Yvonne M. Curran, MD

Yvonne M. Curran, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Vascular Neurology and Stroke

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine - 1998
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 1995
Fellowships:
Rush University Medical Center - 1996

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Languages Spoken

  • French

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

293 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

very thorough, knowledgeable, ask good questions, listens

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March 21, 2022

5.0

My PCP, Dr. Engman, referred me to Dr. Curran for a neurology consult. Dr. Curran’s consult was comprehensive and she included me in her evaluation. As a result of our collaboration, I feel that Dr. Curran is an important member of my health care team.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Answered All of my questions to my satisfaction.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Excellent service and care

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Curran is a good listener. She evaluated my condition thoroughly. She understood my condition. Her bedside manner made my visit very comforting and produced confidence and trust in the improvement of my condition. Her recommendations were also given after she listened and got a sense of the type of patient that I am.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

I trust them

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February 24, 2022

5.0

She listened to what was wrong

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Curran is amazing. She always makes me feel heard and genuinely cared for. She had no problems accomodating my busy schedule and worked with me to be sure we could still me despite several work meetings I had immediately following our appointment. The world would be a much better place if every were as kind as her.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Very professional and skilled AND also listened well and is kind.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

accommodating. Caring.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Good listener

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Highly qualified, opinionated, helpful.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Empathic, knowledgeable, took me seriously, and provided novel solutions.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Tried all answers for stroke

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Curran provides thorough care, is beyond knowledgeable regarding her expertise. Is gracious, patient, and takes her time answering questions ensuring your care is a priority.

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January 25, 2022

4.0

She covered refills of prescription. Also asked if she could help me with anything.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Her expertise

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January 25, 2022

5.0

I absolutely love Dr. Curran. She gets to the point and really has improved my quality of life! I feel listened to by her, and she took my concerns seriously.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

I have seen Dr. Curran for a number of years. She and her staff are kind, courteous, & knowledgeable.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Professional, efficient, communicates well and pleasant.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

She was very thorough and takes care Of all my needs. Very compassionate.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

She is very patient and will spend the time that is necessary to ensure all questions are answered.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

She is an incredible listener. She remembers me and answers any questions I have. She cares about the people she works with.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

She is terrific and I appreciate her professionalism.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk too as well as about statement.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Helpful explanation for decision re medication and made adjustment to dose online

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran is very competent and explains well all facets of the case.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Good listener and good feedback on possible solutions to my issues. Asked for follow up communication

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Highly recommended, very knowledgeable, friendly, good listener, very knowledgeable

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, courteous, and patient.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

she is going above and beyond on a difficult case

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran was caring, intelligent and she took time to answer all my questions and to provide healthcare information to me.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

She is a brilliant, kind and personable physician. I never feel rushed asking a question, I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Curran, I highly recommend her, I am very grateful for her care.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Warm & friendly, highly knowledgeable, easy to reach, everything you would want in a physician!

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Listens well, extremely knowledgeable, personal interest and responsive.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

She is competent, good communicator, patient and great with people.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran has taken care of me for over 16 years. I suffered a stroke at that time I was assigned Dr. Curran to be my neurologist. The care that she has given me has been instrumental Do you my fantastical for recovery. She is always on top of everything and truly cares for her patients. I feel very fortunate to have her as my neurologist.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

I highly respect her advice and opinions.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Dr.Curran is the most caring and trusting doctor . She listens to help not just to response confirming that she hears you. Allowing for the best treatments and prescription to improve her patients life and health

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Doctor Curran has an excellent manner & is able to answer all questions.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran is a great doctor, I was a patient in her previous practice and I will wait longer to see her because of that. I don't need neurology often but when I do I want someone who understands I do not necessarily respond as expected.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

I appreciate Dr Curran and her team. I feel like she is working to help me get to a diagnosis and treatment. It is apparent that she cares about me as a person, both Dr Curran and her team are empathetic and compassionate.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran is efficient and knowledgeable.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Relatable, listens, professional, knowledgeable

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Supper professional.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran is very courteous, willing to take all the time it takes for you to explain to her your problems. Takes every effort to explain everything to you so that you understand your problem. And how she will help you address the solution to the problem.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

Efficient, caring. Didn’t scare the wits out of me.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran is a caring physician who attentively listened to me and demonstrated a genuine interest in my well-being.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran is very compassionate also a great listener & communicator.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and receptive to patient suggestions

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran is a kind, welcoming physician who listens openly to all of my concerns. I never feel rushed or dismissed when seeing her. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and is ready to discuss the newest treatments available.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Have had success

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran was worth the long appointment wait ! Only want the Best for my help care !

