Sara G. Braunstein, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

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Office: 773-275-7700

Fax: 773-279-6516

Meet Sara G. Braunstein, DO

About me



  • Internship: Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center
  • Medical School: Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

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 335 patient ratings.


July 9, 2020 11:23 AM

Very good.

July 7, 2020 11:48 AM

Thanks to God for my Dr. Sara!!

July 7, 2020 12:22 AM

Dr. Braunstein said that depending on what the blood test results show she might have to increase my Atorivastatin. haven't heard from the doctor.

July 7, 2020 12:22 AM

On the date in question i went in for a blood test and i still have not heard about the results

June 26, 2020 1:56 PM

she's the best and takes her time to listen to all your needs and concerns.

June 24, 2020 12:50 PM

This was my first telehealth visit with Dr. Braunstein. The visit was thorough and Dr. Braunstein reviewed preventative care needs and asked me about my emotional health. I have been a patient of Dr. Braunstein's for over 30 yrs. She is the best. She's very professional and attentive to my needs. I feel very comfortable discussing all my health issues with her. My children and I appreciate her and we don't want to thing about what we'll do if she retires. Great doctors are hard to find these days.

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The visit is very good, and my provider is okay all round.

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Very good.

May 9, 2020 12:32 AM

This was a good experience as my visits with Dr. Braunstein always have been, I hope my new insurance will allow me to continue to be a patient of hers.

May 9, 2020 12:32 AM

I expressed my anxiety which we have go a over before and explained I was losing my insurance, she ordered a blood test which I could not make in time and she reminded me to exercise during these times and listened to my concerns.

May 4, 2020 1:50 PM

In this moment: it is terrible the communication with my dr. She seems to be stressed (forgets what we are talking about), it is for this reason that I am going to change clinic and also doctor. Two months she went on vacation and I did not know about her vacation.

April 24, 2020 9:11 AM

She care about my health.

April 24, 2020 9:11 AM

Dr. Braunstein has been my doctor for many years she treats me and my wife.

April 6, 2020 3:20 PM

So far the service is good. Thank you

April 2, 2020 10:55 PM

very good and satisfy.

March 31, 2020 9:05 AM

All very good!!

March 18, 2020 7:32 AM

My wife and I love Dr. Braunstein. She is so professional, caring and intuitive. We highly recommend her to everyone!

March 14, 2020 1:10 PM

never had a bad experienceShe is my Doctor for over 30 years

March 14, 2020 1:10 PM


March 14, 2020 9:31 AM


March 14, 2020 9:31 AM

Have always received excellent care from Dr. Braunstein

March 10, 2020 11:28 AM

It is always a good experience when I see her.

March 10, 2020 11:28 AM

She hears my concerns and addresses them.

March 2, 2020 2:17 PM

Good experiences. Had to wait a bit for appointment this time as she was scheduled off for vacation, she deserves time away like everyone and she is someone worth waiting for.

March 2, 2020 2:17 PM

Dr. Braunstein is a very caring professional who listens and is willing to hear my comments and concerns.

November 24, 2019 1:45 PM

I answered No to questions about discussing diet, exercise and other matters because Dr. Braunstein knows that I practice healthy habits across the board, so she doesn't have to review that info with me. We always have a thorough discussion of whatever is an issue at the moment.

November 18, 2019 7:17 PM

this was the first time I met this doctor, as I am newly relocated to Chicago. She was businesslike but a bit brusque. I will be seeing other specialists, so perhaps she felt she didn't need to delve any deeper into my issues.

November 6, 2019 2:39 PM

It is pretty much always a good experience with Dr. Braunstein. I learned years ago that she tells the truth even if it hurts, but is also always compassionate.

November 6, 2019 2:39 PM

I have seen Dr. Braunstein over 27 years. These visits were for a routine annual physical with blood tests, and the other was for clearance for cataract surgeries to occur in early / mid November. She was thorough in going over my current medications and updating the list. She went over some of the blood tests I wanted included in the blood to be drawn and why, and for the exam part she as always checked me out with the stethoscope. The pre-exam nurse also asked questions, took my Blood Pressure, etc. as usual.

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM


October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein has been my primary physician for 40 yrs. I trust her completely and she knows me very well. The same for my family. She always has new info for me & works w/me in terms of my health goals.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I will never ever again go to any of your doctor's or medical center.

October 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is always patient and answers all your questions.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

dr. braunstein is excellent at her craft.

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is the best, she has been my provider for 22 years.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Braunstein has always been an advocate and supportive of my needs.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is a great knowledgeable and caring doctor. Love her.

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I waited in exam room for 40 minutes

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Although I had to wait about 45-60 minutes to be seated into a room, it was worth the wait. The assistant checked all my vitals real quick, and less than 5 minutes, the doctor came in. she explained everything I needed including labs, and answered all my questions bettering my knowledge.

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM


September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider is a very caring person. She is a wonderful doctor. She has been my doctor for more than ten years doctor.

September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Great doctor knowledgeable and caring...wonderful experience

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

The nurse interrupted my examination to talk to the doctor about another patient's referral/test. Although I arrived 10 minutes before my appointment time, I was immediately informed the doctor was running an hour late. About an hour later, the nurse informed all patients in the waiting room that the doctor was running 2 hours late. At the end, I was seen for my 2:50pm appointment at nearly 5pm!

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

the provider was very detailed in every aspects of my childrens health ifrom this visit from past medical record and labbtest.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor is very kind & explains very good.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Braunstein is a great doctor, she is very thorough.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

always a great experience. she takes the time to listen to everything I say and she takes her time with me. I never feel rushed.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

My health provider always explains the best possible way for me to understand illnesses.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr . Sarah Braunstien is unprofessional and straight rude . I was ridiculed for my life choices and told that I don't have a condition that I was being medicated for with documentation of said condition . she just walked out of the room when the appointment was over . this was my first appointment and I was searching for a new doctor since moving here .

