Dr. Carla Retief, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 54

Dr. Carla Retief, MD is a Dermatologist in Nashville, TN and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. 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.

Dr. Retief

Saint Thomas West Hospital

2000 Church St Nashville, TN 37236
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Retief's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hair Loss
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Hair Loss more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Retief treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dermatitis
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Dermatitis more than 96% of her peers

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

Actinic Keratosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retief treats Actinic Keratosis more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Retief treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Retief's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • 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
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

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(615) 284-5555

Dr. Retief accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Network S
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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
United Healthcare

Dr. Retief's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Retief

3.8

Based on 52 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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They continue to send me bills even after I've paid in full. They send letters threatening to ruin my credit rating. I even went in person to get this issue resolved by showing where I had already paid in full, but a man in a foreign accent was so rude and refused to acknowledge the issue or resolve it. They may think billing patients twice will double their revenue, and maybe it does, but it's poor business ethics and the poor attitude and condescending rudeness makes the problem that much worse for the patients/victims.
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Sally – Oct 02, 2021
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My 23 year old daughter went to Dr. Retief in 7/19 upon recommendation of my friend who was already a patient. My daughter had a mole on her right calf that had changed over the past year. Dr. Retief diagnosed her mole as seborrheic keratosis and did nothing about it. In 1/20 I happen to see the mole, noticing it had changed even more and insisted she go back to Dr. Retief right away. She did and when Dr. Retief saw it this time, 6 months later, she immediately removed it and did a biopsy. A few days later, Dr. Retief called my daughter and advised that the mole was indeed Melanoma, Stage 2. I called the office and asked to speak with Dr. Retief directly and she never called me back. Her nurse and business manager called me - one to "cover" for Dr. Retief saying she was completely correct in her 7/19 diagnosis; the other to ask for payment. Fortunately, my daughter had the cancer removed by another doctor. ADVICE: NEVER, EVER GO TO THIS DOCTOR AS SHE MISSED THIS CANCER!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jill Fetters – Dec 10, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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. :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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nashville, TN – Oct 25, 2018
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So caring, the best Dermatologist I've ever had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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. :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Elizabeth in Franklin, TN – Feb 27, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"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...
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Biography

Born with an artistic eye and an innate passion to help others, Dr. Carla Retief, leads an accomplished and respected staff at The Retief Skin Center,...Read more

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
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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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What are Dr. Carla Retief, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Retief frequently treats Hair Loss, Dermatitis, and Actinic Keratosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Retief treats.

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Dr. Retief's office is located at 2000 Church St, Nashville, TN 37236. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Saint Thomas West Hospital2000 Church St Nashville, TN 37236
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Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Nashville, TN

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