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Dr. David Shanker, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. David B. Shanker has been providing outstanding dermatological care for patients with skin problems for over 30 years. His focus is on providing individualized attention, one on one, with our patients. He is happy to see all ages - children, teenagers, and adults. Dr. Shanker is a 1981 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internship at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in 1982. He then did his Dermatology residency training at the University of Illinos in Chicago. Dr. Shanker is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Great Lakes Dermatological Society, and the Chicago Dermatological Society. He has served as President of both the Great Lakes and Chicago Dermatological Societies. Dr. Shanker is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is also on the medical staffs of Northwestern-Lake Forest, Advocate-Condell, and Mercy Hospitals. Dr. Shanker has been listed in Chicago Magazine and by Castle-Conroy as one of the top Dermatologists in Chicago.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Lake Forest Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Chicago Dermatological Society
  • Great Lakes Dermatological Society

Awards and publications

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Illinois

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1619905734

Office locations

Dermatology Chicago

25 E. Washington St., Suite 1131

Chicago, IL 60602

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The Doctor and his staff were warm and friendly. Made my first visit very easy, and I'd happily recommend Dr. Shanker and his team.
Less than 1 month ago
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Excellent. Great, caring doctor and very personable, too.
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From reception through my visit with Dr. Shanker, the experience was a breeze. I was not required to fill out 30 pages of forms that often accompany a visit to any specialist; the forms were brief and straightforward. The front deskstaff was extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Shanker thorough and educational. He addressed my concern very directly, but was kind and humorous in doing so. Highly recommended!
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There's gotta be a recommendation somewhere in between "Highly recommend!" and "Probably" (how about simple "Recommend"?) Anyway, based on this brief appointment, Dr. Shanker seems like a excellent doctor and kind person. I was seen rightaway (though, granted, I had a 9am appointment...obviously can't vouch for later in the afternoon appointments, Front desk staff were great too. Very generous with the fancy sunscreen samples. I would happily go back if and when I needed to.
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Dr. Shanker listened to my needs and I was in and out of the patient room with exactly what I wanted.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very satisfied, a podiatrist and another doctor misdiagnozed and prescribed for fongus, doctor Shanker diagnozed Psoriasis, very accurate, that is why dad was not improving, he was being treated for a different condition.
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I go to David annually to check my skin and get rid of unwanted age spots, marks, skin bumps or skin tags. Better than cosmetologist :)
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Spent almost no time completing a skin cancer screen check. I went to another doctor afterwards and the experience was as different as night and day.
Less than 3 months ago
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Though Dr. Shanker and his staff were highly professional. Very nice, friendly and thorough. Would definitely recommend!
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I had a very good experience with my visit to Dr. Shanker's office and would not hesitate to contact him in the future. His office staff was very nice and very efficient.
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Dr. Shanked was AWESOME! Treated me right away and fixed a major problem for me.
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So clear and profession in his communication and treatment! Great visit, and will be back again in a year or whenever needed!
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Quite possibly the world's most laid-back doctor.
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Very kind and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Dr. Shanker.
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Dr. Shanker is amazing honest with a great sense of humor.
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Love it
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Very good, set clear expectations works very efficiently. Spent more time driving to the office then the entire process took.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Shanker is very quick and friendly. My skin condition had almost completely cleared up by the time I made an appointment, but Dr. Shanker still helped me out and prescribed something in case of another break out. The office receptionist was incredibly kind and helpful.
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Was recommended by daughter for sunspots and dry scalp. He was friendly and helped me understand my conditions.
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Very good. He also helped with options for lower cost prescription drugs!
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Dr. Shanker is a kind and excellent Dr, I was worried going to the Dermatologist that I was going to be pressured into purchasing a bunch of small expensive products for my skin. However this was not the case! Dr Shankertruly believes in natural skin care and made me feel good about how I was taking care of my skin. I'd recommend Dr. Shanker and his team to everyone!
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Dr. Shanker was such a treat. He was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Instead of just stating what condition I had, he walked me through the history of the condition, how it impacts my overall health, and what steps I should takenext. I felt extremely comfortable meeting with this doctor and would recommend him.
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Excellent office visit. Would highly recommend.