August 15, 2019 7:00 PM


August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I waited over an hour past my appointment time in the exam room to see this doctor. I had quite a few concerns she did not address and she sent me out with no answers or referrals. I left feeling defeated and hopeless.

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM


July 26, 2019 7:00 PM


July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Braunstein is always very thorough and caring .

July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is always so good with me. When she examines me, she is gentle and reassuring.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

love Dr Braunstein , but when I got to my spot I was told that the Dr was running An hour to 45min late. WHY can't they call you and tell you to come in later my spot was at 9:40 and I didn't get out of there until after 12:00pm maybe I should charge you guys for the time I had to sit there it is in called for !!

July 8, 2019 7:00 PM


July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I have always had great medical care under Dr. Braunstein.

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is a compassionate and thorough listener. I have remained her patient through her several changes in medical groups. My specialists were chosen by me and are at Northwestern.

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein was wonderful.

June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Good, I like that you respect how I feel. I was very happy I did not have to wait for you, you saw me in a very reasonable time.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

first visit to new primary care doctor. was relieved at the quality of service and customer service from my health care team. I don't have results of anything back yet, but I feel that my doctor and I are on the right track. doctor took time to talk to me and understand my issues.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

There was a wait, longer than I would like, prior to meeting with my PCP.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM


June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

was very thorough and showed concern

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

as always wiling to listen and provide counsel and suggestions for issues and concerns

June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

It was excellent.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor was basically awful. I visited to get an STI screening as well as to ask about a measles vaccination as I am in healthcare and wanted to make sure I was immune. The doctor scolded me for getting an STI screening as she felt I had received another STI screening too recently. I told her that I was interested in being safe and she scolded me again. She told me that she would order a blood test to check for immunity to measles, but she never ordered that test and now I still do not know if I have immunity to measles in spite of having blood drawn. This is unacceptable-a doctor should never sold a patient for getting an STI screening. I should not have to feel bad about taking care of my own health. Furthermore, if she told me she would order a specific blood test to check for measles immunity, she should have done that. I wasted money on this visit and I should not have had to do that.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

wait time was too long

May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

the doctor I. seen last week was very good I liked her.she knows her job..

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is the best. She provides excellent care and I am very pleased with her.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

very happy with Braunstein

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM


May 16, 2019 7:00 PM

It was good.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

She takes time to explain everything.

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm not sure if I saw this DO more than 3 months ago- I think it was more than 3 months. She was very relatable; she made everything easy to understand and I felt like I was the one making the decisions about my care. As far as knowledge of PMH- I don't think she really knew that but it was easy for her to pull up and she was able to review it quickly. I really felt respected by her. I know that I as the consumer have to know what my insurance will charge for testing but it would be great if cost could be discussed at time of service as I don't have a lot of disposable income.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider seems very professional with much experience & I am very satisfied with the service they have given me - Thanks.

April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is a great doctor

April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

She was very nice and patient. She explain everything to me.

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall very satisfied. She has been my primary physician for over 28 years. I hope I never have to switch her for someone else.

March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

As always - helpful.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Braunstein and she's been my family's physician for over 15 years, I believe. My only concern about having her as my primary care physician is the wait times.... my appointment was at 3:50 pm and I did not get seen until 4:50 pm, and then I did not get out of the office until 5:30 pm. I just wish I could been seen in a timely manner, within 15 minutes would be AMAZING.....and honestly the wait times have always been extremely long, for as long as I have been a patient of hers.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Sara Braunstein has been my doctor for many years. I am completely comfortable with her, and completely trust her.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I have had this provider for many years.

March 13, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider is very good I think that she understands me well and I am very happy.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I am a new patient. Did not feel welcomed. Doctor did not introduced her self. She was more concerned entering my information in the system than actually listening to my concerns.

March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

I was following up on some chronic and intermittent health problems. She reviewed my medications and labs. She refilled some meds and recommended some others that are now cheaper over the counter.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

always good. long history with Dr.

February 10, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstien is the best! love seeing her each time I come in. She is very professional and at the same time compassionate and caring. She take time to delve further into my health concerns, when most Dr's now are pressured to see a patient in a "revolving door" get them in and out a.s.a.p. method.

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

She is very nice, and usually very thorough. However I went in with several things to discuss and was trying to reach her for six months. I had been hospitalized in May and we did not discuss my results or anything until this last visit in January.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

The office is TERRIBLE about responding to phone messages, and requests for referrals. I have to call multiple times, and usually tell them I'm going to come over to the office later that day and make a fuss until they give it to me.

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

This was my first time seeing Dr. Braunstein, because my provider Dr. X was not available. I had to be squeezed in to see her, and although the wait was long, once seeing her, she was fabulous!! I really liked her!

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein always spends a significant amount of time with me, explains carefully all my problems and how they are progressing.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein is an excellent doctor. However, I have to wait a long time before getting seen.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Braunstein was patient with needing to go through my medical history as a first time patient of hers and came off as being in good spirits despite it being several hours after her last appointment should've ended by the time she saw me.

January 1, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Braunstein. She is always on point, very clear & compassionate.

December 7, 2018 6:00 PM

I like my doctor she is very nice and very helpful

December 7, 2018 6:00 PM

she is wonderful, very helpful

December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I was in the waiting room for three and one half hours due to a computer glitch in appointment scheduling. I understand this was not her fault, but the fault of the system.

November 6, 2018 6:00 PM

I love my provider

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