Darren R. Gitelman

Darren R. Gitelman, M.D.

1875 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Darren R. Gitelman, M.D.


Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

1875 Dempster Street

Suite 550

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068



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My philosophy of care is to provide exceptional service to the patient and family, and to integrate my care with the patient's other physicians.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Neurology
  • Primary Area of Focus: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
  • Gender:
  • Age: 59
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Neurology
  • Related Website: www.advocatehealth.com/memorycenter



  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology
  • Residency: The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Washington University Medical School
  • Additional Training: Behavioral Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Darren R. Gitelman, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

216 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

213 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

193 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

215 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

214 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

213 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

215 Patient Ratings


Advocates decision to mandate 15 minute appointment times does not provide adequate time f/evaluation/time with patient. This has to stop. The doctor should decide amount of time needed with patient.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Wonderful caring MD, person, very helpful understanding.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is a very attentive & thorough dr. Asked a lot of questions & gave me a great deal of information. Wonderful dr.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is the VERY TOP dr. in his field.

Reviewed on July 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Gittelman is always very professional, knowledgeable and approachable.

Reviewed on June 30, 2018 7:00 PM

We were so impressed! We have not experienced such amazing care. It was beyond our highest expectation. Thank you Dr. Gitelman!

Reviewed on June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

He was recommended by my family doctor because memory problems. I'm very pleased with Dr. Gitelman, the neurologist who is presently treating me for my memory problem. He listens to me.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Gitelman was willing to see me before my scheduled appointment since he had a cancellation. He was very thorough, kind, knowledgeable, and courteous. He listened to my concerns and explained all his findings. I was and am very happy and thankful for his help in my health and well-being.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman always provides us w/a great deal of his time and answers all of our questions. He has a great deal of knowledge and is easy to speak with.

Reviewed on April 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman was very good and very nice. The only complaint was that he wrote in my file, "Looks HER AGE! Now was that necessary?

Reviewed on April 18, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 16, 2018 7:00 PM

It took 3 months to get a return appointment following testing. That is a LONG time. The office clerk/receptionist told me she was a temp and was NOT helpful. I had to call back several times AFTER THE APPOINTMENT I THOUGHT I HAD DID NOT EXIST. I was told I was put on the "waiting list" to move up for an earlier appointment. I never received a call. Very disappointing.

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

My sister has Alzheimer's and lives in an assisted living situation. I am her poa for health care and everything else. I take her to medical appointments, dentist, eye dr., etc. I love her and care deeply about her care and well being. I am very sensitive to her feelings. I do think that it would be better, if the dr. talked with the patient and the care giver separately and together to get a better perspective on things. I hesitate to say some things in front of my sister for fear of hurting her feelings or getting her upset.Other than that, the dr. was very kind and professional.

Reviewed on April 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is an outstanding provider of memory-related service. He exceeds the _____ of thoughtfulness & skill.

Reviewed on March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Gitelman has been most trusted provider to my family.

Reviewed on March 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman takes his time during my vidits. He never is rushed. Great Dr. my daughter who was with us liked him and was very impressed by him,

Reviewed on February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is extremely patient and listens to the patient and family. Explains things an easy to understand terms. Follows up personally with test results and returns calls/concerns in a timely manner.

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is exceptional & my advocate in communicating with nursing home doctors. I am very fortunate he cares & works to address my overall health as well as mental & emotional health. Within 2 visits the doctors at the nursing home have been more proactive with my health issues - Thanks to the 2 visits with Dr. Gitelman!

Reviewed on February 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman went through my issues and helped me understand what I was going through. We then started me on items that have really helped me.

Reviewed on January 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman and the receptionist were very professional and attentive to my concerns.

Reviewed on January 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Very helpful, took time to explain.

Reviewed on January 10, 2018 6:00 PM

This was the initial meeting with many to follow. The Dr. was focused on the tasks at hand, easy to talk to and very productive. I am now obtaining an number of test results for him to review prior to our next meeting.

Reviewed on January 8, 2018 6:00 PM

very professional. Answered all questions.

Reviewed on December 22, 2017 6:00 PM

Always a pleasant visit.

Reviewed on December 14, 2017 6:00 PM

This doctor is has great bed side mannera, very nice. He listens and doesn't rush through the tine we apend together. I jave liked him since I first met him.

Reviewed on December 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Very Professional, Doctor made me feel comfortable, and confident that he understood my concerns.

Reviewed on November 26, 2017 6:00 PM

I like Dr. Gittleman he is always though and always respectful. One issue I have with the office is that this is the memory center and it does not have a bathroom inside the office. when you are dealing with an Alzheimer's/ Dementia patient to get them down the hall and to use the bathroom that is closest to the office, it has no handicapped stall. I know the bathroom by the elevator does have one, but patients with mobility issues this is a huge issue for the patient and the caregivers.

Reviewed on November 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman was like a "gift" to our family when we were searching for answers for his health problems. He was very patient with myself and my two sons as he worked on the diagnosis and explaining how the disease would progress.

Reviewed on November 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Nice ,very good

Reviewed on November 20, 2017 6:00 PM

WE have always found Dr. Gitelman to be a caring provider. Very professional - He still carries a little black bag.

Reviewed on November 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Listened very carefully and considered all I had to say.

Reviewed on October 31, 2017 7:00 PM

The people in this office are great. They made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

In my opinion, this doctor does his best.

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Very profession doctor & office. Highly recommend MA super sweet & courteous.

Reviewed on September 24, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Helpful I hope it works.

