Paul E. Later, MD

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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

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 

737 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Dr.Later very thorough and was able to diagnose my issue.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He was kind, very caring and considerate . He spent a lot of time with me and also made sure that I understood the issues . He took time to answer my questions and I never felt rushed. I was so nervous heading to the visit . That all went away when I met Dr. Later

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August 29, 2023

4.0

He's clearly experienced

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Later was very knowledgeable and took time to listen carefully to my responses.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and genuinely interested in patient's well-being.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

The Best‼️

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August 08, 2023

5.0

He is personable, caring and really listens

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Excellent

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August 04, 2023

5.0

He does a very good job listening to what is the matter. I especially like when he says, "this is what I'm hearing" and repeat what I said. It's very helpful. He does not do unnecessary testing but I feel he does what is necessary.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Very personal and detailed Felt very comfortable with him.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Always checks on the latest status and looking for improvements.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Very professional!

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Doctor listen and give you different option how to proceed, shows he cares and wants to help you out.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Nice caring doctor

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July 26, 2023

5.0

He explained his views in patient speak so I could understand

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Thinks through the process vs throwing a dart.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

I have already referred three family members to Dr. Later. I have complete confidence he will help my family members.

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Top notch

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Caring, competent and compassionate

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July 19, 2023

5.0

The doctor first is very kind to explain everything well any question he answers and examines very well

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr.Later is a very highly skilled, knowledgeable and friendly doctor which are all the things someone looks for in a great and caring doctor.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Later is very knowledgeable, thorough, and skilled. He manages my health care needs carefully and continues to improve my health.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

His compassion and care is what medicine is about. I walked in feeling so alone and left with hope. Thank you, Dr. Later.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

I w be seeing Dr. Later since before he was at NM. He has improved the quality of my life immensely with the treatment plan for my migraines. He pays attention & is very thoughtful.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Later made me feel comfortable

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Very good

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Personable, professional, great listener, patient. Very thorough

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He is very kind and considerate and very thorough

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Later is thorough and cares, and it leads to and supports positive life outcomes for me that I wouldnt otherwise have. Im grateful for the thoughtful, collaborative work to solve complex problems. Measurable positive impact on my life. I feel cared for/supported.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

He is very good

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Patient and thorough explains everything with no rush.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He was very detailed and wanted the best care and or medication that would help me the best.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Dr Later is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, kind and caring and explains things well.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Spent quality time analyzing my health concerns

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May 23, 2023

5.0

See above. The finest neurologist that we’ve seen

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May 22, 2023

4.0

He is caring

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Later is an outstanding physician. He is very attentive and knowledgeable, especially with the latest developments in neurology. He genuinely cares about his patients and I would highly recommend him.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Excellent

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May 17, 2023

4.0

Thorough, knowledgeable, up to date on current neuro/headache/migraine treatment options. Seems to have big patient load so isn't able to respond or spend enough time consistently. But still much better than my previous provider experiences.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He's never in a hurry and truly cares

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May 12, 2023

5.0

For all above reasons His expertise and willingness to spend time answering questions Also only waited a very short time in room and in waiting room Really happy with respect shown for my time and concerns Very happy with my choice of Dr Later after previous doctor left during Covid

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Later was fully professional and thorough. He took care to patiently and fully explain his diagnosis and the reasons for it.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Later is very attentive to my needs and he listens to me.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Took his time to listen and answer questions

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Good Doctor, Friendly

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May 07, 2023

4.0

On time, courteous, and caring.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful, very thorough, cares about his patients, and it shows.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Engaged in discussions of the issues

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He has a very caring nature..

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Later treatment has been wonderful since I started seeing him.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Listen and makes sure you are doing the best you can watch’s the medicine closely

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, not in a rush , completely answered all questions and explained why he was asking the questions that he did ask

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April 25, 2023

4.0

You have to wait way too long to get an appointment. On my last visit, the doctor told me to come back in 6 weeks for a follow up visit to see how the nerve block was working. When I went to make that appointment, the receptionist said I’d have to wait almost 3 months to get an appointment…..are you kidding!!!!!!!!!!

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April 20, 2023

5.0

He really cares about my problems.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thorough. Explained carefully

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April 18, 2023

1.0

Did not take any interest in what is going on with my symptoms. Made me feel like he could care less and was uncomfortable being around him.

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April 08, 2023

5.0

WAS PLEASED WITH PAUL LATER AND HIS STAFF

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April 07, 2023

5.0

He takes his time to really understand my changing clinical needs and discusses the best options for care and medications with me!

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April 07, 2023

5.0

He took time to sit down, listen, calculate a solution and explained his choices.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Patient, knowledgeable, and thorough

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March 27, 2023

4.0

Dr. Later is very nice and understanding doctor especially when it’s your first time having a nerve test done.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and well referred

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March 21, 2023

5.0

I waited 6 months for this appt and Dr Later was for sure worth the wait. He really listened to my specific problems and was extremely knowledgeable. He offered options for treatment that were effective and I feel hopeful that he will help to resolve my issues.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Later is very thorough. He never seems rushed and answers all our questions.

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Excellent care provided. Very thorough, skilled and professional.

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and cares!

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Very good Doctor and very detailed when explaining your care and asking questions,

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He’s just great!! He listens to all concerns and really takes your feelings into account.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

I like how he takes his time to explain.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Caring, knowledgeable, professional!! I sent my Daughter in law to Dr. Later last month and she was very impressed with his care as well!

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March 03, 2023

5.0

I like his attentiveness

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Later is always very pleasant, extremely thorough and I always for more educated after our appointments.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Dr later listened, very receptive to what I had to say. So much better than in the few past appointments.

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February 19, 2023

5.0

This is specific to Dr. Later's care. We felt like our concerns were heard and being thoughtfully considered. We felt like ideas were explored that previous doctors didn't mention or investigate. Reasoningss were explained more fully.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

A kind thoughtful intelligent man.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Above and beyond care from knowledgeable doctor

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Later was great! Can’t say enough good things about him! Took so much time with me asking questions, letting me ask questions, making sure my med list was accurate, explaining my test results, explaining his diagnosis, telling me what I need to do next, etc. I never felt he was in a rush! I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

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February 14, 2023

5.0

A lot of questions before her did nerve block.

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February 11, 2023

5.0

It is excellent.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Thorough kind intelligent

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Paul Later is wonderful...knowledgeable, insightful, thorough and kind. He always spends as much time as needed without rushing me.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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February 07, 2023

5.0

From the only visit that I had with him, he seems like a very knowledgeable caring doctor Who knows his stuff!

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