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Dr. Monica Rani, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Monica Rani, MD is a board certified dermatologist practicing general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. 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. ** Please complete all insurance information, including group ID number, when booking your appointment! ** Please note: We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • Women's Dermatologic Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1053552240

Office locations

Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine

850 S Wabash Ave, Suite 200

Chicago, IL 60605

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Dr. Rani was great. No wait time at all. Listened and was able to diagnose me and treat me. Will definitely be coming back.
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Dr Rani is a very gentle woman... Ive had a really bad acne breakout recently so I went to see her, and she gave me a couple of options to consider for my treatment, which was really helpful. She didn’t pushme to follow a certain treatment which I appreciated, as this happens to a lot of other dermatologists. All in all I had very nice experience!
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Did a great job listening to my concerns. She made sure I understood what was going on and she also made sure I did not leave with any questions. Super kind and great at making sure I was comfortable and understood everything.
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Dr. Rani was very easy to talk to and discuss options for treatment. I felt at ease with her and the staff. I trusted Dr. Rani to recommend the solutions. She answered all my questions and really made me feel comfortable.
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Dr. Rani is a joy of a physician. She is super client-centered and took my preferences into account when describing treatment options. Definitely recommend her.
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Convient hours, friendly staff, low key office . Dr. Rani has a wonderful bedside manner. She provide a detailed treatment plan and realistic expectations.
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Very approachable, well spoken, gentle and nice. I felt very comfortable in an uncomfortable situation and topic.
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Dr. Rani was wonderful, as was the receptionist. Both friendly, responsive, and kind. I would highly recommend this doctor.
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Extremely professional, knowledgeable, and kind. Explained all my options clearly
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Very thorough and attentive to detail. All concerns were addressed. Excellent experience.
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Dr. Rani was great! She addressed all my concerns and I didn't feel rushed at all. I asked a ton of questions and she did a great job answering all of them and explaining rationale. I also appreciate that she hasappointments later in the afternoon so I can go after work instead of during. The staff was also super sweet and helpful- I love that they have the secure texting service so communication with the doctor is easy. Overall would definitely recommend!
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Great experience from start to finish. I've definitely found my new dermatologist and already recommended her to friends.
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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 6 months ago
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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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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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The doctor was thorough, direct, friendly, and helpful though the appointment felt rushed both times I've been there.
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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!
More 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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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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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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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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Thank you
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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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Super helpful and kind
More than 1 year ago
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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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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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It went well.
More than 1 year ago
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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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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.
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Quick, painless and thorough
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She is thorough with her explanations. She has a calm and peaceful demeanor. I enjoyed my visit with her.
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It was great!
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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.
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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.
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