Neil Farnsworth, MD

Neil Farnsworth, MD

Dr. Neil Farnsworth is a board-certified dermatologist with longstanding ties to the Houston area. He grew up in New Orleans, graduated from Harvard University, and later earned his MD at Baylor College of Medicine where he first fell in love with the diversity of challenges found in dermatology. Following Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Farnsworth moved back to New Orleans for his dermatological residency, where he got an invaluable education in the consequences of prolonged lack of access to regular, preventative medical care.

Dr. Farnsworth believes in a comprehensive approach to dermatology, with a special emphasis on regular maintenance of the skin’s health through sun-protection, use of the proper personal care products, and vigilance against potential assaults such as infections, skin cancers, and autoimmune disease. He also believes in an approach to cosmetics emphasizing restraint and a goal for a healthy, vibrant, and natural look.

Dr. Farnsworth’s interests include festivals and hiking, and in 2019 he achieved a lifelong goal of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, “limping over the finish line” of Mt. Katahdin, Maine in late September.

He is thrilled to be back in Houston and joining the Westlake Dermatology mission to serve your cosmetic and medical dermatological needs. Dr. Farnsworth sees patients at our River Oaks location.

Honors & Recognition

  • America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly since 2022

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Testimonials about Dr. Farnsworth

  • “Office ran on time, even a little early. Dr. Farnsworth came in, introduced himself and got down to business. He was kind and explained everything he was doing so it wasn’t a surprise. In and out in 30 minutes everything handled! Excellent physician and office staff.” — Rebecca M. (April 30, 2024)
  • “Knowledgeable doctor and friendly staff. Very quick appointment and addressed all of my issues” — Jonah O. (April 25, 2024)
  • “I was shown what appeared to be genuine concern and that is very important to me!! I am looking forward to seeing the results of the medication which were prescribed between now & my next visit!” — Valerie A. (April 23, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was so thorough, answered all my questions and put me at ease!!! I also really appreciated the written instructions! So helpful!!!” — Susan D. (April 11, 2024)
  • “Doctor has excellent bedside manner and attention to detail. Came in for acne concerns and happily left with a firm solution in mind.” — Jemima J. (April 9, 2024)
  • “They were all polite and professional, I would recommend friends or family members to see Dr. Neil.” — Renee W. (April 1, 2024)
  • “I will highly recommend Dr. Farnsworth to anyone I know who needs a dermatologist in the Houston area. He is very knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy, with a wonderful bedside manner. I appreciate his willingness to answer all questions asked in an honest manner. He is a dermatologist who is cost/procedure conscious for all of his patients, and he makes sure that you receive all information necessary so you can make an informed decision. Thank you for all that you do!” — Scarlett S. (April 1, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was incredibly kind. I really appreciated him.” — Stacia D. (March 26, 2024)
  • “Dr. Neil is awesome! The staff is wonderful! Great location!” — Charlie W. (March 20, 2024)
  • “Great bedside manner!” — Alexander M. (March 18, 2024)
  • “I was seen pretty quickly after arriving to the office. Everyone was very attentive, friendly and professional including Dr. Farnsworth.” — Genevieve K. (March 18, 2024)
  • “No wait time. Efficient and congenial doctor and staff.” — Janet P. (March 18, 2024)
  • “Beautiful environment, extremely competent and knowledgeable physician, explained things clearly, gentle and patient with me, performed my procedure with efficiency and care.” — Arlyn S. (March 15, 2024)
  • “Love the staff and doctor for little to no waiting time and treatment for my issue! Thank you for an awesome experience!!” — Kyung D. (March 14, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was very informative and helpful! Caley made me feel very comfortable in the room. Micayla and Lexie were so sweet and friendly checking me in and out.” — Sarah W. (March 8, 2024)
  • “Very knowledgeable and amiable. The most pleasant doctors visit I have ever experienced.” — Mark D. (March 6, 2024)
  • “The Dr. was friendly, upfront and answered my questions in a professional and friendly manner.” — Jeffrey C. (March 5, 2024)
  • “Everyone is beyond friendly and warm. I really appreciate how efficient the doctor is as well.” — Jenny Z. (March 4, 2024)
  • “The doctor and PA were so sweet and informative!” — Cindy V. (February 27, 2024)
  • “I have been coming here since fall 2022 and I am very impressed with the practice. I love the online scheduling and there has always been good availability for any cosmetic or medical appointments I need. Dr. Farnsworth is always great and continually addresses all my skin care needs whether it’s questions on moles or cosmetic issues.” — Katherine R. (February 22, 2024)
