Carol Trakimas, DO, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.6 /5
38 reviews
I cannot live without holistically caring for patients and making a significant impact on their lives. The gift of practicing dermatology allows for detecting skin cancers, diagnosing difficult life-altering rashes, and enhancing the appearance of patients. As a result of this, I am grateful to improve the status of patients' health, give them a better outlook on their lives, whilst bolstering their self-esteem.
- Carol Trakimas, DO
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
My name is Judith Griffing. Carol Trakimas was my Dr. for several years in Raleigh , NC. She is greatly missed. She remains unreplaceable . Thank you for listening, delivering top services. You are missed !!! !
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I am very pleased with this practice. The attention that is given to me as a patient is unlike any practice I have gone to in the past. I would recommend Dr. Trakimas and team to anyone.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Trakimas & her staff are very thorough, polite, & efficient. They even talked & presented treatment for items of my concern that are not medically necessary. Can’t wait to go back.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr T was thorough and she took her time with me explaining things. A++
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
This is my first visit with Dr T and it was excellent. Can't say it was enjoyable as I had several treatments with the "Freeze Can" but I can deal with that for my own good. Poor habits growing up come back to visit your skin as we get older. I look forward to future appointments when I'll look better.
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3.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Made an appointment in January as a new patient and the first available was April 1st. The person who I made the appointment with didn't give me the proper time necessary for a first visit but I didn't find out until I was being seen. Now I have to come back for the proper exam and pay another $120 copay. Very disappointing, inconvenient and costly.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
This was my first visit. From the receptionist to check out; the staff was efficient, exceptional and very people friendly. The office was restfully appointed, well set for patient comfort and safety. My medical assistant, Tiara was pleasant, knowledgable with excellent medical skills. She worked with precision and care with Dr. Carol Trakimas. Dr. Trakimas was professional with excellent technique along with a very caring and informative bedside manner. As a retired Nurse Practitioner; I was delighted with my quality of care from beginning to end.
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
She was and is very professional,courteous and polite. She explains everything very clearly. Always a pleasure going there
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
First visit with Forefront and I had a wonderful experience. Dr. Trakimas was very knowledgeable about my condition and explained it so I understood what was happening and what stage I was in. The nurse also was very helpful in explaining the medications I will be using and giving me instructions on how to apply them. Literature was also given which I like to refer back in case I might need to. In and out in 30 minutes and feeling better because I am more knowledgeable about my condition. I would recommend them!
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
She was great, she explained everything that she was going to do step by step before doing it and what I should expect next after my visit. I would recommend her to everybody.
Education

Undergraduate Degree:

Canisius College – Buffalo, NY

Graduate Degree:

State University of New York – Buffalo, NY

Medical School:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia, PA

Dermatology Residency:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center – Washington, D.C.

Certificates
American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
North Carolina Dermatology Association
Association of Military Dermatology
Achievements
Top Dermatologist Raleigh 2019, 2018
Top Dermatologist North Carolina Rate MD's.com 2019,2018
Lead Physicians of the Worlds: International Association of Dermatologists 2018
New Beauty Magazine 2016, 2017 Top Beauty Doctor.
Doctor's Choice Award Top Dermatologist 2015
Expert Injector Award New Beauty Magazine 2016
Top 3 Dermatologist of Raleigh Award 2016
Top Dennatologist USA 2014, 2013
Publications

Trakimas C., Sperling L., Temporal Triangular Alopecia Acquired in Adulthood, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1999; 40:842-844.
Trakimas C., Sperling L., Skelton, Henry G., et. Al., Clinical and Histologic Findings in Temporal Triangular Alopecia, Journal of the American Academy of Dennatology 1993; 31 (2), 205-209.
Trakimas C., Research and Development: Present and Future, Student Doctor 8/90; 2:5.
Trakimas C., Directory of Research Activities/Opportunities at Osteopathic Medical Schools, National Research Directory, 1/93.
Trakimas C., Clinical and Scientific Research Activities at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 9/90.