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 dermatology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. She is 41 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

Northwestern Medical Group

1460 N Halsted St Ste 203

Chicago, IL 60642
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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

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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." "
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
1

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
24

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Intertrigo
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Warts
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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garretson to family and friends
4.4
based on 7 total reviews (3 with 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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Garretson accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
    Choice Plus
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Hospitals where Dr. Garretson has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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