Paul L. Pickering, MD

Paul L. Pickering, MD

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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - 1997
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 2000

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Clinical Instructor, 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

5.0
5.0 

1214 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Best. Doctor. Ever. He’s compassionate, friendly, great listener - like I’m part of my care team, and it is evident that he continues to learn.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He is very caring and thorough.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Very personable and shows concern for my health

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He listens, explains and is a great communicator

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Pickering has provided sound care and medical consultation since I started seeing him 3 years ago. I am very happy with him as my Dr.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering is always fantastic and takes the time to listen and know his patients.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, competent physician. Engages me completely in my care, taking time to hear me out on things I have read or heard, while supporting or indicating why certain changes to my plan of care might be in order.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Comprehensive. Caring.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He is very genuine and cares about his patients,feels like I am talking to a friend and not a robot.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He is professional, engaged and empathetic. He listens very well and explains in detail so that I can understand

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Definitely saved my life followed him from univ of Chicago to northwestern been my doctor/ friend for 15 years. Along with his detail care and diagnosis saved my life. I am forever greatful to him and Dr Fronza and the nutritionist

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Great doctors

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Paul Pickering is excellent. I always feel comfortable and cared for at my visits.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering took his time, asked a lot of questions and discussed every medicine and it’s side effects with me. I felt he was very thorough and personable.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Amazing

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Pickering has been my doctor since the mid nineties and he’s just as thorough today as he was then he hasn’t deviated.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He spends time, listens and provides great follow up. Excellent!

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He listens and is thoughtful in addressing my health issues.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering is great!!!

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February 20, 2022

5.0

He’s perceptive, caring, thorough, patient, spending as much time as it takes to get the diagnosis and recommendations right.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering took his time with me and allowed me to discuss all of my concerns and provided thoughtful solutions and a plan of action.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Pickering listens to his patients.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

A great listener and keeps good records of prior meetings

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February 14, 2022

4.0

Great when in the room with him, not responsive to mychart message.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough and takes time to discuss all aspects of one’s well being.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Thoughtful, conservative medicine

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He takes his time and explains things to you. He takes your questions and concerns seriously.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He is exceptional -- caring, thoughtful, and very focused on listening and explaining.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering is excellent. He takes time even when behind and rushed. He is thorough. He gives his honest informed feedback. He takes a thorough family history and never orders diagnostic tests/evaluations that are redundant or not medically necessary which sends the message he is driven by the true care of the patient and not the wastefulness of the healthcare system that I have encountered with other providers.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Great Dr……

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Good doctor with good bedside manner z A

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He was very comprehensive and spent nearly an hour with me going over my medical history and concerns. It was a great first visit.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Paul creates a trusting environment and his knowledge of internal medicine is excellent.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Very caring and interested in assisting his patients

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Pickering is a wonderful physician. He is very warm, kind, easy to talk and build rapport with. He was thorough in taking medical history but clearly cared about getting to know his patients.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He understands my healthcare needs.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Pays attention to all patients concerns

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manners. Knowledgeable. Seems to genuinely care about patients and establishes a relationship with them.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

He listens and never seems in hurry or that he has other places he'd rather be or other patients he'd rather see.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He's an excellent and caring doctor

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He’s personable, takes his time, doesn’t rush, and takes your concerns seriously.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Takes time to understand my health issues. Is never rushed.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Always spends the right amount of time with me and is a great provider

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January 10, 2022

5.0

I always feel like Dr Pickering is engaged and concerned about my problems.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering is very knowledgeable and has wonderful caring and professional manner. Always treats immediate issues but also provides resources and plan for continuing good health.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Paul is knowledgeable, takes his time, explains everything, caring, compassionate and a wonderful human being.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Great service. Good "bedside manner". I feel he is equally vested with me in my health care.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering genuinely listens, provides helpful information, & acts on my concerns.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Thoughtful, articulate

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Pickering is incredibly personable, and has a great bedside manner. I always feel like he’s giving me his complete attention whenever I’m with him. Undoubtedly he is overwhelmed and overworked in this age of COVID, but he is somehow able to put that aside and maintain a calm and compassionate demeanor during our appointments.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

I find him to be attentive and responsive.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He listens and is very knowledgeable. I feel confident in his diagnosis.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

He is always concerned for me. If he is running a little behind from seeing another patient, he always lets me know and apologies.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Kind, patient, caring, thorough, best doctor I’ve ever had.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Pickering makes all of my visits so smooth. I get very anxious about visiting the doctor usually but he makes me feel very comfortable and well taken care of

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Listened carefully and had a thoughtful approach

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Listens intelligent easy to talk too

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Best. Doctor. Ever. Kind, compassionate, intelligent, seeks further education, so awesome (you should also pay him more).

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December 23, 2021

5.0

He is a fantastic primary care physician who genuinely cares about his patients. You get that from your visits with him.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Pickering takes the time to explain everything and makes sure you know all options about my care

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knowledgeable

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Answers all my questions

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Professional, sincerity, comprehensive, referral, excellent location and affiliation with Northwestern

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Paul is an excellent provider. a good listener and able to recall past history without relying on on records for any and all past meetings and issues.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Great treatment, never felt rushed. Dr. Pickering listened to any concerns and provided good advice and follow-up. The clinical team was friendly and efficient. Blood work result were available the following day.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

It seems like he actually cares.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Pickering is extremely helpful, likeable & personal. It is very pleasant to discuss health issues with him. He takes whatever time you need in order to address any issues

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December 12, 2021

5.0

easy to talk to,caring,knowledgeable

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Good listener and polite plus the meds he recommended actually works. I trust him with my life. He’s been my primary for over five years

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December 10, 2021

5.0

I have been seeing Dr Pickering for 10 years. He is a carring and responsive doctor. He has a phenomenal ability to explain what his concerns are and to treat you with respect and dignity. I think the world of Dr Pickering and travel 70 miles round trip to see him.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Alert. Attentive. And caring.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

So kind and attentive! It’s my first time seeing him, and he was just so patient.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Professional

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Very competent. Excellent and caring.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

He is attentive to my needs, and a wonderful listener. I always feel as if he has time to answer all of my questions, even though I know he must have a very very busy schedule.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk too

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Thorough, caring

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Unless you have appt and see him you don't know how good he os

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pickering is outstanding. It was the most thorough doctors visit I ever had. Aside from being a medical expert, he is a patient advocate. He asks questions, listens and is genuinely interested and fully present throughout.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly and genuinely seems to care about me. Doctor Pickering is patient and takes the time to listen.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Great physician, always communicates with his patients and genuinely interested in solving their problems.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Honest doctor

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November 18, 2021

5.0

He listens to me and helps partner on my Heath plan.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

I have been very impressed with Dr. Pickering. He has always been very kind, knowledgeable, and patient. I feel he is a good listener, takes my concerns seriously, and is very thorough in addressing my concerns during the appointments.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Fantastic physician! Knowledgeable in all areas of my concern. I am no longer concerned. Beside manner... impeccable, none greater.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

He listens, communicates, explains with patience, professionalism and concern.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

He is the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met and would recommend him to anyone

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor. Cares about his patients.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Personable, excellent diagnostician, takes time, really listens.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He’s the best.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Pickering is great. I can't imagine a better a doctor.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Good people skills...responsive to my concerns and well-being.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr.Pickering is the BEST!! Im Extremely happy after each visit!

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He’s the best! Very down-to-Earth while remaining professional.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He always takes enough time, never making you feel rushed, and really listens.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, easy to talk to, takes time to understand patient and address their questions & needs

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November 05, 2021

5.0

I have been seeing Dr Pickering for a couple of years now and am very happy with the medical care and guidance he has provided this far. I would gladly recommend him to other patients.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to listen and asks very good questions.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

He seems to care and has a good manner that puts a patient at ease.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

He is very good at explaining and communicating my medical care results and is respectful

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Disclosures

Paul L. Pickering, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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