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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Chatman received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge,Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville,Tn. Currently, Dr. Chatman is a Clinical Associate Professor at Fineberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He has practiced as an Ob-Gyn in Chicago for over 3 decades at Michael Reese, Northwestern, and Mercy hospitals. Dr. Chatman has been Chairman and Vice-Chairman (twice)at Michael Reese. He has been President of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and has written extensively for peer-review journals in the field Ob-Gyn,especially in the areas of endometriosis and Gyn surgery. Additionally, he has lectured nationally and internationally in the field of gynecological surgery and on the subject of pelvic pain and endometriosis. The services that we provide include endometrial ablation, office Essure permanent sterilization, Pap Smear with Colposcopy, STD Evaluation and counseling, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
Verified Patient Reviews
I was using a contraception that required the doctor to insert it himself. One day I decided that I no longer wanted to use this type of contraception because of the side effects: nausea, mood swings, heavy and long menstruation etc. I made an appointment with Dr. Chatman to get it removed and explained to him how much i hated the side effects and that its really impacting me and i was feeling the worst i have ever felt. Since he said the IUD was lost in my uterus and he couldn't find it, he advised that i should schedule an ultrasound immediately. The radiology department was booked but since this was urgent they squeezed me right in. Dr. Chatman advised that as soon as i finished the ultrasound I should go back to his office to show the results so he could FINALLY remove the IUD. After my ultrasound i was extremely relieved that i was getting my IUD removed and went to Dr. Chatmans office and he told me that it was too late in the day for him to try and remove it. Said that he had to go home and that he would remove it after the holidays. I asked him please multiple times and he said no. I told him that it wouldn't be him that would have to deal with the pain and side effects but he was too concerned with getting home on time. I have never stepped foot in that office again.
He's been my doctor for about 20 yrs
Love him! Very Knowledgable and wonderful sense of humor.
Dr. Donald Chatman is very nice and patient. And his assistant is very helpful.
It was very slow and looked very run down. A lot of paperwork before treatment. an embarrassing experience. I did leave!
My visit was very professional efficient and informative very satisfied with my experience
Wait time was long, follow up wasn't great, my birth control ended up not being covered and this wasn't explained to me clearly. I ended up waiting a month before they finally told me that; they initially said it would be about a week. Go to planned parenthood.
Very cool doctor, seems very concern about the things you tell him about yourself and seems to get the job done right away. I definitely recommend him and also great front desk service. Nice, kind, and friendly.
Dr. Chatman is very patient he took his time to explain everything to me in terms I understood. He is very gentle and has a great sense of humor.
Dr Chatmant is very professional, and patient listened to all my concerns and answered all questions.
I have been a patient of Dr Chatman's for well over 30 years. He has always been professional and displays excellent bed side manner. He is thorough, and very patient; he will take the time to answer any questions that you may have. He is honest and believes in keeping it real.
Dr. Chatman is the consummate professional and very knowledgeable . The office manager is very efficient as well.
He was amazing very gentle very informative and very helpful. I will continue to see him until he retires.
I luv him, he's been my ob/gyn for over 10 yrs
Thorough as usual. Has been for the past thirty eight years
I think the wait time is much too long. I go to this office because it only takes me 15 minutes to get there from work and since he only has weekday appts I usually go during my lunch break. I don't mind taking an extended lunch, but usually I don't get to see the doctor for an hour and my visit takes 2 - 2 1/2 hours. I think I should be able to see the doctor within 15 minutes of my scheduled time. There is a definitely scheduling problem and the patients are booked too close together. Otherwise the doctor is great!
I'm very pleased to say that I have found my new OB-GYN! Dr. Chatman was very nice and showed genuine concern. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. He made me feel at ease during the exam by talking me through it and also asking me questions about my job, hobbies, family, etc. He shows true compassion for people. His receptionist/assistant was also very sweet. Overall a very pleasant visit.
Dr. Chatman is very professional. He answered all of my questions. He reviewed my chart and we discussed results from previous exams.
Excellent as usual. Have a lengthy relationship which spans over a twenty five year period. Accurate analysis of overall health. Due to return in several months for follow up visit
I've been seeing Dr. Chatman since I was a teenager and he has always been very kind to me. Our last visit was hard for me but he was extra caring just as he had been once before. I appreciate him alot.
Dr. Chatman, has been my dr. For a very long time. He is more of a father figure to me. Personable yet professional .
VERY judgemental. Not what you want in an OB/GYN
If you're looking for a timely appointment, this is not the place to go. I think I waited up to an hour and I had an early appointment. It looked like the front desk person was also the nurse and I guess that slowed everything down. The doctor really didn't seem interested in anything I said, quite dismissive. I was rather disappointed since this was a visit based on someone I actually know recommending him.
