Dr. David Shanker, MD

Dermatologist

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Dermatology Consultation
25 E. Washington St., Suite 1131, Chicago, IL, 60602
1475 E. Belvidere Rd, Suite 202, Grayslake, IL, 60030

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Dr. David B. Shanker has been providing outstanding dermatological care for patients with skin problems for over 25 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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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.

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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.

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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 he thinks 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.

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Super knowledgable and straight to the point. Always very helpful and quick.

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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, explained everything 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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Very professional, courteous, considerate doctor who treated the issue and also took time to listen and discuss.

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Pretty quick appointment. Very friendly office staff. Dr. saw me moments after I got to my room. Would definitely recommend.

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Walking into Dr. Shanker's office, I immediately felt welcome! The staff was very personable and helpful. I waited maybe 5 minutes, if that, before I was called into the room. Dr. Shanker listened to me and genuinely cared about treating my acne. He was the most honest any dermatologist has ever been with me. He's not there to sell you pills and products you don't need. He believes in mild, yet effective solutions. Now, I will not see any other dermatologist.

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I was seen immediately after completing new patient forms. Staff was super friendly. Dr. Shankar diagnosed my problem and provided a proposed remedy. He electronically submitted a prescription to my pharmacy of choice. I was in and out within 20 minutes. All in all a pleasant and efficient experience.

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Excellent!

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Always makes you feel comfortable. The staff couldnt be nicer.

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Dr. Shanker's office staff was incredibly organized and efficient. And super friendly. Dr. Shanker was personable, professional, prompt, and efficient as well. I really appreciated the speed and the straight forward answers during a midday appointment. If I have further issues, I will be back, but I'm okay.

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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 doctor told 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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Today's appointment went very well. Dr Shanker always takes time to listen to my concerns, he is very professional, thorough, friendly and attentive. Office staff is really nice and helpful. Thank you!

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I have been seeing Dr. Shaker for a few years. I look forward to seeing him like I do an old friend. He is personable and professional. He is a no nonsense pro who doesn't waste your time or rack up unnecessary expenses.

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I see a lot of medical specialists and Dr. Shanker is at the very top of the list. He is knowledgeable, has an excellent manner of describing things and has a soft touch. I would highly recommend him to anyone with skin problems of all types.

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Office staff is awesome. Entire staff is nice and personable.

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Excellent clinician, patient information related, good communicator very efficient office staff.

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Good visit, very efficient

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Very caring , professional , staff was very nice.

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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 string of health problems that I am still trying to sort out. Get a second opinion if you see him.

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Always good and friendly.

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good experience. Efficient and helpful.

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They were extremely friendly even with them being extremely busy. This kind of crew makes going to a doctors office a lot less stressful regardless of why you're going!

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Very pleasant staff, arrived early and got seen early as well , doctor very nice and informative of all questions I had. Would recommend him to anyone that may ask for a dermatologist.

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The office staff was very friendly and efficient. The Dr. was very nice and hopefully he has solved my problem.

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I visited Mr. David Shanker as I had a skin infection on my neck. Doctor had listened to me with great patience and suggested me required medication. I am completely happy with all the support here.

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It was great! Always quick and Dr. Shanker is always pleasant and knowledgeable.

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He was relatable, very friendly, and took his time to listen to me and to give an explanation of his diagnosis. I will certainly come back if I need another derm appointment.

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Doctor was very friendly and professional. Checked small growth on forehead assured me it was nothing to worry about and was able to remove it without making another appointment. Would go back to Dr. Shanker again.

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I found it odd that he didn't even examine my skin where I had the concern. He did not get close to look at it even. He seemed quick to look at my previous visit details, ask some questions and then write a prescription to get me out of the office.

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Expensive charge just to be seen for 5 minutes and be told I shouldn't do anything to my skin for help