Larry W. Desch, MD

Specialty: Developmental Pediatrics

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Larry W. Desch, MD

Specialty: Developmental Pediatrics

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Advocate Children's Medical Group

9555 South 52nd Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 847-318-9330

Fax: 708-876-1561

Meet Larry W. Desch, MD

About me

  • Attention Deficit DisorderAutismBotox InjectionsCerebral PalsyChild DevelopmentDevelopmental DisabilitiesLearning Disabilities



  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University Of Missouri School Of Medicine
  • University Of Missouri
  • University of Kansas Medical Center

Board certifications

  • Developmental Pediatrics

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Christ 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 45 patient ratings.


May 11, 2020 9:29 AM

Good experience.

March 5, 2020 7:14 AM

Very information.

February 21, 2020 11:40 AM

We love Dr. Desch. He really knows my child and is very thorough and detailed. He gives so much insight and information to improve my child's quality of life.

February 21, 2020 11:40 AM

We have had only great experiences with Dr. Desch. That's why we come back regularly for evaluations on my son's progress.

February 6, 2020 11:00 PM

Provider relied on resident for almost all history taking interaction w/parent little explanation outside of handouts were provided. Dr. focused on explanations that were general with most not being applicable or appropriate for our child - very SCRIPTED.

February 6, 2020 11:00 PM

Summary statement received after visit was inaccurate: Resident did not document history correctly. We also received a summary for another child's visit - which leaves us to questions adherence to HIPAA.

November 22, 2019 8:45 AM

Dr. Larry W Desch he is a very good doctor who always help me understand all the information and he does listen to all the concerns I had.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

My son and I were enchanted with the place and those that work there.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Superficial advice was given.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr.Desch and his team were very friendly and welcoming to me and my family. This is the second time me and my child met with him in a year and he was stillvery knowledgeable and up to date on her past visit.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

This visit with my child was our second time meeting this provider. The provider last visit with us was 6 months ago and when he entered the exam room we were in, he remembered who we was at first glance.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

very well, calm and very educational

July 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I thought this provider was very professional and great personality for dealing with children.

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider was kind, attentive to my child, and gave me good information to read at home. My only suggestion is I would have liked more information about my child's diagnosis and to discuss my concerns in the office rather than await a report from the doctor via mail.

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

It was nice helped out a lot with other doctors & dentist for my son.

April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Desch is very good at what he does. The only thing we would like to change is the waiting period to see him. We usually wait 30-45 mins.

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM

The receptionist were very helpful.

March 23, 2019 7:00 PM

the first visit was very helpful

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

was not able to provide accurate referral information, did not specifically give a result of exam or determination of a diagnosis to help assist with next step to provide possible assessment

November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

I will recommend Dr. Larry to everybody

February 22, 2018 6:00 PM

He was an amazing doctor very thorough with questions and provided a lot of knowledge. You can tell he is very passionate about his work and very proud of his 30 years of service. I did ask a few questions and he said he would talk about it in a minutes but then they were never really answered. It was a 2 hour apt. with a lot of information discussed so it was a little hard to keep track of the questions.

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