Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Virginia Forney, MD is a dermatologist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Emory University in 1996 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read her story

3131 Maple Dr NE Ste 102

Atlanta, GA 30305

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Forney performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dermatitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 99% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Forney'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.

Dr. Forney's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Forney "As the founder of Dermatology Affiliates in 2004, Dr. Forney is dedicated to healthy, beautiful skin. One issue she feels strongly about is sun damage and its consequences, as seen by the wide variety of sun hats available in the office and by Dr. Forney's knowledge on the subject. As a medical student, she spent 12 weeks studying skin cancer in Melbourne, Australia, and at the CDC in Atlanta. "I enjoy finding skin cancer early, and treating and preventing sun damage," Dr. Forney says. "I try to stay current on all of the new science related to treating and preventing skin cancers and photo-aging." In developing treatment options for all types of skin issues, Dr. Forney likes to use both her knowledge of the patient and of medicine to create healthy skin for the long term. "The art of medicine is taking into consideration the patient's current situation, his or her past history, and future needs, and applying my knowledge of current science to help the patient have the best skin now and in the future," she says. But as important as Dr. Forney's knowledge, patient involvement is critical. To get the most of your time with her, Dr. Forney suggests that you think carefully about what your skin issues are and tell them to the nurse before she sees you. "Dermatology is problem oriented, and patients are motivated to work on the problems they bring to me," she says. Dr. Forney is the immediate past-Chairman of the Board and Past-President of the Medical Association of Atlanta. She is also past-President of the Atlanta Dermatological Association. Dr. Forney serves on the board of the Medical Association of Georgia and Medical Association of Atlanta. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Women's Dermatological Society, a national organization of dermatologists focused on service to the community. She has more than 10 years of experience devoted to caring for dermatology patients with medical, surgical and cosmetic needs. In addition, she is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, a member of the American Medical Association, member of American Academy of Dermatology, member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and of the Georgia Society of Dermatologists."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Forney "Welcome to Dermatology Affiliates! Our board-certified dermatologists bring together the education and experience needed to treat many different skin conditions as well as to correct and eliminate imperfections, leaving our clients with a more youthful and glowing appearance. Our knowledgeable staff understands how important a positive self-image is, which is why we offer the most advanced procedures and treatments to achieve optimum health. The dermatologists and staff at Dermatology Affiliates are committed to offering our patients a broad range of cosmetic, medical, and aesthetic dermatological services to meet their healthy skin goals toward."

6  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

121  Conditions Treated

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57  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Chemical Peel
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Destruction of Vaginal Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • In-Office Skin Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Nail Care
  • Nail Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
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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.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Duke University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Forney has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Fellow
  • Atlanta Dermatological Association, Past President
  • Georgia Society of Dermatologists, Member
  • Medical Association of Atlanta, Board Member
  • Medical Association of Atlanta, Past President
  • Medical Association of Georgia, Board Member

Dr. Forney's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forney to family and friends
900 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (900)

  • 5
    (833)
  • 4
    (37)
  • 3
    (15)
  • 2
    (8)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Forney's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Really great doctor. All of the family members visit her!
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