Dr. Abdallah Karam, MD


Internal Medicine | Male

Dr. Abdallah Karam, MD
Dr. Abdallah Karam, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Arlington Heights, IL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Karam is affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital.

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Holistic Comprehensive care where every individual patient matters and where the focus is on disease prevention.

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Abdallah Karam, MD SC, Arlington Heights, IL657 E Golf Rd Ste 306
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Dr. Karam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Rolling Meadows, IL |
I have yet to see a person who is as patient as Dr. Karam. He listens and then goes after the root of the situation.
in Normal, IL |
Dr. Karam made me feel comfortable to go into his office. He takes time with patients to listen to them. Very friendly staff as well. Highly recommend him.
in AH, IL |
Dr. Karam has been our family physician for over 15 years. He is an excellent doctor and his staff is great. We highly recommend Dr. Karam. He is the best.
in Palatine, IL |
I met Dr . Karam for the first time today for the first time. He's a great listener and very attentive to your needs and questions. I wish I knew about him sooner. The staff is very pleasant and caring. I would highly recommend this medical office. Thank you all!
in Rolling Meadows, IL |
I have unfortunately had to see more than my fair share of doctors in one lifetime but Dr. Karam stands out as one of the most understanding, thorough, and compassionate doctors I have ever seen. He takes an active participation in your health which I find refreshing in todays world and his wonderful personality and bedside manner can not be beat. I recommend him to anyone looking for a new primary care physician. He's simply awesome - and I come from a family of doctors so that's saying a lot.
in Mt Prospect, Il |
Dr Karam has been my physician for the past 20 years. He extremely thorough, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and have done so on several occasions.
Schaumburg, IL |
Asked front desk about a medical concern and asked what Dr. Karam's position was about the concern. Got transferred to a different person (I assume it was a nurse, because the women did not state her credentials) and that person said that I should ignore standard medical guidelines about the concern. Not once was I able to talk to Dr. Karam about his medical position about the concern. My complaint is that the office is not on the same page about their medical knowledge.
in Wheeling, IL |
Dr. Karam is very accommodating and has a nicely calming demeanor. I never feel as if I'm running out of time when talking to him...he listens patiently however long I take. I've never found it difficult to get personal attention when needed, including a call-back over the Christmas holiday one year when I was sick and running a fever. I find him a very compassionate Doctor that I've come to trust implicitly, and would have no reservations about recommending him to family and friends.
in Pingree Grove |
Makes you feel good ! Like a friend that really cares!
in Skokie, IL |
He's an amazing Doctor, he listens and spend time answering to all the questions I have for him. I had a bad experience with other physicians that you spent a long time setting in the waiting room then finally you walk into the room to see the physician for 5 minutes. The staff are Great, specially the nurse (Donna) she's supper nice. :) Thank you for having me as your parient.
in Algonquin, IL |
Dr, Karam is very easy to talk to. I do not feel rushed when describing my symptoms or complaint.
Arlington Heights |
The desk staff always has attitude and I've gone numerous times to pick up prescriptions and they are closed ten minutes early. I hurry out of work to make it there and it is very frustrating to see the women at the desk and the door locked at 6 minutes to four.
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Dr. Karam's Care Philosophy

Holistic Comprehensive care where every individual patient matters and where the focus is on disease prevention.

Dr. Karam's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Dr. Karam has received 1 sanction

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (8/8/2014)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Karam, Abdallah MD: License # 036089657: NATURE OF COMPLAINT; The physician settled a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that respondent failed to adequately pursue follow-up on the results of a PSA test leading to a delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s license.
    • State: Illinois
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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Airway Disorders
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Angioedema
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aphasia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Loss
  • Bradycardia
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cat Scratch Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervicitis
  • Chalazion
  • Chest Pain
  • Chickenpox
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Collagen Disease
  • Concussion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Croup
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Cystitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Dengue Fever
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Coma
  • Diabetes Ketones
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Infection
  • Edema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Encephalitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epiglottitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Essential Tremor
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Facial Diseases and Disorders
  • Facial Palsy
  • Fall
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Female Pelvic Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyomas
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • German Measles
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goiter
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hand Pain
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Injury
  • Hirsutism
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Homosexual Issues
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Human Parvovirus B19 Infection
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Hypocortisolism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypohydration
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothermia
  • Icterus
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Impetigo
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion, Non-Ulcer
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Insulin Resistance Syndrome
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • International Travel Diseases
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Knee Pain
  • Laceration
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lockjaw
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lower Urinary Tract Syndrome
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lump
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadomopathy
  • Malaria
  • Male Hypogonadism
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mass
  • Mastoiditis
  • Measles
  • Melanoma
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Mesenteric Artery Ischemia
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mittelschmerz
  • Mole
  • Mononucleosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multi-System Organ Failure
  • Multiple Injuries
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Mumps
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myoclonus
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Nosebleed
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Otitis Media
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Paraplegia
  • Parasitic Infection
  • Parotitis
  • Parvovirus Infection
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis
  • Phobia
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Poisoning
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Poor Circulation
  • Post-Menopausal Problems
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostatitis
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Psoriasis
  • Psychosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Quadriplegia
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Recurrent Fever
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rhinophyma
  • Ringworm
  • Ringworm of the Beard
  • Rosacea
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Salivary Gland Stones
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scleroderma
  • Scrotal Mass
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shin Splints
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialorrhea
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Soft Tissue Disorders
  • Spider Veins
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondolthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomatodynia
  • Strabismus
  • Strep Throat
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sweaty Palms
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tachycardia
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Temporal Lobe Seizure
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Tetanus
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcer
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Varicella Zoster
  • Varicocele
  • Vasculitis
  • Vein Diseases
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Vincent's Stomatitis
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
  • Warts
  • Weight Loss
  • Whooping Cough
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern
  • Wounds
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome


  • Medical School
    University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Breath Testing
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diet Counseling
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Executive Physical Examination
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immigration Physical Examination
  • Immunization
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Joint Injection
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Pain Management
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Spirometry
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Management
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Vaccination
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wound Care and Management