Dr. Tara Whelan, DO

Dermatology ·  Female · Age 41

Dr. Whelan
45 East Ave Westerly, RI 02891

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Dr. Tara Whelan, DO is a dermatologist in Westerly, RI. She specializes in dermatology.


Dr. Whelan's Reviews

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3.1

Based on 18 reviews

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BAD experience with Dr. Whelan. Brought my two teenagers in for acne; at one point during consult, Dr. Whelan asked the kids if she could touch their foreheads with a plastic scraper. She scraped at a pimple on each, discarded the scraper and made a recommendation for treatment. I received a bill in the mail that included a $350 charge for each ($700) for a surgery! I called to complain and was told that was the bill and I had to pay it. Absolute BS, highly recommend avoiding this place.
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I would never recommend going to Dr. Whelan. For my first dermatologist appointment I was left feeling very neglected and ripped off. There was no point of me having an appointment with her she had just given me a referral to go somewhere else even though I could have gotten that anywhere. (And for a much less copay) As for a specialist, there was nothing special about her or her staff. Worst medical experience of my life. No explanations on examinations, staff misleading over the phone as well.
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Dr. Tara Whelan, DO is a dermatologist in Westerly, RI. She specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

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(401) 637-4186

Dr. Whelan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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Dr. Whelan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whelan performs Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Whelan performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whelan performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Whelan performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Rash
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whelan treats Rash more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Whelan treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Whelan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Westerly Hospital

Westerly, RI

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average