Martha L. Twaddle, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Cardiac Diseases
- Clinician-Patient Communication
- Neurologic Disease
- Palliative Care
- Serious-Illness Communication
- Symptom Management
- Medical Education:
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine - 1985
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1988
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Certified)
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
Faculty ProfileClinical Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Huntley HospitalMcHenry HospitalNorthwestern Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial HospitalWoodstock Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 19, 20225.0 star star star star star
From day one of meeting Dr Twaddle, I knew I was in great hands! She showed care and concern and still does on up to this day. Plus she wants to make sure you are not suffering with pain. She provides things to do to help with the pain as well. I’d highly recommend her to anyone!!
May 11, 20225.0 star star star star star
Anyone dealing with pain and suffering would be extraordinarily fortunate to have her on their team. There are certain people who find their true calling in life. Dr. Twaddle is exactly where she needs to be.
January 17, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Martha is a healer. She listens with empathy and authentic compassion. Her whole focus is on making the patient as comfortable as possible. As a member of our care team, she is the defensive line. She has the vital job of looking at the patient's quality of life. We are so fortunate to have found Dr. Martha.
November 07, 20215.0 star star star star star
She is very compassionate & devoted to her patients & palliative care. She makes everything easier. I feel very well cared for & feel confident that she will protect me from a horrible experience while dying.
September 16, 20215.0 star star star star star
I have Sent People to her and they Love her to . Simply Outstanding So Knowledgeable So Truly Caring Her Eyes Tell you She Heard everything your Saying and She is hear your help in every way . Martha’s Knowledge Blows me away . She’ll do anything for her patients .. Just because she cares for your well being And wants you to be as Comfortable as Possible . I love her .
December 14, 20205.0 star star star star star
If/when I meet someone undergoing oncology and wound treatments, I would readily recommend Dr Twaddle. She is a caring, compassionate physician who is very knowledgeable and articulate when explaining and reassuring to her patients about treatment, allaying fears, giving options, being supportive.
November 24, 20205.0 star star star star star
Adore dr twaddle. She is so caring, upbeat, informative and responsive to my husbands needs and really listens and understands and explains things so we can understand what heâ€™s feeling and how the various meds address his issues.
September 01, 20205.0 star star star star star
When I leave my appointments, I am more informed, reassured, hopeful, and encouraged. Dr Twaddle shows care and concern, wants me to do better and gives me all the help she can to do this. Thank you Dr Twaddle, you are much appreciated.
August 27, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Twaddle spent almost an hour with me today to listen to me, ask questions, and offer guidance as I navigate my end of life decisions. I was impressed with her thoughtfulness and thoroughness. As emotional as this topic is, I never felt emotional.
August 06, 20205.0 star star star star star
She was compassionate speaking with my mother and followed up the same day with myself and my sister to finish the assessment, gather more information and talk about the next steps. Today was our first meeting but we are thrilled to have Dr Twaddle on our team and her knowledge and insight was readily apparent and we are so happy to have someone to assist My mom and us as my mother's illness progresses.
July 27, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Twaddle has taken such good care of me since my first diagnosis of cancer. She is a wonderful, compassionate doctor who i would highly recommend to everyone. She has attended to me when i was in terrible pain the first go around and was always easy to reach. That is not always the case. I feel very safe in her hands and trust her judgement.
Royalty Payments and Inventor Share
Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities
- UpToDate, Inc.
Service on Board of Directors
Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities
- Accorda Music-Thanatology Institute
- Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
External Professional Relationships
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