Brian M. Babka, MD

Brian M. Babka, MD

4.9 
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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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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4.9
4.9 

512 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Babka exudes knowledge and he’s very personable.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Professional.. relatable to teenagers.. great bedside manner.. does not keep us waiting for long periods of time

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Solid decision-making with a reasonable approach

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner super knowledgable

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and shares that with his patients. He communicates well, includes the patient in decisions, provides a sense of real care and concern being available for questions during and after appointments.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He actually cares, takes a thoughtful approach, and doesn’t rush. Highly recommend!

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He is amazing

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Babka is awesome He listens, is considerable, he involves me to make a best plan of care!

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Extremely personable, professional, and great at explaining things. Talked to you and willing to take time to explain and make sure you understood things.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner and listening. Seems very knowledgeable and effective in diagnosing issues.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Very helpful and knowledgeable

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March 01, 2022

5.0

I have never met a Dr. who spends as much time as he does with his patients. He listens and is thorough.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Very caring and took time to explain everything.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

The Doctor is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Very good communicator. Good bedside manner

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Great guy and very helpful

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Babka has a great personality and connects with his patients well. He explained everything in detail to my son and talked to him in a relaxing manner that put my son at ease.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr B explained the issue and options to consider to address the injury.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He’s always gone above and beyond for the several years I’ve been under his care. He’s honest and always makes me feel safe and listened to, not to mention he’s always gotten me back to 100%. Could never recommend him enough!!

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Competent

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Very personable and informative

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February 15, 2022

5.0

So friendly and informative and made my son feel very comfortable

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Great demeanor with teens. Very straight forward with diagnosis and course of action. Left first meeting with all questioned answered and a plan of care laid out.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He listens and I don't feel like a number. He is invested in my health improving.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Babka connected with us on a personal and professional level. He was easy to talk to, made sure we understood everything.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

He is the first person to listen to my sons concerns and help him to understand what is going on as he's growing and experiencing pain from the sports he plays

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, and willing to take time to listen and process data. Understands how athletes think and more than willing to factor a person’s goals and even philosophy into treatment plan.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Very personable and I can tell he really knows his field.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Babka was exceptional in all areas.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He was courteous, knowledgeable, and personable.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Compassionate and skilled

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He listens and cares about his patients.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Babka understands and is sympathetic to the needs of adolescent athletes. He is good at offering treatment options and is committed to helping kids get back to doing what they love as quickly as possible.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough in evaluation, explanation and offering options specifically for the individual patient.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Babka was very professional and engaging. He spoke to my son in plain language and make him feel comfortable.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He’s cool

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable and spends time with his patients.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

He seemed to be genuinely concerned and took good care of me.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Based on my symptoms Dr. Babka knew right away what I have. He gave me his recommendation. I'm feeling a lot better already knowing what's going on with my knee pain. Thank you Dr. Babka

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Babka has experience that will help my situation

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He really seems to care about his patients and takes an interest in them.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

He’s always understanding And helpful

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Takes his time. Makes sure you understand everything. Expert in his field.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Very clear about my issue.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

An amazing doctor

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Love him

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December 10, 2021

5.0

I was very impressed with care and recommendations.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Very personable and relatable.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Becker represents exactly what I was looking for in a Doctor Who is trying to do the minimal intervention to correct hip back in joint problems

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Very down to earth kind Doctor. He believes I’m the power of our bodies healing. May not have been what I expected since his speciality isn’t knee injuries of people over 50

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka was very thorough and spent a lot of time with my daughter. Not rushed at all. And he actually read my daughter's chart before he came in the room.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka is wonderful. He’s straight forward and develops a treatment plan custom to the individual. He does a great job explaining things and paints a realistic view of the road ahead

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Clinical expertise, personable.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Very personable and took time to listen to concerns and let us make choices for the rehab plan. Made us feel comfortable with the plan

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Great with children.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

One of the most sincere and personable doctors I have ever met. Absolutely genuine and made me feel listened to and cared for. Dr. Babka is simply a great doctor and better person.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka definitely knows knees. He asked a lot of questions. He listened to my concerns and was very encouraging that I will be 100% again. He was thorough in his examination and had a very caring manner about him. I appreciated the time he and his staff took in getting my treatment plan together. I would definitely recommend him.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

There's no one better. Period.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka clearly knows how to work with seasoned athletes. Excellent approach to the care plan.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Loves that he talks to the kids and treats them with respect.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Gives options for treatment and makes patients feel informed about their choices.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Seemed interested in getting to the root of the issue, talked about pain now & future steps that helped us better understand her needs.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Patient, listened to my son’s needs, knows how an athlete’s mind works as he was giving advice

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Knowledgable, easy to talk to, asks for my input, understands my goals.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Babka was very personable, thorough and took time to explain my son’s injury and course of treatment

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Well spoken and I also had the feeling that he did care about my injury. Great guy as well. Awesome!

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, easy to talk to and knowledgeable.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, was in and out within 30 minutes

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Just a great amazing doctor

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October 05, 2021

5.0

He was greatly informative!

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October 01, 2021

5.0

He is the absolute best. He knows his medicine. I trust his opinion 100%.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Friendly, helpful...listens to concerns. Genuine. Explains things well.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

efficient

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka was fantastic with my son. He spoke directly to him regarding his injury and allows him to have input on his treatment. He did a great job explaining everything. Excellent communication style. Dr. Babka’s MA-can’t remember her name was great as well. Very knowledgeable and very kind and helpful.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He was easy to talk to

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September 20, 2021

5.0

He very detailed and shows a lot of concern for my recover

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and nice.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

He is very attentive and is giving me the time and attention to go over my concerns

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September 16, 2021

5.0

He was kind and caring. Wanted to make sure that we understood the options.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Really nice and helpful

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September 15, 2021

5.0

He is the reason we continue to come to NWM when we need attention . Dr. Babka is fast to attend to emergencies, he responds to messages promptly, listens carefully , attends to our needs with outmost care and deep knowledge of the matter at hand . He is considerate and reassuring.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly; takes time to get to know the patient

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September 13, 2021

5.0

We’ve been going to Dr. Babka for years and love how he gives us all the options

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September 13, 2021

5.0

He was super personable and caring and took the time to get to know me

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka, is a great person and a great physician. We would highly recommend him.

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September 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Babka is one of the best physicians there is. He cares. He empathizes. He knows his craft and how to help the whole patient.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Loved Dr Bakha’s bedside manner and he did an excellent job of educating my 11 year old son on concussions and how to treat them.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

He is awesome. He understands problems from all sides. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains things clearly. He puts you at ease. He has a wonderful bedside manner.

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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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Disclosures

Brian M. Babka, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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