Kabir Julka, MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology

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1221 North Highland Avenue

Aurora, IL 60506

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Office: 630-859-8700

Fax: 630-264-8828

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2040 Ogden Avenue

Suite 401

Aurora, IL 60504

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Office: 630-585-7100

Fax: 630-692-4057

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Meet Kabir Julka, MD

About me

  • Biliary DiseaseEndoscopic UltrasoundEndoscopy of the Bile DuctIrritable Bowel SyndromePancreatic DiseaseTherapeutic Gastroenterology
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com



  • Northwestern University
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
  • Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center
  • Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center
  • Northwestern University Feinberg

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Dreyer
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna SmartCare
  • 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 Choice Preferred
  • 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 Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Advantra Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) Rental PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare EPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Illinois Health Connect
  • Imagine Health Smart Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Sunrise Advantage Plan
  • 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 / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • 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 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
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select PPO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 220 patient ratings.


July 6, 2020 1:19 PM

He did an awesome job. 10 out of 10.

July 6, 2020 1:19 PM

From start to end -- it all went great.

July 4, 2020 6:58 AM

I felt very comfortable and confident throughout the entire procedure

July 4, 2020 6:58 AM

Dr. Julka does an excellent and thorough job. He showed genuine concern for my well being

June 29, 2020 8:16 PM

Good overall.

June 29, 2020 8:16 PM

My son was waiting in the waiting room for over 3 hours and no one updated him on my procedure, how I was or when the procedure was done. He had to ask. I specifically gave the doc his cell number to speak with him, but there was no call, no updates from any staff.

May 29, 2020 10:24 AM

This was a phone appt. due to COVID-19. Dr. Julka is amazing, he talks with you not to you and uses terms a lay person understands. I have never felt rushed during an appt. Also when he's given me colonoscopies and endoscopy and was kind, patient & reassuring.

May 12, 2020 5:41 AM

Dr. Julka is the best GI I have ever seen. He gets to know you on a personal level. He makes you feel like family.

March 28, 2020 10:32 AM

They are good and understand

March 20, 2020 7:30 AM

it was a very good experience. first time meeting this dr and he was very professional, answered all my questions and explained everything, and has a friendly and caring personality.

March 20, 2020 6:18 AM

Very good thank you.

March 20, 2020 6:18 AM


March 16, 2020 6:11 PM

This was actually a procedure and not an office visit. He is very personable, explains what he is going to do and then what he did in the procedure clearly and succinctly.

March 16, 2020 6:11 PM

This was a very good experience for a very uncomfortable procedure during a time we are all a little uncertain of what this COVID -19 virus will bring

March 7, 2020 9:40 PM

good experience felt confident in Dr Julka and very comfortable with him and his staff .

March 7, 2020 9:40 PM

for having a colonoscopy the staff as well as Dr Julka made me feel comfortable and informed. I knew I was in good hands.

March 4, 2020 6:05 PM

Pleasant and productive.

March 2, 2020 11:32 AM

I can't say enough about how great this doctor is. Also, everyone I dealt with were amazing!

March 2, 2020 11:32 AM

I only have good things to say about every nurse, CNA, receptionist and of course the doctors, including the doctor who made me sleep through the whole thing!

February 25, 2020 12:33 PM

Dr Julka was very prepared with the last colonoscopy notes. He was very personable and down-to-earth in his conversation about the prep for the procedure. He was recommended by my PCP because of his personal experience with him.

February 21, 2020 10:17 AM

This provider is the best, he's very caring explains things well and is really on the ball.

February 10, 2020 7:15 PM

Outstanding communication, very thorough discussion of medical history, really gained my confidence that he will do a great job with the upcoming procedure. Good explanation of care plan.

February 10, 2020 7:15 PM

Not only did he know my medical history, he explained that he had experience with the type of cancer that I have and totally understood what I have been through. That was very reassuring since not every physician has experience with transplant patients.

February 10, 2020 5:07 AM

Dr. Julka listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. He changed my medication to one that would better treat my symptoms.

February 10, 2020 5:07 AM

I liked that Dr. Julka takes time and doesn't rush during the appointment.

February 6, 2020 11:28 AM

Dr. Kabir Julka is an outstanding doctor, he is caring, knowledgeable & always has a genuine concern about my wellbeing - He is a rock star!!!

January 29, 2020 12:58 PM

Dr. Julka and his office staff are amazing! Very professional, knowledgeable, kind, and upbeat. I loved visiting his office.

January 29, 2020 12:58 PM

Outstanding experience with Dr. Julka and his entire staff. Great!

January 13, 2020 3:53 PM

above average

January 13, 2020 3:01 PM

Dr Julka seems to legitimately care about my situation and finding a solution. I was worried that he would just try pushing more drugs on me when the first kind didn't work, however he had other, less intrusive options for me to try. He never rushed me out the door either, like my other primary doctor does. He stayed till all my questions had been answered. He has always been quick to respond to emails that I sent through MyChart.

December 12, 2019 1:19 PM

Very good experience. He's very caring person. Takes all the time I needed to answer my questions.

December 9, 2019 3:40 PM

He was nice and explained the procedure

December 2, 2019 6:09 AM

I am very appreciative with all this great professional team & respectful. God bless you & continue helping people like I need. Thank you very much -

November 30, 2019 10:37 AM

Always willing to listen. Open and honest.

