Brian D. Steinke, MD

Brian D. Steinke, MD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Spine Surgery

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1994
Internship:
Loyola University Medical Center - 1995
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2004
Fellowships:
San Francisco Spine Institute - 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

513 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 25, 2021

5.0

He explains everything and takes he's time with the people

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke reviewed my file, asked what was going on currently and came up with a game plan for the next few weeks and possible steps going forward. Very friendly.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He was very good with me.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He was absolutely amazing¦..! What a cool cat¦.( is he married? 🤔) All your staff is always is amazing, I just love that Nancy so much. Thank you all, you take such good care of me ðŸ™?

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. was easy to talk to and seemed to take a personal interest in my situation with a plan for treatment that was reasonable.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Have only had one visit but was impressed with his manner and will see him again

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Very upfront

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August 17, 2021

5.0

I feel confident that the doctor is very good.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He provides the exceptional service you need

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August 11, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable, takes time with his patients and just an all around nice guy.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

He was compassionate and showed me everything that is going on in my neck. Gave me a clear picture and a plan to hopefully get me out of pain!

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr.Steinke is a concerned docotor about his patiences.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Steinke was professional and outgoing. He asked the right questions and listened.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Very noce and personable. Also like his humor.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Honesty, kindness

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August 04, 2021

0.0

He doesnt inspire my trust. Without any ct scan or mris ( just couple of plain X-rays¦) he brush me off to yet another doctor. Didnt tell me how or why Im having sharp pain in my bottom spinal rods. Scar tissue ???? Really?? Scar tissue does that? If so HOW?

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Really liked Dr. Explained things very well.. made me feel confident..

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July 30, 2021

5.0

He have so much patient and he's funny.

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July 29, 2021

3.0

I was somewhat disappointed.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke was very considerate and provided options for my treatment,

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July 25, 2021

5.0

made me understand every well

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He listen to my needs and explain everything

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July 06, 2021

1.0

The bedside manor wasn't great. I told him I was sick of my body betraying me and having aches and pains. His response was "what do you expect in your line of work." It left a VERY bad taste in my mouth.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

he was kind, understanding and addressed all concerns I had without judgement. I would highly recommend.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Steike has helped me get to the root of my issues and given options for treating them.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, and takes his time to understand your whole health picture, and then bases his care plan accordingly. Also, really nice and friendly.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Love the doctor

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Good sense of humor. Realistic job

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Friendly great bed side manner

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke has always very clearly discussed and explained my condition. He has been supportive in all decision making. He also has a caring, friendly demeanor.

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June 19, 2021

5.0

Has helped me more than any other doctor, treats people very well

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June 16, 2021

5.0

He makes me feel comfortable gives me options never pressures me on anything

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke did a fantastic job of talking through the information from the MRI and talking through all options available. He also listened to how I described things and connected it to the current issue.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Steinke, made sure I understood my x-rays & MRI results & came up with a plan for treatment that I'm very comfortable with.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent in explaining and showing my condition

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I feel like Dr. Steinke is very personable and caring. I definitely would recommend him.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He was very patient and listened and explained options and recommendations. Didnt seemed rushed and wanted to use surgery as a last option.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke listened, explained, recommended all in a manner that made me feel comfortable with his evaluation.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke did an excellent surgery, pulling in a team to help ensure great results.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Hes patient, Professional and makes me laugh great doc

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Warm and informative. Doesnt rush through the appointment. Takes his time and is genuinely concerned.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke was very thorough with todays visit. Also very informative which is greatly appreciated.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Great rapport and builds confidence

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke took his time with me and explained everything to me.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Very nice and took the time to thoroughly understand my issues. Never felt rushed.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

I just like him. He's just a big help in getting you well. If you are looking for a doctor who listens to you and tells it like it is, he the doctor for you.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

I felt that I was receiving the best care that both Dr. Steinke and his nurse Sharon could provide and they were doing everything they could to both diagnose and alleviate my pain and develop a plan for future treatment.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Steinke is so kind, understanding & super smart. He really takes the time to talk to you & sow you your X-rays or MRIs so you can visually see what hes talking about. His bedside manner is so professional & kind. His nurse Sharon is so incredibly kind & helpful & super fast to respond to any questions or refill requests sent through mychart. Ive just had a spinal fusion in November & the pain before surgery was horrendous & even made me nauseous. Im a stay at home mom to two very active boys (ages 4 & 5). Recovery was rough but I knew ahead of time what to expect because of Dr Steinke. Im finally pain free & feel like I have my life back. Im looking forward to a summer that will allow me to join my husband & kids on walks, etc.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Very patient and clear explanations. Great sense of humor. Really listens well!

