Paul E. Later, MD

Paul E. Later, MD

4.8 
705 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Neurology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 1987
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1988
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 1991
Fellowships:
Rush University Medical Center - 1992

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (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:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

705 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with a complicated medical condition/history.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Very intelligent doctor, help Me understand the issue and explain everything each test as he was doing .

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Such a awesome sweet person

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later is very knowledgeable and spends adequate time each visit to discuss history, meds, etc. Not just a quick in and out, he takes the time to evaluate, listen, and discuss options.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He was kind and compassionate. He asked lots of questions and gave me some great answers to my condition!

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr Later listens and answers questions.

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March 28, 2022

4.0

He has great concern for his patients.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He is caring and thoughtful in his approach and truthful about the possible outcomes of treatment.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later was very thorough and honest with the care he provided for me.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later was very attentive to all my questions and took the time to explain the EMG step by step. Very appreciative of his attentiveness!

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He is the most knowledgeable neurologist i have ever known., and takes time to listen to his patients.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He carries himself in a manner you expect from a doctor but most importantly is he gives you explanation about what is going on with your case

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Toma su tiempo para explicar su passinte

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Later was very through and he explained everything he was doing.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Later is very caring, thorough and knowledgeable.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

I should not be the first one gives him that score. I have been seeing 3/4Dr before regarding my problems Dr. Later he’s the best!!

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable. Listens. Explains in detail applying clinical evidence. Did not rush me.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Thorough and thinks about things like cost for his patients. Involves patients in their care plan.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later listened and understood my concerns, answered all of my questions, as well as explained things in a way I could understand. He seemed genuinely concerned about my condition.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Amable atento su tiempo y s muy importante para lías personas que nesecita mis ser atendidos Indira seguridad confianza Paz

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He makes you feel like he is really invested in helping solve your medical problem. Very knowledgeable. Never hurry’s me and gives very good care and makes you feel like we have a good plan.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He was informative and had already done his research on my migraine history. Made a great treatment plan going forward.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Listen to me, recommendations he suggested are working. Just a good doctor.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He took time to talk through my options and made sure I was comfortable with our plan of care.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is very nice & he takes real good care for my epilepsy

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February 21, 2022

5.0

I like him

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Muy bien servicio contesto todas nuestras preguntas

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later was very analytical and careful about listening to my headaches/migraines background, and then he devised a good plan for my treatment. He game me samples of some of the medicines to get started right away, and his team got my prescriptions right on with special pharmacies that can help get incredible discounts for some of the meds.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later spent his time with me like I was his only patient. He advocates for me like family would. He respects my long-distance travel.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Doc Later was knowledgeable and provided good care and planning. Also supplied samples. Hoping my migraines can be more tolerable in future.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Very companionate took his time going thru treatment options

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February 17, 2022

5.0

El doctor hizo muchas preguntas tocante a mi salud y nos permitió explicarle nuestra situación. muy profesional y educado

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Listens to issues and provides plan - reassuring that something will work. Makes sure you understand and gives you time for questions and concerns.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr later personable and detailed in his questions and options suggested.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

He specializes in myasthenia gravis

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later is fantastic. He spends the time necessary to get to the bottom of the correct treatment for me. He listens and is very professional and kind.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very professional and friendly

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February 11, 2022

4.0

Knowledgeable, took his time

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Kind, nice bedside manner, courteous, conscientious, thorough, with exceptional attention to detail. It was a very positive experience.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Although his schedule is packed, he is an excellent doctor

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Great Doctor

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February 06, 2022

5.0

He takes the time with his patients to address any and every concern no matter how long it takes. He is very personable. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Personable with great communication and care.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Later was amazing. He was so caring, thorough, patient and informative.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Dr.Later spent almost an hour with me. He is very caring.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

He is extremely interested in the proper care and listens to all concerns we have. Really takes the time to explain thoroughly so you understand. Very professional and helpful.

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January 25, 2022

3.0

He does not have a very good bedside manner. The second appointment was better than the first.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Doc was very polite and did not rush you. Explained everyting in with appropriate detail

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Kind and compassionate care

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Took time to listen to me, and explained everything to me very nicely

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January 17, 2022

5.0

It is so hard to find a Dr now a days that listens & hears, asks questions from a place of curiosity with the desire to actually help &?resolve your questions & concerns. That uses his KSA to interpret how you are feeling & your body is feeling not just checking off a box that a “particle basic blood test” was done so moving on. If every visit is like my first, I wish I could clone him for my pcp. Wow!

