Melinda R. Ring, MD

Melinda R. Ring, MD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 1994
Residency:
University of Chicago - 1997

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Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Clinical Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
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Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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4.9
4.9 

229 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Feel listened to. Value her recommendations

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Ring is ver knowledgeable, a great listener and has a unique specialty

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Melinda Ring is by far the best doctor I have ever had. She is thorough, exceptionally knowledgeable, and provides valuable suggestions regarding nutrition, treatment options, testing, and routes to pursue with my health. She is responsive via MyChart which I really appreciate, since patients in her dept are not able to speak to their doctors via phone. She is also very kind, empathetic, understanding and easy to talk to. I am so grateful she is my doctor!

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Ring is a leader in her field & great listener

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Ring takes the time to listen and patiently answer any questions that I have. She is extremely knowledgeable and offers insight from a holistic perspective. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Melinda Ring is an excellent physician. She is very knowledgeable about the latest literature & studies. She is able to summarize all the data & present the information & her recommendations in a simple way that I can understand. She is also very compassionate & encouraging.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She’s attentive and interested in my well being. Never rushes me and very pleasant. I always look forward to our appointment

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February 11, 2022

5.0

I would recommend Dr Ring to anyone. She brings excellence to all that she does, is caring and thoughtful in her recommendations, and I always feel that she hears my concerns.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Ring is kind, compassionate and thorough. I always appreciate and enjoy our visits and deeply value her medical advice. Her recommendations over the years are why I feel more healthy today.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

She’s excellent… always.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

She takes an integrated total body and mind approach to medicine.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Ring listens and cares and makes me feel like she has my back. She explains things in a way that I can understand and makes me comfortable sharing.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

She knows what shes doing. She cares about her patients.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ring listens to my concerns and recommends treatment options that I look forward to trying.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She listens and looks not only at tests but considers symptoms also.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and thorough

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and smart and easy to talk with

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December 09, 2021

5.0

I have never been in such great health as I was in Dr. Ring’s care.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Ring is a very knowledgable doctor and I rely on her health advice

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Her thoroughness

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Most caring doctor yet professional. Listens and responds with helpful and knowledgeable answers to apply for healing.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring asks questions and listens to my answer, my thoughts and MY questions. She responds to my emails.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring takes time to listen. I always feel that she addresses my concerns and is very knowledgeable. I know I’m in the best of care. I couldn’t ask for a better doctor.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

She is an absolute expert in the field of HTR and she has been very helpful in helping me navigate menopause (and post). She is thoughtful and takes time to understand how I'm doing/feeling.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

She goes above and beyond for her patients and listens.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

It is rare to find a practitioner that integrates holistic healing and not focus only on one-way treatment. Dr. Ring is thorough in her assessments and it feels like she looks at every angle to work with me to protect every part of my body.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Melinda Ring is an excellent caring patient doctor who listens well and will always provide alternate options.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Attentive, thorough, and kind

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October 26, 2021

5.0

She is a good listener, and remembers her patients.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Quite knowledgeable with my issues and offers immediate attention with recommendations of procedures and or supplements. Always responds in a timely manner. Pleasant nature. Never rushing off without addressing the issue at hand. Always follows up. The best!

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring is easy to talk to and knows may health records well from the many years I have been her patient.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring is an excellent provider!! She listens, gets to the bottom of things and always has a plan. Never misses any areas of ones health and always has other options. She is simply one of the best providers I have ever had.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Ring is outstanding. She is knowledgeable and compassionate. She’s always on cutting-edge. I’d be lost without her.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Ring takes a thoughtful, integrative approach to healing and maintaining good health.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

She is a rockstar!

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Ring is amazing. She is attentive, patient, listens well and is compassionate and understanding.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

She pays attention, offers options

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Ring is the best. She listens to my concerns and explains her recommendations very clearly so I understand.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

She takes time to address my concerns and has helped me on my road to wellness.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

She is the best!!!

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September 09, 2021

5.0

She listens well and provides me with the tools I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I like her wholistic approach. Great doctor!

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September 09, 2021

5.0

It was clear to me that the attention given by Dr. RING was is and in all likelihood will continue to be the nature of how she handles patience Caring, considerate, professional while looking toward resolution for medical challenges

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July 26, 2021

5.0

This was my first visit with Dr. Ring. She listened carefully, asked important questions to try and understand the best plan forward to diagnosing and treating my medical issues. I did not feel rushed.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Made the telemedicine system easier and more thorough than I expected. Very competent, professional and responsive.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

I love Dr Ring. She has helped me so much throughout the years

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Love Dr. Ring great practitioner in creating a plan for health.

