Dr. Karen Maffei, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 63

Dr. Karen Maffei, MD is a Dermatologist in Watkinsville, GA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Maffei has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Skin Conditions than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Emory University medical school in 1989. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Maffei to book an appointment.

Dr. Maffei

Athens Dermatology Group

1050 Thomas Ave Watkinsville, GA 30677
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Maffei's Reviews

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3.5

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  • Office environment (14)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
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  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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At the end of the day, I’ll leave at this: not a fan at all. I had several visits at Dr. Maffei’s office that were ‘with her’ but when she came in to the room after my pre-interview I’d get 5 minutes or so with her, a smile & shoulder squeeze proceeded by that ‘ok, go on your way’ type treatment. I felt like it was the typical doctor visit - when you haven’t found a good one - where the name of the game is to collect my $75 Co-pay, schedule follow-ups but nothing was resolved. At one point I was asked if I’ve ever heard of “a thing called O-C-D” as if I am a complete idiot. I would not recommend Dr. Maffei to anyone and this is not out of spite; this is my own opinion after having several visits, having zero success/progress and feeling like a doctor who’s oath is to serve the patients she’s treating is just non-existent.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 10, 2020
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Have been seeing Dr Maffei and her PA for over 10 years now. Staff is always pleasant and treatment is consistent. Have had a few issues over the years (skn tag removal, rosacea, psoriasis and cancer removals). Never had any issues or problems and have referred several family members to her
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MONROE – Jul 11, 2018
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Although Dr. Maffei was pleasant to talk to, it was evident she listened to nothing I discussed with her. As I spoke of my acne issues and skin type, I made sure to specify I had sensitive skin and needed my birth control to remain effective. After being in the room for under 5 minutes she rapidly listed off prescriptions to her assistant. As I went home to look up what she prescribed me the side effects were skin sensitivity and reduced effectiveness of birth control. She listening to nothing
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Watkinsville, GA – Jul 24, 2017
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I am pleased to state that I have been a patient of Dr. Karen Maffei and PA Hope Cook for several years , and they have rendered consistently outstanding care and treatment pertaining to various dermatological problems I have experienced. In every instance , they and their staff have been exemplary in providing highly professional , skilled , cheerful and customer-sensitive services. They are GREAT and they have truly earned my unconditional recommendation!!!
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Keith V. in Greensboro, GA – May 26, 2016
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I just recommended (another) friend. Dr. Maffei is upfront, doesn't experiment with unnecessary drugs and gets to the point. She helped me get off of steroid creams on my face that another doctor had prescribed for years. It was a long process and everything she told me to do and that would happen was spot on. I had no idea you could get hooked on a face cream...she took one look and told me exactly what was going on. I highly recommend her.
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JoAnn Mosko in Arnoldsville, GA – Apr 10, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr K. Maffei for at least 10 years. My experiences have also been satisfactory. I have also been received professionally. She is easy to communicate with and she has always explained her procedures satisfactorily.
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Bill in Winterville, GA – Mar 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Karen Maffei, MD is a Dermatologist in Watkinsville, GA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Maffei has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Emory University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Shands Hospital At University Of Fl
Residency Hospital
1989
Emory University
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Karen Maffei, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Maffei has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Karen Maffei, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Maffei frequently treats Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Skin Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Maffei specializes.

Where is Dr. Karen Maffei, MD's office located?

Dr. Maffei's office is located at 1050 Thomas Ave, Watkinsville, GA 30677. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Maffei

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Maffei treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Maffei treats other conditions, please contact the office at (706) 769-1550.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Mohs Surgery
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Maffei treats at a

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Treatments
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Actinic Keratosis
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Conditions

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Dr. Maffei treats at a

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Ringworm
Impetigo
Dermatitis
Hair Loss
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High
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Dr. Maffei's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • 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
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wound Repair

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(706) 769-1550

Dr. Maffei accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Georgia
Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Athens Dermatology Group

Athens Dermatology Group1050 Thomas Ave Watkinsville, GA 30677
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