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Dr. Alan Bain, DO

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! OFFICES OPEN EVERY SATURDAY YAY! My mission is to form strong doctor-patient relationships. MY strength comes from being curious and real about your needs. PLease NOTE: BLOOD WORK IS NOT DONE ON SITE FOR PHYSICALS! QUEST IS ONE BLOCK AWAY! Because I am single practitioner, certain exams are referred out to specialists. For example, there are no female exams performed at my facility. Complex skin concerns are sent immediately to dermatology. Also, I do not work with patients while they are pregnant. Also, my office is not an Urgent care facility. For BCBS HMO pt's, be sure you are Presence,St Joseph, site 303. Most of the time, I will be the first one you will see greeting you at the door! I can be very relaxed in my appearance and approach, but very intense and focused to help. I love to see my patients laugh. At times there will be unforeseeable professional emergency calls. I appreciate your patience. At the heart of my approach, I am comprehensive in my thinking through your problem. NOTE: I am not an URGENT care facility. Ex: Eye problems, blurred vision, extreme headaches, dizzyness, chest pain, extreme shortness of breath. I am keenly aware of when a person needs to see a specialist, on the SAME DAY therefore, so you might only have a short visit. Also, I will touch upon many different aspects of your life, moving from topic to topic. We might not get through all of your concerns in one visit, but I am committed to exploring all of them. Bottom line, my office does not look like what you might expect. The waiting room has been designed to assure comfort and healing. Simply put, it has been uniquely crafted to help you begin your exploration and journey into healing. Be prepared to work with me in successfully approaching your healt

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Evanston Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Highland Park Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1477695286

