Anthony J. Vaccaro, MD

Anthony J. Vaccaro, MD

4.8 
537 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
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 (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

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

Reviews from Patients

70 Reviews
November 02, 2019

Dr Vaccaro is top notch

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October 28, 2019

dr vaccaro is terrific

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October 17, 2019

Dr. Vaccaro has been my PCP for the year I have been in IL and his guidance to improve and maintain my heltath has ben invaluable. We will be moving out of state within the next few week and we hope to find a doctor where we go that would exhibit the caliper of Dr. Vaccaro

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October 16, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr Vaccaro since 1999. I like him and will continue to keep him as my pcp

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October 13, 2019

Dr Vaccaro is the epitome of professionalism and very knowledgeable!

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August 24, 2019

Dr Vaccaro was very well informed in all the matters that pertained to the visit, was courteous, showed exceptional care and concern, and was patient with my questions.

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August 15, 2019

Dr. Vacarro is an amazing physician. He understands my needs and always listens to my concerns. He has saved my life!

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August 11, 2019

I am very, very happy with Dr. Vaccaro. He is simply the best. A lifesaver. Literally.

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August 09, 2019

Dr. Vaccaro is a gem. He is kind, sympathetic and a very good doctor. He knows just what to do when my allergies make me miserable

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August 08, 2019

Dr Vaccaro has always been a wonderful caring doctor concerned about my well being and treated me as a person

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August 01, 2019

*Dr. Vaccaro is a wonderful doctor!

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June 18, 2019

Dr. Vacarro is great

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June 17, 2019

Anthony is very personable and professional, I'm so glad he is my Doctor.

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June 03, 2019

Very good.

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June 02, 2019

I am extremely happy with Dr. Vacarro, and appreciate the 'no bs' way we talk with each other about what's going on.

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June 02, 2019

Dr. Vaccaro is a fine doctor...pragmatic...direct..and...effective

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May 22, 2019

Very good.

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May 14, 2019

*Dr. Vaccaro's evaluation was more thorough and accurate.

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May 06, 2019

I live in the western suburbs but come downtown because my respect for Dr Vaccaro's abilities and bedside manner.

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April 27, 2019

the doctor is very friendly and professional. He explained what I need to do and asked several questions about concerns I had and offered solutions

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April 06, 2019

all of mine and the familiy's visits are great with Dr Vaccarro. He takes good care of us

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April 05, 2019

I have complete confidence in Dr Vaccaro. Not only is he a caring physician but he is a good listener and good diagnostician. He is able to hone in on the nature of my complaints, involve me in any decision about any further testing, treatment and medication when necessary. I travel nearly 100 miles to continue with him as my primary care physician.

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March 28, 2019

Dr Vaccaro has been my primary care physician for over twenty years. I would recommend him and Northwestern to anyone.

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March 18, 2019

Dr. Vaccaro is great/excellent as a provider.

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March 14, 2019

I appreciate how kind and helpful the doctor was!

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March 11, 2019

all questions are answered , felt my health care is important

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March 09, 2019

I often refer new patients to Dr. Vaccaro.

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March 01, 2019

Dr. Vaccaro needs to work on friendliness and ability to explain the diagnosis and future steps.

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February 19, 2019

Dr. Vaccaro is a gem. He is so thoughtful and kind and he really listens to me. His advise is always excellent as is his treatment

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February 07, 2019

Dr. Vacarro was more understanding and listened more then ever and talked it out with me. I have been going to him for several years now, and on this appointment more then any other I felt he understand my concerns and appreciated that.

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January 27, 2019

I appreciate that Dr. Vacarro is VERY clear with instructions and willing to answer my questions. I'm not coming usually because things are wonderful, and I am always looking for care directions.

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January 18, 2019

Kind, professional, physian.

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January 15, 2019

Dr. Vaccaro is a consummate professional, providing both excellent medical care/feedback in tandem with a caring and warm persona (probably why I've had him as my primary care physician since 1996)...

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January 14, 2019

Dr. V is very knowledgeable, caring and friendly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone if they needed a doctor.

