WE ARE OPEN.

 

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our patients and our staff, we have

 temporarily modified our scheduled patient visits.

 

Our staff is here to assist you Monday - Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm @ 773-237-6666.

 

  • Patients may  schedule an in-office exam IF the skin concern is deemed as "ESSENTIAL".  

 

  • Patients will also have the option to select an appointment for a Tele-dermatology virtual visit with the doctor. TELE-visits are covered by most insurances during this health crisis; and we are happy to assist you in confirming coverage. Please see the helpful links below...

  • Until further notice,  all appointments are only through  pre-approved arrangement  by calling our office.  

DO NOT come to the office unless:

  1. you have been contacted by our staff (after April 1), and

  2. your concern has been approved as ESSENTIAL, and

  3. you have been provided with an  IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENT TIME.

If you answer YES to any of the following questions, PLEASE stay home and contact your health provider:

  1. Are you experiencing any cough?

  2. Are you short of breath?

  3. Have you had a temperature > 99 F in the past 2 weeks?

  4. Have you or any person living in your house, been diagnosed or knowingly exposed to the Corona Virus?

  5. Are you feeling ill in any way?

Please note, in-office appointments will ONLY be allowed if your skin concern is considered

 

 "ESSENTIAL" by the medical staff. A face-mask that covers your mouth and nose is required to be worn

 

  upon entering the office and during the entirety of your visit. If you do not possess a mask, one will be

  provided for you.

 

The available office hours and Tele-dermatology virtual visit 

 

  access hours have been modified during this viral pandemic for the health and safety of

 

  our patients  and our practice staff.   

     

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this most challenging time.

 

What is an example of a "ESSENTIAL patient visit" ?: 

     - any new rash, or skin infection, especially if symptomatic  (itching and / or painful)

     - any new, changing, or unfamiliar growth or skin lesion

     - any perceived complication from a medication

     - wound /  surgical skin infection (site may be red, swollen, tender, and / or draining)

     - on-going 'serial' viral skin lesion treatments (ie: warts, molluscum)

     - timely  scheduled skin exams for patients with a history of atypical moles,  or skin cancer

     - timely scheduled follow-up exams for Melanoma patients

     - Photo-therapy patients ( "light treatments")

What is an example of a "NON-ESSENTIAL patient visit" , thus suitable for postponement, or Tele-dermatology virtual video visit ?:  

     - routine follow-up for chronic stable / controlled clinical situation ( ie: acne, nail fungus, hair-loss)

     - elective or cosmetic procedure (ie: skin tags, chemical peels, laser treatments)

     - medication refills: can be electronically requested via your pharmacist.

      PLEASE NOTE: NOT all refills can be approved without updated  exam

   

Uncertain ?: Please call our office so we may assist you. [773-237-6666]

 

Our emergency contact access for current [not new] patients is

available by calling the office and  following the prompts.

 (PLEASE, EMERGENT or URGENT issues only)

THE 'VIRTUAL VISIT' (TELEDERMATOLOGY) OPTION:

 

  • IF YOUR DERMATOLOGIC CONCERN IS NOT URGENT, YOU DO NOT NEED TO LEAVE YOUR

 

      HOME TO CONSULT WITH ONE OF OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGISTS.

  •  OUR PHYSICIANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR VIDEO/AUDIO/TELE-DERMATOLOGY VIRTUAL

 

        VISITS.

 

  • PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE @ 773-237-6666,TO SCHEDULE YOUR VIRTUAL VISIT, AND

 

      OUR STAFF WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.

  • TELE-visits are covered by most insurances during this health crisis; and we are happy to assist you in confirming coverage.

>Please check out this link for an overview and a introduction to the Tele-dermatology access:

https://telehealthinfo.us/

>Please check out this link to download the Pocket Patient APP if you have an iPhone / iPad:

apps.apple.com/us/app/pocketpatient/id1036175909

>Please check out this link to download the Pocket Patient APP if you have an Android device:

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.modernizingmedicine.patientportal&hl=en_US

>Please check out this link for Telehealth instructional videos (virtual visit access to our doctors):

https://storage.googleapis.com/release_notes/modmedTelehealthPatientInstructionalVideos.pdf 

 BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES.


  We are all affected by this global crisis and we must take every opportunity as a community to protect one another though prevention and an abundance of caution.

Be healthy and safe,

The doctors and staff at A & G Dermatology Associates

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A & G Dermatology is a long-standing community-based dermatology office ready to provide you and your family with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of your skin's medical issues. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping you at every stage of your visit in our office. We take great pride in caring for you and the health of your skin. The physicians at A & G Dermatology are expertly trained and board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. They work with patients of any age with their skin-related problems, whether they are acute or chronic, medical, or surgical. Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous, and will assist you with your questions regarding appointments, insurance issues, examinations, consultations, and referrals.

 

Patient
care

We take a personal approach to the care and needs of our patients. We accept patients of all ages, with all skin-related problems. Your medical, surgical, and complexion concerns can all be addressed at our practice.

Qualified
specialists

Our physicians are board-certified, each holding memberships to professional and academic societies. They are committed to continuing medical education in diagnoses, treatment, and techniques. 

Affordable
plans

We provide our patients with high quality, cost effective medical care. We accept Medicare as well as all major credit cards. Patients can consult our billing department for assistance with a payment plan.

Fellow, American Academy Dermatology
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Member, Great Lakes Dermatological Society
Dermatologist
Dr. Ron Berne, M.D.
Dermatologist
Dr. Beth Adams, M.D.

 

 

Fellow, American Academy Dermatology
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology

Dr. Adams is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, who treats patients of all ages, including infants and children. Originally hailing from Virginia, Dr. Adams has been in private practice dermatology in the Chicago area since 2006. She obtained her dermatology training at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit after completing medical school at Northwestern University. Dr Adams earned her Bachelors' degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Chicago. She has a special interest in dysplastic nevi (atypical moles) and melanoma, and is an expert in the field of dermoscopy [polarized epi-luminescence] to evaluate pigmented skin lesions.

 

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Dr. Berne, a native Chicagoan, is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has been in private practice since 1994. He received his formal dermatology training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and completed his internal medicine internship at Rush University Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and both his Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While his area of special interest lies predominantly in geriatric skin conditions, he enjoys caring for patients of all ages (sees patients from age 5 and older)  and backgrounds.

 

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A & G Dermatology Associates

1733 N Harlem Avenue

Chicago, IL 60707

773.237.7546 (SKIN)

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