Dr. Murad Alam, MD

Dr. Murad Alam, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 574-3157

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Dr. Murad Alam, MD is a Dermatologist in Chicago, IL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alam has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Dermatologic Oncology, and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University medical school in 1996. 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. Alam to book an appointment.


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Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Nmff - Dermatology Mohs676 N Saint Clair St Ste 1600 Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Alam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alam

3.6

Based on 40 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (30)
  • Appointment scheduling (28)
  • Explained conditions well (28)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (11)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (11)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
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Over 2 hours late to the appointment. Office was dirty and the staff masks not over their noses.
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No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 26, 2020
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I went to Dr. Alam’s office yesterday and the office was a disorganized circus. I was told at check in that my visit would be 45 minutes to an hour delayed. I waited 45 minutes after my appointment time and then was told it could be another 30 minutes to 45 minutes and that a patient with an appointment an hour before mine was still waiting. When asked if this was normal, I was told it was for a Monday. And the waiting area was small and congested with no effort for social distancing. If they cared about patient experience and the time commitment one takes to take time out of their schedule, they could have notified me before I left my house they were running behind. They showed no respect for patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Sep 29, 2020
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This Dr changed my life. Having a severe case of Rosacea on my nose, he was able to surgically correct appearance back to normal. Although i was very nervous with the procedure he was able to relax me through this procedure. Not sure how I could ever thank this Dr enough, but he is truly a great surgeon.
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SS – Jan 16, 2020
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I saw Dr. Alam today for a squamous cell carcinoma in my lower lip. It was my first major surgery and he and his team took wonderful care of me. I was in their office and waiting room in and out of procedures for 8 hours. Yes, a long time to wait, but when your health is on the line I would do it again. Thankful for the attention to detail of Dr. Alam. His team made me feel comfortable and I can not recommend him highly enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Katie in Chicago, IL – Jun 14, 2018
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I have been under Dr. Alam's care almost since he started at Northwestern. Prior to that I had been seen by nearly every major facility in Chicagoland and many across the Country. Being a Veteran skin cancer patient, having thousands of lesions removed using every known modality, I can attest to Dr. Alam knowledge. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in his field but far beyond that he is highly skilled at his trade. Above all is his caring and kindness for each and every patient. Thanks Doc
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Tony in peotone – Apr 19, 2018
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Dr. Alam explained that a specific office visit would be covered by insurance. It was not. I disputed the charge. Northwestern Medicine refuses to remove the charge from my account. I cannot recommend a physician that promises a procedure would be covered by insurance and then charge me an out-of-pocket expense. Dr. Alam cannot be trusted.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 19, 2018
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Dr. Alam is an excellent surgeon and has a fine team of assistants. He is always pleasant courteous and even talks to make sure you're calm during surgery. Never condescending. and if you need stitches he is as good as a plastic surgeon.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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JG in Chicago, IL – Nov 28, 2017
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I would Dr. Alam 4 or 5 stars but my experience was unsatisfactory. I arrived at 8:30. after a 10-minute walk from home and was taken at 9:00. The basal cell removal was done by 9:30. I was told to return in 45 minutes for results, although it could be 90. Returning at 10:15, I found the nurse at 11 who said results were negative and I'd get stiches shortly. At 1:15, I told another nurse if he wasn't in in 15 minutes I was leaving. He showed up at 1:30. I could've waited at home.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago, IL – Oct 24, 2017
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I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Alam. I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma on my upper eye just under my brow. At my request he fit me in for a consultation. He listened to and addressed all my concerns, was kind and patient. He fully explained the procedure and put me at total ease. During the procedure, he was gentle, considerate and seemed highly skilled. He and his team were the ultimate professionals. I have the utmost confidence in him and rate him 10 out of 10
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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ilene dietz in Barrington Hills – Oct 20, 2017
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Alam is my favorite doctor, hands down. He is extremely caring, he spends generous amounts of time with his patients and will fully explain treatment options. This man literally saved my life. He is brilliant, compassionate and a gift to medicine.
What went well
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Karen in Barrington, IL – Apr 27, 2017
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you will never find a better doctor!!
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Amelia Lewis in chicago – Oct 18, 2016
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So knowledgeable and caring about my frequent lower leg squamous cell skin cancers. Concerned about Mohs surgery being pain free and trying several procedures to eliminate sun damaged cells so they don`t become skin cancer. Sometimes have to wait but so worth it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Heather B. in Chicago, IL – Oct 14, 2016
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Very professional, talked to me before and after surgery so I could make informed decisions. Great follow-ups. Scar in minimal.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Linda G in Chicago, IL – Jul 01, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 695-6647.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Alam typically treats 91% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Alam typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Skin Cancer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Excision of Skin Lesion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Alam typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Discoloration
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Alam typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Lesion
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Fungal Nail Infection
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Check Dr. Alam's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Alam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • 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 Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Dr. Alam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Harvard Univ/Skin Care Physical
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Columbia University College Physical Surgery
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of Mi Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Yale University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Murad Alam, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-6647.

Does Dr. Murad Alam, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Murad Alam, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Murad Alam, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Murad Alam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alam frequently treats Mohs Surgery, Dermatologic Oncology, and Cosmetic Dermatology. See all practice areas where Dr. Alam specializes.

Where is Dr. Murad Alam, MD's office located?

Dr. Alam'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)