Dr. David Pharis, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. David Pharis, MD
Dr. David Pharis, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Duluth, GA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Pharis is affiliated with Barrow Regional Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth, Northside Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Piedmont Hospital.

3855 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 200

Duluth, GA 30096

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Dr. David Pharis, MD

Dr. David Pharis, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Mohs Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Basal Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 98% of peers
Skin Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion

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.


  • Purdue University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Baylor College Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • John Zitelli
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Kenneth L. Burdon Award for Excellence in Microbiology, 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
  • Chief Resident, Emory University Department of Dermatology, 2000
  • Debakey Scholar Award (top student in Medical School graduating class), 1996
  • Debra Kalter Award for Outstanding Student Research in Dermatology, 1996
  • Goldon Key National Honor Society, 1992
  • Alpha Omega Honor Society, 1995
  • Harris Busch Award in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1996
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, 1992
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pharis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pharis to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Pharis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Johns Creek, GA |
Most Excellent Doctor skill... communication, and care from all staff members. His experience a nd special training shows. Doctor Pharis called me after surgergy in the PM to make sure all was well. Go with The Best - don't settle for less when having Moh surgery.
Buford, GA |
From the front desk, to the nurses, to Dr. Pharis I found courtesy and compassion. I’m also quite pleased with the results, Dr. Pharis took important cosmetic implications into account and I’m very grateful.
Johns Creek, GA |
The whole experience with Dr Pharis's practice was excellent. Scheduling was easy and informative. The office visit was smooth and efficient (Mohs takes a little time so bring something to read). And I got a followup call in the evening to make sure all was good. This was a great experience.
in Alpharetta, GA |
I was extremely pleased with all aspects of my visit with Dr. Pharis. I was very comfortable as he explained my condition and the procedure he would follow to correct my issue. I would highly recommend him.
in Alpharetta, GA |
The experience could not have been any better. The nursing staff was excellent, they were friendly and explained what was going to be done and the process that Dr Pharis would be doing. Dr Pharis was friendly, extremely knowledgeable about the process and expected results and answered all my questions thoroughly. Dr. Pharis called me later that evening to check on me and see how I was feeling and if I had any issues or questions. Check in and web based paperwork was simple and easy to use.
in Snellville, GA |
What an outstanding practice! From the initial phone contact, all the way through to checking out after my procedure, everyone was professional, polite, friendly and helpful. This is such a delightully refreshing change from most practices these days. Thank you, thank you, thank you for treating your patients with kindness and respect! I am a health professional myself and am often dismayed at the way patients are treated in some practices. I will happily tell everyone about this amazing office!
Snellville, GA |
I have never had a more pleasant experience at a medical office. Amazing staff all the way around. Dr. Pharis clearly loves what he does and it translates to the entire staff. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. I even heard other patients in the waiting room making similar comments. I wouldn't go to another Mohs surgeon!
in Suwanee, GA |
This was my 2nd visit to Dr. Pharis. Each time it has been a most pleasant experience. From front desk to checkout, the office staff are upbeat, helpful and caring. The nurses I've had were kind and personable, putting me at ease prior to the procedure. Dr. Pharis himself is also personable and has a pleasant and calm 'bedside manner'. He even called me after my procedure to check on me. The ONLY negative thing: it is VERY cold in the office but they do warn you so bring a sweater!
West Chester, PA |
An excellent doctor and an excellent office! I was nervous and everyone was very knowledgeable, patient and kind. They made sure I understood everything that was going on, from the surgery to insurance billing. I would definitely recommend Dr. Pharis for anyone who needs dermatological surgery.
Morrisville, NC |
Dr. Pharis sent me to the Gwinnette Medical Center for an ultra-sound on my abdomen. He didn't fill out any details on the form they needed. So the imaging center sent faxes and e-mails of the forms for his office to fill out. After 90 minutes, Pharis's office did not receive any faxes or e-mails, and I finally had to leave. They literally didn't care. I left my house at 7:30am for an 8:30am appointment and finally left and gave up at 10am. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD BYPASS THIS WORTHLESS OFFICE
Norcross, GA |
A bit more wait time than I would have liked during the pause in the procedure sequence. Dr. Pharis was pleasant and efficient once I was in his chair for the Mohs procedure. He was able to get clean margins and base in one excision. Healing was uneventful and it looks like the scar will be minimal.
in Norcross, GA |
Dr. Pharis' staff is outstanding and friendly. From scheduling an appointment with Margaret to Cathy, the assistant that helped with my procedure, the experience was exceptional. Dr. Pharis is very personable and answered all of my questions.
in Cumming, GA |
I took my 101 year old father for a mohs procedure today. The front office staff were very friendly and efficient. I was very impressed with Dr. Pharis and his entire team! He was very pleasant, professional, patient, and through with my Dad. The nurses/assistants were attentive, competent and professional. Everything was explained throughly. Payment/copay was taken AFTER treatment...rare these days! Also, Dr. Pharis called tonight to check on Dad.
in Suwanee, GA |
Dr. Pharis and his staff took the time to explain the procedures to me and put my mind at ease. Pleasant office and minimal wait time. He even took the time later in the evening to make sure I was feeling better. I would recommend this practice to anyone in need of skin cancer surgery.
in Atlanta, GA |
He is an outstanding Doctor with excellent interpersonal skills. Second to none in his field.
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Dr. Pharis accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pharis has admitting privileges

Barrow Regional Medical Center
316 N Broad St
Winder, GA 30680
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Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road North East
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth
3620 Howell Ferry Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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