Dr. Robin Dretler, MD

Infectious Disease MedicineMaleAge 70

Dr. Dretler
Accepting new patients

Infectious Disease Specialists

2665 N Decatur Rd Ste 330 Decatur, GA 30033

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(404) 297-9755

Dr. Robin Dretler, MD is a Infectious Disease Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts U, School of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with Emory Decatur Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dretler to book an appointment.

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Dr. Dretler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Brain Abscess
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Meningitis
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Dretler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
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 (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-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 Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
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
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Dretler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dretler

4.6

Based on 20 ratings

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Dr. Dretler is an amazing physician. I have seen him for two non-healing wounds and osteomyelitis (8 years apart). Both times, the care I received from him and his staff was top notch. He has a brilliant mind for medicine and a warm bedside manner (it's often difficult to find both in one physician). His staff is friendly and compassionate. Dr. Dretler always takes plenty of time to answer any questions or concerns I may have. He was absolutely worth the 1.5 hour drive every week for my last wound. I hope I don't need his services again, but should I need wound care in the future, I know I will be returning to him.
What went well
  • 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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Jennifer B – Jun 25, 2021
Dr Dretler is a brilliant and caring physician who goes above and beyond to provide excellent care for his patients. His care has healed an previously undiagnosed surgical incision abscess. He has also brought new, effective strategies to care for my decades long skin condition that results in non-healing wounds. His office staff and nurses are also top notch.
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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DJC – Apr 21, 2021
I have been a patient with Dr Dretler on and off for over 10 years. I have found him to be one of the sharpest physicians I have ever engaged with. He is dedicated to the practice of medicine and patient wellbeing.
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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Dr Carl Heldman – Apr 08, 2021
My grandmother went to visit Dr. Dretler for her wound that has been causing her pain for at least a month . He would not give her any pain medication( claimed that 800mg gabapentin are not made anymore which is a flat out and gave her eczema crème for her wound which made her wound whole bigger and deeper! Also being very sarcastic towards her during her visits. So not only is she in the process of finding another wound care specialist but Dr. Dretler will have a lawsuit. Would not recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mar 03, 2021
Dr. Dretler was amazing. Helped me get through a hard time and made sure I was completely healed. Great office full of nice & caring nurses!
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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Feb 09, 2021
Quite a positive experience. The body takes its own time to heal. Since I'm an anxious type person I learned patience!
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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R. Kelley – Oct 27, 2019
Phenomenal experience. I have been jumping from infectious disease, to wound care, to dermatology, to podiatry for 4 years. Dr. Dretler allowed his intern to review and diagnose with him. Their suggestion was dead on with the first try. They made more progress in 1 week than I have ever made the previous years. Absolutely see Dr. Dretler first and save time. His knowledge is incredible and you won’t find an overall nicer guy.
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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Jonathan M. in Scottdale – Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Dretler and his staff were immediately caring and concerned about me. I would recommend him to anyone in need of wound cares services. My treatment was very successful and I healed quickly. I am very thankful to him and his staff.
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Apr 19, 2019
I've been a patient of Dr. Dretler and the wound care center for 3 months. In that time they guided me through a very tenuous and scary time. Very professional and extremely 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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James W Poteete in Norcross, GA – Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Dretler and the Wound Care staff are phenomenal and I would highly recommend them. Due to a an infectious wound that I acquired from my surgery, I was referred to Dr. Dretler's office at the IDSL at Dekalb Medical. Despite his busy schedule, Dr. Dretler was able to see me that next day. I was a patient of Dr. Dretler at the IDSL & Wound Clinic since the end of August. He fully explains his treatment plan, answer all of your concerns and he's a true patient advocate. Thank you Dr. Dretler!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Towanda Henderson in Stone Mountain , GA – Dec 09, 2018
Dr. Dretler is the definition of a brilliant doctor. He saved my mother's life by identifying and properly treating her autoimmune disease. He really cares about his patients and he's always easy to understand when explaining the situation. We look forward to going to his office. The entire staff is helpful, professional and genuine. They deserve way more than 5 stars!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Peggy Redfern in Stone Mountain, GA – Oct 14, 2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Dretler's for 10 years. I just don't know where to begin. He has been the most amazing, tenacious man with the willingness to try everything it take to get the results you need. He continues to educate himself on the new treatments in his field of medicine. He is honest, professional and if you are looking for an doctor that will make you feel like you are his only patient he is the Doctor for you. I don't know how he does it but he is the Best of the Best .
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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Monica – Sep 01, 2018
Came back from India with a nasty infection. Dr. Dretler saw me on a day he doesn’t normally see patients. He had me admitted to the hospital, and came to see me every day with updates on the tests he was having them do. Once I was out he was proactive in making sure I had my follow-up appointment with him. I’d recommend him to anyone
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
  • Long wait times
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Isaac in none – Aug 18, 2018
Dr. Dretler impressed me with his bedside manor. He was very complete and thorough by personally listening to my heart and lungs, feeling my injured area, and initiating immediate treatment. He was very easy to interact with and very good at answering questions. Dr. Dretler texted a referral from his phone so that my next treatment could be expedited by one of his colleagues. I can personally recommend Dr. Dretler without reservation due to his knowledge, expertise and professionalism.
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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Alan Fannin in GA – Aug 17, 2018
Dr Dretler has been a godsend to our family and the care of the wounds suffered by our son. He has been very effective in his care and very supportive through all the ups and downs. Our son has dealt with a plethora of doctors and Dr. Dretler is at the top of the list. We have already recommended him to others, even with much less severe issues.
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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Ethan Milley in Marietta, GA – Jul 19, 2018
Dr. Dretler is an incredible doctor! He takes the time to really listen to you and explains your medical options in terms you can understand. He is super intelligent, yet very humble. (He doesn't have a "god complex" if you know what I mean.) I highly recommend this doctor!
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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Duluth, GA – Oct 07, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Robin Dretler, MD is a Infectious Disease Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts...Read more

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Travel Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1983
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
1981
St Elizabeths Hosp Tufts University
Residency Hospital
1979
St Elizabeths Hosp Tufts University
Internship Hospital
1978
Tufts U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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Dr. Dretler frequently treats Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Secondary Hypertension, and Leg and Foot Ulcers. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dretler treats.

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Dr. Dretler's office is located at 2665 N Decatur Rd Ste 330, Decatur, GA 30033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Infectious Disease Specialists

Infectious Disease Spec of Atlanta2665 N Decatur Rd Ste 330 Decatur, GA 30033
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Emory Decatur Hospital

Decatur, GA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received