Dr. Lori Shelnitz, MD is a dermatologist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in dermatology.


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(630) 338-0204

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Shelnitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shelnitz treats Dermatitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Shelnitz treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shelnitz treats Skin Infections more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Shelnitz treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shelnitz performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Shelnitz performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Shelnitz'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
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • 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 Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • 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
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lori Shelnitz, MD is a dermatologist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1987
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
1987
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Shelnitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shelnitz

3.3

Based on 16 reviews

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First time meeting this doctor. Was not concerned about fungus on toe nails or body rash that was worsening. Only concern to freeze what appeared to her as pre cancerous spots at $179 for first area and $119 for the second area. Each area took only 2 second and was charged as a surgical procedure. My thought would be any abnormal area would be addressed.
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Horrible listener! She stopped me from talking probably <10 seconds into my trying to explain what had already been tried; only to start telling me some generic speech she seems to have ready for anyone with my condition. It was info I already knew & irrelevant to the reason I had gone to see her. I had heard both dermatologists in this practice are bad but with my HMO I did not want to pay more to see the dermatologist my PCP had recommended. Big mistake!!! It was a waste of my time & copay.
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I pointed out a spot on my leg to Dr Shelnitz and told her it was tender. She said it was nothing. Two months later I went to a new Dermatologist not associated with Elmhurst Memorial. That spot is squamous cancer. I was also billed as an outpatient by Elmhurst Memorial in addition to being billed by Dr. Shelnitz.
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Dr Shelnitz never keeps me waiting and has always been efficient and thorough in dealing with me as a patient.
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Dr. shelnitz is thorough and has great follow through. I have found her caring and helpful once I was diagnosed with Malenoma.
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She treated me like I didn't know what I was talking about. I told her my concerns and she spent the next 20 minutes talking to me like I'm imagining my symptoms or perhaps she thought I was simply stupid. She never truly addressed my concerns, but spouted what she must repeat on a daily basis about what happens to the majority. If she ever wanted a good bedside manner, she shouldn't ignore her patients concerns and speak to them like she is superior to them.
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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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