Sabra M. Abbott, MD

Sabra M. Abbott, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Sleep Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign - 2008
Internship:
Massachusetts General Hospital - 2009
Residency:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2012
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine (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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

285 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 28, 2021

4.0

Very knowledgeable and great recommendations

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August 26, 2021

5.0

She listened carefully, was respectful, and had a positive attitude.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Consistently good care and service.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Listens well, communicates clearly.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Very good at listening and answering my questions. Thoughtful and knowledgeable.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Like her demeanor and method of deciding treatment.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Her knowledge is very deep

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Smart doctor

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbott has a very calm, caring demeanor. She is thorough with her examination and I have noticed on both of my visits that she takes times with her interns making sure that they understand what she is explaining.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

I think she really cares about me and my well-being

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Originally I called for an appointment with Dr Zee. When a suitable time could not be found due to her schedule & my limitations, I was assured by the staff that Dr Abbott worked with Dr Zee and was equally as qualified.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

She is Great, very patient and explained everything very well and understandable

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbott seemed to gather a good picture of my issues in a short amount of time, and had some valuable input that I haven’t heard from other doctors.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

This was the first time meeting Dr. Abbott as my former sleep doctor left NM. I was pleased with the depth of her questions, her ability to listen carefully, and her willingness to ask clarifying questions if I was unclear. In short, I felt listened to and heard.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

She knows what she is doing and stays current on sleep medicine.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbot was very responsive and addressed each of my concerns.

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June 24, 2021

4.0

She was friendly enough and knowledgeable. But it felt sort of like she just administered a test I could have taken on my own and then diagnosed. There weren’t very many probing questions that you get sometimes. That being said, virtual is hard…

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June 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbott is professional as well as personable. She communicates understandably in a way & in terns her patient can understand; takes time to explain when the patient needs additional or reworded explanation & answered all my questions. In addition, & importantly, she Validated the reality of my sleep disorder which relieved me & made me feel less.. lazy and ...justified ‼� 😊

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June 17, 2021

5.0

She's a GOOD Doctor.

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June 12, 2021

5.0

Listens well - gives specific andwers

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgable and attentive to my sleep problem. Easily grasped my concern and recommended things I can do to improve sleep

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May 25, 2021

5.0

She listened carefully, asked questions, did not rush, was compassionate an professional.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbott is very thorough, clear in her communication and provides sound advice/guidance.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbott put me at ease right away with a very personable demeanor; friendly & casual but not so casual as to have not been professional. She answered my questions, as well as my daughter’s questions, thoroughly & in terms we could comprehend. She was familiar with my situation & I felt comfortable talking with her .

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May 18, 2021

5.0

I very much appreciate the thought, care, and clinical pragmatism Dr. Abbott has brought to her evaluation and care.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Very effective treatment. Great communication with Dr Abbott and Fiola. Pragmatic approach to daily issues.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbott is a phenomenal physician. I want others to receive the same type of care.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

she is so knowledgeable, kind, and candid. she is thoughtful of how she prescribes medicine and treatment

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She was easy to talk to you and was able to answer all my questions. She put my mind to ease with her knowledge.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

She really tried to help our medical situation.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Took care of what I needed and very concerned. Thought of best path for my needs. Individualized care.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Doctor was helpful and engaging.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

I'm loyal. She diagnosed my narcolepsy after other doctors missed it.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

It’s so great thank you

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April 02, 2021

5.0

She is concerned as to my progress and answers all questions of my concern.

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March 31, 2021

4.0

Inviting and thoughtful

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March 26, 2021

5.0

She’s smart. She listens and has the answers I need.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

She’s very kind and made me feel like she really cares about my health and my wellbeing.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Top notch

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March 03, 2021

5.0

She es very professional, compassionate and has helped me a lot

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Detail oriented, expert, paid attention to every detail

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Very caring, excellent doctor

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February 24, 2021

5.0

I like her approach. Straight forward.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

When the doctor showed, she was very helpful, thorough and compassionate. Would easily recommend her to others.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

She is a sub specialist (specialist within a specialized field), there are very few that I could turn to, to handle my particular medical issue with this level of expertise.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

She was knowledgeable and articulate and took the time needed to address all issues and questions

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February 18, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent listener and knows her area of expertise plus she will go beyond that to give proper care to her patients to facilitate our essential goal

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional, compassionate.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Personable, professional and excellent physician.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbott is an excellent doctor. She stays connected and follows up with my care.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

The experience talking with her was super fabulous!

