Desiree Fabros-Munez, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

4025 North Western Avenue

Building E

Chicago, IL 60618

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Office: 773-275-7700

Fax: 773-279-6504

Meet Desiree Fabros-Munez, MD

About me

  • Secondary languages: SpanishTagalog
  • Gender:
  • Clinical interests: AnaphylaxisAutoimmune DiseaseBell's PalsyBirth Control (Contraception)Blood ClotsBreast DiseaseCardiogramsCarpal TunnelCongestive Heart FailureDementia/Memory DisorderDepressionDiet, Weight ControlEKG - ElectrocardiogramFibromyalgiaFibrositisGastro Esophogeal Reflux DiseaseGastrointestinal BleedingGrave's DiseaseGum DiseaseGynecologic InfectionsH. Pylori InfectionsHashimoto's DiseaseHepatitisHyperlipidemiaHyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)ImpotenceIrritable Bowel SyndromeLipid DisordersLupusLyme DiseaseMalnutritionNicoderm PatchOsteoarthritisOsteomyelitisOsteoporosisPap TestPolymyalgia RheumaticaPremenstrual SyndromePsoriasisSexually Transmitted DiseaseShinglesSickle Cell AnemiaSmoking CessationStrokeThrombosisTravel Shots/MedicationTuberculosis
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  • Residency: Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center
  • Internship: Philippines General Hospital
  • Medical School: Universtiy Of The Philippines

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Medical Group

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
  • 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 216 patient ratings.


July 30, 2020 10:20 AM

I'm glad my provider was able to see me in person and able to do a thorough phys8ical examination.

June 26, 2020 9:48 AM

Very good.

June 26, 2020 9:48 AM


June 2, 2020 6:28 AM

It was nice to see again this provider. All of my medications due for refill have been filled with my pharmacy.

June 2, 2020 6:28 AM

It was a good experience with this provider for this visit.

May 11, 2020 12:56 PM

My experiences have always been excellent with my doctor. The personnel all very clean that also is important; and Specialists.

April 30, 2020 9:12 AM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is approachable and conscientious. She listens to patient's complains and problem. She gives advice and suggestions about wellness and staying healthy & active. She is an efficient primary care physician, dedicated and compassionate.

April 4, 2020 12:12 AM

When I arrived at the front desk. The front lady was very confrontational. I tried to explain to her the type of insurance that I had and not only she cut me off several times but had me wait for a long time without the proper explanation of the initial issue with my insurance. I made a few phone calls and it was resolved.

April 4, 2020 12:12 AM

Doctor Fabros is an amazing doctor along with her assistant. They are very respectful. Additionally, she was very patient in listening my questions and concerns. She never cut me off to speak. She explained everything in detail. After speaking with her, I feel a lot better. She could be funny at times when using analogies.

March 29, 2020 4:29 AM

The provider is very good.

March 28, 2020 10:05 AM

keep up the good work ,thank you

March 20, 2020 1:35 PM

My doctor never called me to discuss test results. 1 weeks passed before a nurse called. I asked that she leave a message. Still no call. I know she only works 2 days a week. That does not make it acceptable.

March 20, 2020 1:35 PM

Dr. Munez is very personable. She never makes you feel rushed.

March 12, 2020 9:56 AM

Very good!

March 10, 2020 11:01 AM

Great! She is always very nice!!! She is very professional - BEST PROVIDER EVER.

February 25, 2020 5:16 AM

Dr. Fabros has always shown she truly cares about your health. I wouldn't trade her for any other

February 11, 2020 10:55 AM

She's very thoughtful & spent time to talk to (you) me & explain what's good & bad for my health.

February 11, 2020 10:55 AM

Very delightful.

February 6, 2020 7:44 AM

I was very pleased with the excellent treatment that I received from all the staff and the doctor that attended me.

January 28, 2020 10:09 AM

this was my first meeting with her and I hope it is the beginning of a long relationship. I feel that she understands my concerns and we have a similar outlook on how to live a healthy life. I was also extremely impressed with the receptionist, who was highly skilled and professional, but also kind and welcoming. I am happy to live so close to the facility. Thanks again!

January 21, 2020 8:16 AM

It was very professional. Dr. Fabros took time listening to my family history, explaining life-style changes to correct diet and daily physical activities. She got my referrals to the eye doctor, mamogram and x-rays.

