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Experience tells me you’re looking for something that isn’t particularly complicated. You simply want to feel better and avoid the hassle that comes with a typical visit to the doctor. I understand your situation very well - I’ve practiced medicine in a variety of clinics and hospitals over the past twenty years. Frustration over the typical patient/doctor experience inspired me to start a practice of my own.
My name is Dr. Ernesto Villegas. I’m the owner and medical director of ErgoMedica (medical clinic). I started this practice six years ago with a goal of making quality care accessible and convenient. Here’s a brief summary of what I’ve accomplished:
Short Wait Times – My patients typically wait less than ten minutes before receiving treatment.
Thorough Care – I never overbook. This provides us ample time to care for each individual patient.
Accessibility - Patients leave ErgoMedica with my cell phone number and email address.
Convenience – ErgoMedica offers free/easy parking and we’re convenient to public transportation.
Perhaps the greatest element of my practice is the clinic itself. ErgoMedica doesn’t look, sound, or feel like a typical clinic. Our space is filled of beautiful artwork, bright colors and natural light. I encourage you to check out our numerous online reviews - they adequately reflect the experience you can expect at ErgoMedica. You’re also welcome to stop by the clinic anytime. I’d enjoy the opportunity to help you in any way I can.
Verified Patient Reviews
His office is not what id imagine a doctors office looking like. The floors were actually quite dirty, they didnt use the sanitary paper on the patient tables, and they didnt have ear covers for their thermometer. I dont want to know who elses ear wax got in my ears! I was hesitant to allow them to do a blood draw just looking at the state of the office. It wasnt very reassuring that everything would be sterile. The doctor was very nice though. I appreciated his caring for the patient sort of thing, but I was hoping we could get to the issues at hand a little faster. I didnt come to make a friend, i was hoping to go through the issues at hand more so. What i thought would be maybe an hour appointment at most was two and a half hours long and he couldnt do anything for the illnesses i had (not curable by antibiotics, etc). Not blaming him, but i just felt as it was a bit of a waste of time. He also spent quite a bit of time lecturing me about smoking, which as a doctor i would expect some, but i think it was the longest lecture ive ever experienced and frankly, i would rather have focused on the reason i smoke (the stress and such) and get advice on that than spend an hour being shamed for it and feel even more stressed. If it was cleaner and a little less of a guilt trip, id go back.
Mr. Villegas is a very nice person. I will highly recommend him and will return back again.
I really appreciate all the explanation Dr Villegas gives me, both on what I have and on the treatment he is giving me (why this treatment, what each drug does, etc...).
Great doctor, very professional and friendly! I was there for an ear infection, doctor precisely identified the problem and clearly explained the situation. The whole visit was hassleless!
Love this doctor! He's so knowledgable and you can tell he genuinely cares. I've had the hardest time finding a PCP that would actually listen. He trusts that you know your body, but will provide advice and guidance on how to live a better life/to better your overall health. He is honest when he does not perform a procedure and will refer you to another doctor instead of trying to do another procedure or brushing it off altogether. Not to mention his nurses are so nice and absolutely fantastic. He's definitely going to be my PCP from now on!
Dr. Villegas is a rock star, he's the kind of a doctor that isn't watching the clock but instead is deeply engaged in the health of his patients. He delivered concierge like service within a regular medical practice and helped me truly understand my medical results, why they mattered, and what I could do about it to create change. I highly recommend him.
Very professional and thorough. Highly recommend.
Very personable and warm. Provided a lot of information on my condition with plenty of guidance.
I liked that he suggested a treatment which didnt involve antibiotics but worked anyway.
Dr Villegas was very nice and efficient. Took the extra time to type up my diagnosis and follow up care instructions himself. I would highly recommend.
Although he was very easy to speak to, he spends WAY too much time talking about himself and his life story for my liking. I went in with lower back pain thinking I might have hurt myself doing a dead-lift, he checked for a few things, asked some questions, talked a ton, told me to get hibuprofen in the nearest convenience store, and proceeded to charge me a ridiculous amount that wasn't covered by insurance although his receptionist said it would be. He's a nice guy, but definitely likes taking his sweet time to charge you more.
