Robert F. Kushner, MD

Robert F. Kushner, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

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

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
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 

93 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

November 15, 2020

5.0

I received full attention from the doctor, he listened to what I had to say, provided a concrete plan and did an excellent follow up as soon as the call was over.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

High quality staff, thorough approach!

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is very careful, a great listener and really takes his time to ensure that his recommendations are a good fit for individual patients. I'm glad that he is my doctor and would happily recommend him.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is really great and does a great job of listening. I would certainly recommend him. I, however, have not had the same experience with other doctors at NWM.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is great. He is very supportive and knowledgeable.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

I think Dr. Kushner is just great.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

He is very friendly, attentive,

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Very friendly, very involved

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Always easy to schedule and doctors are knowledgeable

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Genuine concern

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Thank you Dr. Kushner for everything.

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October 10, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and understanding. . Asked many questions and great listener.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Very understanding care about what you trying to accomplish and give good advice on how to complete your goal:)

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October 08, 2020

5.0

If I'm going to recommend anybody for any type of surgery this will be the hospital of my choice

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October 07, 2020

4.0

Too soon to tell, had me fill out a very thorough questionnaire and then went through my answers "weight history with me. Listened well and came up with a plan for my care.

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October 07, 2020

4.0

Too soon to tell really. Was not super pleased about my appointment being changed last minute to telehealth.

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October 03, 2020

5.0

He has a very nice calming voice and he looks like the actor Sam Elliot?üòä and he's very thorough

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October 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent customer service

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October 02, 2020

5.0

His perspective brings clarity and include realistic strategies that are actionable.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and next steps were very clear.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

he is very informative and helpful in achieving your goals

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September 29, 2020

5.0

i have been helped tremendously by the program at northwestern

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September 29, 2020

5.0

To clarify I haven't had such a surgery yet but am impressed with how we will be proceeding

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Gave understanding, information, timely, considerate.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

I don't have a enough knowledge yet on the subject.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr, Kushner asked several questions and had ideas on how to help with my issues. He is very responsive, and I look forward to working with him.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

The visit from start to finish was very accommodating and thorough!

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September 28, 2020

5.0

I have already recommended him to numerous people

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Superb care and follow up and education on lifestyle change!

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September 25, 2020

4.0

Contacted ma at the right time

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September 25, 2020

5.0

He's a very knowledgeable physician and is concerned about his patients a no nonsense physician!! You need to be serious about your self and your care

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September 25, 2020

5.0

I don't need it

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner was fantastic. He genuinely listened and was very professional.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Excellent consultation. Dr. Kushner took almost an hour to talk with me and get to know me.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

He's accessible and objective, and patient with all my questions.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Very pleased with access to Dr Kushner.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

I continue to succeed in my weight loss program under Dr Kushner's guidance. 60 lbs lost, 50 more to match my weight prior to the illnesses that caused the gain.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

From the onset.... of the call he was present not just going through the motions. He was prompt ... accommodating and kind. He actually LISTENED ..(what a concept) and very refreshing. Discussed ... a dialogue ... not one sided monologue of the Doctor"patient hierarchy. I don't want to have to have this surgery.... but if it comes down to it, I want Dr Kushner spearheading my team of care providers. That says ...A LOT... coming from ME. You would have to know my extensive 20+ years as health advocate. I hope you are able to acknowledge him in order to enCOURAGE not only Dr Kushner ... but the entire staff he collaborates with as an example of exemplary “phone side” manners. Thank You for taking the time to read this survey.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

Did not delve too much into the specifics of the procedure. I'm still in the preliminary investigative stages. Will attend the suggested webinar intro orientation presentation.

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September 07, 2020

5.0

showed me alot of patience in answering my questions and giving me some good advice to help get me started

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September 07, 2020

5.0

A bunch of caring people who has the temperament of caring going the extra mile to make your visit more relaxed and enjoyable

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September 05, 2020

5.0

We have a plan in place.

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September 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner has been very helpful.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

excellent doctor

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August 31, 2020

5.0

He listened to me and gave me sound advice.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner was incredibly kind and caring, easy to talk to, and really Was able to guide the conversation while still letting me thoroughly explain things. He offered A multitude of suggestions and walked through them all very in depth with me so I could make the most informed decision. The appointment follow up notes were amazingly useful and thorough, as well.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Very understanding. Easy to talk to and very informative

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Easy to talk to and understand

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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August 22, 2020

5.0

He was caring and concerned and wanted to make sure I understood his instructions.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

He is very understanding and always there for me and make me feel better after I speak to him.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

My doc R. Kushner is the best, he is always there when I need or have any questions about anything.

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August 18, 2020

5.0

We had a thorough, communicative, and engaging, exchange.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Very friendly and helpful.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

He's the best, kind and compassionate.

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August 13, 2020

5.0

Great guy with good information. Pleasant individual.

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August 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. was kind, understanding and knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time getting to know me and my eating habits and recommended what was best for me and my health.

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August 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is an excellent physician. He has helped me to manage my weight and control my diabetes. He has been extremely caring and provided me with guidance on my care. I am extremely appreciative of all he has and continues to do.

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August 05, 2020

5.0

His bedside manner is awesome. He listens to me and understands my struggles.

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August 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is very polite, and encouraging.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

As indicated above, Dr Robert Kushner is interested in my success; he wants me to advance to improved health. He is an excellent clinician, and he is a leader in the area of lifestyle medicine and weight management.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

I have been working with Dr Robert Kushner, and I find him to be an excellent physician. He is very interested in my success, and he provides me the tools I need to advance in my quest for improved health.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

I have recommended Dr. Kushner to several people. He is warm, caring very knowledgeable and supportive

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Superb care, surgery, support and follow up.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

Very caring and thorough.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

The doctor is very supportive and positive. He definitely improved my outlook.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

I feel confident with his care.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

He is approachable and knowlegeable

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July 13, 2020

5.0

DR. Kushner is excellent

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July 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Kushner is very attentive to the needs of patients and aware of how weight loss can improve health

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July 10, 2020

5.0

Very respectful ,honest

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July 07, 2020

5.0

Great doctor! Knowledgeable, kind, insightful.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Personalized care

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Personalized care

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Very supportive

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Very helpful

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner took the time to talk in-depth about me as a person and all aspects of my care, not just my weight. It was evident that he listened closely to my perspectives, which resulted in a truly collaborative approach to my wellness.

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June 28, 2020

5.0

Impressed with preparation prior to meeting and transparency.

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June 28, 2020

5.0

Very informative

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June 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is kind, thorough, experienced.

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June 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is very kind, thorough, experienced

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Doctor was very good, explained everything in detail

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June 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kushner is a doctor who really cares about me. He wants me to succeed and have a better outcome. He has been a strong pillar of encouragement and support during these many years. It just could not have been any better for me.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

Excellent care. Excellent advice. Availability. Responsiveness.

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