Mahesh N. Raju, MD

Specialty: CardiologyInterventional Cardiology

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Mahesh N. Raju, MD

Specialty: CardiologyInterventional Cardiology

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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Advocate Heart Institute

3825 South Highland Avenue

Tower 2 - 4th Floor

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Office: 630-719-4799

Fax: 630-963-7420

Meet Mahesh N. Raju, MD

About me

  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Interventional / Endovascular Cardiology
  • Clinical interests: Coronary Artery DiseaseFamilial HypercholesterolemiaIschemic Heart DiseasePeripheral Vascular DiseasePreventionValvular Heart Disease
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  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fellowship: Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Interventional Cardiology
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Board certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • 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 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 281 patient ratings.


March 23, 2020 7:53 AM

Everyone was very good to me.

March 23, 2020 7:53 AM

The nurse explained everything is great for my age I respect this.

March 21, 2020 8:22 AM

Dr. Raju is very personable and knowledgeable. He always takes time to answer all questions thoroughly.

March 18, 2020 12:05 PM

Completely satisfied with the care provided by Doctor Raju.

March 16, 2020 8:59 AM

First visit with Dr. Raju. Went well. Now waiting for his recommendation re: my tests.

March 15, 2020 6:23 AM

Excellent physical. Very satisfied with his approach of care given.

March 15, 2020 6:23 AM

Great experience.

March 6, 2020 11:00 PM

Dr. Raju is a very good doctor who listens well and is very helpful.

March 3, 2020 10:29 AM

Dr Raju is an excellent , caring physician who spends time with you

March 3, 2020 10:29 AM

Secretaries in front desk are not friendly or caring

March 3, 2020 6:58 AM

excellent overall experience.

February 29, 2020 7:39 AM

Always great

February 29, 2020 7:39 AM

Always a great experience

February 7, 2020 12:16 PM

He maybe the greatest cardiologist in the world, but I believe he is too busy to care for the individual patients.

January 30, 2020 7:50 AM

My office visits with Dr. Raju have always been excellent. He is genuinely concerned and has a personal interest in my wellbeing. He has a great sense of humor.

January 20, 2020 7:06 AM

Dr. Raju is great!

January 9, 2020 6:37 AM

Always a good experience with Dr. Raju.

January 6, 2020 3:11 PM

very good.explained very well.

January 6, 2020 3:11 PM


December 30, 2019 1:16 PM


December 29, 2019 9:56 AM

Dr. Raju is just great.

December 29, 2019 9:56 AM

Great experience.

December 27, 2019 12:15 PM

This was a routine visit for my heart health. I am well versed in this issue. If I have a question or concern Dr. Raju & his staff fully answer my questions. If they don't have a full answer to my qu. or concern they always get back to me with an answer. I am fully satisfied with Dr. Raju & his staff.

December 23, 2019 3:11 PM

Excellent doctor. Explains and answers question clearly. Got assigned to doctor after an emergency room visit and hospitalization. I am very satisfied with his care.

December 10, 2019 5:19 AM

all was excellent thank you

December 10, 2019 5:19 AM

all was excellent

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone was very effective and helpful

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is a great doctor who is very caring. If I have problems or questions I am not afraid to ask him because he will explain and answer my questions in words and manner that I understand.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is excellent. He has done wonders for me and he is always cheerful.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM


September 29, 2019 7:00 PM


September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

great visit just waited way to long I was waiting 30 mins before they called my name.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is excellent. I feel very lucky that he is my doctor.

August 29, 2019 7:00 PM

As I stated on page 2 we couldn't be happier with Dr. Raju.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Very caring and attentive.

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

As always Dr. Raju was supportive, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

August 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is easy to speak with. He is very caring and explains everything in an easy to understand way.

August 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju was considerate and attentive to my questions regarding my health, and receptive to my questions about my prescriptions. He reviewed my lab results with me, and I never felt rushed or hurried.

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Great service.

July 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is a real good doctor, but more important than that he is kind and takes the time to listen to the patient and fix any problems.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju always has follow up & plan for all the next steps of my care. I appreciate that!!!

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM


June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is a very patient doctor. He make sure you understand lab reports and my condition, I have been very pleased with his care.

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone very friendly and concerned

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM


May 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is one of the most caring & supportive people in the medical profession - & I trust him with my life.

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience going to see Dr. Raju has always been very good. He is very professional, makes me feel very comfortable and at ease during my appointment. He is also very easy to talk to and never rushes thru the appointment.

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Great doctor.

April 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent, intelligent, kind, knowlegeabe and compassionate doctor

April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is the best

April 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Raju is personable ,listens and easy to talk too . Overall very pleasant .

