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I wrestled with myself for a long time before deciding to write a negative review. But Dr. Minkus was unprofessional and rude when we took our 5-year-old daughter to him for a check-up. First, he kept
I LOVE Dr. Minkus. He is so warm, caring and accessible that I find myself wondering why my other doctors are not all like him, I wish I could see him! I found out about him because of his
I take my baby to Dr. Minkus and am very pleased so far. Here is a quick run-through of reasons why.--He is not only pro-breastfeeding but pro-breastfeeding in his office. If your kid hates being
I love Dr. Minkus. He is a wonderful doctor. He never makes you feel rushed, and does not prescribe medicine for every little thing. In fact, it seems like he likes to suggest the natural route
What a breath of fresh air it was walking into Dr Minkus`s office. I had recently been asked to leave the practice where my 4 children had been going for 13 years. They would no longer see me due to
A really great a caring doctor that will spend time with you and your child. We never feel like we are getting rushed out. He supports the choices and decisions that choose for you and your little one
I LOVE Dr. Minkus!!! He is one of the ONLY doctors in Chicago that believes parents know what is best for their children and will not force or bully you into vaccinations. I was asked to leave my
If I were simply rating Dr. Minkus as a pediatrician I would give him 5 stars. The other reviewers are correct in saying that there can be long wait times but I have noticed an improvement in that
Very good doctor who listens well to both me and my children.
Four kids and even more pediatricians during those years gives me the confidence to say that you just can`t do any better than Dr. Minkus. Yes, sometimes you wait. But that can be said for most
My nearly 2 year old has seen Dr. Minkus since he was born and, in my opinion, he has just been ok. What I like He is definitely supportive of choices in child rearing no vax, co sleeping, etc and
Contrary to the lies and slander posted by Brooke B., I did a TON of research about breastfeeding, consulted doctors and pediatricians, and took three courses on breastfeeding. I was absolutely
The wait in the waiting room is totally worth it. Dr. Minkus spends more time than what is allowed on each patient as I was told by the office manager. Sure, that means I wait longer, but I expect to.
We scheduled a meet-and-greet with Dr. Minkus before our baby was born because we were interested in a doctor who accepted alternative vaccination schedules. He asked if I would breastfeed, and I said I was unsure at that point. He pointed to me and asked "are those real?" Stunned, I nodded. He said "then you can breastfeed."I felt the pressure to breastfeed from his office the second we brought my daughter in to see him. She was severely jaundiced and we allowed them to supplement her in the hospital. Dr. Minkus came down on us for that like a box of lead hammers. Way to make first-time parents feel like a bunch of child-abusers. Two bottles of formula are not going to spoil a child's health the rest of her life, and they were very concerned about the jaundice. Anyone with as much experience in medicine knows that a tiny baby can deteriorate in a matter of hours if there is an issue. We could not get a hold of this doctor! Our baby had a lot of difficulty breastfeeding and we were very concerned about her apparent distress. We would call, and then 2 days later call again because no one had called us back. We were told that someone had sent an email to the doctor. After another day we'd get an unconcerned call from the doctor who would basically dismiss all our concerns; breastfeeding was more important than our daughter's comfort, apparently. In the meantime, I was experiencing severe medical problems due to breastfeeding and my auto-immune disease.Finally, after a couple months, my doctor and the third lactation consultant I went to told me that I had to dry it up because for some reason, the breastfeeding and pumping was exacerbating my auto-immune disease. When I called Dr. Minkus's office to get advice on formula feeding, the nurses were exceptionally rude. They seemed to have the attitude that I was a horrible mother because I could no longer breastfeed. They didn't care about my health or ability to take care of my baby, which was nil at that point because of how sick I was. They gave me token advice (basically, stick the bottle in the baby's mouth) and left me to it. When my daughter's GI issues continued on formula, I called every day for advice and never got phone calls back. Finally, I insisted on speaking with a nurse with a screaming baby in the background, and broke down in sobs that the doctor would no longer speak to me now that I was using formula. The nurse was somewhat sympathetic but gave us no real remedies. The doctor never called.We switched pediatricians to someone who recommended a probiotic, which worked wonders, and who didn't give me trouble about my inability to breastfeed. To this day, I remain fervently angry with this doctor and his horrible office staff. They never called to find out why we didn't show up for her checkup appointment, and were slow in getting medical records to her new pediatrician.I would not take a dog to this practice, much less a precious baby. Unless you plan on doing everything the way Dr. Minkus says (which actually contradicts what he told us in our meet-and-greet, that parents have to partner with the doctor to figure out what is best), don't bother. And if you cannot breastfeed, save yourself the trauma and go elsewhere.
