Bianca Elena Barcelo, MD

4.6 
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Primary Specialty

Neurology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson - 2016
Residency:
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson - 2020
Fellowships:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2021

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Instructor, 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 Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.6
4.6 

470 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Awesome doctor

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August 25, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and also has a good “bedside” manner.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo listens to me and takes appropriate action to help me manage my chronic illness. She comes off as attentive, empathetic, and knowledgeable which are qualities I greatly value in a health care provider.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr.Barcelo was very nice and helpful and easy to talk to.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

She is kind, caring, efficient and knowledgeable

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August 22, 2023

5.0

She is thorough. Knowledgeable, patient and friendly. She approaches the situation in different ways to make sure the person is getting better.

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August 20, 2023

4.0

Right now I do not know anyone who requires a neurologist.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She is very professional

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She listened and took me seriously. Knowledgeable.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She listens and is very proactive in finding solutions. She is never dismissive and she has no problem with referring you to someone for other opinions or to get answers that she doesn't have. She is always pleasant and respectful.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Listen carefully explain good

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August 02, 2023

5.0

See above. Plus she is infectiously happy!

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo is an amazing doctor. She really cares about her patients. Took her time and answered all my questions. I’m grateful I found her!

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August 01, 2023

5.0

She is attentive, friendly and made me feel cared for

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Bianca is very empathetic and actively listens to my concerns

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Prompt, kind and attentive.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Professional kind physician

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Professional and friendly and kind

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Super friendly, explains options/treatments.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

She’s amazing

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July 18, 2023

4.0

very nice and thorough

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo represents all you can ask for in a physician. She cares for you like a family member and has the expertise in her field evident in how she treats you as a patient. I could not ask for a better doctor.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo is professional, friendly and willing to spend the time exploding her decision. She is also the first doctor who spent the time showing me the actual brain scan and the workings of my brain. She was thorough in her education as well as carrying. Kudos to her and those she is training.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo has been great even though we have not found any relief for Lindas headaches .Dr Barcelo explained to Linda not to give up hope that she is continuing to try to find something to help Linda which gave Linda hope that there is something out there to help with the chronic pain she is suffering from .

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Great listener. Caring. Attention to details.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Love. Brilliant. Smart. Cares. Does clinical and research.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

I’m always reluctant to share the excellent doctor names, it makes it more difficult to get an appointment. But no one should have to search through all the questionable neuros like I have.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

She was extremely knowledgeable

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo gave me my life back. Her empathy, willingness to listen and give evidence based care is apparent. It took me several providers within NWM to find her, and I wish all could be her first stop. Dr. Barcelo did not rush the appt, gave practical recommendations and even provided evidence that a physician within the hospital had given misinformation on several accounts regarding my care. Dr. Barcelo continued care under the “test not guess” standard, which was helpful to give a baseline that other neurologists in NWM were not able to provide.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

She can treat my condition and she told me of other things she could do for me l really liked her for the first time.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

She is kind and compassionate.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo is always up to date on new medicines and migraine protocols. She was on time (even wonderfully a bit early) for our appointment and she is empathetic towards my needs.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo is knowledgeable, kind, she knows her patients and takes her time with them. She is a gem.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

She actually listened and wanted to help. She even made sure I was agreeable to the new care plan.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and knowledgeable of things that was going on with me.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

She was great

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June 07, 2023

5.0

The doctor will patiently let me know my condition and provide the necessary tests and follow-up treatment.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

She has been consistently helpful and responsive in addressing my ongoing headache.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

She listened, asked questions, changed incorrect dosage and suggested additional treatments.

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June 03, 2023

5.0

She doesn’t rush you out if your appointment and seems thorough.

