Douglas F. Penate, MD

Douglas F. Penate, MD

4.9 
561 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 2011
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, 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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
561 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.9
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

121 Reviews
November 06, 2019

Dr Penate energy, and his commitment to his patience comes through everything he does, every question and action he takes. I appreciate the way he looks for opportunities to improve my health.

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November 02, 2019

Dr. Penate found that I lack Iron, the first time that has been noted. As I understand, Iron for men is not the usual. Dr. Penate located the problem and I thank him for that. After taking Iron, I hope that the condition will be improved, say in about six months. Thanks again to my Doctor.

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November 01, 2019

Dr. Penate is an excellent doctor. The best care I've received of all of the doctors I've seen in my life.

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October 31, 2019

I've already recommended Dr. Penate to others.

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October 24, 2019

I was extremely impressed with the amount of time Dr. Penate took to simply get to know me and my background and answer all of my questions/concerns.

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October 21, 2019

Dr. Penate is a brilliant physician and major asset to this organization. Very impressed with this doctor.

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October 15, 2019

Dr. Penate was excellent as usual. He was very attentive and took the time to listen and speak to me about my concerns.

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October 14, 2019

Dr. Penate is a wonderful doctor and I always enjoy my visits with him. Very informed and considerate of my needs as I am in a wheelchair

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October 12, 2019

Dr. Penante is a wonderful doctor. He's truly concerned about you and your health and offers suggestions on what you can do to improve.

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October 12, 2019

great doctor. easy to talk to. gave great advice

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October 10, 2019

Dr. Penate is very empathetic and professional

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October 05, 2019

good experience

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October 05, 2019

overall love the communication with the doctor in the portal. so helpful. I really think it's outstanding to communicate with the doctor through portal.

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October 05, 2019

this was the first time I saw Dr. Penate. My regular doctor was booked. I was very impressed with Dr. Penate.

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October 04, 2019

*Dr. Penate has only been my dr. for 3 years. Dr. Penate has been terrific as my "new" dr.

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September 15, 2019

Dr. Penate is an excellent physician. Very caring and knowledgeable.

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September 09, 2019

Dr. Penate was friendly, attentive and informative. He worked to establish a good rapport with me immediately and was easy to talk with. I have confidence in his abilities as a doctor. More doctors should take the time and care to listen to patients and develop relationships like Dr. Penate did.

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September 08, 2019

I was very impressed with and think Dr. Penate is a very good communicator.

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August 05, 2019

Dr. Penate is an excellent physician.

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July 26, 2019

All very good.

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July 23, 2019

Dr Penate always cheerful and to the point.

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July 18, 2019

Dr. Penate is the best. I trust him completely and really appreciate his care.

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July 17, 2019

First visit with Dr. Panate. Very confident in his ability and professionalism. Took time to discuss issues about life style and health. Very informative to ensure that I had an understanding of the effects of life style and its relation to health. Hope tp continue to see Dr. Panate for my annual visits.

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July 15, 2019

Dr Penate is amazing and takes the time to listen to any ailments or concerns I may have. I appreciate the wonderful bedside manner and truly am appreciative of his absolutely fantastic care!

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July 11, 2019

His talents as a doctor and a person exceed expectations. What a great guy....

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July 06, 2019

Dr. Penate was generous with the amount of time and attention he gave me.

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July 06, 2019

great doctor

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July 02, 2019

My doctor is very concerned about my health and the medication I am taking. He is very easy to talk to about my problems. He has empathy to his patients. He is not in a hurry to finish his time with me and makes sure all my questions are answered.

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July 01, 2019

I have recommended Doctor Panate to my son as well.

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July 01, 2019

Dr. Penate really listens and offers excellent recommendations

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July 01, 2019

Dr. Penate is the best physician I've ever worked with.

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June 30, 2019

Dr. Penate is excellent. Thorough, professional, knowledgeable, competent and kind. He has a great sense of humor and was easy to talk with.

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June 22, 2019

Dr. Penate took the time and was very informative and concerned. He did not make us feel like he was rushing which he didn't.

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June 20, 2019

Dr. Penate is amazing, give the man a raise

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June 17, 2019

Dr. Penate is very friendly and takes time to explain test results, why they are important, etc. I thought he was very thorough and spent plenty of time with me.

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June 16, 2019

Dr. Penate was excellent.

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June 15, 2019

Dr Penate is the best doctor I have had in my 69 years. He shows you he cares and makes you feel very comfortable.

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June 14, 2019

Dr. Penate was great. He spent the most time with me than I think any physician ever has. Asked good questions, explained conditions/medications.

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June 09, 2019

Awesome doctor and person. I would recommend him to all my friends and family!

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June 02, 2019

This was my first visit to this office and first exam by Dr. Penate. We got along very well and I intend to make him my primary care physician.

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June 01, 2019

Pleased with this doctor. Explained my concerns.

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May 21, 2019

I always recommend him

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May 15, 2019

I feel that Dr. Penate is a good and dedicated doctor.

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May 11, 2019

Dr Panate gave me full explanation and I didn't feel the least rushed.

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May 11, 2019

Dr. Penate is wonderful! He listens, suggests, and respects me as a person. That sounds simple, but it is refreshing in this day and age. I always leave his office feeling inspired and empowered.

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May 07, 2019

Dr. Penate creates a very positive. welcoming and informed experience. He is great at offering suggestions to improve personal wellness and achieve goals. He is a strong and capable advocate for me.

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May 01, 2019

This was my first time for a physical with Dr. Penate. I was so pleased with his attention and his knowledge. It is so refreshing to meet an intern that you feel truly is concerned for your well being. I hope he will be with the practice for a long time! I would certainly ( and have already) reccomend him to my friends and family.

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March 31, 2019

Dr. Penate was very good.

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March 28, 2019

Dr. Penate is outstanding. When my PCP retired, he recommended that I move to Dr. Penate and I remain highly grateful for that advice.

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March 28, 2019

all good

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March 26, 2019

First time with Dr. Penate and it was a very good experience.

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March 25, 2019

He is down to earth within his field and he took me through all that I was supposed to know about my condition and the medications prescribed for me.

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March 25, 2019

Dr. Penate was great, he answered all of my questions and had a confident, considerate approach to handling patient care.

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March 25, 2019

Extremely pleased and satisfied with the help, guidance and support provided by Dr. Penate

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March 18, 2019

Dr. Panate spent 40 min. with me, which is very good in the current environment.

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March 17, 2019

This was my first visit to Dr. Penate. He did not rush our appointment. He spent the right amount of time getting to know me and my medical history. He was very well spoken and explained everything very clearly.

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March 08, 2019

If there was an "excellent" rating I would have given for amount of time spent with me by provider.

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March 03, 2019

Dr. Penate was knowledgable and efficient. All of my concerns were addressed thoroughly, and everything was explained nicely.

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February 26, 2019

Very caring, and took enough time to talk and explain things to me.

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February 25, 2019

New patient after loosing my Doctor of >20 years. I was referred to Dr Penate and I have great confidence in him, I wasn't sure I could get that again. I look forward to being his patient for a long time.

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February 22, 2019

Dr. Penate went above and beyond in terms of the time and attention that he gave me durig our visit. He was great!

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February 16, 2019

it was my first time meeting dr. penate. I have a lot of confidence he will keep good track of me and make sure I'm well looked after

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February 14, 2019

Overall good experience, but spoke to me like a peer at times, which could come across as slightly unprofessional.

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February 11, 2019

very good experience

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February 10, 2019

MY DOCTOR IS THE GREATEST.

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February 05, 2019

Dr. Penate is always extremely generous with his time spent with me. I deeply appreciate this - he is so relatable and provides individual, comprehensive care. I've referred him to a few people.

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February 02, 2019

Everything about my visit was great.

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January 29, 2019

this was a first visit with a new PCP. Dr Penate was friendly, engaging, informative and supportive. he will hopefully be my PCP for years to come.

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January 28, 2019

Dr listened and explained.

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January 12, 2019

Dr. Penate was extremely personable and professional. I was particularly impressed with how he escorted an elderly patient ahead of my appointment out of his examining room and into the elevator lobby. He showed extraordinary kindness and genuine concern for her well being. Vety rare and reassuring!

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December 19, 2018

My first time with Dr. Penate; good experience; helpful email followups

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December 18, 2018

Dr. Penate took a lot of time with me to find out my concerns and address them. He was very approachable. This is was my first visit with Dr. Penate and the best experience I have ever had with a physician.

