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Phillip M. Williford, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.8 out of 5

307 Ratings
37 Comments
 

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Cutaneous Oncology, Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Cancer

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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Department: 336-716-3926

Email: pwillifo@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1977
  • M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1981
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1982
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1984
  • Residency, Dermatology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1993

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Memberships

  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S
  • Am Academy Of Dermatology

NPI Number

  • 1518943943
Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

307 Ratings
37 Comments
 

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Research Interests

Skin Neoplasms; Mohs Surgery; Electrosurgery; Carcinoma, Basal Cell; Dermatology
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Academic: 336-716-3119 | Department: 336-716-3926

Email: pwillifo@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Electrosurgery: part I. Basics and principles. Taheri A, Mansoori P, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Pearce D, Williford PM.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70(4):591.e1-e14.

Electrosurgery: part II. Technology, applications, and safety of electrosurgical devices. Taheri A, Mansoori P, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Pearce D, Williford PM.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70(4):607.e1-e12.

Entrance and propagation pattern of high-frequency electrical currents in biological tissues as applied to fractional skin rejuvenation using penetrating electrodes. Taheri A, Mansoori P, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Williford PM, Pearce D.. Skin Res Technol. 2014;20(3):270-273.

Another approach to actinic keratosis management using nonablative fractional laser [comment]. Pearce DJ, Williford PM.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014;25(4):298.

Association of pain and itch with depth of invasion and inflammatory cell constitution in skin cancer: results of a large clinicopathologic study. Yosipovitch G, Mills KC, Nattkemper LA, Feneran A, Liang TH, Lowenthal BM, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, Sangueza OP, D'Agostino RB Jr.. JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(11):1160-1166.

Comparing demographic characteristics and adverse event rates at two dermatologic surgery practices. O'Neill JL, Shutty B, Sun Lee Y, Solomon JA, Patel N, Davis SA, Taheri A, Huang KE, Landis ET, Robins DN, Williford PM, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ.. J Cutan Med Surg. 2014;18(5):337-340.

Electrosurgical coagulation of a deep infantile hemangioma using a penetrating insulated electrode: disease modification with minimal superficial scarring [abstract]. Taheri A, Pearce D, Mansoori P, Williford P.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;68(4 Suppl 1):AB1.

The growing skin cancer problem [commentary]. Pearce D, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Williford PM.. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(4):603-604.

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.

Quantifying and characterizing adverse events in dermatologic surgery. O'Neill JL, Lee YS, Solomon JA, Patel N, Shutty B, Davis SA, Robins DN, Williford PM, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ.. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(6):872-878.

Itch and pain are prognostic markers for depth of invasion and inflammatory cell constitution in nonmelanoma skin cancer: Results of a large clinicopathological study [abstract]. Kwatra SG, Mills KC, Lowenthal B, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, Sangueza OP, D'Agostino RB, Yosipovitch G.. J Invest Dermatol. 2013;133(Suppl 1):S180.

Cosmetic procedures performed in the United States: a 16-year analysis. Ahn CS, Davis SA, Dabade TS, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(9):1351-1359.

Noncosmetic skin-related procedures performed in the United States: an analysis of national ambulatory medical care survey data from 1995 to 2010. Ahn CS, Davis SA, Dabade TS, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(12):1912-1921.

Use of topical antibiotics as prophylaxis in clean dermatologic procedures. Levender MM, Davis SA, Kwatra SG, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;66(3):445-451.

Practice trends in the treatment of actinic keratosis in the United States: 0.5% fluorouracil and combination cryotherapy plus fluorouracil are underused despite evidence of benefit. Hagele TJ, Levender MM, Davis SA, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. J Cutan Med Surg. 2012;16(2):107-114.

We know how much Mohs is done, but is it appropriate? [commentary]. Pearce DJ, Feldman SR, Williford PM.. Dermatol Surg. 2012;38(9):1435-1436.

