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Samuel Farbstein, MD

Philosophy of Care

Partnership. The idea that the patient and their physician work together in trying to both define their healthcare goals, achieve those goals in the best possible way and maintain the best quality of life while trying to maintain those goals. I try to maintain as broad of a knowledge base as possible to take care of patients, and to listen as best I can to everyone's complaints so I understand their needs.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8
Based on 388 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Internal Medicine
    • Years in Practice: 36


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Internal Medicine


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, information technology, diabetes, and obesity.


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    I enjoy running and personal computing.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Health Sciences - The Chicago Medical School
    Graduation Date 06/1980
    Degree MD

    RESIDENCY
    School University of Illinois Hospital
    Title Resident of Internal Medicine

  • Memberships

    • American College of Physicians
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Clinician of the Year Recipient, Dale Rains Chair Recipient at Advocate Christ Hospital
    Date 07/2017

  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.8
    Based on 388 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

    4.7
    384 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.9
    383 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    387 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    385 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.9
    385 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.9
    385 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.9
    382 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.9
    385 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.9
    383 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.0
    373 ratings


    Comments (61)

    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.


    5.0
    Aug 27, 2019
    Best physician I have ever had.  
    4.9
    Aug 27, 2019
    I always gain some knowledge from Dr. Farbstein. He always takes his time and is very thorough. It is always a positive experience  
    4.9
    Aug 21, 2019
    I have great respect for him. Unmatchable knowledge and attention to patient.  
    4.6
    Aug 20, 2019
    Dr. Sam Farbstein is excellent. If he wasn't such a competent and caring physician, I would not tolerate the wait.  
    5.0
    Aug 20, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is wonderful. He is very caring, kind, funny and excellent at diagnosing problems.  
    4.9
    Aug 18, 2019
    My Doctor is Great! He spends time explaining everything and makes sure I understand. He often uses pictures to help explain. I am older so I have had other doctors but he really impresses me See more  
    5.0
    Aug 16, 2019
    We love our doc!  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2019
    Am hard of hearing. Provider made sure to speak up so I could hear him as he explained all instructions & medications I needed to know about.  
    4.9
    Aug 14, 2019
    Dr Farbstein is the most caring throughDr Farbstein is the most through and caring Dr . I have ever had , and I have quite a few to compare him to . none better !  
    4.9
    Aug 11, 2019
    Always a good experience  
    4.8
    Aug 06, 2019
    Doctor is exceptionally caring and empathetic. He never rushes me.  
    4.9
    Aug 05, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is a competent doctor and I am glad to be working with him.  
    4.9
    Aug 04, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is an excellent Doctor and one I have recommended to others. He is concerned for his patients and provides outstanding care, working 24x7 to be responsive and ensure that his patients receive the See more  
    5.0
    Jul 29, 2019
    Excellent care.  
    4.9
    Jul 24, 2019
    Very good.  
    4.9
    Jul 24, 2019
    Dr Farbstein was very thorough with me and took his time. I was impressed with his detailed approach to explaining everything to me.  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    Dr Farbstein is the ultimate professional,he pre-reads all medical files so he is up to date on your current issues. I get a text from him when I should go in. very proactive on See more  
    4.9
    Jul 23, 2019
    very good  
    5.0
    Jul 17, 2019
    I am fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Farbstein.  
    4.9
    Jul 16, 2019
    Have recommended Dr. Farbstein to numerous people, who were equally satisfied with the care and treatment.  
    4.6
    Jul 14, 2019
    Dr Farbstein is a listener and he always explains things and give you info. he is such a caring and great Dr.  
