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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

4.8
Based on 585 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Dermatology
    • DMG Aesthetics
    • Vein Clinic
    • Years in Practice: 16


    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
    4.8
    Based on 585 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

    4.6
    580 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.9
    581 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.9
    580 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    567 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    577 ratings


    Comments (43)

    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.


    5.0
    Dec 23, 2019
    Dr. Charles is the best! He is always concerned and goes the extra mile to help you with any problems.  
    5.0
    Dec 20, 2019
    Dr Charles is kind and understanding. very kind person.  
    5.0
    Nov 20, 2019
    Dr. Charles is 5 stars.  
    5.0
    Nov 19, 2019
    Dr. Alix Charles is a warm and caring doctor. highly recommended.  
    5.0
    Nov 14, 2019
    good  
    5.0
    Nov 14, 2019
    Excellent follow up information!  
    5.0
    Nov 05, 2019
    Dr. Charles is THE BEST!!!  
    5.0
    Oct 31, 2019
    I keep coming back to your office for the HIGH quality of service I receive from this practice!  
    5.0
    Oct 30, 2019
    Excellent Physician with a friendly and professional approach  
    4.5
    Oct 30, 2019
    dr was great  
    4.8
    Oct 30, 2019
    Dr. Charles is a gentleman and a very pleasant professional. He is simply EXCELLENT!  
    5.0
    Oct 29, 2019
    Jessica was very personable and Dr Charles was excellent  
    5.0
    Oct 21, 2019
    Dr. Charles was very professional. He explained my procedure thoroughly. Friendly and personable. I loved his energy.  
    5.0
    Oct 02, 2019
    great  
    5.0
    Oct 01, 2019
    My niece, who used to work for Dr. Charles, recommended him and I've been very pleased with the office.  
    5.0
    Sep 30, 2019
    He was fast and efficient , I had no pain During and after visit .  
    5.0
    Sep 26, 2019
    I have already given his name to a family member! He was delightful and so efficient in his exam. He made me feel completely at ease.  
    5.0
    Sep 19, 2019
    What a nice gentleman.  
    5.0
    Sep 10, 2019
    Dr. Charles is a first class physician and gentleman  
    4.8
    Sep 09, 2019
    I always tell my coworkers to see Dr. Charles!  
    5.0
    Sep 08, 2019
    Dr Charles is an outstanding dermatologist. Best in the nation.  
    5.0
    Sep 05, 2019
    Good.  
    5.0
    Sep 04, 2019
    good  
    4.5
    Sep 03, 2019
    the doc was good   
    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  
    4.3
    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!!  
    5.0
    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  
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