Ayla Bakar, MD

Ayla Bakar, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Endocrinology

Insurance

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Transgender Healthcare

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Dow University of Health Sciences - 1999
Residency:
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center) - 2007
Fellowships:
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • Urdu

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

928 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Great listener took time with me always makes me feel good

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She is very direct and listens to my issues.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

My visit went very well . She knows what she is doing.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent doctor. Explains everything.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Bakar really cares.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

I want everyone I know get the best treatment just like I do

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March 23, 2022

5.0

She took the time to explain everything. Extremely polite and listened

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I would Give her an 11 if I could. However if I tell everyone how wonderful she is it will make it much harder to book appointments with her. Lol she’s really a very educated and caring doctor

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March 20, 2022

5.0

I felt like she actually listened to me and took my concerns to heart. Made me feel very comfortable in atmosphere and her confidence. I left the building feeling relieved that I had no unanswered questions.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

I am so grateful that I could meet with Dr. Bakar. She was very clear explaining osteoporosis treatments and what options could work for me.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

She has been great for me. My health is only getting better since I have been seeing her.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Communicative , comprehensive in approach.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Doctor was very informative and good bedside manners. Provided much info for my issues and what additional tests to be done for completing my check up.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Again because Dr. Bakar involved my input into care plan.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

She really cares

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Muy amable y satisface al paciente contestando amablemente todas sus preguntas

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bakar took her time and thoroughly explained treatment options thoroughly, helping me to feel like a partner in decisions. She answered all questions and addressed concerns. Very approachable.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

The best care I have received from an endocrinologist.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

She is very patient, taking her time to go over test results and answer all questions.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

great listener, kind, caring, double checks file for most recent appointments and how those went, also lets me ask questions and she always answers the questions I have. I'm a real person to her not just a patient #

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March 03, 2022

5.0

She is great..she listens and cares

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor who is very informative and takes the time to listen!

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly and made me feel comfortable. Explained everything in great detail.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Bakar is very helpful in dealing with my type 2 diabetes

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February 23, 2022

5.0

She is so nice and figures out all my questions

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February 19, 2022

5.0

She is very intelligent, as well as kind. She explains everything thoroughly, and also listens to your concerns, and respond appropriately.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

She was very helpful but didn't push anything on me.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

She is a wonderful doctor. Everything a doctor should be.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Bakar is an excellent doctor. She is compassionate and always takes her time with you. I feel like she really cares about her patients.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Great staff and dr

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February 15, 2022

5.0

She is a very kind, caring and thorough doctor.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Bakar is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and concerned about my health. She’s extremely easy to talk to and caring.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

She is very professional, thorough, explains things, and is friendly and approachable all at the same time.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

I’m very pleased with her and I feel my friends would be also.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bakar was very thorough and very informative. I appreciate the time she spent with me and my new diagnosis.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and knowledgeable.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She is an amazing Doctor who cares about my wellbeing!

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She great !!!!!! VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE

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February 07, 2022

5.0

I already have recommended

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough and knowledgeable. Also seems like a genuinely nice person

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February 04, 2022

5.0

very knowledgeable, very nice, very thorough!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

very personable, listens, and provides alternatives and works with patient versus dictating to patient

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Kind, considerate

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January 28, 2022

5.0

I she’s an Amazing Doctor And explains everything and makes sure you understands it, and ask’s if you have any questions!

