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Bharati Chittineni, MD, known as "Dr. C", is a board certified Dermatologist practicing in the Chicago Suburbs since 2002. Dr. C was born in California and raised in Oklahoma before coming to Illinois. She completed a B.S. in Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Rockford. Dr. C did an Internship at Ravenswood Medical Center and then completed her Residency in Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002. Dr. C is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Chicago Dermatological Society, Illinois State Medical Society, Dermatology Foundation, and American Medical Association. She is also on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and also at Central Dupage Hospital. Dr. C has been published in leading dermatology journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. In 2008, Dr. C was selected into the Who's Who Global Directory for her achievements in dermatology. With a dedication towards providing comprehensive treatment customized to each individual -- from infants to the elderly -- Dr. C believes in establishing relationships with her patients that are based on listening, open communication, patient education and empowerment. She is attracted to all aspects of dermatology including general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology with a special interest in skin cancer prevention and treatment. Dermatology has allowed her to fuse her passions of science, art, technology, and creativity with the human spirit. Dr. C is married to a physician and has two sons. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, watching movies, and playing tennis.
Verified Patient Reviews
This was our first time going to see this doctor, but she was very professional. She did not waste time she was able to tell us exactly what the problem was and how to get it resolved. She was able to refer us to a surgeon who was awesome and thorough along with his staff. Although it required surgery for my daughter, the issue was caught early which hopefully eliminates problems later. Great experience and very knowledgeable!
It was great straight to the point
Dr. Was helpful, but seemed a bit rushed and less personal than I’d have liked.
The staff, including the doctor, were highly professional and sincere. Felt a little rushed, but the doctor slowed down to answer questions and make me feel at ease.
I have seen Dr. Chittineni many years apart, but she has always had a solution to my acne issues. I appreciate that wait time isn't long (even when the office is full), and that the staff is very polite. Dr. Chittineni is very friendly and professional, and doesn't waste time. Her office makes prescriptions easy and always have free samples on hand so you can try products out before committing.
She’s really caring and down to earth!
Dr Chittineni is always thorough and never pushy with treatement. She is a pleasure to visit.
I could not have been happier !
Dr. was very professional I was very pleased with my visit.
Great experience! Doctor was very professional, explained everything she was doing before starting any procedure.
I drive over an hour to see Dr. Chittineni and will continue to do so.
She was nice, quick, and very knowledgeable. Everything you could want in a doctor.
My time with the doctor seemed a bit rushed. She really didn't sit down and explain things to me, but otherwise she was very nice as was all of the staff.
The receptionist was pleasant and efficient. The office was comfortable and I hardly waited any time at all. The staff was wonderful and I saw the doctor almost immediately after being taken back to the exam room. Small biopsy with stitches that I wasn't expecting but I like the idea of not having to reschedule to get the work done. So far, very pleased!
Prompt, professional, and courteous staff. Comfortable waiting area. Great intake process and almost NO time to wait to see the doctor. Quickly assessed the situation. Made some great over the counter recommendations and took a biopsy that I didn't even feel. Going back in 10 days to have the stiches out. Will be my go to for any pop-up issues and my annual exam.
Great doctor. Highly recommend.
Just didn't like the wait time, as I had another appointment that I didn't make, but it was worth the wait. put my mind at ease.
Personable, very competent, nice staff. Overall very pleased.
Dr. C took the time to make sure my questions were answered and all concerns addressed before leaving the room.
I was VERY impressed with the detail Dr. C. went into during the exam! She and her medical assistant were respectful, the doctor spotted alot of things I didn't know I had, and only suggested doing 2 things, when she knew I was gullible enough to pay for alot more, or could have been fooled, so she is ethical. The only complaint is the wait time after I got in the room. But I have already suggested to a friend that she see this doctor.
Dr. Chittineni was professional, approachable and spent as much time with me as I needed, answering all of my questions and concerns. The office staff were all very nice as well.
