Joseph M. Chimino, DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

77 Rand Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Office: 847-298-0310

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Meet Joseph M. Chimino, DO



  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • 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 893 patient ratings.


July 28, 2020 8:40 PM

He is one of the best Doctors I have ever had.

July 28, 2020 11:51 AM

Good visit - was a "Welcome to Medicare" Physical. Thank you Dr. Chimino and Clinical Staff.

July 28, 2020 11:51 AM

Good visit - was a "Welcome to Medicare" Physical. Thank you Dr. Chimino and Clinical Staff. Also recognize the Front Desk Staff for her Excellent Customer Service. Thank you all.

July 27, 2020 11:03 PM

I was very satisfied with my annual appt. Dr Chimino was very professional and helpful.

July 27, 2020 5:13 PM

Dr. Chimono is very easy to talk to and has a good bedside manner.

July 27, 2020 5:13 PM

it is too bad that we can no longer call his office directly rather than having to go through Advocate central, which is a real pain in the neck. Talk about depersonalizing, this takes the cake.

July 27, 2020 4:10 PM

everything went great

July 27, 2020 1:56 PM

Dr Chimino is very professional kind & caring.shows a genuine interest in my health care.

July 27, 2020 1:56 PM

Very good

July 26, 2020 3:15 PM

Great doctor with a good, personable manner.

July 25, 2020 5:03 PM

Outstanding Primary care physician

July 21, 2020 8:18 PM

'Dr, Chimino is the best of ALL doctors

July 21, 2020 8:18 PM


July 21, 2020 12:51 PM

as always, Dr. Chimino fantastic and PLEASE let him know we said so! He listens to everything without rushing you and always has a solution or suggestion and referrals with their phone # and address and writes it down for us.

July 21, 2020 12:51 PM

I only wish he was at the first location or closer into chicago. He is the ONLY doctor we would drive this far to see. He is SO worth it.

July 21, 2020 7:38 AM

Very happy with Dr. Chimino. Always has answers and tries to help.

July 20, 2020 3:55 PM

All communication/decision needs met.

July 20, 2020 1:56 PM

everything went well.

July 20, 2020 1:38 PM

Dr. Chimino gives the impression, he's interested in my health and well being.

July 14, 2020 9:37 AM

it was a positive experience, we covered all my questions at the time of visit.

July 13, 2020 5:05 PM

I appreciated the caring atmosphere and willingness to discus options and concerns!

July 13, 2020 5:05 PM

staff and assistants were also very knowledgeable and helpfulness!

July 13, 2020 1:43 PM

I had a very productive and informationally satisfying annual exam with Dr. C. at Advocate. He was excellent in terms of doctor-patient rapport, knew my medications, and had been answering every question submitted thru the Patient Portal over the last 6-9 months. I discussed a possible dental surgery (implants), inquired about getting my blood type determined, and inquired about inoculations outstanding, and the frequency of a cardio-stress test. The Doctor was extremely thorough in his exam, and very patient in discussing my condition and questions I had.

July 8, 2020 11:19 AM

I trust my life with Dr. Chimino - what else can I say?

July 7, 2020 2:19 PM

He listened intently and addressed all of my concerns.

July 7, 2020 2:19 PM

The office was clean and I felt comfortable there.

July 4, 2020 8:27 AM

Excellent,as thorough as always!

July 4, 2020 8:27 AM


July 4, 2020 8:02 AM

Dr. Chimino is an excellent Doctor.

July 2, 2020 12:00 AM

Answered all my questions & followed up with my emails in an appropriate time.

June 29, 2020 9:21 PM

excellent primary care physician who takes time to listen and answer any questions I may have

June 29, 2020 9:21 PM

very good visit with this doctor

June 28, 2020 2:06 PM

always listens

June 24, 2020 12:25 PM

Dr. Chimino is a compassionate doctor.

June 22, 2020 2:34 PM

Dr Chimino is very thorough and spends time asking questions about my health. I never feel rushed during my visit.

June 22, 2020 2:34 PM

The reception staff is every courteous and efficient.

June 22, 2020 2:11 PM

Dr. Chimino is one of the best physicians I have ever come in contact. he is very professional caring and compassionate.

June 22, 2020 2:11 PM

very good experience with him listening always to me, offering suggestions and an excellent bedside manner always.

June 22, 2020 9:38 AM

Dr. Chimino has always been professional, respectful and compassionate towards me. He is an asset to Advocate Medical. I'd refer him to anyone.

June 16, 2020 2:06 PM

Dr. Chimino is an excellent dr.!

May 27, 2020 2:18 PM

This provider is very respectful of our health conditions, shows great compassion and presents himself in a professional manner with personal concern.

May 23, 2020 10:22 AM

dr chimino is always very thorough and professional. he works with his patients and listens to them and together helps plan what is best for them

May 23, 2020 10:22 AM

calling AMG call center is frustrating as it's a large call center and not his office directly. wish there was a receptionist for the office specifically

May 23, 2020 10:10 AM

Dr Chimino spent time with me to ensure all my concerns were answered. Without requesting by me, he also sent paperwork showing physical exercises that may help. Thank you!

May 23, 2020 8:44 AM

Dr. Chimino was very helpful with my need to treating my concern.

May 23, 2020 8:44 AM

The process of getting through to to my providers office to try and get time to speak with him (on the phone or video) was very cumbersome. I needed a follow-up appointment with him a week later and had to go through a battery of questions from reception, the same ones from the first call, simply to speak with providers office for the follow up. almost like receptions was a robot and didn't listen to me when i said this was a follow-up.

May 21, 2020 7:07 AM

Dr. Chimino is kind, caring, everything a good physician, should be.

May 19, 2020 4:30 AM

During what's going on I don't think anything could be better!

