Dr. Maria Francis, DO

Dr. Maria Francis, DO

Rheumatology  ·  
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Dr. Maria Francis, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Western Springs, IL and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 2004 and specializes in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and more.

4700 Gilbert Ave Ste 51

Western Springs, IL 60558

Contact Information

(708) 387-1737

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Francis'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Francis "Dr. Francis strives to increase her patients? knowledge of their diagnosis, in order to get them to participate more fully in their recovery. Francis has a mission to help bring advances in therapy, accurate diagnoses, and prevention of autoimmune conditions to her patients."

3  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

51  Conditions Treated

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9  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

  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Midwestern University Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Northeastern Illinois University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Francis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Francis' Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Francis to family and friends
48 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (19)

Dr. Francis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr Francis is wonderful. She is patient, very attentive and caring. She listened to me about my issues, asked questions and followed up with testing. When I returned she explained in detail my results and the way to recovery. I’m so thankful to have her as my doctor and I highly recommend her.
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Very difficult to get a hold of office staff to refill prescriptions, I feel like she has a new PA every time I see her. When i asked about alternative treatments, i was literally laughed at. Most recently I received a message cancelling my appointment and was told not to call them, that they...more
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Spent very little time over my history and did not seem to care at all, in fact she was rude.
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I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Francis. To begin with, her staff is friendly and competent and reassuring. Then you are fortunate enough to meet and be treated by Dr Francis. She listens, assesses, comforts and recommends your healing plan. I was relieved of debilitating pain within days. It was a...more
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After waiting 6 months for an appointment, she spent 6 minutes with me and tried to brush me off before I asked another question and decided to get some lab work. She came highly recommended to me by a family member whom 3 years ago she spend a good amount of time with. My positive testing I had in...more
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