Brian M. Babka, MD

Brian M. Babka, MD

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Primary Specialty

Sports Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1999
Residency:
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Lutheran General Hospital) - 2002
Fellowships:
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Lutheran General Hospital) - 2003

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Family Medicine - Sports Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

439 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 25, 2021

5.0

Very friendly sms knowledgeable, actually listened to what I was saying instead of rushing through the exam.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Hes very outgoing and talked to my daughter about her issue, not at her about her issue.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very nice!

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Really like Dr. Babka! Asked about my current issues and what my future athletic goals were. Discussed treatment options and made treatment plan based on that discussion.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He took the time to know my case before he entered the room, he really listened to me and worked with me to figure out the best care plan for me.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Cares and listens

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August 16, 2021

5.0

so friendly and got me in and out super fast

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Very smart and caring. He is concerned with both physical and mental health of the athletes.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Doctor Babka was amazing in taking time to explain my concerns and offer different solutions for treatment! He was amazing, listened to my concerns and addresses them well in professional and pleasant manner

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August 04, 2021

5.0

He was friendly, patient, and answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka is the only physician I have met who actually cares about keeping me active and functional. When I first saw him for my knees, other people kept telling to just quit my exercise program. Not Dr. Babka, he came up with a plan to rehab me safely so I could continue. 2 years later my knees are great, so I came back when my shoulders started bothering me. He always gives you the options and works with you instead of dictating what you should do.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Doctor listened to my complaints and laid out a plan for recovery.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

very personable and listened to all my needs.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to talk through all of the possible variables involved.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Really communicated well with my daughter. Very friendly and personable.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Babka took the time needed to review my daughters condition and provided empathy and understanding

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Great doc, lots of experience, makes you feel at ease

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He had a friendly personality. He made me feel completely comfortable. He knew exactly what he was talking about and gave me real answers and direction.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

High energy and engaging personality. Able to explain in simple terms. Shows he cares. Very impressed with initial consultation.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Took his time with me. Listened and Answered my questions. Didnt push one treatment option over the other.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka and his staff are wonderful! They are caring, compassionate, professional and hard working. Dr. Babka was great in managing my son's concussion and is an excellent provider.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Babka was very thorough, pleasant, listened to what I said, explained all options and put me at ease. I'm already spreading the word.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Down to earth, honest, kind, professional

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Always transparent, caring, goes above and beyond.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

He listened and was very detailed and thorough on my options for care and action plan for treatment.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Professional, personable and too the point

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May 31, 2021

5.0

Very professional and listens to you and your problems and explains the situation

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka understood my sons direction with high school sports! He helped us formulate a plan to recovery!

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May 18, 2021

5.0

We have full confidence in his ability to help support us when in need.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Honestly the most sincere and proactive physicians

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Was very personable and explained things in easy understandable terms.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Super cool and understanding!

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Took time to understand my condition.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He's treated my son and my daughter and did an excellent job on all occasions, involving them in their determining the course of treatment.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Babka was very informative and had a great personality. Easy for my son to relate to him.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Well informed professional consultation.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and spoke directly to my son. I loved, absolutely loved, that they didnt immediately take him back for X-rays. He examined him and discussed his symptoms and injury.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He is so knowledgeable and personable. He took his time explaining and answering our questions and didnt make us feel insecure. We walked away with a good plan. He is great with teenagers!

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Put me at ease immediately. Gave me options and answered me questions. Walked me through my X-rays and treatment.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor, does not beat around the bush.

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April 22, 2021

4.0

Comfortable informative

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April 19, 2021

5.0

His attentiveness to his patience is next to none. He truly is a breath of fresh air.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Muy bien Excelente

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very personal and very friendly.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very attentive, knowledgeable and relatable

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Babka took the time to talk to me and understand where i was coming from He was also willing to listen to my input regarding treatment and care

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April 08, 2021

5.0

He actually listened and was easy to talk to

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable about my injury and the sport I am involved in.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

I felt very comfortable with my decision after all the information he gave me.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Listens to his patients, genuinely cares, knowledgeable & informative, & answers questions thoroughly

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka was great! Im so grateful my PT recommended him. I finally feel like Im on the path to recovery

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka was amazing for my daughter and her eagerness to get back to the sport she loves. He was very thorough, eased this mama's nerves and made us comfortable explaining all of our options.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

He was very charismatic, thoughtful, down to earth and knowledgeable

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March 25, 2021

5.0

He did a great job treating and explaining everything to me and my son.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Just amazing. He related to my son, addressed all his concerns. Delivered excellent care and thorough, patient explanations! I would (and have) definitely recommend him to others!

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka is great with kids. He speaks directly to them and involves them in their treatment, making sure they agree with the plan and are comfortable.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Very personable, helpful, and kind.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

I really appreciate the respect and care he has given to now, both my kids. I have recommended to others.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Tells you how it is which is needed

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March 08, 2021

5.0

I felt heard and he answered all my questions. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Excellent!

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Great personality and helpful in his knowledge.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka took extra time to review his findings, explain options and present a path forward.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

Experienced and professional. Very personable.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Very personable, he took his time to explain things and let me make my decisions for what he offered or suggested.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

He is nice, friendly and knowledgeable!

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Doctor babka is very helpful

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Told me what I needed to know

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February 22, 2021

5.0

His bedside manner was excellent. He spoke directly to my 12 year old and earned her trust as well as mine. His knowledge of her sport and how to treat a growing body was impressive and made us confident in his diagnosis and treatment plan.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

He was professional and thorough

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He rocks!

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Good Doctor and explained everything and taking care my som

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Quite simply, he gets it. And, he has an understanding of what patients are going through. Its hard to teach emotional Intelligence!

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Babka was amazing and super personable. Had incredible demeanor the entire time and was helpful in explaining everything every step of the way!

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Very thoughtful

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Only reason not a 10 is this is my first visit with Dr. Babka.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka is very knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

He was the third doctor Ive been to and by far the best. One of the nicest doctors Ive ever had. He explained everything to me and gave me options and cared about my opinion. Also proceeded me with a care plan which other doctors have not.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka really listens. My 16 year old has come to him a few times in the last couple of years and he always makes her feel heard. Hes the best!

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January 26, 2021

5.0

He was knowledgable, professional, approachable, listened to our concerns and put a plan in place to address our concerns.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Easy to get in, quality care, clear explanation of problems and options, prompt and comprehensive treatment of injury

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka showed interest in my 12 year old daughter and talked directly to her with respect and encouraged her to ask questions. He took his time to be sure we understood next steps.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka was really friendly and knew exactly what was wrong just from hearing my description.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Down to earth well grounded dr.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

He was great!

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Good Dr

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Great listener and very caring

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Good experience with the Dr. Babka

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Cordial and efficient

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January 11, 2021

5.0

we love him we keep coming back and have recommended him to many people

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka was reassuring and personable. He took an interest in my personal life and goals and didnt make the appointment feel rushed.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Best bedside manner, spoke directly to my son, asked what was important to him in the healing process...really really liked his demeanor!

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December 31, 2020

5.0

Very good care

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December 31, 2020

5.0

Great guy

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November 14, 2020

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and empathetic.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Very personable and he gave me options for treatment. I felt involved in my care.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Great staff and experience.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Always very welcoming and nice when I come in.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Everyone was very welcoming and nice to make me feel very comfortable!

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is extremely friendly yet knowledable.

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