Joyal O. Akkawi, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Primary location

4901 West 79th Street

2nd Floor

Burbank, IL 60459

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Office: 708-499-1545

Fax: 708-499-4862

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9555 South 52nd Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 708-634-0950

Fax: 708-634-0942

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Meet Joyal O. Akkawi, MD

About me



  • Southern Illinois University
  • Ross University School Of Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Medical Group

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 362 patient ratings.


July 26, 2020 5:47 PM

As always, Dr. Akkawi listened carefully to my concerns.

July 26, 2020 5:47 PM

Dr. Akkawi is an excellent empathetic physician who treats her patients with respect and kindness. She is also a good listener.

July 20, 2020 10:48 PM

I was very pleased she seemed to be very concerned about my health. She didn't just rush me off. She listened and address the issues.

July 20, 2020 10:48 PM

Excellent experience

July 20, 2020 12:21 PM

My PCP is a very considerate and knowledgeable person, who listens and respects my medical issues with thoughtful sensitivity.

July 20, 2020 12:21 PM

I feel fortunate to have such a qualified physician.

July 15, 2020 1:15 PM

I've only met Dr. Akkawi once but we have talked in depth per messaging. She has responded right away. She listens to what I have to say, asks questions & responds with an answer. I am totally comfortable with everything about her (Dr. Akkawi).

July 14, 2020 2:31 PM

Always a professional experience.

July 14, 2020 2:31 PM

All good more talks about my diet and health.

July 14, 2020 9:25 AM

as for possible procedures,i brought up some questions about procedures. dr. akkawi wasn't sure about the procedures i mentioned,that was because it is not her specialty. she did encourage me to see a specialist for what i talked about.she gave me a referral.i am quite satisfied with dr. far as prescriptions go,each dr. within the advocate system that i see always asks what meds i take.

July 7, 2020 7:43 AM

DR. AKKAWI a very caring dr. NO complaints about her... (Love her.)

June 29, 2020 1:59 PM

Dr. Akkawi has always been able to help me and understand me. She is always prepared when inquiring about my health. She does a thouragh reading of my record and knows what to say and how to say it. She is a very caring person.

May 23, 2020 3:00 PM

Always a good conscientious compassionate visit. I feel well taken care of. ALWAYS

May 23, 2020 3:00 PM

Again, always a great experience ! she's the best !

May 20, 2020 9:22 AM

Excellent experience.

May 20, 2020 9:20 AM

Excellent experience.

May 11, 2020 2:10 PM

Dr. Joyal Akkawi is a stellar physician. Not only is she quite knowledgeable, she is also approachable. She listens well. She cares about me as a person. She pushes me to take good care of myself physically and mentally. She understands me, which is a fete in itself. I am thankful for her and her team.

May 5, 2020 1:16 AM

the phone visit was better than I expected.

April 21, 2020 2:38 PM

I've been coming here for or downs I'm dedicated and I'm satisfied with the care here... love my doctor she's a rock star, & it's difficult to get a appointment with her it may take months when you want to see her within the month you called, because apparently I'm not they only one who love her.

April 21, 2020 2:38 PM

my experience is usually pleasant and professional, I have no complaints...keep up the good work

April 20, 2020 9:09 AM

The experience was thorough and good.

March 31, 2020 7:16 AM

Very good

March 31, 2020 7:16 AM

Very good

March 28, 2020 5:53 AM


March 26, 2020 12:06 PM

very satisfied

March 26, 2020 12:06 PM


March 25, 2020 1:13 PM

She is very good.

March 25, 2020 9:12 AM

she was good can't complain about her bed side manner. However making an appointment to see her is bad, she is so busy it's hard to see her.

March 25, 2020 9:12 AM

The only thing I can complain about is trying to get an appointment to see her. it takes too long to make one and when she has to cancel it another long wait to see her and it's not my fault of the cancelation.

March 24, 2020 9:13 AM

Keep up the good work.

March 23, 2020 7:13 PM

I am very comfortable with Dr. Akkawii.

March 23, 2020 2:38 PM

I love this provider. she. is always helpful

March 21, 2020 12:30 PM

Excellent doctor!

March 21, 2020 6:15 AM

My Dr. is very nice personable and caring. She is easy to talk to and helps me through everything.

March 21, 2020 6:15 AM

I have nothing but good experiences with my doctor. It's hard to name just one when there are so many.

March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

Dr. Joyal Akkawi she sits and she will tell you how you are doing (I am doing good keep up the what I am doing. (I am 85 yrs. old.

March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

She is a good dr. I told her that I like her. I don't want to have to choose another dr.

March 12, 2020 9:52 AM

My experience with the provider is 10+!

March 9, 2020 5:12 PM


March 9, 2020 5:12 PM


March 5, 2020 6:21 AM

Doctors visit went fast & professional.

