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Dr. Erica LaBarbera is an excellent Board Certified Dermatologist with strong surgical skills. She is affiliated with North Shore University Health Systems and sees patients of all ages: infants, children, teenagers, and adults.
Dr. LaBarbera is now accepting patients for dermatology consultation, annual skin screening, acne, psoriasis, chemical peels, wound care, varicose vein(s), and more!
Verified Patient Reviews
She is so cool, and more hospital to all our queries.
Dr. LaBarbera was very straightforward in her dealing with me. She looked at my skin problems, diagnosed them promptly, and that was it. No issues!
Excellent. I asked a lot of questions and she answered all my questions. I'm definitely going back.
She was excellent, paid attention to my problems, and was very down to earth on her prognosis.
Overall I thought she was very informative and had a great bedside manner. She seems very busy so the visit was short but I felt we covered all my concerns.
I love Dr.LaBarbera, she's always so sweet and straight to the point, honest, caring and I'm always in and out quick. I highly recommend!
She is a delightful person and an ultimate professional. I have skin issues that are very embarrassing for me, and I feel like I can go in with no make-up and show her without judgment or criticism. That's a genuine gift. Her diagnosis and treatment plans work for me, and I'm grateful for that.
My first appointment was good - with very little wait time and thorough, but my second appointment I waited 45 minutes in the exam room for the doctor and when she came it it seemed as though she hadn't reviewed my chart. She didn't remember where my skin issue was and I had to repeat myself several times because she kept getting the details confused. This might have been an anomaly, because I was very pleased last time, but if this experience is reflective of the norm, I definitely won't be returning.
Quick, efficient, great bedside manor and very capable!
I suggest going to any other dermatologist, TERRIBLE WAIT TIME, UNPROFESSIONAL. DO NOT GO HERE. I called for a refill on my prescription that I have from this office and they refused without another appointment. They had nothing available for at least 10 days. It has been 2 days since my appointment and my prescription has still not been sent in. I have called twice and they keep saying they are sending it it now. It is now Saturday and the office is closed, my prescription has not been sent in and I have to wait until Monday to contact the office again. I will NEVER GO HERE AGAIN.
Dr. LaBarbera , is a very personable doctor. I would recommend her to anyone requesting a dermatologist. Thanks for great care
dr. LaBarbara and her partner Dr. Goldin are great! They respond to questions promptly with up to date research information. They seek my input and are courteous, involved and just what I like in a specialist.
The Dr. was fantastic and very caring. The skin screening was very thorough and professional. I even recommended that my wife go and see her because it was so easy with signing up online.
I've enjoyed my two visits with the doctor. She has a fun personality and it's easy to interact with her. She performed a surgery on me before which went very well. This was a follow up visit and she did what was expected including freezing precancerous growths on the face. I certainly enjoyed the very short wait time.
The Dr. has great bedside manor, very informative and very thorough on instructions and follow up information.
Dr. LaBarbera was very kind and helpful. She seems like a wonderful person, in addition to being a caring, attentive professional.
She is really great. Very patient with my 14 year old, asks all the right questions, very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.
Very engaging and re-assuring. Explained situation and outcomes clearly and in a non-frightening way. (Cancer is a scary word, but she allied my fears.) Decided on the spot to have her perform procedure to remove cancerous cells.
Professional, quick, smart, + warm - really liked her!
She is very professional and always has very good recommendations.
Knowledgeable, informative, professional
Dr. LaBarbera was very nice and easy to talk to! She is very good ! Knows what is right to do. Ask her all the questions you have regarding about skin and she will answer them ! Great dermatologist! HIGHLY RECOMMEND !
She is such an exceptional, warm person and Dr. She is so down to earth & really is concerned about you & remembers you and your problems. She reminds me of Memphis Drs. I speak to her & get teary because she is such a special person.
It was really good experience, she listened all my problems and the treatment history due to rashes spreading all over my body and treated me well. After two weeks from the first visit I am recovered from all of the rashes which was haunting me from last 2 months.
She is thorough and professional. she also listens to me, to my concerns.
LaBarbera is very nice dermatologist, she listen very carefully what you say about your skin and she explain you everything about your diseases, she is really helpful...
