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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Jessica Kappelman is a board-certified dermatologist, who specializes in both general and surgical dermatology. Her interests include pediatric dermatology, dermatoscopy, and skin cancer.
She is a graduate of University of Illinois, in which she was a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Golden Key National Honor Societies, as well as Phi Beta Kappa. She also served as philanthropy chair for her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta.
She attended University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and graduated at the top of her class, with the distinguished honor of Alpha Omega Alpha. During medical school, Dr. Kappelman was also awarded the Codman Health Care Evaluation Award and James Scholar nomination.
Concurrently while in medical school, Dr. Kappelman worked diligently to attain a Masters degree in Public Health (M.P.H) with an emphasis on health policy and administration.
Dr. Kappelman completed her internal medicine internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. She subsequently trained in dermatology at Loyola University Chicago. She then practiced in a large group dermatology practice for over two years before deciding to open her own practice in Plainfield, Illinois.
Dr. Kappelman is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Chicago Dermatological Society.
Dr. Kappelman’s most valuable accomplishments are in her personal life. She is a proud wife and mother to two young children. She enjoys spending all of her free time with her family.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Kappelman is very knowledgeable and skillful. I am willing to drive a distance to keep her as my dermatologist. I highly recommend her.
Very friendly , explained proceedure clearly. Would highly recommend her.
I thought Dr. Kappelman and staff were terrific. I would highly recommend!
She was very friendly and knowledgable.
Doctor Kappelman and her staff were friendly and great to work with.
Great doctor! Very professional!
She was great. Took time to describe all meds and other options
Dr. Kappelman was great. She took the time to listen to all my concerns and address each one. She was great. Friendly staff.
Dr. Kappelman is very caring and thorough and office staff is excellent. I would highly recommend her (actually I have sent several friends to her and they all were very satisfied).
great service! efficient, personable, and knowledgeable. Dr. Kappelman is highly recommended.
Dr. Kappelman is excellent! She is very nice and has an excellent bedside manner. Very Friendly, kind, and gentle. I recommend her highly to anyone.
experience was great
Was brought in right on time and the appointment went quickly. Dr. J. is great.
She was great and took the time to address all my questions and concerns.
She is so down to earth yet so knowledgable. Really made me feel comfortable. It is evident that she really cares about her patients. Would never go to anyone but her!
Wonderful bedside manner, wonderful staff, quick to get in, helped me with all of my issues...everything went great! I highly recommend!
She was very pleasant. Looking forward to having her help with my sons acne
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kappelman and her team! I had nearly zero waiting time and all the staff were warm, caring and professional (nurse Jackie helped me from start to finish). Dr. Kappelman was no exception and took her time to address all of my concerns. I always have a bit of anxiety with any medical appointments, and felt immediately at home when dealing with Dr. Kappelman and her staff today! Sidenote, the location was an added bonus as there was ample parking and the office was modern and comfortable.
Very nice, puts you at ease.
She was very personable and interested in getting to the root of the problem
She was really great with giving us options, having us decide what steps we were ready for. And she was very frank and honest about the issues we went to see her about.
The only issue we have with this office is the amount of time it takes to get an appointment. It's always several months out and the appointment times are not convenient. Dr. Kappelman is great, her office is very nice, the staff is great as well. Just hate waiting months for an appointment. Highly recommend if you have the time to wait.
She's a great dr. Have been satisfied with her every time I visit
I thought she was very personable and friendly. She seemed to know about the conditions I went to see her about and gave me a course of action for them. I was in and out quickly, didn't have to wait long to see her, and had a very good visit overall.
Excellent! Talks you through the procedure & you don't feel stupid when asking questions.
Excellent bedside manner, kind, explains everything well. Highly recommended.
Dr. K was very nice. Thorough exam of skin and moles. Would recommend her highly
Jessica and her staff were great. I felt very comfortable talking with Jessica, and her staff was very attentive and professional as well.
