Emanuelle A. Bellaguarda, MD

Emanuelle A. Bellaguarda, MD

4.9 
87 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Universidade Estadual do Ceara - 2006
Residency:
Boston University Medical Center - 2011
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2014
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, 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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

87 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

82 Reviews

November 10, 2020

5.0

Completely listen to my comments, had done previous research on possible affects of chemo drug on my Crohn's, very thorough, logical steps to treat infection & evaluate potential motility issues.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is great. She listens and gives good advice. She doesn't rush through the appointment.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

She is caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and up-to-date on new research.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

My doctor is amazing and all services provided have changed my life for the better.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

I am very picky with doctors and will only go to Dr. Bellaguarda for my Ulcerative Colitis treatment. She truly cares about the health and well-being of her patients. At appointments, she will sit and talk with me about my condition until I'm done. She never makes me feel rushed, which is very important because I only see her once a year. In addition to Dr. Bellaguarda, her nurse Emily is fantastic. Both team members are extremely responsive about my prescriptions"IBD questions.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Very clear and straightforward. Would prefer not to have to wait an hour past appointment time

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October 21, 2020

5.0

All helpful and kind staff

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October 20, 2020

5.0

I think she is terrific. She is careful to explain things so that I understand the disease and the course of treatment and why she is doing things.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

The care I have received has been wonderful. My doctor is amazing at explaining things and is extremely attentive.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Very understanding Dr

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October 13, 2020

5.0

She has been very helpful in understanding my disease and getting me in the path to health.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

My health seems to be under control. Wish I had been under this kind of care years ago.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

On time, caring, great bedside manner

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Very nice and comprehensive

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October 07, 2020

5.0

See comments above

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October 07, 2020

5.0

I always receive excellent care - whether it be a routine office visit, administrative request or a surgical procedure. Dr. Bellaguarda is top notch! Her care for her Patient's wellbeing is extraordinary

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda has done me right

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Professional. Clear

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Welcoming, professional, prepared, knowledgeable, explanations were clear and concise.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Overall good experience .

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Because she is easy to talk to.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

I believe in the healthcare system at Northwestern and have recommended many people already.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

The GI team at Northwestern has helped me several times since 1993. I appreciate Dr. Steven Stryker and Dr. Bellaguarda.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Doctor came prepared and gave a very thoughtful and helpful second opinion.Doctor listened well and asked great questions.For this purpose, a video chat was way more efficient than an office visit.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

ExpertiseGreat experiences with Northwestern over the years.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

She is a good doctor and I would highly recommend her.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Like my doctor.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Because I've had two colonoscopies by her and they've both have been positive experiences and again she genuinely cares about me as a patient because she reaches out to see how I am doing and I'm sure that she cares about all her patients just the same. She's a professional and does a great job.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

I think that Dr. Bellaguarda knows what she's doing and has been very concerned about my well being and on top of that I also had Dr. Vanagunas for many years and he too was a very good gastroenterologist and so that's why I gave a 10 to NWMH Gastroenterology Dept. Because I have experience as a patient and many years going to NWMH for regular colonoscopies and have never experienced any problems.

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September 09, 2020

4.0

She was not condescending, she was clear in her explanations and made herself available to answer questions. Her resident (?) was also really helpful.

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September 09, 2020

4.0

Doctors listened, & explained how my chronic illness works and were clear on the plan of care they had in mind.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Friendly, professional and in time

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September 03, 2020

5.0

See above. First visit was great.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

This was my first visit with Dr. Bellaguarda and I thought she was great. Very thorough about my history and recommendations for treatment and continued health.

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September 03, 2020

4.0

This visit is the first time

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner.

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August 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is thoughtful and caring.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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August 08, 2020

5.0

Explained the procedure and answered all questions

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August 08, 2020

5.0

Very good experience facility, very professional staff.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

She is so personable and professional, I do not get nervous for appointments with her, which is unusual for me.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

She really took the time to explain my condition and treatment

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August 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is extremely thorough and is interested in my well-being. I am confident in her care.

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July 30, 2020

5.0

Extremely intelligent and very caring

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July 30, 2020

5.0

Prompt highly accurate care

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July 27, 2020

5.0

ALWAYS very responsive and takes time to answer my questions.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

I am pleased with Dr. Bellaguarda and her responsiveness, care and abilities.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

I am pleased with this group and their responsiveness, care and abilities.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Answers all my questions clearly and concisely. Seems to genuinely care that my health issues are addressed long term.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Great response times from the care team, I generally hear back same day unless I send a message late in the day, which is totally reasonable. The team is also really friendly and, more importantly, answers my questions fully and concisely.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Very thorough

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July 21, 2020

5.0

I trust Dr Bellaguarda and she truly cares. I hope to continue seeing her even after I move when I'm back in Chicago for business trips

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is a very kind and caring professional. She has a very kind and caring staff, which reflects her own personal involvement with her patients.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Tremendous Dr. patient relationship during some very scary and embarrassing procedures.

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Great

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Good

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is excellent at patient education.

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July 16, 2020

5.0

The doctor, nurse practitioner and nurse with whom I've interacted have all been responsive and approachable.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

She is a great doctor. She is very responsive and I find our interactions valuable and empowering. I feel like she listens to me and answers my questions fully. She doesn't dumb down or gloss over information. During our appointments, we have real discussions about my health and make plans and decisions together.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

All of my experiences, both digital and in person, have been excellent.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

I am very happy with Dr. Bellaguarda.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

Kind and very knowledgeable

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July 10, 2020

5.0

A very well run clinic

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Great manners and very personable

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July 09, 2020

5.0

I have been treated well and appreciate the quick answers and turnaround if I have any questions.

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July 07, 2020

5.0

She is thorough, clearly explains, answers all questions and I trust her

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Dr Bellaguarda does understand the overview of treating UC. Top Notch!

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Top Notch.

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June 19, 2020

5.0

She is an awesome doctor

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June 19, 2020

5.0

Doctor listens to me and trys to resolve any issues I have.

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June 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda Play smart, caring, compassionate physician who is unbelievably knowledgeable in her area of G.I.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Dr B is very warm, caring and very knowledgeable. She makes sure that all my questions are answered.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

When I was hospitalized, I met with several members of the GI team, all of whom were wonderful, and caring.

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June 13, 2020

5.0

Professional, courteous, skillful, on top of it.

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June 13, 2020

5.0

Professional, courteous, skillful, on top of it.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Fast, professional, caring, and attentive

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Always lessoning to my needs very sweet and nice s??per profesional in all my years she has been the best so fart

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June 10, 2020

5.0

She's very professional

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June 07, 2020

5.0

She is well versed in all of the latest literary regarding IBD. She has calming effect on me, and also eases my anxiety about symptoms I am experiencing. She is compassionate and patient and listens to me.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Timely, professional, thorough, and helpful.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Timely, professional, thorough, and helpful.

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