Robert F. Kushner, MD

Robert F. Kushner, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Obesity Medicine

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1979
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1982
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 1984

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Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Professor, 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

4.8
4.8 

440 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 25, 2022

5.0

He is excellent make you feel so comfortable and that's what I love !

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kushner is a courteous professional who is very skilled in his field. His collaboration with me was very helpful and productive.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He's top in the field, good bedside manner, and his explanations are clear and easy to understand.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent doctor who is caring and informative yet professional.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Extremely compassionate, informative and made me feel at ease. Easy to talk too.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kushner took his time getting to know my background in order to make the best recommendation for my personal situation, which I appreciate. He seemed to be very knowledgeable and did not push one solution over another. Overall, I am very satisfied.

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March 04, 2022

4.0

Professional knowledge

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He is the best there is when it comes to obesity understanding, help, and control.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kushner takes time to learn of patient habits and genuinely cares about patient health, lifestyle and provides proper solutions to weight gain.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He’s a great doctor. He was the only one to cheer me on for my weightloss.

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January 29, 2022

4.0

Knowledgable and detailed subject

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kushner is very skilled and helpful, he relates with me in a positive, professional and courteous manner and engages me in finding solutions to my health issues.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

He’s really helped me make big changes in my life and health.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Kind and professional. Expert knowledge.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kurshner took the time to review my history and gather information to ensure the appointment was personalized to meet my needs. He was also very personable and knowledgeable.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He is a good listener and responds to my needs.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He's top in his field so he's easy to recommend. Plus, he has a good rapport with patients.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Great doctor, understanding and kind. What an assert he is to Northersten.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

I trust him and know I am in good hands!

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. I felt like he really worked to understand the full scope of my health and personal story. Definitely knew his stuff!

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November 23, 2021

5.0

He is a good doctor who listens and asks good questions

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November 19, 2021

5.0

He's a model provider.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Very kind Physician. Very personable and shows he really does care.

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November 08, 2021

4.0

He is very knowledgeable. Easy to talk to

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November 02, 2021

5.0

I felt Dr. Kushner was both patient and thorough.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kushner was very thorough and recommended appropriate follow-ups for each issue we discussed.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kushner is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. I've been his patient for almost 20 years and think he's fantastic.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Kushner made me feel very comfortable. I appreciated that he researched my medical records and knew my history.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Excellent practitioner Dr. Kushner

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He listened and helped me.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Supportive and always on time!

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgable, and explains things with clarity,

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kushner prove to be quite skilled and knowledgeable

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October 13, 2021

5.0

He identifies solutions that are customized for me

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Very much so. He is detail oriented and very friendly .

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September 14, 2021

5.0

He listens and gives alternatives for treatment.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

He is best in biz. He sticks to facts and helps you deal with reality.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and caring. Quite amazing considering how busy he is.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

TOP DOCTOR IN FIELD GOOD 'BEDSIDE MANNER'

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September 08, 2021

0.0

There doesn't seem to be any compassion. He just takes a patient in and goes through the appointment with the information and gets them out. Basically leaving them on their own to decide what to do without professional input.

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September 05, 2021

5.0

Expert in his field

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September 04, 2021

0.0

Not a friendly, kind or understanding man. You need to feel heard by your doctor whether he can help you or not.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

I have lost 55 pounds since surgery...should have followed his reccomendation years ago.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

thorough listens provides materials to review what works for you

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Just a very supportive person and honest

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August 30, 2021

5.0

He’s always get straight to the truth. It’s a lifestyle change.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kushner truly cares about his patients.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

He listens and takes the time to find out what is going on with you.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Kushner was informative and insightful. To the point and direct. As a patient this was exactly what I needed. He was truthfully optimistic at a time when I needed honest answers. I look forward to his support and treatment of my health and well-being.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kushner has opened up some doors to help me improve my quality of life and set the path to positve gains in weight loss.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Really care about the patient

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July 29, 2021

5.0

He listened to me and he heard what I was saying to him

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Just met him this appointment, but he seems fantastic.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He is very professional and tries to come up with an individualized plan.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He was caring, efficient and answered all my questions. He also gave me a plan going forward that considered my entire care team. Grateful for that admonishment.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Compassionate, caring, and pro active

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July 12, 2021

0.0

I don’t want to have to compete with other new patients for limited appointments at this point.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He explain things to you detail by detail and in away that you understand

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Very thorough & expressed a willingness to make my visit worthwhile & helpful.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kushner was concerned about the best way for me to achieve my goal of managing my weight and even suggested some new goals.

