View map

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

Is this doctor in your insurance network?

Enter your insurance carrier and plan

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital
  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Evanston 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

Zocdoc awards

See you again
Rapid registration
Speedy response

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

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great Dr very patient and understanding and really looks at your total health
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was great, straightforward and knowledgeable.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain is very personable and easy to talk to. He put me at ease and talked me through the visit.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain is by far the best doctor I’ve ever had. He cares about me and tries to get to the bottom of what is causing my symptoms. He looks at the whole picture, not just one symptom or one issue. I highly recommend him!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
If you’re looking for a great Doctor Who will take the time and really check and your healthcare problems this is the doctor for you he goes above and beyond for his patients. I am forever grateful
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He’s absolutely brilliant, really has a sense of what each individual client needs and treats accordingly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Bain is an excellent diagnostician and his knowledge of remedies is encyclopedic. He has solved issues for me that I have dealt with for years, when other doctors could not.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Please do yourself a favor and do not book an appointment with him unless of course you want to hear about his life, his political articles or his Reddit page. A bad experience and not what I was expecting at a physical.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain is awesome and immediately makes you feel welcome. He looks at not only the most common treatments but thinks outside the box as well. Highly recommended.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain will make you feel very comfortable. He will listen to your needs. I intend to stay with him as my primary doctor forever!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Best doctor in Chicago in my opinion. You can tell he cares, and that's the most important thing to me.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Bain is a little unconventional....which i like. Felt like he really listened and cared.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor! I was looking for a primary care doctor as I’m new in town and Dr. Bain was personable and gave me great recommendations for specialists and an OB/GYN I could look into. Kinda eccentric guy but very knowledgeable. Eventold me to email bum post-visit to update him whether or not I got better!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The Dr saw me right away , and listened to my concerns .
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Will be going back to him
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain continues to provide excellent, thoroughly considered care and advice. He's much more attentive and engaged that the majority of general practitioners I've had in the past.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor, highly recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Please be aware that this is an independently operated office with no other staff. Dr. Bain seems to have a good relationship with his patients but I didn’t feel like this was the most typical or professional primary care. Much ofthe conversation was about things other than my health, which is what I had wanted to discuss.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is literally the best on all regards, the care attention to detail and result you get from this guy are like Magic! I would recommend him to anyone .
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain was very thorough, and insisted I get some bloodwork and a urinalysis so he would have all the data necessary to treat me both long and short-term. Although I've been diagnosed with ADHD twice in the past, because Ididn't have paperwork to confirm this, he said I would need to get an assessment before prescribing me any medication related to it. Although I'm not pleased about the extra hassle, I respect his thoroughness and need for "data points", as he put it. He was a touch intense, but very friendly. He definitely takes his job as a medical practitioner seriously, and he sincerely wants to provide the best and most appropriate care for his patients... not just what they want or think they need.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very informative and thorough.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The visit was great. Dr. Bain was straight to the point, he listen to my concerns and we made a plan that we both agreed on. Basically he let me have some control over my health even though he had someconcerns. In the end we can to a mutual compromise. It is very refreshing to have such collaboration with a doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is the best! He listens and is honest and is willing to work with you.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Briliant & knowledgeable
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Perfect!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is a great and knowledgeable doctor!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
WENT TO DR BAIN FOR THYROID ISSUES BECAUSE I WAS UNHAPPY WITH PREVIOUS DR. HE RAN MANY TESTS AND I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE WITH HIM THAT WE WERE GETTING SOMEWHERE. LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS AND EXPLORED PATHS I WANTED TO EXPLORE.BEWARE HE DOES TALK A MILE A MINUTE BUT I AM STILL HAPPILY SEEING HIM.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He took time to get to know me and better understand my situation to better come up with a plan to help me based on my goals.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Went to Dr for my annual physical. Dr Bain took time to listening to my questions.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain is a fun and caring doctor. He is relatable and truly cares about his patients.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The best doctor I have ever visited. Unlike every other, he doesn’t try to sell you extra services or prescribe unneeded stuff, Dr. D is 100% genuine not only as a doctor, but also as a person. He is my regularand I go to him for anything, from skin issues to blood work to hormonal imbalances to flus! Highly recommmended!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Appointment always on time. Office is comfortable and inviting. Dr Bain is dedicated to treating the whole person not just a symptom. Highly recommended.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
If you are looking for a doctor who truly cares about your health and well being, who will listen to you and who will take action to help you, Dr. Bain is the doctor for you. I consider myself fortunate tohave found Dr. Bain who takes a personalized approach with his patients - you are not just a lone fish in a big lake!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Always spot-on with diagnosis and remedy!
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Bain alleviate my anxiety when visiting a doctor. I feel very comfortable with him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He really makes sure that everything has been provided for your further treatment.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent as always.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain is an amazing doctor and really cares about his patients
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He's anti-vaccine, he's neurotic, he repeats everything, and he asked me the same questions over and over because he forgot the answers. I felt like I was the doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain is a very friendly doctor, I had a great experience. I will continue to visit him whenever necessary
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very sharp mind. Knows how to connect the dots.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Awesome experience, took the time to sit down and listen to my questions and concerns. Highly recommended!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Been a long time patient of Dr. Bain and will stay with him til I leave the planet ??
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It was a very beautiful experience. Very different than visiting the average doctor. Doctor Bain shows much empathy and understanding. I was able to open up to him completely and I never opened up to a doctor before. He asks allthe right questions and shows understanding with sharp mental accuracy. I look forward to future visits and learning more from doctor Bain. I trust that I can become a healthier and more balanced individual under his care.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
His broad base of knowledge is amazing. He keeps seeking new information and is not stuck in the box of traditional x=y. His integrative approach makes sure you get the best care. A true integrative practitioner. He is great!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
At this visit, Dr Bain was thorough, caring and as always he actually listened to me.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very thorough and empathetic with his patients, you don't feel like you are being rushed at all. I am glad I found him after a couple random searches, I not only felt genuinely heard, but was also given very good anddetailed medical attention. He is very friendly as well, and I can tell he genuinely cares for his patients. Highly recommend
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Truly listens to your concerns and seeks to understand all factors, physical, mental, and emotional. Very unique in the medical field. He will be your health detective and coach to recovery. I look forward to seeing him again!
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain, wonderful as usual.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Bain explained my blood work in detail and carried on a plan that we both agreed on
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocFind a DoctorDr. Alan Bain, DO