Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

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Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
64 y/o
(719)

Accepting new patients

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.

Dermatology Affiliates

3131 Maple Dr NE Ste 102

Atlanta, GA 30305
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Forney's Experience

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Dr. Forney's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

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

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Acne Keloid
  • Acneiform Eruption
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal Warts
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atypical Mole
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Blistering Diseases
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Burn
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cyst
  • Dandruff
  • Dermal Melanoma
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • External Ear Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Eczema
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Keratosis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Lesion
  • Lice
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lyme Disease
  • Measles
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Psoriasis
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Ringworm of the Beard
  • Rosacea
  • Roseola
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Dimpling
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Laxity
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Staph Infection
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sweaty Palms
  • Thinning of Skin
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • 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
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forney to family and friends
4.9
based on 719 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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)
in Atlanta, GA |
Really great doctor. All of the family members visit her!
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Dr. Forney accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • Simplifi
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Forney has admitting privileges

Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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