Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD

Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

401 Roxbury Rd

Rockford, IL 61107

Contact Information

(815) 397-7340

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • HAP Insurance
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vicari performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Liver Damage from Alcohol
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Vicari's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Vicari's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vicari "Dr. Joseph Vicari joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd. in 1997 and has held a faculty appointment at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford since that time. He currently holds the academic rank of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Dr. Vicari served as Managing Partner of RGA for 13 years. He is board-certified in gastroenterology. He currently serves on the Practice Management Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a journal reviewer for the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Dr. Vicari attended medical school at Creighton University, where he received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for three consecutive years. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Creighton University. He also completed his GI fellowship in gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he became Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology from 1996-1997. While completing his fellowship, his interests were in esophageal and liver diseases. Dr. Vicari has presented numerous lectures and presentations to students, residents and physicians locally and nationally."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vicari "Dr. Vicari is committed to providing high-quality, cost-conscious patient care through a spirit of teamwork, communication, and dedication to treating our patients with respect, understanding and compassion. All Rockford Gastroenterology physicians and staff members are committed to work in a collaborative manner with our patients, their families and other healthcare providers. We recognize that gastrointestinal conditions can have a significant impact on our patients' quality of life. We will continually seek new and effective methods of treating acute and chronic digestive disorders in a manner that emphasizes quality improvement, effective outcomes and cost effectiveness. We are also committed to health promotion and prevention, teaching of medical students and residents, clinical research, and providing leadership to the national community of gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal endoscopists."
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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

77  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

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

  • Creighton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Creighton University Affil Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Creighton University Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Massachusetts
    Other Education | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vicari has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vicari's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vicari to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 3
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Dr. Vicari'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 (3)

Very kind, personable, but I do not remember the post op discussion.
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Total confidence in Dr. Vicari. Makes you feel comfortable before procedures. Explains results. He cares.
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Dr. Vicari was extremely interested in my family history during my screening colonoscopy. He was thoughtful and careful in his recommended plan. He is a technically and clinical talented human being. I am very glad I saw him.
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