Vehniah Kristin Tjong, MD

Vehniah Kristin Tjong, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Cartilage Preservation
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Impingement
  • Proximal Hamstring Repair

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine - 2011
Residency:
University of Toronto - 2015
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2016

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

555 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

She is excellent.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very involved and exposing well

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Always so detailed on her exams and explanations on treatment.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

she knows what she is doing

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Understanding. Clear instructions. Friendly demeanor.

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March 10, 2022

4.0

She was very friendly, thorough and knowledgeable.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Professional and nice

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March 07, 2022

5.0

She is a superior physician.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Great experience with everyone that I encountered. NW is the BEST

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Very attentive and answered all my questions.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Love her caring spirit and professionalism.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

She listens. I wanted to take a more conservative approach to treatment and she worked with me on that.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, credible, friendly. Good staff around her. To me, it was important that she sees athletes and understands the tow that training may take on our bodies.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

My expectations for visit were not met, but she provided good explanations for why she could not drain elbow and reason for different treatment plan.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

She was very knowledgeable about my knee injury and even evaluated my hip. Gave great advice.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Very attentive and pleasant to talk to. The work turned out well.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

While a resident started the assessment (very thorough tho), Dr Tjong kindly introduced herself, also did another assessment, and showed empathy for my pain. She also didn't push solutions on me. She made recommendations and told me it's entirely my choice.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tjong was able to diagnose my issue and provide a treatment plan specific to my needs and did so efficiently but with enough detail to enhance my understanding and confidence overall.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tjong is an amazing doctor. She is patient, friendly, and very knowledgeable.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

I like my doctor she is very nice doctor And she is professional ??

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January 27, 2022

5.0

The doctor put me at ease. Listens attentively and knows what what she’s doing!

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January 26, 2022

5.0

She listened, was approachable, and prided well-reasoned advice. She wasn’t pushy, and she tried to see things from my point of view.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Greatest doctor ever

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January 23, 2022

1.0

She was very nice but spent less than 5 minutes with me and was not interested in my case. In fact, gave me a potential diagnosis that if she had asked more questions would have realized (at least I hope she would have) that my symptoms were bone pain not muscle or nerve pain. Also she could care less that I have on going pain that is not in the area of the leg she works. Overall a waste of my time. I left frustrated and wanting to go to Rush or UofC.

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January 22, 2022

4.0

Dr Tjong was great for the 7 minutes I saw her for.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Doctor listened carefully

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January 20, 2022

5.0

She was very thorough.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr tjong has an excellent bedside manner, seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say about my injury, explained to me in clear terms what she thought, and gave me quite a bit of advice on what to do next.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

she knows her stuff

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Wonderful personality. She gave me a referral for my back

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent bedside manner. Friendly and accommodating.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

She is an amazing doctor. Very kind, patient, and compassionate. She takes time to answer questions and explains things very well.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Very patient and knowledgeable. She always takes the time to explain things in an easy to understand manner. Awesome doctor!

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January 09, 2022

5.0

She took her time answering my questions.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tjong is knowledgeable, caring, and everything you'd want a doctor to be. I feel like I'm in great hands with her.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

friendly, professionable, and listened

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Listens well, attentive, offers solutions and has good follow up

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ljong was so nice!

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Great doctor!

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December 09, 2021

5.0

She takes her time and explains things

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December 08, 2021

5.0

She’s fantastic. So is the doctor that was working with her today.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

She was professional and was so patient with me throughout the procedure. She answered all my questions and walked me through everything that was going to happen.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

She has been a compassionate, caring doctor. She has now referred me to Dr. Manning because I may need a hip replacement.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Incredibly competent and easy to talk to. She clearly cares for her patients.

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November 21, 2021

4.0

She's kind and knowledgeable.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Tjong provides the finest & most knowledgeable assessment and treatment I’ve ever experienced. A true professional that listens, assesses & diagnoses the issue without unnecessary extensive and expensive testing. As a teaching practice, she always has a resident assistant with her who assists in the assessment and treatment plan. Her detailed explanations and hands on approach are a learning experience for the patient as well as the resident. It’s a pleasure to witness and be a part of.

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November 19, 2021

4.0

She seems to know her stuff.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Efficient and explained things well

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November 17, 2021

5.0

She was great and explained everything where I was abl to understand

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November 17, 2021

5.0

she is good

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Very respectful, courteous, informative, patient and interacted well.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

She explores all options before going straight to surgery

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, courteous and explained everything so I was able to understand.

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November 11, 2021

4.0

She was professional but I felt like she was in a hurry. I felt rushed just a little.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

She was outstanding in terms of sharing information. Explaining options and being generally respectful and helpful.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

She’s really smart!

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November 04, 2021

5.0

she is professional and does a great job

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Both Dr. Tjong and her assistant were very professional and clear on their assessments.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Very professional, very humble & of course fully knowledgeable.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Helpful and explained things.

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October 28, 2021

0.0

Long wait and she did not appear within an hour of my appointment time. No other staff intervened - patient communication poor.

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October 27, 2021

4.0

She was very friendly and explained things well. She was very late starting the appointment though.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Very personable and comprehensive.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

She explains everything to you so that you understand what she is talking about.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Takes time to talk, explain, work out a plan together....excellent communication

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Very personable and attentive to my concerns

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Professional, efficient, thorough, kind

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October 17, 2021

5.0

She listened to my issues and concerns and addressed them.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

She is caring, knowledgeable and professional

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Smart, kind, reassuring. Takes her time.

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October 14, 2021

4.0

Explained things well

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tjong thoroughly examines me & explains findings & gives plan of action!

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Very professional .

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October 07, 2021

5.0

She’s helping me navigate the quality of the rest of my life

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable Dr and very helpful explaining things. Very happy to be taken care of by this team

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Profecional y responde cualquier duda

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Very warm and professional with her care and concern for my health.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Ease of appt scheduling. Knowledgable

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Very impressive knowledge and care in dealing and assessment of my knee issue

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Prompt professional knowledgeable care. Listens. Evaluates. Advises. Provides treatment options and courses of action.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Very professional and spoke in terms I could understand. She also gave me options and explained them all. She took her time to even answer questions from my wife who was on the phone.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

She is on time, answers all questions and is thorough.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr.Tjong is extremely kind and she is an excellent choice in orthopedic care. Dr.Tjong explain my issue without going over my head to understand the issue and the course of treatment giving me confidence and a full understanding of my course of treatment.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Explained everything to me.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Efficient, personable

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor, knowledgeable and caring.

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September 16, 2021

4.0

I wish I had more time to visit with the doctor because I really like her but I was unable to even verbalize my questions and concerns because of the time constraints.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Friendly, seemed knowledgeable, felt a little rushed.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Very kind doctor! Super personable and professional. Highly recommend! Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

She was very attentive and explained everything very well. She was determined to figure out the source of my pain.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

She’s shows her concerns and She listens well she wants to help

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September 08, 2021

5.0

She was very attentive to my concerns and explained clearly my situation

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August 22, 2021

5.0

She's excellent.

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August 19, 2021

3.0

Didn't spend much time with her

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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August 13, 2021

5.0

She was nice, friendly, and made me feel comfortable, but also came across as knowledgeable and experienced.

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August 09, 2021

0.0

I am extremely frustrated

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