Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 56

Dr. Vicari
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd

401 Roxbury Rd Rockford, IL 61107

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(815) 397-7340

Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Rockford, IL. Dr. Vicari has more experience with Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and SwedishAmerican Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vicari to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Vicari

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Vicari treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Vicari treats other conditions, please contact the office at (815) 397-7340.

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

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

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Cirrhosis
Viral Hepatitis
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Dr. Vicari's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • 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 Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Vicari accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS II
Open Access HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care PPO
ECOH
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Alliance PPO
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
The Alliance
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Vicari's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vicari

5.0

Based on 33 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (33)
  • Explained conditions well (33)
  • Listened & answered questions (33)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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Dr Vicari is the best! so glad i found him back in 1998 when i discovered something was wrong.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marie R. – Feb 27, 2020
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Dr. Vicari has been great. He took his time reviewing my results and explaining my different options of care moving forward. I love that he asked me my opinion and that it is always a two way conversation between doctor and patient.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Anonymous – Nov 22, 2019
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Dr. Vicari and the team here do a very good job responding to questions and concerns. I've always been impressed with the operational framework that supports the physicians. As noted in the Stars rating to the left, all of Dr. Vicari's key quality indicators are exceptional.
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Anonymous – Oct 23, 2019
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lm satisfled with the visit i give it a 5 star
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Marianna R. – Oct 23, 2019
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helpful, concerned, smiling and friendly, knowledgeable, love the guy!
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
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Timothy R. – Oct 11, 2019
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Excellent, as He took care of my husband before he passed and I knew that he would take care of me also.
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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Kathleen T. – Oct 08, 2019
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dr. vacari ls a very caring and thorough person..
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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Loretta B. – Oct 01, 2019
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really a great doctor and very easy to talk to and makes me very comfortable
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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Kojo D. – Sep 20, 2019
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I have complete confidence in this provider
What went well
  • 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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Bill Z. – Sep 19, 2019
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I'm very comfortable with him and he heard everything I had to say. on a scale from 1-100 he's 1000. I have I was very happy with Evelyn and Barbie everything was great
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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Linda T. – Aug 30, 2019
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very informed
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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Sumei Z. – Aug 21, 2019
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He was honest and clear regarding test results. Dr Vicari was patient and explained what the indicators were and our next steps.
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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Aug 10, 2019
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I have had amazing care from Dr. Vicari over the years. He is a great doctor that is personable, intelligent and caring.
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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Jennifer K. – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr. Vicari saw me today and remembered all my history off the top of his head. He asked me how I felt, listened well and spent the time to explain my condition and ongoing treatment plan. He shows compassion and true interest in his patients.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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G. D. – Aug 09, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr Vicari for many years and he has always been kind, caring and professional. He is current in medications, treatments and anything that is related to stomach issues. I have had IBS-D for many years, because of him I have been able to cope with my issues.
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Anonymous – Jul 17, 2019
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dr vicari is very personable and has great listening skills. he takes time to thoroughly explain everything and goes to great lengths to ensure you are both on the same page. his expertise i believe is unequalled in his field
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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M. K. – Jul 15, 2019
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i live in florida, but keep my excellant doctor here
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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Connie S. – Jul 10, 2019
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Excellent results, outstanding care and great results.
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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Kenneth A. – Jul 10, 2019
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Dr. Vicari is a great doctor and always listens and asks about my overall health
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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Julie J. – Jul 08, 2019
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Dr Vicari is very easy to talk to and is very informative. He answered my questions and I would definitely recommend him to other people.
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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Judy S. – Jun 25, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Joseph Vicari joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd. in 1997 and has held a faculty appointment at the University of Illinois College of...Read more

Biography

Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1990.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
University of Massachusetts
1997
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Creighton University Affil Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Creighton University Affil Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Vicari has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vicari frequently treats Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Vicari specializes.

Where is Dr. Joseph Vicari, MD's office located?

Dr. Vicari's office is located at 401 Roxbury Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd401 Roxbury Rd Rockford, IL 61107
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Affiliated Hospitals

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

SwedishAmerican Hospital

Rockford, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average