Dr. Douglas Bierma Jr, MD

Dr. Douglas Bierma Jr, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Douglas Bierma Jr, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Shorewood, IL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Bierma Jr is affiliated with Silver Cross Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

700 W Jefferson St

Shorewood, IL 60404

Contact Information

(815) 741-2888

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 11 More

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Dr. Bierma Jr's Experience

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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bierma Jr "My goal is not just to help with your child's illnesses and checkups, but to help parents be better parents."


  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Folliculitis
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Headache
  • Human Parvovirus B19 Infection
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Jock Itch
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Migraine
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neonatal (Newborn) Infection
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Roseola
  • Runny Nose
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Speech Delay
  • Strep Throat
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrush
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Varicella Zoster
  • Warts
  • West Nile Fever
  • Whooping Cough
  • Wilson's Disease


Read More


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Physical Examination
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child 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.


  • Argonne National Laboratory
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Trinity Christian College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bierma Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bierma Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bierma Jr to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Bierma Jr'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 (7)
While Dr. Bierma has his degree and I don't I'm writing this review strictly based on experience dealing with him and his office. 1-the front desk assistants are always rude, never kind and have an attitude. If you don't like your job don't take it out on parents who are 99% of the time dealing with sick little ones. 2 -The wait times are absolutely ridiculous. I have 3 kids under 4. That's a lot of "wellness" visits. Never one time have we been seen within 20-30 minutes of our appt.
in Lemont |
We have had our son at 3 pediatricians and Dr. Boerma has been by far the best. We have a daughter with ADD\ADHD and a son with Gluten /Dairy and egg allergy. He has been understanding and sympathetic and very helpful. He has been an absolute God Send.
in Peru, IL |
I love dr. Bierma. He is so knowledgeable about everything, down to earth and explains everything so you understand. My son loves him and he is not a fan of doctors. He's worth the hour and half drive! He's the kind of doctor all doctors should be.
Joliet, IL |
Dr. Bierma is a knowledgeable medical professional. However, since being bought out by DuPage Medical group everything has been a hassle. Wait times were longer while the staff was adjusting to the new system. Since June, trying to get an appointment is a joke. They called me a week before my childs scheduled well visit exam to cancel & couldn't reschedule for a month, if you call for an emergency or to make an appointment it is at least a 15 minute wait on hold, plus they refer you elsewhere.
in Braidwood, IL |
Dr. Bierma does not investigate medical problems. He will continue to throw drugs at issues and hopes the problem will go away. He actively discourages getting a second opinion from a doctor outside of the Joliet/Shorewood area. If asked questions, like, why does my child need this drug?, he deflects and won't answer the questions. He gets angry with an educated parent. Do not see this doctor.
in Lockport, IL |
This site states that Dr. Bierma is accepting new patients. It also states all the different insurance plans he accepts. I just tried to make a new patient appointment, which was going to be fine until we got to the insurance question. I stated it was for 2 foster kids who have the state's insurance plan. At that point she backtracked and said they are no longer accepting any new patients and that they only accept Blue Cross from now on.
Frankfort, IL |
Terrible doctor. Rushed us out of the room. He was arrogant. He didn't allow us to speak. He talked over us. And he was insincere. I highly discourage people from taking their children to this doctor.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Platinum PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bierma Jr has admitting privileges

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435
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Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60451
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