Holly S. Carobene, MD

Holly S. Carobene, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Pain Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1984
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1985
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1989

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology (Certified)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1051 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

She Really listens and is knowledgeable.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Very calm and listens

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August 29, 2023

5.0

She has patience and explains everything in detail- great listening ear and doctor!!

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Carobene is very thorough. Takes time with you. Does not rush through the appointment. Actually tries to help and heal you. She cares. Takes good notes. Works with you.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

She is knowledge and takes time to listen and do an exam to find out where the pain is. It was a disc problem not muscle. She wrote a script for physical therapy only to find out nothing available in McHenry, Huntley or Woodstock until late September or October and only after an evaluation by a spine therapist. At least she was concerned and asked a lot of questions.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Carobene has been so caring about my pain issue and has helped me get through it for the past three years. She is amazing!

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August 19, 2023

5.0

She is very good and knows her job.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Carobene takes the time necessary to diagnose and treat her patients with concern, care and empathy. I really appreciate her taking the time with me and her knowledge to aid in my pain management.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

She is very professional but also very concerned about the patient.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Carobene is very kind,and informative.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

She basically as a doctor does not give. She display other areas to aid in her in quest to help the patient.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She's a brilliant physician. She's so observant she can often finish your sentence for you and explain it better than you could yourself. I don't know what I would do without her. I spent 20 years trying to find out what was going on and she got me further in a single visit than two decades of physicians/specialists

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She explained all the options I had that could be used for my condition.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

She is thoughtful and knowledgeable and treats me like the only patient every visit

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and helpful. She offered care options and guided me through those decisions.

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August 06, 2023

5.0

She explained my issues. Very informative. Very nice. Listened to me.

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August 02, 2023

1.0

She is supposed to be a pain management doctor, and she will not give me any pain medicine. And she gives no reason why she won’t. She’s a poor communicator. I am no longer going to see her. I wasted four months and I’m still in pain. She is a waste of time.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very concerned, professional, easy to understand why I have such pain and suggested the perfect treatment

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Has a very good reputation and I can see why. She LISTENS to you -the patient

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July 28, 2023

5.0

See prior comment, she really cares about her patients.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Compassionate, knowledgeable, caring, efficient, everything you'd look for in a specialist.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She cares if you are in pain

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Well they know the job

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July 08, 2023

5.0

Very proffecional and friendly approach

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July 07, 2023

5.0

She's a wonderful doctor amazing I appreciate everything that she does for me and the time that she takes to take care of me

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July 04, 2023

5.0

I haven’t received any treatment yet from her.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Carobene is the best. Thorough professional friendly listens to me about my concerns always there to discuss options and plans and strategies which I like. She is AWESOME !!

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Carobene cares and is deeply involved in my case

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June 29, 2023

5.0

They good

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June 26, 2023

5.0

She was very kind and answered all my questions

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Carobene, she doesn't give up. She keeps trying ways to help. I appreciate that.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Carobene was very nice, attentive and really seems to care for the patient’s health. Would definitely recommend her to others. Jay

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June 20, 2023

5.0

She genuinely cares about her patients.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

She is simply fantastic!!

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May 20, 2023

5.0

Thorough. Professional.

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May 19, 2023

2.0

A patient should be able to communicate with their doctor. I asked to talk to Dr. Carobine twice and she has yet to call me back.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

She was compassionate, pleasant and present! But most of all, she listened!

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May 16, 2023

5.0

A lot of experience and understanding. An excellent diagnostician.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Her professionalism,she takes time to listen,her compassion

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May 09, 2023

5.0

She is very intelligent and corgell

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May 06, 2023

5.0

I can only base my recommendation on how she has helped me. Every case is individual.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Unless Dr Carobene changes after one visit I would definitely recommend her.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Carobene is professional and thorough.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Very professional.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and explains things

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May 01, 2023

5.0

She asked me lots of questions and really listened to my responses. Then she formulated a plan of action which she outlined for me

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May 01, 2023

5.0

She really good at what she does and she listens to you and tries to help your pain

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Polite, knowledgeable

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Doctor spent time discussing medical issues.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

She is determined to fix the problem

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April 26, 2023

5.0

She is persistent in her goal to find the answers for her patients.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Carobene is a very good Dr she wants to help you with your pain

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April 24, 2023

5.0

She listens and offered sensible treatment options

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Same as above AND so wise and honest.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Really like the doctor

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April 20, 2023

5.0

She cares, listens, is compassionate and realistic in her approach to dealing with her patients.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

She is kind, considerate, and very knowledgeable!

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April 15, 2023

1.0

Cannot control anything on her schedule

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Having the MRI information she went over it and I have a better understanding why my neck pain travels down into my arms and such so I have a test and we'll be able to go forward with my chair

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April 11, 2023

5.0

She is super thorough

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April 06, 2023

5.0

She was personable and listened. Kept me involved in the treatment and made the process simple to understand.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Doctor Carobene is quite good.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Again, doctor Carobene is the best pain management physician, kind, compassionate and explained everything so I understand.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

She’s very good at what she does. Extremely attentive

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March 31, 2023

5.0

Very professional and excellent communication

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Can not find any faults with the doctor or staff.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

She is compassionate and professional

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Her guidance in this matter was most professional, to the point, coverage was excellent, mapped out where the injection were to go and covered side effects.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

She is my husband’s doctor and he has always spoken highly of her

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March 27, 2023

5.0

She just cares! She’s very thorough professional, and treat you like a family member. She strategizes and talks out loud and see what would work best for you as an individual.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Doctor Carobene was very thorough and explained everything where you could understand. Addressed all my questions and concerns.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Through, listens to my concerns and answers all my questions. Takes immediate action when required. Very compassionate and understanding.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Carobene takes the appropriate time to analyze my health issues and she carefully listens to my concerns. Her recommendations and and treatment have always brought relief to my painful condition.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Very nice and get job done and quick

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March 20, 2023

5.0

I would classify myself as having an unusual medical presentation. I like the fact that Dr. Carobene hasn’t blown me off.

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March 16, 2023

5.0

Because they are very good in professional

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March 11, 2023

5.0

I've had back problems for 20 years, I was very impressed with her knowledge and seems invested in getting you better

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Very thorough. and professional

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March 04, 2023

5.0

Obviously, if she is qualified for me, she is qualified for anyone I know

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March 02, 2023

5.0

listen to patient.🤨.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Very concerned and throughly went over my information.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Communicates effectively. Explains everything very well.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

She is very professional and thorough.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Personable, thorough, good at listening and explaining care plans

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February 21, 2023

5.0

Doctor Carobene is a wonderful and dedicate physician, she makes me feel comfortable to discuss my concerns. She is warm, kind and answers all my questions well. She also has a well planned for my future treatment. Thank you so ver much

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February 20, 2023

5.0

She takes time to gather all pertinent information and is very professional.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

Knowledge

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February 20, 2023

5.0

She listens to your concerns takes her time answers your question comes to a reasonable solution regarding your health care. Very nice and friendly.

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Disclosures

Holly S. Carobene, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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