Dr. LaBarbera was professional & informative. She had a great bed side manner too.
An excellent doctor with great charm. I felt well cared for and knew she was careful and she gave great feedback and answered all my questions.
Dr. LaBarbera was thorough, professional, informative and personable throughout my visit. She treated me with sensitivity and respect as she went about the examination efficiently and with great care.
I went in for an annual skin screen and Dr. LaBarbera was very thorough. She explained everything in detail and answered all of my questions.
Very nice, thorough, even drew a picture explaining situation. Seemed very competent and knowledgeable. Since it wasn't complicated, hesitate to give highest recommendation.
I only had first visit and she is very caring and attentive of my words. I feel confident she will resolve my heath issue and she has been very helpful already, comforting me at the clinic. Surprisingly, office visit was very pleasant!
very professional and friendly-explained the procedure clearly
I absolutely LOVE Dr. LaBarbera. She is warm, friendly and a true professional. She is thorough and when I had a basil cell carcinoma sent me to a place that was able to remove ALL of the cells in one visit. I believe she was born to do this work and I highly recommend her.
Very friendly and personable. Listened to all of my concerns and didn't rush me through my appointment. We came up with solutions for all of my issues and I was done within a half hour once I actually got into the exam room. Would definitely recommend!
I though she was thorough in her explanation and a very personable woman. Kindness matters a lot when a person isn't well or has a problem. Excellent advice. She took me at a moments notice too. (very rare I'm sure) Lucky me!!
Dr. LaBarbera is excellent... I've already recommended her to a friend. Her nurse Mae is also wonderful :)
Erica was great. She was so polite, so helpful, and so friendly.
She was awesome! I had 3 or 4 things I needed her to look at and because she asked smart questions we found that there was a link between 2 of them. She made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dermatologist.
I've been going to Goldin Skin for at least 25 years. Dr. Goldin could not have picked anyone better!!! Very knowledgeable and Great personality!!!! I live in Gurnee and my mother and I both think it is worth the drive to go to this practice. Kudos to Dr.Goldin for adding her to the practice!!! Katie O'Connor Kay O'Connor
I absolutely LOVED Dr. LaBarbera! Prior to booking, I looked through numerous doctors on Zoc Doc and found that all of her feedback was wonderful! After my appointment today, I can honestly say that she is outstanding and I will continue to go to her! She is kind, smart, understanding, friendly and makes you feel totally at ease. She didn't rush me and answered all of my questions! I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who needs a dermatologist.
Very friendly and approachable. Answered all questions. This was a first appointment and was very pleased.
The visit was very pleasant and Dr.LaBarbera was very helpful also explained everything very well... Will definitely recommend.
Dr. LaBarbera is excellent. She is thorough and also, she is balanced. She eagerly educates a patient on a simple, low-cost solution (if relevant) to a skin problem. She listens well, responds well, and is willing to take a few minutes to educate a patient who wants to understand. She is easy and very pleasant to interact with. This was my second visit. That said, I experienced frustrations with the receptionist and one of the assistants. They are ill-informed about the uses and functions of ZocDoc, including the notes box and online form-filling. When I asked them to get hold of forms I had taken the time to fill out when booking the appointment, two staffers were dismissive and argumentative. More, they insisted on arguing in the waiting room where other patients were forced to overhear. In my view, staff improvement is needed regarding: a.) ZocDoc functions; b.) how to handle it when a patient disagrees with something a staff person has said; and c.) how to respect a patient's privacy when other patients are within earshot.
Excellent. She was super nice, very well informed, seemed to actually care about the concerns of her patient, gave many treatment options and was honest about which would be the best one.
She is very professional. Explains everything extremely well.
She was great! My daughter felt very comfortable with the doctor. The appointment was short and sweet, just the way I like it. We would highly recommend her.
Dr. LaBarbera is super friendly and easy to talk to. She doesn't forcefully push products on you like some other dermatologists I know, which is really a breath of fresh air. I really liked that she listened to my concerns and was able to work with my wants in order to prescribe a regimen I was happy with.
