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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Patel is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice since 2008. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics, and then received her Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Northwestern University. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and went on to complete a clinical research fellowship in dermatology and psoriasis at Loyola University, followed by residency training in dermatology at Loyola, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Patel is currently an Associate Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Women's Dermatologic Society and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She is a member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, the Illinois Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Dr. Patel’s clinical interests include medical dermatology for adults and children, cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She also has special interests in psoriasis, women’s dermatology, particularly the effects of hormonal changes on the skin, and issues pertaining to patients with skin of color.
Verified Patient Reviews
This was my first time visiting a dermatologist. She was professional, friendly, and transparent. Location is fantastic if you live downtown.
She is always great, it was a little over a year since I last saw her but she still remembered me. She is very knowledgeable in what she does
All of the staff including the receptionist and nurse/medical assistant (unsure of her exact title!) were very personable and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Patel was thorough and let me know what to expect after a minor procedure had to be done. I also was pleasantly surprised how quick I received messages regarding an issue with my insurance so I would know prior to the appointment, as well as when results came back from a biopsy.
I think she was direct while being professional.
She was warm, kind and professional. Made me feel comfortable and I look forward to seeing her again.
Dr. Patel was amazing and very helpful! She answered all my questions and had great bedside manner.
Dr. Patel is methodical and respectful. She explains treatment options in a clear and orderly manner, and addresses questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
Very professional, attentive, and put me at ease.
Great dermatologist. Knowledgable of all skin types. Office staff are great people and highly efficient. Patient now for almost five years.
Everyone in the office is very professional.. Dr. Patel was very thorough and explained everything.
She was interested in my skin issues, rather than pushing cosmetic procedures on me . She also answered my questions about the approaches that I’ve heard other people speak about for a similar condition. Dr. Patel offered a practice clinical solution to my problem, rather than jumping to expensive and uncomfortable testing methods.
Dr. Patel is a pro. Knows her stuff and knows how to communicate in common language. She doesn't push unnecessary care and clearly lays out your treatment options with pros and cons clearly articulated. What more can you ask for?
Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable, professional and has great bedside manner. She is thorough in her explanation of what is going on with your skin and helps you find the treatment that is right for you!
Dr Patel was great. She answered all of my questions and was able to help me create a treatment plan to deal with my skin problems.
I've gone to Dr. Patel for several years. She's very easy to talk to and super understanding. The receptionist was super organized and easy to deal with and in total the entire operation is a pleasant experience!
Everyone at the office was great. I received an email the day before with instructions on how to prepare for my appointment as well as specific directions to locate the office, which is a bit hard to find otherwise. The check-in process was really smooth and I didn't have to wait more than a minute or two to be brought in to the exam room. The doctor and her assistant were very helpful and efficient. They explained everything they were doing and why. She was even able to take a sample for a biopsy during my appointment which was great since I don't have to go back again. Highly recommend.
Dr Patel was efficient and friendly and answered all of my silly questions. She made me feel very welcome!
Beautiful office space, free parking if you go to Mariano's. Dr. Patel was incredibly thorough and listened carefully to my concerns. She had good strategies for saving money with prescriptions.
Dr. Patel is great! She is very thorough, patient, & friendly. The office is very clean & welcoming.
Absolutely no complaints! Very professional, very good service and very quick!
Wonderful experience! The wait was about 15 minutes but once in there she explained everything she was doing and why.
She was very informative and attentive. Better than other derm I've seen in the city! I will recommend her to anyone who needs a dermatologist.
Dr. Patel is thoughtful but always straightforward with the diagnosis and next steps.
Long wait time and doctor doesn't allow to consult about more than one concern per visit. If you have 2 issues, they recommend you to come again and ask in next visit. Treatment is fair, but recommends taking small steps, which requires multiple visits as well.
Dr Patel seems very intelligent, and has a very pleasant personality. Support staff was also courteous and friendly. The only thing that was a negative was the long wait time. I reached there 20 minutes before my appointment, and got to see the doctor 25 minutes after my appointment time. Good thing is they came to get me exactly at my appointment time, but then kept me waiting for next 25 minutes! I believe wait is a wait, whether it is in the reception area or in the checkup room. I had to push one of my appointments because of the delay. Log wait time aside, everything else was fine with my visit. The medicines prescribed are a little on the expensive side and not covered by my insurance, but they were kind enough to give me a coupon that will hopefully reduce the cost a little bit. I will know more when I get to my pharmacy for pickup.
Highly recommend Dr Toral Patel. Professional, outstanding communication and thorough.