Nice ?? she answered all of my questions and very friendly . I cleared all my doubts
Didn't seemed interested as to what my skin care goals were. She gave me samples of a cream and told me to come back in two weeks. I'm not going.
Dr. Chittineni, is very compassionate and professional. I have been seeing her for awhile and I feel completely confident in her care.
Very nice and professional. Staff was nice. Explained everything well. Very positive experience.
Dr. Chittineni was warm, professional, knowledge, understanding and really listened to what I had to say. It was overall a wonderful experience and I would recommend her to anyone.
The Dr and staff are very friendly. The office is nice and in a convenient location. Quick and easy visit.
I was very pleased. The Dr. and her staff were professional and efficient in a pleasant atmosphere.,
I am pleased to have found a dermatologist so close.
First of all, I booked my appointment online and the entire process went smoothly. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with Dr. Chittineni and her staff. I was pleased that my first visit included a skin cancer exam, which I believe all dermatologists should do automatically. The exam was efficiently handled and I felt nothing when a biopsy was done. The staff had pleasant personalities and made me feel comfortable. A very professional, but friendly office!
This was my first visit with Dr. Chittineni. She was very pleasant and I felt comfortable with her. The appointment seemed a bit rushed and the complete body check was quick, about 5 minutes, but I felt it was a thorough exam. I managed to ask my questions before she left the room but it was a very fast office visit. I would go back and would recommend her.
Doctor was very efficient and yet courteous and professional. It was refreshing to have a doctor appointment be on time.
Amazing doctor with a great personality. I wish all doctors were like her :)
Very kind woman. Highly recommend.
I loved Dr. Chittineni. She was very professional and friendly. I enjoyed the timeliness of how quickly I was in and out of the office. The receptionist was also very efficient.
Very cool and down to earth, made me feel comfortable in a nervous situation . Dealt with my issue right away instead of setting up another appt. I would highly recommend her.
She is a very pleasant person, wonderful personality. She is very prompt and appears to be thorough and I like her very much. Would definitely refer patients to her.
My experience with Dr. Chittineni has been amazing! I have already recommended her to a friend. Dr. Chittineni is professional, knowledgable and full of personality! Her energy is upbeat and positive! I feel fortunate to have found her!
She is always professional, thorough and friendly.
Dr took the time to listen to me and discuss my needs. Her kindness and energy were a great start to my day. I would recommended her to anyone.
Very thorough and efficient family appointment. Great bedside manner with the kids.
I loved Dr. Chittineni's upbeat, yet professional personality! Her knowledge and experience were complimented by her bedside manner! Sammi, her receptionist is always very pleasant and helpful.
In the past few years I have changed more than 4 times Dermatologists. I have never met any type of Doctor who would spend so much time with the patient. Dr C checked entire body for possible suspicious moles and she even did a biopsy on 3 of them. I fully trusted her decision and will definitely refer all my family members and friends to her.
She was excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly and insightful. She explained what the benefits and negatives of my previous treatments were as well as her strategy going forward, the possible effect and long term. I felt very comfortable at the end of it all knowing what I was getting into. Really, really exceptional.
She is an excellent, upbeat Doctor. Very comfortable to be around and Knows what she is doing. Would highly recommend her!!!
She was great! Straight to the point and explained everything very well!!
Dr Chittineni is very personable and works with you to solve your dermatology issue. All other personnel in the office are very friendly and helpful as well.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Chittineni. She was very good at listening and understanding my issues. Great bedside manner. She was very nice and very knowledgeable. Even though she had lots of patients lined up she never made me feel rushed. I wish more doctors were as good as her.
I should have waited! The only reason I chose her was because she had an opening same week and it was close to home. Bad choice on my part. She literally met with me for about 5 minutes, determined I had rosacea and prescribed a cream for me. I told her my skin is VERY sensitive to creams and asked for another option. She immediately dismissed my request and ordered I use the cream for a month. She said, even if it makes your condition worse, it might get better later. She wasn't genuinely concerned about my issue. Never going back again.
