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Dr. Laura Wally, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

As a family physician, I enjoy establishing long-term relationships with my patients. I provide high quality health care to men, women, and children of all ages, including prenatal care and vaginal deliveries for pregnant women. I strive to be a compassionate doctor, who makes my patients feel comfortable and respected and who gives them the time they need to discuss their questions and concerns. I am board certified in family medicine and also am a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph Hospital. If you are or plan to become pregnant, there are a number of reasons why you will benefit from seeing a family physician such as myself for your prenatal care! We practice Family Centered Maternity Care, which means that we can take care of mom and dad before the pregnancy, then parents and baby during and after the pregnancy. Instead of making multiple appointments at different offices, the whole family can be seen by me for all of their health care needs for many years to come!

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Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Fellowship)
  • Medical School - Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rush University, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Awards and publications

  • "Teaching Attendant of the Year" - St. Joseph Hospital/UIC Family Medicine Residency Program, 2009
  • Chief Resident, Department of Family Medicine 2001-2002

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1356352710

Office locations

Seton Family Health Center

North Avenue (RES SETON FAM MEDICINE)

711 W. North Ave

Chicago, IL 60610

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She was great! Office wait time was horrible. Would have appreciated some heads up on why it was going to take so long.
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Dr. Wally was very friendly and checked me quite thoroughly to make sure she wasn't missing anything. She listened to everything I had to say and seemed to spend good time to analyze everything without skipping any step. I'm just disappointedshe's not closer to where I live. I don't have any complaints about Dr.Wally, but I do about Zocdoc - reception (lack of communication or response between the online patient information) which I will address separately.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great bedside manner, very long wait.
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Even after leaving the waiting room and going into an exam room, the wait to see the doctor is long. But, Dr. Wally has such a polite, friendly, and approachable bedside manner so even with the long wait times, it isworth my yearly wellness visit for how professional and nice of a doctor she is.
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Dr. Wally is kind, patient, thoughtful and very thorough. I look forward to having her as my new PCP.
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She is a caring doctor
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Best bedside manner. Very thorough. Never rushed, ergo the wait time.
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Dr. Wally is wonderful! She takes great notes and really listens to you when you're telling her how you're doing and why your visiting. She also offers great suggestions and comes up with an efficient course of action. Time well spent!The office is pretty cool too--too bad I didn't have to wait and get to play with the handy charging station for your electronics. They even offer free guest WiFi so I could keep up with my email and not miss that much work.
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Great! She was very informative and helpful.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Wally and I was so impressed. She was warm and welcoming and I felt like I had known her a very long time. She was thorough and answered all of my questions. Ihave had the same doctor for almost 20 years, and going to a new doctor was something I was nervous about. Dr. Wally made this a painless transition.
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Dr. Wally was kind and personable. She was happy to spend the time with me and answer my questions (or at least pretended :) ) It was a comfortable visit and I will definitely continue seeing her!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wally was easy to talk to and to ask questions. She makes her patient feel very comfortable and listens to any concerns the patient has.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wally is the best. I've been going to her for years. Excellent diagnostic skills with a sweet warm personality.
More than 1 year ago
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I needed a new doctor and Dr. Wally had excellent reviews so I thought I would give it a try! Excellent location, close to public transportation and parking lot too. The place looks kind of "meh" on the inside but it'sjust an outdated design. Dr. Wally was pleasant and friendly from the start and was thorough in her exam. She talked to me about options and was extremely professional. I'll definitely be coming back to Dr. Wally!
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I really liked Doctor Wally overall... very kind and answered all of my questions, though when she exited I thought she'd be coming back to go over everything and instead a nurse did. Then I found out that most of thethings that we discussed in the appt needed to be done elsewhere as those services were not offered at that office. That was a little confusing to me and I probably wont be going back to that office because it was pointless for the most part :(
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Wally and the entire staff are wonderful folks that take great care of you and are able to help you get in and determine a great course of treatment. Love the phlebotomist--she's a 1-shot technician who knows her stuff anddoesn't bruise you. So wonderful--much to be thankful for here!
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Dr. Wally is fantastic. She is professional, comforting, and knowledgeable. Even under the most stressful of circumstances, Dr. Wally and her nursing staff were able to help me calm down- a nurse even stood by my bedside and held my handduring a procedure! Dr. Wally exhibits compassion and care for her patients with such a natural ease that I sometimes forget that I have only been a patient of Dr. Wally for a few months.
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Overall, the clinic is great and Dr. Wally is friendly and has excellent beside manner. However, the wait time between seeing the medical assistant for vitals and seeing the doctor for the appointment has been 30-45 minutes the past two timesI have visited the clinic. I don't particularly enjoy sitting in an exam room for that length of time, twiddling my thumbs.
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The doctor was great, however, the lobby had an off putting odor and the wait time was a little long - both to be called in and while waiting to see the physician.
More than 1 year ago
