Sydney R Brandwein

Sydney R Brandwein, M.D.

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Sydney R Brandwein, M.D.

Rheumatology

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

847.318.2500

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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Rheumatology
  • Gender:
  • Age: 70
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Rheumatology
  • Secondary Languages: French

Credentials

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: McGill University
  • Fellowship: Boston University School Of Medicine
  • Residency: The Montreal General Hospital
  • Internship: Montreal General Hospital
  • Medical School: McGill University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Sydney R Brandwein, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.8 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

129 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Comments

This provider is working with me for near 15 years. and he help me always, he is the best KI only has

Reviewed on September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is one of the most considerate and thorough physician I have ever encountered. He always takes his time and answers every question I present. If there's a wait it's because he is so thorough and caring. I don't consider that a problem.

Reviewed on September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein gives me his full attention when I am in his office. He looks in my eyes, truly listens to me and responds appropriately. He is an asset to Advocate!

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

This provider always runs late. I don't mind as he takes his time when its my turn. I just know it will be a long appointment when I see him.

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Brandwein is a good listener and is concerned about me well being.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

I had to wait 3 hours to see this provider this is unacceptable

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Branwein is an excellent rheumatologist and takes his time and shows he cares. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is a great Doctor. I've known him for many years!

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

It's always good to see Dr. B. He understands my periodic fever syndrome. My son has the same disease and Dr. B is doctor to us both.

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

He was good as always.

Reviewed on August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent

Reviewed on August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Incredibly patient and understanding. He's honest, straightforward and helpful. He did not shame or ridicule me for my weight or lack of memory. He was extremely kind with excellent Communications skills!

Reviewed on July 5, 2019 7:00 PM

good

Reviewed on June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

To have founded this provider is a blessed.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

my experience with Dr. Brandwein has always been excellent.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

He is always thoughtful and professional. He is caring and concerned. I have confidence in his abilities and am grateful to cll him "my doctor".

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is very thorough and knowledgeable about my health situation.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased with what I received.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

He is meticulous in going over everything in my history and he talks about ways to deal with ______ & symptoms of my scleroderma. We discussed that in the future I may have to stop taking one of the meds because of the side effects.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

dr Brandwein is compassionate, patient, thorough, and a good listener. has cheerful demeanor

Reviewed on April 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I've been going to Dr Brandwein about my sarcoidosis for many years- he's very thorough and has kept the condition under good control

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

He is thorough with my medications & symptoms. He also lowers doses on some medications. He says the goal is to take less.

Reviewed on April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is a excellent doctor. I can talk to him about everything. I don't mind waiting for him because he takes his with you. I think we need more doctor taking their time not _____ time with you.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Great

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein was very knowledgeable,kind, helpful and very accommodating .He's always there to support you.

Reviewed on March 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a positive experience

Reviewed on March 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Good.

Reviewed on March 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Brandwein for several years he is a wonderful and caring doctor.

Reviewed on March 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I love Dr Brandwein as a rheumatologist and choose to continue to see him at additional cost as he is not a preferred provider in my insurance. His nurse, X, is also excellent, but overworked.However the amount of time spent waiting in the waiting room after arriving for a scheduled appointment (55 minutes at my recent appointment) and the lack of any attempt to acknowledge the customer or the delay, is unacceptable.Also, trying to get through to the office since the 12/2018 update to EPIC is frustrating. At almost 4 months since initiation, a customer should not have to listen to being told repeatedly that wait times to speak to the office may be longer than usual because of a new EHR system. This should no longer be an excuse

Reviewed on March 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein and his staff are always very professional, attentive to my needs and concerns, helpful, encouraging. I was very fortunate to be referred to him. I would like to explain re: results of tests that Dr. prescribed blood tests twice; the first time, results were available the same day and Dr. explained them to me at once, seeing me twice that day. The second time he prescribed the test Mar. 12, I had blood drawn Mar. 13, and I have not received results yet, but it's early. I declined to use the 'portal' offered to me by the receptionist; I expect Dr. or staff will call or mail or email results -- but am not overly concerned as my health seems stable, to me.

Reviewed on March 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein was amazing. Was worth the wait to see him as a new patient. Would recommend!

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein has been my doctor for over 20 years. There are no doctors like him. He is simply amazing.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

this was our first meeting. he was personable , knowledgeable, and professionsl. he made me feel very confident with his diagnosis and recommendations.

