Eleanor G. Smith, MD

Eleanor G. Smith, MD

4.9 
1027 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Adult Medicine
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Comprehensive Primary Care
  • End Of Life Issues
  • Holistic/Alternative Medicine
  • Men's Health
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health

Education

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

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Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Clinical Instructor, 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 

1027 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

She is very caring and listens thoughtfully.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Thorough, kind, efficient and seemingly knowledgeable

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr Eleanor Smith is a very thorough and compassionate doctor. She has caught things other doctors have missed.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Listens well, explains with care and attention to detail, very personable genuine in approach

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, understanding highly intelligent professional

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, caring, personalized treatment

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Smith is professional and caring listens and recommends treat.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I appreciated her explanations and found her to be both warm/friendly as well as professional. She also didn’t make the appointment feel rushed even though it was very quick, and I was not left waiting in the exam room for any longer than needed.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She takes her time.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

She is a fantastic doctor and very personable.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Asks a lot of questions and listens to the responses and follows up with questions as necessary. Reviewed prior examinations and discussed items that needed responses. Provided referrals as necessary for problems that I brought up that were on my mind and determined which referrals were not needed this year but would be in the following year.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and treats me kindly

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr.Smith is an excellent doctor. I would definitely highly recommend Dr.Smith to friends and family.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

E Smith is a competent physician and a warm person. She treats patients not problems.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Smith is very approachable and attentive. She listens and offers her opinion clearly. I always know what is happening and feel like I can speak up.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She tells it like it is

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Smith is an incredible doctor and human being.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Terrific manner and knowledge base

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Eleanor is compassionate, knowledgeable and holistic. She is generous of time, spirit, honesty and humor.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Thorough, thoughtful, and trustworthy

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Good listener and great job explaining

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very informative and easy to talk to

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Smith is very knowledgeable and compassionate.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

She is knowledgeable and takes time to talk about issues

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very thoughtful and reviewed all systems. Easy to interact with.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Wonderful bedside manner Genuine concern for my well being Knowledgeable and confident but not condescending or judgmental Overall, awesome physician!!

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February 13, 2022

5.0

She listens well and has good suggestions.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Smith is efficient without sacrificing being caring. I felt like she listened to all my concerns while still keeping the appointment on track.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Very attentive for Lilian.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Smith tends to the body and (metaphorical) heart

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Knowledge, attentiveness, judgment, sensitivity, diligence - everything good I can think of.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and always feel like I had a good exchange when I see her.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

She is a really good communicator and also listens. She provides actionable feedback and is a skilled and professional practitioner. She's also very nice.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

She is a real person as well as being a fine doctor

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February 05, 2022

5.0

She is awesome, very nice to talk to, helpful.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Excellent care took the time to talk to me about my blood work and how to improve a few issues also talked to me about a personal problem

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February 04, 2022

5.0

caring and patience

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February 04, 2022

5.0

She truly cares about her patients. Ok…

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December 17, 2021

2.0

I have had multiple occasions where she misinterprets or misremembers information.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, good listener with attention to detail.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and caring

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Great rapport. Great evidence based care.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is attentive, kind, and of course very sharp.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Wise health counsel.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I was very comfortable discussing my medical issues .

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December 06, 2021

5.0

She is kind and caring. I have recommended her often

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith listens and recommends a helpful comprehensive plan of care. She is also very compassionate and explains clearly the conditions and plan of action.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, warm, knowledgeable and thorough.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Kind and friendly and Doctor Smith is vary forgiving, helpful and a pleasure to talk to.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith is so warm and easy to talk to. She makes sure you understand, she shows you and talks through what she is entering in the system. I’ve never felt so comfortable with a primary care physician in my life. Seriously.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Intelligent, kind, and thoughtful clinician. She really does care.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith listens. She takes time with her patients. She sees the whole person, not just disease or specific body part.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