Dr. Patel and her team were very friendly, comprehensive and did not recommend expensive treatments.
The front desk employees were polite and efficient. The waiting area was nice and I was seen by the doctor pretty quickly. Employees inside the patient area were very nice. I was playing a video game in the outside waiting area before being led into a room and the employee let me know that I had enough time to finish my game so I wasn't sitting doing nothing inside the patient room. Doctor and nurses were polite and patiently listened to and answered my questions. Overall, it was a great visit.
Dr Patel is great! She goes over everything in great detail and always goes over cost and time commitments. She made me feel very comfortable and was quick while still being thorough!
Dr Patel always provides me with the care I need as well as education on how to care for my condition going forward. She's a great dermatologist, with the knowledge to care for a diverse client base.
Excellent doctor who seems both relatable and knowledgeable.
She was absolutely fantastic! The office has a great vibe to it and her presence makes you feel very comfortable.
Totally satisfied. So much so that after my initial treatment I made a second appointment for a preventative check-up.
Loved Dr. Patel. She was so professional and pleasant and made the visit quick and to the point.
Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely wonderful! The office is also beautiful - very calming and modern - not like the neon lit 80s style doctor's offices. I was terrified of getting my first body scan and mole removals/biopsies. Dr. Patel and her staff immediately made me feel comfortable and were very informative. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a dermatologist. She is truly kind and caring and answered every question I had. I am no longer afraid to go in for my appointments!
I've seen several dermatologists in the area, and she was the best by far.
I have been seeing Dr.Patel now for 2 years. She's great! Though I wish her office was open after 4:30 on weekdays.
Great experience - Dr. Patel & her staff took time to answer my questions and thoroughly explain their answers. Everyone was friendly and professional. Love the location, too.
Great office and staff ! I really liked Dr. Patel and the services she provided. I would highly recommend her!
Dr. Patel is extremely professional and thorough in her examination. As a fair skinned, prone to moles, person I am in great need of a dermatologist that pays attention to detail. I feel absolutely secure in Dr. Patel's diagnoses and treatments.
Dr Patel and team explained everything very clearly and was very efficient with time.
Dr. Patel's staff is warm and wonderful. They were so professional and made me feel welcome and informed, from the get-go. Once all the normal processes were out of the way, my actual visit with Dr. Patel was efficient without feeling rushed. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Patel.
Very warm/friendly place and very efficient and clear!
Great visit, well educated caring physician, no upsell of unnecessary products - highly recommended.
Friendly service! Very happy with my visit!
Great experience I would definitely recommend.
Dr. Patel was very thorough in explaining her observations and recommendations. She answered all of my questions thoroughly, even when it took some effort to help me understand the implications of various options. It was really valuable to see a real dermatologist about my skin, even though the problem is not very serious. Dr. Patel explained possible causes, none of which had been suggested by my primary care physician. She also explained options for further testing and diagnosis, and why it choosing the wrong treatment for the condition could actually worsen the problem. So now I have a much better understanding of options, what to watch for, when and how to take further action, and what to avoid.
Thorough yet quick; easy in and out!
Dr. Patel and her staff were great. Everybody was friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend this Doctor!
Real Expert in skin problems
Dr. Patel and staff are wonderful. The office atmosphere is warm and welcoming; Dr. Patel et al. are experts with outstanding knowledge and a great bedside manner.
She is very nice and professional!
Dr. Patel is everything one could wish for in a Dermatologist. She is very personable and professional.. always addresses all of my concerns. I can recommend her without hesitation!
I so much appreciate any professional who knows their subject in such depth And shared their knowledge clearly and completely. This is exactly what Dr Patel did. I am so glad she is on Zocdoc. So far Zocdoc has served me well in Chicago.
Dr. Patel is a great dermatologist. She provides me with the knowledge and care that I need to maintain healthy skin. I appreciate her work.
She was very nice! The appointment went by fast but didn't feel rushed. She answered all my questions and has helped me with my issue!
I LOVED her! Dr. Patel and her staff were great! I got there about 40 minutes early (miscalculated my time) and was seen as soon as I completed my new patient forms. Alex (nurse) was very attentive, pleasant, and kind. Dr. Patel was very kind and listened to my concerns and asked questions to better understand my symptoms and what treatment to provide. I had a minor procedure done and both Nurse Alex and Dr. Patel were kind throughout the process. I also had blood work done by Nurse Alex and the process was painless and quick. Their Admin personnel was very friendly as well. Their office may be tricky to find your first time there. Just follow the directions listed on their website and you'll be fine. Overall, it was a positive experience and I would recommend Dr. Patel for your dermatology needs.
