Dr. Anjali Gopal, MD

Dr. Anjali Gopal, MD

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 41

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Anjali Gopal, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Gopal has more experience with Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gopal to book an appointment.


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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group259 E Erie St Ste 2330 Chicago, IL 60611
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2.2

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (19)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (19)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (19)
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Dr. Gopal is a wonderful, caring physician. She is very thorough in her examination and questions regarding problem areas with my joints. She is always willing to discuss treatment options with me and explain her rationale for choosing a particular medication. I have never been treated badly or felt hurried out the door. I definitely recommend Dr. Gopal.
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Jul 10, 2020
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Dr. Gopal's bedside manner is atrocious. She is rude, condescending, and I will never, ever return to her office. She dictates what you should do, then shames and belittles you if you ask questions. If you question her, she uses scare tactics to get her point across. There are so many other much better rheumatologists out there. Do yourself a favor and find someone else. She is absolutely horrible.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Oct 08, 2019
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Dr. Gopal was rude, condescending and dismissive. She talked bad about other patients to me. She did not examine my problem area after multiple visits. She said I was probably having pain because I was out of shape and fat. She said she couldn't take my pain seriously if I wasn't willing to take medication for it on a daily basis. Had to go to another doctor to get a diagnosis. I will never go to her again.
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Mar 22, 2019
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I have never came across a doctor like her!!! She dismissed everything I said from the moment I entered the door until I left. I’ve been experiencing lupus symptoms since October. I provided all documentation and photos. A positive ANA etc...she didn’t show any empathy just oh, you’re probably stressed! What a joke she is!
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Chicago , IL – Feb 17, 2019
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Dr go pal was rude, uninformed, and not interested in me. Seemed in a hurry to end the session. I was the last patient and she wanted to get home. I have been to many doctors but never one so unfit for the profession. She is a disgrace to the profession.
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Oct 23, 2018
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She was unhelpful in a hurry and treated me like a number. She should take lessons on how to communicate with patients. She is devoid of compassion and a friendly personality. I would NEVER recommend her to anyone.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 13, 2018
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I got referred to the Rheum department and got an appointment with Dr. Gopal for 2+ months out. Going there, I hit traffic so I called to let the office know I’d be 15 minutes late. They said they’d pass it on and to still come. When I arrived, Dr. Gopal refused to see me and the front desk staff was entirely unhelpful. They failed to tell me on my way not to come, and Dr. Gopal has no flexibility, which you would expect for a new patient and given these reviews. Don’t waste your time!!
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Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Gopal has been thorough and kind throughout a difficult process of finding the right medicine to help with my arthritis and psoriasis. She kept trying to figure out what would work best for me and after two and half years we found the right one. During that time she was compassionate and informed, and made sure I was informed as well. I'd recommend Dr. Gopal to everyone!
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Chicago – Oct 18, 2017
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I was passed on to her because my Dr. retired. I saw her maybe 5x. Hoping maybe I just caught her on a bad day. No, she is as bad as other reviewers stated. No thourough exams, bedside manner sucks, talks down to you if you are not as sick as her other patients. Once said “you don’t have cancer. You are not that sick.” I have an issue I told her about almost a yr. ago. She brushed it off saying I was just fat. I’m now scheduling surgery with another Dr. I’ve been in pain for a year. SMH...
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elgin, il – Oct 18, 2017
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Dr. Gopal has been extremely responsive in her communication with me and has tried numerous therapies to help control my arthritis. I have multiple health issues and she coordinates care and medications with my other docs. I'm very happy with the care she has provided and especially with timely and responsive communication. I recommend Dr. Gopal.
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Kevin in Arlington Heights, IL – Jul 19, 2017
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Reviews are so mixed for her care seems like it's either excellent or poor.Based on my experience I can just say that she didn't listen to my symptoms or have any bedside manners AT ALL. She talked to me in the most condecending way and when I mentioned test results she just said it's not that bad. I live with pain that interferes with my everyday life and the test results say in the comments section that is more than triple of what it should be and to visit the doctorASAP. NEVER again!
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Chicago, IL – Jun 21, 2017
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I have multiple health issues that stem from inflammatory problems, and I can tell you that Dr. Gopal is not only very knowledgeable, but she also cares A LOT. She makes sure to spend adequate time with her patients, and also responds very quickly whenever she is emailed through Northwestern's Patient Portal.
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Julie in Chicago, IL – Jan 30, 2017
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Dr. Gopal is a very knowledgeable and friendly doctor. She is always appraised of the latest medications and treatments and helped me gain my wrist movement and kept my psoriatic arthritis completely under control. I appreciate her openness and honest presentation of facts and treatment options. I also like how energetic and full of optimism she is - she can be hard on you if you are not following treatment or diet/exercise regiment, but I even appreciate that because it means she really cares.
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GS in Chicago, IL – Jan 11, 2017
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Dr. Gopal saw me today. I arrived late, due to traffic, however, she made room in her schedule to see me. This was my first appointment with her. She was kind, thorough, and I felt she knew everything she needed to know about me by the time we finished. She asked thoughtful questions, and listened carefully. She demonstrated through questions and comments that she is very skilled in her area of specialization, and I was comfortable with her and confident in her abilities by the time I left.
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Naperville, IL – Nov 02, 2016
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She did not examine me. My blood pressure was sky high from pain when I arived and she never double checked it. Did not ask me any questions about my chronic pain. Rather, told me I am probubly a drug addict, compared me to her other patients and, bragged about being a doctor for 7 years. I have crohns and spine arthritis. Life is hard enough I hope to never meet a doctor like her again.
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Chicago, IL – Sep 03, 2016
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Dr. Gopal is great. She is very personable and offers real treatment recommendations. She understands that treating the body is more like cooking than baking, and is willing to try and suggest new methods to alleviate pain and create a better life for her patients. I recommend Dr. Gopal.
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John in Chicago, IL – Jul 22, 2016
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Terrible. She apparently only knows about lupus so if you have some other rheumatologic disease good luck. Did not listen to any of the symptoms, subpar examination, and when asked about other possible diagnoses, only repeated that signs dont indicate lupus. She also stated that she doesnt know whats wrong and proceeded to prescribe treatment for peripheral/probable musculoskeletal symptoms that are not the root cause of present symptoms instead of referring to someone who may know.
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Burlington, WI – Jun 16, 2016
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after 3 months of waiting to see her, I had to wait over an hour in her office and she was absolutely no help to me what so ever. Charged my insurance over $1200 for her visit and would not settle taking over a $700 payment from them and still requiring me to pay her over $500. She was rude and dismissed all of my symptoms, saying she couldn't help me, but offered to put me on biologic drugs and have me follow up with my GP.
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Elmhurst, IL – Mar 14, 2016
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Practice Areas

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Osteopenia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Arthritis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chondrocalcinosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Chondrocalcinosis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Osteoarthritis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gopal treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Gopal treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Gopal's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Musc Medical Center
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)