The doctor knows her stuff. If you need a Dermatologist I highly recommend her. She also very pretty and so is her nurse.
The Dr. and staff were all very professional and friendly. I was thoroughly examined. She clearly explained my condition and the treatments available. I would definitely return for future concerns.
The visit was very pleasant. It probably only took 1/2 hour total which is pretty great for a first appointment. Dr. Kappelman seems knowledgeable in her specialty.
She was wonderful with my child, who was very anxious about her mole removal. She was patient and kind, and made it a very positive experience for us both.
Her examination and diagnosis was quick. I was in the office less than 30 minutes. She also took care of another allergy problem that I have with nickel. She and her staff are very professional and personable. I will definitely return, and recommend her to other people!
Dr. Kappelman is very easy to talk to and is very thorough. Her office staff is also very nice and welcoming.
Dr. Kappelman is very personable and very professional. I liked her personality and profesional expertese. She is very easy to talk to and seems interested in getting to know her patients. I would highly recommend her.
I had a really good appointment with Dr. Kappelman, but when I wanted to schedule a follow up, her schedule was full for over a month. I really didn't want to wait that long to see her again so I ended up booking an appointment with another doctor.
I can't say enough good about Dr. Kappleman and her staff! She is the essence of professionalism and her bedside is five star!! It is my pleasure to recommend her practice to everyone!
very professional, courteous doctor and staff.
I thought Dr. Kappleman was great! She was very thorough in her overall exam and addressed all of my concerns. I've already told my husband to go to her!
MD is excellent but staff is very unprofessional.
Great professional and friendly staff. The office and rooms are modern and beautiful. I would recommend anyone to Dr. Kappelman.
Dr Kappelman is an amazing dr. I have taken both of my kids to her for skin issues and you can really tell she cares for her patients. I highly recommend her.
She was perfectly fine.
I felt very rushed in my appointment. Although Dr Kappelman was nice, she kept saying "anything else." I had to talk quickly for her to stay focused. I received short answers with no elaboration. I was in and out without knowing what hit me.There was a big push by her and staff to sell their own skin care line which was very expensive! Also, a very expensive medication was called into my pharmacy the day after my appointment even though she told me to try the sample first. and see if I liked it? Probably won't go back.
I would highly recommend.
Fantastic appointment. She took time to listen to my concerns and addressed all issues.
I love her! The office is immaculate and the ambiance is pure comfort. Can't wait to go back!
I really appreciated her staff, ease of appointment choices and she was easy to talk to!
Everyone in the office was courteous and professional. The doctor was knowledgable and kind.
Always a great visit with Dr. Kappelman.
Excellent with kids, gets down to their level. Both my kids love going to see her!
Very friendly. Took time to explain things.
Was in and out in 15 mins. She knew exactly what I was talking about concerning my acne. I will be back in May!
After receiving an incorrect diagnosis from my primary doctor and dealing with an uncomfortable rash on my face for almost two weeks, Dr. Kappelman gave me the correct diagnosis and the proper medication and my condition was gone in less than a week.
I was put at ease immediately which made my visit particularly positive. I will be returning to her office with any future health questions.
I like how Dr. Kappelman talked me through my treatment and was very honest and pleasant. The staff treated me very well too.
Jessica was great! She was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. She listened to my concerns and made sure I was taken care of. Her office and staff was very efficient.
It went very smooth. Dr. Kappelman was very nice and helpful. Her office staff was very nice and friendly.
She was fantastic, I couldn't get an appt. for my son with my dermatologist for weeks. After this visit I am going to transfer from my dermatologist to her!
She is wonderful. Answered my questions and I did not feel rushed. She is very professional yet she exudes a very warm bedside manner. Very happy with her and will continue coming to her.
This was my first time visit and she was wonder. Knew exactly what the issue was and treated it. I will definitely refer her to family and friends.
Very friendly, informative and professional! Thanks Dr. and staff!
