Lia A. Bernardi, MD

Lia A. Bernardi, MD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 2008
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2012
Fellowships:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 2013
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2016

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, 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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

148 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

115 Reviews

November 05, 2020

5.0

Kind and an expert in repro endocrinology.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardo is so great! Empathetic and knowledgable.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Very kind, patient, willing to explore options but with safety top of mind.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Great care, wonderful doctors and nurses, very efficient. And honestly the only reason I even have a family is because of this great group.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi did not make me feel rushed and answered all my questions

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November 02, 2020

5.0

She listens and takes time with you. She is helpful and knowledgeable. She is empathetic and caring.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Everyone is very nice and helpful. Dr. Bernardi is wonderful.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

She isn't pushy. Wants to understand my perspective. Has good clinical knowledge and explains things clearly. She's open to questions and my wanting to understand why.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

They have been friendly knowledgeable and compassionate thus far and I really like Dr Bernardi

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi was very kind and thorough. She helped me understand the whole process.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Such a caring and smart group

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Very attentive and helpful. Inviting and warm.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Very helpful

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Answered my questions.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Always thorough.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi was very reassuring and listened to me about all of my concerns. I thought she was very understanding.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

I felt listened to and reassured.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

She is great, very nice.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Great support staff, always running on time

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October 15, 2020

5.0

She is caring and a good doctor.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is awesome. However, the office is very corporate Wycherley makes it harder.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernardi shows genuine concern and care for her patients well being. She's empathetic, knowledgeable and willing to spend the time needed to walk through multiple options and ensure all questions are answered.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

She's awesome, a great listener and understands profoundly one's personal conveyance.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

The level of detail in explaining and taking into consideration one's personal experience.

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October 10, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring, compassionate doctor

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October 10, 2020

5.0

Good doctors, safe protocols

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is so compassionate and thorough in her explanations

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October 07, 2020

5.0

NM Reproductive Endocrinology is incredibly responsive and helpful.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

She was obviously knowledgeable. Patient. Didn't push anything. Encouraging and yet realistic. Wanted to understand our perspective and goals before imposing hers. I feel confident working with her going forward.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Not a 10 because I've only had one appointment but I thought the Doctor (only point of evaluation) was excellent.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Approachable, kind and friendly

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Responsive, clear and concise.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

knowledgeable physician very empathetic and kind

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Very attentive staff, and responsive

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi was amazing and helped my wife and I though every step, answered all questions, and was so patient and wonderful the entire appointment.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

The care and attention to each individual's personal situation is outstanding.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

She was great!!

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October 01, 2020

5.0

No waiting, helpful knowledgeable staff

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Caring, smart, personable, listens to patients.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is great, all of the staff at the Oak Brook location specifically are great. I've had decent experiences when I go to the Chicago location, but great experiences at the Oak Brook location.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

She's so kind. She's very involved with her patients.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

She is wonderful. She never makes me feel rushed and always answers my questions thoroughly. She makes me feel valued and cared for.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Kind, understanding and experienced provider

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi has an exceptional bedside manner. She is caring and supportive, while also giving you a sense of confidence that she knows what she is doing. I always feel listened to, and not like I am just a number, which can easily happen in large busy practices like the NM Reproductive Endocrinology dept.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

My doctor, Dr. Bernardi is fantastic. While the front desk staff downtown has improved some, there is still some work to be done there in the form of customer service. Additionally lately when I have needed to make an appointment, I find myself having to call multiple times, and waiting on hold for longer than 10 minutes.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is such a pleasant, kind provider!

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September 24, 2020

5.0

I instantly liked Dr. Bernardi even though our initial meeting was over the phone. She has an outgoing, kind, and relatable personality which is really great especially due to the sensitivity of the kind of work she does.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

I was really happy with the short wait time today and everyone has been really nice so far!

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Very professional and compassionate. Help families explore all possible options.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Very professional staff.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is amazing! So thorough and so sweet to work with!!

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September 21, 2020

5.0

The staff and Dr. Bernardi are so pleasant and knowledgable!

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi was so kind, compassionate. She answered all my questions and was so patient.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernardi is always great to talk to. She listens to your concerns and takes her time answering questions. Glad she is my doctor!!

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Ease of appointment, friendly phone staff

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Cares for her patients and their success

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Well organised overall structure

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September 16, 2020

5.0

She is caring and pragmatic

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is great

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi was very attentive and always paused to see if I had any questions.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

I wish there was a way to access telehealth appt from my chart. It didn't work

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is wonderful and compassionate, and thoughtful when it comes to clinical decision making.The front desk staff are the kindest people I've ever met.Alfina is my support system and always positive when I need it most.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

She is incredibly compassionate and thorough in her responses.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Everyone is so compassionate and responsive.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is very nice to briefly talk about what we concern and be patient to explain our questions.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Very nice and patient.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent at her job - very knowledgeable and data driven, while still kind and compassionate. She clearly explains what's going on and talks us through next steps and pros"cons of various options. She also takes the time to get to know and understand our thinking so that her recommendations can take those into account. Would recommend her 1000 times over.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