April 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju is just wonderful. Always so pleasant.

March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

spent a little extra time due to EPIC transition, but this was explained up front.

November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Great expectation.

November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent service.

October 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Good visit. Health is good. Being proactive on keeping weight off and maintaining health.

October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Raju is an excellent service provider and I trust him with my life.

October 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju was outstanding! He was very courteous, very knowledgeable, and highly professional. A model professional.

October 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Raju is kind professional and understanding.

September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Very caring, polite. Listens carefully. Answers all the questions that I asked,

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM


September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Established rapport, listened, cared, took me seriously. Knowledgeable and gracious. ( The test was ordered by another office and I was referred to him for a procedure.)

September 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Very kind and thorough

September 4, 2018 7:00 PM

This Dr is knowledgeable, caring anda great asset to your staff.

September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

very nice and listened to my questions.

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

dr raju is a very caring physician. takes the time needed with his patients, explains well and respectful.

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

very caring and personable doctor

July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

great visit

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

outstanding dr.

June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Visit went well enough, but confusing about after tests. After having tests and waiting a week, never hearing about results, called dr.'s office. They had not received test results from Good Sam Hospital not sure why. I called dr. office and inquired, still waiting on doctor to reply back. Have an appt. scheduled, but dr. said if everything was fine, I would not need to keep apt. But have no idea if I need to keep apt. or not - Why does it take so long to get a response?

June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Completely satisfied with Dr. Raju.

June 16, 2018 7:00 PM

friendly knowledgeable and pleasant

June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied with the service.

June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju was extremely helpful, well-informed and kind. My overall experience with surgery and hospital stay was better than expected. I'm happy to have him as a trusted specialist.

May 9, 2018 7:00 PM

He is very good doctor.

May 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Raju listens and talks about the illness. He communicates very well and we are pleased with his help.

April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

was unable to make next appointment. my provider doesn't have hours that match my availability. I work and wanted an appointment at 4. no appointment after 3:30. very disappointed.

March 14, 2018 7:00 PM


March 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Best Dr. I have ever seen. Very knowledgeable , caring , and very easy to relate to. Answered all my questions thoroughly . Highly recommend this Dr. to friends and family.

March 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Raju and the staff were most accommodating . He went over all my Blood work and meds . I asked the receptionist about my medicare and she explained it Thoroughly to me .

February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Appt. at 1:30 AM with Dr. Raju the wait at the time of this office visit was over an hour from the time I arrived until I was taken to exam room. The dr. had an emergency and was behind in appts. I should have been told that at the time of sign in. I had another dr. appt. in the tower II building at 11:30 AM - I could have gone to atrium and had a snack while waiting I finally arrived home at 3:30 PM from this appt - with my driver. Some change should be made.

February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

staff are very kind and comforting and doctors and nurses are thorough

February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

They got me in as soon as possible because I was concerned with a health issue. Dr. Raju is very pleasant, doesn't rush you. I really like this group. My Mom sees another doctor in the group and we've always been very pleased with them

February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

January 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Raju is the best!

January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent, always has time for me, answers all questions, takes time to listen to me.

January 7, 2018 6:00 PM

I was very impressed with the time taken with me to explain and answer all of my questions. I believe that he cares and is concerned with his patients.

January 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Raju and office staff are without complaint. Dr. Raju is a kind caring individual. As a dr. of cardiology I value his knowledge and expertise.

December 20, 2017 6:00 PM

He's nice - I have to get used to him - I had Dr. XX for a long time!

December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Raju thoroughly & carefully discusses the situation with the patient. He is very kind & compassionate.

December 15, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Raju is an excellent doctor.

December 11, 2017 6:00 PM


December 5, 2017 6:00 PM

Was very patient considerate took his time and made his reasons clear to me.

December 4, 2017 6:00 PM

Doctor answered all my questions for a second opinion on my heart health.

November 25, 2017 6:00 PM

the best possible care by Dr Raju

November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

dr raju is the best

November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

My previous physician retired so this was my first time seeing Dr. Raju. I had a previous event ten years ago that has warranted continual follow-up. He was very attentive, asked a lot of questions, reviewed my medical record while I was in the room, and answered a lot of questions my wife asked. After reading my chart, he explained what had happened, explained how things are now and reassured us that I didn't need surgery at this time but would keep monitoring my condition. He suggested a different follow-up for next year which I haven't had done before. When you've had such complete confidence in your previous physician, it's scary for someone new to take over. Just hoping he proves to be a good choice. I'm happy so far.

October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Very thorough.

September 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Very friendly , knowledgeable and easy to talk to .

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