Dr. Gary Barsky, MD

Dr. Gary Barsky, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gary Barsky, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Elmhurst, IL. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

386 N York St Ste 205

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 97% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 96% of peers
Fungal Infections
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barsky "As a dermatologist physician and surgeon I am first of all concerned about the patient's overall general health. Once that has been considered, I carefully listened to the patient's specific concerns whether it be a problem with the skin and hair or nails; or concern of a cosmetic improvement in appearance desire. I emphasized the work listening because I wanted to address the patient's specific concerns. This of course varies from person to person. I have 35 years of experience and can help"


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Laser Ablation
  • Mole Removal
  • Photocoagulation
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

1 Sanction
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/15/2016)
    Action Taken: Voluntary Surrender
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Florida
1 Board Action
  • Disciplinary action in another state (1/30/2017)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Barsky, Gary J MD: License # 036056902: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has a sister-state discipline in the state of Florida. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation imposed a FINE in the amount of $ 500.00.
    State: Illinois


  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Hines Va Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barsky to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Barsky's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
God bless doctors like Dr. Barsky! The World needs more people like him. He's a doctor that cares about people! He went into medicine because he lost his Mom at a young age of cancer. His life mission is to help others. He listened and showed compassion towards me. I appreciated the care he gave me.
in northlake il |
I have been seeing Dr. Barsky for approximately 9 months, he treating nodularis/squamous skin cancer on my skin. Up until a month ago I was happy with him and his treatment. However, on 5/18 he took out squamous on my right leg. Followup on 6/1 to remove sutures. On 6/4 I called to have him look @ my leg which was badly infected. Told me to continue Aquafor. The next day, with swelling and infection I called him and he said he couldn't help me because he had a very sick aunt....(?) WTH?
in Chicago, IL |
The doctor and his staff have been extremely helpful to me with a variety of my issues. Despite having a busy practice, I?m almost always able to schedule an appt. within a few days of my calling and receive a response to my email or phone questions often the same day. I?ve consulted many MDs in my life, and it?s rare I?ve found one as knowledgeable, accommodating, and concerned as Dr. Barskey. Wait time is a bit long but well worth it.
in Aurora, IL |
Dr. Barsky and his staff are knowledgeable and are good people. I went today and received shots for my alopecia areata. He explained to me the treatment and other things I could do to improve hair growth. His price was the best around. Other offices wanted to charge me 4 times as much. I will be back again!
in Hanover park, il |
He was very unprofessional! His breath smelled like he just ate sushi and sake for lunch! He didn't even give me options of different products because my insurance wouldn't take certain ones. He stated that is all he can is antibiotics! Stay away from this doctor... He is horrible and lazy with his patients.
in Bolingbrook |
This dr. is very arrogant.Works with his eyes closed.Sure know had not had enough sleep.SCARY!Scolds his staff in front of the pt.Said his procedure is a Rolls Royce.When came back to correct what has to be done & I hesitated statedDo you want it OR not?Wow!So rude.Which I did anywayDid not come back after that.My $2000 facial procedure was done 1 time only and did NOT reimburse meAlSO GAVE ME A ROLLING SKIN after the procedure and DIDNOTAPPLYA NUMBING CRM THAT IT WAS VERY PAINFUL DONT GO HERE!
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Dr. Barsky accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Barsky has admitting privileges

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
701 Winthrop Ave
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Loretto Hospital
645 S Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
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Methodist Hospital of Chicago
5025 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60640
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Westlake Hospital
1225 W Lake St
Melrose Park, IL 60160
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