Istiklal Arikan, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, IL 60048

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Meet Istiklal Arikan, MD



  • Thomas Jefferson University Episcopal Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Gazi University Medical School

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

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 348 patient ratings.


July 29, 2020 6:07 PM

Dr. Arikahn spent a lot of time with me and answers all my questions. We talked about my issues in depth and my blood work results. We also talked about what to expect in the future as I age. I really like him. He's a really good doctor.

July 29, 2020 6:07 PM

Dr. Arikahn is a wonderful doctor. Very thorough, answers all my questions, spends a good amount of time with me, always very polite and respectful. He's also very compassionate. I always feel like he really cares about me.

July 27, 2020 1:54 PM

Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Arikan's office.

July 27, 2020 1:54 PM

Great communication and follow through from staff. Warm reception by Dr. Arikan and always listening.

July 25, 2020 11:45 AM

Dr. Arikan always answers any questions I have and explains about any medications. He always follows up quickly on the results of any blood tests he authorizes.

July 25, 2020 11:45 AM


July 25, 2020 4:45 AM

Dr Arikan is very intelligent and has a thorough understanding of the medical pathways I need to take to achieve optimal health. He is a great listener, and showed a good deal of compassion and understanding of my personal overall mental and physical health.

July 25, 2020 4:45 AM

A great experience, excellent care from Dr. A and from his caring and knowledgeable staff, who I appreciate are under a lot of pressure to provide kind, polite, efficient and accurate care even in the best of times. Which is now doubly hard in the climate of the pandemic. Hats off to Dr. Arikan and his entire office.

July 24, 2020 10:37 AM

It (the time with the doctor) was good. I had to wait approximately 1/2 hour before being called in for lab work.

July 20, 2020 6:36 AM

Very thorough and caring.

June 22, 2020 10:47 AM

I'm completely happy with my dr.

June 16, 2020 2:06 PM

Informative, caring, effective.

June 16, 2020 2:06 PM

I've been with this doctor for quite sometime and I'm very satisfied.

May 13, 2020 8:40 AM

Very accommodating.

May 13, 2020 8:40 AM

All times good kind hearted.

May 12, 2020 9:47 PM

Very professional and friendly

March 16, 2020 2:55 PM

Very good Doctor.

March 16, 2020 2:55 PM


March 12, 2020 9:52 AM

I am so pleased to have found him after all the great care from Dr. X over the years. I really am happy with Dr. Arikan.

March 2, 2020 1:51 PM

Dr. Arikan was extremely helpful to understand my medical needs.

February 28, 2020 10:20 AM

Both the doctors and nurses were courteous and helpful. I was able to quickly see a nurse and doctor. The wait for blood tests was long, so the nurse followed-up and did it herself.

February 28, 2020 10:20 AM

They were good at following up with me about test results.

February 14, 2020 1:51 AM

I had a good discussion with Dr Arikan and appreciated the time he took.

February 13, 2020 12:46 PM

I would never go back to him to be seen in that office again. The worst visit ever especially when you putting your trust and life in their hands.

February 10, 2020 5:05 PM

I'm always impressed that I'm almost always seen within minutes of my appointment time. Dr. Arikan is very respectful to my concerns and explains things in a manner that is understandable. The doctor that I had seen for over 30 years retired and I felt lost, but finding Dr. Arikan has certainly filled that void.

February 10, 2020 1:32 PM

Always on time and very friendly

February 8, 2020 8:14 AM

Dr. Arikan is an excellent physician and I am thankful to God I am in good health due to my proper Synthroid and Prevastatin medication dosage and healthy lifestyle.

February 5, 2020 10:19 AM


January 28, 2020 1:37 PM

Dr. Arikan is very thorough and genuinely concerned with assisting with maintaining a healthy life.

January 28, 2020 1:37 PM

Very good experience.

January 24, 2020 10:34 AM

Nice & helpful.

January 21, 2020 10:34 PM


January 21, 2020 10:34 PM

excellent experience

January 19, 2020 7:27 AM

Dr. seemed to listen to my self & my husband as we also listened to his suggestions for my husband.

January 19, 2020 7:27 AM


January 18, 2020 7:08 PM

Each time I visit Dr. Arikan it is rewarding. Dr. Arikan is very concerned about my health and making sure that I stay on track with my health care.

January 13, 2020 8:22 PM

very happy with my visit

January 13, 2020 8:22 PM

all good. doc seemed to know my history and recommended actions for next several week's

January 13, 2020 3:18 PM

First time visit with this provider for me. My previous provider just retired. Great first visit.

January 13, 2020 3:18 PM

All good.

January 12, 2020 5:39 AM

Dr. Arikan is very professional. He took the time to ask me questions, even though he already knew the answers. I actually like going to my doctor's appts.

December 30, 2019 1:19 PM

Dr. Arikan is an outstanding physician and it was only because I had an hmo plan that I discovered him a few years ago. I like having a primary doctor as I see the importance of having a central figure in my healthcare. I am very fortunate to have found Dr. Arikan. He is knowledgeable, approachable, a great listener and kind.