First time in my life I waited 5 minutes to see a doctor. It's so nice place. I just love it!!! Even the design of the office super positive: green and soft orange colors everywhere. Also I just couldn't believe how nice the doctor was to me. He answered all ALL my questions without any rush at all. He spend with me like 40 minutes which is really a lot for a doctor to spend for one passion. You can see that he is motivated to help you, not make money out of you like most doctors. I can't believe how nice is he and helpful, I am really happy to find him and my husband go to the same doctor now as well.
Dr. Villegas and his staff are friendly and helpful. Dr. Villegas doesn't just treat isolated symptoms, he asks questions to establish an understanding of your health so that you can be proactive about taking care of yourself. I highly highly recommend him.
My appointment with Dr. Villegas was an absolute pleasure. I had a few small issues that I was a bit nervous to address, but Dr. Villegas spent quite a while asking me thorough questions about my family history and daily routines. It felt more like a conversation than an interview! I really appreciated that none of my concerns were invalidated. Dr. Villegas was very professional, friendly, and empathetic. I will definitely be returning!
Great doctor. will be seeing him again
Asked a lot of questions and was really thorough. Comfortable waiting room that didn't seem like a stuffy doctors office. Printed out a detailed summary of visit and reccomemdations with further reading. There was a little bit of waiting when I get there then when I was in the exam room and post exam but overall very happy.
This was probably the best appointment/session I have had with a doctor in a ever. He really listened to me, asked great questions, and came up with a plan that I confidently feel will help me solve an issue affecting me for over the last 10 years. Also - the office is great! I do not think I could ever go to a normal doctor's office again.
The doctor was a very nice guy and good. But I specifically told the front desk lady I had 1 hour to get in and out. I waited about 30 minutes for the doctor, which included the initial urine tests I wanted done. He came in and then we talked about random nutrition stuff for 30 minutes and he finally started doing my physical after I had been there for close to an hour. We got half way through the basic physical check up and then he told me to wait while he had to see another patient. At that time another 10 minutes had passed. I said I had to go because I specifically said 1 hour and it was close to an hour and 20 minutes. I had work so I didn't even get my physical completed. Then he wanted me to setup another follow up so they can make more money, even when he didn't finish my physical in the first place. Disappointed.
I have been getting sinus infections frequently and I really appreciate the time Dr. Villegas took to listen to my concerns and offer possible explanations. He was extremely thorough in my diagnoses and treatment. I'm glad I finally found a primary care physician in Chicago.
Very caring doctor, attentive and professional.
Very thorough and patient.
Dr. Villegas was very well versed in the medical field and very informative as to everything he was doing. He explained everything in medical terms and gave definitions to the medical terms.
Dr. Villegas is exactly what I was searching for in a primary care doc. His "bedside manner" is better than any health care provider I've ever encountered. He is genuinely interested in my life, spending upwards of 90 minutes with me in annual check-ups, getting to know the full picture of my health. He is measured with his approach and doesn't quickly prescribe unnecessary medications or tons of tests before considering all aspects. I especially appreciate his scholarly approach, citing new research findings and doing a great job educating his patients. I cannot recommend Dr. V highly enough. I have referred close friends to him, and all have come back with their own glowing reviews. Just make sure you allot a decent amount of time for your first visit, because he'll take his time to get to know you!
Dr Villegas is amazing! He makes going to the doctor comfortable and comforting. Spending ample time with his patients and providing the best possible natural solution. I grew weary of doctors prescribing medications and waiting for a desired result that never came. Dr Villegas took the time for us to figure out a solution to my problem without ever speaking about medication. he even went as far as to provide a nutrition and diet plan.
Dr. Villegas was very personable and really took his time getting to know me, my history, and my concerns as a new patient. I didn't wait too long before being seen, and once I was in the room I never felt rushed. He answered all of my questions to my satisfaction and raised a few important ones of his own. A very pleasant and refreshing experience, given how so many doctors treat you like you're on a high-speed conveyor belt in a money-making factory. I will definitely turn to him for future annual check-ups and other general health consultations as necessary.
