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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Kennedy graduated from Northwestern University's Honors program in Medical Education, where she earned her B.S and M.D. degrees. She completed her general surgery requirements at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York and at University of Illinois in Chicago. Her Otolaryngology training was through Northwestern University, with rotations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Lakeside VA, and Cook County Hospital.
Dr. Kennedy was an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Loyola University Medical Center before relocating with her family to Tucson, Arizona. There she practiced Otolaryngology at the University of Arizona as well as in private practice.
Dr. Kennedy and her family returned to the Chicago area in 1995. She has practiced general Otolaryngology in Libertyville since then. Dr. Kennedy is Board Certified in Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. She enjoys helping treat all ear, nose and throat problems.
Verified Patient Reviews
Over the years, I've always tried to get an appointment with Dr. Kennedy when I have ear issues (and likely would if I ever had nose and/or throat issues). Always friendly and clears up what ails me, completely. I highly recommend Dr. Kennedy!
Great bedside manner, showed concern for my symptoms and gave me a great short and long term plan to tackle it.
I have to have ear wax removal every few months. I have always requested Dr. Gregory Bussell. He was not available so this was my first visit with Rebecca Kennedy. She was great! I can hear clearly again :) Quick and painless.
The visit was great. In and out pretty quickly and very friendly staff.
I felt that Dr. Kennedy listened carefully to what I said and understood perfectly. She was friendly, calm and responsive and suggested appropriate testing. I will definitely see her next time I need an ENT, and I will recommend her to friends and family. Shelley B
I had a consultation for a broken nose and and a deviated septum. I was unable to breathe through both nostrils. I scheduled a appointment 3 days after the initial trauma. I met with the Dr, and was referred to another doctor 2 days later within her group. She also said my nose would not be straight after a closed nasal reduction. So now we are at T+5 days after trauma. I met the other Dr. and was told I would have to wait 6 months??????????? Immediately I went for 2 other opinions, of which they said this needed to be done within 2 weeks. I had my closed nasal reduction and septoplasty done, with another ENT with over 20 years of experience. Now, my nose is straight, and I can breathe perfectly. Thanks for nothing except a bill for telling me something I can research online. Also. the surgeon within her office, wanted to do a rhinoplasty, after my nose healed, and said that they have ways of going through insurance to pay for it. It appeared this group cared more about making money, than actually helping someone breathe again.
I took my daughter to this practice when she was little and I'm still going there. Dr. Kennedy was very warm and I was so happy to get some treatment for symptoms I have been putting up with for a while.
Always pleasant and helpful. Very professional and gets you in and out
I recommend Dr. Rebecca Kennedy highly, she took time to listen and she's really good at what she does. I'll be going yearly for checkups. She also has a very good sense of humor.
I highly recommend Dr. Kennedy.
Very thorough exam, great listener, all the staff were nice people. recommend her to everyone!
Dr. Rebecca was very good and very caring.
She was very nice and listened to my concerns
Such a great doctor and visit!!
just a great, energetic, talented doctor. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
Have seen her many times highly recommended
Dr Kennedy was great. She took the time to hear my medical history and answer all my questions. Many doctors seem annoyed or hurried when I go through my various medical issues but Dr Kennedy seemed to be genuinely interested. I highly recommend her as an ENT doctor. The office staff was also very professional.
Very intelligent & caring! Highly recommend!
Apparently I wasn't in the system and ended up waiting over an hour. The Doctor was great, but the wait was unnecessary.
Dr. Kennedy was so nice and very kind. Thoroughly explained my situation to me. She was very professional but, put me at ease immediatley. I will certainly recommend her to my friends.
Dr. Kennedy was very helpful! I am glad we have another appointment next week.
She is very easy going, matter of fact and to the point. Very patient. Would definitely use her again!
Dr. Kennedy is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She provided immediate feedback and an action plan which was very refreshing and much appreciated.
I saw Dr. Kennedy for a pain/bump on the side of my neck. She was very thorough and helped ease my concern that my issue was not something more serious. She even cleaned out my ears for me while I was waiting for an anesthetic to kick-in. All-in-all, I would absolutely go back to Dr. Kennedy going forward if I need to see an ENT.
