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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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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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Been seeing him for over 20 years. Love him.
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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 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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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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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 1 month 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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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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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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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 3 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 3 months 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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Dr. Bain is very personable and easy to talk to. He put me at ease and talked me through the visit.
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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!
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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
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He’s absolutely brilliant, really has a sense of what each individual client needs and treats accordingly.
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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.
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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 6 months ago
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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.
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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!
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Best doctor in Chicago in my opinion. You can tell he cares, and that's the most important thing to me.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Bain is a little unconventional....which i like. Felt like he really listened and cared.
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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!
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The Dr saw me right away , and listened to my concerns .
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Will be going back to him
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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.
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Great doctor, highly recommend.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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Very informative and thorough.
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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.
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He is the best! He listens and is honest and is willing to work with you.
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Briliant & knowledgeable
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Perfect!
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He is a great and knowledgeable doctor!
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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 1 year ago
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