Really takes the time to talk to you and listen. Didn't feel rushed at all.
Staff was very pleasant. Dr. Ernesto Villegas was phenomenal, he took the time to explain and go over everything. I did not feel rushed, as I have experienced that with other doctors. I will definitely recommend friends and family to Dr. Villegas.
This was my first time using Dr. Villegas and I will definitely go back. He was very thorough and provided good general health advice and was not the least bit judgmental. Only 'concern' is that the lab his office uses is not in United HealthCare's network so I have to do that separately
Second appt with Dr. Villegas to review test results. Explanation was thorough, including layman's explanation and health advice to improve problem areas. He spent a great deal of time (for the second time) talking with me. Excellent experience. Also, office is a loft space with a ton of framed photos and prints and some really cool repurposed signage as room markers and decorative objects.
Doctor spent a great deal of time in my initial appointment getting to know me, my history (not limited to medical), and present situation to be able to more accurately assess and treat. Though I was ultimately prescribed medication, he stressed that it was temporary and that lifestyle changes were the more important treatment. Even offered to show me strength training exercises. Recommended therapist as well to reduce need for drugs.
Dr. Villegas is very polite, sincere, and listens to every word you say. He also is very attentive and does not rush you out. He takes his time to double check if everything was covered that needed to be addressed. And he probably saved my life, I feel better than before. He did not let me leave his office unless I went to the hospital, where I was told I could of had a heart attack if I did not go when I did.
I have never had a doctor who took as much time as Dr. Villegas. He in interested in you and teaching you how to make the proper life changes to prevent actually needing him. The office is very modern and very clean.
Excellent first conversation. Felt very well looked after. Listened well and responded with confidence and respect.
I visited Dr. Villegas around the holidays when I had come down with a stomach flu virus. I thought it was maybe food poisoning. Dr. Villegas met with me after I was first seen by a nurse and after a brief inspection concluded that I likely had food poisoning and that there was little that could be done to improve my condition. I was getting ready to leave and then realized that I had some lab work that had been ordered by my psychiatrist. Dr. Villegas said that my labs could be done no problem and that everything would be covered by my insurance. You can understand my confusion then when I received a large bill from the laboratory a few weeks later. I immediately reached out to the doctor's office to see why so many labs had been ordered (I'd only requested 4 labs and Dr. Villegas ordered 5 labs). I would not have consented to this much blood work being done had I known how pricey it would be--especially after it seemed like we could conclusively say that I had food poisoning just from a description of my symptoms. I corresponded with Dr. Villegas' secretary about my concerns and she said that she would forward the message to Dr. Villegas to see what could be done. It has been more than a week and I still haven't heard back from Dr. Villegas, even after reaching out multiple times. The bill is due in a couple days.
With out a doubt the best primary care doctor I have ever come in contact with in my life. Very knowledgable and takes the time to find out about your personal health history and concerns.
Great Experience as always. No wait time and very attentive. Would recommend to anyone.
I went there for annual physical. He was very approachable, meticulous, caring, and professional. I also received the most comprehensive checkup. The pre work was great too. I had the first ever painless blood extraction.
Had a great visit. Highly recommend.
This doctor does not take my insurance even though it's listed. Such a waste of time that could have been avoided.
Dr. Villegas is a very nice person. The office is clean and modern - not stuffy at all. When I met with the Dr., too much emphasis was put on talking to me & making me feel welcome, and not enough on actual diagnosis. I left the appointment after an hour, for what should have been a 15 minute in-and-out conversation.
Dr. Villegas is very patient, sincere and helpful. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Villegas and his staff are very thorough and sincerely care for their patients. Thank you!
I had a great experience and will come back and definitely recommend.
Dr. Villegas gives more of a wholistic approach to health and wellness. He examined other aspects of my life to recommend solutions for feeling overall better.
Dr. Villegas had the best bedside manner I have ever encountered in a physician to date...kind, patient, and a great listener and conversationalist. I felt like he really cared and I did not feel rushed. Highly recommended.
