Girma B. Assefa, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

100 West 162nd Street

South Holland, IL 60473

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Office: 708-730-2200

Fax: 708-210-0636

Meet Girma B. Assefa, MD

About me

  • Amharic
  • AcneAllergic RhinitisAlzheimer's DiseaseAnemiaArrhythmia ManagementArthritisAsthmaAsthma - Exercise InducedBack and Neck DisordersBack ProblemsBell's PalsyBladder DiseaseBlood ClotsBlood DisordersBlood Pressure MonitoringBone Density ScanBronchitisBunionsBurns (Minor)BursitisCardiologyCarpal TunnelCholesterol MonitoringChronic CoughColitisConstipationDementia/Memory DisorderDepressionDermatitisDiabetesDiabetic NeuropathyDiabetic RetinopathyDiarrheaDizzinessDry EyesEar InfectionsEczemaEmphysemaEsophageal DisordersFacial PainFibromyalgiaFibrositisFungusGait Disorders (Walking)GastritisGastro Esophogeal Reflux DiseaseGeneral MedicineGeriatric Assessment and EvaluationGeriatricsGoiter (Thyroid)GoutH. Pylori InfectionsHandicapped and Disabled PatientsHay FeverHeadachesHealth Risk AssessmentHeart FailureHeartburnHemorrhoidsHerpesHiatal HerniaHistory and PhysicalHives (Urticaria)Hydradentitis (Sweat Gland Inflammation)HyperlipidemiaHypertensionHyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)Immunizations GivenImpotenceIncontinenceInfectionsInfectious DiseasesInflammatory DiseasesIngrown ToenailsInsect StingsInternal MedicineIrritable Bowel SyndromeKidney DiseasesKnee InjuryLaboratory on PremisesLupusLyme DiseaseLymphedemaMammographyMedical Illness CounselingMemory LossMinor SurgeryMononucleosisMood DisordersMusculoskeletal InjuriesNebulizer TreatmentsNeck ProblemsNeuromuscular DiseaseNicoderm PatchObesityOsteoarthritisOsteoporosisPain MedicinePanic DisordersParkinson's DiseasePeptic UlcersPharmacologyPhysicalsPneumoniaPreventive MedicineProstateProstate CancerProtein In UrineRenal DisordersRespiratory DisordersRheumatoid ArthritisRheumatologySciaticaSclerodermaSeizure DisordersSexually Transmitted DiseaseShinglesSickle Cell AnemiaSinus Treatment/DisordersSinusitisSkin DiseaseSleep DisordersSmoking CessationSpinal DisordersStomach DisordersStomach InfectionStrokeSwallowing DisordersSwelling (Angioedema)Thallium Stress TestingThroat ProblemsThyroidTinnitusTraumaTremorsTuberculosisUlcersUrinary IncontinenceUrinary Tract InfectionValvular SurgeryVasculitisVertigoViral DiseasesVomiting/Motility ProblemsWart RemovalWarts-GenitalX-Ray Facilities
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com

Credentials

Education

  • Bezirk Krankenhaus Aue
  • St Joseph Hospital
  • St Joseph Hospital / Affiliated with Northwestern Medical School
  • Addis Ababa University

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate South Suburban 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
  • 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 519 patient ratings.

Comments

July 28, 2020 8:58 AM

Always a good experience.

July 28, 2020 8:58 AM

Each time after these visits, I feel great.

July 27, 2020 6:53 PM

wonderful, compassionate doctor

July 27, 2020 6:06 AM

My experience with Dr. Girma Assefa is great, health wise even his helpers is great.

July 22, 2020 11:19 AM

I always have an enjoyable time when I go to my Advocate Health Center in South Holland, IL. They are a pleasant group of people and they show me care and concern.

July 22, 2020 11:19 AM

I always have a good experience when I go to see Dr. Girma Assefa. He has been my primary for over 20 years.

July 21, 2020 9:11 PM

Dr. Assefa is an great doctor. I'm surprise how caring he is about your health and well being.

June 30, 2020 9:29 AM

Receive excellent help from visit. Was not extremely upset from some minor change in my existence.

June 30, 2020 9:29 AM

Receive good information from everyone (especially the doctor.

June 29, 2020 7:05 PM

Dr. Girma Assefa is a caring, knowledgeable physician who truly cares about his patients. He orders tests or make referrals to specialists as needed. He does listen to his patients and respects their concerns and needs.

