Bruce K. Tan, MD

Bruce K. Tan, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Otolaryngology

Secondary Specialty

  • Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2004
Internship:
Johns Hopkins University - 2005
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2009
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology (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:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

125 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

112 Reviews

November 07, 2020

5.0

He was a good listener and was good about explaining everything in words I could understand.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Because they are thorough and take time with you.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan came highly recommended from other colleagues, other clinicians, and friends. He has exceeded expectations thus far.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

PSRs provide great patient service, nursing staff is very responsive.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan was very informative and very gentle with the endoscope, and was able to answer all my questions.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Excellent communication skills.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan and his nurse provided very clear analysis and instruction.

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November 02, 2020

2.0

I waited 45 minutes past appointment time for a 10 minute appointment. I was not asked if I had any questions and felt rushed.

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November 02, 2020

2.0

I waited 45 minutes past appointment time for a 10 minute appointment. I was not asked if I had any questions and felt rushed.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Excellent service!

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan is incredibly thorough and helpful. Wonderful, approachable demeanor and accommodating staff.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan fully explained my situation and gave me options very clearly

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Good communication skills, thorough, and knowledgeable.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

On time appointments, thoughtful and caring team.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Between Dr Tan and Dr Matsuoka I always feel like I have the best care possible

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Doctor and staff were all professional avas friendly.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

He explained everything thoroughly and provided me with options for treatment.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

The attention to detail about my condition

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Northwestern Hospital is a clean and friendly place to visit starting with the people in the lobby directing those of us who are lost, to the receptionists at Otolaryngology. The doctor was thorough and explained everything in terms easy to understand. Further at the lab, the nurse was gentle while drawing blood.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Very professional and explained everything in details.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Everything was on time.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Good communications and tried todo as much as he could knowing how far I came from. He explained it in a manner I could understand.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Thoroughness, exhausting all options and not rushing into surgery.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Doctor was kind, approachable, LISTENED, had patience, explained issue, provided future plan of care, in addition his assistant was also very caring and thorough.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Facility was clean, good space for distancing, check in and check out were fast and easy.

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October 02, 2020

4.0

He was pleasant and knowledgeable, although by the time we spoke my sense was he was behind schedule and rather having a more detailed conversation with me informed me everything seemed pretty good so he and I could get on with the rest of our days.

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October 02, 2020

4.0

I arrived for my 11:15 AM appt. shortly after 11 AM. I didn't see Dr. Tam until about 12:15 and we spoke for all of 5 minutes tops. After waiting that long, I was just ready to leave and didn't ask questions I had or convey my disappointment with the results of the procedure. I appreciate the importance of taking sufficient time with each patient, but this delay undermined the quality of care and found the appointment to be a waste of time and resources.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Chan he was kind and thorough with explaining what was the issue and what would take place in surgery. He answered my questions.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Cleanliness, felt safe

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October 01, 2020

5.0

He's the best.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Great Doctor and Nurses. Also a great hospital

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Paid attention, explained things things well. But no after visit summary provided in mychart.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Attention to patients. Offset by duplicative data gathering that seemed unused

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Tan is very knowledgeable and patient on explaining my sinus issues

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September 25, 2020

5.0

The stuff there is very nice and responsive, office environment is nice

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan is very good at putting you at ease. He explains what will happen during procedures, and never makes you feel rushed. I also appreciated the pre- and post-operation check-in messages sent via the Get Well Loop tool. It was a simple but effective way to send important instructions and reminders, as well as to stay in touch during the recovery process.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

The staff is fantastic! Everyone has been friendly, helpful, and attentive.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Excellent bedside manner, explains everything related to my procedure, very professional and friendly

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Cleanness of the place, friendly staff, on times appointment.

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September 17, 2020

1.0

6 weeks post sinus surgery and not sure it worked.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Very thorough. Reviewed my past medical records prior to seeing me. Came with a plan in mind to help me. Thorough examination and explanation. Took his time.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

The time they take to understand your needs.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner and very knowledgeable.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Both drs were excellent and very patient.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Thorough, caring excellent Physician

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Great Dr. great nurses and staff

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September 10, 2020

5.0

He's awesone

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September 10, 2020

5.0

The are extremely professional. On time- my entire appointment in and out was maybe 30 minutes.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Very good and very professional, good communication

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Great service, nice people

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Very thorough, answered all questions, courteous, professional, and friendly.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

All of the staff, from receptionist to the doctors, are caring, courteous, and very professional.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Excellant doctor. Took care of multiple problems I had right in his office. Removed a nasal papaloma. Explained everything really well..I highly recommend Dr Tan.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan explains my condition and recommends to address issue

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August 31, 2020

5.0

The whole experience was great. All of the staff were friendly and professional. Bruce was very informative and helpful. They had implemented and followed great preventive measures to mitigate spread of COVID-19. Just a few of the reasons that make this an attractive option for Otolaryngology consultation

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan seemed to care about my issues and want to get to the bottom of it. I feel confident I will make progress under his care.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan is an excellent physician--- thorough, reassuring, very skillful----and an excellent communicator.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

This is a specialty with many excellent, clinical faculty members.

