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Dr. Karen E Forsman has the following 1 specialty
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
Dr. Karen E Forsman has the following 13 expertise
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Actinic Keratosis
- Skin Cancer
- Basal Cell
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Skin Biopsy
Dr. Karen E Forsman has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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Came in with tiny bump on scalp, no discoloration, which was not bothering me. She wanted a biopsy. She coughed and choked while taking the biopsy and the site became infected within 24-36 hours. I was put on an anti-biotic that can cause tendon damage in the ankles. Her partner, Dr. Purcell prescribed the medicine. I told her it was dangerous for people over 65 because it could cause tendon damage. She claimed that was the only medicine to heal the infection. It has been 5 months and I still have discomfort in my ankles. I was called a week after the biopsy and told by the receptionist that the biopsy was not malignant - no further explanation. Within 10 days the site swelled up to twice the original size. I went back to Dr. Forsman and she now tells me it is a hydrocystoma (water cyst)â¦and I can leave it alone, have it drained or have surgery to remove it. It is now three times as large as when I first went to her. I called to asked the best route to take and she won't return my call.
I have found Dr. Forsman to be an outstanding physician. She has seen me thru many skin cancers w/great success. She listens to the patient and spends time going over everything concerning the visit. The time spent w/you regardless of what may be going on is made to make you feel you are the only patient she has seen all day. You are never rushed or hurried out of the office.
Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Forsman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center
Graduated in 1981
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Dr. Karen E Forsman accepts the following insurance providers.
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & DirectionsBarnes Jewish West Dermatology, 969 N Mason Rd Ste 235, Saint Louis, MO
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