Eleanor G. Smith, MD

Eleanor G. Smith, MD

4.8 
424 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2008
Residency:
NorthShore University Health System - 2011
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2012

Faculty Profile

Clinical Instructor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.8
4.8 
424 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.7
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.7
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

93 Reviews

October 13, 2019

Have already recommended Dr. Smith to others -- who have since become her patients. She's the best!

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September 23, 2019

Excellent!

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August 29, 2019

Dr. Smith is the best!

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August 26, 2019

Dr. Smith is the best doctor ever. She is so caring, understanding, and always works with you to figure out how to determine the next steps for any issues I have. I would highly recommend her and feel so fortunate to have her as my healthcare provider.

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August 20, 2019

Dr. Eleanor Smith is a fantastic doctor.

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July 29, 2019

*Dr. Smith is always a pleasure. She makes me feel like I matter. ALWAYS!

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July 05, 2019

Dr. Smith is awesome! Very happy with her thoroughness, attention to details, and overall excellent/superb service I have received!

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July 01, 2019

Dr. Smith is a great doctor not just for her knowledge, but her empathy and taking the time to understand the needs/wants of her patients. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a physician in the Evanston area.

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June 28, 2019

Dr. Smith is a wonderful doctor. She is caring and soothing. She doesn't rush the appointment. She takes her time with me during each appointment, and I always leave feeling truly cared for. I've even recommended her to a family member who expressed an interest in possibly switching doctors. Dr. Smith is the best!

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June 28, 2019

I love Eleanor Smith and have recommended her to several people. She is the best!

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June 28, 2019

Dr Smith is kind, sincere, and knowledgeable. She is an excellent physician and a caring person. I always feel welcome and never feel rushed. She asks questions and is very attentive. I always enjoy seeing her and I'm very happy she's my doctor.

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June 17, 2019

Dr. Smith is extremely empathic and communicates clearly. I would recommend her to anyone.

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June 16, 2019

Dr. Smith has always been very kind and caring to me!

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June 14, 2019

Dr. Smith is very smart and a very good doctor. I consistently tell people that I have a very good doctor.

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May 21, 2019

Dr. Smith is amazing! She is such a caring and knowledgeable physician who goes the extra mile to help me (and, I assume, all of her patients.)

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May 20, 2019

DR. Smith was excellent-great personal manner.

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May 16, 2019

Dr Smith is an outstanding Doctor . Dr Smith takes the time to listen and shows a great deal of compassion , Northwestern is lucky to have a doctor of this caliber.

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May 16, 2019

Dr Smith is wonderful, and I already recommended her to friends and family.

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May 12, 2019

Excellent service.

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May 07, 2019

The Dr. and her nurse were friendly and knowledgeable.

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April 29, 2019

I really love that Dr. Smith hears my needs and concerns when deciding on a plan of treatment. I expressed concern with the cost of a somewhat optional vaccine, and she helped me find a solution that was both cost-effective and keeps me safe while traveling. She was phenomenal in making me feel empowered in this decision.

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April 24, 2019

Truly excellent!

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April 13, 2019

My husband and I moved here from KY and after mt experience, he will be coming here for his primary care as well

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April 11, 2019

I love Dr Smith , I drive 45 minutes past many other office's to go to her she is wonderful and so kind and understanding

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April 10, 2019

Dr. Smith is wonderful! Very calming, easy to talk to, spends time with you so you don't feel rushed.

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March 26, 2019

The overall experience was great.

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March 25, 2019

This was my first visit to Dr Smith and I was very impressed and pleased. She has become the primary Dr for my wife and me.

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March 24, 2019

Dr Smith is truly one of a kind. I have referred her to friends and those friends have now referred her to their friends. She is how all doctors should be! Love her!

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March 22, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Smith and I was a little nervous. She was great! Very professional yet personable. She showed concern for my issues and sought ways to resolve them, even given me alternatives along the way.

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March 20, 2019

Dr. Smith is an excellent provider and a most trusted member of my healthcare decision team.

