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Dr. Stephen Carter, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Stephen Carter

**Please note we have a 24-hr cancellation policy. Kindly notify us 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Please bring the following to your appointment: a copy of your insurance card, government issued photo ID, and credit card to be kept on file** Dr. Carter has been practicing dermatology in the Chicago area for over ten years. His primary focus is on medical and surgical dermatology and he strives to ensure his patients enjoy the highest possible quality of medical care. His professional interests include management of psoriasis, acne, rosacea, eczema, skin infections, dermatitis, and rashes. In addition, Dr. Carter is passionate about the prevention, detection, and appropriate treatment of skin cancers and precancers. He is skilled in surgical removal of benign and malignant growths of the skin and works closely with specialized dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons when appropriate to ensure optimal results for patients. Dr. Carter feels privileged to treat patients of all ages and is committed to patient education, clear communication, and delivering quality, compassionate care.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Chicago Dermatological Society
  • Illinois Dermatological Society

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again
Speedy response
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1013909134

Dr. Stephen Carter's office location

DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIANS GROUP

2148 N Damen Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

Patient reviews for Dr. Stephen Carter

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Based on manner and speedy diagnosis excellent. I didn't feel rushed either
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Dr. Carter was very professional and thorough but also has a great bedside manner. Highly recommend.
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I typically don't go to a male dermatologist for my mole checks (just due to the undressing element), but Dr. Carter was available. Have to say - he came off as incredibley good-hearted, thoughtful, and also not in a rush. Answeredall of my questions and could tell he cared about me feeling comfortable throughout the entire appointment. Very likeable. Would return to him and recommend to other women.
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Dr. Carter was great, he listened to my concerns, asked if I had questions and then proceeded to treat my issue. He was great! Thank you.
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Dr. Carter took time answering my questions and explaining the situation. Would recommend!
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I'm a first time patient and I was extremely satisfied with the whole process. The receptionist and assistant were pleasant and made me feel comfortable and welcome. Dr. Carter was knowledgeable and answered any questions and concerns I had. He is kind and he cares about his patients.
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He was very nice and made me feel comfortable
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Great office, great customer support, and overall a wonderful experience. This is a great practice and I’d recommend it for anyone.
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It was a good visit. I will continue to use him for my dermatologist.
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Had a great experience for my first visit! Dr. Carter was super nice and didn't make me feel rushed at all. He made sure that he answered all of my questions and explained everything in detail. Very happy and will be back!
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Dr. Stephen was wonderful and answered every question I had.
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It’s good but I can feel he is busy and a bit rushed.
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Dr. Carter is friendly, and explained everything to me clearly. He provided me with options, and was upfront about the efficacy and cost of different treatments.
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Very nice and patient doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Everyone in Dr. Carter's office was friendly and extremely helpful. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was late for my appointment and called the office while en route. I was not chastised or told that I would need to reschedule. Rather, thereceptionist thanked me for calling and apprising them of the situation. Like his other reviews, I found Dr. Carter to be professional and attentive.He diagnosed my condition promptly and informed me of my options. Unfortunately, Dr. Carter was unable to treat my problem (i.e. his office is not equipped for laser or strictly cosmetic treatment). However, he was able to provide 3 referrals to other offices that would be able to treat my condition. I recommend Dr. Carter and his team very highly.
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Not very thorough and the main thing I went to ask about was not seen through. I need a referral for microderm and they never gave me the sheet nor sent an email as they were supposed to. Overall not very attentive of my needs and VERY rushed.
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Dr Carter is always friendly and helpful!
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Office was clean and staff were nice. Dr.Carter was knowledgeable, unrushed, patient and happy to answer any questions. I felt comfortable around him and he's just a nice guy. This was my 2nd visit.
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The doctor was kind and courteous and actually listened to what I had to say. I was extremely pleased.
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Fast service, great team, thorough exam.
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Dr. Carter and his staff were extremely efficient and helpful. I waited no longer than 5 minutes in the waiting room, was promptly seen by a medical assistant, and then saw Dr. Carter immediately following. After taking care of a routineprocedure, I was finished. I was probably in and out of the office in 20 minutes. I would definitely recommend Dr. Carter and his staff.
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My visit with doctor was a great experience. He spent time with me In order to explain his diagnosis of my problem. He went through each of the prescribed medications and took the time answer all my questions. I would highly recommend Doctor Carter .
