Linda A Vassmer

Linda A Vassmer, M.D.

1675 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Linda A Vassmer, M.D.

Pediatrics

1675 Dempster Street

1st Floor

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

847.318.9300

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I am "down to earth" and I encourage questions. I enjoy adolescents and their concerns.

About Me

Credentials

Education

  • Residency: Lutheran General Hospital
  • Internship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Linda A Vassmer, M.D.

4.5 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.7 out of 5

91 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.6 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.6 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.3 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.6 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.4 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Comments

I love our physician- but the routine office visit took over 2 hrs. it seems the office is not staffed appropriately.

Reviewed on September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Linda Vassmer is a top physician. I have 4 children ages 16-23. She is the best doctor we have had. She takes time to listen & understand my child/children. She digs deep with her questions to find the source of a possible problem.

Reviewed on September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Although, the actual appointment with the doctor went well, the experience with the waiting room and nurse was not great. We waited 1 hour and 5 minutes in the waiting room. At no time we we told that the doctor was running behind. I asked the front desk after waiting 25 minutes, then they told me the doctor was 20-30 minutes behind schedule. I did not ask for another update but we were called in 1 hour and 5 minutes after our appointment time. The nurse came to get us and mentioned nothing about being late or even an apology. I asked her why they were so behind and she got very defensive towards me. She said that they take all patients when they are late which causes the back-up. But all over the doctors office are notices that if you are 7 minutes late to your appointment there is a penalty - obviously this is not being put into place. Unfortunately this is not the first time that appointment times have been delayed with this office. This happened to be the worse at 1 hour and 5 minutes. Typically we wait 30-45 minutes to see a provider here.

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Love Dr. V.!

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Linda Vassmer has been our pediatrician for the past 15 years! We love her!!

Reviewed on July 2, 2019 7:00 PM

We were glad to get in and talk about our son's two small problems. and get answers and are relievednow knowing that it is all under control

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Had a newborn and will be using the same pediatrician. We adore our lovely Dr. Linda Vassmer!!

Reviewed on February 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Everything went well.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Feels like it's a family member who cares and tries to help best they can.

Reviewed on October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer is awesome!

Reviewed on September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Historically, I liked Dr. Vassmer -- until this visit. She spent the entire appointment telling me what I did wrong as a parent, and, even more upsetting, she scared my daughter who cried during the entire appointment. When my daughter refused to tell the doctor what was bothering her, Dr. Vassmer told me in front of the girl that my daughter needed psychological help. This, coming from a doctor who doesn't even know my daughter. Vassmer said 10 year old kids don't care about their grades the way my daughter does, and that she needs emotional help. I don't know why this physician thinks she is also a psychologist. All kids have problems, and my daughter happens to care about her grades.

Reviewed on September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

very professional and nice

Reviewed on September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

This doctor was lecturing me about my mental health and my relationship with my wife and giving me advice on what we need to work on. I've never been so disrespected by a doctor. I had several questions that were never answered, and she never asked, if we had questions. She argued with me a few times about "good and bad" words to use around kids. What does this have anything to do with a yearly physical? At one point I told her that I would like to keep my mental health records between me and my therapist since she was becoming very outspoken on how to raise kids. I did not come to this office for a parental lesson or mental health screening. It was for a physical for our 2 boys that we've committed to since Dr. X left. I've shared this story with multiple friends and family that all agree that this was a horrible way to treat a patient's parent and we will be moving on to another practice. Because of her actions and disrespect, I now have to schedule another appointment elsewhere since I have unanswered questions that she failed to listen to. At the end of the appointment she stood up and left the room without any communication of what she was doing, another then arguing with me about state mandated shots that she was incorrect on.

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer has always been an amazing doctor to our children. We just moved out of state and we know she will be hard to replace!

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Not always timely but also we never feel rushed.

Reviewed on July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

We've been seeing Dr. Vassmer for the past 16 yrs. She's great! Love her personality and approach my daughter is comfortable with her.