Dr. Villegas is the perfect doctor for me. His goals for all of his patients are to live a healthy life medication free. Since I am on my way to living a healthier life after losing 55 pounds, I can't agree more. My goal is to live a long life without taking medication for hbp and cholesterol, and that's Dr. Villegas' goal for me, too!
Great guy. Spends his time with the patients. I work in the area so I went to him -- great decision.
I was very happy when I switched to Dr. Villegas but his office moved and I wanted convenience..
Professional, engaging, and a holistic approach to health.
Great discussion and treatment. Really enjoyed the positive energy and holistic approach taken by this office.
He asked a lot of questions and really wanted to understand all of my concerns.
Great Professional. Is my to go doctor now!
Great professional. Asks the right questions and listens very carefully. Accurate diagnosis and very thoughtful with the treatments
Very thorough exam. He asked lots of questions and looked into health beyond what I had originally requested. Overall, a very friendly and inviting environment. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Villegas is exceptionally kind, caring, knowledgeable, patient and professional. I feel like I finally found a doctor that I can talk to, and who truly cares about my health.
great doctor, nice facility. highly recommend.
One of the most embarrassing, humiliating experiences of my life. Be prepared to be treated like a pill popper if you don't have insurance. I would not recommend my enemies to walk into that clinic.
Dr. Villegas is one of the nicest doctors I've been to.
This is a real doctor that listens and takes time to hear you out.
Dr. Villegas is really personable and gets the whole picture of your health.
Excellent across the board. All the reviews about how he takes all the time needed to get an accurate reflection are 100% accurate. Took time to answer all questions. Would recommend to anyone.
He's a great doctor. I've been going to him for several years now. Common sense treatments, Dr. Villegas is always a fan of improving diet and exercise before prescribing drugs.
Great doctor. He doesn't just treat you like another number. We spent a long time talking about my health history and I could tell he really cares about his patients.
Great, he's patient and very knowledgeable!
Dr. Villegras took great care of me and spent 45 minutes reviewing my medical history and any concerns I have about my health. He took into account my past medical visits and what I had been prescribed and actually tested to see what was wrong with me, unlike the two other doctors I have been in to see this week. He gave me clear instructions on what I was diagnosed with and how to prevent it in the future as well as taking the time to thoroughly explain my medications and what I am to expect when taking them. The nurse was friendly as well and was skilled at taking blood since I didn't even feel it.
Dr. Villegas is a Great Doctor!. Very professional !
Great doctor, very patient and compassionate.
Dr. Villegas was great, I would highly recommend to anyone.
Dr. Villegas has the best bedside manner I have encountered. Each visit I have had he has engaged me in a great conversation, and is clearly passionate about the well-being of his patients, helping to outline action steps for me to take in improving my own health. He is extremely knowledgeable and just a pleasure to converse with - highly recommended.
Thorough. Wholistic approach.
Such a great experience.
Very personal, fantastic office and great facilities. Was seen quickly and did not feel rushed at all.
He is extremely personable yet professional, truly cares about his patients and over all an excellent physician
I was impressed with both his professionalism and his demeanor.
Dr. Villegas is a very smart and articulate physician. He is flexible with his treatments and has the patients best interests in hand.
Dr Ernesto was semi knowledgable about my condition. he was friendly and personable and really tried getting as much information as possible from me to potentially diagnose other problems. He did point out silly things with no medical significance that made me self conscious. Not sure if it's a regular thing with him.
I was very impressed. No stress, in fact it was a pleasant experience. Villegas strikes me as being a very good doctor, and is certainly a nice person. I feel fortunate to have found him.
The Doctor and his entire staff were extremely friendly & professional. I feel the treatment offered was an immediate help to me. This was such a different experience from the normal - I highly recommend.
Dr. Villegas is the kindest doctor I have ever met. He always listens intently to everything I share and considers me as a person when making recommendations. He's the best!
Very personable and professional. Comforting environment.
Their office is clean and well decorated, office staff attentive and friendly and they were able to see me immediately. The doctor was personable and took time to really understand what was going on. He did a fantastic job and I would certainly recommend him if in need of a new doctor.
