Dr. Zahid Afzal, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 48
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Dr. Zahid Afzal, MD
Dr. Zahid Afzal, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Joliet, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Afzal is affiliated with Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Silver Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY

1300 Copperfield Ave Ste 4050

Joliet, IL 60432

Contact Information

(708) 499-5678

Dr. Zahid Afzal, MD

Dr. Zahid Afzal, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Afzal's Experience

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Dr. Afzal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
81

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

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

  • American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Afzal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Afzal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Afzal to family and friends
2.7
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Afzal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Chicago, IL |
A doctor who cannot manage his schedule. Waited 45 minutes for the doctor. Front office staff chatting away. I would never use or recommend doctor who disrespects my time.
Homer Glen |
I found Dr Afzal to be very personable, professional, and polite, even shook my hand. Took the time to answer my questions so I could understand what was going on. Never felt rushed.
Chicago, IL |
Absolute worst excuse for a doctor. His negligence was life threatening for my husband. He his a clear example of a doctor who looks as his patients as a number and not as loved one for someone else. Least caring doctor I have ever met in my life, horrible bed side manner. I would highly recommend ANY other doctor than Dr. Afzhal. Calls himself a "specialist" he could honestly not care less about his patients. I hope this review gets back to him and he shapes up, or grows a heart.
in Frankfort |
By far the least pleasant experience I've ever had with a doctor. His nurse is very rude and not good about getting back to you. Also I never get any appointments only get prescriptions written and sent to walgreens after I call and leave several messages regarding my symptoms and side effects from the strong drugs he seems to prescribe considering he never sees me. Having chrohns disease and a doctor who doesn't seem to care or have the time of day for you is beyond frustrating.
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Dr. Afzal accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Afzal has admitting privileges

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435
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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
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Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60451
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