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Dr. Samreen Akbar, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN

Professional statement

A general obstetrician and gynecologist, Samreen Akbar, MD, provides preventative and routine care for women. Dr. Akbar also performs colposcopies to diagnose and manage disorders of the female lower genital tract. In addition to her busy clinical practice, Dr. Akbar do not miss an opportunity of keeping herself updated in the fast changing field of medical practice by attending seminars and conferences to adopt current best practices in the area of OBGYN and continue to reinforce her expertise in robotic assisted surgical procedures and techniques to maximize her patient’s total satisfaction before, during and after their treatment. In July 2009 she joined Barrington Health Care for Women associated with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington, IL. In her 15 + years of practice, Dr. Akbar has delivered more than 5,000 babies, she has performed hundreds of hysterectomies and has been performing minimally invasive robotic assisted procedures and hysterectomies. Dr. Akbar is Board Certified and Fellow of American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG). For her dedicated services to the Patients of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Lake Barrington) she was recognized with the distinction of joining the elite group of Exemplary Physicians for the Year 2011 & 2012.

In-network insurances

  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Alexius Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical School - Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Awards and publications

  • Exemplary Physician Year 2011 & 2012, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Member, Fellow College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Sindhi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1750515367

Office locations

UpToDate Healthcare for Women

2500 W. Higgins Rd., Suite # 920

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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Very nice and professional.
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Her nurse was amazing! Loved her actually. Not sure I will use her as my gyno as i am High risk.
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Being a new patient I felt very comfortable and welcomed by Dr. Akbar and her nurse, Missy. Both of them had a friendly and professional bedside manner, and I was seen in a timely manner. Dr. Akbar listens to your concerns and addresses in a comprehensive manner.
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My visit with Dr. samreen is always great. She is so sweet and easy to talk to. She makes me feel comfortable and always explains everything thoroughly. Would definitely recommend!
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She’s great ?? really takes the time to listen to you and is very easy to talk to. Very helpful with all the advise she gives!
Less than 1 year ago
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Small waiting room and kind of a long wait after my appointment time but Dr. Akbar is great.
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It was great! I like dr. Akbar,she was very nice!
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If you don’t have any issues she’s probably a good doctor. When I called to make an appointment, I was in pain and having a lot of uncomfortable symptoms. I asked the office staff if she had experience with a certaincondition, and they were quick to tell me that I was not “diagnosed” with this condition, that they would have to go through regular testing, etc. I said I understood I was not diagnosed, but was simply wondering if she had experience with this condition- and again was met with a defensive tone by the staff. I probably should have just hung up. I went for the appointment, on time, and waited for about 10 minutes, and saw the dr. walk through the front door with her coat on, so she was late. I then waited about another 15 minutes after that to be seen. Whichever person took my initial vitals and info seemed a little overly excited to go over my family’s medical history- she said “ok, here we go, who in your family has alcoholism?” (I don’t understand how a aunt and uncle having alcoholism relates to me having pelvic discomfort, but whatever.) The doctor came in, and she was nice enough, but had not heard of the medical condition I had inquired about when I scheduled the appointment. Of course. She said she would send my test to a special lab that would take 7-10 days. Mind you I was in extreme pain and was crying during the appointment. I said ok. 14 days later I had heard nothing from the office. I called them, and the staff said they still hadn’t received my results. I told them it had been 14 days. The staff said they would call the lab and call me back. She did call me back later that day, and informed me all my results were normal. I asked if she could please tell me what was tested for- she read through numerous complicated medical terminology as quickly as she could, so there was no way I could write it down. She didn’t ask if I was feeling better, didn’t ask or tell me that I needed to come back in for follow up, didn’t offer me a referral- absolutely nothing. I would not recommend this place.
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Dr. Akbar is great! From my first prenatal appointment all the way through the birth of my daughter and post partum visits, I've had nothing but good experiences. Dr. Akbar is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and her support staff is excellent as well. Would highly recommend!
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She was very kind and understanding to my needs
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Doctor almost killed me with the birth control she prescribed
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We started consulting with Dr Akbar when my wife got pregnant. She is very professional, caring, polite and one of the best doctor's that we have visited. She and her support staff took really good care of us. I would highlyrecommend her practice to everyone. It is not very difficult to get her appointment and we never had to wait too long to be seen. Most of the time we would wait no more than 5-10 minutes.
Less than 1 year ago
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She is a wonderful doctor
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Staff were all very polite and informitive. Provider was knowledgeable and very nice. Explained everything in detail and answered all my question.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor and her staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Very positive experience!
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I really liked her. I was so shy at first because you know.. but she's so nice and laughting with me at the same time lol. Diffenetely going to be my ob for a while.
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I highly recommend Dr Akbar. Couldn't be happier that I decided to trust her with my pregnancy! The office staff is extremely helpful and friendly!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Akbar for almost 10 years. She is reliable, patient, amd understanding. I highly recommend her.
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From day 1 to delivery, the best they get.
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Dr. Akbar InshAllah great. She is very personable.
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She was very sweet and explained everything to me
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This was my first time seeing Dr. Akbar and I had a really good experience. She was delivering this morning and running a bit late, but completely understandable and I'm so glad they were able to keep my same appt. Mywait time was still not long, and she still took the time to make sure all of my concerns were answered and even gave me some really great tips. I would recommend seeing her!
