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Dr. Nicholas Rizzo, MD, FACP, JD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Rizzo received his B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from Northwestern. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and is board certified in Internal Medicine (General Medicine for adults). From 2011 to 2013 he was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is presently an Affiliate Lecturer at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He volunteered as an assistant varsity wrestling coach at Marist High School for 14 years, works as a ringside physician for professional boxing and MMA events, is a Board Member of the Association of Ringside Physicians, and is a member of the State of Illinois Athletic Commission Advisory Board. He has authored or co-authored three books on the medical aspects of wrestling and ringside medicine, and has a certificate in Culinary Arts. He received his JD with Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University in May 2018. Please call office to arrange Saturday appointments.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
  • Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
  • Palos Community Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Northwestern University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Medical College of Wisconsin (Residency)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Juris Doctor)
  • Kendall College, Certificate in Culinary Arts

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Championship Nutrition and Performance: The Wrestler's Guide to Lifestyle, Diet and Healthy Weight Control
  • The ARP English to Spanish Pocket Manual for Ringside Personnel
  • The Arsenal: The Wrestler's Training Log by Alan Fried (N. Rizzo Contribuing Author)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1669447272

Office locations

Premiere General Medicine SC

911 N Elm St, Suite 328

Hinsdale, IL 60521

Premiere General Medicine SC

7270 W College Drive, Unit 102

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Dr. Rizzo, and really the entire staff, are amazing. You will feel very comfortable with them.
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Dr. Rizzo was awesome. I felt at ease from the moment I walked into the office and with his care instructions after my physical/consultation. Very informative and his nurse was wonderful as well.
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Professional atmosphere, clean, and everyone is kind and ready to help.
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Dr. Rizzo is wonderful!!!! He was so very thorough and listened to all my concerns!!!!! I definitely recommend going to see Dr. Rizzo.
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Dr Rizzo was very personable and took the time to explain his plan to treat my hypertension
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Overall it was a good visit I came to looking for a doctor that I can trust hopefully he will learn to trust me overall it was a very good visit they were kinda funny which took away some of my pain
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Thank you Dr Rizzo for making my first appointment with you so comfortable. I went to Dr Rizzo because I had read great reviews about him and he definitely is exceptional. He listened to my issues with a great deal ofempathy, I didnt feel rushed and his nurse was just the best! I'm so glad I've finally found my Primary Care Physician for life!!
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Very professional and knowledgable. Great bed side manner (and personality). Answered all questions right away. Highly recommended!
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Excellent doctor and staff. Listens to what you have to say and really cares about you.
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Very personable. Takes the time to talk to you to figure out what is wrong and find the appropriate course of action. His staff and nurse are very professional and friendly.
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I appreciated the amount of time the Doctor spent with me. A great experience
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I felt very uncomfortable when I was there. I only saw the doctor for 10 minutes and I did not feel he did a thorough exam.
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Dr. Rizzo is fantastic and the easiest Dr. to talk to. Every thing about the appointment was great and he had an outstanding staff!
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Could not ask for a better doctor and staff! Everyone was very friendly and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a doctor.
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great doctor-highly recomended
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Great-Great-Great-Great Doctor If You Don't have Dr. Rizzo, You Don't have a Doctor
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Visit was very informative, and several issues were resolved. Dr. Rizzo does a great job.
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Dr. Rizzo has great personality which is something positive for me. He is definitely a doctor that cares about your well-being and listens!!!! Office staff was also very friendly!
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Professional, friendly, and very personable. I am delighted that I found him.
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Great Doctor
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Everyone in the office made me feel like we were old friends. I absolutely loved their sense of humor and they all made me feel welcome. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Dr. Rizzo to EVERYONE!!
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very enjoyable visit, staff was very friendly and kind. Dr.Rizzo is very approachable and hears you out. I felt very comfortable there. well definitely come back.
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Dr Rizzo was amazing. It was my first time using ZocDoc to book any kind of appointment and my girlfriend and I were going for Pre Surgical blood work and we ended up chatting with the doctor for over an hour,not because we were forced to wait or anything but because he was genuinely interested and we were picking his brain on some other topics. It was great not being treated as just a number, and having the dr take his time with us. I would recommend Dr Rizzo to anyone!
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Great service and great people!!!
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Dr. Rizzo Saw my son who was in the military, and only home for a month after boot camp. He took us right away, and was great with my son.
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Like him a lot was very nice
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A Great Doctor - I'm very happy I found Him
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My husband and I have never had so much fun in a doctors office! He was friendly and funny. He made everything fun and comfortable!
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Awesome as always.
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Excellent as usual...
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Dr. Rizzo, is a very caring individule. I have a difficult condition and hard to manage. He never makes me feel like I am a burden to him, and always makes himself available. I can't ask for a more compationa, educated physician.
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He is very thorough. Have followed him for 2nd time to new location.
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The only doctor that listens and cares what the patient has to say. Is very funny and eases the mood when I'm stressed. Great doc!
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As always he did a great job, I would recommend him to anyone!!
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I have been a patient of Dr Rizzo's since 2004. I have followed whatever office he went to. Best doctor out there. He's funny, intelligent, and genuinely cares. I'm glad he now has his own practice and he very much deserves it!
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Doctor Rizzo is a thorough professional who cares deeply about the health and well being of his patients.
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Great doctor! I thought I had water in my ear, turns out I had a wall of wax preventing me from being able to hear! I walked out wax free hearing normal after months of battling ear issues that no oneelse bothered to address! Highly recommend choosing Dr. Rizzo as your PCP. One of the few docs that will take the time to listen and care for you the way all doctors should! - Catherine P.
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He genuinely cares about his patients, and is willing to take the time to listen. I wouldn't see anyone else as a primary care physician. He comes.highly revommended..
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He is extremely professional in all aspects. Great doctor.
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Dr. Rizzo is by far the BEST physician I have EVER had. His bedside manner is like we are talking as good friends, not a physician/patient. You never feel rushed when asking questions or discussing your health concerns. He is compassionateand very caring, and I feel he deeply cares about his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Rizzo to everyone.
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Was so happy he moved back to our area. The new office is nicely decorated.
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Awesome
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Dr. Rizzo is amazing I am a new patient and felt so comfortable right from the beginning. Asked a ton of questions and was extremely professional.
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Good work!
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Doctor was good, but he was really backed up!
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Definitely the best dr I've ever had. Such a great person.
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Great guy.
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