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Dr. Stephen Carter, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

**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 a copy of your insurance card, government issued photo ID, and credit card to your appointment** 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.

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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

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1013909134

Office locations

DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIANS GROUP

2148 N Damen Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

Patient reviews
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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 month 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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Dr Carter is really great about finding medications that are affordable and also get the job done
Less than 3 months ago
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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 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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Dr Stephen is a very patient practitioner and took the time to answer my questions and alleviated my concerns. Theresa is also friendly, professional and considerate. Glad I found a reliable dermatologistI in the city.
More than 1 year ago
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Very through and explained everything well.
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Very informative Doctor, explained all options for treatment of diagnosis
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Clean professional and friendly office. Informative visit.
More than 1 year ago
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I'm only starting the medication today, so I can't speak for this doctor's effectiveness in the long-term. However, this was my first time to a dermatologist and it was a positive experience. Doctor, assistant, and reception were friendlyand prompt. Doctor didn't make me feel rushed, but also addressed concerns and questions effectively and honestly. I appreciated that he stated why he was treating me with what and the honest expectations I can have for improvement.
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A very nice office with very nice staff. I was seem very quickly and quickly diagnosed.
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Before arriving to my first appointment with Dr.Carter, I've been misdiagnosed twice at a regular doctor clinic. Both doctors had said I had a fungal infection and noting they had given me has shown any progress. So I decided to makean appointment w/ Carter.No wait. No hassles. Friendly staff! The moment he stepped into to the room to see me he was all ears. Turns out I have Guttate Psoriasis and started a treatment plan with me immediately. Since then a lot of areas has cleared up but unfortunately the battle is still raging on. 2 weeks later, I come in for the follow up and we decided to go with a new plan. I'm pretty hopeful that it'll workout this time. I definitely recommend Mr. Carter.
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MY VISIT WAS GREAT FROM THE RECEPTIONIST THE MED ASSISTANT TO MY DOC
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This was my first visit so I did not know what to expect. The visit met all of my expectations. The decor was new & nice. The staff was efficient & friendly. I was seen at my appointment time. Dr. Carterwas knowledgeable, professional as well as very personable. I highly recommend you come here for your dermatology needs.
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Everyone was super friendly and helpful!
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Very friendly and informative. Personable and quick service!
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Great visit all around. Very professional, thorough, and helpful. Definitely recommend.
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Dr. Carter was very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions and was patient, calm, and easy to talk to. I was very comfortable in his office and the rest of his staff was also kind and professional. Iwould definitely go see him again and would recommend him to others.
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All the staff were accommodating, very polite. Most of all knowledgeable. The first medical assistant was great. The doctor was full of smiles and made me feel at home. So happy to have chosen this office.
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We went there with our baby girl. And what we can say is that that you won't find a better doctor for your kids and for yourself. He is professional.
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