Northwestern Hospital in The Glen

Northwestern Hospital in The Glen

I met Dr. Benjamin Marks in August of 2015. My last Dermatologist was located near the corner of Michigan and Chicago Avenues near downtown Chicago. He was a great Dermatologist but became ill and retired. 

I live in The Glen in Glenview myself. So driving into the city to see doctors was not what I wanted to really do. I went online and found Dr. Marks and liked his reviews. His location was perfect – Northwestern Hospital is on the corner of Willow Avenue and Patriot Boulevard in The Glen in Glenview, IL.

Early Skin Cancer Diagnosis

From an early age I needed to see a Dermatologist. I’m fair skinned and had spent an enormous amount of time in the sun as a youth, with little or no protection as far as sun screen.

The damage was done early and seeing a Dermatologist has been a ritual for me.  I had Mohs surgery on my right leg 15 years ago. For 10 years my last Dermatologist said: “Don’t worry about the scab on your leg, it’s nothing to worry about.”

Northwestern Hospital 2701 Patriot Boulevard

Northwestern Hospital 2701 Patriot Boulevard

The very first observation Dr. Marks made on my initial visit was he didn’t like the scab on my leg. He performed a biopsy which determined it was skin cancer. Within a week I had the Mohs surgery again and today I’m cancer free.

Mohs surgery is a safe and effective treatment for skin cancer. It thoroughly excises the tumor while only mildly disturbing the surrounding tissues. It is the only skin cancer treatment available that targets only cancerous tissue through comprehensive microscopic examination of the affected area.

Dermatologists are specially trained doctors who diagnose and treat conditions of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes (such as those lining the eyelids, mouth and nose). They see patients at every stage of life, from newborn infants to the elderly.

Dr. Marks Is Another Reason Why Living in The Glen is Simply Amazing!

I am very lucky to have found Dr. Marks. He does not rush through your office visit and makes sure that he checks you from head to toe. The added advantage of being located at Northwestern Hospital in The Glen in Glenview is it’s easy to make an appointment. Getting to his office takes me less than five minutes from my home in The Glen.

Dr. Marks graduated from Yale Medical School in 2009 and did his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. To contact Dr. Marks you can call and make an appointment at 847.724.4536. Dr. Marks sees most of his patients at Northwestern Hospital 2701 Patriot Boulevard in The Glen in Glenview.

For more information about The Glen in general, as well as the neighborhoods, please visit our Living in The Glen page.

Please call me at 847-921-1666 to discuss your needs or email me at

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