Dr. Kurt Lu, MD

Dr. Kurt Lu, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 45

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 574-3157

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Dr. Kurt Lu, MD is a Dermatologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lu has more experience with Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lu to book an appointment.


Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
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Northwestern Medical Group-Arkes Pavilion676 N Saint Clair St Ste 1600 Chicago, IL 60611
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UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center

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(312) 574-3157
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Our after hours patient concierge is open and ready to help you get started.
University Hospitals Dermatology3909 Orange Pl Ste 4200 Beachwood, OH 44122
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Lu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lu

3.8

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What went well
  • Office environment (18)
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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I began seeing Dr. Lu late in 2018 after enduring recurring skin infections on my face and foot along with 10+ years of battling eczema. Within 5 minutes, Dr. Lu had a comprehensive treatment program that required around-the-clock treatment. I was hesitant at first because it was a lot to do on a daily basis, but everything he has recommended has been extremely helpful. He calls/sends messages after hours to check on how I'm doing and is very confident in all of his decisions.
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Ibrahim Haleem – Feb 18, 2019
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All I would want in a doctor too bad he left Cleveland. I wish him the best in life.
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ann iannarelli in cleveland, OH – Nov 23, 2018
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SAW THIS DOCTOR FOR A RASH ON MY LEGS. HAD ZERO RESUTLS WITH HIS TREATMENT. WHEN TO ANOTHER DOCTOR AND IN JUST TWO VISITS THE RASH IS ALMOST GONE.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 01, 2018
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I struggles with a condition for almost 40 years. He was the first medical professional to correctly diagnosis and treat me, resulting in complete symptom remission. I can't recommend him enough.
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Sunnyvale, CA – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Lu was rude and arrogant. One of the worst bedside manners I have ever experienced and very unprofessional. I would not recommend him to anyone. Seek another provider.
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Shaker Heights, OH – Apr 03, 2017
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Anyone who wants any spots-sun spots, age spots, etc., removed from his/her face should stay as far away as possible from Dr. Lu. I had two procedures done by Dr. Lu to clear such spots and ended up not only with many more spots, but darker permanent ones. I have tried creams and peels since Dr. Lu's procedures, but to no avail. Saying that I am disappointed is an understatement; I now loathe looking at my face and regret everyday for trusting Dr. Lu and seeing him not only once but twice.
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Feb 22, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Lu...in fact, I have done so a number of times. He is caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable. He is soft spoken and humble, and makes you feel comfortable during examinations. He is care to explain what he sees and answers any and all questions you might have.
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james kennedy in Alliance, OH – Nov 06, 2015
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 695-8106.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Dr. Lu typically treats 54% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Acne
Excision of Skin Lesion
Skin Discoloration
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Lu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • 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
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Dr. Lu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
Aetna HMO
Aetna Student Health
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Elect Choice
Health Network Option
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Managed Choice POS
Medicare Advantage
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Open Access Elect Choice
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Open Access Managed Choice
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Peformance Network
Premier Care Network
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Savings Plus
Select
Traditional Choice
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Blue Precision HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
GWH Open Access Plus POS
LocalPlus
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access POS
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Community Care Alliance of Illinois
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
CoventryOne HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Family Health Network
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Harken Health
Health Alliance
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
Community Health Connect
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
HFN-10
HFN-20
HFN-Platinum
Workers Compensation
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Choice POS POS
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
Humana PPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
National Preferred Open Access
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Meridian Health Plan
MultiPlan
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
Prime
Prime Extra
Prime Select
Prime Standard
TRICARE Prime Remote
TRICARE Reserve Select
UnitedHealthCare
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
Choice
Choice Plus
Medicare Advantage
Options PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
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About Me

Care Philosophy

""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives.""

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Education

2008
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Kurt Lu, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-8106.

Does Dr. Kurt Lu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lu has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Kurt Lu, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Kurt Lu, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lu's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Kurt Lu, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Lu accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Kurt Lu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lu frequently treats Cosmetic Dermatology. See all practice areas where Dr. Lu specializes.

Where is Dr. Kurt Lu, MD's office located?

Dr. Lu's office is located at 676 N Saint Clair St Ste 1600, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)