Lawrence A Okafor, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

100 West 162nd Street

South Holland, IL 60473

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Office: 708-730-2200

Fax: 708-210-0648

Meet Lawrence A Okafor, MD

About me



  • University of Chicago
  • New York Medical College
  • Chicago Medical School At Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
  • New York Medical College
  • New York Medical College
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate South Suburban 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 247 patient ratings.


June 2, 2020 7:25 AM

My visit w/Dr. Okafor is always pleasant. His phone visit is also pleasant.

May 12, 2020 12:32 AM

He is a good doctor and ready to listen to you.

May 12, 2020 12:32 AM


May 11, 2020 12:40 PM

Only provider is good.

May 7, 2020 8:48 AM

Dr. Okafor has been my doctor for about 13 or more years. I always felt comfortale with him. I've had necessary procedures done and always had positive results. I would be lost medically without him.

May 7, 2020 8:39 AM

Visit always goes well. Provider answers all questions and puts any questions I have to rest. Satisfied with my provider Lawrence A. Okafor!!!

May 7, 2020 8:39 AM

Takes too long to get an appointment.

April 13, 2020 4:17 PM

Speed more time on computer then taking with patient.

April 3, 2020 12:00 AM

My visit was good news.

April 1, 2020 8:10 AM

Dr. Okafor was very attentive. I told him about my blood sugar being elevated. he talked to me about diet & exercise & the pills I take. He was good.

February 25, 2020 6:10 AM

Dr. Lawrence A Okafor is a great dr.

February 22, 2020 10:40 AM

Saw regular doctor on one visit he has been my primary care physician for a few years. One visit was a walk in to have blood pressure checked, everyone did their job and explained what they found.

February 22, 2020 10:40 AM

All visits were good.

February 20, 2020 7:41 AM

Nice experience with new primary care physician provider Lawrence A. Okafor. He will be reading results from my blood work.

February 20, 2020 7:41 AM

The sitting and waiting time to complete blood work without an appointment was a longer wait than I expected.

February 17, 2020 5:12 AM

My provider was very helpful, when I ask him question.

February 17, 2020 5:12 AM

Good experience with my visit.

February 15, 2020 1:06 PM

All Good

February 12, 2020 6:14 AM

Pretty good.

January 31, 2020 11:49 AM

Dr. Okafor, has always shown concern of my entire health related issues.

January 31, 2020 11:49 AM

Dr. Okafor understand of my disability, I deal with pain every day and coming for my appointments my time is usually short.

January 28, 2020 12:44 AM

I had a very good experience

January 25, 2020 3:07 PM

I had a good visit

January 25, 2020 3:07 PM

great people and they were very helpful

January 15, 2020 6:32 AM

My experience with this provider was pleasant and uplifting. My provider is always pleasant and friendly. It's a pleasure to visit his office.

January 15, 2020 6:32 AM

He praises for maintaining good health practices - which aids normal blood pressure and weight control- -

January 8, 2020 11:53 AM

very good. received call within 24 hours of test results

December 31, 2019 2:30 PM

the waiting to see the doctor is the only complaint I could give thats negative, I had to wait over 1 hour and 20 min. once.

December 31, 2019 2:30 PM

i wouldnt change dr. Lawence Okafore for any other. He is about the best I could ask for. He shows interest in my health and give me good advice when asked. He not just a good doctor but a great person all around, you could use more doctors like him.Going to miss him when I move to Arizona

December 29, 2019 12:38 AM

he didn't listen or pay attention to anything I said I will NEVER go to him again

December 28, 2019 7:42 AM

My visit with Dr. Okafor is always good.

December 27, 2019 10:30 AM

My PCP is always direct with answering my concerns. I can joke with him.

December 27, 2019 10:30 AM

Great doctor and team throughout the So. Holland Clinic.

December 16, 2019 1:54 PM

Provider seems unconcerned. No real communication. Like provider is not really listening. Neutral experience.

December 11, 2019 7:39 AM

Dr. Okafor was very attentive and gave immediate answers to my questions. He helped me gain control of my health and understand the problem areas with my overall health. I appreciate a doctor like him.

December 11, 2019 7:39 AM

I have seen Dr Okafor 2 times now. He seems to genuinely care about his patients well being. He noticed and congratulated me on reaching certain goals. He is a true asset to Advocate Health.

December 8, 2019 1:17 PM

dr Okafor usually anwers all my health concerns I am quite satisfied

December 5, 2019 7:30 AM

Very good.

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

My doctor nurse was very helpful she went above and beyond for me.

October 5, 2019 7:00 PM

ok visit. could be more attentive and in-tune with the patient.

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider had a rapport which put my mind at ease regarding my pains. He also gave me proper directive on what to do at the front desk. He also forwarded my prescription to my CVS pharmacy.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

This is my first visit with this physician and I don't think I had a good experience.

September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

It was my first visit, I answered his question, he seemed interested in what I was talking about. My past was what I was trying to explain, now we are up to date.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor was courteous and respectful.