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Was very caring

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Super friendly! Takes personal interest and concern for my well being.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He listens, he explains, hes a wonderful doctor.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Thay are good Helping you get to the pain and find the Answer To solve a problem hopefully the surgery works. 5th week

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon. Excellent result.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr. He knows what he's doing and is very nice, understanding when you are in a lot of pain and wants to make you feel better.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Explained diagnosis and treatment well, took time and didn't rush and was very personable.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke has a way of explaining the diagnosis and procedures in a most understandable, yet pleasant manner of speaking and listening to my concerns and on going treatment. A most positive experience overall. I am very thankful to have him as my Dr.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

A doctor that takes time and hears his patient.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Very professional nice guy

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March 31, 2021

5.0

He always listens and explains your options thoroughly

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Kept me well advised of what was going on

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March 21, 2021

5.0

He's the best

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Attentive, good listener, caring, and proactive.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

He helped me to understand my test results and what it means.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Awesome job with my surgery and deeply cares

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February 27, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to listen to your health problem and explains what steps will, and can be taken, to take care of the problem.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

He is an amazing doctor. Very informative and his bedside manner is second to none. And hes got a great sense of humor!

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Personable, thorough, gave all the options. Professional.

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February 20, 2021

5.0

Always very professional

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Very patient and thoroughly explaining test results and answering question.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

He is a very nice doctor, but I don't need a surgeon and your scheduler, Mike, is an idiot. I explained why I needed to schedule with a DO and Mike said that it would be fine and made the appointment anyway.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

He ben there with me From the beginning of my Pain from my back and my Legs

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February 12, 2021

5.0

He's friendly, professional, and an expert.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Best In the Business...

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Steinke has an excellent bedside manner. He answers all my questions & concerns and he makes me feel cared about. He explains everything in such detail. Starting before surgery & reminders along the way of recovery of what I should be going through & what to expect next. Hes just a great guy & doctor. Excellent surgeon & extremely smart. He talks in terms that I understand & never makes me feel like he is in a rush. His nurse Sharon is also beyond amazing. Excellent bedside manner, kind & smart & understanding. Shes super responsive to any calls or mychart messages. Shes always responded to me the same day. They make an excellent team. I cant say enough good things about them. I have my life back thanks to Dr Steinkes surgical skills. My sciatica pain is gone & I feel beyond amazing. Dr Steinke is also having me do physical therapy which is helping me get strong & heal.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Very personal

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He is very kind and very straight forward on what could be the problem and is very good at what he does.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke worked closely with me for months to find non-surgical ways to improve my neck pain. When none of them worked, he fully explained the procedure, after surgery impacts and healing time frames. Great "bed side manner" and patient care at all times. Best proof, surgery went well and I'm healing well.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Steinke is absolutely awesome. With Dr Steinke I always feel he is genuinely concerned with making me well again.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

My Dr. Steinke asks the right questions to determine my condition and future state options. I have total respect for his professionalism and Å“bedside manner?.

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January 26, 2021

0.0

The doctor was unprofessional, haven't addressed all issues, didn't bother to read the MRI report which include several issues he didn't even bother to discuss. He started from asking my nationality, and when the visit was finished I heard he said behind the door to his assistant: "I knew he was russian.. weird guy". Very insulting and unprofessional.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Nice person.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

He listened and answered questions.

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January 24, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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January 23, 2021

4.0

He's a wonderful person and good doctor

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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January 20, 2021

5.0

He cares and took the time to walk me through every step of way.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

I think that he if very helpful and seems to know an awful lot about the Neck and Back. I haven't quite solved or totally healed from my Car accident, only wish I could have more Physical Therapy appointments as that will end quite soon.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

He was very nice and took the time to explain my MRI results.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke is knowledgeable, personable, understanding and not one to jump to surgery without trying other solutions.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

He has an awesome bed side manner.

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January 12, 2021

0.0

Dr. Steinke was incredibly dismissive of my symptoms. He actually laughed at some of my complaints during my physical exam, and left me in tears at the end of the visit. I am incredibly disappointed that a physician of his stature cannot look at and listen to the patient (as a person and as a whole) rather than discriminating based upon a patients comorbidities and/or insurance. Absolutely the most terrible experience Ive had. I dont see where its ever appropriate for a physician to laugh at and dismiss any patient, regardless.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke is a wonderful, caring MD. He takes time to listen and is clear about options and treatments.

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January 02, 2021

5.0

Outstanding surgeon with a great bedside manner and no B.S.

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January 02, 2021

5.0

He is very professional, equally friendly. He showed me my x-ray and explained what I was seeing. He did not "talk down" to me, he came across as being very intelligent without making me feel ignorant and as being self-confident without being arrogant. He explained next steps and let me know what I might need to expect.

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December 26, 2020

5.0

Because of my success story and how much I hear how other people/patients weren't so lucky. I try to tell any one with a problem who my dr. Is were I got surgery and treatment afterwards.

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December 23, 2020

5.0

Friendly, professional & through!

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December 19, 2020

4.0

He is always very professional and he explain everything were I understand

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Great surgeon, great guy.

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