Dr. Bruce Tan, MD

Dr. Bruce Tan, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bruce Tan, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tan to book an appointment.

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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
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N M G - Galter 15 Ear Nose & Throat675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-200 Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Tan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tan

4.7

Based on 19 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (17)
  • Office environment (17)
  • Staff friendliness (17)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I’ve had a deviated septum my whole life. Dr. Tan is super friendly and the staff is awesome with communication. Dr. Tan performed septoplasty and it was the best decision I ever made. I had no idea this is how people feel breathing “normal”. I have no obstructions now and not only breathe better but it has eliminated most of my snoring. The recovery after is not comfortable. Day 1 and 2 is tough with the drainage and changing your bandages. It gets a lot easier after that but to be transparent, the stints in your nose are not fun. But it’s only a week and beyond worth it! After a week, they come out and it’s the best feeling in the world.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 06, 2021
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Dr. Tan was very honest and provided me with alternatives to surgery as well as the risk, recovery time etc related to surgery. The process from consult to post recovery was smooth and a pleasant experience.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Alvito Rego – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr. Tan is always on time and he was always gentle and explained things in ways that I could understand. Before opting for a surgery he ran many tests and cultures to assure surgery was the best route for me. Even though the surgery didn't help he is still actively looking for ways to improve my sinus conditions, whether through different medicine or through another surgery
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What could be improved
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Dec 06, 2019
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Dr. Tan and his staff were very professional and took the time to educate me on the diagnosis and what he would do during the operation. Now, 3 months later I am feeling great! I have referred my friend with a similar diagnosis and he underwent the same surgery. He also has no regrets with the operation, care, or cost, given the value received.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago – Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Tan was able to perform the surgery without damaging the cochlear implant. Dr. Tan and his team did a excellent job and I couldn't have asked for more. Sense of smell is starting to come back within a week after surgery. I wish I found Dr. Tan before using a community hospital which didn't do as good of a job. Go the extra mile and pay the extra buck to get it done right the first time. State of the art CT scan to see your nasal polyps
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P Combs in Glendale Heights, IL – Dec 16, 2017
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Dr. Tan was very efficient and explains what is happening so the patient understands. Very pleasant and has a great "bedside" manner. His staff is just as helpful and all are prompt to answer questions. I highly recommend Dr. Tan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago, IL – Nov 17, 2017
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Care was excellent. Receiving answers via Healthloop was slow and responses didn't truly answer the question I was asking. Call the office and talk to someone if you have questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago – Nov 14, 2017
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Dr. Tan is skilled, informative, and compassionate. I highly recommend him!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eric in Chicago, IL – Oct 20, 2017
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Dr. Tan is very talented physician. He following proper procedures, he diagnosed my chronic sinus issues in a personal manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Buda, TX – Apr 04, 2017
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De. Tan was helpful throughout the process of diagnosis, surgery, and follow up. He took time to explain things and I was very pleased with my experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Caroline D. in Chicago, IL – Jan 18, 2017
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Met him for repeated sinus infections. Have had previous surgery. After trying medical treatments he operated. I don't ever remember breathing this well before. Have not had any major infections since. Very nice man and good bedside manner. He makes sure you are comfortable and well educated about your situation and options. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Jan 03, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tan treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan treats Sinusitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Tan treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Nosebleed
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan treats Nosebleed more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Tan treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Tan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyps
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smell and Taste Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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(312) 574-3157

Dr. Tan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
Aetna Choice (Aetna HealthFund) POS II
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Aetna Student Health
Aexcel Choice POS
Aexcel Choice POS II
Aexcel Elect Choice (Open Access) EPO
Choice Plus POS II
Elect Choice
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
Open Access Elect Choice
Premier Care Network
Select
Traditional Choice
Value Performance Network
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
LocalPlus
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Alliance
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
Humana
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care POS
Choice Care PPO
Commercial EPO
EPO PPO Open Access
HCPS Open Access Coverage EPO
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
National Preferred PPO
Imagine Health
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus PPO
Options
Select Plus Gold PPO
Select Plus HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2010
McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Bruce Tan, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-8182.

Does Dr. Bruce Tan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Bruce Tan, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Bruce Tan, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Tan's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Bruce Tan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tan frequently treats Chronic Sinusitis, Sinusitis, and Nosebleed. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tan treats.

Where is Dr. Bruce Tan, MD's office located?

Dr. Tan's office is located at 675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-200, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tan is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)