I thought the actual visit with Dr. Patel was extremely fast. The most time I spent was filling out paperwork and waiting in the waiting area. Little direction was given to get the recommended medicine. And in the end, I was not able to get the medicine.
Typical dermatologist visit- had assistant check up on you for the majority of the time, then the actual doctor came in for like 5 minutes.
Loved my first dermatologist visit ever!
Courteous, professional and thorough. Friendly and helpful support staff as well.
Dr. Patel's office is so nice that you might think she's only for cosmetic stuff. But she is excellent at diagnosing and treating medical conditions, too, including skin cancer checks/biopsies. I am extremely nervous about needles, painful procedures, and cancer, so I appreciate that she and her staff always go above and beyond to make sure I'm comfortable.
Dr. Patel was expedient, polite, and trustworthy. I will return.
Thorough, direct, friendly. She explained everything, gave her recommendations and answered my questions easily. Pleased to have found her!
Very pleased !
Amazing bed side manner and awesome attention to detail, patient satisfaction etc! Would highly recommend this practice.
I was disappointed to get really generic medication and advise from the Doctor. My husband who had a similar issue but an entirely different medical history also got the exact same diagnosis and medication. Just did not make sense.
Very knowledgeable. Great dermatologist
The staff was friendly and helpful. I saw Dr. Patel for a minor issue. She was warm and knowledgeable -- overall, a great first impression. I will definitely go back if I have any other dermatology concerns. Note: The office is a little confusing to find if you don't read the directions on the website.
My visit was great. The facility is welcoming and clean. Everyone was very nice. Dr. Patel was very thorough and explained different options to me for an elective removal of a mole. I will be back annually for skin checks!
She was very professional, sweet, easy to talk to, and answered all of my questions. She made me feel very comfortable.
Overall good experience - I needed to call back and get a higher prescription though which I wish she would have prescribed in the first place. They did help find a lower cost option for the medicine for my insurance which was a step above and beyond.
The clinic itself is in an odd location and definitely advertises heavily for cosmetic treatment. Outside of the atypical office setting, Dr. Patel offered excellent medical treatment, had great bedside manner, and answered all of my questions.
I was very pleased with the Dr. Patel and her staff, the professionalism and service provided. I appreciated that Monica was able to see me for a service on short notice. I will continue to recommend D and A to family and friends.
This was my first visit with Dr. Patel and I was very pleased. Her office staff is very efficient and courteous. The doctor is thorough, kind, and very informative. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a good dermatologist.
If you're looking for cosmetic dermatology then this seems like a good clinic. I will be back to get a skin screen for sun damage but for any other skin condition it normally comes from within and you are are on your own. Do your own research, try your own allergy tests, do experiments yourself because you will only get a bandaid solution (a prescription) from the over paid medical professionals that probably just get kick backs from the drug companies.
Great! Thank you so much
Excellent on first visit. All staff at their best. Doctor very personable and helpful with my problems.
Dr. Patel is great. She is very professional and is a good listener. I am very satisfied with the results of my procedure and recommend her anytime.
Dr. Patel and her staff are wonderful!
I arrived 20 minutes early as instructed and still had to wait almost twenty minutes after my appointment time to be seen. But I liked Dr. Patel and her staff was professional.
Dr. Patel is very thorough in both her questions and answers, and encourages you to do the same. A very supportive environment and well connected to other doctors in the area. I really appreciate the time taken to listen to my lengthy family medical history and also alternative options for treatment.
It was a great experience. She made me feel comfortable and she was very nice and professional.
Dr. Patel was great! I already referred her to a few of my friends. She is definitely now my go to dermatologist!
Friendly, helpful staff and very comfortable atmosphere! I got all my questions answered.
She is fantastic !
I had a consultation with Dr. Patel about some moles that looked a little weird. She was very calm and efficient and made me feel comfortable through the process. She recommended having a few of them removed as a precaution, but wasn't forceful. I am going back in a few weeks for the removal. Her staff was very nice and also efficient, though I did have to wait nearly half an hour past my appointment time to be seen.
Toral Patel was very nice and attentive, answered all of my questions and gave samples of medicine for the treatment so I can start right away. The wait time was a bit long, but overall I had a great experience.
I had a great experience with Dr. Patel. My appointment was quick, yet thorough, as I just had my yearly skin/mole check. I will definitely be returning each year and would see her for any other skin related issues.
Dr. Patel always takes the time to explain her diagnosis. She listens well and answers questions without patience and kindness. I would highly recommend her!
