Dr. Cara Garretson, MD

Dr. Cara Garretson, MD

Dermatology •  Female • Age 43

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Cara Garretson, MD is a Dermatologist in Chicago, IL. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garretson to book an appointment.


Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group - Sono and Li1460 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60642
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Garretson's Reviews

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4.4

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I used to recommend Dr. Garretson to many people due to her being very thorough in her exams. However, in the last year and a half it has become impossible to schedule appointments with her. You have to schedule 3-6 months out and you have no flexibility in times or dates. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible to get her or her nurse on the phone regarding things like test results, and the front desk staff are not helpful at all. I would no longer recommend her to anyone.
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Dr Garretson is superb - smart, knowledgeable and also very kind and supportive of my concerns as a patient. I really appreciate her - and her team's care.
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Very caring doctor, one of the best I've ever had. Everyone in the office is exceptionally nice making it an extremely comfortable environment.
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Garretson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Genital Warts
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garretson treats Genital Warts more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Garretson treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Warts
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garretson treats Warts more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Garretson treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garretson treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Garretson treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Garretson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Dr. Garretson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
Aetna Choice (Aetna HealthFund) POS II
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Aetna Student Health
Aexcel Choice POS
Aexcel Choice POS II
Aexcel Elect Choice (Open Access) EPO
Choice Plus POS II
Elect Choice
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
Open Access Elect Choice
Premier Care Network
Select
Traditional Choice
Value Performance Network
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
LocalPlus
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Alliance
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
Humana
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care POS
Choice Care PPO
Commercial EPO
EPO PPO Open Access
HCPS Open Access Coverage EPO
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
National Preferred PPO
Imagine Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus PPO
Options
Select Plus Gold PPO
Select Plus HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
University of Kansas Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
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