Dr. Virginia Lightner, MD

Dr. Virginia Lightner, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Virginia Lightner, MD is a dermatologist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Duke University in 1982 and specializes in dermatology.

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

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

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

Dr. Lightner'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.

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

39  Conditions Treated

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11  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

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lightner to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

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 (3)

I have been going to Dr Lightner for years. Love her and her staff!
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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...more
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Awesome MD!
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