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Dr. Ibrahim Alghafeer, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Alghafeer

Midwest Orthopedic Institute

1310 N Main St # 100 Sandwich, IL 60548

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Dr. Ibrahim Alghafeer, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Sandwich, IL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Damascus U in 1996 and specializes in rheumatology and autoimmune diseases.


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(815) 786-6000

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Alghafeer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gout
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alghafeer treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alghafeer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alghafeer treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alghafeer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alghafeer treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alghafeer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Alghafeer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Why I chose to specialize in Rheumatology . . .
 
The field is extremely complex, and I find it both intellectually challenging and personally rewarding.  Rheumatological diseases tend to be multi-systemic diseases, often involv...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2003
UMDNJ
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Unity Hlth Sys-U Rochester
Residency Hospital
1998
Aria Health-Frankford Campus
Internship Hospital
1996
Damascus U
Medical School
1994
Damascus University, Syria
Undergraduate School
2003
2001
1998
1996
1994

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

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Dr. Alghafeer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alghafeer

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1 Star
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Dr. Alghafeer has always been very warm and caring. Diagnosed a problem that was very unusual and kept me healthy for many years. Would always recommend him.
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A great physician who provides great care. Very personable and caring. The staff is extremely nice and accessible. He spends time explaining the condition and answering my questions. He has been my doctor for a few years and has helped me a lot
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I can NOT believe these negative reviews about Dr. Alghafeer! Especially the ones claiming him to be rude and uncaring. I have been seeing him for YEARS and he is VERY kind, friendly and GOOD at his job! I see him for fibromyalgia and have state insurance yet he has always treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. Please do not hesitate to try this doctor as he is GREAT!
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Terrible! Please do not go to this doctor and expect help or answers. He is very impersonal, and even though he's supposed to be a Rheumatologist, he will not help you with anything relavant to his practice. He is very standoffish and appears to know nothing about medicine. He does not refil medication on a timely manner. This doctor never once touched me and he does not listen. Whenever I had a issue, he would tell me to call my family care doctor. I came to him for my disease called Lupus.
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I was referred to him by my primary care for a second opinion. He knew my diagnosis on the second visit after he ordered some blood test. He started me on new medications (different from what I was taking) which made a huge difference in my condition. I have become more functional and have had no more problems with arthritis. I can not thank him enough for what he did to me. I recommended him to my mother and another friend who was having some joint issues. They were all pleased with his care.
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He waived the charge when he found out that my insurance did not cover the visit. Love this doctor.
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After my first appointment with Dr. Alghafeer, his staff's incompetency cost me the ability to have my prescription covered by my insurance because they submitted paperwork with false information. Then they called me to cancel an appointment before trying to charge ME for NOT cancelling the appointment. This doctor is not worth the headache.
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After his office called me to cancel my last appointment, they tried to charge me a no show fee for not calling to cancel the appointment they cancelled.
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He refused to treat my Fibromyalgia even though thats what I made the appt for. He told me he never wanted to see me for Fibro again. He has an awful attitude and will not listen to anythng you try to tell him about your medical history
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This guy is a crook. Charged me over $500 for one office visit Refused to bill my insurance Not to mention that he doesn't seem to have a clue as to how to take a medical history He doesn't seem to care about anything except screwing the sick.
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Dr cancelled my first visit appointment was brief did not address a very important rheumatological illness prescription was not filled due to incompetence of the staff staff told me the wrong dosage for the prescription no follow up for xrays no treatment plan
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Midwest Orthopedic Institute

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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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