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About Dr. Frederick G Wenzel IV
Dr. Frederick G Wenzel IV, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Winchester, VA, with other offices in Martinsburg, WV and Winchester, VA . He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Dr. Wenzel is affiliated with Winchester Medical Center. Dr. Wenzel has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
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Dr. Frederick G Wenzel IV has the following 2 specialties
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
A dermatopathologist is an expert in both dermatology and pathology. They specialize in diseases related to the skin, but where a dermatologist would examine a potentially-cancerous mole by looking at it, a dermatopathologist would examine your skin cells in a lab, more like a pathologist.
Beyond just skin cancer, dermatopathologists also study a wide range of skin conditions, including everything from warts, moles, spider veins and herpes, to dermatitis, rashes, vitiligo and other conditions related to skin discoloration.
Dr. Frederick G Wenzel IV has the following 12 expertise
- Basal Cell
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Cancer
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Actinic Keratosis
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
Dr. Frederick G Wenzel IV is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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For being a new patient, I expected the doctor to take the time to do a new patient assessment and learn a little bit about my skin habits. Man, was I wrong. After I finally got back to the exam room, the nurse asked me the same exact questions that I had answered on my paperwork, then the doctor came in. He walked in with an irritating arrogance and told me I probably had scabies before he even glanced my direction. You just do not tell people they have scabies unless many other, easier options are eliminated. When someone tells you you have scabies, or something similar, chances are, you're going to get offended. I was. Then he actually looked at me and decided it was only dermatitis and spouted off orders to the nurse about a prescription and an acne wash. Before I know it, he is coming at me with a lancet needle sticking me "just to see if he could grow something." Uh, excuse me, but you need to ask my permission before you poke me with anything, sharp or otherwise. He then proceeded to toss the swab on the counter and leave. Pretty positive of two things here: that the counter is not a sterile environment to place a culture swab and the nurse is not the doctor's personal slave. The one thing I got a chance to say to him before he left was rudely brushed off as just some dumb little girl. It is now about eight hours later and my pharmacy never received my script that was supposed to be sent over within an hour and upon inspecting the acne wash, it's not suited for sensitive skin. Guess what, I have sensitive skin. If he was actually concerned about his patients, he would have asked if I had sensitive skin. So now I'm being charged for a dermatology appointment and am absolutely no better off than before I went there. I work as a health profession in a hospital and I know that if I ever had that kind of bedside manner or attitude in general, I'd be in a world of pain with my boss, coworkers and patients.
I had a questionable spot on my back. As soon as Dr. Wenzel looked at it, he (later) told me he knew it was cancerous melanoma. He removed it at once, sent it to the lab, and sure enough, it was melanoma. On the follow up visit he had to take more skin and muscle that surrounded the area to ensure he got it all. He did. I've been on annual visits with him for years and he is always very thorough and extremely professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who may have questionable skin conditions. He is an excellent physician, very caring, great bedside manner.
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Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2015)
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Dr. Wenzel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
Johns Hopkins Health System
Dr. Frederick G Wenzel IV accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry - Southside Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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