Darren M. Brenner, MD

Darren M. Brenner, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Gastroenterology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2002
Residency:
University of Michigan Health System - 2005
Fellowships:
University of Michigan Health System - 2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

130 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner is great. He is so busy that he can be unavailable.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

He is the leader in this segment of colorectal distinction .

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He is my husbands physician and we both love him!

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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August 11, 2021

5.0

The care & time here took with me to be sure I understood all the tests & treatment options step by step! He was awesome!

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr.Brenner is a great doctor, highly recommend him

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August 06, 2021

5.0

very competent doctors. also they listen to the patient and with a smile that gives us hope and that all is well

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He is a compassionate, caring physician who takes the time to listen to his patients and provides excellent care. He is always accessible to answer questions by messaging him. He responds in a timely fashion. Always takes time to explain things.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Muy profesionales

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He looks at all options for resolving a health problem and is understanding to the patient care and provides easy to understand explanations.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He is friendly, informative, and very relatable. He gives patients a feeling of confidence in him.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner and his staff did an excellent job of reviewing my symptoms, issues, and problems with my stomach/bowel cramping and dizziness. Based on these, he determined that I was incorrectly diagnosed with IBS. Unfortunately I have suffered for over a year with symptoms that have been incorrectly treated and offered little to no relief. He has ordered additional testing and is proceeding with referrals to address my symptoms and identify the cause and appropriate treatment. He will be speaking with my primary care physician and recommending the next steps in the process to alleviate my pain. He is a skilled and empathetic physician.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Hes incredible

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He listened to me. He explained what he was thinking and why and he was able to get me in for a procedure quickly.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He was kind , caring and Knowledgeable and didnt rush

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Hes an excellent physician as well as being kind and compassionate.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

He really listened to me and is looking for answers.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

He was very transparent and explained everything in detail

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Professional, concise, and addressed my concerns quickly. Very well-versed in the area I needed to be seen for.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Easy going, easy to talk to, willing to figure out issues and come up with solutions.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Able to assess and diagnose my problem quickly, with a plan of action. Great interaction with him. He is very personable in addition to being an excellent clinician.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Doctor is a very knowledgeable and caring physician.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

He knows what hes talking about and gives hope!

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He was awesome

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Listened and gave good advice and help.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Had all three qualities needed in a physician: knows the issues, easy to understand and patient. Need all three to receive top marks and Dr. Brenner does.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

He read all of my test results and m ew what I was there for before coming into the room. It was nice to not have to educate him on every symptom and test that Ive had done. It was also mice that he had a plan in place for treatment before I left the appointment. He was very knowledgeable and proactive!

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June 15, 2021

5.0

First time visiting a GI specialist that seemed to care about and understand my symptoms. Also the first time I was offered something other than a pill as treatment.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Doctor Brenner was very friendly and showed a lot of interest in understanding in detail what my problen was. He was also very detailed during his explanations.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner is an outstanding doctor. He's the best doctor I've seen. He's kind, supportive, intelligent, understanding and compassionate. He goes above and beyond to help me.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner is warm, attentive, professional, and totally interested in his patients conditions and needs.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Muy atento y buen doctor se me hiso

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner was very nice and talkative and had taken the time to look into my situation ahead of time. This made the conversation much more to the point and I felt like he really grasped the situation and was able to provide solutions in a quick but effective manner.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Good communicator, listener. Dr. Brenner was very familiar with my complicated medical history. I felt that I would be well taken care of.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

I'm really happy with Dr. Brenner's care and plan for me today. He listened really carefully to my concerns, asked a lot of good questions, and was overall very respectful and knowledgeable about what might be going on with me. I have seen several doctors for the same chronic problem over the last few years without answers, and after seeing Dr. Brenner today I am finally feeling hopeful about getting a diagnosis and treatment.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He listened to my concerns and made recommendations that took them in consideration.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

TAKES HIS TIME IN EXPLAINING AND ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

excellent

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He listens and educates and was able to offer a solution. Am really glad that I saw him!

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Compassionate, clear and concise directions, friendly and caring

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Brenner was professional knowledgeable and personable. Exceeded my expectations from the person who recommended him to me.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He listens to me and takes the time to really help Me.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner was friendly, listens well. Seemed very concerned about my problems and determined to fix them. I didn't feel rushed and all my questions were answered.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent service, informative

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May 12, 2021

5.0

He is the best.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

He took his time. He heard me. I feel like I have a treatment plan.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, caring, patient and helpful. Dr Brenner gave me an easy to understand action plan.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Clearly shows great care for his patients, and from my experience I see that he did a deep dive into my medical history to be offering best diagnosis and treatment options.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing. He is truly an expert in his sub- specialty.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Hes the total package and professional”extremely knowledgeable, empathetic to my concerns, great listener, thorough with next steps/possible treatments, and an excellent bedside manner. At age 55, Ive only seen doctors at the top of their field and I can honestly say I havent met any doctor like him...the others are extremely smart but lack communication skills and EQ. While my appointment was something I wanted to skip, (after all, who wants to show their backside or get their booty probed for rectal bleeding?) but Dr. Brenner made it easy.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Brenner always makes me feel like he cares and these days unfortunately that is often times rare!

