Susan M Unfer

Susan M Unfer, M.D.

1675 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Susan M Unfer, M.D.


1675 Dempster Street

1st Floor

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068


Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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A patient and physician must establish a bond based on mutual respect, honesty and open communication. As a physician, I try to personalize my care to each patient.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: PediatricsNeonatology
  • Gender:
  • Age: 65
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Pediatrics
  • Secondary Languages: Spanish



  • Fellowship: Rush Presybytrian St.Luke's Medical School
  • Residency: Rush Presybytrian St.Luke's Medical School
  • Internship: Rush Presybytrian St.Luke's Medical School
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hospital Affiliations

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

Ratings and Comments

Susan M Unfer, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

83 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

77 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

82 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.8 out of 5

83 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

83 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

83 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

83 Patient Ratings


My son is in good health. Last visit was to obtain physical for school ______. I'm fully satisfied with Dr. Susan Unfer. She is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

We loved Dr Unfer! She saw us on time, and did not make us feel rushed during our appointment. She explained things thoroughly and made sure we were understanding the plan.

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Unfer is the most warm and companionate doctor ever

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer is a very caring doctor and I look forward to my visits with her. She explains things in a manner that is easy to understand and follow. I would recommend her service to others.

Reviewed on July 16, 2019 7:00 PM

We've been seeing Dr. Unfer for 13 years. My whole family feels comfortable with her. She never makes us feel rushed.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I've been seeing Dr. Unfer since I was a little kid and I like how she always explains everything.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer is fantastic with all of my children.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

extremely disappointed. took my daughter in due to her moderate eczema condition. within 24hrs, she developed a terrible allergic reaction-bright red rash all over her body. called 3 consecutive days in a row but never got a call back. considering that the prescription was steroid based and her reaction to it, I had expected the provider to take it a bit more seriously. at least pretend that you care and have someone call back.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer is a very good doctor, always available and kind.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I love this provider excellent attention - thanks.

Reviewed on April 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer has been this child's pediatrician since his birth 12 yrs. ago.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

its always good

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Unfer was super respectful, kind and through! I would schedule with her again.

Reviewed on January 3, 2019 6:00 PM

The best place to place my kids in hands of the doctors & all the personnel. I am totally satisfied.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Unfer is amazing!

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer has been my childrens doctor for the past 18 years, we have moved around from different cities, and I will still commute to see her. Dr. Unfer is the best pediatrician that I have met. She is very smart, kind, respectful, and she explains things that my children can understand. I never leave Dr. Unfer's office feeling oblivious. We love her!!

Reviewed on September 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer was excellent. She was very thorough with explaining the developmental changes and progresses my child is going through. I didn't feel rushed with our time with her.

Reviewed on September 2, 2018 7:00 PM

This visit was for a 6th grade physical, everything went well, including the shots!

Reviewed on August 25, 2018 7:00 PM

The provider is good. Making appointments when sick to see this provider is a harder .

Reviewed on August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

I really enjoyed meeting with Dr. Susan. She was very informative and spent some good time with me and my husband awnseringbquestions about our new baby girl as we are first time parents.

Reviewed on May 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Unfer is very knowledgeable and speak in easy to understand form ,she takes time to explain and she cares about the patient

Reviewed on April 2, 2018 7:00 PM

my child has been sick since November,, at least every 2-3 weeks with a fever. she is currently sick again with a fever and same symptoms. I had to take her to er and they said she needed an allergist. I feel she needs an ent dr. Dr. Unfer used to be amazing now she's treating my child like a text book and is detached and missing signs. no blood work, specialists or why she's so sick. I can't change to another provider because none in office are seeing new patients. this is on her hands ......

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Unfer is thorough is her explanation. Her calm and responsiveness to my questions is what I'm looking for my child's physician. She does not hurry and answers all my other questions about my child's health even its not the main reason why we came there.

Reviewed on March 9, 2018 6:00 PM

it was incredibly difficult to make the appointment. I had to call twice and speak to 4 different people. very poor service. very disappointed. I welcome a conversation about this if anyone would like to call me.

Reviewed on February 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Unfer is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on January 23, 2018 6:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on October 24, 2017 7:00 PM

The only negative thing I have to say about this visit is that I made it 2 months ago and for a behavioral issue - which Dr. Unfer was unaware of, she gave him his physical and at the end I mentioned why were there, she seemed surprised at my intention for the visit.

Reviewed on October 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Susan Unfer is everything you could hope for in a doctor.

Reviewed on September 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Unfer is all four of my kids pediatrician. she is great. my kids love seeing her and so do I. we are very thankful to her.

Reviewed on August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Under is great!!!

Reviewed on August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Unfer! My child has been seeing her since birth. She listens and provides real answers to my concerns.

Reviewed on August 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer was sensitive to HPV question. Dr. Unfer is a very knowledgeable and caring pediatrician. She is attentive to questions and concerns. She is professional yet approachable. The wait time was very long (1 hour). Dr. Unfer does not rush the well visit which is appreciated, but perhaps more time should be factored to eliminate long wait time, a fine doctor!

Reviewed on July 10, 2017 7:00 PM

Thank you for always taking the time to show me and my child courtesy and respect. You are by far our favorite doctor and have recommended you to other people.

Reviewed on June 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer always takes the time to explain things to her patients. she also assisted with obtaining an appointment that same day with an orthopedic. she is kind, caring and a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Unfer is very thorough and takes good care to address all our questions and concerns. We highly recommend Dr. Unfer.

Reviewed on May 7, 2017 7:00 PM

We love seeing Dr. Unter! Always a wonderful experience! We trust her with all of our questions.

Reviewed on April 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer is so kind & patient. She makes my children feel at ease and makes the whole dr.'s experience fun for them.

Reviewed on March 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Unfer was very caring and very sweet with my baby. She made her feel safe by singing to her. She also explained everything very well.

Reviewed on March 6, 2017 6:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Healthy Steps Program
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Premature Infants


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  • United Healthcare Select EPO
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  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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