Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH

Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH

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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine - 1997
Residency:
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine - 2000

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

164 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, takes time to listen to all my issues. Very patient and respectful every appointment I've had with him. He makes referrals appropriately. And is very thorough in answering all my questions. I feel confident after the visit that all my issues have been addressed in a very respectful manner.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Detailed info during visit; aware of my anxiety surrounding appointment and relates to that. Have recommended him to a friend.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Most intelligent Dr! Great memory!

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Ackermann is very informative and assists in anyway needed

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He is always very honest, straight forward and kind. Speaks in a manner that is relatable.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Felt concerned about my illness & explained in detail with options & follow up plans - would consider him if I didn’t have my doctor already

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Doctor is great and helpful

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Nice. Competent.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

I deeply appreciate Dr. Ackermann's contientious care.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ackerman + NM = a healthy and happy citizenry

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ackermann consistently is insightful and helpful in his diagnosis with wonderful bedside manner!

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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November 12, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and clearly explains choices. I was so impressed that as a Dean, hd still spent 45 minutes with me.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent full professor

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Always informative and sincere.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

totally pleased with his care for me!

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October 28, 2021

5.0

He has been my Dr. for many years and has been very informative. He always explains my options very well!

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Professional

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October 11, 2021

5.0

He is a very knowledgable doctor and I have a lot of confidence in him what more can you ask for.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

He has been a terrific internist for me for years now.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Very helpful.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

if you are looking for a doctor with an excellent and encouraging attitude, you can't do better than Dr. Ackermann. Northwestern should do everything they can to keep their best and brightest. Dr. Ackermann falls into both categories with ease.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

He was attentive, listened and was very nice.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Excellent office visit and a detailed exam

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August 26, 2021

5.0

professional - knowledgeable - experienced - emphatic - the best!

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August 09, 2021

5.0

I highly recommend him

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Because would hope to know the doctor cares about the patients concerns.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

I live in Glenview Illinois and I drive to downtown Chicago to see Dr. Ackerman for my care and the care of my family. I was very fortunate to have found Dr. Ackerman and for him to accepted the role as my primary care physician. I would highly recommend him to everybody. He’s an excellent teacher and human being. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts about my care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Ackermann is affable , knowledgeable, understanding and just the best!

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Amazing doctor

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ackermann is by far the best doctor I have ever encountered in my life. He is though, takes his time to explain in layman’s terms. Under his care, I feel safe knowing I am receiving the best care. He’s outstanding not only as a top notch physician, he genuinely cares about his patients.

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July 01, 2021

3.0

Very knowledgable and caring but is slow to respond to call, test results, etc.

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June 28, 2021

4.0

I only met him that one time. He did not rush thru my appt. He was friendly and asked many questions.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

I have complete confidence in my doctor's analysis, diagnosis and recommendations for my health issue and suggestions for healthy outcomes and good health maintenance

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Very patient and listens to my concerns.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Thorough.knowledgeable, attentive, caring, and efficient.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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April 16, 2021

4.0

The doctor is good but burdened with computer glitches which takes his valuable time away from patients and should have a scribe

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ackermann was patient and very knowledgeable. He took time to answer all of my questions and did so in a very clear way. He even circled back to make sure I understood the information being provided, and offered extra information to help keep my family healthy. He appeared to be up on the latest research. He also gave clear explanations on why he made the recommendations he did, which is key for any relationship between a provider and patient.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Detailed attention.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Ackerman is an outstanding doctor who truest cares about his patients and takes the time to explain and listen. The world could benefit from more doctors like him

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent DR.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Ackerman examined and explained many problems and suggested solutions and medicines.

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April 01, 2021

4.0

Good advice, pleasant demeanor.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Professional

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March 11, 2021

5.0

I’m always impressed by Dr. Ackermann. He always has good advice and stays on top of developments in treatment.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Patient first

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February 22, 2021

5.0

There is not enough space for me to sing the praises of Dr. Ackermann. We love him. He is never in a hurry. He treats us with respect. We always feel great when we have had a session with him. We truly believe he is doing everything possible to keep my husband, Ervin Harris, on his feet. I wish I could get him for my Doctor. My husband was having some issues and was told he could see someone else. He said he wanted to wait for Dr. Ackermann.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

good care

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February 05, 2021

3.0

Ver competent doctor but "gets too far into the weeds" when discussing patient concerns possible remedies.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

He was wonderful on the phone. He explained what was going on and what medications would help with my back.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ackerman is the BEST! Very knowledgeable, takes the time necessary to answer questions, explain & go over what needs to be reviewed. He cares about his patients. Doesn’t end a visit or call without making sure all the patient’s concerns are addressed. Professional & easy to talk with. Fantastic doctor! Highly recommend!

