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**If you are an existing patient please do not select a New Patient Appointment, Thank you!** Patient care is my passion. Making sure my patients receive quick response to their needs is my first priority. There are no time obligations or restrictions when it comes to my patients. As a post doctoral research fellow, I published many papers in renowned journals on a common medical problem. Because of my surgical background, my patients have the advantage of getting small procedures done here at the office. Please do not expect narcotic pain medications on your first visit. Patient's safety and well being come first in my practice. We accept all Presence Health Care and Advocate Patients
Verified Patient Reviews
Genuinely felt like my concerns were being heard and valued. Friendly knowledgable staff. Doctor provided me with options and next steps which made me feel like progress was made. Happy with my decision to go with this Doctor.
I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Akhter. I felt that he took his time with my exam and did not rush our appointment. He answered all of my many questions and looked into all of the health inquiries I had. I would definitely recommend him! The rest of the staff were great too!
Waiting time was too much
Dr Akhter is always a pleasant experience; even in my lows (and they were very low), I've always felt taken care of by him. He's always been willing to fight for (or with) me and my health. He's a wonderful and intelligent human and a crazy-amazing doctor!
Extremely caring, kind and easy to talk to. Displayed expertise and professionalism throughout, while being easy to speak to. Highly reccomend
Dr. Akhter was extremely helpful. He immediately provided me with an inhaler and antibiotics after I'd been denied them at a Minute Clinic. His office staff, though...The medical assistant that checked me in reviewed my history. I had marked down that I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. The medical assistant looked at that and asked me if I'd *actually* been diagnosed or if I was just self-diagnosing. I had included a list of my medications. I had disclosed that I work in mental health care. If they're worried about the accuracy of my report, that's an issue for the doctor to address. That part of my visit made me feel uncomfortable and like I wasn't welcome.
Very knowledgable and answered all my questions - I had a lot - with detailed explanation and rationale.
In my appointment, Dr. Akhter seemed very focused on me and my symptoms, and took interest in the full extent of them and their potential causes, rather than just sending me off with a prescription. I felt comfortable with my experience there.
Wait time was long. Staff was unhelpful. Took far too long to get results despite describing in detail the deadline for such results. Would not recommend, nor will I be returning.
He is the best!
I was a new patient and Dr. Akhter and his assistant took time to get to know me and cover all the basics of my health status/history. I was interested in continuing my current prescription with him and he was very informative and helpful in that process. Dr. Akhter was laid back, but I could tell he was serious about me as a patient and understanding my health habits and history.
Very professional and wanted to get to the root of my problem rather than throwing a quick prescription at it.
Dr. Akhter is the best. I started seeing him as my primary care physician over a year ago, and I'm so happy I picked him. He's friendly and really cares about his patients. He also has a wonderful staff who's willing to answer questions and help with anything you might need. If you're looking for a PCP, I'd highly suggest Dr. Akhter.
He is the best!
OK doctor. But doesn't give a **** about becoming your primary care dr., I told them I didn't have one and would like him to be mine, zero follow up.
Dr. Akhter is one of the best primary care physicians in the Chicagoland area. He spends as much time as needed with his patients and explains everything in a way that non medical professionals can easily understand. He is very personable and truly wants the best for his patients. The office staff is also very kind and accommodating. The ONLY downside is the wait time, as it was just over 2 hours during my last appointment. However, for me it was well worth the wait. I would definitely recommend Dr. Akhter to family and friends.
He was very professional and knowledgeable. What really impressed me was the medical assistant who sat with me to develop a thorough file before seeing the doctor. I really felt not rushed and well heard. Only downside was getting checked in and into the room took over an hour...
not too sure about his diagnosis.
Very compassionate doctor, really cares for his patients.
Dr. Syed was very professional but also quite personable. The medical professional who got my preliminary tests done was very friendly and efficient.
Very professional and helpful
Dr. Akhter and his staff are the best. Great little office that never gets too crowded and you never wait more than 10-15min to be seen.
Very Professional and accommodating :-)
He is the best doctor I have ever had. He always explains everything thoroughly to me. I don't feel rushed. He also has a great staff!
Pending my follow-up, things were ok seeing Dr. Syed Akhter. However, his medical assistant who checked me in was pretty rude. He questioned me multiple times on the weight I gave him and told me if I didn't give him my exact weight, that he would have to take me out to the scale... and when he asked my occupation, I tried to explain the business I am in, and he got a little aggressive and mouthy about the fact that he is not from America and doesn't understand what I'm taking about. It also seemed like he wasn't really listening to what I was saying when describing what my symptoms and background information I had.
Excellent doctor and staff. They really took the time to listen and learn about my history along with family history. I could tell the entire staff was genuinely interested in my well being. I've been searching for a primary doctor who I can trust for quite awhile and I just found my new PCP. Highly recommend.
Best doctor I've ever been to. Only doctor who has accurately diagnosed me
The entire staff is professional and friendly. I was pretty nervous going in at first because of the nature of my condition, and the PA in particular was very reassuring. The doctor was able to perform minor surgery in the office successfully.
Dr. Akhter is personable and very professional.
Great doctor. Great assistants.
Well mannered, nice staff, helpful, informative.
I just went to see Dr. Akhter for a general check up and I will say that not only he was great his staff was very friendly, nice and professional as well! He was very informative and answered my questions so I could understand. The only reason it took less than 30 minutes is because I was early to my appointment and his staff was on lunch, as soon as they saw me sitting in the waiting room I was in being seen in minutes. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
I haven't been to the doctors in years. So I was sceptical at how my experience would be. My experience was wonderful here! They were really understanding with my problem and gave me the best treatment I needed. Guess I just found my new primary doctor.
Very attentive and overall great doctor.
I was supposed to receive a follow-up call within 2 weeks of my visitm and it's already been over a month and I'm still waiting. I also thought his clerkship students weren't overly knowledgeable nor trained. While the experience itself was fine, I will likely be looking for another doctor where I feel valued in the personal experience.
Took time to understand symptoms. Did not rush me in and out. Felt like a person.
Went to the appointment, he was running late by more than an hour. His office didn't offer to pay for a taxi to come back so I had to wait. Then his office tried to schedule a follow-up appointment when it wasn't necessary by any means.
Very professional and took the time to address other issues beyond the initial reason for my visit. Impressively thorough questioning of medical history/background.
I have been really well welcomed.
Very friendly and professional. Would recommend,
Very Professional office. I felt very comfortable there.