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Great office and the office team are top notch!
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I was seen very quickly and Dr. Shanker addressed all my questions and gave me a few tips for maintaining healthy skin.
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He's a nice guy and a good doctor.
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Dr. Shanker was amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable, went over my history and let me ask questions. Made me feel really comfortable. Very happy
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He made me laugh from the first minute! Gave very genuine and simple advice, and while I hope I never have to go back to a dermatologist, if I do it will be to him!
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Incredibly helpful and friendly doctor and staff. I arrived early for my appointment and was seen immediately. I was a first-time patient here, and Dr. Shanker asked me some questions, treated me on-the-spot, and I was on my way! Thanks to the whole team.
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Professional, smart and caring. I came in because of a small growth that I was concerned about, and Dr Shankar gave me a thorough examination. He concluded it was nothing to worry about, and carefully explained every step of his thinkingto me. I left feeling relieved and cared for. Would definitely return to this practice.
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Great team - Dr Shanker is very good and very straight forward.
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Dr. Shanker was very professional and did a good job but I specifically asked the office staff to contact me if there were going to be any additional charges other than my co-pay. They said of course they would. A fewdays later there was a charge on the credit card I provided them for the co-pay with no advance notice of the charge, and no itemized explanation of the charge. I appreciate transparency and feel I did not receive this on this visit in regards to the billing.
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Great.
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I highly recommend Dr. Shanker! He’s very laid back, knowledgable and attentive to his patient’s needs. Didn’t feel like he sent me off at all, compared to other doctors I’ve seen in the past.
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Dr. Shanker and his whole staff was quick, professional and incredibly helpful.
Less than 1 year ago
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Professional, Polite, Nice, Personable. Highly Recommended
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Great Dr.
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Good doctor..
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I was early to my appointment, so that explains most of the wait time. The staff is very much on top of things and always very cordial. I feel like they are looking after me, not just getting me through the door.
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I've seen Dr. Shanker for many years. He and his staff have always done well by me!
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Overall, I had a good experience here --I was seen right away, he listened to my concerns and was honest with his advice. His staff was very friendly and nice too.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional, courteous, considerate doctor who treated the issue and also took time to listen and discuss.
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I appreciate the fact that I didn't have to wait for weeks to get an appointment. Dr. Shanker is a great doctor.
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I like Dr. Shanker, he's smart and listens to my concerns and comments. He's a bit set on his ways and doesn't really believe in all the hyped up beauty treatments and facial products so don't be put off if hethinks your methods are hodge podge and useless :) he knows what your skin needs and can think of the right products very quickly. I enjoy how quick his appointments are bc I can see him on my lunch break but others might like a doctor who talks more etc.
More than 1 year ago
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Super knowledgable and straight to the point. Always very helpful and quick.
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Very professional and courteous.
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Very nice doctor and I loved that there was no month long wait which you can have with some doctors. Staff were extremely nice too.
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This was a great experience, especially since I was nervous. I was 40 mins early to my appointment and they took me right away anyway. I expressed my fears to the doctor and he quelled them immediately. He was quick, explainedeverything he was doing as he was doing it, and it was over before I knew it. If I would have known it would be that easy I would have gone way sooner.
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Terrible experience. Took my money without any treatment. I couldn't tell you if this was a good doctor. I only saw him for a few minutes. I visited his office to inquire about scar treatment after an auto accident. The doctortold me I didn't need any medical treatment AND that if he thought I needed any that he would send me to a plastic surgeon because he didn't have the instruments to treat me. The visit lasted a few minutes and I was on my way. Then the doctor charged my credit card for the visit! When I called they said they would not refund, even though the doctor performed no treatment and by his own words was not able to. There was nothing posted in their office or in the registration paperwork about mandatory fees, so I was blind sided. This was a lousy experience and I feel that I have been totally scammed. I have no power to get my money back and these people don't care.
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The appointment was extremely fast. No tests done. Barely looked at my skin. Was quick to prescribe LOTS of creams and medications and sent me out the door. The antibiotics he put me on for 4 weeks have caused a stringof health problems that I am still trying to sort out. Get a second opinion if you see him.
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