Karin B. Ulstrup, MD

Karin B. Ulstrup, MD

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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Adult Medicine
  • Exercise
  • Health Education
  • Holistic/Alternative Medicine
  • Preventative Care
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine - 2001
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant 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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

976 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is honest, professional, and caring. I have been a long-time patient and appreciate the quality of care she provides.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Expertise, up-to-date in medical knowledge, personable.

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March 28, 2022

4.0

Care and bedside manner are awesome.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

I like Dr. Ulstrap's demeanor and caring ways.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Ulstrup listens, takes time with patients, and is very personable and thorough.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Ulstrup is thorough and caring.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She superb

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March 19, 2022

5.0

She is caring and calm. Also thorough

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March 18, 2022

5.0

She’s a very good, kind doctor… she answer and explain your questions… she takes time with her patient…

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March 18, 2022

5.0

She’s the best

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Always answers any questions or concerns and always gives opinions on what would be the best treatment.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Caring, thorough and pleasant.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She is a warm, caring, and thorough Dr.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She listens and gives great advice.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is knowledgeable, caring and proactive. I hope she never leaves Northwestern Medicine!

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup always takes the time to explain whatever is going on, and whatever questions you may have.. She is very caring and thorough, and treats you as if you’re a part of her family.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup has always been professional and pleasant.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Patient care

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March 07, 2022

5.0

She’s very pro active with her patients heath. Always through.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Knowledge of my medical background and willingness to work with me to solve medical issues

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March 01, 2022

5.0

listens well, attended to all my needs

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Karin is always attentive, empathetic, and patient. She explains things clearly, listens to me feedback, and provides options. She remembers me from visit to visit and provides reasonably personalized care.

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February 28, 2022

4.0

Dr Ulstrup is nice to deal with, she is a caring, competant physician, however, the appointments are hard to get.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is the only reason I purchase BCBS PPO rather than a less expensive plan through my employer (who is a competing research university/health system in Chicago). It is worth the extra expense in premiums and per-visit costs to be seen by a physician who is so thorough, professional, knowledgeable, empathetic, and personable. I have recommended her to multiple people and can't say enough good things about her. She is a wonderful doctor who truly listens to her patients.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

None better.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Ulstrup is the absolute best. She is kind, thorough and listens. She is a true hero for her dedication to caring. I am truly lucky to have her as my doctor.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, listens, answers all your questions and makes sure you understand what she’s said, very helpful and very carrying.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup must be the teacher of “good bedside manners.” She’s knowledgeable in her field but displays an ability to listen to her patients. I enjoy my visits with her and desire to please her by doing what’s necessary to stay in good health.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is caring and compassionate. I trust her and her medical judgment implicitly.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She is a very understanding and caring person. As a doctor she is very knowledgeable.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

I feel as if Dr. Ulstrup cares for me as if I am family!

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She listens, she's current and she is thorough.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Helpful. She listens, asks thoughtful questions and tries to help resolve the issue.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

My care at NWMemorial has always been excellent.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Very personable & through

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She is acting and I respect her

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February 05, 2022

5.0

She is responsive and caring and not judgmental. She takes the time to review my chart and listen to come up with the treatments that make sense.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Doctor is experienced in internal medicine which is difficult in modern times; she is caring and kind; has always prepared for my appointment; knows about me personally; always follows up for me; a great partner with me for my care. I am blessed that she is my primary physician.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

She’s extraordinary

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February 04, 2022

5.0

she cares she explains knows her stuff cost conscious gives options engaging

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Very good and very thorough

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Knowledge and attitude. I feel she knows me

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February 01, 2022

3.0

Appointment scheduling problems, difficulty.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She really cares for her patients

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She is very through, kind , professional and caring. I highly recommend her.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She has been my internal doctor for years and very pleased w her knowledge and care

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January 25, 2022

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Ulstrup for many years. She is always concerned about my problems and includes my in her care plan.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough and refers you to specialty doctors when needed.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She treats me as if I am her only patient. She listens. She remembers previous problems and tracks progress. She is collaborative and friendly. She makes appropriate referrals. I always leave feeling cared for.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She's been listening to me for many years. Understands my phyaical health, what works, what doesn't, when changes need to be made.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup listens, reacts and answers my issues, questions. Keeps me on concerns, explains her knowledge base and gives straight and direct responses.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

She is kind smart intelligent insightful proactive and cares about my health and well being.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and non-judgemental. She takes the time to listen and focus on her patients. Wonderful physician and person!

