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Beautifully You – Cara Hennings, MD, FAAD

Four Bridges Dermatology & Cosmetics

Helping Patients Love Their Skin

An early diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) led Dr. Cara Hennings to the field of dermatology when she was in medical school. She explains, “A dermatologist in my hometown did an overly aggressive surgery for my BCC, which resulted in a large scar. My personal experience gave me insight into what proper patient care should be – my goal is to help patients love their skin and feel comfortable in it, which leads to better self-esteem and confidence.” Dr. Hennings has now been practicing in Chattanooga for 10 years, and she recently relocated to Four Bridges Dermatology & Cosmetics in June of 2022. “I really love coming to work every day,” she says. “I feel very blessed to be a dermatologist and to be working in a career that I love.

Dr. Hennings is an outstanding dermatologist and has treated me both for skin cancer and cosmetically. She is the most caring, compassionate, and conscientious doctor ever, and she is so gentle with all of her procedures.”

My Credentials

Medical Degree:

Indiana University
School of Medicine –
Indianapolis, IN

Dermatology Residency:

Chief Resident, Vanderbilt University


Diplomate, American
Board of Dermatology Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology Recognitions: President, Tennessee Dermatology Society

My Specialties

Medical Dermatology
Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology
Surgical Dermatology

Cara Hennings, MD, FAAD

1. What does your day-to-day look like?

Every day is different in the field of dermatology. I might have a
surgery in one room, a newborn with a rash in another, and someone
wanting a filler in the next. It really keeps the day interesting and diverse.

2. What would you consider to be your main strengths?

I really strive to do my best to listen to patients and connect
with them. I also feel like my expertise in my field has given me the ability to correctly diagnose and treat whatever issues my patients
may be facing.

3. What is one of your happiest professional moments?

I love it when a patient comes back and says that they haven’t
felt this good in a long time.

4. What’s the key to making a great first impression?

To smile and have the patient know that they have been heard. I currently have patients I have been working with for 10 years

5. How do you choose the right procedure for your patients?

It really is about what the patient wants and their goals. I tell patients that I want them to feel fresher and naturally confident in their own skin.

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