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 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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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.

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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 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!

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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 take next. 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 thinking to 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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