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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 400 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 400 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
    394 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.9
    398 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    399 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    397 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.9
    398 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.9
    399 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.9
    395 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    5.0
    398 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.9
    398 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    3.9
    385 ratings


    Comments (44)

    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.


    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.  
    4.8
    Sep 18, 2018
    Dr. Farbstein LISTENS! He prepares carefully before his visits so he is not reading his files as you are talking to him. This gives him the opportunity to not only listen, but look at his See more  
    5.0
    Sep 14, 2018
    I have always had a positive experience with this provider.  
    5.0
    Sep 11, 2018
    Always very good  
    4.6
    Sep 11, 2018
    This was my first visit with Dr. Farbstein. We discussed my medical history and a treatment plan going forward.  
    5.0
    Sep 04, 2018
    Dr Farbstien is a wonderful physician. I feel very blessed he is my PCP. I have been seeing him for years and he has always been professional and compassionate!!   
    4.5
    Sep 02, 2018
    not enough time for doctor to answer all my questions  
    4.6
    Aug 28, 2018
    seeing Dr. Farbstein for many years very satisfied   
    4.6
    Aug 28, 2018
    Dr. Sam's the best.  
    5.0
    Aug 28, 2018
    very patient doctor.  
    4.9
    Aug 22, 2018
    I've been with Dr. Farbstein for years. He is an excellent doctor.  
    4.9
    Aug 20, 2018
    I have referred many people to Dr. Farbstein.  
    4.9
    Aug 20, 2018
    Dr Farbstein is incredible!!!!!!!!  
    5.0
    Aug 09, 2018
    Dr. Farbstein is an excellent physician.  
    4.8
    Jul 24, 2018
    I'm crazy about Dr Farbstein  
    4.9
    Jul 18, 2018
    I recommend Dr. Farbstein to many people. When you hear out physicians talking about him in such positive ways, and adding they wished he could be their doctor, is outstanding. When my daughter was ill See more  
    4.8
    Jun 27, 2018
    Dr Farbstein has been my Dr for years.  
    4.8
    Jun 27, 2018
    great doctor  
    4.9
    Jun 25, 2018
    DrFarbstein is a wonderful professional,caring and informative doctor.  
    4.8
    Jun 20, 2018
    Very satisfied with provided as always.  
    5.0
    Jun 05, 2018
    You need a more superlative statement than very good for the Doctor and his staff.  
    5.0
    May 28, 2018
    Without coming across as redundant, I would and have recommended Dr. Farbstein to friends.  
    4.9
    May 27, 2018
    excellent and caring doctor  
    5.0
    May 25, 2018
    Dr. Farbstein is the BEST!!!!  
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