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Dr. Gabriel J. Martinez-Diaz, MD FAAD, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

*Please note we have a 48-hr cancellation policy with a $150 fee. Kindly notify us by calling and speaking with a staff 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment* *We only confirm appointments once insurance verification is obtained in our office. For this, we need your insurance information uploaded onto Zocdoc, or emailed to us* *For self pay patients, please call the office for rate* Gabriel J. Martinez-Diaz, M.D., FAAD is a Stanford University trained and board-certified dermatologist practicing aesthetic, medical, and surgical dermatology since 2014. Initially practice in Atlanta, GA for one short year before realizing that he missed the midwest charm. He relocated to Chicago in 2015, and has been associated with Northwestern Medicine, as an independent physician since then. In 2017, he founded M D Aesthetics and Dermatology to provide comprehensive and cutting edge aesthetics and dermatology care for the city of Chicago and its residents. He is ecstatic to have found a new home for his practice in his favorite and one of Chicago’s most thriving neighborhood – the West Loop. Dr. Martinez-Diaz is originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin to obtain his degree with honors in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Martinez-Diaz attended Stanford University where he received his medical degree and gained distinction as a Doris Duke Research Fellow. He completed his Research Fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco. Upon graduation from medical school, he completed his medical internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, in Minneapolis, MN. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Lake Forest Hospital
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Stanford University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Skin of Color Society
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery
  • Chicago Dermatological Society

Awards and publications

  • Solitary, enlarging painful violaceous tumor on the cheek of a 9-year old (Skin involvement of Pre-B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma), JAMA Dermatol. 2013; 149(5):609-614. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.3053a.
  • Durkin J, Martinez-Diaz GJ, Gehris RP. A 7-week old Nepali Girl with a Perianal ulcer: brief report. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Jan 3. doi: 10.1111/pde.12277.
  • Martinez-Diaz, G.J.; Berk, D.; Brucknner, A.; and Kim, J. Annular and keratotic papules and plaques in a teenager Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(8):931-936.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1245556695

