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About Dr. Robert C Kern

Dr. Robert C Kern, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Kern has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert C Kern is Great. Dr. Robert C Kern has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert C Kern is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Specialties

Dr. Robert C Kern has the following 1 specialty

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Tumors
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Smell Disorders
  • Polyps
  • Allergies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Hearing Loss
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)

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Not a good experience - found help elsewhere

I went to Dr. Kern because I was having chronic sinus infections every three to four months. When I told him this, he seemed annoyed, as if this wasn't a big problem. He looked up my sinus with a scope very briefly and did it very abruptly and quickly. I'm not a baby about pain, but it wasn't comfortable. But more importantly, I felt like he discounted my health issues and acted as though I was wasting his time. Perhaps he wasn't the right person to see -- but he could have handled it much better and referred me elsewhere. I certainly wouldn't go back to see him again, given his manner and lack of caring. After talking with my primary care provider, I then opted to go to see an allergist instead, to try to get to the root of the problem. Dr. Kern could have easily suggested this, but did not. As it turns out, I have a strong dust mite allergy -- and all the suggestions and treatments the allergist (Dr. Carol Saltoun, also at Northwestern) has suggested have worked wonders. I have not had a sinus infection since I've seen her. As a busy working mother, this is a big deal to me, even if it wasn't an important matter to Dr. Kern.

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First day of the rest of my life

I met with Dr Kern 18m ago after referral by my Dr. I had polyps, deviated septum and had been breathing through my mouth for 25 years thanks to the blockages in my hooter. Dr Kern was straight, direct and did not push surgery on me. I left with an open option to retun with no strings. 18m later I plucked up courage to have the surgery. The surgery was 6 days ago. I was thrilled with the service from the whole team on the day. The recovery was what you'd expect after the various things done - uncomfortable but I chose the 'light' painkiller option over coedine which I was also prescribed. I went back to see Dr Kern this morning as part of the normal recovery timetable. He took the splints and mesh out of my nose - not fun but 5 minutes of discomfort managed with concern and compassion as my eyes watered ! So today feels like the first day of the rest of my life. I am breathing through my nose and it feels like 2 huge pipes. Amazing. I have no pain and I would do it all again tomorrow despite very recent recovery experience. Dr Kern is a pro - no small talk - straightforward no nonsense bedside manner - he took my wife aside before surgery to reassure her. I'm delighted with the results so far and highly recommend him.

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World Renown Otolaryngologist

Dr. Kern & his staff are absolutely amazing. He was recommended to me as a world renowned surgeon & the leader in his field. I was diagnosed with a Cholestrol Granuloma a year & a half ago. Dr. Kern recommend a newer endoscopic endonasal procedure to remove the Granuloma Tumors. Surgery was a huge success & feel back to my normal self again. I recently received a clean bill of health after a year of the surgery. I was blessed to have met such a phenomenal Doctor. Thank you Dr. Kern, Dr. Chandler & your staff for giving me an opportunity to have my normal life back.

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the best

Answers your questions without you asking. Did a masterful job on my sinus surgery.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1985

  • Wayne State University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert C Kern accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, 675 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL

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