November 30, 2019 10:37 AM

I am glad he is my doctor to help see me through my worries and fears about cancer returning. He is kind, works with me. Once you have had cancer, that fear does not go away. I have confidence in him.

November 22, 2019 8:57 AM

Completely satisfied.

November 22, 2019 8:57 AM

All good.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM


September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka is an excellent doctor. He spends time with me, explaining my health situation. He calls for his patients.

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Needed to have an upper GI scope to check an see if stomach ulcer had healed. It has. Dr Julka is a very good doctor.

September 6, 2019 7:00 PM


August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

very friendly

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Very helpful.

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent care!

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Very kind. Listens and discusses questions. Easy to understand.

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

The visit was over all good.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka has my best interests in focus.

June 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka is one of the most compassionate, thoughtful, and thorough doctors I have met. From the first time we met he had already taken the time to really know my medical history. He never made me feel rushed and explained things very well. After the procedure, he took a great deal of time to explain results and how to proceed. I think the works of Dr. Julka and very grateful my care fell into his hands.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good at explaining what he thought needed to be done

May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Drs. are good - Reg. staff OK?

February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

Overall very positive experience

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Many thanks for the excellent care, Dr. Julka!! I am so glad you are my gastroenterologist!!

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Julka is an excellent physician who has started taking care of me following Dr. Zepeda's departure. He discusses the plans for treating me in a very detailed manner and has time to answer and discuss all of the questions that I may raise with regard to my treatment.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent. My wife and I had an appointment at the same time with this provider to make an appointment for a colonoscopy.

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Great job

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Was very happy with this doctor. He had my medialHe read my the medical history before coming into room. So he was prepared to discuss my issues from beginning of appointment. Took time to listen and understand my problems.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

the staff and people here us what keeps me coming back

January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Uncomfortable procedure but Dr J. made it OK.

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

I was referred to this specialist by my internist for an ongoing problem. The physician was very professional and knowledgeable of my condition. Was very pleasant - made me feel comfortable.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

He was a good listener. Took his time and listened to all my concerns.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Julka was very knowledgeable, kind and respectful. it is very hard to get through to him when I needed test results and answers to my questions after my procedures. The My Chart system was "down" for any communication due to the computers changes with Advocate and I did not receive a follow-up call after the procedures (which I had some problems with) as expected. nor did I receive a letter of follow-up results either. I called three times requesting those biopsy results and finally was given partial results by My Chart. I do not blame the doctor, but the support staff for not communicating. I had similar problems a year ago when I was ill. It took over 5 days that time to finally get a "work-in" appointment which was 3 weeks out! as a life-long patient of the clinic, I have never experienced such lack of communication and length of attention needing appointments.

December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

explained alternatives and based some discussion on procedures from 2014 that impacted my current condition.Unlike most surgeons that I have encountered, Dr Julka was better informed because he has access to MyChart and knew more about my health than I did

November 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Julka always explains the procedures and treats me very nice he is a really good Doctor I would recommend him to anyone.

October 20, 2018 7:00 PM

best ever

September 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka is one of the best doctors I have ever dealt with.

September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Very knowedgable & professional.

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka is a new doctor (replacing a retired one) to me, but I found him to be very professional, attentive and engaging.

July 24, 2018 7:00 PM

1st time I saw him. Very polite. I last saw _____ very accommodating. Answered my concerns over acuity of symptoms.

July 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka is always very caring and explains everything in a very understandable way. Highly recommended.

June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka worked me in & I was thankful for that & he was very concerned about my problem.

May 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I had an upper and lower GI and Dr. Julka was very kind, attentive and reassuring. He put me at ease.

May 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka is the doctor for one of my friends. She highly recommended him to me. After meeting with him I can see why he is so liked. I am so happy to have Dr. Julka as my doctor.

May 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Very punctual, polite, friendly, professional.

May 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Great doctor I wish he had more openings. If it were an emergency they said they could get me in, but it wasn't.

May 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka was very good. This is the first time seeing him. He always acted professional, respectful, and patient while speaking with me. I would be happy to recommend his services to my family & friends.

April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Went well; no issues

April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience was very good with the doctor, I liked the attention a lot that I was given including to my daughters.

March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

His bedside manner and common sense understanding is a comfort.

March 16, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience was, as usual, excellent. Dr. Julka listens, is kind, attentive, easy to talk to, and just an excellent physician. The discussion we had made me confident that he had read my previous records, and he is so easy to communicate with. I have nothing but high praise for him, and I recommend him to my friends and relatives.

March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Julka and his staff are very caring and thorough, I always feel at ease and leave the visit with ample amounts of information regarding my condition, prescriptions and upcoming procedures and lab work

March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

very good

March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

1st impression means a lot to me. Felt very comfortable with him as my provider!

March 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Julka made me feel I was getting care I needed

March 3, 2018 6:00 PM

The doctor has always been very good and easy to talk to.

February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Julka is excellent very thorough concise and concerned about my issue. XX his Tech is of the same caliber very thorough and concerned.

February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

very nice took his time with me

February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

very good experience with the whole process

January 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Everything went OK

January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

except for the nurse who tried to insert the IV it was a very good experience.

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