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Very attentive to your needs. I never feel she rushes me to get to her next appointment.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is wonderful. She takes the time to understand her patient's concerns.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is a seasoned and thorough doctor, kind and compassionate. She listens and follows up no matter how busy she surely is.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Very thorough! Examined all body systems.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Caring for the patient

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Love Dr Ulstrup. She’s an excellent doctor.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Find her enormously helpful and have already recommended her to others

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She’s very professional, very knowledgeable physician. She takes all the time that’s needed, answers all questions yet is very personable

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Ulstrup was (as always), fully engaged, empathetic and helpful. My appointment started within 10 minutes of the scheduled time, and I left with a clear understanding of next steps. Dr Ulstrup always seems up to speed on my medical history, providing personalized healthcare.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Excellent bed side manner and listened to my concerns

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December 28, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent physician as well as someone who genuinely cares .

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Great care

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December 25, 2021

5.0

always considerate and knowledgeable

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Excellent medical provider with compassion .

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is the finest physician I have ever known!! She is highly skilled but also kind, compassionate, and caring. She cares about the WHOLE person and treats the WHOLE person. I feel blessed to have her for my internist!!!

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Ulstrup ALWAYS has enough time for me. There is no question that I’ve ever asked that she did not have an answer I’m grateful for the exceptional care I’ve always received

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Ulstrup is supportive & provides good medical advice

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December 17, 2021

5.0

I trust her.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

She is caring, thorough and professional.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

She’s my best Dr… very compassionate, takes time, listen and answer all your questions…. Very kind and nice person…

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Ulstrup was kind and listened carefully for my symptoms

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December 10, 2021

5.0

I’ve found her to be very aware of my physical and emotional health as well

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December 06, 2021

5.0

I have recommended her, however she’s not taking new patients.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is very knowledgeable, approachable and thorough.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Best doctor I’ve ever had, caring, answers all your questions in a way you understand, makes you feel at ease, very comforting, she’s just a great doctor.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

She has been my internist for at least 15 years. She's very thorough and caring.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

She is empathetic, realistic and caring.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

She really cares about all aspects of my physical and mental health

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and caring provider.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Very through. Great listener. Fantastic doctor

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November 12, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough, responsive and empathetic. Takes the time to answer questions and explain.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

She is personable, knowledgeable, inquisitive, and thorough.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

She’s my doctor for so many years and I’m satisfied with her service… she’s a compassionate n kind doctor,,,

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November 10, 2021

5.0

trust the doctor

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November 09, 2021

5.0

She is very kind. She listens to your concerns. Takes time to answer questions.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Very personable.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and knows how to politely disagree in a way to keep communication open. Very respectful and well read.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is amazing. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and caring. She listens to your concerns.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

I have recommended her and her colleagues to everyone I know!

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Tremendous!

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October 28, 2021

5.0

She is certainly a kindred soul, who devotes her energies to the welfare of her patients minds and bodies.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is always pleasant, conscientious, and thorough. I feel in good hands with her assessments.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

So caring and thorough.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Ulstrup listens and always takes time with me.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Simply the brightest, kindest and most professional doctor I have known (and I have lived over 6 decades). I travel a long distance to have her as my primary care internist, and I would travel farther if necessary.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup gives good quality care and has an excellent manner with patients.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ulstrup is awesome! She is so thorough and takes time to listen to her patients. I appreciate her attention to detail! She's the best!

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Disclosures

Karin B. Ulstrup, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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