August 31, 2019 7:00 PM

I have not had the problem, they try to help in all ways possible.

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Okafor L is excellent provider and can recommend him to any of my family members and friends at any time

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider was strongly concern about my condition always.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I really appreciate Dr. Okafor.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider was not friendly. He had his back towards me while he typed for most of the visit. Also, he did not ask me if it was ok for him to touch my body. He just stuck his stethoscope down my shirt to listen to my heart. I needed this provider to exam my abdomen and he did not provide a drape for me until I stopped him and requested he provided me with a drape.

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM


July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Hi Dr. Okafor, thank you for being my primary care provider. I always feel so much in good hands regarding my health. I hope to always have you as my primary care provider. I'm always feeling so much better when I leave my health care in your hands God Bless!! Please don't retire!!!

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

This provider is one of the better ones.

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM


June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

My health concerns and issues were ignored and turned out to be more serious.

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM


June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Very informative, very interested in patient.

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I received very good care.

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Im just going to say that its really a pleasure to have a doctor like Dr. Lawrence Okafor. he listens to my health problems.he understands what im going through and does help me as much as he can. I really believe that. Im in bad shape because of 2 serious back injuries. Im now disabled and suffer from arthritis of the spine.Hes not the only doctor I see but he does everything in his power to help me and that means everything to me.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with thus doctor. He seemed concerned about my health which is something Dr. X did not seem concerned with(she was my original doctor).

June 6, 2019 7:00 PM


June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Okafor is an experienced and acquired vast knowledge in the medical field. He is an excellent listener and prescribed the affordable prescription which really helps to cure the health problem and make sure one live healthy and happy life.

May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a very good experience

May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Kind, active listener, and concerned.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

need a faster turn around time to get a response to messages left. i waited 48 hrs with no responses. i called again and asked to be transferred to the clinic

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Okafor is the reason for my good health

April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Very friendly listen very well. Always good morning what bring you in today.

March 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Okafor and the staff Advocate South Holland are kind, caring and genuine. I have been receiving health care at this facility for many years and they have been consistently respectful and helpful. I will continue to receive healthcare services from Dr. Okafor.

February 27, 2019 6:00 PM

This was unlike other check ups. Not much interaction from doctor. A few questions. No reflex test. Doctor was cold and distant. Considering changing providers to a place with more "warmth."

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Lawrence Okafor has been my PCP for over 20 years. He is one of the best physicians I have ever had, and will be until he retires. Thank you.

February 16, 2019 6:00 PM

Great Doctor need more like him very understanding and concerning about your health and very knowledgeable about medicine

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

This was my first time visiting and I was pleased.

February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

I had some health issues and questions and Doctor spent extra time to listen to me and to answer my questions and explain things to me.

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

very good as always good Doctor good man

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

overall I felt he was not personable with me he was more concerned with putting information into the computer than eye to eye contact seeing that this was my very first visit with him while trying to find a new provider after my original doctor left

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I love my physician however I think all the computer work they have to do takes away from the patient.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

He has good mannerisms and treated me well.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I have complete faith in Dr Okafor

January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Great visit!!

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Lawrence Okafor is a very good doctor. He listen to you and he don't rush you with your visit. His plan of treatment for me always work - cuddles to I really like seeing him. He's the best - him...

December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

This provider did not thoroughly understand my situation or examine my medical records to correctly assist my needs. Instead, he managed to push his own personal beliefs and applied it to me and my life, which was not asked or warranted. He was extremely unhelpful and my visit with him was a complete waste of time and money. I would recommend the provider, especially to younger women.

November 21, 2018 6:00 PM

good, been seeing my doctor for over 20 years...sometimes it takes a while to get a visit with him when I want to see him

November 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Good experience

October 19, 2018 7:00 PM


October 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Okafor is the best my doctor for over twenty years when the clinic was in River Oaks in Calumet City

October 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Visit was informative and good visit overall.

September 24, 2018 7:00 PM


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September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

I really like my doctor,he proves to me that he cares and does everything he can to help me. Hes very helpful with questions and answers

September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

productive and informative.

September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

my experience was favorable. my time was valued. their was no pretense about my the condition of my doctor is friendly and professional.

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

I'm very please with my doctor he's listen to me answers my questions I have for him.

September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Lawerence Oakfor is concern about me when it come to my health.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Okafor is very direct. He reviewed my lab results with me and advised me on the treatment plan. He listened to what I had to say and provided appropriate feedback.

July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Okafor is the best.

July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

On my visit I had sprained my left ankle - I had to insist on x ray. I was told didn't need one - after the x ray they found had a fractured ankle - was sent to foot doctor. Very disappointed - with this action!!

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

I was very pleased with my visit. All the staff from registration to seeing the doctor were wonderful and respectful. This is why I love coming to this clinic. There is never any long wait times and always professional.

July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Okafor, has been a blessing in my life and some of my family member, and friends. AMEN!

June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Service is much improved.

June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

He's a good doctor. He just slow.

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