Douglas L. Ambler, MD

Douglas L. Ambler, MD

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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1995
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1998

Board Certifications

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

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

904 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Best ever

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler explains issues well and gives me time to ask questions.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He takes care of any medical issues and always listens and explain things, never in a rush. He remembers me and is friendly.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler always takes the time to listen. He went out of his way to help me with test scheduling at the hospital. He really cares.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Thorough. Compassionate. Never rushed.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

He cares about his patients and takes the steps to do what is needed.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Fantastic and caring doctor

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Thorough evaluation and exolanation of issues

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler has taken phenomenal care of my family, including my mother and my sister, as well as my own primary care. He is thorough, professional, and genuinely cares.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Has been my personal physician for quite a few years. He listens and takes time to handle personal concerns.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He listens to my questions and tries to solve the problem.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr Ambler's for almost 20 years. He always takes the time to answer my questions and explains everything clearly.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is the best

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He’s a great doctor who takes a pragmatic approach to treatment that I appreciate.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

The appointment was very detailed, about my lab results and being well fit. Suggestions and explanation of the labs brought a good out look in keeping fit at 73 years old.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Very patient and thorough.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Ambler for about 9 years and he has never let us down. He listens to our problems then offers a solution or recommendation.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Takes time. Thorough and kind. Knowledgeable.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

I appreciate Dr. Ambler in many ways. He gives me an opportunity to explain my health concerns and really listens. He addresses the concerns thoroughly and capably. I just had my Welcome to Medicare visit with Dr. Ambler and I’m grateful he combined it with a thorough physical exam, ordering labs, and eliminating the need for separate visit. Again, he was very thorough, giving special attention to my fluctuating blood pressure issue. In addition, Dr. Ambler communicates in a warm and caring manner. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Ambler as my doctor. He has been consistently exceptional.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He listens. Doesn't rush you out. Very caring.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He took the time to answer all my questions asked if I had any more questions never felt rushed had answers for everything great guy need more people like him to

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Good demeanor and comminication.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Shows he cares, easy to talk to, explains things thoroughly.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He is intuitive, knowledgeable, and knows CDH.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Smart, Patient listener, Amazing bedside manner and very compassionate.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Very caring and willing to answer any questions. very knowledgeable.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

He listens, tells the truth, and gives options.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Thorough, educated, respectful and patient.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent diagnostician with care that includes the entire person .

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February 22, 2022

4.0

This would be a 10 if Dr. Ambler didn’t have such limited number of office hours

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is very caring and knowledgeable! I trust him completely!

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is very interested in what you tell him and he believes in what you are saying when I sx he fill out the form so the and Knew my condition and would believe me if he didn't do that they think I don't what I am talking about and give to much

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor. Good listener.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

I happen to like my Doctor and his staff very much. Always feel like they are listening to me.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler listens. He does not hurry through his visits. He explains everything thoroughly.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Outstanding doctor with compassionate attitude.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough. Answers all my questions. Never rushes me out. I have a lot of confidence in him.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler is very thorough in his exams and also cares about his patients.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Listens well, treats me with care and wisdom.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very hard to explain - Dr. Ambler treats you like a friend. He listens and provides feedback - without judgement. So rare and so appreciated.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

He has excellent bedside manor. He is thorough he is smart

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler listens, is never in a hurry and is an excellent physician.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough and not rushed

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler really listens to his patients. He allows appropriate patient input and provides medical information and advice with clarity and compassion.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

He is thorough caring and compassionate. He takes a personal interest in my needs.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

no better Dr

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Sincere personality, knowledge of subject matter, great communication skills, high degree of integrity.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Caring & thorough

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and friendly

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and detailed

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Prompt appointment and wonderful, caring care.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He always listens and he knows what he's doing. He tells me the truth even when I don't want to hear it.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, extremely helpful

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Discussed issues, respectful of my opinion, but supplied additional data I should consider.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He is responsive to my questions

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler is amazing. He's been my doc for almost 25 years. He lets you speak and he listens. He'll let you be apart of your care and discusses options. I'm very thankful that he's my doc. It's rare to find one like him!

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He is a very caring person and easy to talk to. You don't feel silly telling him about a problem. Explains things in a way for us to understand.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler is thorough, I do not feel rushed and I fully trust he will give me the correct information and advice on my health. He discusses matters in a calm fashion and allows time for questions/concerns. In the past if I have contacted him through myChart he has always responded quickly.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Douglas ambler has been our family doctor for over 20+ years he's an excellent Dr he took care of my wife she passed on 11 2021 he's such an excellent Dr for her he made sure and did everything possible her whole life he took care of her he's such an asset to Northwestern I am so grateful that he was my wife's doctor she pass very peacefully and with no pain and she always think them every time he saw her and she thak all the nurses at CDH Northwestern the excellent staff that took care of my wife over 20+ years again I am so thankful that he was her doctor I can't put enough words to tell you how great a doctor he was and all the doctors that take care of my wife and especially the surgeon doctor Anthony Altomare they are all like family to us they are so such special people and that's reason we always went to CDH Northwestern for the care they gave my wife thank you for all your love every time she was there

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Attentive and straightforward in advice

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler is incredibly kind, provides the information you need and makes the visit so relaxing.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Takes his time with his patients. Never feel rushed when seeing Dr Ambler.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He has been my Dr. for many years and I think he is awesome.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Competency, attentiveness to patient, focus on patient.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

He’s the best Takes the extra time I need Explains all well CARES

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ambler is exceptionally attentive, conscientious, thorough, and up-to-date!

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable. Listens

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January 03, 2022

5.0

he listens and answered my questions he is very personable

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Thorough Dr. willing to listen. Never problematic upon Dr. visit.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Ambler always provides competent and compassionate care to me. I feel confident when I speak with him that everything will be alright. He takes the time to make sure he answers all questions and treats more than the physical side of the issue. Sometimes the spirit needs attention as well. Dr. Ambler is just a superb physician and an even better human being!

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December 26, 2021

5.0

He’s a great doctor

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December 24, 2021

5.0

He listens and explains things in an understanding way.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Very caring and knowledgeable doctor

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Because he very clear with explanation

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor. Compassionate.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ambler is amazing

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Extremely professional, courteous, and very good at listening to the patient

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional, pleasant

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December 16, 2021

5.0

There is no Dr that compares to him. He always has the most up to date research at his fingertips and he never rushes you. He is extremely personable and caring, smart and objective. It has always been such a gift to me and my family to have him as our family doctor. ❤️

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ambler is an excellent Dr.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Interaction and attention to individualized care

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ambler was thorough and very easy to communicate with.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

I think he is a very good doctor

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Skilled, professional, cares for his patients

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December 07, 2021

5.0

He’s been my primary care physician for over 25 years.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Always pleased with his counsel.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgable doctor Takes time during my visit and doesn’t rush Good follow through with questions Answers my chart quickly

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December 03, 2021

5.0

I feel Dr. Ambler takes the time to discuss any of your concerns and you never feel rushed.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ambler is knowledgeable and personable, and well respected.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable, caring, practical.

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December 02, 2021

4.0

Very knowledgeable and relatable

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He is patient, LISTENS to me & gives me common sense advice.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Complete and detailed answers to your questions, gives you all the time you need.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Has a personal touch.wish he were more available

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Again seeing Dr. Ambler who is always very in my health and also my life.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He has been my Dr. for years

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He’s been with me for many years and helps me!

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, personable, thorough and covered all of my questions and concerns. Made me fell like his most important patient.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Ambler does a good job of listening and explains things clearly.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

He is always helpful and understands what is going on in many ways.

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