Patrick E. Onkka, MD

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Primary Specialty

Rheumatology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine - 2015
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 2018
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2020

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, 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 Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

794 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Great doctor, friendly, listens and answers all your questions.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

I treat myself with great respect and I listen very attentively to everything that worries me.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Seems like a nice guy- qualified and thorough yet with a sense of humor

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Took time and explained everything thoroughly…

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and interested in the total well being of the patient.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He explains everything and is very professional

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Simply, I think Dr Onkka is a good doctor. Plus I seldom have to wait.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

You can’t find a better doctor. He is kind, caring, brilliant and the consummate professional. He makes you feel like you are his only and most important patient.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

He’s very intelligent and caring true example of the type of physician you want to have on your side

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July 29, 2023

5.0

They were all WONDERFUL!

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough with the infirmation

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He is very competent and thorough.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Very personable and listens to what patient is saying. Compassionate and makes you feel comfortable.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

He cares about his patients and is up to date on the latest.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

He has great demeanor

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Really a nice guy who takes the time with you, explains bd things , very thorough. Really liked him

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Thorough. Good listener.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Onkka has does a very thorough review and answers all concerns.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

He was that good!

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May 26, 2023

5.0

He seems to be very knowledgeable regarding my needs.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Absolutely fantastic! Brilliant and personable. He takes his time and talks to you about what he is thinking and why he recommends an intervention. Kind and considerate and respectful of the patient. High degree of trust!

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Very thorough. I felt like I was in great hands from the moment he walked into the exam room.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor.

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April 30, 2023

5.0

He knows what he's doing, has solutions and takes a genuine interest in his patients.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

He’s a great doctor, And he communicates with his patients and he cares!

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Prompt, thorough, friendly

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Shares important information and is always open to questions and discussions.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Great attention to my health concerns.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Fantastic. Personal and professional.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Very easy to talk to ,Dr Onkka is very thorough, during the appointment

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Extremely comprehensive and caring

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April 10, 2023

5.0

The doctor was very thorough, knowledgeable and friendly.

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April 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Onkka was very thorough and knowledgeable about my chronic gout condition. He was very easy to talk to and he carefully and completely answered all of my questions. He also responded very, very quickly to the follow-up questions I sent via MyChart.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. Onkka! Always listens and dialogues with me. I am extremely comfortable with him, so able to discuss any and all issues with him. Appreciate his sense of humor too!

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Experienced professional with excellent bedside manner.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

He’s a great doctor. I feel very comfortable with him. He does not rush you out of the office and he seems to care about you. Great manners.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Onkka is young and vary knowledgeable. He will listen to you and proceeds with your best interest.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

I am very pleased and confident with Dr Onkka’s medical expertise. He explains medical ares I don’t quite understand.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Personable, thorough, caring

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Onkka is incredible physician. He has great bedside manners and he is very thoughtful and thorough!

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Was very thorough and kind unusual combination

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Thorough and explained things well

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March 16, 2023

5.0

He is good about explainig what is going on

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Excellent Dr

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March 03, 2023

5.0

The doctor is amazing. Explained everything clearly. He was also right on time for the appointment.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Very good ability to communicate with patients.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable. Precise. Personable

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February 20, 2023

5.0

He cares

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February 17, 2023

5.0

Just amazing. I’ve seen lots of doctors but he was phenomenal. Smart, did review my history, very comprehensive.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Very patient, professional, caring, detailed.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Took time to listen and understand my recent symptoms. Thoroughly explained my treatment and follow up plan.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Excellent Dr. He takes time out to explain in detail and his bedside manner is fantastic

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February 09, 2023

5.0

He is very thorough, caring and really listens to the problems I’m having and very understanding to the pain and disabilities involved with my case.

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Doctor is very professional.

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February 05, 2023

5.0

Took his time with my concerns

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January 31, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable, personable, thorough, and reassuring.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and thoughtful physician

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January 13, 2023

5.0

I liked your attention

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January 12, 2023

5.0

First time meeting with Dr. Onkka. He is very kind and thorough. He listened intently and genuinely cares about getting to the bottom of my health issue.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Explains issues well

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, spends a lot of time, asking questions. About how things are going

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January 08, 2023

5.0

Great “bedside manner” Obviously very competent and also interested in his patients.

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Onkka really cares about his patients.

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January 03, 2023

5.0

He’s a very energetic doctor who wants to work with you on your plan of care.

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January 03, 2023

5.0

He asked a lot of good questions and was very concerned about my condition.

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January 03, 2023

5.0

He is kind, an excellent listener, and works together with me regarding treatment plans. And very pleasant too.

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. P Onkka is a very intelligent professional who is willing and anxious to resolve serious medical issues. He went above and beyond my other medical docs. I one my very positive results of thIs episode and possible my life to his insistence on further testing and treatment when other medical people were dismissive of my very ominous symptoms. I will be forever grateful to hm.

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December 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Onkka is very knowledgeable and willing to listen and explain.

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December 22, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, Considerate, professional, competente, professional

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December 22, 2022

5.0

Good attention

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough in the investigative part of the appointment, without feeling rushed even though he moved fast for both our time sake. He was compassionate and thoughtful in his approach along with delivery of care.

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December 17, 2022

5.0

He listens to your needs.

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December 10, 2022

5.0

Efficient, friendly staff

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Excellent communicator; highly knowledgeable in his field.

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November 30, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable

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November 29, 2022

5.0

They are excellent doctors they gave me a lot of information

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November 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Onkka is amazing. He is personable, patient, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. I feel very confident under his care. He took his time and took all my concerns very seriously. Highly recommend!

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November 22, 2022

5.0

Conscientious, knowledgeable and thorough. Felt like he has my best interests in mind

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November 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Onkka is highly professional treating provide! Great bedside manners! Very knowledgeable!

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November 19, 2022

5.0

Pleasant and smart doctor

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November 18, 2022

5.0

He is an awesome

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November 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Onkka went out of his way to help me find me another doctor for my lung problem.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

we commumicate well

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November 09, 2022

5.0

The dr was amazing and even for a first visit made it feel very comfortable while other Dr's make the visit seem cold and like they don't care.

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Disclosures

Patrick E. Onkka, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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