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Dr. Aaron J Lazar has the following 2 specialties
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Aaron J Lazar has the following 11 expertise
- Dementia Testing
- Urinary Incontinence
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Cognitive Issues/Testing
- EOL Care
Dr. Aaron J Lazar is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr Lazar is an excellent family doctor, and he was my daughters doctor since they were born. His sense of humor & taking the time to get to know the patient & family makes you build a good patient-doctor relationship on a personal level. He is patient, good listener & handles babies very well. We moved & miss him as our doctor. You do wait a little to see him but it is worth the wait as he takes his time with the patients & does not rush you.
I just starting seeing Dr. Lazar and if you are under the impression you will be in and out, you went to the wrong office. He takes his time, does things right and makes sure you get the cheapest medication, not the alternative that makes him more money because it doesnt, he first of all asks the patient which they prefer. I insisted on not using the generic and he was suprised but did not make a fuss and just wrote another script. If he prescribes the generic, it saves you more than 5x the regular script. Day or night, holidays, anytime you have an emergency or have a problem with your health he is reachable. I had to call him and it was the day of his barmitzvah and he still answered to make me feel better about my condition and assured me I would be okay until he saw me in a week. He was right and not only that he knew exactly the right diagnosis and had the script ready when I got there. WORD OF ADVICE: ASK THE SCHEDULER TO HAVE YOUR APPOINTMENT BE THE FIRST OF THE DAY OR THE FIRST ONE AFTER LUNCH. Those are the times where he isnt behind and I waited 10 minutes for him after lunch one time. He is by far the best doc I have ever dealt with in regards to how much time and effort he puts into each and everyone of his patients. He really cares and it shows, not to mention he is the most chill doc I have ever met. I hope his family gets the same attention he gives at the office.
My family has seeing Aaron Lazar for over 8 years. We have never had an appointment be on time. It is not uncommon for him to walk in to the exam room 60-90 mins later than the scheduled appointment time. It is also not uncommon for him to then rush through the visit in his effort to catch up on his daily schedule. If you need to see him, then expect to set aside a half day for it. It is also not easy to get him prescribe the medicines that the patient prefers. I believe he prescribes alternatives that generate him the most kickbacks. Furthermore, his staff cannot get a lab order correct to save their lives. Everything with the practice at Spalding Family Medicine is a hassle, everything is problematic; and everything takes an exceedingly long time. All of this for sub-standard care...who needs the hassle?! Time to find a physician and office who care about the patients and respects their time.
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2010, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
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36 Years Experience
Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center
Graduated in 1982
West Suburban Medical Center
Dr. Aaron J Lazar accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL HMO Illinois
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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