Micheal P. Macken, MD

Micheal P. Macken, MD

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Primary Specialty

Epilepsy

Secondary Specialty

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Electroencephalography (Eeg)
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Intraoperative Monitoring
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stereo Eeg
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Video Eeg

Education

Medical Education:
MD, National University of Ireland Galway - 1990
Residency:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 1998
Fellowships:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2000

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology - Clinical Neurophysiology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

341 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 25, 2022

5.0

He listened to my concerns, provided thorough testing to help us reach a diagnosis, and answered all my questions.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He actually cared about my issues and gave me some temporary relief until further testing will be done. He actually wants to get to the bottom of the issue instead of just increasing medication like other doctors I’ve seen. Very thankful and happy to have him as my neurologist now and hopefully forever!

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He seem very professional and chilled at the same time to me.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He is so patient and detailed. We always have our questions answered and never leave with a positive outlook which is important when your child has epilepsy!

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March 21, 2022

5.0

very clear in explaining

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable; very attentive;

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Profecionalismo

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March 04, 2022

5.0

It is more than how he knows his field, but that he knows the practical, day-to-day things that make treatment such an art.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He listens to me, and valued my input.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Macken is extremely good at listening, explains all the medical aspects clearly, and schools the patient well in taking ownership of their medical issues

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Doctor is very professional

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Macken is patient and provides a thorough analysis of each patient's situation.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

I like and trust him

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Professional

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Macken is very competent, a good communicator, pleasant and patient. I am so thankful that he is willing to include us in his practice.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

He took plenty of time to go over everything with me and made sure I understood it well.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Great communication with patient and ideas for care and treatment.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

He is easy to talk to and explains options well. Includes patient in decision making.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

A Consummate Professional!!!

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Bedside manner was great. Very personable

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Very nice and reorganized all of my information.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is my currant neurologist . Great doctor. He checks all my labs results and he really care about patient. Very knowledgeable and kind. I trust his advice.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

He explained things very well and listened to concerns and answered questions

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Very clear and thorough.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

The doctor put a lot of attention to my medical problem.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Listening skills and knowledgeable

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Thorough & thoughtful

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Profecionalismo

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mackin again needs a 100 out of 10.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

straight shooter and easy to see/talk about what’s going on

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is absolutely wonderful. He listens intently and helped outline an action plan moving forward. He is extremely patient, thoughtful, and kind.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Great doctor and always attentive to my needs, questions and concerns.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken has my trust. He listens and works with me. He has helped where others have failed.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

He listens to my issues, explains his plan and works with me. He has helped me start to get back to a normal life.

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October 05, 2021

4.0

Communicates extremely well, listens and we didn't feel rushed.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Very professional, thorough and a good sense of humor. Makes you comfortable.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

He has a great bedside manner. Very easy to understand always a pleasure speaking to him ..

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October 05, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and caring.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Outstanding caring professional

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September 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is exceptional. Knowledge, professionalism, compassion and communication are unmatched.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He is an amazing doctor

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He made sure he answered all my questions. He asked me multiple times if had questions and if I understood what he told me. He made sure to have my prescriptions refilled. He gave me confidence.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

It's always a pleasure meeting with Dr. Macken! Very intelligent and personable individual.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

He calmly and patiently lead us through some difficult medical transitions. With great success.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

He took over my care and took the time listen to my issues. It’s one step at a time. He came up with a plan to help get me back to a normal life. Easy to talk to and work with. He’s earned my trust.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Really liked dr. Macken. He explained issues, addressed issues and questions, was thoughtful and kind, humorous and established good rapport.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Helpful and available

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Very friendly knowledgeable Dr.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Total concern. Not rushed.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

I felt very comfortable dealing with him answered all my questions talk to me like we were friends and that's what I need to hear so thank you

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He is very patient to listen to my medical history and answered all my questions and concerns.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

