Irina Staicu, MD

Specialty: Cardiology

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Primary location

912 West Northwest Highway

Suite 100

Fox River Grove, IL 60021

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Office: 847-516-2424

Fax: 847-750-0390

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633 Ridgeview Drive

McHenry, IL 60050

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350 Surryse Road

Suite 100

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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Office: 847-438-2144

Fax: 847-438-4654

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781 McHenry Avenue

Suite D

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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525 East Congress Parkway

Suite 120

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Meet Irina Staicu, MD

About me

  • Secondary languages: Romanian
  • Gender:
  • Clinical interests: Cardio-OncologyCosmetic Varicose VeinsFamilial HypercholesterolemiaNuclear CardiologyVaricose VeinsWomen and Heart Failure
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  • Fellowship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Residency: St Vincent Charity Hospital And Health Center
  • Internship: University Hospital / Romania
  • Medical School: University Of Craiova

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 258 patient ratings.


November 22, 2019 9:07 AM

We have seen Dr. Staicu (as needed) for several years. She is an excellent cardiologist. She has kept us healthy. She is also VERY nice person. And has a very GOOD staff.

November 22, 2019 9:07 AM

GOOD experience (as always).

November 18, 2019 10:47 AM

The Crystal Lake office is great - staff is efficient & I love Dr. Staicu - her energy is wonderful.

November 6, 2019 8:09 AM


November 6, 2019 8:09 AM

Dr. Staicu is the absolute best. Very, very special as a communicator. Knowledge, passion for her patients and their needs is second to none. Very honest!!

October 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Great visit.

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu gave a talk at a Cancer Survivor Boot Camp and I liked what she said so I made an appointment for issues that worry me. We are currently in the process of discovering what would be helpful for me, do I have heart issues or do I need lifestyle changes, specifically more exercise?

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu listens and discusses my questions. She actually looks at me when listening as opposed to having her nose stuck in the computer like other doctors I have.

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. was pleasant and knew exactly what I was there for and what would be needed to help with my concerns.

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

After the speaking engagement for BC patients where I learned about Onco-Cardiology, she was so interesting and fun to listen to, I felt comfortable about going to see her getting base line testing on my heart and they were able to get me in right away and was a good listener when I met her and awaiting my results.

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Time spent in the waiting room was over an hour.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I really like Dr Staicu and she is very professional.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good, doctor and nurse were very professional and easy to talk to.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

long wait times, disorganized, felt rushed, doctor still chewing food in mouth when met with me. had to call you follow up to get next appointment scheduled

August 31, 2019 7:00 PM

She was up beat and spoke directly to mom, explaining what she was looking for

August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

The whole experience was very good!

August 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Easy to talk to and interested in me personally.

July 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu answered all questions, added Rx for leg/ankle swelling & recommended stress test.

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

This provider took the time to talk with me & listen.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is an excellent dr. that I have total trust in. She is very knowledgeable and has brought me through many medical issues. We love her.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Staciu was upfront and honest with my when answering my questions. She seemed very concerned that I was still having problems after my open heart surgery and did every thing she could that day to get to the bottom of it. She changed my prescriptions around and added another which have helped me get better.

May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

it was and always is excellent.

May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Respectful, caring and informative.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Always enjoy going to this provider, she really seems to care.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Steicu & she was outstanding!

April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

good listener - very attentive

March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very helpful and competent doctors. Excellent service.

March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is my Cardiologist, and she listens to my questions and concerns and I trust her.

March 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Very helpful, pleasant, informative.

March 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I always enjoy seeing Dr. Staicu; she is very easy to talk to and feels like a friend.

March 6, 2019 6:00 PM

I am very confident in Dr. Staicu and trust her to provide the best plan for my well being.

March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is GREAT. She answers all questions and explains what I should be doing to maintain my health in easy-to-understand terms.

March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

The doctor was very late for appt. - Nurse was the best nurse I have ever had. so kind & caring.

March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

I felt confident in Dr. Staicu. She was very informative about my condition.

February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is an excellent doctor.

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

great doctor, took almost an hour to get called back to see her.

February 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Love Dr. Staicu.

