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Dr. James Ida, MD, FAAD, MS

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Ida is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice since 2010. He graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Neuroscience, and then received his Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Harvard University. He graduated from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in dermatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was academic chief. Prior to starting at D&A Dermatology, Dr. Ida was a community dermatologist at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) in Deer field, and held privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and was a Health System Clinician at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ida maintains active staff af filiation with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Ida is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, the Illinois Dermatological Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Dr. Ida's clinical interests include all aspects of medical dermatology with a special focus on skin cancer screening, pigmented lesions, dermoscopy, all forms of dermatitis, and surgical dermatology to treat skin cancers. Dr. Ida is fluent in Italian and German and speaks conversational Spanish and French.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Colgate University (Bachelor’s)
  • Harvard University, Master's in Public Health
  • Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tufts Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1013105444

Office locations

D&A Dermatology

333 E. Benton Place, Near 340 E. Randolph/Village Market

Chicago, IL 60601

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Dr. Ida asked the right questions, listened and was efficient. I look forward to working with him to treat my concerns.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great experience. A kind, responsive, & knowledgable doctor. My skin has improved a lot in the past six months.
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I can't say enough about how happy I am with my experience with Dr. Ida. His staff was incredibly efficient and professional. Dr. Ida himself was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything about my condition(s) simply. He gave me optionsrather than dictates. He also seemed to genuinely care about my health. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Ida is excellent! He is patient, he listened and was very attentive with my diagnosis. I was not rushed and it was a very thorough exam. I think I found my new forever derm doc! And Alex was excellent too.She made needles painless. Very sweet and patient. Great job team! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks.
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I saw Ida for my acne issues and he was super nice and informative. My first visit went smooth and I’m excited to see him again.
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Dr. Ida was very kind and listened to my concerns. He was very friendly and made me feel comfortable immediately. I felt a little rushed, but other than that he was great.
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Great experience with Dr. Ida. He was on-time, attentive, informative, and personable.
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I went to see Doctor Ida for an embarrassing reason, a wart. His treatment was very effective and he did not leave a scar (like my last dermatologist did). He also noticed a mole that I had, measured it, and madenote for future appointments. The entire office was very clean and aesthetically pleasing. The staff was kind and I only had a short wait.
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Great experience, very friendly and honest about issues
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Really good doc; great bedside manner. Was honest, pragmatic, and straightforward; didn't talk down to me or try to upsell services. Will hopefully return only for annual/semi-annual exams, but happy to do so.
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Dr. Ida is direct, professional and caring.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Ida really knows what he's talking about!
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Dr. Ida is super easy to talk to! I felt that he was extremely trustworthy, professional, & kind, and I would absolutely recommend him to a friend.
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Very personable. Highly reccomend
Less than 1 year ago
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The office was incredibly well run, and the front office staff was incredibly friendly and professional. Dr Ida was very personable and professional as well. Would highly recommend.
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Dr. Ida was great and very attentive to my wishes and desired results. He also did a great job explaining my options.
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I was really impressed with Dr. Ida. He was very thorough, asked relevant questions about other things he noticed, and communicated clearly (e.g. what he was doing / why, what options were, pros/cons). I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Office was super clean and staff was nice. Waited 10+ minutes past my appointment time.
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Every employee in the office was a delight. It was my first time there and the staff kept welcoming me to the office. They genuinely cared, had a smile on their face, and were personable. I didn’t have to wait longeither. They were extremely efficient and I was in-and-out if the office within 45 minutes. Dr Ida was extremely friendly and made sure I understood every detail of my treatment. I would highly recommend D&A Dermatology to anybody in the Chicago area looking for a respected and caring dermatologist.
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He's awesome...really knows what he's talking about and has a great bed side manner. His staff is really nice and awesome as well. Would definitely recommend to others
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Such a great experience - felt comfortable, no rushed at all, information was comprehensive. I appreciated that he did not push certain things on me that other physicians may have, it felt like we worked as a team.
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Very knowledgeable and understanding
Less than 1 year ago
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Doctor Ida is the best.
