Thomas B. DeStefani, MD

Thomas B. DeStefani, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Pediatrics

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Enuresis-bedwetting
  • Growth Disorder
  • Newborn Care
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Special Needs Children

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1981
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 1984

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

403 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

goes with above. he's an excellent doctor. would never push any med that isn't necessary and is great with our kids.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

We messaged the nurse about concerns of our daughter and in the morning and he was able to see her the same day and prescribed her meds.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I like that he stays on top of research and can answer questions based on scientific findings and not good his opinion.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor that keeps my child smiling throughout appointment.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He has a great attitude and is so good with my daughter. I feel like I’m in great hands with him. Definitely would recommend.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

very honest man

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He is considerate and kind and ensures he touched on all points of her troubles. He puts my children at ease and has a professional, straightforward nature, but also took time. He didn't make the assumption on the issue but asked us a lot of questions, did an exam and checked various options. We didn't feel rushed or unheard, but cared for and valued.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. DeStefani is wonderful with my daughter. Very knowledgeable as well as extremely compassionate.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

He is professional and easy to talk to.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

He is great. Answers question and concerns. He is very nice to my kids

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February 15, 2022

5.0

I knew Dr. Distefani had a good reputation when I first brought my third child to him as a newborn. My trust in Dr. D. has grown even more so as time goes on. He takes the time with us that we need to have questions answered or concerns discussed. He has been available for my son’s needs both physically and mentally, getting him referrals as needed, and never dismissive.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He was thorough, kind and not in a hurry.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Knowledge and informative without being an alarmist.

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January 12, 2022

4.0

Experienced. Good advice.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Friendly and informative

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, patient, and kind.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Destephani is the best! He is great at his job, thorough examination and is very engaged with my twins which makes them (and I) relaxed throughout the appointment

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December 18, 2021

5.0

He's the best!

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December 15, 2021

5.0

He’s an amazing and caring doctor.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Best PED ever!

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and kind

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November 24, 2021

4.0

He was professional, knowledgeable and speedy.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Listened carefully. Generous with time.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Kind and direct. Been with him since my daughter was born 7 years ago

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Good with kids and thoroughly goes through all information with you

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November 03, 2021

4.0

We rarely have a sick child so it's hard to assess care, but we've never had an issue.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to, great with kids

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October 27, 2021

5.0

He is thorough and talks directly to my son.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Answered our questions and babygirl liked him :)

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Destefani has great bedside manner and great assessment skills. He educates parents as he assessing. He is always very open to parents thoughts and concerns.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. DeStefani is a very nice and knowledgeable physician. The appointment for our baby never feels rushed, he answers all our questions thoroughly, but is still on time. I would highly recommend him!

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and answers any questions you have.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Kind and professional

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September 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. DeStefani always takes the time needed for his patients. Even though he was behind schedule, I never felt he was rushing us through the appointment. He talked to my son when appropriate to get a better understanding of the problem. He helped us get a follow up appointment quickly with a specialist.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Destephani has been a great doctor for both of our children for sever years. He knows how to keep conversations light with them but still effective, and isn't afraid to answer questions that we have

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Destefani is great with kids. My children feel very comfortable with him at their visits and that puts me at ease because I have dealt with other pediatricians (not in this practice or NM, for that matter) who have no business in pediatrics. He takes the time to explain any issues and he is very thorough. His approach is very straightforward and he is not condescending at all.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Great with kids and patient answering questions.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Personable with kids and adults. The best Nurses are great too

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Destefani has been an exceptional pediatrician to my three children for over 15 years. His exams are thorough, informative and respectful.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

He's a nice guy

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. DeStefani has been an outstanding doctor for our family. I highly recommend him.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He was friendly, good with the kids, and explained everything.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He is great with my kids and an excellent diagnostician.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Our best doctor!