Dr. Chittineni was very knowledgable and friendly. Would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
My husband had been to her before, and I had used her before too. She's always very friendly and explains things to you. I would recommend her to everyone
She's very kind, and explained everything. She changed part of the treatment after I expressed some concern with my son. She listened to my concern, and adjusted as needed.
It's definitely not easy being naked in front of a new doctor, but Dr. C made me feel comfortable and loved her within seconds of meeting her. I can say that I'm happy with my dermatologist and I am confident she will be able to give me the best care. She is very helpful with explaining things.
Dr C is very personable, She get's right to the point, does not keep you detained very long. She has great Dr/patient relationship. I am so happy I was recommended to her, My appointment was 2/23/16 @ 9:30 am, by the time i pulled my coat off, i was ready to be seen. Sincerely, Leola
Very easy to talk to,very personable.Dr.Chittineni was very detailed,gave me a lot information.I feel very comfortable talking to her.
First appointment. All went well. Very pleasant all the way around.
This was my second visit with Dr C, I liked her bedside manners,she doesn't beat around the bush, she tell u like it is. She's very pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend her to a friend or family.
Informative, knowledgable dealt with concerns . Answers questions right away. Will definitely see again.
Dr. Chittineni is very professional, considerate and kind. She will make you feel at ease during your appointment and I would hight recommend her.
She is great!
She helps me feel comfortable during the exam. She is very familiar with my medical history.
I'm very glad to have Dr. Chittineni. She's treated others in my family and we'll continue to see her when there's a need. Very satisfied.
I got in and out pretty quick. Doctor was great. Staff was great.
She's very thorough. An excellent bedside manner!
She was both professional and thorough
The office was clean and bright. People working the desk were very friendly and called some waiting patients by first name. I was processed very rapidly and saw the Doctor right on time.
Once you settle her down, she listens and takes care of business.
I have dealt with whiteheads along my jawline for years as a young adult, many of which have left scars that I couldn't get rid of. I'd seen a previous dermatologist, who was going to prescribe birth control, a cream, and a water pill. I went to Dr. Chittineni for a second opinion. She listened to my history, as well as what I had recommended at my previous appointment. After examining me and talking about likely causes of my acne, she suggested a few different creams to try, one of which I still have a prescription for a use daily. She also gave me some helpful material and suggestions on moisturizers and washes I could try in my daily routine (and I still do). My acne is so much more under control and my scars have finally faded, and I've been using the products Dr. Chittineni suggested ever since. Would definitely recommend.
Knowledgeable , personable, caring. Would highly recommend.
Very friendly upbeat personality. Listened to my concerns and took time to answer all questions.
Outstanding. Really liked Sr. C!!
Got there early but was seen within 10 minutes. Appointment was thorough and quick. I drove 60 miles to see Dr. Chittenini
Really quick and easy!
Doctor Chittineni is very professional and extremely personable. I would recommend her to any of my friends and relatives.
Quick and painless appointment, best kind ever.
First body exam that was so through. I would highly recommend her to my friends.
I was happy she took the time to actually listen to me , thank you
The purpose of my visit was for a skin cancer screening. There was a bit of a wait in the lobby, but once I was taken back everything was efficient. The appointment was informative and all of my questions were answered promptly.
Professional & Friendly!
She was very thorough, asked alot of questions, and was very informative. Wanted to run labs immediately to establish cause, which is unusual for most dermatologists who usually treat asymptomatic only.
She is very nice and thorough, explains everything. I was taken on time and procedure was painless and well done.
I was very impressed not only with Dr. Chittineni's professionalism, but also with her friendliness. Her front desk and Dr. Chittineni's nurse were also very friendly and explained everything thoroughly. I had just sat down in the waiting room when they called me in. Great experience and very efficient. Will definitely return.