I like her and will continue to see her as needed
She was super nice and attentive! Listened to my concerns, and was very kind! Definitely recommend her!
I really liked how personable she was and knowledgeable.
Doctor Kappelman was personable, professional and efficient - the three things I value most in a medical professional. The rest of the practice's staff were likewise friendly and professional. An overwhelmingly positive experience.
She was very friendly and easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable with her and the staff as well.
She really a great physician and a super friendly person. I got a really positive feeling and will definately go back, if needed.
The office was nice and everyone was professional. She took the time to answer my questions and didn't make me feel rushed. I will go back to this Dr. for my future Dermatology needs.
Great overall experience from the front desk to the Dr. herself. I would recommend her practice to family and friends.
Absolutely love Dr. Kappelman! She is great with my daughter and has really helped us alot. Cannot say enough good things about her. Her staff was great also. Polite and courteous.
I felt that Jessica really listened to me and my concerns and really understood how I was feeling
Dr. Kappelman was very nice. I appreciate her honesty and suggestions on how to best treat my son's condition. Receptionist was friendly and the office was clean and well kept. Her on line scheduling was wonderful, it was great to see different available time.
It went very well, looking forward to follow up visit .
Wonderful. Glad to have found her! Very thorough exam and thoughtful advice! Looking forward to a long term relationship for the entire family.
I was impressed with her knowledge
excellent staff and bedside manner; a true professional
My visit with Dr K was excellent in all regards. She communicates beautifully. Her support staff is excellent. And her treatment worked exactly as she said it would.
Very courteous and easy to talk to. Not rushed either. Rest of the staff was also very helpful.
Very knowledgeable and passionate about her profession, but also down to earth and made me feel at ease.
Very kind, attentive and informative.
It was a pleasure to come to Dr. Jessia Kappelman! I highly, highly recommend Dr. Kappelman! As a provider, they are here for us to help, Dr. Kappelman truly does care. Thank you so much!!
Jessica is very professional, courteous and timely. A+ visit, highly recommended!
Very professional, great personality, prompt, very nice office and staff.
Dr. Keppelmen was very professional and exceeded all my expectations!
Excellent. Put me at ease. Gently but sternly let me know to stay protected while in the sun. Too many years of tanning. Would highly recommend her and her staff. Very pleased with my visit.
very professional- answered all questions in a professional yet understanding way
She was very thorough and her upbeat personality was a plus.
Very professional and knowledgeable
As a new patient I wasnt sure what to expect, but I was very impressed woth this doctor and I would highly recommend her. Very knowledgable and explained her solutions, so I felt she treated her patients very well, a caring dr
Its good and each time i walk out of her office i have lots of confidence and definitely because of her and i truly wish this continues. would definitely recommend her!!!!!!
Great experience, very little wait time, great staff, wonderful and thorough doctor! I would highly recommend Dr. Jessica Kappelman to anyone in need of a dermatologist.
Great visit very happy took care of my concerns explained every thing Normally I do not take surveys but u was VERY impressed with the doctor and staff. Never really been happy about going to a dr but I can not say enough about my last visit and the way I was treated thank you
She was very personable , along with her staff. She was very complete with her exam and answered all our questions and concerns.We highly recommend her.
My daughter loves Dr. Kappelman, she is great with kids!
Pleasant. all employees including doctor were very attentaive.
Dr. Kappelman's office is beautiful, and even though I was a new patient I did not have to wait long at all, less than 10 minutes! Dr. Kappelman was friendly and personable. She listened to my concerns and didn't rush through my appointment, like other dermatologists have done with me in the past. I will absolutely continue to see Dr. Kappelman and would recommend her to others!
It was great. I will definitely being going back to her!
Excellent Doctor! Would recommend to friends and family.
She was professional and curtious. Everything you would want in a doctor. EXCELLENT!!!
She is wonderful!
