Robert A. Braastad

Robert A. Braastad, M.D.

1302 Franklin Avenue

Normal, Illinois 61761

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Robert A. Braastad, M.D.


1302 Franklin Avenue

Suite 4500

Normal, Illinois 61761


Open today 8:00 am

4:30 pm

Open today 8:00 am

4:30 pm

Open today 8:00 am

4:30 pm

Open today 8:00 am

4:30 pm

Open today 8:00 am

4:30 pm

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About Me



  • Internship: Lutheran Hospital/Gundersen Clinic
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cardiology
  • Residency: Lutheran Hospital/Gunderson Clinic, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls SD

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
  • Advocate Eureka Hospital
  • Advocate Medical Group

Ratings and Comments

Robert A. Braastad, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

369 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

368 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

299 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

368 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

367 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

368 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

368 Patient Ratings


it was a pleasant visit

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

The experience with Dr. Braastad on this visit was very good. I have seen him over the past 9 years and all visits have been very positive. He is a great doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad and his office are always attentive to my particular needs and treat me with the utmost respect.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I am well taken care of -

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent physician and nurses and tech and office personnel. Very nice office and glad it is in Pontiac, IL.

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Everything went great, he explains things clearly.

Reviewed on April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

It was all good - no complaints or disappointment in any way

Reviewed on April 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Always pleasant experience with Dr. Braastad he put stents in me in 2010 and haven't had any problems, see him yearly for check-up.

Reviewed on March 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Every thing went as planned. Dr Braadstad talks to me so I can understand. He has a positive attitude.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Robert Braastad is a very cordial man, and quite thorough in his examinations. My wife X and I think he is outstanding.

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good. He knows what he talking about I like him.

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

He had a very caring positive and professional attitude.

Reviewed on February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Went fine. Dr was on point discussed followup and issues I've been facing; though could provide little in terms of solid things to try to resolve issues but I believe that's because the issues are likely not cardio in nature.

Reviewed on February 10, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good, as usual.

Reviewed on February 7, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

The only complaint was how difficult it was to make an appointment since a new computer system was being installed! I called several times without success and finally stopped by the office in order to finally make a December appointment!

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

This provider installed 2 stents 10 year ago. I see him annually. He checks blood results. He asks questions. Sometimes he will do a test. Visits go smooth.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good doctor and staff and facility in Pontiac, IL.

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Brastaad is very good, nice personality none better!

Reviewed on November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good experience.....Dr. Braastad is the best!!

Reviewed on November 20, 2018 6:00 PM

It took 2 calls to get results of my stress test.

Reviewed on November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

This was the first time seeing this provider, as our regular doctor is retiring, he is also with this practice. I wish he had spent a little more time with us and examine me a little more, as our former dr did. It is hard to change doctors and we will certainly give this provider a chance. he was very friendly and nice.

Reviewed on October 3, 2018 7:00 PM

he discussed my treatment plan and rationale thoroughly and gave me the opportunity to ask questions.

Reviewed on September 29, 2018 7:00 PM

He was my first choice. It was my decision to go see him. I call and made my appointment. They were quick to get me in. I appreciate all his good care & follow up.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good always in good mood. Well informed.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Braddstad was, and is always very considerate and helpful .

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Fine experience, professional and compassionate

Reviewed on August 10, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent bedside manner...really like him

Reviewed on July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

After a hospitalization at OSF B'ton, I wanted a consult with this cardiologist because he is my husbands cardiologist we think he is the best. Love his personality & knowledge.

Reviewed on July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

This was a get-acquainted visit with Dr. Brastaad. My husband and I were patients of Dr. X so were needing a cardiologist. Dr. Brastaad was recommended to us by two, good friends whose judgment we trusted. My husband will be meeting him in a couple of weeks. I liked him very much and yesterday had the echocardiogram that he ordered.

Reviewed on July 12, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a cordial visit.....Seems I always leave with questions unasked / fault......

Reviewed on May 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Very friendly, listens to me very knowledgeably has been my doctor for over 18 years wouldn't go to any other.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent referring back to #11 Doc ordered a stress test and later I canceled because I was feeling much better & I had just had a stress test 10 mo. ago.

Reviewed on April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad is very good. Like him a lot down to earth.

Reviewed on April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent, Dr Braastad and I go back 20 years plus when he put in some stents. He has always provided excellent heart care!

Reviewed on April 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad is the best! He (literally!) Saved my life. I can't speak to highly of him.

Reviewed on April 11, 2018 7:00 PM

We are looking forward to our next time with him. We were very satisfied with the opportunity to talk with Dr. Robert Braastad.

