Carolyn J. Bevan, MD

Carolyn J. Bevan, MD

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalitis (Adem)
  • Autoimmune Cns Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Transverse Myelitis

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine - 2009
Internship:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine - 2010
Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 2013
Fellowships:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2015

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, 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
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

289 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 17, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and caring. Great patient interaction and answers all questions.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bevan routinely takes the time to listen, making direct eye contact and remains engaged until I finish my thought(s). I am never left with questions, being cut off, or walked out on without being properly heard and addressed. Any concerns that warrant explanation are delivered in a clear and concise manner. Her persistent attention to detail and precision have resulted in successful treatment plans which allow me to live the life I need to be healthy and feel fulfilled. I am very well cared for and truly trust her with my medical care.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Bevan is amazing. I trust her completely and know I am in good care.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

She is bright, does not rush her patients, goes over my health record completely. Open to ideas.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Bevan is caring and really meets you where you are at. She is committed to helping her patients and works together with them to create a treatment plan

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February 03, 2022

5.0

I am lucky to have a doctor with her knowledge and expertise.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

I can tell she thinks a lot about her decisions.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Bevan is so thorough! Even though I was late for my appt...she took her time explaining my MRI results and choices in medications. Bobby at the front desk was so pleasant when I checked in.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

She listens great, understands my challenges and offers alternative ideas when appropriate. She is very up to date on current research.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Seems to be genuinely concerned, and her recommendations for my treatment have my seizures under control

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Was willing to spend the extra time answering many challenging questions.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

She is the best, period.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Thorough and personable. Willing to go the extra mile.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Bevan really listens to me about my experience and she is upfront about treatments and provides excellent advice and a solid treatment plan that has improved my quality of life.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

I am very appreciative of Dr. Bevan's council. The therapies and medication that she has prescribed have helped me manage MS and its symptoms.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Initially signing up with her I did my research. My judgment was met when i met her.. She is very friendly, aware, and quick to get things handled. I'm happy to be a patient of hers.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Compassionate, informative, explains things thoroughly.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bevan understands what I'm going through.

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September 11, 2021

5.0

I hv had MS for 20 yrs. There has been a lot of ups and downs, multiple medications, some working, some not. Dr. Bevan listens to you. It’s no doubt that you see a broader world of MS, the disease. But I hv lived with MS in my body for 20 years. I’m the leading specialist of that! I really trust Dr. Bevan. She listens to you, explains her methodology, tells you why some factors may lead to change while other factors would cause things to remain on course. After we talk, I feel confident in the care plan she has made and the direct of treatment.

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September 06, 2021

5.0

I'm comfortable voicing my concerns with her. She's very pleasant and informative

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August 19, 2021

5.0

I came back to NW MS center after a leaving. I was gone for several years. I had a huge flare up and a PTherapist at Shirley Ryan gave me Dr. Bevans name. They said, just meet her, I think youll like her. I was skeptical. As an MS patient for 20 yrs, Ive seen a lot of neurologists. Neurologists are known for their bedside manner. I had been frustrated for years interviewing doctors from Rush, NorthShore and various private practices. Dr. Bevan is the best!!! She is compassionate and listens to you. I would not be at Northwestern without her.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor. Takes time with exam and explains things about it. Went through all my medications and discussed them. Answered all questions and took the time to listen and respond. I would most highly recommend her.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Bevan, will listen and explain everything to you

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Understanding and caring

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Personality knowledge and wisdom of my disease

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Very personable and always takes time to listen to me.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Informed, interested

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June 11, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and I didn't feel rushed.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

She was totally comfortable with my HSCT procedure and she made me feel supported.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

She takes her time to listen to me

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May 10, 2021

5.0

She's a great doctor she explains everything the right way

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Great physician. I didnt feel rushed at all, which can happen in medicine these days. She was thorough and thoughtful.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

I really like Dr. Bevan. She is very knowledgable and is caring and compassionate. She spends adequate time with her patients and is very thorough.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

She is compassionate & thorough

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Very caring and knowledgeable. Seeks the perspective of other specialists when making critical decisions.

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February 21, 2021

5.0

She is a true lifesaver in my eyes!

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February 18, 2021

5.0

She has such a warmth and low key demeanor. Extremely knowledgeable and reassuring. I switched to her about 2 years ago at Dr Mackens recommendation and both she and the new medicine she recommended (Ocrevus) have been game changers.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Super friendly and shares great information.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

She is a great neurologist. She listens to my symptoms and does not dismiss me

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bevan is the best!

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bevan is a very caring, compassionate doctor.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

Enjoy visits w/Dr. Bevan because she is thorough & answers questions to my concerns.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Bevan is kind and gentle, not to mention incredibly intelligent. She encourages conversation and types her notes after discussion - not during!

