Carissa Buenvenida, MD

Specialty: Cardiology

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Advocate Heart Institute

1875 Dempster Street

Suite 525

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 847-698-5500

Fax: 847-698-5517

Meet Carissa Buenvenida, MD

About me

  • Secondary languages: Tagalog
  • Gender:
  • Clinical interests: EchocardiogramsEKG - ElectrocardiogramFamilial HypercholesterolemiaNon-Invasive ProceduresPreventive CardiologyStress EchocardiogramStress Testing
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  • Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago, Cardiology
  • Residency: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Rush University Medical Center

Board certifications

  • Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General 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 Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • 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
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 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 397 patient ratings.


July 18, 2020 8:17 AM

Dr Buenvenida is terrific - I value everything she recommends. I have recommended her to numerous friends and they thank me profusely for her name. Everyone says they could not believe that they have gone to such incompetent doctors before her. Her assistant, is one of my favorite people. She takes my blood pressure, weight and etc. So pleasant and friendly - knows me from the last visit and many in the past.

July 18, 2020 8:17 AM

Excellent experience every time I have a visit with Dr. Buenvenida - she is knowledgeable and up-to-date with medical findings.

July 16, 2020 11:38 AM

Dr. Buenvenida definitely had my best interests in mind and was very professional in resolving a question of possible need for a test. I took Dr. Buenvenida's suggested advice - it soothed my anxiety.

July 13, 2020 3:26 PM

I had an excellent visit as always.

July 13, 2020 2:54 PM

Dr. Buenvenida and nurse saw me right away, are friendly and treat me with respect.

July 13, 2020 2:54 PM

Dr. Buenvenida always listens to me, puts me at ease, and I'm always happy to see her and am lucky I have her as my heart health care doctor. Top in the field, Top with dealing with her patients.

July 13, 2020 10:48 AM

Dr. Carissa Buenvenida is a very special person. Her compassion to help, listen, understand and care is beyond obvious!!

July 13, 2020 10:04 AM

Dr. Buenvenida is great! Nuff said!

June 12, 2020 8:20 AM

Dr. Buenvenida is a very caring, compassionate cardiologist, I met her briefly in the ER in January. I wanted to make my follow-up with her, she is nice.

May 20, 2020 8:27 AM

We had a nice visit on the phone, we talked about any concern's I might have had. I did not have concern's to talk about.

May 18, 2020 6:02 PM

always listen and gives wonderful advice

May 11, 2020 12:34 PM

Everyone is wonderful, polite, help when needed, answered all my needs 5 _____ to the staff.

May 11, 2020 11:45 AM

very good

May 11, 2020 8:29 AM

Doctor prescribed prescription re: issue received at hospital due to heart condition - she is a very caring & excellent doctor - pays attention to patient's needs - excellent choice for me as my doctor -

April 27, 2020 7:36 PM

Doctor Carissa Buenvenida is very nice,smart,polite and patient doctor. She takes care of her patient very well. All nurses and receptionist who work with doctor Carissa are very nice people.

April 1, 2020 4:15 PM

I thought I had a very good experience with Dr. Buenvenida.

April 1, 2020 4:15 PM

She is an excellent doctor.

March 31, 2020 9:56 AM

The times I have gone to the clinic they have attended me very good I have no complaint about them because of that.

March 31, 2020 9:56 AM

I give thanks to all the personnel & the Dr. Buenvenida.

March 29, 2020 7:15 AM

She took time to explain what medicines are best for me and explained also untoward reactions of the medicines.

March 29, 2020 7:15 AM

I am a satisfied patient.

March 23, 2020 9:46 AM

Dr. C. Buenvenida is very professional & courteous. She deserves a commendation for the great services she renders to the medical field.

March 17, 2020 7:39 AM

Always very happy with the DR and staff

March 11, 2020 12:52 PM

This was a very good experience and I believe they are taking good care of me.

March 6, 2020 12:43 PM

I was treated by a very competent and respectful doctor.

March 2, 2020 3:08 PM

I had an echocardiogram at this office. Dr. B shared the results of the exam with me. I feel fairly comfortable that she disclosed my cardiac status (aortic valve stenosis, stage 1). She did discuss meds with me, potential f/u TX SHE prefers. Did not convince me completely of her rationale, but I will think of her suggestions and implement and act upon that which I decide. Dr. B is intelligent, knowledgeable, and direct.

March 2, 2020 3:08 PM

I value her expertise and communication. She added to my knowledge base of my meds, or more directly, reminded me of something I do know, and presented new application of that knowledge. I sincerely appreciate her time and skill.

March 2, 2020 2:11 PM

Dr. Buenvenida is an excellent physician who shows a sincere interest in my care.

March 2, 2020 6:47 AM

Very timely - listens -

March 1, 2020 8:03 AM

great experience

February 28, 2020 10:27 AM

Excellent - Excellent care. Could not have asked for better care. Doctor "B." is the best ever and everyone at Advocate Lutheran General.

February 15, 2020 6:08 AM

Dr. B. is always professional yet friendly. Answers all questions. She is conscientious and efficient, kind. She makes us comfortable and worthy of our - Or all her patients - Trust. That provides all of our visit w/confidence.

February 15, 2020 6:08 AM

Always good; Dr. B. is ethical and have never had a bad experience.

February 8, 2020 8:48 AM

Excellent. Dr. was able to explain the interaction of the prescriptions I was taking.

February 6, 2020 12:14 PM


January 30, 2020 8:26 AM

Always a good visit. She is a very caring cardiologist.

January 29, 2020 7:56 AM

As always Ms Buenvenida spends as much time with me to discuss all my concerns.I trust her with my life.

January 27, 2020 8:16 PM

Dr. Buenvenida listens to me and finds ways to suggest how I can improve my health. She is a caring and true professional.

