Dr. Lara Watkins, MD

Dr. Lara Watkins, MD

Nephrology  |  
Female  |  
Age 48
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lara Watkins, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

105 Collier Rd NW Ste 3040

Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information

(404) 355-7375

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Watkins performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
End-Stage Renal Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vitamin D Deficiency
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
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Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

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

  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Boston Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New England Med Center Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watkins to family and friends
3.9
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Watkins' 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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Atlanta, GA |
I have been Dr. Watkins' patient for nearly three years. She is a thorough, thoughtful, professional, friendly and caring practitioner. She listens, she knows me. Her team works hard to reduce the wait time. In fact, she has given me a heads up when she expects to be running late. She has responded to or initiated communication after hours, on weekends and holidays. I credit my good health with her care and have told her so. Her staff is just as professional. 5 stars isn't enough.
Memphis, TN |
Dr. Watkins is awesome. She's patient and knowledgeable. The wait time is minimal and she responds to calls and email messages almost immediately. Her staff including Chiquita and Teresa are equally as awesome. They work with you to get you into appointments and they return messages an respond to random health issues quickly. The doctor and staff sincerely care about you and your health.
Rex, GA |
Truly cares about her patients. One of the best doctors I have ever had! I'm fortunate that I have the best team of doctors from Peidmont, and Dr Watkins is a doctor who cares, takes her time, and discusses everything with you.
in Atlanta, GA |
Does milk insurance. Endless bloodwork, procedures. Careless with medication. No regard for side effects or interaction with other medication. Only concern is kidneys does not communicate with other Doctors. Do not trust her decisions. Not interested in curing, will be patient for life with endless medication problems. Professional staff, and easy to make appointment with. No waiting time. Easy to reach Doctor. Vague responses.
in Atlanta Ga |
Caring Doctor who is really on call for patients. Through examination, and good communication. Goes over suggested procedures, and medication in detail. Staff is very responsive, and helpful
Atlanta, GA |
This Doctor is all over the place with too many patients! Would never reccmend!!! She is too stressed and loves to milk insurance.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Watkins accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Watkins has admitting privileges

Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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