Allan B. Zelinger, MD

Specialty: Cardiology

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10837 South Cicero Avenue

Suite 110

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 708-636-7575

Fax: 708-636-6193

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10837 South Cicero Avenue

Suite 200

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Fax: 708-636-6193

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11800 Southwest Highway

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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11800 Southwest Highway

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Office: 708-361-0220

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Meet Allan B. Zelinger, MD

About me

  • Polish
  • CardiomyopathyCholesterol MonitoringCongestive Heart FailureEchocardiogram, TransesophogealEchocardiogramsEchoed Stress TestsFamilial HypercholesterolemiaHeart DiseaseHyperlipidemiaHypertensionMitral Valve ProlapseStress EchocardiogramTrans Esophogeal EchocardiogramValve DisordersVascular Heart Disease
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com

Credentials

Education

  • University of Illinois
  • Boston University Medical Center-University Hospital
  • Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Rush Medical College

Board certifications

  • Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • SIHO PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 303 patient ratings.

Comments

July 28, 2020 4:28 PM

The visit was great and put me at ease with the results of my test and my health in general.

July 28, 2020 4:28 PM

It is always a good experience when I see Dr. Alan Zelinger.

July 13, 2020 2:56 PM

This doctor is knowledgeable and caring. He also has good social skills.

July 13, 2020 1:35 PM

he acted like he was afraid to come in the room. I was there for cardiac clearance for shoulder replacement. because he did not order a stress test my surgery has not been done and I am still in pain my PCP ordered the stress and it is fine. Orthopedic Dr has not rescheduled my surgery.

May 16, 2020 8:21 AM

The doctor was very knowledgeable and patient with me as he explained my results in such a manner that I was able to understand. He answered all my questions and concerns.

May 16, 2020 8:21 AM

Good

May 14, 2020 8:08 AM

Best provider possible. Highly respected by nurses at Christ Hospital.

May 11, 2020 8:52 AM

Dr. Zelinger was very attentive & answered all questions goals & plan of care very clear!

May 11, 2020 8:52 AM

Excellent experience!

April 27, 2020 4:21 PM

I filled out this survey as if it was in person when actually it was a phone visit. It went very well and I answered all the drs. questions for him.

April 1, 2020 4:14 PM

All good - I liked Dr. Zelinger a lot and was honored to get an appt. with him. I think he will take good care of me.

March 30, 2020 7:42 AM

Dr. Zellinger is the greatest always has a smile when he greets you - we talk & it helps me relax before going onto major health questions - Just love him.

March 30, 2020 7:42 AM

Its always a pleasure seeing him because he gives you answers to all the questions I ask in detail - That's a great dr. -

March 29, 2020 5:31 AM

I offer many thanks for Doctor Zelinger on this visit and all of my previous visits. He supplies all of my needs and is most helpful.

March 29, 2020 5:31 AM

My experiences with Dr. Zelinger have ALWAYS been better than good since I have been his patient.

March 16, 2020 10:35 PM

Dr. Zelinger is a most qualified cardiologist who knows my history and cares about my health.

March 16, 2020 10:35 PM

This visit was a pleasure.

March 16, 2020 3:36 PM

informative.

March 16, 2020 3:36 PM

good visit.

March 14, 2020 4:17 AM

always a fantastic experience

March 14, 2020 4:17 AM

the bast dr I've ever had!

March 11, 2020 12:25 PM

Dr. Zelinger was engaged, asked good questions, and provided feedback on the blood pressure reading, etc. He listened to my heart and carotid arteries.

March 11, 2020 12:25 PM

Great experience!

March 6, 2020 11:00 PM

The best doctor that tells you what he is going to do to you before he does with plain English and with care.

February 25, 2020 11:01 AM

He was going on vacation the very next day and rushed through my visit. I had other questions for him.

February 25, 2020 10:33 AM

Dr. Zelinger was excellent he answered all my questions & concerns & explained the issues we discussed!

February 25, 2020 10:33 AM

Very good experience.

February 21, 2020 5:22 AM

Good experience - which it usually is.

February 11, 2020 9:53 AM

Really a nice guy

February 11, 2020 9:53 AM

Whole staff is friendly and helpful

February 10, 2020 7:15 AM

He's very kind and respectful.

January 29, 2020 2:15 PM

I love my cardiologist - he is the best.

January 29, 2020 2:15 PM

Always have a good visit to cardiology appt.

January 23, 2020 12:30 AM

Everything went well.

January 23, 2020 12:30 AM

Great doctor and staff.

January 20, 2020 2:39 PM

Always a good visit. Dr makes visit a comfortable and Informative visit. Never talks down your you.

January 20, 2020 2:39 PM

Each visit is GOOD.

January 6, 2020 8:21 PM

thanks

January 6, 2020 8:21 PM

great job

January 6, 2020 1:05 PM

Always a positive experience. Dr. Zelinger is very knowledgeable.

January 6, 2020 12:11 PM

Dr. Zelinger is wonderful as always. He listens to me and takes very good care of me.

