Julia Marie Mhlaba, MD

Julia Marie Mhlaba, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Dermatology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2016
Internship:
University of Chicago (NorthShore) - 2017
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2020

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

961 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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March 31, 2022

5.0

because she is the best

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She is so nice and knowledgeable!

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Excellence

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba is kind, clear in her patient education, and thorough in her evaluation. She builds trust.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

She was very pleasant, did a detailed exam and answered all my questions

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba was thorough and attentive. Great depth of knowledge and communication style as well.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Friendly, thorough, and listens to you. Also she is easily available through MyChart.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba was so helpful, thorough, and reassuring. I felt very comfortable talking to her. It felt like she heard me and cared about my health.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba is extremely engaging and professional.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

The medical assistant, resident physician, and Dr. Mhlaba were all really courteous and professional. I felt that they were paying attention to me and cared about me.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

friendly, informative, solved the problem for now

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Doctor listened to my concerns… she was very professional

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March 14, 2022

5.0

The doctor was sensitive to my needs. She was careful and thorough, yet spent time with me to discuss what was on my mind and what my concerns were. She was respectful of my reluctance to be examined and she put me at ease immediately.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba came into the office with a smile, was very knowledgeable and friendly, answered all my questions and did not make me feel as if our interaction was rushed, and really showed that she cares about me as a patient and my dermatology goals and desires. Excellent physician who I would recommend to anyone hoping to get the best dermatologic care

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Professional, Caring for her patients. Great detail exam.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Very good doctor Very caring.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Took me earlier than my appointment. very good in her inspection and nice

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Friendly, gave lots of information. Quick action on care

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba is thorough in her explanation of my treatment plan.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Took time to explain what to expect and answer questions

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Very professional and reassuring

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March 09, 2022

4.0

Nice person. Did procedure fast. In and out quick

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba has great bedside manner and is very good at explaining things. She answered all of my questions.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. was so pleasant and answered all of my questions. She was prompt and the wait was not long at all.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Personable, seems to have concern for my questions. Isn’t dismissive of my concerns.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

My Dr is very informative and keeps me updated on issues and every step of the process. Shows empathy. Can send her messages and will get responses

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent care. Wonderful and caring. Explain things to you. Teaches you about your condition and care.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

She gets to the root does not hesitate or sugarcoat gives many options

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Friendly, explained as she went along, on time.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough and listens to my concerns.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Julia Marie Mhlaba examined carefully and gave me the effective medicine to treat my psoriasis.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba was the only dermatologist who accurately diagnosed my problem. She was therefore able to effectively treat me.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Very helpful

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March 02, 2022

5.0

I love my doctor. She’s been attentive and empathetic.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very good and attentive

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Great Listener, she also breaks things down where you are able to understand her. She is Very knowledgeable. When you leave a message in mychart she responds, almost right away.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Kind, informative, patient, and efficient

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February 26, 2022

5.0

She showed compassion as well as being helpful

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Wonderful Doctor...

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February 25, 2022

5.0

She was very attentive and took the time to listen to what I had to say.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

I have recommended people to her already because I think she’s a good dermatologist

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Great personality and bedside manner. Solved my issue within 20 mins.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Thorough and pleasant. Explained things very clearly

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Efficient and friendly

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba is friendly and patient and listens to my concerns. She offers treatment options and answers my questions. She is knowledgeable about current dermatology topics.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Was thorough and explained everything. Didn’t rush and listened to all concerns.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Nice and explains things well

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She is a caring person. This was follow up she is smart, caring and a genuine person

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February 20, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough, very good eye contact..doesn't make you feel like you're just another patient or a number

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February 17, 2022

5.0

If you want good, expert, professional care, Dr. Mhlaba is the one to see.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very nice; great bedside manner; very knowledgeable and explained everything she did

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very pleasant and listened to my concerns

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February 14, 2022

4.0

She answered all my questions but forgot to take pictures of my skin.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Caring knowledge professional

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February 11, 2022

5.0

She is compassionate, thorough and just a joy to be with. She takes time and explains everything very well.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Continually on top of potential problems. Cured me if my skin disorder.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

On time. Caring.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She listened and addressed my concerns.

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February 08, 2022

4.0

First appt with her. Too soon for a recommendation

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Wonderful physician!

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Enjoyed her and she brought up a skin issue before I mentioned it . She was the first dermatologist to do so. She offered to prescribe a topical medication ! Thank you

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Great doctors and staff

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor; lovely person

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February 03, 2022

5.0

She was great. She listened and gave great feedback with things that I could easily implement

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Just happy to make others aware of what a great Dr she is.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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January 28, 2022

5.0

She is Fabulous! And I’m a picky person…

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January 27, 2022

5.0

FIRST TIME I saw her. First DR Sclossar saw over 10 years. She left for research. Second w was a DO MD. Saw her 2x she left NM. I choose Dr Mhlaba, U go Chicago and NM.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and explained everything in easy to understand terms. And she was very warm and non-judgmental.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba was very kind, as were her residents. She answered all my questions and I think her resident performed my milia removal, which was excellent.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She is the best

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Compassionate and took time to understand the issue.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Liked her

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She was thorough and pleasant.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She explained everything

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She takes time with you and is interested in your life outside of the doctors office.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and kind and spends the time with you to make sure you understand.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

I had a short wait, and was seen very closely to my appointment time. The assistant that took down all of my information was friendly and thorough. The doctor was the same. Kind, thorough, and she listened to my concerns.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba is thorough, informative, and reassuring.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

I couldn't have asked for a better dermatologist. Dr. Mhlaba was thorough and addressed every one of my concerns. I never felt rushed. She was empathetic and put me at ease during a very vulnerable moment. Providers like this are one in a million and I feel so fortunate to have one in Dr. Mhlaba!

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Una excelente Dermatóloga.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Caring and did not rush us

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January 17, 2022

5.0

She is knowledgeable, has great attitude and is very helpful.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

I like her and her nurse’s demeanor.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

It was my first visit with Dr Mlaba and I was extremely happy with my level of care. She was super friendly and easy going to speak to.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Very competent

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent care delivered in prompt fashion.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

My physician, Dr. Mhlaba, is the best. She puts me at ease, explains things clearly, and is genuinely kind. She’s also very knowledgeable.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba was so sweet and really personable! She went above and beyond to call me herself to explain the procedure and did a wonderful job to make me feel comfortable. She is definitely passionate about what she does which goes a long way!! I would highly recommend her!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and patient.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mhlaba has an excellent bedside manner. She does a great job connecting with you and explaining issues in informal terms. I’m glad to have finally found a dermatologist that I like!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Such wonderful care!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She is precise, easy to talk with, knowledgeable.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

She’s so great at explaining things.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable, and caring

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She's caring, competent, and cheery!

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August 31, 2021

5.0

despite my issue with my previously stated complaint, she went ahead and discussed both concerns.

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