Dr. Joanne Kirby, MD

Dr. Joanne Kirby, MD

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Pulmonary Disease  ·  
Female  ·  
59 y/o
(31)

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Dr. Joanne Kirby, MD is a pulmonologist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 28 years. She specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Northwestern Medical Group

259 E Erie St Ste 2330

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

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. Kirby's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirby treats Pulmonary Disease more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Kirby treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Sleep Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirby treats Sleep Disorders more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Kirby treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Shortness of Breath
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirby treats Shortness of Breath more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Kirby treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Kirby's conditions and procedures:

Acute Bronchitis
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Asthma
Autoimmune Diseases
Bronchiectasis
Bronchiolitis
Bronchitis
Bronchoscopy
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Common Cold
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
Emphysema
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Influenza (Flu)
Interstitial Lung Disease
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Lung Cancer
Lung Nodule
Mycobacterial Lung Infection
Partial Lung Collapse
Pleural Effusion
Pneumonia
Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Function Test
Pulmonary Hypertension
Respiratory Failure
Sarcoidosis
Shortness of Breath
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Thrombosis
Vascular Disease
Viral Infection
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1991
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1988
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
1985
Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
Medical School
1991
1988
1985

Awards

Dr. Kirby's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kirby

2.5

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
29.032258064516128%
(9)
4 Stars
12.903225806451612%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
58.064516129032256%
(18)

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  • Explains condition(s) well
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Dr. Kirby is awesome, she listens and let you explain what’s bothering you and why you need her assistance. She evaluates your medical history with you and sincerely cares about your well being. I am going to recommend her services to all my family and friends.
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Do not waste your time and money seeing this "physician." She was rude, dismissive, spent less than 5 minutes in the room with me, and told me my worries about having torn my knee for a 6th time (I have had 5 major surgeries on my knee) were not valid, as she felt nothing was wrong with it. She...Read More
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She always takes time to listen to any concerns I may have.
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She is extremely rude and seems unconcerned about patient care. She prescribes medication and then forgets what prescriptions she prescribes. Every visit, she seemed rushed and lacked overall attention to detail and concern. I would not recommend this physician to anyone. I woyld truly question her...Read More
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Extremely negligent and does not appear to care about her patients. Contacted multiple times without reply. When asked for assistance and resources for our elderly family member, her reply was that's not possible and she cannot be saved. We are a family who works in health care and know this to be...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
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