Michael D. Zielinski, MD

Michael D. Zielinski, MD

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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1997
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2000

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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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

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

1687 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Listens and gives honest advice

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Zielinski is well versed in the ailments that trouble me. He is always considerate and makes certain that I understand his recommendations. I am very comfortable recommending him to friends.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Z is super smart, very compassionate, and always takes the time to make sure we address all concerns and makes sure health plans are fully understood.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

He is a very interested and caring doctor.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Knowledge communication skill, answers Questions

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, capable. Great doctor.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

He is compassionate and thorough. He is obviously knowledgable and careful and encouraging.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Good communicator Convays that he cares He took exceptional care of my father.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Did a good job.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

My rating is based on the preparedness, knowledge, focus and attention of my primary care physician and staff that I personally experienced.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Caring, attentive to detail, explains the reasons for the diagnosis and treatment

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Very careful and thorough

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He is so brilliant and communicates so clearly with me

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He's smart direct, empathetic.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Superb clinician who listens and clearly explains matters.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Zielinski is a great doctor. He listens to me when I explain my symptoms and explains his diagnosis and treatment options well. I never feel like he rushing me through the process.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Always thorough and caring

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He has always provided outstanding care. He pays close attention to me during our visit.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is the best!

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He has been my primary physician for a really long time and I am so grateful for all his care throughout the years!

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March 11, 2022

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Michael Zielinski for ELEVEN years! He is GREAT!!!

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent care I been with him over 20 years that should speak for it self

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor!

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March 09, 2022

5.0

After almost 20 years of flawless care, it’s easy to recommend him and I do.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Great diagnostician -

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Went through medical history Thorough exam Had my best interest at heart Held me accountable to lose weight

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Z is a terrific physician. Asks all the right questions.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He is responsive, understanding, and excellent at what he does.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He is the best there is

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He’s my guy

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February 24, 2022

5.0

I already have recommended Dr. Zielinski to family and friends and will continue to do so. Dr. Zielinski is observant, responsive, cuts to the chase, has excellent judgment, and my complete trust.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor. He listens to his patients and makes recommendations based on conversations! You

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor!

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February 19, 2022

5.0

His care, knowledge, experience and dedication.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Zielinski was kind and patient with his time explaining certain areas medicine i.e. blood pressure etc.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Basically, Dr. Zielinski knows what he's doing and, thanks to his knowledge and experience, keeps me in good shape, active, and pain free. He also has a very friendly personality and that's a bonus.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Easygoing Smart/Knowledgeable On Time Reliable Very friendly

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Great doctor!

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very thorough with great judgment and compassion.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent bedside manners - knowledgeable

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician - excellent care. Great staff.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

he is amazing

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Very responsive care.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Zielinsky is a competent and caring physician.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He has been my and my husband's primary care doctor for over a decade, and we think the world of him. He is always available to see us, he is kind and listens very well, gives good advice, and recommends good solutions . He is also very responsive when we email with a question. I can't say enough about how much it means to have a primary care doctor as great as he is.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Friendly personable Known him a long time

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Good dr, good guy.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He is on time and very professional

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He is the best. Likeable, professional, understanding, compassionate.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He is thorough and smart

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February 02, 2022

5.0

He’s so kind and gentle and honest

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He's a great doctor

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February 01, 2022

5.0

I feel he genuinely cares

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr Zielinski is approachable, sensible and attentive. I trust his advice. Can’t ask for much more!

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Great knowledge and patient interaction

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Efficient, professional, understanding

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Very Good

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He is great

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Zielinski has been my PCP for over 15 years, including a period before his practice was acquired by NM. Through the years he has consistently displayed exceptional professional patient interaction skills and diagnostic competence.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough Very caring Takes time to answer all questions

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Excellent "bed side" manner ... very responsive to email/phone calls ... thoughtful diagnostician.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Z is very caring and thorough.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

He is good

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Efficient. Thorough. Listens and discusses. Attention to detail and follows through. Responds same day.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

I’ve been a patient of his practice for over 40 years. Dr. Joeseph Skom told me that Dr. Zelinski was the man to see when he retired. He was correct in that recommendation.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable. I look forward to seeing him. He fully answers my many questions.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Highly professional and caring

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Smart, passionate and knowledgeable

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He is great!

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor, listens and addresses issues. Easy to work with and diagnose any issues when feeling I’ll. Thank You

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Z is an outstanding physician. I have been his patient for over 20 years.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Excellent clinician with an engaging “bedside manner”.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Mike Zielinski is a superb and caring physician.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Answered all my questions and gave me information I needed.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician

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January 09, 2022

5.0

He listens, explains and takes action as needed...........

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Fantastic as always. Professional, respectful and truly caring.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Zielinsky goes above and beyond. He is knowledgeable, patient, a good listener and I believe he really cares about his patients; even an older one like me.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr Z is absolutely phenomenal. Great listener and someone I truly trust.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Efficient and professional; always on point

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He is excellent.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Zelinski is a great doctor.

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December 31, 2021

5.0

Smart, personable and pragmatic.

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December 31, 2021

5.0

Your well being is what he is there to take care of. And he does that fantastic

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Zielinski is professional, kind and resourceful.

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December 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Z is a great and kind doctor

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Zielinski is very thorough, very good about explaining what's going on, and always looking out for my health.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Zielinski has been my PCP for ~20 years. I keep going back to him because he’s available, listens to all of my questions, addresses my fears and educates me on what I’ve got going on. Or more importantly what I do NOT have going on. He speaks clearly and without jargon and provides easy to follow instructions after visits. When I do what Dr. Z tells me to do, my health improves. I have referred several people to Dr. Zielinski over the years and would continue to do so were he still taking on new patients.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

He is very caring and efficient to respond to my emails.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

One of the best internists at Northwestern! Thorough in his exam, listens to patients, cares about his patients

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Always great -- good listener, does not rush me when I'm telling him about concerns, explains everything clearly in an easy to understand manner, always professional but easy to talk to. Oh, also.. I think he's bright and a great doctor.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

he is more than competent trust his judgement

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Skillful, cares, efficient.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Do everything so well and in order

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Great care, thorough and very punctual

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December 22, 2021

5.0

So knowledgeable, prompt, friendly, explains in understandable terms, always open to questions. Always tries the least invasive treatment first instead of jumping on meds to fix everything.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Excellent quality and caring And always on time

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He listens and his approach is conservative given the facts of my case.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Build good rapport with the patient

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Disclosures

Michael D. Zielinski, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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