Melinda R. Ring, MD

Melinda R. Ring, MD

4.9 
202 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medicine logoNorthwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Integrative Medicine

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

Insurance plans are subject to change. View insurance plans accepted at each hospital and by each NMHC physician group.
Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

Media

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Clinical Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

View Faculty Profile

Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

At Northwestern Medicine, our patient’s feedback is important to us. While different care providers have their own unique strengths, we strive to be as transparent as possible with our quality of care.

Read Ratings FAQs

Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

202 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 26, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 22, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 22, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!

June 24, 2021

5.0

She always expresses her concern I appreciate her insight

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

June 07, 2021

5.0

She understands why I take the medication I take.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

May 20, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

May 18, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

May 10, 2021

5.0

I have - but she is VERY FILLED UP!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!

May 06, 2021

5.0

She's extremely engaged and listens!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

April 29, 2021

5.0

She is thorough

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

April 16, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

April 08, 2021

5.0

Felt well advised and cared for.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

April 05, 2021

5.0

Thorough, good listener, responsive, knowledgeable

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

April 01, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 25, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 16, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 12, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 11, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ring is an excellent doctor!!!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 08, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 11, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 08, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and has helped me very much

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 06, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 06, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 04, 2021

5.0

Trustworthy and knowledgeable and compassionate

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 27, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 23, 2021

5.0

Her Research is untouchable

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 11, 2021

5.0

Easy to communicate

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 11, 2021

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 03, 2021

5.0

She's thoughtful and listens well.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 29, 2020

5.0

Journey to scale healthy living.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 17, 2020

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 11, 2020

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 07, 2020

5.0

She is thorough

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

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.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 03, 2020

5.0

Great and caring doctor.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 19, 2020

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 16, 2020

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 16, 2020

5.0

Good care, responsive physicians.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 12, 2020

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 12, 2020

5.0

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

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 10, 2020

5.0

She's very knowledgeable and personal.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 09, 2020

5.0

Trustworthy, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 09, 2020

5.0

Trustworthy

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring is very warm, compassionate & professional. She explains medical issues, tests, test results & treatment on a level that I can understand. She is so knowledgeable and uses evidence based practice for diagnosis and treatment. We are very lucky to have here at NM.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 09, 2020

5.0

We are so fortunate to have an integrative medicine team at Northwestern Medicine. Their approach to medical issues is very different & based on the latest science, & studies available.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 02, 2020

5.0

I like her approach. She is able to consider and understand a multitude of factors potentially playing into my situation.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

November 02, 2020

5.0

I feel like I'm in good hands. I'm confident of the care I'm receiving.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Melinda Ring is one of the most professional and kind doctor, she listens and understand her patients, extremely attentive to details and patient's history.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 29, 2020

5.0

I get the most professional care at the Department of Integrative medicine

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 22, 2020

5.0

She has always been very responsive to my concerns and explains all options clearly

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 12, 2020

4.0

My first visit with Dr. Ring

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 08, 2020

5.0

she is patient and listens and asks for details

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 08, 2020

5.0

Easy instructions to get on and convenient.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 08, 2020

5.0

Dr Ring is very knowledgeable, attentive and kind. Very happy with my visit, and looking forward to her recommendations and future visits.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 08, 2020

5.0

Very attentive, thoughtful care.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring is a great doctor! I trust her totally to give me the best advice and respect her opinion on helping me with the decisions I make on my bioidentical hormones. She looks at my total health to make sure I am on the right track!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 04, 2020

5.0

My doctors are the best! They are helpful and always make me feel comfortable and that I am getting a good exam or questions that I have answered.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring is very thorough, talented and explains everything. One the best doctors I have ever had .

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 01, 2020

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, professional and personable. I trust her and have confidence in her advise and Recommendations for my care plan

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr Ring and Integrative Medicine are an important and necessary part of my personal preventive healthcare

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 29, 2020

5.0

Spent a very long time in virtual appointment getting comprehensive history.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 29, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 28, 2020

5.0

Took her time w" me. Easy to talk to. Thorough. Felt very comfortable w" her. Like her approach.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 28, 2020

5.0

Great docs. Thorough

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 24, 2020

5.0

She's terrific! Has helped me deal with thyroid issues for many years.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 24, 2020

5.0

Always have been very satisfied with the care from Integrative medicine

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring was able to zero in on potential underlying causes for inflammation. She compliments my medical care by looking at diet & vitamins that may help reduce pain.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 17, 2020

5.0

I like the ease of the video phone visit. NW Internal Medicine staff made all arrangements for visit simple.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring is an excellent & compassionate physician. She addressed all of my concerns & ordered appropriate tests. She will also follow up with me after test results & decide on treatment. I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful integrative medicine physician working with me to find solutions so that I can an optimum state of health & feel better on all levels.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

September 07, 2020

5.0

Excellent physicians & team. They were excellent about adding a telehealth visit at the last minute. I did not give them much notice.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

August 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring is a true professional, and takes her time to ask the right questions. Most importantly, she takes the time to listen and offer great advice in response to my issues. I feel like I have accomplished something (health-wise) after each visit.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

August 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring was very patient and took a great deal of time to access my medical situation and followed through with lots of great resources.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

August 14, 2020

5.0

Both of my Doctors Brickner and Doctor Ring are very caring and concerned.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 30, 2020

5.0

When you meet a caring and Professional Doctor, that make you feel you can tell other people about the doctor, helping the health care of others.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 30, 2020

5.0

The concern of the Doctor in helping me to heal. I felt in good hands and medically in good care.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 27, 2020

5.0

Dr Ring always listens and takes an interest in my whole health and how it relates to my life.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 27, 2020

5.0

Great Doctor answers all your questions and concerns!!!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 27, 2020

5.0

If it was dr ring a 10

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ring is great. She is very attentive and follows up on all issues/concerns.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 27, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and preventative approach

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 23, 2020

5.0

She stays on top of the treatment she prescribed and has an informed POV.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 23, 2020

5.0

Dr ring has been extremely helpful to me and keeps me informed during my appointments.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 09, 2020

5.0

She is extremely thorough.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 09, 2020

5.0

I love Dr Ring

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

July 09, 2020

5.0

Very thoughtful and thorough intake, I felt heard, cared for, seen, acknowledged and that is important.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

June 29, 2020

5.0

She is personable, concerned, skillful, a great listener and genuinely cares about the whole person.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.