December 30, 2019 1:19 PM

Dr. Arikan is 100% invested in my healthcare and having that level of commitment to my wellbeing is a great blessing.

December 29, 2019 6:05 AM

very good

December 29, 2019 6:05 AM

I got care that I needed.

December 19, 2019 9:54 AM

Smooth, friendly, made sure we understood each other. I felt comfortable with him.

December 16, 2019 4:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Arikan since my previous doctor retired. Experience was MOST EXCELLENT!

December 9, 2019 1:48 PM

Dr. Arikan is the doctor I selected after Dr. X retired. I am pleased with my choice and he seems a very competent physician and a warm human being.

December 2, 2019 7:22 PM

I was seeing this Doctor because my usual Doctor was not available. I needed a preop clearance in order to have a cataract surgery. This Doctor did a very good job of filling in for my usual Doctor.. He was thorough and very professional..

December 2, 2019 7:22 PM

Good experience

November 25, 2019 10:15 PM

I saw Dr. Arikon back in Jan., 2019. I was scheduled to have surgery and needed to have my primary Doctor check me out. Dr. X was not available so I saw Dr. Arikon. I really liked him, he does rush you and really listens to what you have to say. So When I had to have my Wellness Exam I asked to have Dr. Arikon. Told him that I want him to be my primary Doctor.

November 25, 2019 10:15 PM

When Dr. Arkon came into the office the first thing he said to me your eyes look great. He remembered me from this past January, when I came in to see him.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

Good experience.

November 18, 2019 11:36 AM

Dr. Arikan is very good & he recommended an excellent podiatrist! for ingrown toenail.

November 18, 2019 11:36 AM

Very good.

November 16, 2019 9:22 AM

Comprehensive and in a timely manner.

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM


November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

I could not get a clearance appointment with my regular provider X, within the one month period before cataract surgery. She was booked up.That is why I saw Dr. Erican. He did everything he had to do for clearance. He seems to be an efficient doctor.

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

very thorough in caring for my hearing problems; willing to spend the time necessary to do the job

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Very satisfactory, but not close to home

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

wonderful easy to talk to.

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

The visit was excellent.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very satisfactorily done.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a good experience.

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

good communicator. good bedside manner

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

He was caring. He saw the condition in my left leg and sent me to the hospital immediately, where I spent 6 days. (Oct. 4 - Oct. 10th) - Condell in Libertyville.

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Always concerned about patient issues and very complete and professional

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

good experience

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good visit with the doctor

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I like Dr Arikan cause he's very thorough with my visits

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Istikal is a very thorough and informed physician

September 25, 2019 7:00 PM

This is my Primary Doctor. I feel he is great and value his advice.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

This doctor was very good and thorough.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

needed a primary care doctor and was referred to this practice. Requested another doctor who was unavailable and so took the first available appointment with this doctor. I will not be a regular patient of his as I did not feel we had a good rapport.

August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

He is great.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied with my health care and medical care by the Advocate Medical Group. In particular, I have been very pleased with my provider.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM


August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I talked with the dr. about my medicine which I needed refilled and I need to have blood work which I will be doing in the next couple days.

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent doctor & nurse

August 3, 2019 7:00 PM

over all it was good

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

This appointment was a follow up after being diagnosed with diverticulitis. I would have liked more details on proper diet. I was told simply to stay hydrated and to avoid being constipated. No explanation on how to do this. I used google for more information.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Text message of appointment was very helpful.

July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan has excellent bedside manners, he's very patient and reassuring and I feel I can trust him with my healthcare decisions.

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is great! He always listens and explains things well and has great bedside manner.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is wonderful, but impossible to reach via the phone. The phone number goes to some answering service that isn't in the building. Even when you show up in person, you get central booking and not the doctor's actual office.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

He didn't really listen to me. He didn't take my opinion seriously, even though it's my body. I asked to go back on to a medicine I had been on previously. He refused, but had no good reason, even though the medicine worked well for me in the past. He wanted me to make an appointment for a specialist that would take six weeks to get in. In the meantime, my condition would just get worse. I will not be back to this doctor, or to Advocate Medical Group. I have found a new doctor.

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Very quick and complete blood work results

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Istiklal has great bedside manner.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Experience was good. He was professional and listened to my reasons for the appointment.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor I saw was awesone

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

It's nice to have my health records on the computer so I can discuss them with the doctor.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

great Doctor who cares about his patients

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM


May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

It was good and he was very thorough.

April 29, 2019 7:00 PM

This was a new provider for me since my former Primary Care Doc retired. Good experience. I talk he listens and vv.

April 29, 2019 7:00 PM


April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

He is the only Dr that truly listens to me and takes all the time i need without rushing me out the door.

April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I don't think he heard me. I was commenting about the pain on the right side of my neck . I've had it for the past 3 months and it hurts more know.

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