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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
So clear and profession in his communication and treatment! Great visit, and will be back again in a year or whenever needed!
Quite possibly the world's most laid-back doctor.
Very kind and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Dr. Shanker.
Dr. Shanker is amazing honest with a great sense of humor.
Very good, set clear expectations works very efficiently. Spent more time driving to the office then the entire process took.
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.
Was recommended by daughter for sunspots and dry scalp. He was friendly and helped me understand my conditions.
Very good. He also helped with options for lower cost prescription drugs!
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 Shanker truly 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!
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 take next. I felt extremely comfortable meeting with this doctor and would recommend him.
Excellent office visit. Would highly recommend.
Great office and the office team are top notch!
I was seen very quickly and Dr. Shanker addressed all my questions and gave me a few tips for maintaining healthy skin.
He's a nice guy and a good doctor.
Dr. Shanker was amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable, went over my history and let me ask questions. Made me feel really comfortable. Very happy
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!
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.
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 thinking to me. I left feeling relieved and cared for. Would definitely return to this practice.
Great team - Dr Shanker is very good and very straight forward.
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 few days 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.
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.
Dr. Shanker and his whole staff was quick, professional and incredibly helpful.
Professional, Polite, Nice, Personable. Highly Recommended
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.
I've seen Dr. Shanker for many years. He and his staff have always done well by me!
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.
Very professional, courteous, considerate doctor who treated the issue and also took time to listen and discuss.
I appreciate the fact that I didn't have to wait for weeks to get an appointment. Dr. Shanker is a great doctor.
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.
Super knowledgable and straight to the point. Always very helpful and quick.
Very professional and courteous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty quick appointment. Very friendly office staff. Dr. saw me moments after I got to my room. Would definitely recommend.
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.
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.
Always makes you feel comfortable. The staff couldnt be nicer.
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.
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!
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.
Appointment with Doctor Shanker was very helpful, he answered all my questions. His high professionalism, friendly attitude and welcome atmosphere in the office are amazing!
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.
Office staff is awesome. Entire staff is nice and personable.
Excellent clinician, patient information related, good communicator very efficient office staff.
Good visit, very efficient
He told as soon as I entered the office that he needed to be quick with me because he had a meeting scheduled, I thought he would at least give me 15 minutes, nope, it took around 10 minutes, he just saw my face told to lay and popped my pimples and sent me home, my face had a horrible reaction and got worse than ever, he never told what I could use for my face to make it better and on top of everything I was told my insurance would cover what he did for less than 10 minutes but nope I got a bill for that ??, I went to another doctor and they did some tests etc, they found out I have cystic acne and are already working on meds for me to clear my skin, I usually don't give bad reviews to any doctor or business but this was just a horrible experience I would never want to repeat EVER!
I had a great experience here, friendly office staff and Dr. Shanker was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this office.
Very caring , professional , staff was very nice.
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!
Always good and friendly.
good experience. Efficient and helpful.
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.
He did not fix or even listen to my issues. He went on some sort of rant and would not stop talking. The very last straw and surprising part was that he said as a sweeping statement, "nothing you eat or take internally OR put on your face topically will affect your face." Then how is he in business? I went in for some minor acne and a few acne scars/dark spots. Horrible doctor, would not recommend or go back. Waste of time and money.
It was great! Always quick and Dr. Shanker is always pleasant and knowledgeable.
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.
The office staff was very friendly and efficient. The Dr. was very nice and hopefully he has solved my problem.
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.
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.
Expensive charge just to be seen for 5 minutes and be told I shouldn't do anything to my skin for help
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.
Very friendly assistants
Very friendly office. They got me back into a room very quickly which was nice. Dr. Shanker was great, and answered all my questions! Would recommend!
Dr. Shanker took the time to really listen and hear my history and my preferences. We talked through the options and both long term and short term solutions for my issues. Thank you for being so understanding and helpful!
The best dermatologist!
Was able to book an appointment a day before. Receptionist at front desk was nice. Dr. Shankar was quick and straight to the point. Got my prescription and was good to go.
Friendly staff. Doctor explained my issue in detail.
Dr. Shanker is straight and to-the-point. He is a great doctor to see and I would recommend him to anyone.
It was great
Dr SHanker is amazing!
He and the staff are always so kind and professional ; always making me feel comfortable.
I've been to several dermatologists and can say Dr. Shankar is one of the best. I was running 15 minutes late and the receptionist was so kind and told me not to worry. Dr. Shankar took his time to explain treatment options, and did a small procedure right then and there.
Friendly, fast, and knowledgable. Office staff was polite and helpful.
I would recommend Dr. Shanker. I've read other reviews of people who don't like his bedside manner, but although he's a little brusque, he's also direct and to the point and doesn't waste your time. He's a busy professional running a business like everyone else, so if he doesn't coddle you, perhaps it's because he has other things to do. I waited about 10 minutes in an exam room, he came in, did his job, and sent me on my way, and that's fine with me. He gives me confidence, and I think that's important.
Dr. Shanker told me with certainty that I had warts but it was just a mole. My physician told me weeks before that it definitely was not warts but if I'm concerned i should have a dermatologist examine it for cancer. It turned out to be a non cancerous mole, but Dr. Shanker told me it was definitely warts. It appeared obvious to me and my physician which I also saw in a panic afterwards, that it was not warts. It looked nothing like the pics of warts I saw online. I think he performed this operation just to make money. To make it worse, he sent the biopsy to a lab my insurance does not cover, which my insurance said was wrong and he should know better.
Dr. Shanker has been our family dermatologist for years. He is up to date on treatments, remembers our histories, and is a kind, dedicated doctor. We recommend him to all of our friends.
Dr. Shanker had a horrible, unfeeling bedside manner. Hands down, the worst experience that I've ever had in a physician's office. I would NEVER recommend a visit.
Not a very thorough or personalized experience.
He is great!!!!
Very professional and efficient.
I will always go to Dr. Shanker when he is available. Pretty much no wait time, was very helpful with my cystic acne and listened to my concerns and my preffered method of treatment. Will keep coming back!
It was fine. Removed skin tag right there. Only took a couple min.
Dr. Shanker is to the point and easy to talk to. I appreciated his directness and candor. Will definitely return to him if or when I have other dermatological needs.
Had an appt 1st thing in the morning so I was seen right away. I had a lesion on my face I wanted to have removed & naturally assumed it was just a consultation and that I'd have to return for the removal. Nope! He removed it right then and there- which was totally fine but had I known, I would've scheduled a weekend/after work appt bc I had this huge red spot on my face from the laser. The ONLY thing I didn't like was that one of the forms you sign- it's to be automatically deducted from your account for your appointment. They do not bill you. Thank goodness I didn't have a crazy expensive procedure but still I had no idea until I saw the deduction in my bank.