January 27, 2020 1:41 PM

She is always very attentive to my concerns and takes much time to clearly discuss them. I have complete trust in her!

January 19, 2020 7:25 PM

Dr Buenvenida always takes the time to listen and offers advise on handling my health. she is very thorough and thoughtful

January 19, 2020 7:25 PM

excellent experience

January 18, 2020 8:26 AM

dr Buenvenida is wonderful. she treats you with care an concern. she sees you as a whole person not just a cardiac patient. she listens and respects you. and treats you like an intelligent person. she is a gift to me and my family

January 16, 2020 11:03 AM

She very easy to talk to & concerned if I have any problems.

January 8, 2020 7:51 AM

Dr. Buenvenida is a very caring dr. She listens to what I say & never rushes me.

January 3, 2020 12:12 PM

All good.

January 3, 2020 10:20 AM

This doctor was very thorough.

December 28, 2019 3:24 PM

Dr Buenvenida is very.capable,caring, and professional.

December 28, 2019 3:24 PM

Has always been sensitive and helpful

December 27, 2019 12:47 PM

Very easy to talk to and understand her goals for my health.

December 27, 2019 10:21 AM

Dr. Buenvenida is an excellent doctor. She is very interested in the whole person and what specific steps one can take to live a healthy lifestyle. She is outstanding and one of my favorite doctors.

December 27, 2019 7:54 AM

Top level quality care.

December 27, 2019 7:54 AM

Overall, a good experience.

December 26, 2019 11:37 AM

g00d experience

December 21, 2019 10:07 AM

Excellent respectful interaction. My personal health care on my own is always discussed. I am an important member on the team!

December 21, 2019 10:07 AM

Personal interaction professional w/warmth.

December 7, 2019 4:15 PM

I appreciate the time and explanations, as well as just being personable, of Dr. Buenvenida.

December 7, 2019 4:15 PM

Always appreciate my appointments w/Dr. Buenvenida.

December 7, 2019 12:33 PM

She is excellent and know what she is talking. Makes me feel so good if I see her _____ she explains in details. I feel so comfortable talking to her about my health problems.

December 7, 2019 12:33 PM

It is always a pleasure to see her cause she is so professional in dealing with me.

December 2, 2019 7:41 PM


December 2, 2019 5:07 PM

Dr. Buenvenida is a very caring doctor!

December 2, 2019 5:07 PM

Wait was too long but I assume there was a reason.

November 23, 2019 6:46 AM

Glad to have her as my Cardiologist.

November 23, 2019 6:46 AM

Very thorough with her heart exam and makes me feel very relax.

November 18, 2019 10:16 AM

Always look forward to my check ups.

November 18, 2019 10:16 AM

I feel I'm in good hands with Dr. Buenvenida.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Every visit is professional & am treated as I would expect - I am happy with my doctor & her staff - and Lutheran General.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Always pleasant & informative.

November 14, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Buenvenida & I have had trouble communicating for some time, with the result that I am going to change to another cardiologist that I can communicate better with (hopefully).

November 14, 2019 11:00 PM

She doesn't answer specific questions, e.g., on my Oct. 31 visit I was told I was at risk for "plaque rupture" (first time I heard this term) & when I asked "how much risk?" she repeated I was at risk.

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Buenvenida is always conscientious about the care she provides for me. She listens intently and always put my needs a priority. there's no doubt in my mind that she has my best interests at hand. I trust her judgment and I always feel comfortable with her medical expertise!

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

very satisfied

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Have complete confidence.

October 12, 2019 7:00 PM

doc. B has been seeing for 15years, if not for she the team from advanced cardi, I would not be here to do this survey.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider is the best. She is so concerned with my health and well being. She is the best of all my several doctors.

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. is knowledgeable, caring and excellent provider.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Buenvenida is always interested in daily activities, life problems, family situation, diet/exercise, medications taken. She listens offers recommendations and makes herself available when a need arises. She is excellent!

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Buenvenida is an exceptional and caring physician. She takes time to answer all my questions.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I truly like this his provider and have the up most confidence in her treatment plan

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

very good and comfortable. My questions were all answered, and it was very helpful.

September 5, 2019 7:00 PM


September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

provider Dr. Buenvenida is a very caring physician.

August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

she's good concerned about your opinion the care and the best doctor you chooses.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

she is a wonderful Doctor

August 23, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

August 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Buenvenida is an excellent doctor. She listen to the patient. She explained in plain language that you can understand. I want her to be my PCP but she's a heart specialist. I will recommend her to my family, friends and other. Thank you for being my doctor.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel I'm always treated special w. Dr. Buenvenida. And reassures me that meds are are working good.

August 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Clarissa Buenvenida she's a wonderful doctor my _____ got heart problem & got second opinion. She's said that mother will be they with the medication she prescribe she doesn't need heart surgery than God for Dr. Buenvenida she's very professional and she knows her stuff. I am confidence to leave her as my cardiology.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

visit was a follow up for heart issues-Dr B was on time and not hurried. she took time to discuss my heart and overall health.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Buenvenida was thorough and careful - wanting to get more information from tests before changing medication or recommending a change in lifestyle.

July 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I am completely satisfied with all my doctors.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. was very thorough in her explanations, and took time to clearly explain everything.

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM

They were excellent.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

-very pleasant not rushed

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt the Doctor was warm and caring about my concerns and health.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Buenvenida is the best. My former primary care doctor, Dr.X, referred me to her in 2010 and she provided excellent care and concern for my health.

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I chose her 15 years ago when she stood in for my regular doctor who was on vacation. At that time she was compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and helped greatly with some service decisions.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I respect & like Dr. Carissa Buenvenida a great deal, and have rec. her to others.

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent and personal care. Very empathetic. Very positive with good advice.

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