Dr. Gretchen Byrkit, MD

Dr. Gretchen Byrkit, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Gretchen Byrkit, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Decatur, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1996 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

1 Memorial Dr Ste 216

Decatur, IL 62526

Contact Information

(217) 875-5574

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
more than 87% of peers
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
more than 82% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 76% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

29  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery

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.


  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Advocate Lutheran Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Byrkit has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Byrkit's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Byrkit to family and friends
30 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Byrkit's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Would NOT even give her 1 star. She is unwilling to listen and review other doctors reports regarding her patients. She had challenged other specialists their on medical reports. She acted as if I was an inconvenience to her and she stated she was sick of receiving reports on me. After being in...more
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Do not go to her. I usually don't post reviews, but I felt it necessary to help those who may be considering this doctor. I often left feeling talked down to, upset, and discouraged. All things you don't want to feel during your first pregnancy. I changed doctors for my 2nd baby and it was a...more
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I adore Dr. Byrkit. As a health care provider myself, I appreciate her incredibly strong grounding in evidence-based practice. I see her for my gynecology needs, but she always demonstrates a "family practice" approach to our visits. She is holistic in her assessment of me and I frequently take...more
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Extremely rude. Bedside manner is important if you’re going to be a doctor... this apparently doesn’t apply to her. She will never admit to a mistake, and she never listened to my concerns, in fact she blew me off several times. Not one person in that office act like they are happy to be...more
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Dr. Brykit is great!! She is always extremely nice, and willing to answer my questions. She is very straight forward, which is something that I look for in a great doctor. My entire pregnancy experience was great with her during checkups, and all the way up to delivery. If you want a doctor who is...more
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