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Barry Jay Riskin, MD

Philosophy of Care

Neurological disease can create complications and uncertainty for patients and their families. For these reasons, it is important to connect with a physician who considers the challenges that impact all care givers as well as the patient. I strive to provide warm, compassionate, and attentive care throughout the treatment process and treat my patients and their families with respect and patience. My goal is to explain, guide, and work with patients so they can best understand, overcome, and cope with their illness. I want patients to know that I listen, care and treat them as unique individuals.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.6
Based on 220 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Neurology
    • Years in Practice: 27


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Multiple sclerosis (I am designated as an MS Partner in Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society), neuromuscular disease, dementia and Parkinson's disease


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Exercise, travel, cooking, gardening


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Rush University Medical College
    Graduation Date 06/1988
    Degree Medical Doctor

    INTERNSHIPS
    School Northwestern University

    RESIDENCY
    School Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
    Title Residency in Neurology

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center

  • Procedures

    Neurology
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Epilepsy Society
    • American Medical Society
    • Illinois Medical Society
    • American Heart Association
    • Chicago Neurological Society
    • International Society of Hypertension
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Member of Advisory Health Care Committee (National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois)
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Christie Clinic, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Christie Clinic, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Christie Clinic, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

    Name Guardian Angel, Provena Covenant Medical Center
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Christie Clinic, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

    Name Guardian Angel, Provena Covenant Medical Center
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year, Christie Clinic, Nominee
    Date 01/2000

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    RESEARCH

    • Co-investigator, Accuracy of StepWatch and ActiGraph accelerometers among persons with multiple sclerosis, Acorda Therapeutics, R.W. Motl (PI) with L.A. Pilutti (Co-I), 2012-2014
    • Co-investigator, Clinical importance of steps/day among persons with multiple sclerosis, Acorda Therapeutics, R.W. Motl (PI) with L.A. Pilutti (Co-I), 2012-2014
    • Co-investigator, Coordinated Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Toolkit (Project COMPLETE), National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Project VIEWS), National Multiple Sclerosis Society, R.W. Motl (PI) with Y.C. Learmonth, C.Y. Chiu, & I. Molina 10/1/2015 - 9
    • Co-investigator, Development and Evaluation of Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness Testing Protocols in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Severe Disability, University of Illinois, 2012-Present
    • Co-investigator, Effect of UVB phototherapy on serum vitamin D in persons with MS, R.W. Motl, et al, 2014-Present
    • Co-investigator, Effects of dalfampridine on cognition in multiple sclerosis, Acorda Therapeutics, R.H.B. Benedict (PI) with R.W. Motl (Co-I), 2014-2015
    • Co-investigator, Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS), 2015-Present
    • Co-investigator, Protocol I5Q-MC-CGAH, A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of LY2951742 in Patients with Episodic Migraine, EVOLVE-2 Study, 2015- Present
    • Co-investigator, Protocol I5Q-MC-CGAI A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of LY2951742 in Patients with Chronic Migraine, REGAIN Study, 2015-Present
    • Co-investigator, Selective Brain Cooling in Traumatic Brain Injury and Vascular Insults in Rats, University of Illinois, 2012-Present
    • Co-Investigator, Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Treatment of Stroke (TOAST), 1991-1993
    • Co-investigator, Views and ideas on exercise among people with multiple sclerosis (Project VIEWS), National Multiple Sclerosis Society, R.W. Motl (PI) with Y.C. Learmonth, C.Y. Chiu, & I. Molina (Co-Is), 2014-2015
    • Principal Investigator, African American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study (AAASPS), St. Francis Hospital, 1995-1998
    • Principal Investigator, Correlation of Dose and Serum Drug Level of Methohexital with EEG Changes During Methohexital Suppression Test, 1992-1993
    • Site Coordinator, A Dose-Response Study of Intravenous Lorazepam in the Treatment of Status Epilepticus, 1992-1993
    • STRATIFY 2, Principal Site Investigator, JCVAntibody Program in Patients with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Receiving or Considering Treatment with Tysabri, 2010-Present
    • STRIVE, Principal Site Investigator, A Multicenter, Observational, Open-Labe, Single-Arm Study of Tysabri in Early Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in Anti-JCV Antibody Negative Patients, 2012-Present


  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.6
    Based on 220 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.4
    217 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.6
    218 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.7
    216 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.8
    218 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.6
    219 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.6
    218 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.6
    215 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.7
    218 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.7
    218 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.6
    213 ratings


    Comments (22)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    1.0
    Mar 27, 2019
    did not show any interés on my questions o concerns  
    4.9
    Feb 19, 2019
    Everyone has been fantastic  
    5.0
    Jan 28, 2019
    Dr. Riskin is so nice and the greatest!  
    3.8
    Jan 23, 2019
    good  
    4.9
    Jan 15, 2019
    i took a proactive approach and sought out Dr Riskin for his helpbased upon his excellent patients reviews and ratings. Dr Riskin took time with me; he has an excellent demeanor & disposition. I'm thus far See more  
    3.8
    Dec 27, 2018
    First doctor who knew what my condition. I feel confident in Dr. Riskin's care.  
    5.0
    Dec 27, 2018
    Dr. Riskin is an extremely thorough physician/neurologist. He does a full work up of my neurological reflexes to ascertain if I seem to be stable or declining. I value that because I have condition See more  
    5.0
    Dec 18, 2018
    Dr.Riskin is A1 with me!  
    4.0
    Dec 17, 2018
    i really like dr. Riskin. he speaks to you very respectfully, he looks at your scans together and explains what he sees and what the report states.   
    4.6
    Dec 04, 2018
    Dr. Riskin is very much like by me and my wife and our daughter  
    3.8
    Sep 18, 2018
    This was my first visit with this Doctor and I felt comfortable and confident in our going forward to resolve my health issues.  
    5.0
    Sep 16, 2018
    I was very pleased with Dr. Ruskin.  
    4.9
    Sep 11, 2018
    Dr. Barry Riskin is a professional in his specialty of Neurology. He is excellent. He is an excellent communicator and a likeable individual. I felt like I got the best care for my issue.  
    5.0
    Aug 29, 2018
    My visit with Dr Riskin was exactly what a Physician visit should be - calming, kind, thorough, invested.  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2018
    A great and knowledgeable doctor. he went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and made sure my concerns and questions were addressed. He also responded quickly to questions I posted on My See more  
    4.5
    Jul 24, 2018
    great experience  
    5.0
    Jul 24, 2018
    *Dr. Riskin is compassionate and listened. He ordered the tests gave me a detailed diagnosis with a treatment plan.  
    5.0
    Jul 18, 2018
    Both my husband and I were very pleased meeting Dr. Riskin. He is very caring and I left feeling he would help me.  
    5.0
    Jul 11, 2018
    What a great Doctor he is.... loved his confidence!!!  
    5.0
    Jul 10, 2018
    I simply wish I could have longer than 15 mins with him. My 15 min appt allowed Dr Riskin to do his neuro exam and for me to discuss how I'm feeling, but I did not have See more  
    5.0
    Jun 19, 2018
    I had a new symptom. Dr Riskin examined me and observed. it may be from a different conition I have not the one he treats me for. we made a plan for me. I like See more  
    5.0
    Jun 05, 2018
    I really liked this doctor because he got down to my health problems, listened, and ordered tests that is needed to determine and diagnose my problems  
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