Aaron A. Bare, MD

Aaron A. Bare, MD

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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Total Joint Arthroscopy

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1999
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2000
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2004
Fellowships:
Southern California Orthopedic Institute - 2005
Oakland Bone and Joint Specialists - 2006

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1949 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bare did a shoulder surgery over 12 years ago. The results of the surgery are excellent. He has always been caring and takes his time and have seen him through the years with different issues.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

No better doctor around, professional, caring and Is the best!!

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March 24, 2022

5.0

I really like how the practice treats all their patients. So informative. Offering options as well

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Great at relaying information and talking about next step to fix my problems!

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He listened, he explained everything and made me feel comfortable

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Confidence

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March 23, 2022

5.0

I'm his favorite patient

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He was patient and gave my son a great game plan for his therapy and talked one on one with my son.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Good manner and explanations

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March 21, 2022

5.0

- Thoughtful - I felt he was really listening to me - Easy to talk to

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Great at explaining my current condition and what treatments he recommends

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March 21, 2022

4.0

He seems very nice and didn't jump to a surgery I don't yet need.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Personal care, friendly manner and expertise.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

I feel confident in his ability.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He listened to me.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Kind, listens well, communicates well, talented, knowledgeable, twinkle in his eye.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Very direct and did exactly what he said he would do. Listened to what I had to say.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Right treatment suggested

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March 11, 2022

5.0

I work in the OR with Dr. Bare. I see first hand that he is an excellent surgeon. I had my choice of who to see—and not only in the NM network. I chose Dr. Bare.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He was recommended to me as being the best for my problem.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly and nonjudgmental. Gave good explanation of what he found as well as steps going forward.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Explains all options and outcomes

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He listens carefully and then discusses options.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bare is attentive, caring and answers all of your questions.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, easy demeanor explains details in layman’s terms

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March 06, 2022

5.0

I have total trust in Dr Bare. He is able to properly evaluate my problems, explain what the problem is, explain the options available and offer suggestions to what he feels is the best course of action. He completed a total knee replacement on me and the results are amazing as I have regained mobility, the pain is gone and I am able to do the things that I was missing and important to me.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Excellent explanation of diagnosis and treatment options

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Kind and explained everything

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Competent and great communication

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He has a great bedside manner, cares and listens to his patients.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, friendly manner. Made options very clear! He is a very good doctor

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March 02, 2022

5.0

The surgery and the recovery are going just as Dr. Bare said it would

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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February 27, 2022

5.0

The Dr. and his team care and listen.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bare offered me what he felt was the best thing to do first to resolve my frozen shoulder and said let's try this first and then if absolutely necessary we will do surgery.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He’s the absolute best!!

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable physician who is very personable with a great sense of humor which puts one at ease. Kindly took time to answer all questions. Excellent at explaining what to do and what to expect.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Honest, seems to care about the patient. On time

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable Personable

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Extremely concerned about patients well being. Gives honest answers and best advice for treatment. Recommended alternative methods of treating problem.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Attentive listener. Offers options and allows you to be involved in the decisions for continued care.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Fast and Through went 👌

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable, does not rush and explained everything well.

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February 19, 2022

4.0

No nonsense kind of person

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bare is an excellent surgeon. I am pleased with the outcome of my rotator cuff surgery from many years ago. He was very helpful and patient with my elderly mother when she saw him this week.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Personable, frank, humorous, relaxed, listens, answers questions, caring, etc

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Like his demeanor takes the time to explain

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Very easy to talk with and discuss past records and course of treatment. Have a clear understanding of the next step as well as possible options with realistic results.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He is caring and takes the time to answer my questions.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough and listens well.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Patient and kind. I trust his recommendations

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February 15, 2022

5.0

I've been a patient for several years. I trust Dr. Bare. I recommend him to all my family and friends. Couldn't ask for a better surgeon.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He was thorough in his description of my problem, my options and the next best steps.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very attentive and capable

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He’s an amazing doctor. I always leave the office with more confidence

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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February 11, 2022

5.0

First impression very good. Doctor has great patient skills and a sense of humor which I appreciated, plus fully answered all my questions.

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February 10, 2022

3.0

I only just met him but he seems like a very nice guy!!! I’ll see how it goes when he does my surgery!!!

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner

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February 09, 2022

5.0

A very bright and knowledgeable doctor. Also very nice.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

No comments He’s a good Doctor

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February 07, 2022

5.0

First doctor since my injury on 5/14/2021 that actually physically examined my shoulder. This is what hurts the most!

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Good dr

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Hes saving my shoulders , Hes a wonderful Dr. he has given me hope.

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February 04, 2022

4.0

He seems to know what he's doing, he listens, he cares. I have confidence in him. I just wish he'd wear his mask correctly.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

After surgery I felt that my main problem with rotator cuff is gone!! Now I just had to do physio-therapy for regain motion!! It worked as planned and I am happy with results

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February 02, 2022

5.0

I feel like Dr. Bare really cares about my shoulder and it’s recovery. It’s nice to see the Dr. and not just a PA all the time. He actually listens.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

He listened and took his time. Also made me feel very comfortable as a patient

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Has a nice personality, addresses the problems and the solutions, then lets me make the options at what works best for me.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Professional - wonderful bedside manner

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Great bed side manner

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He has great "bedside manner"

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bare listened and easily explained the X-ray results as well as the treatment. He was very kind and friendly. It was a wonderful experience for me Thank you!

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He is so kind . He listens and answers any questions I have. Really Professional and yet very caring!

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Just a knowledgeable, good doctor.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Bare listens and addresses all your concerns and more

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bare was patient, very knowledgeable, patient and answered questions when needed

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January 26, 2022

5.0

He is very personable and listened well! In so doing , he involved me in all decision making!

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Awesome person, great listener

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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January 19, 2022

4.0

Recommended by another Dr, but spent very little time with me. First visit. Not sure if we’ll communicate well.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He is a incredible doctor I’ve been seeing him for 11 years and he has never let me down he’s taking great care of me I won’t let anyone else to my knee surgery but him !

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January 16, 2022

5.0

He explained all my options thoroughly. He very understanding and listened to all my concerns.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Bare was professional and easy to talk with about my health.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

I have already reffered Dr Bare since my visit.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He listens to my questions and answers in a way that I will understand. He is willing to try different forms of treatment and not always jump to surgery as an answer. He lets me determine what is best for me and my life style.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Likable and straight forward. I was treated well.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Dr is kind, caring, attentive

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Appears to be very competent and understanding.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

He is such a kind person. I also like the fact that he is not quick to do surgery.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Great attitude, knowledgeable!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

For the information he had. He made a decision and we are moving forward.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

He appeared interested in me and the history of my knee problems.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

I would definitely recommend him for his surgical specialties.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is the best!! So happy he is my shoulder doctor!

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Thorough, to the point, provided options to next steps.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He is the best. Very knowledgeable but also listens and does not make assumptions. Always asking patient input on next steps and options. Does not assume. You can tell he is a continual learner that leverages all of his past and present experiences. He is a great role model and example for everyone in this office.

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