Yvonne M. Curran, MD

Yvonne M. Curran, MD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Vascular Neurology and Stroke

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

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

Media

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
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

297 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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December 10, 2020

5.0

I’ve been her patient for 20 some years for a reason. She cares. She’s excellent. Wouldn’t go to anyone else!

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Curran is very knowledgeable and also is very warm and caring. I have been her patient for several decades.

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December 05, 2020

5.0

I am waiting for my daughter to take me to Northwestern, I will call for another appointment as soon as get better from my Flu, Thanks georgina garcia camilo

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November 21, 2020

5.0

She is a thoughtful, knowledgeable and insightful physician who has a very calm and warm way of being. I found it very easy to trust her, and felt deeply understood and therefore valued her insightful recommendations.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Personable. Really seemed to care about me and answer my questions, concerns.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

great doctor

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November 09, 2020

5.0

great care

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Curran is fantastic.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

In addition to her outstanding clinical skills very caring, supportive and helpful .

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Excellent care and outstanding physician.

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Exceptional ability with excellent bedside manner

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October 30, 2020

5.0

Quality

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Down to earth. Has really helped me with the ways to help keep my headaches under control and manageable.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

All of the neurologists that I work with at Northwestern are fantastic, easy to work with, and always make themselves available to answer all of my questions, and address all of my medical needs.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Curran is caring, intelligent and knowledgeable. She is an excellent doctor.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Curran is an excellent doctor.

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October 28, 2020

3.0

I scheduled the appointment months ago and chose Dr Curran specifically from the NM website because of her qualifications. I spent maybe 40+ minutes with a student on his first day. I'm happy to work the student and be a part of the education process, but I also made an appointment with an experienced expert for a reason. I spent maybe 20 minutes with Dr Curran out of a 2+ hour appointment. I'm also not sure why I was there for 2 hours. I work in a field where I diagnose problems for others. I know the expertise that I apply to my diagnosis after 20+ years of experience is far more developed, nuanced, and valuable than what someone in my field could do with even a few years of experience. I've had chronic migraines most of my life. How much pain do I need to experience to get the full attention of an experienced doctor? The student did a great job, my problem is that I have a serious problem that profoundly effects my life and I waited months for the full attention of an experienced doctor that I chose. I'm not sure I had enough of an experience with Dr Curran to recommend her.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Very caring person

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October 19, 2020

5.0

They care

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October 19, 2020

4.0

She was nice gave helpful information.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Curran and staff key to my recommendations

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Great service, shirt wait time, outstanding physician and staff.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Neurology at NW is above and beyond on caring for their patients,,care concern for their patients is amazing!!

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Felt confident in the care. Things were clearly communicated

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Because she answered all of my questions to the best of her ability.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

All of my concerns were answered.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Curran is a very understanding physician who wants her patients to have the best care. The staff is also very friendly and professional.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Curran was wonderful, she was extremely knowledgeable and thorough answering my questions, ensuring I understood. Dr. Curran made me feel comfortable and took her time as if I was her only patient.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Curran, she was very thorough and knowledgeable. Took here time answering the questions I had, ensuring I felt comfortable understanding.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

I felt heard and respected and I was happy to hear she has a strategy to help me going forward that I feel good about.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

I was able to express my circumstances and be heard by the doctor and her resident, and felt like an active participant collaborating in my care, with the promise of additional help I need going forward being available to me.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

listens

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October 05, 2020

5.0

listens and thinks through your medical situation

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Friendly and prompt

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September 30, 2020

1.0

I literally got no answers at all. 99% of my visit time and my entire exam was with a second year medical student.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Curran listened to me closely and examined my history and previous test records and was able to put together a treatment plan that has significantly improved my functioning and well-being. She has my trust! I drive three hours to see her and am happy to do so.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

I have experienced compassionate and highly skilled care from the physicians at NW Neurology. Also, the staff in the department from check-in to nurses, to med students, to residents, etc. have all extended kind and top notch care.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr Yvonne Curran listens to each detail of my experiences and encourages me with suggestions. I just felt really heard by her!

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September 25, 2020

3.0

I will recommend her for someone with migraines or stroke concerns, as she mentioned she specializes in those. But I'm having peripheral neuropathy issues- even she said she'd pass me along to someone else.

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September 13, 2020

5.0

Very professional

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September 13, 2020

5.0

Both doctors I have seen there were very professional and listened to my concerns and answered all questions.

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September 10, 2020

3.0

This is my first encounter with Dr. Curran so I don't yet know how effective my treatment will be and how working with her will be.

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September 10, 2020

3.0

I've been happy with the doctors seeking the best treatment options for me.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

She is knowledgeable and a good person.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

She is very likable because she can empathize with what is going . She is knowledgeable about strokes and how they effect people.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

She has really helped me.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

They are very nice and always explain everything thorough.

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September 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Curran is a very good doctor.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Easy to work with. Smart. Reassuring.

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Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

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