Office locations

M D Aesthetics and Dermatology

1021 W Adams St, LL #1

Chicago, IL 60607

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He is an excellent physician. His bedside manners, hospitality, and medical staff really make you feel comfortable.
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This is a very sorry excuse for a Dr. he double billed me and was beyond rude to us when trying to resolve this. I called multiple times and he hung up on me and called me names that I willnot repeat. I really regret ever going to his office. I strongly advise Do Not go to this place. They are the worst!!!
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Professional and clean office. Nice office staff and a informative visit that addressed all my concerns. A+ experience.
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One of the best doctor offices I have been in. High tech, efficient, great bed side manner and Doctor is well skilled in his profession.
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Dr. Martinez-Diaz was thorough, kind, and patient. He made sure I had time to ask any questions or offer any concerns. He answered all of my questions. The appointment was quick and easy.
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This was my first time getting a filler and the process was amazing! Dr Martinez and his staff were warm and caring and made me feel so totally at ease! I'm thrilled with the results and the service. My instincts were right on this facility/doctor and I'll be back.
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The doctor is very nice and very knowledgeable. Besides the long forms that I had to fill out ( should have done it online), I was accepted right away.
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I was referred to Dr. Martinez-Diaz by my friend and so happy she did!! After having an extremely frustrating experience with my previous dermatologist I had almost given up hope!! So glad I listened to my friend! Dr. Martinez Diaz wasvery efficient and friendly and I never felt rushed!! He was very honest about my skin condition and my treatment options too. I would 100% recommend him. The office staff is also super friendly and courteous!!
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Great doctor and I would highly recommend him!
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Dr. Martinez-Diaz was awesome!!! I mentioned my condition and concerns and he addressed them professionally and made me feel comfortable and at ease! He was patient and extremely kind! He took his time to explain everything and I left the officefeeling great about my decision on choosing him for my dermatology visit. I cant wait to see results! Thank you for your help!
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Everyone was so per nice and professional.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very thorough, addressed every issue I brought up, and had me in and out very quickly. He and his staff were also very knowledgeable about insurance issues, and could include this information in our discussions about treatment. I've found my regular dermatologist! I highly recommend Dr. Martinez-Diaz!
Less than 3 months ago
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First time visit. Office staff was very helpful. Dr. Martinez-Diaz was pleasant and was very knowledgeable. I was in and out in 15 minutes - very impressed
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Was an awesome experience, highly highly recommend!
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Great doctor. He is caring and explains things in a clear and concise manner.
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He is a great doctor and help me with my face rash with the treatment
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I was seen immediately. Check In process was great because of the use of technology and no papers. Parking is tough but that was explained when the receptionist called to confirm my appt. What I appreciated most were the options Iwas given when determining the best options for care. He always gave me a option and asked my preference and did not force a recommendation on me. He explained all my options and let me decide.
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Physician was amazing- I was in and out. However-the reception crew is clueless and messed everything up with my insurance. They also made multiple calls to me for the same information - and then when I arrived on property - theystill didn’t have anything correct. There are a million dermatologists in Chicago- go to any of them!! AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!!!!
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Dr Martinez was perfectly nice however my experience with the office staff was very unpleasant and stressful. To his credit Dr Martinez did his best to rectify the situation and apologized profusely for the unprofessional behavior of his staff.
Less than 3 months ago
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First time seeing Dr. Martinez-Diaz and it was a good visit. He diagnosed my issue and took care of it right away. It was fast and effecicent.
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I really enjoyed my visit here. The facility is really cute, the front desk guy was very polite and helpful with getting me all squared away. I was a little late to the appt, but they all were no less accommodatingthan if I had been on time. Dr. Martinez-Diaz was quick but i didnt feel rushed at all. He was very thorough with making sure I understood all of the info he was giving me (and it was a lot!). I've already scheduled my follow-up appt and can't wait to refer my friends!
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I was very pleased with the check-in process and the professionalism of the staff. Dr. Martinez-Diaz made sure all of my questions were addressed and gave me a handful of treatment options and recommendations for each of my concerns. I wasvery happy with the overall experience and would definitely recommend this office.
Less than 6 months ago
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Short walk from the loop after work. Super quick, explained everything very clearly.
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Super smart, super attentive, super kind. Dr. Martinez-Diaz is exactly who you want helping you with something as important as your skin. Highly recommend.
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Nice guy. Answered all my questions. Visit seemed rushed so be prepared with your questions to slow him down a little. Not much of an evaluation in my case he knew exactly what it was. Quick and clean with good customerservice. They also make you keep a credit card on file.
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Very helpful and great staff!
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Dr. Martinez-Diaz has an excellent bedside manner and is incredibly thorough. His assistants help keep every patient on time, but you don't feel at all like you're being rushed. He basically did all the things that I imagine a great dermatologistwill do - listen to all of my concerns, inspect all the areas I'm worried about (plus a thorough skin inspection based on his expertise) and then go through my skincare routine with me. I am hugely disappointed that I'm moving and won't be able to follow-up with him!
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The staff was very friendly and professional.
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Great experience. I thought Dr. Martinez-Diaz was friendly, transparent, and informative. I have found my new dermatologist.
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Knowledgeable and personable.
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He was very informative and educated my daughter who is 13. She felt comfortable and relieved.
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Dr. Martinez-Diaz was very nice and explained everything thoroughly.
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The check-in process was quick and easy! i liked how friendly everyone was and how quick I was seen by the Doctor. He was very professional and had great bedside manners! So glad my GP referred me to him!
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Dr. Martinez-Diaz and his staff were very nice! I felt like I was in good, professional hands during my appointment. My only suggestion - I walked away from my dermatology appointment with 2 prescriptions and 1 recommended over-the-countertopical treatment. It would've been nice to receive written instructions for use with each one.
Less than 1 year ago
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Good staff was cold. He was personable and friendly but I felt he was always trying to sell me something. Didn't get a good vibe from him.
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The service was excellent. The parking was extremely challenging. The idea of paying a severe punishment for being late was a bit much. It was basically positive because of the service.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very expensive, I have been to other dermatologists for the same treatment with smaller OOP cost. Probably would not return.
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He’s very professional and nice. As were his staff and the office space. I like the fact you can make an appointment and fill out all your paper work on line. The office was easy to find and I had no problems parking. I highly recommend him.
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It was a great appointment and the dr. so kind and he answer all my questions and give me solution I really recommend ?
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He was great! I've never been taken back so quickly and examined so well at this office. He double checked/took a closer look at everything. I will be scheduling the rest of my appointments with him! Thanks again!
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This is my third visit/treatment with Dr. Martinez-Diaz. Wonderful service, fantastic treatment and great "chair-side" manner. Highly recommend his services to anyone that has a fear of needles. Didn't feel a thing!
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The exam seemed rushed and rehearsed. I would like a slower and more caring, sincere discourse.
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Quick and easy follow up visit. Just what I expected.
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Dr. Martinez-Diaz is professional and very good at administering fillers. He was always checking to make sure I was okay and he does excellent work. I'll be back. :)
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Gabriel has a gentle and relaxed manner that puts one immediately at ease and comfortable during the visit. Above all I feel I can confid in Gabriel and trust his opinions and suggestions. Thanks Dr. Martinez-Diaz
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Very thorough and informative
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Great!
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Had sutures removed, and all went well. Everyone is friendly and professional. Thanks
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I had never met Dr. Martinez-Diaz before today, but have been going to this practice for many years. I felt he gave the most thorough check up that I have ever received. I was amazed at how he checked every partof my body. As a clinician I feel very secure that he knows what he is doing. But, I have also never met a new doctor that barely spoke to me at all. He didn't ask any questions and didn't offer any information to me except that he was going to freeze a precancerous spot. I would feel great seeing him once a year for a checkup, but wonder if I had something wrong how comfortable I would feel if I could not engage him in any conversation about my problem. Great Doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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hes the best. The first doctor to be concerned about my needs and not hurrying out of the office.
More than 1 year ago
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