Darren M. Brenner, MD

4.8 
186 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Gastroenterology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Anorectal Disease
  • Constipation
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Motility Disorders
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Scleroderma

Education

Medical Education:
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 
186 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

37 Reviews
June 10, 2019

All was well.

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May 17, 2019

Good. Doctor has exceptional knowledge. First doctor to bring in more acknowledgment about root of my problem.

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May 16, 2019

I would highly recommend this doctor to friends and family.

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May 14, 2019

Excellent dr.

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April 13, 2019

Dr Brenner read my medical history prior to my visit and was fully prepared to discuss my diagnosis and possible treatments. He also communicated the results of our discussion to my referring Dr during my appointment. I was very impressed and pleased with my appointment with Dr Brenner.

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April 12, 2019

It was a pretty quick visit and I feel like I did have to ask questions to get more information, especially for being a first time patient, but I liked Dr. Brenner a lot and trusted his opinion. I got all my questions answered and left feeling good.

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March 14, 2019

very professional

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February 27, 2019

Dr. Brenner is an exceptional doctor who is very knowledgeable and thorough.

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February 23, 2019

The doctor and physician's assistant listened to all of my concerns and took a lot of time with me to listen and explain things.

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January 17, 2019

I did not feel rushed and he explained and confirmed my diagnosis. He is very specialized so you have to fir the criteria to see him which is very good. He seemed truly interested and well informed of all the latest up to date research and information.

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December 07, 2018

Dr. Brenner & the fellow that saw me prior to seeing Dr B are the best!

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December 07, 2018

As I said, Dr. Brenner was very thorough with me and gave me a choice with procedures along with his expertise on my situation. I would most definitely recommend him to others. He is excellent but also has a wonderful and reassuring bedside manner.

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November 24, 2018

I never met a provider with the best love for his patients. He made a impression on me I will never forget.

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November 23, 2018

Dr. Brenner was excellent! Knowledgeable and incredibly concerned and kind!

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November 09, 2018

Dr Brenner is excellent!

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October 15, 2018

Very thorough, personable and informative. Greatly appreciate the amount of time Dr. Brenner spent with me.

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September 06, 2018

dr Brenner is exceptional - i would give him a10 on all of this if i could. i feel so lucky to be in his care

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September 05, 2018

was impressed that the treatment I was about to start was researched and tested for FDA approval by Dr.Brenner himself

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August 26, 2018

Dr. Brenner is very personable and also very professional. Incredibly comfortable with him.

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August 23, 2018

Dr. Brenner absolutely is the first GI specialist that has finally tried a different approach in helping my situation besides a colonoscopy with endoscopy. He made me feel very confident in him and his plan moving forward . By far one of the best Doctors I've seen in a very long time . And I see a lot of Doctors .

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August 16, 2018

Dr Brenner EXPERTLY answered ALL questions/concerns during visit

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July 24, 2018

Dr. Brenner and his team are PHENOMENAL

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July 22, 2018

Dr. Brenner is very knowledgeable and has a plan for my treatment progression. I am very satisfied with his expertise in pelvic floor issues and feel very comfortable talking with him about my issues despite how awkward they truly are. I am very grateful to be his patient and truly think he can help me. I feel like I am getting worse and my issues are a lot more demanding of my time and energy, but I trust that I am in the right place and with an exceptionally capable team.

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June 29, 2018

I definitely realized that I would be included as part of a team in efforts to understand and treat an ongoing problem.

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June 25, 2018

I have terrible stomach problem that give me a lot of pain. I've been to many doctors with no results. I'm hopeful Dr Brenner can help me.

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June 22, 2018

very good experience

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June 01, 2018

excellent doctor

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April 29, 2018

Remarkably in depth questioning regarding the presenting problem that in itself indicated that he was formulating some ideas. No one had asked anything of the kind when I saw my primary care physician.

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April 10, 2018

Dr. Brenner was wonderful. He spent a lot of time with me and is the first provider in THREE years to help me with my ongoing issues.

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March 29, 2018

Dr. Brenner has been the only gastroenterologist who knew how to deal with my problem and addressed it as such.

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March 24, 2018

I am not dealing with a common issue, his extensive knowledge and discussion of options and concerns and progression of treatment protocols was very reassuring and helped me to deal with a condition that has haunted me for decades. I finally feel I am in the right hands.

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March 19, 2018

Again, time constraints. Dr. Brenner, however, was very good in helping me to understand what he thinks is going on with me. He put a great majority of fears to rest and for that I was very pleased.

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March 18, 2018

Friendly & caring doctor!

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March 15, 2018

I have complete confidence in *Dr. Brenner.

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February 24, 2018

He was terrific!

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January 16, 2018

Dr.Brenner was very receptive and helpful. he was respectful and took into account my input for my treatment. I've already recommended him to friends!

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January 12, 2018

Dr Brenner was very knowledgeable and explained answers to our questions so we really understood them. Very good bedside manner. A+

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