Doctor and office staff are very personable. Took time to listen and clearly explain, and make a game plan that both I and Doctor felt was most beneficial. Booked next appointment already
When I first began seeing Dr. Patel, I had come with a pretty severe case of psoriasis. Needless to say, I was pretty devastated, but from Dr. Patel's thorough knowledge of dermatology and the way she took the time to explain the disease to me, and map out a treatment plan I was confident I had chosen the right doctor. Since I began seeing Dr. Patel my condition has almost completely cleared up!
Dr. Patel seemed very knowledgeable and immediately recognized causes of my acne upon seeing my skin. She was able to outline several courses of treatment, from conservative to aggressive and provided the info I needed to choose how I wanted to proceed. My skin has seen definite improvement so far! The appointment was very quick - less than 30 minutes total.
Terrific doctor and staff - office is truly professional!
The office was beautiful. Dr. Patel was very knowledgable and easy going. It did not feel like a doctor appointment. Highly recommended.
She is very professional and knowledgeable. She shares information in a very comforting way.
Check in was efficient. Facilities were clean and well decorated. Staff was friendly and prompt. I was seen right away by Dr. Patel. She was very nice and knowledgeable. Overall, great experience, I'd highly recommend.
Dr. Patel was thorough and efficient in my annual skin check. The office is immaculate and the staff was very friendly. Dr. Patel was ready with recommendations for any products I might need for skin care and sun protection.
Dr. Patal is very professional and pleasant. The office is clean and the staff is also professional and they run on schedule. I recommend this Dr!
Dr. Patel was really professional, friendly and approachable. Her nursing staff was also really nice, and I felt comfortable the whole time. She has a no-nonsense approach to her practice, and I was seen right on time - which is something that I really appreciate. I will definitely go back.
I just moved to Chicago fairly recently, and I was lucky to have stumbled upon ZocDoc in order to find a good dermatologist near me! Dr. Patel was wonderful. She listened to what I had to say and my concerns, told her honest opinion about my issues, gave me more than just one options to try, and recommended some new products that I bought in office which are amazing. The overall atmosphere of the office is awesome, too. When I first walked in, I couldn't believe it was a dermatologists office (I felt like it was an office made for celebrities!) Extremely happy with my first visit, can't wait for my follow up appointments!
As usual, Dr. Patel was thorough and informative.
Dr. Patel's office staff is superb. My first appointment was handled efficiently and cordially. The assistant who took my medical history was efficient and thorough. Dr. Patel is extremely knowledgeable and suggested a therapy to help prevent AKs from popping up. She was sympathetic when she needed to burn a current AK from my face. I was very pleased with Dr. Patel, with her staff, and I really liked the facility. Spacious, calming, and thoroughly pleasant
Dr. Patel is very professional yet takes time to listen to the patient and answer any questions. She has a warm demeanor, which makes it easy to ask any questions.
Felt somewhat rushed when the doctor was in, like i needed to ask my questions fast or she would be out the door seeing the next patient. Overall, Dr. Patel seemed very knowledgeable and was able to address all my initial concerns and even recommended some of the cosmetic treatments to me. She mentioned she would get the esthetician to come in an talk about some of the chemical peels and other treatments but must have forgotten about that since no one came. overall pleasant and timely appointment.
Dr. Patel was wonderful. I highly recommend her.
Very quick and to the point. Very well done
I spent more time with the nurse who took notes about what I was there for. The doctor listened only a bit and suggested very complicated treatments while I was trying to tell her what had worked for me. I was then pressured to buy two products that were out of my budget and they did not help. I am not going to be returning
I had a great experience. Dr. Patal was very knowledgable and informative. She looked at my issue, a lump in my leg and immediately told me what it was and what I had to do to get it taken care of. She explained the procedure which made me feel comfortable knowing that I can have it removed.
Impressed with Dr Patel's grasp of chronic underlying medical issues and potential impact on skin and future treatment approach
The office is more modern and very clean. Everyone was very friendly and helpful when I had insurance questions.
Dr. Patel is wonderful and her staff is great. She is very personable and makes you feel comfortable during exams.
Dr. Patel is so fantastic. I'm very anxious at the doctors and she spends extra time trying to make sure you are completely at ease. I just love her.
Very thorough and nice. Caught something that I didn't even notice.
