Khalilah L. Gates, MD

Khalilah L. Gates, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Pulmonology

Secondary Specialty

  • Critical Care Medicine

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd)
  • Critical Care
  • Pneumonia

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 2003
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2006
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2010

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

234 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 26, 2022

5.0

I feel that she is a capable and well informed person.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent doctor

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March 26, 2022

5.0

She’s terrific.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

SHE CARES.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Very caring and understanding doctor

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Amazing she explained everything in detail asked a lot of questions about my history of asthma and gave a good plan to better control my asthma.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gates is very attentive and makes every effort to address my concerns.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Dr Gates is excellent as is her staff. They work amazingly together as a team. She is candid but kind. Goes the extra mile. Her assistant is the same. He also makes sure you are informed and are reassured. They both want to make sure you leave without any unanswered questions. You need to clone both of them 😊

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Gates knows her specialty and takes note or outliers that may be a piece to the puzzle. Great, energy, sense of humor and hears what you have to say.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

excellent physician

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January 15, 2022

5.0

I’ve recommended her to many people. She is an expert on lung problems and besides seeking medical answers, she listens carefully to what the patient is saying.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

I think she is an excellent doctor. I have never felt rushed during my appointments with her, she is very thorough, she will take time to explain things to me, and I have the real sense that she is concerned about me and my well being.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

She’s great!

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January 02, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough and helpful.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician with wonderful bedside manner!

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates is very professional & listens to every question I have. Excellent care!

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December 20, 2021

5.0

She was very informative and took the time to explain everything to me (as did her fellow). I've never had a doctor spend so much time....they are usually in a hurry to get you out the door! I would definitely recommend her!

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November 27, 2021

5.0

She's very caring and skilled.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates is everything I look for in a physician. She isn't satisfied with just managing my symptoms; she actively looks for ways to help me feel better and live my best life. She is an exceptional listener who brings her whole self to her work and it shows. On top of it all, she has a great sense of humor and laughs at my jokes. Even though coming to NMH is not convenient for me given my distance from the hospital, she is worth the drive and worth the wait, every time.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Very Well Schooled, Sensitive & Progressive …

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October 30, 2021

4.0

She seems to care

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates spends time with me and really tries to understand all aspects of my health and how it may be affecting my asthma.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Put me at ease, was thorough and interested and encouraging.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

She is a great doctor, very knowledgeable

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October 03, 2021

5.0

I would feel comfortable referring Dr. Gates to other family members, due to her professionalize and communication style.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates is very thorough in her examination and diagnosis.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable makes you feel comfortable Answer all questions Did not rush appointment

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr.Gates is thorough. She listens to the patient and doesn't stop until she gets to the bottom of what is causing the problem.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

She's very attentive to my needs.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates listened to my concerns. Explained all the findings from the tests I had completed and included me in how she would proceed with my care plan.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Very thorough & upbeat

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August 28, 2021

5.0

She seems to be a friendly, good and thorough doctor.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

All I can say is she meets every criteria I expect in A doctor. Not only does she know what's going on but thinks about how to explain it in a way you feel comfortable and safe before you leave. No limits of time or pushing the boundaries of having the appointment shortened due to heavy volumes of patients. Her kindness and her ability to listen and to communicate back was incredible! I could go on and on just from that meeting but I think this has enough.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and great listener.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Gates listens to her patience and makes them feel heard. She has a wonderful bedside manner and makes the patient feel important and not just a cog in a assembly line that needs to be addressed before moving on. She is quite lovely and I felt she truly listened and then diagnosed rather than making up her mind in the first 2 secs.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

I was diagnosed with asthma as an adult. I felt relief that I finally had the answers to the mystery symptoms. Spent time explaining everything to me!

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Asks questions, pays attention to my answers.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

She listens well and really tries to figure out whats wrong.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

She is professional yet warm and charming. She is attentive and thorough with her explanations and instructions without being condescending

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July 13, 2021

5.0

She's great! One of the best I've ever had at Northwestern

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Gates is thorough and frank.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

She researched my illness prior to me even entering the office and believed me when no one else would

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May 18, 2021

5.0

She's thorough. Caring.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and personable - great bedside manner and ready to do whatever she needed to help me feel better.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to and explains Things well

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May 07, 2021

5.0

I felt the doctor really listened to me.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Sensitive, Smart, UnderStanding, Professional and Caring and on Top of her Game!!