Pain and nonmelanoma skin cancer in transplant patients [letter]. Kwatra SG, Mills KC, Zeitany A, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, D'Agostino RB Jr, Yosipovitch G.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;67(6):1387-1388.

Itch and pain in nonmelanoma skin cancer: pain as an important feature of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma [letter]. Mills KC, Kwatra SG, Feneran AN, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, D'Agostino RB, Yosipovitch G.. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(12):1422-1423.

Epidermal and dermal innervation density in keloids [abstract]. Maddison B, Tey E, Wang EH, Ishiju Y [sic] [Ishiuji Y], McMichael A, Marks M, Wilford P [sic] [Williford P], Maruziva D, Ferdinando D, Yosipovitch G, et al.. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S50.

Evaluation of itch and pain as presenting symptoms in non-melanoma skin cancer [abstract]. Mills KC, Feneran AN, Zeitany A, Tey HL, Lee A, Sangueza OP, Williford P, Pearce D, Yosipovitch G.. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S88.

Quantifying and characterizing adverse events in dermatologic surgery [abstract]. O'Neill J, Pearce DJ, Lee Y, Solomon JA, Williford P, Robins DN, Feldman SR.. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S42.

Topical antibiotic trends from 1993 to 2007: use of topical antibiotics for non-evidence-based indications. Lapolla WJ, Levender MM, Davis SA, Yentzer BA, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Surg. 2011;37(10):1427-1433.

A Medicare cost comparison of minor cutaneous procedures by surgical setting. Marks MM, Yelverton CB, Williford PM, Teuschler HV, Coloe J, Chen J, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2010;21(2):101-106.

Pitfalls of frozen section biopsy [commentary]. Pearce DJ, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Surg. 2010;36(7):1116-1117.

The economic impact of non-melanoma skin cancer: a review. Mudigonda T, Pearce DJ, Yentzer BA, Williford P, Feldman SR.. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2010;8(8):888-896.

Does shave biopsy accurately predict the final Breslow depth of primary cutaneous melanoma?. Moore P, Hundley J, Hundley J, Levine EA, Williford P, Sangueza O, McCoy T, Shen P.. Am Surg. 2009;75(5):369-373.

A verrucous plaque of the eyebrow. Kerchner KR, Swing DC Jr, Williford PR [sic] [Williford PM].. Am J Dermatopathol. 2009;31(5):506-508.

What specialties perform the most common outpatient cosmetic procedures in the United States?. Houseman TS, Hancox JG, Mir MR, Camacho F, Fleischer AB, Feldman SR, Williford PM.. Dermatol Surg. 2008;34(1):1-8.

Warts (verrucae). Housman TS, Williford PM. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2008. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders;2008: 811-813.

Atypical fibroxanthoma presenting in a patient with stage III mycosis fungoides. Avshalumov K, Williford P, Sangueza OP, Goldenberg G.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2008;19(2):118-120.

Treatment of postcryosurgery wounds with a trolamine/sodium alginate topical emulsion versus standard of care. Yentzer BA, Wilson R, Kaur M, Clark A, Young T, Williams L, Feldman SR, Williford PM, Pichardo R.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7(5 Suppl):S3-S5.

Surgical decision making for basal-cell carcinoma of the face [commentary]. Feldman S, Pearce DJ, Williford PM.. Lancet Oncol. 2008;9(12):1119-1120.

Warts (verrucae). Houseman TS, Williford PM. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2007. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier;2007: 956-959.

Treatment of severe cutaneous ulcerative lichen planus with low molecular weight heparin in a patient with hepatitis C. Neville JA, Hancox JG, Williford PM, Yosipovitch G.. Cutis. 2007;79(1):37-40.

Eruptive squamous cell carcinomas, keratoacanthoma type, in a multi-color tattoo [abstract]. Goldenberg G, Williford P, Patel S, Patel M, Sangueza O.. J Cutan Pathol. 2007;34(1):127.

