Dr. Virginia Lightner, MD

Dr. Virginia Lightner, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 64
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Virginia Lightner, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. She is 64 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

11081 Forest Pines Dr Ste 110

Raleigh, NC 27614

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Rash
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dermatitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
1

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
39

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Erythroderma
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cryoablation
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Screenings

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Mit
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • New York Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lightner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lightner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lightner to family and friends
3.3
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Lightner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Raleigh, NC |
I have been going to this practice for my teenage daughter's acne for about 16 months. It takes months to get an appointment, they have canceled my appointments twice and the reschedule is at least another month out. My daughter's acne is still not controlled and I've spent over $2000 in medication and appointments. She is on five different medications? I would not recommend this office.
in raleigh |
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Dr. Lightner accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lightner has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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