The best GP I have ever visited. I could tell he really cared about me and my health. I appreciated the concern that he showed in all aspects of the diagnostic and treatment. I would recommend Ernesto to anyone looking for a new GP.
The facility was modern, clean and relaxing. Staff were friendly and competent. Great experience. Highly recommendable.
Dr Ernesto Villegas is personable, patient, and knowledgeable. I'm very grateful he was eager to spend so much time with me, a new patient. His holistic approach is refreshing among a population of uninvolved medical professionals. I've already recommended Dr. Villegas to my family members.
Great first visit after putting off a check up for quite some time. He made me feel like an actual person.
I would definitely recommend Dr Villegas. He really listens to his patients and is very pragmatic in his approach to healthcare.
Dr Villegas was great, I would and have recommended him to anyone looking for a new doctor.
I was VERY pleased with my visit to Dr. Villegas' office. He was very attentive to my needs, took all of the time necessary to attend to me and understand my concerns. He also provided very healthy recommendations for my well-being and even expressed much concern for my current state of being. It was extremely refreshing to have come across such a welcoming, professional, and very knowledgeable doctor. He provided a lot of options and alternatives to my medical situation but,nonetheless, guaranteed his undivided help and attention to me. I have discussed with him that from this day forward I would like for him to be my permanent family doctor.
It was okay.
Fabulous doctor, staff and facility. My routine physical was perhaps the single best health care experience I've had (not an exaggeration). Dr. Villegas and his team were comprehensive, friendly and happy to answer my list of questions. I appreciate that his approach to medicine is focused on patient education. I've already recommended the clinic to family and friends seeking a physician.
I went in to see Dr Villegas for an ongoing problem. I felt like Dr Villegas wanted to treat me as a person and not as the problem. He looks out for your whole body, not just the area that is ailing you. I also appreciate that he looks at health as a whole and offers recommendations that can work for you. I would absolutely recommend Dr Villegas and I'm looking forward to having a doctor I can trust with my health.
Everything was fantastic as always. Sad to see Brooke go.
Dr. Villegas and his staff are the best!
He's great, he really spent a lot of time working with me to encourage a healthy lifestyle. I went to visit with some scary heart-attack symptoms, and he put me at ease and got to the bottom of my issue.
He was wonderful! I have never seen a doctor that I felt actually cared about my health. I have recommended him to everyone!
Dr. Villegas genuinely cares about his patients, and takes the time to explain everything thoroughly. I would recommend Dr. Villegas to anyone looking for a great physician.
Dr. Villegas was wonderful - not only did all of my questions get answered, but he say down and discussed diet and lifestyle choices for over forty-five minutes. He was extremely friendly and obviously cares about the health of his patients - he had suggestions and made me feel extremely comfortable and excited about making changes. Finally, he scheduled a follow-up to check in on tests as well as take more time to discuss diet and exercise (which I am very interested in). It is rare to find a doctor that spends so much one on one time with a patient!
Honest doctor who is genuinely concerned but still maintained a great positive outlook. Will keep him as my main doctor. The nurse and staff are just as amazing and polite.
First of all, I actually saw the doctor EARLIER than my scheduled appointment, which I did not know was even possible in the world of appointments. Dr. Villegas was extremely engaged and thorough with my appointment, even handing over a road map for continued health improvements at the end of my visit. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a general physician in Chicago.
Very proffesional with a nice personal touch.
Dr. Villegas is an incredibly knowledgeable and passionate physician. Highly recommended for patients of any age.
Terrific doctor. Approach is more holistic than the traditional pill-pushing doc, which is greatly appreciated. Very comprehensive, knowledgeable, and insightful. Highly recommended.
He is a great doctor great staff and pleasant to visit
knowledgable, kind, concerned
Great, Dr. Villegas takes his time and listens vs rushing to diagnose. I would highly recommend him.
This was my first visit and the amount of time he spent getting to know me and my health was incredible. Definitely recommend this doctor.
He is a very good listener and explains things well.
Dr. Villegas is the doctor I have been searching for. I have had four docs prior to him, and the number one problem I had with them, they did not listen to me, is not an issue with Dr. Villegas. I feel as if we are collaborating in my wellness instead of working at cross purposes. I will recommend him to everyone I know looking for a doctor.