Really great visit! The doctor was quick to diagnose and help with everything I needed. She did so thoughtfully, and was really pleasant.
Very personable and efficient. Showed a caring attitude.
Very professional and in depth
Dr Kennedy was very pleasant and caring. I highly recommend her.
I made a right decision to see her. She gave me immediate treatment.
Dr. Kennedy was great. She addressed my sinus issues quickly and answered all my questions. I would recommend.
WOW, great doctor! I had a problem and she explained easily. I also like the idea that I don't need to come back unless the problem does not go away.. Most doctor would want a follow up. I got there 20 minutes earlier than scheduled appt. to full out forms since I was a new patient. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful.
Dr. Kennedy, is professional , has a pleasant demeanor and very knowledgeable. I felt reassured that I was going be taken care of properly.
Dr. Kennedy was kind and patient with my daughter, I will definitely think about this place again if I need to.
I was very impressed with Dr. Kennedy and her colleagues everyone was very nice. I thought everyone was very informative and accommodating.
Dr Kennedy was very friendly and informative. It was a pleasure meeting her.
The whole set of doctors are great there!
Very thorough, compassionate, and friendly!
From the receptionist to the doctor everyone was very nice and competent, I hope I don't need to but if I ever have to visit an ENT doctor again Rebecca Kennedy would be my pick.
The staff was very pleasant. Dr. Kennedy is warm and very knowledgable. Would strongly recommend.
First time using ZocDoc. Doctor was efficient and respectful. Waiting time was virtually nil, although to be fair it was a Tuesday afternoon. Ear cleaning was not unpleasant and the whole appointment took about 20 min total. Scheduled a follow up for next week. Surprisingly pleased, overall.
Very nice and thorough. Good experience.
Great doctor, very nice and knowledgeable! Goes straight to the point, gives good advices and takes time to listen to your concerns.
It was a very pleasurable experience ...the wait was about 20 minutes basically to complete first visit. From what I observed, patients were greeted and maybe 5. Minutes they proceeded to a room. He was very nervous as he was experiencing hearing in one ear. He was happy that is was only a good dose of ear was.
Dr. Rebecca Kennedy is a knowledgeable physician who made a diagnosis and recommended treatment options. Very thoughtful and through, making sure any and all questions were answered. On the other hand, the staff at check out, Rosie, was very unhelpful and condescending. When I asked for further information regarding my next step, she gave me an attitude as if I should already have the answer. Not being a patient who regularly goes to an ENT physician, I need to ask questions to get information about the next step. Also, the staff filled out some of the paperwork for me incorrectly and made a big issue about changing it when I pointed out it was incorrect. Overall, the physician was great. The office staff needs some training on customer service and empathy for patients.
Very thorough and friendly. She did a diagnostic test that other ENTs have never done for me which made my 3rd attempt to figure out what is causing my sinus issues worthwhile.
Dr. Kennedy was excellent. She is very friendly and easy to talk to and she took care of my ear problem right away. She knew her job very well. The office was clean and organized. I would definitely recommend her to my friends.
I couldn't be happier with Dr. Kennedy. She is an angel.
I liked Dr. Kennedy very much. She was very thorough, professional and easy to talk to. Would highly recommend her.
Dr. Kennedy is wonderful! I didn't have to wait at all to see her and she diagnosed my problem quickly and confidently, making sure to ask me if I had any questions for her. I will definitely keep using her as my ENT.
Dr. Kennedy was very friendly and professional.
great!! i have been coming to this practice for 15 years and this is my first time with Dr. Kennedy-she was awesome.
She's very nice, and she took her time to answer all my (many) questions. I will continue use to see her.
It was great ,I'm looking forward to resolving my ENT problem.
Dr Kennedy was very kind & compassionate. She took time to listen regading the hearing problem I was having.
I respected the dr. Abd she respected me as a patient.
very good, top knowledge of my issue, did the tests I agree with, asked the right questions, all good!
