Dr. Cara Garretson, MD

Dr. Cara Garretson, MD

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Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
41 y/o
(7)

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Dr. Cara Garretson, MD is a dermatologist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in dermatology.

Northwestern Medical Group

1460 N Halsted St Ste 203

Chicago, IL 60642
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Seborrheic Dermatitis
high
more than 81% of peers
Genital Warts
normal
more than 95% of peers
Dermatitis
normal
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Garretson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Garretson ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

24  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University of Kansas Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garretson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garretson's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garretson to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Garretson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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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