Paul E. Later, MD

Paul E. Later, MD

4.9 
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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
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

577 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later is a phenomenal physician. He is professional, thorough and patient. I felt he took excellent care of my mother and addressed all of our concerns.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Later genuinely cares about his patients. From caring about RX costs and providing discount cards and samples to truly finding a treatment plan that works. I never feel rushed. My quality of life has greatly improved since I started seeing Dr Later.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Later. He explained the issues at hand with great clarity. I got more information from him than any doctor I have ever seen. I'm so thankful he took the time with us.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later is really good at listening and was able to get my medication straightened out. I like that he coordinates with my primary care doctor also, this makes it much easier and is much better with my medication.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Good communication, and understanding of issues

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Knows his area of expertise and great with patients.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Later is an expert in balance disorders. He’s on top of the latest research and shares information in an easily understandable way.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later met my expectations for help and gave me a clear road map of next steps.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Thorough and thoughtful. Listens to find connections between symptoms or determine if in related.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

He did a wonderful job of explaining my scans and why he recommended another scan. He also gave me a solution for my migraine. Mostly it was just that I felt He "saw" me as a person not just another patient

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Takes his time, constantly revisits whether I am still getting the best care. Very personable and knowledgeable!

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August 10, 2021

5.0

One of the very best neurologist doctors, very kind, knowledgable, want to help patients to stay well.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

He reviewed my case prior to my visit and talked through my neurological history. He took time to talk through the injection and what to expect. I left with all my questions answered.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Best Dr ever.

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July 26, 2021

4.0

smart doctor willing to go the extra mile

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Expertise time caring

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later was patient and attentive and guided me through the entire test.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and attentive

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Listens to our concerns. Outlines plan

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Later squeezed me in as an emergency and didn’t treat my time any different. He was so thorough and calm and helped me through the migraine.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Arrived prepared with questions. Reviewed chart holistically. Thoughtful evaluation.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

The best!

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later very attentive, knowlegeable, careful, takes time to come to right conclusion. Thanks

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Took his time, listened to my issues, made recommendations. After first use my headache was gone after two hours. AWSOME Doctor! Thank you

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and takes enough time to properly address the issues that have arisen with my mother.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

We'll they give you a good service

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June 16, 2021

5.0

The doctor pays attention to what I say and seems to be concerned. The medical care including the medicine has improved my health. He's very articulate and explaining what he feels needs to be done after carefully listening to everything I have to say and asking appropriate questions about my symptoms. He makes me feel like he really is concerned about my health.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Very happy with Dr. Later's nurse and his care

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Good manner, good listener, knowledgeable.

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June 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Later spent a lot of time with me & really listened to what I had to say. Exam was very thorough!

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June 12, 2021

5.0

Personable, empathetic, bedside manner 5 stars

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Highly skilled

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June 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later was very attentive. Explained my condition thoroughly and listened to my concerns. He was very focused on me and my condition and questions.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Explained what is going on and what to expect

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Best neurologist

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He is fantastic.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

amazing doctor who actually listened to me and respected me

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Very skilled and caring physician

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, informative and spent a lot of time going over my issues with a course of action. I Highly recommend Dr. Later

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He took the time to discuss my test results and listen to my concerns.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and caring doctor

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May 24, 2021

5.0

takes the time to reason through issues and come up with a plan.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Paul Later is such a great Doctor! He is very knowledgable and always makes me feel like he is truly concerned about improving my health. He listens and never rushes me.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

Very Knowledgeable, walk through in detail why I could be having headaches.

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May 22, 2021

5.0

He took his time to find out what is my problem

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Muy buen medico

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May 18, 2021

5.0

The level of attention provided to me by Dr Later exceeds all expectations

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Appreciated his knowledge and his recommendations

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May 09, 2021

5.0

I’m very happy

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Friendly and seemingly thorough

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Very kind. Works hard to find a solution.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He is the first doctor start evaluations my medication I was prescribed for 40 years. The previous doctors just check me once a year and prescribed the same medicine.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He asked good questions, listened intently, patiently explained what he believed was the problem and we decided together the best next steps to take. He was just simply a great Dr for someone who lives in pain.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Cause he is a good listener and very friendly and takes time to explain things to you.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

He was a great doc who listened to my health issues in a caring way.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Muy buena atención