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February 07, 2021

5.0

Very caring and thorough

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbott has a warm and effective way of communicating. She is patient, answers questions thoroughly and is so very knowledgeable. I came to her initially for a second opinion and am so thankful I did.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Totally excellent experience and future outlook on the medical and physical problem. Great solutions and steps.

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January 09, 2021

4.0

Thorough. A bit standoff-ish, but competent

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January 05, 2021

5.0

She listens and gives me good advice and care.

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December 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott is just what I needed. She's a professional in every sense of the word.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable in her field, good bedside manner

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Emphathetic and good communicator.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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December 05, 2020

5.0

She has excellent knowledge on all aspects of sleep problems. She has good suggestions.

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December 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott was very pleasant, professional, patient, knowledgeable, and a good listener.

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December 05, 2020

5.0

The doctor we help ul and calming to my issues

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December 04, 2020

5.0

Discussed need to continue sleep care and supportive options

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December 03, 2020

5.0

She listens to my complaints and evaluates me thouroughly.

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November 25, 2020

4.0

Everything was fine. Nothing complicated

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November 22, 2020

5.0

She was knowledgeable

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November 19, 2020

5.0

One of the most patient doctors I have interacted with

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November 18, 2020

5.0

She connected with me well.

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November 17, 2020

4.0

She is competent and has been helpful in coping with CPAP mask.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott explains things well, and I enjoy working with her.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

She listens. She obviously wants to help. Her compassion and empathy is evident.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott is wonderful.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

She is a great physician in terms of her care, knowledge, and bedside manner. She always treats me as though I am her best patient!! And I suspect she treats all of her patients the same way.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

I receive good care on a consistent basis. My questions are answered and a wealth of information is communicated to help me understand what is going on.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent physician and good communicator, Clear answers to all my questions

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent physician

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Very positive and helpful

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Very helpful

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October 13, 2020

4.0

she's fine. I think her suggestion helped. I think to get a 10 she would need to do the impossible.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

She provided helpful info.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

My telephone health conversation was helpful and precise.

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October 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott is attentive and skilled. I'm grateful for her care.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

She's excellent. She's tops in her field. She's also Extremely nice and Easy to talk to.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Top notch doctors - Dr Sabra Abbot is excellent. Extremely nice. Same for sleep fellow - Dr. Alexander Choi - excellent and extremely nice. Respectful and friendly nurses and other staff.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abott was knowledgeable and patient.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott is superb both from a medical, personal and professional standpoint. She communicates exceptionally well and quickly understood the insomnia challenge I have been wrestling with.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Again, I think Dr. Abbott is absolutely wonderful.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott is absolutely wonderful.

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September 12, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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September 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott, was extremely responsive, listened carefully to everything I said, was extremely knowledgeable, and focused on helping me overcome the issues I had raised. Despite her busy schedule we had immediate follow-up conversations.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Smart people, helpful

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott was kind and understanding. Very competent. Pleased with treatment plan.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Both physicians were so personable and we felt confident in the treatment plan they presented. Very pleased with virtual visit.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Very helpful, friendly and saved time and bother. Makes sense to continue phone visits when appropriate.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott is very professional, patient, accomodating.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

I am very pleased with the Doctor's at Northwestern.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

As described above. Dr.Abbott did everything a excellent patient advocate would do, including offering me more of her time.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Abbott was terrific. Extremely knowledgeable, listened well, and was focused on how she could help solve my specific problem. She agreed to a follow-up on the next day - and gave her team homework to make that appt as productive as it could be.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

She is very friendly and is confident in her role. She was understanding of my issues and was quick to try and get resolve.

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