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About Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves

Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. Her specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves is Good. Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Digestive Health Center

259 E Erie St Fl 16
Chicago, IL 60611
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Specialties

Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves has the following 12 expertise

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Colonoscopy

Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Too inaccesible

I think she is a good doctor; however, she and her staff are extremely inaccessible. It usually takes 3-4 days for someone from the office to return your call, even when you make it clear that you are experiencing a time-sensitive medical problem. It is very difficult to get in to see her, and once in the office, the wait time averages 30-60 minutes. This has become such a problem that I have decided to find a new doctor, and I would not recommend her to individuals looking for a gastroenterologist.

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No bedside manner

I saw her about a year ago. I would agree with the comment that she was more interested in research than finding the cause of my symptoms. I had the tests she ordered, and only learned the results thru the online system, with no comments to explain the results. She did not mention a return appointment. I called with sever symptoms one morning, and the nurse returned my call that evening, telling me to go to the ER. I went the next morning, and they ran tests. Again, I only learned the results thru the online system. I have not returned to see her, and have been at a loss for a good gastroenterologist. If only Dr. Charles Winans had not retired at UofC!

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Not satisfied

Doctor and staff more interested in research than conerned about treating my condition

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Four Stars
  • Education

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

Digestive Health Center, 259 E Erie St Fl 16, Chicago, IL

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