May 26, 2020 5:19 AM

Very good

May 26, 2020 5:19 AM

Very good

May 19, 2020 9:34 PM

My Doctor is excellent, he cares so much about his patients. I will recommend him to anyone.

May 18, 2020 12:26 PM

It was a pleasant visit as usual. When I left the office I was very satisfied with the visit plus a great peace of mind that my health came is in good hands.

May 18, 2020 12:26 PM

Always good experience.

May 13, 2020 8:34 AM

The phone interview was good, informative and he is always concerned about me.

May 10, 2020 5:51 PM

He is always professional and informative

May 10, 2020 5:51 PM

My office visits are always good.

May 4, 2020 11:39 PM

I felt the doctor did not know what or why he was calling me. I was very disappointed and i asked about mental health and i felt i was blown off and not important.

April 21, 2020 5:14 PM

Crazy about my doctor

April 13, 2020 12:33 PM

My experience with this provider was very good. He's very understanding and helpful.

March 30, 2020 9:58 PM

Excellent. Dr. Assefa always makes me feel as if I am his only patient. I have the feeling that he makes all of his patients feel that same way.

March 23, 2020 10:26 PM

Dr. Assefa has been my primary care physician for over 30 years, which attests to the fact that he is an excellent doctor! This visit was a follow-up after a surgical procedure I had. We discussed how I felt and whether I should have another procedure for my back, after discussing it with him, we decided to try a back brace because of my health problems. I also saw the cardiac nurse, who Dr. Assefa referred me to, after I started having. I have had numerous illnesses/procedures and because of Dr. Assefa I'm still here and doing excellent. He has been my primary care physician fo r years and I hope for many more!

March 23, 2020 5:56 PM

Effective Treatments

March 16, 2020 4:53 PM

EVERONE TREATS YOU VERY SPECIAL ALWAYS ENJOY GOING THERE

March 15, 2020 7:22 AM

my provider is excellent

March 15, 2020 7:22 AM

all has been good experience I really like my provider

March 12, 2020 8:40 PM

My visits are always a pleasant experience. My doctor is thoroughly interested in the health and well being of his patients. He is easy to talk to and ask questions about your conditions. I look forward to seeing him.

March 12, 2020 8:40 PM

All of my visits have been good experiences. I couldn't ask for a more considerate and caring physician.

March 12, 2020 1:09 PM

Excellent

March 10, 2020 11:09 AM

Excellent Doctor!

March 9, 2020 2:46 PM

All was good.

March 9, 2020 2:46 PM

Good

March 7, 2020 5:44 AM

It was a much needed and a good experience.

March 7, 2020 5:44 AM

Good experience.

March 6, 2020 11:38 PM

Dr. Assefa is always professional and listens to everything.

March 5, 2020 7:14 AM

Absolutely wonderful.

March 5, 2020 7:14 AM

Good.

March 2, 2020 1:32 PM

Girma is awesome! I am still waiting the results of my xray.

March 2, 2020 1:32 PM

Good experience, but ive never had anyone call or send a letter about my xrays from september.

February 25, 2020 6:53 PM

good

February 25, 2020 10:14 AM

good visit very helpful and informative

February 21, 2020 11:23 AM

Dr. Assefa is always a compassionate and thorough physician. I never leave my appointments with out direction and understanding. He is simply the best.

February 21, 2020 11:23 AM

Dr. Assefa's medical staff is warm and compassionate. X took excellent care of me when I was feeling very sick. Thank you.

February 17, 2020 3:41 PM

always a great experience. Takes great care of me and provides referrals to outstanding specialists.

February 17, 2020 7:06 AM

Dr. was helpful and respectful.

February 17, 2020 6:23 AM

Very good and helpful.

February 15, 2020 7:28 AM

I enjoy my visits with Dr. Assefa. He is concerned for my well being, easy to talk to and understand. Dr. Assefa cares.

February 15, 2020 7:28 AM

Great experience.

February 14, 2020 7:31 AM

I'm in good health. I see Dr. Assefa every 3-4 months to make sure I stay that way. If I have a question or concern, I message him through the portal.

February 11, 2020 7:03 AM

Dr. Assefa is always pleasant.

February 11, 2020 12:00 AM

good

February 5, 2020 1:27 PM

I have the best doctor Dr. Assefa & his nurse assistant

February 3, 2020 10:10 PM

Doctor Assefa and his staff team of nurses are great.

