Benjamin J. Nager, MD

Benjamin J. Nager, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Neurology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine - 1986
Internship:
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - 1987
Residency:
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - 1990
Fellowships:
Louisiana State University - 1991

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

1265 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

Personality and information

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August 30, 2021

5.0

My doctor is very knowledgeable and takes the time to share information with you so you understand your treatment. He also never makes me feel rushed or that he only has 15 minutes to spend with me. It's one of the reasons I return year after year to him and recommend him.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager seems to have a direct and no-nonsense approach which worked for me. He knew immediately what my issue was and had a plan of action. I have another issue with apnea and Dr. Nager suggested we tackle that in 3 months so as not to try to tackle two things at once and maybe set me up for failure. I also like his dry sense of humor, matches mine. :)

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager has been treating my sleep apnea for 8 years, he has given me good advise and the best equipment needed to treat me and I am very happy with the ongoing results. He is very pleasant, unrushed and through with my annual exam.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Very personable, explaining what he was doing and was very concerned about keeping me informed

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Very through in exam and answering questions.

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August 26, 2021

3.0

He doesn't explain much about his findings unless asked specific questions.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Kind, knowledgeable, took his time and made sure that he answered all of my questions. Also took my symptoms seriously and ordered appropriate testing right away.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

I like him. He answered all my questions.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

I really appreciate the way Dr Nager listens to my symptoms and is always looking for ways to improve my quality of life.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Was my first time having a EMG and the doctor took his time and explained step by step what was going to happen.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He was right on schedule.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He has a really good bed side manner, and is thorough and knowledgeable.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and EXPLAINS things to me.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Very good care

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager is the best!

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August 10, 2021

5.0

He was very professional answer any questions I had listen to anything I have to say couldnt ask for anything else

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, friendly, informative.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Always great experience. Very knowledgeable.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Great people

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr takes his time with you. Makes you feel comfortable. Answers any questions that you have.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager is a kind and caring physician. He listens to your concerns and offers suggestions and/or testing for further details. I am so happy I met him.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He was good and knowledgeable.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He seemed interested and didn't rush.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

He has helped no only with my sleep problem he has helped with my wrist.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Very professional and friendly

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Hes done everything possible to treat my neuropathy and pain management.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Explains well

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Overall a good experience

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Thorough and thoughtful. Understanding and encouraging.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

He was very good and nice and saw me right away.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

He is a good doctor!

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July 22, 2021

5.0

I like how he treats me as a patient.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Have seen Dr. Nager for more than 10 years

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager listened and respectfully gave options for diagnosis and care.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough in explaining everything that he was doing to me. Answered all my questions. Seemed genuinely concerned. And was quick in doing the EMG. I appreciated that very much. Tests are always scary. Very nice man & enjoyed visiting with him.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

A very professional and from all that I can tell highly competent

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July 17, 2021

5.0

He listened to everything I had to say and had a plan immediately. And he had a wonderful bedside manner.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Seen him before, nice, personable.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor with a sense of humor.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He was informative and answered my questions.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Excellent in explaining procedures.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

He leaves no stone unturned and explores all possibilities

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, great communication, manages my care very well.

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July 08, 2021

4.0

Like him. Was very responsive to clap recall of my machine - leant a machine to use until mine is replaced

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July 08, 2021

5.0

God discussion.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Friendly during the interview and made sure we understood what was happening.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

My first visit went well.

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July 04, 2021

5.0

Pleasant and knowledgeable

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Took time to listen t all my concerns

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the test

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June 30, 2021

5.0

He is the best tells you like it is and should be

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Questions were direct and to the point.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He was so wonderful!! Very caring and personal!!!

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He was very educated in his field

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Quick and efficient.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

One comment I am compelled to make-Nager referred me to a Northwestern doctor he said was great at handlingmy problem This was a huge deal that excited me until I called to make an appointment and the earliest appt they would give me was over SEVEN MONTHS away(next January)WTF kind of healthcare is that?????? Im really pissed off at that- but like Nager

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Very trust and listens well.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

He definitely cares about his patients

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Love Dr. Nager. He is so caring and so attentive to my needs. His bedside manor is exemplary!

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Felt comfortable

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June 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager explained the procedure and talked to me throughout.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Nice guy and thorough.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Nager is very knowledgeable

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Very helpful and knowledgeable.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He takes good care of me and always says if you need anything just call. I have been going to Dr Nager for many years and really like him.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

He was very professional and helpful

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June 02, 2021

5.0

He did take the time to answer my questions.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager gives you the time needed to discuss your medical concerns. It is a dialogue at a comfortable and understandable level.

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May 31, 2021

5.0

He seems to be knowable

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May 28, 2021

4.0

Dr Nager was very nice. Listened patiently. Nice man.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Happy with receptionist,Nurseetc.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manor

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May 26, 2021

3.0

He seems to have solved my problem, and I appreciate that. I just dont feel like I know much about neurology or Dr. Nager, so nothing against him. I would tell people to read up on neurology first, then go see him because maybe the dots will be better connected that way.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and he listens.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Took time to answer questions.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Nice guy

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Friendly and professional doctor. Explained procedure and initial findings.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Nager is very thorough and helped me understand my health issues.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He is very very good in what he does

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manners

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May 18, 2021

4.0

Explains things good at examination.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager is exceptional.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nager is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

trust

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May 12, 2021

4.0

New doctor was attentive to my questions and concerns

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He explained what he'd be doing and warned me when it might hurt.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Because Dr. Nager, as stated, addressed all of my sleep apnea issues. I never felt rushed, as he answered all of my questions.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Always has good advice

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May 07, 2021

5.0

He had good personality and he really helped explain and look into my issue even though he was only doing a test. I would see him again.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Great neurologist

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May 06, 2021

5.0

To the point, explanations of logic and bsckup plans.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He researches, listens, and seems to genuinely care about you

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He is pleasant and helpful. I do not feel rushed.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Best neurologist Ive ever known.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He gets the job in a timely manner

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He did a great job distracting me from the EMG so that I would relax and let the conduction do its thing.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

competent, speaks in english vs "technicalese"

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Very good

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