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Dr. Catalina Grija, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

As a third-generation doctor, Dr. Catalina Grija's concern for the health of her patients runs in her blood. Her grandfather was a pulmonologist (lung doctor) and radiologist, and her mother was a dentist. Dr. Grija is part of a family that has made people their life. Dr. Grija’s philosophy of medicine emphasizes a focus on people. It brings her great satisfaction to make a person feel better or to save a life. With a passion for internal medicine, Dr. Grija enjoys her work and has made her patients the foundation of her practice. A firm believer in the benefits of alternative medicine, Dr. Grija will only recommend medications that have proven to be safe and effective. If there’s one thing you can expect from Dr. Grija, it’s a genuine love for what she does and who she treats. Dr. Grija received her medical degree from Carol Davila Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, and completed her residency at West Suburban Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Grija is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a USCIS designated civil surgeon. She has published a number of medical articles and stays up-to-date on the latest in medicine with continuing education, conferences, and medical journals. Married with two children, Dr. Grija enjoys music, opera, traveling, reading, and swimming. She speaks English and Romanian, as well as some German and French.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Carol Davila Facultatea de Medicina
  • West Suburban Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Romanian
  • German
  • French

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1770793143

Office locations

Dacia Medical

917 S Oak Park Ave, Ste B

Oak Park, IL 60304

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Excellent doctor!!!
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Almost had to wait 2 hours
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She is friendly, thorough and professional. The office is clean and the staff is friendly and prompt! I am definitely making her my PCP!
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Great physician who took the time to listen to all my concerns.
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Always great
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She's very thorough and has very good fashion sense. I high recommend her.
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Dr. Grija and her staff make a doctor's appointment a positive experience. All involved with the patient's care are professional, courteous, and caring. I am made to feel that I am a person, not a medical statistic or a number in an appointment book.
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Very pleasant visit.
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Dr. Grija is amazing. Hands down the most invested medical professional I've ever met. I recently visited her for the first time to get a physical after nearly 8 years of not doing regular doctor's visits. Not only was she incrediblythorough, but she is the first doctor to ever address certain concerns I've had about my own health. I've had two follow up appointments since the very first, and intend to keep going back. I've already recommended her to everyone I know!
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Dr Grija is one of the most professional doctors I have ever known. I’m always taken care of promptly. The office help is amazing also
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She’s a very knowledgeable and friendly doctor.
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Excellent representative of the medical profession.
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Dr. Grija is very thorough and knowledgeable . I enjoy seeing her positive attitude and encouragement as she plies her medical skills. I travel often as I am retired but I always come to her office in Oak Park for mycheck-ups, follow-ups, advice, and other medical needs. A great medical practitioners and an understanding human being.
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Other than a little wait time, she is worth the wait. I been seeing Dr. Grija for years . I wouldn't want to have anyone else for my primary doctor.
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I been with Dr. Grija for about 8 to 10 years and she seem to know what is going on all the time with me. I trust her opinions and expertise. Thank you Dr. Grija .
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I have been seeing Dr. Grija for almost two decades. I love her bedside manner and her ability to find things that went undetected elsewhere. I am not an easy patient to care for (I don't follow her instructions) and shegently reminds me that it is all for my good. Her staff is wonderful! They are welcoming and make me feel like I am part of the family. The office is easy to find and parking is abundant.
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She is throughl. Makes sure you are informed and answers your questions without hesitation.
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Long wait but Dr Grija is very thorough, patient, and understanding. Listens to your concerns and needs and works to find the best solution .
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I enjoyed the service very much. I have already recommended a couple of people.
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Very friendly and nice
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As with all my previous visits, my most recent consultation with Dr Grija was extremely pleasant. In spite of having back to back patients, she is always very thorough and never makes me feel that she is in a hurry andwill explain every step of my examination in detail. Her receptionist Maria is as pleasant and very helpful.
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Dr. Grija is just wonderful. She always has my best interest and takes her time to listen and check for everything. She's a big eating healthy advocate and always pushes for healthier options. We love how she stays on top ofher patients. My husband is diabetic and if she hasn't seen him in 3 to 6 months she takes the time to call and remind him to come see her. How many doctors do you know that do that!
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Great doctor and staff. Great service and professional.
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Great approach, professionalism and service.
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I will recommend her to all my friends and anybody that want to use her ... outstanding ????
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Dr. Grija and her very competent staff are welcoming and always provide the healthcare support and documentation I need to "take care of business." Dr. Grija has a friendly manner; very personable so that the patient doesn't feel like just another cog in the wheel of healthcare.
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She takes the time to listen and she gets results. I have been going to see her for years and I am so happy with her. She is a wonderful caring doctor.
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Great attention and gives you all the required time to go over your needs.
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I love Dr. Grija. She has been our primary doctor for over 12 years and I wouldn't change her for the world. She always listens and will ask the right questions. She is wonderful at following up with her patients. Ifmy husband (who's diabetic) doesn't see her in more than 3 months, she will call and makes sure he comes to see her.
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I've been going to Dr. Grija for about 6 years now and I've always been pleased. She gives honest advice and is very thorough.
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Nice, very professional and shows a lot of concern, I would recommend her to others .
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Like always, it was a pleasure to see Dr. Grija and her team.
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My doctor is the greatest, even when i left my medication while i was out of town she made arrangements to make sure i got them by the time plane landed. They were waiting for me at my hotel. She listensto my problems and tries to help me resolve them. I love my Dr.Grija.
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