Useless. He is available all the time coz no ones goes to him. The good reviews made me book an appointment with him, but that was a terrible mistake. Him and his nurse (aka receptionist) are the only staff here and hence he answers the phone most of the time. I was billed within a week but no results/details were provided after my appointment for over a month and half despite my multiple calls. No one answered the call or return the calls. What a waste of time, energy, and money. Total disappointment.
Dr. Chatman is very knowledgeable. I like the fact that he analyzes your symptoms to get to the root of the problem. You feel confident in his diagnosis. Also, he always make sure I am having my annual mammograph and he monitors my weight. You're in and out!
Very nice man. Everything was very slow at the office but overall he is extremely thorough and consultative.
Chatman is an older gentlemen. I never had a male do a pap smear for me but his nurse was there and he a comfortable person to be around. He has that father concern demeanor but it's not weird. He made jokes that comfort me and overall just helpful.
I had my first appointment with Dr. Chatman today. After relocating from the east coast, it was time to find a new doctor. Loved my old one and was sad to leave, but I can honestly say I feel great about my decision to come to this office. Personable & professional, and on time! If you're new to his office be sure to come in early to fill out your paperwork to prevent causing any delays in the schedule.
I have been a patient of Dr. Chatman's for many years. I like that he takes time to explain diagnoses in layman's terms. He never rushes for the door after examining you and always asks if you have any questions for him. If he thinks any follow up tests are needed, he explains why and alternatives for treatment.
Very understanding! Listened and gave me plenty of knowledge.
My visit was very good. I had a follow appointment, I had to wait a little, but that's expected when you go to the Dr. Why? Because some patients may have problems that take longer to address.
My visit was excellent. Dr. Chatman has been my gynecologist for over 20 years! I'm very grateful for his thoroughness and professional demeanor. His staff is caring and supportive as well.
Dr. Chatman has been my Gynecologist for over 15 years and he is simply one of the best! I'm so thankful that he continues his practice. He and his staff are very professional and caring.
I have been going to Dr. Chatman for years and have never left feeling that he didn't provide the best service.
I loved it for my frist time he was so helpful and understanding I loved it
Awesome office. Close to work and very thorough
Dr. Chatman was very helpful at my visit today. He made me feel comfortable, which isn't an easy thing to do because I'm not a huge fan of going to the gynecologist. His bedside manner is pretty awesome too.
I loved it! He really talked to me and made me feel very comfortable talking to him, he was helpful in every way possible and I would highly recommend going to him with your problems, I was very satisfied with my visit there.
Good Doctor very thorough
Excellent customer service.
He Was great took his time and was very detailed.
Excellent doctor. Fantastic bedside manner.
Waiting was pretty long, but the nurse said it only happened that day. However, Dr. Chatman was great. I definitely want to visit him next time
I've been going to him for years, he brought me into this world!!!!! Extremely trustworthy !!!!
The wait was a little slow but this is no big deal, it's what happens at doctors offices. Dr Chatman was well worth the wait. He was polite, kind, and knowledgeable. He took a good medical history and was very thorough. I would definitely recommend him.
As usual it was a great visit
Dr. Chatman is fantastic! He listens tentatively to all my concerns and questions. His answers are professional and honest.
As usual, Dr. Chatman and Adrienne made me feel most welcome. The new office space is very nice. Dr. Chatman is very matter of fact in his discussion of health issues. He is knowledgeable and thorough. We have a long history and I value his opinion
Great experience. Wish I had found him years ago!
Wonderful experience! Dr. Chatman has knowledge that is only gained by experience staff was very polite and engaging.
my visit with dr chatman was great
Appointments are consistently scheduled w/errors; receptionist doesn't seem to receive Zoc Doc appts. During my last and final appt w/the doctor, I took the afternoon off from work, paid for a cab to the doctor's office, only to find out that he was not in the office that day because of another ER. This was the second one in a row for me; he rescheduled an earlier appt I had for 1 month later, which then happened to be the day he didn't come in the office. To top it all off, this rescheduled-then-cancelled appt was a follow up to a negative test result that came back almost 6mos prior!! This doctor is clearly too busy for his patients.
Excellent doctor. So glad I found him!
visits are long.
He answered all my questions and the lady at the front desk was so nice. My first male doctor and he was great trust me .. Me being younger I didn't know what to expect he is really nice and friendly. Definitely Recommend!!
Great doctor with lots of knowledge and experience!!!
Caring, professional, knowledgeable
Dr. Chatman has been my doctor for the past 15 years. From the first visit, I knew that I was in the hands of an extremely competent doctor. My initial referral to him was because he specializes in caring for women who are experiencing health challenges.
