Onur Melen, MD

Onur Melen, MD

4.6 
291 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Movement Disorders

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Ankara University - 1968
Internship:
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network - 1969
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1973
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1975

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Lecturer, 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

4.6
4.6 

291 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Melen, his expertise and bedside manner were excellent.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Best doctor I have seen in a long time

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Experienced

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Takes time to explain , professionalism.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Professionalism , takes time to explain everything to the patient’s understanding. Wonderful doctor.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, gave a thorough exam and had a pleasant demeanor.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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January 20, 2022

3.0

Found him personable and received a thorough examination, however he had difficulty hearing me through my mask and was somewhat dismissive of my questions and concerns. Had requested a neuro-opthalmologist but was given an appointment with Dr Melem who is a neurologist dealing with eyes. My previous doctor handled all my vision needs including prescriptions and minor surgery, in addition to specialist medical visit. I was not expecting to have to find a second doctor to cover these.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He is a perfectionist and I trust him with my care.

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December 30, 2021

4.0

Honest

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December 02, 2021

5.0

I’ve gone to him sporadically for over 30 years.

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November 15, 2021

1.0

Dr Melen was not familiar with my case when we began the appointment and was not following the conversation.

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August 29, 2021

2.0

He is retiring.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Melen is very professional and kind

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August 18, 2021

5.0

I have great confidence in him, while we try to figure out what is going on.

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August 09, 2021

0.0

Dr. Melen was not good. He had a terrible bedside manner, did not ask me anything to understand why I was there, talked over me and interrupted when I did try and speak. He did not access my chart before hand and spent an hour with me to tell me he didn't know what was going on and that he could order an MRI. I had an MRI completed at Northwestern the week before which he would have known if he looked in my chart. And then wasted more of my time reviewing the results after he had just spent an hour not listening to me.

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August 08, 2021

4.0

Didn’t help me but a nice man.

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August 05, 2021

1.0

Very impersonal and said I should get punished for not taking my medication which i guess he’s passionate about me taking my meds but I was taken aback by his comment. He handled my eyes with no care, used a tissue that I saw him touch a door with and leave the room touching God knows what only to use that as a way to hold my eye lid. Then proceeds to give me 3 eye drops to dilate my eyes fast. Which he should have told the nurse who took my vitals to dilate my eyes! I stead of using 3 drops. I leave feeling horrible after seeing him. I wouldn’t recommend him to anyone I know.

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August 05, 2021

2.0

I am a black man and I don't believe NWH approach Minority health problem with equality. I have been under NWH care for over 18+ and in every case I have been subjected to under prescribe treatment, not equal. This was a great disappointment because NWH is rated among the top in the nation. Very Sad🤕

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Melen has done an outstanding job keeping my double vision in check.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Caring

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July 24, 2021

5.0

His thoroughness

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He is a good doctor but again my last appointment could have been avoided.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Very patient and detailed in his explanation

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Experienced careful thoughtful. Listens to you. Sorry he is retiring but happy for him. Have enjoyed our twenty years discovery journey.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Great knowledge and experience.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Experienced clinical practitioner

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Great doctor!

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Thorough, professional and makes sure you understand information about your care.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Very clear and kind

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He spent a lot of time going over my history and records I brought in, and Thoroughly discussed my way her case. Not once did I feel rushed. He wanted an additional test, had me take it, and immediately took me back in to discuss further.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Listens and answers questions. Explains issues well. Knowledgeable and experienced. Friendly.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Melon attempts to create the very best plan for a complicated disorder.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He cares and is nice

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent bed side manner with many years of experience.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Professional, considerate and efficient

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Very good and knowledgeable.

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May 06, 2021

3.0

The doctor didn't really tell me anything new...or give me any new information. It was a big downer of an appointment. The "bedside" manner could have been a lot better I was holding back tears the entire appointment.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, competent and respected among staff.

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May 02, 2021

3.0

Just had a little trouble understanding him I’m hard of hearing and his voice was very soft. Also I heard him say. That he. Was going to have the Radiologist look at my images but wasn’t clear on what my next step is

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April 29, 2021

0.0

He was very rude

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Nice kind man, very knowledgeable

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Listened and explained well

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Melen looks after all my needs and gives my the best care.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

compassion

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Top notch healthcare professional. Explains everything in a easy to understand manner. Makes a patient feel better in that total concern for proper healthcare is exhibited.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Like his relaxed approach

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March 30, 2021

5.0

he has been accommodating and helpful.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor, caring and kind.