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May 05, 2021

5.0

I was very pleased with his patience and his advise.

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April 28, 2021

4.0

He was very knowledgeable and nice and went over things. Was a little overwhelmed with info though as went fast. Very nice. As was the doctor he sent in ahead of time to go over some things. Would have liked going over them again in my own words to Dr. Brenner as the notes had some misconceptions. A good appointment though and grateful to get in. My follow up test however wasn't able to be scheduled for 9 weeks out, so that is a little disconcerting.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Very easy to discuss my issue. Answered all my questions.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner has been my doctor for about 8 years. He is compassionate, a good listener, and doesn't stop until your issue has been resolved. I am so very grateful for all he has done for me!

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April 25, 2021

5.0

wonderful bed side manner

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Patience, desire to learn underlying conditions of symptoms vs. just treating symptoms with no possible resolution. I have been treated for this condition for over 25 years, tests and medication, this is the first time a doctor has taken the time to look into other possibilities to easier manage the illness.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Getting his care/advice is the reason Im going to the clinic. And, he supervises and coordinates a great team.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Brenner is phenomenal! His knowledge of GI issues is amazing! He always answers my questions w/ prompt attention & sincerity.

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April 18, 2021

4.0

Knowledgeable, but too quick, didnt listen well. After visit notes were incorrect.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner was very friendly and easy to talk to and did not rush through the appointment. He was thorough and I like how he gives more natural as well as medical/pharmaceutical options. He allowed plenty of time for questions and has also responded promptly to questions after the appointment on MyChart.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner was very clear and personable and know what he was doing.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Very kind, respectful and professional, very good at explaining what's going on and what they are going to do

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April 11, 2021

5.0

He once again cares for his patients

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April 11, 2021

5.0

I'm confident in his ability to address my issues appropriately. He's also very approachable, knowledgeable, and kind. I also appreciate how he responds to My Chart in a timely manner.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Truly phenomenal

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Very informative and down to earth and doesn't want to put me through a litany of tests unless completely necessary which I appreciate.

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April 04, 2021

5.0

Very concerned about me.

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Professional, confident, courteous and patient with my questions. I felt ok, at ease among them. Again, it was a good meeting with Dr. Brenner, Dr. Janine (last name ?) and Dr, Thao (last name ?).

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Very nice understanding ask's questions not thought of by others very down to earth

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable

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March 17, 2021

5.0

He makes feel at ease and a true professional

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March 17, 2021

5.0

I am throroughly thankful for Dr. Brenner. I havent felt that listened to by a doctor in a long time, or even hopeful for my weird condition.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner is very caring and thorough. He spent time to answer my questions and address all my concerns

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Initial impression. Good listener. Empathetic but firm

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March 10, 2021

5.0

The doctor was super informative and supportive in helping me find the right type of care for my condition.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

I think hes a good person good doctor

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March 01, 2021

5.0

El doctor es extraordinario sabe de lo que habla. Se nota la experiencia y su conocimiento. Además es un doctor sper empatico y paciente con los pacientes escucha cuidadosamente, aclara dudas y da recomendaciones. Estamos muy satisfechos con su atención

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February 28, 2021

5.0

I have known him a long time and during all that time he has been an exceptional doctor. He is smart and knows what my problem is and how to deal with it. He always gets back to you immediately when you try to get a hold of him.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Best doctor

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February 22, 2021

5.0

This man is heaven sent. It took me 3 months to see him but it was worth the wait. Hes just what I need on my health care team.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He was wonderful very attentive.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner is very professional. He is knowledgeable, and approachable.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and takes his time to listen, also explains thoroughly the plan for your health care.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and pleasant. Professional.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Extremely easy to talk with, makes certain I am understanding the issues and coordinates care, in addition to being extraordinarily knowledgeable.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

He is very informative and takes the time to explain everything to his patients. Also, very easy to talk to.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Hes one of a kind with his Persians his care for his patients.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Very systematic approach to get to the root of my issue. Friendly and open to questions

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February 03, 2021

5.0

He listened to a complex medical history and explained options well.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He was very approachable, kind, and helpful. He listened to me carefully and gave me actionable advice.

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January 30, 2021

5.0

Explained my problem very simply and best approach in handling it.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner is the exception at Northwestern but working with the gastroenterology department has been some of the worst medical experiences Ive had.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Very professional friendly, personable interaction with the doctor today.

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January 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner was Friendly, Professional, asked questions, reviewed my LoyolaHospital information since this was my first time at Northwestern Gastroenterology. I was sure I needed a colonoscopy but through his patient-centered approach..........I only need to take Phillips Milk of Magnesia. Hallelujah!!

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January 22, 2021

5.0

He really listens to me and my medical issues.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner spent time before my appointment reviewing my history to have a good understanding about the problems Im seeing him for. He listened to each problem carefully and took time to answer all of the questions I had coming up with a comprehensive plan to help me.

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January 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brenner, while masked, exhibited enthusiasm, hope, compassion and understanding of the issues I was seeking help from.

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