Dr. Paul Later, MD

Dr. Paul Later, MD

Save
Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o
(19)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Later, MD is a neurology specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in neurology.

Northwestern Medical Group

1000 N Westmoreland Rd

Lake Forest, IL 60045
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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. Later's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Later's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Later treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 97% of his peers

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

Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Later treats Headache more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Later treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Later treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Later treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Later's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to partner with the patient to achieve the goals of treatment, using a straightforward style of communication.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
1992
1991
1987

Awards

Dr. Later's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Later

2.2

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
21.05263157894737%
(4)
4 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
68.42105263157895%
(13)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Later?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Later'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. Paul Later, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
I sent THREE messages to him via the hospital MyChart service about being in pain, etc - HE DIDNT RESPOND TO 1 !! The last one I even said I’d meet him in the ER - NO RESPONSE!!! What kind of doctor acts like that?!!! Outrageous!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
Words cannot express how awful this doctor is. He misdiagnosed me, gave me a completely unnecessary treatment which caused me to have a horrible painful reaction. Trigeminal and Geniculate patients please find someone else!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
I have been seeing Dr. Later for four years and he is a wonderful, knowledgeable and patient Doctor. I had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease by another doctor and was having a tough time with the medication. He spent nearly two hours with me on my first visit. He had his doubts about my earlier diagnosis which gave me hope. By my third visit I was off the medication and was told I had Essential Tremor, which he is treating with great success. I would trust him with my life.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option4
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
I thought Dr Later spent a good amount of time explaining in detail my options. I did not feel rushed. I felt he listened to everything I said and I felt like I understood the reasons behind the treatment plan he recommended for me. I would recommend him.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
I have seen Dr Later and continue to do so. He has always been professional and caring, no negative feedback thus far.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
My wife was a patient of Dr. Later and we wholeheartedly agree with the person from Schaumburg il on his review of Dr. Later. Dr. Laters d diagnosis of my wife was incorrect, he said she didn't have cancer but she did and does have cancer. He was extremely unprofessional when it to test results and test.. My wife is worse than the first time she saw Dr. Later.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option6
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
Since I am experiencing some memory loss I was apprehensive to even discover what was going on with me. I have NEVER met a Doctor that I respected more than this Dr. He understood my confusion and carefully and patiently explained every detail of his approach. This is my sister's email site (Charlene Engle) who has been present at each appointment. She and the entire family are grateful and impressed.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option3
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
Please do NOT see this doctor. He looks normal, even nice. I saw him once. Big mistake. He was hostile and in a terrible mood. He wanted to do a procedure that was not necessary, as his diagnosis was wrong. Again, his diagnosis was wrong!!! He has a negative and unkind manner in speaking with staff and patients. It's time to retire. He looks much older in person. He was so annoyed n rebuffed most of my questions.Not skilled. Incorrect diagnosis, and really mean and irritable. Google another doc.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option8
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?
Reply
He is Very knowledgeable.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option8
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Paul Later, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Later?

Locations

Insurance accepted

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

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Elect Choice
Managed Choice POS
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Elect Choice
Open Access HMO
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Select
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Classic Blue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Cigna
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
GWH Open Access Plus POS
LocalPlus
Network Open Access
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access POS
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
HFN-Platinum
Humana
Choice
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
Humana PPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
United Healthcare PPO
Viant

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more

Compare Providers

More providers like Dr. Later at Northwestern Medical Group

Show All Neurologists