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Dr. Monica Rani, MD

Dermatologist

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** Please complete all insurance information, including group ID number, when booking your appointment! ** Please note: We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Monica Rani, MD is a board certified dermatologist and looking forward to joining Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park in August 2015. Dr. Rani practices general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, with an interest in treatments in skin of color. She strongly believes in collaborative decision making and education for patients for all conditions, from skin cancer screening and surgery, to acne, psoriasis, warts, cosmetic botox, lasers and injectable fillers. Dr. Rani has been a full time clinical instructor at Northwestern University since 2012, where she developed a global health program in dermatology and created a combined dermatologic-infectious disease clinic to provide integrated patient care. An avid traveler with a passion for global culture, Dr. Rani has visited numerous countries on six continents, and has delivered medical care to underserved populations in many of them. She also enjoys the outdoors, triathalons, and her neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Dr. Rani completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, and attended the University of Minnesota for Medical School and her dual Residency in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. A frequent speaker at national and international professional meetings, Dr. Rani is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, member of the Women’s Dermatological Society, Medical Dermatological Society and the Chicago Dermatologic Society.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1053552240

Office locations

Dermatology + Aesthetics

1765 North Elston Avenue, Suite 110

Chicago, IL 60642

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The Dr. is very knowledgeable and helpful. Totally blaming it on a Monday that it took her 45 minutes before she saw me. However, combined with other visits, she's usually less than 30 minutes.
Less than 1 month ago
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Very short waiting time and very comfortable office. Dr. Rani was very thorough and was patient in explaining the diagnosis. I would definitely return again! Also, it is very helpful to have valet parking.
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My first dermatologist visit and although there is no quick cure, she explained everything very thorough. The assistant was great, too. Nice clean professional place. It is not just a spa, they have great doctors here.
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A wonderful derm who seemed to genuinely care about my problems and carefully took time to explain treatment options to me. Definitely my best experience yet after many other poor dermatologist visits. Beautiful office and environment as well.
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This was my first ever dermatologist appointment, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Dr. Rani was courteous and professional and explained everything in a manner that calmed my first visit nerves. I went in for a regular screening - Ifelt comfortable with everything we went over and the the treatment plan following. I truly appreciated her pleasant demeanor and ability to clearly explain everything to me throughout the appointment. I would highly recommend her!
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Very helpful and professional. I did not have to wait a long time to see the doctor.
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Very kind and efficient doctor. Clean office and short waiting time
Less than 3 months ago
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Makes it easy. Thank you.
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Dr. Rani was so kind and helpful! Clearly very knowledgeable about dermatology, and she showed a lot of interest in me as a patient and made me feel understood and cared for. I'd definitely recommend her!
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Great experience! Dr. Rani is very knowledgeable, and friendly. Her crew is awesome as well! I'm completely satisfied with my appointment and highly recommend Dr. Rani))
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Great beside manner & very informative.
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Convenient location, doctor and staff were all excellent
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Dr. Rani is great, and so is everyone at the office. I recommend them whenever I can! I've seen her over a few years now for a range of issues, and I've never had a problem whatsoever.
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The doctor was thorough, direct, friendly, and helpful though the appointment felt rushed both times I've been there.
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Nurse and desk staff were great. Caring and patient. The doctor was hurried, seemed not to care at all, and left the room without saying goodbye (she said ok when I said I didn't have any more questions and walked out)or offering up any information on next visit steps. Would not recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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It was okay, parking was impossible to find, so I chose valet. It was only $5. The place was nice inside confusing at first because the doctors are split into two sides. Once I came in everything was clean neat and organized.
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Was totally speedy so I could zip back to the office. Handled my diagnosis and treatment well.
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Dr. Rani is amazing!
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Dr. Rami is excellent. Highly highly recommend.
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Really nice, and removed my mole painlessly!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Rani and Sara took the time to explain what was happening and prescribed a treatment plan. I walked away confortable and knowning what the next steps are.
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This is by far the best dermatologist in Chicago. I saw some random bad reviews and it's all nonsense. She's smart, efficient and gets the job done. All you could ask from a doctor
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Dr. Rani was very pleasant, friendly, professional and had wonderful bedside manner, and this is coming from an RN. She is very knowledgeable and skilled in her field. The entire office and staff were very welcoming.
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My visit with Dr. Rani was okay. Bedside manner was not poor, but I felt like the visit was very impersonal. Dermatologist visit can often be a bit embarrassing, so I was really expecting a more friendly, comforting demeanor. I hada couple of small procedures done, but they were done so quickly and I was given minimal instructions for home care- I think I tried to clarify something 3 times because it was all so fast. Overall, it was okay- it was nice to be in and out in an efficient amount of time, but I would have preferred for my visit to be a little longer if it meant that I would have received a bit more attention to my specific needs, questions, concerns, etc.