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January 26, 2022

5.0

She is very congenial and very thorough in her exam.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bakar and her team are highly skilled people who also treat their patients with great compassion. In addition, they are prompt in answering and questions or concerns a patient might need answered.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

An absolute delight of a doctor, kind and knowledgeable that felt like she listened and cared

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January 10, 2022

4.0

Dr Bakar is very nice. I feel that my appointment could have been a tele-health visit though.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Pleasant, not rushed, takes the time to listen to my concerns and explains everything well.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

I have complete faith in Dr. Bakar

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December 19, 2021

5.0

She was very friendly/knowledgeable. Visit was a pleasure.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Listens, explains in understandable terms, excellent bedside manner.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

She explained things well and hr reasons and thoughts on my care and treatment. She wasn’t rushed and was very professional

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December 12, 2021

5.0

I love that Dr. Baker listens and works with her patients to help them feel better.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bakar might be the most competent and personable endo I’ve had out 6 in the past 10 years. She seems incredibly smart but humble and her ability to understand patient-specific issues, anticipate needs, and respond to/solve future issues preemptively and comprehensively is next level.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

She had a good attitude

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bakar listens and is very caring.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

She is a very good doctor i have no complaints!

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December 03, 2021

5.0

very knowledgible and caring

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable doctor

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December 01, 2021

5.0

She is very understanding and she listens

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bakar is engaging, kind, and just a joy to be around. I feel she cares about my well being.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

She is excellent at monitoring my symptoms and keeping me healthy.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

She is a great Dr. Knowledgeable and caring.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Very personable and. caring. Listens and easy to understand.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

I have already passed her name onto others.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner and thorough in explanations

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November 17, 2021

5.0

she cares

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bakar is an excellent doctor, one of the best I’ve ever had!

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Bakar takes her time, ask the right questions and works with her patients because she cares.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

In my opinion, if you are looking for a lifetime Endocrinologist, Dr. Ayla Bakar is the one. She is very knowledgeable in her specialty. She shows genuine compassion and care for her patients.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Bakar is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She takes the time to connect with her patients and seriously encourages her patient to want to make healthy choices and changes in their life.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Great listener and very informative!

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Exceptional doctor, wouldn't hesitate recommending. Extremely knowledgeable. Truly a caring professional who listens, explains and answers question one might have.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

She is calm, understanding and takes whatever time is needed to answer any and all questions. She really cares about my health.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

I like her very much. She is easy to talk to and really takes her time explains everything.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

She’s so personable, understanding, knowledgeable & makes me feel as though what I have going on is important.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

pleasant and knowledgeable doctor

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October 27, 2021

5.0

She listened to my concerns, was extremely informative and helped me understand my syndrome. She laid out a plan for me and I was very grateful!

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October 26, 2021

5.0

She is extremely sociable and very easy to talk to. She loves to teach and thoroughly explained my condition and the next steps to be taken. She repeatedly asked if I had further questions & took her time with her responses.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and is the best endocrinologist I have had.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

The dr was extremely patient and thorough in her examination and explanations. I felt like she truly cared.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bakar is very personable. She gave me her undivided attention. This made me feel that she truly cares about my well being. I am truly fortunate to have her for my care.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent doctor. Very caring, knowledgeable, and takes time with me at my appointments.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

She takes the time to understand the root of an issue you are facing, and follows through until it is resolved. The amount of compassion and relatability she brings easily makes her one of my favorite doctors.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

She listens and is helpful

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Dr bakar has great patience and compassion have 100% confidence in her

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October 19, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and I feel that she understands me and my health care

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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October 15, 2021

5.0

She was thorough and kind. Easy to understand.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

She is willing to answer and spend time with my questions. Very personable and approachable individual.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bakar was very knowledgeable and really took the time to go over my file. She was very thorough and I really liked her.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

She is smart, knowledgeable and caring. She always makes me feel like I can ask questions. I feel like she is very thorough.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bakar shows deep concern & care for her patients well being.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable and personable.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Bakar is very personable and really takes the time to understand your problems and then figure out the best possible medical treatment for you. She reads your test results and gets back to you right away too. She puts you at ease with her knowledge of everything.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

I have recommended Dr. Bakar and I will continue to do so.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

I love Dr. Bakar. She's a great doctor. I figured for some time that I was diabetic but never wanted to go to the doctor. I'm not a huge fan. But when I found out I was pregnant I knew I had to be seen. I got referred to Dr. Bakar and I couldn't be happier.

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Disclosures

Ayla Bakar, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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