Dr. Achal Garbharran, MD

Dr. Achal Garbharran, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Female • Age 43

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Achal Garbharran, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Crystal Lake, IL and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Garbharran has more experience with Diabetes and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine medical school in 2002. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garbharran to book an appointment.


Locations

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

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(815) 255-3312
Centegra Mc Henry Hospital Diabetes Center360 Station Dr Fl 3 Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garbharran

4.3

Based on 23 ratings

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  • Office environment (22)
  • Explained conditions well (20)
  • Listened & answered questions (20)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (18)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Usually when I see her it is not uncommon to have a long wait even if you arrive 15min prior to your appointment. Many times I have had to wait about an hour or slightly more to just be called back to the room. I do like Dr. Garbharran as a person and feel she is knowledgeable. However, I highly dislike the corporate side of this. They have made it very clear people are just numbers and to cram as many in, in a day as possible. She is always rushed and jam packed with patients. I have had problems with refills being done via phone with her RN as of late making life slightly difficult. I also hate that they jam pack so many people in. There doesn't seem to be a limit to amount of patients, causing HUGE follow up appointment delays (I'm sure this a productivity issue out of her control. Not reflection on her or skills, just the corporate part making it very hard to have proper followups when they are needed. Probably going to be looking for a new place soon due to that alone.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Aug 22, 2019
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The best doctor I've ever had the pleasure of having as a physician. She sets the bar high for others to follow. During my first visit many years ago she explained diabetes cause and treatment better than the previous 10 years of other doctors.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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E JStanton in Union, IL – May 01, 2019
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I love Dr. Ahmed, she helped me immensely during the many years I was her patient. I even considered traveling 6 hours to keep her as my doctor after I moved!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Mar 21, 2018
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Dr. Ahmed is one of the most amazing Dr I have ever come across. Her and her staff is hands-down the BEST medical group I have seen. Dr. Ahmed takes time to hear your concerns, gives you her full attention, makes sure your concerns are taken care of, and over-all just very professional/friendly/caring Dr. Her staff is also amazing; Jennifer is one of the nurses'/Dr Ahmed's staff members, and she's GREAT. Can't say enough good things about Dr Ahmed and her staff :) Would highly recommend her!!
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Filza in Lake In The Hills, IL – Aug 07, 2017
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She is excellent at helping you reduce your A1C promptly. Another one of the best of the best.
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Marge Anderson in Crystal Lake, IL – Sep 23, 2016
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Took the time to listen to my issues and offered different solutions to try, Very pleasant and friendly.
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Dee Watters in Cary, IL – Dec 19, 2015
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbharran treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Garbharran treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbharran treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Garbharran treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Diabetes Type 1
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbharran treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Garbharran treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbharran treats Thyroid Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Garbharran treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbharran treats Hypothyroidism more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Garbharran treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbharran treats Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Garbharran treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

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Dr. Garbharran's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Education

2007
Chicago Med Sch/Nrth Chicago VA Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Loyola University Med Ctr/Hines VA Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
2002
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Medical School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital

McHenry, IL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital

Huntley, IL

Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital

Woodstock, IL
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)