My physician is fantastic. Overall I've been very happy with the staff, too - several are wonderful, although some don't have the best bedside manner. Had some difficulty understanding the point of contact from the lab twice (English isn't his first language, not that they were using technical terms), but at the end of the day the caliber of their work is more important to me than having to repeat parts of a conversation.Two frustrations overall:- in Chicago, my ultrasound tech wouldn't let me see the ultrasound, and when going through a stressful IVF protocol that's literally the only fun/exciting part. - Communication around covid was not good - particularly that we wouldn't be allowed in an office if we had covid in the past 40 days, and the idea that I could go through the full protocol and then have my cycle canceled bc of covid - when my only exposure is going into the doctors office every other day - is incredibly frustrating. I know you all have to be careful, but this places an incredible amount of additional stress on patients who are already going through What's likely one of the most stressful times of their lives. I'm fine with the covid test at the beginning of the cycle, but would be better if you could have patients sign a document agreeing to certain behavior restrictions or something of the sort rather than the pre-retrieval test, especially since we wear masks through the full prep and procedure.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

She's patient and makes me feel comfortable. She's the only one that gives me hope.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Everyone is friendly and always willing to help.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi makes us feel cared for, understood and truly hears us. She is patient, kind and really good at her job. We are so lucky to have found her and her team.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi makes us feel cared for, understood and truly hears us. She is patient, kind and really good at her job. We are so lucky to have found her and her team.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Needs to work as a team with her nursery team.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

The nursery team is slow to let patient know the next steps post doctor appointment.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi took her time explaining everything thoroughly and made sure I fully understood my test results. She listened to my concerns and questions.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

She was kind, through, and explained everything. How it's works, why I would need it, all the options and what she recommended. She was patient with all my questions and I great listening. She made me hopeful and optimistic and I feel great that I have a plan going forward.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is very kind and personable and makes you feel understood and taken care of

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August 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernard?? was wonderful to meet with. Her empathy and bedside manner easily translated through the video chat. She is very welcoming, easy to speak with and very good at explaining things. She answered every question I had and even made sure I get a follow up appointment ASAP. She had a personal emergency and made sure my appointment still happened without any interruptions. The fact that she cared to do that while going through her own stuff shows how dedicated of a Dr she is.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernardi makes us feel important and gives us options

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August 24, 2020

5.0

She's very nice,helpful, Informative and Explains process well.

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Very satisfied with treatment and care options

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Good

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Her information was thorough and personal. She took the time to answer all questions and manage expectations

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Kind and patient. Explains things thoroughly. Is willing to spend extra time on questions and concerns.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is empathetic and knowledgable and gives good advice.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is an incredibly compassionate and genuine physician. Her excellence as a physician lies not only in her medical acumen, but also in her ability to eloquently and genuinely care for her patients.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is knowledgable and kind. This is already a nerve-racking experience but she is realistic and honest about your options.

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is incredibly understanding, compassionate, thorough and clearly explains all of the processes, tests, results, etc.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is extremely nice, attentive and knowledgeable. She takes the time to answer all of my questions and makes me feel at ease during this trial times.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

When we were done with try call my husband immediately said "Wow, I really like Dr Bernardi" she's extremely patient and makes us feel important and that she's willing to do what she needs to do to make this a successful process.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernardi was so friendly, welcoming and patient. We appreciate her time and support as this is a frustrating part of the process. She helped to put us at ease with her knowledge and relatability.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

She is so lovely, kind, helpful, and knowledgeable.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

She was lovely!

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July 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is friendly, allowed time in answering my questions during our appointment and was very responsive. I highly recommend and am very pleased.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Very informative, knowledgeable, concise and kind physician

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernardi was incredibly nice, thoughtful, delightful and gave a ton of information in a clear manner. My husband and I really enjoyed meeting her over video.

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June 29, 2020

5.0

It was an excellent experience, informative, and truly a great first meeting.

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Very responsive, provides excellent information and listens to her patients.

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernardi is very patient, attentive, calm, and compassionate.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernardi was super warm and talked through the process patiently. I appreciated her for making me feel like I got all my questions answered and did not feel rushed.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

She's very resourceful and really takes the time to help her patience.

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June 22, 2020

5.0

She was friendly, well prepared, addressed any questions or concerns we had. I wasn't surprised as she came highly recommended.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, personable and kind.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

She's wonderful, encouraging, and so quite to response

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Excellent customer service and bedside manner

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June 15, 2020

5.0

I love Dr Bernardi. She's very calm yet positive, and I find her manner reassuring and modern - with what feels like an appropriate level of concern, neither downplaying or overplaying her messaging.

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June 12, 2020

5.0

Very welcoming, nice and knowledgeable.

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June 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is very personable, optimistic and excellent in her matter of explaining the next steps in our journey. It was an overall amazing first visit. We are very excited to have her as part of our care team!

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June 10, 2020

5.0

She's in tune with patient needs and struggles

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June 10, 2020

5.0

She's a wonderful doctor so compassionate

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June 04, 2020

5.0

She is great

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Really positive, upbeat, supportive, honest doctor

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June 01, 2020

5.0

She clearly cares about her patients. Very kind and answers every question.

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June 01, 2020

5.0

Very helpfully with my concerns

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June 01, 2020

5.0

Very understanding gave a lot of information

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