Monika McLain, MD

Monika McLain, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Michigan Medical School - 1988
Residency:
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center - 1991
University of Chicago - 1994

Board Certifications

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

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1397 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Very easy to communicate concerns and issues.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She is amazing - thorough, thoughtful and skilled.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She is always caring and insightful. I don’t feel rushed or misunderstood. I’m comfortable with her.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain is the best doctor. I trust her with my life.

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March 30, 2022

4.0

Wait times can be long

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain has been my doctor for years and I am so grateful for her care!

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March 29, 2022

5.0

I think she is a very good Doctor and she explains everything that’s going on during the visit

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Attentive and truthful

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March 26, 2022

5.0

I I really like Dr. M. MacLain. I appreciate her willingness to listen and openness to giving you options that work for me.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

She is thorough, caring, and knowledgeable. Absolutely fabulous

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain is wonderful! Love her approach to health. She really listens to her patients and gives sound advice. Highly recommend her!

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March 23, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

She is a good doctor She is knowledgeable She lessons to patients concerned

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March 22, 2022

5.0

She takes time and listens

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Friendly, have patience to listen and easy to converse/review the concerns

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She is thorough and takes the time needed to address my medical needs.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very dedicated to her work

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She is professional and knowledgable.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Excellent partnership with care

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain is an exceptionally knowledgeable and caring physician. I have been seeing her for close to 20 years now. She listens to all my concerns and discusses the right options. Dr McLain has excellent interpersonal skills and she establishes a very good rapport with her patients. I would recommend her to anyone.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Very thorough

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mc Lain listens to you and I don’t feel rushed.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr McLain is the best. Thorough, helpful, listens, on top of health care and medicine.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Very kind and proactive in treatment plan.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She listens to my concerns and gives solutions.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She is great

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent MD Caring & Competent

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Very calm and positive

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain has been my doctor for many years and I feel she truly cares about her patients.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

She is so thorough and very present in the discussion. Very caring and supportive. Great consultation.

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March 02, 2022

4.0

I really like her. Great advice and seems she fully assesses all of my issues/history. But the 30 min wait was frustrating. My appt was at 9am so I figured it shouldn’t be bad at that time.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very thorough.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She spends all the time I need to make sure I feel like my health is a priority!

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Good Doctor

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February 28, 2022

5.0

She listened attentively to all of my questions and gave her full attention to me during my visit. I am grateful for her kind "bedside manner" as well as her professionalism and expertise. She helped me to get follow up testing promptly in order to address the health concerns I mentioned during my annual physical. I am extremely pleased with her and would recommend Dr. McClain to anyone.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Thoughtful, caring holistic approach to patient care. Gives you the time you need. She’s listens and makes you feel that you matter to her.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Listen to you. Extremely empathic. Does not rush you. Thorough.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

She is patient, a good listener, and thoughtful about her care.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Her nurses respond usually soon to my telephone calls,but I don't always get to see Dr. Mc as soon as I need her.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Great care and advice over a span of more than 20 years.

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February 24, 2022

4.0

Excellent medical knowledge.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough and considerate. Takes her time.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Monika McLain is an incredibly intelligent internal medicine physician. Dr. McLain is already thinking about the reason for my visit as soon as she walks into the room (based on my reason for appointment). Dr. McLain listens intently to whatever medical issue I am dealing with. Dr. McLain always, always has a superb treatment plan to what ever issue I am dealing with. Dr. McLain truly cares about my well-being. I always feel so relieved after seeing Dr. McLain because I know that her advised treatment plan and whatever follow-up is needed will take care of my health issue. Dr. McLain is just an awesome internal medicine physician with wonderful bedside manner. Dr. McLain is very easy to talk to no matter what the issue is.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

I've been with her from the beginning. She is thorough, thoughtful, and always concerned for her patients to be in their best health.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Very informative. Professional, but personable.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and listens and takes appropriate steps

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Dr McLain takes her time and listens and works to fully understand the situation

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and effective communication skills.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She cares

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February 18, 2022

5.0

She is caring, most competent, and extremely professional

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Affable personality. Available to answer questions without extensive delay. Presents top notch referrals when required. Examinations, always extensive.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, and caring

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February 15, 2022

5.0

She is thorough. She’s been very good for me.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

She's been my doctor for a long time, she always listens, and helps me make the best decisions for my health.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

she listens to her patients

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain is compete, professional and conservative. She is respectful of her patient and is. comfortable to talk to.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Professional, thorough, listens and understands

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain has always been very professional and listens and is very caring!

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Efficient thorough and great bedside manner

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February 09, 2022

5.0

I have gone to Dr. McLain for years and really like her and feel she cares and listens to her patients.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor who I can talk to comfortably

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She listens to you, makes you feel comfortable, and doesn’t rush you.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She is a very caring, giving, and knowledgeable doctor.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She takes time to find out about me

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. is very personable and caring. I am new to this area. I need a doctor that I feel I can discuss my health with as well as with my daughter.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, pleasant, takes time & good bedside manners

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Couldn’t ask for a better primary care doctor. Dr McLain and this practice are how every practice should be caring, available, attentive and works to find solutions.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

She had a positive attitude towards me improving my health.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Dr McLain is very intelligent and thorough in caring for my health. She addresses all of my concerns and is easy to talk to.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

She has been my primary care physician for a long time. She listens to you and discusses options without being judgmental.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

She is very professional and care for us

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February 01, 2022

5.0

As stated above Dr. McLain and her team her the best.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Always so helpful.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She is open and transparent about setting goals for health

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She listens very well, she has a sensible approach to healthcare, and she really does care about her patients.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Kind, thorough, excellent care

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January 30, 2022

5.0

She has been my doctor for over 30 years and has been a blessing in my liife, so helpful and listens to me...

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January 29, 2022

5.0

She takes the time to understand my needs and concerns and I feel as if we’re partnering on my health and well being.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Love Dr. McLain. She takes the time to speak with you during appointments. She never judges. She provides suggestions and recommendations that are helpful. She is kind passionate in her work and cares about her patients.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

My doctor answered my questions very clear. They took a good care of me.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She is thorough and takes time to understand my concerns.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring and thorough.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very understanding

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr McLean is just awesome! She spent a great deal with me going through test results in detail

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind and challenges me to make good life choices.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor. Takes personal interest in the care she provides.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain is an excellent, very professional, very thorough physician. My confidence in her professional judgment is the highest.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

She always cares about my concerns and works with me. If my drugs were too much,, she got something that worked for me at this time in life.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Always tunes in to all my questions and looks at the whole picture thoughtfully.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

I like her honesty and the amount of time she spends with me. I never feel she is rushing.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr MCLain is an excellent physician

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. McLain is caring and knowledgeable and spends as much time with me as I need.

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January 18, 2022

3.0

Feel rush because she always behind schedule

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January 17, 2022

4.0

She is a great doctor but because she is good she is difficult to get appts with.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

She is very good at what she is practicing.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, took time with me

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January 13, 2022

5.0

She’s a great doctor. And she listens and explains things very well

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January 13, 2022

5.0

She is the best of the best. She has been taking care of me since we moved here in 2007.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mclain really takes time to learn about you your habits you or your life style in order to treat you. She’s friendly and listens well.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

She is thorough and takes the time needed.

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