Douglas F. Penate, MD

Douglas F. Penate, MD

4.9 
1446 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - 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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1446 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2022

5.0

Compassion, patience, competence

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August 31, 2022

5.0

He has an ability to listen and explain. He follows through on questions.

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August 31, 2022

5.0

It’s clear to me he knows what he’s doing and his aide, Barbara is likewise terrific.

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August 31, 2022

5.0

Dr Penate is top notch. He is an Outstanding listener,smart and compassionate. He is professional and it shows he truly cares about his patients well being and wants to see then Excel.

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August 31, 2022

5.0

Dr.Penate seem to care about my needs and solve my medical issues

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August 31, 2022

5.0

Very nice bedside manner and caring and knowledgeable

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August 30, 2022

5.0

I (we) were so pleased that my Husband made his appointment right after my physical.

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August 30, 2022

5.0

I trust him as my internist doctor. He is very consciousness in making the correct diagnosis for my health plan.

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August 28, 2022

5.0

The shows he care for his patients health and well-being.

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August 27, 2022

5.0

GREAT and caring personality

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August 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate has always been very responsive,has always explained my treatment thoroughly .

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August 24, 2022

5.0

Friendly kind and very humble!!

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August 24, 2022

5.0

Professional friendly bery detailed explanations. Cares about his patients. Listens to concerns

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August 24, 2022

5.0

all the staff is make you feel welcome and especially my doctor give me all the time To question everything about my health!

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August 23, 2022

5.0

Dr, Penate is thorough in explaining and helping me to understand my health challenges. He has a caring attitude and listens to my concerns.

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August 23, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable

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August 22, 2022

3.0

Got off to a bad start with Dr. Penate last year when I chose him to replace Dr. Mark Stolar, my internist for 32 years. Dr. Penate was all business and did not spend time understanding my medical and family history. As a result, he shared test results that seemed at odds with what I knew about my health after many visits with Dr. Stolar. I asked more questions during my second annual physical and received much more information with better context in plain English from Dr. Penate. I'm now feeling better about the prospects for a long-term patient-doctor relationship with him.

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August 21, 2022

5.0

Very competent and conscientious care.

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August 20, 2022

5.0

He makes you feel comfortable, explains everything in understandable terms, quickly follows up with test results, and takes the time to address my concerns.

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August 19, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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August 19, 2022

5.0

Easy to understand—never rushed!

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August 18, 2022

5.0

Good doctor

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August 17, 2022

5.0

GREAT personalty

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August 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is a great physician

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August 16, 2022

5.0

Listens, knowledgeable, gives good referrals and has a good bedside manner

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August 16, 2022

5.0

Le dedica mucha atención a el paciente es amable respetuoso y yo le doy 100 de recomendación

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August 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is a very good doctor..so professional.

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August 16, 2022

5.0

I have seen him rise to the occasion too many times in providing me with excellent Healthcare.

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August 16, 2022

5.0

El Doctor Pénate aclaró mis dudas en cuanto a mi salud y además me dio recomendaciones para seguir cuidando mi salud.

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August 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Penate is attentive and conversational. I appreciate him taking the time to know me and his knowledge of lgbt care (something very rare).

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August 15, 2022

5.0

He’s fine doctor

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August 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate was patient and extremely knowledgeable!

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August 14, 2022

5.0

Love the attention and feedback he gives me.

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August 12, 2022

5.0

Provider insights and personalized care.

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August 11, 2022

4.0

I'm getting used to his style and need to assess whether he is as proactive as he says. One visit is not enough to judge.

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August 10, 2022

5.0

Communicates what’s important very clearly

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August 10, 2022

5.0

Spends time with you and explains everything. Great doctor.

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August 09, 2022

5.0

Professionalism and quality of care

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August 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is a very informed physician. I believe that he keeps up on the most current medicines and treatments. I trust Dr. Penate’s recommendations and the time and care that he gives to you when you see him. I would highly recommend Dr. Penate to others.

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August 08, 2022

5.0

Really nice. Interested in me. Listened. Solid guy

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August 06, 2022

5.0

He has been my doctor for the past three years and has helped me through difficult situations with great insight and understanding.

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August 05, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and professional doctor

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August 04, 2022

5.0

Took time to discuss my health issues and offerred good advice.

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August 03, 2022

5.0

He is great!

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August 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate took the time to listen and simply explain the visit. I appreciated the advice he gave and his attention.

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August 02, 2022

5.0

Great personality and very knowledgeable

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August 02, 2022

5.0

As I've mentioned earlier he knows very well how to treat his patients. I could explain throughout how to prevent cause of my sickness. He is very knowledgeable and intelligence about the causes of my illness which is mostly important to seniors like myself.

