Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 48

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gurnee, IL and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahmad has extensive experience in Ankle & Foot Surgery. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO / COLLEGE OF MEDICINE in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities Evanston Hospital and University Of Illinois Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD

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7900 Rollins Rd Gurnee, IL 60031
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OUTSTANDING & EXTRAORDINARY orthopedic surgeon!
I came to Dr. Ahmad following “bad” surgery outside of NorthShore. He got me back on my feet when I thought I’d never walk normally and without pain ever again. He’s an astoundingly good listener and communicator, trustworthy, caring, friendly, patient, and confident. Who could ask for anything more? Dr. Ahmad clearly loves his job and expects his patients to make full recoveries … even if he DIDN’T do the surgery! Thankfully, with the knowledge and confidence that I’ll return to my former physical ability, I also now have a highly skilled, young doctor to look after my feet in the longterm. What a reassuring feeling! This surgeon is a Godsend, and his office is impeccably run, competent, friendly, responsive, and always on time. Thank you for your care :)
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Laurel – May 05, 2022
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Ankle Surgery - Back to Sports
I had a large heel welt and a bone spur that became a nagging injury with age. I still casually pursue high impact sports and it really hurt after skating or running. It's been six months since Dr. Ahmad removed the bone spur and the bursitis from my heel. I'm almost back to 100%. I just need to build up some muscle strength. I'm back to high impact sports and don't have any more nagging pain. I'd recommend him for surgery if you're older and want to stay active. He got me back to being pain-free and was clear on the expectations post-surgery.
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Mike R – Feb 05, 2022
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Dr. Ahmad preferred not to listen to my details of my injury but instead have me shut up and answer only "yes" or "no" to his standard list of questions. His staff were completely uncooperative with getting images on my prior MRI disc that I brought there personally and later they claim it's no longer there. Nurses directed me standard outdated solutions instead of reading the details of a prolonged injury and length of time of prior treatments.
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  • Appointment was rushed
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Feb 04, 2022
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Everything Dr. Ahmad said regarding my surgery was spot on. It was a difficult recovery but I knew going in it wasn’t going to be easy. I now have NO pain and make strides towards total recovery each day. I highly recommend Dr. Ahmad. He and his support staff are terrific!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Thomas Hodgkinson – Dec 04, 2021
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We've seen Dr. Ahmad for my son's foot when he had an unexpected injury & for an ankle problem. My son is an athlete and Dr Ahmad was very empathetic to his problem and gave my son really good treatment and advice. His staff is also very supportive and is extremely responsive to any questions and concerns. He is very approachable and returns calls and messages promptly which is a huge thing when the patient is anxious about recovery. I would totally go to him again.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Lavanya Krishna – Oct 24, 2021
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Dr. Ahmad is a professional in every sense. His explantation of patient's problems are easily understood. The Dr. is prompt for appointments and always professional.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Will Shineflug – Feb 13, 2021
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My 78 year old mother had a really painful bunion on her left foot. Thankfully, we were referred to Dr. Ahmad who performed surgery around two months ago. Her recovery was great and relatively quick. During these difficult times, Dr. Ahmad and the nurses all made my mother feel comfortable during the process. Especially being that no one could accompany her due to the pandemic and she doesn't speak English fluently. We cannot thank Dr. Ahmad and the staff enough for such caring and professional help. We would definitely recommend Dr. Ahmad to anyone who needs foot surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lopez Family – Jan 13, 2021
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Dr. Ahmad is one of the best. He explained every step before my ankle surgery to the smallest detail, then post op treatment was handled in the best professional manner. He is very caring and this definitely helped me a lot physically and mentally in my recovery process. Now I am in my last phase of P.T and things are going better than expected. Thank you!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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I Rus – Oct 29, 2020
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After having pain in my ankle that was not improving with a splint, my ortho ordered a CT scan and referred me to Dr. Ahmad. After Dr. Ahmad immobilized my foot and ankle with a boot for 9 weeks, my pain improved immensely. I am now in a supportive splint and finishing up with PT and walking with zero pain. He assured that with continued therapy at home, I will be back to normal activity and exercise.
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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Oct 02, 2020
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I recently had foot surgery by Dr. Ahmad. I am very pleased and satisfied with the results of my surgery. Dr. Ahmad and his staff are very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Dr. Ahmad to anyone who needs foot surgery.
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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S. Lazuka – Jul 20, 2020
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Dr Ahmad and his staff are kind, knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions I had regarding my treatment for my broken ankle . My ankle had to be surgically repaired and Dr Ahmad did an excellent job. I had no pain after surgery and healed up great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 24, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad was extremely kind and professional. This was in stark contrast to a previous doctor at Advocate Health Care who told me that my painful right Achille's had "Reached maximum medical improvement." And that doctor didn't prescribe physical therapy. At my first appointment with Dr. Ahmad, he told me the Achille's would get better. He gave me a boot and a brace with detailed instructions on using them. Dr. Ahmad prescribed physical therapy with excellent North Shore physical therapists who were also kind and professional. I had periodic appointments with Dr. Ahmad so he could check my progress. He was wise and helpful. He ordered orthotics for my shoes. They helped immensely. I religiously followed my physical therapy exercises and stretches. Today was my last appointment with him. I told him that I had a hard time believing him at first when he said I'll get better. But he was right. I did get better and am pain free. I'll still have to do stretching, but I'm pain free.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lynn – Jan 08, 2020
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If I had to rate out of 10 I would give him a 10,000! That's right... A 10,000. You heard it here first, folks. This doctor is wonderful. My dad says "great bedside manner! And very knowledgeable! And kind!". I say "you're fantabulous and amazing!" I came here for a broken ankle.. 2 displaced fractures and one normal fracture.. Even one in my growth plate..! Had put 4 screws and a wire in (wire was pulled out a week later). Was fixed up great! Surgery went really well. No pain after.. No nothing! I can walk really good and do all that stuff. Dr. Ahmad is really awesome! Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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holly bagley – Jan 03, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad was such a professional, calming, reassuring and compassionate doctor. I have a lot of confidence in his evaluation and treatment. In today's busy schedules I found Dr. Ahmad to take time with my visit in explaining the diagnosis and prognosis and all the questions I asked.
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Cynthia Urbanik – Dec 17, 2019
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Dr. Ahmad is extremely caring and never rushes. I’m always comfortable with him knowing he will spend as much time with me as I need. I had surgery and he did a fantastic job with my foot. If ever needed again he will be my doctor.
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Teresa Barone – Nov 28, 2019
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After reading the reviews for Dr. Ahmad I came to him for a second opinion on my tendonitis after the treatment prescribed by the first doctor was not working. Dr. Ahmad's treatment agreed with what I had on the internet. And it worked perfectly. The pain was gone after 2 days and the tendon was back in shape after a month. In addition the office visits were uplifting because he has a very warm personality and views treatment as a joint effort.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 16, 2019
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Dr Ahmad listened very well to my needs and concerns and addressed them completely with his professional experience and personal concern. I had a full ankle joint replacement and sub-tailor fusion which was a fairly involved operation and the results exceeded my expectations. I plan on having him perform other procedures for additional issues with both of my feet.
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May 28, 2019
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Great doctor cautions and caring will take care of you to the very best of his ability. One of the best surgeons I have ever had
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May 17, 2019
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I have had a very good experience with Dr. Ahmad. I had a broken heel bone that needed surgery including screws and plates. I had never had an injury this serious, and I was nervous and had a lot of questions and concerns. He answered my questions and explained my treatment options, as well as medications prescribed. I am well along in healing and expect full use of my ankle and foot.
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Apr 01, 2019
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Would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
No results
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Norman Dion in Deerfield – Mar 08, 2019
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Care Philosophy