Dr labarbera is delightful ,knowledgeable and an excellent listner. She explained my symptoms and put me at ease about my condition. I will schedule a follow up next month.
She was thorough and not rushed even though she was running behind.
Friendly, approachable, thorough, and informative. Support staff was helpful and efficient. Great first time experience with a dermatologist! I'm very glad to have found her!
Great bedside manner. Dr. LaBarbera is very personable and knowledgeable about pizza.
She was very professional and knowledgeable. Addressed all of my concerns and was extremely thorough with my skin check. She was very nice and easy to talk to. 5/5 would definitely recommend
She was great and understood/addressed my concerns.
Good service. Accuracy of treatment.
Very thurough examination. Left with all of my questions answered and a good plan moving forward. Highly reccomend!
Dr. LaBarbera came highly recommended by a family member. I wasn't disappointed. She was thorough, explained everything in great detail, took her time. It was a pleasure not having to sit and wait, unlike another dermatologist I previously used.
Dr. LaBarbera is so great! She's well spoken and gets directly to the point. She experiments with all options and see what you are most at ease with and approach treatment options that way. She request follow ups and genuinely cares about how you are responding to treatments.
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She was so kind, and took the time to explain everything to my teenage daughters. She was wonderful!
Dr. Barbera is one of the best after Dr. Harry Goldin...i have been very pleased with her demeanor, her intelligence and her humor...i have recommended her to many friends and i hope they all get to call for appointments as they are not too close to skokie...She articulates what the problems may be, what not to get excited about, how to treat the wound (if there is one) and always has something positive to say...i absolutely love her!
this was my 1st visit, excellent experience, relay hope that my biopsy results will be excellent as well
Great visit. Erica was very friendly and informative about the process of my examination. Great doctor!
I really liked Dr. LaBarbera. She was very friendly, answered all my questions. Since I'm so fair skinned, I need to get a cancer screening every year, so am pleased to find someone I feel comfortable with.
I love Dr. LABARBERA SHE GREATS ME WITH A SMILE AND SHE'S NOT AFRAID TO SHOW THAT SHE CARES. EVEN THOUGH SHE'S YOUNG SHE'S VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE . I suffer with Exuma and I've seen Dr LaBarbera about 3 times and everytime I go to her she talks to me she lives with me and she tells me how brave I am she's not afraid to touch my skin without gloves on she's very personable and I will return to her every time I need to
I thought she was very pleasant and very easy to talk to. I was very pleased with her and her nurses aide.
Professional, cordial and efficient, without making the appointment feel rushed.
She's awesome, funny and straight to the point!
Excellent overall visit, the doctor was very thorough and extremely knowledgeable -and incredibly confident in her diagnosis.
Dr. LaBarbera was extremely professional and approachable. She listened attentively and was cautious, but thorough with her diagnosis. This was my first appointment with her, yet she made me very comfortable. I was late due to traffic conditions, but she was very gracious and understanding. I would highly recommend Dr. LaBarbera.
Dr. LaBarbera listened and asked questions. She is great. I feel lucky to have found her. My daughter told me about her.
She clarified the problem, and suggested medications, and was warm and friendly.
I really like her A LOT. And I don't say that often about doctors. I felt like I was confiding in a friend about this crazy allergy I am having. She was very sympathetic. Asked many questions and very thorough in addressing any and all questions. Spent a good amount of time with me. Overall great experience.
She is amazing. Very friendly. Great doctor
She was awesome! Very informative and funny. Straight forward and told me what to do. Thanks!
Excellent doctor, worth waiting all that time.
Attentive and caring and described every step of the way during procedure, much appreciated.
Rarely have I seen a Doctor whose energy for her profession and compassion for her patient put me immediately at ease. Dr. Labarbera is thorough and actually made my visit enjoyable!
Awesome, thanks so much.
Super knowledgable and friendly!
she took ownership of my issue and involved other doctor for more opinion, she was very professional and helpful, she make me feel confident enough to fallow any direction she will give for my future health . thank you doctor
The procedure went well. Hope the diagnosis will go as well.
Great dermatologist who took time to answer my questions and I didn't feel like she was running to the next patient! She was friendly and nice and called back promptly with follow-up.