January 30, 2020 6:49 PM

I'm glad Dr. Assefa is my primary care doctor. He is caring and listens when I have concerns and he helps to put me at ease.

January 29, 2020 10:08 AM

Good.

January 27, 2020 12:27 PM

He's always very understanding and care about my well being. He is always courteous.

January 20, 2020 8:14 PM

visit went well. dr suggested things I could do to better my health

January 19, 2020 3:28 PM

I had a very good experience with my doctor and he was very informative on everything

January 19, 2020 3:28 PM

very good experience

January 14, 2020 1:13 PM

Great experience.

January 14, 2020 1:13 PM

Good

January 13, 2020 11:45 PM

Excellent, he is a very caring doctor who always makes sure I understand what we are working toward with my health concerns.

January 13, 2020 11:45 PM

good

January 11, 2020 8:56 AM

Great. He was very caring and covered everything.

January 11, 2020 8:56 AM

He was very pleasant and concerned about making sure I was healthy. His tone for and demeanor was excellent.

January 8, 2020 1:22 AM

Awesome

January 8, 2020 1:22 AM

He is very professional

January 4, 2020 5:39 PM

when we talk about any concerns regarding my health,I'm always ask do I agree upon his decision

January 4, 2020 5:39 PM

I've never had a bad experience with Dr.Assafs, when explaining my lab results, he just doesn't say there ok or u need work on this he has me come to the computer screen and explain each result separately

January 3, 2020 1:28 PM

Dr. Assefa was very engaged in my well-being and overall health. We went through my medication list and discussed lifestyle changes. We also discussed points of discussion for my follow up visit with my PCP.

January 3, 2020 1:28 PM

I would recommend Dr. Assefa to others, especially those needing a caring and patient physician who make sure that you understand your condition and medications.

January 3, 2020 12:24 PM

I really loved my PCP doctor.

December 31, 2019 3:03 PM

MY EXPERIENCE WITH DR. ASSEFA IS ALWAYS A PLESANT ONE.

December 31, 2019 3:03 PM

NEVER HAVE I HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH DR. ASSEFA.

December 29, 2019 7:48 AM

My visits with Dr Assefa are very good. He is an excellent Doctor.

December 29, 2019 7:48 AM

Dr Assefa takes his time to explain things. He knows my families medical history as he has had other family members as patients. He's a very personable doctor and easy to talk to. Excellent doctor.

December 23, 2019 5:22 PM

great

December 21, 2019 10:01 AM

I am extremely comfortable with Dr. Assefa because he has been my doctor for about 17 years or so. He knows my medical history and he knows me. Therefore, he is sensitive to my needs and knows just how to communicate with me. I get nervous and fearful, at times. He knows how to handle these situations.

December 18, 2019 12:26 PM

My office visit with Dr. Assefa is always pleasant. He is dedicated and sincere about her profession. Always concern about my wellbeing and I am very comfortable discussing my health concerns with him.

December 18, 2019 12:26 PM

Never had a bad experience with Dr. Assefa. Never have to wait only 15 minutes to see him. He is very professional and always answers all my questions and concerns.

December 17, 2019 12:05 PM

helpful,friendly Now what he doing .

December 17, 2019 12:05 PM

good

December 16, 2019 2:34 PM

good

December 14, 2019 9:41 AM

I felt genuine concern for my health from the provider.

December 9, 2019 1:26 PM

Doctor Assefa is a wonderful and thorough Doctor.

December 9, 2019 1:26 PM

Doctor Girma Assefa is always caring, considerate and positive in order to help me as a patient.

December 2, 2019 5:45 PM

always a very good visit

November 26, 2019 2:12 PM

I left feeling a little unsure as to what I should do to ensure my health is on the right trajectory. I took tests and have not received the results of any of the tests. I guess it's my responsibility to find out the results.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

All good.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Very good.

November 16, 2019 11:00 PM

Over all he is alright - Not much of talker.

November 16, 2019 11:00 PM

It seems like I have to ask for things - That I think he should be telling me to get - Like flu shot/bld. work.

November 16, 2019 7:25 AM

always excellent service

November 16, 2019 7:25 AM

great experience

November 14, 2019 8:32 AM

Very professional and able to answer all of my concerns.

November 14, 2019 8:32 AM

Physician and staff was very knowledge about my problem and was most helpful.

November 12, 2019 5:09 AM

Very interesting and educational

November 12, 2019 5:09 AM

EXCELLENT

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

dr assefa is professional, knowledgable and compassionate

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