Aaron Cohn, MD

Aaron Cohn, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Gastroenterology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2011
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2014
Fellowships:
University of Vermont Medical Center - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

383 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable thoughtful empathetic doctor. Provide me all the time I required and answer all my question

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March 27, 2022

4.0

He diagnosed my problem within a short period of time.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

I was very pleased with this time explaining detail reading over my past history presents detail for the future and not rushing and taking time job well done.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Thoughtful and professional

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Seems eager to make the patient feel better.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Nice doctor

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Honest and professional

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Very caring and he listen to your complaint.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Cohn does a great job explaining treatment steps and testing

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March 03, 2022

5.0

First time seeing him, so far I have no reason to give him a lower score!

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February 24, 2022

5.0

He listens to me. Was professional. Felt my visit was productive

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He take more time to you and listened for your question

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He really cares. Explain things so that u understand why you're suffering from this or that. He also ends the conversation on a positive note. He walks you out personally to the schedulor n tells him or her to double book because it's urgent to see you. Double book or triple book it because he needs to see you. He makes u feel very special n that he understands you!

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Professionalism

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February 11, 2022

5.0

He’s knowledgeable & gentile

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February 10, 2022

1.0

Felt rushed, doctor didn’t take time to learn anything, not working for my best interest, didn’t not ease my concerns or give me time to ask questions. Feel more confused and lost than before

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Very understanding

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Cohn was polite and concise

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and a good listener.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Patient first Doctor. Communicates extremely well and answers all questions and concerns throughly.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Great compassionate attitude…. With knowledge and professional expertise

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He was great! So friendly, informative, and just made me comfortable. Thank you!!

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Aaron Cohn is extremely professional and very patient. When I was explaining my symptoms to Aaron, he was 100% focused on me and then asked excellent follow-up questions to better understand my symptoms. I felt very comfortable with Aaron’s recommendation for follow-up treatment. I would 100% recommend Erin to anyone looking for a Gastro physician referral.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Cohn takes the time to interact with his patients and make them feel like he is truly aware of their situation and what they have been through. I appreciate his time and concern during my recent appoint. He also seems committed to my future care and well being.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Very nice and great bedside manner. Happy to have him as my Dr, I feel very confident in him and his staff.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

He's so great! He actually cares about his patients n goes out of his way to make u feel like ur family or a friend! He takes care of things on the spot. He cares about ur healing as well as how u r doing overall!!!!! He has the biggest heart of any foc I know! I'm so very happy I found him!😁💖

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Because he is amazing thank you!

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He did not hesitate to order tests and refer me to a Hematologist/Oncologist

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December 10, 2021

5.0

His demeanor was very professional and he used different methods to explain the medical procedures that I had experienced.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cohn listens and looks at you when typing in the computer. His professionalism makes you feel he truly cares about your problem and offers different ways to help you.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

First time I met Dr. Cohn. He was very positive and followed through with what he proposed. I'm looking forward to working with him.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

11 if I could. His bedside manner is excellent. His knowledge, compassion and tenacity for my particular issues are very much appreciated.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cohn has a great manner which I appreciate. Very respectful, well read and a good doctor.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

I’ve really needed to see a gastro and felt that it was escalating into an emergency situation. Dr Cohn squeezed me in over lunch and I already have a procedure scheduled for next week. I feel so grateful and relieved.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner and follow up!

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Aaron Cohn was kind and patient, he asked comprehensive questions and explained the procedure in a clear and structured way

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November 09, 2021

0.0

What a terrible experience. I've had GI symptoms for 20 years and wanted to consult on a plan for testing, etc. to find out what the underlying problem is. My primary care doctor, Dr. Zallik, referred me to Dr. Cohn. I am scheduled for surgery on December 22nd and am unsure about proceeding with the surgery, so Dr. Zallik helped me get in to see Dr. Cohn ASAP to consult with him about my GI symptoms. Dr. Cohn was double booked for my appointment today, which he mentioned a few times during my time with him. He said phrases including "this is someone else's time slot right now" and "I don't have time to talk to you about this today, let's set a future appointment." He added that the future appointment would need to be during his lunch hour since he is fully booked until next year. After he told me I should tell the receptionist to book over his lunch hour, I asked Dr. Cohn if there are other doctors in this practice who could see me instead if he is fully booked and can't accept a new patient. I felt he was defensive again and said something like "if you want to see another doctor, that's fine, that's your choice. I'm just telling you I'm booked until next year. Up to you." And walked away. I didn't know I was double booking Dr. Cohn or "taking up time during someone else's slot" as Dr. Cohn pointed out. Nor is that my problem. I felt he took his frustration about being double booked out on me, a sick patient who was there to seek his guidance and care. There were multiple instances during our short session that I felt he was defensive, such as when I asked if he'd like to see pictures of my distended belly after explaining that I looked 6 months pregnant. He said "no that's fine, I know what 6 months pregnant looks like." He didn't look at my pictures. And I said I had notes from my doctors appointment from yesterday to share with him. This is my doctor who is at Mayo so wouldn't be in the Northwestern system yet. He said he can read them off my phone, but then was rushing through our appointment and didn't ever read them or give me suggestions on how to share the doctor's notes so he could read later. I asked if he was going to do an exam, and perhaps he then did it just because I suggested it. He pulled up my shirt, prodded my belly a few times and didn't comment or say anything, just 15 seconds of awkwardness. No After Visit notes either. He printed out a study for me to read and said we could go through it next time and "have a book club together". At this point I felt very uncomfortable and fighting away tears. I said I was hoping we could work together on a plan to test for causes of bloating, since my doctor at Mayo believes it isn't gynecological but probably gastrointestinal. My Mayo gynecologist urged me to be very thorough and consult with a GI about next steps. Within 5 mins with Dr. Cohn he was writing a prescription for me to try two new drugs, and I explained I wanted to work together to discover why I'm sick. To work on a diagnosis first and then let's talk about treatment. I'm open to trying a new medication but need to understand what's going on, why I'm sick. He was defensive and said fine, "I deleted the prescriptions." The next step was for me to read this lengthy medical article and we would talk about it in two weeks. He ended the appointment by saying "get your stuff and I'll walk you out. " I mumbled that I know he's busy, I can see myself out. He said no it's fine and took me to check out. I talked with Phyllis at reception and started crying because I was so disappointed by this appointment and uncomfortable about my interaction with Dr. Cohn. I was hoping to have some kind of plan, and/or some info that would help me decide on surgery next month. This is the worst experience I have ever had with a doctor.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Answered my question and explained to me the concerns I have.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Because I’m so happy because he’s a good doctor very positive and make me feeling that everything is going to be OK