Office locations

Chicago Health And Wellness Alliance

8 South Michigan Ave, Suite 1301

Chicago, IL 60603

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Dr. Bain is not necessarily what I would call a traditional doctor, but he is a very good doctor. He is a bit sporadic, but made sure all of my concerns were listened to and addressed. He has no receptionist, sohe is the one you are meeting with and talking to. He gave me his phone number and welcomes calls if I have any concerns. I am really happy with him as my new PCP.
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I have been his patient for over 15 years and will continue. He is truly gifted!
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Dr was very thorough
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Dr. Bain has been the most thorough and in-depth doctor I have gone to. Great bedside manner, very comfortable. Highly Recommend!
Less than 3 months ago
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We accomplished my first objective without problems (except I forgot to ask a question during the visit, which Dr. Bain answered quickly later by email) and we started on the second, and I'm looking forward to my next appointment later this week for that.
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Very relaxing and informative, fun!
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Really good doctor! Friendly and very professional.
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Amazing Dr!!! So glad I found him, I drive an hour and a half to see him frequently for chronic illness and endocrine issues
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My first meeting with Dr. Bain went great. He had some great suggestions and action items that I can follow-up on immediately. Thank you!
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Easy to talk to and very down to earth. Dr. Bain is a trusted partner in my heath and wellness. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a doctor near the loop.
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He was great, very patient and understanding
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As this was my first visit with Dr. Bain, I found him to be very personable and made me feel comfortable during our visit. His technique is a bit unconventional but I found it to be refreshing and welcoming.
Less than 3 months ago
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If you are looking for a Doctor with a more holistic view of health, Dr. Bain is your guy! He's very compassionate and thorough. He knows his medicine as well.
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My first time. A great easy to talk to doctor. Very knowledgeable. Finally found a doctor who listens.
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Dr Bain is truest engaged. I appreciate his attention, his opemnes.
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Caring
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The best in Chicago area
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Very friendly, very helpful. Best doctor I’ve seen in long time ! Just great
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He is the Best! No one else like him. He is intuitive and methodical in everything he does with me. I would not have the level Of health I have without him.
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If you are going nowhere with what typical traditional medicine/doctors offer you, try Dr Bain to give yourself one more chance. Be open-minded though, in your interaction with him. He is a genius, but often not immediately reassuring if youare not used to how he thinks through his hypotheses while diagnosing. He talks through them the way doctors hardly ever do.
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Great visit and he is passionate.
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Dr. Bain seemed very irritated that I was there, and wasn't sure what I wanted him to do (like do I need tests, treatments, etc).
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It was fine.
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Great visit
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Dr. Bain quickly became my main practitioner. He is a boundless source of energy and knowledge, tapping into conventional medicine as well as the overall well-being of the mind. Cannot recommend him enough
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Been seeing him for over 20 years. Love him.
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I did annual physical there. I am tring to do physical test to know the health of my body. And my concern is about my hand's sweating, but he just spent 15mins talking about my sleep. I don't have any problemto go to sleep and I just told him I drink before sleep. This is definitely awful experience there.
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I have been seeing Dr. Bain for almost 8 years. He has diagnosed two conditions that other doctors missed. That is because he LISTENS. He is extremely passionate about getting to the bottom of a health problem. I consider him a true partner in my journey to good health.
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Dr. Bain has great bedside manners and he took the time to listen to and address my medical needs. I felt comfortable discussing my multiple issues with him. Dr. Bain gave me the assurance that he'll take necessary steps to meetmy needs. He's a very attentive physician who believes in the well being of his patients.
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Dr. Bain made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I wasn't afraid to discuss my illness, he really took the time to listen. Dr. Bain is a compassionate physician who believes in what's best for his patients and he puts them first. I'm very glad that I was referred to him.
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He was a great help and is working hard to get me set up with the right people that meet my needs.
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Completely unprofessional and I don’t recommend anyone going to him.
Less than 6 months ago
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I've been going to Doctor Bain for 10 years now, I am so grateful I found him.
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Always a productive and enlightening experience. For Dr. Bain the patient is not a set of symptoms but a whole human being unique in all ways that require a complete personalized medical and holistic approach . He listens, he cares and he helps.
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Dr. Bain was flawless. He was extremely friendly and was very proactive in solving any concern I brought to his attention. And no wait time! Thank you so much Dr. Bain!
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Love my Dr he’s truly the Best
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Smart, caring, knowledgable.
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One of the worst experiences I've ever had at a doctor's office. He would ask three or four questions in the time that most people would ask a single one. He'd frequently cut himself off while speaking to interject a newthought that wandered into his mind. He was forceful and his general demeanor made me uneasy. I don't know where all these positive reviews have come from.
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Really nice to talk with him, put me at ease for many of my worries. Easy back and forth with him too. Would recommend.
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He is very knowledgeable on multiple treatment modalities and listens and makes connections.
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Dr Bain has amazing recall from past visits and cares passionately about the health of his patients.
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I saw him for a physical. He was very scattered and easily distracted, quickly jumping between topics and forgetting what we talked about. We spent about as much time talking about medicine as not. The physical didn’t feel comprehensive. Checkingheight and weight was done as an afterthought, after he had already said we were done. The history-taking felt half-hearted and rushed. I don’t have any concrete red flags, but his eccentricity put me on edge.
Less than 6 months ago
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I came in with back pain , Dr Bain did acupuncture treatment . I feel a LOT BETTER now .
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great visit!
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Dr. Bain is like a mad scientist - except for your body. He seems a little disheveled at first, but it's all sorted up in the ole brain. He is great to talk to and as far as I can tell a competent physician. 10/10 would banter with again.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bain is really personable and takes time and care during the visit. He was very attentive and friendly!
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Dr. Bain is super cool. Exactly what I was looking for. In the past, I've had doctors overlook the issues I'm complaining of, instead choosing to focus on the numerical indicators that raise their reputation/rating amongst whichever physiciansgroup they belong to... But Dr. Bain actually listened to me and took an interest in helping me to solve what ails me. But as if that weren't enough, he's also super friendly and really fun to talk to. I couldn't recommend him more.
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DR BAIN is the best! He is caring and listens carefully! I am forever grateful
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He was great, straightforward and knowledgeable.
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Great Dr very patient and understanding and really looks at your total health
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