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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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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
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 

487 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

2.0

After going home and reading the doctors notes from MyChart, they were very incorrect. He did not physically touch me or examine me at all. He did not test any reflexes, when he was told I was having hip pain there were assessments, he marked them no pain noted, and did not even assess. Extremely nice doctor with great bedside manner. I just felt he listened, but it went in one ear and out the other....

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Steinke listened, didn't diminish my pain or other symptoms, and included me in decisions about my healing process.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to. Answered questions and explained thing well

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March 30, 2022

4.0

Very helpful/personable

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He's just all around nice, caring and personable guy & then this amazing surgeon in addition. He possesses all of the qualities & characteristics that I expect in an exceptional physician and surgeon.

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March 24, 2022

3.0

Dr was professional and nice but I felt like He didn’t give me enough of a explanation of the problem, and when I looked at my chart there was even more on that that I knew was wrong!! Basically I feel confused after visit and that is only problem, everything else was good

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Steinke is very caring and will take the time to explain and help you understand your situtation

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Previous surgery was a huge improvement and there was always a doubt about how the progression of my degenerative disc disease be

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March 13, 2022

4.0

Good doctor

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Talked to me not over me

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Good approach. I like his analysis and recommendations

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March 06, 2022

0.0

This doctor did not seem interested in my back pain or even stalling the problem. He even said “we never know the reason” in regards what’s causing the pain. The entire visit gave me the impression that I could try the same 4 treatment options that he offers all of his patients, but nothing will ever solve this back pain and he really couldn’t care much about it anyway. I am a new mother who can’t even pick up her own baby without severe pain who is desperate for help. I do not find the help I needed with Dr Steinke.

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February 25, 2022

1.0

Will not. Surgery is the last step, but by the time you are 60-65 and cannot recover properly from surgery, then you can have surgery. “We see your issue, but insurance will not pay because it’s not bad enough.” THE PROCESS IS BROKEN!!

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February 23, 2022

4.0

Very nice, explained things well

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February 23, 2022

0.0

Nice doctor as well as his nurse Sharon. However, very confused with how I’m instructed to treat my severe hip pain. PT prior to finding the root of the pain utilizing X-Rays is confusing. I fear prolonging the severe symptoms potentially making it worse.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He is very good & he takes his time to explain everything

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February 19, 2022

0.0

The doctor lied on the notes. It said he did test that he never did. He never looked at my back. He only took X-rays. He told me that my spinal fusion was a non fusion but put in the notes that it was satisfied fusion. He lied on all the notes from what he told me in the office.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

clear and cheerful explanations and instructions

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Professional, highly intelligent, wants to understand root cause of problem

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He was professional

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February 13, 2022

5.0

He told me about my situation And how he was going to fix it He made me feel comfortable

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February 13, 2022

5.0

HE REALLY IS CONCERNED ABOUT YOU

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February 12, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough and took his time to completely answer my questions and address my health issues.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Took time and explained my back problems and symptoms. Came with a plan to treatment

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Told me not to worry he will figure out where my pain is coming from.

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February 04, 2022

1.0

I just feel like he was quick and dismissive, although “nice” I felt like he minimized my problem. He told me maybe I was “noticing my pain more” while I slept.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Steinke is the friendliest doctor I've ever been too, explains everything so you understand.

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January 30, 2022

0.0

Completely unprofessional, made joke references before even introducing himself to me. Laughed and made jokes about me and my concerns to his staff right on the other side of the patient room door. Did not take my concerns seriously, bad bedside manner, and couldn’t wait to move on to the next patient ($$$). After all he’s a back surgeon, and he doesn’t know why some people are recommended to him but he will see whoever they send to him, even if he can’t help, (his words). A formal complaint was already made with the practice manager. Several office staff are very aware of this incident because they were witnessing it.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Steinke is amazing. He has a wonderful beside manner. He is very thorough. He explained what was wrong in detail and set a game plan to recovery.

