Dr. Francis Lichon, MD

Dr. Francis Lichon, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 68

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Francis Lichon, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Naperville, IL and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lichon has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities Edward Hospital - Main Campus and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lichon to book an appointment.


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Edward Medical Group

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(630) 701-6037
Janina Badowska MD10 Martin Ave Ste 140 Naperville, IL 60540
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lichon

4.3

Based on 40 ratings

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Nov 12, 2020
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Always a positive experience
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  • 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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Nov 05, 2020
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Listens very well. Answers all questions well. Then ordered blood tests to confirm or rule out conditions.
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  • 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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B. Kelly – Oct 28, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Lichon for many years. He has always been very comforting and informative. He is a great Doctor and I feel lucky to have him as my doctor.
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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Oct 28, 2020
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I have been with Dr. Lichon since 1999. He has gotten me through some very tough times with my pain management. His consultative and caring manner is above and beyond. His staff have always been great and supportive.
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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Dave Bradley – Oct 18, 2020
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It was really nice nice to have a Dr that treats you like a fiend and not a number. He answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. Outstanding Dr, thank you Dr Lichon.
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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Ron Nesbitt – Sep 17, 2020
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It was a pleasure to become Dr. Lichon’s patient. His staff is great as well, couldn’t be nicer people. He followed up directly with me with my test results
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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Sue – Sep 10, 2020
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He usually runs a little behind, but it is worth it. Because he will give you the undivided attention he gave his last patient. He never rushes through an appointment. I came in with the flu and he treated me for that. I can’t say enough good things about the Dr! Remember the wait is worth it, they have tv and water.
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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Heidi Bowman – Jul 23, 2020
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Needs a better understanding of mental health. Treated my mom’s ‘pain’ and validated her delusions when she had gone off her anti-psychotics, instead of encouraging her to take the medicine her psychiatrist had prescribed which would have brought her pain tolerance back to normal, and given her no need for his meds. Because he failed to recognize mental illness, he treated her ‘pain,’ so she suffered unnecessarily. Even after my brother and I went at great lengths to explain what medicine she needed to treat her ‘pain,’ he insisted on ‘validating’ her ‘pain’ and treating it. Any doctor who is willing to treat a patient after a behavior change (She was only willing to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions and did not communicate normally) and not defer to a psychiatrist’s recommendation, needs a better understanding of how the brain can effect one’s perception of pain. I am so glad he is part of Edward’s now. I hope he gets some supervision!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 03, 2020
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I made a appointment on 1/16/17 and was given May 29, 2017. Because of the pain I am in I called to see if there were any cancellations to get in sooner. I was told that I did not have a apt in May because I cancelled it. I never canceled this appointment. After speaking to a receptionist I found out that I was booked on Memorial day! Apparently when this mistake was caught the staff went ahead and cancelled my appointment without notify me. Now I offered August apt! Very rude staff!
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Diane Valentino in Woodridge, Il – Apr 11, 2017
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Dr. Lichon listens carefully to his patients and then thoroughly presents all the options he knows of to address their concerns. He treats the patient with kindness and empathy, as a partner in their care. He does not rush through appointments but takes his time to address all your concerns.
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lichon

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lichon treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lichon treats other conditions, please contact the office at (630) 961-2810.

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Lichon typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthritis
Gout
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Lichon typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sjögren's Syndrome
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High Frequency
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Dr. Lichon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Francis Lichon, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Naperville, IL and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lichon has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Ill Cook Co Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Luth Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Luth Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Edward Hospital - Main Campus

Naperville, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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