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Dr. Ghassan Rahhal, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Plainfield, IL

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I have posted a review here before. I have been very skeptical about doctors, but have decided to have Dr. Rahhalbe my personal doctor because he is so empathetic and he takes the time to listen to your side of the story, instead of just looking at you like "here is another woman complaining". Dr. Rahhal has helped me emotionally as well as physically with all my ailments due to anxiety after my son's attempted suicides. He is kind, compassionate, and intelligent. I really like Dr. Rahhal and would recommend him (which I have) to any one that wants a caring and intelligent physician. I thought I would never see a doctor again, but I am glad that I did, and I thank my lucky starts that Zoc Doc had such high recommendations for Dr. Rahhal. Don't put it off, make an appointment with him today.
I have posted a review here before. I have been very skeptical about doctors, but have decided to have Dr. Rahhal be my personal doctor because he is so empathetic andhe takes the time to listen to your side of the story, instead of just looking at you like "here is another woman complaining". Dr. Rahhal has helped me emotionally as well as physically with all my ailments due to anxiety after my son's attempted suicides. He is kind, compassionate, and intelligent. I really like Dr. Rahhal and would recommend him (which I have) to any one that wants a caring and intelligent physician. I thought I would never see a doctor again, but I am glad that I did, and I thank my lucky starts that Zoc Doc had such high recommendations for Dr. Rahhal. Don't put it off, make an appointment with him today.
Joanne S. · April 14, 2018
Dr. Rahhal was not only very professional, but also showcased a great sense of humor, which for some like myself, easedthe introduction and any stress of being in a hospital-like environment.
Dr. Rahhal was not only very professional, but also showcased a great sense of humor, which for some like myself, eased the introduction and any stress of being in a hospital-likeenvironment.
Joseph D. · January 8, 2018

About Dr. Ghassan Rahhal

**New patients please note the practice will need to reach out for additional information before confirming your appointment** Ghassan Rahhal is a considerate and dedicated internist caring for the Plainfield, IL community. Dr. Rahhal attended the University of Aleppo Faculty Of Medicine in Syria, where he earned his degree in medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Rahhal continued his training by completing a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Loyola University Hospital. He also did another residency from Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Rahhal is a part of AMITA Health Medical Group. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Patients trust Dr. Rahhal's expertise because he consistently provides high quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine
  • Loyola University Hospital, Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center (Residency)

Awards and publications

  • Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Foot” 1994; Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria
  • Identification of Lead Exposure from sindoor consumption in the Rock Island County and in the United States” 2008; Recognition by the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942225909