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June 20, 2021

5.0

Listened to me and patient

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June 15, 2021

5.0

I always recommend him to all my friends. I'm beyond pleased with his patient care.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He’s an expert in his field

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, ‘bedside’ manner, thoughtful, accommodating

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June 02, 2021

5.0

I felt that the plan and information provided by Dr. Kushner was very beneficial and would lead to a positive outcome for me

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He cares!!!!

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to, was concerned with giving me complete information and learning about me and my behaviors. Understood insurance limitations as a factor in my decisions.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Patient, goal oriented and concerned

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May 24, 2021

4.0

First visit. He seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me and my weight loss journey.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Felt good after consultation

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May 13, 2021

5.0

After listening to me, I believe he was spot on with his assessment.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician and efficient practitioner

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr.Kushner was patient, thorough and honest.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

He took much time with me, checked me out. He is very kind.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Kushner is very knowledgeable and frank in our discussions

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He is very attentive and a great doctor

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and helpful

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent physician and has always provided me the highest quality care. I am extremely grateful for all he has done.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Highly qualified, helpful, encouraging, knowledgeable!

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Kushner is always thorough and on-point!

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April 05, 2021

5.0

So far, Dr. Kushner is living up to his outstanding reputation. And he has impressed me as a kind and caring person

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April 05, 2021

0.0

Bad bed side mannor. Doctor was very condescending, super defensive and extremely unhelpful. He was not aware of drug interactions and had not thoroughly read my chart. The appointment was a waste of time.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Patient/ very considerate.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kushner, was very tentative to my needs. I explained everything I was going through and how my weight has had traumatic impact on my health.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

#100 overall

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March 22, 2021

3.0

I felt like I was being judged I was told to call for dietician and psychologist appointment, but was not informed about the courses that need to be done before that

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March 20, 2021

5.0

Compassionate care. Great "bedside" manner.

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March 19, 2021

4.0

It took an extremely long time to get the call.

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March 15, 2021

4.0

I had a good appointment but like previously need more interaction before I can say I would recommend.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

He has helped my through this.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Friendly and informative

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March 12, 2021

5.0

He was very empathetic and listened to me!! I am sorry I won't be working with him. He inspired me.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

He demonstrates legitimate care and concern about my wellbeing.

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February 23, 2021

4.0

Very helpful, friendly and shows concern for patients

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February 22, 2021

5.0

First of all, he was on time. Second of all, he came to greet me in the waiting room. WOW!! This has never happened. He was very professional and very knowledgeable and most of all kind. This world needs more people like him and it will be about a place.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Great manner Very professional caring concerned

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February 18, 2021

5.0

He listens. He tells me what to anticipate in regard to outcomes and evaluates my satisfaction.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

He was very kind and honest. He understands what people are going through and helps them make a plan for their goals.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Altimmune
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • CME Outfitters, LLC
  • CURREX LLC
  • Haymarket Media Group
  • IQVIA
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Potomac Center for Medical Education (a subsidiary of Rockpointe Corporation)
  • Primary Care Education Consortium
  • Pri-Med Institute, LLC
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
  • Springer Publishing Company
  • UpToDate, Inc.
  • Vindico Medical Education
  • WebMD, LLC
  • Weight Watchers International, Inc.
  • World Obesity Federation

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  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Taylor & Francis (Taylor & Francis Group)
  • Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. (Wolters Kluwer NV)

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