Awesome and I absolutely love the receptionist....she was so Awesome uplifting and a beautiful spirit and very professional.
I found this dermatologist to be observant and experienced so I would most likely refer others to him. I did have a brief wait but the appointment was very fast and efficient. Overall there's nothing really negative that can be said about this dermatologist
No bedside manner.
Very rushed, in and out. Didn't get very helpful aid...
Dr Shanker was excellent!
Good staff and first time visit at this office. Coming back when needed.
Great; staff and doctor were very friendly.
Very nice and personable
This was my first visit with Dr. Shanker. He and his staff were very friendly and welcoming. I really like his approach to diagnosis and treatment - to the point with no unnecessary treatments.
Very professional and communicative visit. He was able to listen and resolve a chronic issue that general practitioners haven't been able to do.
Great doctor, very personable and took care of my issue within minutes. I would highly recommend!
I went in to see Dr. Shanker for a specific problem, but also had some other issues that should have been addressed. He only wanted to deal with the immediate problem and have me schedule another appointment to follow up on my additional questions. The entire visit from start to finish lasted less than 15 minutes, so my impression was a focus on production and not quality of care.
The office staff is great. Doctor and staff very pleasant and organized.
Great man very nice too highly recommend him.
His front of the office staff is the best in the business. They always greet you with a smile and make sure you see the Dr. quickly. They are the kindest and most professional front desk staff anywhere.
Dr Shanker does a great job focusing on the the important areas and not just hacking away at moles like some like previous dermatologists I've had. I also really enjoy his administrative staff. I always seem to leave there with a genuine smile on my face.
Great Dermatologist! I highly recommend Dr. Shanker.
I have been a patient of Dr. Shanker for years. Always shows a professional bedside manner. A doctor who really cares about your concerns.
Courteous & professional staff, good downtown location. David Shanker MD excellent Doctor, great bedside manner. Highly recommended.
Amazing experience. Highly recommend
I liked it because it was so quick and useful. I didn't wait any extra minute. He removed my moll right away with no pain. Recommend this doctor. He si so nice.
did not listen or pay attention. saw him for a total of 3 minutes. he was awful.
Very pleasant. Good listener. Takes the time to explain concepts, conditions, etc. Didn't feel rushed.
After calling several docs from my insurance website and getting wait times of 4-6 weeks for an appointment, I tried zocdoc. Dr Shanker was able to see me the next morning and take care of my problem immediately.
Making appointments with Zocdoc was easy, and time saving because I could fill out several forms prior to coming in. I still had to fill out 3 forms at the office, and their billing policy requires retainage of CC information, that they automatically charge upon receiving balance from insurance companies. I was seen right away and the consultation was fairly brief and professional as I did not have a dermatological issue. All in all, Dr. Shanker re-assured me that my skin picking was more of a nervous tic, and treatment wasn't necessary (and would not remediate - as expected). Glad I got that out of the way.
Dr. Shanker was available to see me right away whereas another place I tried to make an appointment for could see me in two weeks, and that was with an assistant, not an MD. There was no wait time in the office. Dr. Shanker was pleasant to talk to. He took one look at a rash on my back and knew that it was shingles right away and prescribed a medication that would shorten the duration. Good thing I did not wait for the other place that could see me in two weeks!
Nice office. We have made several visits to dr shakers office in the past few years. Usually we are seen right away. This visit I think we waited 15-20 minutes. Yes I would recommend this office.
Dr. Shanker didn't waste any time in examining my skin problem. He immediately gave me his professional conclusion, without wasting time. That's the way I like it.
The office staff was great, the doctor was great. I was taken in on time, explained my issue, he examined the problem and took care of it right away-I thought I would need another appointment. Very pleased with everything!
I don't recommend him, he didn't even help my problem. Everything he said I found it online, I didn't feel that I got the appropriate treatment,
I went to see Dr. Shanker for a pretty embarrassing reason but he did not make me feel uncomfortable at all. He is a nice guy who is not over-bearing. The treatment was painful as it always is but his bedside manner was wonderful and helped distract me from the pain. He asked questions about my background and shared information about himself which I appreciated. I feel like I may need more aggressive treatment but we will see if I improve over the next few weeks! The front staff was also very nice and understanding of me being late. I recommend!
Hi Review Readers!!! I am very true depressed patient of this doctor. Hope So whoever reads this review will not visit him and waste your money. I went to this specialist April4th 2016. I was glancing around for some expert dermatologists, so i saw this doc having high great reviews than the bad reviews. These surveys made me to visit him. Coming to waiting time and front desk work area, they were useful and great in accepting a patient. Coming to specialist, he is simply super quick in treating a patient with no proper production/result. He is patience less to listen to my issues and my inquiries/questions. He continued speaking about his opinions and his forms of treatment. He didn't considerably try to look on to my skin break out. I have penned numerous things to ask him before meeting him, however because of his super quick treatment he made me to not to ask any more inquiries. Even if i was trying to ask few doubts he would just interrupt and make us to forget about the question. I had an inclination that i have unnecessarily wasted my cash on this patience less specialist !!! As he is old and enough experienced being a specialist he ought to know in what capacity if he treat the patient and in what manner ought to a specialist listen to the patient issues. I have some oily skin and his treatment was simply not to utilize any lotion and to just use the dove soap!!! That is the only thing that he did the 15minutes visit i had with him. I am genuine discouraged patient of this specialist. Trust So whoever peruses this audit won't visit him and waste your Money. Thanks.
Couldn't have been a better visit. Prescribed an ointment immediately and confirmed a fungus was to blame. This is the way appointments should be set up.
I like his honesty and frank approach.
The doctor and staff were very friendly.
As always, I got in right on time (even a little early) and everyone in the office was great.
The office is full of wonderful people. They made the experience great. The Dr. is extremely educated and cares about his patients.
He's quick to get out of the office but there wasn't much to say.
I think he was very nice
Office staff friendly. Was seen immediately. Got quick answers. Doc is knowledgeable, not terribly warm and fuzzy but did good work.
Dr. Shanker and his staff were wonderful. I recommend his office for any medical needs you may have.
Always fast and professional.
Dr. Shanker is a seasoned, friendly, caring, empathetic doctor who treats you very personally and I highly highly recommend him.
Good attention to needed medical problem including diagnosis.
