Carol Emi Bretschneider, MD

Carol Emi Bretschneider, MD

4.9 
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine - 2012
Residency:
University of North Carolina Hospitals - 2016
Fellowships:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2019

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

387 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 23, 2022

5.0

La atención

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Me ayudaron con una traductora para que no le quedaran dudas de mi problema fisico

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Amable toma encuenta la opinión del pasiente excelente persona

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She explains everything to you and makes sure you understand

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Very professional and explained everything well.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

She is an amazing doctor and truly cares

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider is amazing. She gave me hope -- which I was starting to lose.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She is always there for you

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Caring doctor. Easy to schedule appointments.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Doctor was excellent, took time and listened. Can tell she truly cares about her patients.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

She took the time to answer questions and explain comprehensively the procedure and risks. I felt like I was truly informed about the procedure I was going to have.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

She answered my questions.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Her care for patients is incredible!

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Very courteous, attentive and clearly describes treatment

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January 26, 2022

5.0

She relates well to patients and their concerns. She is very perceptive of the patient’s anxiety if any and has a comforting approach. She listens and does not rush.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, experienced, answers all questions, makes a difficult topic easy to talk about, puts patient at ease

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Appeared to listen

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January 20, 2022

5.0

I was very happy meeting my doctor. The doctor was very patient and explained everything clearly to me. She also made me very comfortable.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

She explains the procedure very thoroughly.

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January 09, 2022

4.0

We discussed the options and decided on a plan that we were both comfortable with.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Very caring listens to what I say

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December 29, 2021

5.0

Communication was clearly understood.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider has my trust. I have a challenging problem. She has shown me that she is committed to resolving this problem. She is a very caring doctor and human being.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

She takes the time to listen and explain. Very kind, informative and friendly.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

She did an excellent job on my surgery

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Excellent care team

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December 05, 2021

5.0

She is so nice and professional

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She listens to and knows her patients well, and she is caring and professional. She talks through options with me, and explains risks and benefits clearly.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She was very pleasant & seemed concerned to help my situation

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretscneider is a great doctor. She listened to my concerns and provided excellent care.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

She’s so understanding with what you talk about and making you feel comfortable knowing you can get help for it very compassionate

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Good listener. Warm and friendly and caring.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Wonderful, caring, and made me feel welcome. Took her time and explained everything to me so I could understand.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Great bed side manner. Good listener Very professional

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Very professional with a caring attitude.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

great Doctor.. Explain everything good!!

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November 08, 2021

5.0

She did everything to make me feel comfortable and explained what would be happening

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Muy amable y paciente muy buena doctora

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November 01, 2021

5.0

She explained things well and answered my questions. She was caring as well.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

She was wonderful

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October 27, 2021

5.0

She was instructive, explained ahead of doing, listened and was considerate of my apprehension.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

She went out of her way to treat my conditions and her follow-up care, communication, and support were much appreciated.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

She’s amazing. Super down to earth, friendly, great personality.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Caring, efficient, explained my situation well.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Outstanding service

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Explain things very well

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October 18, 2021

5.0

I was very impressed with her knowledge and honesty.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Office meeting and consult went well. Will have to see how scheduling surgery & recovery goes.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Good listener

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October 07, 2021

5.0

She listens and answered all my questions and gave great feedback

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider was knowledgeable and concerned for my mom's health. She was very gentle with my mom.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

She listens, provides a game plan, and answers any and all questions.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Dr was very understanding of things in my past with other doctors and help me to understand what she was going to do with me that day

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September 22, 2021

5.0

The moment she walked in the door I was at ease. Outstanding doctor! She answered every question. I never got the impression she was rushed or had some where else to go

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September 22, 2021

5.0

She follows through, recommends help, has a beautiful way of talking and explaining.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

She listened and displayed empathy. She made me feel comfortable and explained options to better my health.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

She explained everything thoroughly and shows much concern

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Because I could tell from the moment she entered the room that she was there for me. She made sure I understood what I needed to know. Very nice I would recommend her to other woman.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

She has the ability to make people feel comfortable in her care. Her surgical skills gave me an extremely easy recovery. After having male gynecologists for over 40 years Dr. Bretschneider was exactly what I needed. It makes me realize I should have changed doctors a long time ago. I also like that she is using the latest technology to perform her job.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Listened to my concerns and presented plan of action and follow up.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

I have already recommended Dr. Bretschneider to several friends! She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and caring. During all of my visits Dr. Bretschneider is completely present (not typing away at computer as many doctors do these days). I never feel rushed and always have time to discuss all of my questions/concerns.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

She was informative and compassionate!

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Comes to appts. being well versed on my case and with important alternatives to health problems.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

She was a great doctor. Made you feel very important to her.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Seemed genuinely interested in my best interest.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

She was prepared having assessed my input gathered from the online questionnaires. She provided follow up information to print out.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

I found her to be informative and not rushed to explain possible procedures

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Una Doctora muy atenta respetuosa y profesional atiende todas las inquietudes de el paciente

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, informative, thorough, conservative, caring, cordial

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July 23, 2021

5.0

I felt very confident after my visit

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider was very thorough in her explanation and set my mind at ease. She was very pleasant to talk to and listened to my concerns.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider was very informative and very personable and caring.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

She spent a lot of time with me, answered my questions and was very knowledgeable. She cared.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

She was very knowledgeable, had read all the information I sent over to her office. She was kind and patient.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

I will know better after my actual appointment. She seemed very pleasant on the phone.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Very well educated, personable, knowledgeable ....

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July 13, 2021

5.0

She was patient and knowledgeable and answered all of my questions

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July 12, 2021

5.0

She is very caring and patient and listens to what I have to say. she never rushes me.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Expertise and exceptional patient care.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

I was very comfortable with her from the very beginning. Not only during the office visit but when I had the phone consultation. She spent a good deal of time with me and explained everything she was going to do before she did it so there were no surprises.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

She answered all my questions and explained what she saw on the images.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Wonderful and pleasant personality and I felt comfortable and in good care.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very kind and informative

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretshneider is absolutely amazing and is extremely nice and explains everything

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider communicated clearly was easy to talk with and very thorough.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Shes thorough, knowledgeable, explains procedures and answers questions without rushing through the appointment.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Very informative and took her time to explain things

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Very caring and fully explained the procedure and alternatives

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June 14, 2021

5.0

She is very nice, attentive to my concerns and answers my questions. Not pushy and conservative in her treatments.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Professional, personable, listened to and answered questions completely. She definitely made me feel confident that she can help me with my issue. I feel lucky to have found her

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Informative. To the point. Helpful and ready to help.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

I like her as a doctor, shes very knowleable and obviously knows her field of expertise well. She explains and address my concerns without any hesitation.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

She answered all my questions respectfully and we could talk easily.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

I felt that I was listened too and the doctor appeared very confident with working with me on the issues. I felt like we agreed on a nice plan for treatment at this time.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

She's awesome. She knows her stuff.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider was amazing! She listen to what was happening, did a thorough exam and explained what was going on. She gave me several options to choose from.Coming in I was in the mindset of least invasive and she agreed we should start from there.

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May 22, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very knowledgeable and very empathetic to my medical issues

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May 19, 2021

4.0

She was pleasant and knowledgeable

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Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Boston Scientific Corporation (includes Guidant Corporation)
  • International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

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