Dr. Alex Lickerman, MD

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Dr. Alex Lickerman, MD
Founder and CEO of ImagineMD, Alex Lickerman, MD spent the first 20 years of his career as a leader at one of the top academic medical centers in the world, the University of Chicago, where he ran primary care for seven years and taught generations of today's leaders in medicine. There he enjoyed a reputation as "a doctor's doctor," caring for many physicians who are themselves today considered leaders in their fields. He is a master clinician, routinely diagnosing medical problems that leave other doctors puzzled. A nationally recognized speaker on the topic of resilience, his book, The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, details evidence-based steps one can take to increase resilience and formed the basis of the landmark Resilience Project, which he began while at the University of Chicago and exported to ImagineMD as the Undefeated Minds program. Living by medicine's most famous aphorism, "The secret of the care of the patient lies in caring for the patient," he counts his tenacity in designing preventive care interventions, managing acute and chronic disease, and making the right diagnoses as his greatest strengths. Dr. Lickerman lives in Chicago with his wife and son. He counts exercising, reading, writing, and lively conversation among his favorite pastimes.

10 S Riverside Plz Ste 2225

Chicago, IL 60606

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Dr. Alex Lickerman, MD

Dr. Alex Lickerman, MD

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Dr. Lickerman's Experience

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Dr. Lickerman'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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lickerman "I started ImagineMD, a direct primary care medical practice, to be able to take care of patients the way I always wanted: with the luxury of time to take complete and thorough histories, to think problems through rather than reflexively refer to specialists, and to actually read and research about problems I can't figure out immediately—in essence to provide my patients not just with a primary care doctor but with a personal health manager.

The difference between the customer service that ImagineMD can provide and the customer service that traditional fee-for-service primary care physicians can provide is like the difference between a dial-up modem and broadband. With a broadband connection, you don't just use the Internet faster. You use it differently."

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Syncope
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Spirometry
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Ia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Ia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lickerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lickerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lickerman to family and friends
5.0
based on 10 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Lickerman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Chicago, IL |
Passionate, caring and considerate. He takes his time with patients and researches any issues you might have. He is well informed and the office space is top notch.
in Mokena, IL |
Alex has my admiration, respect, and complete trust. Given my medical history, I could never have imagined making that statement. For far too many years, I was at the mercy of serious, unrelenting hypochondria. As a result, for portions of several decades, I have little or no memory of much of anything, so consumed was I of health fears and imagined illnesses. With Alex, I've found an internal quiet about my health. I am completely comfortable under his thoughtful, empathetic eye.
in Chicago IL |
My husband and I both see Dr. Lickerman and we feel incredibly blessed to have him as our Doctor. After struggling with a serious health issue for years, I have seen my fair share of doctors, but have never before encountered a doctor like Dr. Lickerman. He is genuinely empathetic and really kind. Each time I've been in he has taken the time to patiently listen which truly means so much and is beyond rare in today's culture.
in Chicago, IL |
After 3 months of a medical nightmare in trying to get a back problem diagnosed, I found Alex Lickerman thru a friend, signed up with Imagine MD and my medical/health situation has improved dramatically. He diagnosed a back problem that two other speciailists missed completely. He spent two hours and 15 minutes with me on my first visit. This is the way primary care medicine ought to be practiced but mostly isn't.
in Chicago, IL |
I LOVE DR. LICKERMAN. HE IS THE MOST PATIENT, COMPASSIONATE AND CARING DOCTOR THAT MYSELF AND MY HUSBAND HAVE EVER HAD. HE TREATS BOTH OF US WITH GREAT DIGNITY AND RESPECT. I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE HIS INTERACTIONS WITH MY HUSBAND AS MY HUSBAND IS IN HIS 70S AND DEALING WITH SENIOR PATIENTS CAN SOMETIMES BE CHALLENGING BUT DR. LICKERMAN HANDLES MY HUSBANDS CONCERNS WITH THE KINDNESS AND TENDERNESS OF A PARENT.
in Hinsdale, IL |
Dr. Lickerman is genuinely interested in your health and well being. Having a doctor who is truely available 24/7 is unheard of. So glad our family found Dr. Alex.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Alex Lickerman is a man dedicated to taking care of people. I've found him to be compassionate, consistent and has an excellent bedside manner. It is not difficult to reach him or to schedule an appointment. I feel comfortable and at ease with him I trust him with my life.
in Gary, IN |
Dr. Lickerman’s understanding, wisdom, pragmatism and manner are all exceptional. His knowledge is encyclopedic. He makes connections between specific conditions and lifestyle issues that have made me healthier for the long term. I feel lucky and relieved to be in the care of a physician who engenders trust by caring intensely for my wellbeing, and by being available 24/7/365. Dr. Lickerman has my highest recommendation and my highest regard.
in Chicago, il |
Extremely thorough appointment.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Lickerman is an amazing doctor! He is caring, super competent, knows his stuff and makes me feel heard as the patient. I recommend him as a physician to anyone, and am excited by his new practice ImagineMD. It's such a different approach to how a patient communicates with their doctor, I get more time and am able to review all my health concerns and have them addressed immediately.
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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The University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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