Sarah L. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.6 out of 5

345 Ratings

Sarah L. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Wartburg College, 1997
  • M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2002
  • M.P.H., University of Iowa, 2005
  • Residency, Dermatology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2012

NPI Number

  • 1164573226
Sarah L. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

345 Ratings

Sarah L. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Research Interests

Arthritis, Psoriatic; Physician's Role; Fibromyalgia; Affect; Office Visits
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Academic: 336-716-2768 | Department: 336-716-3926


Recent Publications

Rosacea patients seeking advice: qualitative analysis of patients' posts on a rosacea support forum [editorial]. Alinia H, Moradi Tuchayi S, Farhangian ME, Huang KE, Taylor SL, Kuo S, Richardson I, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(2):99-102.

Scaly erythematous acral eruption [challenge and answer]. Kesty K, De Luca JF, Taylor SL, Sangueza OP.. Am J Dermatopathol. 2016;38(1):50-1, 77-8.

Trends in the use of neurotoxins and dermal fillers by US physicians [abstract]. Sandoval L, Huang K, Davis S, Feldman S, Taylor S.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015;72(5 Suppl 1):AB21.

Rosacea patient perspectives on homeopathic and over-the-counter therapies. Alinia H, Lan L, Kuo S, Huang KE, Taylor SL, Feldman SR.. J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2015;8(10):30-34.

Complementary and alternative medicine use in dermatology in the United States. Landis ET, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Taylor S.. J Altern Complement Med. 2014;20(5):392-398.

Textbook of laser and light dermatology in the Asian skin [book review]. Taylor SL.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014;25(4):363.

Use of St. John's Wort in potentially dangerous combinations [editorial commentary]. Davis SA, Feldman SR, Taylor SL.. J Altern Complement Med. 2014;20(7):578-579.

Trends in the use of neurotoxins and dermal fillers by US physicians. Sandoval LF, Huang KE, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Taylor SL.. J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2014;7(9):14-19.

Sleep disturbances in psoriasis. Shutty BG, West C, Huang KE, Landis E, Dabade T, Browder B, O'Neill J, Kinney MA, Feneran AN, Taylor S, Yentzer B, McCall WV, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Online J. 2013;19(1):1.

Nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment training varies across different medical specialists. Romero PC, Kinney MA, Taylor SL, Levender MM, David LR, Goldman ND, Khanna VC, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(3):215-220.

Therapeutic ladder for pemphigus vulgaris: emphasis on achieving complete remission. Strowd LC, Taylor SL, Jorizzo JL, Namazi MR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(3):490-494.

Usage of complementary and alternative medicine for management of skin disease. Gustafson CJ, Taylor SL, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2011;22(5):306-308.

Physicians' perceptions of an eczema action plan for atopic dermatitis. Ntuen E, Taylor SL, Kinney M, O'Neill JL, Krowchuk DP, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2010;21(1):28-33.

Health behaviour models: a framework for studying adherence in children with atopic dermatitis. Chisolm SS, Taylor SL, Gryzwacz JG [sic] [Grzywacz JG], O'Neill JL, Balkrishnan RR, Feldman SR.. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2010;35(3):228-232.

Medication adherence among acne patients: a review. Lott R, Taylor SL, O'Neill JL, Krowchuk DP, Feldman SR.. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2010;9(2):160-166.

Improvement in treatment adherence with a 3-day course of fluocinonide cream 0.1% for atopic dermatitis. Yentzer BA, Ade RA, Fountain JM, Clark AR, Taylor SL, Borgerding E, Feldman SR.. Cutis. 2010;86():208-213.

Simplifying regimens promotes greater adherence and outcomes with topical acne medications: a randomized controlled trial. Yentzer BA, Ade RA, Fountain JM, Clark AR, Taylor SL, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR.. Cutis. 2010;86(2):103-108.

A randomized controlled pilot study of the effects of an extra office visit on adherence and outcomes in atopic dermatitis [letter]. Sagransky MJ, Yentzer BA, Williams LL, Clark AR, Taylor SL, Feldman SR.. Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(12):1428-1430.

