Thomas H. Burnstine, MD

Specialty: NeurologySleep Medicine

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Thomas H. Burnstine, MD

Specialty: NeurologySleep Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

2nd Floor

Libertyville, IL 60048

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Office: 847-816-0500

Fax: 847-816-3212

Meet Thomas H. Burnstine, MD



  • University of Illinois
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH
  • Rush-Prebyterian-St, Luke's Medical Center
  • Rush Medical College

Board certifications

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • 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 169 patient ratings.


July 29, 2020 1:49 PM

Dr. Burnstine is nice and gets to the point. He does not waste time and is very efficient. If he left, I'd follow him. Once he & Dr. X leave, I won't use Advocate due to the call center.

July 29, 2020 1:49 PM

Your call center still is extremely poor. What does it take to fix this or to decide it DOES NOT WORK well and to go back to values _____?

July 28, 2020 10:55 AM

Dr Burnstine requested I come into the office after I called and explained my symptoms. He was empathetic to the situation and set into place testing and followup appointments. I thought he did a great job, and I have been very happy with Dr Burnstine.

July 28, 2020 10:55 AM

Dr Burnstine has been accessible and willing to listen and respond to my concerns.

July 24, 2020 9:24 AM

As always, a thorough, professional, clinical experience with Dr. Burnstine. His manner matches my expectations and we work well together to manager my MS.

July 20, 2020 9:37 PM

It was a good experience. Dr Burnstein took his time to understand my concerns and in assessing my health. After the test he called me with the results the same day.

July 18, 2020 3:30 PM

It was a video visit and Dr. Burnstine was attentive and eager to help in any way possible, as always.

July 13, 2020 7:02 PM

Dr. Bernstein was very knowledgeable and helpful in helping me to understand my current condition.

July 7, 2020 4:42 PM

good to touch base with Dr. Burnstein.

June 23, 2020 7:07 AM


June 22, 2020 2:01 PM

Dr. Burnstine has always taken time to listen to my concerns and asked questions I may not have thought about. I definitely consider him an excellent physician.

June 22, 2020 2:01 PM

There is no or very little wait time in Dr. Burnstine's office and they are very caring about their patients.

June 16, 2020 7:36 PM

While Dr. Burnstine is a good doctor, sometimes he makes us feel belittled. My husband has epilepsy and several other serious health issues. The doctor keeps pushing a psychiatrist on him and we do not have the means to do that. My husband does not drive and trying to get him to another doctor is a huge challenge. At the time of our appointment, we were going through the anniversary of the loss of our 12 year old son. It was a horrible time and my husband was really struggling.

June 16, 2020 7:36 PM

I realize Dr. Burnstine was doing his job, but we felt uncomfortable during the visit. Hopefully our next visit in three months will go better.

June 2, 2020 12:06 AM

Excellent visit with dr burnstine.

June 2, 2020 12:06 AM

Very good.

June 1, 2020 8:29 AM

I have an extensive medical history that Dr. Burnstine is the lead for five (5) other HCP's that handle my care and treatment. He has been my lead HCP for nearly 11 years.

May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The doctor himself called with all results of tests.

May 12, 2020 6:09 PM

Good, we talked about current health concerns and the state of the world in this COVID-19 era and the effects on all of our health.

May 12, 2020 6:09 PM

Good Telephone visit.

May 11, 2020 3:02 PM

I went to Dr. Bernstine as a referral by another specialist for weakness in legs. I appreciated Dr. Bernstine's visit with me and seem qualified but didn't feel like he shared enough information about his diagnosis and reason for procedure he was going to set up. Had to call back for explanation of procedure.

May 2, 2020 10:42 AM

Good. I was just there for a postpartum check to talk about decreasing medication dosages.

April 27, 2020 7:11 PM

It was good. It was my first telephone appointment.

April 22, 2020 8:16 AM

I feel that I get excellent care from Drs. X & Burnstine.

March 17, 2020 9:04 AM

It was good

March 16, 2020 3:00 PM

I was happy that Dr Burnstine respects "social distancing" in this time of Coronavirus concern. No shaking hands as in the past. He and his nurse kept a good and respectful distance from me during my visit.

March 3, 2020 11:20 PM

both Dr Burnstein and X are great

March 3, 2020 9:59 AM

I found him to be helpful concerning the problem I came to him about. I also found him to be on time.

February 26, 2020 11:45 AM

Customer Service was excellent and all the personnel including Doctor Burnstine.

February 26, 2020 11:45 AM

I was very well attended by all the personnel including Dr. Thomas Burnstine.

February 17, 2020 9:57 PM


February 13, 2020 11:49 AM

The meeting with Dr. Burnstine went well. We will have another meeting after the mental testing done on Feb. 28, 2020.

February 12, 2020 4:16 PM

Dr Burnstine is a very good listener. He provides the caring response I needed to figure out why I was having so many migraines. He made suggestions, I was reluctant at first but listened and the headaches are much better controlled than ever before. Thanks.

February 12, 2020 4:16 PM

The Advocate group at Libertyville is courteous and professional from the time you enter the facility till the time you leave. That is much appreciated!

