Rachel Podrazik Baer

Rachel Podrazik Baer, M.D.

745 Fletcher Drive

Elgin, Illinois 60123

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Rachel Podrazik Baer, M.D.

General Surgery

Breast Surgery

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 302

Elgin, Illinois 60123

847.695.6600

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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: General Surgery
  • Primary Area of Focus: Breast Surgery
  • Gender:
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: General Surgery
  • Related Website: https://www.advocatehealth.com/amg/

Credentials

Education

  • Internship: University of Michigan
  • Residency: University of Michigan, General Surgery
  • Residency: University of Michigan, Vascular Surgery
  • Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Rachel Podrazik Baer, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

187 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

187 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

168 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

187 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

187 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

186 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

187 Patient Ratings

Comments

I really liked Dr. Baer - down to earth - awesome attitude and never made me feel like she needed to run to her next pt.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Baer was very good about thoroughly explaining my diagnosis, treatment and follow plans for the future.

Reviewed on August 25, 2018 7:00 PM

I am a nurse in an ER who has worked with Dr. Baer for a long time. when I was told that I had breast cancer, my mind was racing. it was suggested that I see Dr. Baer and my mind was set at ease. I trust her and know she will do what is best for me. I had bilateral mastectomy almost4 weeks ago. this last visit to her was a follow-up and she explained the path report and future treatment so I know exactly what to expect.

Reviewed on August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Bear is an excellent doctor. But this time the visit seemed rushed and it seemed like she was in a bad mood. I still got all the information I needed and I will still continue to use her.

Reviewed on August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Baer - Caring, positive and informative. One in a million!!

Reviewed on August 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Informative - Kind - Caring -

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer and X are wonderful.

Reviewed on July 27, 2018 7:00 PM

She's very caring and easy to talk to. Apologized for making me wait.

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is the best doctor.

Reviewed on July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Nurse never seems to care about urgentness & returning calls, but Dr. Baer & rest of staff great. Nurse makes decisions as if she was _____ & doesn't ask.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer & all of her office made me feel comfortable & glad that I was with her TEAM - She is the GREATEST oncology doctor.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018 7:00 PM

During my appointment, I found Dr. Baer to be very professional, knowledgeable, and sincerely took the time to answer all my questions with patience and empathy. She has a very calming presence, is very approachable, and helped to make me feel at ease. I felt confident in her ability and if it should be necessary to need her as my surgeon, I look forward to having her on my team!

Reviewed on May 14, 2018 7:00 PM

dr. Baer is an excellent doctor and I would definitely recommend her to everyone

Reviewed on May 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is a very caring person. This visit was a follow-up after surgery.

Reviewed on February 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Love Dr. Baer! Couldn't ask for a better surgeon! Competent, caring and always available.

Reviewed on January 25, 2018 6:00 PM

I am very pleased with the care I get with this provider.

Reviewed on January 19, 2018 6:00 PM

She was wonderful ? and very helpful.

Reviewed on January 4, 2018 6:00 PM

I work in an ER and have known Dr. Baer for a long time. I have not needed her as a doctor until now. Dr Baer was very caring, straightforward about my condition.

Reviewed on January 1, 2018 6:00 PM

I love Dr Bear and her nurse. I was disappointed in the ofc and how annoyed they seemed when I called. Great Doctor not so great receptionists.

Reviewed on December 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Rachel is great she did my machinery in Nov. of 2012 very personal and caring!

Reviewed on December 8, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Baer was excellent, both during my appendectomy and after the surgery. She was extremely nice and very knowledgeable and she took the time to answer all of my questions and make sure I was comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed on December 5, 2017 6:00 PM

dr Baer and all staff wonderful during my difficult journey of breast cancer. they are all great educators, kind and caring.

Reviewed on December 3, 2017 6:00 PM

I feel that I have received excellent care from Dr. Baer; she has been thorough in exams and explanations.

Reviewed on November 30, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Baer is the best surgeon I have had.

Reviewed on November 28, 2017 6:00 PM

I was referred for surgery and it took 2 or 3 calls to get a returned call just to make the appointment. after surgery I had to call to make a follow up appointment and the staff asked me if I was supposed to see a nurse or the doctor. I thought they should have that info and my instructions just said to call for the appt but did not say with whom. when in the exam room the nurse shared she had me and another patient in another exam room mixed up. the other patient was stunned when nurse said she was taking out stitches as that other patient hadn't had stitches so the chart/info was with the wrong patient. not the doctor's fault. she was wonderful but the office staff is not good. I was not happy with them at all.

Reviewed on November 17, 2017 6:00 PM

I was very pleased with Dr. Baer and her commitment to thoroughly explaining my options, surgery, and possible outcomes. She has a gentle disposition and is notably knowledgeable. She spent a lot of time with me which meant a lot to me. I would highly recommend and her and want to thank her for being so pleasant.

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is always very competent, kind & interested in my concerns & questions answering them fully.

Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is PHENOMENAL! She has an ability to establish an easy & trusting rapport.

Reviewed on September 21, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. XX a radiologist at Sherman made the apt. with Dr. Baer for me after I was told I had breast cancer. My visit with Dr. Baer could not have gone better. She is very professional and understanding. She took the time to explain everything and help ease my fear.

Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer and her nurse navigator, Kim treat me with the best care and respect. They take the time needed at each & every appointment. They always call me back if I leave a message by the end of the day. I would not want to see any other doctor for my medical news that Dr. Baer handles for me. I would recommend her highly to my friends and family.

