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Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

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Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Professor

Dermatology

Physician Rating

4.9 out of 5

396 Ratings
40 Comments
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Contact Information

  • New Patient Appointments:

    336-716-WAKE

  • Returning Patient Appointments:

    336-716-3926

  • Department: 336-716-3926

  • Fax: 336-716-6761

  • E-mail:

    pwillifo@wakehealth.edu

Memberships

  • Am Coll Of Physicians

  • Am Medical Assn

  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S

  • Am Academy Of Dermatology

  • NPI: 1518943943

Clinical Interests

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

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1977 - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  • M.D.

    1981 - University of North Carolina School of Medicine

  • Internship

    1982 - Internal Medicine: NC Baptist Hospital

  • Residency

    1984 - Internal Medicine: NC Baptist Hospital

  • Residency

    1993 - Dermatology: NC Baptist Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

contactRESEARCH

Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Skin Neoplasms, Mohs Surgery, Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Electrosurgery, Ambulatory Surgical Procedures

Recent Publications

  • 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;44(7):924-932.
  • Public perception of ethical issues in dermatology: evidenced by New York Times commenters Martin E, Huang WW, Strowd LC, Hinkel VS, Feldman SR, Williford PM.. Dermatol Surg. 2018;():.
  • 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):.
  • 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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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
4.9
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
4.9
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.

  • 8/11/2018

    Tops very good.

  • 8/3/2018

    He was great!

  • 7/29/2018

    Very happy with results.

  • 7/25/2018

    Dr. W. is the best

  • 7/22/2018

    especially appreciated his call day after surgery to check on me

  • 7/20/2018

    D williford is tops never had nothing bad at his office.

  • 6/25/2018

    Dr. Williford is one of the best doctors I've ever had. Don't ever let him go!!!!

  • 6/19/2018

    in difference to the diagnosis, this office was kind and performed in above average manner. showed us warmth and our need for reassurance.

  • 6/14/2018

    good

  • 5/29/2018

    I was a nervous patient not knowing what to expect concerning the removal of my skin cancer and everyone was friendly and explained everything to me so thoroughly.

  • 4/26/2018

    I feel well cared for by Dr. Williford and his staff.

  • 4/24/2018

    His demeanor was great. Friendly, good explanations and good listener

  • 4/23/2018

    dr. Willaford was very attentive !

  • 4/17/2018

    all good

  • 4/11/2018

    I like Dr Williford, he came in and talked to you like a friend.

  • 4/7/2018

    GREAT clinic

  • 3/27/2018

    VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE

  • 3/24/2018

    good

  • 3/22/2018

    Dr. Williford's care and attention to me as a patient was extraordinary. I cannot overemphasize his professionalism in my care.

  • 3/6/2018

    Excellent doctor!

  • 2/23/2018

    Dr. Williford and all staff are excellent.

  • 2/12/2018

    Dr. Williford is an exceptional surgeon, especially with Mohs surgery.

  • 2/9/2018

    Superb physician and medical team.

  • 2/7/2018

    I have nothing but good things to say about him - his warmth, his ability to keep my mind off what he was doing during surgery by conversing with me about subjects I was interested in. He was professional but super friendly and caring.

  • 2/3/2018

    good

  • 2/2/2018

    DOCTOR WAS COURTEOUS & FRIENDLY. HE WAS VERY UP FRONT ABOUT MY CONDITION & WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

  • 1/24/2018

    *Dr. Williford is very willing to answer questions and is quite skilled in his profession. Runs an excellent business which allows patients to relax.

  • 12/27/2017

    Provider is top notch in my book.

  • 12/26/2017

    Dr. Williford is incredible

  • 12/15/2017

    Follow up call next day to check on my progress or problems with anything.

  • 12/6/2017

    The fact that he knows me from past experiences likely makes a difference, but Dr. Williford is always great. The fact that he personally followed up with me was greatly appreciated. He is a super guy and great doctor.

  • 11/30/2017

    Excellent experience.

  • 11/28/2017

    good

  • 11/21/2017

    Dr. Willaford is a very caring and calming doctor. And very pleasant! Knows What needed to be done thank you

  • 10/23/2017

    Dr. Williford is a wonderful doctor. I would recommend him to everyone.

  • 10/21/2017

    Dr. Williford is very professional and has a great Dr. to patient relationship. He is very caring and very informative. His personal phone call tells the kind of person he is.

  • 10/10/2017

    Nothing but the best!

  • 10/2/2017

    Could not have had a better experience. Dr. Williford is an exceptional physician. Aside from the procedure, I really enjoyed talking with him. He has my strongest recommendation.

  • 9/20/2017

    good

  • 9/18/2017

    good

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