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Dr. Michael (Mike) Kupkowski, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Administrative Policy: Rescheduling / Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice or not showing up for an appointment will result in a charge of $50. Professional Statement Dr. Kupkowski attended the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana where he earned his B.S. In Microbiology and B.A. in Spanish. While an undergraduate, he worked as a drug and alcohol counselor focusing on the causes of addiction and dependence. Dr. Kupkowski later attended the University of California-Berkeley where he earned Masters of Science with an emphasis on Public Health. He completed his medical degree at the University of California San Francisco and his residency through the MacNeal Family Medicine Residency Program in Illinois. Dr. Kupkowski’s clinical interests include:Mental Health, Delivering Healthcare to Spanish-speaking only patients, Women’s Health, Medical Education/Teaching Addiction Medicine Dr. Kupkowski’s treatment philosophy is not only “patient-centered” but “patient-directed”. He works with his patients to treat them as he would like to be treated and to facilitate their active involvement in their treatment plans.

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Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • MacNeal Hospital, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Medical School - University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1598081598

Office locations

Michigan Avenue Primary Care

180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1605

Chicago, IL 60601

Michigan Avenue Primary Care

180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1720

Chicago, IL 60601

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Dr. Gamez thoroughly listened to my needs and anticipated my follow up questions. I was taken seriously and was met with empathy to accompany her knowledgable advice. I've never been more impressed with any other office, from the hospitalityof the admin staff to the efficiency and professionalism of every medical assistant. I felt comfortable and important, and even got to be seen early! Thank you so much, you've floored my expectations.
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Dr. Kupkowdki is a wonderful doctor and besides being very knowledgeable he is also truly caring and personable, which I find are rare qualities.
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Love Dr. K! So warm, understanding, and helpful! The office staff is so friendly. Very clean. Best doc experience ever.
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Great visit with Doc Kupkowski!
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Dr. Kupowski actually listens when you talk. A calming personslity , that instantly puts me at ease. If uou’re lucky enough to see him( hes very popular) he has great health care guidelines.
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I am a new patient and I am beyond pleased with Dr. K. He took his time talking with and I did not feel as though he was trying to rush through my appt. I highly recommend!
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After losing my long term primary care doctor for the past 20 years, I was nervous about finding my next doctor. But Dr. K has been an excellent doctor in every respect. He has a great manner that makes me feltlistened and respected. He's knowledgeable and helpful. Honestly he's a great doctor and I highly recommend him!
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He is EASILY the best doctor I've ever had. Very easy to talk to, approachable. The office is a dream to schedule with and get assistance from.
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Mike was fantastic. I've never met a doctor that was so patient or who had such a calming presence about him. He treated me with respect and I'll definitely be back.
Less than 3 months ago
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I have referred all my roommates and my boyfriend to Dr. Michael, I cannot say enough good things about him. Personally I have seen him for issues related to generalized anxiety,annual physical, skin cancer screenings, birth control, IUD,I always feel heard and have had good luck with everyone he has referred me out to as well. Nice dude :)
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Very down to earth and enjoyable conversation.
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Dr. Mike Kupkowski is a great professional. He took the time to understand all my concerns and explain all the possible causes. I would highly recommend him to any one looking for a great care.
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Really cool guy. Highly recommend!
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Very professional and friendly, I haven’t had a physical in many years and they did not judge. Had blood work and a shot and they were very gentle. I was in An out in an hour. Great experience!
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Once of the greatest doctors to speak to me about health in my life.
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Only doctor I have ever been to that is willing to admit you early. Experience was awesome.
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Dr Mike and is staff were really good and solved immediately my problem !!!! Eveybody very professional
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Dr. Kupkowski is a great man to have as your doctor. I couldn't recommend him anymore.
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I'm so glad I saw Dr. Kupkowski. He was kind, empathetic and understanding. The rest of the staff were attentive and helpful.
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They were all wonderful
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Dr. K is absolutely the best. Most people probably don’t look forward to going to the dr, but I’m always excited to see Dr K.
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He is so approachable and truly listens!
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Great Doctor, caring, thorough and smart....
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He does not rush you. He listens and is very patient. Great Doctor!!
