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

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Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Associate 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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5.0
5.0 

437 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is amazing. I would recommend her and her staff to anyone looking for caring and smart doctor.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Wonderful bedside manner. Calm, patient, understanding, and compassionate. We trust her.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

She is legit the best doctor I've ever had.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is an excellent physician. She is knowledgeable, empathetic and devoted to the outstanding care, well-being and success of her patients in this very challenging journey.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is very professional and respectful and very competent in her job.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Bernardi. She listens, she is thoughtful, she knows her patients. I have never felt like just a number under her care. We have felt heard and well cared for. She is very thoughtful and thorough, and always explains everything in a manner that is easy to understand.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is approachable and makes me feel at ease when speaking with her. The need for a reproductive endocrinologist is fraught with a lot of emotions and is sensitive subject matter. Lia is not only very thorough with explaining courses of action, but she is caring in her approach to medicine.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernardi is a fantastic physician and the reason I have stayed at NMH. She is caring, intelligent, and I feel she truly has my best interests at heart.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Personable, empathetic and clear

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, patient

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June 17, 2021

5.0

After going through the initial process with other infertility doctors, Dr. Bernardi was most personable, patient, and understanding. She listened and provided reasons and options.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernardi is simply fantastic. She makes me feel like her only patient. She gives me the time that I need, always answers all my questions thoroughly and is extremely kind & compassionate.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi and her staff have been amazing through this tough process. I would highly recommend anyone to her. So caring and down to earth. I feel like I'm talking to a friend when we meet with her.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is an incredibly compassionate physician. She explains everything with detailed precision and answers questions without judgement. She is considerate and thoughtful. I value her opinion and medical expertise.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

She listens and explained the process thoroughly. She knows what she's doing and cares about her patients. She's nice and has a warm bedside manner.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

She's really knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi was nice, approachable, listened to all my questions and concerns and walked me through everything in a way I could understand.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is very personable and compassionate. She explained options very well.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is very nice and professional.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

I really admire Dr. Bernardi and her quality approach to my individual fertility care. I feel like I can ask questions without judgement and I know that she and her team of nurses will keep me up to date with information and next steps. She is warm and coveys her thoughts so we can understand the process together.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Compassionate, professional and extraordinary care.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Very thorough explaining the process and supportive of decisions and great positive energy.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is great! I trust her knowledge and never feel like I'm being rushed.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Friendly, personable, and thorough.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

She was great at explaining and listening.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Positive, but realistic. Very informative.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernardi thoroughly answers all questions, explains everything that she is doing, and takes a personal interest in her patients.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

So thoughtful, kind. Great at guiding us and helping understand and navigate a complicated process. Seems very caring and truly wants the best for her patients. Compassionate.

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March 28, 2021

5.0

She is very empathetic and listens to my needs.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

She's thorough, compassionate, and is generous with her time.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and kind. She explained the reasons of infertility issues, was able to answer all my questions and provided a plan for us.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

She is excellent! Attentive and always listens to what I think and have to say.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Exelente setvicio

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March 08, 2021

4.0

Would have appreciated more check ins - nurses were fantastic but really only heard from doctor when we first started treatment and when we graduated from facility.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is incredibly compassionate, listens and shows genuine care and concern. She's the best!

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March 01, 2021

5.0

She is friendly and patient. I've never felt rushed when I have time with her. She comes prepared, having reviewed my charts and past experiences.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is a truly wonderful doctor and human being. She is incredibly knowledgable, patient, and determined to help you meet your goals. She skillfully balances being data driven with the "human" side of things, and is always clear about the limitations of the data as well. She is always patient, thorough, and supportive of us, and truly did everything in her power to help us achieve our goals even through some challenging times. Also of great importance is we always felt like we were in the drivers seat - she would explain what was going on, go through pros and cons, answer questions, give a recommendation if asked, and then empower us to make our own decision and follow through based on our goals and decisions. I cannot recommend Dr. Bernardi more highly and will continue to refer to her for years.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

She is thorough, kind, and compassionate. She provides excellent medical treatment while aways making you feel truly cared for.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi gets it! She's authentic, knowledgeable, and caring.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to fully process information with you and knowledgeable about updated research.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

She's amazing!

