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Dr. Bharati Chittineni, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Rockford
  • Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center (Internship)
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bachelor’s)

Awards and publications

  • Publication: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Publication: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • Who's Who Global Directory Selectee

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1275525495

Office locations

Forefront Dermatology

550 E Boughton Rd, Suite 170

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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Dr. Chittineni is a capable physician, but her bedside manner was disappointing. She spent 5 minutes in the room with me. Did not explain my procedure, medication given, or why the lab tests she was ordering would help with my treatmentplan. The medical assistant left with the Dr. without further instruction. I didn’t know how to get to the exit or checkout l. As well the receptionist was curt and argumentative; the reception area is small and her interactions with other patients are easily heard. I did appreciate the feeling of blood seeping out of my procedure site as I drove home.
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Dr. Chttineni is cheerful, provides helpful information and answers all questions.
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We love Dr. C. She is very thorough, compassionate, and skilled.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very thorough, knowledgeable and professional.
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Short and sweet!
Less than 6 months ago
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Exam was very short!! But accurate.
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Dr. Chittineni is amazing...pain free, fear free...had 2 things removed and didn't even know she was doing it! LOVE HER!
Less than 6 months ago
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She remembered my old vegan status and help out with diet. I like that she she information to read. I really appreciate that as I am always giving my patients health literacy information. Awesome doc and straight to the point.
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Dr. Chittineni was wonderful! She addressed the reasons I came to see her, and we came up with a plan to rectify the one issue. She listened to the concerns I had about a mole and removed it at this appointmentand sent it for biopsy. Her team also recommended a skin cancer screening since I'd never had one, so we'd have a baseline. GREAT overall experience!! HIGHLY recommend this doctor!!
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Great!
Less than 6 months ago
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Very friendly staff. The wait time is reasonable. Dr. C is always cheerful to see her patients. She listens to patient issues well and addresses problems accurately. Love her.
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Dr. C by far is one of the best! Went for a second opinion and now she is my doctor she’s very thorough and speaks to you in every day language that you can understand ,she takes time and when youleave there’s no questions that have not been answered !
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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 torefer 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!
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It was great straight to the point
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Dr. Was helpful, but seemed a bit rushed and less personal than I’d have liked.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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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. Chittineniis 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.
More than 1 year ago
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She’s really caring and down to earth!
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Dr Chittineni is always thorough and never pushy with treatement. She is a pleasure to visit.
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I could not have been happier !
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Dr. was very professional I was very pleased with my visit.
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Great experience! Doctor was very professional, explained everything she was doing before starting any procedure.
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She's awesome!!
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I drive over an hour to see Dr. Chittineni and will continue to do so.
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She was nice, quick, and very knowledgeable. Everything you could want in a doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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 stitchesthat I wasn't expecting but I like the idea of not having to reschedule to get the work done. So far, very pleased!
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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 thatI 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.
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Great doctor. Highly recommend.
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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.
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Personable, very competent, nice staff. Overall very pleased.
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Dr. C took the time to make sure my questions were answered and all concerns addressed before leaving the room.
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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 knewI 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.
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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.
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Nice ?? she answered all of my questions and very friendly . I cleared all my doubts
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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.
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Dr. Chittineni, is very compassionate and professional. I have been seeing her for awhile and I feel completely confident in her care.
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Very nice and professional. Staff was nice. Explained everything well. Very positive experience.
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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.
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The Dr and staff are very friendly. The office is nice and in a convenient location. Quick and easy visit.
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I was very pleased. The Dr. and her staff were professional and efficient in a pleasant atmosphere.,
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I am pleased to have found a dermatologist so close.
More than 1 year ago
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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 believeall 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!
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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 thoroughexam. 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.
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Doctor was very efficient and yet courteous and professional. It was refreshing to have a doctor appointment be on time.
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Amazing doctor with a great personality. I wish all doctors were like her :)
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Very kind woman. Highly recommend.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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