Emily Chacko, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 847-318-2500

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Meet Emily Chacko, MD

About me



  • Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Internship: Kottayam Medical College
  • Medical School: Kottayam Medical College

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

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 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 247 patient ratings.


July 20, 2020 1:47 PM

very good experience all the time

July 20, 2020 1:47 PM

always spends time with me , answers my questions & give health advices

July 14, 2020 8:20 AM


July 4, 2020 9:56 AM


July 4, 2020 9:56 AM

doctor gives spiritual support

June 22, 2020 4:14 PM


May 18, 2020 6:28 PM

Dr Chacko is just like an old fashioned doctor. She calls me at home to check on how I'm doing and is very concerned about following up and keeping in touch

May 18, 2020 6:28 PM

This was a Zoom visit It went very well

May 18, 2020 2:41 PM


May 16, 2020 5:32 PM

I truly believe Dr. Chacko is the best!

May 16, 2020 5:32 PM

Dr. Chacko took time to ask about any concerns I had. She answered with understanding and care. I feel she is always looking out for my best interests and guides me to the correct decisions.

May 12, 2020 3:16 PM

Most helpful and understanding. Dr. Emily showed true concern and knowledge of my medical history.

May 9, 2020 12:23 PM

I feel that your front desk employees, could be a little more friendly and not look so bored.

May 9, 2020 12:23 PM

Dr Chacko is a very caring doctor, I am very happy to have help take care of my health issues. She is EXCELLENT, and I can tell when I am with her that is really cares about me.

May 9, 2020 12:00 PM

all good !

May 9, 2020 12:00 PM

was good !

March 23, 2020 2:16 PM

doctor chacko is one of the best doctor I have met

March 10, 2020 8:05 PM

The office found a time for me to see Dr. Chako at a much needed time.

March 10, 2020 8:05 PM

Dr.Chako makes it a point to see patients when they need her. I feel free to verbalize to her that might be causing my medical condition without feeling being judged. She will give spiritual advice on top of her medical practice!

February 29, 2020 8:30 AM

very caring doctor

February 25, 2020 4:35 PM

I love Dr. Chacko, because she is so kind , very helpful explaining about my health conditions and try to help me as much as possible. I am so happy I found her

February 24, 2020 7:45 PM

Dr Chacko cares for my health. She knows my health history and I follow her advice. I have great faith in her.

February 17, 2020 1:41 PM


February 11, 2020 5:39 AM

very good experience

February 11, 2020 5:39 AM

there were a lot of questions and answers in our conversation that was all good!

February 3, 2020 3:58 PM

I always enjoy speaking with Dr. Chacko and was saddened to hear that she was working part time now.

February 1, 2020 3:53 PM

great respectful doctor

February 1, 2020 3:53 PM

Dr. chako is really friendly and helpful. she understands what I need.

January 31, 2020 8:25 AM

Very good

January 31, 2020 8:25 AM


January 27, 2020 4:29 PM

very good experience

January 27, 2020 4:29 PM

My concerns were addressed very well

January 24, 2020 4:11 PM

Dr. Emily Chaco is extremely considerate, calls you with lab tests after hours, and explains any questions you might have! I would recommend anyone to make an appointment with her.

January 24, 2020 4:11 PM

Always great, no problem!

January 18, 2020 7:01 AM

great visit!

December 22, 2019 9:24 AM

Dr. Emily Chacko is one of the best PCP I ever met . i am very thankful that Advocate have doctors like her , she really took care of her patient very well and listened to our needs. In emergency situation you can count on her and very accommodating. I am very satisfied with her service.

December 22, 2019 9:24 AM

no bad experience with Dr. Emily Chacko I am highly recommended her to everyone.

December 21, 2019 6:25 AM

I loved my previous Dr. (Novotny) and was so sad when she retired, but I feel Dr. Chacko was a very good choice for me. The only issue I have had was in getting my routine blood tests done. Twice - I have gone in several days before my appointment (so that the Dr. would have results when I had an exam) and the order had expired. This last time - after waiting for 45 minutes - was told the order had EXPIRED. There was nothing the technician said he could do - WHICH WAS RIDICULOUS< ANNOYING AND A WASTE OF MT VALUABLE TIME. I strongly suggest you fix the glitch that prevents technicians from being able to reinstate a routine blood order test that has been ordered by a doctor - it is enough for me to quit this group and find a more competent one. That said - I am very pleased with my personal physician - Dr. Chacko - I understand it is the system that failed, not her.....DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PLEASE!

December 21, 2019 6:25 AM

Dr. Chacko has consistently been a marvelous health provider who listens, asks questions and makes me feel very confident that I am in good hands.

December 18, 2019 12:25 PM

I am very satisfied with the care I receive from Dr. Chacko, she is very good at explaining any heath questions I might have. She is also a very caring and concerned Doctor.

December 16, 2019 2:13 PM

Dr Chacko is excellent. I feel very comfortable with her. She listens to my concerns and is a great clinician

December 16, 2019 1:25 PM

Dr.Chacko is always pleasant and cheerful.

December 11, 2019 9:48 AM

she is an excellent doctor but she only work 2x a week

December 10, 2019 8:41 PM

Medical Assistant that day was also nice and helpful.

