Dr. April Speed, MD

Dr. April Speed, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
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Dr. April Speed, MD is a general surgery specialist in Conyers, GA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in general surgery, oncology, and more.Read her story

1364 Wellbrook Cir NE

Conyers, GA 30012

Contact Information

(678) 210-2846

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
  • Employee Health Systems
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Speed performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Cancer
normal
more than 66% of peers
Breast Cancer
normal
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Speed's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Speed "Biography | April L. Speed, MD Dr. April L. Speed is a Chicago native who was raised in Atlanta. After obtaining her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from Norfolk State University she returned to Atlanta to attend Morehouse School of Medicine where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. After her matriculation, she remained at Morehouse to complete a general surgery residency. Doctor Speed is Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons. She completed both her Internship and General surgery residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the Southeast. Upon completion of an intensive General Surgery residency she went on to receive the prestigious Susan G. Komen-sponsored Breast Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. This cancer center is top-ranked by US News and World Report. During this fellowship Dr. Speed was exposed to numerous advanced breast surgical oncology techniques such as oncoplastics (nipple and skin-sparing mastectomies) cutting-edge cancer research and publication opportunities. This Fellowship promoted comprehensive breast cancer treatment plans using a multidisciplinary model. This model is a patient-centered approach to breast cancer management involving integrating primary care, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery and pathology expertise to formulate the best possible plan for each unique patient. One patient, One place, One plan! While at MD Anderson, Dr. Speed further developed proficiency in promoting breast cancer awareness through community outreach, advocacy, prevention and education through the Susan G. Komen component of her Fellowship. Dr. Speed believes in providing breast care with Dignity and Detail. As a breast expert, she provides 100% breast services to women, men and adolescents. Dr. Speed is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She was recognized by her peers and was awarded the ASCO National Diversity In Oncology Award in 2009. Dr. Speed serves on several Boards, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate, and the Georgia Perimeter College. She's a highly sought-after speaker, author, consultant and lecturer on breast cancer and breast health. Dr. Speed has recently embarked upon an exciting venture of private practice and welcome all of her previous patients and new patients alike to continue to be a part of this amazing journey of transformation from your Breast Health to your Best HealthSM. Let's treat it, beat it, move on!SM"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Speed "My patients deserve the best! We provide uncompromising breast care service with dignity and detail!"

6  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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18  Procedures

  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Stereotaxis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.

Education

  • Norfolk State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Texas-Md Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Susan G. Komen Multidisciplinary Breast Fellow
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Dr. Jean-Renior Eugene Resident of the Year Award, 2004
  • We're a "favorite Place on Google" We're 1 of less than 250 K businesses in the US to receive this recognition; that's >than 1% of all U.S. businesses, 02/2010
  • National Susan G. Komen Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Fellow, 2008
  • Dr. Jean-Renior Eugene Resident of the Year Award, 2005
  • 2010 Recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Diversity in Oncology Initiative Award, May 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Speed's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Speed to family and friends
72 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (72)

  • 5
    (69)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Speed's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr. Speed is one of the best doctors around. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable but her compassion for what she does is very evident. Whether you are her patient or not, she with your permission, consults and encourages everyone. Her words are very encouraging and make you realize that as...more
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Dr. Speed was just a wonderful and the most caring doctor I have ever met in so many ways. I would absolutely recommend her to any of my family and friends. God Bless her and her family. God Blesed me with her. Thank you Lord.
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Makes you feel comfortable and allows for the time needed to answer all questions. No question is off limits.
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Dr. Speed and her staff are the best. From the minute I entered the office I knew I was in good. hands. The spa atmosphere was so calming. Every staff member on Dr. Speed's team was caring, warm and friendly. Dr. Speed's ability to connect with her patients is as gift as is she. I am so thankful I...more
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Dr. Speed is extremely personable, knowledgeable and compassionate. She takes time to explain things thoroughly and to address all your concerns. I feel blessed to have found a doctor that actually listens! In addition, she has a very reassuring manner and a great smile!
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