The Barlow Building 5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1400 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 951-7905 Fax: (301) 951-7011
To our valued patients,
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wife, Dr. Margaret O’Neill. Meg and I were together for over half of our lives. I have no words to describe the deep sense of loss I feel. Aside from her family and faith, caring for her patients’ needs gave her life its greatest meaning. Even after the birth of our son, some two and a half years ago, she arranged her life so that she could continue with her medical practice. She cared deeply about each and every one of you and at the end of her life wanted to make certain that her patients would continue to receive the same quality medical care she continuously strove to provide.
As a consequence, we have selected Dr. Samantha Toerge to continue the practice. This was not an easy decision. My wife had incredibly high standards when it came to the care of her patients and was deeply committed to finding appropriate solutions to even the most challenging medical problems. I well remember many nights she spend looking things up on line or pouring over medical texts to find the proper answer to an esoteric medical issue. We wanted to make sure we had found just the right person to ensure our patients’ continuing health. In Dr. Toerge, we believe we have found that person. By coincidence, my wife had actually talked to Dr. Toerge about joining the practice earlier this year.
Dr. Toerge, a resident of Washington, DC, joins us from a highly regarded practice located in Northern Virginia—not having to cross the Potomac will be a major blessing for her! Her roots in the DC metro area run deep, as she did her residency in dermatology at Georgetown University Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. We are attaching a more detailed description of her impressive biography. I am confident that she will serve you well in the coming years. Dr. Toerge's website can be found at www.chevychasedermatologycenter.com
I truly hope, as a remembrance for my wife, that you will continue to stay with the practice and trust Dr. Toerge with your health care needs. In addition, if any of you have anecdotes about my wife that you might be willing to share, I would hope that you would send them to me. I am assembling a book filled with pictures and stories about Meg so that my son will have something to remember her by. Feel free to email me directly or post to my wife's memorial page located at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=margaret-oneill&pid=167002639&eid=viewgb&eid=viewgb
Warmly, and with great appreciation for your years of patronage,
Michael O’Neill (and Luke too!)6814 Meadow Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Our practice is a comprehensive medical, pediatric, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology practice located in Chevy Chase, MD under the direction of board certified dermatologist Dr. Margaret O’Neill. Dr. O’Neill is dedicated to providing her patients with the best medical care available using the most advanced techniques and treatments carefully researched in terms of their safety and efficacy. Every treatment is customized to fit each patient's needs.
Dr. O’Neill believes that in-depth knowledge of anatomy, skin physiology and skin reaction patterns is necessary to practice dermatology with confidence and integrity. Before any new techniques are introduced into her practice, she conducts a careful research of all pertinent peer-reviewed literature paying particular attention to safety and efficacy of new equipment or products.
Dr. O’Neill grew up in Seattle, Washington and New Haven, Connecticut. She was graduated from Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree with honors and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She then received her Medical Degree from Yale University and completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. O’Neill is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, a member of the American Medical Association, and a member of the Washington Clinico-Pathological Society, the Washington, DC area’s oldest and most prestigious inter-disciplinary medical association. Dr. O’Neill has been cited as one of the area’s leading dermatologists by both the Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Checkbook Magazine.
Our practice offers treatments for skin cancers, irregular moles, skin growths and chronic skin conditions such as urticaria (hives), seborrhea, dermatitis (rashes), hair loss, and rosacea, as well as acne, age spots/brown spots, sun damage and skin discoloration. The practice also offers laser therapy for facial ("spider") vein removal and varicose leg vein treatment (sclerotherapy), and unwanted hair removal, as well as light box phototherapy for eczema and psoriasis.
The practice’s cosmetic dermatology services include BOTOX®, Restylane®, chemical peels, Radiesse, and laser hair removal. We offer a full line of skin care products from companies including Glytone, MD Forte, and Obagi.
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our practice and services, please call 301-951-7905.