Kathryn M. Petrungaro, MD

Kathryn M. Petrungaro, MD

4.9 
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Thrive Internal Medicine

Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College - 2007
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2010

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Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Clinical Instructor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Thrive Internal Medicine
Alignment Category:
Independent Practitioner
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1128 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

January 10, 2022

5.0

Again, Dr. P is excellent and caring.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

She is a true healer. I wouldn’t go to anyone else.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She is the best MD I had ever met in my life

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January 05, 2022

5.0

She is the best, most responsive physician I’ve ever met

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December 27, 2021

5.0

She is kind, intelligent, thorough, and gives her patients 100% attention. She sets herself apart from others by her high excellence of care.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

She’s is so good

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Fantastic doctor.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

She is always following through with her visits and is proactive.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, very kind, extremely conscientious. She is the best physician I’ve ever had.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Petrungaro is a wonderful internist and clearly understands patient care. She took time to understand the reason for my visit and to explain the tests that would be run and possible outcomes.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Even though Dr. Petrungaro has a large number of patients on her caseload, she remembers you and your personal health issues and concerns. She takes the time to listen and help make a decision on what is best course of treatment.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Always takes time with you. Never rushed.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

very thorough

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December 03, 2021

5.0

She knows her stuff and what she doesn't know about she will do all she can to get the answers.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

I can't imagine a better person as a primary care physician.

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December 01, 2021

4.0

Very knowledgeable and empathetic, but seems rushed.

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November 30, 2021

2.0

Irrelevant since she is leaving the practice. I was happy with her when I first became her patient, but with Northwestern’s demands for large patient loads, the level off care and bedside deteriorated dramatically. For this, I don’t entirely blame, but rather NM

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She is caring, patient and thorough.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She is extremely thorough, concerned for her patients, easy to understand and knowledgeable! She is committed and also firm about following healthy recommendations

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is the best physician I’ve ever had. She’s thorough and I credit her for saving my life. Had she not been so adamant about getting to the root of my anemia, I wouldn’t have gotten a colonoscopy and my colon cancer wouldn’t have been caught at Stage 2.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Caring!

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Petrungaro has done an exceptional job analyzing my health and developing a plan to help improve it.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

She is an extraordinary physician, thorough, dedicated compassionate. She deeply cares about her patients. Dr P makes herself available despite the personal and family sacrifice required to do so. You are losing another one of your best and brightest. It will soon become evident the “physician extender” approach to medicine is not sustainable. Hopefully administration will take notice and return the decision making process on how best to see patients and practice medicine to physicians.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

She runs on time, gets you in, is extremely thorough and covers everything in great detail.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

She is detailed and compassionate

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November 09, 2021

5.0

So thorough takes time listens

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November 08, 2021

0.0

She is leaving so I can’t recommend her.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Excellent expertise, compassionate care, and thorough evaluations.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Petrungaro was extremely thorough, patient and kind. She spent so much time with me and went over every medical issue, medications and helpful suggestions.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Petrungaro is amazing

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is unusually expert even for NW medicine and she is completely focused on patient care

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Caring, explains in details, gives me her time without rushing.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

I would recommend her to the world but the only problem is she’s leaving in January and there’s nobody like her. They will never be any doctor as detail oriented, as concerned and as empathetic as Dr. Kate. I recommended dozens of friends who do go to her and who feel the same way I do.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Aside from her professionalism and wonderful "bedside manner", Dr. Petrungaro is always very well prepared and makes the most of our time together. She takes as much time as needed to listen and answer my questions and address my concerns.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Petrungaro has been my physician for several years and has treated me with professionalism and tough advice, when needed. She’s great!

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October 25, 2021

5.0

She has an excellent plan for my healthcare.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Dr is very proactive

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October 24, 2021

5.0

a very caring doctor

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Extremely competent, amazingly thorough and diligent

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Thorough patient kind doctor

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October 16, 2021

5.0

People like her on contact!!! Very, very caring!!!!!

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and she cares!

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is smart, thorough, concerned...just a great doctor and person.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She gets to the bottom of things and gets it done to the best of her ability!

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She takes time with me. Is attentive to the issues I have and always helps me resolve them. She is good at diagnosis and explaining why she thinks a certain way about a problem. She is easy to talk to.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Because she did take the time to listen to me!!! I think Northwestern is too big and doesn't allow time for the doctor/patient relationship to develop. 15 minute appointments are ridiculus

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She's fabulous!!