Dr Erica is very professional with excellent personality. She makes the patient comfortable She is full of enthusiasm to treat the patient in best possible manner.
She was very personable and friendly. She explained everything very simply and easily. There was no pressure to do anything that was not requested and explained fully the options that could be taken. Very great visit.
Dr LaBarbera is one of the best dermatologist I have ever seen. she is very accurate and very efficient at what she dose.Her bed side manor is great. I truly recommend her for all your skin problems. Sharon M
Dr LaBarbara was very thorough .. explained all the choices we had for treating my skin issue .. and let me help decide what was best for me. I really like her and would definitely see her for any future issues. and I would also recommend her to friends and family.
Very personable. Spent time. Answered my questions.
Energetic, thorough, inquisitive about finding answers to problems; very up-to-date treatment.
This was my second child who has seen her and she was wonderful one again
Been to the office twice and the wait time is terrible. Having to wait for an hour is definitely too long. However, I think the doctor is great. I really like her and will see her again, but I dread the wait time
Dr. LaBarbera is very professional and personable. I left her office feeling at ease!
She is the nicest and most understanding person, and will answer all your questions and concerns
Confident, capable and professional with a very pleasant patient contact.
I was pleased with her knowledge of my condition. However, she was not able to offer me any other remedies at this visit.
Very thorough and personable.
She was great!!! Very kind and reassuring.
Everyone was professional and very timely. Highly recommend.
She was wonderful!!
Dr. LaBarbera was very kind, gentle, professional and warm. We opted for a less drastic approach to my problem first with the understanding that we can always be more aggressive later. I didn't feel rushed and felt I was in very good hands.
I was very pleased with Dr Labarbera and would highly recomend her.
Dr LaBarbera was very friendly and has worked hard to help me find a positive result for my problem. I have hope that I'll get a good outcome from my treatment.
Dr. LaBarbera has a great personality and is an awesome Doctor.
Dr. LaBarbera is attentive, knowledgable and forward-thinking. She listens attentively, follows through and in general establishes atmosphere of trust and reliance.
Dr. LaBarbera was incredibly knowledgable about my issue, and knew exactly how to help me out. She had quick and decisive solutions/answers to any issue I through her way. I would highly recommend her!
Dr LaBarbera is pleasant and knowledgeable -she worked with me to get the result wanted and answered all my questions
She was very nice and professional. She made me feel very comfortable and answered any questions I had. I didn't feel rushed at all. She made my first visit an amazing experience.
Very pleased despite long wait to see dr. Once we got in the room she came right in to see us as she knew I had 3 small children with me. She was very personable with my kids and made my son feel extremely comfortable. She also apologized for wait which I appreciated.
I was very pleased with the doctor and the treatment.
She was friendly and professional. She prescribed cream. Try it for 2 weeks, if the rash doesn't go away, make an appt.
Very personable, efficient; took care of two problems successfully.
The dr was excellent. I thought her thoroughly professional, competent & thorough. I felt she was a bit rushed so didn't have the time/chance to ask her a specific question I'd intended. Consequently, I criticized MYSELF FOR NOT CONCENTRATING but now in retrospect, her speediness intimidated me. WHOSE FAULT?! This quicky manner would not prevent me from returning for her expertise.
For being a first time patient the whole experience was GREAT !!
Excellent in every way. Thorough and communicates extremely well
I am glad dr. Golden got some very good help. The wait for an appointment is not that long anymore. Dr Erica is a very warm caring human being. I am at ease with her. Feel very free to talk with her about my reason for being here. She listens attentively . I got the best care from her for my situation. Thank's so much.
I'm highly recommend Dr.LaBarbera. She is very friendly and easygoing person.
She allows the patient to have their own opinion in their options for treatments, but still give their professional opinions as well.
Dr, LaBarbara discussed the issue, checked it out and took time to explain everything. She was not in a rush. She also took time to discuss another issue that wasn't the reason I was there.
This was my first appointment with Dr LaBarbera, so I can't comment on any kind of results or accuracy of treatment at this point. However, I was extremely happy with her bedside manner - she really put me at ease during my visit, which included a minor procedure. She was efficient and professional during the examination phase as well.
thorough, fast & friendly.
