G.R. Scott Budinger, MD

G.R. Scott Budinger, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Pulmonology

Secondary Specialty

  • Critical Care Medicine

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Atypical Mycobacterial Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Sarcoidosis

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1989
Residency:
University of Chicago - 1992
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 1995

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease (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 

62 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

39 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

39 Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

The doctor laid out the procedure and process we would expect if we moved forward. In English.. meaning you didn’t need to be a doctor to understand. I really appreciate the idea of team working together to find best outcome.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Budinger is not rushed. He is genuinely concerned for his patients. Dr. Budinger does a thorough exam. I’m very pleased with the pulmonary team. The pulmonary team and staff are the best at Northwestern! 7 years ago they saved my life! Thank you!!

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March 30, 2022

5.0

He is very prudent and attentive.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

I like that he explains things in layman terms.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Budinger listens to me and knows my conditions. He is diligent in determining what troubles me, and orders tests to help him treat me. He is honest about my health.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Bedside manner

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March 02, 2022

5.0

First time I had met him. He was very kind and genuinely concerned with my questions.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Takes time for my questions and keeps me alive.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very informative

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner and knowledgeable. Answered all our questions, giving us the clarity and understanding of what lies ahead.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

The doctor actually took his time and talked to us for over an hour. He got a thorough understanding of what’s going on with my dad and he explained to us what our next steps would be. We love this doctor and would recommend him in the future.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Professional at his craft

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December 26, 2021

5.0

He is compassionate, detailed and explains well

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December 19, 2021

5.0

He is very attentive and everything is well explained and he answers our questions.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, explained everything, took time to answer questions. Nice , appeared to care

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November 17, 2021

5.0

He explained the pros and cons and let me make the decision. He is affable, intelligent and will make a great advocate.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Excellent care and took time to answer my questions

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Budinger is very personable and friendly. Through his remarks, I can tell that he is familiar with me and my conditions. He is easy to understand and welcomes questions. I enjoy seeing him very much.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

He’s the type that will fix the situation

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, carefully explained my ct scan results & what’s going on with lungs. Caring as well. Took his time & answered my questions.

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September 22, 2021

4.0

Thus was my first visit with him. He patiently listened to my problems, he inquired into salient points, and he gave thoughtful recommendations. I found his bedside manner extremely reassuring.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

I think he is extremely thorough and is a very nice, empathetic doctor

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He is very easy to speak to, he makes you feel comfortable which is just wonderful. I am happy that I was able to get an appointment with him.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr.budinger was very knowledgeable and very nicely explained everything to me.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Kind, thorough. Seems to really care

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Top notch and truly impressed with interactive ness Top notch and hope to have him again! If I could, Id choose him for my reoccurring physician

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Spent ample time. Spoke to you plainly. Good people skills. Made sure you understood the information.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Budinger is caring, professional & thorough!

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February 10, 2021

5.0

I've been seeing Dr. Budinger for over 15 years. He is a very knowledgeable compassionate, and caring Pulmonologist. He has patient care as a top priority. An excellent Pulmonologist.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

He was really, really friendly and went above and beyond to make sure that he explained everything in detail to us in terms we understood

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December 30, 2020

4.0

Very informative and helpful

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December 30, 2020

5.0

He took his time to fully answer all questions and make us feel it is with the alternatives

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Because I am convinced that my doctor, Dr Buddinger is a MEDICAL SUPER HERO! He is so busy and I know his time is precious. I know he realizes that I\m not a rich or influential patient. And I know that as person of color I see my family

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August 24, 2020

1.0

Dr. Budinger is a great doctor

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August 24, 2020

5.0

I have been coming to him for more than ten years I trust him He is very professional

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June 08, 2020

5.0

He is responsive, I trust him, he listens to all my babble, even when I cant stop myself. I feel he cares. He is an excellent doctor.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Simple...Dr Budinger ROCK!..That's it.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Budinger was able to figure out my lung problems in 2006, when local doctors could not. His wholistic approach has enabled me to find the best doctors and treatment for all issues, primarily lungs.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Budinger is excellent and was thorough and was able to address and advise all issues, past and present.

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Disclosures

G.R. Scott Budinger, 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.