Paul A. Ravenna, MD

Paul A. Ravenna, MD

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Primary Specialty

Family Medicine

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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
Alignment 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 

522 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 25, 2022

5.0

very easy to communicate and get all information

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Very nice. Seemed very knowledgeable. Looking forward to getting to know him better but as a first visit very satisfied.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Always gives me the time I need. Knowledgeable.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He listened to all of my concerns, addressed any questions I had and was very thorough in his examination asked and answered questions. I didn't feel rushed.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He takes his time to explain everything in an Easy to understand way

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Very efficient

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He's incredibly kind and an amazing care provider. He listened to what I had to say, asked thoughtful questions, and took my relaying of my symptoms seriously. Absolutely wonderful care.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very caring and responsive doctor.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, he listens to the problems very attentive.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He is caring and thorough.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

He understands the situation well and is proactive

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dependable and friendly

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ravenna listened to my concerns and made me feel like I was heard.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a great doctor. Very responsive whenever I message him and easy to talk to.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Personable and helpful. Pretty cool

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Paul is an excellent doctor and human being. Great bedside manner and quick, thoughtful diagnoses and action plans.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Friendly, patient, on time, really great experience.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Ravenna was excellent. I don’t think a physician has ever made me feel so comfortable in my life. He addressed all my issues, and I look forward his continued care.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and very thorough.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is extremely knowledgeable and explained everything to me in detail, he was patient empathetic to my concerns and put me at ease with his explanation of my treatment

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is the best doctor I have ever had. His aptitude in caring for GNC people comes through in every interaction (despite the many obstacles provided by the deeply transphobic medical apparatus through which he must necessarily deliver such care). I would recommend him to anyone in search of a warm, kind, and efficient medical provider, and especially to anyone desiring a queer-competent PCP.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

One of the best

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He listens to my concerns and makes me feel I am a participant in my treatment.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Good listener, doesn’t judge, gives good advice and seems to care about his patients and doesn’t rush things.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

No issues good referrals

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ravenna has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever encountered, and he backs it up with a genuine commitment to patient advocacy. I didn't doubt for a moment that he was invested not only in my health, but in my well-being. That is to say, my safety and comfort while under his care. Very grateful for his steady warmth and his ability to engage his patients without condescension or judgment.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Very attentive to my needs and skilled in his work with me

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December 30, 2021

5.0

I have been a nurse for 44 years. Dr. Ravenna is hands-down the best physician I have ever dealt with: patient, “connects the dots” and doesn’t just focus on one thing, includes me in decisions, and is incredibly kind.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravina is outstanding. He is the best doctor that I have ever had. He listens to me, talks to me at my level and never seems judgmental

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is very compassionate and knowledgeable. He treats patients with respect and listens.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Caring took his time to listen a pin point issues

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna always spends the appropriate time to discuss test results and recommendations during my annual physical exams.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Profesional.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He’s a caring and attentive to my health and any issues I have concerns about.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He has a comforting presence in his providing of care.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful and easy going, answered questions in easy to understand way and took my thoughts into account when it comes to care decisions.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna listens to my issues, takes the time to answer all of my questions & shows he cares about me getting better. Explains things thoroughly. His sense of humor also helps calm me given my anxiety in medical settings. Very thankful to have him as my PCP.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Professional, good listener, practical

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November 28, 2021

5.0

He had me change my life style , exercise diet, I thought was never going to happen. He did not best me over the head, but he made it clear what could happen if I did not make changes.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional and detailed.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna listens carefully to my concerns and gives me clear answers to my questions.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Paul Ravenna feels more like a friend than a doctor. He genuinely cares about me and my health. I feel truly blessed to have found him as my primary care physician!

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Because everyone is nice and very happy to assist you with your medical problems

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November 12, 2021

5.0

His staff rocks too.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Not enough exposure to grant him a full 10, but he quickly diagnosed my problem, patiently explained the problem, treatment plan, etc Answered all my questions to my satisfaction

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November 03, 2021

5.0

He's great. Great listener, explains everything really well, and a very nice personality

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Ravenna is great - he listens and is honest but kind.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to. I trust his advice.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is the best doctor I’ve ever had. He’s extremely professional with great bedside manner. I recommend him to all my friends!

