MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1995
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Children's Hospital/Park Ridge) - 1998
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics (Certified)
Practice Groups and Affiliations
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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I'm usually super happy with my visits. I always plan the appointment for my day off which is Friday. Since Dr. C is no longer working on Fridays, I had taken half a day of work and planned on dropping my daughter at daycare in time for lunch and nap and going to work the afternoon. We showed up 5 min early, got taken back 20 minutes after our appointment time and did not see the Dr until 50 minutes after the appointment time. Had to wait 10 minutes for her to get her flu shot (NOT completed by the nurse but the MA). We left there at 11:55 which was too late for me to take my child to daycare (we lost $ for the day) and because of this I lost a whole day of work... not to mention my coworkers schedule was messed up because of this too. Not sure what happened today. Our visits are usually no longer than an hour and if they're going to be delayed, we are informed up front. I now have to make arrangements for child care tomorrow so I can make up the work I missed today. Frustrating when communication lines are not open. And also? Since when does the MA give vaccines?
Dr. Joe is so patient and great with ny son. I love that he is so realistic in his educating and directs the visit towards him. He takes his time and we never feel rushed! Thank you for such great care!
He is the most knowledgeable pediatrician I have heard of. He address issues at the appropriate age, gives suggestions for resolving issues. He treats the whole child in the context of the family. I love that it's not just about the physical health of my child but their thriving within our family and the health of our family. It's always a delight to see Dr. Christensen.
Start to finish everyone in office was Wonderful. There was no rushing and everything was incredibly clean. I felt like we had plenty of time to discuss any concerns and everyone was very patient w my children.
We love Dr. Christiansen and the rest of the care team. They are attentive, knowledgeable, warm, and professional. It seems impossible to get in for an annual physical appointment without looking months ahead, which is the reason I've deducted one point.
He spoke to my son directly and ensured he covered important topics in a clear way. Very friendly and personable and made us feel at ease in a new practice. Proactively talked about covid and things we needed to know.
Dr.Christensen doesn't see the kids as a number he sees them as a whole as a person and he takes the time to make them feel comfortable and explains things to them where they can understand. He makes them feel heard and understood. He cares for his patients.
Not only are the doctors amazing but so is the staff. It is so hard to find this combination and we have found it and it has remained consistent since we transferred here about 12 years ago. My kids love their doctors and staff.
Dr. Christensen is one of the best doctors I have encountered. From the first visit in the hospital, he has spent generous amounts of time with us explaining various aspects of newborn care and answering our questions diligently. He never seems rushed and is an advocate for both his pediatric patients and their parents. Dr. Christensen truly cares about the well-being of his patients and their families. I'm deeply grateful to have found such a wonderful doctor so close to home.
Dr. Christensen is always thorough, and so friendly. You can tell he genuinely cares. As a first time mom with a 1 year old, I especially appreciate that every appointment he takes the time to explain in detail what to expect and how to best care for my daughter. His MA is always so kind to us as well!
He takes care of the kids and parents questions/education during the visit. I like that he doesn't rush into testing and seems more conservative about treatments. He has three kids and understands parents' concerns.
He has an excellent bedside manner. He took a lot of time with us, listened and we never felt rushed. I also liked his approach in discussing all parts of our daughters health â€šÃ„Ã® nutrition, safety, etc. He made our daughter feel comfortable and talked directly to her. What a wonderful doctor!
Every appointment with Dr. Christensen I leave feeling confident and trust he has my daughters best health interests. He is informative and kind and I truly appreciate his guidance being a first time mom.
Dr. Christensen is such a good doctor and so wonderful with my son. He always answers all of my questions and makes me feel so much better after leaving an appointment. He really takes the time to explain everything and teach parents.
We've gone to him since my children were newborns and he's always been open to all our questions and concerns. He discusses physical health, but also mental and social emotional. My kids and I feel completely comfortable going to him for all things big and small.
The staff is so informative and caring. All my kids feel so safe and comfortable with Dr. Joseph Christensen. He is an excellent pediatrician always super helpful, detailed and truly gives heartfelt advice when asking questions. I would reccomended him in a heartbeat to someone looking for a pediatrician who goes above and beyond.
I have been going to Dr. Christensen since the birth of my first child. He has been wonderful since day one. He takes his time to listen to my concerns and has given me so much valuable information about raising my children. He explains everything in detail and I know my children receive the best care. The team of nurses there are fantastic and have been so helpful to us.
Dr. Christensen is a provider who truly cares about his patients. I really appreciate the amount of time he spends with his patients and the parents. He is never in a rush and never seems frustrated with all of our questions. I appreciate How he brings up answers to some of the other parents frequently asked questions as well because it's something I may not have thought of but it is always very useful information.
He always makes me feel so much better about how I am doing and baby is doing. He is so gentle and sweet to my baby and it makes me feel like we're in good hands. He also takes so much time to explain everything and answer any questions which is so helpful as a new parents.
Dr. Christensen has always done a wonderful job explaining what my children can expect during a visit while also addressing my concerns as the parent. He's very patient and uses plain language when describing things and it puts us all at ease.
We are first time parents and this was our daughters first appointment (4 days old- very exciting) and we left the appointment feeling confident that Dr.Christensen is the best fit for our little one. We are grateful that he will be coaching us through this new amazing journey to keep our little one growing healthy and strong with his medical help and knowledge. Truly appreciate him showing us a great new way to burp her. Thank you for a lovely first visit - Bridget was great as well! Also, they made me both feel very comfortable to nurse and not feel rushed to leave.
Everyone is so friendly and Dr. Christensen not only knows my kids so well, but knows me also and how to talk to me especially with hard topics and decisions. I truly trust him with my kids and that he has their best interest at heart at all times.
Dr.Christensen always takes the time to answer any and all questions that I have. I never feel like I'm being rushed which is nice. Dr.Christensen has an excellent bed side manner and is great with my son. We love Dr.Christensen and I would highly recommend him.
I've already successfully recommended him to two new moms. He is warm, yet confident and assured in recommendations for my one year old. He is full of information while validating and supportive of the parenting you are doing. Great bedside, with both mom and baby (even with a mask on!) Strongly recommend!
I've seen Dr. Christensen since before I can remember. During the time I've seen him he has not only reassured me in times the times I've needed it medically, but is also a great communicator. Which sometimes with doctors you just don't get that as much because they are busy and running around. Dr. Christensen makes time for his patients no matter how long it may be. Which is something I genuinely appreciate in being one of his patients.