Dr. Robert Kern, MD

Dr. Robert Kern, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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58 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 27 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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Top Care Areas

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

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sinusitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Kern'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kern ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

63  Conditions Treated

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22  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kern's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kern to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Kern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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