Kathryn M. Petrungaro, MD

4.9 
524 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Insurance Accepted

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Education

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Instructor, 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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
524 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    5.0
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.9
  • Clear Explanations
    5.0
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    5.0
  • Explains Medications
    5.0
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    5.0
  • Easy to Understand
    5.0
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

121 Reviews
July 12, 2019

I greatly appreciate Dr. Petrungaro's thoroughness in dealing with some outstanding issues from a recent procedure that I had at the downtown NW Hospital and also further investigating issues that had recently come up. She was very thorough in trying to look at my "big picture ".

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July 11, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro is fantastic. I can not say enough wonderful things about her!

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July 04, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro is the BEST

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June 23, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro is knowledgeable and personable. She listens. She gives medical opinions when I asked. She trusts her NW team. She made me more relaxed about my upcoming surgery from the way she spoke highly of the Lake Forest Women Care team. She followed up quickly on medicine questions and emailed quickly with EKG results.

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June 17, 2019

excellent physician 10+

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June 16, 2019

Wonderful bed side manner

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June 16, 2019

She is caring and has outstanding clinical skills.

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June 14, 2019

Excellent services provided

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June 13, 2019

*Dr. Petrungaro took the time to make me feel that I had a good exam, very thorough.

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June 12, 2019

I feel very comfortable and confident with Dr Petrungaro.

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May 24, 2019

Great attention to detail by my provider and great at explaining treatment options

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May 21, 2019

Dr P is a stellar physician. Efficient, caring, capable, intelligent, and approachable. She is the best!

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May 18, 2019

Dr. Petrangaro is one of the best doctors I've ever had (I'm 82) and her nurse is also exceptional!

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May 18, 2019

Dr Petrungaro is #1 in my book. Professional, knowledgeable & caring. She has helped me to turn my life around by losing weight and becoming healthier.

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May 14, 2019

The dr. is so caring. Thoughtful & dedicated to my well being & super smart! Total trust!

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April 27, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro is one of the best doctors there. She is thorough, efficient and smart.

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April 27, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro is amazing. She takes the time to listen and addresses concerns thoroughly.

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April 18, 2019

The highest confidence and would highly recommend her.

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April 11, 2019

DR. Petrungaro is excellent as a Family Doctor.

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April 10, 2019

Dr Petrungaro is excellent. She takes the time to thoroughly go over my health history and genuinely seems interested in my everyday health. She answered all of my questions and gave me great advice on what to do to feel better.

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March 20, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro has the perfect balance. She asks questions I don't always think about, and give detailed and educational responses to my questions. I always feel like I learn a few things, but it doesn't drag on too long.

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March 17, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro was excellent. I really appreciated the care during the visit but even more impressed with her follow up with reaching out by phone to make sure that I was doing ok and tolerating meds and wanting to continue to keep in touch as issues is resolving

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March 11, 2019

I am so grateful to Dr. Petrungaro for referring me for appropriate tests and specialists whenever I have seen her. She communicates promptly with the other MDs and calls or emails me very quickly. She is better than any other doctor I have visited at somehow managing to use her computer while making me feel she is focused on me and not the computer. I so trust this doctor.

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March 09, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro is the best primary doctor I have ever had.

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February 28, 2019

another exceptional experience!

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February 22, 2019

We have centered our healthcare choices around Dr. Petrungaro. She is excellent in every way.

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February 18, 2019

The dr is always attentive and on time. she answers all my questions and takes time when discussing my health.

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February 16, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro was impressive in every way.

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February 11, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro has been very informative and easy to talk to regarding care and the overall situation. She also has no problem deferring to a specialist.

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February 09, 2019

love dr petrungaro. she's the best. feel very fortunate

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February 01, 2019

Very impressed with Dr Petrungaro. She took the time, listened to my concerns, provided very sound advice and recommendation. This was my first time seeing her and already I could tell she really cared about my health. I have already recommended her to several friends.

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January 28, 2019

Kate Petrungaro is what every person wants in a doctor: efficient, caring, knowledgeable and helpful.

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January 27, 2019

I love Dr. Petrungaro....she is exceptional !

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January 24, 2019

Dr Petrungaro is great. She is easy to speak with and very thorough. I have a high level of confidence in the care I receive from her.

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January 22, 2019

Dr. Petrungaro is an outstanding doctor. She is always kind and understanding. She is very good at explaining things in laymen's terms.

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January 17, 2019

I would recommend her to everyone

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January 15, 2019

Dr Petrungaro is an excellent physician...one of the best I have ever worked with. Her clinic staff is equally excellent

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January 14, 2019

i feel like i can trust Dr. Petrungaro.

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January 12, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Kate Petrungaro on numerous occasions. I am so very pleased with the care she provides me (and my husband).

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January 07, 2019

Time and concerns were listened to my Dr. Petrungaro. I had given her background information through myChart which she referenced and is a master at using effectively.

