Sara G. Braunstein

Sara G. Braunstein, D.O.

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60618

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Sara G. Braunstein, D.O.

Family Medicine

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60618


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I believe in a partnership between the doctor and patient with emphasis on open communication and education to achieve the best outcomes for each individual’s health.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Family Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 75
  • Board Certifications: Family Medicine
  • Secondary Languages: SpanishYiddish



  • Internship: Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center
  • Medical School: Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Sara G. Braunstein, D.O.

4.6 out of 5

351 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.6 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.7 out of 5

348 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.7 out of 5

349 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.4 out of 5

351 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.7 out of 5

349 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.7 out of 5

350 Patient Ratings


I waited in exam room for 40 minutes

Reviewed on September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Although I had to wait about 45-60 minutes to be seated into a room, it was worth the wait. The assistant checked all my vitals real quick, and less than 5 minutes, the doctor came in. she explained everything I needed including labs, and answered all my questions bettering my knowledge.

Reviewed on September 23, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider is a very caring person. She is a wonderful doctor. She has been my doctor for more than ten years doctor.

Reviewed on September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Great doctor knowledgeable and caring...wonderful experience

Reviewed on September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

The nurse interrupted my examination to talk to the doctor about another patient's referral/test. Although I arrived 10 minutes before my appointment time, I was immediately informed the doctor was running an hour late. About an hour later, the nurse informed all patients in the waiting room that the doctor was running 2 hours late. At the end, I was seen for my 2:50pm appointment at nearly 5pm!

Reviewed on August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

the provider was very detailed in every aspects of my childrens health ifrom this visit from past medical record and labbtest.

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor is very kind & explains very good.

Reviewed on August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Braunstein is a great doctor, she is very thorough.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

always a great experience. she takes the time to listen to everything I say and she takes her time with me. I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

My health provider always explains the best possible way for me to understand illnesses.

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr . Sarah Braunstien is unprofessional and straight rude . I was ridiculed for my life choices and told that I don't have a condition that I was being medicated for with documentation of said condition . she just walked out of the room when the appointment was over . this was my first appointment and I was searching for a new doctor since moving here .

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on August 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I waited over an hour past my appointment time in the exam room to see this doctor. I had quite a few concerns she did not address and she sent me out with no answers or referrals. I left feeling defeated and hopeless.

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 26, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Braunstein is always very thorough and caring .

Reviewed on July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is always so good with me. When she examines me, she is gentle and reassuring.

Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

love Dr Braunstein , but when I got to my spot I was told that the Dr was running An hour to 45min late. WHY can't they call you and tell you to come in later my spot was at 9:40 and I didn't get out of there until after 12:00pm maybe I should charge you guys for the time I had to sit there it is in called for !!

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 8, 2019 7:00 PM

I have always had great medical care under Dr. Braunstein.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is a compassionate and thorough listener. I have remained her patient through her several changes in medical groups. My specialists were chosen by me and are at Northwestern.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein was wonderful.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Good, I like that you respect how I feel. I was very happy I did not have to wait for you, you saw me in a very reasonable time.

Reviewed on June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

first visit to new primary care doctor. was relieved at the quality of service and customer service from my health care team. I don't have results of anything back yet, but I feel that my doctor and I are on the right track. doctor took time to talk to me and understand my issues.

Reviewed on June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

There was a wait, longer than I would like, prior to meeting with my PCP.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

was very thorough and showed concern

Reviewed on June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

as always wiling to listen and provide counsel and suggestions for issues and concerns

Reviewed on June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

It was excellent.

Reviewed on June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor was basically awful. I visited to get an STI screening as well as to ask about a measles vaccination as I am in healthcare and wanted to make sure I was immune. The doctor scolded me for getting an STI screening as she felt I had received another STI screening too recently. I told her that I was interested in being safe and she scolded me again. She told me that she would order a blood test to check for immunity to measles, but she never ordered that test and now I still do not know if I have immunity to measles in spite of having blood drawn. This is unacceptable-a doctor should never sold a patient for getting an STI screening. I should not have to feel bad about taking care of my own health. Furthermore, if she told me she would order a specific blood test to check for measles immunity, she should have done that. I wasted money on this visit and I should not have had to do that.

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

wait time was too long

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

the doctor I. seen last week was very good I liked her.she knows her job..