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Dr. Carter was very friendly and made sure to address everything that I brought up during my appointment. This was my first visit to a dermatologist and I don't know why I ever waited so long to deal with my dermatologicalissues! Glad I found a good dermatologist, will be coming back for any further needs in the future.
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Staff was very friendly and welcoming. He listened to what I had to say, shared professional feedback and very welcoming.
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Friendly, explained in detail what he was thinking. Will go back for follow-up.
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Dr. Stephen was very patient and compassionate during my appointment. He took the time to answer all my questions and ask me a lot of questions regarding previous skin history and treatments. Needless, to say I have found my dermatologist andwill be coming back. Thank you so much Dr. Stephen.
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Very professional. Explained what he was looking for in doing the review of my moles etc. gave me good information on what to look for myself. Would visit again.
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Very personable and explains procedures in terms you understand.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit....
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Second Visit with Dr. Carter. Very good visit and he does a great job explaining everything.
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He very kind , professional and prompt which I love. I don’t like to wait long at any appointment.
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Dr Carter is really great about finding medications that are affordable and also get the job done
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr.Carter is very kind and very nice to listen to my skin troubles so carefully. He explained the cause of the skin troubles and the process to treat them in future. I was very relieved to hear that and understand itvery much.Most of my skin doctors finished just 15 seconds appointment and gave me a piece of paper on priscription.I was so happy to have a great doctor, Dr.Carter. Thank you very much.
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Very informative! Thank you Dr. Stephen Carter!
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I was greeted by pleasant staff and I met the doctor shortly after. He was brief, professional and answered any question I had.
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Great visit. The doctor was very thorough in explaining my options. The medical assistants were on top of their game.
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Dr Carter is very friendly and attentive.
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Dr. Carter was pleasant, knowledgeable and answered every question I had. He and his staff were professional and friendly.
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He didn’t really look into my problem.
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Dr Stephen was very pleasant and patient at explaining responses to my questions.
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Sorry long over due review ! The office is beautiful, I was seen right away. Dr. Carter was very professional. Took time to understand and address my concerns. I would definitely recommend him.
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I made a last minute appointment last night for skin irritation via ZocDoc and thank goodness I did. Initially I wanted to see a female doc (since I am female) but none were available. His ratings and reviews were right on.I was able to get in first thing this morning and be seen promptly. Dr. Carter was very friendly, as was his assistant Theresa. I will definitely be back for any derm-related needs. Great office, very friendly staff!
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Dr. Carter was absolutely amazing. After discussing my medical history with the medical assistant he came in assessed my skin and talked about my plan of treatment. I love the fact that he was straight to the point and gave mea few pointers about things I could use to make my skin less oily while wearing make up. He also went over the the importance of sunscreen (something I've never used). I would recommend this professional to anyone his smile was also pleasant sometimes talking about my skin is very embarrassing but he made me feel comfortable. The staff was also very kind and the lobby looks amazing.
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Dr. Stephen Carter came across as knowledgable and polite and patiently answered all my questions.
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I was pretty nervous about my appointment because I'm heavily tattooed and most doctors immediately judge me when they see me. Dr. Carter saw me right away, checked out my skin issue, made recommendations and gave me an idea of thecost involved. It turns out that what I thought was an ingrown hair was actually a common form of skin cancer, so I was very grateful that he made the decision to remove the bump on my first visit.
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He is an amazing doctor . Very welcoming and is as determined as I am to find effective treatments that work best for me . I would highly recommend seeing him .
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Dr. Carter and his staff were excellent. Highly recommend!
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Dr Carter explained everything in a way that was very easy to understand.
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Dr. Carter and all his staff are very friendly and professional. My visits with him have been very informative because he and his assistants take time to explains things fully. My appointments have all ended with opportunities to ask any questions.Waiting room is very comfortable and front desk staff is friendly and efficient. I would definitely recommend this provider.
More than 1 year ago
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Office was very clean and new. Staff was nice, helpful and patient. Dr. Carter has a calm and friendly prescence, informative with his diagnosis but knows how to tell patients without being over your head with medical jargon. I was very pleased with my experience from beginning to end.
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