Robert Gordon Kalb, MD

Robert Gordon Kalb, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neuromuscular Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Lambert Eaton Syndrome
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Motor neuron disease

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Cornell University Weill Medical College - 1982
Internship:
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Moses & Weiler Campuses) - 1983
Residency:
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Moses & Weiler Campuses) - 1984
Yale-New Haven Medical Center - 1987

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

108 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

63 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

63 Reviews

August 27, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and personable

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Gives me the time and understanding needed to treat my problems.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Down to earth doctor

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July 22, 2021

5.0

The compassion and care he shows me and my husband is wonderful. I feel he genuinely cares about my well being.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalb was extremely knowledgeable and spent so much time explaining everything.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and understanding patients needs

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Very nice took his time trying to make me understand

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Very complete exam and testing before discussing diagnosis.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Great doctor who listened to my concerns

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Wonderful approach to my issues.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kalb always sees me right on time; he thoughtfully reads what I write down on my printed updates (because I cannot speak); he pauses and listens to what I type on my speech device, and he also listened to what my daughter had to say (she accompanied me for communication and clarification purposes). Dr. Kalb even saw something on my written update that is not ALS related, and offered to do a blood test to see if it is treatable. Dr. Kalb is always compassionate and friendly and even laughs a bit with us, gives us more hope for enjoying the days we have. .

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February 24, 2021

4.0

I just started seeing Dr. Kalb So it’s difficult for me to provide a full assessment especially since I’ve only seen him once in person and had one telephone visit I’ll see him again in person and three months I think that will be better

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February 13, 2021

4.0

Dr. Kalb was caring and informative

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January 17, 2021

5.0

Really good doctor

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January 13, 2021

5.0

He listens to my concerns and answers questions that I have.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate

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December 15, 2020

5.0

He had every thing lined up, all the tests, people to do tests, and put them together quickly.

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December 13, 2020

5.0

Smart & compassionate as I previously pointed out.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

He is very kind and encouraging, understanding and patient. He has a lot of experience and teaches at a research hospital, all good credentials, as well as being a calm likable person, important when dealing with a life-threatening disease.

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November 29, 2020

5.0

Very professional.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kalb is thorough and has a great bedside manner. He makes me feel very comfortable.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

He made me feel at ease from the first hello. I truly felt like he was there to make this as easy as possible. Not only is he intelligent he is compassionate about my circumstances.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Dr Kalb is the best in his field.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very nice and caring

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November 11, 2020

5.0

I love my doctors Coieman and Kalb

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November 11, 2020

5.0

good customer care. Knowledge.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

knowledgeable, caring, efficient.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

HIS KNOWLEDGE AND HIS VERY FRIENDLY STYLE IS FANTASTIC.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

NM NEUROLOGY HAS CARED FOR ME VERY WELL AND THEY FOLLOW UP WITH THERAPIES.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

I trust that Dr. Kalb is studying the results of the tests and did not make a diagnosis until all the facts are available. I appreciate his expertise.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

very good hospital and doctors

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September 23, 2020

5.0

I like that Dr Kalb himself seems to be very knowledgeable, and that he also called in other experts as needed. He shared bits of his knowledge with kind regard as to how I was receiving a possible problematic diagnosis. He spoke carefully and yet straightforwardly (called himself a ‘brute' because he was direct, but I actually like his candor). Yet he seemed to be cautious in not being too pessimistic, but waiting for further progression to confirm his probable diagnosis. I'm also thankful that Dr Kalb took a lot of time with me and was patient in answering all my questions.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and kind staff, easy to talk to as well.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

He is always helpful

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Thorough, compassionate care

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Knows his field Excellent with a patient Keeps info so the patient can understand

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Extremely efficient check in and out Nurses excellent Everyone has a smile and is helpful

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Personable and takes the time to explain everything

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September 21, 2020

5.0

The staff takes the times to answer all questions you don't feel rushed

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September 19, 2020

5.0

Treats everyone as if they are his only patient.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

Special attention to patients. Extra time if needed to answer all questions.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kalb is whip smart and most considerate.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Direct but with kindness and easy explanations

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September 06, 2020

5.0

All the doctors are very helpful and willing to take time to explain things. And it is a one stop shop where any specialty needed is tight there.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Great caring bedside manner and took his time with explanations

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Great staff

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable in field

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Concern for patient. Expertise

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kalb is extremely thorough, very kind and compassionate; obviously a good teacher to the student and resident who accompanied him. He made me feel at ease, and that they were really interested in my diagnosis and care. His good listening and diagnosing skills were evident, not rushing to conclusions, and he even had a sense of humor making me laugh a bit although we were discussing serious symptoms. .I like the fact also that all neurological-related staff are together in one place; had a breathing test (Tina), saw an SLP (Julia), and a dietician/nutritionist (Laura) all in one visit! Everyone was very kind and interested in me.

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Very good beside manner. Listens well.

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August 23, 2020

5.0

From the moment my husband and I arrived for a second opinion, we were made to feel very comfortable. I was encouraged after meeting Dr. Kalb and have decided to switch my care from my previous neurologist in the suburbs to Northwestern. I found every contact from Dr. Kalb, his nurses, the speech therapist, lab nurses, and scheduling to be extremely friendly and helpful. I look forward to my continuing care at Northwestern Medicine.

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August 19, 2020

4.0

Personable

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August 16, 2020

5.0

I felt foolish for going to a dr. for something that may seem minor. Dr. Kalb was so kind.

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August 15, 2020

5.0

Top notch facility.....friendly staff, very professional..Can't say enough about Dr Kalb.....was very thorough and explained things that I could understand, and answered all my questions in the same manner......as I am from Florida we will keep in contact online and he will be the coordinator with a neurologist from there. He gave a good treatment plan to follow in Florida. I am confident he will do all he can to help me, of which I am truly appreciative. Thanks to Dr Kalb I have some peace of mind about my future with this disease...His team of doctors are also very knowledgeable and caring and helped greatly with my treatment plan. I will be in contact with them also from my home in Florida. Thanks to Dr Wolfe, her assistant, Megan and the others working on my case...As it was a bit of a risk coming up here due to the Coronavirus, it was the best thing I have done. Thanks to all!

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August 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kalb is very thorough and compassionate

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July 20, 2020

5.0

I saw Dr. Sam Ho initially. He referred me to Dr. Kalb. Both are wonderful doctors. They are very professional, very caring, and have great patience with me to allow me to express myself via interpretation. They explain things to me in a way that I can understand, and allow me time to ask questions. Wonderful doctors at NM Neurology!!

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July 19, 2020

5.0

Takes time with examinations, explains in detail, receptive to patient and family questions. Available when necesssry.

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June 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kalb is especially kind. He is so very down to earth and makes me feel at ease. There are no stupid questions.

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June 12, 2020

5.0

Listened to and addressed all of my concerns

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Very helpful and knows what hes doing. Great attitude

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Always prompt and courteous. Very knowledgeable

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