  • “The facility is spotless, everyone was welcoming and friendly. I was attended as soon as I walked through the door, Dr. Farnsworth was incredibly professional and developed a plan of treatment for my psoriasis in no time. 10/10 overall would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an excellent dermatology group.” — Carlos P. (February 16, 2024)
  • “Dr Farnsworth and his assistant were very cordial. Office was very nice.” — Wayne A. (February 16, 2024)
  • “Dr Farnsworth is great and the staff is too!” — Christian E. (February 14, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth listens to his patients concerns and takes the time to address them.” — Michael J. (February 8, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was not only extremely professional, but the manner in which he attended to me and answered my additional questions which he didn’t have to made me so comfortable in his care. It was such an experience I wasn’t expecting, not only will be coming back in the future for all my dermatology needs, I will (and already have) recommend this office to any and everybody. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about giving Westlake Dermatology the recognition it deserves. Thank you for the wonderful experience!” — Lane B. (February 7, 2024)
  • “Friendly, professional and competent! You can’t ask for more than that!!” — James J. (February 2, 2024)
  • “Everything was perfect. Excellent customer service all the way around. Super nice facility. Dr. Farnsworth is a gem.” — Maya K. (January 29, 2024)
  • “I liked how welcoming and the professional the staff were. Dr. Farnsworth was very thorough, and I appreciated how he wrote out his recommendations so I would refer back to them later!” — Kenneth D. (January 26, 2024)
  • “Dr Neil Farnsworth M.D. was very friendly and reassuring! 10/10 recommend! Very clean facility.” — Ashley H. (January 25, 2024)
  • “Dr Farnsworth was very knowledgeable and professional. He took his time with me and explained everything.” — Mindi J. (January 23, 2024)
  • “I was a first time patient. Dr. Farnsworth and his staff were punctual and friendly. As soon as I finished my paperwork I went to the back. Dr. Farnsworth was knowledgeable and took time to educate me on my condition.” — Demeko B. (January 16, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth is absolutely fantastic. He recommended Botox in a place beneath my chin that I’d never heard of from any other practitioner (and it was spot on for a concern) and was very thoughtful about what was appropriate and what wasn’t. Excellent visit; I’ll be back. I might have found my new, go-to Botox person!” — Alicia M. (January 12, 2024)
  • “Dr Farnsworth is an amazing physician. He listens well and answers questions and concerns.” — Marsha W. (January 12, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth always takes time to explain what’s going on and provides detailed, hand written notes with instructions regarding post visit care. He really does go above and beyond for his patients.” — Drew S. (January 11, 2024)
  • “I liked how the doctor gave me advice on how to take my medication and what supplements to take to avoid dryness. My past doctor didn’t recommend any of that when I asked.” — Lovin G. (January 10, 2024)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was great! I’ve been to another location but will definitely be back to see him. He was professional, thoughtful and gentle with my Botox treatment.” — Marisa N. (January 2, 2024)
  • “Extremely professional and efficient from the front office to the consultation. Excited to have found this office and Dr. Farnsworth.” — Jennifer B. (December 28, 2023)
  • “Love the staff! Place is clean and welcoming. Dr. Farnsworth is the absolute best. He is super kind and detailed. Takes his time and is empathetic. I will only go to this location!” — Lauren H. (December 28, 2023)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was wonderful and explained everything my daughter needed to do” — Jayla B. (December 20, 2023)
  • “I liked how the doctor sat down to understand my concerns and gave me solutions that would achieve results while addressing my sensitive skin.” — Brianna H. (December 14, 2023)
  • “Seen quickly. Very professional. Explains thoroughly in patient and pleasant manner. Office staff very helpful and pleasant also.” — Clarinda B. (December 2, 2023)
  • “Doctor Farnsworth was very welcoming and very knowledgeable in his field of study.” — Demetria S. (November 28, 2023)
  • “I like how Dr Farnsworth takes his time studying your facial expressions to know where and how much Botox to inject.” — Tammy R. (November 16, 2023)
  • “I felt that the Doctor cared to understand my problems. Listened to me as if I was a human and not just another money maker. I respect that a lot and you don’t see that all the time.” — Mason L. (November 7, 2023)
  • “Beautiful offices, friendly staff and a doctor who is generous with his time. Thank you Dr Farnsworth et al at Westlake Dermatology” — Marcia A. (November 2, 2023)
  • “Thank you so much Dr. Neil Farnsworth for taking your time to examine my face problems.” — Irine B. (October 24, 2023)
  • “Like not located in big building. Very friendly efficient staff. Dr Farnsworth was professional and pleasant” — Alex B. (October 17, 2023)
