Dr. Michael Berkson, MD

Dr. Michael Berkson, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 61

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Michael Berkson, MD is a Dermatologist in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Berkson has more experience with Dermatologic Care and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago and Macneal Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Berkson to book an appointment.


Locations

Forefront Dermatology - Berwyn

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Dr. Michael Berkson3253 S Harlem Ave Ste 1a Berwyn, IL 60402
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Forefront Dermatology - Lincoln Park

Dr. Michael Berkson2800 N Sheridan Rd Ste 508 Chicago, IL 60657
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  • 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 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Berkson's Reviews

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4.8

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Dr Berkson is always pleasant and down to earth to deal with and explains health issues in a straight forward way. I would definitely recommend him to anyone with skin issues.
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francis kelly – Jan 17, 2020
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Great Experience. Both Dr. Berkson and his staff are pleasant, caring and well organized. He explained the problem, gave me options and left my mind at ease which was not the case when I walked in. I was in and out in no time and return in six months for follow-up. Would definitely recommend.
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Patricia N. – Dec 07, 2019
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I try to see Dr. Berkson once a year. He and his staff are always cordial and pleasant to deal with and my issues are always taken care of.
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Doug in Chicago – Dec 04, 2019
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Great - Always is, he answers your questions and explains then takes care of the problem.
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Roger – Dec 04, 2019
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He give you all the time you need
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Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Berkson was very cordial and relieved my concerns. He was very efficient and willing to answer all of my questions. Before I knew it, the procedure was over with a minimum of pain and I was on my way. Thank you, Dr. Berkson!
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Roberta W – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Berkson is a very good doctor who gives his patients the time to understand the patients needs,also goes thru options of care
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Richard Mackowiak – Nov 13, 2019
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the Doctor's office is relaxed and pleasant. I was given the treatment I needed quickly and it was with a smile. I was very glad the doctor suggest an additional treatment I had forgotten. My recovery is speedy and I can stop thinking about skin for a bit.
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Steve Walling – Nov 10, 2019
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Excellent
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Sep 05, 2019
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dr. berkson is a wonderful physician.he reminds me of the doctors I went to when I was a young man. he exudes competence and confidence.
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john stanger – Jul 04, 2019
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I'm very satisfied with my visit at Forefront Dermatology. All staff was very helpful, my waitng time was reasonable Dr. Micheal Berkson walked in the room and answered all my questions, he even advised me on a less expensive procedure to help my skin.
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Alfredo in Stickney, IL – Jun 13, 2019
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Donald Ratner in Chicago, IL – Apr 23, 2019
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Dr. Berkson and his staff are prompt and professional. I would recommend his practice to anyone.
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Apr 04, 2019
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I first visited Dr Berkson when we were both very young. And I still visit him many many years later. I always trust his judgment. He is thorough and knowledgeable.
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JoJoLo in Chicgo, IL – Jan 23, 2019
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Dr. Berkson is highly knowledgeable and took his time during my office visit. He listened to me and made me feel comfortable with his assessment of my medical needs. Anyone looking for a caring doctor, here he is. His staff is also excellent and very attentive to patients needs.
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Carmelita in Berwyn, IL – Jan 23, 2019
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Dr. Berkson is very kind and knowledgeable. He explains everything fully and answers all questions.
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Edward Nelson in Forest Park, IL – Nov 14, 2018
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Dr. Berkson is calm,caring,answers all questions,and very respectful.I would highly recommend him to new patients.
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William M.Grabowski in Chicago Illinois – Jun 05, 2018
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Dr. Berkson and his staff were very friendly. I was in and out for a mole check up in under 30 minutes.
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May 03, 2018
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Dr Berkson is a great professional and he gave me his honest opinion. I am looking forward to see him at his office once a year for my preventive evaluations. Thank you !
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Abel in Chicago – Feb 14, 2018
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Dr. Berksom is a warm, caring and very knowledgeable physician specializing in Dermatology. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional to check their skin for abnormalities, or simply for yearly skin check-ups.
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(708) 260-6478

Dr. Berkson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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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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Practice Areas

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Skin Infections more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Acne more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Herpes Simplex Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Herpes Simplex Infection more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Acne more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Hair Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Hair Loss more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Berkson performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

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Dr. Berkson'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
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • 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 Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum 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
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

About Me

Forefront Dermatology is committed to providing the most innovative, leading-edge and appropriate medical dermatology solutions for healthy and beautiful skin. Whether you're suffering from an unexplained chronic skin condition, are embarrassed by ac...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
The University of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • Chicago Dermatological Society, Member
  • Chicago Medical Society, Member
  • Illinois State Medical Society, Member

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Affiliated Hospitals

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AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago

Chicago, IL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Macneal Hospital

Berwyn, IL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)