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June 01, 2023

2.0

She made up comments in her notes about my last Botox treatment that I never said. I told her that I saw no change in headache but she put in notes I saw 50 percent improvement in severity frequency and duration of migraine which is a flat out lie that I never said and I'm on disability for migraine if they do check on medical visits and see in her notes that I said I was better when I most definitely never said I was I don't know how that could impact my eligibility

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June 01, 2023

5.0

I have been seeing Dr Barcelo for over a year now and she has been amazing every single time. She takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions. I have recommended her to friends and coworkers.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

She is very professional caring and compassionate about her patients and that’s what makes her so different 😥 than other #1

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Always appreciate her kindness and efficiency. Doesn’t waste time but doesn’t feel rushed.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

She was very kind and compassionate!!

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Knowledge and manner

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May 22, 2023

5.0

She took my concerns seriously, reviewed the various treatment options, and did not make me feel pressured into making a decision right then and there.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo listened attentively to my concerns and created a plan that was easy to understand. She made it clear what our next steps were and made sure that all my questions were answered and I understood the plan of care.

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Thorough, thoughtful, respectful, concerned, listens. Takes her time and treats you as a person, not just another patient.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

I would give her a 10 but the office and staff are difficult and I can never be sure what info is actually being given to Dr. Barcello.

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May 18, 2023

2.0

I felt this appt was a waste of time…nothing was resolved as far as how Covid has caused my condition.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Good and patient

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo is a brilliant doctor: highly knowledgeable and analytical as well as caring and clear. I couldn’t be happier with my care.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

She has helped me so much. I can’t thank here enough. She listens to me and cares about my care. She is so smart and professional.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Polite, pleasant, prompt, professional& Dr.Barcelo listens with no judgment feeling. Thank you Dr..Barcelo.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

She was patient and caring

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April 25, 2023

4.0

Only one visit, but doctor did order follow-up testing which should be helpful.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo is extremely knowledgeable and competent and accommodating, everything I would want in a doctor for my friends and family.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough and ask very specific questions. I’ve seen another neurologist and Dr. Barcelo asked more questions in one appointment than my doctor has asked in the year than I saw them.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

I love Barcelo. Compétent smart kind brilliant warm. Great human and neurologist.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo is always personable and efficient, without feeling rushed. I appreciate being able to been seen on time instead of waiting a long time.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

She is a very personable doctor and appeared to care what I thought and just showed genuinely concern.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

The session is short the Doctor examined, discussed the matter to - I can understand - got the medication for me to take and the follow up after nice and sweet

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo is professional, caring, detailed. She explains things in a manner that is understandable, and re-searches all options. In the resolution of your problem. I have already recommended her to others in my family.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo has great empathy for her patients and I think she does a great job administering the shots.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Very professional caring!

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March 24, 2023

1.0

Dr. Barcelo showed zero compassion when I fell to the floor right in front of her. She walked away after being told that I was feeling faint and dizzy after receiving the Botox for migraine, without doing or saying anything.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Best Neurologist/Headache Specialist I have ever encountered. She is very personable and knowledgeable, especially being a migraine sufferer herself. I feel blessed to have her as my physician.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Answered all questions and was very specific in everything

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Very caring and compassionate.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, answered all my questions and was very reassuring

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Offered good options and suggestions.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

She always finds out how I am, what happened since I last saw her and tries to find solutions to my current health issues.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Barcelo is a wonderful listener, educator and advocate. I wish I had found her sooner. She shared her rationale and foundations to question another NWM provider’s recommendations. It’s hard to believe the discrepancies between providers, however, I am happy to have a plan to help better my health.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. was attentive to needs .

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March 02, 2023

5.0

The ability to give care with clarity and provide ease of treatment step by step was so amazing of Dr. Barcelo...

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo is efficient and friendly. She is very competent in performing the procedures. I like that I typically do not have to wait very long in either the exam or waiting room. This makes me feel like she values my time, especially for these visits where I am just coming for an injection.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Explained everything in detail. Took time to answer my questions and concerns.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

I love Dr. Barcelo. She is very caring and professional.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Great listener and very encouraging

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Awesome

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February 22, 2023

5.0

I am so grateful for Dr Barcelo! She diagnosed my health problems and provided very effective treatments.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Barcelo took ample time to help me with all of my questions!

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Disclosures

Bianca Elena Barcelo, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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