Dr. M Ammar Katerji, MD

Dr. M Ammar Katerji, MD

Pediatric Neurology  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. M Ammar Katerji, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in Naperville, IL. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Principal Financial Group

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Brain Disorders
more than 75% of peers
more than 72% of peers
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
more than 59% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Katerji "I treat my patient as they are my children"


  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pediatric Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

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.


  • University Of Aleppo / Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Aleppo
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Chicago Mercy Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Katerji has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katerji's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katerji to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Katerji's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Naperville, IL |
I would never recommend Dr. Katerji to anybody even if their life depended on it. This Doctor has never returned a single phone call. My daughter was in the ER and we needed to reach him. We left messages, but he never called back. Also, he never calls back whenever you call him. My daughter also ran out of medication, we left messages, but he never called us. We were forced to change doctors!
Yorkville, IL |
We were SO very pleasantly surprised with Dr. Katerji! Our daughter is on the autism spectrum and he asked us what she likes to play with, we told him Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is her life, and while examining her he opened up his old school doctor bag and pulled out Mickey Mouse toys! My daughter loved it - she usually has such a hard time with new people! He answered all our questions, and really gave us a lot of information, and we look forward to working with him in the future!
Bolingbrook, IL |
I hadn't read the best reviews about this doctor, but I was very pleasantly surprised. He was thorough, kind, and smart.
Chicago, IL |
After two days of phones calls, I finally spoke with someone to be told this doctor will not see my daughter because she missed an appointment back in October (car accident, sorry you were not the first person that came to mind). For a doctor to turn away a child that's having head aches to the point of getting dizzy shows a lot. Your receptionist saying "sorry there's nothing we can do" isn't enough. In the end, I'm glad my daughter will not be seen by you.
Oak Lawn, IL |
Dr Katerji has been great, it's unfortunate that his staff and the inability of answering/returning calls and noting proper appointments is what chases people away from him. The staff at Evergreen couldn't even read his appt schedule and the "answering service" for appts has yet to return my calls (but willing to call my husband back and not me). I know the loss of one patient/visit means nothing to you all at this point but it was about the care of my 4-yr old.
Oak forest , IL |
Worst answering service. Very very difficult to get in touch with anyone at office to clarify any questions regarding medications or tests or anything. The office staff really need to be more accesible.
Trying to make an appointment is impossible. No one answers the phone, so you leave a message. When they call you back, they leave a message. The message is to call them back. It's been four days now and I still haven't been able to schedule an appointment. There has to be an easier way!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Katerji accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Edward Hospital and Health Services
801 S Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540
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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
120 N Oak St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
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Presence Mercy Medical Center
1325 N Highland Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
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Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435
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Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60451
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