My visit with Dr. Patel was great. I had a morning appointment and was seen within 5 minutes after I finished my paperwork. I went in for an annual full body exam to check for any problems or signs of cancer. She's very friendly and took the time to answer any questions that I had. I had a couple moles that she wanted to watch and she explained why and what to look for. The only thing that I didn't love was that instead of getting a prescription for certain medication, I had to buy it straight from the office (they have their own line/brand I guess), so I wasn't able to use my insurance to cover it.
Dr. Patel is very professional, personable and overall high quality healthcare. She puts patients at ease and more than willing to answer questions and provide clear explanations.
Dr Toral was great! She took the time to explain everything to me in a candid manner. I will be returning to her if I need further treatment.
Dr. Patel listened to me closely and made me feel like she cared; she didn't rush me and was knowledgeable and professional. She gave alternatives to medications I was currently taking and gave samples to hold me over until meds. available. Her assistant put everything in writing for me. Plus, Dr. Patel apologized for my wait time even though it was very short. Very professional and friendly office.
The doc is awesome. She is very professional, very caring, and fast. She went out of her way to help me, even when I was moving. Great dermatologist -- highly recommended.
Went to see Dermatologist about rash on face, was prescribed some medications that definitely helped. It ended up coming back a little a few weeks later but went away on it's own. Good bedside manner and easy to talk to and made everything easy to understand. Saw 2 other dermatologists before this, and it seems like this one had the best course of action so far. Would recommend.
Fantastic dermatologist that listens and cares. On top of that the office is conveniently located and the entire staff is extremely polite.
She was great. Very personable. Clean office. Friendly staff. They gave samples and explained everything.
This was my first visit to a dermatologist for an annual skin cancer screening. Dr. Patel was so friendly and helped calm my nerves. The exam was thorough but quick and the entire staff was helpful and had a great attitude. I was able to get all of my questions answered and receive some constructive advice. I will definitely be back!
Great experience! Very thorough explanations.
She was very professional and friendly. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a dermatologist.
I felt very good about my experience with Dr. Patel and her office/staff. I did not feel rushed and both the nurse and Dr. Patel really took their time with me, addressing all of my concerns.
Diagnosis was quick and efficient. Spent more time with the doctors assistant than with her though. Feels a little impersonal.
My experience with Dr. Patel was excellent. She was extremely patient and answered all my questions, would definitely recommend her!
Very nice office and very clean and modernized yet comfortable. Only complaint is the location. Cab drivers have no idea how to get to this location and every time I have an appointment or my husband has an appointment we end up late due to the cab drivers getting lost. I even got really detailed with the driver the last time and ended up having to move my appointment time and get out of the cab and walk since they were having such a hard time (for a 4 minute cab ride it took over 40 min. before I just got out and walked). Love the doctors and staff though, just dont take a cab.
She was exceptional! Very professional, very knowledgable, and very personable. In this visit, she did a mole check and found a suspect one that she was able to successfully remove. This is a very polished, clean, high end facility that you'll be very happy with. Everything is done digitally so you don't feel like you have to fill out a form about stuff you've already told them before. I highly recommend!
Dr. Patel is excellent. Very competent (explained issues/options...clearly knows her stuff) and thorough in explanations. Recommended more conservative and cost effective approach to treatment as good starting point (appreciated).
Dr. Patel is the best! The office is super chic and comfortable. Sign in was high-tech and she took her time with me. Highly recommend D&A Dermatology.
As a first time client they did not ask me about the history of skin cancer in my family or any of the usual questions. Cool, modern office, but seems to focus more on appearance than long term health.
Very nice experience. Skin screening was a very comfortable environment. Dr. Patel answered all of my questions, and was patient and thorough. Thanks.
The staff was friendly, very short wait time, and Dr. Patel was very professional.
Dr. Patel is a great dermatologist. She addresses your concern with knowledge and efficiency. I have been her patient for a few years now and I have been happy each visit.
Dr. Patel had such a great bedside manner. Although the exam itself was incredibly quick, I felt taken care of and reassured by Dr. Patel's caring demeanor. I had to make another appointment to return because of what I'm seeing her for, but even if I didn't have to, I would still return to Dr. Patel. The only thing I felt awkward about was-- there is a basket of samples at the front desk. I wasn't offered any, but I also didn't feel comfortable enough to ask for some? Dr. Patel mentioned getting some samples on my way out, but the woman at the front desk didn't say anything, so I ended up feeling awkward and not getting anything, which is a shame. Otherwise, the appointment was perfect.
Very friendly and efficient. She made me feel very relaxed and well-looked after, and got me in and out in a snap. Nurses and receptionists are very sweet and helpful too!
Dr. Patel was very thorough and communicated clearly the entire appointment. Very helpful with any questions that I had and friendly demeanor. It was also very easy to schedule the appointment and any subsequent appointments.