I like my doctor very much and he understand about need some medication for my brain. He is respectfull to me.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He’s very caring and thorough. Great bedside manner.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional! Thanks

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July 26, 2021

5.0

He seem like he really care about my son

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Overall, he was great, very kind and understanding to my multiple situations (moving, starting new meds, etc)

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Great man

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He was a new doctor to me and was friendly, attentive and gave good advice.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

I just did he’s thoughtful and gives me all the time I need to discuss why I’m there.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

We can’t say enough good things about Dr. Macken. He is the kindest most caring doctor. He always listens to what my father is going through. And he has helped us get his seizures under control. We really appreciate him and all of his hard work.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken has been very patient and instructive in providing advice and medications.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

overall expertise and comfortable to work with.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Very polite and knowledgeable and helpful

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken was very friendly, professional and very thorough. He took the time to answer all our questions before leaving. Highly recommend him!!

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is incredible. He listened to me and answered all my questions. He took the time to explain test results and made me feel at ease.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Have been a patient for many years. Listens to my voicemail concerns. Offers suggestions.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

I started with him when he was at Loyola he impressed me from the very first visit. He had discussed my condition with the surgeon who referred me at great detail and sought out other doctors to help with a solution. He has worked diligently with me on several medical issues. When something doesn't work he moves on to the next idea. He sent me to another neurologist to see if he missed anything. I went from having migraine 25 days out of 30 to one every month and eventually one every 3 months.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Very understanding, listen well , thoroughly went through my records

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May 22, 2021

5.0

I feel relieved and assured after my visit.

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May 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is always friendly and interacts with my special needs son, engaging him so he feels a part of the decision making process. He explains things so a lay person can understand and does not talk down to you. We never feel rushed and are able to get all our questions answered.

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May 22, 2021

5.0

Profecionalismo

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May 21, 2021

3.0

I only saw him once so I still do not know if he is a good doctor.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

He is very intelligent, kind, and caring. Direction and advice are very in-depth and helpful to understand issues I'm facing

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Macken is very up-to-date on all the newest medications and medical procedures. I am now having fewer seizures than I have in my entire life.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

I have never felt more at ease with a neurologist before.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

I felt that Dr. Macken has compassion for his patients.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is incredibly kind and patient. He takes the time to answer questions and never makes you feel as though you are a bother. Skill/knowledge is obviously important, but Dr. Macken demonstrates empathy - in a genuine and authentic way. This is what differentiates him from other neurologists whom I’ve seen in the past.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Very on hand about epilepsy

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mackenzie has exceeded my expectations, so I would have no problem with recommending him to anyone, that would have similar care needs that I have.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

So grateful to continue to finally see Dr. Macken without traveling from CL to downtown Chicago. I have been seizure free for over 17 Years because of Dr. Macken’s professional, understanding care. I still have questions, and he is able to answer them all, making me feel more confident.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable professional and excellent restaurant referral

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He was well informed and pleasant to work with. He broke down the information so that it was easily understood and was understanding of any hesitancy.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He is very detailed at explaining all my medical concerns and how to handle them.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Explains thing extremely well.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and devoted interaction with his patient.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

We know and trust our doctor and he has worked so hard to identify new treatments abs medicines.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Understood my concerns and addressed them with logic as well as compassion

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Dr.Macken and his team pay attention to goals and find a safe way to achieve them.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Friendly, professional, easy to talk to about any questions or concerns. I highly recommend him to anyone.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Because they have a lot of love for helping people

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is considerate and caring, and apparently requires the same of his fellow staff members.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Professional team

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March 09, 2021

5.0

The compassion and care

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Macken listens to your concerns and takes the time to give his expert recommendations for treatment. He is truly concerned for his patients health and well being.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Personable and patience

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Of all the Neurologist that I have had, Dr. Macken is the one I have been most pleased with and liked.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable about my condition.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and encouraging. Great doctor!!

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Great plan & knowledge, really nice guy.

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