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Nice and thorough with exams and always explains any questions in an easy way to understand

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr.Destefani has always taken the time to make sure my child feels heard and cared for.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Good

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Very approachable and honest! Takes time to answer questions

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He is straightforward, smart and honest.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He is a fabulous doctor and my sons enjoy him

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Informed, kind, compassionate, empathetic and helpful. A superb doctor.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

He is thorough, kind, and respectful.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. DeStefani is very easy going and likeable, and we trust his guidance and knowledge. My sons feel comfortable with him.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

He always listens, talks to the kids to hear their answers, he doesn't just rely on what I'm saying he involves them too.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

he addressed the issue

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Attentive

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May 13, 2021

5.0

He was approachable and thorough. Answered questions.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

He was nice, thorough, answered questions.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He has taken the time to get to know our children and our family. Such a nice man and a fabulous doctor. Highly recommend

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Very good at listening and providing good guidance and recommendations.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Answers all questions and is very practical.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent clinician. I trust his recommendations. He engages my shy little boy.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

He’s thorough and knowledgeable

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and takes time with his patients to make certain he has addressed any and all concerns.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Dr D is the best. takes so much time with us, so patient.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Best pediatrician doctor ever!

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He’s very thorough and caring

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. DeStefani always gives excellent explanations and takes the time to address all of our concerns. He does a great job of talking to our kids and explaining things to them as well.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Gives detailed explanation about care given.

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April 04, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Favorite pediatrician

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March 30, 2021

5.0

My kids love Dr DeStefani. He really knows what he’s doing. I’m very confident that my kids are in great hands. If We moved out of state, we would literally fly back here for Dr. Appointments with Dr. D. My kids honestly won’t see anyone else. He’s never been wrong with my kids. He’s an amazing Doctor.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Very personable. Definitely takes parents concerns seriously and addresses issues during the visit. Explains everything thoroughly

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. D is wonderful and easy to talk to. I feel safe with my child’s health in his hands. My son felt very comfortable at his appointment.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

He is great with my kids and is always very informative. He always listens

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March 06, 2021

5.0

He’s kind and takes time with his patients.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

Straight forward and doesn’t blow small things out of proportion.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He is thorough and trustworthy

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Excellent patient care, explains everything thoroughly.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He always listens, we don't feel rushed. He talks to my kids directly to figure out what's wrong. He has an excellent relationship with them.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

He’s the perfect pediatrician - knowledgeable, kind and prompt.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. DeStefani is clear, direct and careful when it comes to the care of our daughter. He is very comfortable with and aware of the particularities of breastfed babies, which we appreciate. He strikes the right balance between attending to possible pathologies and understanding the spectrum of normal in babies.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Very great doctor with kids! Knows how to talk to them. I mentioned he still likes trains, and he knew if he offered an extra sticker he could get him to pee. Also, funny with kids. Makes jokes, "hows your hearing? Good, og so you hear your mom when she tells you to clean up your toys" Just very good with kids!

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Professional. Not judgmental. Gives facts and let’s families make their own educated decisions

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January 28, 2021

5.0

Great rapport with the kids. Always understanding and willing to answer any questions for parents.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Always accurate and listens. Great with babies, toddlers and kids.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

He listens

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and took the time to go through everything with my son.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Doctor was very thorough and discussed all concerns and possible outcomes with me. Calmed my nerves as a parent and made my baby feel comfortable. This was an after hours night time visit for a sick child. I believe the first week they are doing this- everything went smoothly. Was able to get a Covid test for my baby at the urgent care prior to leaving. Overall very quick and thorough visit. Doctor was friendly, detailed, and personable.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Professional and friendly

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Very informative and takes his time answering questions!

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Doctor always shows very good care and give us good advices.

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December 31, 2020

5.0

Very patient and thorough.

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December 30, 2020

5.0

He listens to us and is always so easy going with the kids. He explains what he doing to the kids and speaks directly to them instead of relying on mom and dad to answer.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

He’s very good with Beau and always has a happy & welcoming demeanor

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December 28, 2020

5.0

He has always been so kind to both Maeve and us.

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December 28, 2020

5.0

He takes him time with his patients

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December 17, 2020

5.0

He’s calming, funny and takes his time with each patient. He’s knowledgeable and discusses options with parents.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Very competent and reasonable. That is, he seems to be a good pathologist but is not an alarmist which we appreciate.

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December 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Destefani is extremely knowledgeable and yet is able to approach any concern with evidence-based responses to help us make informed decisions

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