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Dr. William Cothern, DO

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Due to the varying types of cosmetic procedures we offer and the time involved in performing these procedures. We will need patients to contact our office directly to schedule these types of appointments. Dr. William Cothern is a dermatologist treating patients in the Fort Worth and greater Texas areas. In addition to his medical practice, he serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. He holds membership with a number of professional organizations, including the Fort Worth Dermatological Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, and the Dermatology Foundation. For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Cothern attended the University of North Texas. He conducted graduate studies at the university focused on neurophysiology research. Dr. Cothern pursued his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at Fort Worth. He now holds certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. In 1993, Dr. Cothern founded the Dermatology and Laser Center of Fort Worth, where patients can receive a full range of dermatological services. Dr. Cothern offers procedures including coolsculpting, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, tattoo removal, and treatment for vascular lesions and spider veins.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of North Texas, Fort Worth, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of North Texas, Denton (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Dermatology Foundation

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1962493445

Office locations

Dermatology and Laser Center of Fort Worth

4201 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ste A

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Good experience! Once in with doctor, he is fast and thorough.
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Office is run very efficiently. All staff was friendly, courteous and professional. Everyone explained what they were doing before doing it. Questions were answered. Did not feel rushed or hurried. Checkout was efficient and visit will be filed with insurance
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Best experience ever He and entire staff shine
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I wish he would have taken more time with me but he got the job done.
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I was waited on instantly. The Doctor was very personable and easy to deal with. He explained everything fully. I was in and out in no time.
Less than 6 months ago
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He’s quick. Which can be good and bad. You *want* quick because you’ve got other things to do. You *don’t* want quick because it feels impersonal. Take some time to get to know me and why I’m there. If I comeback, will you recognize me because you know my story? Probably not. He addressed my issue and gave me options. That’s why I went; that’s what I got.
Less than 6 months ago
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Nice physician and staff
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Dr. Cothern and his staff never fail to provide outstanding care in a timely manner. This a pretty impressive statement as I have been seeing them for over a decade with this same consistent care and service.
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I've seen Dr. Cothern multiple times, and he has always been "on schedule" so that I've never had to wait very long. His diagnosis has always been correct, and the prescribed treatment/medication has been appropriate.
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Great visit, great Dr and awesome staff
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Dr. Cothern immediately puts you at ease. He is very knowledgeable yet very down to earth. He was very responsive to my questions and concerns.
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He is a very knowledgeable Doctor . I am a repeat patient to him so I apparently trust him. I recommend him as a Doctor
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It was a Great visit as Always ! Great staff !
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Just had my first treatment with Dr. Cothern and his staff. They were incredible. Very nice, very gentle. I was worried about the laser and i could tell my comfort was a top priority. I had a lot of questions andthey (the doc and nurse) were thorough in their responses. I'm also very happy with the results of my laser treatment. Thank you!
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Great. He saw me on one day notice at the request of my wife!
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Knowledgeable and friendly.
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Short visit, but Dr. Cothern knows his stuff and diagnosed and offered solutions for my problem, so the visit time wasn't really an issue. -D.
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I really like this clinic. Front desk staff was friendly , the P.A. was friendly and helpful , and Dr.Cothern was friendly , informative and reassuring. I had to get a cortisone shot , he made it super painless and quick. No one was pushing products or services down my throat which is what I have received in the past from other clinics . Two thumbs up !!!
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Very pleased! Businesslike , fast and effective, can't ask for more.
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I always feel rushed and he looks at me for 2 seconds. My whole body cancer scan was less than 30 seconds. Thought there was a light to look for precancerous skin issues or something to scan your body?
More than 1 year ago
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To the point Love a Doctor that knows what he is doing Will handle in the next few months Jack
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Good
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He is good and smart and his staff frindly with smile all the time .. the place clean .
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I have been seeing Dr. Cothern for several years. He has always treated me professionally.
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I was very pleased with my experience. I had a stubborn case of ringworm and he immediately knew how to treat it. Within two weeks the ringworm began to fade and was dead in three weeks. While I was there henoticed a spot on my back and let me know that it was very typical and nothing to worry about. I was grateful because I had been concerned at its size and behavior (itchy and blotchy). Overall I will return with any dermatology concerns, matter of fact I will be making my husband an appointment to deal with his rosacia.
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Very unsressful !
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Great doctor . Staff nice and helpful.
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Have been going to Dr C for a very long time as any issues i have he takes care of immediately. I have no desire to see anyone else for my dermatological care and would recommend him to anyone who needs a dermatologist.
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Very businesslike. Identified my problem and fixed it within 5 minutes.
More than 1 year ago
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I was treated with respect by the staff and Doctor. They educated me about my condition, treated me and most of all followed up with a telephone call about my lab results. I am very pleased with the experience.
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Dr Cothern has been very helpful with my treatment. I would reccomend him to anyone who needs a good doctor.
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Competent exam and treatment, good communication.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Cothern is one of the best Dermatologist around in my opinion. I drive an hour and a half to go see him. Worth every minute of travel. Very professional!
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He is the best
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It was brief but there wasn't much to go over. He knew right away what the issue was with my rash and treated it.
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Very thorough and professional as well as prompt.
More than 1 year ago
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This was the worst medical visit in my life. And if you keep spamming me I will rate the next one even lower.
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Excellent. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy! I trust him.
More than 1 year ago
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This was a follow-up for a previous problem but Dr. Cothern did a thorough check for skin problems and treated some minor problems immediately. He is the ultimate professional who I trust implicitly!
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It was good, very thorough and he explained everything quite well.
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He is very personable and professional. He addressed our needs and treated us with respect.
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I have been going to Cothern for several years now and appreciate his professionalism and help for my derm issues (adult acne). He always gives me options and information about treatments and meds (and samples) which i appreciate. My mom (78)also sees him for regular check ups and is very happy with his services.
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I booked an appointment to have a mole checked out. The Dr. walked in introduced himself and immediately started drawing on my face with a marker explaining that the mole needed to be removed because it was basal cell carcinoma. Iwas in no way prepared for this as I had many questions about the removal process and resulting scar that would be left on my face. I expressed these concerns but the doctor was very short and unhelpful. He basically said "ok its up to you" and walked away leaving his nurse to speak with me. I realize these offices can be hectic and the doctor has limited time with his patients but this was ridiculous. I would recommend this doctor be more patient and understanding with his clients. Many people are dealing with this problem for the first time and have limited knowledge of the process and possible treatments. This is the reason they come to a specialist! In the end, I did not have to remove the mole thankfully. I have never written an online review but I thought this could help the doctor improve his practice....
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I've had 4 moles removed by him over the years, and he is the best! His process is always unstressful & efficient! The nurses are also wonderful and informative.
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Great. He was direct and to the point but still polite and thorough.
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We were seen less than 5 minutes after we checked into the front desk. Dr. Cothern is very thorough and no nonsense.
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A very pleasant visit. Everything was organize and executed like clockwork from scheduling my appointment to completion. I will recommend this clinic at every opportunity I get.
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The wait time has always been very fast. The nurses and Dr Cotthern are caring, efficient, and knowledgeable.
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Excellent care and attention
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I've seen Dr. Cothern before, and this time was no different. I am impressed by the fact that he takes time with his patients and explains everything. Dr. Cothern and his staff are very caring and easy to approach professionals. Iwould have no qualms about referring anyone, friend or family to him.
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