Kathleen Garvey, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
5.0 /5
103 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 has been great for my daughter. My daughter enjoys seeing her. She is gentle and patient. She explains to me what is going on and answers any questions I may have She is very easy to talk to.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garvey is always acutely aware of my history and has done her homework prior to my arrival. She is personable, yet professional. I travel full time and appreciate that she allows me to visit her when I am in the Ocinomowoc area. As busy as she is, she keeps herself on schedule so as not to inconvenience her patients. She allows adequate time for a thorough examination and concerns I may have.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Very good doctor-patient interaction. Dr. Garvey was listening and basing her diagnosis on history and presentation.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Kathleen Garvey at Forefront Dermatology is a very dedicated doctor in all ways. Dr. Garvey is very personable and listened to all my concerns. I had a full body check for any odd growths and felt very comfortable during the exam. Any issues were documented in my electronic record by a technical assistant for the doctor.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Easy to get an appointment! I arrived early and they got me in right away.
Forefront Dermatology
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Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garvey and her staff are very pleasant, efficient, and informative.
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent delivery and quality of service. My only comment is that the noise from both the TV and radio was distracting.
Forefront Dermatology
Both Dr. Garvey and her nurse were wonderful. Highly recommend!
Forefront Dermatology
Very pleased with my appointment. Jennifer was very friendly and efficient. I appreciated Dr. Garvey's explanation of my condition.

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.