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The medical staff and doctor were profesional and completely amazing! The office was clean and neat ? I liked the pink gown too. Does not feel as intimidating
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Very unhelpful. The office felt un-sanitary. Aaaand she brought some apprentice doctor without letting me know in advance or without my consent. Very unprofessional, rude and incompetent. Wait time is over an hour and a half, seems that they don't care about appointment times
More than 1 year ago
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I happened to find Dr. Akbar while browsing the Web for ObGyns during my pregnancy. We read some good reviews so we went for her, and that was the best decision my husband and I made. Dr. Akbar is a verysweet lady. She has decades of experience on her. She is very clear in all her information and diagnosis. I generally have a notepad full of questions at every visit, and she willingly and patiently answers all of them. I really really appreciate that in my doctor. The staff is very sweet. Missy and the nurse (I don't remember the name) are very helpful. They know their job very well. The office hours are also very convenient. Wednesdays, they start late so they go on till the evening. And they work every alternate Saturday so it is a huge plus for working couples. Dr. Akbar all the way!
More than 1 year ago
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This was our first visit and we found Doctor & Staff to be very friendly and helpful. We are usually habitual to a detailed walk-through of the prescription so more details about it and confirmation of its availability in pharmacy wouldhave been more helpful. But thats OK, we can get it going from next time onwards.. I had to call them a couple of times within 2-3 hours for some confirmations and staff was very helpful.
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Worthless, doctor, awful experience, don't waste your money on this place. On my last visit there I had waited an hour past my appointment time while people who were walking in after me were being called in right away. The doctordid not listen to my concerns, and as a proof of that I have my pdf report on their portal - where out of the long list of symptoms she only put down one! She spent 2 minutes with me at the most and offered no advice, no answers, no opinion. I paid her for nothing and in the meantime I am still suffering from my symptoms.
More than 1 year ago
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By the time I was done filling out the first time visit paperwork I was ready to be seen by the doctor. Nurse was friendly and prompt. Doctor was in right away and exam was quick and painless. Great experience!
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In short, you can simply enjoy the moments by leaving every thing to her. She can take care of you really good
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Akbar was very kind and helpful throughout my entire pregnancy. Her staff was also very helpful and friendly making every visit enjoyable. The only time I waited a bit was my first visit, everyone after that was less than a5 minute wait. I highly recommend Dr. Akbar. Great person and Doctor all around!
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Dr. Akbar and her staff are the absolute best!! I highly recommend her if you're looking for a new doctor.
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Felt very comfortable talking to doctor and staff. Felt relaxed after visiting.
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Very thorough and kind in a devastating situation
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Akbar is the best!!! She is very caring and kind, she takes her time to answer any of your questions. She delivered my son via c-section and a the nurses commented on her work when checking my incision. They knewwho my doctor was by my incision. My scar is barely noticible. Dr. Akbar's office are the best!! I love this office.
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Me and my husband love Doctor Samreen she and her staff are very friendly, they are very tentative to all of our concerns. She answers all my question (given this is out first child IA). She provides us with advise onwhat is best for the wife. We are really please we found her, she is a kind person who you feel comfortable
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Dr. Akbar was extremely professional, friendly. She took the time to address all of my questions, while speaking clearly and slowly so I could understand. She is very open to hearing my concerns and I could see she wants what's best for the patient.
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Excellent care!
More than 1 year ago
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She is really nice and professional. She is patient, listens and answers on all questions. All recommendations!
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I have always loved this office.
More than 1 year ago
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The nurses and Dr. Akbar were very nice and through. They made sure all my questions were answered and that they had everything correct. I waited about 45 minutes after filling out my registration paperwork since it was quite busy, butthe nurse and doctor apologized for the wait. The office is convenient as well since it is on Higgins road in the same complex as many other doctors and businesses.
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Dr was very friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend her to my friends! However, the administrative staff is what deters me from returning. I called with billing qtns and was advised that they'd email me the next day asbilling person was not in office that day. It has been a month and I still have not gotten an email. I'd rather go to an office that would be more prompt with things.
More than 1 year ago
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All staff members are friendly. Overall excellent treatment.
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She was patient with me and listened and her staff is so nice!! I will definitely be going back and will recommend her to anyone I know!!
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Really Friendly professional people
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Very good doctor. Helpful and caring. She's so polite and nice. I recommend this doctor for anyone who's getting pregnant. Thank you Doctor Samreen Akbar.
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It was fast quick and very professional.... Great staff
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Dr. Akbar, as well as her staff were all very pleasant throughout my visit. I was nervous and Missy made me feel more at ease. The doctor was gentle and she explained everything she was doing/going to do. I am very satisfied.
More than 1 year ago
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I had my first Pap with Dr. Akbar and after hearing horror stories of friends with other doctors, I was less than thrilled to get one done. She was excellent! She talked me to me and helped me through the wholetime. I had absolutely no pain and she advised me the best way to get through was to relax. I would recommend Dr. Akbar one thousand times to anyone. She is a phenomenal, caring and thorough provider.
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The staff was great. The doctor was so friendly. Not pushy and didn't rush us. Even though they were backed up and we got in late, they all apologized over and over and didn't rush us out. Very pleased!
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Dr. Akbar and stuffs are amazing!!! It was my first visit with them and I felt comfortable.
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