February 12, 2020 11:05 AM

He was a good listener and thoughtful in his responses. I understand getting my migraines under control is a process and he very much made me feel like we are in this together.

February 3, 2020 8:15 PM


January 31, 2020 11:55 AM

Everyone in the office except the doctor was professional. The doctor could care less about me. He knew everything, thought my pain was not important, and was arrogant, not wanting to take the time to listen to me.

January 31, 2020 11:55 AM

(Dr.) He made me feel so insignificant and not worthy of each appt. He also promised to get back to me in a week with a treatment and it's been over 2 wks. I called to make a follow up appt. because I have not heard from him and I need help for my pain. This is his last chance or I will go to a Northwestern Lake Forest Neurologist. I already have a appt. set up in case this dr. doesn't follow through. I do not want to include my name because all my other Advocate specialists (except Dr X are excellent. And my PCP is outstanding. Dr. X rates the same as this specialist.

January 28, 2020 2:10 PM

I have Parkinson and I am beginning to gain gain... for Dr. Bernstine - During a few of my _____ visits with him. He was not as thorough as my previous doctor.

January 20, 2020 3:03 PM

Very good Doctor and would recommend Him to my Family and Friends.

January 20, 2020 3:03 PM

I always gave a good experience when I go to see the Doctor.

January 13, 2020 9:40 PM

Very good care

January 13, 2020 9:40 PM

Great listening

December 8, 2019 1:05 AM

I've been using dr. Bernstein for the last few years oh, he is treating me very well and has always handled my concerns in a timely manner.

December 8, 2019 1:05 AM

Olaf dr. Bernstein and his patient care technician are fantastic, I've never had any problems or areas of concern with either one of them. very professional.

December 3, 2019 8:56 AM

I trust my Doctor

December 2, 2019 2:50 PM

Dr. Bernstine was very professional, thorough, and kind. I liked that we discussed pros and cons of medication and that he left that decision up to me.

December 2, 2019 2:50 PM

very good experience. The doctor was very nice. He explained things so they were easy to understand.

November 26, 2019 10:06 AM

Doctor explains really well any of my questions, he listens attentively and sympathetic.

November 25, 2019 10:57 PM

Dr Burnstein and I have a relationship that goes back over 7 years. This Dr saved my life. He is a wonderful man and Dr

November 25, 2019 10:57 PM

He is always phenomenal

November 25, 2019 2:29 PM

The staff and the clinic environment are always pleasant cheerful, and professional.

November 19, 2019 7:09 AM


November 18, 2019 2:49 PM

Provider (specialist - neurologist) never asked about family history - I had to bring it up on my own at the very end of the visit (I was waiting for him to ask). It would seem that family history would be an important thing to discus when he diagnosed me with a serious degenerative illness/disease that is potentially hereditary (and I have other family members with the same disease).

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Excellent care and service

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

good listener, answered my questions, and provided recommendations

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

the doctor was approachable and considerate.

November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

October 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burnstine is very thorough and cares about his patients. I feel very confident with him.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

He has always been very concerned about my wellbeing.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

very good.

October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

he did show up in a timely manner. he sat there and looked at his computer. when I had told him about all of these conditions he sat there and made a strange-looking face trying to figure out what to do. after what seemed like forever he finally decided to put me on a new medicine without even asking me anything but have I been on it.

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I found him very helpful. When I told him I was having a problem with something he wanted done, he helped me with it immediately.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM


September 28, 2019 7:00 PM

very helpful

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

The Physicians' Assistance met me with a friendly, pleasant attitude. She listened to my concerns. Dr. Burnstine followed up almost immediately. He, too, listened to my concerns and when I asked him for another path of treatment, he agreed to have me try it and offered me a list of places I could contact for follow up. I will follow up with Dr. Burnstine after giving this some time.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burnstine has been my Neurologist since August 2016. He has been spot on with his diagnosis and diagnostic testing.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Very thorough exam, provided me with assurance that everything is under control.

September 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burnstein has been very kind and good to work with. Appointments are always timely. He is understandable. He is very practical also regarding interventions for a patient with dementia. His MA, X, has also been very good.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I have recommended Dr. Burnstine to a lot of people. He is an excellent doctor.

August 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Great visit as always. Burnstine is always prompt and helpful.

August 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Good experience with provider.

August 12, 2019 7:00 PM


August 11, 2019 7:00 PM


August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

good sessions

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent location and attention to the customer

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very nice & thorough. I am in the middle of a sleep apnea study so I can't truly answer some of the questions yet.

July 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Each visit was less than 20 min. Did not resolve anything.

July 19, 2019 7:00 PM

My dr thinks this dr is qualified. That may be so but I personally feel he does not listen to me and I do not feel I am getting the proper care since he does not. I most likely will not continue to keep my appts

July 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Found Dr. Burnstine very knowledgeable, probing into situation.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Appreciate the dr's. honesty about tests & etcs.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Initial appointment with Dr. Burnstine went well. Tests have been scheduled

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

good experience. friendly, knows what questions to ask. I feel he is concerned.

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very satisfied with the results of this visit, as I usually am.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Greatly appreciated the professionalism, and thoroughness Dr. Burnstine showed me.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Helped to get what I needed from provider.

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