Kathleen Garvey, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
5.0 /5
117 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
Dr. Garvey is thorough in her scans and addresses my concerns one by one. I have confidence in her care and expertise.
Forefront Dermatology
It is comforting when meeting a new doctor to have the check in nurse be warm and inviting. Emily never smiled ever during my entire visit.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garvey is very knowledgeable of dermatology and very pleasant to work with. I would recommend her every time.
Forefront Dermatology
Portal says I need a token. This was not given to me. There was no print out regarding my rx and what to expect. I had to call regarding my script which never made it to my pharmacy.
Forefront Dermatology
I find the repetitious appointment reminders frustrating, I received 3 reminders...text, phone, and email. That's too many in my opinion since I had to respond to all 3 reminders. Otherwise, I love the clinic and staff!
Forefront Dermatology
By far Dr Garvey and her staff is the best dermatologist that my children have seen. It was a struggle to get results from others that wouldn’t take the time to truly understand the condition. Dr. Garvey genuinely cares!
Google Forefront Dermatology
By far Dr Garvey and her staff is the best dermatologist that my children has seen to date. Other dermatologist do not have the sense of urgency nor do they have the level of care that Dr. Garvey does. She is genuine, and sincere and truly wants to fine a solution. We drive 40 minutes out of our way just to see her, and it is well worth it. I would recommend Dr. Garvey to anyone as she is passionate, takes the time to answer each and all questions and genuinely cares about each and every one of her patients.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Kathleen Garvey at Oconomowoc Forefront Dermatology is wonderful. Very caring and will take the time to listen to your concerns. Actually the whole staff are really.great. If you need a dermatologist I would recommend her.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garvey is wonderful. She sent a biopsy in "just to make sure" and it turned out more needed to be removed. Thank you for your thorough attention!
Google Forefront Dermatology
As usual, Dr G is very patient centric and efficient with our time. I have an increased standard of living because of what Dr. G has helped me through. Words can't properly describe my appreciation of her knowledge and professionalism! Steve

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.