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Efficient - thorough - friendly in

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan was very good. He was patient with all my questions and was very good at explaining my condition and also covered several options that we have to treat me. I felt really comfortable with him. Not rushed at all and didn't feel like I was just another patient. I would highly recommend him.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Thoughtful, explanatory and in depth approach!

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Both Dr Tan and resident Dr Mehta were thorough and caring. They listened to my concerns, answered all questions, and I didn't feel rushed at all.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Very happy with the service, quick appointment. Wait time was a bit more than I'd prefer. Other than that, I was thrilled with everything.

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August 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan is incredible. He is so smart but is able to speak to his patients c in an understandable way. He's very caring without being alarming. I also appreciate the fact that he responds promptly to an email message His nurse Julia is just as kind and competent. I can't say enough good things about them.

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August 13, 2020

5.0

Impressed with Dr. Bruce. Great personality.

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August 13, 2020

5.0

It's because he explains in detail that he's doing .

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August 13, 2020

5.0

Great doctor. Easy to understand and caring. Detail oriented

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Very professional and extremely nice

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Great, greater and greatest

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Everyone was very customer service oriented. Dr. Tan took the time to explain treatment options and I believe I received high quality of care.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Very good doctor Tan with very good atention to patient and he have a big knowledge and skills.

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July 30, 2020

5.0

The team listened to me. Asked good questions and were sensitive to my needs and my apprehension of procedures.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Was very informative took his time reviewing my test results

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, answers all questions, very professional. I saw approximately fifteen MDs and Dr Tan was the only one that helped me

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Northwestern's staff is professional, expedient, thoughtful/caring and the best at what they do. Dr. Tan is fantastic. He's kind, very professional, thorough and incredibly knowledgeable. I won't go anywhere else! Norhwestern's the best, in my opinion!

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Excellent diagnosis and treatment. Plus dr tan is a very nice guy.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Explained all

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July 24, 2020

5.0

This was my first visit and it went very well. Not enough experience with the doctor to give a full 10 out of 10.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

Great doctor! Patient, knowledgeable and responsive.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Tan is an outstanding physician, he is professional, talented, and a provider of exceptional care

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Great diagnosis and explanation without making me wait.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan was so professional and knowledgeable. He really made he feel at ease and without rushing at all explained normal vs abnormal looking nasal passageways. He answered all of my questions and addressed all my concerns plus gave me a few different treatment options.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan was thorough and patient. He was not dismissive. Instead, he listened to my symptoms and explored various options with me.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

I needed help for a long time and he is great

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July 10, 2020

5.0

Very professional and competent

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July 10, 2020

5.0

Dr Tan is fantastic. He explain everything in a language you can understand.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

He is attentive thoughtful and very qualified.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Dr Tan has time for his patients. I read very positive reviews about him, the rationale for which I chose to see him. And he's lived up to that reputation and beyond. As far as I'm concerned. He is very tolerant and explains things very well to the level of the patient's comprehension. .I'm glad he's my ENT specialist.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Dr Tan took time a explain the issue.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan took the time to answer all of my questions and fully explain to me what would be best moving forward. He did not rush me through the appointment or in making a decision for a procedure. It was overall a great appointment!

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Dr Tan is the best. Intelligent empathetic and patient.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

He immediately told me what to expect to correct nosebleed problems

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Very quick service and friendly, knowledgeable doctor.

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June 29, 2020

4.0

Lovely experience!

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Dr Tan is an outstanding Physician. He professionalism, care, and skill are second to none.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

First time I met him. He is personable and spent time making sure I understood what he was suggesting and why.

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Fast, smart, friendly, happy.

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan is very thorough and committed to top notch patient care. He's great!

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June 19, 2020

5.0

Outstanding! I could not be more grateful and thankful for Dr. Tan!

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan is very patient and carefully explained all my options to improve my condition.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Dr tan is excellent at listening to my symptoms/concerns and thoughtful and knowledgeable in developing a treatment plan. I am very thankful for doctors like Dr. Tan.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

He was thorough and easy to understand.

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June 12, 2020

4.0

He's knowledgeable and thorough.

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June 12, 2020

5.0

A fabulous physician and professional

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan takes the time to explain in detail and truly thinks outside the box to determine the problem going on!.I felt so much better heating the things he told me, and really understood his reasonings! .I have seen so many doctors regarding various issues that have been going on for years, and I am sooooo thankful to have found Dr. Tan!.

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June 09, 2020

5.0

I love how he takes the time explaining everything to patients.

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June 09, 2020

5.0

The waiting is very little. Dr Tan thoroughly examined me and listened my symptoms and concerns and explained his treatments to me in detail.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Great service!

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June 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan has excellent communication and professional skills.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Tan , listens with compassion. Never hurries your answer. His professional knowledge has benefited me tremendously!

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June 01, 2020

5.0

Spent ample time to listen and explain.

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June 01, 2020

5.0

He is patient, a great listener, honest, professional, and very kind.

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