Heather A. Hopkins Gil, MD

Heather A. Hopkins Gil, MD

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Primary Specialty

Palliative Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry - 2012
Residency:
University of Rochester - 2015
Fellowships:
University of Rochester - 2016
Cook County Health and Hospitals System - 2017

Board Certifications

  • 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 Profile

Health System Clinician, 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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

123 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

81 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

81 Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Personable, very knowledgable, great communication.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

She is a person that when you speak to her, she makes you feel that she is part of your family. She is a very, very intelligent person and very capable of being an angel!!!!!

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March 14, 2022

5.0

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 .

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She is thorough, nice and kind

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Good doctor

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She took her time with me. Dr Hopkins listened and was concerned. She explained the treatment to me so I'd understand.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

She is extremely thorough and caring.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

She was caring and compassionate and listened to all of our concerns.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Good memory

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Hopkins had been very responsive to my needs. She is well informed about the various options for pain control and management.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

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!

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Takes her time.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She is the best. Wonderful caring doctor

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December 03, 2021

5.0

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.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Very thoughtful

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November 12, 2021

5.0

I think she’s a great Doctor

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hopkins seems like a very caring doctor who understands the difficult issues I am facing with my terminal cancer.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough

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October 27, 2021

5.0

She was so knowledgeable, kind,caring

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October 26, 2021

5.0

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!!

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October 20, 2021

5.0

She takes the time to listen!

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Caring, well educated, remembers everything about her patients. Always includes patient input

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September 28, 2021

5.0

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. ?

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September 10, 2021

5.0

Because she has saved my life time after time

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September 09, 2021

5.0

She really helps me understand

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Hopkins has been very responsive to my needs and creative with my care.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

She listens!!!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Hopkins was very attentive to my needs and creatively worked with me to problem solve the pain management issues I have been having.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

She's easy to talk to and explains things.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

I have the most trust in Dr Hopkins because she explains a lot of the science behind my symptoms and how the medications work. I come from a science background and like to understand the details

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hopkins Gil is highly responsive, compassionate, and shows she cares about my recovery. She is very accessible, which is comforting to know during my difficult recovery.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

I am important to her. She gives me the time I need. She makes me feel safe.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

She is awesome! So caring and kind. She always is there to help you out , even if its just to talk. She is so knowledgeable and her advice and medications are right on every time!

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April 25, 2021

5.0

I always feel like I am getting very personal treatment from Dr Hopkins. It makes me feel confident that I am getting the best medical treatment.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Shes the BEST

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hopkins explains things so even I can understand it.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor

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April 15, 2021

5.0

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.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Hopkins has always been very thoughtful in her care

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March 26, 2021

5.0

She is a great listener and clinician. Top notch!

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Attentive and very educated. Fully in invested in her patients and has so much empathy

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Hopkins listens and takes an active role with my healthcare.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

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.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Shes thorough with her questions and explores the possibility of alternate causes for issues

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Just the nicest down to earth Doctor

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Hopkins continues to help me with medication reduction, pain management and coordinates with other providers

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January 06, 2021

5.0

She listens.

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January 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Gil took her time and addressed my concerns She took a hands -on approach to my treatment

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December 07, 2020

5.0

She reacted on my probem.

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December 03, 2020

5.0

She is also very caring and very easy to talk to

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December 01, 2020

5.0

She's very helpful and really listens.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

Doctor Hopkins is very nice, explain & take notes.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

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.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

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.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

They make me feel confident and comfortable about my health. I'm encouraged to call anytime with questions. Appointments are handled efficiently and communication is excellent.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Hopkins Gil has always responded extremely fast whenever I message her. She is very thorough and knows all the details of my case

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October 14, 2020

5.0

I had many issues both emotional and physical, all were addressed without judgement

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Very soft spoken very nice and easy to talk too

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Today's visit was not what I expected and the staff tries but they are busy I don't expect them to check all the time but I felt like I forgotten about

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October 13, 2020

5.0

She is sweet, caring, understanding, patient, dedicated to her patients.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

She is very good at her work there.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

They. Have done everything to help and get to the cause.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hopkins is a great listener. You definitely feel that she provides input based on your specific discussions.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hopkins is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful bed side manner.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

She is the best doctor I've ever had. She always listens. She's smart and knowledgeable. She is not judgemental. Very empathetic

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hopkins is so kind and intelligent. All the staff is very genuine and concerned.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Very nice doctor and listen to detail and let you know information if you need to reach her there's other who can help if she too busy. Gave me a list of Team that is Grayslake & Lake Forest

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August 23, 2020

5.0

She is so knowledgeable and so positive. Very caring. Very easy to talk to

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August 18, 2020

4.0

MORE THAN INFORMATIVE VISIT AND THE DR WAS VERY PLEASANT.

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August 15, 2020

5.0

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

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August 14, 2020

5.0

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.

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August 12, 2020

5.0

She takes the time to listen!

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August 12, 2020

5.0

Answered all my questions. Put my mind at ease. Thank you

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June 26, 2020

5.0

She listens and she cares.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Hopkins has been & continues to be patient, caring, a good listener & then responds with a doctor's wisdom.I could say so much more b/c she helps me feel safe & cared for as a patient with cancer. I will be forever grateful to her.

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June 23, 2020

5.0

Dr, Hopkins is one of the kindest, smartest doctors that i have encountered..she is spot on with her suggestions and shows a remarkable knowledge of all the effects i have been having with my cancer. She is wonderful and i appreciate you special skills interacting with me.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

This care from Dr. Hopkins brings me comfort and security. She pays attention to all areas of my health and addresses anxiety issues. I am grateful to have her as my doctor.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Doesn't rush me, listens intently. Very sweet Dr

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June 14, 2020

5.0

She talks to you and gives a on what You say and how you feel about the treatment and how you personally act . Very in depth and extremely personal care and treatment

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June 14, 2020

5.0

I immediately knew I had found what I hoped for Dr. Hopkins has big ears. The better to hear you.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hopkins is extremely kind and very intelligent, she's one of the best doctors I've ever know. She's so empathetic and caring.

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Disclosures

Heather A. Hopkins Gil, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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