Dr. Patel was very nice. She listened to everything I had to say and answered all of my questions.
Visit was good, she definitely put my mind at ease.
I've had multiple appointments with Dr. Patel now and she is great!
Dr Patel gave me a thorough examination and informed me of any concerns that she had about certain areas. I never felt uncomfortable or rushed.
Dr. Toral Patel is very warm yet very professional; she made sure she had answered any questions I had.
Great. Very attentive, quick and answered all of my questions.
The woman at the front desk was extremely nice. Dr. Patel is also very nice and very informative. She explained the possible causes of my acne and the different options we would take to treat them.
Great! was able to accurately diagnose and treat me
very informative, professional and friendly
Beside having a great bedside manner she was very informative, the staff was courteous and it was by far the most pleasant office visit I've ever had. Thank you Dr. Patel. :-)
Very clean and professional office!
Very informative, timely and friendly! Willing to work with my budget post insurance coverage!
She is very thorough and professional. I felt like she was truly concerned for my well being and I would definitely recommend her.
Overall a very smooth, easy experience!
Wonderful appt with Dr Patel - very informative and kind. This was my first dermatology appt ever (never had any skin issues til now btw i'm 29) and I didn't know what to expect. Dr Patel was very calm and helped relieve a lot of my anxiety with her knowledge and her very reassuring, calming demeanor. Office staff is also extremely kind -- the receptionist is on vacation this week and there were 2 nurses trying to figure out all the coding etc and of course it took a bit of extra time but they were SO polite about it and the whole experience :) the office IS a bit hidden if you are not sure where you're going (like my cab driver) but that little Lakeshore East village/community/area is so beautiful, calm, and quiet. This really adds to the experience - but it is certainly the healthcare team at D&A Dermatology that are the unsung heroes :)
She was great! Super thorough and a nice person.
Very modern office ran very efficiently. Dr. Patel was very pleasant and explain my skin condition very thoroughly.
Dr. Toral is fantastic, she takes the time to understand your issues and concerns and so far I have seen great results with clearing up my skin. Everything takes time but after a few months I saw a huge difference in results.
I was very satisfied. She do a thorough exam and provided things to watch out for
I told her I had Crohn's and she was very cautious about prescribing antibiotics so we went the topical route. I really appreciate a doctor that cares about interactions and educates me about the options. She was easy to talk to and the office is really nice/modern/clean. One thing I really appreciated is that there was never a mention about dermatology products for sell. This tells me that she's more concerned about me than my wallet. I highly recommend!!
Modern, clean office... hardly any wait, and Dr. Patel was extremely professional and personable. She was practical and very knowledgeable about what options are available to me while breastfeeding, while also looking forward at what products I could use after I'm done breastfeeding. I will continue to see her.
I thought Dr. Patel was great... Very thorough, very smart and very nice. Excellent, warm staff as well. Highly recommended!
Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable and caring. I'd recommend her to anyone
Dr. Patel was extremely professional. She was thoughtful and unbiased when answering my questions. She offered several different solutions for my skin and ultimately I was able to make the decision. She knew what she was talking about and the entire staff was extremely friendly and professional. I'm definitely going back and would recommend her to friends!
Fabulous dermatologist - have sent in one referral already and will continue to do so.
Thorough, friendly, great staff - took me right on time.
I felt very comfortable. I recommended this doctor the same day I saw her to a friend. I'm so excited to use the medicine that was given to me. I can't wait for the end results. Dr. Patel was very professional and caring to my needs. Her assessment skills are excellent. She noticed something on my skin that I didn't know was there. I can't wait for my follow up appointment.
I have been to many dermatologists in the last ten years. I know I will be at only one from now on. Dr. Patel is outstanding!
Very impressed with my first visit - the office is conveniently located, the staff were professional, and Dr. Patel was a great listener who was able to talk me through my concerns while laying out a variety of options for treatment. I will highly recommend Dr. Patel to others.
Dr. Patel and her staff truly represent service excellence. Her professionalism and reassuring manner provides a very calming environment. I am grateful Dr. Kamel recommended her.
Dr. Patel was excellent--confident and knowledgeable, but also patient and caring in allowing the patient (me) to ask questions and get comfortable with the choice of treatments offered and recommended. Big thumbs up!
She explained me about procedure cure possible treatment. And which one is good. She listens to what you have to say before she explains.
Everyone was very welcoming and professional. Dr. Patel took the time to examine and explain my dermatology issue and gave me several options for treatment.
