Elizabeth E. Gerard, MD

Elizabeth E. Gerard, MD

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Primary Specialty

Epilepsy

Secondary Specialty

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - 2003
Internship:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel) - 2004
Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 2007
Fellowships:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 2009

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy (Certified)
  • 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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

142 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

84 Reviews

June 22, 2021

5.0

She the best numerologist

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gerard is so kind and extremely knowledgeable. She consistently involves me in my plan of care, making sure I am comfortable with all treatment.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gerard is a caring doctor that puts her heart and soul to help her patients. Ive been through many difficult situations where she was there providing excellent knowledge, support, service and care. She is very thorough in her explanations.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

She is very capable.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Doctor really listens to family input

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Over the years, my experience with Dr Gerard has been incredible. She is a good physician, good listener and is collaborative in her approach.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gerard uses her brain

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May 07, 2021

5.0

When I was being released from the hospital, Dr. Gerard spent an hour with me and my mom. When she left the room, my mom, who is not a fan of doctors, said that Dr. Gerard was the first doctor shed met who took time to both talk and listen to you.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She takes time to learn and speak to me, always remembering every detail. Even when things are well she asks pertinent questions to make sure Im on the best path for my neurological health. She is well informed, caring and very thorough.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

She is amazing

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April 05, 2021

5.0

She takes her time to listen to your concerns and create a clear plan for you. She is knowledgeable and easy to talk with.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and very caring of her patients.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gerard has always been extremely knowledgeable, patient and understanding. She has helped me through very tough health issues and went out of her way to follow up while I was in the hospital a few years ago.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

She has followed me for several years and is acutely aware of my history and best options.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

She always listens and makes time for you. Asks follow-up questions and addresses concerns.

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February 13, 2021

5.0

She spend an entire hour with me through tele-health because I am pregnant and had a seizure. She beyond patient and caring.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Very professional and helpful

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February 07, 2021

5.0

She cares and works with you to improve your condition.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gerard is bright. Shes compassionate, but also firm when she needs to be. I think she takes her job seriously and I appreciate that.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough with her questions and answers. She listens carefully. She does not rush thru the appointment.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Shes kind, understanding, listens to my concerns, and includes my thoughts and decisions when managing my care.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gerard is an excellent doctor. She is very nice and kind.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Sr. Gerard is the best doctor Ive ever seen. Helped me on so many different levels. Got my epilepsy under control and more. Im not scared anymore. Smart woman who can really make a difference with people. And she connected me with a bunch of other doctors at NWMH. She helped change my life in a positive way!

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Gerard take time with you

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January 04, 2021

5.0

She is very inquisitive about all possible conditions affecting our care. She solicits and listens to our input for medical care.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is, without a doubt, the best doctor Ive ever had. She is an exceptional physician and a compassionate human being. She truly cares about her patients. I am grateful for her care.

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November 21, 2020

5.0

Shes perfect

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November 19, 2020

5.0

She cares and treats you with the respect and dignity that you deserve from a doctor. Dr. Gerard takes time listen and really "hear" what you have to say.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable, kind and an overall lovely person. Thankful for her insight and to have someone who truly cares about their patients

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is a very compatent,loyal, capable, caring Dr. I have never had better care, and concern from her, and her staff.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

She keeps her word and spends lots of time with her people.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

They were very helpful and clear. They the Appointment even when dr. Gearad didn't feel good. I'm very thankful

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard was just such a joy to see today. Smart, kind, and thoughtful. I really loved her and I think she's going to work hard to help me figure out this epilepsy mystery.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard was definitely amazing! She was bright, kind, and professional. I think she is really going to help me with my epilepsy and I cannot thank her enough for her time with me today!!

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November 09, 2020

5.0

She listened to me and the issues I'm having. We went over everything even though it took some time and she didn't mind that. She cares and you can tell.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

I've had nothing but good experiences with all the staff.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard was very attentive and accommodating considering the circumstances. She allowed time for questions and concerns to be answered.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Most caring, most knowledgeable, best doctor ever!!!!!!

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Excellent care, top notch service, best doctor ever!

