Paul A. Ravenna, MD

Paul A. Ravenna, MD

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Primary Specialty

Family Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School - 2012
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (Lake Forest) - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

106 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

108 Reviews

November 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is why I recommend northwestern medicine to people. Dr. Ravenna makes you feel like you're part of your own healthcare team rather than someone whose decisions are being made for them. He is a phenomenal doctor and even though I have moved farther away and have great doctors nearby, I continue to go to your office because of dr. Ravenna.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

I felt safe at your office with the covid procedures you've put in place and appreciated being able to do my pre check-in items and pay online. Dr. Ravenna is the main reason for the 10 score though. He is the best doctor I have ever had and I feel heard when I speak with him. My experiences and thoughts are taken into consideration when making healthcare considerations. He is respectful, kind, compassionate, intelligent, thoughtful and just honestly fantastic at his job. He is who a doctor should be.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is patient, empathetic, and kind. He takes his time and asks meaningful questions, as well as making sure he listens to my questions.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Extremely thorough, cares about the patient and their health.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Everyone from the front desk staff to the nurse and the doctor did a fantastic job!

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna always has answer to me and gives me several on how to approach my health concern.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Every time I go for a checkup or health concern, the doctor and staff makes me feel welcomed and safe.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a great doctor, and helps me understand my body and how to improve my health

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Great doctors, help me understand my health and explain everything and answer all questions

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November 06, 2020

5.0

He is very thorough and personable.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Listened carefully and took time to explain.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Very good caring listener with practical solution

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Very good service/care

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a brilliant diagnostician and a caring person. He follows up on my medical condition, my medicine, tracks and monitors my progress with my gastroenterologist and potential diagnosis of IBS, and reviews the medicine that I am on so there are no undesirable interactions. As my primary physician, he noted the procedures that I was undergoing with Dr. Soudagar, the gastroenterologist at Lake Forest Hospital, who was trying to identify and treat the cause of my stomach pain"cramping. Dr. Ravenna called and asked me to schedule and appointment with him to discuss the status of these tests. Dr. Ravenna, in a brilliant move, prescribed an anti-depressant that addressed and relieved my bowel pain symptoms. After 5+ months of suffering, I finally have relief.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Because of the outstanding quality of physicians like Dr. Paul Ravenna.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna takes time to discuss any and every issue. He is kind and genuine and truly the best doctor I've had the pleasure of seeing.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is amazing.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Accuracy, Dr. Ravenna, attentiveness, he listen to my health concern.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Positive interactions and thorough medical care.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Very efficient.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Of the 4 doctors I have worked with at Northwestern, Dr. Ravenna and only one other NW Med physician know how to communicate with their patients. I am not a umber\" when meeting with Dr. Ravenna. My symptoms and my questions are NOT an inconvenience preventing him from seeing other patients. Dr. Ravenna has mastered the professional communication skills that all physicians should have."

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October 15, 2020

5.0

He's very knowledgeable in all areas. A very good listener. Asks a lot of questions which makes me believe hes genuinely interested in my health. Hes easy to talk to so your not uncomfortable at all. I would recommend him to anyone.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

The doctors I have seen have given me very good care.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

He is the nicest caring doctor I have ever been to and I've been to quite a few I get excited to go see him and as we all know nobody wanna go to the doctor he lift my spirit just an amazing human being

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Everybody is super nice caring and professional and they know what there doing with a big genuine smile I mean from the front desk to the nurse to the doctor to the lab everybody is lovely

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Great service!

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October 12, 2020

5.0

He listens and seems to care about all aspects of my well being. I appreciate the time and care given to me during my appointment. I never feel rushed, but rather that every issue is given the attention it needs.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna spent time listening and answering my questions.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Ravenna is very personable and easy to converse with. He is thorough and explains everything, very accurate and caring

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October 11, 2020

5.0

fast and convenient caring

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Honesty. Easy to talk to. I feel comfortable sharing anything with him

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Love my doctor. Efficiency of mychart

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Talked about my history and thoughtfully put together a treatment plan.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Clean, safe and informative

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna has been my PCP for a number of years. He is knowledgeable he explains things so that I may understand them who presents options of treatment is compassionate to my fears in my needs and I put my total trust in his care

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September 30, 2020

5.0

The doctors and staff are all concerned with my well-being

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is the best. See above response.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Dr Ravenna is very nice and you can tell he cares. All the doctors we've encountered have been great.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

The doctor is very kind and patient. He is always attentive to my health needs and I feel that he genuinely takes time to answer my questions so that I understand everything.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

The doctor is very kind and patient. He is always attentive to my health needs and I feel that he genuinely takes time to answer my questions so that I understand everything.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Great level of care and listening.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Great level of care and listening.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

East to talk to. Down to earth. Knows his stuff

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Good people

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr Ravenna listened to me, answered every question I had, and followed up with his own. He pays attention and is compassionate and supportive of people being proactive about their health.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Excellent experience

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September 25, 2020

5.0

He is very easy to talk to and knowledgeable

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September 25, 2020

5.0

I love dr Ravenna and the ease of access to services.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Great Doctor!

