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Ernest Lindell, MD

Philosophy of Care

No man stands so tall as one who stoops to help a child, I believe that we must protect the children from further injury after they have been hurt, which often conflicts with coaches, trainers, and even parents desire to get them back into the competition. Education about the injury and recovery is key.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 62 reviews

  • General


    • Pediatric Orthopaedics
    • Years in Practice: 34


    • Orthopaedic Surgery

    Accepts children


    • English

    Pediatric trauma and fractures, limb lengthening, pediatric hip disease and hip dysplasia, sports safety for children

    reading, travel

  • Education

    School Tulane University School of Medicine
    Graduation Date 06/1981
    Degree M.D.
    Honors Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

    School Scott Air Force Base Hospital

    School Northwestern University Medical Center
    Title Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery

    School Children's Memorial Hospital
    Specialty Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Procedures

    Pediatric Orthopaedics
    • Benign Bone & Cartilage Tumors Treatment
    • Cerebral Palsy Treatment
    • Club Feet Treatment
    • Dislocated Hips Treatment
    • Fractures
    • Growth Plate Injuries
    • Leg Length Discrepancy
    • Polydactyly Hands & Feet
    • Scoliosis Bracing
    • Scoliosis Treatment
    • Tendon Repairs & Transfers
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Illinois State Medical Society
    • DuPage County Medical Society
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 62 reviews

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    62 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    62 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    62 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    62 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    61 ratings

    Comments (7)

    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.

    Nov 15, 2019
    Dr. Lindell did a nice job of explaining the importance of physical therapy to my teenage daughter. He used good analogies and included his own personal experience as well as his daughter's to help my See more  
    Nov 14, 2019
    we have seen dr lindel in the past several times and I recommend him to everyone. he is wonderful  
    Jul 17, 2019
    Dr. Lindell is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. He is very thoughtful, thorough and caring. We were so fortunate to find him.  
    Jun 21, 2019
    *Dr. Lindell gave us the time we needed and was very clear and helpful about our daughter's needs.  
    Jun 10, 2019
    Dr. Lindell always takes the necessary time to be thorough with me regarding my child. This visit was a pre-surgery appointment and there were a lot of details for after-care, while in the hospital and See more  
    Jun 10, 2019
    Dr Lindell is absolutely great. Talked through our daughter's injury and put our minds at ease. can't recommend him enough.  
    May 22, 2019
    Dr. Lindell is the reason we visit this office. he has cared for our family for many years. His skill and caring manner are second to none  
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