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December 18, 2018

Dr. Penate is very thorough and attentive. He seems genuinely concerned about my health issues.

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December 10, 2018

Dr. Penate is an amazing practitioner, he listens to my concern and take time in answering my questions.

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December 02, 2018

first visit to this doctor, was gratified by his care and concern for me as a new patient.

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November 23, 2018

my first visit to Dr Penate and he was great I will be back next time I need care.

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November 11, 2018

Dr Penate was extremely generous with his time since this was our first visit and he had no later appointments. he was very thorough, and his explanations were very helpful. he, in fact provided so much information at one point I had to tell him I was becoming confused and he clarified his responses for me. he was very helpful, friendly and patient.

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November 06, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Penate. He was very cordial, spent the time to talk to me, explained things, listened to my long questions and explanations.

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November 02, 2018

excellent

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October 27, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Penate. I could not have been more pleased or impressed with Dr. Penate. He was professional, friendly, and a great communicator on my health issues.

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October 26, 2018

My visit was for an annual and kudos to the entire staff especially, Dr Penate, who was very thorough and took the time to answer questions, concerns, etc.

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October 07, 2018

dr Douglas penate is a very good, personal doctor who not only knows what he is talking about but shows genuine concern and care in my treatment.

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September 28, 2018

Dr. Penate takes his time in explaining things to me that is easily understood and very helpful.

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September 28, 2018

dr. penate: thorough, seemed detail-oriented, educational/informative, was easy to talk to.

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September 23, 2018

good

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September 12, 2018

He is great and I always recommend him

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August 26, 2018

Doug Penate is an exceptional doctor

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August 25, 2018

dr. Penate is an excellent communicator

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August 24, 2018

great Doctor

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August 17, 2018

I am happy with my chose of my primary care taker. He is fantastic!

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August 13, 2018

Overall Dr. Penate had my first experience with Northwestern Medical Group amazing. His bedside manner is amazing, his interest in my health and educating me on the options I have are very much appreciated. I am glad to have had chosen him to as my PCP.

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August 02, 2018

Dr was excellent. made me feel very comfortable. i am positive his mannerism reduced my whitecoat syndrome.

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July 29, 2018

Dr. Penate was very pleasant and engaging. He has a good sense humor and comforting manner. He was clear discussing my high blood pressure and the process about switching from the medicine I take for it to a better one. I did not feel rushed at all; that I had his undivided attention. I was seeking a new primary care physician after having been with the same doctor for 25 years. I was not referred to Dr. Penate. I found Dr. Penate on your web-site. On the web-site, it stated that his areas of care included high blood pressure and LGBTQ individuals. I am gay. By my first impressions, I am very optimistic that he'll be a good doctor for me.

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July 28, 2018

Excellent doctor

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July 25, 2018

Dr Penate was awesome! He was attentive, informative, and non-judgmental. He provided excellent care and advice, given that I hadn't had a primary care doctor or check-up in over 15 years. He was thorough with his exam and had all my blood work and immunizations completed. He also followed up with notes explaining my results and suggestions for improvement. I am very happy to have found a great primary care physician!

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July 24, 2018

very satisfied. have already recommended him to friends and family

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July 17, 2018

Dr Penate was excellent. He answered all my questions and was very helpful. Will definitely recommend.

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July 16, 2018

I really appreciate Dr. Penate's excellent bedside manner and his genuine concern for my health and well-being. What a great doctor! :)

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July 16, 2018

Dr Penate was easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.

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July 13, 2018

Several years ago I moved to the city and needed a doctor, when I called, he was the first available and am thrilled that was the case. He is a fantastic physician. He takes his time, is pleasant and always quick to respond.

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June 28, 2018

Dr. Panate is very knowledgeable, explains things very well, and is very friendly. Overall, great experience with him.

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June 25, 2018

I feel that Dr. Penate is an exceptional doctor.

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June 23, 2018

Dr. Penate is friendly, engaging, and patient--and seems to genuinely care.

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June 07, 2018

Dr Penate took his time to learn about me and my history since I am a new patient of his. He was very thorough and even pointed a better time of day that I should take one of my medications to maximize effectiveness. He has awesome bedside manners and continued open communication with me via my chart even after I left the office. Dr Penate was quick to respond to my inquiry via mychart and questions I had. He also took his time to communicate my lab results to me. I am very happy with the service I received.

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