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April 28, 2021

5.0

EL DR. ES.MUY AMABLE. RESPETUOSO. Y RESPONDE TODAS LAS DUDAS QUE UNO TIENE COMO PACIENTE... EXELENTE!! SERVICIO.�💯

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April 27, 2021

4.0

I have complete confidence in his knowledge and ability but his interaction with me needs improvement. I don't think that he could tell you the color of my hair.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

I absolutely love Dr. Paul Later! He goes above and beyond for his patients. His staff is equally friendly.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

competent and knowledgeable, adequate time, empathy, versatile, ease of getting appointment, and follow-up on mychart. He knows us and cares about our patient.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Respects my pain and has a plan to cure it all and wants to, not just make it less or a little more tolerable like other drs have told me

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April 23, 2021

5.0

spends time with patient, answers all questions

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later continues to help us through our long term goals for the best quality of life. He is very thorough and thoughtful to explain his recommendations during our appointments or online.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He has helped consolidate my medications and significantly decreased my migraines and fibromyalgia pain

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Took time to listen, and mapped out his plan for my care moving forward.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later listens, is thorough in his exam and gives a well thought out diagnosis in terms I can understand.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

He explained everything in terms I can understand.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He was very understanding and patient. I’m 85 yrs. old.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

patient, knowledgeable, and not rushed

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April 12, 2021

5.0

This was my first visit with Dr Later. He gave me all the time I needed and I felt very comfortable with his treatment.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and spent adequate time learning about my history and explaining the many aspects of my condition, approaches to dealing with it and recommended next steps-

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April 10, 2021

5.0

The Dr spent a lot of time going over everything. He offered practical advice, and possible solutions.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Personable, patient and attentive.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Patiently tried to pinpoint the issue and allowed to explain ongoing condition. Discussed treatment options, pro and cons.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

es un excelente médico se preocupa por el paciente

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April 07, 2021

5.0

The doctor has a great mannerisms, he is very professional. Listen to you and takes his time make to sure he has address all your issue. Then explains what he is going to do and what test that he is going to have you have. The best doctor I have seen at Northwestern so far.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

He always takes his time to explain without making you feel ignorant. He’s very thoughtful and thorough.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

I thought he was very informative, simple explanation of symptoms I am experiencing and gave clear follow.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

He explained my EMG very well and I didn’t feel rushed.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Very well informed and calming to next step.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Gentle and understands my lack of knowledge regarding frozen arm

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March 11, 2021

5.0

He was very helpful

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Listens, thoughtful

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March 10, 2021

5.0

The doctor is going to help .

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March 09, 2021

5.0

He was focused on my past and present problem.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later gave me an appointment after my doctor's office contacted the neurology dept. He was very thorough and very personable and very knowledgeable. I would recommend him without a hesitation. He never rushed through the examination.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Very caring doctor helps as much as possible

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March 06, 2021

5.0

He was kind and caring about me

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later has been very nice during my two in-person appointments in 2019. He gave me time to ask questions and I never felt rushed out of the room.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Like I’ve mentioned before I’ve always felt woman are more compassionate. He’s one of the few doctors not knowing me talked a lot to make me feel comfortable. I’m a person who is hard to get along not friendly at all.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Extremely good Doctor, great bedside manner

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later was amazing.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

My appointment with Dr. Later on the 24th was my first one with him. I had previously been with Dr. Bevin. Dr. Later took the time to understand my situation and he answered every question I had.

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February 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Later spent a great deal of time with me, was very thorough and helpful in trying to assess my symptoms.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Very attentive to my explanation. realized how disabeling this condition has become

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable & very understandable

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November 12, 2020

5.0

This is my first time seeing Dr. Later because Dr. Ashaye was on family leave. I came away from the appointment feeling relieved and very well taken care of. With Dr. Later's recommendations, I'm excited to try new drug therapies with less side effects.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I have seen both Dr. Ashaye and Dr. Later. Both physicians are easy to relate to and have actively listened to my concerns before recommending a treatment plan. I come away knowing I was an active participant in my care. I intend to stay with the group going forward. I'm well taken care of. I believe many of their patients feel the same way as there is a bit of a wait to get in to see them.

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November 11, 2020

4.0

First meeting as mentioned above. I was happy with his explanation and questions of everything. He explained what approach we are going to take and made sure I understood. Could go higher based on follow up visits etc.

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