Accepting new patients

Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Bernsen

Northwest Gastroenterologists

1415 S Arlington Heights Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number


Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Rush Med College Chicago Il in 1990 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Bernsen accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(847) 439-1005

Dr. Bernsen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Bernsen's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bernsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernsen treats Abdominal Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bernsen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernsen treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bernsen treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernsen treats Hemorrhoids more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bernsen treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bernsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Enteroscopy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis

About Me

All members of the Northwest Gastroenterologists team including physician partners, associates and staff members, will work in collaboration with patients and their families to provide the highest quality of available care. We will achieve our goals ...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1996
Loyola University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Chief Resident Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center Chicago, IL
1993
Rush Presbyterian St Luke'S Med Center Chicago Il
Residency Hospital
1990
Rush Med College Chicago Il
Medical School
1986
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School
1996
1994
1993
1990
1986

Awards

Dr. Bernsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bernsen

3.1

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
47.61904761904762%
(10)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
42.857142857142854%
(9)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Bernsen?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Bernsen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Very rude and ignorant Dr. Horrible bedside manner. I will not recommend him or the practice.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
New patient for ER follow-up. Dr Bernsen was friendly and direct, took the time to explain tests & condition - I can't resist saying he knows his poop! Dr Bernsen shared what to expect, guided me around common misperceptions, wastes of time & money, and I felt he was out for my best health interests. Oh, I was able to get an appointment within a few days and offered to move it up when they had a cancellation. Office very clean & pleasant, as was the support staff.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
I have been a patient of Dr. Bernsen for nearly 30 years. He is very thorough in his care for patients, friendly, and will take the time necessary to answer any questions or concerns. The entire staff at Northwest Gastroenterologists is courteous and professional.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
I really like that he tells it like it is and will give me his honest medical opinion. He cares whether or not treatment is moving toward success and presents the next step/option if and when needed. When I asked if I could do a different medication than the two offered, he was fine with it. We discuss other treatments sometimes and he tells me about the research done so I can make better informed decisions. He's pretty cool and can be pretty funny sometimes. I have recommended him 3x already.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
Great first visit, easy to understand and he gets to the point.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
I have been sick for a 2 years with diarrhea and stomach pains and bloating. I saw a few different gastro doctors and nobody could find the cause of my symptoms. Everyone said I had irritable bowel but I never had any problems until I was 50. Nobody wanted to believe my symptoms and just kept treating me with drugs. Dr. Bernsen listened and read all my records and said I probably had bacterial overgrowth and treated me and my symptoms resolved. He is the best!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
Extremely rude and does not care about his patients. Has no decency. Worst experience.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
I call for a regular visit. He charges me for level 1 visit. He was impatient to answer questions and spent less than 10 min for the whole visit. Very dispointed
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
Dr. Bernsen was caring and compassionate. He listened to my problems and helped solved my complaints. I finally found a doc that cares about me as a patient
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?
Reply
Horrendous Bedside Manner, RUDE, CONDESCENDING, ARGUMENTATIVE, DOES NOT EXPLAIN, DOES NOT LISTEN
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option7
thumbs down icon option3
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mitchell Bernsen, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Bernsen?

Locations

Northwest Gastroenterologists

1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
2
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Bernsen treats patients.

Learn more

Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL

St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Elk Grove Village, IL