Stephen A. VanHaerents, MD

Stephen A. VanHaerents, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Epilepsy

Secondary Specialty

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

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Practice Focus Areas

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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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121 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

22 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

22 Reviews

July 23, 2023

5.0

Great service

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Informative, personable, pro active

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June 26, 2023

5.0

As above. He worked me in to be seen due to the stress I was under.

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents Is knowledgeable, professional and always listening to my concerns and is always looking for solutions to help me.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Because hes excellent

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May 10, 2023

5.0

See previous comments. Plus Dr. VanHaerents has a great demeanor and let's me ask questions. He is a wonderful doctor and I have confidence in his approach and recommendations.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

He takes his time and makes sure everything is done right

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents is THE BEST! GREAT bedside manner! He takes the time to listen and answers all questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. He is a very knowledgeable physician. I never feel rushed when I am with him and I greatly appreciate that! He is a real asset to Northwestern Medicine!!

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April 20, 2023

5.0

He is amazing! Highly recommend! Best neuro out there! Always there for his patients!

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April 18, 2023

5.0

He was very cautious and thorough about checking me for epilepsy. He also explained things well about why I need to be checked to be sure the one time seizure was provoked or not. The only concern is that it is so hard to get an appointment with him in a timely manner. He is booked solid for long lengths of time.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. VanHaerents took almost an hour and a half to talk with us and explain my results, the recommended paths, and his reasoning for those thoughts. Could‘t feel in better hands or feel more confident in my quality of care

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March 02, 2023

5.0

The above mentioned but he's wonderful and pleasant l. He takes his time, asks questions, makes sure everything is addressed with each visit. He's gotten me far in reaching a stable, enjoyable quality of life. More so than I thought possible with other doctors.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

He is very thorough, easy to access, listens attentively. He is kind and empathetic. He is so knowledgeable.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

I have never had a doctor care so much about my case. If it wasn’t for him, I would not be where I am today. He solved my case, has spent so much time and effort making sure I am ok physically and emotionally. I am forever grateful

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December 20, 2022

5.0

He is very personable, easy to talk to, and is never rushed. He is very thorough always answers all my questions in a way that is easy to understand.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

He listens to you and explains what he is reccommonding to be done, so you understand it

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November 22, 2022

5.0

I liked how he explains things to me and talked about different options to control my seizures

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November 22, 2022

5.0

He has great bedside manner, and his expertise is unmatched, in my opinion,

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October 12, 2022

5.0

He goes over whatever we do not understand

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October 12, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, thorough, precise.

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October 04, 2022

5.0

A genius as far as I’m concerned. He’s personable, smart and professional. I wouldn’t be where I am in life without him.

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September 29, 2022

4.0

He's very nice and open with communication

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