Robert A. Bayer, MD

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1984
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1987
Fellowships:
Loyola University Medical Center - 1992

Languages Spoken

  • German

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, 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
Delnor Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
Valley West Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

1142 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

81 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

81 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer's knowledge and efficiency saved my life.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Doctor very knowledgeable and compassionate

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August 29, 2023

5.0

I had a doctor who explained everything to me very well…. and very human

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August 28, 2023

5.0

As already stated, Dr Bayer is awesome. He has a great personality and is so thorough in explaining things.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Takes his time with patient and answers questions.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Bayer is an outstanding doctor but is a great human being. He has been a person we have counted on for years!

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Knows my case thoroughly and gives excellent explanations. He has a caring, direct manner which I appreciate.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer is very kind and he cares. He explains everything thoroughly and never forgets you're a human being. I would recommend him to anybody going through chemo.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer treats his patients as equals. Listens and explains well. Is happy for their progress and good results of treatment. Cares for his patients' wellbeing.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Robert Bayer is phenomenal. He is so passionate and invested in his patients. He gives the time needed to answer all questions and gives information to help make lives better.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer always takes the time to hear my concerns. He relays information in a calm and comforting manner.

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August 16, 2023

4.0

Professional

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August 14, 2023

5.0

The care was perfect

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Just like him never rushes you goes over everything w/you explains things so you can understand

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He is always thoughtful and kind. He listens and answers questions with patience.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer has been a well informed oncologist and he spend the time with us to answer all my questions.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr.Bayer was very detailed, took amazing notes and put together a plan that we were comfortable with. He connected us with all the departments to ensure everyone was doing their part.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent doctor he shows he cares about your treatment and takes his time I have never felt rushed he answers all my questions so that I understand the answer

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He is the best.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, professional, great bed-side manner!

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and answered all my questions

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Very upbeat personality and cares. Takes the time to get to know you and has a great sense of humor. Everything isn't gloom and doom. Really caring.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

He has a great reputation for being a really good doctor.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

I feel very comfortable with Dr. Bayer

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer is very intelligent, and a caring individual. He answers my questions, and checks everything out thoroughly.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Personal and frank

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Spent an incredible amount of time talking to me about the issues, possible resolutions and plan to move forward

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Doctor Bayer is a great doctor and a very good hearted man.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

caring compassionate listens and puts one at ease

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Pro

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July 13, 2023

5.0

He really takes good care of you

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July 13, 2023

5.0

I appreciate his candor and comforting demeanor. Offers clear explanations of test results. Listens to your questions/concerns.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer explained everything to me about my care and how he wants to proceed.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Simply the best care giver in my experience.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer is an amazing empathetic doctor who is very calming and caring. He can teach some of the doctors who forgot about empathy when treating patients because I don’t always have the amazing experience with past doctors appointments as I do every time that I experience with doctor Bayer. He’s an example of what every doctor should be.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

He has always been very helpful and takes all the time I need if I have questions.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Takes the time to explain things well

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Very good at explaining everything

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Excellent! Truly listens

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June 13, 2023

5.0

More a friend than doctor

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Bayer is a caring, thorough health care provider who always takes time with patients. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

I’m very please with Dr Bayer for he is a very good doctor. He’s very thorough in dealing with my condition. He always takes time to explain my condition and any questions.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Again he’s professional and patient and knows his stuff - I’m confident I am in the best care with him.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Excellent knowledge and he takes the time to get to know me and my needs.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Easy to understand and gets to the point

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Explained everything very well today.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and organized

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Clear and precise, communication and friendly bedside manner… That explains everything keeps me up-to-date…… And clear and precise explanation. In my opinion he sounds very professional and educated in the profession that he is in.. involves me in decision making about the progression of my health

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, professional, friendly and easy to talk too. He took his time and put a lot of thought into my situation

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer is an excellent oncologist. (Please see my first comment above, thank you) I am very grateful and thankful for all he’s been done for me for the past then years.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Caring and knowledgeable doctor! Very good bedside manner.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Takes time to explain and list. Shows clinical skills and kindness

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May 31, 2023

5.0

I have talked to a lot of doctors. He is very professional and knows what he is talking about. I have talked to doctors that just want to shuffle me in and out the door and I do not see them anymore. Dr Bayer truly cares for his patience and I believe he really knows what he's doing.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Great listener. Paid attention to my concerns and took his time with me. Very kind and explained things well.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

He is the best oncologist in the Midwest

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Great care, great doctor.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Bayer is caring and explains everything. Answers my questions no matter what I ask. I have recommend him to others.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

best oncologist i ever ha

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May 11, 2023

5.0

As I stated above really like Dr. Bayer and he’s very knowledgeable.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Again he’s an amazing person and doctor and he knows how to treat patients and he’s very smart and he’s very helpful!

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He took all the time I needed to answer my questions. He was never rushed and made me feel comfortable.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He is a top notch person and doctor.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Years of experience in my illness

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Explains results of test and reasons for any new test

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May 02, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable and caring. Takes wonderful care of me and is an advocate.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

For almost 12 years Dr. Bayer has provided very thorough care. He is very personable and explains the results of blood work and mammograms so that I am sure of my physical health.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

His explanation of my diagnosis and the treatment he has planned for me

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

He is to the point, encouraging and easy to talk to

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Down to earth. Compassionate and you can tell he just really cares. He's excited as I am with any little victory.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

He is thorough and kind .

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Explains completely what steps are being taken and why.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer is a great dr. Very thorough and nice. I am one of the blessed ones bc my lab work was normal. I’m sure he doesn’t get to tell many people that.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Explained tests so they can be understood. Work on health care together.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bayer is thorough and supporting and developing a plan for patient care. Dr. Bayer is professional. He follows through and seeks to support the overall care of his patient.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Very kind professional and answers all questions you may have.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

His knowledge and ability to explain in detail everything so the patient can understand. His kind manner. Never rushes an appointment.

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March 30, 2023

5.0

He’s very intelligent and personable.

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March 29, 2023

4.0

Professional and knowledgeable

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, listens to the patient, explains well. Cares for the patient's wellbeing.

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Disclosures

Robert A. Bayer, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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