Nirmala Gonsalves, MD

Nirmala Gonsalves, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Esophageal Gastroenterology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - 1999
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2002
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (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

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

278 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

February 15, 2022

5.0

Love her! She is always kind and caring and comes prepared to your appointment

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician. Took time to explain test results and treatment options. Listens and responds to concerns and worries. Gives hope for recovery.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Answered all questions and made sure that I understood all the procedures that were being recommended and why they would be running additional tests.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

She is a good dr and explain good

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Excellent communicator explains thoughorly your plan of action . Takes the necessary time to go over everything.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is always fantastic. Delivers expert care with empathy and kindness.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Listens, answers questions, making sure information is understood. Thorough, with reasonable treatment and solutions to concerns. Sense of humor. Good support staff . Thank you to Sonia.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is an outstanding and knowledgeable doctor. She takes time to explain and answer questions. She knows the disorders well and knows the treatment options and conveys the information in a way patients can understand.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

She very efficient.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is extremely kind and professional. She always listens to my concerns and charts the best path for me to be healthier.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

She’s terrific, thorough and good explainer

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December 14, 2021

5.0

She is very professional but listens really well. She’s great.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Gonsalves is the most wonderful doctor never, she is a LADY in the full spectrum of the meaning of this description. She cares a great deal for her patients, is always ,…patient, kind, caring, great listener, over the many years of being her pat I never felt being rushed inf fact she always makes you feel that you are the most important person in the world.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is one of the best EGIDS specialists in the country. She also listens to her patients which is the most important attribute when caring for patients.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and listened very well to my multiple issue

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October 26, 2021

4.0

Probably deserves a 10, but this was the initial consultation and there are a few procedures coming up--I suspect she will give exceptional care with those, too.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Made me feel she cared. Also explained everything to me.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves was great at answering questions without being condescending. She was professional, courteous, and efficient.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

I have been a patient for a number of years. Doctor does not mind answering my questions. Doctor is very knowledgeable about my condition.

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October 11, 2021

4.0

Some of her instructions and explanations were not geared for the lay person.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent, outstanding and profoundly humane professional!

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Attentive to your issues. Concerned about your progress.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

She is kind, thorough and the best there is around. I would recommend her to anyone for treatment.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Listens well. Provides options and partnership in developing a care plan. Knows her field and expert in my condition. Doesn’t push treatments/ procedures.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is great.. she truly cares about her patients and provides excellent care!

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Clear explanations. Good follow up. Listens well.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable, answered my questions patiently

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September 21, 2021

5.0

She was friendly, had a kind bedside manner, very thorough and truly cared to find out what's wrong with me. Took her time. Did not rush me.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

I have had Dr. Gonsalves as my Dr. for my colonoscopy two times and have always felt at ease with her professionalism.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

She came into my appointment knowing my history and very knowledgeable with great explanations. Great bedside manner!

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August 31, 2021

5.0

She did a great job of evaluating my problem.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

she cares for pacintes

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Was thorough in problem solving. Explained past medical care and pro/ con reasons for various medical pursuits. Gave recommendations for addressing incoming issues Pleasant interaction, easy to talk to.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Exceptional attention to my personal situation.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Listen. Informative.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

She’s the best!

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August 17, 2021

5.0

The Dr is a sensible and knowledgeable person. And she has a sense of humor.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is very knowledgeable in her field and specializes in eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an egids specialist.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Explained ever thing well

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Liked the way she took time to explained things

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July 20, 2021

5.0

She took her time, I didn’t feel rushed. She was very nice.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is fantastic. She is an excellent communicator and explains everything in a way that you the patient can understand. Dr. Gonsalves is also a very nice woman caring person and like I said knows what she is doing. I'm very happy to have her as my Doctor.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is very kind and through!

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July 17, 2021

5.0

I felt like she really listened to my concerns and was very sure of herself and readily made a plan to figure out what’s going on with my health.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Very caring

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Efficient and caring

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Caring and thorough.

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June 27, 2021

5.0

she listens and is willing to answer any questions

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June 15, 2021

3.0

She did what every other GI doctor has done so I’m neutral on my care with her thus far.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

She is very professional and explains results easily.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician who cares, compassionate, and explains well.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Gonsalves was very impressive and enjoyed her manner. Knowledgeable and informative.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Gonsalves is an exceptional doctor and has made a very positive impact on my overall health.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I always feel likes the doctor listens to what I'm saying

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May 18, 2021

5.0

She has lots of patience with U

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May 17, 2021

5.0

I feel like I am getting the best in the profession when it comes to my EOE.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

She gave me detailed explanations of my diagnosis and recommend me clear next steps

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May 14, 2021

5.0

she is very personable. I also noted she is a full professor.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

The same reasons as above.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

She is amazing.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Very kind took time to explain plan of care Did not feel my visit was rushed

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April 27, 2021

5.0

She listened first. Then asked questions. Then made a care plan.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

She is concerned about me and made herself available to escalate tests and diagnosis.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Visit is 10/10 and I rated 9/10 as I have further appts I would know more

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April 13, 2021

5.0

She is the best.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Gonsalves is the best!!

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Great Dr., very informative and easy to understand.

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March 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is wonderful, very thorough and professional....she addressed all of my medical issues and made me feel she really cares about my well-being.

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March 20, 2021

5.0

If I consider these options, I would get in touch with her, I don!t feel that I need it at this time.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

She listened to what I said and had a plan for my treatment.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Expert in her field! Definitely recommended for patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves is kind, caring, and concerned for her patients; scientific, knowledgeable and looks for solutions.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Very thoughtful assessment, very thorough, not rushed. On time

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Prescriptive, consultative, and provides confidence to the patient.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

She listened and understood my concerns and I felt she was thorough.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Kind, caring, knowledgeable.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, helpful and thorough

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January 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent understanding of issues and provides complete care. Approachable and good relationship - she cares.

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January 06, 2021

5.0

Seemed competent and caring.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

She's caring and and explains all questions to the highest.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves has always provided excellent care and answered all my questions thoroughly.

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December 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Gonsalves is a great listener and excellent communicator. She’s diagnosed my EOE condition and treated it successfully. She’s a very talented physician

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December 23, 2020

5.0

Good professional doctor

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves was so wonderful. Expert in her field, able to explain information , so warm and kind..patience, supportive and understanding. The assistant, Sophie was also so kind and helpful

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December 18, 2020

5.0

She is a great doctor and she is easy to talk to.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves expertise has really shaped my quality of life. I feel so much better and understand the importance of food in our digestive care.

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December 14, 2020

4.0

Knowledgeable

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December 13, 2020

5.0

Great doctor who listens to me, and has known me for a long time.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

She is great

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November 24, 2020

5.0

She is great, she works hard to keep me healthy.

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November 24, 2020

4.0

I don't know her well yet, but she seems competent and friendly!

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November 24, 2020

5.0

She listened and took a reasonable approach to my issue

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November 23, 2020

5.0

She's so genuine and cares about finding a solution and very thorough.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Very thorough care

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gonsalves was very helpful and thoughtful and addressed my concerns well.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

The department was helpful and efficient.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

She was extremely comforting. Knowledgeable and detailed.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

This was a virtual visit so I really have nothing to go off of.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

She is thorough, a good listener and understanding

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Always a positive experience

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