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

The only complaint I have is that I asked the nurse who took my vitals to print me a copy of one of my test results for my records. He said he would but never did. Also when I originally called in 10/2018 to schedule my appt for 12/2018, the woman scheduled me for an appt in 12/2019 in error. I showed up at the office on the day I thought the appt was scheduled on ly yo be told I did not have an appt. That is when the booking error was discovered. I also could not reschedule the appt that day because the staff at the office does not do the scheduling so I had to go back home and call the next day, which was very frustrating. But to their credit, the scheduling nurse was able to get me in to see the Dr. within the next week, so really no harm done other than a wasted trip.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I totally trust Dr Staicu's expertise with my health issues

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Same as always - good visit.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

She was a specialist called in to consult and follow during my chemo therapy treatments. she agreed with medication my cardiologist already had me on but did order additional tests to monitor my heart. I was see very quickly.

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

She took time to listen to me.

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM


January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

dr was great. getting test results was like pulling teeth. nurse must have been super busy and/or disorganized. appointment was great. follow up from office sucked. getting the actual prescription was way too difficult and took too long.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Very satisfied. Dr. Staicu is very thorough exam and very compassionate about my feelings and concerns and she is looking out for my best interests.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Waiting time excessive and office staff unconcerned and seem to get things wrong on records. Can't find on computer

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is ALWAYS medically on top of things. She explains details in laymen's terms. She is thoughtful, responsible, and always concerned about my well-being.

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is the best, most caring, most attentive doctor I've ever seen and she really listens to what you say. That is a special quality.

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is terrific!! As is her staff.

November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Irina is like family. Her staff always knows me even though I only see her once a year. I travel from Phoenix to Chicago to visit my provider. She is awesome.

November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

great care

October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

she was great and listening. explained everything that I could understand.

October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

My appointments with this provider are always excellent.

October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Long time dr.

October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

I enjoyed my visit with all I dealt with and found them professional and friendly which I Like.

September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

9 days I waited for test results I finely had to call myself

September 11, 2018 7:00 PM

I just love this doctor. She listens, cares and makes decisions based on my condition and input. I am very happy with the care she provides.

September 7, 2018 7:00 PM

very professional and caring.

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

visit was professional and comfortable. Dr is great to talk to, she listens well and gives you a feeling of trust.

August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

She is always friendly & cheerful. Makes you feel comfortable.

August 4, 2018 7:00 PM

I was nervous but Dr. Staicu made us feel very comfortable and confident, she is amazing. We are extremely happy with her.

July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

She made me much more comfortable about my occasional AFib problem.

July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

First time visit with Dr. Staicu. Very relaxed atmosphere, everyone did their job which put me at ease. Easy to talk to; actually answered my questions in terms I could understand.

July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Irina Staicu is an amazing doctor - She goes out of her way to help & explain - She is the most cheerful doctor when I walk into her office - I wish that all doctors would be like her - I have recommended her to friends who don't like their heart doctor - Dr. Staicu is just a wonderful person!

July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu, is the very best, personal, professional, and pure enjoyment to visit with.

July 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is the most compassionate & caring doctor. I trust her completely all doctors should be like her! She's wonderful!

June 16, 2018 7:00 PM

I think I got excellent advice and care. I like this provider very much. I feel confident in this provider.

June 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent in all areas. Very professional group - Dr. Staicu is very patient oriented.

March 9, 2018 6:00 PM

always very good.

March 6, 2018 6:00 PM

I always feel like I'm being listened to

February 10, 2018 6:00 PM

I just started seeing Dr. Staicu a year an a half ago. I am so pleased with all of my visits there. I wish there were more doctors like her. She made me feel so much better about all of my health concerns. If I could give her a higher rating than a 10, I would. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

January 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is the best. She always makes you feel comfortable and makes you feel that you are receiving the best health care.

January 28, 2018 6:00 PM


January 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Professional as always.

December 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Office staff very poor on follow up, did not do what dr. instructed regarding my visit. When I called to find out why - They didn't know who I was lost their records.

December 17, 2017 6:00 PM


December 9, 2017 6:00 PM

She's the best DR I have

December 1, 2017 6:00 PM

The best!

November 18, 2017 6:00 PM

I thought she was very knowledgeable and through. I liked her very much.

November 11, 2017 6:00 PM

I loved Dr. Staicu, I thought she was knowledgeable, and very friendly.

October 15, 2017 7:00 PM


August 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Staicu is always very kind & understands my health she listens to me. I would recommend her to all my family & friends. She is one of the best!

August 15, 2017 7:00 PM


August 6, 2017 7:00 PM

Always caring and concerned for my health.

August 3, 2017 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Staicu site is spot on with my medical care.

July 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Very through and caring. Takes time to listen and does not speak down to you.

May 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Even when Dr. Staicu had an emergency pending, she was able to provide the routine 6-month checkup that we had scheduled, which had been rescheduled per the doctor's request from April.

April 23, 2017 7:00 PM


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