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Dermatology in Oak/Elmwood Park

Dr. Berne and D+A are your source for medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology services.

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1733 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

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We take a personal approach to the care and needs of every patient. Our ground floor location is wheelchair accessible and open every day and many evenings. We are a Medicare-friendly office, where patients of every age are welcome.

Some of our services include total body photography (mole mapping via photo-documentation), Varilite diode laser for cosmetic treatment of lesions, and Narrow-Band UVB (32 bulb) phototherapy for psoriasis, vitiligo and certain inflammatory skin conditions. Visit our Services page for more information.

Our board-certified doctors and providers make continuing education a priority, in order to maintain the highest level of current knowledge regarding diagnoses, treatments and techniques.

Personalized Dermatology Care for All Ages

We treat a wide variety of medical dermatology conditions for children and adults, with customized treatment plans based on your individual needs. Here are just a few examples of conditions we can help with.

Meet Our Dermatologist


Our local providers are top dermatologists and advanced practice providers with extensive experience in general and cosmetic dermatology care with your health and best interest in mind.

Ron Berne, MD

Dermatologist

Dr. Berne began his dermatology career by earning his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and both his Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Dermatology Services Offered

Acne

Acne is a condition of the skin that results in pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.

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Acne Scars

Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching.

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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis, sometimes referred to as AK, is a precancerous growth on the skin.

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis, sometimes referred to as just contact dermatitis, is a red, itchy rash on the skin.

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss for both adults and children. This can cause hair loss on the scalp as well as on the body, such as eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most diagnosed form of skin cancer, with millions of cases each year in the U.S. It appears on the skin in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels, shiny patches, brown/black growths, sores, or white/yellow scar-like growths. 

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Benign Skin Lesions

As we age, we often get different benign growths that may come about and that are completely harmless.

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Bullous Disease

Bullous disease is a rare dermatological condition in which large, fluid-filled blisters appear in regions of the skin that are often flexed, such as the armpits.

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Common Skin Growths

There are a number of common, non-cancerous skin growths that are prevalent in our population.

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Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris

Dry skin is common for many and can happen at any age. Skin gets dry when it loses too much water or oil and typically becomes dryer as we age, in the winter and in low-humidity climates.

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Eczema

Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, though it can occur in individuals of any age.

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Fungal Infections

A fungal infection, sometimes referred to as mycosis, is a condition of the skin in which it has been infected by a fungus.

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Genital Warts

Genital warts often occur around the genital and anal areas of the skin. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually-transmitted infection

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Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that causes a round, smooth bump. This will become ring-shaped with a center of clear skin. The affected skin can be pink or purple.

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Hair Loss

Alopecia, commonly referred to as hair loss, is shedding of hair from the head that far exceeds the normal shedding humans experience on a regular basis.

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Herpes Simplex

For oral herpes (HSV-1), often signs or symptoms never occur for many people. Likewise for genital herpes (HSV-2), many people infected often don’t show any symptoms. Symptoms can include burning, itching or tingling skin, cold sores or fever blisters around the lips, mouth, tongue and elsewhere.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradinitis supperrativa is a skin condition that typically starts after puberty but can last for many years and get worse over time.

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Hives

Hives are pink welts or swellings that can itch, burn or sting. They vary in size and typically go away within 24 hours.

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Excessive Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as excessive sweating, is a condition in which someone sweats a good deal even when they are not hot or exercising.

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Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a condition characterized by swelling and irritation in the mucous membranes of the body, as well as the skin, hair and nails.

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Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease (a condition where your immune system attacks healthy cells).

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Mature Skin

As you age, you may notice and feel changes with your skin – some that can be prevented or treated and some that can’t be avoided. But we’re here to help keep your skin healthy and looking it’s best.

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Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious kind of skin cancer. Melanin is created by cells called melanocytes and gives your skin its particular color.

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Melasma

Also known as chloasma faciei or the "mask of pregnancy," melasma is a condition that most commonly affects women.

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Molluscum

Molluscum is a skin infection that stems from a virus known as molluscum contagiosum.

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Nail Disorders

A nail disorder can include any one of a number of conditions associated with the nails.

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Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a rash that can form around the mouth. This often causes redness, swelling and acne-like bumps.

