Dr. Zahra Afshari, MD

Dr. Zahra Afshari, MD

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Dr. Zahra Afshari, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Glenview, IL. She has been practicing for 12 years. Read her story

2634 Patriot Blvd # C

Glenview, IL 60026

Contact Information

(847) 904-2298

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • 24 More

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more than 59% of peers
Essential Tremor
more than 29% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 28% of peers

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Dr. Afshari's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Afshari "Glenview Woman of Today Scholarship in high school; female most likely to succeed. Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology and Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies from University of Michigan. Medical School at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a General Assembly Scholarship. Preliminary Internal Medicine and Neurology residency at University of Michigan. Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship, subspecialty epilepsy and neuromuscular and EEG/EMG at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Then worked for 5 year in Northshore hospital systems, including being Chairman of Neurology and Director of Resident Education in Neurology at one system, to only realize I can only provide optimal patient care and advocacy in private practice and not under the constraints and limitations of system-based community hospitals."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Afshari "You need to dedicate time and commitment to figuring out a patient complaint. That's why patients get a full hour for all visits. I am available to them at all times. Overall, my patients do much better that those who have gone to system Neurologists as they have my complete dedicated time and attention and follow-through."


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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Pain Medicine Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Vitamin B12 Injection

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 Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Michigan Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Michigan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital McGaw Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Afshari has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Afshari's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Afshari to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Afshari's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
in Deerfield, IL |
Dr Afshari is the kindest most thorough physician I have ever been treated by. You will have a true advocate for your health in Dr. Afshari. She is one in a million. Highly recommend.
in Hart Michigan |
Thank you! You are truly awesome. You and your staff made my whole family feel very relaxed, like friends and not like a doctors office while still being very very professional. See you again in about 3 mo. Sincerely, The Morells
in Highland Park, IL |
I have been to so many Drs and have finally found one that cares! Dr. AFSHARI is so well versed in her field, her experience and knowledge shines!
in Evanston, IL |
Excellent physician. What I love about her is that she listens carefully to every word, makes the proper recommendation caringly.
in Northbrook, IL |
I was referred to Dr. Afshari after several other doctors were unable to diagnose my increasing sciatic pain. Dr. Afshari took a complete history and immediately ordered a pelvic MRI, which revealed a large mass. It turned out to be a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, requiring chemotherapy, radiation, and extremely complicated surgery. Although these treatments were all conducted by other doctors, Dr. Afshari stayed in touch throughout and helped me immensely. She is THE BEST
in Des Plaines, IL |
Dr Afshari is a neurologist who cares & makes a difference in the quality of life for patients coping with pain. In my case, her tests showed me what nerves were damaged after a serious fracture & that they showed signs of healing. This gave me hope & confidence. Months later, I no longer needed pills & I was returning to normal.
Dr. Afshari has been the primary doctor managing my care for a back injury and headaches for several years now. She takes the time to listen and understand the individual situation and symptoms, and applies her knowledge to gain a more in-depth understanding of the pain / injury. She uses several diagnostic and treatment options, and includes me in the process of devising and updating the plan as we go. I am very comfortable with my care being managed by her.
in Glenview, IL |
Dr. Afshari is excellent in every way possible. She is the best of the best. She is brilliant and extremely knowledgeable. She is easy to talk to and her "bedside manner" is top notch. I recommend her to everyone I encounter when the subject of health topics is broached. If a person reading this is looking for a neurologist, look no further.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr.Afshari is personable and has the best bedside manner. She makes herself available where most doctors would not. She takes the time to explain everything without making you feel inept for even asking in the first place! :)
in Chicago, IL |
I had back pain that shot in my leg and had developed new numbness of my foot. She scheduled me during her lunch to be able to get me in sooner. After she looked at me she noticed that my feet were weak (I hadn't noticed this). She told me that she was afraid that I would have a large disc at L5 that may need surgery. She then called the MRI place & had me go directly there; large disc L5 pushing on the nerves & three days later surgery done. I have no words for this type of doctoring. God-sent.
