Paul A. Ravenna, MD

Paul A. Ravenna, MD

4.8 
209 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Family Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
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 (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

4.8
4.8 
209 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

43 Reviews
November 13, 2019

I love Dr. Ravenna! He is always so caring and helpful and most definitely shows huge concern for all of my medical problems. He always spends a good amount of time with me to make sure we cover all of my issues. I see him every 3 months. I have referred him to everyone close to me that wants an excellent Primary Care doctor.

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October 26, 2019

really like Dr. Ravenna!

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October 05, 2019

I was pleasantly surprised the physician took my medical history. He was open and friendly, and addressed all concerns I had.

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September 12, 2019

My doctor, Dr. Ravenna, was fantastic. It was the end of the day and I had a long list, since I was overdue for an appointment, and he not only let me ask about every item but encouraged me to go through the whole list and addressed every concern I had, effectively. He played Devil's advocate with the low carb diet and gave me multiple solutions for all of my issues. Wonderful and helpful experience.

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September 05, 2019

Dr. Ravenna is an excellent physician. I've been seeing him for more than five years now and I couldn't be happier with the job he does. I've sent several referrals his way.

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September 03, 2019

Always a great experience with Dr. Ravenna.

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August 22, 2019

Best primary care provider I have ever had. Thrilled with *Dr. Ravenna.

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July 31, 2019

Doctor Paul R. been always very supportive explained my medical condition and treatment so well. he always responds to my medical questions so fast whenever i sent him an email with questions concerning my conditions.

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July 20, 2019

Dr.Ravenna is so nice and knowledgeable.

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June 27, 2019

Dr. Ravenna is a very kind and caring physician. I am always treated with respect and understanding to the complexity of my medical diagnosis and the emotional toll it has taken on me. He always replies or calls me very quickly whenever I reach out to him concerned about any issues I am having. He plays a huge part on how my medical problems are taken care of.

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May 17, 2019

i felt heard, and time was given to my questions. explanations were in accessible language and removed my initial hesitation/confusion

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May 06, 2019

Dr. Ravenna was great! he personally called me with the results of a blood test I had done. Usually a nurse or someone else relays the information but it was nice hearing from the doctor himself.

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May 04, 2019

Dr. Paul is fantastic. He listens to my concerns and makes sure he covers all of my issues.

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April 18, 2019

Dr. Ravenna took the time to review my health and his recommendations to move me to a better state of good health. Before I left, he gave me 4 pages reviewing and explaining the next steps, including blood tests, x-rays, mammogram, CT scans, ultrasound, and dermatology exam. Upon completion of the blood tests, Dr. Ravenna sent me a synopsis of his observations and next steps. He is the best physician that I have seen at Northwestern in the past 10 years.

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April 12, 2019

Dr. Ravenna is awesome. I wish I had had him for my doctor when I first moved here.

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April 03, 2019

Paul Ravenna is excellent.

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March 20, 2019

he is also my wife's doctor based on my recommendation and her experience via my healthcare with him.

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February 22, 2019

We changed my meds a bit and he gave me refills. I was quite impressed. He explained things well.

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January 25, 2019

Dr. Ravenna was easily one of the best doctors I've ever been seen by. He is warm, friendly, charismatic, and took his time with me, addressing any and all concerns (always one of my primary concerns).

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January 14, 2019

I am very pleased with my experience as a new patient and look forward to an excellent ongoing relationship.

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December 30, 2018

Dr. Ravenna was great. He's very warm and caring. The physical was in two parts: first a questionnaire then the examination. The whole process was done in a timely manner but never felt rushed. He showed great care in my health issues and I felt better knowing he was my doctor.

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November 15, 2018

I always have a wonderful experience when I come to the office.

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November 14, 2018

My doctor is great, I can never remember how to spell his last name, but I could not recommend him more highly to anyone who is looking for a doctor.

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November 09, 2018

I really liked Dr. Ravenna and hope I can use him as my primary provider.

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November 09, 2018

Doctor Raveena is kind and has good bedside manner.

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October 20, 2018

Dr Ravenna was kind, compassionate and caring which is why I see him. He spent all the time I needed discussing my issues.

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September 26, 2018

Dr. Ravenna is one of the best doctors I have ever seen, and easily the best PCP I have ever had. I have unfortunately seen a lot of doctors in my life due to past health issues and in the past I have felt as if I have had to rehash my medical history with my doctors. This is not the case with Dr. Ravenna, as he always comes in prepared and knowledgeable about my medical history. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Ravenna. He listens, never rushes me and takes time to explain the course of care and answers my questions thoughtfully. He has always been on time, which is extremely rare in my experience, and I cannot express how much I value him as a doctor.

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August 30, 2018

Dr. Ravenna is an excellent doctor, very understanding, very attentive and caring. He listens to our medical issues and has helpful advice and options for our health care. Very easy to communicate with him. We are very thankful to have him as a doctor at Northwestern.

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August 28, 2018

I have a great relationship with Dr. Ravenna. I have a very complicated, complex medical diagnosis so he is is always very thorough and extremely caring, compassionate and kind with the care I am receiving. I'm very lucky to have him as my Primary Care Physician.

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August 08, 2018

*Dr. Ravenna always listen and takes concerns seriously.

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July 28, 2018

Dr Ravenna always takes his time and never rushes and explains everything. He made several recommendations and he was very informative.

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June 21, 2018

*Dr. Ravenna is a thoughtful, and thorough physician. He was prompt, helpful, and followed up with my care needs. He provided an orthopedic referral quickly. I will definitely seek his expertise in the future.

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June 07, 2018

I like that he charted all of my problems so that we can follow up on them, even minor problems.

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May 17, 2018

Dr. Ravenna is exceptional very concerned courteous and willing to listen and explain things I have questions about

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May 14, 2018

Excellent experience top to bottom

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May 11, 2018

very helpful

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April 13, 2018

*Dr. Ravenna is such a caring doctor. I am so glad to have him as my doctor.

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March 23, 2018

Dr. Raveana spent more time with me during the appointment than I'm sure he truly had time for- he never seems rushed, answers all questions, and addresses any concerns. He's also very personable and genuine, beyond what should be expected of any physician but appreciated.

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February 17, 2018

Dr. Ravenna took very good care of my emotional state also. I know I can confidently and confidentiality is safe.

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February 12, 2018

Dr. Ravenna spent the right amount of time for me to feel that my problems were thoroughly reviewed and discussed.

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February 02, 2018

Dr Ravenna was extremely helpful and professional. his follow up communication via my chart are also very prompt and appreciated!

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January 12, 2018

very good doctor interaction

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January 04, 2018

Dr Ravenna is very thorough and knowledgeable.

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