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Dr. Berk was born and raised in Toronto, Canada where he graduated from the University of Toronto with Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees. After completing his training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Berk became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
He later trained in Dermatology at the University of Chicago, where he became Chief Resident––ultimately becoming board-certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology.
Dr. Berk went on to become a Clinical Associate at the University of Chicago and Chief of Dermatology at the Chicago Medical School and at the North Chicago Veterans Medical Center. In 1990, he began private practice in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Soon after, because of his reputation as an excellent dermatology teacher, Dr. Berk was recruited to become Chief of Dermatology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he founded The Skin Care Center and helped establish a pediatric dermatology and a dermatology AIDS clinic at the hospital.
Dr. Berk has completed special training in skin laser, cosmetic procedures, and new skin cancer treatments. He instituted innovative ideas in The Skin Care Center to improve the modern evaluation of moles, psoriasis and severe acne.
Dr. Berk has received top honors as an exceptional teacher, lecturer and clinician, and has been repeatedly voted "A TOP DERMATOLOGIST IN CHICAGO" and "TOP COSMETIC DOCTOR" by his peers and patients.
Outside of Dermatology, Dr. Berk enjoys travel, antiques, staying fit, and spending time with his family. He works hard to fulfill the mission of The Skin Care Center, providing each of his patients Wellness for the Whole Skin.
Verified Patient Reviews
This is my second visit to Dr. Berk. His office is great.
Nice doctor, thorough, professional.
The Dermatologist is great and helped me right away with my concerns. The receptionists, however, were unfriendly, distracted, and didn't seem to know what they were doing. I would have also liked to hear more about suggested treatments which I am accustomed to since most places will try to sell you on what they offer and how it will help. Overall a nice office and good dermatologist though.
This was our first time visiting Dr. Berk. My daughter had a bad rash. She is 22. I went on-line and tried to get a dermatologist appointment immediately. The wait for most doctors was about a month. Dr. Berk saw us the same day. We went to the office, were seen right away, and he performed a thorough exam on her. He made his diagnosis, prescribed the necessary medicine, and we were on our way. Highly recommended!
Insightful and relatable.
I showed up to my appointment and realized I didn't have my wallet - the receptionist was SO helpful in getting me checked in. The Zoc Doc forms were complete so I had nothing extra to fill out. I barely had time to take off my coat before being called back - that's how short my wait time was! I maybe waited for 5 minutes in between the nurse and physician's assistant and then between the PA and the doctor. Great experience. During my visit I saw two nurses, the PA, and Dr. Berk. All of them were very friendly, informative, and helpful. I look forward to going back for my check-in appointment.
Awful experience ! please find someone else !
All was fine except the wait. It's very inconsiderate to make a person wait, especially after having reminded them several times (thru Zocdoc) of the appointment time. I rushed to get there, was lost in the maze of construction, didn't know where to park except on the circle drive....and still made it on the dot. Given the construction, a personal phone call explaining how to find the office would have been much appreciated. Zocdoc can't do that.
Great Dr and great staff!
I had a great experience. The receptionist was very welcoming and friendly. When I was in the office the nurse and PA were very understanding and caring. They cared about my problems, explained what was in my best interest and gave me the expectations and different options. I am looking forward to seeing them again.
Very professional office.
I was very pleased with my first appointment with Dr. Berk and his associates. His staff was nice and I was taken back in less than 5 minutes with almost no wait until I saw someone doing my initial skin check. It was only a few minutes until she brought in Dr. Berk to show her findings. He then rechecked my skin/moles and removed 2 moles for testing and one angioma for cosmetic reasons. He was pleasant, thorough, quick and the procedure was painless. I was out in under 45 min. I will be back yearly for a skin check.
Dr Berk was kind and efficient once I was seen. Everything was explained, examined and executed clearly and quickly and I left feeling great about the quick procedure.
he was very good. Did a skin exam and took a sample of a mole to determine if it needed to be removed, which was quite easy and not at all painful.
Dr. Berk was very knowledgeable and thorough during my appointment. His assistants were very friendly and helpful as well! Had a great appointment.
I waited 40 minutes with a serious issue that I've seen 3 doctors trying to get an answer for. He came in for less then 4 minutes and was out, I spent more time talking to the nurse logging in opening info then him. He seemed very unconcerned with any details I gave him and asked pretty much no questions. He just seemed in a big hurry and it was probably the least personal feeling appointment I've ever had. I won't be back.
Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Both him and his assistant were friendly and professional. I was an hour late and they got me in right away without seeming annoyed or frustrated. Flexible hours. Highly recommend. Went in for acne, gave great advice and prescribed two topical lotions. gave me free samples to last 5 months and I won't have to buy any!
From the moment I walked in, the staff made me feel very welcome. Dr. Berk was very gentle and allowed me time to ask questions. He didn't make me feel rushed. I left their feeling very confident and knowing that all of my questions were answered. I also had a clear understanding of what was going to happen.
The waiting time is the only problem I have... got there at 3:00pm my appointment was at 3:15 was call in to room right away but didn't get waiting on until 3 45 pm. but the doctor his self does a very good job
Everything was great. I would definitely go back! He and his staff were very professional!
Very fast and efficient!
Great doc! Extremely intelligent! Lucky to have found him!
Great office in a convenient location. Check-in process was quick and easy (via an iPad - no paper!). Staff was friendly and helpful. Have esthetician on site to answer questions which was super helpful. Speedy visit - in and out in 30 minutes.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Beck. He really listened to my concerns and took his time explaining everything and diagnosing with treatment. I am very happy with my experience.
Quick and knowledgable, Dr Berk really helped me out
Dr. Berk takes his time to explain everything very well. The staff is very nice and welcoming.
First Dermatologist to correctly treat my condition.
Very attentive and helpful. Highly recommend!
Reception was professional and prompt. Appreciated filing out forms in advance on line, obviating need to complete forms in lobby. Dr. Berk was cordial, knowledgeable and proactive. Was in and out in less than 15 minutes.
Such a wonderful place, staff and doctor. Beyond my expectations. Very caring, attentive and everything is explained. Incredibly accommodating.
Great! Informative and quick!
A very amiable meeting. He checked me over, and would ask if it was OK to go ahead and treat a specific area. Very pleasant.
Very Professional with knowledgeable recommendations
Dr. Berk answered all of my questions and really put me at ease. His consultation with me never felt rushed and I left his office feeling better than I have in a long time. I highly recommend Dr. Berk to anyone in need of a great dermatologist with extensive knowledge and confidence in his field.