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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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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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Everyone was very pleasant and attentive.

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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.

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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.

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I love Dr. Shanker. He's on time and no-nonsense. Can't go wrong.

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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.

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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.

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Office centrally located and very efficient. Appointment itself short and sweet, had prescription ready to pick up at my pharmacy within the hour.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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