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

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

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

Assistant Professor


Physician Rating

4.7 out of 5

365 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Department: 336-716-3926

  • Fax: 336-716-9258

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  • NPI: 1164573226

Clinical Interests

  • Dermatology

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1997 - Wartburg College

  • M.D.

    2002 - University of Iowa College of Medicine

  • M.P.H.

    2005 - University of Iowa

  • Residency

    2012 - Dermatology: NC Baptist Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Hypericum, Herb-Drug Interactions, Dermatology, Phytotherapy, Plant Extracts

Recent Publications

  • CVID with renal interstitial inflammatory infiltrate of CD 3+CD8+T cells [abstract] Frenkel LG, Foster LC, Watkins CE, Taylor SL, Saran AM, Caldwell JW.. J Clin Immunol. 2017;37(2):229.
  • 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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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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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.

  • 11/14/2017

    Dr. Taylor is always wonderful. She is very thorough and truly cares about her patients.

  • 11/13/2017

    Dr. Taylor is one of the best doctors I've ever had

  • 10/27/2017

    *Dr. Taylor is AWESOME!!

  • 10/26/2017

    Dr. Taylor takes my skin cancer concerns serious. Other doctors there never really did. Then when I pushed the issue we would find out it was a BC or Squamous. I only trust her.

  • 10/16/2017

    Phenomenal customer service

  • 10/14/2017

    all good

  • 10/10/2017

    Very good experience.

  • 10/9/2017

    I have mentioned my comments before. Dr. Taylor is excellent provider. I am very satisfied.

  • 10/4/2017

    dr. Taylor a wonderful Wake Forest position and I would recommend her to anyone.

  • 9/27/2017

    she was very engaging. I enjoyed meeting her.

  • 9/26/2017

    Dr. Taylor is consistently an excellent physician who has always been a physician that I enjoyed for treatment .

  • 9/25/2017

    Dr. Sarah Taylor exceeded my expectations in every category. She is an amazing physician who genuinely cares for her patients. I have already recommended her to friends. I'm so delighted that she is my dermatologist. She is a credit to Wake Forest Baptist Health.

  • 9/13/2017

    I felt a bit rushed.

  • 9/13/2017

    Dr Sarah Taylor is absolutely one of the best doctors in her field. Her ability to connect with patients, her expertise and knowledge is unquestionable WFBMC is blessed to have Dr. Sarah Taylor on their staff at the Dermatology Clinic.

  • 9/6/2017

    Absolutely the BEST....

  • 8/31/2017

    Dr. Taylor addressed all of my concerns, even though the clinic was very busy. She validated my problems, even though they were primarily cosmetic. I look forward to returning to her and referring my friends. It was worth the 8 months that I waited for my appt!!

  • 8/30/2017

    Dr. Taylor was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was pretty nervous and she explained what she was going to be doing and really assured me that this visit was going to be the highlight of my day, and really made me feel more relaxed and calm. Her "bedside manner" is EXCELLENT. I have already recommended her to one of my friends. She is one of my favorite Drs.

  • 8/30/2017

    Dr Taylor, is awesome and knowledgeable. Always a great experience.

  • 8/25/2017

    Dr. Taylor is a very good Doctor. I trust her judgement.

  • 8/23/2017

    I have had NO bad experience with Dr Taylor or any of the staff. always the best care.

  • 8/22/2017

    Dr. Taylor is outstanding.

  • 8/21/2017

    *Dr. Taylor is always excellent! I've had 3 skin cancers removed. She checks me annually for any suspicious moles. She is very thorough.

  • 8/17/2017

    Dr Taylor was excellent, could highly recommend her. She is an asset to Wake Forest Baptist Health!

  • 8/15/2017

    Dr. Sarah Taylor is very caring and compassionate doctor. I've been to other Dermatologist there and they do not take me seriously when I notice changes in skin lesions. Then after numerous trips they finally remove the lesion only to find out it was a BC. Dr. Taylor takes me serious and knows that I know my skin well enough and the changes in places I'm concerned about. She's the only one I would trust to go to. She truly cares about me and takes the best care of me too. You need more like her in that Derm Practice.