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February 17, 2021

5.0

She is very approachable and clear in her explanations. I feel like I can ask anything and she and her team are helpful and responsive.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is compassionate, personable, and she cares.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernardi is great, she listens, she's thorough, she answers my questions, she's empathetic, and she includes myself and my husband in decisions about our IVF plan. I really like her. I do wish she was the one responding on mychart more often, it's almost always the nurses. Maybe that's normal, and it's not a big deal, but it would be great to have more contact while going through the process of IVF specifically.

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February 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is a great listener that will take the time to listen and answer throughly. I feel informed and comfortable under her care.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernardi is an excellent clinician and a big reason I am very happy with NMH. I have total trust in her care and recommendations.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is the absolute best! She is so nice and friendly and makes you feel so welcome. She is caring and is there every step of your journey, always checking in. Today she was very thorough during my ultrasound and talked me through each step she was taking.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Thorough, kind, feels like she really cares about me and about my outcomes

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Takes her time. Supportive. Very knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and also really supported the human/emotional aspects of this process and giving us another look at our little one. She's just great

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February 08, 2021

5.0

timely, knowledgeable, friendly, listens well, attentive

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is absolutely the best! Always willing to accommodate her schedule to take care of her patients. So nurturing, understanding and great communication. She has made our experience as stress free as possible.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is the best!

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Lia is kind, knowledgeable, patient and caring. She takes the time to answer all our questions, which is a lot!

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Best doctor ever! Takes the time to listen and explain everything. Gentle with every procedure.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Very nice

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is superb!!!

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January 21, 2021

5.0

She is optimistic and realistic

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Empathic and thorough; always follows through

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January 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. It is apparent that she keeps up on the latest literature. She cares about her patients and it shows. I've never felt like just a number to her. She is patient and answers all questions thoroughly. I also appreciate that if she isn't as familiar with something I've asked, she's honest about it, and doesn't pretend to know. I have the utmost confidence in her as a provider. In a field where her patients are at their most vulnerable, Dr. Bernardi instills confidence.

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January 15, 2021

4.0

Only met her once but very informative and kind

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January 14, 2021

5.0

She is awesome. Thoughtful. Well informed. Interested in my thoughts and preferences. I don't feel judged. She's not pushy. Clearly truly has the same goals as I do.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Very accommodating. Kind and courteous. Always a great experience with her.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi was exceptionally caring and explained every step of what was happening during my procedure today.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

She made me feel safe and she truly shows she cares about her patients. I have never met a doctor so loving like her, with Dr. Bernardo you are truly in good hands!

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernardi seemed extremely intelligent and up front, as well as very patient

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December 30, 2020

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, experienced, reassuring, and sweet.

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December 30, 2020

5.0

Best Doctor

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December 23, 2020

5.0

Very friendly, understanding and patient.

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December 10, 2020

5.0

She is the perfect balance between data driven and personable. She has gotten to know us and our goals, truly listens to us, patiently and clearly answers our questions (with data as available - and explains the caveats of the data so we have the full picture), and she does everything in her power to help us achieve our goals, while also fully respecting and supporting our decisions. I can't recommend her enough!

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, genuinely cares about you and your fertility journey

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December 07, 2020

5.0

I am a new patient but so far have thought Dr Bernardi has been very helpful in addressing my concerns.

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December 03, 2020

5.0

So wonderfully patient and supportive and knowledgeable

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December 02, 2020

5.0

She is the best doctor I've ever had. She is very empathetic and makes me feel genuinely cared for.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Love Dr Bernardi and Kait, RN. Because of them and the rest of the NW staff we have a beautiful baby girl. They made us feel like family during our entire experience with them.

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November 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernardi is wonderful. Super informative and still warm and engaging. She's fantastic!

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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 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 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

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

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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

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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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 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 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 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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Disclosures

Lia A. Bernardi, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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