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June 28, 2021

4.0

I really like her so far. I feel like she's really listened to me and I'm looking forward to working with her to improve my overall health.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

She always expresses her concern I appreciate her insight

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Caring and thoughtful about her approach to treatment- she prescribed a medicine that brought me from intermittently bed ridden to significantly more functional

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June 07, 2021

5.0

She understands why I take the medication I take.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

She's a good listener and I can tell she remembers her patients.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring is thorough and provides proactive, thoughtful care with compassion.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

I have - but she is VERY FILLED UP!

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She's extremely engaged and listens!

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She is thorough

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring's advice has helped me on my path to wellness.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Felt well advised and cared for.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Thorough, good listener, responsive, knowledgeable

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April 01, 2021

5.0

She is a good and compassionate person, I really appreciate that.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

She is thoughtful and caring. I really appreciated the research she did on my behalf and that she sent it to me so promptly.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Ring was INCREDIBLE! She took an extreme amount of time to review my history, my labs, and truly listen to my story. I did not feel rushed and felt truly cared for. In addition, Dr Ring was thoughtful abut her plan for me and didn't recommend unnecessary tests. I walked away feeling heard and understood and that was refreshing, considering I've left feeling frustrated with other providers.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to listen and provides information that is helpful.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring was very thorough and detailed in her questions, and seemed genuinely interested in my particular case. Additionally she sent me a detailed, comprehensive plan based on our discussion the day before.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Caring, patient, listens attentively with follow up questions to obtain accurate information, follow up with personal care plan.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Made me feel at ease immediately and was thorough and professional in understanding my concerns, and presenting treatment options.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring is an excellent doctor!!!

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March 08, 2021

5.0

She is so knowledgeable and personable. Shows a high level of concern for her patients

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March 01, 2021

5.0

She spent at least an hour asking me questions, as well as listening to my story in order to formulate her plan of care.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Melinda Ring is by far the best doctor I've ever had. She has effectively treated a few conditions/illnesses simultaneously, several with very similar symptoms. She is compassionate, understanding, and truly brilliant. She has an astounding depth and breadth of knowledge. She has successfully guided me and managed the treatment of issues including hypothyroidism, perimenopause, and prediabetes. I've worked with her for years, and I completely and thoroughly trust her experience and opinion. She even recommended resources and books on nutrition that reversed my prediabetes. She is responsive on email between appointments, very thorough in explaining lab results, an empathic listener, and a truly caring person. If she were accepting new patients I would immediately send my parents and my best friend to her. (They have been looking for a really good doctor, and can't find one). I cannot recommend Dr. Ring highly enough. She's an incredible doctor and a very wonderful person. I am so, so grateful to be her patient.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring is extremely thorough, and knowledgable in a very wide variety of medical issues and treatments. She looks at each patient's condition holistically. Also, at my initial appointment many years ago, Dr. Ring ordered a specific blood test that revealed the source of my ongoing weakness and exhaustion when my former GP and a rheumatologist did not. Taking iron changed my life.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

She is very competent in her field and she is good at problem solving

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February 08, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and has helped me very much

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Caring doctor. Dr. Ring listens to you and works with you to obtain the best care. Great doctor!

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring is a very responsive and knowledgeable doctor. She always takes the best possible care of her patients.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Trustworthy and knowledgeable and compassionate

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring does a great job of keeping on top of the latest treatments or courses of action. She remembers things about my life and is co cerner about my well being as a whole person.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

listened to current situation/ issues. and had immed feedback and plan to move forward. beyond helpful.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Great to take one day off and do all preventive medicine in one place and receive great service. Time is a challenge for me, this allows me to take care of health in one place efficiently.

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January 23, 2021

5.0

Her Research is untouchable

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January 14, 2021

5.0

I love her. She pays attention to every detail and genuinely cares. I have recommended her to everyone I know.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Easy to communicate

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January 11, 2021

5.0

She is a wonderful physician. She is knowledgeable and professional and really knows how to take care of my medical problems so that they are not problems anymore.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring always takes time to answer my questions and concerns, wbich keeps me on my path to wellness.

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January 03, 2021

5.0

She's thoughtful and listens well.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Journey to scale healthy living.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

She's thorough but personal and works hard to help you find solutions.

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December 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Ring did a thorough review of my medical history during my first consultation with her.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

She is thorough

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Very happy with Dr. Ring's care. Extremely thorough and appreciate how she looks at me comprehensively. I find her to be knowledgeable and caring and we have already made strides in areas that I have been dealing with for over 4 years with other doctors.

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December 03, 2020

5.0

Great and caring doctor.

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November 19, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, empathetic, helpful, responsice, involves patient in treatnent.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Very well informed and clearly motivated to help her clients. Kind individual.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Good care, responsive physicians.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Very thorough exam and test results review, very clear explanations, expert knowledge

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Convinience to talk to my doctor from home, good connection, clear expert instructions from my doctor

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November 10, 2020

5.0

She's very knowledgeable and personal.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Trustworthy, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring.

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Disclosures

Melinda R. Ring, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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