Darren R. Gitelman, MD

Specialty: Neurology

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1875 Dempster Street

Suite 520

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 847-720-6464

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2210 West 95th Street

Chicago, IL 60643

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Meet Darren R. Gitelman, MD

About me

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
  • Alzheimer's DiseaseBehaviorial NeurologyCorticobasal SyndromeDementiaDementia/Memory DisorderFrontotemporal DementiaLanguage DisordersLewy Body DementiaMemory DisordersMild Cognitive ImpairmentProgressive AphasiaProgressive Supranuclear PalsyVascular DementiaVisual-Spatial Disorders
  • www.advocatehealth.com/memorycenter



  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, Internal Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology
  • Washington University Medical School

Board certifications

  • Neurology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 243 patient ratings.


July 30, 2020 8:40 AM

Good experience.

July 7, 2020 8:18 AM

The visit on 6/5/20 was for my 86-year-old mother, who is hard of hearing. Dr. Gitelman has an excellent bedside manner and demonstrated empathy and a great deal of patience during my mother's visit.

July 7, 2020 8:18 AM

Dr. Gitelman also has excellent staff. I've been impressed by the courteous and timely follow-ups I've received from his nurse, Social Worker, nurse practitioner and the receptionists.

July 2, 2020 8:36 AM


June 27, 2020 11:15 AM

great ongoing care for Alzheimer's

May 28, 2020 2:21 PM

Excellent visit. Problem was: To be effective I needed a visit every month for 4 or 5 months. Site was closed for the second & third scheduled visit. - Not anyone's fault!

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Provider service were via teleconference I thought this service was as effective as an office visit without inconveniences associates.

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Good - satisfactory.

May 19, 2020 2:13 PM

Good Dioctor.

May 19, 2020 2:13 PM

Good Exprience

May 19, 2020 8:21 AM

The doctor was very professional, and very caring, concerned and nice.

May 19, 2020 8:21 AM

The only bad thing, is; we had to wait months for an appointment! That's not good!

May 5, 2020 7:54 AM

I always have a good experience with Dr. Gitelman.

April 7, 2020 10:55 AM

Good experience.

April 1, 2020 8:15 AM

Dr. Gitelman is always very helpful.

March 27, 2020 9:09 AM

Dr. Gitelman takes time and I never feel rushed. He explains things and I feel comfortable at the appointment.

March 23, 2020 1:59 PM

great experience and great doctor

March 20, 2020 12:00 AM

The doctor help me.

February 28, 2020 10:11 AM

Excellent care & follow-up.

February 26, 2020 7:35 AM

I am very satisfied with my encounters with my _____ advocate drs., Dr. Gettelmu, and Dr. X, I believe my health is being maintained and feel I am participating in my care in a satisfactory manner.

February 25, 2020 4:14 AM

knowledgeable easy to talk to

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is knowledgeable, easy to talk to, listens well.

February 18, 2020 9:15 AM

He took his time with us, and answered all of our concerns and questions we had. An excellent doctor. Glad that we have him as our doctor.

February 14, 2020 1:21 PM

Two days after visit - He called me at home to urge me to see my cardiologist. I had already done so & I am expecting to have a pacemaker in placement procedure in February.

February 14, 2020 6:35 AM

Dr. Gittleman took time to inquire about my health history, medications talking, concerns about my health. Also did a complete medical history. Just from the first visit made revisions to my medical issues and medicines which have already made a difference.

February 14, 2020 6:35 AM

Ordered medical tests & MRI to help determine the issues and changes in medicine and daily activities to improve quality of life. Really listened to me instead of just changing what I am doing about health issues without explanations and why things could be better. Stressed doing further testing and evaluations before determining the final medical plans.

February 11, 2020 11:35 AM

Dr. D Gitelman was very nice to me he likes me and wants to help me.

February 10, 2020 7:22 AM

As always, he was thorough, professional & kind.

January 30, 2020 5:51 AM

Very informative. Nice person. Thorough, and listened to my concerns.

January 28, 2020 2:10 PM

I am very happy with the care Dr. Gitelman has provided.

January 27, 2020 12:21 PM

At least one of my sons are with me and he addresses them and answers their questions as well as mine. Just an excellent doctor and person.

December 31, 2019 7:19 AM

Helps keep me alert.

December 30, 2019 1:36 PM

Dr. Gitelman is a fantastic doctor.

December 27, 2019 12:24 PM

Dr. Gitelman is a new doctor for us - replacing our previous doctor who left the practice so far - he is very good and we're happy he was assigned to us.

December 23, 2019 9:31 AM

Highly competent specialist, with empathy for patient.

December 23, 2019 9:31 AM

I will readity refer this specialist to his practice. An excellent physician.

November 30, 2019 4:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is Xs neurologist and memory care doctor. He spends considerable time with X as she fights dementia/Alzheimer's. He continually adjusts medication based on her condition.

November 30, 2019 4:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman does work in caring for X. He is responsive, concerned and supportive.

November 19, 2019 8:25 AM

Specially cared for!

November 18, 2019 11:19 AM

My questions were answered in words that I could understand.

November 18, 2019 11:19 AM

Overall the experience was run very efficiently.

November 18, 2019 8:22 AM


November 18, 2019 8:22 AM


November 11, 2019 3:20 PM

Excellent. Very personable. I feel very confident in what he says.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Very professional, very patient, very knowledgeable.

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Gitleman is a joy to work with. His expertise and warmth come through with each visit.

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent. I'm very happy with this doctor. Takes his time asking the questions about my health & how treatment is working. Always concerned about my treatment.

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Receptionists were so kind, and even remembered our visit from 6 months prior. My father gave them one of his combs (hair business), and they asked how his business was doing.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Pretty good.....she really tries and I respect her for all her efforts!

