Adam M. Barsella, MD

Adam M. Barsella, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Pediatrics

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Acne/Skin Disorders
  • Child Behavior
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Dermatology
  • Newborn Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Well Child/Baby

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 2016
Residency:
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Children's Hospital/Oak Lawn) - 2019

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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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

282 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

He is a great doctor. Was concerned about the needs of my son and acted quickly on his symptoms and seemed very concerned. Very approachable and nice.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Really enjoy seeing how Dr. Barsella is with my son.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Súper doctor, caring, understands your needs and concerns. Checks out all areas of what you may need.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Barsella was so good with my son, who has special needs. He was patient, sensitive and was able to get my son to cooperate! Which can be challenging to do. He was excellent.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Professional, great with my daughter who can be difficult at doctors, on time

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Barsella always takes the time to listen and offers great options, ideas and advice. We always leave our appointments with peace of mind.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Great bed side manners

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and explained things well!

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Gentle tone and playful interaction with my girls all while discussing our medical needs during the visit.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bardella heard my concerns and is taking the time to develop a positive patient doctor relationship with my son. I really appreciate his patience and genuine interest in doing what is best for him; you’d think that is what most pediatricians would do but that hasn’t been my experience in the past.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

He does a great job of explaining diagnosis as well as interacting with the child! I like that he takes the time to build trust and rapport with the child!

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December 22, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and is an excellent doctor

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He never makes us feel rushed … and he even changed a diaper for us- #WIN

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Fantastic and responsive doctor. Very good with my kiddos.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

He listened, asked and answered questions, was punctual and professional, easy to talk to

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December 14, 2021

5.0

I walked in with my child crying not wanting to cooperate. Dr. Barsella was patient and built my child’s trust in order to do his exam. He gave her options when possible giving her a sense of control.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He's got a great bed side manner, connects with kids, gives you all the info you need, asks if you have any questions and takes his time. Also got a very timely call back with test results. When he left the roommate 4 yr old daughter said "I LOVE that doctor!" I will probably be changing her primary from Vogt (since she never seems to be available when I need an appt) to Dr. Barbsella. I like his bedside mannar better anyway.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is a wonderful pediatrician! He is kind and has great bedside manner.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He is always super knowledgeable, kind and able to answer all questions. He is up to date with evidence based practice, relies on the science and date. He never makes me feel ashamed or dumb for asking a question. He always seems eager to help. He always considers the parents perspective and comfort level when deciding on plan of care. Nothing is set in stone, plans are fluid

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Did everything right.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella has amazing bedside manner and our kid always enjoys going to the doctor because of him. He makes being at the doctor fun and always explains recommendations for how to move forward.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella has been a great doctor for our baby; care and treatment plans have been top notch and his demeanor works well for us. He is flexible enough to guide us to our own decisions in what is best for our child, but his knowledgeable recommendations also put us at ease as first time parents.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Always knowledgeable, friendly, and super great with our kiddos

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November 21, 2021

5.0

He’s kind, knowledgeable, intelligent. He is informed in recent studies and practices based on evidence and recent studies. He is relatable and never makes me feel crazy or over cautious.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is thorough and thoughtful and always answers questions.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

He was very patient with my daughter who was acting shy. He took the time to explain her diagnosis to me in a way I could understand.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He is so kind, cares about your child and acknowledges anything that is brought up

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November 11, 2021

5.0

My daughter was sick, I was stressed out. He took the time needed, and even had us both laughing. Caring demeanor and clear at explaining information on our level. In the words of my 7 year old “That doctor is great!”

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is incredible. Very very thorough in his medical practice

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November 06, 2021

5.0

My 14 year old grand daughter appreciated the doctors approach of giving information, his caring and medical suggestions for better choices of caring for herself. His overall friendliness yet medical professionalism!!!

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is the best!

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October 28, 2021

5.0

He explained everything very clearly. He checked into my concerns and clear next steps.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is excellent. He is kind, patient, has excellent communication skills and great at answering and addressing questions and concerns. We’ve already recommended him to our friends.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

He is great. We appreciate his approach with using medicine only when absolutely needed, and felt that he answered all of our questions. He seemed genuinely concerned about our child, and took the time during our child’s appointment to talk with him and make sure our son was comfortable around him. He contacted us back directly when we had a follow up question via MyChart, and was very informative as always.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, reassuring, kind, caring, and personable.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Barsella is wonderful!

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He took his time and explained everything thoroughly. I never felt rushed or unsure about the healthcare plan for my daughter. He was wonderful.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

He’s always great we will continue to drive 40 minutes to see him

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October 06, 2021

5.0

We highly recommend Dr. Barsella - knowledgable, takes the time, and amazing with our toddler twins.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Great service - takes the time each appointment, explains everything, and is great with our daughters

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Vogt is our primary doctor and we absolutely love her. We have seen Dr Barsella twice for sick visits. He is extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He takes the time needed to explain everything and answer questions. He also has a great bedside manner.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, explained self are to my teenager in a way that was easy to understand for her, but didn’t baby her. I appreciate how through he was and how he listened to her and my thoughts/concerns as well. Very impressed! My teenager even approved!

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September 27, 2021

5.0

He's a smart doctor!

