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Qualifications and Experience
Maria Olga Cardenas is a dedicated and detail-oriented endocrinologist caring for the River Forest, IL community. Dr. Cardenas attended Rush University, where she received her medical degree, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale University. She then completed her fellowship in endocrinology and women's health at Oregon Health & Science University and completed another fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Northwestern University. Dr. Cardenas is a part of Chicago Health Medical Group. She is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Cardenas’s clinical interests include endocrine issues such as diabetes, hormonal imbalances, and thyroid disorders. She has treated and managed a diverse range of medical dysfunctions and is committed to providing the best comprehensive medical care available. She speaks Spanish and English, which makes her accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. By Dr. Cardenas: "I believe in providing the highest quality of care using a patient-centered and individualized approach". Patients trust her expertise because she consistently provides high-quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Cardenas was very nice and her staff as well, but she used slot of words and terminology that I’m not familiar with or didn’t understand. I felt as though my time with her had no direction, she just kind of let me talk through my symptoms and then ordered more lab work.
She’s so happy and awesome
No bedside manner at all. Actually laughed in my face when I told her what I thought was wrong with me. I felt disrespected and unheard and uncomfortable throughout my entire visit. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
The wait time was pretty short and the doctor very professional
Amazing doctor! Great communication. She lets you know exactly what is going on and exactly what to expect. I can't say enough good things about her!
A truly wonderful doctor who is very concerned and caring. She is genuinely interested in your problems and resolving them! Great communication and feedback. She really lets you know what is going on right away. Her staff is so nice as well. Everyone is so helpful!
She was wonderful. Her staff was amazing too. There was an emergency and that is the only reason that I had to wait to see her. She had a great bedside manner. She really took time and listened to me and was interesting in the problems I was having and resolving them. Her staff was very kind too. It was a great experience!
Practitioner was not very helpful. She basically printed out WebMD forms and read them off to me. I will give her credit for her follow-up -- both she and her staff were excellent about calling me when they said they would, followed up with test results, etc. Very impressed by that.