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He answered all of my questions and listened to my concerns. I think we came up with a good game plan. Will be back.
Less than 1 year ago
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Always have a great experience at this office. The staff is wonderful, the place is super clean, appointments are quick and easy! This is my first experience with dermatologist (at age 27) and over the last year, I have seen thefirst ever noticeable and consistent improvement in my skin. After struggling with adult acne and cystic breakouts, I'm finally feeling like I have things under control. Would recommend to anyone!
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He was great!
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James took his time to really examine my problem up close and recommended a few options to test out. Really looking forward to see how effective his recommendations will be.
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Dr. Ida is always wonderful to work with. He listens to all of the questions I have and always takes the time to respond. His nurses are always very helpful as well and sit down and walk through any questions I have about medicines. I highly recommend.
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Smart, professional, efficient
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Great doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ida and his team are fantastic. Very kind, organized, timely, positive attitudes, and seeing positive results in treatment.
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Doctor Ida is a very nice man. He showed that he was genuinely concerned in helping get my skin get better. He also didn't mind educating me about what my skin has been going through, Ida allowed me to ask anyquestions I had. My excema has already cleared up and it's only been two days!The staff was amazing too, the lady at the front desk was very patient with me while I was all over the place trying to find my information. I'll definitely recommend to anyone having troubles with their skin.
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Everything went well. Very efficient visit. Whole process from arrival to departure was 30 minutes.
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More than great. I was able to have a comfortable frank convo with the doctor. Clear instructions, very informative. The staff is great as well
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He was great. He was very friendly aswas his staff. They were technologically up to date also which I appreciated.
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The staff here is fantastic.
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The practice was wonderful--all staff were welcoming. I did not feel rushed and the doctor took time to understand my concerns and really relay what he planned to do and outline side effects of medications.
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Dr. Ida Was nice but he was in such a hurry. He didn't take the time to carefully inspect my skin - and definitely overlooked many moles. He barely asked me any pertinent questions. When I asked him questions he wasvery terse with his responses and he didn't seem to have the depth of knowledge I expect. I ended up learning more from Google searches post visit than he was able to explain. Moreover, he referred me to another dermatologist when I asked him about the breakthrough drugs for eczema coming to market in 2017. He stated he didn't know much about them or the timeframe of how quickly a drug comes to market after fda approval. I felt ripped off after leaving his office. Like I had just paid for a service that did not provide me with what I expected.
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Dr. Ida and his assistant made me feel at ease immediately. I never felt rushed, he took time to listen to my concerns and I look forward to following his recommendation. Not only did I leave the office satisfied with visitand concerns being met, I enjoyed my visit with both Dr. Ida and his assistant.
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I was in and out but didn't feel as though I wasn't carred for. Would definitely do business with this office again.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ida is very personable and gives good explanations of the reasons behind his recommendations.
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Would definitely recommend. Decided to look for a new dermatologist (for acne) and was able to get an appointment with Dr. Ida for the next morning. He and the staff were very nice and I didn't have to wait more than5 minutes to be seen. The appointment was quick without feeling rushed, and I left feeling happy & on the right track.
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He walked in the room and said "here's what's ailing you, i can do this for you right now, and there is this product to treat it." quick professional and to the point which I really appriciate!
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Didn't even take the time to look at my skin before walking in with a prescription to give me. Made me feel as though i was being rushed out the door and my appointment time didn't matter. I ended up nottaking his three prescriptions offered because after consulting with another professional they would have made my situation worse.
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Very professional, quick, appreciate the getting in/getting out quickly, thorough
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Dr. Ida was great. I was very frustrated with my previous dermatologist and Dr. Ida helped so much. The entire staff was wonderful!
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I thought I was visiting a medical dermatologist office but it seemed mostly cosmetic. Was not what I was expecting. The office also did not successfully submit my prescription and will have to make another trip to cvs to pick it up. Not my best experience.
More than 1 year ago
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Waited a long time but he was quick to assess, explained what I was experiencing, and provided a strategy to provide me relief.
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Professional, knowledgeable, resourceful, and has a great personality!
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Got seen straight away by the Doctor. He was very knowledgable and had a pleasant manner. The nurse was also very pleasant.
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