January 18, 2020 3:38 PM

I love Dr. Fabros. She is kind and caring. She genuinely is concerned about her patients health. She carefully makes recommendations, oreders referral procedures, provides options to arrive at good results. She carefully analyzes my concerns, she brain storms ideas and suggestions towards making me wholesome. She listens, she doesn't make me feel like I'm bothering her. She is patient & kind. Dr. Fabros recommends activities to circumvent more pain. Dr. Fabros is one of kind, well balanced and very professional. I've seen many doctors but no one matches up to her level of expertise. She is a blessing. I don't know what I would do without her.

January 18, 2020 3:38 PM

Please respond to the Advocate portal messages. This is a deficiency that needs more attention so we can get timely responses. The last several messages I sent were not responded to so I had to call. It's a duplicated effort that should be avoided. Please place more controls around the Advocate portal

January 13, 2020 7:25 PM

Doctor really listened to me. She cared enough to talk about many things that are very important to me.

January 13, 2020 7:25 PM

I'd like to say that this Doctor is wonderful.

January 10, 2020 12:35 PM


January 8, 2020 6:43 AM

She's very nice provider. She's good I like her.

January 8, 2020 6:43 AM

No comments she's good.

January 6, 2020 10:35 AM

I wish it's easier to make an appt. - since it just a reg maintenance physical check up it's ok. I will be a problem if I'm not feeling well but not enough to spend time to go to ER.

January 6, 2020 10:35 AM

It's very good. The doctor took the time to explain things to me and did (detailed) thorough physical examination.

December 23, 2019 5:22 PM

The peovider for this visit is very knowledgeable about my health condition.I

December 23, 2019 5:22 PM

I can only comment about good expérience with this provider.

December 23, 2019 1:31 PM

frustrating experience. set your priorities straight. you are dealing with human beings and their health. this isn't corporate America.

December 23, 2019 1:31 PM

Im not sure what is happening, but I'm so disappointed in advocate. there are no available doctors, to make an appointment is nearly impossible. the doctors didn't explain my results, just ordered PT, never return my phone calls/messages, and the receptionists look miserable. I'm seriously considering looking for a physician outside of advocate. I miss the old advocate, when they cared about their patients' well being rather than seeing patients as money/business.

December 20, 2019 2:21 PM

She made sure that I have all the necessary vaccinations needed because I am going to the Phil in a few weeks.

December 20, 2019 2:21 PM

I always look forward with gladness in my heart to my doctor's visit. I feel like I am going to see a very good friend who is taking care of my health.

December 18, 2019 1:20 PM

I am very satisfied with my doctor she always has provided the best care for me and what is better for me and understand my medical situations.

December 15, 2019 9:33 PM

This visit was pleasant. I will come back to see her again.

December 15, 2019 9:33 PM

This provider is always pleasant and willing to give advice in regards to my health.

December 12, 2019 10:58 AM

The only thing I experience waiting too long to see my doctor.

December 7, 2019 8:43 AM

I have only good experience.

December 7, 2019 8:43 AM

Dt. Fabros- Munos is an excellent human being. She is extremely patience. I can see the the attention she showed to me.

December 3, 2019 2:33 PM

Routine visit always ready for me and does not keep me waiting long.

December 1, 2019 8:48 PM


November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

I am 91 years old I have been with Dr. Desiree Fabros for 50 years. I think she is the BEST Munez.

November 18, 2019 7:49 PM

the only problem is how late she responds

November 18, 2019 7:49 PM

She's a good compassionate doctor but does not replay promptly. sometimes you have to call the office several times to remind them and check if the doctor knows about my concern.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

This M.D. has been my primary physician for several years. She is knowledgeable, current, thorough and has an excellent bedside manner. I have never had a question she could not answer or problem she could not solve. I am totally happy with the care she provides and only hope she never retires.

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Good service.

October 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Always pleasant.

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very happy with this visit.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have a pleasant visit with Dr Fabros. Attentive, knowledgeable and willing to help.

September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is always compassionate & kind, very knowledgeable with my health situation.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

To minimize the "waiting time".

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

This being my first visit, I was apprehensive, but the doctor was very patient and understanding this helped the situation and put my comfort at ease

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

The service that I receive went I visit my provider at her office is excellent. Dr. Desiree Fabros Munez is excellent. When going to her for so long that she's like part of my family.

August 6, 2019 7:00 PM

It's always a pleasant experience to see Dr. Fabros-Munez. She is concerned about my health.

