Dr. Valerie Callender, MD

Dr. Valerie Callender, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Valerie Callender, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Glenn Dale, MD. She is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read her story

Callender Dermatology/Cosmetic

12200 Annapolis Rd Ste 315

Glenn Dale, MD 20769
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Hair Loss
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Itchy Skin
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Callender's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Callender "Dr. Valerie Callender is an internationally recognized Board Certified Dermatologist."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Callender Dr. Valerie Callender is an internationally recognized Board Certified Dermatologist who is known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to the management of hair loss in women and the treatment of pigmentation disorders. Dr. Callender is a prolific contributor to the dermatology literature and has co-edited a textbook on Treatment for Skin of Color. Dr. Callender has conducted and participated in over 50 research studies and clinical trials for both therapeutic and cosmetic products and is a consultant for some of the world Uas leading cosmetic and consumer brands. She is a Past President of the Women Uas Dermatologic Society and Skin of Color Society, and has recently been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is the Founder of the Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, which is located in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Dr. Callender received her medical degree from Howard University, where she also did her residency and currently serves as a Professor of Dermatology at the College of Medicine.


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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts


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  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Transplants
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Tattoo Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Howard U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Howard U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Callender has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Callender's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Callender to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Callender's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Upper Marlboro, MD |
I have been seeing Dr. Callender for years. Her staff is professional, courteous and knowledgeable. She has a great bedside manner and listens to her clients. She explains everything! I recommended her many times to friends and family.
Upper Marlboro, MD |
I did not see Dr. Callendar. This rating is in regard to the practice overall. I saw a Physician's Assistant. The doctor was not available during the time that I was looking to have an appointment scheduled as a new patient. I had difficulty getting my RX sent to my insurance company and was supposed to have someone call me to schedule a biopsy, which never happened- but due to the poor service I will look for another office for dermatology.
in Waldorf, MD |
I've been seeing her for years the best thing ever.I love how the Doctors listen to make sure you're getting the best care. I wish I could give her 10 stars cause they deserve it. When I tell people about her they love her too, you will continue to go.
in Upper Marlboro, MD |
I had a scalp culture done 8 weeks ago and after several weeks of no followup calls from the doctor, I finally tried calling them. After four failed attempts with no return call I finally gave up and went some where else. They seem to be more interested in getting your co-pay then getting you results! Awful!
in Carlisle, PA |
I was disappointed in the amount of time the doctor spent with me. I was a returning patient (after a 2-year absence). She did not give me any new information. It seems as though I was prompting her/reminding her of my condition and what drugs she had originally prescribed. It appears that she did not have a file on me; she did not say whether or not a follow-up visit would be required, so I did not schedule one. I drive 2 hours to get to her office and probably will not return.
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Dr. Callender accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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