About Dr. Wagner

TELEMEDICINE: We are now able to see some patients via telemedicine.  You can discuss your appointment with our staff.  They will determine if your appointment can be scheduled through telemedicine or if you will need to come into the office for care. We do not accept pictures on-line.

COVID-19 OFFICE POLICY UPDATE:  April 2, 2020

In an effort to protect our patients and our staff during this pandemic, I am asking that my staff prescreen all patients over the phone prior to their appointments in the office.  Anyone with any respiratory symptoms or fever in the 5 days prior to their appointment or anyone living with someone with these symptoms is asked to reschedule 2 weeks beyond their original appointment. Also, anyone who has traveled outside the state of Missouri or who lives with someone who has should also reschedule their appointment 14 days or more after their return to the state. If you are concerned about delaying your care for two weeks, please let my staff know and they will relay this concern to me so I can address your specific concerns individual.  Patients with acne, rashes and individual lesions concerning for skin cancer may be able to be examined by Skype, What’sapp or Facetime, but this will not be appropriate for full skin exams. This situation remains fluid and these screening parameters may change day to day.  We ask for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We look forward to caring for you as always.

Sincerely,

Laura Wagner, MD

Dr. Laura Wagner -formerly known as Dr. Laura Grady -is a Board certified dermatologist and skin care specialist who practiced for 12 years at Barnes St. Peters Hospital and in September 2009 relocated her office to Chesterfield. Dr. Wagner is on the hospital staff at Barnes West County and St. Luke's.

"During my years of medical training at Washington University School of Medicine, I was drawn to dermatology as an attractive and fascinating specialty," said Dr. Wagner, who has practiced since 1993, "I enjoy caring for adults and children of all ages."

Dr. Wagner treats all skin conditions, from helping a self-conscious teenager clear up acne to finding an abnormal mole. Dr. Wagner is first and foremost a medical doctor, and rather than performing cosmetic procedures, treats more complicated medical conditions.

"Dermatology is a component of internal medical care," Dr. Wagner said. "I often care for patients that are receiving treatment for internal cancers, lupus, diabetes and other diseases with cutaneous manifestations."

Dr. Wagner spends a part of her day performing in-office surgical procedures.

As a solo practitioner, every patient is seen by Dr. Wagner personally, never by a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner.

"I make every effort to know my patients as individuals," Dr. Wagner said~ "I enjoy the satisfaction of sharing my expertise and knowledge with them."

Dr. Wagner gives her patients the tools to improve their skin health, thus avoiding potential problems.

"My patients learn to identify any early skin cancers, thereby preventing further damage," she said. "It's my joy to be able to have such a positive impact on my patients' health and sense of self. "