Dr. Ellen Jacobson, MD

Dr. Ellen Jacobson, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Ellen Jacobson, MD is a dermatologist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from UNIV OF TN HLTH SCI CTR in 1986 and specializes in dermatology, aesthetic medicine, and more.Read her story

4515 Harding Pike Ste 310

Nashville, TN 37205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hair Loss
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 88% of peers
Genital Warts
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Jacobson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jacobson "Dr. Ellen Jacobson, a West Nashville native, began her journey into medicine by volunteering during three summers in rural Latin America with the Amigos de las Americas program, providing vaccinations against childhood diseases and basic dental care. Her experience led to an interest in medicine which she pursued after graduating cum laude from the University of the South where she was awarded a B.S. degree with dual majors in Spanish and Biology. In 1982 Dr. Jacobson enrolled in the University of Tennessee Center for Health Science in Memphis where she was awarded her M.D. degree in 1986. While in medical school, she diagnosed a family member with a malignant melanoma. This experience generated an interest in dermatology. After two years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jacobson entered the Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Tennessee and became certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991. Dr. Jacobson is very active professionally as well as in her community. She recently served on the Mayor's Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability. She is a member of the following local, state and national organizations: American Academy of Dermatology Tennessee and Nashville Dermatology Societies American College of Phlebotomy Music City Bulldog Club "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Jacobson "The entire team at SkinMD is dedicated to excellence in patient care and education – providing the most advanced medical and cosmetic techniques. Comprehensive skin revitalization services are provided in a comfortable, medically controlled setting in the heart of Nashville. Please take some time to browse through our website to learn more about our dermatologist and team, office hours, directions, new patient forms and more. You can even request an appointment online! "

4  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

40  Conditions Treated


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18  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • University of The South
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Northwestern Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Northwestern Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacobson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacobson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobson to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Jacobson's 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
Dr. Jacobson Says:

Thank you for your feedback! We are constantly seeking to improve our patient experience!


Patient Comments (4)

Dr Jacobsen has been caring for myself, husband, children and father for over ten years. Her quality of care and knowledge is EXCELLENT. She detected cancerous spots on my father more then once and successfully removed them. Her bed side manner is always good.
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Thank you Perian for your kind words! We always seek to give patients excellent service!

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I think the staff at Skin MD are terrific -- they've taken care of my whole family for years, both with minor issues and ongoing ones. My teenagers especially like Dr. Jacobson's demeanor and I always appreciate that she helps us find alternatives for pricier prescriptions. I can be an alarmist and...more
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Thank you Amy for your thoughtful review! We always seek to give patients excellent service (especially the teenagers!)

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knowledgeable in both medical and cosmetic skin care ... Highly recommend
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Thank you for the kind words!

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Worst cosmetic dermatologist visit ever. Dr. Jacobson is very nice but she doesn't know anything about cosmetics. Her recent advertisement makes it sound like she is a pro, but I was disappointed that I knew more than she did.
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