May 18, 2020 5:19 PM

This was our first online visit. It was seamless. I got a same-day visit, the tech worked, and it was great to have the face-to-face. Dr. Chimino also took my call on a Saturday to discuss new symptoms. He is always friendly and compassionate, and never rushes the patient. He keeps up-to-date and always provides good information in an easy-to-understand manner. I have recommended him to others.

May 16, 2020 4:53 PM

Great office and Doctor

May 12, 2020 8:58 AM

excellent first visit.

May 11, 2020 6:47 PM

Everything was good

May 11, 2020 4:58 PM

Dr. Chimino is an excellent provider. He always listens and spends appropriate time during visits. He is responsive to portal messages as well. I value his input in my care and trust that he has my best interest in mind. I have many specialists whom Dr. Chimino easily coordinates care with.

May 11, 2020 4:58 PM

This was an e-visit. The experience was positive. I felt as though I was talking to Dr. Chimino in person.

April 30, 2020 9:19 AM

Love the phone visits.

April 16, 2020 8:30 AM

I was a patient of Dr. X for approx. 39 yrs. Dr. Chimino seems to be like Dr. X in that he shows real concern for me and my well being. He has a caring ability about him. I'm happy that I stayed with your office after Dr. X retired; and have Dr. Chimino as my provider. Thank you keep up the good work.

March 27, 2020 5:59 AM

It was actually a pleasure.

March 24, 2020 9:52 PM

excellent, appreciated the time spent talking, never felt rushed

March 24, 2020 7:55 AM

Dr Chimino is professional, friendly and knowledable.

March 24, 2020 7:08 AM


March 24, 2020 7:08 AM


March 23, 2020 6:48 PM

Dr. Chimino was very sympathetic, kind and patient with me. My husband is quite ill and I cried through the entire appointment.

March 23, 2020 6:48 PM


March 23, 2020 2:39 PM

Best doctor. I have been seeing Dr. Chimino for years with complete confidence.

March 23, 2020 2:33 PM


March 23, 2020 2:33 PM

knowledgeable friendly doctor

March 21, 2020 9:48 AM

I'm very comfortable with Dr. Chimino as my principal physician.

March 19, 2020 12:50 PM

As always, incisive, pithy, complete.

March 18, 2020 7:36 AM

I was experiencing heart palpitations and that day Dr. Chimino had me go get a heart monitor appt. - Then later I had a follow up appointment on this concern - after discussing, it is practically gone. Very good!

March 18, 2020 6:56 AM

Very positive. The doctor was very attentive, spent a good amount of time listening, commenting and advising me on my medical concerns.

March 18, 2020 6:56 AM

This was an excellent experience. This physician is amiable and made me feel relaxed and not hurried.

March 16, 2020 11:10 PM

positive, comfortable, compassionate

March 16, 2020 11:10 PM

gpod comfortable experience

March 16, 2020 3:50 PM

Dr. Chimino is terrific. Caring, knowledgeable.

March 16, 2020 3:12 PM

It was my first visit with Dr. Chimino, as Dr. X retired. He was very knowledgeable and spent time reviewing my medical history.

March 16, 2020 3:12 PM

Dr. Chimino did a great job with my annual checkup.

March 14, 2020 9:58 AM

outstanding. He is respectful and compassionate..

March 14, 2020 9:58 AM

Always excellent

March 14, 2020 8:38 AM

Dr Chimino listens to your concerns and addresses each concern. I am very pleased with the care I recieved

March 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Excellent takes time to listen to any concerns.

March 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Good do not take long to see doctor after appointment time.

March 9, 2020 10:02 PM

Very attentive, good listener. Very good communicator.

March 8, 2020 10:07 AM

he was excellent

March 7, 2020 7:06 AM

Professional, personal, timely

March 7, 2020 7:06 AM

very good experience

March 3, 2020 12:18 PM

my doctor retired and he recommended chimino and he was very good

March 3, 2020 12:18 PM


February 24, 2020 9:20 PM

The provider conducted the exam with a competent, comfortable, professional manner.

February 24, 2020 9:20 PM

I visited this provider for the first time as my previous primary care doctor retired. The visit flowed very smoothly, and I felt comfortable throughout.

February 24, 2020 4:40 PM

Doctor is Patient and thoughtful. Was good to finally get to see him.

February 24, 2020 4:40 PM

Very hard to contact the doctor. Phone calls are now directed to a call center not the office. I needed to be seen on Monday so I had to go to North shore clinic. It was interesting and a good thing that North Shore had my records from advocate.I wish that our own doctors have time to see people who are ill and not have to go somewhere else.

February 23, 2020 11:56 AM

Joseph Chimino is an excellent physician who ALWAYS spends the time needed. You never feel rushed.

February 22, 2020 7:06 PM

Visit was helpful and encouraging.

February 21, 2020 2:08 PM

My provider, Dr. Chimino, is an excellent doctor who listens to my concerns and actually addresses them. He is a very caring doctor and I plan to continue seeing him.

February 21, 2020 2:08 PM

The medical assistant gave up half way through trying to update my list of medications in the system. I had also asked for the flu shot during the appointment and she shamed me for not getting the shot sooner. I was told to not get the flu shot in the fall since I was sick with a virus, so I decided to wait until my annual physical to get the shot. I should not have to deal with being shamed by medical staff when I am doing all I can to take care of my health.

February 21, 2020 7:20 AM

There needs to be privacy when registering. The entrance door is right in front of the registration desk where all others come in & can hear my issues. There should be a booth!

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

Great doctor - My family all use Dr. Chimino.

February 19, 2020 4:53 PM

Dr. Chimino is a very compassionate physician. He allows time when needed to discuss issues of concern. I have no complaints regarding this provider.

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