Timothy S. Garvey, MD

Timothy S. Garvey, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormal Periods
  • Colposcopy
  • Gay And Lesbian Healthcare
  • General Obstetrics
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Preconception Counseling

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1997
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Instructor, 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 

1200 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey is very thorough, respectful and patient.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Again, best doctor ever

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey is great! He listens and cares. He is personable and warm. He is informative about health matters that might impact me.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He has amazing bedside manners, very thorough and listens to all concerns as well as answers all questions

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Thorough, efficient, high quality care

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He is personable and good at connecting with patients.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Friendly, knowledge, inclusive, non-judge mental, helpful

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Friendly, supported my preferences and listened to my questions.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Doctor Garvey took us time and spoke to me

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March 15, 2022

5.0

In my 20 years with Dr Garvey, I have felt confident with his professionalism and specialism.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor. Kind and understanding, takes the time to thoroughly explain procedures, quick responses to questions through the patient portal. Really could not ask for a better partner in my health.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

His bedside manner is phenomenal. Even though he isn't my primary ob, you wouldn't know. He makes sure he checks charts and knows who his patient is at that moment.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He takes the time to learn his patients and truly goes over and beyond for them. He’s phenomenal!

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Reassuring. Answers questions well.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

I love Dr. Garvey. He’s cool and calm, and has a very relaxed demeanor. I always feel like I’m getting good care from him. He’s also very gentle with his touch. Nothing he does ever hurts (pap smear, cervical exam, etc.). He’s a 10/10 and I would highly recommend him.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Hey is personable and practical and is always helpful in answering any questions I have.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey was very nice I will recommend him to friends and family.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Great c-section with Dr. Garvey. He has a calm presence. He really helped me get over a traumatic birth experience and was thoughtful and kind during my appointments.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Great communication, made me feel comfortable

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey is a wonderful doctor. He is very professional, kind, caring, and I totally trust his knowledge and advice.

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February 11, 2022

2.0

He rushes in and out. He doesn't want to repeat things to my husband who couldn't hear us talking well over the phone and asks me to just tell him when I see him. It always seems like he has his hand on the door trying to make an exit.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Garvey is friendly, professional, wonderful at educating his patients.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

His a wonderful Doctor very kind and good listen.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

On time, respectful and listened to what I was saying

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey is great.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey is the best doctor. He is so professional, smart and kind. I’ve been with him for over 10 years and he delivered my first son and I’m due next month with my second and I am so thankful for Dr. Garvey!

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Garvey truly cares and takes the time explain what is going on and what potential options are available as a solution.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

He’s caring. Takes time to talk to me.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Thorough, personable, knowledgeable. Explained things very clearly. Anticipated many of my questions and answered them before I even needed to ask.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent physician.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Kind, knowledgeable, professional, & trends toward being patient-centered

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January 27, 2022

5.0

He took time to explain my situation and the different diagnostic tests that could be used to get answers.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey made me feel at ease immediately and was definitely listening to what I had to say. He was supportive and offered to talk further if I had questions later.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very kind doctor. Efficient with his time without rushing the patient out the door.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Made me feel comfortable, answered all my questions.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

He’s personable, smart and responds quickly. He is very good at what he does.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey treated me like a family

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Personable and professional.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Awesome doctor

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January 08, 2022

5.0

He ordered a blood test to determine if my cyst was anything to worry about. He sent me the results the next morning.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He’s kind, funny, almost always on time - even serious problems, he makes me feel like it’s going to be ok.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

He’s good and clearly explains questions

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Garvey is very personable and answers any questions you may have. He makes you feel at ease with whatever situation you have going on. He is very reassuring!

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and competent OB, made me and my husband feel very comfortable.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Garvey does a great job with clarifying everything

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Been going to Dr Garvey for many years, great doctor would recommend him

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December 17, 2021

5.0

While I've only seen Dr. Garvey one time, he was on-time, very friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend him to others.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

First time meeting Dr. Garvey, he was very nice and reassuring baby was doing fine even though I was anxious about fetal movement. He made me feel very comfortable having an emergency false alarm appointment.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey was efficient yet thorough, in addition to being personable. I felt confident and comfortable in his care.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is very good and makes me feel very comfortable.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

He’s professional and is very thorough! I love having him for my doctor!

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December 09, 2021

5.0

He's gone out of the way to make sure I'm getting the right care.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Personable

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Good listener and there for the patient

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner. He calms me down.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

He’s patient, really tries to understand what’s going on with me, seems to actually care! He’s great!

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Garvey has a great demeanor and bedside manner. He is professional but friendly.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

I've seen Dr. Garvey a couple of times and he has been empathetic and supportive.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Straightforward, down to earth, respectful, talks to you like a peer

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He has been my OB/GYN for many years and has consistently been very good/caring physician.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He always remembers you and has a kind way of dealing with his patients.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Trustworthy and efficient

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Professional, friendly, calming while doing the exams.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is fantastic. Listens. Cares.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and helpful.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

I’ve been going to see Dr. Garvey for over 8 years. He is the best doctor - so professional, smart, communicative, and I Know he always have my best interest. I had a complicated first pregnancy with placenta previa and Dr. Garvey delivered my son and couldn’t be more grateful. I am having my second child and we couldn’t imagine going to another doctor and office!!!

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November 09, 2021

5.0

He answered all my questions and concerns and made me feel comfortable.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manners, competent professional.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is always the ultimate professional and makes the visit comfortable and easy peasy!

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey always makes me feel comfortable and is very kind.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey was professional, direct, and warm. I felt safe.

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey’s bedside manner is something you rarely see these days. He’s never dismissive, he’s reassuring without being condescending, he’s extremely nice, and he makes you feel comfortable during visits.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is personable, responsive and takes the time to make sure all your questions are answered.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

He listened to a couple of questions I had with patience

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October 05, 2021

5.0

He's fantastic.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

He’s just a super cool guy all around

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Nice and caring

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is so personable and caring. He asks thorough questions and makes you feel like you are truly important. Answers all of your questions and doesn't make you feel rushed during your appointment. His demeanor is calm and confident, which always makes me feel like I'm in good hands.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Very friendly, carrying and talked me through all the details.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Friendly and personable, and takes time to answer my questions and address concerns.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He is thorough and always answers my questions with kindness and confidence.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

He s just great friendly and a professional

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is very knowledgeable in his profession with many years of experience

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable— always a pleasure.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Explains everything reasonably and allows for plenty of questions.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Keeps a calm and cool head! Makes me feel reassured and confident in the care I am receiving from my team.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, puts patient at ease

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Takes time with his patients, called me after hours to review testing results although he had gone home for the day. A wonderful provider.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is so cool and to the point. I feel very safe to have him when I was delivering.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is a terrific doctor! He is thoughtful and really listens.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

I really appreciate Dr. Garvey's professionalism and humanity. I felt I was receiving very personalized care, he remembered very specific details about me from months ago. He builds trust very quickly and is generally a wonderful, caring doctor.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey has been great with both my pregnancies. Any questions or concerns I have are resolved quickly and efficiently.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Very good communicator, takes his time and addressed all my concerns

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Garvey is always kind and warm. He is sensitive with my concerns.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He's confident in his answers, he exudes experience, and he's honest about what I need and don't need. He's also not restrictive. I'd be concerned if my doctor didn't let me do anything but his guidance allows me to enjoy this pregnancy journey. Also, he's extremely patient with all my first-timer questions.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, kind

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Answered all my questions and completed a more thorough exam outside of what was recommended from my last year’s exam

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Great professional , responsive and focused doctor.

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Disclosures

Timothy S. Garvey, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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