Joaquin C. Brieva, MD

Joaquin C. Brieva, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Dermatology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Acne
  • Atypical Skin Infections
  • Blistering Diseases
  • Complex Dermatology
  • Drug Eruption
  • Ethnic Skin
  • Genital Dermatology
  • Granuloma Annulare

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Universidad del Norte - 1983
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1993
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1996

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

1752 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

You could tell he wants to help his patients get better

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Takes time to listen and doesn’t act in a hurry. Listens. Explains things thoroughly. Acts like he really cares.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Know’s his stuff

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly, direct and willing to collaborate to create a care plan that will work for patient.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Attentiveness to patient. Knowledge. Kindness. He is the best dermatologist in Chicago if not nationwide. Other dermatologists call him when they are stumped.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Amazing Doctor!!!

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Brieva is a Rock Star and staff terrific.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Understanding and very professional in helping me thru my medical problems!

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and patient oriented

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Brilliant, personable, communicative. Same for Dr. Stepanko.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Outstanding and compassionate physician.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Fantastic doctor, but it is challenging getting an appt in a timely fashion

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Experienced, knowledgeable

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Expert care

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Great expertise, friendly.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Brieva for 23 years. He is the best in class! I referred another patient to him yesterday in fact. He is the only MD in the dermatology department which I trust to my care.

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August 23, 2021

1.0

too casual and not detailed.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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August 21, 2021

5.0

Professional and great demeanor

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Demeanor is great. Listens well.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

The best!!!

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August 19, 2021

5.0

I trusted him

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He explained everything very clearly.

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August 12, 2021

4.0

He's personable and knowledgeable. I regularly saw him years ago but stopped because he had so many teams of students that I felt he was not assessing me and appointments took too long. Since Dr. Schlosser left, 2 doctors that I scheduled left so it felt better to choose someone that has been there.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

I’ve been going to Dr. Brieva for almost 20 years and he is the embodiment of top expertise, kindness, professionalism and humanness

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August 08, 2021

5.0

He has Excellent bedside manners snd gave thorough explanations, answered my questions and addresses my concerns. My visit was not rushed, he gave proper diagnosis. Dr Brieva is one of the best doctors I’ve encountered at Northwestern thus far.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

He understands any skin issues and how to treat them

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brieva is very thorough, he is kind and caring. He really cares about his patients.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Highly competent

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Brieva is amazing.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

He’s always been concerned with my well-being and treated my disease so that I am able to live with it

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Professional and concerned

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August 04, 2021

5.0

So knowledgeable and caring. Great traits for a physician to have

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, provides patient confidence in treatment and diagnosis.

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August 03, 2021

3.0

Dr. Brieva may be a good doctor, but I felt rushed in the office. After waiting to see him to look at my skin and answer some questions, I felt like I was taking up his time. So rushed that I forgot to even ask some of the questions that I had written down. Very surprised that his concern about my skin problems appeared to not matter very much. I was there from a referral by my regular dermatologist.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

so brilliant

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Aggressive in identifying cancer while offering optionally

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Good dr

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Great specialist, very attentive and knowledgeable!

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Fast, competent

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July 29, 2021

5.0

His manner and confidence in his description of my skin issues

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brieva is very sharp, kind, to-the-point, and very experienced. Made me feel at ease.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, professional, and friendly... not rushed - takes time to really talk and get to know you

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He provided the prompt and friendly prof svc.

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July 27, 2021

0.0

Sad thing is I’ve seen some great derms at Northwestern. I nodded write bad reviews but this guy was a first class jerk.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

He is the best!

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July 26, 2021

5.0

He gave me reassurance, diagnosis, and clear treatment plans. I felt so relieved that my diffuse rash will resolve! He is outstanding!

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July 26, 2021

5.0

His Medical ability, Communicating skills all first rate .

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July 26, 2021

3.0

As mentioned before, the physician was pleasant just very rushed and it seemed like he felt a mole check was a bit beneath him.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgable. Great patient bedside manner.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

He's experienced, trustworthy, treats conservatively, and is kind.