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October 31, 2021

5.0

He listens to your concerns. Very attentive. Very knowledgeable of your questions and concerns.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

His professionalism, knowledge and kindness.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is responsive to my health needs and seeks resolution. He has been proactive and empathetic to my high blood pressure and seeking a medicine that will control it that I am not allergic to or react negatively to. Also, he probably saved my life this year. I was going to forgo a screening mammogram but he insisted. They found a small cancerous mass on my left breast. If i have postponed the mammogram until next year, the results could have been much different.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

He is caring, he knows and remember everything about you.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

He is friendly. He listens to me and I never feel rushed.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

He listens and asks questions. Appears very knowledgeable. Friendly

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a really caring doctor and takes his time with me - addressing all my medical concerns .

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October 22, 2021

5.0

he is a great guy and has a great team with him.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is friendly and takes his time and seems to genuinely care about his patients.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna listens to me and gives me current and informative medical advice

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Good listener, has lots of options he presents.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He’s very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Also gives good care

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is so patient and listens so well! He really explains everything he does as he is doing it. He's always so pleasant and always gets back to us when we ask to talk with him.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

He is such a personable and clearly well-informed Dr. He knows how to put one at ease, speak as a regular human without sounding condescending or off-putting.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Empathy, honesty, prgamatism

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Does his absolute best to keep me informed and healthy

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Ravenna takes his time with you and I never feel rushed for my annual check ups.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Personable and thorough.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Great experience, even on a video call. The doctor addressed all of my concerns and questions, gave me a plan to contact him in three days if I don’t feel improvement from the prescription. Exactly what I needed.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is the best. I can’t say enough great things about. He is always on time, very kind and does a great good explaining everything.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Thoughtfulness, excellent demeanor, took time to understand and diagnose with intent to solve the problem

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Very friendly. Took his time to understand my needs.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

He is caring, attentive, and thorough.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Ravenna is knowledgeable, kind and understanding He never rushes through an appointment

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Very personable

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna clearly takes the time to get to know his patients and shows great care for me as an individual. I appreciate his in-depth explanations, both of diagnoses and medication options.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Good manner, great communication. I feel he has a good sense of what any issue is and is open about how to tackle whatever happens.

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Paul Ravenna is extremely helpful, caring, understanding, and easy to talk to.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a very responsive and thorough doctor.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Ravenna is so attentive and answered any concerns we had. Vey thorough and amazingly pleasant.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful and thorough and non-judgemental

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Very concerned

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He listened to me and had a plan for my concerns

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Clear communicator

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Caring attitude

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is so personable, kind, knowledgeable, and spends a lot of time discussing any and every topic.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Love my doctor! He makes you feel comfortable and always clearly communicates and I always feel like I can trust what he says!

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He listened to my concerns and provided full information for treatment options.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Genuine, knowledgeable, and professional. Caring and empathetic. He's the best doctor I've had in a very long time.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is genuinely concerned about his patients. His follow-up with me and attention to detail and diagnostic testing is the best that I have encountered at Northwestern or any other medical facility. Each time that I meet with Dr. Ravenna my confidence and trust in his medical expertise and dedication to identifying my medical issues are reinforced. I am happy to recommend Dr. Ravenna to friends/colleagues when asked for a physician referral.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

The nicest doctor at your facility. He listens. He cares. And he’s kind.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

He is one of the kindest, most caring doctors that my 88 year old father has ever had!

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He takes his time. He listens. He answers questions.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Very nice. Willing to explain medical terms.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Thorough and efficient

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Nice guy. Cares. Thoughtful.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Ravenna was very knowledgeable upbeat and genuinely cared about my well being

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ravenna is a great listener, thorough with his explanation, great follow ups.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

I appreciated his knowledge and demeanor.

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Disclosures

Paul A. Ravenna, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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