Stephen D. Persell, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Adult Medicine
- Cholesterol Management
- Chronic Disease Management
- Comprehensive Primary Care
- Heart Disease Prevention
- Preventative Care
- Medical Education:
MD, Harvard Medical School - 1998
Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2001
Faculty ProfileProfessor, Feinberg School of Medicine
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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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 02, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Persell has been my Primary for many years, and I trust him totally. He always takes my entire history into account while coming up with the best treatment plan and his follow up is wonderful.
May 05, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Persell is one of the best doctors. He is constantly checking for ways to provide the BEST health care for me. He keeps me involved, asking my opinion, asking if I have any questions, and arranging any follow-up appointments with lab work and other doctors to provide excellent health care.
February 26, 20225.0 star star star star star
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.
February 02, 20225.0 star star star star star
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.
January 09, 20225.0 star star star star star
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.
December 10, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
October 20, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
August 25, 20215.0 star star star star star
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.
August 21, 20215.0 star star star star star
Heâ€™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.
June 08, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Persell is the best doctor Iâ€™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. Persellâ€™s pragmatic approach, his depth of experience and training, his excellent communication, and his responsiveness.
April 24, 20212.0 star star star_border star_border star_border
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.
April 13, 20215.0 star star star star star
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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