Dr. David Shanker, MD

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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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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.

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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!

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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!

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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,

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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.

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Great Doctor!

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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.

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I like his honesty and frank approach.

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As always, I got in right on time (even a little early) and everyone in the office was great.

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The doctor and staff were very friendly.

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He's quick to get out of the office but there wasn't much to say.

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I think he was very nice

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Office staff friendly. Was seen immediately. Got quick answers. Doc is knowledgeable, not terribly warm and fuzzy but did good work.

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Dr. Shanker and his staff were wonderful. I recommend his office for any medical needs you may have.

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Always fast and professional.

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Dr. Shanker is a seasoned, friendly, caring, empathetic doctor who treats you very personally and I highly highly recommend him.

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Good experience! Fast, thorough, and satisfied.

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Good attention to needed medical problem including diagnosis.

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He was a very nice guy, who took my concerns seriously!

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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.

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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.

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Courteous and helpful staff. Dr. took adequate time for examination, discussion and recommendations.

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I would highly recommend Dr Shanker. He's a rare "no nonsense" professional.

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The office is full of wonderful people. They made the experience great. The Dr. is extremely educated and cares about his patients.

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Dr. Shanker is friendly and straight to the point. He saw me promptly and was pleasant!

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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...

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Friendly office. I would return if needed.

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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.

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Very good doctor and easy to make appointment

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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.

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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

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Quick

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Second visit and referred my friend to him and he had excellent results.

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Great visit, very educational. I highly recommend Dr. Shanker.

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Dr was great, provided a diagnosis , and meds, and scheduled follow up. Very little wait.

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He is simple and super quick and no fuss! Thanks Doc!!

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He was great!

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A++, highly recommend

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great experience. quick diagnosis and prognosis. gave plenty of information. would recommend to anyone needing dermatology expertise.

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Very friendly doctor who was able to quickly figure out & solve problem!

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