Dr. David Fern, MD

Dr. David Fern, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
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74 y/o
(25)

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Dr. David Fern, MD is a general surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 42 years. He specializes in general surgery and phlebology.Read his story

Vein and Skin Laser Center

980 Johnson Ferry Rd Ste 430

Atlanta, GA 30342
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Fern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fern "Dr. David Fern is the founder and medical director of Vein & Skin Laser Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fern "Dr. David Fern is the founder and medical director of Vein & Skin Laser Center. He is double board certified: by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He is in the charter class for ABVLM, which included only 248 diplomates nationwide. He has received certification for the treatment of varicose veins using VNUS Closure radiofrequency and has also received certification for skin laser treatment. He has been involved in the treatment of skin diseases, skin cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, and vein surgery for 30 years. His training in general, cancer and trauma surgery has required his proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular and skin injuries.A native of Atlanta, Dr. Fern attended Druid Hills High School. He was a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated from Emory University Medical School. After attending medical school, Dr. David Fern continued his specialty training in general surgery at Emory University Hospital. He then practiced in the United States Army under the Berry Plan for two years prior to starting in private practice at the DeKalb Medical Center. Dr. Fern is on staff at the Northside Hospital and the DeKalb Medical Center, where he has served as Chief of Surgery and has been Chairman of the Peer Review Committee for the last 25 years. During this time Dr. Fern received his second specialty certification in treating vein and lymphatic disease. Putting his background and skills to benefit the common good, Dr. David Fern is proud to be one of four physicians to travel to Kenya with Heart for Africa, a volunteer humanitarian organization serving Africa s widows, orphans and underprivileged residents. He received the Hero Award from the DeKalb Medical Center in October, 2008. In addition, he was also awarded the Julius McCurdy Citizenship Award by the DeKalb Medical Society at their January, 2011 meeting."
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

21  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Laser Ablation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fern's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fern to family and friends
25 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Fern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

Dr. Fern has been wonderful. I had a mysterious pain in my stomach that landed me in the ER. I came in for an appointment and he had me in surgery by the following afternoon. The follow ups have been easy and I feel so much better than I did before. He has a very calming demeanor and nice bed-side...more
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Have the greatest admiration and respect for Dr. Fern's judgment and his respect for his patients. I feel I can encounter him for any problems. And I have the greatest respect for him as he works diligently with his patients. He definitely deserves five stars.
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Totally satisfied with the entire process.
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Dr. Fern took his time with me and truly listened. I appreciated the fact that Dr. Fern didn't rush things and used a conservative approach. It's not easy finding a doctor that truly listens these days and Dr. Fern excelled at this.
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I love his concern for the patients.
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