She was thorough.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

She provides compassionate and complete care. She really listens and gives sound advice.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Kind, caring, collaborative, inspires trust in decision-making, never rushed, knowledgeable in all spheres, makes one feel they are heard

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Patient and thorough.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith was very thorough, understanding and kind.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Caring. Fun. Easy to talk to. Always helps me. Recommend her highly.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith is knowledgeable and caring. We have a great relationship.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

She is great

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is an incredible physician. Even with the snafu with my appointment check in, Dr. Smith was still thorough with my exam and made sure to answer my questions. She makes you feel like her focus is completely on you as a patient. Even though I live over 20 miles away, I still continue to see Dr. Smith because I trust her opinions and appreciate the care she shows for me and my well-being.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

She was very kind. Thorough in going over my history and took time to listen and ask questions. Invaluable in this day and age where everyone is rushing. I felt heard and understood.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Comprehensive, caring, expert and human

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent care and communication! Dr. Smith asks good questions and provides helpful information and options.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

I absolutely love Dr. Smith! She is always so kind, compassionate and caring.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is great - explains things, answers questions

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is so caring and compassionate. She really takes the time to know her patients. I feel like I’m checking in with a friend that just happens to be my doctor.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Eleanor is kind, caring, and thorough. I always feel comfortable with her and she always helps with referrals if it’s something that needs more assistance.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is an excellent medical practitioner and gives sound advice.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith takes the time to address any and all concerns and questions during the appointment. She is knowledgeable and prepared for the appointment. In addition, Dr. Smith is an incredibly kind person, and I give her bedside rating a 10.

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October 23, 2021

5.0

she’s wonderful!

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October 23, 2021

5.0

She is brilliant and compassionate.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith is extraordinarily well informed, attentive to detail, has excellent judgment, and is as pleasant and personable as can be.

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October 21, 2021

4.0

Very personable. Explains and listens well.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

She is thoughtful and she listens closely.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

She is caring, listens and understands my perspective on issues, thorough, and very competent

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October 20, 2021

5.0

My doctor, Eleanor Smith, is the most compassionate, sincere doctor I've known in my almost 50 years of life. She is knowledgeable and does not treat you like a medical record number. She truly cares about your health and you as a person. Please clone her

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October 19, 2021

5.0

love her thoughtful approach to the whole person

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is one of the kindest doctors I’ve ever met. She’s incredibly knowledgeable, but her emotional intelligence sets her apart. I could not be more grateful to be in her care.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, very professional, compassionate and thorough.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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October 13, 2021

5.0

The best! Always has a great plan to address health issues and is so professional!!!

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, compassionate, professional. The BEST doctor!

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October 09, 2021

5.0

A kind and through medic.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Excellence in care, compassion.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful. Capable. Clear communicator.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

She Jewish and have a great love for people and very dedicated in everything she do for her patient and I could go on about my doctor that,s what I admired about my doctor keep up the good work and hopefully be seeing you real soon

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Listens to what my issue is, genuinely cares and very responsive.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Friendly. Talks time to discuss your issues. Helpful. Knowledgeable

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October 04, 2021

5.0

First time seeing Dr. Smith, yet she seemed reasonably aware of my medical history and related conditions. In other words, she did her homework - and on very short notice.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, approachable, easy to talk to, proactive with my care

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October 02, 2021

5.0

I feel very cared for by Dr. Smith, the specialists she recommends and her staff.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

She's kind and compassionate

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Listens to my concerns, remembers prior conversations (I know there are notes, but other docs don’t always refer to them), provides useful advice and recommendations

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September 27, 2021

5.0

She is caring and very patient

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith was very in depth and cared to get to know me in more ways than just my physical health.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

She was patient, caring and involved me in her decision making process

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September 24, 2021

5.0

She is thorough, smart, and interested in details of my medical history and current status. I trust her completely.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manner, answers all questions well, makes me feel comfortable.

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Disclosures

Eleanor G. Smith, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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