I Strive to provide the most complete and the best possible care for my patients. I treat all of my patients as I would want to be treated myself.

Biography

Since becoming an orthopaedic foot/ankle surgeon in 2006 and joining NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute in 2016, I have been highly active in orthopaedic...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Thomas Jefferson U & Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2001
State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn
Internship Hospital
2000
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO / COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Medical School
1996
University of Chicago
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Media & Publications

  • Current Concepts Review- Talus Fractures, 2006
  • The Modified Use of a Locking Plate to Achieve Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis., 2007
  • A Comparison of Arthrodesis and the BioPro Metallic Hemiarthroplasty of the Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Joint, 2007
  • Osteonecrosis of the second metatarsal head, navicular, and talus., 2006

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What are Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Ahmad specializes in Ankle & Foot Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD treat?

Dr. Ahmad frequently treats the following conditions: Limb Pain, Foot Fracture, and Ankle Sprains and Strains. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD's office address?

Dr. Ahmad's office is located at 7900 Rollins Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ahmad provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

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Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD is affiliated with Evanston Hospital and University Of Illinois Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD have?

Dr. Ahmad has over 22 years of healthcare experience.

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There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ahmad

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ahmad treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ahmad treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 866-7846.

Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

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Foot Fracture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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Dr. Ahmad's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • McMurray's Test
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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First Health
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MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
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Locations

Comprehensive Care Center

NorthShore Medical Group7900 Rollins Rd Gurnee, IL 60031
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North Shore University Health System

Northshore University Healthsystems920 Milwaukee Ave Ste 1000 Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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