Reviewed on September 5, 2017 7:00 PM

I really like Dr. Baer and I would recommend her to anyone dealing with breast cancer and surgery.

Reviewed on September 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Baer was very pleasant and informative. she took a long time explaining tnings to me.

Reviewed on August 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is very thoughtful, caring & concise in her treatment and always explains exactly what's being done & why.

Reviewed on August 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is an exceptional provider. I am very blessed to receive care from her. She is very knowledgeable and thorough.

Reviewed on August 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer was excellent. She made us feel at ease.

Reviewed on August 2, 2017 7:00 PM

I'm happy with Dr. Baer.

Reviewed on July 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer removed my port at this visit. She is a wonderful surgeon and a caring doctor.

Reviewed on June 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent - so caring.

Reviewed on May 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Very pleased with Dr. Baer & staff.

Reviewed on May 8, 2017 7:00 PM

Very kind and understanding.

Reviewed on April 30, 2017 7:00 PM

my experience with both Kim and dr Baer have been very good they are both great listener and explain everything in detail

Reviewed on April 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Baer was Excellent!

Reviewed on April 9, 2017 7:00 PM

After meeting Dr. Rachel Baer & discussing all medical protocols for my condition. My confidence in her ability as my surgeon & doctor is high. I believe I'm in the best of care with her.

Reviewed on March 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on March 6, 2017 6:00 PM

Great communication w/doctor & her assistant. Great listeners as well.

Reviewed on February 19, 2017 6:00 PM

It was great, like it always is.

Reviewed on February 15, 2017 6:00 PM

Excellent - very professional office staff nurse and MD. If I had question or left message - call was returned at the end of their office hours on same day.

Reviewed on February 13, 2017 6:00 PM

I am very pleased overall with the quality care that I received. they are very professional and with excellent ethics. God bless all.

Reviewed on February 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Excellent service.

Reviewed on February 8, 2017 6:00 PM

Great environment, great doctors/nurses, positive attitudes, good at explaining things, great at making appointments, clean facilities.

Reviewed on February 5, 2017 6:00 PM

Wish more doctors were like Dr Baer.

Reviewed on January 17, 2017 6:00 PM

They provides me good quality care of excellent.

Reviewed on December 25, 2016 6:00 PM

I was diagnosed with breast cancer and they got me in quickly and surgery scheduled in less than 2 weeks. Very pleased with everything & everybody.

Reviewed on December 20, 2016 6:00 PM

Awesome!

Reviewed on December 11, 2016 6:00 PM

Dr. Baer always gives her patients her utmost attention in a compassionate and caring way no matter how long her day has been. I feel very fortunate to have her as one of my doctors.

Reviewed on December 5, 2016 6:00 PM

She was very informative and explained on my level - having very little experience with health issues - I really appreciated that understanding.

Reviewed on October 30, 2016 7:00 PM

very professional,did a very good job.

Reviewed on October 28, 2016 7:00 PM

GOOD

Reviewed on October 26, 2016 7:00 PM

She is always very friendly. She takes time to explain what needs to be done.

Reviewed on October 25, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is a good doctor & I trust her in what she does. I am very comfortable with her. She knows what she is doing.

Reviewed on October 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is the utmost professional - I trust her implicitly.

Reviewed on October 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Wonderful visit. Nursery and Doctor were caring and committed to getting the best result for me.

Reviewed on October 17, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer & Kimberly Cleveland, RN ARE THE BEST!

Reviewed on October 13, 2016 7:00 PM

I would highly recommend Dr Baer to new patients as she listens and takes her time with you and cares. Also Tiffany in the office was great in scheduling my surgery with a date that worked well for all involved.

Reviewed on October 8, 2016 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied with my health by Dr. Baer.

Reviewed on September 15, 2016 7:00 PM

I am very grateful for all the help and concern given to me from Dr. Baer and Dr. Manjunath.

Reviewed on September 7, 2016 7:00 PM

Excellent. She answered all of my questions and I was very comfortable and confident in the surgery I was going to have.

Reviewed on August 31, 2016 7:00 PM

This was a surgical follow up to remove stitches.

Reviewed on August 14, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer has done the best she can for my situation. I thank her for being so honest & caring. Her advise for me was my best way to go so I would not get infection.

Reviewed on August 5, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer and her nurse navigator Kim are very informative and kind. They include you in a team for your health return.

Reviewed on July 14, 2016 7:00 PM

I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Bear & her nurse Kim. They work well as a team.

Reviewed on June 19, 2016 7:00 PM

I am very grateful for Dr. Baer and her staff for the excellent care in my time of need. I freely recommend her skills, abilities and expertise.

Reviewed on May 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is very good but her office help never calls back. We had to call many times & were treated as if they never heard of us each time.

Reviewed on May 15, 2016 7:00 PM

I could recommend Dr. Baer to anybody. She is very professional.

Reviewed on May 9, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 3, 2016 7:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Baer have always been very good.

Reviewed on April 28, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr Baer has been amazing to me during my illness. She has always let me know that I can reach her anytime, day or night. Her assistant, Kim are an amazing team.

Reviewed on April 24, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is great!

Reviewed on April 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is very thorough, informative, and truly cares about her patients!

Reviewed on April 17, 2016 7:00 PM

Excellent office-would recommend Dr.

Reviewed on April 11, 2016 7:00 PM

Always caring and tells you everything.

Reviewed on April 10, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer is always extremely respectful of her patients on all levels.

Reviewed on January 21, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
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  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
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  • Coventry HMO
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  • First Health Network EPO
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  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
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