Heather A. Hopkins Gil, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Advance Care Planning
- Caregiver Support
- Clinician-Patient Communication
- Neurologic Disease
- Palliative Care
- Serious-Illness Communication
- Symptom Management
- Medical Education:
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry - 2012
University of Rochester - 2015
University of Rochester - 2016Cook County Health and Hospitals System - 2017
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Geriatric Medicine (Certified)
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Certified)
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
Faculty ProfileHealth System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine
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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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
May 04, 20225.0 star star star star star
She is intelligent, empathetic, takes care of every single problem. Spends time, answers messages immediately, answers all questions. She knows all about my rare disease when most doctors have never heard of it. She goes above and beyond.
April 16, 20224.0 star star star star star_border
My recent visit she brought up hospice care. I was not expecting this and would have liked a prior warning that she would like to discuss this. I was there alone. I would have wanted my husband there with me if I had known this discussion was on the table. She has been great with managing my meds and responsive to my health concerns
April 01, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hopkins is an outstanding listener. She reacted professional to my multiple issues. But more, she asked excellent questions in an attempt to fully understand. Instead of talking TO ME, as many doctors do, she asked: "What do you think is the source of the problems?" Whoa, there you go. She was seeking to learn my self-intuition, then blend it with hers, along with medical evaluation. She followed up quickly to my later Mychart questions. Ten stars.
March 14, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Heather Hopkins - she is only one than seemed to focus on TOTAL heath situation , possible side effects etc . in most important the impact pain meds might have on other health issues, looking for the right balance of pain coverage , and appetite & eating, cognitive function , etc .
January 24, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hopkins is an amazing physician. Caring, compassionate, knowledgable, listens and involved the patient in care decisions. She takes appropriate steps in the best interest of the patient. has been a godsend to me during my cancer treatments!
December 03, 20215.0 star star star star star
She communicates caring, she’s able to explain things in layman’s terms, explains the reasons for her recommendations and makes sure all the patient’s questions have been answered and the patient understands everything discussed before ending the appointment.
October 26, 20215.0 star star star star star
This was my first meeting with Dr. Hopkins. I have a complex health history and she listened, provided suggestions and worked with me for a good outcome. I appreciated her attention to my concerns!!
September 28, 20215.0 star star star star star
quick response time able to ask doctor about more in depth issues such as survivability, how does the dead tissues leave my body, help me coordinate my appts so I don't have to come to the hospital as often. ?
April 15, 20215.0 star star star star star
She takes the time to discuss my treatment and answer my questions. If I ever need anything she takes care of it, and she is honest about my situation. She knows me, and truly cares. That means a lot. She is an excellent and compassionate doctor, helping me through this tough journey.
February 15, 20215.0 star star star star star
She is very friendly and easy to talk to. She takes the time to listen and explains things well in a very caring way. She is knowledgeable and extremely responsive to patient needs. She takes notes and enters her recommendations into MyChart right away. She shows empathy and concern for her patients comfort and well-being.
November 12, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hopkins is always extremely attentive and thoughtful. She is very thorough about considering options for my treatment. You can tell she puts a lot of thought and care into the healthcare she provides.
October 16, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hopkins is the perfect palliative care provider. She shows an interest in me as a person, and remembers what we've talked about before. She has excellent advice to keep me comfortable and feeling confident about my health. She is kind and cares.
August 15, 20205.0 star star star star star
She has helped me through numerous complications, conditions and emotional reactions. She has ALWAYS responded extremely fast and accurately diagnosed my issue. She remembers me and my sensitivities. I can't say enough positives
August 14, 20205.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hopkins is very concerned about your overall health. She spends a lot of time addressing pain issues but also other medical issues or questions you have. Her wholistic approach is very satisfying. I feel like I have a doctor who is knowledgeable about and interested in my whole person not just a specialized area.
Heather A. Hopkins Gil, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.
External Professional Relationships
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