I reached the point of frustration I demanded my medical records as I informed them I would be leaving their practice before having a mole removed. The front desk refuse to do so. So I decided to suck i
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Reston, VA – Jan 03, 2018
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This guy was great. I went in for a general checkup and not only did he give a thorough exam, but was more than willing to answer all my questions. Excellent communicator and great bedside manner. The office staff was helpful and efficient. Seriously, this was one of the best physician office visits I've ever had. Highly recommend.
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Arlington, VA – Nov 17, 2017
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I went to see Dr. Sebastien at the end of 2015, and this man gave me only 5 minutes of his time after waiting to be seen by him for over 25 minutes. I was very disappointed in the visit because I felt as if he could care less about my concerns. He shined a light on my head, lifted my shirt to view my back and recommended men's Rogaine (by the way I'm a female). My insurance company denied my claim because his office/staff submitted paperwork stating I did not have a referral, which was false!
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Lisa in Aldie, VA – Mar 08, 2016
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I went in for a skin cancer check, it took less than 5 minutes. In other words, if you have legit concerns, go elsewhere, no thorough. Also a side note, I'm pretty sure there was no handwashing going on in between patients. The speed at which he was going from room to room, made it pretty impossible. As a provider myself, that's all it really takes to choose not to return. On a positive, he was fairly friendly and seemed knowledgeable.
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Arlington, VA – Jan 31, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sebastien

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sebastien treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sebastien treats other conditions, please contact the office at (703) 709-1492.

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. Sebastien is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sebastien
Similar Providers
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
Mohs Surgery
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Sebastien is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sebastien
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Skin Cancer
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Melanoma
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Conditions

Compare with other Skin Conditions specialists.

Dr. Sebastien is experienced in the area of Skin Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 42 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Hair Loss
Telogen Effluvium
Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Sebastien's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Bowenoid Papulosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Warts

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Dr. Sebastien accepts

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(571) 470-7939

Dr. Sebastien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred HMO
Federal Employee Program
Federal Employee Program - Basic Option
Senior Advantage
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage Plus
Blue Advantage Plus HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Care Network
Blue Choice
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Solutions HMO
Blue Traditional
Blue Traditional HMO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Traditional PPO
HealthKeepers
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Standard Nationwide Standard
Medicare
Blue Choice 65
Blue Choice 65 Select
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Mutual of Omaha PPO
Tricare
Family Health Plan HMO
Family Health Plan POS
Family Health Plan PPO
Prime
Standard
TRICARE Extra
TriCare for Life
Tricare HMO
Tricare PPO
TRICARE Young Adult - Standard Option
TRICARE Young Adult -Prime Option
TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (Prime Remote)
TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (USFHP)
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Dermatology & Allergy Specialists of Virginia, we strive to provide the highest quality patient care in a responsive and caring environment.  Our...Read more

Biography

Dr. Theodore S. Sebastien graduated from McGill University Medical School and completed a three-year residency at the University of Michigan. Following...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Western Ontario
Residency Hospital
1997
Vanderbilt University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Western Ontario
Internship Hospital
1983
Simon Fraser University, Bc
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD?

Call (571) 470-7939 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Sebastien's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sebastien frequently treats Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Skin Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Sebastien specializes.

Where is Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD's office located?

Dr. Sebastien's office is located at 1800 Town Center Dr, Reston, VA 20190. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Theodore Sebastien, MD speak?

Dr. Sebastien speaks Spanish, French, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Virginia Hospital Center

Arlington, VA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)