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran covers all areas of concerns of her patients and ends visits with a thorough summary and an explanation of what next steps will be.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and patient

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran had many insightful things to say about my case although I did do research after our visit and Lamotrigine can also contribute to Parkinsonism and she let me know it does not. I believe I was using a credible source.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

She is very efficient and helpful with the short time we have together.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and she listens to my concerns/questions. She then takes the time to explain the reasons behind medical decisions.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Professional Competent Compassionate

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June 22, 2021

4.0

Dr. Curran and staff were very friendly and courteous. Dr. Curran explained things clearly.

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June 17, 2021

4.0

Dr. Curran and her nursing staff have been great at responding to my needs and providing me with information I need to continue on with my recovery.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

She makes you feel comfortable and explains what's going on for you to understand.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Her residents really listen to you and give all the info to her and she gets it done.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

She is very polite nice n awesome

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May 06, 2021

5.0

While she didn’t spend a great time with me, I felt that she knew my case records well and her associate was well informed about me. Also, she got right to the point which I appreciated.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She gave me my life back

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May 04, 2021

5.0

This was my first time meeting Dr. Curran. I appreciated her quick response and action on my next steps. I am looking forward to new medication and hoping it makes the difference that she’s stated.

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April 29, 2021

2.0

I lost my job because of my migraines and inability to work and the migraines became more frequent than they originally started up. (Instead of 1-3/month they increased to about 2-4/week). I needed the doctor to update my medical forms for FMLA coverage to reflect the increase in frequency and Dr. Curran would not change the forms, even after knowing and acknowledging I was going to the ER and calling when I had so many of the migraines each week. Very saddened that a simple statement of truth about the increase in the frequency of migraines could have saved my job.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

I am comfortable with and have complete confidence in Dr Curran.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

She made me feel comfortable while asking questions

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April 28, 2021

5.0

She is intelligent, compassionate, and very helpful. This is my first visit so that’s all I can say for now, but I really appreciated that she took the time to answer all of my questions patiently and carefully, and showed real interest in my overall health.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

She was very attentive and caring. She listened to my health concerns and developed a treatment plan to address my needs.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran is compassionate, has great expertise, and collaborates with me.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

She was friendly and did a good job.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Listens well, thorough examination and clear explanation of diagnosis. Gives patience plenty of time for questions. She’s very genial.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran was great

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April 08, 2021

5.0

She made me truly aware of what was going on with me. She seemed concerned and interested in my well being.

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April 05, 2021

4.0

Haven't seen her yet.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Very thorough!

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March 26, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, she really takes her time and listens.

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March 23, 2021

1.0

After expressing concern with her recommended treatment (medication) side effects to the nurse who came in after I spoke to Dr. Curran and requesting to follow-up with Dr. Curran on alternatives, she refused to come back to the examination room to discuss. Dr. Curran sent the nurse to let me know there were no other options. I was very dissatisfied with her behavior and lack of concern for me as her patients. I will continue my search for a neurologist who listens to my concerns.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran is knowledgeable and personable. I completely trust her.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Doctors are up to date with latest medications on the market and trying to make them accessible to patients. They also address their patient's concerns.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

She has been able to integrate a plethora of data points in my symptoms and health history to pull together an effective treatment plan. She is kind and listens well.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Curran has been my doctor since 2007. She has seen me through multiple issues and I rely on her for making my life manageable.

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February 20, 2021

5.0

Works great with you.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

She is thorough and patient Very easy to talk to and explains everything with care.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Have know her for years, value her perspective, and trust her expertise.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

You're able to rely on Dr. Curran for the best advise

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr answers all questions thoroughly. Never feel rushed.

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February 09, 2021

0.0

The dr came in the room for literally 1.5 minutes, the entire history and exam was completed by the medial student and she seemed completely disinterested in me and my visit and in a rush.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran is caring, open to new ideas, and always willing to try to work around insurance etc to make things work. Wish the migraine program was a bit more cutting edge and integrated/multidisciplinary but I feel like I’m in very good hands with Dr Curran.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

I continue to receive excellent care from Dr. Curran as both a stroke patient and a migrainer. The botox treatments she administers have been life changing.

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January 30, 2021

5.0

Understanding Doctor

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Curran goes above and beyond to care for my neurological needs and makes me feel very comfortable talking with her about my symptoms even when they embarrass me.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

She is professional she is thorough, she has a personality. She made me feel very comfortable and she is a doctor at Northwestern

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December 30, 2020

5.0

It’s been 5 years and we have built a strong relationship based on trust and transparency

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Seemed smart and quickly provided solutions.

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December 10, 2020

4.0

Timeliness

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  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

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