Clinical Programs: Special Clinical Programs: Vanderbilt Phototherapy Center

Vanderbilt Phototherapy Center
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 26300
Nashville, TN 37204

Contact: Jami L. Miller, M.D. Appointments: (615) 936-0858

The Vanderbilt Phototherapy Center (VPTC) is an outpatient facility which is fully equipped and staffed for treatment of skin conditions responsive to ultraviolet light therapy. Treatments available at the Center include ultraviolet B, combination UVA and UVB, and photochemotherapy with psoralen plus UVA (PUVA). In addition, the facility is equipped for selected patients to receive full day treatments with the Goeckerman or Ingram treatment methods for psoriasis, which in most cases replaces the need for hospitalization of the patient. Conditions most responsive to UV treatments include psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, pruritus, vitiligo and chronic eczemas.

All patients admitted for treatment to the Vanderbilt Phototherapy Center must first be examined by one of the faculty of the Division of Dermatology to discuss treatment options and determine which treatment would be most appropriate. The initial examination would be arranged through the Dermatology Clinic at (615) 322-6485. For questions concerning the VPTC or about the diseases treated daily by the specially trained phototherapy nursing staff, call (615) 936-0858. The VPTC is located at 100 Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300, Nashville, TN 37204 and is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.