Sabra M. Abbott, MD

Sabra M. Abbott, MD

4.8 
325 ratings  Read Reviews
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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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

325 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 05, 2022

5.0

NM neurologist are the best.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbott is thorough, thoughtful, professional, and a pleasure to speak with.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent level of Expertise Willing to listen Responsive to questions

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very easy to speak with, patient, attentive

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Top in her specialty

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February 11, 2022

5.0

She listens and give great advice to improve my quality of care

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February 10, 2022

5.0

She is personable, very knowledgeable, patient and explains her recommendations clearly and thoroughly.

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February 08, 2022

4.0

she seems patience and kind and took the time.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Everything was explained perfectly

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Because I'm extremely likely to recommend Sabra M. Abbott, MD for care. Again Duh.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and sharp

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Kind and understanding

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January 20, 2022

5.0

She knows how to make a patient confident in the prescribed treatment.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Abbott explained things clearly and asked many questions to understand my issues. This was my first appointment with her and I feel confident that she would provide good care.

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January 14, 2022

4.0

Thoughtful and prepared to discuss my situation and possible outcomes of treatment.

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January 13, 2022

4.0

Helpful and clear.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

The seemed interested in me and my healthcare. Couldn’t ask for more.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Excellent communicator.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Abbott took time to listen to me. She is smart and caring. Thank you!

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Abbott is patient and takes time to explain things in terms I can understand.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She took her time, got a lot of background and discussed a good plan to move forward with.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

She is patient considerate understanding and shows empathy and compassion

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December 13, 2021

5.0

She’s the best. Her empathy is great and I like her plan of care.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

The doctor has been very attentive and helpful so far

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbott was very educational and thoughtful

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Trustworthy.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Competency.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbott listens to how I am Feeling and includes me in the treatment decisions. She is very kind.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbott is excellent neurologist and sleep specialist. Sh diagnosed my condition and provided a plan for further evaluation and treatment

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November 24, 2021

5.0

I would recommend Dr. Abbot based on the progress I have made with my sleep disorder.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Listens, explains well

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor who gives clear explanations

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Helpful and informative took time to answer questions

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Evaluated my problem correctly

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Because she is a phenomenal physician as stated above.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Responsive. Good conversation, good exchange of ideas and troubleshooting of challenges when they present themselves.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Abbott is always a pleasure to meet and discuss. Thorough. Patient. Informative. Concerned about other things in my life related to my condition.

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October 28, 2021

4.0

She was recommended to me by my sibling. She is very patient and doesn't mind answering questions. Goes over everything with you and provides a followup plan.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Listens and responds to my concerns, knowledgeable

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Explained things clearly

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Abbott makes me feel my opinion and concerns mater. She is always helpful.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Always very through.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr was prepared, efficient, and considerate at visit.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

She was clear and concise. We covered topics to be addressed

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October 05, 2021

5.0

She is compassionate and spent as much time as I needed to explain my test and results.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

She listens and believe what I say, and takes the time to address my concerns. Sometimes it feels like I am trying the same thing I have tried before, but I understand that since I have not tried it with her, she wants to be through and give me the best chance of success.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

excellent, timely assistance and helpful suggestions.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

She is very professional and knowledgeable!

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September 30, 2021

5.0

My physician is very attentive, listens to my concerns offers suggestions also keeps me in the know of new medication to treat my condition. Always available to answer my questions via email which works best for me.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Definitely Competent and concerned

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Concerned MD who takes the time to listen to my history, asks appropriate questions, and provides a detailed plan of therapy.

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September 10, 2021

5.0

Helpful, knowledgeable, calm demeanor and good communication

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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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