Elsa Isak, MD

Elsa Isak, MD

4.9 
558 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine - 2017
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2021

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, 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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

558 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

She was wonderful! She listened to our questions and was clear, concise, and honest in her answers--which really helped us out!

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Isak was very personable, compassionate. I felt she heard me and was very considerate of the information I shared with her.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Took her time answering questions, very upbeat, very helpful ans knowledgeable

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Very kind and down to earth, spent a good amount of time with me answering questions

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Since day one she has been so easy to work with. Very uplifting and her personality I love! Definitely the type of person you need cheering you on when ur going through your ups and downs

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak has the best bedside manner and she does not make you feel rushed out of there. 10 out of 10!

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Fantastic bedside manner. Great demeanor.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Very engaging, helpful and positive

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Bedside manner, preparedness, professionalism

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June 25, 2023

5.0

She always listens to what I’m going through and helps me feel better as a first time mom

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak was very thorough in explaining each part of the procedure to me, next steps, and checking in as we went through the procedure. I'm very grateful for her kindness and patience!

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June 07, 2023

5.0

She remembered me and took the time to listen and answer my questions

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June 05, 2023

4.0

She was super nice and energetic - explained the details of how NM works especially since I’m transferring care. I was in a time crunch so she did everything very efficiently but I thought there was an opportunity to slow down and ask more questions about me and how I want things done/ my viewpoint and thoughts. Understand she’s just doing her job but a little too pushy on vaccines/shots

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak had great bedside manner. She went over my profile and made sure she covered everything. She was pleasant and professional.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

She listens carefully and gives me all the information we need to make decisions about my care

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is an excellent provider and I recommend her to everyone who asks.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

So kind and explanatory

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak has a great bedside manner and allowed me to ask all my question. Visit was efficient, but did not feel rushed. She definitely eased a lot of the anxiety I am feeling at 38 weeks and 3 days.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

I was a MESS when I got there, for a number of reasons. Her bedside manner is top tier. She focused on me, and that made all the difference.

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May 29, 2023

3.0

This was my first visit. Trust and confidence is earned with time. Dr Isak was friendly. Again, I expect my rating will improve with experience.

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is the best!!!

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Isak is amazing! She answered my questions in a clear fashion, and she was calm and polite while explaining few things I was not aware of.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Isak is amazing. She takes her time to explain everything and really cares for her patients.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

She’s simply awesome!

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May 16, 2023

5.0

She is informative and validating

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May 01, 2023

5.0

She is always so caring and listens to what I like and feel safer for our baby

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Isak listened to your concerns and she had genuine responses. She’s always in a cheerful spirit.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is the best OBGYN doctor I’ve ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable and kind. She took great care of me while pregnant, and guided us through a scare. At all of our appointments, she’s very approachable and easy to talk to. She is the best.

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April 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is great but unfortunately I didn’t get my 20 week appointment with her which was a big disappointment and I won’t have any more appointments with her after 34 weeks. What’s the point of choosing a doctor?

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is fantastic. She is so easy to talk to, is very informative when it comes to options and next steps.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Incredible bedside manner. I appreciated the way she listened to my concerns. I felt very seen and heard.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Very personable and kind.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Friendly and supportive

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Please see above and she was very informative

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April 06, 2023

5.0

First time with this dr and I loved every minute. She was already prepared with notes which means she reviewed my chart ahead of time and gave me new information. Very friendly.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

She is great. Love how she listens and really cares for her patients. Her vibe is everything. Really hope you can deliver baby in September!

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak was courteous, attentive & answered all of my questions. Her demeanor was genuine.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

She was very upcoming, friendly but still professional. She took some time to explain us what we needed to know.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Super nice and explains well with what’s going on and what to expect further on.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. Isak! She has great bedside manner and is very personable!

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Patient, easy, kind, relatable

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March 28, 2023

5.0

She was nice and very informative.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Very patient, knowledgeable, caring, and professional.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

She was approachable and relatable

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Friendly, answered all my questions.

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March 05, 2023

5.0

This was my first meeting with Dr. Isak. She took her time and listened to every concern I had. She gave me multiple options and really helped me understand what is happening in my body and what each option will accomplish. Dr Isak talked through my test results and encouraged me to take time to think over the path I would take. She is an amazing doctor!

