Marybeth Lore, MD

Marybeth Lore, MD

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Primary Specialty

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1989
Residency:
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago - 1993

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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

4.4
4.4 

464 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 24, 2023

5.0

Reputation, experience

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August 15, 2023

1.0

This doctor wasn't a good fit for me. Didn't really listen to what I was saying.

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August 07, 2023

1.0

I wouldn’t recommend Dr.Marybeth she made me feel really uncomfortable I also felt like she was judging me for declining Pap smear today she did not ask me what was my reason of declining the Pap smear She looked annoyed with me like I wasting her time I went for multiple health reasons today but I felt like I couldn’t discuss that with her I did not feel comfortable and I felt embarrassed and judge that’s why I cut my visit short I went to clinic with important health issue and left with the same health issue it she made me bad I regretted making this appointment this the first time I seen a gynecologist and it would be last I will never in my life make another appointment for gynecologist I

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Professional, answered all my questions.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

I trust Dr. Lore’s experience and appreciate her candor. My appointments with her are always efficient and thorough.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Lore is a wonderful doctor. She is so nice and kind and concerned about my well being. In all the years I’ve had gyny exams by gynecologists they hurt to varying degrees. Dr Lore has the magic touch, no pain. Amazing!

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July 19, 2023

5.0

She is very down to earth and extremely knowledgeable medically. She makes life easier!

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July 15, 2023

1.0

Exam was difficult

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July 08, 2023

5.0

She cares and is friendly. She has a lot of experience so I trust her.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk to, listens to concerns. Knows her field. Works with you for one’s health.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

She made her patient feel comfortable by explaining the procedure and answering questions.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

She’s thorough.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Lore is a great listener

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June 24, 2023

2.0

I am writing this survey because my experience made such an impression on me especially since I been going to the office since the begin of my pregnancy. Dr. Lore did nothing wrong but I felt a lack of bedside manner. The experience seem very transactional. Thankfully, I had no concerns but it felt like she didn’t want to be there or take the time to connect. This was my first time seeing her and my first impression was so discouraging I decided to change a second appointment I had with her. To make matters worse she registered me for my delivery without my consent and marked herself as my doctor. I am just not feeling very happy with my overall experience or confident of having her as my doctor in the future.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

She listens. knowledgeable.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Very informative and pleasant.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Very good advice and knowledgeable

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Listens, explains and takes time with me.

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June 17, 2023

1.0

I didn’t feel heard, more judged, I felt like I was stupid - from the moment she walked in. Did not feel comfortable. No eye contact. She only said she could schedule me on two days that happen to be the days shes working and gave me no options for induction just decided what she would use without even explaining any process. I’m so lost, I just wanted to cry after this appointment. Never felt like that after any other appointment with any other OBGYN. Especially at such a sensitive time too, I don’t know what to do.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Like I said, for a woman of my age, she was very gentle in doing her exams

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Nice, thorough, has good ideas, feel taken care of.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

On time, very knowledgeable, reviewed treatment options and answered all of my questions before proceeding with treatment. Told me exactly what she was about to do prior to doing it and didn’t make me feel rushed at all.

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June 06, 2023

4.0

Not enough time to talk with her as she showed up late behind the schedule

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May 25, 2023

5.0

She has been helpful, willing to answer questions.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

She was very patient and helpful. She answered my questions and made a suggestion for a treatment that I didn't know was an option. I didn't feel rushed like she was trying to move on to the next patient.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Her direct approach helps keep my anxiety at bay.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

She always remembers me and understands the issues I have . She offered to help me with a referral I need without my asking.

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May 15, 2023

1.0

Spent barely 5 minutes with us, seemed rush, made fat-phobic comments about my weight which were not necessary, didn't leave much time for follow up questions or discussions at all.

