Stephen D. Persell, MD

Stephen D. Persell, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Harvard Medical School - 1998
Residency:
Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (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 

193 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 16, 2022

4.0

Have had Dr. Persell for 15 years. I feel very comfortable. I respect his opinions.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Engaged in my care.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Persell is the best physician I have ever had. He takes a lot of time to listen to my concerns, examine any issue I have, and talk through options with me. He is extremely intelligent and I trust his advice and judgment.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Professional friendly clear

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Thorough, and do not feel rushed. Involves me in decision making

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He listens. He relates. He’s a great physician.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

focused, researched, thorough

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February 16, 2022

5.0

I trust Dr. Persell very much

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Great care, communication.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Reached a likely diagnosis quickly; he is friendly with an open disposition; he allowed enough time with questions and examination of the affected area. I'm sure his patients count themselves lucky.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He did an excellent job.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Attentive, detail oriented, and knowledgable

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Brilliant physician

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Competency, patience

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Persell listens attentively to one's problems and tries to get to the root of the problem by administering adequate treatment. I will recommend Dr. Persell to others any day. He is a true professional.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Through to the extreme in a good way.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell has been the best doctor for explaining what my options are for my chronic conditions. I wish I had found him sooner- he’s a great doctor.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell has been my primary doctor From the beginning of his career at Northwestern. Diagnosis has been spot on with my health care. Two years ago I had a serious injury And I didn’t know. Your dad knows me, Request to tested I need it. He gave me a referral and I had a knee replacement due to accurate Diagnosis at the beginning of my injury.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He has been my physician for almost 15 years and I feel fortunate. He is patient, thorough and caring.

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December 07, 2021

4.0

Listens well, easy to discusses my medical issues with him.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

I love my doctor, he addresses all of my concerns. He is easy to talk to. He explains things thoroughly. He ensures all of my wellness exam/test are done.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Care about patient

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell is very thorough and compassionate and takes the time to answer all my questions.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

We know and trust one another.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell has excellent communication skills. He provides a comfortable environment for a thorough health discussion.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell is extremely thorough. He is brilliant and caring. He listens and explains things very well.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Smart and compassionate

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Not just an excellent doctor, but personable, easy to talk to with the ability to put you at ease when stressful topics need to be discussed.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

He is smart, a good listener, and does not rush.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Persel listens to my concerns and explains treatment options.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Super intelligent yet able to explain all to person not in field. Kind and friendly.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He truly has the best interests in mind for his patients. I have had him for more than ten years as my primary care doctor and he genuinely cares about ALL situations regarding the patients’ health and how to go about giving the BEST results.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell had been my internist for years and I trust him totally when it comes to making decisions about my health. He is what all doctors should be like.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell always listens and to what I have to say.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Persell is patient, engaged & brilliant. I trust that he sincerely cares about my well being.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell always listens and gives you his full attention.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell was very thorough and I feel I received excellent care,

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He is the best.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

I have had Dr. Stephen D. Persell MD as my primary care physician for many years because he is knowledgeable and caring about my overall health. He also listens to my concerns about alternative medications that I might be more comfortable with taking; all within the context of providing better health.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He is a terrific physician. He was so helpful today.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

He’s very educated and experienced.Dr. Persell is insightful and informative. You can tell he keeps up on developments in medicine and cares. He brings in the whole health picture and is very helpful, thorough, and honest.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

He is knowlegable, personable and very competent.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

He is extremely caring and intelligent. Dr. Persell Is very thoughtful and thorough. He really takes the time to go over everything with you and weigh your options for better health.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and professional

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July 07, 2021

5.0

I like how thorough and caring Dr. Persell is.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He makes me feel comfortable