Reviewed on May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is the best. She provides excellent care and I am very pleased with her.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

very happy with Braunstein

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

It was good.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019 7:00 PM

She takes time to explain everything.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm not sure if I saw this DO more than 3 months ago- I think it was more than 3 months. She was very relatable; she made everything easy to understand and I felt like I was the one making the decisions about my care. As far as knowledge of PMH- I don't think she really knew that but it was easy for her to pull up and she was able to review it quickly. I really felt respected by her. I know that I as the consumer have to know what my insurance will charge for testing but it would be great if cost could be discussed at time of service as I don't have a lot of disposable income.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider seems very professional with much experience & I am very satisfied with the service they have given me - Thanks.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is a great doctor

Reviewed on April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

She was very nice and patient. She explain everything to me.

Reviewed on April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall very satisfied. She has been my primary physician for over 28 years. I hope I never have to switch her for someone else.

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

As always - helpful.

Reviewed on March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Braunstein and she's been my family's physician for over 15 years, I believe. My only concern about having her as my primary care physician is the wait times.... my appointment was at 3:50 pm and I did not get seen until 4:50 pm, and then I did not get out of the office until 5:30 pm. I just wish I could been seen in a timely manner, within 15 minutes would be AMAZING.....and honestly the wait times have always been extremely long, for as long as I have been a patient of hers.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Sara Braunstein has been my doctor for many years. I am completely comfortable with her, and completely trust her.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I have had this provider for many years.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider is very good I think that she understands me well and I am very happy.

Reviewed on March 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I am a new patient. Did not feel welcomed. Doctor did not introduced her self. She was more concerned entering my information in the system than actually listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I was following up on some chronic and intermittent health problems. She reviewed my medications and labs. She refilled some meds and recommended some others that are now cheaper over the counter.

Reviewed on March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

always good. long history with Dr.

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstien is the best! love seeing her each time I come in. She is very professional and at the same time compassionate and caring. She take time to delve further into my health concerns, when most Dr's now are pressured to see a patient in a "revolving door" get them in and out a.s.a.p. method.

Reviewed on February 10, 2019 6:00 PM

She is very nice, and usually very thorough. However I went in with several things to discuss and was trying to reach her for six months. I had been hospitalized in May and we did not discuss my results or anything until this last visit in January.

Reviewed on February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

The office is TERRIBLE about responding to phone messages, and requests for referrals. I have to call multiple times, and usually tell them I'm going to come over to the office later that day and make a fuss until they give it to me.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

This was my first time seeing Dr. Braunstein, because my provider Dr. X was not available. I had to be squeezed in to see her, and although the wait was long, once seeing her, she was fabulous!! I really liked her!

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein always spends a significant amount of time with me, explains carefully all my problems and how they are progressing.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is an excellent doctor. However, I have to wait a long time before getting seen.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein was patient with needing to go through my medical history as a first time patient of hers and came off as being in good spirits despite it being several hours after her last appointment should've ended by the time she saw me.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Braunstein. She is always on point, very clear & compassionate.

Reviewed on January 1, 2019 6:00 PM

I like my doctor she is very nice and very helpful

Reviewed on December 7, 2018 6:00 PM

she is wonderful, very helpful

Reviewed on December 7, 2018 6:00 PM

I was in the waiting room for three and one half hours due to a computer glitch in appointment scheduling. I understand this was not her fault, but the fault of the system.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I love my provider

Reviewed on November 6, 2018 6:00 PM

it was good. this was my first visit with this provider, it went as expected

Reviewed on November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

I have always received excellent care with Dr. Sara Braunstein.

Reviewed on November 2, 2018 7:00 PM

always pleasant and takes the time to listen and answer any questions or concerns I might have.

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent and responsive during and after my visit to all my questions there and on the portal.

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I waited two hours before I was seen for my scheduled appointment and I am still waiting on my lab results from two weeks ago.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

My visit was good, as always.

Reviewed on October 19, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

My husband and I had consecutive appointments, 20 minutes apart. We arrived 20 minutes before the first appointment to be told that we were 30 minutes late. Given the option to see the doctor in the same room at the second appointment, we waited 20 minutes after that appointed time. We both had lab tests after the appointments. My husband waited more than 45 minutes after arriving at the lab desk and registering, thanks to a mix-up in forwarding of records.

Reviewed on October 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is an excellent thorough doctor that cares about her patients and their wellbeing. Very happy with her as my doctor.

Reviewed on September 23, 2018 7:00 PM

She has been my Doctor over 30 yrs. I have never had a problem, highly satisfied

Reviewed on September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Provider relationship is good. The front desk clerks usually seem to be distracted with their personal phones. and the 15 minute leeway for an appointment sometime is not honored and they are turning you away because they feel it is appropriate.

Reviewed on September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

The provider was very strict in the strictest sense, not allowing for the patient to be heard. At one point she even said, "you said that already." Aren't providers supposed to be good listeners too?

