Dr. Lara Watkins, MD

Dr. Lara Watkins, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Lara Watkins, MD is a nephrology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in nephrology.

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

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Top Care Areas

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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

Dr. Watkins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

1  Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

44  Conditions Treated

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3  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.


  • 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
10 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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Dr. Watkins' 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 (6)

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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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
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