in Glenview, IL |
Very beautiful office with easy parking. Office staff/Front desk personal were very friendly and accommodating. Wait was not long at all, after I finished paperwork I was seen right away. Dr. Afshari was very friendly and thorough. As soon as I saw her I was put to ease. She was very personable and pleasant and would highly recommend her to family and friends.
in Glenview, IL |
I started going to Dr. Afshari about a year ago for nerve pain radiating down my leg. As soon as I met her I felt very at ease!. She is such a caring physician and is a great listener. When I see her I never feel rushed. Dr. Afshari is very thorough and methodical. She writes notes for me about our treatment plan and has helped me with my pain. She has prescribed medications that have helped my pain tremendously!. I would highly recommend her!. I would give her 6 stars if I could!
in Chicago, IL |
I visited Dr.Afshari after having severe neck and arm radicular pain as well as numbness and weakness in my left arm. She provided a correct diagnosis and sent me to an urgent MRI C spine that indicated a large cervical disc compromising left neural foramina. She was given a steroid pack and recommended bed rest in an attempt to prevent surgical intervention. I am glad I did not listen to other doctors for surgical approach. After 12 sessions of PT , I feel much better now.
in Tinley Park, IL |
Dr. Afshari is the 1st neurologist I've had in 4 years that actually took the time to understand my MS. She is extremely professional, personable, and helpful. I drive an hour each way just to see her as my neurologist because of how well she has treated me as a patient and a person.
in Chicago, IL |
Extremely knowledgeable, explains and outlines her plan for you in plain English. Creates a relationship with the patient that makes you feel like she cares and doesn't just forget about you until your next appointment.
in Prospect Heights, IL |
I would recommend Dr. Afshari to anyone that needs a reliable neurologist. She sits down with you and writes out a specific plan for me to follow. Also, very knowledgeable outside her field. Titration plans she writes out for me specifically to follow has been an improvement in my life. She returns your calls and really shows that she cares. She recommended me to test for sleep apnea, and I have been diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea, and so I got a cpap machine to improve my sleep.
in Chicago, IL |
I am 59 & in all my years I have never met a Doctor like Dr. Afshari. She's a perfect example of what a Doctor should be like. She treats her patients like patients & her practice like a practice, not a business. She is very thorough & concise & explains things in a way that is easily understood. My appointments with her have never been hurried & her bedside manner is second to none. She is very down to earth & very easy to talk to. She has helped me more than I could have ever imagined.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Afshari was the only Doctor who had the knowledge and skill to correctly diagnose my neurological disorder. Prior, to seeing Dr. Afshari, I spent months going from Doctor to Doctor trying to get a correct diagnosis and medication, without any success. Dr. Afshari is very conscientious and patient. I highly recommend Dr. Afshari!!!
in Palatine ILLINOIS |
I have seen many doctors over the last year. Dr.Afshari is unique and takes the time to listen and genuinely care for you. My personal opinion is that allot of doctors dont think outside of the box. I always feel we have a focused game plan after I leave her office. She has been my quarterback and highly recommend her and her friendly staff.
in Roselle, IL |
Dr. Afshari is truly a one in a million! She is extremely knowledgeable and always strives to get to the root of the problem. She is so compassionate and wants to help everyone. She has helped me tremendously and continues to monitor any and every one of my concerns. Her kindness is very rare. I don't think a 5 star rating is nearly enough. Dr. Afshari is EXCELLENT!
in Chicago, IL |
Dr.Afshari had helped me more than she will ever know. She is compassionate and takes her time getting to know her patients and exactly what they are going through. She truly wants to get to the bottom of everything and that is why she is fantastic! Cannot recommend her enough.
in Schaumburg, IL |
One of the most caring doctors I have seen in my entire life! I'm a bit of a hypochondriac so I have seen many MDs over the years and she is by far the best! Dr Afshari treats you like family everytime you visit her. She works constantly with you and your medical team to help in any way she can. She is light years ahead regarding patient care and truly goes above and beyond every appointment! She is also educated at the best schools and holds multiple board certifications. Definitely recommend
in Northbrook, IL |
Spends an hour for visit; no other doctor does that. Not only is she brilliant she is so caring . Down to earth. Explains things so you understand. Office gorgeous open well lit. No one else compares.
Dr. Afshari is a very efficient and compassionate doctor!! She is very effective in listening and obtain necessary information to ensure an accurate diagnosis. I am very grateful for all her efforts in diagnosing and treating my health issues.
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Dr. Afshari accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
    IN Total Health
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Pipefitters
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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