Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Center for Integrative Medicine

Social Sciences & Health Policy


Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

272 Ratings

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  • Department: 336-716-3926

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  • Am Soc Of Dermatopathology

  • Am Academy Of Dermatology

  • NPI: 1720063175

Clinical Interests

  • Dermatology (general), Psoriasis, Dermatopathology

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1980 - University of Chicago

  • M.D.

    1985 - Duke University School of Medicine

  • Ph.D.

    1985 - Duke University

  • Internship

    1987 - Medicine: Duke University Hospital

  • Residency

    1990 - Dermatology: North Carolina Mem Hosp

  • Residency

    1991 - Dermatopathology: Med U Sc Teaching Hosps

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology

  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatopathology


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Psoriasis, Dermatologic Agents, Dermatology, Acne Vulgaris, Skin Diseases

Recent Publications

  • Desoximetasone 0.25% spray, adrenal suppression and efficacy in extensive plaque psoriasis Saleem MD, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):36-38.
  • Topical 0.25% desoximetasone spray efficacy for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis: a randomized clinical trial Saleem MD, Negus D, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):32-35.
  • Interleukin-17 inhibition: role in psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease Hohenberger M, Cardwell LA, Oussedik E, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):13-18.
  • The efficacy of short-term clobetasol lotion in the treatment of scalp psoriasis Rajabi-Estarabadi A, Hasanzadeh H, Taheri A, Feldman SR, Firooz A.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(2):111-115.
  • Applying behavioural economics to psoriasis treatment: interventions to improve patient adherence to biologics [letter] Lewis DJ, Cardwell LA, Feldman SR.. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018;32(2):e65-e66.
  • Treatment changes in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis: a retrospective chart review Smith JA, Wehausen B, Richardson I, Zhao Y, Li Y, Herrera V, Feldman SR.. J Cutan Med Surg. 2018;22(1):25-30.
  • The safety of treatments used in pyoderma gangrenosum Feldman SR, Lacy FA, Huang WW.. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2018;17(1):55-61.
  • Treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis with guselkumab: a review of phase II and phase III trials Howell ST, Cardwell LA, Feldman SR.. Ann Pharmacother. 2018;52(4):380-387.
  • A safety review of the medications used to treat atopic dermatitis Shukla S, Feldman SR, Strowd LC.. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2018;17(2):179-183.
  • Barriers to treatment: describing them from a different perspective Devine F, Edwards T, Feldman SR.. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018;12():129-133.
  • Yet another step forward! [commentary] Feldman SR.. Br J Dermatol. 2018;178(1):22.
  • The budget impact of brodalumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis on US commercial health plans Feldman SR, Wu JJ, Rastogi S, Menges B, Lingohr-Smith M, Lin J.. J Med Econ. 2018;():.
  • Rapid, successful treatment of atopic dermatitis recalcitrant to topical corticosteroids Lewis DJ, Feldman SR.. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018;():.
  • An assessment of the use of antihistamines in the management of atopic dermatitis He A, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB Jr.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;():.
  • Adherence to biologics in patients with psoriasis Seale L, Cardwell LA, Feldman SR.. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2018;14(2):155-161.
  • Reply to "Serious infections among a large cohort of subjects with systemically treated psoriasis" [reply to letter] Arnold DL, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;():.
  • In-office compounding of lidocaine-epinephrine: an option for anesthesia preparation prior to skin biopsy [research letter] Pearlman R, Feldman SR, Cardwell L, Kesty KR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;():.
  • Insights into future therapeutics for atopic dermatitis Edwards T, Patel NU, Blake A, Prabakaran S, Reimer D, Feldman SR, Strowd LC.. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018;19(3):265-278.
  • It may not be time to clean out the sample closets [editorial] Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018;29(1):1-2.
  • Trends in atopic dermatitis management: comparison of 1990-1997 to 2003-2012 He A, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(2):135-140.
  • Web app- and text message-based patient education in Mohs micrographic surgery-a randomized controlled trial Hawkins SD, Koch SB, Williford PM, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ.. Dermatol Surg. 2018;():.
  • Adherence in dermatology Ahn CS, Culp L, Huang WW, Davis SA, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;28(2):94-103.
  • Variation in cash price of the generic medications most prescribed by dermatologists in pharmacies across the United States Alghanem N, Abokwidir M, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR, Alghanem W.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;28(2):119-128.
  • Assessing the overall benefit of a medication: cumulative benefit of secukinumab over time in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis Armstrong AW, Feldman SR, Korman NJ, Meng X, Guana A, Nyirady J, Herrera V, Zhao Y.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;28(3):200-205.
  • Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, improves patient-reported outcomes in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis: results of two phase III randomized, controlled trials Thaci D, Kimball A, Foley P, Poulin Y, Levi E, Chen R, Feldman SR.. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017;31(3):498-506.
  • Long-term adherence to topical psoriasis treatment can be abysmal: a one-year randomized intervention study using objective electronic adherence monitoring Alinia H, Moradi Tuchayi S, Smith JA, Richardson IM, Bahrami N, Jaros SC, Sandoval LF, Farhangian ME, Anderson KL, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. Br J Dermatol. 2017;176(3):759-764.
  • Pharmacoeconomic considerations in treating actinic keratosis: an update Vale SM, Hill D, Feldman SR.. Pharmacogenomics. 2017;35(2):177-190.
  • Relative versus absolute risk of comorbidities in patients with psoriasis Saleem MD, Kesty C, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(3):531-537.
  • Reply to: "Is treatment of acne as simple as encouraging primary care physicians to prescribe more retinoids?" [reply to letter] Pena S, Hill D, Feldman SR.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(1):e39.
  • Advances in psoriasis Smith J, Cline A, Feldman SR.. South Med J. 2017;110(1):65-75.
  • Chemical pharmacotherapy options for managing adult acne Vera N, Patel N, Cardwell LA, Saleem M, Feldman SR.. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2017;18(3):263-273.
  • Treatment adherence intervention studies in dermatology and guidance on how to support adherence Feldman SR, Vrijens B, Gieler U, Piaserico S, Puig L, van de Kerkhof P.. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017;18(2):253-271.
  • Risk versus benefit or risk versus risk: risk aversion in the medical decision making process [editorial] Oussedik E, Anderson MS, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;28(1):1-2.
  • Increasing adherence with topical agents for atopic dermatitis Patel NU, D'Ambra V, Feldman SR.. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017;18(3):323-332.
  • Interleukin-31 pathway and its role in atopic dermatitis: a systematic review Saleem MD, Oussedik E, D'Amber V, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;28(7):591-599.
  • Cost of diagnosing psoriasis and rosacea for dermatologists versus primary care physicians Hill D, Feldman SR.. Cutis. 2017;99(2):134-136.
  • Recent advances in small molecule and biological therapeutic approaches in the treatment of psoriasis Turbeville JG, Patel NU, Cardwell LA, Oussedik E, Feldman SR.. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017;102(1):70-85.
  • Dermatologists: collaborating with payers to optimize coverage policies Amato DA, Malatestinic WN, Palmgren MC, Feldman SR.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(3):228-232.
  • Scalp psoriasis associated with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia Larson KN, Smith J, Cardwell LA, Feldman SR.. J Dermatol Dermatol Surg. 2017;21(1):31-34.
  • Treatment of atopic dermatitis in the United States: analysis of data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey McGregor SP, Farhangian ME, Huang KE, Feldman SR.. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(3):250-255.
  • Economic burden of comorbidities in psoriasis patients in the United States: results from a retrospective U.S. database Feldman SR, Tian H, Gilloteau I, Mollon P, Shu M.. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017;17(1):337.
  • Economic impact of above-label dosing with etanercept, adalimumab, or ustekinumab in patients with psoriasis Feldman SR, Zhao Y, Zhou H, Herrera V, Tian H, Li Y.. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017;23(5):583-589.
  • Psoriasis, depression, and inflammatory overlap: a review Patel N, Nadkarni A, Cardwell LA, Vera N, Frey C, Patel N, Feldman SR.. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017;18(5):613-620.
  • Physicians report sleep apnea infrequently in older and older vulnerable adults Namen AM, Forest DJ, Huang KE, Feldman SR, Hazzard WR, Peters SP, Haponik EF.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(9):2023-2028.
  • Dupilumab for atopic dermatitis [editorial comment] Strowd LC, Feldman SR.. Lancet. 2017;389(10086):2265-2266.
  • Budget impact model in moderate-to-severe psoriasis vulgaris assessing effects of calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate foam on per-patient standard of care costs Asche CV, Kim M, Feldman SR, Zografos P, Lu M.. J Med Econ. 2017;20(9):1000-1006.
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of using dermatologists versus pediatricians to treat mild to moderate acne [commentary] Davis SA, Himmler S, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Online J. 2017;23(5):.
  • Web app based patient education in psoriasis - a randomized controlled trial Hawkins SD, Barilla S, Feldman SR.. Dermatol Online J. 2017;23(4):.
  • Patient perceptions of text-messages, email, and video in dermatologic surgery patients Hawkins SD, Barilla S, Williford PWM, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ.. Dermatol Online J. 2017;23(4):.
  • Healthcare costs in psoriasis and psoriasis sub-groups over time following psoriasis diagnosis Al Sawah S, Foster SA, Goldblum OM, Malatestinic WN, Zhu B, Shi N, Song X, Feldman SR.. J Med Econ. 2017;20(9):982-990.

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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
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
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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.

  • 2/19/2018

    Again, Dr. Feldman is great

  • 2/15/2018

    Dr. Feldman made a huge positive difference in my life. I am very grateful for his care.

