Eugene F. Yen, MD

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Primary Specialty

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine - 2001
Residency:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2004
Fellowships:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, 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:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

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5.0
5.0 

210 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

August 22, 2023

5.0

Expertise and patience and willingness to answer questions

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. He clearly addresses patient concerns and action for plan of care.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

I follow him from Evanston and would follow him anywhere, He is the nicest and the best!!!

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen was terrific. He is friendly, informative and extremely professional. I felt he was very receptive to answering questions asked.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable. Treated me with respect.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen did a fantastic job answering questions and explaining the "why" behind his decisions

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Yen is a great gastroenterologist. He takes time to listen and has helped me feel better. He also has a wonderful staff. I especially enjoy working with [ ], who’s always caring and helpful.

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August 12, 2023

4.0

Seems proactive but I just started

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and personal approach to treatment.

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August 07, 2023

4.0

Attentive. Knowledgeable. Kind. Difficult to get an appointment, tho, and runs late

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very understanding. Good bedside manor.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and professional

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July 29, 2023

5.0

He literally saved my life. Had been to other doctors who were clueless as to how to help me. So glad I finally found Dr. Yen at NM. He takes time to explain medication and procedures. Friendly, knowledgeable and empathetic.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Covered all topics of concern.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Same as a above. Would certainly recommend Dr. Eugene Yen.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

So for first visit Dr Yen was very informative and nice

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Knows his stuff

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is an amazing clinician. Takes the time to perform a thorough evaluation and is up to date on the latest recommendations

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent doctor!

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July 13, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and caring towards his patients

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen took the time to make me feel comfortable about the steps for my care moving forward. He did not rush out of the room and continually asked me what other questions I had. I look forward to meeting with him again after my [ ] Colonoscopy

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July 10, 2023

5.0

2 way conversation, informative.

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July 08, 2023

5.0

Takes his time, he answers questions, looks for new ways to help my condition.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He was professional, kind, and explained the process thoroughly.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He is intelligent, listens and makes good recommendations. I am so impressed.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

He’s a concern Dr. in does not rush you when you’re in his office.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He prepared by reading my history before the appointment, he listen to my concerns, addressed all the questions, and set a clear path for me to follow.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Personable, caring, qualified for specific care

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June 27, 2023

5.0

He’s thorough, caring, listens and personable

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June 26, 2023

5.0

I’ve known Dr. Yen for 8 years. He is a very knowledgeable and kind Doctor.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

The care I receive from Dr. Yen is unmatched. He answers my questions and explains things to me until I understand what is going on with my Crohn’s disease. Above all tho, I have full confidence in his knowledge, ability and wisdom with how he treats my disease. Beyond grateful for his care.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is an awesome GI doctor. I trusted him when it comes to my health.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

He was VERY good and showed deep interest in my Crohns problem and history. Both my wife and I agreed after our call how nice he was yet professional

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June 16, 2023

5.0

This was among the best visits to a physician I've ever had. Dr Yen was extremely patient and explained things fully and clearly.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

They are caring people work there. They know what they are doing!

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen knows my case and involves me in discussing options and implications.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

My doctor (Eugene Yen) took time to listen to me and also helped me understand my symptoms and also provided an additional diagnosis that my last GI doctor missed.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

I’ve been a patient of Dr Yen’s for over 10 years. He is the most compassionate, knowledgeable doctor I’ve ever seen. He truly cares about his patients and their health and explains conditions and treatment options clearly.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Yen was very knowledgeable about my health issue and advised me of possible resolutions to bring it under control. He was very pleasant and open to a two way dialogue, which is sometimes not the case with other doctors. I’m sure that Dr Yen is very busy, however he did not make me feel as though he was rushed to get onto his next patient. He took the time to answer all of my questions clearly. He finished the appointment by turning his computer screen to me and read over his instructions to me to make sure I understood. He is very thorough and as I said to him during my visit, he gave me hope for getting back to good health. I left feeling very positive thanks to Dr Yen.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is amazing! He is so knowledgeable, welcoming to questions, great bedside manner, and really wants the best for his patient by collaborating with the patient. I am so blessed to have Dr. Yen as my gastroenterologist!!

