Allen H. Carlins, MD

Allen H. Carlins, MD

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Primary Specialty

Otolaryngology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1987
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1989
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1992

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, 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:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

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4.5
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407 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Quality service.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He appeared to be knowledgeable, was on time and to the point which I appreciate. He took the time to explain things to me in a manner I understood.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Took his time, explained everything and answered my questions.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Carlins was patient and thoughtful. He answered my concerns and provided guidance for future.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

It seemed like he new what he was doing and did a good job and concerned

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March 11, 2022

0.0

The visit was cold and ultra quick and the procedure, which I have received successfully on more than one occasion at the Chicago location, was unnecessarily uncomfortable (too much suction causing pain to the ear drum). When I showed signs of discomfort, the doctor seemed irritated.

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March 11, 2022

0.0

I traveled to far to only be seen for 10 minutes. To be told to go to mychart to schedule an additional appointments.. I could have done a Tele visit. I'm totally disappointed totally disappointed

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He is a terrific doctor. He always listens and shows concern for his patients.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He is very easy to talk to and explains everything and answers all questions.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Highly competent medical scientist.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

I like how fast they got me in today Clinic to see the doctor. The wait. Was very short. I appreciated the doctors feedback. I like the efficiency of day front desk.

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March 04, 2022

0.0

My progress notes lists a review of my symptoms that are false. The doctor has falsified these notes. He did not check the majority of these symptoms and most of this information is false. I would appreciate if the doctor would take the time to properly do there job and not write false statements in my chart. This way the next doctor has the proper information.

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February 25, 2022

0.0

He didn’t seem interested in my situation. I had hoped to get some guidance, but it seems I was wasting his time. Perhaps he specializes in more sophisticated problems.

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February 22, 2022

4.0

Straightforward and provided the information I needed quickly and succinctly.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Removed ear wax successfully and easily

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February 18, 2022

5.0

I had to have an ear cleaning. I had the same procedure with other doctors in other hospitals in the past and compared to them, he was great. The procedure went very easy and had no irritation or pain afterwards.

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February 17, 2022

4.0

He spent appropriate amount of time with me and was informative.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Up to date and good communication

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February 01, 2022

5.0

clear and concise

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January 26, 2022

5.0

He was very knowledgeable & efficient.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Attentive. Looking for possible road to solve my snoring issues.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Very nice, caring, experienced, was availible for questions and answered all questions satisfactorily.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Doctor Carlin's made me feel confident And figured out what was wrong. Very knowledgeable

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January 05, 2022

5.0

He’s very nice and patient with us

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January 02, 2022

5.0

When I called for an appt. I was able to see Dr. Carlin that day, as my ear was infected. He cleaned my ear. He is courteous and professional.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Did a great job

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Carlin's was quick and straightforward. He got me referrals for the treatment I need.

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December 06, 2021

1.0

Visit was very rushed (less than 10 min) and I felt like I was forcing him to stay to answer more questions I had. I've been having some concerning inner ear issues and there was no discussion around what could be the issue, things I could do to minimize symptoms, or any helpful advice. I'm seeking another provider to help with the issue.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Caring and competent

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Came highly recommended and I can see why

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December 01, 2021

4.0

Very quick and short

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November 19, 2021

5.0

like the doc

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Very nice and explained everything where I understood

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November 15, 2021

5.0

He explained everything very well he asked me what was wrong did I have any concerns made suggestions and took care of me on the same day

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Just all good

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He was to the point and answered all my questions

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November 08, 2021

5.0

I liked his manner and professionalism.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Carlin’s is a very attentive and caring physician. He listens well and is always pleasant.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

very nice personality, friendly, explained things to me

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October 25, 2021

5.0

The doctor seemed nice and he looked at me quickly and professionally.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor , very knowledgeable and caring.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Listened, sympathetic, offered great care

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Great service

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October 16, 2021

5.0

very personable

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October 11, 2021

4.0

He seemed very businesslike and busy

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October 02, 2021

5.0

He was Excellent, very understanding . He answered all my questions. I didn’t feel rushed .

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September 28, 2021

5.0

I like his manner and how explained things very clear

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Carlins gave me outstanding service today.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

He was pleasant. He gave me his opinions about my condition in a professional, understandable fashion.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Great guy.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Professional, Friendly, Knowledgeable, Caring....I feel comfortable every time I go to Dr. Carlins....

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Frankly, he got the wax out of my ears quickly & with no pain!

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Carlins is very nice and personable

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Very professional and thorough .

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Addressed the problem and solved

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Very professional and efficient

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July 29, 2021

4.0

he did the job quickly

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Nice, personable, caring

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent MD

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July 20, 2021

5.0

I have had Dr Carlins for number of years and trust him totally. He is efficient and knows his business. I highly recommend him.

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July 20, 2021

0.0

He rushes every appointment. Were literally there for no longer than five minutes. I was just told Friday my son had swollen ears and an infection then magically Monday theyre clear and open? This has been an ongoing issue for two years now. I try to see any doctor but him.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Very professional, friendly. Did a great job, answered all questions. Very happy with results.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Understanding. Listened to my issues

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Very pleased all around.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Carlins is a good Dr. Thorough.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Carlins was very thorough in examining me and understood my issues and came to a very satisfactory diagnosis and suggestions for me to follow.

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June 05, 2021

5.0

Seen promptly and good follow up care

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Was very happy with the care I received, problem was solved.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He has an amazing bedside manner!

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May 27, 2021

5.0

He was thorough enough and didnt prescribe me anything I didnt need.

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May 20, 2021

4.0

Las personas que me checaron la audición excelente muy amable ..el dr un poco estricto y no amable ¦la enfermera poco amable las resepcionistas excelente

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May 20, 2021

5.0

He knew what he was talking about.

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May 16, 2021

0.0

He was arrogant and made me feel insignificant. Poor bedside manners;

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May 15, 2021

0.0

This doctor was rush, rush, rush. The type of doctor that doesnt listen and doesnt explain.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

He is very good at what he does.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Great doctor! Very friendly! Asked questions and got answers!

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Quick and efficient examination.

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May 06, 2021

0.0

He took one look at my daughter and said there was nothing that could be done.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Experience

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Doctor was prompt and informative. Waiting room allowed people to space 6 feet apart.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Listened to what I had to say

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Carlin is a very good Doctor.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

On time, knowledgeable, did testing, explained issues thoroughly.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Straight forward, follows up, makes recommendations

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Good visit

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April 28, 2021

4.0

While my problem was not resolved, the doctor gave me options as to what the next steps might be.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Very good care and expertise

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Because he's a down to earth nice guy and very intelligent. Very nice bedside manner. It seems that I always learn something new from him at every visit.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Very amiable, while thoroughly professional, telling me what was happening with me and a suggestion for an OTC treatment.

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April 22, 2021

2.0

For the reason I said above

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Very professional.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Son muy amable

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Provided good advice re my off and on cyst.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Nice. Respectful. Not condescending

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Experienced and knowledgeable, personable and down to earth.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Treated me with courtesy /listened well /answered all my questions.

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April 13, 2021

4.0

He was a kind dr

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Warm, understanding and caring

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Personable and on time

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Again great service

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Disclosures

Allen H. Carlins, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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