Reviewed on February 26, 2019 6:00 PM

very satisfied with dr. brandwein's approach to my weird auto-immune diagnosis. he was thorough in his assessment, and satisfied with the status quo plan for treatment.

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

He is attentive, compassionate and respectful

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I think my doctor and his nursing staff are great. I wish there was more information regarding my disease.

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is one of the most thorough physicians I have had the pleasure to treat with. On the evening of the day I had seen Dr. Brandwein he called me at home at 8:00 p.m. He had recalled that we had not finalized our discussion regarding a medication he was recommending for me and he was following up. Wow! What a trustworthy professional!

Reviewed on February 20, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent care from Dr. Brandwein

Reviewed on February 16, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is an excellent provider - takes his time!

Reviewed on February 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Took the time to figure out my concerns

Reviewed on February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

He's very knowledgeable and always explains clearly.

Reviewed on February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

Due to being pressed for time, I do not feel I had adequate time with my provider. I appreciate his ability to sense my urgency and for seeing me quickly when he did but they really need to do something (improve) in regards to timeliness and scheduling.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Always have a good experience with Dr. Brandwein and his associates. Usually wait a bit as he spends a lot of time with each patient. Also usually has a student whom he runs thru the patient history with.

Reviewed on February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. X referred me to Dr. Brandwein for a rare medical condition I had due to my cholestrol medication. Although Dr. Brandwein was not aware of this condition, he has done a great job in researching it & prescribing medication that has helped me get back to normal.

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent Doctor explains everything

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

I started seeing Dr. Brandwein about ten years ago he has kept me healthy and couldn't be more respectful of me and my disease he is kind and smart and I will stay with him as long as I can.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is a very good Rheumatologist and he is the only reason why I picked my primary physician on the same building beause I needed that referral from them.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

excelente!!

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

always a good experience with dr Brandwein. always listens to what I have to say. I listen to him also and respect his opinion.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. B. is one of the most compassionate, thorough, knowledgeable, kind, hard working, intelligent physicians I have met (and I have worked in healthcare for 20 years). He is what all physicians should be. His care for his patients is exceptional. He listens, understands, critically thinks about your concerns, and makes sure you get the care you need every visit. I do not enjoy going to the doctor, but I never mind going to see Dr. B.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

He very concerned about my well-being and take time to make sure when I leave all questions are answered and I am good to go. love Dr. B.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is a great provider. He is knowledgeable about my rare genetic periodic fever syndrome. (I had suffered for 34 years before being correctly diagnosed.) He is empathetic about my symptoms and the cost of the medicine. He and X (nurse) have been EXTREMELY helpful in getting affordable medicine for both myself and my son, who suffers from the same genetic mutation. I regularly recommend Dr. Brandwein for his knowledge and empathy. I am very, very grateful for the positive impact he and his team have had on my life.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

good.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is AMAZING! I've had the best experience with him and his team and would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

always attentive and considerate

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Experience always good

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein is taking care of me for my Lupus, Fibromyalgia RA & helping me deal with my spinal stenosis. He is on top of every issue involving me including calling.

Reviewed on January 23, 2019 6:00 PM

I like Dr Brandwine very much! I have recommended him to my son-in-law and others, and they see him regularly now. Some may say he is an old school Doctor but he knows his medicine and specialty thoroughly!

Reviewed on January 19, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Brandwein and his team are wonderful, caring professionals. They always attend to my every need. I do feel they are often spread too thin, not enough rheumatologists on staff to help all the patients who need to see one. Wait times for getting an appointment are long. Wait times in the office are long. Not due to any fault of the doctor or his staff. but due to the number of patients this doctor is responsible to care for. You should strongly consider having more rheumatologists in staff. Dr. Brandwein gets an A+ for the excellent work he does. Find not like him.

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

I waited for 2 hours and never got to see the dr because I need to leave. and was never told that he was running behind. and never received a phone call from the dr apologizing or telling me to get blood work done which I have to do every time I see the dr because of the medicine I'm on.

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

everyone one is so nice

Reviewed on January 16, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Brandwein is an excellent doctor. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, easy to talk to and was responsive to my medical problem.

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Sydney Barandwein is a very good Doctor and good Human being

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Pharmacology
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatology

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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