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October 08, 2021

5.0

She is a great person and very friendly and especially not an alarmist!

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is an extraordinary physician. She deserves a promotion and a raise.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Great care. Efficient

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Competent and caring.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

She takes the times to address my health- I never feel rushed.

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October 04, 2021

2.0

Maybe there has been an increase in the number of patients she needs to see in a day, but there has been a noticeable decrease in the amount of empathy she has during our limited time together.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Additionally, Dr Petrungaro thinks out of the box. She clearly has my best well being. She makes me feel safe to share sensative information. She is also very responsive and available. I would highly recommend her to anyone

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to care for patients

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October 02, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent physician with exceptional bedside manner

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is lovely! She takes the time with you to really get to know all about you as a person and a patient. I feel safe in her care.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

She answers all my questions.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is great. She’s thoughtful and very easy to get a hold of for questions. It’s getting much harder to make an appointment with her though as she’s gotten more popular.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and efficient

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September 26, 2021

5.0

she is lovely! thorough and knowledgeable

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Very thorough.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

She is thorough, a great listener, and excellent diagnostician

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September 21, 2021

4.0

She’s really busy and over booked

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September 20, 2021

5.0

I feel like Dr. Petrungaro Is on top of every question and all information I share with her. Everything she says and concludes makes perfect sense to me. I felt like a lot was accomplished in the time she spent with me.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro takes the time to explain why I should take certain tests and also explains medication and dosages to me.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

She is always great answer all of my questions and I had a lot

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Very caring and professional care.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

I absolutely LOVE Dr. Petrungaro. She has incredible bedside manner. She really takes her time and explains everything to you. You can talk to her about anything and she’s very open and honest. Two years ago I was in bad shape (weight, pre-diabetic, high cholesterol, etc) and she gave me some very tough love. I’ve lost 98lbs since and completely changed my health and life. I’ll never forget what she did to motivate me. One of the best doctors I’ve ever worked with.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is an outstanding internist. She is very thorough, compassionate, I’m searches for the best care for me.

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Very intelligent person

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September 06, 2021

5.0

She really listens and tries to help figure the best solution for me personally. Helpful and attentive!

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September 03, 2021

5.0

a caring professional

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September 02, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner. explains everything

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September 02, 2021

5.0

She listens, caring.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

She's the best doctor I've ever had. Very responsive and supportive.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

She is a smart, proactive doctor.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

She is perfect as a listening professional physican

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Also my messages always receive a prompt reply.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Her thoroughness and thoughtfulness

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and personable. Always listens and cares.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

I was blown away by her care and thoroughness.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Recently, I had a test that showed I had very high cholesterol and a heart scan that showed some blockage. Dr. Petrungaro scheduled an appointment to talk to me regarding medication options and further appointments I needed to make. It's a comforting feeling when your dr is doing everything to prevent a health issue.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Doesn't miss anything

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August 23, 2021

5.0

On time, great listener, thorough, communicates well, caring and terrific grasp of my specific issues.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

She is excellent!! She is very knowledgeable and thorough. I trust her and I like her.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

She is highly skilled, disciplined and personable

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August 17, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and I feel like she is a partner in my care.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

As always, very good, very thorough, very nice.

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August 06, 2021

4.0

Seems knowledgeable if distracted.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Prior to moving to St. Louis, Dr Petrungaro was my primary physician. Upon my return to Chicago, I was able to schedule an appointment w/in a week. She was very thorough in reviewing my current medical needs and reviewing the linked information from BJC in St Louis. She listens intently and allows ample time to discuss patient concerns.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

I have been with Dr Petragaro more than 10 yrs She is caring and always answered questions She is very smart!!!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough, listens and explain things well

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Kind, listens, knowledgeable, trust builder. However, appointments always feel very busy and I always feel bad taking too long in case I am slowing down Dr. Petrungaro

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August 02, 2021

5.0

She is attentive and addresses all my concerns. Intelligent and caring.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is thorough, compassionate and very knowledgable. She puts in extra effort to help you and listens.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

She listens and helps modify treatment around your personal desires.

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July 28, 2021

4.0

Displays a very professional manner and confident. But it's difficult to make an appointment.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Petrungaro is detailed oriented. She takes time to explain issues and possible treatment options. I feel confident in the care she provided for me

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Professional demeanor

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This physician is a member of the medical staff at NMH and a faculty member of the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. This physician is an independent physician and not an employee of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations.

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