Darnella Gist, MD - Family Medicine - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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4.6 / 5 (Based on 133 Reviews) Read Patient Comments

Darnella Gist, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine
"Every patient deserves the best quality care, and they should feel they have received it each time they leave. The most important way to do this is for a physician to really listen to what the patient is saying."
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Clinical Interests

  • High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
  • Diabetes Management and Prevention
  • Smoking/Tobacco Cessation
  • Gynecology
  • Menopause and HRT
  • Adolescent Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Depression
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Nutrition
  • Wellness/Preventive Medicine
  • Allergies

Meet Dr. Gist


  • English


  • All Saints


  • Medical School
    Finch University Health Sciences-Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency
    2001 Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois


  • Family Medicine

Additional Practice Notes

Dr. Darnella Gist has been recognized by the Diabetes Recognition Program of The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for providing quality care to her patients with diabetes.

Patient Reviews

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March 06, 2017
I have had to wait for extended periods during many of my visits. Doc should allow more time between visits and/or should not schedule early visits if she needs to spend more time at the hospital.
February 27, 2017
Dr. Gist has continuously provided open, honest. care. if I have questions, she takes the time necessary to explain, so I understand, what's going on and why. whenever I'm in the hospital, she always visits. Not many doctors do that anymore I've been told. Whenever she decides to move on, I will be devastated!
February 07, 2017
January 30, 2017
My fears in my care usually center around side effects of the medications I am given and their potential to create more problems.
January 24, 2017
Dr. Gist is always very easy to talk with and addresses anything I have questions or concerns about.
January 23, 2017
Dr. Gist is great!
November 21, 2016
I appreciate the way she listens & I am not always easy.
November 21, 2016
Always a pleasant experience with Dr. Gist.
November 21, 2016
Have always had a good experience with Dr. Gist. She listens to my concerns and addresses them thoroughly.
October 17, 2016
October 08, 2016
I was sent for an ultrasound and was given the diagnosis via the phone. The information related to medications was also provided over the phone. When I went back to her office later in the day to pick up a letter for work and coupons for the medicine, there was no written information for my diagnosis, the treatment, or the follow-up.
September 24, 2016
Think I should had more urine tests since I have high blood pressure and protein in my urine.
September 05, 2016
the provider show concern for my worries and i appreciate that.
September 01, 2016
Dr. Gist always appears to be deep in thought & very professional, but is friendly & soft spoken. I really appreciate the way she takes time to explain things. She not only tells me what her recommendations are, but also WHY she is making the recommendation.
August 31, 2016
I appreciate Dr. Gist's mannerism; friendliness; professionalism; and compassion for me... more than words can say. She truly is the greatest!
August 27, 2016
dr forgot to order prescription we discussed. that was completely understandable. What was frustrating is amount of effort it took to finally get the prescription ordered. See previous comments.
August 27, 2016
Dr. Gist is a great doctor. We appreciate the time Dr. Gist takes with every member of our family. Dr. Gist makes us feel as if we are her only patients!
June 20, 2016
May 30, 2016
I've seen Dr. Gist for 15 years, even while living in Kentucky and Illinois.
May 23, 2016
Dr Gist is very caring and compassionate and treats me with respect and dignity
May 18, 2016
I am very happy with Dr. Gist. She always takes care of any issues I may have and makes me very comfortable. Very much respect her and her suggestions for my health care.
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