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Very professional and knowledgable staff. Fun conversation and really puts you at ease. Facility is top-knotch and very clean and modern. Would absolutely go again.
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Reassuring and knowledgeable. I would be happy to see Dr. Rani again.
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Dr. Rani is very knowledgeable and is very caring. I feel very lucky to have her as a doctor.
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Didn't explain much of what I had or what type of steroid she was putting in my skin. Or at least she did explain but then didn't check to make sure I understood. I still don't know what is happening tomy skin. I did appreciate her quick work as I was trying to her to work, but felt like she rushed her time with me.
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Dr. Rani is fantastic! This was my 3rd time seeing her, I believe, and she is always thorough. The office staff is also amazing - I was running 10 minutes late and they were super nice and processed my paperwork quicklyso that I could be seen right away. I was in and out in less than 45 minutes!
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She was very professional and thorough, gave a quick diagnosis, made a prescription, and asked for a follow-up appointment.
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I had a skin issue that I had previously seen another doctor about but was not satisfied with the treatment, or lack thereof. I went to doctor Rani and she immediately knew what the issue was and how to treat it.I was able to resolve my issue within a few months. The doctor gave me her cell number to text her photos of my progress during the treatment. I would definitely recommend her.
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I was 20 minutes early to my appointment and got to see Dr. Randi right away, and as usual, she was great!
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Overall really great location; I was worried it was more of a spa than a dermatologist office since it was so nice! I wish I would have realized there was parking right out front in stead of taking a cab. Anyhow,doctor was very nice as well, but overall it was just a pleasant experience going to that office.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit to a dermatologist and I was a bit apprehensive. Dr. Rani and her assistant were both extremely warm and friendly and I quickly felt calm. Dr. Rani took the time to explain everything in great detailand answered all my questions. Overall, she was outstanding and I highly recommend her.
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Super helpful and kind
More than 1 year ago
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I had to cajole the Dr. to give me a prescription that has so little side effects that they give it to children in India as a preventative. So she finally agreed with me and had the prescription filled at thewrong branch of CVS. Another thing that is wrong with ZocDoc: Their medical history form is different than the electronic history that ZocDoc had me fill out. So I did not arrive at the appointment with enough time to fill out history again at the doctor's office and still be on time for my appointment.
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Dr. Rani and the rest of the team at Wicker Park Dermatology + Aesthetics are amazing! Friendly, helpful, and efficient. I have been seeing Dr. Rani for almost a year now for a specific skin concern. Her methods are non-invasive, andshe always provides a thorough explanation of my treatment plan. Would highly recommend!
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Dr. Rani was very professional, attentive, and personable. My questions were all answered. The office is very nice - it's clear they prioritize service experience of patients/clients at DA.
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I thought she was nice overall but I did not feel like she really took the time to engage with me or give me the opportunity to ask questions. Very professional which was great - but slightly cold. Which I thinkis probably exactly what some people look for, someone who is straight and too the point. But I prefer to go to someone I can also have a bit of a conversation with.
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Didn't spend a whole lot of time with me and moved kinda fast, it discouraged me a bit from asking questions but all in all I got what I needed.
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Dr. Rani was very kind. The visit was extremely brief but she answered all of my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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My prescription was not sent to walgreens., please send it to walgreens.., i came all my way directly office to walgreens jst to pick the medicine at walgreens.,but my prescription was not sent to the pharmacy.
More than 1 year ago
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Great office. Great service. Dr Rani is caring and professional. Highly recommend.
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It went well.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Monica was awesome, as well as her assistant. Within 20 minutes I met with the assistant and then Dr. Monica for a routine check-up. I mentioned that I'd like a couple of moles removed and they did it right away.It was painless and I was in the examination room for no more than 20 minutes. Dr. Monica was very easygoing--it was the best mood I've left a doctor's office in, since I can remember. I'll go back to her if I need any other procedures done.
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Came in this morning as a new patient to see Dr. Rani. She was terrific and helped me with exactly what I came in for. I had to get blood drawn and was a little apprehensive because I've struggled with anemiain the past and often get light-headed. Laura, the nurse was great and comforting and afterwards I truly felt okay... then I went to leave and I fainted. Laura, Dr. Rani, and the entire staff was so helpful and considerate and let me lay my head down with an ice pack and gave me gatorade and a granola bar, took my blood pressure and checked my pulse, and really made sure I was 100% good to go before leaving. I was already apprehensive about being a first-time visitor at a new office, so you could imagine my embarrassment and fright to have fainted. Dr. Rani's staff could not have been more patient, considerate, and kind throughout my minor episode. I will definitely be back and recommend to any of my friends looking for a great dermatologist's office. In fact, I have never in my life written a yelp review, but was so appreciative of my experience this morning that I felt compelled to do so.
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Dr. Rani was very informative, and thorough with what needed to take place. She gave me options, and recommended what she thought was MOST suitable for my scenario. Extremely pleasant! Looking forward to our next few visits!
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She was patient and understanding but I was still confused about my skin condition and didn't feel confident that things are going to get better. If you're the type of person that wants to be in and out then I wouldrecommend you. But if you have something more complicated then probably not.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr was very professional yet friendly and easy to talk to. She explained things well and really knew what she was about.
More than 1 year ago
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