David G. Thoele, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology

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Primary location

1675 Dempster Street

3rd Floor

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 708-684-5580

Fax: 708-684-4068

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3232 Lake Avenue

2nd Floor

Wilmette, IL 60091

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1945 West Wilson Avenue

4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60640

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Meet David G. Thoele, MD

About me

  • Secondary languages: SpanishGerman
  • Gender:
  • Clinical interests: Adult Congenital Heart DiseaseCardiac CatheterizationCardiologyCardiology Non-InvasiveCardiomyopathyCardiovascular DiseaseEKG - ElectrocardiogramPediatric CardiologyPulmonary HypertensionTilt Table Studies
  • Related website: www.advocatechildrenshospital.com

Credentials

Education

  • Fellowship: Columbia University, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Residency: Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Internship: Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Board certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • 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
  • 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 76 patient ratings.

Comments

March 17, 2020 5:00 PM

the provider is very good. he is very knowledgeable in his field and has been able to keep my child calm and has helped her understand why changes have to happen

March 17, 2020 5:00 PM

The office wait time is horrible. We came in 15 minutes before our scheduled appointment but was not seen until and hour and a half after our scheduled appointment. This is an appointment in the morning. We were also asked to have blood work done but the office staff was not able to direct us to where we need to go as they do not know the lay out of the office since they do not sit at Yacktman. When you child is sick and lab works need to be done a little compassion goes a long way. Knowing where to send families help in easing anxiety.

February 29, 2020 11:18 AM

Dr. Theole is definitely amazing, friendly and professional. I walked into his office with so many different feelings. I felt worried, nervous and scared as to what kind of news I would get about my son's heart murmur. Dr Theole took his time evaluating my son and ordering all the necessary tests. Tests were done the same day and we got the results the same day. Dr Theole answered all my questions and concerns. He gave me a better understanding of what an innocent heart murmur is and put my mind at ease.

February 8, 2020 8:48 AM

We love Dr. Thoele!

January 29, 2020 1:42 PM

Dr. Thoele is the BEST doctor that anyone could ask for. He responds quickly & efficiently to all questions and concerns. He's amazing!

January 29, 2020 1:42 PM

I've had nothing but GREAT experiences with Dr. Thoele.

January 13, 2020 8:01 AM

Dr. Thoele is a great doctor. He answered all my questions. Yes we waited a long time in the room but when he came in he also spent the necessary time with my child so the wait was worth it. He is so nice, kind & loved to teach you about everything.

January 13, 2020 8:01 AM

He is outstanding and kind person.

January 3, 2020 12:12 PM

Dr. Thoele is great. I never felt rushed from the office. He took the time to listen to my questions & concerns and to answer them.

January 3, 2020 9:49 AM

Dr. Thoele is an amazing doctor, I feel fortunate to have him. he 3 mo. questions have nothing to do with my care. He is wonderful & focused. I am so much better because of him, I consider him to be an asset to Lutheran General.

December 29, 2019 3:26 PM

I have never met a doctor like Dr. Thoele. My daughter gets very anxious about doctors' visits. Dr. Thoele was so kind & empathetic. He treated her like a whole person, explained everything clearly, & did his best to reassure her.

December 29, 2019 3:26 PM

Dr. Thoele is amazing!

December 19, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Thoele diagnosed X with an enlarged aortic root. We have had several visits with Dr. Thoele. He is genuinely concerned about X's health. I feel that he is doing everything that he can to monitor X's condition.

December 3, 2019 9:06 AM

We arrived at 1 PM for a 1 PM appointment. We left at 4:45 PM. Most of that time was spent in a windowless exam room. We saw a nurse for about 5 minutes, a resident for another 10-15 minutes, and the main doctor for about another 15 min. I am not exaggerating the wait time. Over 3 1/2 hours for one appointment is absurd.

November 5, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Thoele is excellent! Took his time explaining everything including how to get a hold of him in an emergency, heart monitor, breathing exercises, etc. Thank you for not rushing and making sure our questions were answered.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor is informing and easy to understand. Spend time w/my son explaining things about my son diet and what to do. Very good doctor.

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Hello thank you for their services and attention. Many blessings for you for helping us in the concerns and solutions of our children thank you a thousand times.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Heart doctor for precautionary check of development in my son's first 2 months. Office and staff were both great. Person yet professional.

July 30, 2019 7:00 PM

We came in for a follow up appt. due to chest pain and a family history of heart issues. Dr. Thoele was wonderful and great at putting us at ease and explaining everything.

July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Respectful & helpful.

March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Thoele was very thorough during our visit. He covered several areas of healthcare habits that are necessary to stay healthy. He ordered an ultrasound.

February 20, 2019 6:00 PM

What a wonderful doctor! Excellent with kids. He explained everything in simple language, so everyone understood what is going on with my child's heart.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Outstanding!!!

February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

I had an EKG & Echo at the time of my appt. & was told the results immediately. I've been taking the meds for 6 mos. and I'm better than fine - Dr. Thoele is fabulous.

January 23, 2019 6:00 PM

ED follow up. Went well.

January 7, 2019 6:00 PM

He was very warm & attentive.

December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Good.

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Thoele is always very friendly and offers us the very best care possible.

September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent

August 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Overall, very pleased with provider.

August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

you have an appointment time schedule but then get into the waiting room and have to wait for the doctor to come see you and he's not on time. when he comes to the room then you feel rushed because there's other patients waiting. He need to manage his timing better with patients. He also would benefit to have someone assist him with the computer because he's also slow on it to get your medical records or print any lab results.

June 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Thoele is fantastic, I would highly recommend him to anyone - I hadn't seen him in 10 years & he responded to me immediately & he's truly one in a million - fabulous man & doctor.

June 28, 2018 7:00 PM

The physician is excellent and compassionate in all aspects. Great helper.

June 19, 2018 7:00 PM

THE BEST! THE PROVIDER ,THE STAFF , EVERYONE WAS WONDERFUL !!! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS WHAT SO EVER, ,MY DAUGHTER EVEN LOVED THE WHOLE ENVIRONMENT, SHE WAS SO HAPPY THE WHOLE TIME THERE, EVERY ONE IS SO FRIENDLY, WILL STOP BY ONE DAY JUST TO SAY HELLO, A BIG HUG AND A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!

April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

horrible he has no business practicing pediatrics

February 1, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Thoele is pretty much the best there is. Amazing physician, cardiologist, fabulous with kids and parents!

December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Thoele was wonderful to work with. He has a terrific personality, works well with children.

December 7, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Thole MD David is the BEST cardiologist. He's a top notch doctor.

August 31, 2017 7:00 PM

He was very good all around.

August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Thoele has been my daughters doctor since she was born. He has always provided excellent care for my daughter who is now 13 yrs. old.

August 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Thoele and his entire staff are wonderful! We always know our son XX is in great hands! XX enjoys his visits & shaking Dr. Thoele hand & his hugs!!

August 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Thoele is an amazing physician - He practices 100% in every way possible.

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