Dr. Douglas R. Bierma Jr., MD

Dr. Douglas R. Bierma Jr., MD

Pediatrics | Male | 46 years old

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My goal is not just to help with your child's illnesses and checkups, but to help parents be better parents.Read more

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based on 24 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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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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Dr. Bierma Jr.'s Care Philosophy

My goal is not just to help with your child's illnesses and checkups, but to help parents be better parents.

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

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  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Argonne National Laboratory

    Graduated in 1992

    Trinity Christian College

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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