Gerta S. Janss, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Dermatology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1987
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1988
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1991

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

1515 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

I have been seeing her for a few years and like her.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Takes the time to understand concerns. Empathetic. Explains.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

She’s very competent and personable. Has caught tiny melanomas

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Janss is an extremely talented, knowledgeable and kind physician. She really takes her time to listen and offers honest and informed opinions on care options and plans. She stays on top of every detail and has been amazing at preventative measures. Nurse Jennifer is also fantastic . I have been with them both for over 20 years and highly recommend this practice to anybody who wants the best care possible in Dermatology!

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Janss is wonderful. Always takes time and answers my questions and shares tips.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

I always feel heard and all my questions were answered.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Janss and her staff are personable, timely and efficient and addressed my concerns.

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August 20, 2023

3.0

Access is a problem. And my appt was just for an annual appt and I had to make it many months ahead.

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August 17, 2023

4.0

She is very good.

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August 17, 2023

4.0

I’ve had a mixed relationship w/Dr. Janss. At times in the past, I’ve felt that Dr. Janss was hurried during my visit, and that we’ve had a lack of rapport. HOWEVER, today’s visit was excellent. I felt that we had good conversation, and I have a clear sense of how to stay healthy under her care. Thanks!

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Explains procedures and wonderful personality

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August 15, 2023

5.0

I have referred family members and friends to Dr. Janss because of her knowledge and compassion.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Friendly, professional

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July 31, 2023

4.0

She was pleasant and really focused and into diagnosing my issue and prescribing something for relief. She works competently fast, so a couple of my minor logistical questions were kind of lost in her momentum but were answered when I checked out at registration. I can tell from her notes that I read on MyChart that she was really tuned in to everything I said, so even though she’s fast, I believe she’s thorough. If a couple of logistical questions had been answered by her before she left, then I would have given a 10 rather than 8.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

She is very kind and helpful

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. J is so personable and explains things very clearly.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent experience. She has treated many issues for us.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Janss is the best at everything!

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July 26, 2023

5.0

I feel she does a good job

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July 26, 2023

5.0

She was warm and approachable and listened to my concerns

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Great knowledge Very competent Excellent demeanor

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July 25, 2023

5.0

OUTSTANDING patient care!

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, listens, very nice, makes you feel comfortable, explains things. She’s GREAT!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Delightful person and superb doctor.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Janss was wonderful and so knowledgeable in her field. Made me feel very welcome

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Wonderful Dr and very knowledgeable

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Great professional opinion, advice and overall conversation.

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July 19, 2023

4.0

Same as above. Too many patients for this be person to remember.

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July 16, 2023

5.0

Excellent patient care

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Kindness & seriously

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Janss is professional and friendly. She takes her time to explain and listen.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Janss explained everything to me so I could understand the reasoning behind her decisions for my care

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July 12, 2023

5.0

She is knowledgeable. She is patient with questions.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

She and her nurse are fantastic!

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June 24, 2023

2.0

No b wayyyyyyyy...get a grip...hear patients ask questions ....bunch of freaking robots...

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Smart, detailed and kind.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

LOVE her!

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Janss is very kind.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Very professional.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

She was friendly, personable and caring. Not to mention she took care of me quickly

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable. Straightforward. Answers questions. Cares.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Very nice and professional

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Very kind and informative

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June 08, 2023

5.0

She is very decisive and accurate, and also nice

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk to, addresses all concerns, and I feel confident in her knowledge.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Her expertise, her care for patients and her wonderful personality

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Thorough, friendly

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Efficient, knowledgeable, good communication

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Always puts forth 100% love and concern.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Careful, concerned and compassionate.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Friendly, detailed

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Very attentive. Listened and explained. Confident.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

She knows her stuff and she is very professional

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Great care and attention to my concerns.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Very nice doctor 🍀

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June 01, 2023

3.0

The doctor spent less than 5 minutes with me. Did not really explain what she was looking for or offer advice for how to stay healthy

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Janss takes great care of me. She listens and doesn't rush.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

First rate care!

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Very good customer service very good listener and observant

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Janss twice noticed abnormal neoplasia on my right ear. She is an excellent Physician.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, compassionate, friendly and informative

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Excellent healthcare provider

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Expert advice and care

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Great dermatolagist

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Quick, effective, nice, welcoming

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May 17, 2023

1.0

Odd bedside manner, too casual, didn’t listen well, used curse words in casual conversation, dropped an open (clean) needle on my arm prior to a procedure and punctured my skin, didn’t seem interested in my issues and didn’t seem to take my concerns seriously.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Her advice and direction is not cookie-cutter. I'm sure she sees all ages of people, but the advice I get is specifically for me, and my particular situation, and my age. I appreciate it. She's genuine. I think she's excellent.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

She is very professional yet reasonable and does not over practice. Her explanations are logical and therefore the care she recommends makes sense. I did not feel rushed. When I left I felt relieved and thankful for her help. Jennifer, her nurse, is wonderful too. What a great team.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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May 14, 2023

4.0

I wish she had spent more time looking at my skin

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Friendly, engaged, knowledgeable. My family and friends have benefitted from her expertise for decades !!!!

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May 10, 2023

1.0

Physician just didn’t seem to listen. She formulated her own assumption regarding my concerns. I had to correct her several times that the reason of the visit to find some answers and not seek any overnight treatment since the problem is reoccurring. After I had to present her the a point that there could be another autoimmune disease could play a potential role, she gave up and ordered the test. It was highly disturbing visit. I am also in healthcare field and I have never seen any physician displaying that kind of behavior ever.

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May 10, 2023

1.0

She was so late for the appointment. I have been waiting for this appointment for more than 2 months, for 1 hr waiting time and only 4 min care!!!

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May 09, 2023

5.0

She’s an amazing and knowledgeable clinician with a great personality too.

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May 06, 2023

3.0

Our family have been patients for a long time and she is usually very attentive. This visit she was a bit rude and rushed. We didn’t get our questions answered and we felt like we were a bother to hear. She couldn’t spot to get out of room. It’s a shame as she is a good Dr.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable no nonsense.

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May 03, 2023

1.0

I felt the check was not thorough. I feel like I should have another one. My head was barely glanced at, and other parts of my body (groin area, lower buttocks, toes, feet, under breasts were not looked at.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Simply the best at what she does.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

I love his way of acting

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent care. Answered all my questions.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

I’d recommend Dr Janss to my family and friends, which is the ultimate recommendation/compliment.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

I trust her

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Curtious, friendly and professional.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Janss is an expert and is thorough in her professional skills.

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Disclosures

Gerta S. Janss, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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