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May 13, 2023

1.0

My appointment with Dr. Lore was surprisingly antagonistic and disappointing. She did not treat me as an individual patient or ask me questions. I missed one appointment in my prenatal care, which Dr. Lore continued to refer to as “several appointments” despite my attempts to correct her. She also seemed to believe that my one missing appointment meant that I would continue to miss future appointments, and used increasingly intense fear tactics to discuss my decision to have an epidural when I do have my baby… months from now. She was also incorrect about my baby’s gestational age and it seemed to me that the fact I declined diabetic testing made her treat me with hostility. I will be attempting to reschedule my future appointments with a different OB.

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May 13, 2023

5.0

Professionally care and explained and answered all questions asked.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

she's been great for all the visits i have had with her and i always leave room for people to continue to improve themselves.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

The first time she saw me, she diagnosed me and gave me medicine. I saw her three months later, and she said I was like a new woman, internally. She’s wonderful terrific, she should get a raise.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Smart. Explains things.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

She was very attentive and helpful and reassuring

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April 28, 2023

5.0

I always say to her.. please don't leave me! She is more than an ob/gyn to me. She always takes the time to ask how I'm doing. She cares about the whole me...not just my vagina! Ha!

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April 26, 2023

5.0

I thought she was great

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April 24, 2023

2.0

I did not feel as though she was listening to me, interested in my symptoms or helpful in looking for solutions. She was 30 minutes late and I just felt like she didn’t care at all. And I know caring about every patient would be hard, but she wasn’t even baseline friendly. I felt like she wanted to get out of the room and didn’t even give me any suggestions on resources for the symptoms I described. I didn’t feel like discussing my health with her because I felt like she wanted to leave the second she walked in.

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April 21, 2023

1.0

The doctor was very disrespectful, and the nurse put the weight in my chart

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April 21, 2023

2.0

Appt was running behind never was informed - first time meeting her. It was a waste of time. Prefer my other docs.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lore is professional and gracious.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Great patient communication

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April 05, 2023

3.0

I’ve always had positive experiences with Northwestern. This was my first time seeing Dr. Lore, and to be honest, for the first time in almost 10 years seeing doctors with/or affiliated with this health system, I didn’t love my experience. I was really nervous about the procedure, and I didn’t feel reassured at all during the appointment. It felt rushed and dismissive. It was a follow up at the recommendation of my previous doctor, and Dr. Lore asked some questions/made comments that left me feeling really uneasy after. I was already feeling vulnerable and I personally want to feel like my doctor is kind, understanding and interested in working with me to make the best decisions. Ultimately, she completed the procedure, which I am thankful for, but it just unfortunately wasn’t a pleasant experience for me.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lore was very attentive, informative, and focused.

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April 01, 2023

2.0

Felt she was unprepared, confused my notes with another patient when discussing baby’s gender, which was nerve-wracking. She also tried to talk me out of my decision for a c-section after having a c-section with my first which I felt was unprofessional. Despite my experience the first time being positive and my desire to avoid the serious risks of a uterine rupture, she repeatedly emphasized the worse risks of the c-section especially given my age and weight. I am only 32 and felt unfairly judged for my weight that has not contributed to any health issues nor was in any way related to my previous birth. This felt more like an opinion and I was not expecting to be argued with by the doctor. The other doctors I’ve seen have been much more professional with the conversation and not pushed repeatedly after I shared my reasoning and choices.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

She listened to my concern and gave an honest opinion

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March 29, 2023

5.0

I appreciate how she talks to me through the process of my care

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March 16, 2023

5.0

She was very warm and easy to talk to.

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March 08, 2023

4.0

She was efficient and answered my questions

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March 03, 2023

4.0

Dr. Lore is a hands off type of professional. You’re in if you have questions okay that’s it!

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Amazing physician

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lore has been a wonderful caregiver to me I have been her patient for over 30 years.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lore is a great listener. I respect her and value her advice.

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February 24, 2023

1.0

Not very pleasant bedside manner.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

She is the total package. Clinical and diagnostic skills + outstanding communication skills. She looks at ME when I am with her, not at her computer. An increasingly rare experience, unfortunately, in today's medical system.