  • “The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr Farnsworth is excellent. He listens and helps me.” — Marsha W. (October 9, 2023)
  • “Customer service over the phone was great, I was running a couple minutes behind and she didn’t make me feel bad. Then, I went to the wrong location but the person at the front desk kindly let the right location know I was coming. When I came in, service was fast, intake was kind and didn’t make me feel rushed, and then the doctor helped me with what I came in for but also made suggestions for other things to make sure I was well taken care of. Would happily refer more over.” — Michael C. (October 3, 2023)
  • “Really liked Dr. Farnsworth, he took the time to hear my concerns and discuss my options. I don’t have insurance and he was very helpful with that in mind. The office was also gorgeous and everyone was nice.” — Cindy V. (September 22, 2023)
  • “The doctor was quick, efficient, and friendly. The front desk staff were both so sweet! Loved the office environment and will be coming back from now on.” — Bethany H. (September 22, 2023)
  • “Always great service with Dr. Farnsworth” — Elizabeth M. (September 22, 2023)
  • “Great office, friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Farnsworth is companionate and helpful with my teen’s acne. Highly recommend.” — Charles B. (September 15, 2023)
  • “Professional, patient oriented and friendly.” — Douglas G. (July 13, 2023)
  • “Dr. Neil is exceptional and provides unbeatable service. I am recommending him to my friend and we will come back soon.” — Milagros M. (June 22, 2023)
  • “Dr Farnsworth very thorough and informative, explaining in detail his findings” — Samuel S. (June 6, 2023)
  • “Dr Farnsworth was great. Not my first visit to him, and, as always, left completely happy with him and his staff. Excellent doctor.” — Brandon G. (May 25, 2023)
  • “Dr Farnsworth was professional and thorough and polite” — William H. (May 11, 2023)
  • “Staff was very friendly and doctor was very kind and informative, and offered a simple straight solution to begin my treatment. Would recommend to anyone!” — Milca H. (May 8, 2023)
  • “Neil Farnsworth is a very caring and excellent doctor. Every visit, he even writes down his instructions and all medicine names on a piece of paper so patients can follow. And, he has excellent handwriting. So glad he’s our doctor” — Meera K. (May 4, 2023)
  • “Dr Farnsworth is very thorough and professional. You feel like you are in good hands and being taken care of. You never have to wait long to be seen by the doctor I really appreciate that!!” — Carolyn M. (April 25, 2023)
  • “Clear explanation and take home notes from Dr. Farnsworth.” — Drew S. (March 16, 2023)
  • “The physician was very present in the discussion. Really appreciated his handwritten summary of the things we discussed” — Phillip R. (March 14, 2023)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was really great at listening and taking his time to assess my skin and current rash-like symptoms. He also took time and consideration to see if my insurance would cover prescriptions. Will be back.” — Jennifer T. (March 9, 2023)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth is very clear, knowledgeable and thorough. My appointment ran on time, the office is beautiful and the staff very friendly and efficient. I got a mole removed for a biopsy completely painless. Highly recommend.” — Maximiliano D. (March 1, 2023)
  • “Appointment was easy to make. Front desk staff is always pleasant. Dr. Farnsworth is great! Thank you!” — Michelle P. (February 22, 2023)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was very good and very helpful, I highly recommend Him.” — Terrill T. (February 11, 2023)
  • “Dr Farnsworth was very informative and helpful!! Answered all my questions thoroughly” — Jamison J. (February 3, 2023)
  • “Staff and Dr. Farnsworth are very knowledgeable and Super nice!!” — Hamilton H. (February 3, 2023)
  • “I walked into the facility after carpool, to just ask some questions. I was concern about cat scratches I had on my cheek. Not only did they get me in right away, but biopsied an area of concern during an added mole check. I was home in an hour from start to finish, including the pharmacy visit after! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, and I had many answers regarding my questions prior to even meeting with the doctor. The facility is very clean, modern and beautiful with lots of desirable products to buy. The doctor and nurse were very patient and detailed but efficient with time. I was able to address any and every concern I had, even after the dr left the room. I can’t wait to come back in order to discuss the more fun side of dermatology that includes beauty treatments!” — Suffel S. (January 23, 2023)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was absolutely lovely. He was warm and welcoming. He took his time to explain my treatment. He wrote everything down for me as well. Very caring Dr. and staff. I felt at home here.” — White W. (January 18, 2023)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth & his staff were kind and very knowledgeable about my medical needs. He even took the time to explain the dos and don’ts to healthier skin & health. They were respectful of my appointment time and I was able to go back to work within my lunch break. I would definitely see them again! Thank you Westlake Dermatology!” — Meaney M. (January 12, 2023)