Dr. LaBarbera was very professional, easy to talk to and explained everything very clearly. I would definitely recommend her to other potential patients.
Awesome doctor! She not only checked on my main complaint, she also took the time to check my whole body for every speck she could find! It definitely gave me reassurance that everything was alright!
My office visit with Dr. LaBarbera was very informative. She was very professional, friendly, and patient...answering all my questions and anticipating some. I definitely will recommend her and the practice.
Absolutely perfect she answered all my questions and I left the office feeling terrific I have already recommended her to several other friends who are just us pleased
She was wonderful. Friendly, knowledgeable, kind, and worked quickly. It wasa great visit and I'll definitely recommend her.
Dr .Erica is very professional , accurate, friendly !!!
She was very friendly; however she did not solve one of my issues which was a discoloration of my skin. She had no answer and basically told me I needed to deal with it. She did not ask about flare ups of my eczema or look at my skin like Dr. Goldin always does. I have been going to Dr. Goldin for over 20 years and I will only be seeing him going forward.
She is very quick and perfect in diagnosis.
I was very very pleased with her professionalism, expertise, and friendly manner.
THE nicest and most relatable doctor I have ever been to. She is patient and really helps to explain everything before she does it. I would highly recommend her!
Dr. LaBarbera is very personable and takes the time to listen to your concerns. She is very thoughtful about her recommendations for your child's health and welfare. My daughter really feels comfortable with her. Also the assistants are super nice and know their customer service. Very rare to find good customer service these days...
Dr. LaBarbera was very professional and gave me a very thorough exam. She made me feel very relaxed and she explained all options very clearly. I would see for again for my next yearly routine exam.
She is very good and takes her time
I have gone to Goldinskin practice for thirty years and if I can't see Dr. Goldin I am extremely happy to see Dr. LaBarbera. She takes wonderful care of me! I actually look forward to my visit.
Goldinskin dermatology is a very professional and wonderful office. Dr. LaBarbera was an absolute pleasure to talk to. She is a very knowledgable and kind doctor who offers several options for your medication even if you do not have insurance. I am glad I found this gem online and will continue to go to this office for all my dermatology needs.
Doctor LaBarbera is very professional, made me feel at ease, explained my options and possible outcomes in easy terms and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend her!
She is very professional, with a pleasing personality.
She was cheerful, understanding, and obviously intelligent. She took the time to be as thorough with her diagnosis as possible, not leaving anything to doubt, which I appreciated, since it was the first time I met her. She had a sense of humor and a nice smile which was refreshing.
Very professional yet warm. She did not appear to be in a hurry and listened to me. Much appreciated!!
Dr. LaBarbera was great. Knowledgeable doctor with friendly personality!! Would definitely see again.
The nurse Mae was excellent. Dr.LaBarbera explained the surgical procedure she was doing and was extremely understanding.
Dr. LaBarbera brings an extreme level of compassion and knowledge to her patients. Friendly and extremely compettent, I definitely would recommend her
Very knowledgeable and personable. Looking forward to my next appointment with her!
It was my first time visiting her and it was a good experience.
Helpful and knowledgable. I appreciated that she considered my previous treatments for acne and took those into consideration when recommending treatment. She also thought about ling term options for me if i am not happy with my results with current treatment. Nurses were very nice. The only thing i did not like is that i was asked to sign forms on an electronic screen without being told what i was asked to sign, or being given any of the forms. When i asked for the documents i was signing for, the receptionist looked startled. Why would i sign your offices financial policies and privacy practices without first reading them?
She is extremely knowledgeable and competent and has a delightful personality.
She was prompt and very professional.
She was very friendly and explained everything clearly. Would recommend Dr Erica anytime.
My current dermatologist is always booked solid two months in advance. In the meantime because I could not wait I saw another dermatologist at the same office. He brushed off my condition and was halfway out the door before I knew it. Showed little to no interest and concern. His treatment and advise did not help. So having used zocdoc before I tried it again. I was lucky to find Dr. LaBarbera and an opening the following day. She was very attentive and informative. I left feeling educated and optimistic about my skin condition. I did not feel rushed and had all concerns addressed. All around great experience. I will definitely be returning in the future if necessary.