December 10, 2019 8:41 PM

Dr. Chako listened to my concern. She provided for my needs. Even though the appointment was only for 15 minutes where I was feeling stressed, I felt good and helped with my request.

December 6, 2019 11:43 PM

always good experience

December 6, 2019 11:43 PM

excellent service and care

November 25, 2019 2:44 PM

very good

November 25, 2019 2:44 PM


November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Chacko is very kind and understanding. She is probably the best doctor I have seen in all my 71 years.

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Chacko is always thorough during my visits. She knows me.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Chacko is always a delight to consult with, she's very knowledgeable, patient, understanding, down to earth and empathetic.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

friendly,listens to me,she knows what she is talking about, very caring, and most important I am very comfortable with her.

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I thought that I really didn't have her attention and that she was just rushing through. I had questions about my heath to asked and she just focused on the one to which I had come for . even though when I made the appointment I stated that I need to follow up from my previous visit, which I seem to again be rushed through rather her showing an interest in my concerns and question. I am actually going to look for another primary care doctor. I was referred to her and I like her approach but I need a doctor that's will communicate to me I am not a child.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, she expresses care, shares information, works with me and encourages me.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr.Chako is straightforward yet supportive and non-judgmental. Very welcoming and lends an open ear. She has a wholistic motherly approach in giving care and service.God bless her!

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM


September 8, 2019 7:00 PM


June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Chaco is a very good Doctor But The Information or the Message to her Never conveyed to her I had to call her on her personal phone

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM


June 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Chacko remembers me and my husband. She listens carefully. She has referred me to more than 1 specialist, and they've all been good. She takes an interest in my health and well-being. She is also very personable.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very glad I was able to see Dr. Chacko. I was a little disappointed to learn that she is now only part-time. I feel like I was just starting to develop a relationship with her and now that may change due to her time. I am happy for the positive changes in her life.

June 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chacko is a kind, concerned and excellent doctor. I am very happy that I chose her after Dr. X retired.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I Love her

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

straightforward and to the point. standard annual check-up

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chacko listens and answers my questions in an easy to understand way.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

my provider is a a caring and concerned doctor. I am very comfortable discussing any health issues with her

May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

First time using this doctor. Thought she was very interested in my health. Very attentive.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

very courteous, professional & informative

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very impressed with the services that I provided. I called because I was sick and got to speak to a nurse right away that morning. Unfortunately got disconnected twice but other than that the service was awesome. I was given first available appointment with a different doctor than my own. Dr. Chacko's office called me later that morning and offered me an appointment with her since she was my provider and she had an opening. I was very grateful to be able to see my same provider.

April 15, 2019 7:00 PM

All good. Dr Chackho is great

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Great Doctor.

April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Emily Chacko is the BEST doctor anyone could ever ask for she's professional, gentle , kind and patient I appreciate and respect her very much!! she's my extended family Thank you

April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

great experience. the provider listen to what I had to say and we were able to reach an agreement as to the best way to continue monitoring my health .

March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

very pleasant & approchable.

March 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I am grateful to have Dr. Chacko as my primary care physician. She always listens. i feel that she takes good care of my health.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chacko is amazing!

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Fantastic doctor! Highly recommend her!

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Chacko is very caring. Sometimes she his hard to see, but the Advocate Clinics support those times if necessary.

February 23, 2019 6:00 PM


February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent Caring MD! Very knowledgeable!

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Very thorough exam

February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

She personally called me when she thought we missed an appointment . Its really caring

February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

My doctor is awesome, taking care my health very well. thank you

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Chacko has done a good job by me. She listens. She asks questions. This was a follow-up for a major concern. She was right on top of things and came up with a good plan of action.

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

I was treated with respect and concern and all my questions were all addressed.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

this provider is very helpful .giving full details explaining about health condition. she ready to hear deeply patient side

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Emily Chacko was very good. She asked about my injury and looked at my foot. She ordered x-rays.There was a little delay due to the fact that a new computer system was being used.Instead of making me wait while the problem was fixed, she wrote the order for the x-ray. She was very nice and efficient. She called my home later to see how I was doing.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I love dr Chacco she is very good , anytime I have a question calls me , very nice experience, thank you for your service!

January 23, 2019 6:00 PM

My doctor is very concern about my health and do her very best to help me

January 15, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Chacko, even thou, sometimes I don't agree with her recommendations, she understands how I feel about drugs & tests. & respects by wishes. She also always gives time to talk.

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

I appreciate the quality of care you provide and your professional manner is excellent. Thank you!

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

i don't encounter any problem with my Provuder and she is very approachable and easy to be contacted

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Chacko is the best primary physician,she is always caring ,she makes sure to answer the calls as soon as possible .She also calls herself with test results even if they are normal.

December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Very helpful!!!

December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent communication

December 1, 2018 6:00 PM

she is an excellent doctor

November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

in addition to attending to my other health issues, Dr. Chacko was very kind and encouraging about my weight, which makes a difficult subject easy to talk about.

November 29, 2018 6:00 PM

I saw several different doctors after a recent fracture. My pcp was on vacation. When I saw Dr Chacko she took her time discussing my concerns about recommendations from other MDs. She encouraged me to take conservative route while agreeing with me. I really appreciate it!Thank you

November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

I feel very comfortable discussing any health issue with Dr Chacko

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