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

She is an excellent provider, always tentative always returns my calls and gives me 100% of her time.

Reviewed on August 31, 2018 7:00 PM

She is nice, and seem a good doctor.

Reviewed on August 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I wanted to get my ears cleaned........they were blocked. When the doctor entered the room she saw the apparatus to clean my ears and stated "I hate cleaning ears""why did you make an appointment with me?" I explained when I called for an appointment and reason being to have my ears cleaned, they set up the appointment with her. She suggested an Eye, Ear, Nose Doctor. I did get a referral from her. In the meantime she attempted to clean my right ear but would not do anything about the left ear. I am going to the specialist tomorrow.......2 weeks later. I do not understand why they just didn't give me a proper referral to begin with.

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein has compassion and understanding for my concerns. Whenever I have an appointment, she goes in depth about my medical history and recommends the best care possible for my health.

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

The wait time was ridiculous. My The wait time was absolutely ridiculous. My appointment was for 2:40 PM, after half an hour of waiting at 3:10 PM I asked the receptionist to see how much longer it was going to be. She came back and said another 40 minutes. I wasn't seen to almost 4 PM.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

very good. Todo estuvo muy bien

Reviewed on August 14, 2018 7:00 PM

She listens.

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I appreciate Dr. B. listening and demonstrating her honesty and openness about my care and how I was feeling.

Reviewed on August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

follow-up to the visit was non-existant. i have called advocate's answering service twice within the past 4 days in order to speak with either my primary care doctor or a nurse in order to resolve an issue with my appointment. i have received no call back and am in need of either an additionalprescription or refill (as the one prescribed to me has not worked) or a referral for a dermatologist as I had previous called and asked for.

Reviewed on August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Braunstein! She is kind, professional, witty, Intelligent and over all wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on August 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I will not trust any other Dr more than Dr Braunstein

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein has been my provider for 30 yrs. now. She is very attentive and knowledgeable. Dr. Braunstein is up to date with current standards of care and always makes sure to share any changes in current standards with me as well as my adult children (health provider for 30 yrs. to my son & my daughter (26 yrs.)). I'm a little nervous about her retiring soon. I hope she never does but I know one day that day will come. I hope that when she does I will be able to find a new provider who is as caring as she has been to me and my family. She is the best!

Reviewed on July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein always takes her time with me when I come in for my annual physical. She reviews my chart and follows up with my current health status. She is kind and respectful. She answers all of my questions and is supportive.

Reviewed on July 8, 2018 7:00 PM

love her!

Reviewed on July 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Braunstein has been my primary care physician for over ten years. She speaks plainly and directly-to-the-point but is friendly and knowledgeable about my health history. I look forward to a continued doctor-patient relationship.

Reviewed on July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is a very good Family Practitioner and has been my Primary Physician for couple years. She's very concerned and compassionate Dr. who takes time to listen to my health issues and family problems at times. she does over prescribed medications and encourages good nutrition and daily excercise, Overall she's a fantastic Physician,

Reviewed on June 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein was very thorough and addressed my concerns. At no point did I feel rushed. she took her time to listen to what I had to say. Very informative and took my concerns serious. I was very pleased with the care I received from this provider.

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

the doctor was great but I waited over an hour and a half in the waiting room, I was lucky my babysitter was able to stay that long, extremely inconvenient!

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

the doctor made me feel a bit uncomfortable because she couldn't get the scalpel or needle to work properly. she left the room servers times to go ask for help.

Reviewed on June 8, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very happy with the care and special attention I receive from Dr Sara Braunstein.

Reviewed on June 8, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Braunstein was great! Both myself and my son saw her for our annual check-ups. She was easy to talk to about medical concerns and any issues. She explained why she was recommending certain things and why she was ordering certain labs. Overall great experience with Dr. Braunstein.

Reviewed on June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

I like the service a lot -

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I made an appointment 2 weeks in advance for a routine physical on a Friday morning. I waited over 2 hours to finally be seen by the doctor. I didn't even go into a room with a nurse until I had been waiting for an hour in the waiting room. Other patients in the waiting room said that it is common for Dr. B to be this far behind and her appointments are unfairly scheduled every 20 minutes. When she left the room to get something, I was afraid I would never seen her again and I'd wait some more. The whole visit took about 3 hours. I was not expecting to have to take a day off of work for something so simple, especially when I made an appointment.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

dr.braunstein is an excellent Dr. as well as a person,kind,very caring and thourough. I always trust her judgement.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor talked down to me and tried to make me feel foolish for asking dumb questions.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018 7:00 PM

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