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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
Was totally speedy so I could zip back to the office. Handled my diagnosis and treatment well.
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.
The doctor was thorough, direct, friendly, and helpful though the appointment felt rushed both times I've been there.
Dr. Rani is amazing!
Really nice, and removed my mole painlessly!
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.
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
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.
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 had a 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.
Reassuring and knowledgeable. I would be happy to see Dr. Rani again.
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.
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 to my skin. I did appreciate her quick work as I was trying to her to work, but felt like she rushed her time with me.
Dr. Rani is very knowledgeable and is very caring. I feel very lucky to have her as a doctor.
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 quickly so that I could be seen right away. I was in and out in less than 45 minutes!
She was very professional and thorough, gave a quick diagnosis, made a prescription, and asked for a follow-up appointment.
I was 20 minutes early to my appointment and got to see Dr. Randi right away, and as usual, she was great!
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.
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 detail and answered all my questions. Overall, she was outstanding and I highly recommend her.
Super helpful and kind
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 the wrong 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.
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.
Dr. Rani was very kind. The visit was extremely brief but she answered all of my questions.
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.
Great office. Great service. Dr Rani is caring and professional. Highly recommend.
It went well.
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 anemia in 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 would recommend you. But if you have something more complicated then probably not.
Doctor Rani was terrific. Everyone in the office was friendly yet professional.
Dr was very professional yet friendly and easy to talk to. She explained things well and really knew what she was about.
Dr. Rani was very nice and personable. She addressed all my concerns professionally and explained everything to me. The office is beautiful and modern, her staff warm and friendly. I would definitely refer friends here.
Go to her. She instilled so much confidence in me that my problem could be fixed. She was direct and caring. I could tell she wanted to invest in my well-being and progress.
Quick, painless and thorough
First time visiting Dr. Rani's office and pleased with the level of service I received. Office staff are very friendly and appreciate the close location of her practice to my home. Looking forward to my follow up.
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 think is 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.
She is thorough with her explanations. She has a calm and peaceful demeanor. I enjoyed my visit with her.
It was great!
I was very impressed by Dr. Rani's bedside manner and in depth explanation behind treatment in comparison to other specialists I've seen. Highly recommended.
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.
Very friendly and professional. she did a thorough examination and also provided me with free samples of various new sunscreens to try. I would highly recommend Dr. Rani.
Dr Rani is very friendly and I'm sure she is competent too. At least, these are my impressions in the <5 minutes I spent with her. She didn't ask many questions of me and couldn't definitively diagnose without some further tests. The nurse was very friendly too. It was fine, no real complaints. Just felt like I didn't get my ridiculously high office visit fee worth of attention. The flobotomist spent more time taking my blood sample than I did with the doctor.
Dr. Rami is excellent. Highly highly recommend.
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, and she always provides a thorough explanation of my treatment plan. Would highly recommend!
I got there early to make sure I had time to fill out new patient paperwork and was called back to the exam room shortly after finishing (about 10 minutes before my appointment was even scheduled for). Assistant discussed what my issue was with me for a while then the doctor came, quickly diagnosed, explained what was going on and wrote me a prescription and I was on my way in no time!
It was very quick, and the diagnosis was very helpful. It was suggested to pick up some special sunscreen that wouldn't drip from sweat into my eyes and they had it right in the same building real easy and quick to purchase. Everything was hassle free and I felt really comfortable through the entire process.
Very pleasant. I was pressed for time I was in and out. Promptness speaks volumes when you are on a lunch break.
Monica was great! Very knowledgable and made the whole experience very comfortable. 10/10 would recommend.
Dr. Rani was thorough in both her examination and explanation of her diagnosis and possible treatments of my acne. She had a warmth and intelligence that made me feel comfortable. All of the office staff was great as well. Highly recommended!
Dr. Rani answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. So helpful and I'm glad I used ZocDoc to find my new dermatologist.
It was quick and Dr Rani was very helpful. Hoping everything works out medically in the next few days. My only issue was that I was told online that this place was in-network with my insurance only to find out it was out of network when I got there. Not sure where the miscommunication was but having to unexpectedly pay out of pocket is never fun, especially if I needed any kind of procedure, which thankful I didn't. Other than that, the office manager was very helpful and the nurses and doctors were super nice. I liked the place a lot. If only my insurance was better :/
I haven't had a consistent dermatologist for many reasons and was eager to find one that I can build a relationship with. Dr. Rani quickly assessed my needs and demystified my problems for me. I look forward to future visits, should I need it. Additionally the center where she works has a wealth of facial services that I look forward to taking advantage in the near future.
My visit with Dr. Rani was great. She came in, examined the problem areas as well as a couple of other areas and immediately knew what the problem was. Was diagnosed and given a plan of treatment and was on my way within 15 minutes. Her bedside manner was great as well. Very personable and friendly. I would recommend her to anyone with a skin disorder.
Dr. Rani was great! I will absolutely go back to see her again.
Incredible doctor. Highly recommend!
I loved the experience. Dr. Rani and her nurse made me feel so comfortable. They were both great.
I had a wonderful experience. From the check in, the appointment to the check out, everyone made me feel welcome and well cared for. Amazing team and a great doctor. I would definitely recommend to my friends.
Doctor Rani is very kind and friendly. She is very knowledgeable and communicated with efficiently.
The doctor was great. One woman at the front desk was kind of abrasive towards me and rude to her co-workers, which made me a little uncomfortable. Everyone else I interacted with was great, and I will definitely go back- I really liked Dr. Rani.
She is amazing!!!!!!!!! Felt so comfortable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really great, quick treatment and very friendly but also professional.
Saw her pretty much right away, and she seemed very knowledgeable and very friendly, I'm excited to see my issue being solved.
Very efficient, professional, and she made me feel comfortable.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I was taken care of right away. Dr. Rani was great. She was very personable, confident, and knowledgeable. If I need to see a dermatologist again, I will not hesitate to go back to Dr. Rani. Would highly recommend.
Dr Rani and her assistant were very nice and friendly. They made me feel comfortable and I was happy to be able to make an appointment on a Saturday.
Great visit! The Dr. and Staff were wonderful .
Dr. Rani and her staff were punctual, professional and kind. The ZocDoc booking process was seamless; I filled out my paperwork online beforehand, so could walk straight into my appointment. Was in and out in 35 minutes!
I didn't feel like I got adequate time with Dr. Rani. I felt like she just checked off her boxes and prescribed her usual treatment plan for acne but didn't really consider my comments or concerns since I had tried many things previously. I ended up not even using what she prescribed.
She's very friendly and patient. Explain things well
Very pleased with the overall experience