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January 02, 2019

Excellent experience.

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December 28, 2018

If I could rate Dr. Petrungaro higher I would. I have recommended her to others and they are exceedingly pleased with her care and attention as well.

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December 26, 2018

Excellent care from *Dr. Petrungaro.

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December 21, 2018

dr Petrungaro is terrific!

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December 19, 2018

the doctor took her time to answer all my questions and did not make me feel rushed despite her busy schedule

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December 11, 2018

Doctor Petrungaro is the best physician I've ever had. Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, very responsive to questions.

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December 10, 2018

She's a great doctor with great bedside manner. I recommend her all the time.

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December 05, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro was excellent! She explained and truly took time to visit with me. I felt she was truly concerned about my health and took the time to explain everything that was going on! I felt like I actually had a doctors appt for once after years of consistent "stick with the regime" explanation. I already feel so much better after one week. she does a wonderful job and I feel so fortunate to have gotten in to see her.

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November 23, 2018

petrungaro is an excellent care provider

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November 20, 2018

Dr. Petrongaro is very bright but not very emotional or compassionate. She looks at her computer not you and has no regard when you are crying. it's uncomfortable .

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November 15, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is very thorough, very knowledgable and takes the time to explain things to you. She has a very pleasant and friendly personality. Her medical expertise instills trust in her care for you.

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November 11, 2018

Excellent physician who clearly knows the literature and has great bedside manner!!!

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November 06, 2018

Doctor Petrungaro is always extremely thorough & takes the time to review my treatment plan with the medical team she has put in place for me.

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October 30, 2018

If doctor ever used clinical terms, she easily was able to explain, in simple terms, when asked.

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October 28, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro, her nurse and the lab technicians were all very attentive and caring

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October 27, 2018

Love Dr. Petrungaro!

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October 25, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is caring, smart and has excellent diagnostic skills. She speaks in plain language and backs up what she says with data from studies. She is truly an advocate for me. She listens and follows up. She is a physician for all the right reasons. I have been incredibly fortunate to have her caring for me.

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October 19, 2018

I am so very fortunate to have dr Petrungaro as my internist. she's the most compassionate dr I've ever seen. we talked about various options as to handling my symptoms. very patient. feel blessed to have her as part of my team

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October 16, 2018

As usual I had a great experience with Dr. Petrungaro. Here expertise and attention to detail is wonderful. I never feel like I am being rushed out for a visit and she is always willing to take the time to talk through any medical concerns or issues I have.

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October 13, 2018

vert pleasant I was very happy

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October 12, 2018

I consider myself very fortunate to have Dr. Petrungaro as my doctor. She's easy to talk to, listens very well, has a great sense of humor and most important of all, she is a highly intelligent doctor who explains things in language I can understand. It's obvious that she takes the time to review my file beforehand, which gives us more time to discuss any recent concerns.

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October 09, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro was very thorough, informative and professional.

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September 28, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro should be a model for physicians everywhere.

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September 27, 2018

5 stars!

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September 25, 2018

Always good.

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September 22, 2018

Kate Petrungaro is the best doctor I have ever had. She always follows up with me. Very conscientious. I drive an hour to see her--and every minute of that drive is worth it!

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September 19, 2018

Dr. Pentrugaro sets the bar high in comparison to other doctors I have had. She is very easy to talk to, very responsive to my concerns, and demonstrates great knowledge about the issue at hand.

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September 14, 2018

All are very nice.

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September 09, 2018

dr Petrungaro is easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and confident in her ability to as a dr. she is easy to talk to, thurough in her exam and recommendations

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September 03, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is a 5 star doctor

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August 30, 2018

love Dr. Petrungaro...THE BEST!!

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August 30, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is a wonderful doctor

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August 19, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is always very professional and knowledgeable.

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August 18, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is professional, yet very warm and comfortable to talk with.

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August 17, 2018

I feel fortunate to be Inn Dr. Petrungaro's care. she's thorough, smart, and comprehensive. frommy first visit, I felt like I had a relationship with my physician. She's an outstanding caregiver.

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August 17, 2018

Dr Petrungaro is an excellent physician. She really cares about her patients and provides the highest quality of care.

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August 04, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro was awesome. She is knowledgeable, took time to answer my questions and explain my "to do list". I would absolutely recommend Dr. P to friends. I feel lucky to have her as my PCP

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July 29, 2018

love Dr. Petrungaro on all levels

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July 27, 2018

I love Dr Petrungaro! She takes time and shows care and concern. She listens to and addresses my questions and makes me feel very comfortable.

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July 23, 2018

I've recommended her to dozens already

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July 12, 2018

Always treated with respect and pays attention to my concerns and makes appropriate recommendations.

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July 05, 2018

Love her and have recommended her often.

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June 23, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro was thorough and attentive. She balanced perfectly between professional and personable in her communication. I am extremely confident in her assessment of my health, as well as her investment in my future wellness. Everytime I see her, I am relieved she is "at the helm" of my care. I have and continue to recommend her to friends and family.

