Dr. Jeffrey Altman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Altman, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Jeffrey Altman, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Woodstock, IL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Read his story

2000 Lake Ave

Woodstock, IL 60098

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hair Loss
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more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 97% of peers
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more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Altman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Altman "Over 20 years of experience in private practice and academic settings have given me a broad range of experience in general and surgical dermatology. I have been proud to be recognized by my local and regional peers as a past president of The Chicago Dermatological Society as well as the Illinois Dermatological Society. I was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Rush University Medical Center where I taught for over 20 years. I ran my own private practice in Arlington Heights, Illinois for over 20 years and am excited to have recently joined Mercy Health System where I see patients daily in their dermatology department at the Mercy Woodstock as well as at the Mercy Barrington locations. I see adults and children with a broad range of dermatology problems and do many biopsies, excisions and other procedures. I try to educate patients about their conditions and help them make the best decisions about which treatments are best for them."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Altman "I try to educate patients about which treatments are best for them and offer as full of a range of treatment options as possible.  I also like to try to get to know my patients on a friendly basis and have positive visits so they can look forward to seeing their dermatologist and having an ongoing professional relationship that is healthy for them.  I often find that by looking at patients holistically and as a physician and not just as a dermatologist, I can help make better diagnoses and offer better treatment options."


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • McGaw Med Center Northwestern Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Marshfield Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Altman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altman to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Altman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Hoffman Estates, IL |
I used to see Dr. Altman in the past and thought he was great. Several years later I had an issue and Dr. Altman had relocated so I went to several different dermatologists. My issue continued so I found Dr. Altman. He spends a lot of time with you listening. He does a complete and thorough exam and gave me three options. He is a real person and is easy to talk to. Dr. Altman was well worth the extra time it took to get to his new location. I very highly recommend him!
in Lake Zurich, IL |
Dr Altman is a great doctor with a friendly manner of care!
in McHenry, IL |
I've seen several doctors and dermatologist regarding an ongoing cystic issue in my armpit. I have to say that Dr. Altman gave the best advice out of all of them. He took the time to chat for 15 minutes with me regarding all the possible skin conditions that could be causing it, their symptoms and treatments that I can try. Most other doctors give me one opinion and tell me I should either drain or cut it out. I've had all that done. Dr. Altman was the most thorough of anyone.
Lake In The Hills, IL |
I am a 19 year old female with an autoimmune disease. I went to Dr. Altman to check out a rash. Aside from acting extremely dismissive of my concerns, he also made rude comments. He told me that my "hands are not very womanly" and when he asked what I do and I responded I work at a barn, he remarked "I was wondering where that stench was coming from". He asked about my health history and in response to my answer said "Oh...you actually sound educated". I was disappointed by his crass behavior.
in Palatine, IL |
Dr. Altman is patient friendly. He takes the time to explain current research as he makes his recommendations for treatment and also spends time listening to you as a patient. As a result you feel you are working together with the treatment plan. Each time is a memorable experience. I have been with him a long time and appreciate all he has done for me.
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Dr. Altman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus PPO
    Core PPO
    Golden Rule PPO
    Medicare Advantage
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Altman has admitting privileges

Mercy Harvard Hospital
901 Grant St
Harvard, IL 60033
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