Dr. Joel Retsky, MD

Dr. Joel Retsky, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Joel Retsky, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Highland Park, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

1777 Green Bay Rd

Highland Park, IL 60035

Contact Information

(847) 433-3460

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Retsky performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hemorrhoids
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Retsky's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

71  Conditions Treated

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13  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Barnes Hosp/Washington University Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Barnes Hosp/Washington University Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Chicago Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Retsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Retsky's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Retsky to family and friends
19 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Retsky's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Excellent, completely thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate. Probably saved my life.
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Dr. Retsky has treated me, my husband, and other family members for a number of years. He is extremely skilled- our colonoscopies and endoscopes are smooth sailing, he responds to our calls quickly, and he knows his stuff! . We all have complete faith in his judgment.
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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.
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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...more
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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.
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