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November 29, 2020

5.0

Good physician

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November 24, 2020

5.0

My experience with Dr Bevan went pretty well. She was quite thorough with her examination and had a plan in mind moving forward to better my health. You can tell that she cares for her patients and that's what I'm looking for a doctor who loves her craft.

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November 23, 2020

5.0

Down to earth provider. Been a patient for over 2 years

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November 19, 2020

5.0

Extremely intelligent and compassionate

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Friendly and extremely knowledgeable

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Impressed with doctor and felt at ease.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

It's difficult to find just the right doctor who has both the knowledge base necessary and the willingness to listen to the patient. It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Bevin to anyone who might need her expertise.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevin is one of my most important doctors. I rely on her to help me with a complicated condition. She also is one who is willing to work with her patients and listens well.

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November 15, 2020

4.0

Diagnosis is taking way to long

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I am a referral patient - Dr Bevan had reviewed my chart ahead of my appt. Allowed focus " majority of appt on path forward

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Quality care, nice facility

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November 12, 2020

5.0

She listens And is very knowledgable. Has a bedside manner. I think she is great.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I have a great Doctor.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

She is very clear with explaining results.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

They are very nice.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevan is amazing. She is incredibly smart, and extremely caring. I feel I get the best care possible with her.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevan is amazing. She is incredibly smart, and extremely caring. I feel I get the best care possible with her.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

She listens and she is warm and present along with being very knowledgeable. She explains things very well.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevan is a wonderful, thoughtful and thorough doctor.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Love Dr. Bevan she listens to you and she is super sweet person along with the staff too

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October 28, 2020

5.0

She is very caring and listens well!

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Excellent Dr. She took her time and listened.. best Doctor I have seen in a long time

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevin was very generous with her time...I didn't feel rushed at all.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Listens, answered questions, and most of all doesn't rush you.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

She's fabulous.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Great physician.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevan gave me and my spouse an excellent assessment of my tests and symptoms and has a Dr to patient manner that is far among others-so very nice and comforting! She made me feel significant and valid as her new patient. Im grateful.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevan and her team (registration:Will) and Nurse Technician (?) were all wonderful. I am grateful for the care and thorough assessment of my health and really enjoyed being in the compassionate and understanding presence of Dr. Bevan. Thank you for your expertise!

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October 19, 2020

5.0

She genuinely cares and works with you to work through health issues

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October 19, 2020

5.0

I felt like I was listened to and Dr Bevin actually knows me

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Professional, gentleness, helpful, engaging, resourceful, and kindness

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Professional and kindness

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October 15, 2020

5.0

She wants the best for her patients and making sure that we are okay with the plan she has.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevan is great. She is very thorough and concerned.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr, Bevan is kind caring and truly wants what's best for her patients. She listens and is passionate towards her craft. I have nothing but good things to say about her.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bevan has excellent bedside manner!

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Very thorough with her examination, smiles through the mask, personable, never felt rushed,

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October 08, 2020

5.0

From the moment you walk into the hospital, the administration staff, the doctor, and the nurses are all professionals treat patients with respect and care.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Love Dr Bevan! She is very thorough. She allows me to truly be involved with decisions concerning my MS treatment!!

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr Bevan is patient, thoughtful, thorough and is compassionate.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

Friendly, caring, knowledgeable, calm, positive, encouraging.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

she is very knowledgeable and has great 'bedside' manner about how stressful and painful a neurological issue is

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September 10, 2020

5.0

I feel that my concerns and diagnosis were very well understood and treated well

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September 07, 2020

5.0

I was unhappy with my previous neurologist assigned to me after Dr. Derwenskus left. Dr. Bevan was recommended to me by another physician and I am forever grateful. While my lesions remained stable, my physical mobility was deteriorating. Dr. Bevan has a great \patient side\" manner - low key

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Very thorough, did not feel rushed, answered all questions

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Competent and caring, professional

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Kind, competent, professional, capable

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Dr Bevan was extremely professional, cordial and caring 10/10 will recommend to anyone!!!

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Very kind. Answered all my question. Thorough.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

She is extremely compassionate, a good listener, and thorough in her knowledge of my illness and conducts detailed exams.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

She listens to your concerns she explains everything so you understand she's very professional But down-to-earth

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August 13, 2020

5.0

I love her empathetic attitude towards MS, it really inspires me to know that I have a doctor that truly cares about my health!

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August 10, 2020

5.0

All my concerns have been answered and I feel confident about starting my treatment.

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August 07, 2020

4.0

Dr. Bevan always takes the time to listen to each of my concerns and figures out ways to find solutions

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August 06, 2020

5.0

When I think of the word doctor, she is exactly what comes to mind when it comes to professionalism, attentiveness & compassion.

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