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About Dr. Stephen Duck MD
Dr. Stephen Duck, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Skokie, IL, with other offices in Gurnee, IL and Vernon Hills, IL (and 2 other locations). He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatrics. Dr. Duck is affiliated with NorthShore Evanston Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen Duck has 5 locations
7900 Rollins Rd
Gurnee, IL 60031
225 N Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
9532 EAGLE Way
Chicago, IL 60678
900 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Dr. Stephen Duck has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Endocrinology
Endocrinologists treat disorders related to our glands and the hormones they produce. Because hormones play a key role in the growth and development of children, these conditions often pose different threats to children than they do adults. That’s where a pediatric endocrinologist comes in.
They can diagnose and treat hormonal disorders such as abnormal thyroid function, growth complications and early or delayed puberty. Ambiguous genitals as well as ovarian and testicular dysfunction are also part of their expertise. Childhood obesity, diabetes and problems with low blood sugar also tie back to hormone function and may require consulting with a pediatric endocrinologist.
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.
Dr. Stephen Duck has the following 8 expertise
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Congenital Hypothyroidism
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis
- Growth Disorders
Dr. Stephen Duck is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen Duck - Posted on March 16th, 2015
Had a great experience with Dr. Duck
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen Duck - Posted on March 13th, 2014
My son was diagnosed with pituitary macroadenoma, and I needed to find an experience pediatric endocrinologist to help me and guide me through this stressful time. I have been trying desperately to search for information through med journals and books in hope to understand the disease and viable treatments. Thought I have learned a great deal, I was unsure about what would be the best options for my son and was going through so much agony and anxiety for not able to come up with an informed interpretation of the literature. This changed after we met Dr. Duck. Dr. Duck is friendly, and carying, and he has done substential research in regard to my son's illness prior to our appointment. He explained pros and cons of treatment choices for my son and patiently listened and answered all my questions and concerns. He gave us relevant literatures to study, and ordered tests (with detailed instructions for checking results). He has a treatment plan for us. I felt more hopeful after our first appointment with Dr. Duck. I highly recommend Dr. Duck!
Dr Duck is the next Dr House
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen Duck - Posted on January 2nd, 2012
Dr Duck reminds me a lot of Dr House ( yes, as in the t.v show). He's very smart and his semi sarcastic sense of humor makes him personable. We're working with him in hopes of trying to figure out why my child is small for his age. Tests were ordered quickly by Dr Duck. I didn't like that I had to keep calling to get the results, I wish his staff would've called me when they were ready. Dr Duck did talk to my child and was patient with us, I felt like a dummy sometimes when I had to ask him to speak in "non doctor terms", other then that I think he's a good doctor who is extremely intelligent.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen Duck - Posted on September 24th, 2011
Absolutely disgusted!!! After driving an hour for my daughters appointment..there was nobody at the front desk to direct me to his office due to an emergency. I was consequently late for my appointment, Dr Duck refused to see my daughter. A complete waste of my entire morning as I traveled an hour , waited an hour, and had to return home an additional hour with no Dr visit..uggghhh!!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen Duck - Posted on April 27th, 2011
30 yrs. ago, Dr. Duck diagnosed me with juvenile diabetes and treated me my entire childhood/teen yrs. Words can't even describe the gratefulness and appreciation I have for this man. I was very ill when first taken into the hospital (I first saw him in Milwaukee, WI) and he worked quickly to get me under control. My condition was explained to my mother and I were shown self care. Dr. Duck never sugar coated things, he was always very upfront, yet never rude. Just blunt, to the point, and honest so there was never any misunderstanding my condition. He diagnosed and helped control my diabetes and then my goiter on my thyroid, along with hypothyroidism. He kept me in track when I was going through adolescence, when that is a difficult time for diabetics. He kept me in line by the bluntness and saying things like "well, you're older now, so your mom can't and shouldn't have to make sure your doing what you're suppose to. If you're ok living with severe complications, then go right ahead, but I can tell you it's going to be a terrible ride for you if you choose that." WOW! I had never had someone be that frank with me and honestly, I probably didn't like him at that moment, BUT I needed that. Pure honesty. He was completely dedicated to my well being and he taught me how to be also.
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Dr. Duck is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Children's Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Highland Park Hospital
Northshore University Healthsyste
Evanston/North Shore University Health System
NorthShore Medical Group
46 Years Experience
Graduated in 1971
St Louis Childrens Hospital
Dr. Stephen Duck Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
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