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I really felt like I was in good hands. I was a new patient and everyone was very welcoming. Dr. Wally listened to all my concernes and I felt like she took me serious (my previous dr. did not). She referredme to specialists and gave me advice. I'm excited to have her as my new GP.
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Looking forward to continuing on a long path of her being my primary care physician.
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Dr. Wally is very patient and calm and caring!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wally and her team of medical professionals were all very kind, attentive, and professional. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Dr. Wally is wonderful! She has a great bedside manner and is very knowledgeable. I do think office scheduling could be better, though, since I was brought to an exam room and wasn't seen until 50 minutes later.
More than 1 year ago
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The actual appointment was quick and the doctor's beside manner was excellent. But, the wait until I actually saw the doctor was ridiculous; I was waiting in an exam room for over 50 minutes before the doctor came in and duringthat entire time no one came in (doctor or nurse) to tell me what the hold up was.
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I loved my visit and my care. Dr. Wally was so nice and gentle, I'll definitely be back and be recommending her. The nurses were great as well.
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It was just a quick consultation but she was GREAT! Very attentive, listened to my concerns before making any assumptions. I am very glad that I decided to switch providers and make the haul to the North side to see her.
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i thought she was very thorough, personable, professional, helpful, and all around made it a good experience.
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She is absolutely wonderful. I had such a lovely experience meeting with Dr. Wally, who followed-up on all the items and prescriptions that were discussed during my appointment. Highly recommend.
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Care from Dr. Wally was great but I had to wait nearly an hour between seeing the nurse and seeing her.
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Overall great experience! The nurses were very helpful, and very nice. I had an early morning appointment and arrived well before my scheduled time. Although not all the staff was in and ready for my visit, people were very helpful tomove me right along. Dr. Wally was so helpful. As a recent grad, I am still adjusting to my own insurance rules & limitations. She was able to fill the need of multiple doctors I was used to seeing. Made things a lot smoother!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wally is so kind and attentive. I was extremely please with both her and her team! Highly recommend!
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I was very comfortable. Both Laura and her assistant were very friendly and knowledgeable. They were very thorough when asking questions and made sure I had the opportunity to express all of my concerns.
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Dr. Wally was so nice! She listened to everything I had to say and was very caring. You can really tell she genuinely cares for her patients.
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Dr. Wally was wonderful. She greeted me with a smile. She was kind and calm. She spent the appropriate length of time with me. I didn't feel hurried or unimportant. I'm really glad I found her. She's knowledgable, thorough and warm.
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Dr. Wally is the best! She's kind, helpful, and clearly knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Laura gives you her full attention, she takes her time to ensure when you leave there you're feeling good about the appointment and decisions made concerning your overall health.
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Very friendly, very professional, very nice, very competent!
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Professional and kind. I had not seen a PCP in a long time and therefor had a lot of questions and concerns. I did not feel rushed or judged at all. She was completely understanding and I felt like my concerns were heard.
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Dr. Wally was so wonderful.
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I have never felt as comfortable being myself, being REAL, discussing my health with Dr. Wally. Her demeanor, her communication skills, her extremely-advanced knowledge of modern medicine esp. re: family-wide health plan implementation,great listener, yet great at communicating her professional advice/opinion. I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Wally. She will ABSOLUTELY do what it takes to make sure that her patients are properly, effectively, and expeditiously cared-for. I HIGHLY recommend her! -M Chicago, IL
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Awesome doctor.
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Dr. Wally was very nice, warm & friendly- she showed compassion and concern about your concerns and family history.
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Dr. Wally is very kind. Have had to wait a fair amount but every time she's been worth the wait.
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Dr. Wally is great as a family doctor. However, her office staff are definitely not customer friendly nor do they have much knowledge or training in how their systems work. Also, Dr. Wally is very difficult to get into as itwould've been over a month before I could get in to see her. I was advised by her office staff to try scheduling an appointment through Zocdoc, which I did but the office canceled the appointments two times without contacting me as to why or to reschedule. I later found out Dr. Wally's office only uses ZocDoc for brand new patients. The whole office is a cluster and if Dr. Wally was a physician somewhere else, I would go to her there. As it stands, I'm finding a new doctor solely because of the chaos that is the office at her current office.
More than 1 year ago
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Unfortunately waited for 45 minutes...but I guess it is always worth it. Dr. Wally never rushes me, she makes sure I am able to get all of my questions answered and fully understand her explanations. Very thorough, understanding and caring.
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I had to wait about 45 minutes once I got to the exam room but other then that everyone there was great. I really liked Dr. Wally and would def recommend her.
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She took her time and listened. Was very friendly. A++. Nice to have a good doctor to go to again!
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As a patient of Dr. Wally for nearly three years, I have to say, she is a wonderful physician. Unfortunately, the facility she works in lacks the professional, prompt and courteous atmosphere I am looking for in a physician's office.
More than 1 year ago
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She was great! Very thorough, but also friendly. As enjoyable as a doctor's appointment is going to be.
More than 1 year ago
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