Dr. Shani Francis, MD

Dr. Shani Francis, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Dr. Shani Francis, MD is a dermatologist in Gurnee, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 2008 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read her story

135 N Greenleaf St Ste 800

Gurnee, IL 60031

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
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Lichen Planus
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more than 98% of peers
Hair Loss
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Francis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Francis "Ashira Dermatology is helmed by board certified and industry recognized Dr. Shani Francis. Dr. Francis earned her Doctoral degree at Wake Forest University Medical School after already earning an MBA from Auburn University. Dr. Francis continued her medical studies choosing to do her internship in internal medicine at the prestigious University Of Chicago Medical Center; while at U of C, Dr. Francis was chief resident before completing the dermatology residency program in June 2012. A native south Chicagoan Dr. Francis believes in providing quality care, exceptional service, and giving back to an area that has given her so much."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Francis "We reject the idea of "puppy mill" medicine @AshiraDerm focuses on learning who patients are so we can address metaphysical issues that contribute to our overall well being, taking a more holistic approach to medicine instead of the often used pharmacological approach. Ashira Dermatology provides an exclusive 1 on 1 patient experience to better curate your wellness plan leading to better outcomes and healthier patients."

8  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

62  Conditions Treated

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21  Procedures

  • Acne Treatment
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Hair Transplants
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Narrow Band UVB Light for Psoriasis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal

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.


  • North Carolina A&T
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Wake Forest University
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Shani Francis, MD
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Very personable and takes time to listen with her busy schedule. She was the best Derm at North Shore. Took 3 appts with different Derm Dr's to find one that would listen and give me a detailed skin exam. I am very saddened she is gone.
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I have two relative that have came to you. Could you please recommend me an Africa American dermatologist if you are not taken new patients. I have five beautiful daughters and two grandchildren . Two daughters have skin problems, one grandson and myself. Please help! Thank you in advance
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Dr. Francis has been one to the best things to happen to Evanston Northshore professional beyond her years and a gem. She saved my life by fighting for a test my insurance refused to pay for suffice to say she was right, and it lead to me winning a case against my insurer. Thank you again Dr....Read More
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the worst. She cancels and cancels - doesn't care about her patients - very unreliable and rude.
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I made the appointment 3 mos. in advance. Drove 3 hrs. back and forth. I left 20 minutes early (road blockage, I was late) I called and asked recept. to relay the message. She didn't. I called when I was closer. When I got there, recept was rude and took so many patients that walked in after me...Read More
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