Dr. Carla Retief, MD

Dermatology •  Female • Age 53
  
Dr. Retief
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4301 Hillsboro Pike Ste 200 Nashville, TN 37215

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Dr. Carla Retief, MD is a Dermatologist in Nashville, TN and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Retief has more experience with Dermatologic Oncology, Dermatologic Care, and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr medical school in 1994. She is affiliated with Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Retief to book an appointment.


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3.8

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Dr Retief is a highly skilled skin cancer surgeon who performed very intricate surgery and reconstruction on my face without a flaw. You can hardly tell there was any surgery performed.She did it with humor,care and great compassion, and made me feel totally at ease. Her staff love her, and it is obvious she loves them. The aftercare was the best I have ever received-constant follow up and hand holding. I adore Carla Retief and her staff.
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A Fan of Bruno Mars – Aug 04, 2020
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Dr Retief has been my dermatologist for several years, she is a highly skilled surgeon who has performed skin cancer surgery and reconstruction on my face without a flaw.You can hardly tell that I ever had surgery.She and her staff have been nothing but first class,compassionate and caring. The best after care i have ever received. Thankyou Dr. Retief, you and your staff,Tammie,Lindsay,Adam,Laurie are beautiful inside and out. I am blessed to have you in my life. :)
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maggie – Aug 25, 2019
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She is the worst doctor I have ever seen. I am suffering from acne so I visited her. The wait time was 45 minutes. She don't even have patience to listen to my concerns or to write a daily routine for me. I don't understand how she became a Doctor. She suggested some products to buy from them, which were too expensive and they didn't even help with my acne. They also charged additional 25$ and I am not sure why they did that. It was neither copay and nor the bill. Very rude and unfriendly staff.
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nashville, TN – Oct 25, 2018
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So caring, the best Dermatologist I've ever had.
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Bowie, MD – Sep 03, 2017
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Unbelievably skilled in both medical & cosmetic ends of her practice. I have sent my entire family to Retief Skin Center ..........Dr. Retief looks at your face like a canvas to art work on, she left my father's face scar free after complete skin cancer removal .......a self developed skin care line formulated to your skins specific needs leaves you needing to go no where else for care. Funny,loving & a beautiful soul who cares for you like a family member, that's how your treated by Dr. Retief
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Julie Duncan in Franklin, TN – Sep 03, 2017
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I love my visits to Retief Skin Center! Whether I see Dr. Retief or her PA, Missy Howd, the staff is very professional, and the office has a low stress environment. The waiting room doesn't even feel like a doctor's office with it's décor and brightness. Dr. Retief is not pushy with cosmetics but is amazing when it comes to her recommendations and procedures. She is also an incredible surgeon when it comes to skin cancer surgeries. I would highly recommend this office for all of your needs!
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Nashville, TN – Sep 01, 2017
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I've bee seeing Dr. Retief for about 15 years. She has done a great job of keeping me looking naturally young, not palstic!
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Sandy Bancroft in Brentwood, TN – Feb 13, 2017
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Individual patient care and satisfaction is of the highest importance to Dr. Retief. She has endless patience and will listen and respond carefully to any/all concerns and questions. Once something needs or is chosen to be done, she is also a ninja when it comes to distraction! For example when my daughter needed a mole removed for biopsy, she had kiddie music playing as we came in to the room so that they could sing along and talk about that. My daughter hardly noticed the procedure. :)
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Elizabeth in Franklin, TN – Feb 27, 2016
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About Me

"Treat the cause, not the symptoms"

It is our pleasure to welcome you to our practice. We are dedicated to serving your needs and achieving quality results. Our goal is to provide a professional environment with the quality of care that y...
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Age Management Medicine
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Education

McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital
Med University Sc College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Rush Presby St Luke's M C
Residency Hospital
1994
Univ Of T
Internship Hospital
1994
Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
Medical School
1992
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, Member
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
  • American College of Mohs Microscopic Surgery and Cucaneous Disease, Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatological Surgery, Fellow
  • Tennessee Medical Association, Member

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Dr. Retief accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Actinic Keratosis more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Retief treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Retief performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Retief performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Skin Infections more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Retief treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Candidiasis of Skin and Nails more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Retief treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Retief treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Retief performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief performs Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Retief performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Retief performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

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Dr. Retief's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facial Peel
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

Locations

Affiliated Dermatologists

Retief Skin Center4301 Hillsboro Pike Ste 200 Nashville, TN 37215
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Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Nashville, TN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average