Roumen D. Balabanov, MD

Roumen D. Balabanov, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neurology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Medical University Sofia Faculty of Medicine - 1991
Internship:
Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Sinai-Grace) - 1999
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2002
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (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

4.9
4.9 

504 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 09, 2021

5.0

Very personable and wise.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

He is the best at his profession at Northwestern.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Great knowledgeable , compassionate physician

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Very nice doctor! He was very helpful and informative. He reassured me that I was making the right decisions for my daughter.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Balabanov is very thorough in explaining your test results. He reviews your history and listens to you explain your new symptoms.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Very impressive intellect and the ability to discuss in layman’s terms.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He took the time to hear what I was going through and did not rush with his exam and history. He was very kind and caring

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov is a very good doctor. We followed him here from RUSH.

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July 21, 2021

0.0

They could not help me. Waste of time

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov is an excellent listenwr and paid attention to what I was telling him. He was very sincere and kind, and made me feel extremely comfortable. I enjoyed how he also took the time to explain everything in detail for me to understand.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

They are good

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Because he had a lot experience I know him for very long time

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July 19, 2021

5.0

He has been my neurologist since 2005.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Listened. Important recommendations. His expertise and patience and demeanor.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Balabanov was excellent. He spent a lot of time with me and really is interested in finding the root cause of my problems.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Professor Balabanov is an extraordinary doctor, professional,friendly, taking care for his patients, knowledgeable at any aspect at the medicine. He loves his job, his soft voice calms his patients. I strongly recommend Dr. Balabanov

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Good job

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Balabanov is a passionate, educated doctor with exceptional bedside manner. He is also always very detailed with information, cares about getting to the bottom of it, and explains in a way that I can absorb. Appointments are never rushed, and yet, he is always on time for appointments. Dr B is also able to answer all my questions thoroughly and easy to understand. 10 years as my neurologist, and I’m lucky to have him on my team. A+

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Balabanov really seems to understand my issues and provided a plan of attack.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and kind

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov is a highly skilled and intelligent neurologist. Without him, I have no doubt that my MS would have continued to deteriorate at rapid speed.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

All of the reasons from above. Dr B has listened to my medical issues, communicates very well why he is doing what he is to treat my condition. Is up to date on what is going on with new treatments with MS.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor ,wouldn’t have anyone else.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Personable and knowledgeable.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Thorough. Takes time. Current.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov by far and away exceeded my expectations and care that I had previously received at the University of Chicago Neurology department. He had the right amount of medical knowledge and soft skills.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

He is very friendly and professional. Very knowledgeable and patient. He tends to my needs and what I need. Outstanding doctor!!! He has an A+ in my book.

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June 04, 2021

3.0

I find we aren't on the same page working for my overall neurological health at times

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Even though he was not able to see me on video, he was very patient and personable, I never felt like he was rushing me. He listened to everything I said and any questions I had were answered clearly. He explained what is going on very well and in a way I could understand.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He was a very kind doctor. He was thoughtful and sincere.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Very nice, listens well and is honest with what his plans for for treatment for you.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Highly recommend physician!! Dr Balabonv is an excellent physician. He is highly competent, aware of details of the report, He is empathetic, intelligent and,an excellent communicator I received highest quality care from doctor and he is helping through my health crisis . Five stars Thank you

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Helpful, offers solutions, listens, cares and smart!

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He really listened as well as explained everything

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Doctor you can trust.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Took the time to answer my questions and made sure I understood everything. Explained what to expect going forward

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable & patient manner.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

A very concerned doctor

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He cares for his patients, adapting your treatment to the constant changes MS brings.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable staff. Lots of time spent with me Very helpful

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May 17, 2021

1.0

didn't read my chart before, struggled with listening and repeated questions that i had answered multiple times. invalidating.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Best, most perceptive & caring neurologist out of the seven I've seen in four states including Mayo Clinic.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He always takes time to explain things. you never feel rushed through your visit even if he is running behind.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Very involved and concerned for his patients. Excellent doctor!!!

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Friendly.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov takes his time with me during my check ups with him. I am confident I am getting the best medical care from him.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

He spent a lot of time talking to my adult son and I both dealing with MS. He is very caring and concerned about your needs!!

