Brian M. Babka, MD

Brian M. Babka, MD

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Primary Specialty

Sports Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

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

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

5.0
5.0 

133 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

117 Reviews

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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November 05, 2020

5.0

Honest, kind

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Extremely well done

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is great. I really like that he included my daughter in the treatment plan.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

He was respectful, thoughtful and explained things in detail.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

The staff was very professional and friendly.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

I always feel like I get the absolute best care with Dr Babka and would recommend him to anyone

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October 29, 2020

5.0

The doctors are amazing

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and kind

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Great Dr who is very friendly and explains what's going on.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Great people wanting to help others. Very friendly people.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Kind, knowledgable, caring

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Efficient, pleasant, explanations thirough

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Related well to my daughter. Was thorough in his exam and in taking the time to explain everything.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

knowledgeable

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October 18, 2020

5.0

fast service..friendly accommodating staff

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October 15, 2020

5.0

personable

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October 14, 2020

5.0

I like him

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October 14, 2020

5.0

I like them

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, great at explaining your options, benefits and risks of your options.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Brian answered all my questions, offered plan to proceed, and set expectations. He made me comfortable with where I'm at with my knee and what will come next.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Responsive, helpful, and willing to educate me on the entire process from what went wrong with my knee to how they will figure what's wrong to fixing the problem.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Babka is extremely knowledgeable and he is very thorough in both his exam and his treatment protocol.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

They provide quality care

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Very personable"thorough. Talks to our daughter like an adult.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Very personable doctor

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Great service and patient care

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October 08, 2020

5.0

He really cares about his patients

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Positive environment

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October 06, 2020

5.0

He was thorough in his examination and cared about my well being.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

The doctors and nurses have been very helpful through this process.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Babka is a good doctor.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Good service

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Hard to get appointment timely and at hours that work for me.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

I appreciate how he completed a thorough exam and spoke directly to Schuyler, since she is old enough to be included in her care.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

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.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Answers every question wasn't in a rush make sure all my questions were answered

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Polite answered every question very knowledgeable and very helpful great bedside manner

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September 24, 2020

5.0

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!

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Building was clean. Staff observed protocols for hand hygiene and masking. Staff were kind, treated my son well.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Very nice man

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Good place

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka was very knowledgeable and patient.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Close and dr made us comfortable

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Best doctor visit I've ever had. Dr. Babka is amazing and extremely knowledgeable and personable, I walked out feeling like I was actually being cared for.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Best doctor visit I've ever had. Dr. Babka is amazing and extremely knowledgeable and personable, I walked out feeling like I was actually being cared for.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Great experience, really appreciate Dr. Babka. Glad we were given the chance to come to Kish.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

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.

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Very comforting and respectful and friendly

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September 18, 2020

5.0

Very friendly

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September 17, 2020

4.0

Listen to patient goals and concerns

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September 17, 2020

4.0

Happy with care provided

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He was very personable and took the time to explain not only what was wrong but what my options were.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Everyone was extremely friendly.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

He's very caring, explained what was going on with my daughter knee so she would understand, and not feel like she's being talked over.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

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

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September 14, 2020

5.0

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.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

I had a very good experience here and was able to relate with Dr. Babka very well. He went above and beyond today.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is amazing with my 17 yo daughter!! He talks to her about her goals and aspirations, explains her injury thoroughly. He also is very positive yet realistic about recuperation and recovery!

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September 10, 2020

5.0

The office is very friendly and welcoming. The staff is friendly and supportive!

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September 07, 2020

5.0

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.

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September 06, 2020

5.0

Everyone was super helpful, friendly, and safe. Thank you!

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is both smart and caring. It's hard to find a physician who is both!

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka and his staff are awesome! I would highly recommend them.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Very personable, put my 15 yr old daughter at ease. Engaged in conversation at her level. Highly recommend Dr. Babka!

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September 02, 2020

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and cares about the steps it takes for rehab, and doing what is best with the diagnosis. He is a fantastic Dr to see and learn from.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Very nice people in the lobby, plus Dr Babka has been great for a long time, and the entirety of the Northwestern medical Drs I have seen as well.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Great friendly and knowledgeable doctor.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

The doctor was very nice and it was a quick process!

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Amazing doctor, and an amazing person. It really shows in conversation and practice!

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August 19, 2020

5.0

The local expert on high school cross country and adolescent runners. Aggressively works to help runners heal as quickly as possible and return to training.

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August 13, 2020

5.0

Very understanding. And easy to talk to

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August 07, 2020

5.0

His knowledge of the sport and his great care for his patients

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August 07, 2020

5.0

It was a very professional experience and Dr. Babka was very understanding to the situation and had very good insight and suggestions as to what the next steps are

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is positive, thorough and relates really well with my teenager.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and very personable.

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July 30, 2020

5.0

He is caring and knowledgeable.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Clear, concise care

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Excellent

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July 29, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 25, 2020

5.0

Although the wait was long - ugh - we liked Dr. Babka a lot. He has an easy manner and we appreciated his opinion.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

personable informative and helpful. Great wuth my preteen

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July 24, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Professional yet friendly

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July 23, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 17, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and bases care off patient goals

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July 16, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 16, 2020

5.0

Quick .Personable Care.Dr Babka highly recommended .Relatability .Patient advocacy.All solutions presented, patient's choice for treatment

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July 15, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

He was very understanding and made me feel better about how to operate given my physical condition

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July 08, 2020

5.0

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.

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July 07, 2020

5.0

Super kind, easy to talk to, really cared

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Always prompt and efficient service. Dr Babka is not only knowledgeable and skilled. He spent time getting to know my son outside of his injury.

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June 30, 2020

5.0

so helpful, welcoming, informing, and kind

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June 28, 2020

5.0

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.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is absolutely the best and my daughter only wants to see him for all her ortho needs.

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Great doctor and told me what I needed to hear. Coached me through the options with my injury

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is very friendly and personable. He explains treatment options in plain terms and works with you to come up with the best solution for you

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Very personable. Spent time explaining everything to me.

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Dr Babka is professional, very knowledgeable and friendly. He listens to your concerns and present options so that you can better understand your care options and develop a comprehensive plan.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka is optimistic and never rushes into unnecessary testing. He takes time with his patients and is willing to answer all questions.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

He REALLY listened to me and I feel he ACTUALLY wants me healthy.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Explains things well and gives multiple options for care. Can relate to young athletes. Great demeanor!

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June 17, 2020

5.0

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.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

He was awesome

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June 14, 2020

5.0

he listened and he looked at my daughter as a \whole\" not just as the one problem that we came in for."

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June 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Babka are THE best!!

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Great service. Prompt. Spoke in terms that my young son could understand I feel positive about. Dr. Babka did a great job 4 us. Thank you!

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Babka listens a d cares about his patients.

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