January 6, 2020 12:11 PM

I have NEVER had a bad experience with Dr. Zelinger & many, many good ones.

December 20, 2019 2:31 PM

A caring excellent doctor you count on.

December 16, 2019 4:24 PM

He was wonderful as always.

December 11, 2019 6:27 AM

Very nice man. I would definitely see him if I had a problem.

November 25, 2019 12:50 PM

Dr. Zelinger - great!

November 25, 2019 12:50 PM

Always good.

November 22, 2019 9:45 AM

Thing with Dr. Zelinger always go very well. I think Christ Hosp. & Dr. Zelinger very much. An Dr. Z. has very nice nurses.

November 22, 2019 9:45 AM

I always have a nice time with clerk & desk personnel. They are very nice.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Pretty good

October 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Passionately, Dr. Zeunger is concerning, charming and knowledgeable. I'm satisfied with his service.

October 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I waited 45 minutes after my appointment time to see the doctor. I arrived 20 minutes prior to my appointment time.

October 12, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience was and continues to be Excellent with this provider.

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zelinger is the greatest makes us feel calm & relaxed when asking what is going on with our health.

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone was very nice and helpful.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zelinger always devotes enough time for me to express any concerns or questions and he is not only interested in my medical problem but always inquires about how I am doing in life as a long term patient.

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful and very worthwhile for my health.

September 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. ZELINGER is the absolute BEST!!! Saved my life years back wit an angiogram he performed observing a valve defect. I consider him a friend! Always makes me feel GOOD!

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

we always get good care and dr zelinger always listen to what I have to say.

September 14, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zelinger excellent! Caring & compassionate great listener & tells it frankly. Explains everything office personnel very friendly & professional.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider has only seen me twice and very informed of my condition.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my annual checkup as all was going well - Dr. Z. was great as always!

August 31, 2019 7:00 PM

He was rude and made the decision that I was healthy by looking at me. Even though I have a defibrillator in my chest for heart failure. He said my condition was in my head. Very unprofessional in my opinion. Then after he left the room and came back he decided to run some test.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Exceptional personal very easy to converse with and very helpful.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

good

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Z. for about 22 years. He's a great guy and an excellent doctor.

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I seen Dr. Z. for about 10 years & I feel I'm better because of that!

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Zelinger for more than 30 years. He is an excellent heart specialist.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zelinger has been my cardiologist since 1995. He always takes time with me & my daughter. I always feel better when I leave his office.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent and always comfortable talking to dr

July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

He is a great doctor

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Came in to see my cardiologist for every 6 months as usual, and he caught, another issue I had, and brought it to lite, by calling my primary dr., and he has got it started & cleared up. My kind of doctor.

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Clear, informative, efficient.

June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Should take more TIME with the patient!

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zelinger is a great heart doctor who cares about his patients. And I feel real good when I see him.

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zelenger is always upbeat and positive. He carefully listens to your concerns, and fully answers all questions.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

very informative , good examination and took the appropriate action

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Zellenger is great. I truly look forward to my visits. The clerks are often people I would rather not see.

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I always enjoy seeing the doc.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

great experence

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleasant and understanding - Human professional.

May 6, 2019 7:00 PM

great

April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good and very friendly.

April 19, 2019 7:00 PM

I found Dr. Zelinger to be a knowledgeable, dedicated, sincere individual intent on his practice and help to his patients. Dr. has maintained this posture throughout the 20 plus years of his care

April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Patient is fluent in Polish, and doctor knew some phrases and medical terms in Polish adding to comfort zone. Patient knows small amount of English but was pleased with this visit.

April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zelinger has always been very helpful with my health.

April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

They lost my medical records, I've been seeing this doctor for more than 5 years & they have "no" records for me. Called for appointment & left message they never called back - I had to keep calling them & finally got appointment.

April 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Love Dr. Zelinger.

March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very positive!

March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent.

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Z. as I call him has been exceptional in all area's of my health.

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

We came as a couple - Both patients of Dr. Z. Felt like we got a rush job. Visit was about 8 minutes total for both. Although we were not having any issues we came as 2 appts. and didn't get much time. Almost felt foolish for having an appt. Maybe GP can handle all our needs.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

The experience was very informational and helpful to me.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

I made this appointment in person at the Oaklawn office. I was told since I was their last patient I had to be there no later than 15 minutes before my appointment time or my appointment would be cancelled. When I arrived at my appointment there was no receptionist. she was in room with another patient. I was not called until my appointment time and then I was rushed through. My door was left open and I had to hear other patients information. The worst part was that this was a big waste of time because I was scheduled for the wrong doctor. I had to call the office the next day to get another appointment with the correct doctor.

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

always a good visit. answers all my questions and dr is very respectful. office staff is kind and helpful.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Zelinger and his staff are the best. Warm and friendly and always listen and make us feel comfortable and not nervous.Love them all.

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Unable to talk to anybody without long waitl.

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