Dr Chittineni was very personable and friendly. Made me feel very comfortable, as if I'd been treating with her for years. Will definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Provides outstanding patient care, excellent bedside manners, also very informative and down to earth; I would highly recommend Dr. C.
The doctor is great and cares about the pts a lot and pays full attention to what pts are saying. Excellent
Dr. C was very personable and answered all my questions. I did not feel rushed at all and she provided me with a lot of samples, too! I'm glad I finally found a great dermatologist!
Really nice personable doctor. I felt like I was in good hands.
SHE IS EXCELLENT
Great first experience.. Looking forward to continuing treatment with Dr. Chittineni
My daughter is very shy, and Dr. Chittineni put her at ease right away. She answered all of our questions and responded to our concerns.
The Doctor was very personable, and knowledgable. I felt very comfortable at my appointment.
Had no interest in my case. Pretty much spent 5 minutes with me. Didn't even come close to physically looking at my skin and seemed in such a hurry to leave. She walked out on me before I could even finish asking her questions I had or talk to her, when I could clearly over hear her so caught up in mindless talk with people outside the room for over 20 minutes before my session, while I was with the nurse, which I found extremely rude and unprofessional. I saw she had good reviews, but I was really disappointed by her lack of care or concern towards me.
A great choice in the western subirbs! Friendly and thorough. Warm receptionist and helpful nursing staff. Great first appointment with Dr C!
Loved her and will be recommending her to my spouse and my son.
She is pleasant provider quick at her diagnosis I would recommend her to my friends & family.
Dr. C is wonderful. She can spot things on your skin that other doctors fail to see and therefore, catch many skin ailments that others might easily miss. I think her eyes are amazing.
Dr. Chittineni was thorough and attended to each of the concerns for my visit. She was easy to talk to and answered questions regarding treatment and tests. I plan to follow her advice and followup with a return in six weeks.
This was my first visit to the dermatologist. I was concerned about having a doctor who was comfortable with African American skin. Dr. C. made the visit very pleasant. My skin is improving already!
Very professional and thorough. Have recommended Dr. C. to many family and friends.
Both the Dr and Katherine are amazing! They take time to explain dx and procedures completely and answer any questions.
Excellent!! Dr. C is a very caring person. She removed 2 lesions from me today without any pain. Makes one feel very comfortable by showing she cares through conversation. Joann V
Dr. C efficiently outlined the signs I should look for regarding potential skin cancers and then proceeded to do a thorough scan of my skin in a very professional manner.
The office staff was very welcoming. Dr. Chittineni came out and greeted me in the waiting room and brought me to the examining room herself. She was thorough and efficient. She was also very personable. I recommend her highly.
Very friendly and I felt really comfortable with her
I never had such a thorough exam. She found things that I didn't even know I had and treated them.
New patient and am highly satisfied. Will refer and being my own family. Dr Chittineni is knowledgable in her field, young, and energetic.
Very professional and friendly at the same time.
Dr. C did a very thorough skin cancer screening; she was also very nice.
Although it is good to treat the acne. I rather to focus on the cause of it. This will limit the amount of prescriptions and doctor visits. The walls are too thin and you can hear what is being said in the next room.
I felt very comfortable. The office staff was friendly and courteous, and Dr. Chittineni was very thorough and informative. I actually enjoyed my visit with her!!
Dr. Chittineni is not only a true professional, but she makes her patients feel at ease. Her professionalism also makes me feel that I am getting the best care I could possibly hope for.
doctor was very nice but didn't really check me or anything just went in got some prescriptions and sent me out in less than 5 min
I feel that she was very attentive and got right to the problem. I like what she had to say and her "bedside manner" I felt very comfortable with her. I only waited about 10 minutes but it was my first appointment so I am sure there was paper work that needed to be done before I would be called. The office was very clean and the staff was very friendly.
