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About Dr. Brian P Ragona

Dr. Brian P Ragona, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Joliet, IL. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Ragona is affiliated with Presence St Joseph Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

39 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Brian P Ragona is Good. Dr. Brian P Ragona has been rated by 39 patients. From those 39 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Brian P Ragona is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Optima Medical Associates

1050 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL 60435
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Specialties

Dr. Brian P Ragona 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.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Cognitive Issues/Testing
  • Confusion
  • Weight Loss
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • EOL Care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Senility
  • Dementia

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Reviews

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Good at doctoring, bad at appointment management

Performing the actual "doctoring" part of the job he is excellent. The low rating for me comes from trying to get an appointment (extremely difficult) and once you have the appointment, actually getting in to the examining room. There has always been AT LEAST a 45-60 minute wait which is ridiculous.

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Three Stars

Doctor ragona is the absolute slowest doctor I have ever met. I would never recommend him to anyone for any reason. Stay away from doctor ragona at any cost.

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Bad Doctor

I have a family member who is a patient of Dr. Ragona. The doctor continues to write him prescriptions even though he is known to have a painkiller addiction. the doctor has been made aware of the situation but hasnt stopped supplying. He is a terrible doctor with horrible ethics.

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Horrible

Seriously, every time I show up to his office, there is at least a 2 hour wait due to the fact that he is missing. It is very unprofessional, and he shoul not have a job.

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Courteous of Staff

I was worried because my husband has not seen a Dr. in a very long time. They were very courteous and set an appointment in only a week. I was impressed with the prompt response to our concerns, they also put us on a list in case there were any cancellations. So far, so good. I will update after appointment.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Ragona is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science

    Graduated in 1983

  • Loyola University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Brian P Ragona accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
    • BCBS IL HMO Illinois
    • BCBS IL 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
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Optima Medical Associates, 1050 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL

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