Katherine T. O'Brien, MD

Katherine T. O'Brien, MD

4.9 
118 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Geriatric Medicine

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine - 2013
Residency:
MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital - 2016
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2017
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2018

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Geriatric Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

118 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

67 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

67 Reviews

March 24, 2022

5.0

Efficient compassionate doctor.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

SHE CLARILY EXPLAINED MY PROBLEM

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February 25, 2022

5.0

The care the time and sincerity of her communication with my mom .

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February 14, 2022

5.0

I feel that she really cares about the patient

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February 09, 2022

5.0

I appreciate her conscientious professionalism. I have seen her several times now, and I feel more comfortable with her every time I see her. (I will like it even better when we don't wear masks.)

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Doctor was friendly. competent and approachable.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. O'Brien prepared for my visit, asked questions, and was very knowledgeable.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She works with the patient to suggest a plan of action

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December 20, 2021

5.0

She is a good and helpful Dr.

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December 17, 2021

4.0

She listens

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December 14, 2021

5.0

The conversation was a two-way one, meaning the doctor also listened to me and my preferences/misgivings and didn't diminish them. She was respectful, which in turn increased my respect for her. Actually, I DID recommend Dr. O'Brien to a friend who is thinking about changing doctors.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Capable, friendly and caring.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

She is extremely kind, patient and smart!

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November 05, 2021

5.0

She is a very good listener, very attentive and knowledgeable.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

I feel relieved that I will get the care I need. Felt heard and my needs respected.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

This was my first visit with Dr. O'Brien and only my second visit to NN Geriatrics care, just a follow-up from previous doctor. I was going to cancel my appointment as all tests were within normal limits in April, but felt I should see this doctor as the previous physician left Geriatric care. Very pleased with Dr. O'Brien, she listened to my concerns, gave me a thorough exam and practical advice. I will follow up with her in 6 months.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

I had’t seen Katherine O’Brien, MD before but she was familiar with my history and I felt comfortable discussing my current surgery and other possible problems.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant Listens well

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October 28, 2021

5.0

caring, punctual, efficient, knowledgeable

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Very detailed consciencous patient care, with expedited test responses.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

It feels as Dr O'Brien has the healthcare matters of the patient at the forefront of their well being.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. O'Brien is a VERY knowledgeable, thorough and kind physician with an awesome bed side matter.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

She really listens

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September 07, 2021

4.0

Seems calming, interested and knowledgeable.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. O'Brien and her associates are professional yet caring. Even though they work from a script there is a personal touch.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Warm, knowledgeable and professional.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Obrien is thorough and didn't rush me.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Excellent communicator who Oscar the top of her game.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

Careful and patient

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June 25, 2021

5.0

This was my first meeting and was very impressed with her care. My mother is 94 and in relative good health she doesn’t need to be over cared for or change things for the sake of changing them. Things that she has done with her life have worked out for her diet exercise walking whatever and this Dr. gets it and supports her lifestyle. Very thankful for that kind of care.

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June 19, 2021

5.0

Dr O’Brien and resident are caring and self assuring. Listen to your concerns.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Dr O'Brien is a blessing. Helpful, patient and kind.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Always there when we need her, so kind and supportive.

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April 03, 2021

5.0

She's very understanding, patient and accommadating.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Thorough sympathetic open to questions

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Again, very able team she has surrounding her, and pleasant manner.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Accessibility, excellent care, making sure all needs Are met, thoroughly explains things and answers questions with patience.

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January 17, 2021

5.0

Very professional and pleasant

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January 15, 2021

5.0

She is a good listener. Takes time to evaluate the patient needs. During conference calls takes all the time needed to answer one’s questions.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner

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December 05, 2020

5.0

Attentive, warm and smart.

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December 04, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, explains clearly, punctual and very pleasant

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Outstanding doctor!

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, clear responses

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November 06, 2020

5.0

She is knowledgeable, kind and explains things clearly.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

You are punctual, kind and explain clearly

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October 27, 2020

5.0

She listened to me and was compassionate.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Knowledge of older people and updates on shots and screenings for elderly

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Dr O'Brien's awesome. Attentive, empathic and thorough.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Outstanding demeanor, very knowledgeable and sincere!A devoted professional

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Courteous, respectful , knowledge doctors who were genuine!

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Thorough and competent in dealing with issues.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

She was very thorough and took the time to discuss things with me. I felt her compassion and concern. She was very kind.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Found the doctors to be very thorough and kind.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Shows she's concerned and is very knowledgeable

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Excellent care.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

I felt very at ease. All questions answered and concerns shared with her

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Dr O'BRIEN is genuinely interested in what you have to say. She talks with you, not at you.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Katherine O'Brien is always very accommodating and thorough when she sees me. She is very understanding and an excellent doctor as always.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Professional, direct, caring and also an excellent communicator.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

She is very easy to talk to and excellent geriatrician

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June 26, 2020

5.0

She's very attentive and listened to my concerns.

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Attentive

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June 16, 2020

5.0

Genuine. Caring and knowledgeable

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June 14, 2020

4.0

I enjoyed speaking with her, but don't have an in-person experience.

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June 06, 2020

5.0

Very thorough care feel like they are going to take good care of my mother

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June 05, 2020

5.0

I was very happy with the timeliness regarding the appt.I met Dr.O'Brian for the first time.?üòÅShe was pleasant and very efficient. I'm happy with my choice!

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Artis Senior Living of Lakeview
  • Journeycare, Inc.
  • The Selfhelp Home

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