Dr. Ernesto Villegas, MD

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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.

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He's great!

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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.

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Mr. Villegas is a very nice person. I will highly recommend him and will return back again.

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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...).

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Very professional and thorough. Highly recommend.

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Very personable and warm. Provided a lot of information on my condition with plenty of guidance.

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I liked that he suggested a treatment which didnt involve antibiotics but worked anyway.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Great doctor. will be seeing him again

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Very caring doctor, attentive and professional.

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Very thorough and patient.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Really takes the time to talk to you and listen. Didn't feel rushed at all.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Excellent first conversation. Felt very well looked after. Listened well and responded with confidence and respect.

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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.

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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.

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Great Experience as always. No wait time and very attentive. Would recommend to anyone.

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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.

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I contacted Doctor Villegas to ask about birth control as I have heavy flow/painful cramps and backache. Doctor dismissed my concerns and instead of helping me with birth control just said to try out Tylenol. From someone who has never had to experience a painful period before, this was not a helpful visit to the doctor.

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Had a great visit. Highly recommend.

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