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Dr. Barry Kirschenbaum, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dermatology Specialists are committed to providing its patients with the highest quality of medical care. Dr. Kirschenbaum is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He will develop a unique treatment regimen for each individual patient. Dr Kirschenbaum is a board certified dermatologist who has been practicing medicine in Chicago for over 50 years.We also see pediatric dermatology patients.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Cook County Hospital (Internship)
  • Medical School - University of Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Chicago (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1154379386

Office locations

Dermatology Specialists Ltd

2740 W Foster Ave, 305

Chicago, IL 60625

Patient reviews
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Great sense of humor! 2nd time I had an appointment with Dr. Kirschenbaum, and I would definitely recommend him. He seems to authentically care and took time to answer various questions that I had.
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The Dr. saw me very quickly, addressed all my concerns in a professional manner, and made prudent recommendations. Very satisfied.
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Horrible customer service & was no where near professional. Did not complete any testing and was very rude. I could not get a word in since he talked over me. I was only seen for 5 minutes and told to useHead And Shoulders as a body wash. I will be filing a complaint. Do not go to him.
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Dr Kirschenbaum was quick to diagnose my issue, which I appreciate. The wait was short and I had no trouble getting an appointment. Everyone was friendly, no complaints.
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Overall, the visit was okay. The office was so busy (and small) that there weren't enough chairs for everybody. We waited about twenty minutes past our appointment times to be seen. It was, however, very easy to get an appointment withhim-we made ours one day in advance. Dr. Kirschenbaum himself was very knowledgeable, as well he should be given that he's been practicing for over 40 years. He's definitely very old-school; he uses a typewriter to take notes and his staff uses a big paper date book for appointments. Overall it was a positive experience.
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Was a big skeptical at first because I got an appointment so quickly, but all turned out well. Loved his bedside manner and personality. I felt I was in good hands with this doctor. Also, pleasant office staff -- an indicationthey like their jobs and boss. Hope my treatment works. :)
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very pleased with My visit with Dr. Kirschenbaum. did not have to wait beyond My appointment time. Office workers were very friendly and helpful.
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Doesn't waste time, yet makes you feel comfortable. I was only waiting probably a total of 15 minutes, including the waiting area.
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RUN!!! Do not walk. Unless you wish to be received by a curt, inattentive, harried front desk staff or by a Doctor who has the charm of a mosquito and an equally annoying, itchy sting. This Dr. is so unconcerned, condescendingand has no visible compassion. He interrupted with abrupt, harsh answers to each of my concerns and even took the time to answer a personal phone call, leaving me incredibly stunned at sitting for 4 minutes listening to his wife (? -she said "I love you" when the call ended) speak about her meeting/procedure whatever. Subject yourself to borderline abuse if you wish. This was the 1st and LAST time I will ever be treated like this by a Dr. Retire, sir. Your ennui shows...
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My second time seeing Dr Kirschenbaum. The office said they were having trouble see/scheduling ZocDoc appointments (and didn't have me on the schedule even though I received a confirmation). That said, I waited less than 10 minutes this timeand Dr Kirschenbaum had me out the door in another 10 minutes. Quick and to the point. I have to go back for a follow up in about 4 weeks.
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I booked via ZocDoc, but the staff seemed to just serve people at a first-come-first-served basis. It took a while to see the doctor and he take much time for niceties, but he go the job done quickly and without pain so no complaints there.
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Great and thorough would recommend him highly!!
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Professional, to the point.
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I waited a little while to get in, but it was worth it to have the knowledge and expertise of Dr. K. I really appreciated his attention to detail and his caring bedside manner. I would recommend him highly.
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Very trough and loved how fast the visit was! I have been to number of dermatologists and he was most informative out of them all.
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He is fast , knowledgeable and get the work done. He examined more than I asked for and solved my problem right on the spot. I needed a small operation to remove a mole. After 5 min it was done, painlessly done. Great Doctor!
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I like this doctor a lot.
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La primera vez que trato a mi hijo senti que dios me lo puso en Buenas manos
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Very knowledgeable but quick. I didn't get much of a chance to actually have a discussion with him. He sat me down, gave me some advice and wrote me prescriptions. I got a good vibe off of him though.
More than 1 year ago
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Very genuine dude. Awesome doc. Don't listen to the negative review. Those people suck at being human beings.
