Dr. Samara Taher, MD

Dr. Samara Taher, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 45

Accepting new patients

Dr. Samara Taher, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 2006. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Taher to book an appointment.

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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group1135 S Delano Ct E Ste A201 Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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2.5

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Dr Taher is very good. She listens and recommends tests and treatments. Have seen her twice in a year. She is a gem.
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
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Silvia S – Sep 25, 2019
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Such a kind Doctor, she didn’t just shovel pulls onto me, she took 30+ minutes to help me figure out the best way to treat my sciatica. Definitely recommend her.
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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Feb 16, 2019
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Took her time and listened to what I had to say. Thank you Dr. Taher.
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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Feb 16, 2019
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Horrible! She lacks compassion, concern and kindness. Avoid her- she does not care if you live or die!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chicago, IL – Jan 22, 2019
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I would agree with all the comments above. I should have read these reviews before going to her. She must have used every single charge code in the book for a “preventative” visit. She has the worst bedside manner ever experienced. She basically charged my insurance 1k for the visit in which she barely said anything. Also when the lab tech was doing a blood draw she aggravated/hit a nerve which was concerning and when I sent her a message to express my concern she told me she would charge me
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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chicago, IL – Dec 04, 2018
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I ended up seeing another doctor that day as she was no help at all. I would not recommend seeing her if you just want to be sent home and then have unnecessary additional charges on your bill (that I have never experienced with another doctor). I will not be using Northwestern for Primary Care/Internal Medicine.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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ValeriaV in Chicago, IL – Aug 21, 2018
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I found her very unpleasant. Poor communication and never made eye contact. Couldn’t understand what she was recommending even when asking for clarification. Went once and won’t go back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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SLSC – Jul 06, 2018
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Dr Taher suggested that my healthy 1 yr old see a pediatrician who practices non-vaccination after I asked to delay vaccinations by a couple of weeks due to my daughter not feeling well from teething & my own schedule. I thought it was just a miscommunication but then Dr. Taher suggested it again when I messaged her asking for a referral to have a pediatrician do vaccines as I wasn't comfortable visiting her office again. She would not refer to vaccinating pediatrician. I have now switched PCPs
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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SR in Chicago, IL – Apr 24, 2018
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She has really poor bedside manner. She was incomprehensive and careless during the examination and questioning. Overall a really negative experience. Avoid at all costs.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chicago, IL – Mar 31, 2017
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Dr. Taher's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bedwetting
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Echocardiography
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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(312) 574-3157

Dr. Taher accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Elect Choice
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Managed Choice POS
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Elect Choice
Open Access HMO
Open Access Managed Choice
Open Choice PPO
Peformance Network
Premier Care Network
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Savings Plus
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Traditional Choice
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Blue Precision HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
GWH Open Access Plus POS
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access POS
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
Community Health Connect
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
HFN-10
HFN-20
HFN-Platinum
Workers Compensation
Humana
Choice Care POS
Choice Care PPO
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
Humana PPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
National Preferred
National Preferred Open Access
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Meridian Health Plan
MultiPlan
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
Prime
TRICARE Extra
TRICARE Prime Remote
TRICARE Reserve Select
UnitedHealthCare
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
Choice
Choice Plus
Medicare Advantage
Options PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2009
MacNeal Hospital
Residency Hospital
2006
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Samara Taher, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 926-3627.

Does Dr. Samara Taher, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Samara Taher, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Samara Taher, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Taher frequently treats Echocardiography, Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening, and Pre-Operative Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Taher treats.

Where is Dr. Samara Taher, MD's office located?

Dr. Taher's office is located at 1135 S Delano Ct E Ste A201, Chicago, IL 60605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)