Dr. Ghassan Rahhal's office location

AMITA Health Medical Group

16615 S. Route 59

Plainfield, IL 60586

Patient reviews for Dr. Ghassan Rahhal

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Awesome !!! He is the best !!
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He has a sense of humor and is to the point with what what is going on. Good doc
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Is my physician, very satisfied.
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Dr. Rahhal takes his time and goes over all your symptoms. He is proactive about ordering tests (if necessary) and explains everything.
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Friendly as always and willing to tailor treatment towards my personal preferences. Couldn’t be happier with Dr. Rahhal and his staff as my doctor.
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Great doctor! Got there and got called in directly!!
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Dr. Rahhal was very friendly, approachable and upbeat the moment he walked. He's very personal and listens to every word you have to say. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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He is a great doctor I highly recommend him . You will love him .
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One of the realest doctors I have ever met!! He is down to earth and it makes a doctor's appointment so comfortable. I highly recommend him to those who need a Primary Care Physician.
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Dr Rahhal came highly recommended. I was told he listened to you, took his time and had a kind disposition. They were 1000% right.
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I really enjoyed my first appointment with Dr. Rahhal. He addressed all of my concerns and spent as much time as necessary on making sure all my questions were answered. I've never had a better experience and I look forward tocontinuing to see him for all my primary care needs.
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I cannot put into words how amazing my appointment with Dr. Rahhal was but I will try. I had not seen a doctor since my last sports physical in high school ( now I'm in my 30's) and I had beenafraid to see a doctor for years. I could not have asked for a better experience. From the moment I walked in the door to his office I was impressed. The building was state of the art and his staff was very welcoming and friendly. The best part it didn't smell like a doctors office. It felt, looked and smelled more like I was in the lobby of a luxury hotel. It only took a couple of minutes from the time I checked in until I was taken back to an exam room. Jenelle his Medical Assistant instantly made me feel comfortable and at ease she is the perfect opening act for Dr. Rahhal. Dr. Rahhal followed her lead perfectly and made me feel right at home he had a lengthy conversation with me seated in the chairs (not up on the table for display) before he started the exam, that really eased my anxiety. He spent over a half hour with me and took the time to explain what he was doing during the exam itself and then created a health plan that would really work for me. He did all of this with a great sense of humor and I really felt like I had been with a friend I had know for years rather than a doctor I had just met. His positivity and lighthearted ness were contagious and I left feeling on top of the world and worry free. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Rahhal!!!
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Great Doctor. Your can tell he enjoy his joy. That's go along way.
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Dr.Rahhal was very courteous and professional towards me and he has a humorous bedside manner which is refreshing and eases the anxiety of being a new patient.
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Dr. Rahhal was the best doctor I have ever seen. I hate doctors and hardly ever go to see one. It has to be an emergency medical problem. Dr. Rahhal changed that for me - I'm actually thinking I may havefound myself a primary care physician. He listens! He actually listens. That in itself is a wonder to me!! He treats the problem and doesn't try to sell you medical procedures. He actually gave me the impression that his first concern is about caring for the patient and not money!! I can't say enough about his bedside manner and since he listens, his treatment is working wonders. Excellent doctor.
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This was my first visit and meeting with Dr. Rahhal and I couldn't have made a better choice! He was very welcoming, took time to listen to my concerns, and provide valuable feedback!
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Dr. Rahhal and staff were excellent. His Medical Assistant was especially warm and made me feel less nervous about my visit. Dr. Rahhal was very knowledgeable and spent time with me, never felt rushed. He has become my new Primary doctor. I would highly recommend this practice
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He gave us the best impression in giving an excellent care.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my fifth visit with Dr. Rahhal and I am continually impressed by his approach and grateful for results I am beginning to see . After seeing him for a few months, my blood pressure is the best it hasbeen since my teens. I am now in my early/mid thirties and this is the first time I can remember it being in the normal healthy range! My cholesterol has greatly improved as well. The best part is that these results are being achieved through less medication. He seems to treat problems specific to my medical history, lifestyle, family history, etc, as opposed to prescribing the same thing to every patient with the same medical issues. He has made changes in my medication, in addition to suggesting changes in diet and lifestyle that can be equally as important. I like that he explains the reasons why to make the changes, as well as how to make them and the benefits I will get from each. After going over my past medical history with me, and sharing what I learned with my wife who is a physician as well, it's shocking the importance of having a good, knowledgeable primary care doctor can be. The most urgent and concerning thing Dr. Rahall wanted to address was my extremely high triglyceride level which was at 1200mg (healthy range is under 150mg), and explained to me the serious potential risk I was at. It is now at 600 and going down, but likely still my main health risk. Going through my medical