William J. Brander

William J. Brander, M.D.

850 Busse Highway

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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William J. Brander, M.D.

Family Medicine

Collaborative Family Health

850 Busse Highway

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

847.825.0300

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My philosophy of care is to take care of the entire person, with the goal of preventing illness when possible, and promptly treating and managing any problems when they arise. Having a relationship with someone over time allows for the ability to collaborate in care, always with the goal of using the most up to date scientific recommendations.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Family Medicine
  • Primary Area of Focus: Collaborative Family Health
  • Gender:
  • Age: 59
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Family Medicine

Credentials

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University
  • Residency: Lutheran General Hospital
  • Internship: Lutheran General Hospital
  • Medical School: Rush Medical School

Hospital Affiliations

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

Ratings and Comments

William J. Brander, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

558 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

531 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

558 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

558 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

556 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

557 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

555 Patient Ratings

Comments

I was hoping Dr. Brander would have spent a little more time with the wife who needed a little more understanding.

Reviewed on November 22, 2019 11:38 AM

Dr. Brander is a good doctor.

Reviewed on November 22, 2019 11:38 AM

Dr. Brander is always there for me.

Reviewed on November 21, 2019 11:01 AM

I have been his patient for 25 yrs. He has always been gracious, helpful, attentive, and concerned about my wellbeing.

Reviewed on November 19, 2019 7:16 AM

I have had only good experiences with Dr. Brander.

Reviewed on November 19, 2019 7:16 AM

Dr Brander has been our family dr for almost 30 years . I would want no one else.

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 8:55 PM

Great

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 7:59 PM

I was happy that Dr. Brander was able to squeeze me in that day. My BP was low... so he took me off my 10 mg and prescribed 5 mg. I feel so much better!

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 7:27 PM

excellent! dr brander explains everything thoroughly and I see him every 6 months.

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

I love Dr Branders practice they are top notch.Every doctor should be like William Brander.

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr Brander is all about the patient.,caring,kind and great in what he does.

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Brander you are a class act. You are a regular guy doing a fantastic job. You are up front and honest. I appreciate that.

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Going to miss Dr. Brander when we move out of the great state of Illinois.

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

It was a great first visit. Provider was friendly, knowledgeable and asked appropriate questions about my health. Provider also was good about explaining things.

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Brander is a find man - he appreciates our problems: X is a 10 1/2 yr. stroke victim.

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

We do NOT like the new advocate system I am X's care-giver

Reviewed on November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

As a patient of Dr. Brander for 30+ years, I feel that I couldn't find a better health provider anywhere else. This visit was no exception.

Reviewed on November 16, 2019 8:42 AM

excellent

Reviewed on November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

caring and thoughtful

Reviewed on November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Brander has made an impression on me to the point that I have tried to exercise more, watch what I eat, and watch my alcohol intake.

Reviewed on November 12, 2019 7:29 AM

It went flawlessly. Dr Brander is the best is the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. was behind schedule. Did apologize but then rushed to see next patient.

Reviewed on November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Brander and his staff provided very professional and courteous care.

Reviewed on November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

very supportive and helpful; good listener and spent a lot of time caring for me

Reviewed on November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Brander is a straight talking practical guy. That's why I see him.

Reviewed on October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider perform well and care about me, and my health!

Reviewed on October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

good

Reviewed on October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, very good.

Reviewed on October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

this was my first meeting with the doctor, and I was impressed by his friendly demeanor and ability to listen, laugh with, and encourage and instruct me to fulfill my goal of staying healthy and retaining my abilities as I age.

Reviewed on October 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Great

Reviewed on October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

patient of Dr. Brander for 15+ years. Always very personable and cares about my heath and wellbeing.

Reviewed on October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is an excellent physician: he is brilliant, knowledgeable, empathetic and very easy to relate to. He seems to genuinely care about his patients and he treats the whole person, not just a condition. I find Dr Brander to be the voice of reason, never an alarmist but always pragmatic with an impressive, comprehensive base of medical knowledge and experience. He inspires confidence and demonstrates a genuinely caring attitude by earnestly addressing one's questions and concerns with admirable patience and respect. Dr. Brander is a credit to his profession and a really decent human being.

Reviewed on October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit, as my primary doctor quit his practice 5 months prior and I was left without any doctor. this doctor was recommended by a friend and after some research I decided to make an appt. he was exceptionally nice and asked a lot of questions relating to my past health, etc. I felt he was an excellent choice. I was without a doctor since my primary doctor left his solo practice 5 months prior. I checked with friends and decided to try this doctor since he was highly recommended. I was very pleased with this provider after this first visit. I was without a doctor since my primary provider left his solo practice 5 months prior. this doctor was recommended by a friend.

Reviewed on October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is always wonderful. He listens and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent as usual.

Reviewed on September 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Good Listener, knowledgeable, compassionate.

Reviewed on September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

The Nursing staff is good. The Front Office staff seems to be UNDERSTAFFED and always seems way too busy to be "friendly" or "caring".

Reviewed on September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr William Brander is a top notch doctor! He is knowledgeable and takes time with his patients.

