Puneet Opal, MD

Puneet Opal, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Movement Disorders

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Disorders
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Neurogenetic Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Psp)

Education

Medical Education:
MD, B J Medical College - 1989
Residency:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - 1999
Fellowships:
Baylor College of Medicine - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

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

4.8
4.8 

100 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

57 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

57 Reviews

March 19, 2022

5.0

Ataxia Expert

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He seemed to be able to see all the concerns

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk with and he’s patient!

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable with Ataxia

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Thorough

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February 17, 2022

5.0

He is a good man! Who truly cares about his patients and their wellbeing

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February 10, 2022

5.0

He is insightful, empathetic, knowledgeable.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Right to the point.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Opal seemed to be very interested in helping . He was caring and patient.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Nice sense of humor and personal interest

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November 23, 2021

5.0

I enjoy my visits with Dr Opal. There is no cure for what I am dealing with and Dr Opal knows this and is very knowledgeable and caring.

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October 29, 2021

4.0

Very thorough and professional

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October 28, 2021

5.0

I truly felt like Dr. Opal listened to everything I had to say and really cared about my concerns, questions, and experiences. I felt heard and cared for by Dr. Opal. He was so willing to listen to everything I had to say and every concern I had. He was very understanding! He also did a really good job of explaining things to me in a way that I could understand. I appreciated how thoroughly he explained treatment options and different aspects that may be causing my issues. I felt everything was explained clearly and thoroughly. I left feeling informed. He was caring and effective but he was also efficient and I was impressed with both the quality and speed of care. This was awesome!

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Knows what he is doing

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Opal is so thorough in his care, asking probing questions to gain complete information. Very patient and caring to me with my questions.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He listened, patient with my daughter and was knowledgeable

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August 12, 2021

5.0

I just did that!

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Opal is very patient and empathetic. He really puts my concerns at rest.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Is knowledgeable & not a “know it all.�

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Background knowledge and experience

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Calm and caring

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May 09, 2021

5.0

Lots of knowledge in what I am dealing with.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledge

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March 23, 2021

5.0

he is good

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Digs deep to find solutions and always takes time to answer questions

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Opal is always great!

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Helpful and Compassionate. Dr Opal was easy to talk to and very thoughtful of my condition.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Opal seemed calming, professional, and experienced.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

My opinion

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December 17, 2020

5.0

His follow up and explanation of the issue.

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November 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Opel is very knowledgeable, has a "good bedside manner", listens to my answers, answers my questions. asked for my permission for the resident to be present. Relying on my previous visits, my perception of my progress and current activities, my visits with other medicals providers along with our dialog at my visit, he reaches a quick diagnosis and how I should proceed from that point. He also said i should schedule a follow-up. He also asked about my family; specifically about my daughters who are doctors .

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November 09, 2020

5.0

I was amazed at Dr Opal's patience and knowledge. I was very comfortable interacting with him.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

He actually listens to what I have to say about all aspects of my life. I don't feel rushed or a burden.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Excellent, friendly, caring staff and doctors!

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Spent lots of time with me, answered all my questions!

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Puneet Opal is a very intelligent doctor who gives the right answers to the correct information. He was very helpful and cooperative.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

The doctors for neurology were very cooperative and helpful in answering every given question the right way.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Caring, prompt, helpful, knowledgeable, thoroughly explains everything

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October 19, 2020

5.0

good doctors. nurses, staff

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable,caring

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Dr is thorough with exam.questions ,interested in me,the person; assisting with potential problems of securing a new Neurologist (I am moving out of state,near future)

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Very good professional

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September 10, 2020

5.0

He is personable and easy to talk to

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Excellent diagnosis

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September 03, 2020

5.0

First app my therefore too soon to know but Dr Opal seems very thorough‚ on a tough and challenging case‚ and I am confident in him.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

Doctor explained everything very well.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

He is a extremely knowledgeable doctor. Always personable, friendly and takes time to explain everything. Never too busy to make sure I am comfortable with my care. Asks good, to the point questions. Allows me to ask questions and gives answers in language I understand. Feel very fortunate to be under his care.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctors, communication is fantastic, courteous and friendly support staff.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Opal is extremely attentive and informative in a mild mannered fashion that is comforting. He is also very generous with his time.

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August 18, 2020

5.0

I really like him, I genuinely feel he cares for my health.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Very thorough in his care

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Kind, compassionate, caring, thorough care.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

I feel like Dr Opal genuinely cares for my well being.

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Pleasant and professional. Interested in altering treatments.

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Knowledge .Listens.Open to try new treatments

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June 25, 2020

5.0

His atenfion to details

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June 25, 2020

5.0

Very satisfied with my Doctor I

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
  • UpToDate, Inc.

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  • Northwestern University

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