history, past blood work had shown they were repeatedly high the last ten years and at one time over 3000mg which had been the highest he had ever seen before. I just recently had to get a hip replacement, which is almost unheard of at my age. Orthopedics couldn't even explain what the root cause was. I also had pancreatitis at a young age with little explanation as to why. From what my wife explains, triglycerides were more than likely the reason in whole or at least a large part of what caused both. Dr. Rahall, actually warned me that one of my biggest and immediate risks of my triglyceride level is the potential for pancreatitis. This was before seeing that they were as high has 3000+ in the past and thinking about it, he may not have even known I had pancreatitis in the past, as it was many years ago. Unfortunately for me, my triglyceride levels were never really addressed before, besides a quick suggestion or two. It's unfortunate what potentially could have been avoided for me, and almost scary to think how commonplace this may be. I have no complaints about the past, but still feel it is worth me commending his dedication and knowledge, and share it with others who can potentially benefit from me taking the time to write this.
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This was my third visit with Dr. Rahhal. He and is staff are always friendly and extremely helpful. He works out of a state of the art facility with what seems to be the latest and greatest (and most painless) medicalequipment available. Atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxed, as is all the time spent with Dr. Rahhal. He explains everything in great deal. He explains what likely caused the issue, and then explains what conservative treatment options are available via diet, exercise, supplements and so on. If medication is needed, he clearly explains why and the risks and benefits are associated with them. He also prints everything out that is discussed during the visit, which is very helpful for me at least. I am a fairly healthy 35 year old male, and I am just now realizing I was taking prescriptions just to fix problems other prescriptions were causing. I was on one blood pressure med for over 15+ years that has been causing multiple problems in my life. I have seen at least five or more primary care givers over that span and not one even questioned it. After he explained the problems, I googled it of course, and everything he said was correct. It blows my mind that no other doctor ever even suggested a change. I've only been seeing him for a little over a month but I already feel much, much better physically and mentally. I can't wait to see the results after all recommended changes are made. It is so drastic already, I have a new outlook on life! Thanks, Dr. Rahhal. I'm happy, and my wife who is a physician is very happy as well!
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My first visit with DR. Rahhal was extremely pleasant. His professional staff put me right at ease. The use of the Zocdoc app to make my appointment made it an effortless experience.(No waiting on hold.) I was able to put allmy information into the app beforehand. The Doctor himself was very professional, yet warm and caring. I believe it was the most at ease I have ever been with any medical care specialist. I am going to make this my primary care facility for the whole family and I personally recommend anyone to schedule an appointment with him and see for yourself. ??
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After just one visit, I can say without question that Dr. Ghassan Rahhal is the most thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly internist I have ever seen. My GP recently retired, so I had to find a new primary care giver. My wifeis a physician as well (podiatrist) and my brother in-law is physicians assistant at a nearby ER. Both agreed that Dr. Rahhal is the most commonly touted internist out of all the patients they see. They also both commented that his diagnoses are consistently comprehensive and accurate, and stressed how that is often not the case with many primary care givers. So naturally, he was highly recommended to me by both of them. I use zoc doc to book most of my appointment's, so I was glad to see him on there. His patients reviews blew me away. I have never seen a doctor, dentist, product or basically anything with so many in depth, genuine positive reviews. Naturally I booked an appointment. I was a bit skeptical if he can live up to the hype, but not only lived up to what I expected, he far surpassed it. He spent over an hour with me on my first visit and did the most comprehensive exam I have ever received. Not only did he address my initial reason for the visit, he examined everything on my body from head to toe. And yes, the reviews are correct,. You will smile, you will laugh, time will fly by and you will leave confidently knowing your diagnosis was correct. I went to two GP's that were a little closer to my house to address a particular issue as well as find a permanent pcg. Neither one helped and neither one spent more than ten minutes with me. I have no idea how he is still accepting new patients, having so many great reviews and certainly word of mouth. My wife will be the first one to tell you that good/great doctors that are knowledgeable, genuinely care and give you the proper time needed during a visit are starting to become nearly impossible time. She couldn't believe how I described him. Not only will both her and my brother in-law be recommending him to their patients based on what I told them, my wife is going to book an appointment with him for next week. He is definitely not the type of doctor that uses a prescription pad as his primary skill. He will explain natural ways, supplements that can help, provide diet and exercise plans, etc. And when needed, he will certainly provide proper prescriptions, just as he did with me. If you want to potentially add years to your life span, and live anywhere within a reasonable distance, this is who you as your primary care doc. I'm not the type of person to write reviews either. This is only the second one I recall posting and my first positive review ever. I just want to pay it forward, as I feel extremely lucky to have found him. If I didn't feel he is as good as I described him, I wouldn't have spent about two hours writing this on my phone. Even if you believe everything I wrote, you will still likely walk out thinking this review is an understatement. I wouldn't be surprised if this review as well as the others may possibly save lives. Truthfully, I would be surprised if they didn't. If you are in need of a new BP/Internist, or if you feel you are not getting proper treatment/medications, not getting enough time, and especially your current doctor is prescribing pills as soon as you finish your sentence. I can't stress enough that booking an appointment with Dr. Rahhal could be one of the best decisions you will ever make.
