Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 66

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Elgin, IL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from King Edward Med Coll medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital, winner of the Cardiac Care Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD

Pulmonary Critical Care Slp Med

1710 N Randall Rd Ste 260 Elgin, IL 60123 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(847) 931-7900

Telehealth available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Ahmad's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bird Flu
  • Blastomycosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymomas
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Ahmad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Choice Care PPO
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He used to be a good doctor. Took time to listen. How else can you treat a patient? I was sick three weeks before my appointment. He could not fit me in so I went to immediate care. They took care of me. I was looking forward to talking to the Dr. Ahmad so he would know how I wasn’t breathing well. I also had to have a form filled out which required a test. I didn’t get the test?? He said he would take care of the form. As far as the breathing he said there were only the two medicines I was taking for COPD. That’s not entirely true. He could have ordered a rescue medicine so I could function better when I needed it. Ofcourse he didn’t seem to want to here my story. So how would he know what I might need. Immediate care did more for me than he did and they didn’t even know me. So am I left to die in my sleep or in the grocery store. Don’t think he gives a damn. After all these years I guess I’ll be looking for another doctor. So sad.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Janet Starling – Apr 03, 2021
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Dr. Ahmad has been my doctor for 14 years. He was able to diagnose a lung disease that I got from being in a school with mold in Elgin. Other doctors had no idea why I was always ill. He started me on the right treatment for my lungs. I was finally able to have periods of wellness for the first time in after being severely ill for 5 years. He is patient, positive, and always listens to what my symptoms and concerns are. I feel he is an excellent doctor.
Cynthia Winstead – Jun 18, 2020
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It’s disappointing that someone who is supposed to be educated and a doctor of medicine can be so rude, uncaring and have no ethics or professionalism, and no compassion for his patients or their family. Horrible experience. First of all the receptionist was rude and upset that we arrived 15 min before our appointment. When we saw the doctor he asked us why we were there. We tried to explain and he would interrupt saying things like, don’t tell me about the past. Tell me something I don’t know. And when he asked he demanded answers in a condescending way. He would ask a question and when we answered he would say I know that already. He checked her breathing asked her age and when we told him he coldly said, at that age there isn’t much to do. Just keep her medicine and you can go. We couldn’t ask questions about the patients diet or about other ways to make her better. We were rushed out of there like he was just eager to make the consultation money and nothing or no one else mattered.
May 27, 2020
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My recent experience with the Doctor is that he is not personable when quickly going through a first time meeting to review the reason I visited the Clinic, The questions he asked me were the same questions I answered on the 7 pages upon entering for a first time patient. He did not review any of the papers I completed. This sessions was about getting a patient in and out for The first time interview was short and he prescribed a drug for treatment and asked that I come back after 6 weeks.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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SLEEPY HOLLOW, IL – Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. Ahmad has been very thorough and professional on every visit. He appears to care about my issue and resolving it along with the anxiety around it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
6 people found this helpful
Gina D. in Illinois City, IL – May 12, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Elgin, IL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from King...Read more


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


Cook County Hospital Program
Residency Hospital
King Edward Med Coll
Medical School


  • English
  • Urdu


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ahmad frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Pneumonia, and Wheezing. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ahmad treats.

Where is Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD's office located?

Dr. Ahmad's office is located at 1710 N Randall Rd Ste 260, Elgin, IL 60123. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Zubair Ahmad, MD speak?

Dr. Ahmad speaks Urdu and English. View profile to see all.

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Pulmonary Critical Care Slp Med

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Specialists Sc1710 N Randall Rd Ste 260 Elgin, IL 60123

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Advocate Sherman Hospital

Elgin, IL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin

Elgin, IL

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital

McHenry, IL

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2022)