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January 22, 2022

0.0

He was very rude . He didn't look at my health history. I couldn't do several of his tests and he marked I could on his visit notes.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He's caring, knowledgeable and takes time to explain things in a simple way that's easy to understand. He's personable and makes me feel at ease regardless of how much pain I'm in.

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January 16, 2022

4.0

I need to receive pain management relief, from the medical procedures, he recommended to me. I have lower back pain, and piriformis pain, in my r/h buttocks areas, going on 2 years now, with no relief.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

He’s a nice doctor and excellent doctor

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Very detail oriented

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Extremely bright and listens well. You can trust Dr Steinke

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Steinke takes the time to talk to you about what is going on with you.

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December 27, 2021

3.0

Don't know yet. Had one initial meeting with him on 12/21 and will meet again on 1/18 after completion of a MRI on 1/12. Appears very knowledgeable and is a good communicator!!

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December 26, 2021

5.0

A real professional......

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December 15, 2021

5.0

He listened, provided and explained what the next steps were, and asked for my input where appropriate.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Likable, honest, and listened.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Explained my spinal stenosis & what type of surgery I need. Went over the healing time needed post op.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Personality, along w/ guality workmanship

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke is great ,on time for my appointment explained everything to me in my terms very simple he is great.

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December 03, 2021

0.0

Brian Steinke came across as unprofessional, arrogant, and condescending. He wouldn’t listen to our questions, kept cutting us off, acted like our questions were stupid, and even gave offensive answers. My husband was with me. He went to Harvard. I’m used to people underestimating my intelligence until they get to know me but the way he was responding to my husband was obnoxious. I would never return to him so I hope you have other options. I don’t think he enjoys his position at all, nor does he seem to enjoy interacting with people.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Steinke was very personable and talked to me in laymen terms when illustrating my MRI.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke is an Excellent physician who is very knowledgeable and explains all information clearly

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Actual surgeon to review my condition.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Very respectful and explained everything thoroughly

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November 16, 2021

5.0

I found Dr. Steinke to be very friendly and forth coming. He answered all my questions and made me feel confident in his knowledge and abilities.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Kind, caring, readily available, really listens to his patients. He gave me my life back!

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November 06, 2021

5.0

He's polite and hes the magic man

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November 04, 2021

5.0

1 was very comfortable with Dr Steinke and he takes the time to talk,explain and concern for his patients

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional, very friendly, very courteous, very knowledgeable

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Clearly smart.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He’s incredibly thorough and takes time to explain everything to you. Treats you like a person and not a number. Great bed side manner.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Cares about his patients & explains everything well..

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October 15, 2021

5.0

He's a very good doctor hes very thorough to find the problem and fix it no matter if it takes 2 surgeries.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and genuinely cares about his patients

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Very personable and professional.

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October 06, 2021

0.0

Horrible arogand dismissive ignorant rude worst doctor I've ever spoken to!

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Straight forward, knowledgeable, does his best to work with his patients every day life activities

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Steinke made me very comfortable and was concerned of my feelings and concerns

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September 24, 2021

3.0

Doctor Steinke , was a surgeon and I can’t rate him for his job . Because I didn’t do surgery. But when I visited him for any possible surgery for my spine,which hospital required, i didn’t get confidence on him, He even didn’t do physical tests on me , He just looked at my MRI and didn’t explain to me , where exactly I have problems .I think he is a good listener and he was very personable.I don’t have medical knowledge and I was expecting that the doctor explain to me about my multilevel degeneration spin parts. But he didn’t. His nurse was terrible and She was negotiating with me that doctor can’t see whole your spine problems, only portion of that. She didn’t let me talk and she was extremely rude and unkind.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steinke was very friendly and went to great lengths to explain my issue and explain the surgical procedure.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Caring and informative

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September 14, 2021

4.0

Very knowledgeable and listens well. Not pushy.

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner. Thorough. Has a game plan for me

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He is awesome Doctor, caring and rely helpful to me. Also his approaching to the patient is respectful and professional and it’s very easy to talking to him.

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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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Disclosures

Brian D. Steinke, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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