Nicholas J. Tapas, MD

Nicholas J. Tapas, MD

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Pediatrics

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1994
Residency:
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Children's Hospital/Park Ridge) - 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

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585 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Very personable

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March 24, 2022

5.0

The kids love their Dr. Tapas visits and feel comfortable with him and others in his office.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Always listens and quick to respond to messages in the portal! Very helpful for parents with the doctors and nurses actively working together

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Kind, thorough, helpful

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Tapas is the very best doctor and we could not find a physician as kind, knowledgeable, patient, and caring as he is

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March 18, 2022

5.0

My son is comfortable with him and that makes going to the dr easy.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Very informative towards patients/family and well verse.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He makes me laugh and it's fun to laugh

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He’s has a very special connection with the kids. He makes us feel like we’ve know him for years.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He’s very easy to talk to and I trust his opinion on things

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He has been awesome with my family since 2013

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Friendly, personable, timely, answers questions, attentive

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Dr Tapas is such a nice person. He makes the patient and parent feel welcome and important. He is up to date on current medical theories and practices and is informative without being pushy.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr . Tapas is the best. He’s professional, knowledgeable, friendly always look for a solution and take the time to explain everything. My family loves Dr Tapas . Highly recommended.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He is great!

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tapas is the best. The kids actually LOVE going to the doctor.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He connects with my kids, very smart and respects my decisions.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He connects with my kids, very smart and respects my decisions.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

excellent Doctor, very understanding, and able to address our concerns.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tapas goes above and beyond when working with my Autistic son.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

We see him right away when we are called back, very respectful of our time as parents! He makes our child feel like family and is so funny and personable! We love Dr. Tapas

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable, great with the kids, offers good suggestions and advice for care.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He has been my Childrens dr for so long he’s like family

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He’s been caring and knowledgeable.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Tapas takes great care of his patients, explains what he is thinking to us as parents, calls to check on how our child is feeling. Good follow up.

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January 21, 2022

4.0

Very direct, kind.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tapas is the best pediatrician we could ask for- kind, caring, knowledgeable, professional!

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January 14, 2022

5.0

he is an awesome doctor who actually cares for his patients and he makes me as a patient feel safe and happy.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He’s personable and knowledgeable. His bedside manner is awesome and he’s super efficient.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

He truly cares

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Tapas is a great doctor and a huge asset to the establishment. You can tell he loves what he does and actually cares for each little one he sees. He’s friendly, was interested in hearing about my new son and genuinely happy to become his doctor. He took his time talking with me and answering my questions without making me feel rushed. I know my son (and soon to be second son once discharged from nicu) are in great hands!

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December 28, 2021

5.0

He is thorough and knows us well.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

He is awesome!

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas talks to his patients and the parents. My daughter is able to 100% participate in her care and treatment. I appreciate that Dr Tapas provides that level of comfort to his patients.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas not only talks to me as the parent, but also makes sure that my daughter understands the plan! That’s really important to me as she is the patient and older now so she can participate more in her care.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

He makes me laugh and he’s a great physician. Plus my kids can talk to him, he’s very relatable.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Thorough, yet laid back. Great sense Of humor . Loved by our whole family!

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December 04, 2021

5.0

We never feel rushed. He is so caring to our family and provides the reassurance we need every visit as parents!!! We travel over 30 minutes just to see Dr. Tapas :)

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Always explains so it is easy to understand.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is the most thorough provider I have ever been a patient of. He has a family oriented approach.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas is very experienced and provides professional expertise as well as personal stories, both of which are appreciated.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful with the kids!

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November 12, 2021

5.0

He was very professional and wonderful with my little girl.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is very caring and listens to us

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor. He is so good with the kids. They laugh and are very comfortable being at the doctor. Excellent knowledge of everything.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

He is so great with my son. He includes him in the conversation. I trust his judgement and value his opinions.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

I can honestly say that I couldn't have asked for a better doctor for my children and he has also helped me by answering all of my questions and concerns. He has the best bedside manner and really listens to the parents.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

He is funny kind and know what he is talking about. He listens to my concerns

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Friendly, great with my kid, good jokes, and efficiently took care of my daughter

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Also, the woman at the front desk the morning we went (I apologize I forgot her name), was so sweet and engaging with my children. My youngest was upset because her middle name initials were not correct on her paperwork. The woman very kindly changed it for her which made my 7 year old so happy. Thank you!!

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas not only has fantastic bedside manner but he was prepared for our visit having reviewed our baby’s history beforehand and made sure to have him (our baby) have appropriate follow up with other doctors for issues during birth. I felt like we were in very knowledgeable and skilled hands and we would never need to be concerned. He made sure all of our questions or concerns were answered. So happy he is our pediatrician!!!

