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About Dr. Barbara J Deal

Dr. Barbara J Deal, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. She has 40 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Deal has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 20 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Barbara J Deal is Good. Dr. Barbara J Deal has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 20 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Barbara J Deal is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago

225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Barbara J Deal has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
    Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Barbara J Deal has the following 11 expertise

  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia
  • Fetal Diseases
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Fainting (Syncope)
  • Rapid Heart Beat (Tachycardia)
  • Heart Catheterization
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures

Board Certifications

Dr. Barbara J Deal is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Dr. Deal is by far the worst specialist I have ever seen.

I was referred to her after a diagnosis of POTS. She did not even spend 5 minutes with me before denying that I had POTS & deciding that I was malnourished & had an eating disorder, based on nothing other than a growth chart. Hospital staff confidently ruled this out. I've seen over 12 specialists in the past 3 years, all have done extensive blood work. I have since then gotten a second opinion & confirmation of the POTS. She refuses to see me again. Dr. Deal is a know it all doctor who cannot accept being wrong.

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I've been going to for years I love her she is such a fantastic doctor. She has your best interest at mind.

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Look elsewhere for a doctor for your child.

At my last appointment with Dr. Deal, my mother and I waited for her for 3.5 hours. When she finally graced us with her presence, she offered no explanation as to why she was so late nor did she apologize. And, to add insult to injury, she was only with us for 15 minutes. That was our last appointment with her and we will be seeking treatment elsewhere. I had been seeing her for 6 years. In all of those years, she has not helped me make any progress with my condition. I believe that the only reason we stayed with her so long is that my mother was grateful that I was finally diagnosed and we had a name for the terrifying things going on in my poor little 14 year old body, and that we weren't having to go to Southern California for treatment. We should have dumped Dr. Deal long ago. Maybe if we had, I wouldn't be a 20 year old filing for disability.

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One Star

Horrible. Unprofessional. Misdiagnosis.

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Not Recommended

After I had been experiencing seizures for over four years, she acted like it was no big deal and told me I had postural orthoscopic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) without even explaining what it was. She made me tell everything to her nurse and didn't want to even hear my story. I mean isn't a doctor supposed to listen to the patient's symptoms from the patient instead of walking in giving a diagnosis and then leaving? The only reason she gave for how I had gotten POTS was I had gotten it from my ancestors in Ireland. She was not warm and fuzzy at all! She also acted like she was more superior than me and I was more like a piece of dirt. I would definitely not recommended her to other patients! I suggest going somewhere else!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Barbara J Deal accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL


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