I was very pleased with Dr. Kennedy but I found the office staff to be a bit rude. I was at her Glenview office, which is extremely hard to find if you are not familiar with the hospital and the layout of the buildings. I asked someone at a "concierge" desk where the office was and he refused to tell me without me giving him my name and birthdate. I would not chose to go back to that office.
Dr Kennedy was very thorough, listened to my concerns and was very good at explaining potential solutions to my issue.
All of the excellent reviews are accurate. Dr. Kennedy is warm, gracious, efficient, personable and informative.
Dr. Kennedy is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to listen. She uses state of the art equipment and seems committed to a comfortable, pain-free experience for her patients. I highly recommend her. I've gone to ENT doctors for many years, she is the best I've found.
relaxed and informative and professional
Very professional and compassionate, she carefully examined both ears and listened to my symptoms, explaining the probable cause and good prognosis. Considering the sleepless, painful nights, it was a very positive experience.
She is the best :)
Dr. Kennedy has great bedside manners! She is extremely thorough and answers all your questions!
Good visit, pleasant demeanor!
Initial visit. Very thorough. Easy to talk to....very informative. Will be returning a week for a follow up.
The Doctor and her staff were super nice. The docotor told me all about the procedeure she was going to do and what it would feel like and told me we could stop at anytime if it hurt or if I freeked out which made me feel very good that she would not just aggresively do it and be like it will be over in a minute deal with it.
She is a great listener, gentle and kind. She makes you feel comfortable and it is easy to communicate with her. I will refer my friends and family!
Quick & Professional
The appointment lasted about 3 minutes, but I waited for 45 minutes for the appointment to start. Unreal.
Great visit. She was very thorough and had a good bedside manner.
Thought the staff were very friendly and attentive.
Just wonderful and made me feel so comfortable ! She is the very best! Wish all Doctors were like her!
The wait was short. Dr. Kennedy was friendly and knowledgable. I would visit her again if necessary.
Great and thorough !
Always friendly, attentive, and takes time to talk and make sure there are no concerns.
She was great, better than my primary for sure and I was thankful I decided to go with her as my specialist.
She was very nice. I liked that she explained everything to my 5 year old daughter before doing it, it made my daughter feel OK with the whole process. My daughter did very well with her, and my daughter HATES going to the doctor! Dr. Kennedy was great!
Fantastic as always. She was very interactive with me as I described what was wrong and took everything into consideration.
Great and professional doctor and I would highly recommend her.
Very satisfying ,great service,but pricy.
very nice with a good "bedside manner"--listened to me and provided good answers
It was good, I wish there were such things as miracle pills but I know that's not going to happen!, but she was good ! I like her!
Very nice, professional and knowledgeable. Was very reassured after our visit and all our questions were answered.
Dr. Kennedy is very professional and sensitive in her bedside manner. She did not rush the appointment and did everything she could to make me comfortable working with the delicate inner ear. I also showed up about 10 minutes late to the appointment and they didn't give me any trouble about getting in quickly. Plus I didn't have to fill out a bunch of forms even though this was my first appointment.
She gave me her full attention it was worth the wait . Highly recommend.
I thought she was very nice and very patient. She answered all my questions and took the time to explain everything to me.
Dr. Kennedy is one of the best doctors I see. She has a wonderful way with patients making them feel "they are in expert hands"!
She was kinds and professional
The process was very smooth from booking the appointment thru the office visit. The entire staff was very professional and personable. Wonderful experience!
Dr Kennedy handled my 91 year old mom very well. Mom isn't too trusting of people so I was a little concerned but all went well. Hooray!
More than anything I was frustrated with the wait time. I waited approx 45 mins. I spent about 5 mins with the doctor and then she dropped me off with the audiologist. I waited there about another 15 mins. If I go back, I will call to see how late the doctor is running.
It was my first visit and I would definitely use Dr. Kennedy again.
Doctor was very attentive to my problem. I just trust her very much.
a lovely woman calm and professional
Very pleasant, professional, on time too!