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About Dr. Joshua R Merok

Dr. Joshua R Merok, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 13 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Merok is affiliated with Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Merok has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joshua R Merok is Excellent. Dr. Joshua R Merok has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joshua R Merok is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care

180 N Michigan Ave Ste 1605
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dr. Joshua R Merok has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
  • Weight Loss
  • Check-up
  • Contraception
  • Immunization
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Mental Disorders
  • Family Planning
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Influenza

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Five Stars

I love Dr Merok. He helped me figure out that the source of my illness was food allergies. It's changed my life.

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5 minutes
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Really cared about me

Dr. Merok asked insightful questions and did not rush through the exam. He seemed to have a solid understanding of my condition (high blood pressure) and even showed me a website where I could compare the cost of my prescriptions at different pharmacies.

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Best doctor EVER!

Dr. Merok is such a good doctor. I wish all doctors were like him. He listens, and I mean he really listens to you and your concerns and takes his time to try to reach a solution to something. He explains himself well and talk you through everything. I have recommended him to my friends and family and they all feel the same.

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20.0 minutes
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Best Doctor I've ever been to

I went in last week for what I thought was some kind of ear infection on my right side. Anyways, Dr. Merok looked at it and told me I had something called a "peritonsillar abscess." When I asked him about it, he rolled over to his computer and showed me exactly what it was. He told me all my options, told me everything about the infection, and never rushed me at all. He was awesome! I wish he could be my everything doctor, but I would definitely recommend his professional yet approachable take on medicine. All of the staff including the nurses were great as well.

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25.0 minutes
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Dr. Merok saw me for the first time today for a minor poision ivy issue. He was very efficient while taking time to explain options and what the healing process would look like (he even drew a graph!). I thought he was just great and I want him to be my primary care provider!

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15.0 minutes
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2014)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    13 Years Experience

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joshua R Merok 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 BlueCare Direct
    • BCBS IL HMO Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
  • 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
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care, 180 N Michigan Ave Ste 1605, Chicago, IL
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