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The staff is friendly and Dr Babka is amazing. He actually talked to my daughter as the patient and included her in her own care. He is so respectful and knowledgeable. We wouldn't want to see anyone else for a sports-related injury.
Dr.Babka was awesome! He immediately put my son at ease. A resident was with Dr.Babka and my son loved all of the explanations about why he was experiencing pain and often that happens in athletes his age. We will be telling many people what a great experience we had!
Dr. Babka listens to patients and offers a range of solutions to the problems they face, keeping patients involved in their care and trusting their experience and instincts, paired with his expertise, to guide treatment.
My kids are in sports, so they have visited this group of doctors more than a few times. They are very kind, explain everything to not just myself but my kids, so they know how they're going to treat the injury and why
I was able to have a conversation with Dr. Babka about what my goals were outside of baseball. He gave me advice about who to intern with and how to take care of a previous injury. Very personable and can answer any question.
I was pleased to be able to be seen in a very short time frame. I was redirected to a physician who was a specialist in my area of concern ( sports medicine). Dr Babka was an expert in the sports medicine field and quickly diagnosed my problem. The subsequent physical therapy resolved my issue and put me back on the path to compete in a sport (running) that I enjoy. In these trying pandemic times being able to participate in healthy sports activity improves my overall mood and mental state.
Dr. Babka and his staff were professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to communicate with. Immediately once the situation was clear as to my visit for a re-occurring injury he was concise about all options for further care. Would highly recommend to others.
Extremely kind people checking you in and helping people navigate the process in the current Covid-19 setting. Dr. Babka made it a point to check for both of our understanding about what our current diagnosis is, and what steps can we take to return to normal activity.
Personable, thorough, prompt. My first visit was very surprising. I was lead back to an exam room and within a few minutes the Dr. was evaluating me. When x-rays were requested, I waited only a minute before being taken to x-ray. Very prompt and courteous office staff. I highly recommend them.
Dr Babka knows what he's talking about, remembers what has been going on with me, I trust his judgement and he's fun to talk to...My family likes the NM system with everything organized and on the computers. Everyone is also very friendly.
Dr. Babka is very knowledgeable about competitive running and specifically, adolescent runners. He is proactive but does not cause unnecessary alarm. He is committed to getting teen runners back out running at their best again.
He explains everything thoroughly and knows his patients well. When he lists options for treatment he includes pros and cons of each and says what he personally recommends while also respecting the opinion and input of the patient.
Brian Babka, MD is knowledgeable, thorough, and patiently explains options and even philosophies for treatment. His patient care is collaborative. Online checkin options worked well and office staff was courteous and professional.
I can't speak to Northwestern Orthopaedic surgery as a whole but I can speak to the excellent care we regularly receive from Dr. Babka and his staff. Dr Babka and his staff are readily available to address questions and concerns. Dr. Babka routinely gives us various treatment options in addition to his recommendations. I am the mother of 2 teenage athletes who have had a variety of orthopedic needs. My children have both improved under his care and learned a great deal about maintaining their orthopaedic health and preventing future injury. Dr. Babka has always realistically addressed our concerns, while putting us at ease, even in the midst of challenging injuries.
Excellent care! Dr Babka took his time during our appointment to listen and do a thourough exam. He answered all of our questions and we left feeling more knowledgeable and had a well thought out plan for recovery.