Maryland Blogger: Recommended Dermatologist: Stephen J. Krivda, M.D.

Recommended Dermatologist: Stephen J. Krivda, M.D.

Recommended Dermatologist: Stephen J. Krivda, M.D.


Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover the costs of regular visits with your dermatologist. If you live in Montgomery County, Maryland, I recommend Dr. Stephen J. Krivda at Montgomery Dermatology Associates. Click on the link to visit their website.

During a recent visit, Dr. Krivda did a biopsy on a spot on my back that I had not noticed. The test result was that it was a basal cell carcinoma. I went back to the office to have it removed. My next regular every three months appointment is in June.


Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that most often develops on areas of skin exposed to the sun.


Dr. Stephen J. Krivda

Dr. Krivda, a native of New York, received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He is a Board-Certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist.

​Dermatopathology includes evaluating biopsies and samples and creating custom care plans for patients with skin, hair or nail disorders. As a dermatologist, Dr. Krivda helps patients suffering from conditions including, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis or melanoma. He uses treatment options including biopsies, medications, laser therapy and other methods.

​Dr. Krivda served as officer in the U.S. Army for 27 years with assignments around the world, including Chief of the Dermatology Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda. He was the Chief Dermatology Consultant to the White House Medical Unit and U.S. Congress, caring for our nation’s leaders.

​Dr. Krivda has received numerous military and academic awards throughout his career and continues to serve on the teaching staff of Walter Reed and USUHS, President of the Washington D.C. Dermatologic Society and is a staff dermatopathologist at the Bethesda Dermatopathology Laboratory. In addition, he has many academic presentations and publications in prestigious medical journals to his credit.

​In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports and reading, as well as spending time with his wife, Mary, and their four children.


Stephen J. Krivda, M.D.

Montgomery Dermatology Associates

15225 Shady Grove Road, Suite 303

Rockville, Maryland 20850



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Comment balloon 7 commentsRoy Kelley • March 19 2020 05:40PM


Good morning, Roy Kelley there's no need to take a chance on missing something you may have on your skin that is not visible to you or recongizable to you as needing to be biopsied....I visit every 6 months....everyone who has exposure to the sun should add a dermatologist to their list of Dr.s...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 9 days ago

Nice shout-out Roy for your local and recommended dermatologist. It's great to be able to pass this along to others.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 9 days ago

Good morning Roy. Nice shout out for someone looking out for your best interests. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 9 days ago

Great shout-out for Dr. Krivda, Roy. Hopefully, he'll be able to start seeing patients up close and personal soon. 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 9 days ago

That is a nice recommendation and I am sure that people in your area will really appreciate it.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 9 days ago

At the beginning of this year, I had vowed to take care of a number of minor dental and health issues that I had been quick to overlook last year.  I managed to see the dentist, and get a new crown, as well as other treatments.  I had eye surgery because of a significant cataract, last month.  Seeing a dermatologist is another thing on my agenda.  However, California is now in ORDERED self-isolation. Doctor and dental appointments (other than emergency) are pretty much being rescheduled.  These are crazy times we are dwelling in.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 days ago