Tanning as an addictive behavior: a literature review. Nolan BV, Taylor SL, Liguori A, Feldman SR.. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2009;25(1):12-19.

Pilot study of the effect of ultraviolet light on pain and mood in fibromyalgia syndrome. Taylor SL, Kaur M, LoSicco K, Willard J, Camacho F, O'Rourke KS, Feldman SR.. J Altern Complement Med. 2009;15(1):15-23.

Rheumatologists' recommendations on what to do in the dermatology office to evaluate and manage psoriasis patients' joint symptoms. Taylor SL, Petrie M, O'Rourke KS, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2009;20(6):350-353.

To test or not to test? An evidence-based assessment of the value of screening and monitoring tests when using systemic biologic agents to treat psoriasis. Huang W, Cordoro KM, Taylor SL, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;58(6):970-977.

Written action plans: potential for improving outcomes in children with atopic dermatitis. Chisolm SS, Taylor SL, Balkrishnan R, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;59(4):677-683.

Prevalence of pigmentary disorders and their impact on quality of life: a prospective cohort study. Taylor A, Pawaskar M, Taylor SL, Balkrishnan R, Feldman SR.. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2008;7(3):164-168.

Charges for skin biopsy interpretation by dermatologists and pathologists: the effect of client billing [abstract]. Kumar M, Taylor S, Tart D, Feldman S.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56(2 Suppl):AB103.

A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of a probiotic nutritional intervention in the treatment of mild to moderate non-scalp psoriasis. Kaur M, Conde J, Willard JD, Taylor S, Camacho F, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR.. Psoriasis Forum. 2007;13(1):12-15.

Who really benefits when dermatologists bill patients for pathology services?. Kumar M, Taylor S, Camacho FT, Tart D, Feldman SR.. Skin Aging. 2007;15(9):64-69.

Pterygium among Latino migrant farmworkers in North Carolina. Taylor SL, Coates ML, Vallejos Q, Feldman SR, Schulz MR, Quandt SA, Fleischer AB Jr, Arcury TA.. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2006;61(1):27-32.

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Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Sarah L. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.

Sarah L. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

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Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Sarah L. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.345 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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Time CP spent with patient
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Patient Comments

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Dr. Taylor is great. a lot of time always spent with students which I never love, but understand. .


the best provider ever. excellent care


Sarah Taylor is the best Dr I have ever been to. She addressed so many of my skin problems immediately.She is engaging, experienced in making a patient feel comfortable even when she had to take a biopsy in the genital area, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She expresses her concern for her patients which gives them confidence in her.


Dr. Taylor was very attentive and did not rush me at all. She spent a fair amount of time with me, which has not always been my experience with dermatologists in the past. I appreciated the time she spent to explain things, answer my questions and not seem rushed.


All experiences were excellent.


I am a satisfied patient


The care provider included my decisions about the medical need.


Sarah Taylor is a wonderful doctor. I've recommended her to my friends.


Dr. Taylor is wonderful!


Dr Taylor is an excellent Dr. I am never afraid of my annual checkup (skin cancer is scary.) She is informative and pleasant and I enjoyed meeting her med students. Dr Taylor is one of my Doctors that I would invite to share Thanksgiving Dinner with my family. She is the best.


*Dr. Taylor always remembers things from my personal life, which have no influence on treatment, but make me think she cares.


I made the appointment because I was concerned with several spots on my face, as well as blotchy patches of dry skin. God works in mysterious ways. Ended up the concerns above were simply a result of being a "senior". Dr. Taylor did, however identify areas that were pre cancerous, as well as taking a biopsy of one site. Kind, professional, competent and gentle manner with a sense of humor. Very happy/satisfied to be a patient of hers.


Disappointed with treatment for hand lesion. Liquid nitrogen covered way too large an area for size of lesion. About 3 times larger than necessary. Also did not receive printed instructions for home treatment like my husband did with his doctor. #6. Verbal only.


Only bad aspect - is waiting too long for the doc.


It would have been nice to have been checked in on time, since I arrived early as requested, also, should have been notified provider was running behind before 30-45 minutes had passed, then waited another 30-45 min to see provider and she was with me for 5 minutes.


