Stephen A. VanHaerents, MD

Stephen A. VanHaerents, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Epilepsy

Secondary Specialty

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine - 2009
Internship:
Beaumont Health (Royal Oak) - 2010
Residency:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2013
Fellowships:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2014

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
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

133 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

72 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

72 Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant personality, spent a great deal of time explaining why I was having my symptoms, and came up with an effective game plan.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr.VanHaerent is a very Conscientious doctor. He is very patient and soft spoken! I know My health is in good hands with him.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents was inquisitive, shared his knowledge and expertise and seemed genuinely interested in finding the cause of my condition and the appropriate treatment. After seeing 7 neurologists over a number of years his genuine interest in my condition was refreshing.

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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June 23, 2021

4.0

Dr could have listened to my concerns more closely.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent attention to detail, caring, and genuinely a good person.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He spends time listening to patients and getting to know them. He understands your hesitations about some treatment options and is respectful of your point of view. He addresses questions as needed. I never feel he is rushing me. I don’t mind waiting for him when I know I will get his full attention.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents listens to me and respects my wishes as his patient. He shows empathy and care, and expresses passion for his work. I look forward to every single appointment I have with Dr. VanHaerents—I look forward to seeing him again, catching up over lost time, and learning more about my condition. He has helped me in ways I cannot put into words. As my provider, he has provided me with security and assurance when all I felt was fear. Slowly but surely, with the support and suggestions of Dr. VanHaerents, my seizures are improving, and I’m getting my life back.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He was complete and detailed and not leave any information unfixed.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Very helpful

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May 11, 2021

5.0

I can’t say enough good about him. This man is tops in his field in my opinion

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Thorough and personable

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April 11, 2021

5.0

He appreciates the uniqueness of each patient and the need to learn more before advising on treatment.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

He is very patient and kind and explains everything step by step

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April 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents is very good at explaining issues. He takes time to listen, and he makes every effort to put the patient at ease. He does well with the telemedicine format.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Conversation including my brother-in-law truely nice.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents is an amazing neurologist. He is empathic and willing to listen to my concerns, and he addresses them in detail so I’m not left in question. He is incredibly knowledgeable in the field of neurology and my condition; I learn many new things every time we meet for an appointment. I look forward to seeing him again. He gives me hope that we will find success in treating my condition.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Detailed, answers all questions

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. VanHaerants was great! He spent plenty of time with us asking questions and learning my history. He also taught us things that we haven't learned in the 13 years I've had seizures. He made up plans and I feel confident he will try his hardest to help! His nurse has also been on top of it all!!!

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January 31, 2021

5.0

He has always listened well and genuinely cares about finding the best options for me.

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January 23, 2021

5.0

Very kind and helpful. Always willing to help. Nurse Liz is also very helpful.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Very involved and detail oriented with the specifics. He is very warm and welcoming and always makes me feel safe.

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December 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents does a great job at listening as well as explaining.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Nice knowledgeable dr.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Because he is an excellent neurologist who has helped me as a patient and a person throughout the years. He is very knowledgeable. My family and friends are already aware of how confident I am in him.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Because Dr VanHaerents takes the time to listen, he is an excellent neurologist and I have dealt with many in the last 40 yrs. He explains things to me clearly and makes sure I have a copy of his notes before I leave which many MD's don't. People are confused sometimes when leaving a MD's office not quite sure what was said but if you are given the notes or have access to them it is important. This has been an extremely difficult year for me and without he and his nurse, Liz I don't know what I would have done without them.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Dr.VanHaerent's is easy to talk to, responds quickly to MyChart questions. Thorough.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

I like how pro active Dr.VanHaerent's is and he is easy to talk to.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents took his time, explained eveything in detail, I felt he undertands all my concerns and was addressing them. Very pleasant person. I felt very well taken care of.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Smooth checkin on the phone, friendly and efficient staff, on time appointment.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

He knows what he is doing

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Awesome doctor Very caring and extremely Genius

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October 22, 2020

5.0

He goes the distance to ensure his care is top notch.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Doctor VanHaerents is rockstar!