Good experience! Fast, thorough, and satisfied.
He was a very nice guy, who took my concerns seriously!
My wife and I have factors that put us at risk for skin cancer. We see Dr. Shanker for exams, and find him to be efficient as well as responsive to our questions and concerns. The front-desk staff are very pleasant.
He's a great listener and discussed various treatment options for my eczema. His staff is nice and attentive. The only thing I don't like about his practice is that you need to leave a credit card number; they'll charge the difference between your bill and what your insurance covers.
Courteous and helpful staff. Dr. took adequate time for examination, discussion and recommendations.
I would highly recommend Dr Shanker. He's a rare "no nonsense" professional.
Strangest dermatologist I have ever seen, and I've visited 4 in the last year for (what I now know is likely) medication-induced acne. First visit, Shanker told me never to moisturize, use sunscreen, or exfoliate. Prescribed me minocycline, it did nothing, so on our next visit, I told him I wanted to try spironolactone, as I had the first time. Took it for 3 months, again nothing. I came back, Shanker said he could do nothing for me, ACTUALLY had the gall to suggest I wear "green concealer." I'm a cisgender woman, of course I have a massive collection of makeup and have tried that. I left quite upset, never seeing him again.
Dr. Shanker is friendly and straight to the point. He saw me promptly and was pleasant!
I'm pretty sure it was his last appointment of the day and he was not too interested in being there. He rushed through the appt and seemed irritated that I even came (for a general screening). Maybe my skin is in good condition but still would think a dermatologist would encourage you to be proactive...
Friendly office. I would return if needed.
Very nice doctor and very nice receptionists. We got in right away and he knew exactly what the rash was and the medicine he prescribed started working right away. I would recommend him.
Very good doctor and easy to make appointment
he was in rush. we spent less than three minutes and didn't give me enough explanations.
Dr. Shanker was quick to diagnose and treat a dermatitis that had been problematic for several months. I'm very satisfied with both his expertise and my results.
After filling out all the normal paper work I was seen within 10 minutes of my appointment time. Which I appreciated. The appointment didn't last all that long, and we'll see if what he prescribed works. He spent all of 5 minutes looking at my rash, without asking me hardly any questions at all. So fingers crossed that the anti biotics actually work and that's what was wrong and I don't have to go back
Dr. Shanker was very professional. He addresses your issues right away and to the point. Took care of my problem right away, and the procedure healed within days. He is a keeper. I will see him again if another skin problem surfaces in the future.
Second visit and referred my friend to him and he had excellent results.
Great visit, very educational. I highly recommend Dr. Shanker.
The employees at Dr. Shanker Office are very professional. Though I only need to see Dr. Shanker once every two or three years, they always make me feel like they know me personally. Dr. Shanker is also a very good doctor. Last year he asked me the strangest question when I was explaining a skin condition. Did you recently have a cold? I did two weeks earlier and was wondering why he was asking me this question? He explain that I was the fourth patient he has seen that month and that the strain of the virus associated with the cold is causing the skin condition and it will clear up within 30 days with no treatment needed. He was right.
He is simple and super quick and no fuss! Thanks Doc!!
Dr was great, provided a diagnosis , and meds, and scheduled follow up. Very little wait.
He was great!
A++, highly recommend
told me i could buy any face wash and recommended I shop at Costco. Told me he buys his wife's gifts and tshirts there. also said that sunscreen isn't necessary in the wintertime...
great experience. quick diagnosis and prognosis. gave plenty of information. would recommend to anyone needing dermatology expertise.
Very friendly doctor who was able to quickly figure out & solve problem!
Quick and simple visit. Kind of transactional though, didn't shake my hand, use my name, and gave blunt/non-explanatory answer to a general dermatology question unrelated to the visit. Granted, some of that could be a result of how quick the visit was. Office staff was pleasant.
The front desk seemed a little unorganized. Then I was just put in a room. The nurse did not ask my any questions why I was there or anything. I could have had a spot on my breast that needed to be looked it...was I to just undress once the doctor came in?
Everyone was very pleasant and attentive.
I was disappointed by the way I was treated by Dr. Shanker. He basically diagnosed me right on site. He spoke of diseases I may have but did not take action nor recommended to have it checked. He basically asked how I felt, my answer was OK, and he dismissed the idea of me potentially having another disease or further complications. Not that I am asking to have further complications, but I would've expected for him to rule out all possibilities, ask me to perform a check up and provide me with more information. After we finished, he walked me to the front desk, the receptionist asked if there was going to be a follow up appointment and he basically responded "Nope" and kept walking without even saying goodbye, or just plain courtesy, acknowledging the appointment is over. I felt dismissed and disregarded. I'm going for a second opinion, this visit was a waste of time and money.
I love Dr. Shanker. He's on time and no-nonsense. Can't go wrong.
Very friendly and helpful front desk staff, the best! The doctor is also extremely nice, professional. His nature engenders a feeling of trust. He also referred me for one procedure he does not do to another outstanding physician. A+ experience in my opinion.
I really loved the office staff (I never get tired of hearing "sweetie" or "honey" because its rare in the city!). They helped me through some insurance paperwork and were very pleasant through the process. This was my first time seeing Dr Shanker and he was very efficient as well as easy to talk to. He's done this so long that he can give you definitive answers which was all I needed. If you need to schedule a last second appt for whatever reason, your process through ZocDoc with Dr Shanker will be pretty easy if it goes like mine. I would definitely recommend him.
Office centrally located and very efficient. Appointment itself short and sweet, had prescription ready to pick up at my pharmacy within the hour.
Nice guy, very smart but very short. He'll answer your questions immediately, so make sure you come with a lot to get the most benifit out of your visit
This was my second visit and just like the first, I had an excellent experience. There was no wait in the office - I was seen right at my appointment time. The doctor is a very experienced professional and took care of what needed to be done in a highly skilled manner. His staff is wonderful as well - friendly and extremely efficient. It is one of the best run practices I have ever seen. Makes going to the doctor a pleasant experience!
Wow! A very organized and efficient office and all very nice. I did not have to wait to be seen. I highly recommend Dr. Shanker.
Dr. Shanker was quick and his staff was very helpful from the moment I got there until I was leaving. He was professional and to the point. He quickly took care of my problem and I would definitely recommend him!
He really rushed me in there, was a little uncomfortable, and as a result, I didn't get all my questions answered. He he also laughed off and dismissed some of the reasons I came even before I finished explaining them. Kind of condescending.
Took me in right on time and waited about 1 minute for the good doctor. Very professional staff who were very courteous. Referred me for some things he could not handle, but took care of the things he could. I welcomed his honesty and professionalism.