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March 24, 2021

4.0

Todavía no puedo saber qué tal trabaja. No termino mi visita con el. P

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Very professional and considerate

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March 22, 2021

5.0

he is through and personable

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Good Doctor

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March 12, 2021

4.0

I don’t recommend doctors to anyone. I feel who I like and trust as a doctor is very personal- another person might not agree with my decisions.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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March 10, 2021

5.0

He makes my neck a lot better every time

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Melen is knowledgeable and compassionate.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

He listened so we'll and was overall an amazing doctor. We need more like him!

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Very experienced and professional

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February 26, 2021

5.0

Great and caring physician

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He did nothing wrong. I could tell he knew what he was talking about. There was just a huge relatability gap which is important to me.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He has been my opthamologist for 9 years I highly recommend him but not that department in the new building

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. Answer all questions and gave us a lot of information we needed to know

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Experienced and very knowledgeable doctor.

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February 10, 2021

4.0

Very thorough.

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February 07, 2021

0.0

Poor bedside manner. Sometimes dismissive. Does not follow up with patients, especially after referrals to other doctors or specialists. I would still recommend Northwestern, but not Dr. Melen.

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February 06, 2021

4.0

He seems nice. I'm sure he is brilliant but I think he's ready to retire.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

He gives me the impression thatt he deeply cares about his patients.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Very professional and considerate

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January 24, 2021

5.0

For two decades Dr. Melen has been an outstanding provider, responsive, supportive, and attentive.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

He’s old lol

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Great at what he does

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January 13, 2021

5.0

He’s been my doctor for over 30 years. Continuity of care is AAA the best!

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Melen is considered to be one of the leading doctors in Ophthalmology. He has a lifetime of knowledge & experience, and has a gentle caring way about him. I have complete trust in him and his treatment for my ophthalmic condition.

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December 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Mellen, Took so much time with us and explained and answered all our questions. Such a knowledgeable man. I hope he continues to practice medicine for a long time. We need older physicians- they have a nice approach and professional manner and demeanor. They do not rush you or meet the patient where they are at in their discovery process.

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December 23, 2020

5.0

He always explains everything and calms my worries.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Melen is very professional and considerate.

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December 16, 2020

4.0

Dr Melen is very good and thorough. Very kind and patient answered all of my questions

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December 12, 2020

5.0

Good man

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November 25, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring, listens to me, asks the right questions

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November 25, 2020

5.0

He takes my pain awat

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November 11, 2020

4.0

Very thorough

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November 11, 2020

4.0

Accurate diagnosis

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November 03, 2020

4.0

While I feel my practitioner is knowledgeable there's a disconnect in communication appointments are slow and he doesn't listen

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November 03, 2020

4.0

My experience with my practitioner isn't the best

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November 01, 2020

5.0

His expertise, his thoroughness and his caring manner

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Experts in their field

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October 29, 2020

5.0

He took his time asking me questions about my concerns and explaining the procedures he was following. He was very thorough with his exam and very patient . I would most certainly recommend him.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Took his time and was very informative in his specialty as they relate to my symptoms.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Took his time and was very informative in his specialty as they relate to my symptoms.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

he is knowledgeable and cares about the patient

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October 27, 2020

5.0

he cares about his patient

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Highly qualified, empathetic and personable.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Melen for a number of years and always find him interested and knowledgeable about my condition. He is encouraging and has been helpful in referring me to speech therapists who greatly helped my recovery from a throat trauma. The medication he prescribes truly improves my quality of life.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

He's a great doctor

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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October 24, 2020

5.0

I believe he is extremely well versed in his area of expertise, with a caveat to my recommendation regarding Dr. Melen's sarcastic comments.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

I believe the staff was very knowledgeable and polite. With the exception of a less than courteous physician, I was very pleased with the appointment.

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October 21, 2020

4.0

Visit was very short because an in person assessment is needed, so I did not get to know him

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