Carol Emi Bretschneider, MD

Carol Emi Bretschneider, MD

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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 - 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
Physician 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 

366 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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May 19, 2021

5.0

She is patient and always wants to be sure you understand what is going to happen.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

she listened and explained everything clearly. was not in a hurry. her treatment plan makes sense. i trust her.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Very professional and got to the bottom of my issue quickly and explained it so I could really understand. She offered immediate possibilities to improve my life, as well as, long term recommendations. Feeling hopeful.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Smart, very personable, gentle, sensitive to the issues, caring

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May 16, 2021

5.0

I havent officially met her yet, but I really liked her on the telehealth call. She was thorough, not rushed and was competent.

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretchneider has a wonderful attitude: kind, solicitous, listens,seems to be quite knowledgeable. I thought the nurse was also terrific. I rarely have liked a doc as much as i like Dr. B. I am going to give her name to my family doc to recommend to his patients.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

I just thought she was exactly what I was looking for to solve my problems. So easy to talk to. She was very patient and gentle. So was her nurse. I have been really hurt by some not so gentle.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

She seemed to be an amazing and caring doctor . Am looking forward to meeting her in person

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Very nice and care was provided

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May 06, 2021

4.0

Very pleasant and targeted initial visit. MD appears knowledgeable, professional, and concerned about my health/ goals.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

She was very reassuring and explained to me in terms I could understand what was wrong and options I had to correct it. I did not feel rushed

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May 05, 2021

5.0

I felt list we need to and cared for

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider was friendly, caring and attentive to my health concerns and requests.

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May 03, 2021

4.0

not enough interaction to make a complete decision-i did like her+her decisions made sense.

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May 02, 2021

4.0

It was my first visit and a phone visit, I was satisfied with the conversation but will need more appointments to get to know the doctor in order to make a recommendation.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

I haven't meet her in person, but talking with her over the phone was very pleasant. She listened and she sounded caring.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and compassionate.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Very comfortable with her knowledge and demeanor.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

She was nice and seemed to be thorough, answered all my questions

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Muy amable y dedica atencion a las preguntas y sus respuestas son muy profesionales y fácil de comprender.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

She was very understanding of my issue and eager to help

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April 25, 2021

5.0

Friendly and informative

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Seems to be very knowledgeable and caring

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April 21, 2021

5.0

I appreciated her attention to detail and manner.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneider is very nice, listens to me and knowledgeable for the care.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr listened to my concerns so patiently and made me feel so comfortable. Able to tell her what my fears without hesitation. She is so friendly. Very knowledgeable. Felt lucky to found her.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Seemed very caring, thorough, knowledgeable.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Shes knowledgeable, caring, and explains everything.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Making pt feel comfortable- explaining all procedures- attention to pt pain. Very knowledgeable and compassionate

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Very personable and explained in details what I have been experiencing.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

She was very nice and reassuring.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

She was the perfect person to address my medical issues. She explained my options and Im very anxious to proceed.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

She was thrall and to the point with her question, and she also answered my question.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

She is awesome

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Expert in her field as well as excellent bedside manner.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Carol was extremely courteous and knowledgeable.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Emi Brettschneider has been extremely knowledgeable and patient in all of my appointments with her.

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April 04, 2021

5.0

Im looking forward to having problems Ive lived with for a long time addressed and fixed. I also appreciate learning about these issues that many women face.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Very nice. Patient. Explained things. Knew how to help.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

She seems knowledgeable and competent, does not rush through a visit, and answers questions.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

She is highly qualified and makes you feel very comfortable. Very detailed in explaining your condition.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Her knowledge and competency ranked high as well as her compassion.

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March 28, 2021

5.0

She is kind, informative, and quick.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Es una doctora que da confianza y seguridad muy atenta y amable

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretschneiider was very nice and caring.Someone I will tell all my friends about. I left there feeling so good and knew she would take very good care of me, and sure enough, I wasnt even home yet and she called me in my car to tell me something we talked about that she did research on already. I love her!!!!

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March 24, 2021

5.0

She was very nice and listened to my concerns.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Excellent clinical skills and excellent bedside manner. Excellent listening skills and plan of care management

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Very personable.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

She seemed very knowledgeable. She answered my questions.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Again, based only on first visit. She was respectful and made what could have an extremely uncomfortable visit feel normal and no more embarrassing than any other reason so see a doctor.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very friendly, was able to reassure me about my symptoms, and confirmed what I thought about going to physical therapy. She was also able to see me earlier than expected, which was nice!

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March 14, 2021

5.0

Very respectful and caring

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March 10, 2021

5.0

This was my first encounter with her but I found her to be mot approachable and knowledgeable!3

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March 10, 2021

5.0

She answers all my questions excellent bedside manner highly recommend

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March 10, 2021

5.0

I felt she was well- informed, very pleasant, and answered by questions.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

She was amazing.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

She makes sure you understand what she is telling you

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr.Bretschneider was a very professional, knowledgeable, and caring during my visit.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Bretschneider is always courteous, kind and caring.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

She was very well knowledgeable and patient while explaining

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  • International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

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