February 25, 2020 8:14 AM

It was a routine check up. She covered all the bases and is the best PCP Ive ever had. Im a total worry wort and when I send her an email - she always responds within the hour or two. She has a way of calming my nerves. Advocate is lucky to have Dr. Akkawi. She has such compassion and empathy that you don't always see with Dr.'s anymore.

February 25, 2020 8:14 AM


February 25, 2020 7:51 AM

Always very pleasant , respectful ,attentiveand informative . I find my office visits withDr. Akkawi are very good .

February 25, 2020 7:51 AM


February 25, 2020 6:48 AM

we have a good working relationship for my betterment.

February 24, 2020 5:07 PM

As always top notch.

February 24, 2020 5:07 PM

All good were encountered

February 19, 2020 10:34 AM

Dr. Akkawi & her staff are awesome! Personable, professional & thorough.

February 19, 2020 10:34 AM

I completely respect Dr. Akkawi, & her opinion & professional guidance.

February 17, 2020 2:06 PM

Dr. Akkawi is the ultimate professional. She gives recommendations or treatments that will help you get/feel better. She has always been down to earth and concerned about the well being of my health. Once again she provided me with tips to improve my overall health.

February 17, 2020 2:06 PM

It has always been a good experience.

February 17, 2020 6:36 AM

Dr. Akkawi is a very caring perfectionist dr. would recommend her to any member of my family and friends.

February 15, 2020 1:53 PM

I felt I was treated well and all my questions were addressed

February 15, 2020 1:53 PM

A good experiance

February 14, 2020 7:46 AM

It was great Dr. Akkawi is an excellent dr.

February 10, 2020 9:15 PM


February 10, 2020 9:15 PM


February 10, 2020 6:49 AM

My doctor explains everything to me. All my test results, if my medication needs to be change.

February 10, 2020 6:49 AM

It's always been a good experience for me. Every one from nurses to the staff are always helpful on any question I may ask.

February 3, 2020 7:28 PM

I love my doctor. She treats me like she cares about me. She is smart and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I trust her .

February 3, 2020 7:28 PM

My visits are always positive. My only complaint is the $50 copayment.

January 31, 2020 11:29 AM

I was very pleased overall.

January 30, 2020 12:40 PM

very informative

January 30, 2020 12:40 PM

very helpful and so far every recommendation is working for me.

January 13, 2020 5:16 PM


January 6, 2020 7:21 PM

she is good whenever I need appointment she give me

December 28, 2019 5:56 PM

I was having pain on my right groin area and I mentioned this to my doctor through the portal and I received a call from my doctor right away and told to come in and see her the next day.

December 17, 2019 9:12 PM

my doctor took the time to listen and was very knowledgeable about my illness

December 17, 2019 9:12 PM

the whole staff is wonderful, very polite,Dr. akowe is wonderful, Im glad that I changed providers, the last Dr made me feel like I didn't know my own body

December 17, 2019 4:04 PM

The Provider experience was excellent!!

December 16, 2019 8:08 PM

Experience always pleasant and thorough. One of the best provider I have experienced.

December 13, 2019 11:00 PM

I love my doctor she is very good. I also like my clinic location and all employees I have contact with. You can give blood without any pain. They are smooth as silk.

December 13, 2019 11:00 PM

Never had a bad experience from this office.

December 12, 2019 11:01 AM

Dr. Akkawi is a great dr., however, she comes off a little to strong.

December 10, 2019 2:15 PM

It was a good doctor visit. I seen Dr. Akkawi last July (2018) since Dr. X was on vacation.

December 9, 2019 8:42 PM

Alls good

December 9, 2019 7:47 PM

I was very satisfied with the care I was shown on this visit. I believe my doctor looks out for my best interests.

December 2, 2019 2:13 PM

happy with provider,good listener and Good personality

November 19, 2019 11:07 AM


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November 17, 2019 11:00 PM


November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr Akkawi is outstanding but the other doctors in the practice are not in her league

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. was very professional and helpful.

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

I like my visit to the doctor she's very thorough and explains all issues in order for me to understand.

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Always have a good dr. visit, happy to have her for dr. she is great!

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Pleasant and informative

October 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Great doctor

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt she rushed the appointment didn't really give me time tio explain my concerns.

October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I was completely satisfied with the results of my last visit.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

She is good - I believe she really cares about my well being.

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

I thank you for your time and services. When I've been there, I've been treated timely and respectfully. Thanks.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I am so far pleased with my doctor, no problems.

September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

experience was great. she thoroughly understood my condition and she had all my records from the hospital.

September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I love her.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Joyal O Akkawi is the best dr. ever kind very patient.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

I have great trust in her she is very good I told her that I like her.

September 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Akkawi is always very thorough, always asks questions about X and speaks to her directly especially because she has dementia. She has provided excellent care for X for many years.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

very supportive. I believe she encouraged the person who drew my blood out of my preferred arm.

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