Joel S Shoolin, DO

Specialty: Family MedicineGeriatric Medicine

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Joel S Shoolin, DO

Specialty: Family MedicineGeriatric Medicine

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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Advocate Medical Group

77 Rand Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Office: 847-298-0310

Fax: 847-298-5939

Meet Joel S Shoolin, DO

About me

  • Back ProblemsGeneral MedicineGeriatricsManipulations (Osteopathic)Neck Problems



  • Lutheran General Hospital
  • Chicago Osteopathic Hospital & Medical Center
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • 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 366 patient ratings.


July 24, 2020 9:49 AM

I always feel confident with Dr. Shoolin and her staff. Everyone ALWAYS helps us when we have problems and questions.

May 20, 2020 8:27 AM

My doctor is wonderful now with virus I can't do talk to him on phone.

May 18, 2020 2:27 PM

Phone visit worked well

April 21, 2020 6:16 AM

Dr. Shoolin always listens to any concerns I may have and offers good advice and tries to guide me as to how to be healthier.

April 4, 2020 1:22 AM

Dr. Shoolin listens, and doesn't judge. he's very honest and integrity is one of his virtues. I trust him and his years of experience. I like how he doesn't waste time, either.

April 3, 2020 12:00 AM

A good doctor. Listens well, explains well. Takes his time with. Had reviewed medical history before my visits.

March 29, 2020 7:15 AM

Dr. Shoolin always does a excellent job and spends the needed time his staff also.

March 25, 2020 6:36 PM

A good, helpful visit. Blood pressure was taken e times to assure accuracy.

March 25, 2020 6:36 PM

Physician sat with me, got to know me, and discussed ways to respond to the headaches I experienced over a few weeks past weeks. He indicated that if no improvement was experienced that I should call for further attention. He was very attentive and helpful

March 23, 2020 3:43 PM

I found the Doctor easy to talk with and trusted his opinions.

March 23, 2020 1:52 PM

easy to make appointments, open convo w office,usually seen quickly.

March 23, 2020 1:52 PM

office is always clean, online portal has gotten better

March 21, 2020 9:31 PM

I enjoy speaking to my doctor and afterwards feel secure in my health care.

March 21, 2020 9:31 PM

I always feel comfortable and firm in the knowledge that Dr. Shoolin listens to my concerns and finds good solutions to my care and needs. I feel healthy and stronger for visiting him.

March 16, 2020 2:46 PM

Dr. Shoolin is a very caring physician. He has a very calming demeanor.

March 4, 2020 8:54 AM

no complaints. the dr was thorough and good.

March 4, 2020 8:54 AM

the only major issue is that i had to wait for a referral for just over 1 week. i remember being able to walk out of the dr office with the referral in hand. not sure what happened in the few years since. with technology today i see no reason/execuse why i would have to wait for a referral to see a specialist, it should be put in right then and there at the appt, and good the next day.

February 24, 2020 6:56 PM

the entire team is amazing!

February 24, 2020 6:56 PM

I am very grateful for Dr. Shoolin.

February 21, 2020 7:20 AM

Good response to problem described.

February 21, 2020 7:20 AM

The experience was good.

January 30, 2020 2:28 PM

Dr. Shoolin is a very good doctor.

January 30, 2020 2:28 PM

Very good experience.

January 28, 2020 4:19 PM

Answered all questions pertaining to that visit

January 27, 2020 4:59 PM

Dr. Shoolin is calm, relaxed, receptive and explanatory. I enjoyed my interaction with him. He is very thorough.

January 27, 2020 3:02 PM

excellent doctor and kind person

January 27, 2020 3:02 PM

all good..treatment relieved my pain

January 27, 2020 10:41 AM

Always good - Great doctor - Very friendly - I tell him do not retire.

January 22, 2020 11:50 AM


January 22, 2020 11:50 AM


January 4, 2020 9:26 AM

Always a good thorough physical.

January 4, 2020 9:26 AM

I thought I had a checklist of things to discuss. He noticed a growth I had overlooked.

December 30, 2019 2:17 PM

SO appreciate creating a special visit prior to normal appointment hours to effect a surgery-related procedure

December 30, 2019 2:17 PM

All SUPER Good. .

December 28, 2019 10:43 PM

It was good.

December 28, 2019 10:43 PM

The only negative comment is the wait time. It was approx. 25 minutes.

December 28, 2019 8:28 AM

yearly physical, very professional

December 28, 2019 8:28 AM

visit was good and informative

December 17, 2019 11:33 AM

Dr. Shoolin always takes the proper amount of time with me and makes sure that i schedule appropriate follow-up visits.