Dr Chatman is very warm and professional- The best doctor I've ever had!
Dr. Chatman is an amazing doctor. Very professional, understanding & knowledgable. I asked a lot of questions, and he had answers for me :)
MY VISIT WITH DR CHATMAN WAS GREAT
He is incredibly professional and extremely knowledgeable.
Dr. Chatman was excellent. He was very friendly, funny and made my annual exam about as pleasant as possible.
He is a very professional physician and an expert in his field. I value everything that he says.
It was my first time with Dr. Chatman. He was very professional and took the time to really talk to and listen to me. I already have an appointment to visit him again. Highly recommend.
Dr. Chatman has been my gynecologist for over 20 years! I'm certainly glad to have him and have recommended him to others.
As always, Dr. Chatman has an excellent professional manner, and geniunely cares about his patients.
Excellent, as always!
It was a good visit--not my first.
Dr Chatman has been my OB/GYN for the past 20 years. He is the best.
He's been my doctor for over 35 years. Delivered both of my children and saved the life of a friend of mine's daughter.
I was nervous to go just off of reviews to a gynecologist, but considering how many people said positive things, I decided to check it out. I would completely agree that Dr. Chatman is a great doctor for anyone looking for someone who is thorough and completely interested in what is going on with you. After talking with him briefly, he did his exam and he immediately was able to diagnose what I had. He was kind, thoughtful, kept talking to me even when he knew it might be uncomfortable, and made a personal connection to me. The wait time was about 30-45 minutes because I had initial paperwork to do and 2 women were ahead of me. In my opinion, that's a good sign! Overall, I would highly recommend Dr. Chatman!
Helpful and knowledgeable
Overall, he's a knowledgeable doctor and friendly and I was able to quickly and easily set up the appointment and the office secretary was inviting and helpful. Although it wasn't a horrible experience, it was not great either and if I had a choice, would have probably chose another doctor. They were things I saw in the room that were expired (dated 2012), they were also things that looked unsanitary, and the unprofessional part that I didn't understand was when the office secretary came in the room during the procedure (assuming to help the doctor) which was uncomfortable, since it's a private appointment.
It's not that I don't trust that Dr. Chatman knows what he's doing, but everything about my first visit felt very uncomfortable. For starters I had to wait an hour after my appointment time to be seen. The receptionist wasn't particularly friendly to me, but talked nonstop to the next woman who came in. I definitely didn't feel welcome at all. Then the examination room felt very strange. In one corner was a Craftsman tool chest next to what looked like a container for disinfectant with a masking tape label indicating that it had expired four months prior. Then there was just a large jar of scary looking metal tools soaking in (hopefully not expired) disinfectant. The spectrums were just kept a drawer, unwrapped in any kind of packaging. Then in a corner of the room there was just a sink with the faucet running on a used spectrum the ENTIRE time I was there. I sincerely hope that is not how the tools are cleaned. Dr. Chatman was not overly friendly and there was nothing particularly warm about him. Asked me a few questions and then examined me never explaining anything about what he was doing. Additionally, he had the receptionist just come in and stand in the room while he examined me. With zero explanation as to why. It was all so strange. At the end of the exam he asked if I had questions, as if I'm just going to start talking comfortably with him with a random non-medical professional in the room. Of course, I'm not going to do that. It's not like he had given me any reason to feel comfortable or trusting up to that point. I will not be returning. I felt so uncomfortable and unhappy after I left. Not the kind of feeling you want to have after leaving any kind of doctor's visit.
You just don't find doctors like this anymore...and it's a shame! I felt like a real person at a Dr's appointment again. I'm so sick of feeling like a car in an auto shop with canned diagnostic tests and canned solutions. Dr. Chatman took the time to ask personalized questions which humanized the experience. It's good to know that there are still professionals out there who still care and are not consumed with the bottom line.
I've seen the doctor repeatedly since the initial appointment. He is always thorough and professional - working to completely resolve my problem. He respects that I know how my body normally behaves, which is a tremendous (and, sadly, rare) experience.
Dr. Chatman is one of the best doctor's I've encountered in many years. He is candid, patient, and honest and spends time getting to know your history -- this seems rare with doctor's operating under an HMO system. I feel so luck to have found him. The office staff is also extremely nice and personable. Highly recommended.
He is one of the best doctors i have ever had.
It was a great appointment, happy to finally find a gyno I like.
I will not be returning. He was a nice man, but did not listen to my concerns about my period and how I wanted a birth control that helped ease the pain of my period and proceeded to prescribe an IUD that would not in any way help with my pain.