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March 14, 2019

Dr. Smith takes ample time to see how I have been feeling.

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March 11, 2019

Dr Smith is excellent

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March 10, 2019

This was an exceptional experience. I rated very good on all, not without thinking. Dr. Smith was truly exceptional.

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February 13, 2019

Dr. Smith is outstanding in every way, one of the few PCPs who actually coordinates her patients' care.

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February 11, 2019

I really do love Dr. Smith she is so sharp and yet very caring and thorough. She also responds to all of my messages through my chart.

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February 11, 2019

I've decided to make Dr. Smith my PCP!

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February 03, 2019

I liked that she showed me the results on the computer from my most recent visits to compare to and see trends.

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January 28, 2019

the level of care, communication and concern is what keeps us coming all the way from North Carolina to see the doctor. top notch.

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January 26, 2019

Dr. Smith made me feel comfortable and relaxed.

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January 23, 2019

Wonderful care.

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January 21, 2019

love Dr. E. Smith

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January 18, 2019

Kind, excellent care.

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January 03, 2019

I will make Dr Smith my Primary Care Physician

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December 29, 2018

Dr. Smith always impressed me with her empathy and understanding. She addressed all of my concerns and made sure I understood the directions.

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December 26, 2018

My entire family sees *Dr. Eleanor Smith and are fortunate to have her as our PCP.

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November 28, 2018

Eleanor Smith seems like a good, thorough doctor, but her bedside manner is not to my taste. She is blunt, even a little gruff with comments and recommendations - her tone seems to say, "Well, I'm a doctor and know what I'm talking about; you are not a doctor and don't know anything." I'm sure this demeanor is fine for some patients, but I find it off-putting.

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November 27, 2018

Given my age I have experienced many doctors. Dr. Smith is the best I have ever had.

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November 20, 2018

Dr. Smith is fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better GP. She is attentive, thorough, and genuinely cares about her patients.

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November 17, 2018

Dr. Smith is one of the few doctors I've encountered who actually cares for people and wants to help. She listens well and gives sound advice. Any decisions that are made are made with patients not by her alone. I find these qualities very important.

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November 16, 2018

Dr. Eleanor Smith always takes a strong interest in my health.

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November 08, 2018

Like Dr. Smith been with her for awhile and will for sure continue. However she seems to be rushed for this appointment which is not the norm.

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October 23, 2018

Dr Smith is amazing. very patient, kind, and demonstrated warmth and empathy during my visit. she shows an invested interest in me not only medically but as a person.

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Smith is a fantastic physician. She is caring and courteous and always show a genuine interest in me as a patient. I can't say enough positive things about her.

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October 20, 2018

Dr. Smith spent a lot of time and explained everything so that I understood. She also informed me that I've had high platelets for many years and no other doctor caught it or told me. She's great!

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October 15, 2018

Dr. Smith is very thorough with providing information and makes sure I am included in the process. She's kind and informative, and she was willing to walk me through the whole process and answer questions. I have a great degree of confidence in her.

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October 12, 2018

Dr was professional but friendly, concerned, attentive to my comments and questions. Worked with me regarding my self pay and needed tests and treatments.

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October 04, 2018

My favorite doctor I've ever had!

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September 28, 2018

Dr Smith is wonderful, I'm thankful to have her as my doctor!

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September 27, 2018

Dr. Smith has some of the best bed-side manner I have seen. She is very busy but spends al ot of time with you and it is quality time where she discusses anything you may want

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September 10, 2018

We had a ton of info to cover on this first visit to establish new care. Dr. Smith had to balance the one hour time we had with all that needed to be covered and was very clear about needing to be fair to others in terms of staying on schedule. She has exceptional communication skills

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September 03, 2018

I really appreciate Dr Smith's wiliness to work with and how she considers is a team.

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August 17, 2018

Dr Smith was caring and a good listener. Did not feel rushed.

