Lori Shelnitz, MD

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242 Ratings55 Comments
Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Skin Cancer; Hair Loss; Facial Peels; Moles; Psoriasis; Sclero Therapy; Toenail Procedures; Vein Injections; Chemical Peels

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This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Philosophy Of Care

Our doctors share a consistent philosophy and approach to patient care. In fact, we've built a reputation on giving more-personal attention, excellent care and service and flexible hours-to meet the entire family's needs.

Education & Credentials

Internship: Thomas Jefferson University, PA

Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Society: American Academy of Dermatology; DuPage County Medical Assoc.; IL State Medical Society; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Insurance Accepted

AARP Medicare Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna POS
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Medicare Part B
Multi Plan
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
United Healthcare Select EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Veterans Administration Community Care
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
United HealthCare Select POS


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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5
(242 Ratings, 55 Comments)
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I've always had a positive experience with Dr Shelnitz. She's thorough and listens and takes time answering questions. The new building is also so much nicer than the old one. I hope it makes working there a nicer experience for the staff as well
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I was very satisfied at this appointment. the nurse who first saw me was efficient, personable, and knowledgeable. the doctor was kind, efficient, caring, and obviously a great professional! I would recommend this doctor to anyone.
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I have been under Dr. Shelnitz' care for at least20 years. She is the "Gold Standard" of Dermatology as far as I am concerned. One of the finest Doctors who ever treated me! I respect her so much that my entire family now is cared by her.
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Dr S is all business but courteous and makes sure to remind about sunscreen. She is genial but not chatty. She was reassuring.
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Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
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very good
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*Dr. Shelnitz's time spent with me was adequate,however,she did not ask me if I had any other concerns especially since this was my first time seeing her. The nurse abruptly shot down my question/other concern I had stating the dr would not address that with me today which upset me since I had waited 3 plus months for the appointment & it was my first time to a dermatologist in >10 years. An explanation (acknowledgement)would have been appreciated & would have made me feel better.
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it was quick and good. Thank you.
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This latest experience has been a relative echo of my past visits over the last two years with the exception that the new office(s) are much nicer and the parking is also more convenient.