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Dr. Carla Retief, MD

Dermatology ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Retief

Dr. Carla Retief, MD is a dermatologist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1994 and specializes in dermatology, age management medicine, and more.


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(615) 383-6092

Dr. Retief accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Network S
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
POMCO Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Background Check

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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Dr. Retief's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin Infections
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Birthmark
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Birthmark more than 95% of her peers

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

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

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 you hav...

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Age Management Medicine
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

The Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Medical School
1992
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School
1994
1992

Awards

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

Dr. Retief's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Retief

3.8

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
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(33)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
28%
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Dr Retief is an amazing doctor and skilled surgeon who has treated me with compassion and top quality care and impeccable follow up with the help of her very dedicated staff (Miss Tammy,Lindsay,Adam,the beautiful dark haired lady who took my stitches out - pain free) Miss Terri her patient,caring office manager.Dr.Retief is about the best dermatologist and skilled surgeon I have every the luck to meet. She is just plain wonderful,kind and compassionate.
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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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So caring, the best Dermatologist I've ever had.
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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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I went in to see Dr. Retief for a skin issue over the summer. She was very thorough and had a great beside manner. Her staff was great and very friendly. Everyone was so laid back & easy to talk to. The other thing I liked about my visit is that Dr. Retief evaluated my skin and recommended I try her BuffRx line. Being that I have sensitive skin I'm always hesitant about trying anything new but I love them. The magic milk, reverse eye cream and formula 19 are all amazing, my skin is glowing.
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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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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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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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