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Dr. Irena Mulla, MD

Endocrinologist

Professional statement

Dr. Irena Mulla is a dependable and mindful endocrinologist based in Chicago, IL. Dr. Mulla obtained her medical degree from the University of Medicine of Tirana (UMT). She completed her residency in internal medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She then finished her fellowship in endocrinology at Northwestern University. Dr. Mulla is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is affiliated with Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. She is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Her areas of expertise include diseases or conditions of the thyroid, pituitary gland, adrenal gland, osteoporosis and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Mulla excels at evaluating patients with endocrine problems. Though diagnosis and treatment can be a challenge, she believes that educating her patients about their endocrine disorder is essential in providing effective care.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health

Specialties

  • Endocrinologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Weiss Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Medicine of Tirana (UMT)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Fellowship in Endocrinology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1891846911

Office locations

Chicago Health Medical Group

Lakefront

4700 N Marine Dr, Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60640

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Went to get a blood work up for my thyroid. Doctor was very hurried and uninterested in discussing my concerns and why I had come in. I got some blood work done and to date (months later) I still have notheard any results. I have tried contacting this doctors office asking for someone to get back to me with results and still haven’t heard anything. Very annoying and frustrating and I do not recommend this doctor or her practice.
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Very professional physician and staff. I had no trouble getting my questions answered. Dr Mulla gave me as much time as I needed to feel comfortable. Big thumbs up to the staff and their kind approach. Even though it is abusy office, they clearly are concerned for the patient.
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She is a sweet lady, but when you have a Thyroid issue, you more follow up and more than just assigning pills. She never talked to me about my water intake, my diet, or anything else that impacts the thyroid. Myappointment just consisted of her refilling my prescription. It is also hard to get ahold to her.
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Excellent people at every position in the office. Everyone was very pleasant and professional. For a first time appointment, I can't imagine a better experience at a doctors office.
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Dr. Mulla is an absolutely excellent doctor after so many disappointing appointments with other endocrinologists, I finally found one that is exceptional. She is not only highly knowledgeable, but very patient and understanding. Reallytakes her time examining her patients, covering every aspect of their medical condition, and discussing all possible treatment options.
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The doctor was fine but the office is very inefficient. There are lots of doctors in the practice and it is inside a hospital. The check in took about 15 minutes even with no one in front of me because theyadmin kept forgetting what she needed to do, getting distracted by other things. The resident who came in before Dr. Mulla didn't listen at all and asked questions after I'd just given her the information. Dr. Mulla is very kind but the hassle of the staff may keep me from going back to her.
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The Dr. was soft-spoken but kind; she addressed my concerns and talked me through her approach.
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She was incredibly kind, sensitive to my needs, listened to my story, and helped me find a solution to my problem. There was also a resident present to get my history, and their teamwork was really helpful. I'm doing much better now!
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Dr. Mulla has a gentle approach and put me at ease right away. She is thorough and kind, took her time with my questions, and has a warm and friendly team. I'm grateful to have found her, despite the mixed reviewsonline that made me think twice before making the appointment.
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I had the worst experience with Dr Irena Mulla. She didn't even sit during the consultation and was in the room for just 5 minutes. Never ready to listen to her patients. I dont know really how a doctor can diagnosethe heath issue without even listening to the symptoms.I am 17 weeks pregnant and my thyroid levels were way too low when i went to her but inspite of this she didnt even take my case seriously n throughtout those 5 min she just had one thing to say that its normal during pregnancy. Whereas my Gynaecologist aftr seeing my thyroid results said that i need to seen by a High risk doctor coz its a high risk case now. But she took everything so lightly.
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Dr. Mulla always happy and make me feel comfortable and secure in my healing.
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The doctor herself was great. But I waited 30 minutes before I was seen and no one checked in with me.
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I look forward to continuing visiting Dr. Mulla.
