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**PLEASE BE ADVISED: Dr. Karaban will be on a leave on absence until the Spring of 2018 Please call the office to confirm your appointment has been cancelled Dr. Jeffrey Karaban is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in private practice since 1983. He was born and raised in New York City and graduated with honors from New York University. He subsequently attended New York University Medical School in Manhattan, NY, graduating in 1979. Dr. Karaban completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in NY and Dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, graduating in 1983. He became board certified that same year and is currently Section Chief of Dermatology at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Karaban is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology Society. He has served as Vice President of Chicago Dermatology Society and is currently Vice Chair of Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Karaban is well trained in all aspects of dermatology, and is completely knowledgeable of the latest dermatologic treatments. Dr. Karaban and his associates believe in interactive doctor-patient communication. He believes his patients should be fully informed and feel comfortable to inquire about anything pertaining to their condition and/or procedures performed.

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Dr. Karaban is very professional and very nice to interact with. He will explain every procedure and will answer any questions you might have.

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A good doctor and a good man. Ed P.

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If you're looking for a non nonsense guy with a big heart that genuinely cares about you, Dr Karaban is your guy! Very little small talk and then straight to business. He has an uncanny ability to recognize your level of knowledge about your condition and is then able to speak to you in a way that you can understand without being condescending or talking above your skill level. He is very conscious about how your condition is affecting you and asks caring questions during the entire visit. His diagnosis is always spot on and test results are quickly available.

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Everthing was grest except having to wait a long time past scheduled appointment time...happened every visit.

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It was just a follow-up appointment for something I had done three weeks earlier. Dr. Karaban was great. He's a professional.

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My first visit to see Dr. Karaban. I had several skin problems. Doc did a biopsy right away. Then we discussed about my skin conditions and treatments. I was very pleased with Dr. Karaban and his assistant.

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Having been to several dermatologist over the years, I would say he is one of the best I have been too, including office staff, nursing staff, and a wonderful PA. Notably, this was my first visit, but I really got the impression he cared, was methodical in all regards (from his questions to his treatment approach), he was very warm making him easy to talk too even making several jokes. I wouldn't say I am the easiest patient to treat either being I have other underlying health issues. Highly recommended!

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He was very personable, and I appreciated his frank talk. With such a short time together we were not only able to address my concerns but also share a little about medicine in general. His nurses were also very patient and helpful in explaining my medications, both in person and over the phone.

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It was great! The staff is very nice to everyone and very professional. Every time I'm there I'm in and out. Love Dr. Karaban.

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Professional Empathetic Engaging Genuinely Friendly Caring

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Very Professional, but wait time is always long.

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He took care of me right away. Very professional, informative and friendly.

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As a patient of Dr. Karaban for the past 2 years, I have always received very professional and friendly service from him and his staff. I've had procedures performed that went very well, and I healed quickly and well. I find Dr. Karaban to be extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He always answers my questions and seems to have my best interest in mind at all times. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Like others, I have experienced long wait times both in the waiting room and in the exam room. However, on my visit yesterday, the waiting room was empty, and I was seen and examined within a few minutes. I couldn't have been happier, and I'm hoping that his office is making a serious effort, based on patient reviews, to shorten wait times.

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He is an Excellent doctor and worked quickly to painlessly remove a mole then send it for biopsy. Thank you!

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Although I arrive an hour early i had a long wait, however after I was called it was fine. Kevin the medical assistant was very professional very thorough, he explain from beginning to end.

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He is VERY knowledgeable and spends the time necessary to do the right thing. You will likely wait longer for this doctor than others, but just go in with that in mind, knowing that he will not cheat you when it is your turn!

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Very thorough and addressed all of my concerns.

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extremely satisfied with the consultation. I have had dermatologist in the past but none that combined clinical knowledge, bed-side manner, and charisma as well as Dr Karaban.

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Knows his stuff, but consistently unacceptable wait times. Poor bedside manner. I thinks he's just been practicing a really long time. He's tired and it shows. Means well, but the old school MD mentally doesn't fly with savvier healthcare consumers.

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Went to see Dr Karaban for cystic acne I developed in my 30's. I get huge cysts on my chest, neck and back that take months to heal. They're well over an inch high and wide. After waiting weeks for my appointment that I had to make well in advance, I showed up to my appointment with relatively clear skin. Unfortunately I can't control when my breakouts occur. He wasn't interested in seeing pictures of my break outs, only stating that my skin seemed "relatively" clear and helping with a sample of dove soap. I'll never go back. Currently seeking a different dermatologist.

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Very best doctor and staff. Having been going there for years and would highly recommend to anyone and have. Best dermatologist ever.

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Very good surgeon

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Always thorough, always kind. Great doc!

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Great doc very short wait time, very wise in his practice.

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Nice Doctor. Explains tests etc but sometimes needs to speak in layman terms. Very thorough. Nice nurse.

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He was excellent.

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The doctor and nurses are wonderful. The front desk staff doesn't seem concerned with telling patients they'll be waiting an hour or more. I get that schedules fall behind but my time is valuable too.

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Excellent dermatologist. Highly recommend. Very thorough and professional.

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Fantastic!

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Courteous and to the point. Would recommend.

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I felt the appointment with the provider was a little rushed. He looked but did not do a full skin examination.

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The Doctor was very professional and explained my questions thoroughly

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He's great, but there's a reason why everyone tells you to show up late....

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He is a very experienced and good dr. The staff are phenominal and friendly.

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Dr. Karaban has fantastic bed side manners. His entire staff is also very nice and welcoming. He really cares and drills down on my medical issues. I would definitely refer him to others.

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It was very good. I recommend him highly.

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Very professional and knowledgeable. All business mixed with companion and patience. I would highly recommend him!

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He is an exceptional doctor. I have been going to him for treatment for 20 years and i highly recommend him. His bed side manner is excellent and ive even taken my parents to him throughout the years.

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Professional staff, informative and knowledgeable doctor.

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I received a phone call that the doctor was running late and to show up at his office a half-hour after my scheduled appointment time, which I did. I still had to wait about 20 minutes. While I appreciate receiving the call, I scheduled my day around the original appointment time.

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