Dr. Paula Lapinski, MD

Dr. Paula Lapinski, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Paula Lapinski, MD is a dermatologist in Joliet, IL and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Northwestern University Med School Of Chicago in 1997 and specializes in dermatology.

1124 Essington Rd

Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Information

(815) 744-8554

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
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Dr. Lapinski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
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Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
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HealthSync Options-IN POS
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
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Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Mohs Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Mohs Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 17% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 17% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski treats Actinic Keratosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 27 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski treats Dermatitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Rash
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski treats Rash more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski treats this condition more than 100% 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 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapinski performs Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lapinski performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Lapinski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • 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
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Warts

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Lapinski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lapinski

3.5

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr.Lapinske removed a carcinoma from my face and she did the procedure great skill
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Ray Brown – Sep 04, 2019
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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 extraordinary, people choose to DO extraordinary things." by Emund Hillary.
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Victoria in Naperville, IL – Aug 10, 2017
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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 questions you may have. I have confidently referred friends to her, and they always end up having a positive experience. There needs to be more doctors like her.......
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Gianna in Lombard, IL – Mar 16, 2017
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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 recommend Dr. Lapinski!
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Locations

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates1124 Essington Rd Joliet, IL 60435
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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Downers Grove, IL

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Edward Hospital - Main Campus

Naperville, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)