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Great Neurologist Dr. Gerard, answers all my questions. Cares about patients and tells you what are your best options depending on your current status of how you feel at the moment, and any differences from the last time appointment.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Very professional.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Relates easily to patients and parents, vast understanding and knowledge of neurology and seizure control, listens well and provides helpful recommendations, and works collaboratively with peers.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Elizabeth Gerard is outstanding.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard has greatly helped me in so many ways. I would absolutely recommend her. She is passionate in her work.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is an excellent doctor. She is caring, competent and compassionate with great knowledge.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

She caresShe's highly qualifiedShe's well organized

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Dr Gerard, pure and simple.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Gerard is extremely caring and inquisitive in asking questions to help understand the issues.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

The entire department has always been prompt in providing answer to questions as well as helpful in providing care.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

She's the best doctor I have ever had. She's very knowledgeable, professional, and caring.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

She is a very knowledgeable and intelligent doctor. And take very good care in interest and her patients. I know that when I was first assigned to her when I received a call from her on a Sunday night calling to get more details on my medical history.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

It was extremely convenient during this time of COVID.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Elizabeth Gerard is the best doctor I have had. She is knowledgeable on my condition, and communicates this knowledge to me in a way which I understand. She prioritizes helping me find an effective treatment regimen; she shows care and compassion for me as her patient. I have been seeing Dr. Gerard for a while now, and plan to see her as long as I am able.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

The entire team, including both my neurologist and the nurses, has been wonderful with communications and support.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

I've always received great care from Dr. Gerard. The virtual appointment was also super convenient!

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August 24, 2020

5.0

She is very professional and caring.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Really listens to needs

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is excellent. She does a good job trying to figure out why a patient has epilepsy.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Thorough and comprehensive appointments.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Really Helpful

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Really helpful

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard has always provided us with great care. She is pays very close attention to our son and examines all aspect of his health. During our meetings we enjoy being involved in the conversation about our needs. She is attentive, intelligent, caring and thoughtful.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

She saved my life

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July 27, 2020

5.0

My Dr (Elizabeth Gerard) is amazing and knowledgeable. Always looking out for me.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

I would definitely recommend Dr. Gerard to anyone. She has helped me through a lot of difficult stages of my life and I trust her!

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July 22, 2020

5.0

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Elizabeth Gerard. She listened, she wasn't rushing, and seemed genuinely caring. I liked her very much.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard had a wonderful bedside manner. She consistently gives her full and complete attention to the patient during the appointment. She never rushes through to get to the next appointment. Her communication approach is unique to each patient. Her desire to get to know her patients, their needs and concerns is very apparent in the way she conducts herself and her overall demeanor.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

She is very knowledgeable but also very personable. I always feel that I am an important patient and that she has my best interests at heart.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is just exceptional. And the staff is great too. I feel very well cared for by that team.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is very attentive and doesn't rush through the visit. She communicates well and is very understanding.

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July 17, 2020

5.0

Incredibly thorough!!! Finally felt HEARD by a doctor.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Gerard is simply the best. She is so knowledgeable and compassionate. I always know that she is there for us.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Even in these difficult times, she spent one hour on the phone with me discussing my plans and medicine for the future.

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June 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is kind, caring, understanding, and very helpful on helping my daughter get better.

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June 30, 2020

5.0

I and my daughter were very happy to talk and see the doctor online as well!

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June 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard is just the most knowledgeable, compassionate, patient advocate I have ever encountered. Don't loose her.

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June 28, 2020

4.0

I think she is great and truly wants to help and understand my condition better

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, great listener

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gerard was extremely helpful and kind. She listened and cared about everything I had to say and the questions I asked. She explained my illness with expertise and in a palatable way. 11/10 would recommend Dr. Gerard to anyone looking for a neurologist.

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June 12, 2020

5.0

I feel very comfortable with Dr.Gerard and confident in the info she shares with me. She has educated me more than any other neurologist I've seen in the past.

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June 12, 2020

5.0

She's terrific

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June 12, 2020

5.0

Very responsive and helpful

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  • Eisai, Inc.
  • Stanford University
  • Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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