Dr. Joel E. Retsky, MD

Dr. Joel E. Retsky, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 52 years old

NorthShore University HealthSystem
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Dr. Retsky specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Highland Park, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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4.3 based on 17 responses
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
     (15)
  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Retsky
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (16)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (16)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (16)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (16)
Dr. Retsky's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (14)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (15)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (15)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes (12)
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Lake Forest, IL |
Ive been a patient for over 2 years and Dr. Retsky and team have been extremely competent, friendly and professional. He was referred to me by a former patient who is also a physician in the North Shore System. Highly recommended.
Chicago, IL |
Dr Retsky's office staff is difficult to deal with. They are not responsive nor caring in their approach with patients. More importantly, they do not follow through with their commitments (eg calling back when they say they will or responding timely to email requests for medical advice). Dr Retsky has a very rough bedside manner and makes you feel like you are bothering him. Both Dr Retsky and his staff totally abandoned me when i needed their support.
in Illinois |
Was extremely rude and showed 0 compassion to me in a very painful time. I thought doctors were supposed to help people; not sure why he chose this profession if he was going to act like patients are just a bother to him. Very disappointed.
in Vernon Hills, IL |
the best of class------top shelf------my whole family uses him-------even my grown son who is a doctor himself---------he is the extremely well regarded by his peers--------a true gem
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Nonvariceal Hemostatis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • Variceal Hemostatis

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.

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Barnes Hosp/Washington University Mc

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Hosp/Washington University Mc

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Chicago Hospital

    Completed in 1995

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Retsky's Office & Staff

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10 – 15 minutes

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients