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Alix J. Charles, MD, FAAD

Philosophy of Care

Early in my training at the Mayo Clinic I was taught that the interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered. With that as my guiding principle, I strive to create a warm and trusting relationship with my patients so they may feel at ease discussing their skin care issues with me. I believe strongly in educating patients on how best they can be in control of their own outcomes; after all, they are the ones who live day to day in their own skin! Lastly, I try to administer a healthy dose of laughter with each prescription or procedure as I've found this helps my patients get better more quickly.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
Based on 629 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Dermatology
    • DMG Aesthetics
    • Vein Clinic
    • Years in Practice: 15


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Dermatology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English
    • French
    • Haitian Creole
    • Spanish


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Pigmentation disorders, Psoriasis, skin of color, dermatologic surgery, laser procedures, BOTOX, dermal fillers, cosmetic varicose vein treatment


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Reading, cycling, fine wines/dining, latin dancing, weightlifting, cooking


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Mayo Medical School
    Graduation Date 06/2000
    Degree M.D.

    INTERNSHIPS
    School Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

    RESIDENCY
    School Rush University Medical Center
    Title Chief Resident

  • Procedures

    Dermatology
    DMG Aesthetics
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Dermatology
    • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
    • Chicago Dermatological Society
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name President of the Chicago Dermatology Society (2016-2017)
    Date 01/2000

  • Media/Published Articles

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    RESEARCH

    • Compounding Dermatologic Preparations in Developing Countries
    • Prognostic Factors for Life Expectancy in Nonagenarians with Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Implications for Selecting Surgical Candidates
    • Superficial Fungal Infections in Developing Countries


  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.7
    Based on 629 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.5
    619 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    622 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    628 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    625 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    625 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.7
    627 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    611 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    624 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    619 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.5
    606 ratings


    Comments (46)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    4.8
    Aug 31, 2019
    answered my questions and gave me helpful comments  
    5.0
    Aug 28, 2019
    excellent doctor. dr.childs  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2019
    Dr Charles gave me a tip on support stockings that made a huge impact. Wish I had asked sooner!  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2019
    Dr. Charles is fantastic!! We had seen him in the past for a skin condition my son had and he was just as friendly and knowledgeable as we remembered. He looked carefully and thoughtfully at See more  
    5.0
    Aug 13, 2019
    Dr Charles is excellent along with being very informative and friendly  
    5.0
    Aug 13, 2019
    Dr. Charles is an excellent physician and one I have great confidence in.  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    knowledgeable and thorough about my concerns  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    Dr.charles is awesome so friendly and makes sure I understand what and why I have my situation with my skin..he also is very sympathetic and compassionate which some doctors dont have..it means See more  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    dr. Charles is a very positive personality who gives an immediate sense of trust and security to his patient. appreciated his sense has confidence in his evaluation off my skin. it was a genuine pleasure See more  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    Dr. Charles ROCKS  
    5.0
    Jul 07, 2019
    Dr Charles is always thorough and asks questions about abnormalities or concerns. he has a terrific bedside manner  
    4.0
    Jun 30, 2019
    Dr Charles is very friendly, knowledgeable and explains the issues well.  
    5.0
    Jun 26, 2019
    Dr. Alix Charles was very attentive to my concerns and questions!!  
    4.9
    Jun 25, 2019
    was very friendly and quick to diagnose the problem  
    5.0
    Jun 24, 2019
    perfect  
    5.0
    Jun 23, 2019
    dr. Charles, such a nice guy.  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    excellent  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    very experienced professional provider.  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    he is outstanding  
    4.8
    Jun 06, 2019
    I was seen by Dr. Alix Charles who was excellent and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for anything related to Dermatology.  
    4.9
    Jun 05, 2019
    Dr. Charles was fantastic with Avery. He took the time to explain treatment options so that she would also understand what would be happening during the procedure. I truly appreciate this and know that it See more  
    3.6
    May 26, 2019
    Dr Charles has an extremely good bedside manner, personable. However he was quickly in and out of the room.   
    4.6
    May 15, 2019
    Dr. Charles is exceptional. He is the best Dr. I visit at DuPage Medical.  
    5.0
    May 14, 2019
    Dr. Charles and his assistant were excellent!! They made me feel comfortable and took care of several issues I was having. He was extremely knowledgable and friendly as was his assistant. They printed out info See more  
    5.0
    May 11, 2019
    Love Dr. Charles... the best!  
    5.0
    May 11, 2019
    Dr. Charles is an excellent physician and I would recommend him highly. Very caring and nice man!  
    4.9
    May 01, 2019
    Dr.Charles is an outstanding physician. Very professional and understanding.  
    5.0
    May 01, 2019
    Dr. Charles is the BEST. I refer everyone I know to him!  
    4.9
    Mar 29, 2019
    The doctor was pleasant and informative.  
    4.9
    Mar 27, 2019
    prompt and professional  
    4.8
    Mar 26, 2019
    Dr. Charles is an impressive, professional physician!  
    4.8
    Mar 22, 2019
    I love Dr. Charles' upbeat, thorough, and caring approach. He's eager to hear all comments and concerns, and provides thorough solutions to any issues raised. He sought out all my questions and made sure he See more  
    4.8
    Mar 20, 2019
    Excellent physician.  
    5.0
    Mar 10, 2019
    Always professional and courteous.  
    5.0
    Feb 27, 2019
    I really appreciated the doctor take the time with me to explain what to look for in the future that would be concerning, although he wasn't concerned with anything at the present time. He still See more  
    5.0
    Feb 15, 2019
    Love *Dr. Charles.  
    4.4
    Jan 20, 2019
    I really appreciate his friendly and positive attitude  
    5.0
    Jan 09, 2019
    I was very happy with the doctor.  
    4.9
    Jan 08, 2019
    Dr. Charles and his staff are excellent. I would recommend him and staff to others.  
    4.9
    Dec 30, 2018
    Dr Charles is an outstanding doctor and human being.  
    5.0
    Dec 19, 2018
    Dr. Charles and staff are terrific.  
    4.1
    Dec 18, 2018
    Excellent physician.  
    5.0
    Dec 05, 2018
    Dr. Charles is wonderful! he is so knowledgeable, and warm. Dr. Charles answers all my questions and he really cares. I would highly recommend him!  
    5.0
    Nov 28, 2018
    Very happy with *Dr. Charles. He's been a big help.  
    5.0
    Sep 26, 2018
    DOCTOR KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I HAD WITHOUT A CLOSER EXAMINATION, I WANTED TO HEAR IT FROM A DOCTOR THAT SKIN WAS HIS SPECIALITY. BUT HIS EXPLANATION WAS VERY THOROUGH AND EVEN EXTENDED DATA REGARDING DETAILS.  
    5.0
    Sep 18, 2018
    Dr. Charles is excellent. Very caring and conscientious.  
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