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Dr. Toral Patel, MD, FAAD, MS

Dermatologist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Loyola University Chicago, Fellowship in Dermatology and Psoriasis
  • Loyola University Chicago, Residency in Dermatology
  • Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Master's in Biotechnology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Chicago Dermatological Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
Speedy response
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1346409919

Office locations

D&A Dermatology

333 E. Benton Place, Near 340 E. Randolph/Village Market

Chicago, IL 60601

Patient reviews
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Professional and courteous service from start to finish.
Less than 3 months ago
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The lady at the front desk is nice and the waiting time,15 minutes, is okay. Then the assistant lady led me to the office and asked me some regular questions which I already filled online before the appointment as what theysuggested in the email. After the lady finished her process, Dr Patel finally came in. However, she asked me the same questions again!!! Also after I told her about my concerns, she told me that there's nothing to do with ACNE, she can only give some prescription lotion/gel to me. The whole conversation between me and Dr Patel took only 5 minutes I guess. And actually she didn't give me any other advice regarding my concerns. I put a high expectation on this visit due to the high rate on the website. It turns out the whole experience didn't meet my expectation and is not that helpful but is okay overall.
Less than 6 months ago
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Toral Patel was extremely knowledgeable about various treatment options to correct my acne. I was very impressed. I have tried almost every possible treatment with different dermatologists over the last 6-7 years, yet Patel was able to comeup with new options for me to try. I have hope that my skin will clear up while undergoing treatment with her. I feel that she really understood the goals I have for my skin and was accommodating to the ideas I had to fix my skin. I had a 10/10 experience.
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Dr. Patel really listened to any and all my questions and stories before providing responses. She did a great job of asking questions and not making assumptions. She seemed attentive and eager to help.
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Dr. Patel is really nice and personable but you can tell she's very busy / over committed most of the time - every time I've seen her, she is running behind schedule and I often feel rushed through my appointment. Atthe end of the day though, I've seen good results under medication that she has prescribed. The front desk is what definitely can leave a bad taste in your mouth about this place. They're just not super helpful / don't seem to care - I've called with questions a couple times with no help what so ever. The hours here are also difficult - appointments are basically 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. I'd probably recommend a place with more flexible hours and a doctor that can spend more time with you during your appointment.
Less than 1 year ago
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The entire staff was very apologetic about the unusual wait time. But everyone was friendly and efficient, and Dr. Patel reviewed all my options AND their potential OOP expenses with me - greatly appreciated!
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Dr. Patel made me feel very comfortable. She took her time with me and made sure all my questions were answered. The office staff was very friendly and worked efficiently to get me checked in and ready to go. They tookthe time to call my insurance to verify coverage and called me with a quick response. Very pleased with the entire ambiance and vibe of the office. Would HIGHLY recommend.
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Friendly, informative, honest.
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Great dermatologist. Knowledgable of all skin types. Office staff are great people and highly efficient. Patient now for almost five years.
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This was my first time visiting a dermatologist. She was professional, friendly, and transparent. Location is fantastic if you live downtown.
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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
Less than 1 year ago
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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 bedone. 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.
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I think she was direct while being professional.
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She was warm, kind and professional. Made me feel comfortable and I look forward to seeing her again.
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Dr. Patel was amazing and very helpful! She answered all my questions and had great bedside manner.
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Dr. Patel is methodical and respectful. She explains treatment options in a clear and orderly manner, and addresses questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional, attentive, and put me at ease.
Less than 1 year ago
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Everyone in the office is very professional.. Dr. Patel was very thorough and explained everything.
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 clinicalsolution to my problem, rather than jumping to expensive and uncomfortable testing methods.
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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?
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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-inprocess 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.
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Dr Patel was efficient and friendly and answered all of my silly questions. She made me feel very welcome!
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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.
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Dr. Patel is great! She is very thorough, patient, & friendly. The office is very clean & welcoming.
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Absolutely no complaints! Very professional, very good service and very quick!
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Dr. Patel is thoughtful but always straightforward with the diagnosis and next steps.
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Wonderful experience! The wait was about 15 minutes but once in there she explained everything she was doing and why.
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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.
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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 areabefore 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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 tosee 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.
More than 1 year ago
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Highly recommend Dr Toral Patel. Professional, outstanding communication and thorough.
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Dr. Patel and her team were very friendly, comprehensive and did not recommend expensive treatments.
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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!
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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.
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Excellent doctor who seems both relatable and knowledgeable.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Loved Dr. Patel. She was so professional and pleasant and made the visit quick and to the point.
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She was absolutely fantastic! The office has a great vibe to it and her presence makes you feel very comfortable.
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Totally satisfied. So much so that after my initial treatment I made a second appointment for a preventative check-up.
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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!
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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.
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I've seen several dermatologists in the area, and she was the best by far.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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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.
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