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Highly competent professional who takes time to understand patient concerns and explain diagnosis

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Pleasant to talk to, helpful, informative, seems to know what he’s talking about, professional.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Very Kind. extremely thorough and excellent and letting me know my options and conference for my recovery feel blessed to have him for my doctor

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November 02, 2021

5.0

The doctor is very nice and professional

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October 29, 2021

5.0

He was kind and very responsive

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Cohn was very attentive and took time to understand the situation. He was very personable. The advice he gave us to proceed seems right on.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Attentive.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Very professional and personable. Clear communication and direction on treatment.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

excellent

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October 05, 2021

5.0

I liked how he listened and seemed to be interested in what I said

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Very responsive to my concerns. Incorporated past tests and history to determine recommendations.

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September 24, 2021

4.0

I’ve only seen him once.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Never in. Hurry. Good listener, explains in good detail.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Caring, knowledgeable, engaging. The best.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, concerned about my health, friendly.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to. Very professional and cared about my concerns. Answered all my questions. Felt like I was in good hands.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

He appears to know his profession very well

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August 19, 2021

4.0

He was thoughtful and seemed thorough. Was rushed at the end but I think Northwestern has unrealistic expectations of how fast Drs should work.

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August 07, 2021

0.0

The receptionist (who should learn how to smile and welcome patients instead of sporting an unfriendly look) and the nurse spoke to more than the doctor himself. He didnt seem very interested after he learned that I was already seeing another gastroenterologist in another group and was seeing him for a second opinion. He didnt care to find out any details about my health issues and simply rushed me out after I showed him a report from a year ago that showed thyroid nodules. My throat issues could have been GERD related. He did no physical exam. Told me to see an endocrinologist and walked me out of his office in less than 10 mins. So all I got from the visit was an unsatisfactory experience and a face mask for $40 (my copay). Doctors should come across as caring and curious when they see a patient who comes to see them with hope and optimism. I felt like a fool for seeing this particular doctor. He did tell me to see him in a couple of years if I wanted an endoscopy.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He was the only doctor who read the piece of paper that I gave him containing my meds and ailments. And questioned me about my anxiety and how it effects me.

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August 02, 2021

3.0

Not with him long enough to have an opinion

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Doctor Cohn's advice is always sound and validated by complete explanations.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Listens and cares for patients!!!!

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Hes thorough, knowledgeable, professional, warm and caring.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He listened to me and I needed a new doctor for advice and procedures in the future.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He is a good doctor

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July 24, 2021

5.0

I think he is a great choice for my family and friends

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Very welcoming and friendly

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, knowledgeable. Nice doctor.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Because dr Cohen listened to my concerns

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July 02, 2021

5.0

Hes very caring

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Takes time to listen and seems genuine concerned about trying to get me feeling better

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July 01, 2021

5.0

He doesn't push any treatment that I'm not comfortable with, and he listens to all of my concerns.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

You can tell he truly enjoys what he does and is very good at it but also very approachable with questions

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Was upfront and clear what he was talking about.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. I really liked his style. Very thorough and personable.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Very good, but has not yet solved problem, through not any obvious lack of expertise on his part.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Te ordena estudios concretos para saber el problema de salud es muy amable

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Caring, attentive and explained in understandable detail.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

The doctor was stunning, he was sensitive and patient to my current situation. I felt like he actually got what my life has been like lately. Feeling taken care of

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May 15, 2021

5.0

He's a great Dr and has great patient interaction.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Lovely caring doctor

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Felt very comfortable with the work done

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr Cohn was very thorough, did rush through the appt and gave explained everything

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Listened to my issues.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Honesty, cheerful, very understanding, & carrying.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Its the first time I met him.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, took time to listen to my concerns and symptoms, asked great questions to explore past history and factors. Explained my options. Provided a comprehensive plan and treatment approach. Assisted with my follow up appointments and check out process. Excellent communication with the patient and staff. Excellent service.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

I've gotten farther with Dr. Cohn then I have ANOTHER Dr.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Listened. Took time to understand what was going on. Answered all my questions.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Depending on symptoms his interest is to find out about whats going on with you and find a solution

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Great bed side manner, didnt give up when we wouldnt find an answer

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April 03, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk with

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April 03, 2021

5.0

He was wonderful. Everything you want from a doctor.

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April 01, 2021

4.0

I only had one interaction with him

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April 01, 2021

5.0

I have only had one visit so far, we have not been able to begin my care yet. However, my experience was positive and I am optimistic.

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March 24, 2021

4.0

I just met Dr Cohn. Seems nice

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March 22, 2021

0.0

Not very helpful Service wise a waste of money

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Comprehensive care, great bedside demeanor

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Very personable, informative and easy going

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Great care

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Disclosures

Aaron Cohn, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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