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February 06, 2023

5.0

My hysteroscopy went well, no complaints here.

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February 06, 2023

1.0

Bed side manners and overall approach.

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February 04, 2023

4.0

Normally, I have never felt rushed by Northwestern providers, even when we had limited time. Our visit with Dr. Lore felt more rushed (perhaps by reasons beyond her control) and less reassuring compared to prior visits.

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February 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lore is easy to talk to and a good listener.

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February 02, 2023

4.0

She answered my questions but was quick to point out that 95% of women get epidurals. This made me feel a bit judged for considering a no epidural option and not comfortable asking other natural birth questions.

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February 01, 2023

5.0

Same as above, but liked her very much

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February 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Lore is amazing each time I see her. Thorough, smart, real! Love her!

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January 22, 2023

5.0

Listens well.

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January 22, 2023

1.0

I felt very uncomfortable with Dr. Lore. She appeared hurried, although I arrived early and the waiting room was nearly empty. She provided very little information when making care recommendations, and became dismissive when I pointed out that her advice was very different from what I was told at my previous appointment. Her manner was cold and seemed judgmental.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

Marybeth was kind, well informed and explained what was going on. She listened when I was in pain and was respectful about my feelings. I feel lucky to have Marybeth.

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January 12, 2023

1.0

Spoke too fast. We talked for 10 minutes. Didn’t really like how she was answering my questions. Dismissing them. I asked what about cancer in the family. Well you don’t have cancer so we don’t know if your schools will have cancer. Not informative at all.

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January 12, 2023

3.0

Dr Lore is direct and quick during her appts which some people may like. In the two appointments I’ve had with Dr Lore I have felt she could be more friendly and open to create a positive experience.

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January 06, 2023

1.0

Did not know it was my first pregnancy, had horrible bedside manner, did not make me feel cared for at all. Brushed concerns of anxiety aside, made them worse if anything.

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December 27, 2022

1.0

Dr. Lore is consistently bad. While I’m sure she’s knowledgeable, she’s rude, not thorough, and not helpful.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

A great doctor who takes care of patients comprehensively.

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December 21, 2022

2.0

Dr Lore showed disinterest, lack of empathy, and insufficient responses to medical questions. We left the appointment feeling unsupported and awaiting our next appointment for more clarity and care from our provider.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

Professional Personable Patient

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December 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lore is always very professional.

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December 01, 2022

4.0

She was very professional, but a little cold and stand-off ish.

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December 01, 2022

1.0

See above. No, this wasn’t a planned pregnancy. NO, I do not want an abortion!! I have been to this provider before for routine gynecology appointments and at the end of this first OB appointment, she said it was nice to meet me. Wow. Not going back.

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November 30, 2022

5.0

Known her for over 25 years. She is top notch. Very personable. Intelligent. Yet very thorough.

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November 23, 2022

4.0

She is factual, upfront and to the point, but is also easy to voice concerns to.

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November 18, 2022

1.0

Doctor was judgmental and made her own personal beliefs obvious. Very uncomfortable experience

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November 18, 2022

4.0

To be honest, I trust her and think she's very good, but I haven't made a close connection with her

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November 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lore is thorough and knowledgeable. Caring and detail-oriented.

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November 16, 2022

5.0

Very professional and genuinely concerned. That means a lot to me. I'm not just a number. I put her in the same category as Dr [ ] which was my rheumatologist.

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November 04, 2022

5.0

She is very good explaining any situation.

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October 29, 2022

5.0

She listened to my questions and provided great insight

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October 28, 2022

5.0

Professional and compassionate

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October 28, 2022

5.0

Just love her. We never feel rushed.

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October 22, 2022

5.0

She is very professional.she listens our concerns and health. Care for her patiences.

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October 19, 2022

5.0

Listens and takes time. No rush. Has really helped me after years of others doctors couldn't.

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Disclosures

Marybeth Lore, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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