Leigh Ann Gaul, APRN

Leigh Ann Gaul, APRN

Certified Nurse Practitioner

4.6 
198 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Bariatric Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Nurse Practitioner

Education

Professional Education:
MSN, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing - 2003

Certifications and Licensures

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center - Nurse Practitioner-Family (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.6
4.6 

198 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 15, 2023

5.0

She spent more than 30 minutes with me, asking me questions about my medical history, explaining treatment plans and answering all my questions.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Leigh Ann provides good feedback and is direct with me. I respect that. She is also a good listener.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

She’s listening and respectful- notes are a bit harsh but I understand the challenges

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August 05, 2023

5.0

She's amazing and will keep you on track - she's willing to help and give support

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July 29, 2023

5.0

She answers any questions and explains things clearly. Very friendly.

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July 25, 2023

1.0

Not welcoming

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Kind caring and helpful

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July 15, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough and attentive. She was asking questions to find the best possible solutions for my weight issues and was very genuine and honest. She spoke directly and did not coddle me, nor did she patronize me or treat me like I was an idiot. I appreciated her frank, but caring approach.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Did not make assumptions and level set my thinking about my current situation.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

she gave me very good suggestions and I feel we are on the road to healthy weight loss

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Leigh Ann is a great listener and also a great encourager

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June 17, 2023

5.0

She is so easy to talk to and has a lot of knowledge.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

She was great Easy to talk to

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Leigh Ann is good. Understanding and compassionate but firm all at once. She’s my favorite

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Very professional very helpful she was easy to discuss my concerns with. I would highly recommend her

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Professional, helpful with all my questions.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

I am very pleased with her she could actually be my primary doctor and I would be happy

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Leigh Ann Gaul helped me with the best plan for my situation.

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June 06, 2023

2.0

She was just there to push surgery or medication. No thoughts on behaviors that cause problems etc.

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May 31, 2023

3.0

I felt rushed and as though she didn’t have time to listen or didn’t want to listen. She would answer my questions without me even finishing my sentence and so I wasn’t always sure if she knew what I was asking.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

The attention and concern they show.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

so helpful in choosing the right plan of care and medication that might work for you within your personal goals.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

She’s very nice and knowledgeable, and takes her time with me as a patient which is very important to me, especially when making such an important decision as I am.

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May 13, 2023

4.0

I was given another patients paperwork with mine in error. Although this is a mistake, it was stapled on the front of my paperwork with a completely different patients now.

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May 12, 2023

4.0

Helpful

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She was wonderful and didn’t make me feel shameful or like a failure

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May 10, 2023

5.0

She is a very down to earth person and is easy to talk to

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Friendly, encouraging

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April 22, 2023

5.0

very helpful

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April 20, 2023

5.0

She was very caring, helpful and I felt that my issues and concerns were heard and addressed

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April 14, 2023

4.0

She was nice.

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April 09, 2023

5.0

She is so easy to talk to

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March 22, 2023

4.0

Same as above. She seems helpful

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Positive attitude , very smart snd supportive “ Can do” attitude

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March 16, 2023

5.0

She explained everything very well and easy to talk to

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March 16, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable. I wish more appointments were available so this program could be successful.

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March 12, 2023

5.0

Very polite help me understand what I need to help improve my diet how to lose more

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March 11, 2023

5.0

She made me feel comfortable and was very thorough with all her questions and explanations of the next steps to take until my follow up with the surgeon

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March 11, 2023

5.0

Very nice

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March 09, 2023

5.0

An overall caring person

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March 09, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough and kind.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Explains very well

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Explains program thoroughly and works with you to ensure that the program will fit your needs.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

She is friendly, helpful, and listens to the unique issues that I have. She helps me find useful strategies that work with my particular situations/needs.

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February 21, 2023

3.0

Does not have a good bed side matter

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February 21, 2023

5.0

She is caring and personable.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

She explained the whole process and answered all my questions.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

She is the best!

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February 17, 2023

5.0

She listens and is wonderful

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February 17, 2023

5.0

Takes time to discuss issues and concerns

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Nice doctor

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Leigh Ann was especially caring this visit... I have had a rough stretch in my personal life (and no weight loss). I very much appreciated that her first focus was on how I was doing and not on my weight. (We did eventually address food strategies and medications, also.)

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February 03, 2023

3.0

Great personality, but limited options.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

I feel very comfortable talking to her and I believe she understands me.

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January 29, 2023

5.0

Leigh Ann is very nice. She listens to me and suggests and helps me make decisions. I respect her and her knowledge.

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Friendly and kind; supportive

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January 23, 2023

5.0

I feel they're engaged in what my problems are.

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January 22, 2023

5.0

Very caring, professional and spent so much time with me.

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January 21, 2023

5.0

Caring and easy to understand

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January 21, 2023

5.0

Great care

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January 19, 2023

5.0

Leigh Ann shows a great deal of respect for her patients.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

She took her time to explain everything. I didn’t feel rushed.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

She helped it to me about a lot of things about my surgery and my health issue

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Great listener & advice giver, had great feedback.

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January 10, 2023

5.0

She was professional, pleasant and well informed. She seemed interested in me and what I was saying.

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December 27, 2022

5.0

She provides hope as well as doable solutions for weight loss

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December 20, 2022

5.0

She took the time assess subjective history throughly and allowed time for questions. Included me in decisions and treatment plan.

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December 18, 2022

3.0

She takes some getting used to. I don't think she's as forthcoming and informative with details and options as she could be. She sort of waits for you to ask/ come to her with questions.

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December 18, 2022

5.0

She is the best.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

Leigh Ann takes the time with you to make you comfortable and is very professional

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November 23, 2022

5.0

She was very knowledgeable

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November 20, 2022

5.0

She does an excellent job identifying the best POC.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to and informative.

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October 28, 2022

5.0

Makes sure all my questions are answered

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October 28, 2022

5.0

She was welcoming, friendly, & she listened patiently. I felt Comfortable with her

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October 20, 2022

5.0

Competent, thorough

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October 12, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

Leigh Ann took all the time needed to thoroughly gather relevant info to explain my options, answer all my questions, and alleviate any concerns or anxieties I had coming in.

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October 04, 2022

5.0

Leigh Ann listens carefully and is very responsive to my needs. Thankful she is managing this with me.

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October 03, 2022

5.0

Same. Thorough. Kind. Knowledgeable. Helpful.

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September 29, 2022

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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September 26, 2022

3.0

I wasn’t having the surgery and ins wouldn’t pay for medication for weight loss, so she was done with me.

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September 22, 2022

5.0

She explained things well. Didn’t just prescribe medication without explaining reason why.

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September 21, 2022

5.0

Very professional and listened

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Very thorough in explaining treatment plan and responds quickly when I post questions to her in myChart.

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September 16, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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September 15, 2022

5.0

Leigh Ann very helpful suggesting and explaining tools to help with weight loss. Very patient and supportive.

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September 12, 2022

5.0

Helpful, friendly and professional. Was able to discuss my situation and explore the best possible treatment options going forward

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Disclosures

Leigh Ann Gaul, APRN reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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