Dr Patel was amazing and so very helpful.
I am so glad I chose Dr. Patel! She's very kind, patient, clear and understand. She made me feel very connortable. I highly recommend her.
Excellent, efficient, personal service!
Excellent, professional, courteous, informative. would highly recommend
The office staff members were very courteous and professional. My wait was less than 15 minutes. The office appeared to be well organized and clean with adequate waiting room space. Dr. Patel was also very courteous and professional. I left the apppointment feeling confidant in her jusdgement.
Dr. Patel was very thorough and knowledgable and she put my mind at ease. I would certainly recommend her.
She was very approachable. She listened and gave me sufficient time for questions.
Very good. Very professional in diagnosis and recommended treatment. Very comfortable in discussing issue and treatment.
Very impressed with the facility and the staff. I will be going back and highly recommend. Attention to detail happened at every moment.
Pleasant, professional and swift - highly recommended.
The doctor, staff and office were all exceptional. I would highly recommend the practice.
Quick, informative, thoughtful, caring
It was thorough, precise and everything one would hope for within a dermatologist visit. She and her staff made everything feel comfortable, relaxing and at ease, yet whiles still maintaining a professional all around ambience.
I thought my initial visit went well. She listened to all of my concerns and gave various detailed options to design a regimen for my issues.
I love Dr. Patel and her staff. Everyone is very friendly and are always able to answer any questions that I may have. I came to her after experiencing hormonal acne and within a couple months the problem was completely gone. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a caring, knowledgeable dermatologist!
The office was modern, and everyone was nice. A bit of waiting in the exam room, but nothing too bad. I was very happy with my first visit.
The first doctor I saw about my skin was dismissive and prescribed weak medicine without a clear expectation of my results. Dr. Patel and her staff sat with me and explained my different options, gave me lots of samples and coupons and made a plan of attack. I can't wait to go back and see how I've progressed!
Dr. Patel was great. She explained condition, recommended and executed treatment right away. I was comfortable through the whole visit. Her office seems almost like a spa in some ways. Great, friendly staff.
Wonderful, friendly, comfortable, and quick!
Best of the best
Dr. Patel is wonderful, professional, and easy to talk to. She is honest about when products do not require a prescription and might cost less elsewhere, which I appreciate. It is hard to find a dermatologist in my experience who is a great, intelligent, inquisitive doctor, but also still interested in treating... adult acne! I have had bad experiences in the past with "good doctors" who wanted to get me out of the office and get to the interesting weird skin disease stuff or whatever the non-shallow people were doing there, or others who loved to treat cosmetic skin problems... so they could sell you expensive things. I've never felt any sales pressure from Dr. Patel's office and she sensitively asks the right questions so that she doesn't prescribe me the same things that don't work over and over again. Very very happy at D&A.
Wonderful she and her staff are great
Doctor Patel is Fantastic.
Very nice. This was my first visit with her but I felt like she had been seeing me for a long time.
It's always great
Everyone I interacted with at Dr. Patel's office was friendly, helpful and easygoing. It was a comfortable environment and my appointment was a very pleasant experience.
I visited her only once but it was a very good experience. I will definitely come back
She's truly cares about your patients, and attempts to use new medical techniques for treatment.
It was quick and painless, and I felt like she really listened to me and my concerns.
I was nervous and skeptical about a dermatologist visit initially, but Dr Patel gave me consultation with conviction and confidence. I was prescribed a cream for my SD and hours later, saw an enormous improvement. The appointment gave me confidence. I will strongly recommend her and her staff.
This was my first visit w a dermatologist since I moved to chicago and had a great experience. I cant tell yet if the treatment she advised is good because I just visited her office. Although, so far I'd recommend her extensively to anybody who is looking for a quick appt. Their availability is great and customer service is great too :) will let you all know how my face feels in a couple weeks
Dr. Patel and her staff are helpful, friendly and very thorough. I did have to wait awhile before I was seen but Dr. Patel acknowledged this and apologized for the wait, something I almost NEVER hear from any dr. no matter how behind they were. I will definitely be back.
It was wonderful. Dr. Patel is a great diagnostician and my skin is already improving with the meds that she prescribed. Would definitely come back as well as refer her to all my friends.
Dr. Patel was courteous and to the point. She gave me the information I needed for my condition to help me understand potential causes and remedies.
She's quick to the point, friendly and just awesome. Everybody else pretty much summed it up quite nicely. At the end of appointment I was curious about aesthetic skincare (which was not related at all to why I came in). She smiled and called in the estecisian right away so we could speak, free of charge. I think I found my permanent dermatologist in Chicago!