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October 10, 2021

5.0

For me he is a very good doctor, he has treated my daughter since she was little, I trust him

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas was great, and friendly to my kids. He's friendly and smart! Fun to talk to, as well.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

We love him and our entire family feels very comfortable with him.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas truly cares for his patients. He is super compassionate and professional. The front staff / call in needs to follow his lead in compassion.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is absolutely wonderful! He is warm and welcoming to my children and very supportive and encouraging to me as a parent. He answers all questions and never makes me feel rushed in our office visits. My daughter calls him “Dr. Nick” and is always excited to see him!

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is careful and seems thorough.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Very personable. Lots of knowledge about the issues that I had questions about.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

The kids love him and he makes sure all of my concerns as a parent are covered.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Extremely thoughtful, thorough and comforting.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Great referrals for some of my child’s conditions

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September 17, 2021

5.0

He was patient and help me with all my concerns

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is kind, knowledgeable about his field- typically sites current research, he is reassuring, funny, and overall pleasant to interact with! He is great with the kids and always answers my questions without judgement. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding pediatrician!

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September 10, 2021

5.0

Efficient, well run office. Dr. Tapas is this is the best. Friendly, funny & great with kids & parents.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is wonderful with both of my children and always takes his time. He is thorough and attentive.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

We had a great experience.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas took the time to get to know Wyatt and evaluate his issues. He was unable to make his first appointment after birth, however, he called while he was on vacation to check up on. Now a days, it is hard to find a doctor who treats their patients as people rather than numbers.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

He helps a lot.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Exceptional bedside manner and clinical care

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Great care

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is our favorite! He is very thorough in his exam and never makes us feel rushed. We learn something new every visit and are so happy our daughter has the best Pediatrician around!!!

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He’s personable and shows genuine care every time we’ve been in. He relates to kids and balances humor with what he expects of them to get well.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is amazing with my daughter! He is so helpful to me as a parent and is always positive at our appointments. I know we are in good hands with him as both of my daughter’s primary Pediatrician!

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August 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tapas is great. He was attentive and explained everything in detail. We didn’t have to wait and can truly tell he loves what he does.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Friendly understanding answers my questions

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August 15, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor. Friendly, thorough and took his time with us. He reviewed all of the records before we got there and made my son comfortable.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

He’s the very best!

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August 05, 2021

5.0

He’s personable and funny, but truly listens and connects with the kids.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas's rapport with our sons has been fantastic through the years. He has a great demeanor that makes them feel at ease and comfortable with their own medical care.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He’s a fantastic doctor and I’m so glad to have him taking care of both of my kids

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Friendly

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July 23, 2021

5.0

He truly cares

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Both physicians are some of the best we’ve met! Kids really liked them too!

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas is well known he care for his patients and make sure the parents understand, he take he’s time with every patient. I highly recommend it. My kids loves him as well

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He was great! Not our normal doctor, but he fit us in. I explained to him that my daughter was shy, especially around men, and he did a great job making her feel comfortable. Listened to everything, and explained everything very well!

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He knows pediatrics. We’ve been taking our kids to him since birth - over 8 years. He has been spot-on with some concerning issues.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Trust

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas is just great!! He’s got such a great bedside manner with patients and parents. He’ll take the time to answer any questions. Please don’t let him retire!!!!!!

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Always great with kids shows he cares for kids health

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He is awesome! What a great disposition. He is able to make the kids laugh (even when they are not feeling their best) which helps us parents keep calm. Listens to problems makes great recommendations. Dr. Tapas always follows up on previous issues even if you haven't seen him in 6 months.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas is a true partner in my son’s healthcare. He listens to us, reminds of of what we need to do and cares for my son with interest, care, and compassion. Thank you.

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June 26, 2021

5.0

Doctor didn’t rush us through the appointment. He was very thorough.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Expert in his field, kind, patient, thorough, listens, good with kids, addresses all concerns

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He makes my kids comfortable and talks to them throughout their appointment while also talking with me about them. He takes the time to listen and truly address concerns and looks ahead at what we will need in the future.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Tapas is great with my boys! He’s a wonderful dr and I feel so confident in his care for my boys!

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Always caring and concerned

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June 15, 2021

5.0

He is the very very best

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June 14, 2021

5.0

He’s amazing with kids…really listens to what they are saying and adds humor to make them feel comfortable.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Very helpful!

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He is the best!

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Disclosures

Nicholas J. Tapas, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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