Great Doctor! Definitely referring to my friends! Friendly receptionists! Dr. Kappelman answered all my questions and put me at ease. Best Dr visit ever, why can't they all be this great?
The care and concern she showed for my daughter's acne was genuine. My daughter has been struggling with acne for five years, and Dr. Kwppelman!s overall bedside manner toward my daughter was kind and understanding. She asked questions ---and listened. I really appreciate that!! I love this doctor. She clearly has a passion in her profession.
Awesome office staff and Dr, Kappelman was professional and compassionate when discussing alternatives for treatment. I would definitely recommend her.
Was very satisfied with Dr. Kappelman and her staff. Would highly recommend.
I highly recommend Dr. Kappelman. From the moment I walked into the office I felt at home. There was no wait time and the staff was friendly. Dr. Kappelman really listened to my issues and then diagnosed me from there. 5 very deserved stars!!!
Nice visit and whole staff was great with my kids!
Today was my second visit with her, and I have already given her name to two of my friends. She is prompt, kind, and her office staff is very professional.
very professional and kind! treated us with respect.
Dr. Kappelman took the time to answer all of my questions.
Very nice doctor who fulfills your needs.
Professional, pleasant, and unhurried. Definitely patient-oriented!
It was such a pleasant surprise to be in and out of a doctor appointment in under 30 minutes! I was able to get most of my medical information filled out online prior to my visit which saved a ton of time. The staff did a wonderful job of getting the remainder of the registration information done quickly.
Wonderful! Made me feel comfortable & very approachable.
Very thorough. Very friendly. Wonderful easy going interaction. Was immediately relieved of any anxiety I was feeling.
I had a great first visit with Dr. Kappelman. She was attentive, very friendly, thorough and skilled. Her staff was nice as well. I will see her again in 6 months.
Dr. Kappelman is a skilled clinician. Her diagnoses are accurate and she will work with you to find the correct course of treatment. She also has a warm bedside manner. As a bonus, the staff is wonderful, the office is stylishly decorated, and the waiting room as free wifi.
Very Good experience. She was great.
I love her!
Spectacular. The trip to Plainfield was a Challange but I would travel twice the distance to see Dr Kappelman even if she was located in Chicago. She is easy to be with,highly professional and knowledgeable and very thorough She made me feel comfortable and cared for and was a great listener. A plus. Experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Wouldn't let anybody else do my facial treatments.
I really enjoyed the whole experience. I had never had to put my info on an IPAD, that was pretty simple. I did have a little trouble, but thought it was a great idea. The staff was wonderful, very personable. I found Jessica Kappelman very pleasant and it felt like I was talking to a friend than a doctor. I was very relaxed through the procedure she did also. I'm going to suggest her to everyone I know.
It was absolutely outstanding!
Awesome. Very nice office and staff. On Time and really helpful.
Dr. Kappelman was very personable and thoroughly explained the best methods for skin care.
Great. This was my second visit. I will definitely return for annual checkups.
I drove 74 miles one way to see her. She is professional and knows how to make you feel comfortable.
Very impressed, I was taken care of quickly, the staff uses technology that isnt from the 80s and appointments are easy and currently plentiful to meet a busy schedule. Another great point is that they really try to handle things in the same visit so if you have a copay to deal with it wont cause you to delay treatment.
very friendly and personable. She checked every part of my body thoroughly and expalined what she saw. Treated me right on the spot and did not need to come in again.
Very easy for me...accomplished what I wanted quickly.
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Awesome! She explained everything to me so that i could understand it and sent home with me a sheet explaining everything she went over in the room. Very warm and friendly. Great attitude and very kid friendly.
I have been a patient of Dr Kappelman for at least 3 years in another office and each visit, including today was a joy. She is a kind, sweet individual and her procedures are A-1. She removed quite a large carcinoma cancer nearly a year ago from the left side of my neck and there is no evidence of a remaining scar. It is worth my hour long drive. I strongly recommend her. Ed Swearingen
She was very friendly