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May 03, 2021

5.0

I appreciate she takes the time to listen to my concerns and offer suggestions I"m comfortable with.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

She cares about patients concerns!! She is a great listener!!

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Super friendly. Very professional too though.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Listened to all my concerns. She referred me to a nurse who taught me how to use the prescribed respiratoy equipment. Made me feel very comfortable.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Friendly thorough and knowledgeable.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Outstanding knowledgeable, caring, and friendly. Her professional approach is reassuring.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Gates is very personable and knowledgeable .

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates takes the time to listen and talk to her patients to understand them not just as a patient with problems, but as a person. She also make sure that you understands fully the course of action she has suggested.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

She's thorough Professional and pleasant

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates is attentive, thorough and professional.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

From my first appointment/visit with Dr. Gates, she was very attentive to the reason of my visit. She allowed my husband to be present to the consultation, and the simple way she expressed her view-point to my needs, I feel I have chosen my new physician well.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Great experience. Thorough. Great bedside manner

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knowledgeable, and shows concern to get patients better

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March 15, 2021

5.0

clear communication, proactive, and empathetic.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor..very careing

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Gates quickly established rapport. She asked good questions. She listened attentively. She verbalized her concerns in a way which gave me comfort and raised my awareness. I am glad I now have her as one of my providers.

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February 26, 2021

5.0

very impressive first appointment

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February 22, 2021

5.0

She one of the best doctors.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Felt very comfortable with her and pleasant.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Took time to listen and asked a lot of questions which made me feel that I had a complete exam and understanding of the approach.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Not only is Dr. Gates knowledgeable, she presents a caring and personable manner, which creates a comfortable, relaxed experience. I always look forward to our appointments.

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Because she is Great!!!!

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Very patient with all of my questions and takes as much time as you need.

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January 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Gates is friendly and knowledgeable

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December 29, 2020

5.0

She's professional and friendly

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Today was my first visit with Dr. Gates. Over the entire time she was attentive to what I had to say, was carrying and inspired confidence. I left her office feeling confident that I'm in good care.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Good listening skills and attentive to patient concerns

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Gates was extremely kind, understanding and helpful. She took time to explain everything and I understood what her thoughts and future plans for my health is.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Seems caring

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November 30, 2020

5.0

She inspired confidence.

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November 30, 2020

5.0

Professional, caring, the staff listened

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November 28, 2020

5.0

She serious but funny

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very personable and persistent in trying to figure out what my issue is.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gates

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Doctor was thorough and took her time to review results of test. It was a pleasure to meet her.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

She really cares

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Love the staff. My Dr is the first one to HEAR what I've been saying

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October 16, 2020

5.0

It's more than a job to her

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October 16, 2020

5.0

I felt like she cared about my well being

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Gates was very knowledgeable about my problem. She explained everything so that I was able to comprehend. Plus she is a very pleasant person.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Personnel was knowledgeable, pleasant and on time!

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Gates answered all of my questions completely. I found her encouraging and very pleasant. I also found her very dedicated to her work.

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September 28, 2020

4.0

Have only met her through phone conversations. Can't wait to meet her in person.

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September 28, 2020

4.0

Have Been happy with treatment but difficult to get as much out of it as I would if I were personally seeing my doctor.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Excellent care.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

9 for excellent care; 1 point was deducted for difficulties in securing an appointment.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Top notch doctor"pulmonologist

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Everyone was professional and attentive

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Very thoughtful, good communicator. Offered me a sample for an expensive medication. I also liked the resident, Dr. Vitale, she did an excellent, complete history.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Long wait times to get an appointment. Had to initially schedule for November, a 7 week wait from when I called, which is ridiculous. Luckily, there was a cancellation today.

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September 13, 2020

5.0

Very nice doctor. Doing very thorough investigation into my health. Believes me when I bring up concerns.

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September 13, 2020

5.0

Great doctors and facilities.

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