Kathleen Garvey, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
5.0 /5
87 reviews
I work hard to make patients feel at ease when they’re in my care. I pride myself in doing everything I can to be my patient’s best healthcare advocate.
- Kathleen Garvey, MD
Google Forefront Dermatology
Got an appointment fairly quickly unlike other offices whose appts are backed up for months. They sent an email and voicemail reminder which is helpful to me. Office is located in a shopping center that has plenty of parking near the office. As I was sitting in the waiting room I noticed a banner that explained that they can fill some prescriptions in house. I believe I waited for 10 min. or less before being called into an exam room. The medical assistant asked me a LOT of questions regarding my ailment. Dr. Garvey came in within a few minutes, greeted me with a handshake and listened patiently while I explained my symptoms. She looked at everything I had questions about and recommended I do some procedures and wait on another but it was my choice either way. She also explained the cost of the procedures that are usually not covered by insurance. She has a very nice and pleasant way about her. I've been going to the office since 2017 and have been very satisfied.
Google Forefront Dermatology
I love Dr. Garvey. She’s very personable and takes time to listen to any concerns I may ha e and answer them. Her answers to my questions are very clear and understandable, as well as education and instruction of her treatment plan. Her staff ois excellent as well. I’m so glad I found her and stronglyrecommdnd her.
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone I came in contact with was pleasant.
Forefront Dermatology
The staff at Forefront are friendly and efficient. Our interactions with Dr. Garvey have been pleasant, and she is very competent and thorough.
Forefront Dermatology
My one and only concern is that the prescription has not yet been called in to WalMart pharmacy in WATERTOWN.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr Garvey and her staff are great.
Forefront Dermatology
Thanks for the professionalism, very happy with results, and I believe they really do care.
Forefront Dermatology
No comment
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr Garvey is very nice, thorough, and transparent of all costs.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Very personable and professional. We took our son in for some concerns and she quickly diagnosed and let us know we had nothing to worry about.

Undergraduate Degree:
Miami University – Oxford, OH

Medical Degree:
University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Dermatology Residency:
Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville, FL

American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Waukesha County Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Presidents Scholar Award
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Garvey, C; Garvey, K; Hendi, A. A review of common dermatologic disorders of the external ear. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 2008; 19;226-232.

Garvey, K; Hinshaw, M; Vanness, E. Chronic disseminated cutaneous blastomycosis in and 11-year old, with a brief review of the literature. Pediatric Dermatology, 2005;23(6):541-5.

Hansen, W; McAndrew, S; Harris, K; Zimmerman B. Metoclopramide effect on breastfeeding the preterm infant; a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005;105(2):383-9.

Tribus, CB; Garvey, KE. Full-thickness thoracic laminar erosion after posterior spinal fusion associated with late-presenting infection. Spine, 2003;28(10):E194-197.