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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

4.9
Based on 379 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Internal Medicine
    • Years in Practice: 37


    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
    4.9
    Based on 379 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

    4.8
    378 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.9
    372 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.9
    374 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.9
    374 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.9
    372 ratings


    Comments (65)

    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
    Dec 20, 2019
    I was referred to *Dr. Farbstein by my friend and am very happy with him being my doctor.  
    4.8
    Dec 18, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is the best.  
    5.0
    Dec 18, 2019
    always very thorough  
    4.8
    Dec 12, 2019
    Great doctor just takes long to see him  
    5.0
    Dec 11, 2019
    Would not consider going to any other doctor than Dr Farbstein.  
    5.0
    Nov 27, 2019
    good experience  
    5.0
    Nov 27, 2019
    Farbstein is the best  
    4.8
    Nov 18, 2019
    The wait time can be long but I go to *Dr. Farbstein because of his knowledge of my care. Once he is in the room he doesn't leave till all matters addressed. I have his See more  
    5.0
    Nov 15, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is very knowledgable, thorough and answered all of my questions.  
    4.5
    Nov 11, 2019
    Best doctor ever!  
    5.0
    Nov 08, 2019
    dr. Farbstien is a superior physician who always gives his attention to any issues, questions , or concerns.  
    5.0
    Nov 08, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein was informative and helpful as always. I have great confidence in this doctor.  
    5.0
    Nov 06, 2019
    I have been seeing Dr. Farbstein for many years and believe he is an excellent doctor. He also keeps you updated on any new research that affects your health  
    5.0
    Nov 04, 2019
    I have been his patient for many years. I have great confidence in his skill as a doctor. He feels like a family member. He understands me and I trust him.  
    5.0
    Oct 28, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein has provided very thorough, knowledgeable care over the years. He is genuinely concerned with the health of his patients and provides various avenues to be contacted.  
    5.0
    Oct 28, 2019
    very good  
    5.0
    Oct 24, 2019
    Excellent service  
    5.0
    Oct 17, 2019
    Most knowledgeable and professional physician I have ever met.  
    5.0
    Oct 17, 2019
    He is a good doctor  
    5.0
    Oct 16, 2019
    Dr Farbstein did a great job !  
    5.0
    Oct 16, 2019
    Very consistent when ever I visit and this important also. Excellent.  
    5.0
    Oct 16, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is the best doctor my family has ever had  
    5.0
    Oct 07, 2019
    dr. Farbstein has always been one of the best doctors I have ever had. I am 71 so I have seen quite a few.  
    5.0
    Oct 03, 2019
    he is very good and explains things in ways I can comprehend it. he doesn't take a lot of my time either. I feel that with him I get in and get out even with See more  
    5.0
    Oct 01, 2019
    I am very satisfied with Dr. Farbstein.  
    5.0
    Sep 27, 2019
    Visit with *Dr. Farbstein have always been excellent he is well informed and listens attentively to my concerns.  
    5.0
    Sep 24, 2019
    Takes the time to explain in detail to me.  
    4.0
    Sep 23, 2019
    I've seen this doctor for over 15 years & he always explains, in detail, each diagnosis & treatment, while referencing his source(s) for same. I don't always agree with his recommendations, but attempt to comply with as See more  
    5.0
    Sep 19, 2019
    *Dr. Farbstein is very patient-oriented - explains well - extremely knowledgeable - friendly.  
    4.8
    Sep 15, 2019
    Lots of confidence in this doctor  
    5.0
    Sep 13, 2019
    I have been a patient of Dr. Farbstein for many years and I trust his concerns and treatment for my medical care.  
    5.0
    Sep 13, 2019
    I'm so happy with Dr.Farbstein. I have made many recommendations to family and friends to use him as their physician. He is the best doctor I have ever had. 100% satisfied with Dr.Farbstein  
    4.8
    Sep 06, 2019
    Care provider services are excellent. alAlways willing to address any concerns and answer any questions. Always engaging and pleasant.  
    5.0
    Sep 01, 2019
    all answers is what I want to know he's the best at showing me his concern and I trust him completely for his answers  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2019
    Best physician I have ever had.  
    5.0
    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  
    5.0
    Aug 21, 2019
    I have great respect for him. Unmatchable knowledge and attention to patient.  
    5.0
    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.  
    5.0
    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.  
    5.0
    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 !  
    5.0
    Aug 11, 2019
    Always a good experience  
    5.0
    Aug 06, 2019
    Doctor is exceptionally caring and empathetic. He never rushes me.  
    5.0
    Aug 05, 2019
    Dr. Farbstein is a competent doctor and I am glad to be working with him.  
    5.0
    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.  
    4.7
    Jul 24, 2019
    Very good.  
    5.0
    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  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    very good  
    5.0
    Jul 17, 2019
    I am fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Farbstein.  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    Have recommended Dr. Farbstein to numerous people, who were equally satisfied with the care and treatment.  
    5.0
    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.  
    5.0
    Jul 14, 2019
    Again listens to my concerns and address all questions..very thorough  
    4.5
    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.  
    4.8
    Jun 30, 2019
    My doctor is awesome  
    5.0
    Jun 26, 2019
    As always, great rapport with physician.  
    5.0
    Jun 25, 2019
    I have been seeing Dr. Farbstein for many years. He must be doing something right to keep me coming back.  
    5.0
    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  
    5.0
    Jun 19, 2019
    good  
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