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October 18, 2020

5.0

He is very respectful

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October 14, 2020

5.0

He was thorough and resolute. We finally found a diagnosis after a full year. Hopefully, he can help.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

He spent a lot of time with me

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Experience of the doctors and variety of neuro specialty careI would give a 10 if there were more in the western suburbs but with online appointment it makes it easier to talk with your doctor without 3 hour travel time.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr.Vanharents is very caring and listens to what you say.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr.Vanharents really listens and gives a lot of good information. He really makes you feel comfortable.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

.DR.VanHaerents is the best

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September 24, 2020

5.0

There is no better doctor for our needs than Dr. Van Haerents.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

For the reasons stated above. But mainly for Dr. Van Haerents professional care and concern for treatment for my seizure activity.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

I felt that the Neurologist and Assistant were very caring and compassionate - not to mention concerned - with the neurological condition that I have. The doctor also appeared determined to find the connection of what is causing the seizures that happen occasionally to me. Prevention of the seizures is his treatment plan for me.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Finally got a diagnosis from him to help. Go to the downtown offices

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Van Haerants is wonderful. Gives great attention and mindful of your thoughts and questions

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September 09, 2020

5.0

He is easy to speak with. He is caring.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Dr Vanhaerents is excellent. He is attentive and a good listener. He puts me at ease.Also, his attending RN, Liz, has also been helpful as well.

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September 08, 2020

4.0

Skills and attentiveness of Dr VanH and Liz

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Very good listener. He caredExplained things Made sure he understood what I was saying and dealing with.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Again, I really like Dr. VanHaerents. He is kind, patient and thorough.

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents is great. He is kind, patient and thorough.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Excellent communicator, he takes the time to explain what his concerns & course of action is, as well as listening to what you feel is important or upsetting. He knows how to help the patient and guide them without upsetting them. His nurse, Liz has always been able to answer any question/email. Together I have more confidence and trust in them and during this pandemic it is so important for me as patient to have that superior guidance.

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August 15, 2020

5.0

Very kind, knowledgeable. Deeply cares about patient wellbeing

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent knowledge of my needs

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August 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents is a wonderful and caring physician. He clearly and carefully explains diagnostic information, test results, and my treatment plan and medications.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

I have received excellent care at NM.

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August 05, 2020

5.0

He was extremely knowledgeable and he listened carefully, compassionate and provided me with an action plan.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

Our appointment with Dr. VanHaerents was everything we were hoping in that he spent almost 90 minutes with us and put in motion a detailed plan to address my seizure issues and cognitive issues. He also provided an excellent After Visit Summary which has made follow up and scheduling easy with referrals, phone numbers and more. We would definitely recommend Dr. VanHaerents.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

He is a really compassionate and knowledgeable dr

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Easy to talk to

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Easy to talk to

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Such a great doctor! Thank you

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July 27, 2020

5.0

The doctor was very informational and I would definitely recommend him!

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July 23, 2020

5.0

He is an excellent listener who pays attention to what his patient Is saying, shows concern, can guide you with his vast knowledge, even during this pandemic he was able to work with me through many many issues calmly and in a way that was reassuring to me. He made sure when I left I had a copy of the day's visit showing what his instructions and what we had talked about. Between he and his nurse, Liz they both have been what have helped during this pandemic because I live alone and I am 71 years old I had a seizure they immediately communicated with me, when I had oral surgery they communicated with my oral surgeon who was very impressed with them. I can't say enough about both of them. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to letting you know what a wonderful physician and nurse and team they are.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Very easy to talk to. Will provide time to answer guestions. Also most importantly a very competent physician.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Same. Appears to be very informed and caring.

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents is very thorough and kind.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

He doesn't miss a thing. Never in a hurry , very detailed ....he really is a brilliant doctor.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

The attention to every aspect of care is unmatched

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June 14, 2020

5.0

The doctor spent a lot of time asking questions. Seemed thorough.

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