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September 27, 2021

5.0

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Barsella. You can tell he is very knowledgeable and loves taking care of children. He made my son feel incredibly comfortable. Highly recommend.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Dr “Adam” is amazing with kids. He connects with them immediately and the kids feel comfortable with him. Very gentle approach.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Very attentive, caring. Excellent follow up and communication.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

We met Dr. Barsella because he happened to be rounding in the hospital during our stay. We decided to use him as our pediatrician because he is very knowledgeable and thorough, explained things easily and also was very personable.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Very personable. Took the time to make my son comfortable before starting any exam. Took the time to thoroughly explain everything and was not in a rush

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September 22, 2021

5.0

He took his time to listen, and explain things. very thorough, professsional and caring.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Took the time to make our daughter comfortable and smile before starting to check her.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He was so helpful and made sure we understood everything. He made sure all of our questions were answered and gave us a breath of fresh air.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is thorough, patient, understanding and compassionate.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Have only seen him once.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful. We are newer to him, but he is so great with the kids and always answers questions for me. We love Dr. Barsella!! He is so personal and just really a great doctor.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

He approached my daughter on the level that she needs. Was very compassionate. TOOK HIS TIME.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is amazing! I feel like we’re visiting a friend when we see him. He is great with my toddler and has a very warm, comfortable bedside manner. He is also very supportive to my parenting style. Can’t recommend him enough!!

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Adam is great!! Thanks for always being prompt!

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August 11, 2021

5.0

He explained everything he was looking for and addressed all questions. Made my 5 year old laugh a lot and cooperate

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Hes funny, detailed and informative

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August 07, 2021

5.0

He made me feel accepted, spoke thoroughly, and showed he cared about what I have gone through and also preventing further issues.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

It was our first appt with this office. Dr. Barsella was very personable, took his time and didnt rush us.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella takes time to answer all questions, talks to my child in a manner he can understand, and is very knowledgeable.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He was very nice, my daughter is 6 1/2 and he spoke to her and asked her the questions she could answer instead of just speaking to me which I really appreciated. He also made sure to answer my concerned and was very helpful with that.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

He was great! Dr. Barsella was very calming and informative. A very cool guy.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr bartsella takes his time explaining everything in detail

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He made my son feel safe and comfortable and certainly knows how to talk to kids.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He was thorough and clear

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He is outstanding in ever aspect. Fabulous bedside manner. If every doctor was like him healthcare would be a much better place.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable about teenagers and relates well to teens.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

He took the time to listen to all of my concerns, related and played with my kids during the visit.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is exceptional at talking through my concerns until I understand and am comfortable. He is so good with my nervous son, and even gets him laughing. He is such a good doctor.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

He is very friendly with kids. He listens parents problems and give them detailed answers. It's Easy to talk to him.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

He is very nice and knowledgeable too.

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June 23, 2021

0.0

Curt Abrasive Didnt want to explain himself seemed annoyed

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June 17, 2021

5.0

First time we met him, he was easy to talk to and made my son feel comfortable.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Spent a lot of time discussing management plan. Did not feel rushed at all. Very thorough and we felt listened to!

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Even though hes not our primary care provider he was thorough and so caring with our little guy

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Patient, kind, informative and great bedside manner.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He was thorough and informative

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Hes patient and knows how to talk to kids and parents

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. barsella is great!

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May 16, 2021

5.0

Dr barsella was very nice and good with my son, able to answer all of my questions in depth and just super helpful and compassionate

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is wonderful. He truly takes his time by answering all of my questions, providing information, and making sure I understand what is going on. He is very personable and realistic when it comes to children.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Takes time to get to know his patients. It is impossible not to see how much he cares for them.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Establishes a great rapport with my kids. Friendly and patient, willing to answer all questions.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Hes very helpful and informative.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella takes the time to review our twins health, exam, and our concerns.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella is on top of the care for twins.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Super kind and wonderfully informative. Great with my child

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Very personable and educated. Made me feel very at ease.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

We have only seen Dr. Adam Barsella twice, but he is a thorough doctor with amazing bedside manner. He speaks to my kids in a very respectful way. But most importantly, he speaks to me, as the parent, in a very kind, non-condescending way. My least favorite pediatricians are those that talk to me in a baby voice as though they are addressing an infant and those that poke fun at my concerns or questions. Dr. Barsella is the complete opposite of this. He acknowledges any question I ask and never makes me feel that my questions are unimportant in any way. He ALWAYS responds in an understandable, insightful, respectful way. He also directly talks to my kids during the appointments and asks if THEY have any questions or concerns. I appreciate Dr. Barsella acknowledging that it is ok for my kids to speak up if they have questions too.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella took the time to reach out to specialists and follow up with me several times to ensure we were on the right course of treatment. I appreciated the extra time he spent with us and throughout the follow up process. I felt very cared for.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Very professional and friendly!

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, respectful, easy to talk to. Just awesome!

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March 04, 2021

5.0

He's very personable and knowledgeable.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

I absolutely love Dr. Barsella. I switched both of my kids to him in the practice once my son was born. He is very realistic, listens to my concerns, and doesnt dismiss them. He takes the time and doesnt make me feel rushed.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Friendly, informative

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Barsella was VERY kind and took the time to explain everything to me

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Very personable and he cares to make the time during appointments to talk and answer questions. Friendly and great with kids

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Disclosures

Adam M. Barsella, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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