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Dr. Kupkowski is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He was not in a rush, and he was incredibly calm as I talked through the issues I was having. I could tell he genuinely cared about me asa patient, which is something I believe all doctors should strive for. And it was my first time seeing him! Plus, his assistant was also incredibly kind and helpful. I will be going back!
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I really like Dr. Kupkowski's manner in which he treats his patients. He's thoughtful and great at talking through options and the pros and cons of each. I would definitely recommend.
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I read through patient reviews on ZocDoc pretty extensively before choosing Dr. Kupkowski, who is unanimously a 5-star doctor. I'm really glad I chose to see Dr. K; he's everything the reviews said he was. Very intuitive, really listens, takeshis time with you, and diligently assesses circumstances before just sending you off with a prescription. That said, there has also been some negative feedback about the wait time... I guess I lucked out, because I was seen right away. It makes sense, however, that there's a long wait-time, since he doesn't rush his patients and really ensures that their appointments are quality ones.
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Doctor K was very hospitable and took the time to listen to my concerns despite it being a very busy day and having to wait a little longer than normal. He apologized for the wait and was very helpful with providingrelief to things I was worried about. The entire staff was very friendly and warm.
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My visit with Dr. Kupkowski was informative and relaxed. He explained to me what my situation was and the next steps to take. He spoke to me in an advisory and friendly tone which made for a good visit.
Less than 6 months ago
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Amazing doctor, very thorough. Office was efficient and fast.
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His willingness to take the time and listen to his patients is one of the many reasons Dr. K is the best there is. He is kind, caring, and actually is concerned. He will take the extra minutes to be attentive and hear you out and explain.
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Dr. K is a compassionate doctor. He never gives any sense of being in a rush and very thorough in evaluation and patient education. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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I have been using Dr. Kupkowski as my primary care physician for about a year and I am glad I ended up with him. Great bedside manner, super easy guy to talk with, and has a great approach to health and providing professional advice.
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I found Dr Mike to be very thorough and helpful.
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He is great! He listens to your issues and asks questions appropriately. He takes the time needed to ensure he is treating the underlying issue and not just the symptoms.
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Great experience! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Communicated everything in a clear and concise manner.
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Extremely well-run operation. First time using as primary care. From front office staff, to physician assistants, to Doctor Mike - very helpful and felt very comfortable throughout the entire process.
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Love him he's been with my kids for 4 years now.
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The staff here is very friendly and professional. Everyone who helped me made sure I had all the information I needed and addressed all my concerns. Dr. Kupkowski has a great bedside manner. He is very easy to talk to andgives me a great deal of confidence in his willingness and ability to provide great care.
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Clean space, friendly staff and even have snacks in the waiting room. I had to grab one on the way out, since I did not wait at all! Mike was welcoming on my first visit and treated me respectfully and thoughtfully.I will be going back again, hopefully not too soon.
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Very personable. Very affable. Good support staff as well. Good services in a nice spot. Snacks in the waiting room were welcome.
Less than 1 year ago
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Fantastic! Highly recommend. Quick wait time, thorough evaluation. Doctor made sure I was comfortable with the treatment recommended multiple times.
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Dr K is a great guy, enjoyable to speak with. Always gives you the straight forward answer and is very relatable and approachable.
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No waiting, Amazing staff. Deserving of a five star rating!!!!
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Dr Kupkowski is everything you want in a physician - Intelligent, informed and professional. Even better, he is personable, interested and a great listener and collaborator. I feel 100% comfortable discussing every possible medical issuewith him without any fear of recrimination or judgement or being made to feel like I'm "being silly". He even admits when he's made a (very minor) mistake (as in a reading from a lab report) or hasn't committed your full medical history to memory (like, he's actually human!)
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Very professional and friendly!
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The service was very quick! I had no wait time at all.
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One of the best visits ive ever had, actually! Quick and easy!
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Dr. K has been my Primary care doc for about 2 years. He's absolutely excellent and no matter how uncomfortable I feel about my situation he makes me feel at ease and respected. I can't say enough good about him. The office staff is friendly and accommodating as well.
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He and his staff that I interacted with were very professional. The appt wasnt rushed at all, he provided insights and encoraged me to use tge patient portal to report progress, etc. He's now my (and my husband's) primary care doctor!
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