Matthew J. O'Brien, MD

Matthew J. O'Brien, MD

4.9 
296 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School - 2004
Residency:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, 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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

296 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

68 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

68 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Very caring young physician - listens to my thoughts and concerns - and has greatly helped me through several years already.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

he is an excellent physician, knowledgeable and thoughtful

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He listens and gives positive feedback and good suggestions for health moving forward.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr O’Brien is very patient and thorough. Great bedside manner.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable Good listener

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Thorough, caring and efficient

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr O’Brien is very thorough and efficient.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Personable, friendly and xtremeky competent. Gets high accolades from his peers

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July 02, 2023

5.0

thoughtrul, knowledgeable. attentive

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July 02, 2023

5.0

Smart physician Easy to talk to

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Already did, He’s a great people person and knowledgeable in all perspectives that we approached.( I have many medical issues for a farm boy.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

I have stated before that Dr O’Brien treats my soul and not just my ailments. That wasn’t hyperbolic. I’ll repeat that anytime I get the opportunity to. His skill and patience as a medical practitioner is UNMATCHED.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

He’s a very good doctor

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June 09, 2023

5.0

I would recommend Dr. O'Brien to friends and family.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Results Patience Conscientious

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May 09, 2023

5.0

he has been my doctor for years an always explain to me very clear what i have an get me better

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April 28, 2023

5.0

He’s a great doctor and I appreciate him.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

He was very kind and professional.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Extremely professional, highly knowledgeable, he makes you feel like you're talking to a friend you've known for many years.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

He has your best interests at heart and will give you a way to get there and he listens and cares.

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March 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. O’Brien has always listened to my concerns regarding my personal health concerns and issues. And, definitely evaluated and included my thoughts when designing new game plans for my health care.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. O’Brien listens and explains everything to me. He’s a great doctor.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

He is very patient oriented. He is a great listener and spends qualiry timezwirh you/

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March 15, 2023

5.0

He served my needs well and was personable as well as good medical advice.

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March 09, 2023

2.0

As explained above, dr. O'Brien did not really told me anything I don't know. He read the public CDC website for the necessary vaccinations for my destination (Tanzania) and compared them with my own vaccination history, which is available in the NW database. I was hoping that he could at least schedule vaccinations at the internal medicine clinic, but then he informed me that that's not possible and I need to take another appointment with Travel Medicine clinic, which charge their own consultation fee of $75-$110 plus injection fees besides the price of each vaccine. I told him these and he apologized but nothing changed.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Substitute for my primary internal medicine doctor that is on sabbatical - so only have had telehealth communications - but like most doctors listened, communicated well and of course educationally competent

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Nice personality, friendly and able to answer all my questions

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February 19, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor

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February 10, 2023

5.0

He listened to me, helped me figure out how to feel better and prescribed medicine I needed.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

He is a very kind and understanding doctor who allows me to vent when I needed to today.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

He’s the best although you have a lot of good doctors he’s been my doctor for a number of years and would never change

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Dr O'Brien was attentive and thoughtful with his questions and understanding my recent medical history. Very encouraging and helpful bedside manner.

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January 16, 2023

5.0

Helpful knowwkedgeable

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Really listens. Excellent coach.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeble

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December 16, 2022

5.0

He is a terrific provider

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Dr O'Brien a very close attention to his patient. He asked questions and listens for an answer it makes you feel very comfortable.

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Dr O’Brien is a great doctor. When listens to me and always treats me with kindness. He explained everything and try’s to find the best solutions for me.

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December 06, 2022

5.0

He always makes me well and he cares for his patience and listen and recommends the best treatment possible for me .

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November 23, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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November 23, 2022

5.0

Thorough and professional took the time to listen and address my issues

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November 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. O'Brien was actually a patient referral from another Northwestern Medicine Dr. that had him as his personal Dr. too and that carried a lot of weight with me and I am very happy to be under his care for several years now. All of his staff in the department are wonderful too and obviously work very well together. Phyl is a very personable nurse/technician that is a very important part of this team and patient experience too.

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November 17, 2022

5.0

Smart and caring

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November 11, 2022

5.0

his expertise & willingness to provide information about my medical situation & to answer my related questions in an understandable manner

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November 11, 2022

5.0

Kind compassionate and knowledgeable. He got to know me and my situation in quick time

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November 11, 2022

5.0

He listened to my concerns and was thoughtful about tx recommendations.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

He listens!!’

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November 07, 2022

5.0

Professional and caring

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October 31, 2022

5.0

Great doctor that cares about his patients

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October 30, 2022

5.0

Great communication and follow up. Even when MyChart is questionable at times.

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October 28, 2022

5.0

He contacted me, explained my medical situation and answered my questions. I felt welcomed as his new patient.

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October 25, 2022

5.0

Because he’s a great doctor

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October 24, 2022

5.0

He’s always responded to both my questions and health needs - especially referrals to other specialties at NWM.

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October 23, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring physician. Open to patient suggestions.

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October 21, 2022

5.0

Consistent strong support by drs and staff

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October 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Matt O’Brien has given us such great care over the years He is so patient and attentive to our needs

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October 19, 2022

5.0

He is brilliant and sincere. I felt that he was genuinely concerned about my well-being. He kept good eye contact, his voice was comforting and he gave me superior advice that worked when I got home. I hope to see him again sometime in the future.

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October 16, 2022

5.0

See above. I can say enough about Dr. O'Brien. He is extremely friendly and explains everything in detail without rushing you out.

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October 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Matthew O’Brien is caring and very professional.

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September 20, 2022

5.0

He takes time to really talk to you about any issues you have. He is very Knowledgable and helps find solutions to problems

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September 20, 2022

5.0

He explained, in simple terms, the severity of the cases they are seeing now and options for an anitviral. He also explained the study results from paxlovid trials.

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September 18, 2022

5.0

Considerate

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September 13, 2022

5.0

Takes time to fully engage.

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September 13, 2022

5.0

Always well prepared, knows exactly what to recommend, warm and personable.

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September 09, 2022

5.0

He's a great doctor

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September 06, 2022

5.0

Dr O’Brien is wonderful, smart and easy to talk to.

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September 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. O'Brien is Awesome. He was very knowledgeable and made recommendations that I truly appreciate and stick with.

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Disclosures

Matthew J. O'Brien, 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.