Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD

Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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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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Liver Damage from Alcohol
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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

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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 is now Managing Partner of Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd. 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 and also completed his 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 local and national lectures and presentations to students, residents and physicians."

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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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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vicari to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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 (1)

Belvidere, IL |
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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Dr. Vicari accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Choice POS II
    Open Access HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • ECOH
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
  • The Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vicari has admitting privileges

Osf Saint Anthony Medical Center
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SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104
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