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January 11, 2019

my dr is great

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November 17, 2018

I have been with Dr. Vaccaro for many years and he is absolutely wonderful. Completely thorough and caring. He was sorry that I was going to have to have surgery and told me exactly what I had to do so my asthma would not be started. He is so very good

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November 02, 2018

Dr Vaccaro is an exceptional medical doctor.

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October 29, 2018

Dr. Vaccaro was terrific. Took time to explore what the issue could be, possible solutions and made sure I felt better than when I arrived before I left. Also assured me he would follow up after the appointment and he has. Outstanding.

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October 28, 2018

This was the first time that I met Dr. Vaccaro.He immediately helped to calm my nerves by being calm himself.He listened...so important!He discussed necessary procedures carefully.He made recommendations for screenings that I should pursue and explained why.I consider him to be a extremely thoughtful and caring physician.

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October 27, 2018

Dr. Vaccaro and his assistant were great! We are very pleased to have him as our PC doc and have been very pleased with Norhwestern.

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October 24, 2018

I've had the same care provider for many years and feel completely comfortable in their ability to address my concerns and explain treatment options when applicable.

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October 23, 2018

He seemed to be just going through the motions. Clinically adept, but a very low-key, unengaging personality. Just having a bad morning?

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October 04, 2018

Doctor Vaccaro is brilliant and I go to him because I am confident that I receive outstanding care.

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September 28, 2018

I was Dr. Vaccaro's patient from 2001 through 2012. In late 2012 I moved to Dallas. I just moved back to Chicago and was very glad I was able to once again have Dr. Vaccaro as my primary care physician!

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August 31, 2018

I came away with s plan that seems to be working.

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August 26, 2018

This appointment was for my quarterly checkup and annual physical. I was quite tired and having an especially challenging day. Noting some frustration in my demeanor that day, my physician took a few additional minutes to talk further with me about my frame of mind prior to proceeding with the physical exam. I found this simple gesture quite helpful and it was greatly appreciated.

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August 23, 2018

I've seen Dr. Vaccaro for over 15 years and have always been very happy with him.

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August 20, 2018

All good.

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July 31, 2018

This was my second visit with Dr. Vaccaro. He is wonderful! He does all the computer updates first and then turns his FULL attention to me. He is more than willing to talk and explain in full whatever is going on with my health.

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July 29, 2018

excellent care as always

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July 24, 2018

I am very pleased with my primary care provider Anthony Vaccaro

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June 15, 2018

Dr Vacarro always makes time to answer my questions. I never feel rushed with him, and he's very patient with me.

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May 12, 2018

Dr. Vaccaro is awesome. He puts people at ease, he is very easy to talk to. I would definitely refer him to new patients

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May 04, 2018

Dr Vaccaro is directive in his approach. I'm become accostome to be given alternative methods of treatment allowing me to choose the treatment that best suits my needs.

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May 03, 2018

Dr. Vaccaro always makes me feel as though I am his ONLY patient. He is the best Dr. on the planet, as far as I'm concerned.

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May 02, 2018

Dr. Vaccaro and I are getting to know each other

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April 19, 2018

My doctor is awesome!

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March 23, 2018

Dr. V is always upfront and open. He asks the right questions and listens too. Understanding.

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March 20, 2018

Very thorough and knowledgeable, had a very good first experience with Dr.Vaccaro.

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March 19, 2018

Perfect.

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March 05, 2018

I have been going to my doctor for over twenty years and have been extremely satisfied with my care from him.

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February 28, 2018

Dr Vaccaro is an excellent doctor and great communicator and has sincere interest in my health and keeps me updated.

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February 20, 2018

excellent information and discussion about my health and answered all questions

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February 05, 2018

He is very friendly and seems concerned about his patients

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January 30, 2018

First time in 57 years that I felt 100% comfortable talking to a doctor about my sexual activity and health

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January 26, 2018

I have been coming to Dr. Vaccaro for many years and he has always had my best interest at heart.

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January 21, 2018

a great experience from beginning to end

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January 11, 2018

I had been going to NorthWestern for many years. This year(2018) the cost difference was smaller and I couldn't wait to get back to NW and Dr Vaccaro!!

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January 10, 2018

I like that Dr Vaccaro sends me updates on my chart.

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January 04, 2018

Dr. Vaccaro is excellent

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