Dr. Shanker is the 4th dermo I've seen in the past 2-3 years for my very severe eczema. I feel like I've tried "everything", and Dr. Shanker was very understanding and sympathetic. He was able to prescribe some medicine to deal with my immediate outbreak, and also prescribe some additional topical medications to try that I hadn't before. He also gave me some new ideas for environmental triggers that could be causing my episodes and gave me some ideas for mitigating their effects. In all, he spent about 45 minutes with me asking questions and talking through possible solutions. Dr. Shanker was also very friendly and seemed kind, sensitive, and understanding, which is important to me since I've been so frustrated with past doctors. He knows the other docs I've been to, and he seemed very knowledgeable overall. It was easy to get an appointment through Zoc Doc and I didn't wait long before being seen at the office.
Very thorough in explaining skin cancer and sun care, gave great tips on sun damage prevention
He was very professional, speedy and effective. Hopefully I don't need to see a dermatologist again, but if I do, I will certainly return to his office!
Funny and makes you feel comfortable.
Dr. Shanker was great! He explained everything well and put my fears to rest. Would definitely recommend his professional services. His staff was also very friendly and helpful.
Had a simple request. Was in and out in 15 minutes. Friendly staff. Proffesional doctor.
This was the fastest Doctor visit that I have ever had! The receptionist had the paperwork that I had submitted thru ZocDoc printed and ready for me to sign. Filled out 2 other easy forms and then Doctor was waiting for me. First appointment ever with Doctor Shanker. He asked why I was there, I told him wanted to get a cyst removed that had bees growing on my scalp..... Less than 10 minutes later, cyst was surgically removed and I was stitched up and out the door!!! Unbelievable! Total time from getting out of the car to getting back in was 20 minutes. Very happy with ZocDoc and with Dr. Shanker and his whole practice. Thank you.
Exactly how I expected - great. And efficient.
Dr. was very nice with excellent demeanor. He resolved the problem, the diagnosis was favorable, and sent me on my way. His office staff were so positive, friendly & accommodating. Great experience & have already recommended him to a work colleague.
Filled out some additional forms (not available for pre-registration via ZocDoc, but just some easy signatures), and then was immediately brought into one of the rooms where Dr. Shanker was. He diagnosed me immediately, removed the clogged pore, and I was out of there in a total of 4 minutes. Quick and painless.
Dr. Shanker is straightforward and keeps it real, which is refreshing within the medical world. Everyone in his office is extremely friendly and helpful and all appointments have been prompt. Highly, highly recommended!
I went to see Dr. Shanker for a few mild persistent issues. I waited 30 minutes after my appointment time to see him. On top of that I had been in the office 10 minutes early. Maybe typical for doctors, but still frustrating. I was then with the doctor for 5, maybe 10 minutes. He quickly dismissed my concerns and came up with the "solution" before I could finish my sentence. Then he joked about being late, joked that he was not helpful "which is the same thing my wife tells me", and he joked about not wanting to be in the office. I like a funny doctor, but when I'm not respected as a patient I no longer enjoy the lack of professionalism. I informed him of the shampoos I tried. He seemed confused when I told him that none of them helped. I was hoping for a recommendation on a better shampoo/soap. But I got nowhere with him. He also told me that he couldn't diagnose anything unless he saw something. I described some of the physical symptoms and showed him what remained of the healing issue, but I still received no advice. I just wish he would have been a little more prompt, listened to my concerns, and respected me as a patient. I may not have serious life threatening issues, but I had enough of a concern to see a doctor due to the persistent discomfort. What a waste of a co-payment!
I was in and out within 1/2 hour and everything I went in for was addressed at that time perfectly and professionally!!! Dr. Shanker is the best!
Very friendly office staff! Dr Shanker, was quick yet still thorough.
Dr. shanker is quit to diagnose the problem and give possible solution which helped me with my AA.
Dr. Shanker's office was friendly and efficient. I was made to feel very comfortable by himself and the front office. I feel very relieved that I have found this office after moving here from Indiana.
Got in and out in a little over 5 minutes. My prescription was promptly sent to Walgreens for me to pick up. Great experience, and a great doctor!
Dr. Shanker is a pleasure to do business with. A great bedside manner and he helped me with my symptom.
Dr. Shankar and his staff are amazing. I just moved from Kentucky and it's good to know that I've already found my dermotologist. Highly recommended.
I really like him and the ladies at reception. They all do their best to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
He was concise and to the point which I appreciated, and he put my worries at ease. He knew exactly what he was talking about and recognized what I had right away which saved me from having to undergo a biopsy.
Fast, professional and accurate. Strongly recommended.
Absolutely friendly and knowledgeable! He keeps the jokes coming!
He was very personable, patient and knew exactly what was wrong within minutes. He diagnosed my problem that other dermatologist were unsure about. Knows his stuff!
While the front-office experience was smooth and easy, I felt uncomfortable in Dr. Shanker's consultation room. He seemed a little dismissive of a lot of my concerns. Not great bedside manner.
I was served almost right after I arrived. Dr. Shanker is very professional and got straight to the point. I would definitely recommend him to a friend.
Very down to earth. Liked him a lot. Took care of my son right away and made him very comfortable.
Was very helpful and knowledgabe about my acne!
Very easy going and created a comfortable atmosphere. I would recommend.
He was awesome and very honest! I would definitely make other visit
Dr. Shanker was helpful in resolving a skin condition I've had for a number of years. I've seen two other dermatologists about the issue and his plan of attack seems the most reasonable of the three. Really nice receptionists, as well.
I switched dermatologists because my previous dermatologist had me wait an hour before seeing me and that was a week after I made the appointment. I made an appointment with Dr. Shanker the day before and then he saw me right away and he also seemed to be more knowledgeable. His staff is very nice and I will use him in the future.
Dr. Shankar was very professional and knowledgable. He was able to diagnose my issues and get me back on the road to recovery quickly. I would highly recommended.
Excellent doctor who has compassion for his patients and knows how to listen to his patients. If you have any skin concerns, regardless of how far you may be to his office, you should see Dr. Shanker. There's a reason why his patients will travel (even from Chicago) to see him in the far northern suburbs. I did not felt rushed or uncomfortable around him (and doctors in general make me nervous, which is compounded further if you have a medical concern). His staff is wonderful - very warm, respectful and efficient.
It was quick & to the point. I got the answers I needed & very comfortable with him.
Solved issue prior doctor had no clue on.
Dr. Shanker was very kind, funny, and calming. I would highly recommend him.