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August 01, 2022

5.0

Very professional ,

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July 31, 2022

5.0

I love Dr. Penate. His easy- going personality matches mine and his medical care and advice is second to none.

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July 30, 2022

5.0

Answered all questions

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July 29, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor

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July 29, 2022

5.0

Terrific listener and very up to date on Medical issues.

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July 28, 2022

5.0

Truly listens to concerns and offers appropriate suggestions and options.

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July 26, 2022

5.0

He just gives me the impression he knows what he’s doing.

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July 26, 2022

5.0

Awesome guy. I felt connected with him

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July 17, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor

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July 17, 2022

5.0

Listens to you and makes great recommendations

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July 16, 2022

5.0

Es un médico muy capaz en sus recomendaciones

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July 14, 2022

5.0

He’s great.

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July 14, 2022

5.0

Prompt. Friendly. Courteous. Caring.

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July 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is very thorough with all questions & concerns I have. Takes time & effort to make sure I am getting the best treatment & solutions I need.

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July 12, 2022

5.0

His knowledge, attentiveness, and genuine concern . . .

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July 12, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and caring.

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July 12, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring. Takes the time to go over my questions with detailed answers.

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July 12, 2022

5.0

Prompt responses to inquiries and great care at the facility

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July 08, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor that gave good advice and explained my conditions clearly. I appreciated him filling in for my doctor of 40+ years.

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July 08, 2022

5.0

He always encourages me to work-on my health and watches for impending thongs concerning my health.

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July 08, 2022

5.0

Very professional, knowledgeable, took the time to know my concern

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July 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Penate answers my questions thoroughly making sure i understand his explanation. Offers alternaturnatives when appropriate.

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July 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Penate is knowledgeable and caring.

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July 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is very easy to talk to and a great listener. I was only in for a short visit however he took extra time with me and really went above and beyond. I have now scheduled my annual with him and switched to him as my PCP. All around a great experience.

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July 05, 2022

5.0

I'd love to recommend Dr. Penate because I believe he does a great job. I don't want to recommend Dr. Penate because he would become too popular and it would be more difficult to get an appointment!

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July 05, 2022

5.0

He is the greatest

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July 05, 2022

5.0

Spends time. Cares about me personally.

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July 02, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, caring, and helpful.

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June 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is professional and listens to patients. He is excellent.

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June 29, 2022

5.0

Very approachable and knowledgeable

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June 29, 2022

5.0

Listens to patient concerns Excellent care

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June 29, 2022

5.0

Excelente

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June 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate builds the best patient relationships and takes time to explain issues and care. He is prompt, caring and extremely competent.

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June 28, 2022

5.0

I like the way he takes time to make sure that I understand my medical needs.

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June 28, 2022

5.0

Very attentive and spends time listening to you

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June 28, 2022

5.0

Buen doctor

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June 27, 2022

5.0

Efficient and friendly

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June 27, 2022

5.0

He took the time to explain everything he was doing as well as the result of his examination. He took time and explained everything in terms that were understandable.

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June 26, 2022

5.0

He is a very nice doctor, and very professional.

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June 24, 2022

5.0

He is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.

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June 20, 2022

5.0

Me parecio un buen Dr. El cual sabe escuchar.

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June 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is very caring, competent, and compassionate. I am very happy with the quality of care he provides.

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June 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate was very thorough in his attention to interpreting the findings for my condition and explaining his plan of action.

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June 15, 2022

5.0

Listened, provided recommendations/options

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June 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Penate is professional, personable, thorough and takes time to listen. He explains reasons for recommendations and options with clarity. Definitely one more the best providers I have met at Northwestern.

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June 03, 2022

5.0

Thorough good beddide msnnet

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June 03, 2022

5.0

He's patient, kind, thoughtful and approachable. Doesn't rush you. Just a down to earth and straight forward, good person.

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May 31, 2022

5.0

He is attentive, caring and detailed in his consultation with patients.

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May 31, 2022

5.0

Our first meeting. He spent a full hour becoming familiar with my health over the past 40 or so years. I feel positive that he will step into the role of my internist, defined with passion and expertise by Dr Bob Lenet until he retired 3/31/2022. A potentially difficult transition, Dr. Penate was sensitive to that transition and even schedule a follow up blood panel in Aug/Sept to aggressively monitor my cholesterol!

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May 28, 2022

5.0

First time consulting with Dr Pennate, Loved how he explained each concern after reviewing my chart, and being proactive with my health needs.

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May 27, 2022

5.0

Intelligent Caring Takes his time Follows up immediately Easy to speak regarding your concerns Explains everything

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May 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Panate answers any questions I have about my health and he always has a pleasant attitude and he's very professional makes my visits pleasant.

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May 25, 2022

5.0

He’s thorough, respectful and provides a variety of suggestions for my situation.

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Disclosures

Douglas F. Penate, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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