We scheduled a meet-and-greet with Dr. Minkus before our baby was born because we were interested in a doctor who accepted alternative vaccination schedules. He asked if I would breastfeed, and I said
We LOVE Dr. Minkus. Having had a bad experience with our first pediatrician, we switched to Dr. Minkus within days of the birth of our son and I could not be happier. I think some of the complaints
Before I had my son, I researched to try and find a doctor who accepts an alternative vaccination schedule. I saw Dr. Minkus`s name more than once and with a 4 star review, I scheduled a meet &
Went today for a Meet and greet. Waited, it was now 30 mins past our appointment time. I asked the receptionist how much longer, he said that it is typical for Dr. Minkus to run late and it will be
Dr. Minkus is wonderful. Patient, thorough, nonjudgmental, reassuring. His office and staff are not the warmest, but it`s worth it to see a great pediatrician.
I write with a bit of a heavy heart, as I love Dr. Minkus and he`s been my child`s pediatrician for her whole life-- 12 years now. But reality is, his popularity has become a factor to take into
The review below by Jessika S. on 917 has me and my husband chuckling...We`re that couple with the baby well, toddler that has the mix up with the check in forms, yada yada I`m normally one to
Our midwife suggested Dr. Minkus among 4 other pediatricians with flexible vaccination schedules. We called to make an appointment to meet with Dr. Minkus as baby has not arrived yet. They told us he
I have to agree, almost word for word, with the other 2-star reviewer. I know I'm in the minority, but in my opinion Dr. Minkus just does not live up to the hype.Dr. Minkus came very highly…
I chose doctor minkus due to many recommendations from moms and yelp. Since we wanted to follow the alternative vaccination schedule and wanted a doctor that supports breastfeeding we thought he would
I just signed up for a yelp account for the sole purpose of writing a review of Dr. Minkus. He is the best thing that could happen to nervous and worried new moms. We transferred from a practice that
We LOVE Dr. Minkus--by `we`, I mean all of our kids and my husband and myself. He is gentle, kind & interested in the kids--my kids can be wary of people they don`t know well and they warm right up
LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr Minkus!!! We moved to MN and I am SO sad that I couldn`t take him with us I still haven`t found anyone even close here. All of the other reviewers have said it well and I agree
Dr. Minkus was the first pediatrician I ever had as a parent. When my oldest was born on Thanksgiving Day he came to the hospital after dinner with his daughter to see us and as a first time Mom, I…
I LOVE Dr. Minkus. He is great with kids and great with new moms. He puts me at ease every time I am in there. I struggled with breastfeeding when my baby was born and instead of letting me figure…
I'm still almost crying over the fact that Dr. Minkus can't be our baby's pediatrician anymore because of my stupid insurance. For a few visits, we just paid the costs out of pocket. He's that…
My husband and I choose Minkus before having our first child. I have never regretted the choice. He is fantastic. Even after we moved from the city to the western suburbs we continued to make the trek to the north shore. I will continue to take my kids to him until he is no longer practicing.
He was what I expected after reading other reviews. I want to thank all those who gave him a review prior to me.
I'm still very happy with Dr. Minkus. I also love that Northshore (formerly ENH) has the option of emailing your doctor. I've emailed Dr. Minkus a number of times for things that are not major, and…
Dr Minkis is GREAT. I heard about him through friends and traveled all the way from Elgin just to see him! GREAT Doctor, caring and has very open communication with parents and kids. I went to see…
Thank you to the previous reviewers. I am very glad we chose Dr. Minkus. He was great at the hospital post-delivery and in his office. It's nice that he can meet patients either in Skokie or…
Dr. Minkus is amazing. When our daughter was first born we took her to see him for the first time. She was jaundiced due to blood type incompatibility. I didn't understand what this meant, but he put…
Dr. Minkus at ENH is awesome. He won't give you heat if you don't wanna give your kids vaccinations and he won't give you flack if you do. He gives the thumbs up to breast feeding and doesn't bat an…
Amazing doctors, they should all be like him. I started going to him over 15 years ago!