Really kind front desk staff, saw Dr. Shankar even before my appointment began, received clear and straightforward guidance from him, appreciate him being cost-conscious about different medications etc., was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Highly recommend!
They make you give them you credit card on file even though you have insurance, and then you have to sign saying that they can take what ever bills they want out of it! How ridiculous!
The office environment was very friendly. I was about 10 minutes early for my noon appointment was surprised when Dr Shanker saw me a couple of minutes early. He looked at my problem and removed it (cyst) very quickly while still being quite likable and very professional. He thoroughly answered all my questions and I was out the door by 12:15.
I was early to my visit and was able to be seen early too. That's a first! Everyone was friendly and made me feel comfortable.
Great doctor highly recommended!!!
When we arrived at the office they had no record of our appointment but they did take us anyway
Very dismissive of my issue and generally unhelpful.
very quick, straight to the point, very efficient!
I expected Dr. Shanker to be great (based on the reviews). Unfortunately I did not have a satisfactory experience. I was clearly not feeling great and his bedside manner (or lack thereof) did not help. He also never even looked closely at the issue + sat several feet away for the entire consultation. His staff, on the otherhand, was awesome. Everyone at the reception was incredibly nice.
He was outstanding. Figured out my acne problem that had baffled other dermatologists. I would highly recommend him!
He was very straightforward, didn't try to sell me on crazy expensive products, just told me what I need to do to fix my breakouts.
I will continue to follow up with Dr. Shanker. He was very professional and spent time explaining his diagnosis and treatment plan.
Do not know, still testing the waters.
He was very helpful and nice.
Awesome bedside manner. I had a great experience and appreciated how he talked through a treatment plam.
Very prompt and efficient.
The office staff is exceptional. All of them make you feel welcomed, especially the receptionist.
Friendly staff and doctor, but the wait time was long. Arrived 10 minutes early and it took 50 minutes to see the doctor.
Not my favorite dermatologist I've ever seen.
Quick visit to remove a mole. Dr. Shanker was extremely professional and his staff are very friendly.
Excellent dermatologist - very professional and clearly a highly-skilled diagnostician. Explained my skin condition and provided immediate solution/relief. The office staff are equally professional and extremely efficient; very friendly and easy to speak with. Overall, this was one of the best experiences I've had in a medical office.
Great doctor; knows dermatology and has a great personality in working with patients.
Great! Diagnosed the issue and after only a few dats on the prescribed meds, I saw improvement!
He was very help and knew what treatment work for me.
Very straight to the point and helpful.
Quick and straight to the point, answered all my questions
He was brief but effective with his diagnosis. I would go back if I needed dermatological services in the future!
He was very nice but I did not think his exam was very comprehensive. He took about 30 seconds to search for any bad marks on my body and did not seem thorough.
Very nice, professional, and quick.
I had an excellant and easy experience at Dr. Shanker's office. His staff were quick and friendly. Dr. Shanker was an excellant physician, and I would recommend him for anyone looking for an effcient and well trained doctor.
Fastest doctor's visit ever, walked in at 2:40 for 3 PM appt left at 3:05, since I filled out paperwork on ZocDoc I only had to sign forms. Doctor sent prescription electronically to Walgreens. Very efficient!
Been an patient for many years. He and his staff are pleasant and professional
He is excellent
Dr. Shanker is very personable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Shanker was great! Honest, funny, engaging, and interesting. Listened to my concerns, told me his opinion, asked for my input. I had a few questions which he readily answered. I thought it was fantastic. And, perhaps because I had a 9:00 a.m. appointment, I was seen by about 9:05. The women at the reception desk were also great - super nice. I would highly recommend.
Better than expected!
He is a great doctor. I drive back from Minnesota to still see him for my regular appointments. That should tell you I think highly of him.
My visit was okay. The assistant at the front desk seemed a little frazzled by the paperwork but other than that she was the nicest lady I've ever met at a doctor's office. Dr. Shanker didn't go into too much detail about my examination (which I would have preferred) and sent me on my way within 10-15 minutes. Was told to take some over-the-counter meds to see if they would help and to return for a second visit if they did not.
Always happy with this doctor. Takes time to talk with you and answer your questions.
The doctor didn't seem very friendly, nor did he care about my condition I would never come back.
Very professional and also personable at the same time. It was a quick and easy visit, perfect for anyone who works in the loop like myself.
On time and complete.
Friendly, great doctor. 10-15 minute wait. Worth it, IMO. As a new patient, wish they asked for all of the cards (credit card, id, insurance) they needed from me at the same time.instead of piecemeal.
It was short and sweet...staff were cheerful and polite and helpful...
Great experience as a 1st time patient of Dr. Shanker! Lucked out and managed to get a same-day appointment to get a painful cyst-like lump looked at. Was greeted by a friendly receptionist and waited a very short time (maybe 10 minutes) to see Dr. Shanker. Doc examined it, then went on to drain and diagnose as a boil. Then explained the difference between a cyst and a boil, and patiently answered all my questions. Did not feel rushed at all. Bedside manner was professional, friendly and genuine. I was sent off with the offending lump taken care of and a bag full of skincare samples, all on my lunch hour. Great experience - I've already recommended Dr. Shanker to a friend!
Quickly got the job done and got me out the door.
Very professional doctor, minimal wait.
As far as making appointments over a lunch break go, Dr. Shanker exceeded expectation. I was in and out with time to spare. He was professional, efficient and listened to my concerns.
I was pleased by the prompt and professional treatment.
Efficient, friendly, and effective. Perfect for me.
This was one of the most pleasant doctor visits of any kind that I've ever had. Everyone there is so delightful and professional and kind. I left feeling so great about having found them!
Very nice, and very easy.
I had a really great visit with Dr. Shanker, and will definitely be returning. I came in to get a second opinion on having a mole removed, and he was incredibly thorough. He was to the point and answered all my questions. The office was very clean, and the front desk staff were super friendly!
He was great, to the point, got the right prescriptions.
I was in and out in a flash - the staff was professional, and Dr. Shanker was direct and helpful.
I have been seeing Dr. Shanker for over 20 years. He is very knowledgable, has always treated my skin issues and answers all of my questions. I highly recommend him.
Very patronizing manner, told me that skin cancer wasn't something serious or something I should be concerned about. I requested a full body check for any skin irregularities, as skin cancer runs in my family, and he was not thorough at all; spent maybe two minutes glancing over me.
David Shanker quickly diagnosed my issue and provided fantastic context to his reasoning. A true professional.
