Anthony J. Vaccaro, MD

Anthony J. Vaccaro, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Boston University School of Medicine - 1989
Residency:
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center - 1992

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant Professor, 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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1345 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Caring

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Efficient, friendly, competent

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Prompt, efficient and thoughtful care

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Very professional doctor

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Fabulous doctor!

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Muy amable y respetuoso

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March 24, 2022

5.0

He is very attentive and explains the bodily functions to help me understand his reasoning,

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Always prompt, pleasant, and professional

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Vaccaro always listens to me and and finds the best solution.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He listens, he asks questions, he remembers

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Excellent, responsive attentive care

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He really cares for your health

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very personable and caring

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Vaccaro has looked after me for over a decade. I appreciate that he takes time to answer all of my questions.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

He gives good care and I feel I can trust him

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Personable and always on top of my health care, Dr Vaccaro makes every visit not only efficient and effective, but also pleasant and actually looked forward to.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Depth of knowledge and experience. Caring. Clear communicator.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Personable. Explains clearly and answers questions.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He was very nice

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February 21, 2022

5.0

I want all my friends to have a good Dr. like I do.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Knowledgable, and thorough.

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February 16, 2022

3.0

Dr. Vaccaro indicated he will be retiring soon. Additionally, I don’t think his demeanor meshes well with my expectations.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Personable. Listens. Consults.

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February 15, 2022

4.0

Dr. Vaccaro was kind and attentive. He listened to me and offered assistance beyond the bare minimum.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Great doctor and nurses.

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February 14, 2022

4.0

Was on time and efficient.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Thorough, good listener, knowledgeable and caring.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

He is always explaining everything very clearly and supportive.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Very kind & taughtfull to work with

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Doctor Vaccaro has always looked out for my best interest and give good advice for my healthcare

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Talented professional who listens to my concerns and issues recommending excellent medicine and medical treatment

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He’s a great doctor and I trust him.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, has helped treat me for various things over the years.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable, listens and shows he cares

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vaccaro was patient and spent time listening to me. I found his suggestions and and advice helpful and insightful.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vaccaro was very attentive, and he made several recommendations that I followed. I have confidence in his opinion.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vaccaro is an excellent practitioner and very knowledgeable. He spent time with me explaining all aspects of my care.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He is a great doctor

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Very straight forward and honest. Made me comfortable throughout the visit

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Very hospitalaritie doctor and friendlie

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Vaccaro is very professional and knowledgeable regarding diagnosis of my ankle as spring ligament.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Friendly demeanor. Focused on the right things for my health.

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January 27, 2022

4.0

His recommendations have been sensible and helpful. He is not shy about making referrals as needed.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

He’s great

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January 26, 2022

5.0

I saw initially saw him in an emergency when my PCP was on leave. I was very ill and he handled my situation with ease and made me very comfortable in his abilities to service me. Needless to say, I changed PCP. Dr. Vaccaro shows the care one looks for in a PCP.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He cares, and he has never led me in the wrong direction. He speaks plainly so I never leave his office wondering what happened. I'm so lucky to have found him

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He is very good at understanding and diagnosing issues. He has a great bedside manner and takes the time to explain so you understand

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vaccaro has been my doctor for over 30 years…for a reason. He’s the best.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He is a great listener and goes through details well.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Anthony is a caring, and knowledgeable physician

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Prompt reply in MyChart, quick availability to see me, and spent plenty of time diagnosing and addressing my concerns.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Outstanding service and doctor who knows me and is knowledgeable too!

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Vaccaro is an outstanding primary care physician.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

He is a skilled and caring provider.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

My physician, Anthony Vaccaro, is an excellent clinician.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Vaccaro has been my primary care doctor for 30 years. He’s seen me through many trials and has always been caring and concerned about my health.

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January 14, 2022

4.0

He is a good doctor, but sometimes, things are scheduled too quickly.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Personable and professional

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He is the best always takes time to explain things to me

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Professional and efficient

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Honest direct good listener does care

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Answered questions in a way I could understand. Was clear about next steps and quickly responded with results. His team is also efficient.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Best doctor. Asks, listens, communicates clearly. Knows a wide range of quality specialists for referrals.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Evalúa todos los síntomas presentados

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Outstanding primary care professional.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

I've been a patient of his for so long that I wouldn't feel comfortable trusting anyone else with my health care needs.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

He’s been the best with all the care he’s been giving me through the years.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent services

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Vaccaro was very thorough and informative assessing my health issues and what I need to do to improve my health and ensure a speedy recovery. Dr. Vaccaro also helped me review and understand my test results and X-rays to avoid any further potential issues. He assured me that even though my recovery may take some time, he along with the N.W. staff are available to help as needed.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Seems concerned and thorough.

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December 22, 2021

3.0

I’m just not sure about the side manner. I am struggling to connect with him as a physician. Just very direct.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

The care and concern he exhibits

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December 19, 2021

5.0

He’s knowledgeable, engaging and always on time for every appointment. I feel comfortable with the treatment and guidance he provides to me.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Thorough and knowledgeable care.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Anthony Vaccaro is an outstanding physician — trustworthy, caring and proactive.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

He's awesome!

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent friendly and professional manner; speaks in layman’s terms

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December 14, 2021

5.0

By far the best doctor I have had.

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December 10, 2021

3.0

I know doctors are super busy taking care of their many, many, many patients, but it's a struggle to get (at least my primary care) doctor to respond in a timely manner. When I call with a severe sinus infection and am called back 10 hours later it's not good for me. Also there is no follow up on the patient's condition - if it's improved or not, if anything else might be required. Those days are gone. I understand these doctors have way too many patients. I'm sure Dr. Vacarro is a very good doctor but honestly I felt like I was a burden.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Took his time with me and listened to what I had to say.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Friendly. Competent. Honest.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He’s a good listener, offers help, is understanding, meets me where I am in the moment.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Almost 20 years as my doc. He knows me I know him

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Vaccaro is patient and always makes me feel at ease about next steps. I don’t feel rushed.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He listens and considers all factors in making excellent recommendations. He is very insightful.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He’s extremely knowledgeable and very easy to talk to.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent physical who provides outstanding medical care with professionalism, thoroughness, personality and a wonderful staff.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Professional.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Knowlegeable good patient manner On time

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, very experienced, and great diagnostician!

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Caring, thorough and knowledgeable professional of the highest echelon. Always good with follow-up and quick to analyze medical tests with interpretation. Could one ask for more?

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Vaccaro listens to my health care concerns. He addresses the solution.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent care and I trust him with my,life. I recommend him highly for his knowledge, dedication, compassion, skill set, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness. He has saved my life. I recommend him to everyone because he cares and provides the best service and Educates, explains and guides his patients to assist them in making the best Decisions for their health.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Very personable

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Anthony has been my doctor from before he started working with Northwestern. He has mellowed a bit. straight forward, to the point,

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November 22, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr. Vaccaro. I've been his patient for many years and he always takes good care of me.

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November 20, 2021

4.0

Impersonal

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Vaccaro is kind, non-judgmental, and always makes sure my concerns are addressed. Our visits are quick and efficient without feeling rushed.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Vaccaro is always attentive and thoughtful in his care.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

He is very compassionate.

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Disclosures

Anthony J. Vaccaro, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.