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Doc Rahhal was attentive and listened to what my problems are with my shoulder & knee. He was very knowledgeable and put together a good plan to get my body better. Thank you
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Dr. Rahhal is a great physician. I have chronic health issues and most of my specialists are at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He does a wonderful job coordinating all of my care with them.
More than 1 year ago
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I am very new to the Joliet area and was looking for a new primary doctor and it's safe to say that Dr. Rahhal is the best doctor I have ever met. He's very personable right off the bat and makesyou feel so comfortable. He does really well with with making sure he listens to what you feel is wrong and bases his diagnosis on that. I would definitely suggest him!
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best dr I have ever met
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Personable, easy to talk to, very comprehensive with getting my medical history. Answered all my questions, made sure I understood his assessment and set up a follow up plan. Very comfortable and didn't feel rushed.
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Dr. Rahhal was knowledge and took the time to explain and inform me on my health. Best doctor I have been too. I'm glad I switched.
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Dr is caring and Jenelle is also very caring.
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He is a great doctor, very caring. He didn't just ask what was wrong then 10 minutes later leave. We actually talked and went over everything I wanted to talk fot about for an hour. No rush, which I loved. He is very funny. Best doctor I've ever had.
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Dr. Rahhal is such a kind and considerate Doctor. I've never had anyone who seemed to genuinely care about your entire health profile the way he does. He also was very good at taking in my concerns involving treatment.Very nice, veryfunny and very professional. A one of a kind doctor for certain.
More than 1 year ago
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He actually listens! He is absolutely the best physician I have had in a long time! He spent a hour with me and wasn't even trying to kick me out the door. He is also very thorough. I would definitely recommend hik to anyone!
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He was so very sweet. So patient and willing to listen and discuss my concerns even though I had so many. He really took his time and didn't make me feel rushed. Such a genuine guy. I wish all doctors had his bedside manner.
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Thorough professional and very good bedside manner. Staff was helpful and friendly
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Dr. Rahhal is a caring, funny and outgoing. He took the time to explain everything to me as well as ask me if I understood and if I had any other questions or concerns. To me it showed that he wantedto make sure I left feeling assured and at ease and with no question unanswered. Definitely would recommend him to friends and family.
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He is very knowledgeable and his diagnosis is precise. Also, he has found out some issues that no doctor in the past was able to diagnose.
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Doctor Rahhal is awesome and very intelligent! I love him already and would suggest him to my family, friends, and anyone that is looking for a PCP ??
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He is a very engaging and charismatic Doctor. He not only did a thorough physical exam, but he told me as he went through, what it was he was looking for with each segment. He made me feel very comfortable. Andeven made me feel better about some of the things I'm self conscious about. For the first time in my life I felt like the doctor was there for me and not his pocket book. I would recommend him to anyone i could. GREAT DOCTOR!!
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This is the best place. I got in right on time and without delay. Dr Rahhal spent 40 mins with me, great dr
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Dr. Rahhal takes the time to really listen to his patients! As an RN, I know how important it is to have someone you trust taking care of you. Dr. Rahhal is very knowledgeable and takes the time to really educate his patients. I highly recommend dr. Rahhal.
More than 1 year ago
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I enjoyed my visit with him. My visit was light-hearted, mixed with some humor
More than 1 year ago
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The staff were all very polite and friendly, smiles all around, positive environment from the front desk to the doctor. Dr. Gassan was thorough and direct in treating my back pain. I received not only treatment, but explanation of what wasgoing on inside my body. Being educated while being healed makes the patient feel more empowered to be a healthier person. Great atmosphere for a doctors office. 5 stars.
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Dr. Rahhal is very attentive and thoroughly explains all of his treatment recommendations.
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The doctor is great. Makes you feel very comfortable, definitely recommend.
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Excellent Dr.!!!!! This place has everything when it comes to medical care! I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Plainfield area!
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My first visit. Very friendly, professional and thorough. Excellent bedside manner.
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I have not been to the doctor in years and was a bit anxious. Dr. Rahhal was excellent. Put me at ease right away and was very funny. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Rahall is a very thorough doctor. He spent nearly 40 minutes talking to me during my first appointmen . He has a great personality, and you truly leave there knowing he will remember you the next time he sees you.
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