Dr. Paula Lapinski, MD

Dr. Paula Lapinski, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Paula Lapinski, MD is a dermatologist in Joliet, IL and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Northwestern University Med School Of Chicago in 1997 and specializes in dermatology.

1124 Essington Rd

Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lapinski "Dr. Paula K. Lapinski is a board-certified dermatologist at the four locations of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates in the Chicago suburbs. She uses her extensive training and expertise to practice general and cosmetic dermatology and specializes in Mohs Surgery to treat skin cancer. Please visit her website for more detailed information."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

49  Conditions Treated

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17  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acne Surgery
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Northwestern University Med School Of Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Texas Sw Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Texas Sw Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lapinski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lapinski to family and friends
23 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lapinski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Lipinski lacks compassion & knowledge. If you have a nice neat little cancerous growth, then maybe you will be treated efficiently. With the exception of her nurses and office staff, arrogance and being judgemental is what Dr. Lipinski is good at. "People do not choose to become...more
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Dr. Lapinski has been treating myself and my family for over 5 years. She is outstanding. She was able to cure my sons warts when two other doctors couldn't. She is warm and welcoming. She makes sure that you fully understand her procedures/ prognosis, and takes her time to answer any concerns or...more
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Dr. Lapinski is a compassionate, thorough doctor whom takes time to exceed your expectations. Her expertise and warmth will help you heal quickly and get you the reassurance you need to not worry about your skin while taking necessary precautions. Very professional, courteous staff too. I highly...more
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