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Dr. Robert Strugala, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Robert Strugala

Dr. Strugala is board certified in sports medicine and specializes in sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries. He treats injuries in elite athletes as well as weekend warriors and applies sports medicine principles to help injured workers return to their jobs safely. Dr. Strugala has a special interest in golf and running injuries and sports related concussions. Dr. Strugala is board certified in Sports Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Road Race Medical Society, and the Wilderness Medical Society. He has served as team physician for USA Triathlon and has traveled with Team USA to World Championship events in France and Italy. He has provided medical coverage for international rugby matches and has worked with the Chicago Marathon since 2001. Dr. Strugala is currently a team physician for the Chicago Lions Rugby Club and a sports medicine consultant for Brother Rice High School.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Northwestern University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Residency in Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1861445256

Overall rating
4.7
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The doctor was nice and very informative. The front desk is a mess. The intake process was not good. There wasa mix-up with my intake forms that I completed in Zocdoc and they made me fill them out again. I sat in the waiting room for an hour. I then waited again in the exam room. And when I mentioned the lengthy wait the desk staff told me that new patients have to wait 2 hours? And then she told me had I scheduled the appointment with them instead of Zocdoc I would've been told via the telephone. So it was as if I was penalized for using Zocdoc? The doctor was good but I wouldn't recommend this office to anyone because of the staff.
The doctor was nice and very informative. The front desk is a mess. The intake process was not good. There was a mix-up with my intake forms that I completed inZocdoc and they made me fill them out again. I sat in the waiting room for an hour. I then waited again in the exam room. And when I mentioned the lengthy wait the desk staff told me that new patients have to wait 2 hours? And then she told me had I scheduled the appointment with them instead of Zocdoc I would've been told via the telephone. So it was as if I was penalized for using Zocdoc? The doctor was good but I wouldn't recommend this office to anyone because of the staff.
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Advice was very loosey goosey. He referred me to an outside MRI office that took an unreadable MRI of the wrongspot. Then I had to book follow up with Dr. Strugala to go over results and despite it being a very bad MRI image, I was given very, very general advice that was less than helpful. $ for the consult, $ for the WRONG MRI, and more $ for useless advice based on a bad image. Nice guy, bad office, bad doctor. IMO
Advice was very loosey goosey. He referred me to an outside MRI office that took an unreadable MRI of the wrong spot. Then I had to book follow up with Dr.Strugala to go over results and despite it being a very bad MRI image, I was given very, very general advice that was less than helpful. $ for the consult, $ for the WRONG MRI, and more $ for useless advice based on a bad image. Nice guy, bad office, bad doctor. IMO
James H. · September 29, 2016

Dr. Robert Strugala's office locations

Midland Orthopedic Associates

2850 S Wabash Ave, Suite 100

Chicago, IL 60616

Midland Orthopedic Associates

8735 S Merrion Lane

Hometown, IL 60456

Midland Orthopedic Associates

1111 East 87th Street, Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60619

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The doctor was nice and very informative. The front desk is a mess. The intake process was not good. There was a mix-up with my intake forms that I completed in Zocdoc and they made me fill them out again. I sat in the waiting room for an hour. I then waited again in the exam room. And when I mentioned the lengthy wait the desk staff told me that new patients have to wait 2 hours? And then she told me had I scheduled the appointment with them instead of Zocdoc I would've been told via the telephone. So it was as if I was penalized for using Zocdoc? The doctor was good but I wouldn't recommend this office to anyone because of the staff.

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Advice was very loosey goosey. He referred me to an outside MRI office that took an unreadable MRI of the wrong spot. Then I had to book follow up with Dr. Strugala to go over results and despite it being a very bad MRI image, I was given very, very general advice that was less than helpful. $ for the consult, $ for the WRONG MRI, and more $ for useless advice based on a bad image. Nice guy, bad office, bad doctor. IMO

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The doctor was fine but the wait time was unacceptable. The front desk does not use the zoc doc check-in information so I had to fill out multiple forms with the same information.

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He was very kind and knew exactly what he wanted to do with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Extremely knowledgable and compassionate. Collaborates with patients to formulate treatment plan! I highly recommend.

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I can see what others are saying about the waiting room: it is in dire need of a facelift and there were tissues strewn about. Other than that, the staff, nurses and doctors were all very polite and very professional.

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Excellent visit

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He was fast and offered good suggestions.

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Very nice and professional. He explained all the issues and well as answered all my questions. I would definitely go back and see him again.

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thoughtful and knowledgeable...have some follow-ups already and coming back. so far so good

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Good smart doc.. Want to meet your needs! Nice listening && wants to help attitude

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Very straight forward. Addresses the issue and referred me to a MRI company that got me in the same day. Following up next week.

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The staff was friendly and efficient and the doctor was great. He explained the pros and cons for each of my options clearly and seemed like he was knowledgeable and up-to-date on recent research.

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Dr was ok. Staff was pleasant. X-ray tech was friendly. Office could have been cleaner for a medical office.

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Very thorough and fast!

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