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About Dr. Nicholas Rizzo MD
Please call to arrange Emergency or Saturday appointments. Dr. Rizzo received his B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from Northwestern. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and is board certified in Internal Medicine (General Medicine for adults). From 2011 to 2013 he was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is presently an Affiliate Lecturer at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He volunteered as an assistant varsity wrestling coach at Marist High School for 14 years, works as a ringside physician for professional boxing and MMA events, is a Board Member of the Association of Ringside Physicians, and is a member of the State of Illinois Athletic Commission Advisory Board. He has authored or co-authored three books on the medical aspects of wrestling and ringside medicine, and has a certificate in Culinary Arts. He received his JD with Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University in May 2018.
Dr. Nicholas Rizzo has 2 locations
911 N Elm St Ste 328
Hinsdale, IL 60521
7270 W College Dr Ste 102
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Dr. Nicholas Rizzo has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
Dr. Nicholas Rizzo has the following 7 expertise
- Sports Medicine
- Weight Loss
Dr. Nicholas Rizzo is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Can't be bothered
Self-verified patient of Dr. Nicholas Rizzo - Posted on January 19th, 2019
I agree with the pt. who stated Dr. will listen to your symptoms and then send you to another dr. It's like he can't be bothered treating you unless you have a very simple c/o. You may be sent to 5-6 different drs for the same problem. His NP's are inexperienced esp. the female. Lacks communications skills along with nursing knowledge.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Nicholas Rizzo - Posted on September 29th, 2018
63 yr old family guy here with many years experience at Palos having had heart surgery more than 20 years ago. Back then they saved my life. I also had back surgery before that and started taking opiates 13 yrs ago and recently decided I had enough. I could deal with the back pain and had become heavily addicted to the pain meds. The withdrawals were horrendous and still not sleeping for WEEKS, body aches. I had my first appointment with Dr Rizzo this last week. He was totally dismissive and seemed like he didn’t care or wasn’t listening to me but I do know what I feel. I have received more help and support from family and friends regarding PWS and learned more about alleviating the symptoms from the internet than any doctor. I called and left a message with Dr Rizzo’s office the next day which was 3 days ago to just ask if they could help with sleeping and still haven’t heard back. The one medication they prescribed for heartburn was called into the wrong pharmacy and I don’t mean the wrong Walgreens I mean a completely different place after I gave them the prescription to bottles as requested to my first (and last) appointment. Worse yet this is the third doctor from Palos I have seen regarding this. They want nothing to do with it and have not made ANY effort to help. Doesn’t make much sense to me. I do take full responsibility for my actions and am not blaming the doctors. I think they have a moral obligation to help me get off them and heal. If you are taking opiates and want to get off I cannot express enough how worth it it is. In spite of the agony and sleepless I feel so much better. It is truly worth it just research it throughly first and if you come here for help.... forget about it. I’m sure he isn’t a bad doctor but no help no call back and obviously doesn’t listen to the patient. I’m going to look for someone at least more sympathetic.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Nicholas Rizzo - Posted on June 4th, 2018
Self-verified patient of Dr. Nicholas Rizzo - Posted on May 29th, 2018
When my husband went into the hospital for Knee Replacement surgery, Dr. Nicholas Rizzo was assigned as his Primary Care Physician because his current doctor wasn't on staff at Palos Hospital. Dr. Rizzo was so caring and thorough, after two hospitalizations for surgery and soon after for complications, we knew we had to continue seeing him going forward. He was compassionate, very detail oriented, as well as committed to his patients. Thanks, Dr. Rizzo.
THE BEST DOCTOR IN THIS WORLD
Self-verified patient of Dr. Nicholas Rizzo - Posted on August 4th, 2017
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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 (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
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Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2017, 2018)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)
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24 Years Experience
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1994
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Dr. Nicholas Rizzo Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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