Farha S. Tokarz, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology

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1675 Dempster Street

3rd Floor

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 847-318-9330

Fax: 847-723-9051

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890 South Garfield Road

Suite 202

Libertyville, IL 60048

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3232 Lake Avenue

2nd Floor

Wilmette, IL 60091

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Fax: 847-723-9441

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2284 West County Line Road

Algonquin, IL 60201

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Office: 847-304-3645

Fax: 847-458-0725

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Meet Farha S. Tokarz, MD

About me

  • Secondary languages: Urdu
  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Pediatric Headache Patients
  • Clinical interests: ADD/ADHDDevelopmental and Behavioral DisordersEpilepsyHeadachesMovement DisordersNeurophysiologySeizure DisordersSleep DisordersStrokeTic DisordersTourette's Syndrome
  • Related website: https://www.advocatehealth.com/amg/

Credentials

Education

  • Fellowship: University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill; Pediatric Neurology
  • Residency: University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
  • Residency: Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Board certifications

  • Pediatric Neurology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • 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 80 patient ratings.

Comments

May 27, 2020 2:19 PM

Dr. Tokarz is very patient with us and helps me decrease my meds and also get the prescriptions that we need so I can success in the future -

May 27, 2020 2:19 PM

Helps fill prescriptions when we need them -

April 16, 2020 8:36 AM

It was an e-visit due to COVID-19 precautions. I think it went as well as it could for not being in person.

April 16, 2020 8:36 AM

Scheduling staff was excellent at the short notice switch to an e-visit. However, I think port of our success lies in the fact that we already knew how to use zoom.

April 8, 2020 4:36 AM

Dr. Tokery is wonderful. Great bedside manner. Don't smother her or the practice of medication with inept reception staff & call centers. The reception staff person was to provide a list of adult neurologists nears 60010. She didn't!

April 8, 2020 4:36 AM

The call center appt. schedulers are TERRIBLE and rude. Let calls go to the physician offices. They didn't care about the need to schedule. They should ask so many questions that are meaningless to the situation HIPAA doesn't apply to make a child's appt. Rewrite the script for a better "health consumer" experience. Right now the experience rates as "0." It's made me not like anything about Advocate!

March 26, 2020 4:30 AM

Dr. Tokarz is great! She is always very supportive and friendly.

March 17, 2020 12:42 PM

dr was polite

February 24, 2020 6:49 PM

Excellent provider, very knowledgeable and observant. Spent a great deal of time asking questions, answering questions and assessing my child.

February 15, 2020 1:14 PM

I always have a great experience.

February 15, 2020 1:14 PM

keep up the good work

January 31, 2020 6:46 AM

Very kind & professional provider. She seemed well-versed in her speciality (neurology).

January 25, 2020 11:57 AM

She's just plain rude.

November 30, 2019 2:23 PM

Dr Tokarz always takes the time to hear what our daughter is going through and wants to understand all details of her current health. We ask questions and feel part of the "team" when we visit with the dr.

November 30, 2019 2:23 PM

Very good experiences with Dr Tokarz

September 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider was very thorough, spent a lot of time with us.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

She took her time with me and my son. she treated him so kindly and explained to him why she was asking questions .

May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Fantastic!

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

we waited 40 minutes for the doctor but then she did spend a lot of time with us

April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

We love Dr. Tokarz. She is great asking important questions.

February 16, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. would cut me off when talking, she was condensending and did not take my concerns seriously. Dr. basically told me not to come back visit her unless my child had a seizure.

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

She was an exceptional a doctor. I felt that she was very caring and listened well.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Tokarz is nice, professional, and knowledgeable. I feel that she always has my best interest in mind with the great care she gives.

December 20, 2018 6:00 PM

My sone was air lifted on October 10th, 2018 to Advocate _____ Hospital, due to head injury. I am very happy , pleased and thankful w/ all the hospital staff under his care. may God bless each and one of you for such wonderful job, care and compassion.

December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Very accommodating and helpful, makes you calm w/your child's situation.

December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good doctor always helpful courteous.

May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tokarz is great and I feel she is the right dr. to treat my son.

April 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tokarz is an awesome physician. she is very smart, professional and knowledgeable about my health conditions. She takes the time out to explain the care and treatment plan with me. She listens to my concerns and answers my questions thoroughly. She even asks about and knows my future goals and plans.

April 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tokarz and her team are caring, informative, and responsive to my questions and directly with my son during our visits.

March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tokarz was simply amazing. She listened to what my child had to say and showed real interest in trying to find out what was going on. She actually spent time with us and made sure all of our concerns were addressed. She is a great and caring physician.

March 16, 2018 7:00 PM

not good at all not helpful very disappointed .

January 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Very professional. Shows care and concern for my daughter's well being.

December 12, 2017 6:00 PM

The nurses take care my daughter very well also, the take care my baby very good.

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