A randomized open-label active controlled left/right clinical trial to evaluate the use of topical emulsion cream versus standard care in subjects with actinic keratosis post cryotherapy [abstract]. Kaur M, Williford P, Inabinet R, Feldman S.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56(2 Suppl):AB152.

Pilot study using topical imiquimod 5% cream in the treatment of nodular basal cell carcinoma after initial treatment with curettage. Neville JA, Williford PM, Jorizzo JL.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2007;6(9):910-914.

Treatment patterns and cost of nonmelanoma skin cancer management. Chen GJ, Yelverton CB, Polisetty SS, Housman TS, Williford PM, Teuschler HV, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Surg. 2006;32(10):1266-1271.

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Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Cutaneous Oncology, Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Cancer
Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

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Doctor Rating

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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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.9
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.8
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.6



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

7/15/2016

Never do I rate anything this high, must be doing something right to impress me.

7/12/2016

Best dermatologist I've ever worked with

7/3/2016

dr. williford is the greatest.

6/28/2016

Dr. Williford is exceptional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/12/2016

he is a wonderful doctor helps you relax and feel confident that he will take care of your problem

6/9/2016

We are honored to be his patient. He is outstanding and concerned about me.

5/31/2016

Dr. Williford was exceptional in asking me if I understood what I had, what he was going to do and introduced the other doctors and their fields. He informed me what he was presently doing, talked a little small talk to take my mind off of what was transpiring, and informed me that he was almost finished.

5/18/2016

excellent care

4/21/2016

very efficient and professional....Dr Williford is the MAN!!!!!!!!!

4/20/2016

Excellent.

4/20/2016

excellent Doctor

4/19/2016

doctor is outstanding.

4/18/2016

one of the best deem surgeons and staff EVER

4/12/2016

Great

3/31/2016

Dr. Williford is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him for sure

3/30/2016

Dr WiIliford called me at home to check on how I was doing. He keeps me informed of tissue results and the plan of care. He is one of the most caring physicians I have ever dealt with.

3/11/2016

Great.

3/5/2016

This care provider is an excellent doctor. It's a pleasure to see him.

3/1/2016

Dr. Williford and his whole staff are the BEST!!!

2/17/2016

I think Dr Williford is an excellent doctor!

2/17/2016

Prefer this clinic over any other place for Moh procedure because of the expertise of Dr. Wiliford and his staff

2/12/2016

The service, friendlyness & support from all is superb.

2/10/2016

Good experience.

2/9/2016

Excellent.

2/7/2016

Very nice to send a follow-up thank you.

2/2/2016

Dr. Williford is a most outstanding doctor. He has helped me tremendously with skin issues over the years--he has made a huge difference for me. I give him the highest recommendation. His combination of surgical skill, medical knowledge, communication skills, and very evident care for, and interest in the patient, are unsurpassed. And he has outstanding residents, assistants, and front desk staff working with him. He is a tremendous asset to the institution, and I am exceptionally fortunate to be benefiting from his superior expertise.

1/5/2016

Dr Willford impressed me as an eminently accomplished surgeon. His staff reflects his professionalism.

12/16/2015

a positive experience

12/16/2015

They addressed all my problems and treated me like I was not just a number with an appointment , even to the extent of coming out of a treatment room into the hall way to help me and answer any last minute questions

11/23/2015

Good

11/20/2015

Good.

11/16/2015

*Dr. Williford is an excellent surgeon & kind & caring person.

11/13/2015

I did not ask a lot of questions. Did not need a lot of question and answers.

11/9/2015

Great

10/20/2015

Always the best.

10/6/2015

The likelihood of my recommending others to Dr. Williford's practice continually happens whenever I hear of someone needing to see a Dermatologist. Example: Other family members have seen Dr. Williford, and this past year I persuaded our Church's Primary Secretary, and my Administrative Assistant to contact his office. Arrangements were made and Dr. Williford and staff administered to them. They too, had a superior experience with him and his staff.

10/6/2015

*Dr. Williford creates a good atmosphere for workers and patients.

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