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Great care and I appreciated my appointment was in time.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Very personable and excellent attention to my health concerns.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Very prompt, and efficient visit

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna has been my primary physician for years now. His style makes me very comfortable and I'm not intimidated to ask questions. He's great at laying out options and doesn't talk in absolutes, which allows me to make final decisions in my care.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

All of my NWM doctors are excellent. I trust that I'm getting the best possible care.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Thorough, open, honest, and frank. Very happy with Dr Paul.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Like having so many options available at Belmont location

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna was very kind and open-minded. He also had a decent sense of humor.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravina is an excellent doctor that is very responsive to questions over MyChary, and always takes tile to listen to me when I see him. Other doctors that I have had in the past rush you in and out like cattle without ever really listening and communicating. I have strong confidence that he knows what he is talking about and always has my best interest in mind. Plus, he is a nice guy who is really easy on the eyes.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Great doctor. Nice clean, well run medical facilities.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Just had one of the best, most validating interactions with a doctor I've ever had. I've been seeing Dr Ravenna for two years and he's always been supportive, helpful, and non judgmental in how he provides care. He really listens first and always asks how he can best help and support. As a newly (and excited and anxious) pregnant woman, I couldn't have asked for a better appointment today.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Easy scheduling and felt clean and safe in the office today.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

I can't express how comfortable he makes me feel to open up and discuss my concerns. He makes me feel he has all the time I need to discuss my concerns, when I can see there's so much going on. I feel he genuinely cares and provides the medical assistance I need.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Clean, organized, respectful, feel cared for

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Very kind, friendly, and caring doctor. Very knowledgeable and professional.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Easy scheduling, felt safe and protected in office while waiting during covid-19 pandemic. Very friendly and professional.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Having a doctor that listens and cares means so much. I am a healthcare professional and I know the importance of having a doctor like Dr. Ravenna.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Great customer service and doctors that cares about the care they give.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

He got to the point listened to what i had to say and remembered what i had told him on my last vists

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Close to home very efficient and on time

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Fast,friendly service.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

He listens to what I have to say before providing feedback and help.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

They take the time to listen to you and are never rushed to move on.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

He cares!

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Excellent service, great doctor

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is caring, smart, and pragmatic. He is very clear with information, welcomes questions, and explains in detail. He genuinely cares about his patients' whole health.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

The facility is beautiful, the new improvements help with flow, wait times are almost non-existent, and the staff are always friendly.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

He is very competent, thorough and personable. It was very nice to visit with him.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Dr Revenna was fantastic and answered all of my questions

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravens is patient and always listens, doesn't feel like you are being rushed in and out like other doctors I have experienced.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Paul is a very charismatic and down to earth doctor. He is very warm and inviting, not judgmental of information I share. He makes sure I understand everything I need to know but also keeps things brief and to the point.

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August 08, 2020

5.0

He is friendly and very kind and knowledgeable.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is personable, accessible, responsive both in person and on My Chart, and a kind health care provider. I appreciate his help!

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August 03, 2020

5.0

He is a very like able doctor that takes his time with you and explains any questions.

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July 30, 2020

5.0

The nurses and doctors especially Dr Ravenna are personable kind genuine knowledgeable and talented. I am so glad he is my primary doctor!!!

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July 27, 2020

5.0

I have already referred several friend to dr Ravenna. He is kind, thorough and never rushed. And he responds promptly to my chart questions.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

He is a wonderful listener with practical and helpful answers.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Excellent patient services.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna was friendly and knowledgeable.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna was very attentive and listened to my concerns very carefully. He spent enough time to understand my health concerns and made everything very easy. Excellent job.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

He's excellent. Responsive, thoughtful, and smart.

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July 17, 2020

5.0

Dr Ravenna is a great doctor, I am very comfortable talking to him, his diagnosis and insight is spot on.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Good first impression and seems like a smart doctor.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna takes his time to explain procedures. He listens to my concerns.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

Super relatable and approachable

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June 29, 2020

5.0

He is my new doctor. I only spoke to him on phone, I never met in person yet, but so far I like him a lot.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Great bed side manner. Kind. Smart. Concerned.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

He's great

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Very comfortable experience

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a great doctor and gives great insight to questions I have and always make me feel like my health and safety is top priority

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a great doctor and gives great insight to questions I have and always make me feel like my health and safety is top priority

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Very professional and personable. Explains processes and lays out expectations. Very good listener.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is the best pcp I've worked with. I enjoy going in for visits and check ups.

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June 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna really cares about my concerns and allows me to talk about them. He is very patient and gives informative feedback.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna was excellent."

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June 03, 2020

5.0

People would be so lucky to have a doctor as empathetic and clinically skilled as Dr. Ravenna.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is an excellent physician. He embodies everything a doctor should be- caring, empathetic, intelligent, and a fantastic communicator.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

I would recommend him to my family and friends that are looking for a trusting physician.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Paul Ravenna has always given me his full undivided attention to my health and care needs.

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