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr.Later has greatly improved the quality of my life. I’ve had debilitating headaches for decades & his treatment has decreased the frequency and severity of them. He listens, thinks about my ailments, and engages in a collaborative approach to care.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Very nice doctor

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Listens, responds, asks questions- which in my mind is HUGE

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Explains in detail.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

He really is there for his patients

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December 16, 2021

5.0

very thorough, caring and clear.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and patient. Explained and answered my questions.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

We’ve gone through some troubles with my health care and Dr Later has been great!

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December 15, 2021

4.0

Seems very capable and competent but without a sense of humor.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, took the time needed to assess and answer questions, on time

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Through and methodical

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December 11, 2021

5.0

after a careful review of my test and medical history he advised what I can and can not do and how he thought I should deal with my medical issues. he answered all my questions and did not appear to rush me out.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Thorough, caring, spent a lot of time with me. No rushing out the door after a typical 10 minute doctor appointment that I've had elsewhere.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He seemed knowledgeable and patient

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Very intelligent doctor.He took time to explain things well.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Later is extremely thorough, giving much attention to details in explaining everything about my condition and medications.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Very detailed and thorough care.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

I have complete faith in his competence. His bedside manner has improved immensely!

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Because of the time he spend with his patients

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Porque es muy fácil de entender en sus puntos de lonque esta pasando

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Later is the first physician who has taken the time to explore and listen to the concerns I have had for years. He was incredibly kind, patient, caring, knowledgeable, and extremely thorough.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later was extremely thorough, prepared and knowledgeable. I was impressed with the amount of time he spent with me.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

I really appreciated the frankness and professionalism of Dr.Later. I also appreciated the time he spent with explaining to my husband my daughter and myself about my condition and giving us a list of options and resources

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He’s such a good listener and cares for his patients.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

He was running late, but still took the time to fully analyze my situation and came up with a potential solution.

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November 10, 2021

4.0

Only met with once but he seems thorough, which I like.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Later takes his time to listen and explain things. He never rushes in his appointments and is one of the most knowledgeable physicians and has helped me out tremendously with my healthcare.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later was very nice. He took his time and explained everything to me. It was the first time I met him and I really liked him.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

I can’t say enough about Dr. Later! He is a 10+ I thank him for listening, for understanding and for helping me.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later is a great physician. After many years as his patient he still takes the time to understand whether anything in my migraines condition has changed. He is also very knowledgeable about any new FDA medications!

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later was very thorough and insightful. He spent quite a lot of time discussing my status with me and working with me on what approach to take.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Just an amazing physician

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He listens and seems to really care about my health.

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October 22, 2021

4.0

Dr Later is very good at explaining procedure & next steps.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Doctor spent a lot of time with me. Answered my questions, thoroughly explained things

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later manages Parkinsons Disease care as well as therapeutic botox injections for patient's equinus contracture. Dr. Later's background as an athlete himself contributes to extremely useful discussions about biomechanics and PT/OT/SLP therapies, exercises, and brace designs.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

I absolutely love Dr. Later. He listens and is always searching forum answers.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

He knows how to help people like me

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor

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October 20, 2021

0.0

Dr. Later still tries to be warm but the whole process was very mechanical. I think he means well but unless he's got a clear diagnosis he doesn't give you the time of day. I'm dealing with a serious and unnerving health issue and there is no direction for what to do next, nor compassion for dealing with it.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

This was my first time seeing Dr. Later and he was so thorough with my exam, listened intently and explained so much to me about different options to better help my migraines. I haven't had a Dr. visit like this in such a long time. He was patient, kind, caring, encouraging and extremely helpful in designing a new plan for me. I feel so much better already on the new medication he gave me. I highly recommend Dr Later for anyone experiencing migraines.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Pleasant and answers questions

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later was wonderful. He explained his thoughts thoroughly and gives you hope which really eased me.

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October 03, 2021

0.0

Like the first question he was rude, rushed and wouldn’t/couldn’t my questions. I feel he had attitude because I was upset about waiting over an hour to be seen.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Very passionate about his working and helping me get a better handle on my migraines

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Clear, concise explanations.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Later did a better job of diagnosing my problem and devising a treatment. He is always totally focused on us, taking time to ask questions to best understand the problem, before beginning treatment.

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  • Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd.

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