Ricardo Soares, MD

Ricardo Soares, MD

4.8 
975 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Urology

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Elevated Psa
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Radiation Seed Implants
  • Robotic Kidney Surgery
  • Robotic Prostatectomy

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Porto Faculty of Medicine - 2005
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

975 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Patient, kind. explains technical issues in a simple understable way. You don't feel rushed. You feel like your case and issues are too priority. He listens.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He is a very compassionate doctor and knows his stuff!

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Soares was very professional and he made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Very kind, knowledgeable and wants the best for the patient.

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March 28, 2022

4.0

He is becoming more personal as he has been there longer.

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March 28, 2022

4.0

I tend not to involve myself in other peoples care. However, if asked I would recommend Dr Soares.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He and all of his staff make me feel like I’m there #1 priority when I’m there

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Very thorough

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Thorough, fast and efficient

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Professionalism, much appreciated due diligence and does not hoard his talent.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He took the time to explain things

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March 20, 2022

3.0

r. Sores was late on the appointment by 45 minutes. There was no comment the reason for being late. I had the feeling he did not care.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

seems nice, from my research he seemed up to date about prostate cancer issues. Took time to explain things to me.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He connects with me and my treatment s.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

I feel he is a Very Good Doctor. He has my confidence .

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March 16, 2022

5.0

excellent dr.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

knowledgeable, competent, doctor. listens and talks to us so we understand where we stand in the healing process

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Seems to have real concern about my issue.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Very informative and patient oriented

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He took the time to answer our questions.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Doctor Soares while extremely professional he has a very friendly and comforting personality. I feel so fortunate that my health concern lead me to this Doctor.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

I can text him any time with a question and receive an answer promptly.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Attentive and detailed

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March 03, 2022

5.0

This will be my second kidney stone surgery with Dr. Soares. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

He takes time with you and explains everything.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

great communication during all procedures and ongoing treatment

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very caring Took ample time with me

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Soares is very nice and answers all my questions.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

he was very good at my phone coversation after i explained my diffculty hearing.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Extremely caring and competent physician.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He explains everything well and is available by e-mail.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

He was very good with my care.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Thorough

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Soares always takes the time to answer my questions, he's very professional. All his staff is great too.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Very caring dr

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January 27, 2022

5.0

He does a great job, listens well

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Very helpful.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

How often do people ask others to recommend dr to them

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He knows his stuff .

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January 22, 2022

5.0

They very comprehensive

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Soares was patient and kind. He answered every question and had a treatment plan developed, as he'd reviewed the records prior to our visit.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

I trust and like Dr Soares

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Did a great job on me and still cares about my recovery.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

EXCELLENT Physician in all the important ways!! He is knowledgeable and explains things in a manner which understandable! He saved my life!!

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Professional, quick and straight to the point.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He inspires trust, due diligence and much appreciated professionalism.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Soares is very professional. Always answered my calls. I really appreciate Him. He is the Very Best !!

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Soares was honest with the facts but yet compassionate with the patient.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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January 10, 2022

5.0

He is a great Dr

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January 10, 2022

5.0

quick service and on schedule

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Professional. Listens, explains clearly and ensures understanding

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Proffessional care

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Once again I think he try’s his best to do a good job.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

was such a nice polite great doctor

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December 21, 2021

2.0

Not very informative. Doesn’t seem to care.

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December 21, 2021

1.0

Seemed indifferent to me the whole time

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December 19, 2021

5.0

I already have recommended him to a friend and they are very satisfied and thankful for my referral.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowled.gable

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He is a very knowledgeable doctor.

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December 15, 2021

0.0

He seemed annoyed with me and argumentative and kept shutting me down. I tried explaining that my lower back hurt More when I was experiencing symptoms and he kind of argued with me about where I pointed, and then just brushed it off on my weight. Which yes, my back hurts because of that but I’m trying to explain that it hurt more when I experience symptoms. To be honest he seemed annoyed I was even there. I will not be returning. I will find another doctor.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

I feel confident He will give me the best care. Takes time to explain procedures and listens to my concerns.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

He took his time answering questions and seemed like he cares

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Very nice & explained the results of my procedure very well.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

He is straight forward with us.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Cares about his patients

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Confidence in the service

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Professional, with a smooth running practice.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

He was very knowledgeable, he explained everything and answered my questions and made me feel very at ease.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Soares is an excellent physician.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

He cares about my concerns and answers all my questions every time I see him

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Doctor Soares listen to my concerns. He treated with respect and took care of my problem.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Did a great job on all fronts

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Compute he will talk to you

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He was direct and knowledgeable.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Friendly and quick

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November 18, 2021

5.0

He is the best in the area.

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November 18, 2021

3.0

I think Dr. Soares is very smart and knows what he’s doing. However I don’t think that he listened to me. When I originally met him after my 2nd kidney stone in August, he ordered urine tests to determine if what I was eating was causing my kidney stones. I insisted to him that it’s because I don’t drink enough water. He seemed to disagree, or at least he didn’t want to hear that. He gave me information on types of foods I should not eat such as peanuts and spinach. I went ahead and did the urine tests, only because there was no out-of-pocket cost to me. I did not change my diet one bit except to drink more water. Today he told me that I still have a 5 mm stone in my left kidney. He was freaking me out because no one had told me that. Unfortunately he was looking at my old CAT scan, I do not have any kidney stones as of that CT scan. Like I said, I believe he is very smart. However when physicians are running late and stressed, they’re going to make mistakes. It would’ve been better if he had taken the time to carefully review my history before telling me information that scares me like that, especially since the appointment was over the phone and not in person. It was upsetting and therefore I lose confidence in this physician. If I have to have him as my physician in the future, how can I trust that he’s going to carefully review my history before making a medical decision on me? It was upsetting to me that today he told me that my reason for kidney stones was because I didn’t drink enough water. Like I said it’s like he didn’t listen to me. I told him months ago my academic preparation, knowledge of physiology, and clinical profession in which I work. It’s really important to get to know your patients and to listen to them. Also he told me that I am at very low risk of having another kidney stone. I disagree. If I don’t find a way to drink more water, I’m sure to have another kidney stone. I’m on my own.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

very thorough does a great job explaining things.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He answered all my questions in a easy to understand manor.

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November 06, 2021

4.0

The PA mentioned a pelvic sling or botox to me, but Dr. Soares has mentioned botox in the past and most recently. On my next visit I will inquire more about the other options, but I would expect him to make these options available to me.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Excellent communication, bedside manner, and knows his specialty. His staff are outstanding and super helpful.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and a good Urologist.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Caring

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October 30, 2021

5.0

He’s very handsome

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Impressed

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October 28, 2021

5.0

My experience

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Because I think he is very knowledgeable in what he does. I would recommend Dr Soares any day.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Very interested in his patients health and easy to ask questions.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He answered my questions and took time to listen. Can’t ask for more than that.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He is very good at what he does. Always explains any question I have and before he starts an exam/procedure.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Friendly, caring and professional.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Friendly Doctor. Great advice!

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Very competent and professional- answered all of my ?s

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He is very easy to understand and he is willing to spend time answering any questions or concerns. He makes you feel comfortable and doesnt push you out the door.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

good explanations of what is happening and prompt handling

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Disclosures

Ricardo Soares, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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