Everyone in the office was friendly and professional. I had virtually no wait time after I filled out all the new patient paperwork. The doctor has a very positive manner. She explained everything thoroughly and gave me many opportunities to ask questions. She spent as much time as we needed and I did not feel rushed at all.
I love Dr. C. She is kind, thorough and knowledgeable. My daughter loves her too.
Very professional, thorough and pleasant!
Dr. Chittineni is very professional, empathetic, and easily puts her patients at ease. All questions are thoroughly answered, both by her or by her excellent office staff. I've recommended her to others who have decided to become patients.
Staff is very pleasant. Dr. Chittineni is a very caring and professional person. She takes the time to answer all of your questions.
Very pleased as always with her care.
She is very caring and thorough! Only see her once a year but she knows exactly who you are when she walks in the room! Best dermatologist I've been to!
Short wait. The doctor listened to what I said and explained concepts clearly. I would highly recommend her!
She was very friendly and professional. A doctor you can trust.
Nice office staff, Dr. C. took the time to answer all my questions.
Dr. Chittineni helps me to feel at ease with the procedures.
Dr C Is a good doctor she has a nice personality but could show a little more concern and compassion to patients concerns. She does answer questions so thats good. I was a a little uncomfortable at my last visit doctor and staff should be sure to treat patients and others respectfully and speak to them respectfully as well. Barking commands even nicely doesn't go over well with people
I am very pleased with the services I received at her office.
Dr. C was very friendly and joyful during the appointment.
I had an excellent visit, very professional.
Dr. C was nice and attentive to the reason for my visit. She was direct and conversed in a nice casual manner. The treatment was good and we await the results.
She's a caring doctor who cares for her patients and it's very obvious. She comes to the waiting room and says hi to all her patients BY NAME!! Awesome.:-)
My appointment was for a follow up and a new issue. Every thing completed quickly, but not rushed. Pleasant experience including taking a chunk of my shoulder for analysis.
Professional, knows her stuff. Such a pleasure, friendly and caring.
She was great! Very informative. She made me feel comfortable talking to her about my issues and i definitely would see her again.
I liked Dr. Chittineni very much. She is very personable and a very good doctor.
My appointment with Dr. Chittineni went great as always! She has a great personality and I always feel comfortable in her office!
Dr. Chittineni is a wonderful doctor. I can talk to her about anything and she is always helpful and takes the time to answer all of my questions. Her bedside manner is one of the best I've ever experienced. I highly recommend her!
I was very happy with the whole visit. The office staff and Dr. Chittineni was very professional, timely and friendly. She took time to answer all my questions. listen to my concerns and do follow up on a prior pathology issue in order for a second opinion. I will recommend her to others.
I was very pleased with my son's visit. She was warm and caring and she explained everything very well.
The wait time was long but I heard its very usual. They were very nice and apologized for the long wait several times. Dr. C was very nice and answered all my questions.
Awesome MD! Sweet, pretty, caring and great with seniors!
This physician is one of the worst I have ever experienced. She was very condescending and only spent 5-10 minutes with me at my initial consult. I would not recommend this physician.
Very professional and personable. Great interaction with the patient.
She is great, very positive, energetic and knowledgeable. The staff was also very nice.
Dr. Chittineni is a remarkable person. She is very thorough during her exams, taking nothing for granted. When she does find something suspicious, she discusses with you what she's found, the significance, and if appropriate, the corrective action, impact, and expectations. I'm so thankful I found her.
She was really nice and friendly.
Normally love Dr. C, but I had to wait two weeks for this appointment and then had to wait over an hour for my appointment today. That has not been my experience in the past.
she is a good person, always listening to what you have to say.
Dr Chittineni was wonderful. Her staff are wonderful too. Would highly recommend her to everyone.
Extremely patient and proactive for my 85 year old mother. Couldn't be more pleased with the care received.
