Dr. Sylvia Lam, MD

Dr. Sylvia Lam, MD

Pediatrics  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sylvia Lam is a Pediatrician & Family Doctor serving the Hoffman Estates area for more than 40 years. Dr. Lam is experienced in Headache & Sinus Infection, School Physical Exam and Newborn Exams & Vaccination. Started practicing 1972. HOSPITAL AFFILIATION St Alexius Medical Center Alexian Brothers Medical Center 1 FORMS OF PAYMENT Credit Cards, Cash INSURANCES ACCEPTED Aetna Beach Street BCBS BCBS Illinois Cigna Cofinity (was PPOM - PDF) Coventry Health Care First Health Great West HealthLink Humana Multiplan United Healthcare - Direct PHCS

Sylvia Lam MD SC

2500 W Higgins Rd Ste 1100

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS

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Care Philosophy

We listen and accept opinions.  No antibiotic unless is medically indicated.  Best referrals when it's medically necessary. Alternative medicine when it's obligated.
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Dr. Lam's Experience

Dr. Lam's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Rash


  • Blood Test
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Physical Examination

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.


  • Kaohsiung Medical College-M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Pediatrics-Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago Il
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Pediatrics-Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Chicago Il
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lam to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Lam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Stockholm, AB |
Dr. Lam is very disrespectful. She didn’t give our baby the shot she needed even though a supervisor called her and told her that our baby is covered. Our baby is over two months old and she hasn’t got any of her shots yet because of her. In addition, the supervisor told her that we were covered from Feb-first, she’s not paying us back the money we paid out of pocket and says we should pay her for those visits. Not a Human Bering... More like a money robot...
I'm sorry you felt that way. We will work hard work to improve our relationship with insurance companies to better served you and your family. Regards to the Copay it has been refunded already.
Dr. Lam is an amazing pediatrician! She cared for my teenage brother and sister since birth and me since I was a teenager (now 28). As such, she has been my 9-year-old's pediatrician since birth. Unfortunately, I moved to another state and had to find another pediatrician :( and I know I will not find a pediatrician quite like her! Dr. Lam is very straight forward and I don't think many people like that, but all-in-all, she's great!
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are always here to serve you whenever you come back.
Hoffman Estates, IL |
Horrible service in the office, wait time is ridiculous and both front desk and Dr are rude. It should not matter what insurance you have as to the quality of attention you receive. There should be better bed side manners with addressing patients. DO NOT go here! Rude Dr and rude front desk lady! - this is to all age patients! Sad service has worsened- I remember when they were a bit more pleasant. Very unprofessional.
in Hoffman Estates, IL |
lack of patience to explain anything, not a good choice if u want to get personalized service.
in Palatine, IL |
Friendly office staff and very informative doctor. My daughter was sick and Dr.Lam carefully examined her and prescribed the medications needed. The office was very clean and we did not have to wait long at all compared to other doctors.
Chicago, IL |
I would never come back with Dr. Lam because she is very angry and judges people
in Streamwood, IL |
Dr. Lam is an experienced doctor. She is fast efficient and goes straight to the point.
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Same Day
Dr. Lam accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS

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Hospitals where Dr. Lam has admitting privileges

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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St. Alexius Medical Center
1555 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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