Robert Gordon Kalb, MD

Robert Gordon Kalb, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neuromuscular Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurology

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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
Alignment 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 

96 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

31 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

31 Reviews

August 14, 2023

5.0

Very empathetic

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July 26, 2023

5.0

I’ve been around a long time and being in a people business you can tell who really cares

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Expert on ALS

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and great at what he does. Even though there is no cure, he wants what’s best for me and to have an enjoyable life.

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July 17, 2023

3.0

Doesn't provide any information for me, I am coming 2 hours out of my way to show up and I have no big changes in progression. Should schedule further out or offer virtual.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable in his field. Anxious to get things going Excellent personality. Provides plenty time with his patients

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalb has an engaging personality and is knowledgeable in his field of medicine. I enjoyed the consultation and appreciated his suggestions and outlook.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

He has great bedside manners and listens to me and answers my questions. I have a great rapport with him.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

He’s very caring and very thorough

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May 08, 2023

5.0

wonderful

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May 05, 2023

5.0

He listened. t0 me, made suggestions, gave me an exam, gave me referrals, said he would help me find a doctor closer to home for. my MRI and cardiact specialst.

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May 03, 2023

1.0

After the nurse came in to take basic tests, as well as a breathing test, I was left waiting for 1 hour without anyone coming in to say anything. At that point, I just left. As disappointing as that was, the initial nurse I saw was great.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He passionately cares about your well-being. Listens listens and then listen some more to really understand how you’re feeling and that’s a rarity and greatly appreciated

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Having ALS is challenging to say the least. I am always comforted after my visits with Dr. Kalb.

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March 04, 2023

5.0

He was very personable and caring. Very reasonable and understanding.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

He is at top of experts in ALS care in the country but also is a caring clinician providing care to me a patient with ALS

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Good good patient relations. Honesty and integrity.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Wonderful people

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Nice and smart

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December 09, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, skilled, caring

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December 08, 2022

5.0

A great doctor I couldn’t ask for nothing better

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Always listens. Truly cares about his patients

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Very personable, kind, compassionate, thorough.

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November 30, 2022

5.0

Professional

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November 22, 2022

3.0

I like that he's personable when it comes to connecting with patients, but as far as delivery goes, that is questionable. As he lacks having informed discussions when it comes to patient care and accountability.

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October 25, 2022

5.0

He's friendly, remembers me, and he explains everything if I ask.

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October 21, 2022

5.0

Answer all questions

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October 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kalb is always willing to share his vast knowledge of ALSwith me and my family.

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October 09, 2022

5.0

Great all the way around

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September 18, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable Thorough Patient Comforting

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September 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kalb is an absolute professional- Focuses on patient care and is deeply committed to his patients. I cannot recommend him enough and wish there were more Doctors like him.

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Disclosures

Robert Gordon Kalb, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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