Nice, knowledgeable and very helpful doctor! also his assistant was very nice
it was great
Dr. Chatman delivered me and now he is my OBGyn. He has a very sarcastic sense of humor, which I find pleasant and hilarious, but also he is very knowledgable. One of the best, if not the best doctor that I have had. I come all the way from Houston for my appointments.
Although there was a slight wait time before my appointment, Dr. Chatman was very personable and knowledgeable during my exam. He made a great prescription suggestion and conducted a thorough but expedient exam. As a first time patient, I can definitely say I will return and highly recommend Dr. Chatman.
Small practice. I don't have to wait weeks to get an appointment.
He is exceptional as always, been with him for over 25+ years and he is a pleasure to visit. He truly cares about his patients, Thank you Dr.
I've been a patient of Dr. Chatman for years and he has always been professional and addresses my concerns thoroughly.
Dr. Chatman was patient, kind and knowledgeable - very nice first visit. Wait time was a little longer than expected but not a problem.
It was great. I felt so comfortable and i was out the door in less than 30 minutes!
I found Dr. Chatman to be well spoken and nice, concerned, knowledgeable,and willing to assist you!
I have been going to Dr Chatmans for nearly 20 years. He is always professional and knowledgeable
He and his staff are very professional. He has been my doctor for 25 years and I have never been disappointed in his or Adrienne service. Very good people.
I highly recommend Dr. Chatman for your next GYN appointment. He was completely professional and made me feel very at ease. After reading the reviews before I went, I was a little concerned that there would be a long wait time. However, I was in the office within 5 minutes of my scheduled time. I will definitely be going back.
I feel like I found a treasure today! Dr. Chatman is so kind and professional, I highly recommend him.
I have been a patient for many years and appreciate his professionalism, knowledge and sense of humor.
He was very kind and patient. He explained everything and it was like have a conversation with a family member instead of your gynecologist. I would recommend him to everyone I know.
I have been seeing Dr. Chatman for over 34 years. He has always been thorough. Excellent physician. He's an expert in his profession. Well respected. I highly recommend Dr. Chatman.
Recommended. Dr. Chatman is professional, knowledgable and friendly. Office receptionist is a delight. Thank you, again!
He was very thorough and seemed genuinely interested in my health and well-being. Thank you!
Today I had my first pap smear. It was HORRIBLE but Dr. Chatman was relaxed and made it not hurt so bad. Very professional and the receptionist is nice.
I've been going to Dr. Chatman for almost six years now. He's a constant professional!
I love Dr. Chatman! The wait times are a little long but he will answer every question you have and really listens to your concerns. His office is cozy and the receptionist is nice as well.
Both Dr. Chatman and his receptionist were very friendly! I felt comfortable the entire time, and the office felt inviting. Dr. Chatman was very clear when asking and answering questions, which I appreciated. Overall, I had a really great experience, and I definitely plan to return to this office in the future. The only reason I gave 4 stars for wait time was because there was a little confusion surrounding the start time of my appointment - but both Dr. Chatman and his receptionist were very apologetic and attentive about the situation! And I still only waited about 10 minutes.
My visit was excellent. Dr. Chatman shows concern for the health and professional care of his patients.
Dr Chatman is very knowledgable. I would recommend anyone who needs a Gyne to try him. Very pleasant & listens to your concerns.
Very nice visit, always nice, could not ask for a better doctor
Dr. Donald Chatman is an amazing doctor! I went to his office for a second opinion. I was so satisfied with his opinion and his honesty. He is straightford, where you don't have to second guess anything that was said. He told me to get as many opinions from other doctors, to make my final decision. I met with Dr. Saroja Yalamanchili, OB/GYN MD (Riverview OB/GYN Ltd) on 11/15/2011. As soon as I mentioned Dr. Chatman, she said, "He is the best doctor, because she attends all his seminars at conferences and read all his articles, and he is straightforward with all his diagnosis, no beating around the bush! She sends all her patients who need fibroid surgery to Dr. Chatman" For me, I recommend Dr. Donald Chatman to any women out there who is seeking a great OB/GYN.
He was very nice and personable. He took the time to get to know me while conducting my exam and making me very comfty! I would def. recommend him to a friend. I think he will be my regular obgyn.
Dr. Chatman is very patient, has a great bedside manner and explains test and results easily. He always has time to answer questions.
Just wonderful. Very helpful and took time to talk to me and address all of my questions. Adrianne at the front desk was sweet and personable as well.
Dr. Chatman was straightforward and a great doctor to me. Will be seeing him again soon!
He spent a good amount of time with me. He really listened to my concerns and did not rush me.
It was fantastic - as fantastic as a GYN-E appt. can be. Dr. Chatman is excellent at making you feel at ease.
very easy to talk, patient and he is very through covering all procedures and tests and letting you know what is eactly going on.