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Alan S Boyd, MD

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Professor of Medicine, Dermatology and Pathology

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4.2 4.2 335 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cancer
Dermatology
Dermatopathology
General Adult Dermatology
Melanoma
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Board Certificates

Dermatopathology - American Board of Dermatology, 2003
Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology, 2002

Education

MD - University of Texas at Houston, 1986
Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1993
Residency - Texas Tech University Medical Center, 1992
Fellowship - Texas Tech University Medical Center, 1989
Fellowship - Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, 1988
Internship - McLennan County Family Practice, 1987

Location(s)

Vanderbilt Cosmetic Dermatology
Vanderbilt Dermatology
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 26300
Nashville, TN 37204
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2839 Highway 231 North
Heritage Medical Plaza, Suite 209
Shelbyville, TN 37160
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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
This was not a good experience for me. I felt like I was rushed in and out of the office. The provider did not seem to care what I had to say. He cut me off when trying to explain a problem I had been having. He also seemed to have an agitated tone when speaking to me. I'm not sure if he was just overbooked and/or having a bad day, but I feel someone in his profession should show at least a small amount of care and compassion for his patients and I didn't see any of that from him.
Patient | July 11, 2017

The provider came into the exam room without a name badge and did not introduce himself.
Patient | July 3, 2017

Dr. Boyd is thorough and very confident of his abilities. He made me feel at ease while cutting on me.
Patient | June 22, 2017

Dr. Boyd is a man of action. I appreciate his quick response to my needs and the respect he gave me. He's very good at what he does. I will never go to anyone else for my Dermatology needs.
Patient | June 17, 2017

I spent a total of 3 minutes with the doctor. He was clearly in a rush and dismissive. I still had questions but felt rushed out the door.
Patient | June 12, 2017

Dr. Boyd was in such a hurry that I didn't even remember to ask a few other questions.
Patient | May 24, 2017

He seemed very rushed and I did not have opportunity to ask questions. The whole appoitment lasted less than 15 minutes from the time I parked my car to back in my car to leave.
Patient | May 18, 2017

he took a skin tag off and told me I would receive a report from pathology and to date have not.
Patient | May 3, 2017

I have recommended Dr. Boyd to several other people.
Patient | May 3, 2017

The whole experience felt rushed and the Doctor was obviously in a hurry. I understand they see about 50 to 60 patients each Friday.
Patient | May 1, 2017

Extremely considerate care.
Patient | April 24, 2017

A friend recommended Dr. Boyd and I would definitely recommend him.
Patient | April 10, 2017

What I came in for turned out to be nothing. However, in a quick look over (like 30 seconds) identified two other issues, one of which could have become very serious. Very glad I went.
Patient | April 1, 2017

I felt very rushed this was my first visit. I expected a more thorough exam - all over body scan. Dr. seemed rushed. I came for a place on my lip, he looked at it & said skin cancer very abruptly.
Patient | March 23, 2017

good
Patient | February 28, 2017

THe visit felt rushed. I thought since this was the first time going in a long while I would get a full body check & that didn't happen. Partly my fault.
Patient | February 23, 2017

No complaint.
Patient | February 23, 2017

Very good experience; Dr. Boyd WONDERFUL!
Patient | February 22, 2017

Seemed to be rushed for time, on most of my visits.
Patient | February 20, 2017

I could tell Dr. Boyd was very busy, but I felt he spent adequate time with me and he answered all my questions. He was friendly, direct and efficient
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr. Boyd needs to take a deep breath and relax before he goes in to see a patient. I felt like he was in such a rush to get the exam and procedure over with.
Patient | February 5, 2017

Good.
Patient | February 1, 2017

Always in a rush! Do not feel that he examines my body for skin cancers as he should.
Patient | January 27, 2017

I have the high regards for Dr. Boyd and his staff.
Patient | December 19, 2016

Everything was good.
Patient | November 22, 2016

Dr Boyd found an unusual form of melanoma above my eye and quickly diagnosed. I'm very fond of him and highly respect his ability
Patient | November 22, 2016

Would have changed doctors if I could of -
Patient | November 17, 2016

Since this visit was to get a biopsy of a skin cancer, it didn't take long or require a lot of conversation.
Patient | November 2, 2016

To start, the doctor called out the wrong last name before he said my correct last name. When I got to the door, he was already half way down the hall to the examination room. I went to the room and had a seat. When the doctor came in the room, he asked me what they were seeing me for. Before I could even finish my sentence, he asked me to take my shirt off. Granted this could be a common thing done at a dermatologist appointment, I'd never know since this was my first appointment ever with a dermatologist and the doctor didn't explain why I was taking my shirt. Either way, I took my shirt off even though my skin problem was on my face and left hand. After taking my shirt off, I finally finished my sentence to let him know I had a few spots on my face. He takes 30 seconds or so to look at my face then walks over to a desk and a prescription pad. While he's writing something, he tells me I can put my shirt back on then mentions I have Eyelid Dermatitis. He gives no explanation of how I have it or what caused it nor did I have a chance to ask. Immediately after scribbling on the prescription pad, he hands me a prescription and says "This should take care of it." He then gets up to start moving towards the door before I could even bring up the spot on my hand. He barely looks it over and says that the prescription cream should take care of it too because it's from the same family as Eyelid Dermatitis. Again, no explanation of how I would have gotten it. When I tried to tell him about a reason I think I got it, he quickly dismissed it by saying "Oh that wouldn't have caused it." Needlessly to say, I was completely flustered by how quick the appointment went. The doctor never introduced himself to me. Never tried to establish a patient/doctor relationship. To top it off, the prescription he wrote was so ineligible that the pharmacist technician couldn't put it in until they were able to call and reach someone at the doctor's office. I dropped it off Friday afternoon and am only finally going to be able to pick it up today on Tuesday. I will go to another dermatologist if I continue to have issues.
Patient | October 18, 2016

I love Dr. Boyd and had seen him for many years. Years ago. I know he's VERY busy so I realize I'll have to be quick to the point before he runs out. I trust him and his practice more than any other so I will continue to see him for as long as I can.
Patient | October 18, 2016

I have never had a bad experience.
Patient | October 17, 2016

Very good.
Patient | September 21, 2016

Good.
Patient | August 25, 2016

Always in a hurry. No time to listen to question, very hyper, unprofessional dressed.
Patient | July 4, 2016

Dr. Boyd is both efficient and likeable.
Patient | June 23, 2016