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Elaine Biester, M.D.

4.8/5
92 Ratings35 Comments
Specialties:
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Practice:
Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Non-hormonal therapies for peri- and post-menopausal symptoms; Holistic approaches to maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit; Minimally invasive treatments for fibroids and dysfunctional uterine bleeding

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.

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Philosophy Of Care

My philosophy includes engaging and empowering women by using an approach that integrates both traditional and holistic treatments. To me, wellness involves not only medical health but also emotional and spiritual balance. I enjoy building collaborative relationships with my patients and providing preventive healthcare for women from adolescence through menopause.

Education & Credentials

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 1991

Internship: Loyola University Medical Center, 1992

Residency: MacNeal Memorial Hospital, 1996

Insurance Accepted

Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS PPO
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
Sunrise Advantage
Aetna Medicare HMO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
Three Rivers PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Medicare Part B
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
Unicare PPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Veterans Administration Community Care
United HealthCare Select POS
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Beech Street PPO
CIGNA POS
Cigna C5 HMO
United HealthCare Select EPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Choice Preferred
Aetna National Advantage Program
Cigna C5 POS
Cigna C5 PPO
CIGNA HMO
CIGNA PPO

Reviews

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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5
(92 Ratings, 35 Comments)
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3/23/2019
always a good experience
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3/18/2019
The wait in the waiting room was somewhat long for being so early in the morning but once in the exam room it was very quick. Dr. Biester and her nurses were attentive, polite, pleasant. I didn't have any serious health issues to solve, but all questions about future considerations were addressed and Dr. Biester made sure I knew that she and her office were a resource to utilize. Thank you!
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3/12/2019
*Dr. Biester is absolutely phenomenal! I hope to continue to see her as my OBGYN. She is VERY knowledgeable and dearly cares about her patients.
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2/19/2019
This past visit Dr. Beister asked me a few questions regarding prescription from a previous doctor. She asked questions and took the time to understand my situation and explain the prescription whereas my previous doctor who prescribed the medication to me, did not. For years, I was taking this medicine improperly. I was so thankful that she took the time to understand why I was taking it and why it was prescribed. And that she explained to me so that I understood all of this.
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2/14/2019
always a great experience
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2/11/2019
Doctor Biester appeared put off my questions. I had been looking up possible causes for my pain online and she seemed offended when I asked her about it like I was questioning her judgement when in reality, I just wanted more clarification on what my diagnosis was. Her responses created an uncomfortable environment where I felt uneasy about asking all of my questions.
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2/2/2019
My experience was exceptional with everyone from checking in to checking out
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1/28/2019
*Dr. Biester made me feel completely comfortable. Wonderful bedside manner.
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1/26/2019
This my very first time at the Elmhurst hospital! from the time I entered through the Main entrance at 5:50 a.m. I was greeted with such a pleasant and warm greeting. Directed to the second floor for surgery and getting prepped! Elaine Biester is a Phenomenal Ob/ Gyne and the staff at Elmhurst from the anthiesolgist to staff just passing by! It was a very pleasant first experience! Kudos to Elmhurst! Thanks for the excellent service Dr. Biester of course, .... The entire Care Team surgery reception! Thanks again and sorry if I missed a name! Awesome experience
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1/5/2019
I would have liked more thorough feedback from my doctor refering to lab results. The nurse very promtly and thoughtfully responded to questions I sent using the online MyChart message center regarding my lab result but with some typos/spelling errors that I found a bit unprofessional. I visited for the first time with this doctor because the appointment I schedule with my normal doctor was cancelled. I made the appointment online, received a phone and email confirmation/reminder, but when I appeared for my appointment, the receptionist responded that there must have been a glitch in the system because the doctor was out of the office that week. This was very frustrating.
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