September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Good! Doctor good.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Very nice man & made me feel very comfortable.

August 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman MD, is the senior medical director, he was very patient and spent a long time with us, my husband has dementia - Late onset ALZHEIMER'S, without behavioral disturbance.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

He took the time to answer numerous questions thereby allaying some of my/our fears (patient and his wife) and did so in an understandable manner.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Very impressed with Dr. Gitelman. Spent much more time with me than expected. Very thorough in attending to my concerns.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is an excellent no nonsense person my husband like him when he can remember.

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is always professional, kind, interested in my health and needs.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

very nice and very professional Dr.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

We were very pleased with Dr. Gitelman and his work also was attentive to our needs. Great person.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

He answered all questions and explained results of tests.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is a very detail oriented person. I like him very much.

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very satisfied with Dr. Gitelman's character and performance - In the future, if he is a general practitioner, I would choose him for my dr!

March 24, 2019 7:00 PM

While provider was excellent - the blood lab at Lutheran General is completely unacceptable! The wait was over 2 hrs.! I went to a lab at Northwestern to have blood work done (my primary dr. is with Northwesten) wait time was less than a minute.

March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Terrible parking.

February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

He is the most patient doctor I have ever had. He explains things fully and I am assured I am in qualified hands.

February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

One of the most professional Doctors we have seen. He really seems to have the answers!

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

First visit to Dr. Gitelman to shift care to Advocate. Dr. Gitelman was very thorough and took time to do a comprehensive evaluation with additional diagnostic blood work and records requested.

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Very happy having him as my doctor. He pays attention to what I have to say, answers my questions in detail, is courteous and very professional and on each of my visits he has taken the time to listen to my concerns .

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Gitelman is always very thorough, professional and caring. He has the highest standards and is the standard by which we measure all other doctors. We are very thankful to have him helping us on this journey through Dementia.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

He is an excellent Doctor.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

he's the Best doctor and really cares !

November 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is a calm, soft spoken individual. He is comfortable to talk to - I think he is a kind & caring doctor. I feel fortunate to have him as my husbands physician.

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Was an excellent experience. The doctor listened tow hat I had to say & responded to my concerns.

November 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Love Dr. Gitelman. He is a caring doctor. He listens and responds in a calm and caring manner-

October 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Hadn't apprciated that care givers really felt a true responsibilty for my health until this latest experience.

October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Very happy.

October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

my sister and I value and appreciate Dr. Gittlemans' knowledge and expertise, along with his direction which is always accompanied with empathy and great listening skills.

October 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is one of the most caring and thoughtful physicians that have cared for my health.

October 1, 2018 7:00 PM

The appointment went very well. The physician was very attentive.

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Gitelman was recommend as a specialist in memory issues and I was not disappointed in his approach to my needs. I will follow up and continue seeing him. This was my initial visit.

September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

very good experience and guidelines!

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Advocates decision to mandate 15 minute appointment times does not provide adequate time f/evaluation/time with patient. This has to stop. The doctor should decide amount of time needed with patient.

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Wonderful caring MD, person, very helpful understanding.

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is a very attentive & thorough dr. Asked a lot of questions & gave me a great deal of information. Wonderful dr.

July 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is the VERY TOP dr. in his field.

June 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Gittelman is always very professional, knowledgeable and approachable.

June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

We were so impressed! We have not experienced such amazing care. It was beyond our highest expectation. Thank you Dr. Gitelman!

May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

He was recommended by my family doctor because memory problems. I'm very pleased with Dr. Gitelman, the neurologist who is presently treating me for my memory problem. He listens to me.

May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Gitelman was willing to see me before my scheduled appointment since he had a cancellation. He was very thorough, kind, knowledgeable, and courteous. He listened to my concerns and explained all his findings. I was and am very happy and thankful for his help in my health and well-being.

April 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman always provides us w/a great deal of his time and answers all of our questions. He has a great deal of knowledge and is easy to speak with.

April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman was very good and very nice. The only complaint was that he wrote in my file, "Looks HER AGE! Now was that necessary?

April 16, 2018 7:00 PM


April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

It took 3 months to get a return appointment following testing. That is a LONG time. The office clerk/receptionist told me she was a temp and was NOT helpful. I had to call back several times AFTER THE APPOINTMENT I THOUGHT I HAD DID NOT EXIST. I was told I was put on the "waiting list" to move up for an earlier appointment. I never received a call. Very disappointing.

April 1, 2018 7:00 PM

My sister has Alzheimer's and lives in an assisted living situation. I am her poa for health care and everything else. I take her to medical appointments, dentist, eye dr., etc. I love her and care deeply about her care and well being. I am very sensitive to her feelings. I do think that it would be better, if the dr. talked with the patient and the care giver separately and together to get a better perspective on things. I hesitate to say some things in front of my sister for fear of hurting her feelings or getting her upset.Other than that, the dr. was very kind and professional.

March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is an outstanding provider of memory-related service. He exceeds the _____ of thoughtfulness & skill.

March 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Gitelman has been most trusted provider to my family.

February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman takes his time during my vidits. He never is rushed. Great Dr. my daughter who was with us liked him and was very impressed by him,

February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is extremely patient and listens to the patient and family. Explains things an easy to understand terms. Follows up personally with test results and returns calls/concerns in a timely manner.

February 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman is exceptional & my advocate in communicating with nursing home doctors. I am very fortunate he cares & works to address my overall health as well as mental & emotional health. Within 2 visits the doctors at the nursing home have been more proactive with my health issues - Thanks to the 2 visits with Dr. Gitelman!

January 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Gitelman went through my issues and helped me understand what I was going through. We then started me on items that have really helped me.

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