Dr. Joel Retsky, MD

Dr. Joel Retsky, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
(19)

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Dr. Joel Retsky, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Highland Park, IL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Retsky is affiliated with Skokie Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Evanston Hospital and Highland Park Hospital.

NorthShore University HealthSystem

1777 Green Bay Rd

Highland Park, IL 60035
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Retsky's Experience

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Dr. Retsky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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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
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Retsky to family and friends
4.4
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)
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)
Waukegan, IL |
Excellent, completely thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate. Probably saved my life.
in Highland Park |
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.
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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Dr. Retsky accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Retsky has admitting privileges

Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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