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June 18, 2018

Highly Recommend

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June 15, 2018

doc is great at listening

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June 15, 2018

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro spent a lot of time with me, updating my file, discussing her health concerns for me, what tests I need to have done and a lengthy discussion on a health concern followed by a excellent examination

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May 29, 2018

dr. Petrungaro is extremely thorough,knowledgeable and caring. She encourages me to take care of myself in ways that no other doctor has before. She is excellent about encouraging follow up care and diligence about making follow up care appointments the support good health , such as annual demetology and cardiology appointments. I appreciate her encouragement, caring and thoroughness. very thankful to be I. her care!

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May 25, 2018

dr. petrungaro is first-class and I'm glad that she is my doctor

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May 21, 2018

dr. Petrungaro was wonderful. I have been searching for a new internist, and I couldn't be happier that I have found one!

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May 18, 2018

Kathryn is always knowledgeable, thorough and fully explains her rationale for everything. She may not always agree with my approach, which is always to avoid medication if at all possible.

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May 18, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is great. She's easy to talk to, knowledgeable and I trust her. I've been seeing her now for 5-6 years and I'm lucky that she is my doctor.

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May 12, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is excellent and I'm happy to have found her!

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May 11, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is the very best doctor I have ever seen. She twice pro-actively diagnosed significant issues. She is extremely good at explaining issues in everyday language and shows an extrodinary amount of empathy and compassion, while being very relatable and real. In addition, she is comprehensive in her exams and recalls issues from year to year. I recommend her to friends and family members, including the ones who are physicians themslves.

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May 10, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is wonderful! She is easy to talk to and very supportive.

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May 07, 2018

great doctor and professional medical provider two thumbs up

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May 06, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro was very kind and receptive to my concerns. She asked me several times if I was comfortable with her plan. I felt like we were making decisions as a team with her expert advice leading the way.

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April 23, 2018

Dr Petrungaro fit me in her busy schedule to accommodate my situation

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April 21, 2018

Dr Petrungaro is amazing, She always goes above and beyond and I am very appreciative of her concern, responsiveness and thoroughness!

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April 17, 2018

Dr. Petrangaro is one of the most thorough and conscientious physicians I've ever had.

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April 14, 2018

dr Petrungaro is great.

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April 13, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is a phenomenal physician. I went through a lot of research to find a primary care physician that met my qualifications and Dr. Petrungaro has lived up to every expectation.

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April 05, 2018

I feel so lucky and grateful to have Dr. Kate Petrungaro as my physician. She is a gifted and caring and brilliant doctor.

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April 02, 2018

I recommend Dr Petrungaro to whomever asks me for a great MD.

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March 24, 2018

could not have any better experience, both with the doctor & her care team. Above & beyond for being sure I got my test results with multiple calls.

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March 22, 2018

Dr Petrungaro was very explicit about all phases of the visit.

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March 21, 2018

Patient advocate approach - thank you doesn't _____ if patience has research info. *Dr. Petrungaro...

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March 20, 2018

Very impressed by her knowledge.

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March 19, 2018

Dr Petrungaro is an excellent doctor! I trust her completely to care for me, to work with me to make good decisions about my health care and to coordinate that care with my other doctors!

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March 04, 2018

I think Dr. Petrungaro is a wonderful doctor in every way.

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February 22, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is outstanding. She is smart, caring, courteous. I feel very fortunate to have her as my primary care doctor.

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February 21, 2018

*Dr. Petrungaro was very thorough and understood the pain I was going thru. Without her immediate action, I would still be in pain.

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February 10, 2018

Dr. P is very calming to me. She took her time and explained what a healthy plan should be moving forward. I did not feel like I was being judged, I felt like I had a realistic plan when I left her office.

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February 06, 2018

Thrilled I found *Dr. Petrungaro!

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January 19, 2018

Clearly explains everything, answers questions, does not rush you. Very good experience.

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January 17, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is extremely diligent, attentive, and responsive.

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January 15, 2018

Dr. Petrungaro is thorough and meticulous and will listening to your point of view as well. I like that about her. She still weighs the pros and cons, but in the end she will let you make the final decision. I like that as well about her. When you leave, she presents her ideas and gives you time to re-think your decision as well as hers.

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December 30, 2017

I love my doctor. Hope I can keep her when I lose my Insurance soon.

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December 23, 2017

Kate is the BEST -- professional, excellent as a physician, kind and caring. I have recommended to several friends and they have all switched from their previous physicians.

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December 21, 2017

Dr. Pentrugaro is exceptional.

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December 21, 2017

*Dr. Petrungaro is a very fine physician she showed empathy: Respectful: Respectable: Caring: Kind: Very focused: Systematic: Reassuring: Gave instruction for continuum of care: Professional.

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December 20, 2017

Dr Petrungaro was very professional, a good listener and spent the time required with me.

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