Dr. Cary Bortnick, MD

Dr. Cary Bortnick, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Cary Bortnick, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 64 years old.

5327 N Sheridan Rd Unit C

Chicago, IL 60640

Contact Information

(773) 271-8801

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Bortnick's Experience

Dr. Bortnick's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Bortnick does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Autonomus University Guadalahara Mexico
    Medical School | Graduated
  • St Francis Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Bortnick has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Bortnick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bortnick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bortnick to family and friends
based on 83 total reviews (46 with comments)
Dr. Bortnick's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (46)
Mundelein, IL |
best doctor who goes out of his way to accommodate my busy schedule. He makes rounds on his hospitalized patients and accept most insurances as well. He is caring and understanding and patient especially with elderly patients
Chicago, IL |
Where do I start? He is condescending, rude, abrupt. He acts as though anyone over 80 can't understand things. I would never, ever, in a million years go back to this man.
in rolling Meadows, IL |
Genuinely cares about his patients
in Glenview, IL |
Very thorough and impressive knowledge of my condition
bloomingdale |
I have been a patient of Dr. Bortnick for almost 20 years. He is a fantastic, caring doctor. He listens to my concerns, understands my issues and talks honestly and openly with me about my health issues.
Dr. Bortnick is everything you would want from a physician-knowledgeable, professional, and pleasant. He seems to genuinely care about his patients' health and well being. He takes the time to listen to all questions and went above and beyond to explain things clearly and concisely. Furthermore, he treated me like a unique person rather than another slab of meat that he is required to jam into his busy schedule. Dr. Bortnick has my trust and I look forward to working with him to manage my healt
in northlake iI |
On time . Explains results. pleasant to talk with
in Glendale Heights, IL |
Dr. Bortnick is friendly and Medically inclined, very attentive and knowledgeable.
in Elgin , IL: |
Straight and honest. great bedside manners makes me feel like he really does care about my health. this Doctor knows his stuff. he saved my life 10 years ago by finding a failing heart valve during an exam. Dr. Bortnick listens to my concerns and always hands me a hand out on what he finds so I can read up on the illness and medication.
in Bartlett, IL |
I hit the jackpot when I found this doctor! The man listens to me, answers my questions and explains to me what I don't know & puts up with me. Because he cares for me so much, I care for him. His staff is professional, nice and fun when you poke them with a joke! I have NO plans of ever leaving this doctor. He is a busy man. Lots of people depend on him and he manages time with each one well.
in Forest Park, IL |
Dr. Bortnick has been my PCP for the last 25 years. I honestly do not know what I would do without him. He treats me as a brother, and I really feel like part of the family. He has always been there for me, whatever I needed. His staff has always been terrific, and very responsive to my needs. Access is never an issue, and we are truly partners in my healthcare. I would recommend him to anyone seeking the best in internal medicine, and have done many times.
in Bloomingdale, IL |
I've been a patient of Dr. Bortnick for about 13 years and very happy with his treatment of whatever medical problem I have. He listens to my concerns and comes up with solutions.
Wood Dale Il |
If it had not been for Dr Bortnick I could of had a stroke by now I'm 70 years old
in West Chicago, IL |
Every time I go into Dr. Bornick's office I am treated like a family member. His staff has great follow up and are a joy to be around. I know I am in good hands here.
in Roselle, IL |
Great bedside manner, attentive, upbeat personality
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Bortnick has been my Physician for 24 years. I would trust him with my life ! He is very caring and personable and goes out of his way for his patients. I typically see him once every one or two months and he continues to manage about 6 ongoing chronic ailments that I have. I have been in the hospital 5 times for surgeries (elective, and hopefully past tense) and he would visit me every few days and manage my case. He has several times over the years seen me on short notice in an emergency.
Skokie, IL |
a brilliant diagnostician. good communicator who explains everything in his decision making.
in woodridge , il |
always treated very well by everyone short wait times easy to come in with no appt.
in Chicago, IL |
I have have recently changed dr.s since my doctor retired and now have Dr. Bortnick as my physician. Dr. Bortnick always spends quality time in addressing all my concerns and and really explains my current health conditions in a simple to understand way. Dr Bortnick always has a smile on his face and is very proffesional, the staff is always very accommodating and pleasant and they always help with any questions regarding upcoming tests that I may need or insurance coverage concerns.
in Glendale Heights, IL |
The office staff is very friendly, fast, and highly organized. Dr. Bortnick helps and cares for all his patients and their caregivers. gives complete instructions of conditions, explains it and coordinates with other doctors. would definitely recommend him for anyone wanting a no- nonsense- get-to-the bottom diagnosis.