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July 23, 2021

0.0

Rude, short, uncaring.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Jaoquin is a very pleasant,knowledgeable, and excellent clinician who always appreciates the “whole patent� !

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brieva is professional, pleasant, listens and clearly explains.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Brieva for many years and although the tends to be rushed I appreciate that he will stop and explain something to me if needed and I truly value his expertise and clinical knowledge

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Best dermatologist i’ve ever had. Knows everything.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He is a terrific Doctor. I have been going to him for 15+ years.

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July 22, 2021

3.0

Did Not spend much time with the patient

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very personal wonderful communication

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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July 21, 2021

5.0

He is super kind and personable… Made me feel incredibly comfortable

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Good manor and talked about various issues in easy to understand terms

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and answers questions well.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, thorough and efficient

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Great dermatologist

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Friendly, prompt and professional.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He is the best.

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July 16, 2021

4.0

I am sure Dr. Brieva is highly qualified. However, the history and exam were way to short. I will finish the mometasone cream prescribed for the chronic dermatitis. I am doubtful it will help as I have used similar creams before.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Very personable. Explained everything. Just a pleasure to work with - my absolute highest recommendation.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He seemed like a great doctor..very thorough

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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July 14, 2021

5.0

I would score an 11 or 12, but there is no such option.

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July 13, 2021

1.0

Dr. Brieva hardly spent any time in the room and half of that was in conversation with the intern. He was more interested in what the intern had to say about why I was there, took no interest in what I wanted to know or what concerned me, and was in and out of the room as if he had no real time for me.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He is the best !!

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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July 12, 2021

5.0

I have been his patient for 10 years. He is very caring and compassionate and I am astounded by his expertise.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He is the best

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Smart and easy to talk to.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He’s fantastic.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

I’m confident that Dr. Brieva treats all of his patients as well as he treats me.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

trust in his knowledge and care

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Very professional treatment mixed with very personal care.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brieva is truly a remarkable dermatologist. He is professional and proficient, very knowledgeable. I respect and trust him very much!

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July 04, 2021

5.0

Simply he is the best and I’m lucky to have access to this knowledgeable doctor. He treated my rare autoimmune diseases that was misdiagnosed by many doctors in the same specialty

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July 02, 2021

0.0

Quick appt. Not thorough. I had questions that were not answered. I’ll b going back to my old dermatologist, at least she listened to me.

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July 02, 2021

4.0

Smart and knows his stuff. Moved in and out of the room quickly as though he was quite busy.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

Listened to my needs

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Great doctor knows what he’s doing

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July 01, 2021

5.0

An exceptional physician.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Efficient, compassionate, kind.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Very articulate and helpful! He made me feel comfortable and gave great advice for staying out of the sun.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brieva is an excellent doctor. He is very caring, spends time with me, and is willing to answer my questions.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very knowledgeable and made me feel at ease and his bedside manners was great!

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June 28, 2021

5.0

So professional and kind ..a great combo

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brieva is brilliant! I have been to a few dermatologist to try and figure out what was going on with my skin. When Dr. Brieva walked into the room, he was able to look at my skin and diagnose my condition in under one minute. It turns out I have a very rare skin disease, and he knew exactly what it was, who it was named after (everything about it), and what kind of treatments work best. He worked with me to develop a plan that would work for me. He was considerate of the fact that I was trying to get pregnant and helped me to determine what options would work best without any kind of pressure of taking a medication that could potentially be harmful. I felt truly respected and cared for which I had not felt with other doctors I had been seeing. I know I asked him the same question multiple times and he always repeatedly answered them without rushing me. I will continue to see Dr. Brieva and trust that he will always make the best decisions and always work with me to give me the best care. I will say that I had to make a trip from the Northwest suburbs to downtown to see him, and even though it took a long time to get downtown, the trip was definitely worth it!

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June 24, 2021

4.0

I put 8 as i wish he would explain a little more about cancer versus precancer rather than just give a handout.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable about Dermatology

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