July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I just got out of the hospital for 5 days to see my PCP and she gave me warning not to use albuterol 10 times only 2-4 puffs coz I would die - it is a fatal risk - I had short of breath - brought to ER. Then one by one she gave me direction how to use the nebulizer & the correct time to take my new medications. She was very, very patient an friendly, I have always a very good experience. She's a very, very good & accommodating doctor since 1997.

July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I have absolute confidence in my provider. I have been seeing her for many years.

July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall, Dr. Munez is a great female doctor.

July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

A pleasant experience. The doctor was very thorough aiding me to what happened inside my mouth by gum. Also my EKG normal. Done due to heart palpitations.

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I've had the same provider for more than 10 yrs. I'm going to be very sad when she retires.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Good as she explains the reasons & the need of prescribing the medications that I need for my present health problems. She makes sure that I understand what we did talk during the visit & let you know when she wants to see you for follow up visit. I am glad that I have her as my health provider for she shows concern on her patient.

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have good experience with my doctor.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM


May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Very accommodating.

May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent experience.

April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

dr fabros has been my primary health care provider for more decad and very grateful she is my doctor and feel the luckiest in having her as she is so attentive to my medical needss. she definitely exceed my expectations

April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Desiree Fabros-Munez has been consistently responsive, caring, pro-active and upbeat over the years I've been seeing her. My last visit was no different. She even remembered to ask me how my daughter was doing and how my vacation went last year. At this last visit, I made a request for a referral for knee shots with the orthopedic doctor; she even went out of her way to make inquiries about how her office can facilitate getting the injected medication for me to bring to the orthopedic doctor (the orthopedic doctor gave me a prescription for said injection, but I wasn't authorized to get it myself directly from the pharmacy). Dr. Desiree makes a visit to the clinic an enjoyable one.

April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is a very compassionate doctor, she looks after your well-being, making your experience a wonderful one.

April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

She is my good doctor & friends.

April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

She's a great dr. Had for over 30 yrs.

April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent service by Dr. Fabris-Muniz. very concerned about my health.

April 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good!

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

dr desiree fabros munez is always very thoroug in my check ups and knows and give the best recommendations for me.

April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Waited over 1 hr. to see Dr. Fabros-Munez. She kept telling me that I was likely pregnant. I KNEW I was ill and not pregnant. She did not hear what I was telling her. WORST medical experience of my life. DONE with Advocate.

March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

For me personal service this doctor is a professional very efficient.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM


March 12, 2019 7:00 PM

good experience

February 20, 2019 6:00 PM


February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Keep up the good work.

February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

My experience with my provider always the best, perfect care.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

this visit went very well. we got to talk about more the just my medical reasons. we discussed moving forward as well. with other things like Physical therapy that can help my medical conditions. which was great.

January 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good!

November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

after registration I waited 1hr in the waiting area & another 1hr waiting to see my provider

November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

always pleasantly

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

very pleasant. she understands me.

November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

I still don't know the results to and of my blood work after October 2017. they said it should be sent to my portal, but it isn't there. the medical assistant also said they were going to print me a copy of it to take at my appointment, but that didn't happen either

October 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. D. Fabros & I had good conversation about health issues and nutrition.

October 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is the perfect doctor for my mom. We tried different doctors before due to home location but Dr. Fabros-Munez is the only one who knows how to handle the care w/o any problems. Other doctors did not take the time to check the medical history and prescribed medications that were too strong which cased side effects.

October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

My provider respect me & good to me - I asked question & she answer me. I was satisfied.

September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

She is so accommodating, intelligent & knowledgeable in all aspects of medical & health issues. Thank you very much! I can say that she's an asset to the institution.

September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

It was my first visit with Dr. Fabros-Nunez, who was recommended by my friend, since I changed my primary physician and left Presence Medical Group and transferred to Advocate Medical Group... I'm happy with my decision to have a compassionate and knowledgeable physician...very caring , with empathy , and listens to her patient... my friend could have recommended her several years ago....answer to my prayer...

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

I love how Dr. Fabros Munez treats her patients (patients) that's why, even though I love away, I still go to see her.

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Everybody was polite and helpful in the process.

September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros is: Very, very patient, listens, and is very thorough does not rush you through your appointment. Been with her for years.

September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Very professional, supportive, and accommodating.

August 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Waited over an hour to see doctor for appointment too long!!

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