in Bloomingdale, IL |
Dr. Bortnick saved my life more than once. Without him I probably wouldn't be alive.
in Bloomingdale, IL |
Dr. Bortnick is a very caring and intelligent doctor. He is very thorough and gets to the bottom of any problem. I have been going to him for years and trust him implicitly.
in carol stream IL |
very happy with Dr Bortnick who has helped my diabetes greatly over the years
in Bloomingdale, IL |
Very knowledgeable and shows great concern for his patients.
in St Charles, Illinois |
Dr Bortnick has been my physician for many years. I find him professional, personable and easy to talk to. He will give a straight forward, honest answer.
in Bloomingdale, IL |
This doctor listens to whatever your problem is and is very knowledgeable in all areas of medicine. Always gets to the bottom of the issue.
in roselle IL |
7 years ago Dr Bortnick was at my side when I was recovering from a serious operation and drop on heart rate and he was there to save me and I will never forget that
in Chicago, IL |
He's graceful, he makes sure to explain everything to me about what's going on with my health, he takes time to listen to how I've been doing, I've had several doctors and he's the best I've ever had. I moved two hours away and I still drive all the way to see him, because he's such a good doctor.
in Bloomingdale, IL |
Great Doctor. Always gives you the information and is strait with me on what I need to do. He knows his stuff and shows up quickly at the hospital when you are in.
in Elburn, Illinois |
I have been with Dr. Bortnick for the last 20 years. Dr. Bortnick along with his staff have always been accommodating, and I would highly recommend his services.
in Gurnee, IL |
Dr Bortnick saved my mother's life as he went from the office to the hospital daily and coordinated her care with the consultants
in St Charles, Illinois |
Dr. Bortnick has been my family physician for many years, He is professional, personable and knowledgeable. He will give you a straightforward, honest answer to your questions. I would highly Recommend him.
in Chicago, IL |
I've had Dr. Bortnick since June of 2012 and can tell you he literally saved my life after having a second blood clot in my lung. I asked for an appointment online. His office got back to me within two hours and scheduled an appointment for me the very next day! Over these past years, he's helped me with other health situations--the best physician I've ever had. Not only is he highly professional, but is extremely knowledgeable as to how to treat certain problems. Can't say enough good things!
in Chicago , IL |
I have been going to Dr. Bortnick for over 20 years...he tells it like it is but always has time to explain things.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Bortnick is a great doctor. I have no complaints.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Bortnick has done a lot for me in correcting problems that I have than any other doctor has.
Highland Park, IL |
Long time patient of Dr. Bortnick's. Very professional and knowledgeable. Would 100% recommend this doctor to anyone. Dr. Bortnick is one of the only doctors who follows their patients to the hospital to make sure all is well. other doctors do not.
in Addison, IL |
Caring and Compassionate. Listens and gives wonderful advice. Highly recommended!
in Chicago, IL |
Dr.Bortnick has been my doctor for 17 years. He has always been very informative. Diagnosed and treated every problem with great care. I would reccomend Dr. Bortnick to anyone. Many years ago my mother was also a patient of Dr. Bortnick . The one thing she always talks about is how he saved her life when she got very ill. almost near death. I cant thank him enough for that. My father who has since passed on was also his patient and always had good things to say about him.
Chicago, IL |
Very professional, very personable, extremely approachable and patient oriented.
in Chicago, IL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Bortnick for over 20 years. He and his staff have always treated me with respect when dealing with any of my health care needs. When in need of recommendations for specialists he has always provided me with like professionals.
in Chicago, IL |
Have been going to him for over 25 yr, several family member also, can go to him and get a honest view.
in Itasca, IL |
He knows his stuff. He takes the time to explain all courses of action. If there are different viable solutions, he explains each one and explains why he recommends one course of action over another. Always treats me with respect and as an intelligent patient.
in Addison, IL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Bortnick for many years. He is very personable and caring. I consider him my doctor and a friend. My husband has also been his patient for many years. We trust him and enjoy being his patients !
in Elk Grove Village, IL |
I've been going to Dr. Bortnick for over15 years. I highly recommend him due to his overall knowledge, professionalism and willingness to take my occasional questions over the phone. I went to the hospital with chest pain about 10 years ago and Dr. Bortnick prescribed treatment that a cardiologist later agreed was the best course of action. That's just one of many examples of his base of knowledge.
in Bloomingdale, IL |
Dr. Bortnick is a great doctor who gets right to the point and his goal is to make you feel better.
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Dr. Bortnick accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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