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March 01, 2023

5.0

So welcoming and easy to talk to - put me at ease right away!

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February 28, 2023

5.0

She is calm, reassuring, caring, funny, smart and very personable.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Isak is wonderful always a mood booster, very knowledgeable, kind, and takes her time with you

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February 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is a thorough practitioner who takes the time to listen and know her patients

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is so personable, kind, and intelligent! She is such a light to be around- I hope she is there to deliver my baby girl!

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Doctor Isak is wonderful!

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Caring, kind, and considerate with a sense of humor. What you want in a doctor.

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February 09, 2023

5.0

She is very kind and patient.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

I cannot recommend her enough, or score her more highly. I’m a nervous patient, and she was calm, funny, and warm. She made me feel comfortable and well taken care of.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is incredible. She made me feel seen and not just a rotating in and out patient. She was knowledgeable and explained things in a way I could digest. She was also extremely personable and fun.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Personable, informative and patient-centered.

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January 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is wonderful - she always makes me feel comfortable and answers my questions thoroughly.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Isak is a great listener, patient and attentive to my needs.

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January 10, 2023

5.0

She was kind and informative

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Great doctor. Very personable and explains everything well

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January 04, 2023

5.0

She was very kind and professional, attentive and willing to explain everything to make me feel calmer.

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December 22, 2022

5.0

She is thoughtful, caring and understanding. Her plans of care are logical and my input is valued.

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Isak is super professional and makes sure all your concerns are answered. So friendly and such an amazing person

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December 18, 2022

5.0

I rarely fill out these assessments, but Dr. Isak was so wonderful! A great listener, proactive, positive, and an understanding of the need for lifestyle choices. I very much appreciated that she reviewed my records before I saw her and made suggestions based on the records and our conversation. I would recommend her to anyone, any age!

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December 16, 2022

5.0

The comfort that I feel in discussing female issues with my Dr is priceless

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December 13, 2022

5.0

She made me feel very relaxed and had me calm .

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December 11, 2022

5.0

She was really understanding, kind and helpful for someone anxious in their first pregnancy.

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December 08, 2022

5.0

She has a terrific bedside manner, and is very much a professional.

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Isak was incredibly personable and made me feel very comfortable during my visit. She addressed all of my concerns.

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December 05, 2022

5.0

A doctor who is concerned with their patients health and you feel it

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December 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Isak took the time to explain everything thoroughly and was very patient and professional throughout the appointment. She then called that night to make sure that next steps were appropriately understood and put into place.

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November 27, 2022

5.0

Best doctor ever! Easy going but took all of my questions or concerns seriously, easy to talk to.

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November 22, 2022

5.0

great manners

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November 17, 2022

5.0

Very reassuring and informative

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November 15, 2022

5.0

She is so patient, personable and knowledgeable. She makes me feel at ease with every appointment.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Isak was very personable, friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. I really enjoyed her taking her time to explain every step during the examination.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Very patient, breaks things down which makes you feel at ease.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

She was very kind and patient. Answered all my questions without making me feel rushed

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November 08, 2022

5.0

She made me feel very comfortable. She was friendly, thorough and comforting.

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November 07, 2022

5.0

very professional and reassuring and answered all my questions

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November 03, 2022

5.0

She is very easy to talk to and is very soft spoken. Her jolly nature helps ease the patient. She gives ample time to the patient and answers all questions without rushing.

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November 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Isak is awesome. She listens and provides wonderful guidance.

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November 01, 2022

5.0

She is awesome. I love everything about her. So thoughtful thorough and warm. Best dr I’ve ever worked with

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October 19, 2022

4.0

Extremely friendly lady, interested. She did not really haven’t check me so I don’t know if she is knowledgeable

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October 19, 2022

5.0

Becouse she is awesome !!!

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October 16, 2022

5.0

Kind, answered all questions. Did not seem rushed

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October 13, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manner

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October 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Isak was extremely informative, while also calming and supportive. She took a ton of time with me and answered all my questions. She gave me some difficult news with compassion and respect. Such a great doctor!

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October 10, 2022

5.0

She was kind, personable, and knowledgeable. Great bedside manner! I felt very comfortable with her care and look forward to seeing her again in the future.

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Disclosures

Elsa Isak, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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