Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

Dr. Virginia Forney, MD

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Dermatology | Female | 64 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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As the founder of Dermatology Affiliates in 2004, Dr. Forney is dedicated to healthy, beautiful skin. One issue she feels...Read more

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Dr. Forney's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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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.

Dr. Forney's 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.

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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Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

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
  • 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
  • Warts

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University of California-San Francisco Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • 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
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection