Dr. Neil Farnsworth, MD

Dr. Neil Farnsworth, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Neil Farnsworth, MD is a dermatologist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in dermatology.Read his story

Farnsworth Dermatology, LLC

2633 Napoleon Ave Ste 1020

New Orleans, LA 70115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Care Alliance Pool
  • Health Payors Organization

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 91% of peers
Cold Sore
more than 86% of peers
Herpes Simplex Infection
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Farnsworth's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Farnsworth "Dr. Farnsworth grew up in New Orleans, thinking he would be a filmmaker. To gain ideas and skills for storytelling, he studied literature and drama in college. Finding himself more captivated by the people in stories than by the way their stories were told, he realized that he wanted to affect people’s lives in a more direct and personal way. After obtaining his premedical requisites in Philadelphia, Dr. Farnsworth attended medical school in Houston, where he aquired medical Spanish. Wanting to understand the cellular processes underlying human disease, he took time in medical school to complete a year-long post-sophomore fellowship in Pathology, and chose Dermatology because of that specialty’s focus on those elements while still treating the patient as a whole. Dr. Farnsworth returned to New Orleans to serve the medical needs of his hometown through the first years after Hurricane Katrina. Helping in the widespread effort to re-establish the city’s medical system, working in water-damaged hospitals and a converted shopping mall, he considers that period to be the greatest privilege of his life so far. There, he became acutely aware of the lack of public education regarding dermatologic issues affecting skin of color, and performed a study to demonstrate the efficacy of educating schoolchildren about the dangers of hair care-induced alopecia, for which he won the Louisiana Dermatology Society’s Peterkin Award. After residency, Dr. Farnsworth took a few years to work in Houston under an amazing physician and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, but the pull of New Orleans was too strong and he has returned to be with the family he loves and serve the most amazing community in the world."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farnsworth "The most effective care is the most sensible and practical care possible. If it's too burdensome, it's not going to work, so working with you (rather than just tossing treatments at you) is critical."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

50  Conditions Treated


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16  Procedures

  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Mole Removal
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • lsuhsc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farnsworth has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farnsworth's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farnsworth to family and friends
28 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Farnsworth's 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 (7)

See the doctor BEFORE your scheduled office visit! I've been to Dr. Farnsworth's office 4 times. As is normal for me, I arrived early each time. Dr. Farnsworth took me in BEFORE my scheduled appointment time every time! The women in the front are friendly, gregarious, polite, professional, and...more
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Dr. Farnsworth and the group at his practice are excellent! They are all receptive and care about your needs. I would highly recommend his services!! Jim Mondoro
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Excellent dermatologist. Extremely intelligent and competent. Staff is lovely and wait time is minimal. And, as a bonus, the exam rooms have a beautiful view of Uptown, so waiting for the dr. is pleasant. Highly recommend for serious skin issues.
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Dr. Farnsworth was amazing. By far the most thorough dermatologist that I have even been to. I have a family history of melanoma and have never felt so at ease after an appointment.
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Finally! I found a dermatologist in New Orleans who is calm, competent and thoughtful. The other two I've tried were so distracted with their teaching duties that I felt invisible. I'm so happy I kept trying until I found a good one. The office staff is excellent. I felt so good there compared to a...more
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