Dr. Robert Kern, MD

Dr. Robert Kern, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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59 y/o
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Dr. Robert Kern, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-200

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
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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
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Dr. Kern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kern performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 94% of his peers

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

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kern performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kern's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Nasal Deformity
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Revision Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smell and Taste Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1991
National Institutes of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1986
Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1985
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1991
1990
1986
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kern

3.9

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(5)

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Top Notch Doctor with an ease & calmness that takes all the patients worries away.
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Dr. Kern’s knowledge and expertise in his field is outstanding. He is an excellent surgeon and I am extremely grateful to have found him.
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Dr Kern is expert regarding sinus treatment and surgery related. I’m very confident he’s 100 percent the best at what he does.
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He has great. I highly recommend Dr Kern.
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Dr. Kern is truly on of the best when it comes to sinus issues. He's performed two surgeries on me over 7 years and thouroughly explains the severity of my sinusitis. He is also always up to date on the newest treatment options and studies available to help better treat my issues. I highly recommend Dr. Kern!
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Went for a routine check on a nasal issue, got an xray and a look in the nose, and a bill for over $2700! Also charged for two doctors to review an xray that was reviewed in office and concluded then that there were no problems? That is insane and needless to say I am fighting it. I walked out with a little pack of topical antibiotic. This is gouging and this is precisely what is wrong with the health care system.
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