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

we had a wonderful visit, I loved that the Doctor took such an interest in my son. She gave me some really good advice. She amazed me as to how smart and spot on she was about my child's behavior only meeting him for the first time.

Reviewed on July 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer has been my child's doctor since he was born. She has always been completely professional, thorough, kind and careful. She always takes a conservative approach, leaving nothing unaddressed, which I deeply appreciate.

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor is great! Phone appointments/emergency needs are AWFUL. The only reason we haven't changed to another provider is because the doctor is good and has cared for both of my kids since birth.

Reviewed on May 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer checked my 2.5-yr-old daughter's throat by laying her on the table and squeezing her stomach until she started crying in pain. I explained to her that she did not need to do that and she said she likes to "keep it moving." She rushed through the exam and did not address the child directly even once. In my opinion, she should not be working with children. She gave a referral to an ENT doctor who was on medical leave, and she did not give correct information as to the referral process. We were considering switching to Lutheran as it is closer and more convenient, but after this horrible experience we have chosen to stay with our current provider.

Reviewed on April 15, 2018 7:00 PM

my provider was sent medical records and didn't review before appt and appt was scheduled as a well visit when it should have been a longer first time visit as my kids and I just moved here. I didn't feel like she knew anything about us and having lost a child, sent medical records ahead of time and being pregnant again I felt she should have been more helpful.

Reviewed on March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

She is a wonderful doctor. She truly cares for all 3 of my children, that's why she's been their pediatrician since the were born. My children prefer to wait to see her personally. Thank you Dr Vassmer for caring so much about your patients! We are teuly grateful!

Reviewed on March 11, 2018 7:00 PM

love the doctors eapecially Dr. Vassmeer as a new mom she always reassures me. we have bern seeing her for now four years and she always has great advice to deal witht the different stages my daughter goes through.

Reviewed on January 11, 2018 6:00 PM

I have never been spoken like this by a doctor ever! The tone & attitude of the doctor was such like I was OVER reacting to him being sick.

Reviewed on January 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer is amazing. She always makes me feel like my child is her only patient. She never rushes us. Dr. Vassmer always listens to my concerns and never makes me feel incompetent. She always speaks clearly and makes sure we understand. Dr. Vassmer is the best doctor I've experienced for myself, and children. I wish more doctors were like Dr. Vassmer.

Reviewed on December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

The physician told me that if I don't want my baby to get vaccinated, then she can't go to her facility anymore - She turned me away all because I refused to have my baby vaccinated. Which is a very stupid policy!! Ridiculous.

Reviewed on November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

First experience with Dr. Vassmer and she was great! Very informative and compassionate!

Reviewed on October 28, 2017 7:00 PM

The provider is very kid friendly and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on October 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer is one of the best pediatricians I have ever seen.

Reviewed on September 4, 2017 7:00 PM

everything was great!

Reviewed on August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer always listens to my concerns. She never rushes the appointment.

Reviewed on July 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer is a great pediatrician. She takes her time with each child and takes time to explain to us any questions or concerns we may have. She's very nice and the kids love her!

Reviewed on July 1, 2017 7:00 PM

We really love Dr. Vassmer. Her bedside manner is wonderful. She never makes me feel bad or guilty as a parent, if and when there is a problem. She is very respectful. I really trust her judgment.

Reviewed on May 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer is the best. Always goes above & beyond forme & my family.

Reviewed on March 21, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer is such a very nice doctor, friendly and funny. She always plays with my kids every time we visit - such an awesome, respectful doctor.

Reviewed on March 9, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Vassmer seemed rushed because she was running behind and there was a high- needs patient before or during our appointment. The medical assistant (?) was snippy with me and not very friendly. This is not the first time she has acted that way towards me.

Reviewed on February 17, 2017 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Healthy Steps Program
  • Immunizations Given
  • Physicals

Insurance

  • 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 PPO
  • 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 PPO
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • SEIU HCII
  • SIHO 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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