Dr. Lauren Nagashima-Whalen, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 62

Dermatology

Dr. Lauren Nagashima-Whalen, MD is a Dermatologist in Athens, GA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1989. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Lauren Nagashima-Whalen, MD

Lockman Dermatology

728 COBB ST Athens, GA 30606
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Nagashima-Whalen's Reviews

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3.9

Based on 14 ratings

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Had several raised brown spots on my scalp that were pretty worrisome. After my appointment with Dr. Whalen I am so relieved. She quickly diagnosed them as Seborrheic keratosis, froze them with liquid nitrogen and within 10 days they were completely gone. Absolutely one of the most down to earth, relatable physicians I have ever visited. Very knowledgeable, and immediately put me at ease and addressed any concerns I had. Will definitely use her office moving forward and recommend them to any in need of a great dermatologist.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jeffrey potts – Jun 06, 2021
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Very thorough examination & very knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 23, 2021
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Dr. Whalen is an amazing dermatologist. She has such a kind, friendly, caring demeanor, but more importantly, I feel she is a very thorough, experienced doctor who listens. After several visits to a supposedly "voted best" dermatology practice in the area, I am flabbergasted and very suspicious of the large numbers of 5-star reviews, because my experience was awful. Patients are treated like cattle, herded in and out, no time spent with the patient, that is, when the patient is not being pawned off on a PA, and they seem to be more interested in cosmetic procedures and selling seriously overpriced skincare products. Fortunately, Dr. Whalen is totally the opposite. I have never felt rushed and she patiently answers any concerns or questions I have and is genuinely caring. I'm glad I finally found my dermatologist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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HunterJumper – Jan 24, 2020
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Caring and really spends time listening to concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Melissa in Athens, GA – Dec 02, 2017
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Dr. Whalen is a knowledgeable physician. She diagnosed my problem with ease. She treated it then and there. No need to get extra appointments. She is so very kind and smiles all the time. She remembered me from visits with my mother. She allowed me to give input and responded to me while at a visit with my mother. She is a terrific doctor. I wish she were a primary care provider, I would go to her for all my healthcare needs. Her staff is kind and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cleveland, GA – Oct 29, 2016
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I found her to be very personal and was please with the completeness of the screening.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn sessions in Athens Georgia – Jul 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Lauren Nagashima-Whalen, MD is a Dermatologist in Athens, GA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Case Western...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

University Hospital Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1989
Case Western Reserve University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Lauren Nagashima-Whalen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen frequently treats Dermatitis, Moles (Benign Skin Lesions), and Rash. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nagashima-Whalen treats.

Where is Dr. Lauren Nagashima-Whalen, MD's office located?

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen's office is located at 728 COBB ST, Athens, GA 30606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Nagashima-Whalen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dermatitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen treats Dermatitis more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Rash
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen treats Rash more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Spider Veins
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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(706) 548-3019

Dr. Nagashima-Whalen 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-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 Guided Access Products-GA HMO
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
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
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Lockman Dermatology

Lockman Dermatology728 COBB ST Athens, GA 30606
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