Michael K. Rakotz, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Family Medicine


Dr. Rakotz is a Family Medicine Physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine.

He practices full time with Northwestern Medical Group in their Primary Care office in Evanston, providing medical care for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.


Dr. Rakotz received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed his residency training at the Sparrow / Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency Program in Lansing Michigan, where he served as chief resident. In addition to being board certified in family medicine, he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Dr. Rakotz has achieved national attention for his work in the area of using health information technology to help physicians better identify and diagnose patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). He is currently working with the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control, the Million Hearts Campaign, the American Heart Association, and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) to improve healthcare providers’ abilities to measure, diagnose, and appropriately treat high blood pressure.


He is an active member of American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, American Society of Hypertension, Canadian Hypertension Society, International Society of Hypertension, European Society of Hypertension, International Society of Travel Medicine, and the American Heart Association.



His bibliography and awards include: 


        Rakotz et al       

A Technology-Based Quality Innovation to Identify Undiagnosed Hypertension Among active Primary Care Patients Ann Fam Med 2014;352-358. doi: 10.1370/afm.1665


       Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control Public Health Grand Rounds Presenter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Atlanta Georgia   May 21, 2013


Healthcare Informatics Magazine IT Innovator Award: First Prize, 2013 NorthShore University HealthSystem for the NorthShore Undiagnosed Hypertension Project 


 AMA Glaxo-Wellcome Emerging Leaders in Medicine Scholarship Award      October 2000



 Being a family doctor enables me to care for children and adults of all ages. The advantage of this style of practice is helping individuals and families develop healthy habits (and prevent unhealthy ones) in an effort to prevent chronic illnesses, like heart disease and diabetes. I place a strong emphasis on communication with my patients so that together we can develop a plan to meet their individual healthcare goals.


  • Medical Education
    Rush Medical College of Rush University - 1994
  • Residency
    Sparrow Hospital - 1997


  • Family Medicine


Northwestern Medical Group - Evanston

1704 Maple Ave.


Evanston, IL 60201

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • Adolescents
  • Family Medicine
  • Hypertension
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Medicine


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  • Medicare
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