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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

335 Ratings
37 Comments
contactCONTACT & REFERRAL

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

contactRESEARCH

Research Contact Information

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • 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.

All Publications

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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
5.0
Likelihood of recommending CP
5.0
Patients' confidence in CP
5.0
Time CP spent with patient
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.7



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.

  • 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

  • 9/6/2017

    I have seen Dr. Williford on several occasions for skin cancer, he is the best, always pleasant and I know I am in good hands with he and his staff

  • 8/29/2017

    he is the best

  • 8/29/2017

    GREAT

  • 8/16/2017

    Excellent doctor and staff!

  • 8/16/2017

    Good follow through about MOHS procedure and phone calls to determine how I was doing !

  • 8/15/2017

    Everything very good.

  • 7/25/2017

    This doctor is the best! His explanations are great and he is always kind and courteous!

  • 7/13/2017

    *Dr. Williford is so precious and caring. My concerns were taken care of. He made me feel safe and cared for.

  • 7/12/2017

    I wish I'd been given more information (in writing) about caring for my wound before I left the office.

  • 6/29/2017

    The doctor has a great bedside manner and has been a great doctor for the past 10 yrs.

  • 6/26/2017

    complete confidence

  • 6/26/2017

    excellent listener!

  • 6/15/2017

    great

  • 6/13/2017

    I have never had a bad experience at this clinic.

  • 5/30/2017

    Dr Williford is an excellent surgeon and a very caring person. He is highly skilled and wants an excellent outcome for his patients. I wish all doctors could have the same work ethics as he does. He personally called me the day after surgery to check on how I was doing. I was amazed that a doctor would take the time to personally call!

  • 5/29/2017

    He is the best. Very gentle calming voice, confident and makes you feel you are his only patient.

  • 5/16/2017

    excellent provider!

  • 5/6/2017

    excellent doctor in all respects he even called me (himself) the next day to check on me & see how I was doing. Need more doctors like him.

  • 4/17/2017

    Dr. Williford is the best. Everything you want in a provider.

  • 4/6/2017

    very good job by Dr. Williford

  • 4/1/2017

    Dr Williford is one of the knowledgeable, caring physician and he always gives me options that are in my best interest

  • 3/22/2017

    Excellent doctor...

  • 3/21/2017

    Dr. Williford was caring, thoughtful and very positive throughout the visit.

  • 3/14/2017

    Extremely professional, well organized, patient oriented, comes highly recommended and exceeded expectations

  • 3/7/2017

    The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. They went out of their way to make me comfortable. The doctor and resident were also quite professional and caring.

  • 3/5/2017

    great

  • 2/23/2017

    *Dr. Williford was very kind and considerate to me. Very professional in his job. I would use him again in the future.

  • 2/23/2017

    Very very good.

  • 1/24/2017

    Would recommend to family and friends.

  • 12/20/2016

    I routinely travel 1750 miles to be treated by *Dr. Williford.

  • 12/13/2016

    good

  • 12/13/2016

    very good

  • 12/3/2016

    I am fortunate to have a doctor who is good, kind and courteous and helpful!

  • 11/29/2016

    Excellent physician!

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