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and understanding

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May 05, 2023

5.0

He takes time to know you and your eating habits as well as the symptoms of the microscopic colitis I have ...am hoping for more research to give more options on this dx

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is the best specialist I have ever had. He is full of knowledge, has wisdom with how he treats my condition, and is relational and a good communicator. I trust not only his expertise but also really believe he cares about his patients. Very grateful for him.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

He specializes in my digestive condition. He’s very caring and knowledgeable.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is very intelligent very pleasant and easy to explain to you about your problem

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He was very thoughtful and thorough.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

It was an informative visit and Dr. Yen and his staff were kind, caring, and helpful.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful and caring doctor

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen takes his time to listen to and thoroughly understand all concerns. He is thorough in his evaluations and check ups. He is friendly, professional, knowledgable. His nurses and team are also extremely kind, thoughtful, and on top of things!

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April 21, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable, personable and approachable. He has been my doctor for years and I always recommend him to anyone looking for a gastroenterologist!

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Good bedside manor

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen was very knowledgeable and was able to help me immediately with my Ulcerative Colitis symptoms.

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April 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Yen is both knowledgeable and thoughtful. He never seems rushed, and he thinks before responding. His staff is kind and responsive.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

I have every confidence in Dr. Yen's knowledge and ability to address my needs. I trust him completely and his communication skills are spot on. He wants to make sure upon leaving the office, you have no unanswered questions and neither does he!

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is very knowledgeable, attentive, listening and willing to help.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor with heart, I would recommend him highly

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April 08, 2023

5.0

As stated, he is very caring, listens, explains everything , takes his time

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April 07, 2023

5.0

he is excellent in his field.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

I’ve had many good GI doctors over the years. Dr. Yen has an excellent bedside manner, and is always looking to educate himself about the newest research in his field. Surprisingly, this seems to be a unique quality.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Yen is a thoughtful, kind person who took time to fully explain his assessment and plan for treatment and follow up. I felt I understood my body for the first time.

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March 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen takes a genuine interest in my well-being. He shows respect for my questions and never makes me feel that I'm asking something dumb or taking up too much time. He's relaxed and makes me feel relaxed and comfortable. I also trust his medical expertise emphatically. He explains the basis for his recommendations in a way I can understand. He couldn't be a better doctor.

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March 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is beyond amazing. I’ve seen him for years and have followed him from NorthShore to Northwestern because I don’t want my gut health in anyone else’s hands.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

professional, helpful, understanding, excellent communication skills, gave me comfort with his advice

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Kind, understanding, intelligent, caring doctor who goes the extra mile for his patients.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

He was very knowledgeable, helpful and informative and answered all my questions.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Thorough exploration of my symptoms, my concerns, my history and goals.

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February 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen's demeanor, thoroughness, and ability to reduce anything to easily understanding terms and information.

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February 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is a super-specialist, so I’m not sure I’d recommend him to anyone, but his bedside manner is head and shoulders better than the doctor I was seeing.

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February 03, 2023

5.0

I have gone to Dr. Yen for years. I followed him to NW. He has a great bedside manner and always takes the time to ask if I have any questions. I think he is the best in his field and I am lucky to have him as my doctor.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

He’s incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable. His work obviously inspires him and his research will make for much needed answers to the causes and future treatments for IBS and associated chronic illnesses. Additionally, he has a warm bedside manner and will always take the time with his patients for questions or encouragement.

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Yen is amazing. He is very kind and attentive. I feel heard and cared for, that he has genuine concern for my well being and health. His team, nurse [ ] and [ ] are amazing too. So helpful, so responsive and never make me feel like a burden. So thankful for these folks.

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Attentive to every need and question.

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January 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is so good at his job but is also great with people. I feel heard and he takes time to answer questions. I trust his read on my varying Crohn’s disease situations and take great comfort knowing he has solutions.

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January 19, 2023

5.0

Doctor was very professional seem to care about my health and took his time to explain about the issue and not rushing me out of office to the next patients

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January 18, 2023

5.0

Very good care and knowledgeable, well prepared.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Very professional. Very personable.

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January 13, 2023

5.0

He was extremely polite and warm and made me feel cared for. He was also very knowledgeable.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Yen is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met. He is so friendly and such a good listener. He is just a gentle kind soul and I appreciate the attention and care he puts into caring for me.

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to. Shows care and compassion.

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December 22, 2022

5.0

Because the man is experienced and professional , and knows what he’s doing, and what he’s talking about .

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Very focused on me. Didn’t spend all the time looking at the computer.

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Yen is a great provider who communicates very clearly and accessibly, and provides plenty of opportunity for patient input into care/treatment decisions.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to, made sure all my questions/concerns were answered.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

He is outstanding, compassionate and the physician every medical student should strive to become.

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December 16, 2022

5.0

He’s been extremely helpful in explaining my diagnosis and mapping out a path forward.

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