  • 8/2/2017

    I have never received better care.

  • 7/28/2017

    great dr

  • 7/27/2017

    I have already recommended her to many friends and family!

  • 7/17/2017

    Cannot imagine a better dermatologist. She is professional while being caring, concerned, friendly, and just a wonderful human being and so smart. We love her. She is also funny and makes you look forward to going to a doctor's office. Imagine that!!

  • 7/11/2017


  • 7/9/2017

    Dr. Taylor is a wonderful provider. The visit for this survey was cosmetic, but I also see her for medical visits. She is always bubbly friendly, caring, compassionate, and makes me feel important. Despite a very large and busy practice, she always manages to make it feel small and intimate. I have 100% confidence in her opinion as my medical provider and feel so lucky I've found her!

  • 7/2/2017

    Excellent including the Resident, Seth!

  • 6/27/2017

    If there's anything past "very good" to describe my level of confidence, Dr. Taylor would meet that standard.

  • 6/26/2017

    Dr Taylor is perfect. I have recommended both her and the staff to several people all of whom have gone there as a result.

  • 6/25/2017

    Dr. Taylor is excellent at thoroughly answering questions and spemding a lot ot time with me. I truly appreciate that.

  • 6/22/2017

    Dr. Taylor is the best dermatologist I have ever had and I have been to several. She is worth the long wait for an appointment.

  • 6/20/2017

    Dr. Taylor has my utmost confidence. Yes, I would like more time but know she is on a tight schedule and appreciate that she focuses on what needs to be done in the allotted time.

  • 6/3/2017

    Excellent doctor. All health care providers should have this level of concern for their patients.

  • 5/18/2017

    One of the best doctors I have had the pleasure to see.

  • 4/26/2017

    Great dr.

  • 4/26/2017

    I was frustrated that I waited a long time. Also, the doctor was very friendly and I think she'll do a good job but I'm not sure it registered with her when I said I had the procedure done before. She seemed like she was in a bit of a hurry.

  • 4/24/2017

    dr Sara was the only one who was able to help my condition

  • 4/11/2017

    very nice and explained things.

  • 3/30/2017

    All good!

  • 3/28/2017

    A very friendly, positive and professional individual! She has a great personality and bedside manner!

  • 3/24/2017

    all excellent!!

  • 3/23/2017

    *Sarah Taylor is awesome.

  • 3/23/2017

    Dr. Taylor is excellent and I am grateful to have her as a part of my medical team. She is a wonderful doctor.

  • 3/21/2017

    *Dr. Sarah Taylor is excellent!

  • 3/16/2017

    *Dr. Sarah Taylor is outstanding in every way- both in her exceptional expertise and in patient relationships. Also obvious in visits is the excellent rapport she has with interns and staff. She also takes questions outside the office visit via e-mail- with PROMPT replies.

  • 3/14/2017

    She has a wonderful personality, always a smile on her face!! So glad I've found her!!

  • 2/27/2017

    I would highly recommend Dr. Taylor but I would warn people it will take six months to get an appointment

  • 2/21/2017

    I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Taylor. She is caring and compassionate and very knowledgeable. I trust her recommendations.

  • 2/21/2017

    Wonderful physician!

  • 1/31/2017

    I love Dr. Taylor! She is an amazing doctor! She is very thorough and explains everything very well. I have the utmost respect for her and very confident in her decision making. She is very caring and always gives 100 percent to all her patients! I recommend her to all my friends . We need more Dr. Taylors in this world!

  • 1/18/2017

    Dr. Taylor always remembers me and my history and she is interested in my life as well as my health and the reason I come to visit her. I never feel rushed and feel she pays full attention to me during my visits with her. I have a high degree of trust in her and the care she provides. I enjoy her and feel she makes a connection with me when I see her.

  • 1/17/2017

    I love Dr. Taylor. She's excellent!


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