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Very long wait despite no one being at the office. Dr Mulla seemed confused why I was there. It took ages to get lab results back and the nurse handling it was very rude.
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Very good visit. Dr Mulla was attentive , thoughtful and treated me as an individual .
More than 1 year ago
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I felt she was condescending and didn't take concerns seriously.
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Dr. Mulla is the worst Endocrinologist I've seen in the 17+ years I've had Diabetes. She shares test results that are months old from prior appointments, which I've already received via the online portal, but gives no feedback as to howto improve. I've asked various times that she schedule blood work prior to appointments so we have relevant and recent results to talk through at my appointment but she will not do this. After being unable to provide any guidance via reading numbers on my monitor (no doctor has ever told me this before), she suggested getting a 3 day continuous glucose monitor to watch my sugars. After the company said it was free, I agreed and did this. Dr. Mulla, at my next appointment, said that my sugars looked great and had no suggestions for how to improve. I found this frustrating considering prior appointment's blood work indicated sugars were not in target range, and I thought the whole point of the monitor was to understand opportunities for improvement. Worse, a week later I saw a large charge for "interpretation of results". I am perfectly capable of reading the results myself, it was simple graphs the company put together. All I wanted from her was actionable feedback which she did not provide. And I was not told it would be a separate charge! In addition, she is rarely in the office. When my prescriptions run out, it often takes several days for the pharmacy to get a hold of her because she is not in. When I asked why this is, the doctor turned it on me and asked why I'm not calling in my scripts to the pharmacy with more notice. Her frequent absence and delay in filling my prescriptions has become incredibly inconvenient. It's difficult to plan out the 5 different prescriptions I get monthly that run out at different times when I have a full time job and manage my diabetes 24/7. Another diabetes related task to stay on top of is not what I'm looking for in a doctor-patient relationship. The only positives in my experiences here are that they do see me quickly with minimal wait times and the nurse is very nice, knowledgeable and does not seem rushed.
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Dr. Mulla is very kind and thorough. Her staff really cares.
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This doctor was altogether ineffective. She didn't ask many questions about my presenting symptoms and it seemed like she only conducted the correct blood tests at my insistence. Her interpretation of my results was very unhelpful.
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My visit with Dr.Mulla was very good .she was very patient and also a good listener and she was also very understanding. Yours truly Maria walker
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She didn't understand my problems or concerns. Didn't see to have any answers. Wouldn't believe me about a medicine I was on to the point I had to google it to show her. Hard to understand
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I have found two awesome doctors that I found through Zoc Doc a few years ago and still see, but recently I've given up on finding a doctor that seems genuinely invested in me as a patient. One who doesn't seemrushed or distracted. Unfortunately, this doctor was no different. She was friendly, but didn't sit down and seemed like she was in a hurry. My GP requested I go in for swollen nodes that appeared almost overnight and she didn't even do a physical exam though the nodes are not perceptible without feeling for them. Also, she recommended I get an ultrasound and gave me a referral order. I called to schedule the the ultrasound while still in the office and there was a problem with the order so I went back to the desk to let them know that there was more info that the imaging center needed but within the 10 minutes it took me to make the call to schedule the ultrasound the doctor has already left (perhaps that's why she seemed rushed?) and I was told she wouldn't be back in the office until next Monday (my appointment was on Wednesday). Knowing that I was anxious to get the ultrasound done and start the process of figuring out what's wrong with me, the nurse said she'd try to get the doctor at home the next day, but she couldn't make any guarantees. Lastly, I have to say that the office and the front desk staff, (especially the nurse- she showed so much compassion and concern!), were friendly and efficient.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick and efficient
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Everything was great Dr Mulla she's so kind and passion I like her ...
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Horrible. Didn't understand me at all. Just smiled for an hour and told me she "thinks" it could be 4 different things. She literally just guessed in front of me for an hour. Worst experience.
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I was anxious about the appointment but felt so well cared for from the moment I stepped into the office until I left that all nervousness disappeared! The kindness and compassion of this office is outstanding
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Dr. Mulla was very thorough and attentive to my issues and requests. Highly recommended.
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