Dr. Karla Gayer, MD

Dr. Karla Gayer, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Karla Gayer, MD is a dermatologist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Wayne State University Medical School in 1983 and specializes in dermatology.

7001 Forest Ave Ste 400

Richmond, VA 23230

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 85% of peers
more than 70% of peers
Skin Infections
more than 69% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gayer "Commonwealth Dermatology exists to serve as the premier provider of compassionate, high quality dermatology services for the central Virginia region."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

21  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Wayne State University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Georgetown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Maryland
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gayer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gayer's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gayer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Gayer did not listen to me. She did not consider my history or circumstances surrounding my complaint. She was curt and dismissive. I had to interrupt her in order to even be heard. She gave a diagnosis and treatment plan in less than 10 minutes and never even explained what the diagnosis meant....more
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I found Dr Gayer to be cordial and attentive. I had a suspicious mole, and she removed it the same day as my skin check.
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Rude, abrasive, and talked over everything i said. She informed me her cancer patients were more important than me. MY ONCOLOGIST IS WONDERFUL. HE PUTS HER TO SHAME. HE HAS A WONderful manner. Perhaps dr. Gayer should take a course on how to have an understanding bedside manner or should i say...more
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Horrible bedside manner - rushed, abrasive, curt, poor listener, gave impression of not caring - too many good doctors in this world so no need to put up with this! I will never go back - not sure how she is able to maintain a practice with her poor interpersonal skills.
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