More than 1 year ago
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I really think Dr. Kirschenbaum is a great doctor. He spent the right amount of time to answer all of my questions.
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Very thorough...thank you!!
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CHOSE A DIFFERENT DOCTOR!! Some of the previous reviews left me unsure of this doctor, but he was the only dermatologist with an open appointment before I left for work travel. I now know why he had an open appointment. Icame in with three things that I wanted him to look at. When he heard my three concerns he was obviously perturbed and acted like I was wasting his time. After viewing the first item he proclaimed his diagnosis and said "next", not even allowing me to ask any questions. At the end I assumed that we would discuss what he saw and ways forward. Instead he signed me up for a blood test that he said I didn't really need, but was good to have, then rushed out the door while my shirt was still off. Very unprofessional! I'm glad I stopped him and had him write down the diagnosis so that I could research them myself, otherwise I would be totally unaware (and he was obviously annoyed when I had him write it down too). Do not schedule an appointment unless you want the same rushed, arrogant, and impersonal experience! Read other reviews, this is not a one off. Best of luck!!!
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I would caution anyone to avoid Dr. Kirschenbaum. His office is hectic and disorganized, which isn't a huge deal if he's a good doc. But seriously, his "examination" was a grand total of 3 minutes. Yes, I checked my watch. Notonly did he disregard my primary concern and reason for going there in the first place, he utterly blew me off when I reminded him why I was there. He didn't even actually look at what I was talking about. There are too many good doctors out there to justify sending patients to someone like this. Avoid at all costs.
More than 1 year ago
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He is good doctor
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Wouldn't go back there again
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Very knowledgeable and professional
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This was my first time to see Dr. Kirschenbaum and he was very kind. I was very nervous but he explained what would happen in the procedure and was done in a matter of minutes! I will definitely use his office again.
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgeabley
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rude
More than 1 year ago
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I liked his honesty
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I was treated well, and didn't wait long. The doctor wanted to know everything that was going on but didn't waste any time.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick, to the point, the guy knows his stuff and I appreciated his no-nonsense approach. I recommend to folks to think ahead (and write down if you need to) what your questions and concerns are that you're coming to address sothat you don't forget to ask. Also, incredibly reasonable rates for those of us paying out of pocket.
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He's great! My first time seeing him and I felt totally comfortable!
More than 1 year ago
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Good doctor - friendly and knowledgeable. He was able to figure out what my rash was really quickly. Unfortunately, when he gave me the diagnosis, he said it so fast that I didn't catch it. I wish I'd asked him to repeat it for me.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very knowledgable but felt it was a bit rushed. Hope the prescription helps!
More than 1 year ago
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The visit was pleasent and quick with no problems.
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He was very friendly and very knowledgeable. I didn't have to wait more than 5 minutes and he was very thorough and I didn't feel rushed like I do with a lot of doctors. Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional very old school.
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my experience was very pleasant and very efficant Dr Kirschenbaum is a perfect genuine Doctor gets straight to the point and takes care of the issue.. Highly recommended
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Seems OK and professional. Maybe too many patients...(crowded)
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Generally concerned and came over as very knowable. Very happy and he will be my dermatologist going forward.
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Attentive listener, knowledgeable, appears genuinely concerned, answers all questions
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Dr. Barry is great doctor :)
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BEST DERMATOLOGIST IN ILLINOIS!
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Thank you.
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Very good doctor, really knows his stuff. He speaks quickly and the appointments are short, but I trust his advice. My only issue is the office staff. Every time I have visited in the recent past they have been rude, really rude.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very nice, but the office seem outdated.
More than 1 year ago
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Overall it was a thorough and professional appointment. I got a lot of info from the doctor.
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Perhaps the office had booked too many patients, but I felt very rushed. The doctor spoke so quickly I could barely keep up and I didn't feel comfortable interrupting or asking questions. I did finally stop his role to ask aquestion which he answered, but he was out of the office before I knew it. Gave me some suggestions and an Rx for my problem. He wasn't rude, just very direct with no room for discussion and getting to know his patient.
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