Brian N Rubenstein

Brian N Rubenstein, M.D.

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Brian N Rubenstein, M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068


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I believe in patient care which maximizes the quality of life and functional capability.

About Me



  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center
  • Internship: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Medical School: The Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Brian N Rubenstein, M.D.

4.7 out of 5

336 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.7 out of 5

286 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

333 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.8 out of 5

334 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

328 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.8 out of 5

332 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.7 out of 5

331 Patient Ratings


excellent as always

Reviewed on November 26, 2019 4:27 PM

wonderful my doctor is great and very caring

Reviewed on November 25, 2019 6:54 PM

I always enjoy my visits with my doctor

Reviewed on November 25, 2019 6:54 PM

Very good. Answered all my questions.

Reviewed on November 21, 2019 1:24 PM

All good experiences.

Reviewed on November 21, 2019 1:24 PM

pleasant thoughtful & generous with his time

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 3:11 PM

always nice experience

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 3:11 PM

It was a very pleasant experience and informative.

Reviewed on November 15, 2019 9:50 AM

My provider is always punctual, seems interested in what I have to say, never rushes me, always reviews my medications. I am pleased with him & his staff.

Reviewed on November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

He and I seem to be a good match.

Reviewed on November 6, 2019 11:00 PM

he listens

Reviewed on November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

DR. RUBENSTEIN provided an excellent check-up. He is very thorough and razor sharp. Very impressed with his knowledge and efficiency.

Reviewed on October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Good visit! Took time! Suggested flu shot - Which I took.

Reviewed on October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein (Brian) is great.

Reviewed on October 1, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor is great with my 81 year old mother. He understands her needs and how to communicate in a kind and genuine manor.

Reviewed on September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel comfortable visiting with Dr. Rubenstein & speaking to him about my health problems.

Reviewed on September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Very positive & helpful.

Reviewed on August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

We like Dr. Rubenstein.

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

visit went well as usual

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Brian Ruebenstein is great

Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

we had a good outcome

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein is always - a good listener, explains things well, will rephrase things to empathize & help with understanding.

Reviewed on July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein always has time to listen and discuss any issues that I want to talk about.

Reviewed on June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider is a very caring, personable physician.

Reviewed on June 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I appreciate Dr. Rubenstein's time and input.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

He's excellent. Care about my health and well being. Takes time to answer all questions.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein is always friendly & professional. Very caring, and always easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

It is not possible to talk to a doctor about an emergency you have because they all have "call centers" & never get your message.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctor -

Reviewed on May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm a fairly new patient for Dr. Rubenstein, and I'm very pleased with him.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

All is well doctors said I look great for being 87 yrs. old.

Reviewed on April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor is great, the staff is great but it is impossible to get past the black wall phone service.

Reviewed on April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I am comfortable discussing my health issues with Dr. Rubenstein. I like how he gives me advice.

Reviewed on March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good experience felt like family.

Reviewed on March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

In my 85 years of visiting doctors, Brian Rubenstein MD is one of the few that I would describe as extraordinarily personable, straightforward, compassionate, concerned with my health, right amount of humor, knowledgeable about medicine. THANK YOU.

Reviewed on March 13, 2019 7:00 PM

On 2 occasions visiting this dr., he became angry with the computer and pounded on desk. Once he stormed out of exam room complaining - to find help with the computer.

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Office going to computer system not all information available in new computer.

Reviewed on February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

The new computer system was causing more problems than any of the staff. I'm sure all will be okay in the near future.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Provider's office and Provider attentive. new call system horrible! can't get through to office and no call back ... have to call multiple times!

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

As usual dr. Rubenstein was kind and interested in what I had to say. He addressed all the questions that were bothering me and he listened to my input.

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

The office was getting used to a new computer system, which caused some delay in the exam process. Also, we had blood work done and did not receive the results. We had to call the office and request a copy of the results. Apparently, this was also due to the new computer system??? Normally, the results are sent in an email to my son X. This was not done this time.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Real nice experience like family.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

The clerks & _____ are rude- could care less- chew gum, eat and drink at their desk. Will not follow up.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on November 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

was a pleasant visit

Reviewed on October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

I like him a lot. Patient. Kind. Knowledgeable, pleasant. My 96 yr. old father sees him too.

Reviewed on October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

there has to be more and better communication between the primary care doctor and the specialists. i do not understand why the doctors on luther street can't access the the patient records of the doctors on ballard st.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

He was cordial and friendly I was very comfortable talking to him. Answered my questions I could understand.

Reviewed on October 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Pleasant, _____ satisfying.

Reviewed on October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Best doctor - Very professional good sense of humor.

Reviewed on September 26, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very pleased with Dr. Rubenstein's effort to help me lead a normal life despite my eye problem & hearing disability.

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Very professional. Asked if I might allow medical student in during visit prior to them coming in. Very kind & considerate of my health needs.

Reviewed on August 30, 2018 7:00 PM

This provider has been of great help to me. I am very pleased with the help I receive.

Reviewed on August 14, 2018 7:00 PM

He was caring - concerned an address my concerns -

Reviewed on August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Brian Rubenstein is professional, & knowledgeable geriatrician, kind and energetic.

