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Dr. Carolyn Jacob, MD, FAAD

Procedural Dermatology Specialist, Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Carolyn Jacob

Carolyn I. Jacob, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Harvard-Trained Cosmetic and Laser Surgeon, and an Associate Clinical Instructor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, located at 20 West Kinzie in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Dr. Jacob is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. In Biology, and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She was Chief Resident of Dermatology at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, and completed a Laser Surgery Fellowship at Harvard, SkinCare Physicians. Dr. Jacob is a well-known expert on all medical skin issues, and has been published in numerous articles and medical textbook chapters on dermatology and cosmetic and laser surgery. As a matter of fact, she trains other physicians on injectable cosmetic aesthetics. She lectures nationally and internationally, and her expertise has been featured on Dr. Oz, Good Day Chicago, Windy City Live, NewBeauty Magazine and Online media including CBS, USA Today, ABC, FOX News, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, Allure, Forbes, and Self Magazine.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist
  • Procedural Dermatology Specialist
  • Cosmetic Dermatologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Doctor of Medicine
  • Indiana University (Bachelor's)
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Residency in Dermatology
  • Harvard University, Fellowship in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Women's Dermatologic Society
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1265498083

Dr. Carolyn Jacob's office location

Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology

20 W Kinzie St, St #1130

Chicago, IL 60654

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My visit was on Friday and I was told that that the prescription will be sent within an hour. However it was not sent and there is no way of calling the hospital on weekend. This has resulted in loss oftime over the weekend and my condition got worse over the weekend. This is an awful experience. Please ensure prescriptions are sent as promised
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Made me feel very comfortable right away and very helpful in answering all of my questions.
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I got the treatment I needed for acne and it has been working which is good. However, both times I have been in the office the appointments have felt very rushed. The doctors and practitioners speak so fast as if theyjust want to get the visit over with quickly and move onto the next patient. I can barely get a word in. Doesn’t really seem like they care very much. To put it bluntly.
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Dr. Jacob was very informative and she seems to really want to help me with my problem. She's offered me some great products to use.
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It was a fast, productive visit. My doctor promptly removed several moles on my initial visit to the office. I was barely even in the office for an hour, yet all my concerns were addressed. One of the more pleasant doctorsoffice experiences I’ve had. I would definitely go back for any other dermatology needs.
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Wonderful! Everyone was so helpful and the offices were very nice. Extremely happy with my visit.
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I was booked for an assistant of Dr Jacob, which I had my hang ups about since I had a chronic case of Perorial dermatitis and wanted to get the best care possible. She insisted that her 1 sample size ofeach medication would be enough to hold me over while my rash heals. The assistant gave me a .5oz of the cream I’m supposed to use which I of course immediately ran out of since I was in major suffering that day and was desperate for options. Then she gave me 2 antibiotics which was supposed to hold me over while Carepoint delivered the rest of my prescription. Nope. My appointment with her was on a Thursday. Carepoint isn’t open/doesn’t make any deliveries on the weekend. So that means I’ve taken two antibiotics with no antibiotics available for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and possibly Tuesday. What kind of doctor prescribes antibiotics that carelessly? Not only will this result in my rash most likely returning, but because of their stinginess on samples my body could become immune to the antibiotics by the time they arrive. Had i known their stinginess would effect my health I would have just purchased the full size medications!!! Oh and don’t even bother trying to give the office a call. They are rude, patronizing and useless. ????
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My appointment wasn’t put into their calendar so I was forced to wait an extra hour to be seen - I came in on a Tuesday to have an allergy test done and a separate facial. I was told the allergytest couldn’t be done because the doctor was busy and that I couldn’t have a facial done because i would need a separate appointment. I was charged my deductible to waste 2 and a half hours of my time to be told to pay that same deductible the next week and then 3 more times for a simple patch test. This is the worst dermatologist I’ve ever been to.
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Dr. Jacob was awesome, had Injectable Treatment - Neuromodulator and it was customized for my face. I've had a few friends venture into botox land and hate it because they got a standard treatment that made them frozen and miserable for months. Highly recommend.
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Not usually someone to leave bad reviews but I unfortunately ran into a couple of problems with my visit and, although I thought the doctor was fine, had quite a few critical admin issues with the office, listed below: 1) Ispent the time to complete the ZocDoc checkin form ahead of my appointment. When I arrived they told me there system wasn’t integrated with ZocDoc (no indication on their page) and I had to complete a pretty long form in person (identical to that on ZocDoc lol). 2) Received promotional/marketing emails from the office after requesting not to. Also, the best part is the emails do not seem to allow you to unsubscribe from all (meaning you have to unsubscribe from each marketing email list such as the weekly newsletter, the promos, and etc.). I had to block the address haha. 3) My prescription still has not been sent to the pharmacy I requested, or any pharmacy I think. It’s been over 24 hrs since my appointment so wondering what happened there. 4) No way to contact anyone at the office. I tried to call the office about my missing prescription and they don’t actually have an option to speak with a real human. You can only leave a message. I’ve left two and haven’t heard back from anyone. Bummer it didn’t work out because I feel like I could really use the medication they prescribed me for what is currently a somewhat painful ailment. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it someday but may have just wasted my money at this place.
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The staff were expedient, warm, and knowledgeable. I was able to get three minor procedures taken care of right away and with minimal discomfort. I felt like my concerns were understood and treated correctly. I also gained new respect for thepower of liquid nitrogen. Thank you guys for your help today!
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Great staff!
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Experience was wonderful start to finish – perfect and friendly staff and the physician assistant that saw me was super kind, friendly, and had an amazing bedside manner and quickly assessed my issues and set up a treatment plan and followup. I could not have asked for better experience and will definitely be back and refer friends
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