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Patient Reviews

At GI Alliance of Illinois, we are a physician-led practice with a patient-centric focus, meaning you will always be our top priority. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your provider and to know that you are cared about every step of the way. When choosing a provider, it is important to find one that is not only knowledgeable about your GI condition but one that can provide you with the support you need. Our practice is known across the state because of our top rated gastroenterologists and staff. We would love for you to browse through the reviews below from past and present patients who have been right where you are so that you can make the most informed decision when choosing a GI provider. Once you have read the reviews, reach out to a GI Alliance of Illinois location near you— we would love a chance to connect with you and find out how we can help you achieve better GI health.

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5.0 Review from M.K. Source: Google Oct 11 2022

"The staff was friendly and efficient. Amy S. was wonderful and caring and remembered details of my issues without digging through notes. She spent enough time with me to develop a plan of action that included my input. She is great!"

5.0 Review from T.R. Source: Google Oct 11 2022

"The staff is always welcoming & professional. PA Amy takes time to listen to my issues, ask questions and offer possible solutions. She orders appropriate diagnostic tests at a convenient location for me. They follow up with results."

5.0 Review from B.K. Source: Google Sep 14 2022

"I showed up early for my appointment and got in a little earlier than the scheduled appointment time. I had heard good things about the PA that I would be seeing, and the comments were accurate. It was a very pleasant doctor appointment experience."

5.0 Review from S.H. Source: Google Sep 11 2022

"Friendly staff, love love love Amy and Dr Misra."

5.0 Review from P.W. Source: Google Sep 05 2022

"The entire staff was amazing and very attentive. They took great care of me."

5.0 Review from J.B. Source: Google Sep 03 2022

"Couldn’t be happier. Everyone was very nice and explained every step that was to be taken."

5.0 Review from G.C. Source: Google Aug 10 2022

"Dr. Penn was professional, easy to understand, kind, and answered all my questions."

5.0 Review from V.M. Source: Google Jul 12 2022

"I put off having a colonoscopy for years ,afraid of the whole procedure,when I arrived there for it ,the staff ,nurses and most of all Dr Penn was so kind ,they were all so Profesional I was never left alone and everything was explained to me in detail before they did it ,thank you Dr Penn ❤️ 💙"

5.0 Review from B.M. Source: Google Oct 03 2021

"DDEC and Dr Schoenig and his team are awesome. I have been seeing their team every 5 years for the past 15 years as my family has a history of Colon cancer. The entire process from online scheduling to check in the day of the colonoscopy through the prep for the procedure to release to go home - their team are polite, positive, encouraging and empathetic - I highly recommend Dr Schoenig and his team at DDEC."

5.0 Review from M.R. Source: Google Sep 14 2021

"Had a great experience with DDC, especially Dr. Schoenig. He has a great sense of humor & bedside manner, explains things well, and really knows how to put a patient at ease. The other office staff at DDC are great as well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend DDC and Dr. Schoenig!"

5.0 Review from A.O. Source: Google Sep 08 2021

"Dr Bernsen is a phenomenal doctor. I am speaking as Dr. Bernsen’s patient but also as a medical provider. I came to see Dr. Bernsen for second opinion after seeing someone else for 7years. I was hesitent of leaving my previous doctor because you get attached. However, I knew I was not getting the symptom relief or quality of life I deserved. My ulcerative colitis was simply not treated. Now, boy am I thankful I saw Dr. Bernsen. For the first time I saw a light at the end of my tunnel. If anyone has moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, you know how bothersome signs and symptoms get, how drained and hopeless you can feel. Long story short, you do not feel yourself. Can’t enjoy food, have normal bowel movements, plus your social life, mood and sleep is affected. I’m thankful because Dr. Bernsen took care of me. He offered me medications my previous provider never mentioned. And after 1 tablet of prednisone Dr.Bernsen prescribed, my symptoms improved drastically. I can not say enough of how thankful I am of getting my life back. All my ulcerative colitis signs and symptoms resolved after incorporating a new treatment plan. I can eat normal again, have my energy back, and I do not need to worry about having a bathroom close by. A very grateful patient, A.Opiela"

5.0 Review from K.J. Source: Google Jul 24 2021

"Very thorough and caring professionals. Dr. Schoenig and PA-C Any Stites are great. They listen and go the extra mile to diagnosis and treat their patients for optimal results. I have always been treated as an individual and with respect. Must mention that their nurses and staff members are excellent too. Whoever thinks it's hard to get good help these days could get some tips from this group. Never had a bad experience with anyone working here. Stellar group. Glad I found you. I had not been back for years, because of excellent treatment. But when I had a recent flare-up, they responded by getting me in and finding the solution."

5.0 Review from J.P. Source: Google Oct 01 2020

"Very helpful over the phone today when answering questions I had for my patient records"

5.0 Review from L.C. Source: Google Sep 15 2020

"The staff was excellent ,very nice and professional. I have been going to DDC For ten years and always had excellent care! I would recommend them to anyone need these procedures!"

5.0 Review from V.R. Source: Google Aug 18 2020

"After reading some of these reviews, I’ll admit I was nervous about making an appointment with this office. I decided to do some investigating on my own before relying on others opinions, and I’m sure glad I did. I cannot say enough good things about my experience. From the intake personnel, to pre service interaction, to scheduling, to Dr. Kenneth Schoenigs non judgmental, calming demeanor and genuine concern, through to follow up I was thoroughly impressed."

5.0 Review from B.F. Source: Google Aug 24 2015

"I agree with the below comment. Dr. Misra is also awesome. They are understanding and caring and have no problem explaining. Everyone in the office was very kind and helpful! I have a new G. I. doctor!!!"