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

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
Alignment 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 

1880 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He is very nice, detailed, present and very detailed. All his recommendations have been very helpful.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He is professional and knowledgeable. I also appreciate that the visit did not seem rushed. He listened to my concerns but also engaged in conversation which makes a doctor more approachable in my opinion.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent health professional, very humane. Explain everything in detail.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Professional Knowledgeable Friendly

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August 24, 2023

4.0

I like his no nonsense approach, but I would have used Lidocaine before cutting off the skin tag underneath my eye. Sure did like that he took care of the seborrheic kerotosis on my back.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brieva and his nurse are like my family, who take care of me sincerely.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Brieva is, in my opinion as well as the opinion of others, one of the leading dermatologists in country.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable. Personable.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and experienced but quick.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

He is thorough in his analysis of my dermatological situation and provides very good advice.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

As noted above, very friendly and informative doctor, who addressed my concerns in a clear and professional manner.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, good bed side manner, informative, took time to explain everything. Not rushed and on time!

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August 16, 2023

5.0

He and his resident were very friendly and professional. Felt confident of their diagnosis.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

He seems to know what he is about.

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brieva has been my doctor for many years. He is excellent at diagnosing cancers and found my tumor before it worsened. His attitude is sympathetic and welcoming.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Knowledge, experience and great communication skills.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Amazing and thorough physician who actually reads patient history

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Again, he was accurate in his diagnosis.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Very personal and understanding

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brieva diagnosed my autoimmune disease in 5 minutes! I had previously seen 7 different doctors. He is amazing!

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Great caring doctor

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July 31, 2023

5.0

He is wonderful

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr Brieva explained everything , answered my questions and provided written information.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr Brieva is the Best of the Best in his field. Also, the kindest sole

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July 31, 2023

5.0

He is kind and very knowledgeable.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

He’s really nice. I like him a lot.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

He’s been my doctor for about twenty years. I know him to be cautious when it’s warranted and to take action when that is required. I rely on his judgment and medical expertise and experience to care for me dermatologically.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

This was a follow up visit and very little was discussed.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Great doctor!

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He is engaging and extremely proficient

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He took the time to explain things to me and gave me a treatment plan. I had to see 5 dermatologists before Dr. Brieva and was very happy.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

His very knowledgeable, kind and professional doctor! Wish you would have more doctors like him

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He diagnosed my problem.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He’s a genius

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July 19, 2023

4.0

If he could just take a little more time to explain and talk about my concern. It’s like he rushed in and was out in under 2 min.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Most knowledgeable and capable

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Very professional,very knowledgeable and very caring.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Thorough, answered all my questions. Very professional and personable.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

(See previous answer.) Dr Brieva is unequivocally a world-class doctor. He is rightly admired by his peers and his patients for the depth and breath of his knowledge, for his expertise, for his professionalism. He makes the effort to explain to his patients, what is happening, and why, in a way that makes patients feel that we are having the best-of-care.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Very thorough examination and explanation.

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July 16, 2023

5.0

The only negative is I have to make appts months in advance.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable adept and uplifting

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July 15, 2023

5.0

His ability to describe and prescribe treatment makes me feel confident in the diagnoses.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Experience and knowledge….explains situations…

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July 12, 2023

5.0

He is excellent

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brieva is the most knowledgeable and the kindest doctor !

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Very attentive, very thorough

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent patient care.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brievia was amazing! He went beyond just asking about my issues related to my skin but reviewed my medical history and previous lab results to get to the bottom of the cause of my discomfort. His nurses were also very helpful.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Same as above: punctuality, medical advice and sense of humor

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Brieva is the absolute best. Very compassionate and world class knowledge.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

He was prompt, extremely knowledgable and explained things clearly to me.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful care. Good discussion

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June 28, 2023

5.0

There is no one better then Dr Brieva, his knowledge is and diagnosis spot on

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Very nice and personable.

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June 28, 2023

4.0

He knows his stuff

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June 28, 2023

5.0

His knowledge.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

As stated above, you couldn’t ask for a better doctor

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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June 26, 2023

5.0

I was extremely pleased with the time that Dr. Brieva spent during my visit with him. Within minutes of his arrival it was apparent that the doctor had reviewed my medical history. During my examination he advised me of his findings and the plan in treating those areas that required treatment. He discovered three skin cancer growths and suspected they were basal and squamous cell. He performed the necessary biopsies, without any pain on my part, and advised that I needed to schedule surgery to remove the cancerous. Dr. Brieva provided me the amount of time I needed to ask questions, and adequately answered them with explanations. He conducted himself in a courteous and professional manner. Dr. Brieva made feel he really cared about overall health.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

My wife and I have been going to Dr Bravo for over 25 years and all our skin problems have been professionally corrected

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brieva is wonderful! He’s very caring, patient, and he knows what he’s doing

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Ssme as above He is the best gatekeeper!!

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brieva is very pleasant and has a good bedside manner. Many patients might not give him a 10 because the visits need to be so short. Dr. Brieva was highly recommended by another doctor in [ ].

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He’s the best of the best.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very professional!

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June 21, 2023

5.0

He was very Simple and easy to talk to

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Joaquín explained to me about my skin problem with a clear and simple vocabulary

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June 20, 2023

5.0

I find Dr. Brevia to be professional, kind, and thoroughly explains what he finds and procedure options.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Wonderful

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June 16, 2023

5.0

He is a very caring doctor.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

1st time I saw him. Knowledgeable friendly and professional

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Beside been a great Dr., He take time to analyze the case and symptoms in detail. He provides clear explanation and next steps. Despite how busy he is, he makes time and space in his agenda to talk to you personally or having you back for any urgency.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

He’s the best! Fantastic bedside manner. Approaches issues in a reasonable way.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Again, an excellent doctor.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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June 12, 2023

5.0

All of the above, plus radiates confidence to the patient which is very reassuring

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He is a great physician

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June 09, 2023

5.0

As noted above, I have the utmost respect and appreciation for Dr. Brieva.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

He’s caring, effective and timely.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Quite competent

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and knowledgeable

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June 06, 2023

5.0

He did not stop modifying my treatment plan until we found something that worked.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Brieva has a nice personality and most importantly he is really an expert in his field. I always feel confident with his diagnosis. You can tell when you are in his care that he has a lot of experience. I have been seeing him for over 10 years and have always had a positive experience. I know several people that also see Dr. Brieva and are very happy with him as a dermatologist.

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Disclosures

Joaquin C. Brieva, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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