December 16, 2019 3:03 PM

This appointment was for an annual physical. My experience with this provider was excellent and very comfortable.

December 16, 2019 1:50 PM

dr.shoolin has been our doctor since 1980,he now treats 3 generations of our family

December 15, 2019 4:44 AM

Dr Shoolen is an excellent Dr. Whom I highly respect. He is extremely knowledgeable,

December 15, 2019 4:44 AM

All visits to Dr. Shoolen have been pleasant experiences.

December 11, 2019 10:41 AM

This doctor is interested in his patients & their health.

December 10, 2019 11:09 AM

The dialog was frank and straight forward. Options were offered as next steps toward better health.

December 10, 2019 11:09 AM

Over all a positive outcome

December 9, 2019 2:58 PM

follow up from ER visit when I suffered a seizure. Doctor ordered x-ray, MRI, and neurologist appt. Doctor answered all of my questions and concerns in a very timely and professional manner

December 8, 2019 3:18 PM

I have no problems with Dr. Shoolin. He forgot to give me a script. The problem is getting through & follow-up. I never get through to the office. I have to always go through a central processing phone number and I hate it.

December 5, 2019 8:19 PM

Detailed discussions about my and family history of medical issues, listened to concerns and made recommendations

December 5, 2019 8:19 PM

Staff was quick and efficient and Dr Shoolin listens and asks open ended questions.

December 3, 2019 8:32 AM


December 2, 2019 1:42 PM


November 25, 2019 4:36 PM

Have known and worked with Joel Shoolin for years, his input/viewpoint is valuable information.

November 25, 2019 4:36 PM

Was a good visit.

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM


October 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I saw Dr Shoolin to establish care as my new primary physician.I found him to be cordial, welcoming, informative, and a good choice.

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shoolin is a very personable person and he is very through. I didn't finish because I didn't even be _______ why I went to see him that day.

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

dr. Shoolin always puts me at ease and professionally encourages me to take care of myself

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

This was a Meet & Greet and I will be keeping this doctor as my primary care physician. I like Lutheran General Hospital and wanted to stay in the same network.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, a good discussion of the questions I raised with well-informed answers.

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent care from Dr. Shoolin as usual. I have been a patient for more than 30 years.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Love Dr Schoolin, love convenience of location.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM


September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

very knowledgeable about diabetes

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shoolin has been our doctor for40 years. 3 generations of our family are in his care

September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

very efficient and thorough

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Shoolin for almost 30 years and I have never had a bad experience with him. He is the best.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

dr shoolin is real good

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shoolin is a very nice doctor, on of the best I had.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Joel Shoolin is extremely thorough, very friendly, patient, and really listens to my concerns. I trust him and have been going to him for a few years. I highly recommend Dr. Shoolin to anyone seeking an excellent family doctor!

July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

A very good visit as always.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shoolin is very thorough and easy to get an appointment with when I am unable to see my usual doctor.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM


July 12, 2019 7:00 PM

No problem. Good experience.

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel completely comfortable,confident for the first time happy with Dr.Shoolin as my primary doctor.

July 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good experience

July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Shoolin created an appointment for me after hours because I need help and the next appointment was a week away. Very special.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Shoolin good back over 20 years

June 22, 2019 7:00 PM

If I could mark my rating higher for Dr. Shoolin I would. I have seen him for years and he is the BEST!!!!!!

June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shoolin is truly the best. He is interested and caring, an asset to Advocate.

June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

I had a very good experience with this provider, and was completely satisfied with the service.

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

We have been with Dr. Shoolin for almost 40 years - He is not allowed to retire!

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Great experience, really like Dr. Shoolin.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Love that I've found a doctor who knows what he's talking about and genuinely cares and is thorough.

June 4, 2019 7:00 PM

In 1996 I all most died. My blood pressure was 300. Over 250 this doctor save my life till now.

May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

I love going to this office especially the new facility. The staff are amazing and Dr. Shoolin is an incredible physician.

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shoolin has been very good and thorough with our visits while i have had him only for a couple of years I am very happy with him.

May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

he is very concerned about my well being and helpful in answering all my concerns , I never feel rushed. The best De. I have ever had.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM


May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shoolin and I get along well.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

He is usually calm and patient when I explain my health problems.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Good communication and was not rushing me out the door.

May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

My doctor was kind, attentive, understanding about the concerns I had about medical issues.

May 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Very caring & patient.

May 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I really enjoy all of my doctor visit with Dr. Shoolin.

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr.'s have been great.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM


March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

I like Dr Shoolin a lot. He takes the time to answer my questions and address my concerns. He is very personable.

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