  • 1/10/2018

    I really enjoyed my visit with this provider on my last appointment

  • 11/27/2017

    I was there for a yearly exam and did not require any type of treatment. There was no problem on getting a prescription for the face cream I use. I was very pleased with the visit to Dr Feldman's office and with him.

  • 11/13/2017

    I contacted Dr. Feldman via MyWakeHealth with some concerns and here was very prompt and helpful.

  • 11/10/2017

    Dr. Feldman is the perfect doctor. He is kind, caring, and determined, he listens and explains things well, he is, of course, a brilliant doctor, and I love his sense of humor. He spends a lot of time with me, so I can learn as much as I can about my extremely rare disease and together we can decide the best possible option. To anyone who thinks he doesn't care because he doesn't spend much time with you, I say be glad that he can look at you and know immediately what you have and what action needs to be taken. You might just be luckier than you think.

  • 10/30/2017

    he was great

  • 10/24/2017

    Dr. Feldman has a very big ego. He really wants the residents that are under him to know how smart he is. He really needs to work on his beside manner.

  • 10/18/2017

    Even though he was not the provider that I normally see, (actually, he agreed to see me because of the distance that I drive and my provider had some medical issues), he was excellent. He displayed a sincere interest in me as an individual and my medical history. He was an attentive listener and answered all of my questions in terms that I could understand. He even took enough time to refuse a suggestion made by the resident doctor for a possible drug (this was not done in my presence. The resident doctor told me), because of possible side effects. I was very impressed and appreciative that Dr. Feldman took that much time to consider me as a 73 year-old individual.

  • 10/5/2017

    very professional very impressed

  • 9/28/2017

    Excellent! Friendly, Helpful, Cared! And was fun to chat with!

  • 9/26/2017

    he had a very friendly manor

  • 9/26/2017

    wonderful physician. I have already recommended Dr Feldman to several acquaintances.

  • 9/25/2017


  • 9/22/2017

    All drs. and other, all were interested in what I had to say. Very caring and understanding.

  • 9/18/2017

    Though I think Dr. Feldman is quite competent, I do feel he needs to be more mindful of how he treats patients. I am also an employee here so I know how importance it is to treat patients with respect and compassion.

  • 9/13/2017

    I have seen this provider for a number of years. I would not want to see anyone else unless he retired! He's very knowledgeable and he shows he cares about me!

  • 9/13/2017

    Dr. Feldman is always great. I had a family member with me & she was impressed by him as well.

  • 8/30/2017

    *Dr. Feldman is the best he even wants you to check in on weekends to let him know if meds are working or not.

  • 8/22/2017

    I think Dr. Feldman is far above what a patient expects in today's health care environment, which is full of obstacles. He's always friendly, understanding, incisive, and can explain a complex situation simply and to the point.

  • 8/19/2017

    Dr. Feldman is great. He was friendly, open and takes time for his patients. He even explained the test results himself and gave me his work number to call to speak directly with him if anything changes. I will definitely continue seeing Dr Feldman and also recommend him to any friends looking for a dermatologist.

  • 8/14/2017

    I don't think I would drive 2 hrs in the future. Talking points were said too fast and my grasp of the content was somewhat compromised.

  • 8/9/2017

    My time with Dr. Feldman was very brief. Most of my time spent was with a female Resident.

  • 7/28/2017

    Dr. Feldman is a top notch doctor, who treats his patients with respect and kindness.

  • 7/27/2017

    Dr. Feldman has earned my highest level of trust and appreciation since I first visited with Psoriasis. The positive effect his path of treatment has given me literally has allowed me a new outlook on life

  • 7/27/2017

    great doctor with a wonderful friendly attitude.

  • 7/18/2017

    Came in well after appointment time and only stayed in the room briefly

  • 6/26/2017

    *Dr. Feldman is the best.

  • 6/15/2017

    Could have benefited from more info on my diagnosis.

  • 6/11/2017

    No bad experience at all.

  • 5/19/2017

    sometimes I feel Feldman has a cavalier attitude & is not as thorough as needed when doing a skin cancer check, even though I have had 4 basal cell spots removed

  • 5/10/2017

    This is the first provider/practice that I have dealt with so far that has shown sincere interest in actually making the problem better and not just going through an arbitrary list of things to try.

  • 5/9/2017

    Dr. Feldman has been my doctor for many years. He takes excellent care of me, my family, and my friends. I highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking a kind and caring experienced doctor.

  • 4/11/2017

    Did not seem to care about my opinions and personal experience with my medical problem.

  • 3/29/2017

    Doctor basically dismissed the overall concern, only performed a biopsy at my request. Biopsy showed signs of cancer.

  • 3/29/2017

    *Dr. Feldman said we are going outside & put our heads together to help your problem and I have not seen him since that time 2-27-17.

  • 3/28/2017

    Dr. Feldman is a wonderful doctor. He is my go-to for any type of problem that I have experienced because he always explains and fixes any problems that I may experience.

  • 3/22/2017

    Dr Feldman always shows genuine concern for your well being.


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