Reviewed on July 25, 2018 7:00 PM

We discussed the current and future options for diabetes treatment and also dimentia treatments

Reviewed on July 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Very happy with Dr. Rubenstein - great _____ doctor for 96 yr. old -

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I like and respect Dr Rubenstein. The main reason is that i can be honest with my feelings and ask him anything without feeling embarrassed. He never makes me feel rushed, which some doctors do.

Reviewed on July 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Because my hearing problem, my daughter was with me. She clarified some of questions. Dr. Rubenstein was very pleasant and informative.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent understanding.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with my primary care physician Dr. Rubenstein, a physical that was scheduled for an hour. I was in and out of his office within about 20 minutes. He barely touched me, discouraged me from taking vitamins. Only gave me a prostate exam because I requested it before seeing my PCP, I saw another dr. within the group who examined me, for a fall with injuries, prescribed pain medication, later I had physical therapy. I'm considering changing PCP. Within the group.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor Rubenstein was friendly & professional. I'm very pleased to be his patient.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good

Reviewed on May 18, 2018 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on May 13, 2018 7:00 PM

We made the appointment for this visit when leaving from last visit approximately 4 months before. Dr. Rubenstein told us that he instructed his staff to cancel the appointment for personal reasons two months ago. The staff never called us and the appointment was scheduled with another doctor. We did not find out about this until a few days before when we received a telephone call reminding us of our appointment the next day. We immediately called the office to inform them that we had never been notified about the schedule change. We were told that we requested the change, which was not true. When we tried to reschedule we were told that the next open appointment was weeks later, which was unacceptable to us. We finally received help from X, who spoke with Dr. Rubenstein, who accommodated us with an appointment within a couple days. A big THANK YOU to X and Dr. Rubenstein, who made up for a staff screw up!

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I am changing my primary doctor. My daughter thought I should meet Dr Rubenstein. I was impressed with him and have decided to work with as my primary physician,

Reviewed on April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. "Brian" is very focused on keeping me in good health. He checks my BP 2 or 3 times. He moves fast.

Reviewed on April 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Time with the doctor was little short.

Reviewed on April 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Good man - knows his stuff.

Reviewed on April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein is a helpful AND caring person. I see him twice a year.

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor was knowledgeable and timely.

Reviewed on April 4, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein very attentive to my needs & the needs of my husband who also sees him. Have faith & trust in him and he listens to the patient. Very happy with the care he provides and the time he spends with me during the office visit. Does not make you feel rushed or hurried.

Reviewed on March 1, 2018 6:00 PM

I was very impressed with Dr. Rubensteins energy, personality, professionalism, patience and knowledge.

Reviewed on February 22, 2018 6:00 PM

I am fine with my provider your messaging. Your messaging system is hard to use if not frustrating.

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein is a fine provider & good dr.

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

I like my doctor very much - He explains - everything well.

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

I am completely satisfied w/service at L/G/H. Staff is great.

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Very thorough. I'm almost 95 yrs. old.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on December 28, 2017 6:00 PM

He's great. He's very patient in answering question and making sure I understand his his instructions. He values my input and takes it into consideration when making decisions jointly. I've recommended him to a number of my friends and family.

Reviewed on December 28, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein is a great physician, I really like him. Problem is he is always overbooked and it takes forever to get an appointment with him.

Reviewed on December 25, 2017 6:00 PM


Reviewed on December 21, 2017 6:00 PM

I am a new patient of Dr. Rubenstein and some of the above did not pertain. I can say that I was very happy and felt good for my upcoming association with Dr. Rubenstein. I felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on December 20, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on December 8, 2017 6:00 PM

My doctor is very caring & informative.

Reviewed on December 5, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein is great. Nurses are great.

Reviewed on November 30, 2017 6:00 PM


Reviewed on November 29, 2017 6:00 PM

The computer system was not working correctly and we spent a good portion of my 20 minutes going from room to room seeking a functional unit. He seemed more interested in getting the unit to work than to me!

Reviewed on November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good long talk about my health.

Reviewed on November 2, 2017 7:00 PM

My mom has dementia, so I take her to all her visits. Her health is great, but her mind is failing her. Dr. Rubenstein explains himself well, and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on November 1, 2017 7:00 PM

All information given and understood. Dr. was concise and to the point and thorough. Blood test will be taken asap and urine sample included at that time.

Reviewed on October 25, 2017 7:00 PM

This was my initial visit and I was very pleased with Dr. Rubenstein and the staff at the Advocate Center.

Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Informative, constructive, productive.

Reviewed on October 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Since I am a new patient I did not feel exam was extensive or complete. The second visit was not either. Did not say anything about prescriptions that I have been taking.

Reviewed on September 16, 2017 7:00 PM

First visit. Doctor spent an hour discussing my medical history, answering my questions and ordered two blood tests. Results of the tests were phoned to me the days following the tests.

Reviewed on September 6, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Rubenstein doesn't let you leave with any unanswered questions. He answers them all. It is why he is my primary Doctor.

Reviewed on August 12, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Depression
  • Fevers
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatric Assessment and Evaluation
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Organic Brain Syndrome
  • Pneumonia


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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