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Dr. Zishan Alam, DO

Family Medicine ·  Male · Age 42

Dr. Alam

Zion Family Medicine

175 E Hawthorn Pkwy Ste 220 Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Dr. Zishan Alam, DO is a family medicine specialist in Vernon Hills, IL and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University in 2003 and specializes in family medicine.

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(224) 206-7903

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Dr. Alam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nutritional Deficiency
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Zishan Alam is a Board Certified Family Physician who practices Integrative Medicine that involves a combination of the best of conventional medicine and a holistic approach to his patients of all ages. This Patient Centered approach integrates o...


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications


University Of Illinois College Of Medicine At Rockford
Fellowship Hospital
Resurrection Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Resurrection Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University
Medical School
University Of Illinois At Chicago
Undergraduate School


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I have known and have been seeing Dr. Alam for more than 10 years. I feel the need to express my thankfulness to this man for all the help he has done for me and my family. We went to all the famous Mayo clinic, Rush and Northwestern systems. None of these even came close to helping us feel better with the "non specific" ailments we all were having. Dr. Alam was the ONLY doctor who started off with addressing our diets and nutritinal states. He masterfully did labs that actually helped us findin
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I had been referred to Dr. Alam by a nurse at Rush so I assumed that he would be thorough and competent. He was neither. He didn't cover the routine basics nor was he willing to interpret routine labs from my prior physician. He insisted on running thyroid routine labs that had been completed my gyn 3 weeks prior. I ended up having emergency surgery shortly after my visit to him for the very complaint to went to him for.
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We have Dr. Alam as our primary physician from past 6 months. He is very precise, thorough, knows what he is doing and an awesome person. I would surely recommend Dr.Alam.
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I saw him last week, and I would like to give him -1 out of 5 due to the following reason (1) AS a Primary care he did not take my Blood Pressure, necessary step (2) Too focus to sell his own over the counter medicine. When I asked him the price initially he told me they r not costly, but he charged me around 280 $ of medicine, and all of them were useless (3) When I tried to return them after 5 min of purchase, Office staff refused to return them even they were unopened (3) When I asked det
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Great physician that came highly recommended by my coworkers and friends. I feel great after following Dr. Alam's health regimen. He is on the cutting edge of medicine and we (my family and I) are very happy with his holistic approach to everybody's health. He is a great guide in diet and nutrition and he is very knowledgable with vitamins. My family and I had spent countless hours/amount of money trying to find the right supplements/information. Very glad we saw him. He was able to help me,my s
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I have been seeing Dr. Alam for couple of years. He is on top things, able to diagnose and treat the source of the problem rather than treating the symptoms. I've never felt so healthy since I was in my teen years. Very professional, knowledgeable, experience and courteous.
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I am a physician myself and have been quite impressed with Dr. Alam's comprehensive view in addressing my healthcare as a patient. In particular, his great emphasis on preventive care in my mind sets him apart.
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Not informed on treating adrenals for cortisol issues. Prescribed an adoptogen which lowers cortisol when my saliva test showed low cortisol. Also prescribes iodine but not the correct kind. Only Lugols drops or Iodoral works properly. Beware of his Biotics Research brand. Do your homework. A nice man, nice staff, but not well informed on thyroid and adrenal.
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