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ronald Ackermann is superb physician; he is very knowledgeable, truly cares, and listens to me. He is a glowing example of practicing medicine at its best.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Very personable. Explains things clearly.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

Spends time. Asks the right questions. Listens. His advice has always worked for me.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

I've found Dr. Ackermann knowledgeable and willing to take the time to explain the recommendations he makes.

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January 01, 2021

5.0

We love him. We feel comfortable that he is giving my husband the best advice and treatment possible. He is like the old fashioned country Doctor. He listens and he gets to the bottle of the problem. Again, we love Dr. Akerman for his knowledge and professionalism... also bedside manners. He is like a warm and fuzzy blanket.

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December 28, 2020

4.0

Dr. Ackermann is very competent.

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December 28, 2020

5.0

If I was not completely pleased already with Dr Roemer, I would want Dr Ackerman as my internist. Quite intelligent and thorough.

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December 28, 2020

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful, Dr. Ackerman takes the time to consider and answer all questions, and he is authentic and committed in his approach. One cannot miss his his degree of excellence and professionalism.

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December 24, 2020

5.0

He is professional, respectful and very knowledgeable of the care that he offers his patients. I trust him 100%.

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December 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ackerman is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. He takes the time to explain/clarify & answer questions. Great doctor.

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December 11, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and attentive. I highly recommend Dr. Ackermann.

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November 20, 2020

5.0

He is very patient and explained everything so that even I understood it!

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November 02, 2020

5.0

My doctor is very patient with me and covered everything that I needed to cover

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October 29, 2020

5.0

I had a telephone appointment with Dr. Ackerman. Throughout our conversation he listened and advised in a very professional yet still human manner. Hopefully, I'll have the opportunity to talk"see him again.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

The staff, both doctors and nurses, have always been incredibly caring and thoughtful not to mention skilled and knowledgeable.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

I could understand him, he took time, and I feel he is attacking my problem aggressively

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Details and Professional

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Outstanding physician

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Quality treatment

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Dr ackermann has a great consultative approach! His guidance over the years has been spot on accurate.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

I have complete confidence in my primary care physician, dr ronald ackermann.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Very thorough review of meds and lab results. Listened Intently to concerns and discussed courses of action.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Safe, convenient care.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Very good doctor

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Compared to all other internists I have had at four different medical institutions, Dr. Ackermann is the best.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Dr Ackerman provided most helpful information in a timely and cordial manner.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgable Asks good questions Answers my questionsGood personGives his patient his full attention

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor!

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ronald Ackermann is the best, very, very intelligent, respectful and spoke at my knowledge level making me feel comfortable and included me in the informed choicesNisha in the lab respected my concerns, allowed me to have some say in the needle gauge.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Actually spent time and was helpful.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ackerman's care is professional, thoughtful, and thorough. One leaves with the experience of being taken care of about a true professional.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

I like Dr. Ackerman because he is concerned and he listens

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Vast medical knowledge coupled with the ability to explain clearly the options. Supportive

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Dr.Akerman has bedside manners that is very uncommon theses days. He is thorough, caring and professional. We always leave feeling we have gotten the very best care. He is also a good listener.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

He explained things well and I followed his advice, I felt better afterwards.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Absolutely recommend him to all friends and family

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Dr Ackerman is a great doctor he spends time with his patients to make sure he finds the source of the condition and is resolved to finding the solution

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Dr Ackerman is very smart and attentive and always discusses every issue thoroughly.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Dr Ackerman is very smart and attentive and always discusses every issue thoroughly.

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August 08, 2020

5.0

Dr Ackermann makes a thorough evaluation, schedules whatever tests are necessary to make a diagnosis, and gives clear and complete explanations of that diagnosis to the patient. He provides this care in a respectful and friendly way.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

Great doctor and he explains things very well.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

I would recommend Dr. Ackermann because he genuinely shows that he cares, listens to my concerns, provides me with information and a course of action.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Very responsive - and knows my case well.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Dr Ackermann is extremely knowledgeable and doesn't hesitate to share answers with me regarding my multiple medical problems. .He is patient and treats me with dignity. I would highly recommend him.

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July 26, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor, with great interpersonal skills.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Tremendous, thoughtful, knowledgable Dr.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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