Dr. Taylor is one of the best doctors by whom I have had the luck to have been treated. Top-notch!


Sarah Taylor addressed several area she wanted to biopsy. She took a great deal of extra time with me to biopsy delicate areas.


Really liked Dr. Taylor! Very professional, great care!


I am very satisfied with the service and I recommend it to may family and friends


every thing was just fine,I have no issues of any kind


Very good MD but so focused on catching up in her time that she had the "not another question" attitude!


Like I said previously it was 2 1/2 hours after my appointment time before I saw the doctor. I think I was the last or next to the last patient. I felt like my visit was rushed and I did not get ask her about some things I was planning. I felt like they were trying to hurry me out the door. The receptionist was gone and they said she would call the next day to make my follow up appointment. No one called and I ended up calling a week later to schedule my next appointment.


Excellent care, the resident initially, physician confirmed basal cell carcinoma on my eye - it was so tiny.


Very good experience


I can ask any questions & they will answer them


Dr. Sarah Taylor surpasses excellent. Wake Forest Baptist Health is fortunate to have her on the staff. At 61yrs old I've seen my share of doctors over the years and Sarah Taylor is at the top of the list as one of the finest well rounded doctors in the field.


I have been seeing Dr. Taylor for many years. I have the utmost respect and confidence in her.


She will go out of her way to help.


Very pleased & a feeling of care in my problems.


Awesome, caring, kind. She understands my concerns for skin cancers and never questions me like the other dermatologist there.


Dr. Taylor was perfect! While my problem was not life threatening, it was painful and embarrassing. Dr. Taylor was very thorough and immediately put me at ease.


Dr. Taylor is gifted with a personality that is both cheerful and professional. Leaves one feeling better about themselves when they leave the office than they did when they first arrived.


All was very good.


All very good!


Excellent visit.


Very knowledgeable & friendly staff.


I loved Dr. Taylor. I felt she really listened and considered what I was saying. I have recommended her to friends and coworkers and will use her services again.


good experience


I think Sarah Taylor is the best I recommended her to others in my family


Two physicians saw me at this visit:Dr Christine Anh and Dr Taylor. I was very impressed with the care and time they both took with examining me and diagnosing me. Wonderful , fine physicians!


would recommend Dr Taylor but would caution whoever the wait time to see her in clinic is not good.


Great dr.


I have as good an experience with this provider and at this office as I've ever had anywhere. I have recommended the office a number of times and I know that my recommendations were followed.


She was able to provide a treatment with good results




Dr. Taylor always listens to our concerns, answers questions well, and spends time with us. She never seems rushed and knows my history very well. I have full confidence in her.


Dr Taylor is an excellent physician. She is caring,and takes time to listen to your needs. Wonderful bedside manor!


Sarah Taylor is by far the best doctor I have ever seen. She is nice, respectful, and funny. She seems down to earth and she is very easy to talk to about any problems I'm having with my medication or my condition. I am not afraid to ask her questions like I am with a lot of other doctors that I've seen, because she seems very caring and shows genuine concern for her patients. I have recommended her to others several times already.


I have recommended this provider a number of times. Dr. Taylor is very capable and she is always appropriately concerned and always takes the time to explain thoroughly. Her experience shows. She knows exactly what to do and how to do it. I sincerely appreciate the level of care she provides.


Excellent physician, wish someone had told me at the outset that my wait time would be over an hour.


Dr. Taylor is top-notch; a very competent specialist.


Very friendlyh & knowledgeable.




one of the best doctors yet. she was very nice and truly caring


The doctor provider the best care and was enjoyable.


Dr. Taylor has helped me tremendously while treating me with respect and dignity. She has, through her analysis and treatment of my situation, provided great relief from a condition that has troubled me since the 1980s. For the first time since then, I am free of the boils and other glandular secretions that caused me considerable distress. She is the best of the best!


I enjoy my visits with Dr. Taylor.


I have been seeing Dr. Taylor for a number of years. She gives me quality care with compassion and respect.

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