Pleasant, friendly, helpful.
Dr. Shanker was very quick and very precise. I asked a LOT of questions and he answered them with ease and a little humor. He was also great on giving me tips and making sure that I was not overpriced for the medication I was to receive.
Pretty great. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
for my first time to this doctor and to a dermatologist in general, the experience was wonderfully easy and quick. i felt well examined and asked many questions. i was given adult answers with explanation.
He was friendly, put my mind at ease. He was able to do the service I required.
I was running late but they were very nice about it and got me in as soon as they could when I arrived.
Dr. Shanker was extremely professional and explained the diagnosis and treatment in a very straight forward manner. I highly recommend Dr. Shanker!
I thought he was great and very friendly
Very professional and pleasant.
Dr. Shanker is always ready whenever I come in. He is very clear with diagnosis and always willing to answer questions to make sure you understand. The staff is always nice.
I like David, he took care of my problem and gave me good advice. He didn't try and hook me into another visit or procedure like so many doctors do. I just needed a prescription, he wrote one that I can renew for a year. His humor is dry and he is honest.
No frills no thrills. straight to the point and listens to what you have to say. No unnecessary medication or procedures. I hope I never have to visit again, but highly recommend.
Straight and to the point, no problems. I would see him again.
He was very brusque, and his staff seemed confused. I wouldn't go back.
Short and to the point. Would see him again.
Very nice office staff. Wait time was VERY minimal (and i think the only reason I waited at all was because his 9 am appointment walked in with me at 9:25). He was very to the point and explained in detail everything i needed to know moving forward. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Dr. Shanker was very attentive and made sure to answer all my questions in detail. I would definitely see him again if needed and would not hesitate to recommend him as well.
He knew right away what my problem was, told me how to take care of it and put my mind at ease.
I had the same dermatologist for the past 2 years in Chicago and was finally tired of having unpleasant experiences. Not only did zocdoc help me find Dr. Shanker, others reviews about him really won me over. Today was my first appointment and what others said were true. He was very straight forward, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and most of all informative. I came in wanting a dermatologist who actually cared to sit down and explain things and that is exactly what I got. I didn't feel rushed at all. The staff was also very inviting and cordial. Excited and pleased with my experience today. My favorite tip from him was that less is more. He does not feel the need to push tons of products on me to spend more money, I appreciated that.
Quick and efficient visit but didn't feel as rushed as dermatology appointments tend to often be.
Fast & efficient!
He is very professional and courteous. He is also very knowledgeable at his profession as well.
Dr. Shanker is great. I go on my lunch break and he's always extremely quick. Get's me in and out of there in 15 minutes - tops.
I was seen about 10 minutes after filling out paperwork, he was very helpful and I actually spent time with the Dr. Shanker and not a PA or anything. He listened and addressed my problems.
No wait. Super nice staff. Dr. Shankar was recommended to me by a friend who thought he was great. I agree!
For the past ten years, I've seen several dermatologists in an effort to help to help treat a somewhat common skin issue - all of which were unsuccessful. Dr. Shanker is the first doctor I've met with who was able to properly diagnose and treat me. Extremely thankful that this doctor took the time to get me better and I highly recommend him.
Very knowledgeable and pleasant demeanor. He addressed all my concerns. His staff is also very friendly and professional.
Great staff. Dr. Shanker is such a nice guy and is always very friendly and professional.
Great experience I would highly recommend Dr.Shanker
Front office was great and dr Shanker was fast but still personable and took time to figure out what was wrong. Highly recommended!
Seemed annoyed I was there and did not take much time to address my questions. Vaguely condescending and acted like I was wasting his time.
He quickly figured out what was wrong when I had been going all around town to various immediate cares with no luck all summer. Very quick, very knowledgeable. And the staff is very friendly too!
This was my first visit to the office. I had printed out the paperwork ahead of time. I arrived just on time, waited less than 5 minutes and was taken back to the exam room. There I waited about 5 minutes before the doctor came in. He quickly diagnosed the issue, described the various treatment options, talked about long term prognosis. He also told a little joke (about zip codes) to make things more relaxed. Then he emailed the prescription to a pharmacy near my home and I was out the door, 20 minutes after walking in for the first time. Very happy with the office, service and professionalism.
1st class Very nice office and staff. He gave me a lot of his time. He listened to everything I had to contribute and was absolutely clear about his thoughts and diagnosis.
Strictly business. Would like to see him more personable. A smile would help.
Fast, courteous, and professional.
This doctor put me at ease about the condition of my skin, and the nurses/assistants are lovely.
In and out with the efficiency I expected. Thank you.
He was great, got to the point, I was in and out in a few minuets.
Cc incise, friendly
Friendly and efficient staff. Dr. Shanker is great--I recommend him highly.
Great! Office staff was fantastic!
He knew exactly what I needed (I had no idea) and I was in and out in a matter of minutes. I wish all doctors could be this efficient.
Fantastic experience, the only surprise was the cost of the prescription. However, the office staff and experience was great and very friendly/smiley :) Thanks!
Great! Quick, right to the point, and got all my questions answered. This was such an easy experience!
Short wait time and friendly staff on phone and in office. Doctor Shanker got straight to the point, answered all my questions, and was willing to talk over the phone as needed instead of making follow up appointment. Prescriptions are emailed to your choice of pharmacy from office as you are finishing up appointment so they are ready very quickly. Highly recommend!
He was great! Very friendly & I felt extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend him.
He was quick but informative. I was back inside of my car in under 30 minutes and I had 3 issues that he addressed. The prescriptions were at my pharmacy before I left his office.
Great professional doctor and staff, will continue to go there
Exceeded my expectations and I was happy to be able to see a dermatologist so last minute with great treatment and results. I'll be retuning if I need anything else!
The consultation lasted a total of possibly 10 minutes, and the doctor barely got close enough to me to even look at my skin. Even though I knew the type of prescription I wanted, he did not really examine me to see if there was possibly something else he could recommend. I'll probably use a different dermatologist next time.
He is a very nice guy! Helped me out a lot.
Great experience, would highly recommend.
Dr. Shanker is great. The appointment was quick, he is very smart and gets right to it.
Really enjoyed my 2 visits. The office staff is friendly and hilarious. It doesn't stop there...Dr. Shankar is a riot. All that aside, he did help me resolve issues, both short and long term.
Very friendly and professional.
Pleasant personality, and got right to the matter at hand.
The staff was friendly, funny, and quick, and Dr. Shanker was very nice, and incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I had a concern about a freckle and he took the time to examine it, followed by explaining different types of spots that develop and when to be concerned. He was thorough and patient, and I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist.
