Micheal P. Macken, MD

Micheal P. Macken, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Epilepsy

Secondary Specialty

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

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
Physician 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 

280 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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February 03, 2021

5.0

He has a lovely bedside manner and he explains everything very clearly.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Macken has a approach to patient care. He is realistic about options / plan of action and is responsive regarding script side effects

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is the best. He was able to squeeze us an appointment into his busy schedule. I can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients and wants whatever is best for them. He is thorough and answered every question we had about our episode and gave us reasoning behind everything he was doing. I am grateful to have a doctor like Mr. Macken in my corner and would recommend him to anyone who needs neurology assistance. You won't find a better doctor than he is. 10 out of 10 and would go to bat for him any day of the week!

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January 16, 2021

5.0

Great doctor .

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Macken is professional yet warm and I can tell my health problems are something he really cares about solving.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Except for his calendar, he's great. I really like his "bedside manner" and his knowledge.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Great dr, very professional and listens and definitely understands you

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December 26, 2020

5.0

Had taken the time to listen to my concerns and answered all my questions and then some.

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December 21, 2020

4.0

Dr. Macken is hard to get in touch with.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable. Explains details well

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Very thorough care, took his time, explained everything well, great bedside manner, friendly,

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Macken

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Very thorough, listened to concerns and answered questions regarding referral.

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December 05, 2020

5.0

I'm a long term customer. We have a relationship.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Never gives up looking for solutions

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November 30, 2020

5.0

He listens to his patients, does a great job answering questions, takes his time with his patients. Does not treat his patients as a diagnosis but as a person.

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November 28, 2020

5.0

He was very thorough in explaining what I have been going through, and in the medication I now will be taking. It shows me that he looked at my charts, and my readings, to give me his best outlook on my situation. An excellent Doctor.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

He was thorough and listened to us. He gave us hope and direction.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

He has been a great neurologist. Both with his ability to analyze an issue and his likeable personality, something you don't always find in doctors.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

He makes feel at ease and he listens.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Care and concern for patient

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Very good doctor, knows how to talk to people.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Prompt, listens to patient, very impressive credentials yet very down to earth.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

DR. M MACKEN IS A WONDERFUL. HE TAKES HIS TIME LISTENING AND OFFERING ADVICE AND OPTIONS.

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November 17, 2020

4.0

This was my first visit with Dr Macken. I don’t believe this is sufficient time to assess his performance. Since no one is perfect, I gave him a score that is good but leaves room for improvement

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November 09, 2020

5.0

He was professional.He was the best listener I've EVER encountered in medicine.He was compassionate.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr Macken was fantastic.10 stars‚ĺÔ?è

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Excellence!

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable Doctor.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Macken was very straightforward and knowledgeable about my condition. Great empathy and compassion.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Listens to what you've got to say, and very knowledgeable

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Doctor Macken is a wonderful doctor. He gives wonderful medical care and he is so kind. He always listens and is very caring. We really appreciate him and all of his care.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

When we have questions or issues someone always responds very quickly and always gets us answers. Also with COVID everyone was so great with doing the video chat and phone visits. So everyone could stay safe.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Great doctor! I like that he actually listen to me and my concerns. I have seen nothing but progress working with him. His staff has gone above and beyond for me this past year with still helping me while I had insurance issues. Not only did they help me obtain insurance through northwestern assistance program they help with medication samples that I am unable to afford. Thank you so much....

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Love the staff and their energy. I walked in after a bad morning to checking in with a rep, forgot his name but he was so cheery and kind. He got me check in and totally made my day!

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Attentive and thorough

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Polite assistance by the tech and doctor in guiding me through.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, Kinde and care for patient informing all best choices for them

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Always if necessary I am going to NM

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October 11, 2020

5.0

knowledgeable"approachable"understanding

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Good/knowledgeable service, cleanliness, promptness

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Pt focused. I was not rushed during my appt

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr macken-great bedside manner

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Like Dr Macken ..think he's very good and caring

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Excellent listener. Appears genuinely concerned about patient welfare. Explains symptoms and diagnoses clearly. good manners.

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