Reviewed on August 21, 2017 7:00 PM

Satisfactory as always.

Reviewed on August 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent - would recommend him to family or friends.

Reviewed on August 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on August 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Very pleased with time spent w/dr.

Reviewed on July 19, 2017 7:00 PM

very professional, and thorough.

Reviewed on July 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on July 11, 2017 7:00 PM

I have never been to any doctor at Advocate, came for a consultation. Was VERY VERY impressed with this doctor. All of my doctors are at Northwestern. Great guy & doc!

Reviewed on June 2, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Always a very pleasant visit - office & personnel are very good - Dr. G. is so very kind to his patient.

Reviewed on May 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Never felt rushed - all questions answered - felt concern for condition.

Reviewed on May 30, 2017 7:00 PM

He is a very good, competent neurologist: he listens to you and talks in terms that you can understand. Very competent.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good experience.

Reviewed on April 30, 2017 7:00 PM

As always - our time with Dr. Gitelman was a good experience.

Reviewed on April 25, 2017 7:00 PM

It was my first visit. He was recommeded by my primary physician. I was very impressed with the time he took explaining to me my illness and necessary future steps I needed to follow. Took time and carefully listened to my concerns and was very professional.

Reviewed on April 23, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman was very attentive & thorough.

Reviewed on April 16, 2017 7:00 PM

I was a bit apprehensive about an appointment with a new doctor. I discovered, beginning with the staff, everyone was pleasant and took time with my husband & daughter, who were with me to talk with them.

Reviewed on March 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Discussed changes in mental condition and possible changes in medication. The doctor is very approachable and willing to try different options. He also followed up on other medical concerns to make sure they were being taken care of.

Reviewed on March 13, 2017 7:00 PM

good exam. asked all the right questions

Reviewed on March 4, 2017 6:00 PM

I am very pleased with my experience with Dr. Gitelman. He has been quite helpful and I feel like I am coming back to normal.

Reviewed on January 22, 2017 6:00 PM

This office is the best of all the doctor's that I see. They work together as a team and I like that. Dr.Gitelman takes great care of me. He always calls my wife back on the same day. He is a great man & a great doctor. I am very lucky to have him taking care of me.

Reviewed on January 2, 2017 6:00 PM

We were extremely happy with Dr. Gitelman.

Reviewed on November 28, 2016 6:00 PM

Very kind. Pleasant meeting.

Reviewed on November 28, 2016 6:00 PM

I was very impressed with Dr Gitelman and his staff. I was not sure how this appointment was going to go with my father and he made an uncomfortable situation as comfortable as possible.

Reviewed on November 6, 2016 6:00 PM

This was my first visit. Dr. Gitelman listened and provided helpful advice.

Reviewed on October 25, 2016 7:00 PM

we were very happy that he was so thorough

Reviewed on October 24, 2016 7:00 PM

At first I was slow in telling the problem- then he made comfortable to open up more then I thought and was comfortable telling him.

Reviewed on October 18, 2016 7:00 PM

We were pleased with Dr. Gitelman's thoroughness and the time he spent with us. He followed up on our answers to his inquiries with physical evaluation & assessment. We also received a written summary of the visit which helps us review information & clarify it as needed.

Reviewed on October 9, 2016 7:00 PM

He was very polite and ask me questions and I answer him right away. My son was in the office with me and he would tell the doctor about my speech. The doctor would examine me and told me to walk.

Reviewed on September 12, 2016 7:00 PM

Took care of my needs, very helpful!

Reviewed on September 7, 2016 7:00 PM

Very compassionate!

Reviewed on September 7, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman - very kind to his patient and understanding of the situation.

Reviewed on August 23, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is a compassionate, informed & pleasant physician.

Reviewed on August 16, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman has been my husband's neurologist for seven years now. We find him extremely thorough as well as compassionate.

Reviewed on August 9, 2016 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied with the office clerks service. Excellent nursing staff - Excellent provider that takes his time to _____ and explain my condition and management plans.

Reviewed on August 5, 2016 7:00 PM

I was very satisfied with the help I received from Dr. Gitelman.

Reviewed on July 12, 2016 7:00 PM

As always Dr. Gitelman exhibited the highest level of expertise & care for the patient's.

Reviewed on July 7, 2016 7:00 PM

Always an excellent experience

Reviewed on June 13, 2016 7:00 PM

I had a pleasant visit with Dr. Gitelman and his staff!

Reviewed on April 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Very easy to talk to & helpful with problems.

Reviewed on March 22, 2016 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 9, 2016 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitleman is very knowledgeable and has an excellent bed side manor. I enjoy my visits with him because he's very thorough.

Reviewed on March 7, 2016 6:00 PM

Made me feel very comfortable & very helpful with the direction we should follow.

Reviewed on February 22, 2016 6:00 PM

He called after the blood results were available and went over his explanation of them.

Reviewed on February 16, 2016 6:00 PM

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Reviewed on February 15, 2016 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman was very helpful with my mother.

Reviewed on February 15, 2016 6:00 PM

Well run professional medical service provider.

Reviewed on February 11, 2016 6:00 PM

As a physician & patient, I find Dr. Gitelman thorough, compassionate, honest in his opinions & recommendations & have confidence in his ability to look after the issues that I present. I can recommend him w/my highest regard to family & friends.

Reviewed on January 11, 2016 6:00 PM

Pleasant and thorough.

Reviewed on January 3, 2016 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Corticobasal Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Dementia / Memory Disorder
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Language Disorders
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Progressive Aphasia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Visual-Spatial Disorders


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