Great experience. Would definitely recommend to others. Front desk was also very friendly and helpful.
He was great!!!
Staff was extremely nice and dr shanker was helpful !
I would definitely recommend Dr. Shanker. He answered all my questions and I felt very comfortable with him. I will always go to Dr.Shanker
I like seeing Dr. Shanker. Wait times are a minimum and he gets you out relatively quickly. Very good for going during my lunch at work.
He was very professional yet vary personable and warm. He talked in a manner that I was able to understand what I needed to do.
For me it was absolutely impersonal, likely because I am from another culture I felt as he was not interested in ME or in knowing anything about the skin disorder I was consulting or to give me some extra recommendations. He just prescribed me same treatment I said I used in the past and say me "ok, nice to meet you" five minutes later and get out of the office.
Extremely friendly staff, was seen before my appt. time and out in minutes. Highly recommended.
Front desk staff was rude and kept calling me baby/sweetie. The Dr. left the computer and records up on the computer after left. They forced me to put my cc down even though I have PPO insurance. It was not the cleanest or most current office I have been in. The equipment was quite old.
Friendly staff at every level. Scheduled via ZocDoc and waited less than 2 minutes.
Very very professional office and staff. The staff could not have been friendlier. I would highly recommend this doctor.
Straight forward, very business like, no fluff. In and out hopefully with the problem fixed.
Dr Shanker answered all my questions and took care of my problem. He was easy to talk to and I would highly recommend him.
Excellent doctor. Great staff. Quick no nonsense visit. Very friendly place all around.
Quick and efficient appt, was in and out in 30 mins. Came here for a second opinion about a rash and his treatment method was cheaper and quicker and most important...it worked!
I went in for a consultation about discoloration on my calf - his diagnosis was quick and seemed spot-on (in my non-medical opinion, of course). He was friendly and took the time to answer my questions.
Great doctor. Staff is incredibly friendly too. Would recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Shanker is a very knowledgeable professional who knows his specialty. He is very friendly, has a great way to make you feel at ease and tells you honest answers. I would recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist!
Short and sweet, he get's right to the point. A real professional. All business without any of that sickening I want to be your friend gooey stuff. If you want hand holding and a shoulder to cry on go somewhere else. If you want a straight forward diagnosis and treatment that brings good results, this is the man for you.
Efficient, competent and personable
The doc was great, he instantly recognized what my problem was and outlined a treatment regimen that has worked far beyond my expectations. My only complaint (and it's entirely non-medical) is that he didn't understand my sense of humor. It's possible that I might not be funny, but when "Sexual Healing" came on over the speaker system I couldn't resist cracking wise about it. The joke fell flat. Also, the women at the front desk were very helpful--and hilarious, to boot.
Office staff were efficient, complete and pleasant. Dr. Shanker was a bit tentative in his discussion with me - I would have preferred he be a bit more definite about treatments and outcomes.
Well knowledgable and was straight to the point. Explained his diagnosis and the treatment clearly and concisely. Exactly what I needed to get in and out on my lunch break!
Dr. Shanker was very courteous and respectful. Furthermore, he took the time to answer any questions I had and did not rush me out.
I wish all Doctors could be like this guy. His office was clean....his staff were very pleasant and helpful. He was awesome....heres your problem....heres the solution I am not here to waste your time or money. He gets right to the point and doesn't mess around. Me and my son a teenager with acne just thought he was great. He won't sell you something you don't need....as a concerned mother who would do anything to see her son have more self confidence and not worry about his complexion I would of bought or given my left arm....he does not take advantage of this. I highly recommend this man. Thank you! K. Atkins
Dr. Shanker was again very helpful.
Great Dr very kind, I would recommend
I was very pleased with the doctor and the outcome of my visit.
Dr. Shankar and his staff were friendly and very efficient. I was in and out of the office in 20 minutes. His receptionist was especially nice.
Very professional, very informative.
Great. Staff very nice and he was very informative
Enjoyed the visit - Doctor Shanker and his staff are great!
I was extremely disappointed in my visit. I had seen Dr Shanker years ago and found him to be very good. This time he didn't seem to care or show any concern regarding my situation once he determined he was not going to be able to perform any procedures on me (ie no future revenue for him). I had to ask him a couple of times for a referral which he seemed hesitant to give to me. I thought a doctor was supposed to want to medically help people, but it seems some are only concerned with revenues. Perhaps an improvement in bedside manners would improve the volume of his business and in turn increase those coveted revenues.
Funny, informative, genuine.
I read through a few of the reviews on ZocDoc before deciding to make an appointment. The reviews were mixed, some saying he was inattentive, others saying they got in and out and everything was perfect. Here's what I generally look for in a doctor and how Dr. Shanker rated: 1. Can I get an appointment right away or do I have to wait 3 months? - When I was about to book my appointment, I could have gotten a same day appointment, or the next. Due to my own scheduling conflicts, I had to set my appointment for about a week out. 2. I work downtown - is the office within walking distance of my office? - Yes, their offices are pretty centrally located in the Loop right across the street from Macy's. 3. Can I get in and out of the office in a timely manner, I don't want to waste my entire lunch hour sitting in a doctor's office. - Yes. After filling out my paperwork, I probably waited about 5 minutes before being called back to the exam room and waited about another 5 in the exam room for the doctor. I spent about 15 minutes with the doctor and was good to go. His office staff could not have been nicer and on top of things. He's very straightforward and too the point, if you're looking for someone to coddle you and talk your ear off, go somewhere else. He's very knowledgeable and focused on what he's doing. I know there were a few reviews saying that he was texting the entire time they were in the exam room - I did not see his cell phone once and I would chalk that up a once in a while thing, maybe he had something going on in his personal life at the time. I definitely recommend him and although my appointment might end up being just a one-time thing, I would definitely see him again.
Very polite and professional. Note, he is a "specialist" and the co-pay was higher than I expected.
Easy to see, professional, on time.
Very pragmatic and didn't try to push any pet treatments.
Very happy with experience
He was nice but he didn't really listen, seems to be more concerned about seeing a lot of people for the money then really helping.
I appreciated his timeliness.
He's a very nice guy but he doesn't listen to you at all, instead he goes on about general preventive care. My skin is not like most people's thus it would be nice if he allowed me to explain my symptoms but unfortunately he didn't. I'm forced to see a different dermatologist.