Reviewed on September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. William Brander is an excellent physician! Very much a "people person" - he listens to his patients & spends as much time, as needed. He definitely cares about the well being of his patients.

Reviewed on September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent six month follow-up. Good plan going forward.

Reviewed on September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is excellent in every way!

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is the best. He makes you feel at ease and speaks to you in easy to understand language. Also, responds to portal questions in a timely manner.

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

My whole family has trust in Dr. Brander. He is an excellent caring doctor.

Reviewed on August 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is he best ever...he is knowledgable, compassionate and truly cares about his patients! I have the greatest confidence in him and trust him greatly.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a pleasure to see Dr Brander

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. B is a great doctor i have been seeing him for a long time and i plan on doing that for a long time.

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Everything was great.The procedure was fast and painless. I can hear normally again. Thank you for everything. I hope I don't have to see you soon.

Reviewed on August 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Every time I see Dr. Brander or any staff. I received outstanding care. Dr. Brander is patient, understanding, thoughtful, caring, respectful, kind person - we love him!

Reviewed on August 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have a good experience with Dr. Brander. He is very thorough, never rushes through the visit and takes time to listen.

Reviewed on August 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a pleasant experience. Dr. Brander is respectful, helpful, and professional in every way. He is a great listener too. I highly recommend him. My entire family sees him. He has earned our trust. We feel we get the best care from him.This visit was like all others I have experienced...excellent.

Reviewed on August 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Bill Brander is hands down the best doctor I have ever had to work with!

Reviewed on August 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is terrific at his job and I enjoy my visits with him.

Reviewed on August 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Brander always makes me feel at ease, knows my history and gives me great advice. He's an excellent Doctor and I always feel he has my best interests in mind.

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Great

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

great

Reviewed on August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Great!

Reviewed on August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

No complaints - Very caring - Never felt rushed.

Reviewed on July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is always thorough and very informative.

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Outstanding care with a complete overview off all emotional and physical health issues.

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

dr. Brander is the best

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Wouldn't go anywhere else

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is the ideal personal physician, compassionate and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on July 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is an exceptional and caring doctor, he always gives his complete attention to the visit or any calls that may occur during the year. He listens and discusses how I can be healthy and stay this way for the future. I am so thankful to have found Dr. B 26 years ago and especially thankful he has taken my husband as a patient also.

Reviewed on July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Outstanding physician & great man.

Reviewed on July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Patient is 97 years old - Dr. Brander is the best doctor - very caring & takes time to listen - would not trust another doctor with her care.

Reviewed on July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Brander for many years an have always been very happy with him addressing my health issues.

Reviewed on July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Great Doctor

Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander has always been a compassionate doctor who treats patients with respect and care. I appreciate how knowledgeable and caring he is when I'm under his care.

Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first time with Dr. Brander. My doctor had retired. I was very pleased with Dr. Brander.

Reviewed on July 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is an excellent physician. He knows his patients & cares for their well being. Based on what the healthcare industry has done to GP's. I'm blessed to get such good care.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Prompt & satisfactory.

Reviewed on July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent

Reviewed on July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I was glad he got me in quickly

Reviewed on July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

it was an excellent experience and I left the visit with a very satisfying level of confidence from talking with my provider. Thank you very much for working with me.

Reviewed on July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

very happy and satisfied

Reviewed on July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander was very receptive and willing to listen to all of my concerns and answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

William Brander is the best dr. I have ever had. I have told many friends abut him -

Reviewed on June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Always happy with Dr. Brander's service. He is a good diagnostician, listens carefully. He knows me and my family so has full understanding of my situation.

Reviewed on June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you Dr Brander for getting my blood pressure under control.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

I believe Dr. Branded is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

He is a good doctor and a good listener.

Reviewed on June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

He is a very easygoing person to deal with.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

great

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I can talk to Dr. Brander and feel very comfortable with him

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Good experience

Reviewed on June 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I had a fall and hurt my shoulder and Kidney- Dr Brander get me in immediatly and took fantantic care of me

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Wm Brander is a very good Primary Care Physcian. The best I have had.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

been seeing Dr Brander for years - great guy and a great GP.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

as usual Doctor Brander was helpful and kind and I came away feeling in good spirits.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

lMy concerns were addressed. Dr. Brander is very courteous and professional.

Reviewed on May 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I have had Dr.Brander as my physician for many years and have always been satisfied with him. he has diagnosed correctly and provided solutions that have worked.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Brander is concerned about prevenitive methods to avoid illness. And is generally concerned with proper treatment when necessary. Has an outstanding knowledge of the practice of medicine.Has excellent communication skills and compassion for people.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Brander was attentive, courteous, and listened to all my concerns. He didn't rush me out of my appointment and talked with me regarding all my health issues

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

best possible doctor

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Brander is amazing and I would not consider another doctor.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Very Helpful...

Reviewed on May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

great as always

Reviewed on May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider is very kind & caring and sincere with me.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatology / Pediatrics & Adolescents
  • Mens Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine

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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