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He listens to his patients, he gives you ideas on how you can improve certain problems that comes of having MS and he explains to you in detail on how certain ideas he gives to his patients that will help them plus he also advises on stuff that can help to correct foot drop

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May 03, 2021

5.0

After a frustrating experience with Loyola's Neurology Department, I felt like Dr. Balabanov really listened to what I said and gave helpful suggestions for both medications and diet changes to better manage my long covid symptoms.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind, and great sense of humor.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and guides you in the right direction

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Level of compassion. Took time to talk with me. Explained things well.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. B has been my Dr ever since I was diagnosed 13 years ago. He's knowledgeable, caring and I trust him completely.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

He seems like a thoughtful and intelligent practitioner.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Doctor Roumen D. Balabanov is very professional and knowledgeable in his field of practice. He displays excellent communication skills and spends extra time really listening to his patients. He is very effective in helping and supporting them and this makes him the number one physician.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He is awesome

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He was very friendly and explained everything to me very well. He made me feel like I could ask questions at any time and that they would be there to support me.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Roumen D Balabanov He is very profecional

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April 18, 2021

5.0

I feel very comfortable with him. I feel he knows my MS and treatments very well.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

I think he’s brilliant. He’s been able to improve my health situation like no one else has. He’s kind, patient and funny

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April 15, 2021

5.0

I really liked speaking to the doctor he really help me out a lot thank you

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He was very informative and had great bedside manner.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov genuinely cares about my well being & he shares his knowledge and experience to better serve my health care needs. He also refers me to other healthcare specialists for services outside his scope but related to my condition.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

This was my very first appointment with Dr Balabanov. He answered all my questions & I felt like he really listened to me. I did not feel like he rushed thru the appointment. I would definitely return to this doctor to handle any neurology issues

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April 08, 2021

5.0

He’s a gift

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April 08, 2021

5.0

I felt heard and listened to.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable. Including me in on treatment options.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

As stated above he is caring and really listens.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Good listener sympathetic to my needs and quite responsive with solutions and alternatives

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March 31, 2021

5.0

He offered some hope

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March 29, 2021

5.0

He listens he sits just very knowledgeable

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March 28, 2021

5.0

Caring, knowledgeable strong communication

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March 24, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and compassionate.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov is a good listener, answers all your questions and wants the best for his patients.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

He’s so knowledgeable and understanding.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. B is the most responsive, competent and caring neurologist on the country.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

We took pride in knowing the changes in each other .

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March 16, 2021

2.0

He seems like a nice person and if you see him once already diagnosed with ms, perhaps he is amazing, but my experience was not (see above).

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Always listens and asks great questions. Very knowledgeable and I trust his opinion always!

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov is very informative he keeps me updated with my status

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March 08, 2021

5.0

He's so thorough. He answers all my questions. He is really optimistic and positive. There is no better doctor to treat MS

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March 07, 2021

5.0

I have and because I trust him

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Es el mejor neurólogo para mi Me ayudo mucho con mi salud gracias a él ya Camino bien

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Pays attention and answers all questions and concerns.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

I’ve been having this daughter for over 15 years and that’s why I would recommend him

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February 24, 2021

4.0

Again, there’s personal reasons that I’m taking care of.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Amazing doctor with great bedside manner and really listens to me

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February 18, 2021

5.0

He is the BEST

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Very professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. Addressed all symptoms.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Thorough and wants the best for my husband.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Balabanov is a wonderful doctor

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February 11, 2021

0.0

Dr was 45 minutes late then hung up on me.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Very caring and listens and answers questions

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February 08, 2021

5.0

He listens, he’s up to date in the latest medicines, he has a great attitude and is open to my ideas and questions.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Great listener and showed interest into finding out the underlying issues. Went to 5 doctors who spent less then 35 mins combined assessing underlying issues.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

He’s patience, has empathy and sympY. Kind and generally personable.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor

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January 28, 2021

5.0

The doctor’s assistant asked excellent questions. My discussion with Dr. Balabanov was excellent. His suggestions for how to remediate my issues made very good sense. I came away from our meeting with hope.

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January 28, 2021

5.0

He is very personable and explained clear

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January 27, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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