    4.9
    Jul 14, 2019
    Again listens to my concerns and address all questions..very thorough  
    4.1
    Jul 11, 2019
    The care provider was apologetic about the wait time. The care provider is great at his job but the wait time made me never want to return.  
    5.0
    Jul 02, 2019
    Great Doctor. Listens, helps you understand.  
    4.4
    Jun 30, 2019
    My doctor is awesome  
    4.9
    Jun 26, 2019
    As always, great rapport with physician.  
    4.8
    Jun 25, 2019
    I have been seeing Dr. Farbstein for many years. He must be doing something right to keep me coming back.  
    4.9
    Jun 25, 2019
    very happy with appointment  
    5.0
    Jun 25, 2019
    I would highly recommend Dr. to anyone  
    5.0
    Jun 21, 2019
    Excellent and caring doctor  
    4.9
    Jun 19, 2019
    good  
    4.8
    Jun 11, 2019
    Dr Farbstein is a thoughtful, knowledgeable, trustworthy, articulate and thorough physician. I would never second guess his opinion nor would i seek a sevomd opinion elsewhere.  
    4.8
    Jun 10, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is the best doctor I have ever had in my life or known. I've been his patient for many years. He cared for my father for awhile and now my son. He is See more  
    5.0
    Jun 10, 2019
    great doctor  
    4.9
    Jun 05, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is an excellent Physician and a wonderful man. He is kind, educated, gentle, but firm in his execution of explanations and relating what is necessary for my health. His personable nature and humor See more  
    4.8
    Jun 05, 2019
    You should have a category of excellent as Sam fits all of those.  
    4.8
    Jun 05, 2019
    excellent doctor, exceptional!  
    4.8
    May 14, 2019
    Farbstein is a great doctor.  
    4.6
    May 10, 2019
    I really enjoyed talking with Dr. Farbstein, he was very informative and listened to what I had to say.  
    5.0
    May 06, 2019
    I have been with Dr. Farbstein for many years. I can't imagine what I would do without him. DuPage Medical Group is very fortunate to have him in their group!!!   
    4.9
    Apr 17, 2019
    Top notch doctor.  
    4.6
    Apr 10, 2019
    I hope he never retires!!!!!  
    4.8
    Apr 03, 2019
    I have been seeing Dr. Farbstein for many years. He is always well informed on new procedures and how they might affect any treatment I may need. He has always carefully explained any procedures and See more  
    5.0
    Mar 27, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is the best.  
    5.0
    Mar 22, 2019
    Spent time talking to me about concerns. First time seeing *Dr. Farbstein, had a very thorough annual physical; will continue to see him, great doctor; very knowledgeable & concerned with my well being.  
    4.3
    Mar 20, 2019
    Dr. Sam always asks if you have questions & answers those questions in detail. He is very thorough & personable.  
    5.0
    Mar 19, 2019
    I greatly respect dr Farbstein. As my primary physician he is in constant touch with my other providers to well control my medical problems.   
    4.9
    Mar 06, 2019
    This position came highly recommended, and I can clearly see why. I would also recommend him to others. He was exceptional and a very rare find these days.  
    5.0
    Mar 04, 2019
    excellent MD  
    4.9
    Mar 02, 2019
    *Dr. Farbstein is the best dr. ever. He is funny at times to.  
    5.0
    Feb 18, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is wonderful! Truly listens and cares about his patients. Extremely intelligent and knowledgeable.  
    4.8
    Feb 12, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is the best. He explains things in a manner that is easy to understand. He educated the patient on the condition and medication recommended and possible side effects to look out for. He See more  
    5.0
    Feb 07, 2019
    Dr Farbstein is one of the best doctors I have or had any experiences with excellent man  
    5.0
    Feb 05, 2019
    awesome physician  
    4.9
    Feb 01, 2019
    Both of us are patients of Dr. Farbstein. We would recommend him to anyone, including family members and friends.  
    5.0
    Jan 23, 2019
    All good experiences. Doctor gives great information regarding my medical issues.  
    5.0
    Dec 28, 2018
    always attentive  
    5.0
    Dec 25, 2018
    Dr. Farbstein has been my physician for my entire adult life. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I feel he is always available by using the patient portal. He responds to my questions in a See more  
    4.9
    Dec 19, 2018
    Dr. Farbstein listens  
    5.0
    Dec 17, 2018
    Excellent care from *Dr. Farbstein!!!  
    5.0
    Nov 28, 2018
    I have been a patient of Dr. Farbstein for years, I trust him implicitly with all of my health concerns.  
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