This review is two parts. First of all, this man is a doctor and very apparently so. He seems knowledgeable, and through. I went right into the appointment and the receptionists were both very nice and very helpful in getting me all taken care of insurance-wise and he saw me within 5 minutes of getting into an exam room which was immediately. And when he came in he did his job, examined my need, and suggested what seems to be a viable solution. No problem there. My real and only problems are that he acts very inattentive when he seems to be listening to you, and is very, very rushing in his attitude. I do not normally find this unhelpful because frankly I hate spending an hour in the office for a ten minute problem. But he barely listened as I spoke, and his phone went off at least 4 times during our 10 minutes together. Apparently his wife was texting him as were several other people and he answered it everytime even as were talking, at which point he asked me to forgive him, but hold on until he was finished. I can understand once, perhaps even twice if it is something really important, but at that point please step out of the room and call your wife, get an answer in, then give me your full attention until we have discussed what I am discussing. I can wait 5 minutes if it won't mean having to re-explain myself every 5 to 15 seconds because you did not hear me. Then he took a look at my face for five seconds and prescribed something. Finally, he seemed as though I was annoying him (simply a personal observation - but he was in and out without asking if I had any questions). The man seems like he knows what he is doing so overall 5 stars on quality of his training and ability to take care of something, but the 3 for bedside manner is generous. I gave it to him, because he took 5 extra minutes to do some work on my skin. Good doctor, needs work on bedside manner. See him for medical advice, but don't expect extra attention.
I was late getting to my appointment but he saw me anyway. I'll be going back to him.
He was professional, to the point and made me feel very comfortable. Highly recommend him.
Dr. was quick, admin could have been quicker.
Was in and out with out to much feedback or concern. Just perscribed me ointment and left.
PROMPT AND VERY LIKABLE.
He was very professional and really listened to the concerns I had. Thank you.
I loved him and his staff. Everyone was warm and friendly. I was in and out in a half and hour. He has a great personality and was very upfront. I wish all doctors were this great.
Dr. Shanker has always treated me professionally and is a very nice person. This visit was no different. He took care of me in a timely manner and I am completely satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Shanker.
I had a laundry list of issues that I needed taken cared of since I am guilty of putting off a visit to the dermatologist for a long time. Located near where I work, the office location was extremely convinient. Plus, they accepted my insurance which is not a common provider in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Shanker was fantastic - addressing all of my concerns, answering all of my questions, and treating everything I had wrong with care and efficiency. He is one of those doctors that can look at an issue and know precisely what's wrong. I highly recommend him and have already done so to my office mates. The front office staff are extremely nice and accomodating as well.
Seemed very personable and easy to talk to
Staff was really great, friendly, helpful and efficient! Dr. Shanker seemed to rush a little, but he made a quick, effective diagnosis, which was all that was needed in my case. The staff was a good as I've encountered at a doctors office.
There was not wait. I am used to waiting for a while to get into see the doctor. I had a 13:30 appointment, and I was seen at 12:30.
Knowledgeable but indifferent and rushed.
the office staff was very friendly and helpful
He was great, took his time and gave me a thorough diagnosis. I would definitely return.
I thought he was great. He can just look at you and tell you what you need within minutes. Not many docs can do that.
Dr. Shanker is great! His office staff are fast and personable, he was fast and
He was friendly and prompt. Answered my questions and even helped me with another issue I had in addition to what I had made my appointment for. I recommend him.
Was very realistic and imformative about my situation.
Dr Shanker explained everything to me in detail so I could understand what the different skin conditions are.
The Doctor was very nice,I felt very comfotrable and was 100% satisfied
After using reviews to find a new Dr. online, I chose Dr. Shanker. I felt he was very honest and we discussed the best course to travel in detail. No unnecessary follow-up appointments just to get a script written. My auto repair company uses a service like this for appointment, email, texting, and follow-up. Positive reviews are key to letting others know that honest and good doctors DO exist.
He was very unprofessional, including: Taking a phone call in the exam room (non-patient or emergency). He laughed at the issues I was bringing up and also told me he had no interest in a procedure any longer. He said he could remove issues if they bothered me, my concern were more if they were cancerous. You can hear other exam rooms through the heating units. He offered me a gown only after I told him a mole was in a sensitive area. He asked for my medical history AFTER the exam.
Well, before you meet him,you meet his staff. They work like a well-oiled machine--very professional,friendly and thorough,IMO. Dr. Shanker is very good at what he does--He explains your problem,why it likely occurred and how he intends to treat it. He's also very funny--maybe stand-up his second gig? It was my first visit but,i highly recommend his practice.
Quick, efficient, and courteous service. Very positive experience.
Dr. Shankar and his office staff were very pleasant and professional. I only had a brief visit with the doctor, but liked him enough that I would come back and recommend him to others.
a quick in-and-out
Excellent Doctor, right the the point and knows his stuff. Would highly reccomend.
very quick and to the point and seemed to know what he was talking about which put me at ease.
He's direct and to the point. That's the only reason I docked a star for bedside manner. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. He seems very knowledgable.
The appointment felt rushed and was not very thorough.
I liked the rapid doctor visit except all of my concerns were not met! I think he could have explained future steps better without having to comeback to pay another co-pay. A follow-up appointment should have been granted without a co-pay to see if his recommendation worked.
Great doctor, had a rash that another doctor thought was something it wasn't and Dr. Shanker diagnosed and treated it right away. His office even got me in after I mixed the appointment times and came 30 minutes late!
Courteous and competent staff. Dr. Shanker is knowledgeable and doesn't waste your time like some doctors do. Also, I obtained good results from his advice/prescription.
Great doc and a great experience, highly recommended.
Great beside manner. Made my daughter very comfortable. No wait time at all.
I appreciate that Dr. Shanker is busy; however, he spent less than 5 minutes with me after a 30 minute wait - which is a testament to how quickly he can diagnose an issue - but also very abrupt and unsettling as he barely bothered to introduce himself.
I really enjoyed my visit. Dr Shanker was very blunt and honest and I have a lot of respect for that in a physician, being a health care worker myself. I was listened to and treated with respect. I would definitely recommend Dr. Shanker to friends and family!
Dr. Shanker is always on time - a real pleasure when visiting a doctor.
He has invested in cutting edge equipment that prior doctors I've seen never have had. Extremely knowledgeable at his craft. His office went out of their way to assist me in figuring out my eye care coverage, discovering that even though zocdoc said they were in network, they had never heard of my eye care plan. Couldn't get glasses due to the insurance issue. I will go to him again and will recommend him to my friends and family.
He has a truly professional and friendly bedside manner. As a first-time patient I would feel confident recommending him to anyone in need of a dermatologist.