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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Office was super clean and staff was nice. Waited 10+ minutes past my appointment time.
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 long either. 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.
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
Very knowledgeable and understanding
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.
He answered all of my questions and listened to my concerns. I think we came up with a good game plan. Will be back.
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 the first 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!
He was great!
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.
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.
Smart, professional, efficient
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 any questions 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.
Everything went well. Very efficient visit. Whole process from arrival to departure was 30 minutes.
Doctor Ida is the best.
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
He was great. He was very friendly aswas his staff. They were technologically up to date also which I appreciated.
The staff here is fantastic.
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.
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 was very 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.
Dr. Ida and his team are fantastic. Very kind, organized, timely, positive attitudes, and seeing positive results in treatment.
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 visit and concerns being met, I enjoyed my visit with both Dr. Ida and his assistant.
I was in and out but didn't feel as though I wasn't carred for. Would definitely do business with this office again.
Dr. Ida is very personable and gives good explanations of the reasons behind his recommendations.
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 than 5 minutes to be seen. The appointment was quick without feeling rushed, and I left feeling happy & on the right track.
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!
Very professional, quick, appreciate the getting in/getting out quickly, thorough
Dr. Ida was great. I was very frustrated with my previous dermatologist and Dr. Ida helped so much. The entire staff was wonderful!
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.
Waited a long time but he was quick to assess, explained what I was experiencing, and provided a strategy to provide me relief.
Professional, knowledgeable, resourceful, and has a great personality!
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 not taking his three prescriptions offered because after consulting with another professional they would have made my situation worse.
Got seen straight away by the Doctor. He was very knowledgable and had a pleasant manner. The nurse was also very pleasant.
The visit was informative and efficient. Dr. Ida addressed my concerns, diagnosed and treated my condition rather quickly.
Not there to treat, he's been w/ this practice since October 2015 and is still without business cards. I arrived with front desk not being familiar. I booked this appt with real concerns and he came back with a Google searched document. Cocky attitude and failed to read notes provided obviously unprepared or merely annoyed that I was and expected to know more than when arrived...just another person after a title with no intention to do or be more in helping people with it. First visit failed impression and experience. I do not recommend.
Very nice, attentive, and thorough doctor!
Very professional and made me feel at ease. Will return to this doctor and highly recommend.
I had a really great experience with Dr. Ida. I was very nervous for my appointment as I've never had s screening before, but the doctor and his staff were great.
Dr. Ida is very professional and nice person.
Dr. Ida was very professional. He was easy to talk to and very informative. I would highly recommend Dr. Ida.