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August 16, 2018

Dr. Smith is easy to talk to and very helpful.

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August 06, 2018

Dr. Smith is the best doctor I've had. She is kind, knowledgeable and seems to be able to get right to the heart of what's wrong w/r/t finding the best treatment.

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July 30, 2018

Dr. Eleanor Smith is amazing. I feel very lucky to have her as my physician

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July 30, 2018

DR Smith is the best always taking time to listen and understand the issue.

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July 25, 2018

Dr. Smith is always kind, caring, and knowledgeable. I appreciate that she involves me in decisions regarding my health

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July 19, 2018

Dr. Smith has an excellent background in general internal medicine and is very friendly and compassionate.

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July 01, 2018

Like Dr. Smith very much she listens and explains everything very well and always friendly and has the time without feeling rushed. Always good suggestions as to health options and concerned about whatever is going on.

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June 25, 2018

I love Dr Smith- she's the best Dr I've ever had, and I've had many.

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June 23, 2018

This appt as a pre-op exam. Dr. Smith made time to do the exam due to change in surgery date. As always, the exam as done with great care and concern.

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June 22, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Smith to others already. Really confident in her abilities.

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June 16, 2018

Dr. Smith is the reason I go to this practice for my medical care. Really appreciate the time she takes in a visit, her clear communication, and the empathy she demonstrates. Truly a gem that is rare to find in 21st century medical care.

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June 15, 2018

I really like Dr. Smith. I am happy to be a new patient of hers.

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June 10, 2018

Dr. Smith is new to me; I will definitely use her as my GP in the future.

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May 14, 2018

Dr Smith was exceptional - she is the perfect mix of intelligence and compassion I felt completely care for

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May 08, 2018

Excellent follow up after visit using the Northwestern Patient Portal.

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April 29, 2018

she's way beyond a (5)...How about exceptional or absolutely

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April 19, 2018

Dr Smith was very thorough and informative and was concerned about my treatment and meds prescribed at urgent care the previous week

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March 25, 2018

Shes excellent

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March 24, 2018

Dr Eleanor Smith is wonderful ! She caught a thyroid problem I was having the very first time I saw her

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March 24, 2018

While I would have appreciated more time, I still felt like she as very thorough and methodical, and I don't feel like she missed anything in my care. She was incredibly kind and attentive!

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March 23, 2018

The best possible care.

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March 14, 2018

I appreciate that Dr. Smith took time to expand on an issue that I was passing off as a minor problem during my routine physical exam. The fact that she didn't just skip over that issue and took time to discuss it was comforting and reflects her thoughtfulness as a care provider.

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March 12, 2018

I'm very happy I got to meet Dr. Smith. She was friendly, approachable yet confident and professional. I haven't met many doctors like her.

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March 12, 2018

Dr. Smith is an amazing care provider!

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March 09, 2018

I hit the jackpot when I found Dr. Smith. I could not be happier or feel more confident that I am being well cared for.

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March 04, 2018

Dr. Smith is wonderful - patient, compassionate and so helpful. She listened to me and took the time to explain next steps in helping me get better.

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February 23, 2018

I LOVE Dr Smith. She listens to me and truly cares about me. She is a very knowledgeable physican.

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February 19, 2018

Dr. Smith was upfront, light and humorous where called for and serious with fact-filled sentences and observations. She did not talk down to me (as some doctors have) and she gave the appropriate amount of medical detail to satisfy my questions and provide me with the information I wanted/needed.

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February 01, 2018

Dr Smith was the epitome of a caring, well informed, intuitive professional MD. We came to her with a specific, unusual request for a psychiatric referral for a complicated issue and she acted on the request with the utmost care and concern. I felt like she was sent from heaven during a very difficult time in our family.

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January 26, 2018

Dr. Smith is great. I always feel well taken care of. I also appreciate efforts to use less paper and the explaination that I would be able to see everything in the app as well!

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January 17, 2018

Dr Smith is wonderful ! She's very attentive and doesn't rush you.

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