Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Virginia Forney, MD is a dermatologist in Alpharetta, GA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Emory University in 1996 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read her story

401 S Main St Ste A2

Alpharetta, GA 30009

Contact Information

(404) 816-7900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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Dr. Forney accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
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 (GHC)
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Forney

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Forney treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Forney treats other conditions, please contact the office at (404) 816-7900.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Forney typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Forney typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision of Skin Lesion
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Actinic Keratosis
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Dr. Forney typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision of Skin Lesion
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Dr. Forney typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Dermatitis
Excision of Skin Lesion
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Forney's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cold Sore
  • Collagen Injection
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Destruction of Vaginal Lesion
  • Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excessive Sweating
  • 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
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Peel
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • In-Office Skin Procedure
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • miraDry Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Care
  • Nail Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Rash
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • UltraShape Fat Reduction Treatment
  • Vanquish® Fat Recontouring
  • Vbeam Perfecta Laser Treatment
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Warts
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

Welcome to Dermatology Affiliates! Our board-certified dermatologists bring together the education and experience needed to treat many different skin conditions...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Age Management Medicine
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University Of California-San Francisco Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
Duke University
Internship Hospital
1996
Emory University
Medical School
1974
Duke University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & 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

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Dr. Forney's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Forney

4.9

Based on 903 ratings

5 Stars
92.35880398671097%
(834)
4 Stars
4.097452934662237%
(37)
3 Stars
1.6611295681063123%
(15)
2 Stars
0.8859357696566998%
(8)
1 Star
0.9966777408637874%
(9)
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I went to see Dr. Forney earlier this year for a full body check. I liked the convenience of her Saturday hours. I even had my husband take my 9 year old daughter in to spot check her head. As a medical practitioner himself, he wasn’t impressed. Today, I went in for a spot check for a place on my back. My young daughter was with me. The receptionist was quick to firmly reprimand me on the way I was wearing my mask and appeared offended when I declined the hand sanitizer. Then, after consultation with the doctor, she told me I’d have to leave and reschedule my appointment because my minor child who had nowhere to go was with me. While I am a big proponent of choice, I’m disappointed that this practitioner chooses to prioritize fear, rules and her own needs over the grace and flexibility needed to care about the diverse health needs and situations of others. As such, thus is not a practice we would recommend or frequent again.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 21, 2020
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Dr. Cornet is rude and doesn’t want to receive calls after hours of the emergency is not deemed an emergency in her eyes. I am almost in tears after speaking with her...
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She is THE BEST. Smart, medical knowledge, kind, good listener, sense of humor. The whole package. I’ve seen her for almost twenty years for medical and aesthetic dermatology.
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Really great doctor. All of the family members visit her!
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Locations

Dermatology Affiliates

Alpharetta401 S Main St Ste A2 Alpharetta, GA 30009
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
(Primary) Buckhead Location3131 Maple Dr Ne Atlanta, GA 30305
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
East Cobb4939 Lower Roswell Rd Ste 104a Marietta, GA 30068
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Midtown691 14th St Nw Ste E Atlanta, GA 30318
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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