She is very up-to-date and knowledgeable with regards to dermatology. She will research information while you're in the examination room discussing the problem. She seems to like problem solving/trouble shooting. She is tenacious and wants to solve problems. She is technologically proficient. I think she's swell. :) She gives written and verbal instructions.
the service was great. the doctor was very friendly and professional.
Dr. C was friendly and knowledgable. I couldn't have asked for a better appointment!
Absolutely. My fiancé, whose dermatologist has retired, plans to switch to Dr. C.
Very prompt and to the point. When we got the point where there weren't any further treatment options she could offer, she referred me to a more appropriate physician and provided a diet guide that has helped some of her acne patients.
It was professional and pleasant.
It was a very positive experience from start to finish. Dr. Chittineni spoke to me like a person not just another number on a chart.
I really liked her. She was very friendly and I felt like I could really talk to her.
She is personable. She makes you feel like you are important to her and not like she is trying to rush thru to get to the next person.
Love this lady! excellent Derm, have recommended her to friends. Found her on ZocDoc based on the reviews, she's very nice and has excellent knowledge also.
I waited over one hour for my appointment. When I was taken back, I was only there for 15 minutes including getting a procedure done. Very long wait time but very fast appointment. I think they overbook the time slots. I enjoyed Dr. C and her bed manner and would recommend. Just know you will be camping out in the waiting room.
She doesn't rush you through and really listens to your questions and concerns. She handles what she can immediately even if it was a last minute concern.
She asks your concerns and she takes care of your skin issues in a timely manner. She is great!
Very impressed. Answers all questions. Very informative.
She is very personable and explain everything to you. Highly recommended.
Very thorough and helpful. Office was conscientious of time constraints. Also got awesome product samples!
She was very nice. Explain things where I could understand.
Made me feel very comfortable and explained everything
SHE IS WONDERFUL AND VERY SMART.
She is friendly and professional, as is her staff.
Dr. C. makes you feel very comfortable. Good explanation of procedures.
Very kind, caring, honest and understanding women! I live an hour away and it's totally worth the trip to see Dr. Chittineni.
I felt very rushed after the procedure.
Dr C is amazing. I love her easy going nature and her bedside manner. She is thorough and professional. I would totally recommend her.
She is very efficient and cordial. I had a biopsy and some skin freezing procedures. and a complete exam while she also listed the abcd's of melanoma signs.
She was awesome. Efficient and honest. I would definitely recommend her.
Dr. Chittineni and her staff are very professional and care a great deal!!!
She was great with my son who is 8 years old who had warts...very professional and calming when he was scared!!LOVE HER!
I thought she was very professional and I have recommended her to others.
Very personable & friendly. Always great advice, information & pleasant conversation. My appts never feel rushed. She always has plenty of samples that really save $$ on precription cost!
Very impressed with Dr C.
She is wonderful and was wonderful with my 3 children. While my crew didn't cooperate fully....she was patient and calm & dealt with them perfectly to get the job done (which they were making difficult :) Cannot recommend her highly enough!
Dr. C is professional, positive, easy to understand and explains everything fully.
Very thorough and great personality. Great office staff too. A rare combination these days.
Bharati was good, she knew her profession and came across as a confident and assertive medico Thanks
Dr. Chittineni was very thorough. She is friendly and professional. She took care of some precancerous things. I will be returning to her.
She was nice and attentive.
Dr C is charming, thorough, and puts you at ease. She succinctly explains what she is doing/Looking for, and follow-up care. office staff is friendly and there's no wait
She was very efficient and has a great bedside manner.
She was great very intellectual and down to earth
Dr. Is very nice, friendly, and knowledgeable. She takes her time to do a thorough physical exam and answers all the questions.
She was very nice and thorough!
this was my first visit, great first impressions, communicative and precise, answered all questions. Look forward to recommending her to my family and friends.
I thought the wait time was too long but that the doctor and others were excellent
She was friendly, informative, and made me feel comfortable.