  • “Dr Farnsworth is very good and treats a patients issues immediately.” — Schwartsberg S. (January 12, 2023)
  • “I appreciated the physician taking the time to explain the prescribed regimen, and writing it down for me. I felt like he really cared about the outcome of my treatment. The office staff were so kind and on time with my appointment.” — Guillory G. (January 11, 2023)
  • “Dr Farnsworth and his assistant were great. Very efficient and friendly and explained my skin issues clearly. Also A++ for extremely neat handwriting and directions.” — Nguyen N. (January 3, 2023)
  • “The staff is friendly and informative. Dr. Neil is very nice, understanding and listens well to you. He seems a lot like he cares about your well being. Loved my experience def coming back! Thanks Westlake Dermatology, y’all rock!” — Nealy N. (January 2, 2023)
  • “I love Dr. Farnsworth’s demeanor and how he explains everything in detail. All of the staff are so nice and helpful!” — Alison M. (December 27, 2022)
  • “Best doctor visit I ever had on a scale of 1-10 I give him a 20” — Devontae L. (December 21, 2022)
  • “I really enjoyed that the doctor listen to my concerns and addressed them. His bedside manner was excellent” — Anais B. (December 19, 2022)
  • “Very professional and friendly!” — Judy C. (December 18, 2022)
  • “The doctor was amazing!” — Krystle P. (December 13, 2022)
  • “Doctor was very informative and helpful in recommending treatment plans and options. Excellent facilities and friendly reception medical assistance staff.” — Carter H. (December 2, 2022)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth and his team were very pleasant. It was strangely intriguing how easy it was to look him in the eye, I could tell that he was a genuine person, as well as very knowledgeable about the information that he was giving me. He listened thoroughly, and promptly proposed solutions that he felt would take care of my concerns. I felt confident that I was getting good care, and I didn’t feel shame or embarrassed at all when talking candidly about issues that are sensitive to me. The facility was also very posh and chic, with a subtle but also very present touch of sophistication and class. The lighting was also very accompanying in the exam rooms, which went hand in hand with the idea of the facility catering to those with questions or concerns about their skin, hair loss, appearance, etc. I definitely felt good about the care that I received, and can clearly see why Dr. Farnsworth and his team are rated so highly amongst his peers in the same practice. Exemplary experience overall!” — Ronnie M. (November 29, 2022)
  • “What I liked most is that Dr. Farnsworth was very attentive and listened. He is the first dermatology I have gone to since having a skin issue for these last couple of years. I’m appreciative that he was not dismissive. He took his time with me and showed me that he was concerned and wants to get to the bottom of my issue. Thank you!!!” — Lakiya J. (November 18, 2022)
  • “Staff was so friendly, got me in before my scheduled time, Dr. Farnsworth was very gentle and had a great bedside manner. I cannot recommend this place enough!!!” — Sarah M. (November 16, 2022)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was terrific. I have a situation that requires asking excellent questions to diagnose the issue. He took lots of time and made sure I had all the information before I left. We are working together to get my issue resolved.” — Marsha W. (September 13, 2022)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth was super kind and caring! Helped me understand my concerns and was able to get me in and out quickly and efficiently!” — Ashley M. (September 13, 2022)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth made the visit pleasant going straight to the problem and discussing all possibilities and treatment options. Straight to the point works very well for me. At the same time he answered all my questions in detail. Succinct but all details covered.” — April M. (September 9, 2022)
  • “Love it when the office have easy access to parking. The Front Desk staff was very pleasant and Dr. Neil Farnsworth was very professional and knowledgeable, I won’t hesitate to let my friends and family know my great experience with Westlake Dermatology.” — Noelia S. (August 22, 2022)
  • “Dr. Farnsworth and his staff are just amazing ! When I called to make my appointment the front office staff was very kind and helpful. When I arrived I was greeted with smiling faces by the front desk staff and in return I felt very relaxed and welcomed. Dr. Farnsworth was very kind, concerned with me getting relief, honest and upfront (no sugar coating), and explained everything in great detail. I didn’t feel rushed during my appointment and he even gave me a hand written list with my after visit instructions. I mean I was just blown away with the service I received! I have been in the medical field for 17 years and this type of care is hard to find. I feel very fortunate and blessed to have found this office.” — Jennifer G. (July 21, 2022)
  • “Very kind staff, Dr. Farnsworth was very informative and took care to explain everything he was prescribing.” — Catriona L. (July 18, 2022)