I really liked Dr. LaBarbera! She is probably one of my favorite doctors. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything understandably. She is pretty quick to the point, but most doctors are with the limited time they have for each patient! I can tell she cared though, and liked that she took out the time to address something separate from the reason of my appointment.
She was very nice. Explain everything that was going on with me. And during the procedure I didn't felted anything. I will definitely going back to see her in the future.
Very understanding and caring! She made me extremely comfortable and took time out to make me feel better about anything that I was diagnosed with. I love love love her bedside manner. Thanks so much!
Dr. LaBarbera was very friendly and attentive to my questions and concerns. She was very thorough and knowledgable. I would highly recommend her to everyone!!!!
Very professional and friendly.
Dr. Labarbera was very welcoming and made me feel at home. Everyone there were so friendly. She was very knowledgeable about her job and never stopped smiling. I was glad to have her as my Dermatologist. I would recommend my family and anyone to her without hesitation. Can't wait to go there again in a year from yesterday.
Dr. LaBarbera was extremely nice and professional. She made me feel very comfortable, explained everything that she was doing, and talked me through all of my options.
She's very accomodating, well mannered, very professional, sweet, easy to understand the way she explain your problem. Will recommend to my relatives & friends. God bless you more Dra. LaBarbera.
Dr. Absorbers was very kind and understanding when I saw her. I didn't have to wait very long to see her. I would definitely trust this office to help me in the future. Thank-you.
Made me feel very comfortable. Very professional. Answered all my questions. Highly recommend if you are looking for a dermatologist.
Dr. LaBarbera was very nice. She answered all my questions about little skin issues I had, and I felt she did a thorough skin check. When I asked her about someone in my life who has scabies, I would have liked it if she took two more minutes to address my worries. She did address my concerns, but I just wish she had taken a few more minutes to more thoroughly answer all my questions. I guess since it wasn't specifically something I currently had, I could understand her not wanting to talk more about it, but I've just been struggling with wanting to know if it's possible to be sure they are eradicated. She gave me a brochure on scabies, which was nice, but it didn't specifically help me with the question I had about how I can know when this person is safe to allow into my house again. I must say the office staff was incredibly nice and helpful. I called to ask if they had an earlier appointment than the one I had, on the day of my appointment, and they said yes – so I came in earlier which was much more convenient for me, and was seen exactly at the time they said. I also really liked the location of the practice. It has a big parking lot, so no trouble parking. It's also very close to the highway (Old Orchard exit). I found the office comfortable and it had a friendly feeling. The whole visit with the doctor was very quick, 15 minutes at most. I felt comfortable with the location and the office and Dr. LaBarbera, I just would've felt 10% more satisfied if she had taken two more minutes with me at the end.
We were in and out in no time. Dr. Labarbera's bedside manner and that of her staff is excellent. My daughter and I had a wonderful experience with this doctor and office.
She was great! Very friendly, gave good advice, and even asked about my health insurance so she could prescribe medication that I could afford (saving me hundreds of dollars).
Dr. LaBarbera was awesome. Genuine and caring and I will definitely continue to see her. I also recommend her highly. Overall great experience!
First time with this doctor, but very impressed and will go back in/when needed.
I was pleased with the whole experience, from the minimal waiting time in the clean and orderly office to the treatment received. Dr. LaBarbera and her staff are courteous, professional and efficient and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
She was great. Very thorough and friendly.
Erika is very sweet, very down to earth and has great bedside manner. Very Professional and cool!
She was absolutely wonderful along with the nurse that was involved! They were professional and had a great sense of humor! I would recommend her very highly!!!
Very pleasant. Willing to explain the diagnosis and treatment.
Great! Very caring and professional!
Dr. La Barbera was great! She saw two of my children, 9 and 13 years old and they both loved her. She explained everything very clearly to them both.
Dr. LaBarbera and her staff were amazing! Very sweet and caring. My appointment ran on time, Dr Labarbera was extremely knowledgeable and dedicated. She made me feel very comfortable throughout the appointment. I highly recommend her as a dermatologist!