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

I had two hernias and since I had not been to my heart doctor in over a year I was told I had to see him to get a clearance. My first appointment with the surgeon was Feb. 22, 2018. I called the heart doctor the same day. I couldn't get in until March 23, 2018. I thought this was a long time to wait. Are you short on heart doctors?

Reviewed on April 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent visit, no complaints.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a positive visit w/Dr. Braastad!

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

He was very attentive and answered all my questions. My daughter was with me who helps me with medications and other questions I might have. He showed her the same courtesy as me.

Reviewed on February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. has easy going personality, but he is good at picking up details.

Reviewed on February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Braastad saved my life. For that I will be forever grateful!

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Braastad saved my life near the date of 2/8/2008 by inserting 3 of the best stints made at that time at Advocate Bromen (surgical unit as I had 3 blocked arteries to my heart, as far as I cm concerned, Braastad is Bromen's super man!

Reviewed on February 1, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 4, 2018 6:00 PM

I have been going to Illinois Heart & Lung & Dr. Braastad for 20 years & have recommended them many times. The drs., nurses, & staff are the best in Downstate Illinois.

Reviewed on January 2, 2018 6:00 PM

He was very interested in me & my health! Took time with me - did not rush!

Reviewed on December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Always takes time and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on December 5, 2017 6:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on October 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Bob is always friendly and is concerned about me as a person other than just as a patient.

Reviewed on October 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Brastaad is one Dr I trust with my health more than anyone. He makes you feel at ease and explains things so you can understand them....Love everything about his office and staff!!

Reviewed on October 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. B is always relaxed and easy to talk to; always gives me the real scoop.

Reviewed on September 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad's care after stent in my heart in 2005 has been very careful & encouraging. Office staff is always helpful & considerate.

Reviewed on September 6, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 5, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 3, 2017 7:00 PM

I feel blessed to have the services of a kind, caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on August 9, 2017 7:00 PM

It was a very good experience. Testing shown a medical problem.

Reviewed on August 7, 2017 7:00 PM

My doctor has always been there for me any time I needed him.

Reviewed on July 28, 2017 7:00 PM

This is a doctor I fully trust and that is important to me.

Reviewed on July 19, 2017 7:00 PM

The doctor was very well informed about my health issues and seemed concerned that they be addressed appropriately.

Reviewed on July 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Good, typical appt.

Reviewed on July 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad a has been my cardiologist for over 10 yrs; he is a good human being, a good cardiologist and we also became friends. He is always smiling and likeable. I am very happy he is my cardiologist. I am sincere and he is too.

Reviewed on July 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad is very good. Been with him for 9 years and would NOT want to see any other cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent service by Dr. Braastad.

Reviewed on May 8, 2017 7:00 PM

He was very friendly and has ways of talking and getting his points of interest across in a manner not degrading to a patient.It was a good experience

Reviewed on May 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad is always providing me with the best care. He is understanding and very helpful answering my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad is the best!

Reviewed on April 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Personable, easy to understand, interested. Great bedside manner!

Reviewed on April 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Braastad is very good

Reviewed on April 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on April 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad is always positive and very caring. I feel confident of his skill and knowledge.

Reviewed on March 9, 2017 6:00 PM

Excellent as always.

Reviewed on February 5, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on January 31, 2017 6:00 PM

good visit. will follow up with blood work when I see my primary Doctor

Reviewed on January 30, 2017 6:00 PM

I had a good experience with Dr. Braastad. Always have had! He is one of the best.

Reviewed on January 22, 2017 6:00 PM

It was good.

Reviewed on January 15, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on December 27, 2016 6:00 PM

Extremely good.

Reviewed on December 12, 2016 6:00 PM

I've gone to Dr. Braastad since 12-30-05 and he has always been great.

Reviewed on December 6, 2016 6:00 PM

He is the best I don't have any problems with him thank you.

Reviewed on November 15, 2016 6:00 PM

Very good people.

Reviewed on October 31, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr Braastad is very attentive, knowledgeable, and a good listener

Reviewed on October 29, 2016 7:00 PM

Very good:

Reviewed on October 11, 2016 7:00 PM

Excellent! (As always.)

Reviewed on October 9, 2016 7:00 PM

Visit was prompt and professional in every manner. Dr. Baastad was very personable, yet very professional.

Reviewed on October 2, 2016 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on September 29, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Braasted was consulted because of hip replacement. He was very thorough and treated with respect.

Reviewed on September 28, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Braastad always has time to talk to me.

Reviewed on September 25, 2016 7:00 PM

It was a very good experience.

Reviewed on September 21, 2016 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • 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
  • Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross EPO - Advocate BroMenn Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance POS
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Advocate Health Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred POS - Open Access
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • Molina FHP
  • Molina Medicaid ICP
  • Molina MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • 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 Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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