Brian M. Babka, MD

Brian M. Babka, MD

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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Sports Medicine

Insurance Accepted

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
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 (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 
119 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    5.0
  • Will Recommend to Others
    5.0
  • Clear Explanations
    5.0
  • Shows Concern
    5.0
  • Includes You In Decisions
    5.0
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    5.0

Reviews from Patients

37 Reviews
October 19, 2019

Dr did a great job listening to my problems, asking questions and then providing multiple solutions to solve it. One of the few doctors who didn't lecture me and send me off with a worksheet. Highly recommend!

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October 04, 2019

Dr. Babka is THE best. I have recommended him to my wife, son and several friends for their orthopedic issues.

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September 24, 2019

*Dr. Babka was wonderful! He took the time to explain the injury and plan for care moving forward.

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August 31, 2019

Dr. Babka was very friendly and approachable with any questions. he gave scenarios and recommendations for my situation in order for me to make an informed decision.

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August 17, 2019

I have been to two separate ortho organizations before being recommended here by a friend. This is the first doctorthat I felt took the time to understand the pain in my shin, understood the type of training runners do and asked what my goals were. He did all of this before sending me for the X-Ray. I felt like he was putting a care plan for me personally instead of lumping me in as just another patient. I've spent three years trying to find a doctor that I felt would try to help me reach my goals. If anyone I know is experiencing any pain from running or a stress fracture in the tibia like I had, I would say they have to see Dr Babka

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July 23, 2019

Love Dr. Babka! Always like bringing my son to see him. He talks to him like he is more of a buddy than a physician. He makes it so my son feels very comfortable and at ease when we come in.

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July 15, 2019

great visit! Dr Babka made us feel well cared for!

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July 12, 2019

We have always counted on *Dr. Babka and his level of care is beyond words. Excellent, wonderful, caring.

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June 29, 2019

Dr. Babka was great! He took time to explain what was going on and what my options were. He was very reassuring and I felt like a partner in my care instead of just being told what to do.

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June 07, 2019

*Dr. Babka was very knowledgeable of a Rx which was very helpful.

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June 07, 2019

*Dr. Babka is great! I wish all doctors could be like him!

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May 04, 2019

We appreciate the professionalism and time taken by the doctor in discussing our treatment options. Expertise in the field obvious. Just as obvious, cared about our sons health as well as his sports career. We will & already have recommended him to friends and family.

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March 21, 2019

very impressed! wonderful bedside manor!

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February 25, 2019

Excellent patient care! Loved that *Dr. Babka talked & listened carefully to the patient and mom! Very pleased!!

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February 23, 2019

Dr. Babka is one of the best care providers I know. He makes connections with his patients. He provides options for treatments, and we all make a decision together. He also says we can think about options for the next step, which is appreciated too. I always recommend people to Dr. Babka, he is a great doctor and person!

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November 01, 2018

*Dr. Babka is top notch and understands that athletes want to get back to where they should be w/o pain - I always tell people to see him for problems!

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October 26, 2018

Dr Babka is the best sports med doc EVER. Very caring and through

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October 25, 2018

very impressed with Doctor Babka

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October 16, 2018

Dr. Babka is the best! He listens and explains everything very well, and really made my daughter feel good about the care she was getting. She felt she had a say in the treatment. We'd recommend Dr. Babka to anyone needing a sports med dr!

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October 06, 2018

Dr. Babka did a fanrltastic job assessing my daughter's condition, explaining it to us and involving her in deciding on her treatment plan. He is a gifted physician who is able to easily relate to and communicate with his patients. Could not be more pleased with having him as our Doctor. I highly recommend him to our friends.

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August 17, 2018

Dr Babka was very generous with his time. he put our minds at ease. he was thorough as well as respectful. we would recommend him to everyone we care about.

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August 10, 2018

I had an excellent experience and and very pleasant interaction with Dr Babka. He had exactly the approach I was hoping find that put getting fit to return to the playing as the top priority. He laid out the treatment options in a clear manner, explained the various trade-offs, the allowed me to make the decision I felt most comfortable with. A friend had highly recommended him -- I plan to do the same.

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August 04, 2018

Dr. Babka is amazing! explained my sons condition so well!

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July 26, 2018

*Dr. Babka makes me feel like he is on my team and wants to help me find a solution the make me feel better.

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July 12, 2018

*Dr. Babka is the best physician - He takes so much time to explain & is very concerned about the successful outcome.

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July 08, 2018

Dr. Babka is THE BEST!

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July 01, 2018

I appreciate Dr. Babka's concern and desire to find conservative solutions to the joint problems that I have experienced. He's the best!

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April 14, 2018

Dr. Babka was great, I could tell he is passionate about this field and his line of work. I appreciated that he was so knowledgeable and didn't send me away with directives to rest.

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April 12, 2018

I was very impressed with the care my daughter received from Dr. Babka

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March 19, 2018

Dr. Babka was great. He really spent all the time that I wanted speaking with me. It probably put him behind schedule for the rest of the day, but for something that is of such concern for me, and so important to me, it was crucial that I ask all the questions I had on my mind, and made sure that I understood what was acceptable and unacceptable for me to do moving forward.

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March 03, 2018

Dr. Babka was great! My son runs track and cross country and Dr. Babka spoke to him using track language that he understood. I could see that it put my son at ease. This was his first doctor's appointment where I didn't have to do all of the talking! Dr. Babka was very friendly and instantly found a way to find common ground with my son. I'm so happy that he made that effort.

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March 02, 2018

so happy to finally find a doctor like Dr. Babka that truly understands elite youth endurance athletes! thank you for providing this specialty for youth athletes!

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February 21, 2018

I love how Dr. Babka treated the patient with respect, and addressed her concerns as being the patient, instead of directing all of the questions to me.

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