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June 12, 2021

5.0

Does all the right things and takes the time to both here you out and explain things.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell is the best doctor I’ve ever had. He is thorough, approachable, trustworthy, and kind. He always spends time to listen to and understand my medical concerns and to explain his recommended course of action in detail with opportunities for us to discuss his plan and for me to ask questions. I appreciate Dr. Persell’s pragmatic approach, his depth of experience and training, his excellent communication, and his responsiveness.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Stephen is an excellent doctor. I have been his patient for almost more than 15 years.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell is very attentive and engages in productive conversation although at times I feel as though he is on a tight schedule.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Good doc

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May 12, 2021

5.0

He's been my doctor for about 10 years now, knows me well, and trusts me as I trust him.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring and efficient.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He is a gifted and empathic physician.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

he took time and listened.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Ideal medical practitioner--caring, very intelligent and able to explain and empathize

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April 24, 2021

2.0

I've been a patient of Dr Persell for many years and I felt that over the years he provided me with health care tailored to my needs and issues at each point in time. More recently, I feel like Dr Persell is less interested. During this appointment he seemed particularly distracted and then abruptly left without circling back to issues that I thought he would come back to. Also, he seemed to be out of touch with how my current health metrics relate to my health history. I missed a sense of continuity that is important to me.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell is wonderful. Very informative, a great listener.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Provides information in a clear, comprehensive manner, as well as practical solutions.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

He’s super responsive and takes time and interest in his patients

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell is a compassionate and excellent physician. He took the time to acknowledge my concerns and did not rush me. He is a good listener and I feel safe and in great hands in his care. His demeanor and bedside manner, as they say in medicine, for a doctor should be recognized. I have seen a lot of doctors lately and that is why I feel fortunate he is my GP. I trust him and his professional care and know he cares about me as a patient. You are extremely lucky to have him as a doctor at NW. This is the reason I value visiting him. I wasn't feeling particularly great before our visit and now I feel reassured I will be ok thanks to Dr. Persell.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very nice Doctor , explained everything & took his time

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Makes one feel comfortable. Good listener

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell always listens.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Very thorough.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Good listener, exercises good judgment.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

He is thorough and informative

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell is very caring and knowledgeable in the field and listen patiently and advise best treatment for any medical issues raised by me.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Stephen D. Persell, MD... He treats his patients with utmost care and answers every question of them in details that based on the medical facts. This is a true "Professionalism "

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March 02, 2021

5.0

He is really knowledgeable and responsive.

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February 27, 2021

5.0

The doctor is everything you look for in a doctor

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February 12, 2021

5.0

He is simply the best and have excellent people's skills and shows great concern for his patients.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

He is the best! We love him

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Persell patiently explains and answers all my questions.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Good communication and knowledge

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Great doc.

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January 09, 2021

5.0

I have seen Dr. Persell for past 15-20 years. I always feel comfortable discussing my health issues with him. I trust the advice he gives me.

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December 23, 2020

4.0

Spend enough time with the pt.

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December 19, 2020

5.0

Excellent service and result

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December 12, 2020

5.0

Like the doc a lot. But he is not available often.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Persell is one of the BEST doctors that I have in regards to health care. He is knowledgeable and caring about all my health issues, and doing exceptional work to resolve any of my health problems.

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December 05, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Good listener, very knowledgeable.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

The human tosh. He got it.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

He is very good physician, listens attentively to his patients and spends time to explain what they need to know, he is diligent to his career.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Five stars hospital.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Seems to value a longtime doctor-patient relationship -- 10 years now -- as do I.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

It's simple. Everything works -- scheduling, subsequent questions, the appointment itself, billing afterward.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

He cares about me I know he cares about my lifetime careand I am able to trust that, He will be there for my family as well!What could be better than that??I am grateful!!

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Dr Persell and his teamSo so grateful for them!!!

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Been seeing him for many years- great advice and knowledge for anything that comes up- I am almost 72 and have chronic issues that he has helped guide me through.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Informative, proactive, respectful

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Clear information, helpful providers and staff, easy to accomplish what I need

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Very smart and discussed all alternatives and risks"benefits.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Timely service and answered all of my questions.

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