Dr. Toral Patel is an accomplished physician, and I felt confident with her from the minute we met. The office staff is both friendly and efficient. The paperwork I filled out was minimal as the administrative elements are not the focal point of the appointment, as it so often the case on the first visit. I will return to Dr. Patel and recommend her highly.
She and her assistant were thorough, communicated clearly, and addressed all of my concerns. The office was sophisticated and comfortable. The receptionist was welcoming and friendly. All in all a good experience!
Dr. Patel was very friendly and did a great job clearly explaining all my treatment options. I highly recommend her!
Very professional and warm doctor. Except for the wait, everything was great.
The receptionists are very nice and helpful with any questions I had. Dr. Patel was kind and caring. She was thorough in letting me know my options of treatment and helped me talk through the possibilities, which was really helpful.
I thought she listened, explained well, and gave me options.
Would highly recommend her.
Acne is all over my face. Dr. Patel is amazing, she is very professional and highly considerate.
Dr. Patel is the GREATEST! She is so sweet and kind, it's a very comfortable experience.
Everyone there is super friendly and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend Dr. Patel to anyone who needs a dermatologist.
She is really nice and explained everything thoroughly, pro's and con's.
She was very helpful and answered all my questions. Felt very comfortable.
Really great experience. She was very informative and made me feel comfortable.
She was great! Although no doctor can fully diagnose me, Dr. Patel was able to give me more insight on my symptoms than any other doctor. She was very honest and told me to make sure to check in with her whenever I needed.
Extremely thorough, pleasant, and nice. She took me through everything I needed to know step by step, had a calm and soothing demeanor, and made everything very comfortable, even for an appointment that would have most people wincing and hesitant to go. Wonderful experience.
She's excellent...very thorough!
Dr. Patel was amazing. She was patient, answered all my questions, was gentle and it was very easy to have a conversation with her. She even asked in the end if there were any questions I had for her - I felt comfortable and at ease and well heard. The clinic was also very quick and efficient - no long waits and I was in and out the door in 30 minutes flat!
Very professional and very easy to talk to. Great experience and look forward to having her as my dermatologist.
She is very professional and good clinician. The office is beautiful.
Dr. Patel is extremely qualified,professional, competent, and friendly. She came in before my procedure to discuss in detail exactly what to expect (intense light therapy), the mechanics of what was taking place, how it would feel, possible side-effects (minimal), and what to expect after the procedure. She performed the procedure herself, testing it first to see if I was comfortable, before continuing on. The entire procedure took about five minutes total. I would enthusiastically recommend her to potential patients.
Clinic was modern and chic. I am an MD myself and I know a lot about skincare. I thought Dr. Patel had excellent bedside manners. She was very thorough and knowledgeable and I did not feel rushed at all during the consultation. With so many skincare products in the market today, I am also glad that she only carried the ones proven to be effective and safe. I also liked the location of the clinic. It was very convenient to be able to have free indoor parking (at least for 1.5 hours with purchase at Mariano's) especially during the winter months.
Although I did have to wait 30 mins, the Dr. was very apologetic which led me to believe that was not the norm - great office, staff and experience overall I will definitely be back.
She is very efficient, friendly professional
Dr. Patel was amazing. She was really knowledgeable and laid out all of my options in a way that I could understand. She provided recommendations but did not make me feel pressure at all. She spent a significant amount of time with me and was completely engaged with me the entire time. I really appreciated that it didn't seem like she was in a rush to get to the next patient.
She was porfessional, nice, and alerted me to exactly what she would be doing before beginning.
She was great! Very nice and listened well and really seemed to know her stuff.
She is an amazing dermatologist who made me feel super comfortable right away. After years of being told otherwise, Dr. Patel was able to identify my rare skin condition right away. I highly recommend her. She is intelligent, kind, & passionate about what she does.
Dr. Patel was excellent and everyone was very friendly and courteous.
It was a great experience. The office is beautiful!
Dr Patel was very knowledgable and professional. I was there for a skin exam; she was very thorough and explained all her findings and the needed procedures. The facility is clean, spacious and nicely designed. The staff is professional, courteous and prompt. A very good first experience.
She was extremely nice and comforting. She was very informative and answered all of my questions.
She was very thorough and pleasant!
The place was really easy to find and the office was very clean, sophisticated and modern. First patient paper filling procedure was quick and painless and they had me seeing the doctor in no time. There is a Mariano's shopping center right there so I was able to grab a snack on the way out. Totally recommend this place!