Dr. Kurt Lu, MD is a dermatologist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in dermatology.


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Northwestern Medical Group

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Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
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Family Health Network
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Skin Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Skin Infections more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Acne
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Acne more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rash
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Rash more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

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

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
2003
St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
2002
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Medical School
2008
2003
2002

Dr. Lu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lu

3.8

Based on 20 reviews

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1 Star
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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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All I would want in a doctor too bad he left Cleveland. I wish him the best in life.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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