Him and Brooke genuinely care about their patients, a quality which typically lacks in today's world.
Dr. Villegas and his office staff are great. They are polite, professional, and efficient. I will definitely come back when I need to.
He was by far the most caring and compassionate primary care physician I have ever been to. Listened to all my concerns and related some of my knee problems to personal problems he has had in the past. I left feeling better about what I needed to do next and he said I could contact him anytime about further concerns. His entire staff is friendly and the location is less than 2 blocks from my apartment.
He is the best
I needed to get my hand looked at after a boxing injury. I received a consultation and x-ray. The wait was very long, but the office was very pleasant. The doctor proved helpful, caring, and thorough, though there was a hint of preparing me for up-selling at the beginning of the appointment. The appointment started a 5/10 but I left thinking the place was a 7.5/10.
Awesome doctor. Awesome practice. Ideal.
Love this office. Always so friendly, open & honest and I never have to wait.
I would not hesitate to make another appointment with Dr. Villegas.
I would not go to anyone else!
Dr. Villegas is both an amazing person and a caring physician. I have never met a doctor who cares so much about his patients, really tries to understand what is at the heart if their pain, and meticulously treats them with common sense and compassion. I am thrilled to have him as my doctor. Wait times are non-existent, he never overbooks, and he explains everything until you understand it no matter how long that takes. Great office and staff too!
Very intellectual and expert professional. Personable and fun to talk to.
It is nice to visit a doctor that takes the time to listen to his patients concerns. Highly recommended as a primary care physician.
Very personable, takes his time to talk to you.
Wonderful! Thanks, Dr. Ernesto. He is a very personable man who cares about his patients!
Great Doctor with a great staff
Very good doctor great bedside manner and a wonderful he has a wonderful staff
Great Doctor, with a staff that gets it. Very personable and competent.
Great doctor that made me feel taken care of.
Knowledgeable cutting edge great personality i am glad we met
Great Doctor. Very glad to have found him.
This place is awesome!!
I thought the visit was very through and focused on resolving the problem. Dr. Villegas' concern for long term effects of quick fixes reassured me, this is the right doctor. This is coming from a person who doesn't trust doctors.
Very informative and professional, with a clean and cool office.
Very friendly and great bedside manner. Makes you forget you're at the doctors office. Very nice staff that makes you comfortable and is delicate when administering tests. Office is very nice, clean, and relaxing. Overall great visit.
I went in right away. Dr. Villegas and his team seem very passionate about what they do.
Great dr. and office.
I've had a few doctors in the city. Dr. Villegas has to be the most personable and well-informed doctor I've had.
Kind, well-spoken, and thorough.
Dr. Ernesto was very thorough, and seemed genuinely interested in my longterm health. He took the time to learn about my concerns and apprehensions. If your looking for a solid primary care doctor, check him out.
I can honestly say that I have never had a better visit to the doctor! He took his time and got to know me and my lifestyle and how it could be related to my illness. He also sent me away with lots of information on my condition and made sure there was no confusion regarding my prescriptions and symptoms. Seriously considering making him my primary care physician. =]
The best medical experience of my life. Very friendly patient service reps and physician assistants. Was seen in a timely manner. Pricing without insurance is reasonable. Dr. Villegas is an extremely bright amicable individual. Highly recommended.
very easy to talk to, great communication skills and seemed very knowledgeable.
The Docotor and his employees made me feel very comfortable. It was the first time I went to a docotr and didn't feel rushed about what I wanted to discuss. Very personable and friendly.
As usual I was taken care of right away. Dr. Villegas always takes great care of us.
Great doctor, great office! He spent a lot of time talking with me.
They were conscientious and caring. Highly recommended!
Dr. Villegas is THE BEST! I recommend him to all of my friends and family.
Best experience visiting a doctor that I can remember! The office environment was bright and fun, great furniture and open layout! Easy to find parking as well. Dr. Villegas was extremely personable and didn't make me wait more than 2 minutes. I'm normally freaked out my anything hospital/doctor related, but this was super pleasant! Two thumbs up!