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Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea causes a harmless pink or reddish rash that usually lasts six to eight weeks before fading. It can be itchy, but it’s not contagious. It can occur following a viral illness.

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Pruritus (Itch)

Typically, an itch is only short term, but if it continues for six weeks or more, it can be considered a chronic itch.

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which the cells of the skin multiply much faster than normal.

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Rashes

Rash is a general term that covers a wide range of potential conditions.

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face.

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Scabies

Scabies is caused by eight-legged bugs called mites, which are so small, they can’t be seen on your skin. These mites burrow into the skin and cause an itchy rash.

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Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses (SK) is a common skin growth that may look worrisome, but is actually harmless.

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Skin Cancer

There are many types of skin cancer but the most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer.

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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a condition that results when our skin experiences an overgrowth of a certain type of yeast.

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Unknown Rashes

A rash is a skin condition in which there is a visible or palpable change to your skin.

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Vascular Conditions

In a vascular condition, the blood vessels of the body are either damaged or act in such a way to affect the appearance and condition of the skin.

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition of the skin in which the skin loses its melanocytes, or pigment cells, in certain areas.

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Freckles

Freckles are a common skin condition and non-life threatening that typically appear as small brown spots.

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Moles

Moles are a common skin condition in which a cluster of pigmented cells create a distinct skin growth.

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Spider Veins

Spider veins are a condition of the skin in which small “spidery” veins appear under the surface of the skin.

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Sunspots & Sun Damage

Sunspots and sun damage, sometimes referred to as liver spots or age spots, are small flat and dark areas on the skin.

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Warts

Warts are a common condition that create small, granular skin growths on the surface of the skin.

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Anti-inflammatory Medication

We recommend consulting a specialist to help determine if Anti-Inflammatory Medications are the best treatment option for you.

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines used to stop infections created by the presence of bacteria.

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Biopsy

A biopsy works by taking a small sample of tissue from a suspect area in the body so that it can be tested under lab conditions for certain diseases and disorders.

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Corticosteroids

A corticosteroid works by suppressing the activity of the immune system and reducing the production of chemicals that create inflammation.

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Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy is a technique for evaluating the subsurface of the skin and diagnosing affected areas and lesions.

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Excision

Excision is a minimally-invasive surgery technique used to remove moles, skin growths and lesions.

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Imiquimod

Imiquimod is a topical cream that stimulates the immune system.

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Intralesional Injection

Intralesional injection is a process whereby a corticosteroid is injected directly into a skin lesion or irregular growth.

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Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below.

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Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy

Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy works by freezing and destroying the cells in a skin growth or lesion.

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Mole and Skin Cancer Screening

A mole and skin cancer screening is a full body review of all present lesions. Recommended frequency will be discussed based on your individual cancer risk.

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Narrowband UVB

Narrowband UVB is a form of phototherapy widely used to treat skin diseases.

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Patch Testing TRUE-Test

The TRUE test, also known as patch testing, is a quick and easy way to check for and diagnose allergic contact dermatitis in patients.

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Surgical Removal Excursion

Surgical removal excursion is a minor surgical procedure used in the treatment of lower risk skin cancers.

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Oral and Topical Medications

Dermatologists are experts in bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the skin and have a deep knowledge of how to best use antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications.

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Tretinoin

A derivative of vitamin A, Tretinoin is a topical retinoid solution that works by irritating the cells of the skin to stimulate growth and increase the turnover and shedding of old, dead cells in the skin.

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Patient Testimonials

"Always a great, friendly experience. Dr. Berne is a great listener, thorough, and works hard to address your concerns."

Alessia C.

"Dr. Berne is an exceptional provider. Got an appointment within 48hrs of calling, waited less than 10mins to be seen after registering, and received a thorough and very informative evaluation. Afterwards, he immediately set things in motion, has been very communicative throughout, referred me to other providers, and made it a point to deliver on everything he promised. Highly recommended to anyone in the area seeking a dermatologist."

Mitch K.

"Thorough professional and patient friendly. Staff is equally pleasant and professional."

Richard D.

"Dr Berne and all his staff are so kind and upbeat - it's especially appreciated since going to the dermatologist isn't what we all love doing..."

Julie O.

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