Marcus G. Talerico, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic SurgeryHand Surgery

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Marcus G. Talerico, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic SurgeryHand Surgery

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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Advocate Medical Group

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, IL 60048

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Office: 847-634-1766

Fax: 847-634-2894

Meet Marcus G. Talerico, MD

About me

  • Elbow FracturesGeneral OrthopaedicsHand InjuriesMicrovascular SurgeryOrthopaedic TraumaShoulder PainSports Medicine



  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
  • Loyola University

Board certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell 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 370 patient ratings.


July 30, 2020 5:09 PM


July 30, 2020 12:19 PM

Good visit.

July 27, 2020 3:07 PM

I think Dr Tallerico is a fine person and Orthopedic Dr. who specializes in hands. Now that my cracked hip is healed I will make an appointment about my terribly damaged hands.

July 27, 2020 3:07 PM

meeting De Tallerrico was a great experience. My hip has healed

July 25, 2020 11:27 AM

Dr. T listened and considered my input. He was willing to try a less invasive procedure first.

July 25, 2020 11:27 AM

Very good experience. Every staff person was friendly and professional. Safety precautions were in effect regarding COVID.

July 21, 2020 8:52 AM

Good experience.

July 20, 2020 11:33 PM

excellent service

July 15, 2020 12:34 PM

Dr. Telerico is always professional and has an easy, confident manner.

July 13, 2020 8:54 PM

The doctor was very descriptive of the causes and relief of my symptoms and was very personable.

July 13, 2020 6:10 PM

excellent experience finally a doctor that helped me!

July 13, 2020 3:14 PM

When leaving the office, I felt secure with the knowledge that there were options even though none were entertainable. I felt the exam was thorough.

July 6, 2020 4:39 PM

very good experience.

June 30, 2020 5:02 PM

Dr Talerico was recommended by an ER PA. His office got me in right away. The staff was friendly, processes were efficient & well run. Dr T is fabulous - down to earth, gives options, explains in easy to understand language, no drama. I would recommend him & the office.

June 30, 2020 5:02 PM

Dr Talerico made a crummy accident less awful. His demeanor is very reassuring. Hope I don't need him again, but if I do, I'm glad I got this referral.

June 25, 2020 6:13 AM

Dr. Talerico is wonderful! Patient, approachable and knowledgeable. I have the utmost respect for him as a person and a physician. X is also amazing - a wonderful addition to Dr. Talerico's team. he too is compassionate and has excellent communication skills.

June 16, 2020 6:12 AM


June 8, 2020 8:30 PM


June 8, 2020 7:54 PM

amazing and talented doctor! respectful, smart, caring and very attentive specialist!can be a mentor , no doubt!thank you for your kindness and help.

June 8, 2020 12:15 PM

very good experience. would have liked my wife in the meeting with me. she could because of doctor offices endemic rules

June 8, 2020 12:15 PM

very good

May 26, 2020 9:03 PM

I am extremely pleased with the care I have been given. In the future, if I need to see an orthopedic doctor; I am coming back to Dr. Marcus. I am grateful he is taking care of me.

May 18, 2020 2:59 PM

It was fine and I made another appointment to have stitches removed. All went well.

April 17, 2020 9:33 AM

All the medical staff are very respectful & very helpful.

April 7, 2020 10:55 AM

Amazing! They had to squeeze me in for my appointment, and did let me know I may have to wait. They took such good care of me and I didn't wait more than 5 minutes they were excellent!

April 7, 2020 10:55 AM

I visited this office 4/5 times. Everyone from the front desk to the doctor was excellent! Very kind and professional 10+.

March 17, 2020 11:17 AM

It was very good. Right now I'm doing well it was my first visit.

March 14, 2020 6:27 PM

My recent experience with Advocate Doctors have been exceptional. Dr. X and Dr.Marcus Telarico communicated extensively and feel my care was thorough.

March 13, 2020 7:41 AM

Dr. Talerico was thorough and answered all of my questions regarding the cyst on my hand.

March 9, 2020 3:02 PM

Dr. Talerico was thorough and professional. He explained my options for surgery.

March 3, 2020 8:04 AM

very helpful and knowledgeble. I had 2 surgeries with this provider, both went as expected and recovery is going well. also had a colonoscopy and went very well.

March 3, 2020 8:04 AM

very good experiences at the main building surgery prep and recovery. excellent nurses and receptionists. very clean and tidy waiting room and very quick service.

February 17, 2020 6:53 PM

Very satisfied.

February 3, 2020 7:27 PM

Felt like I was in good hands the entire time.

January 13, 2020 4:57 PM

I have always had a positive experience with this Doctor and this visit was no exception

January 13, 2020 1:56 PM

Dr Talerico was very helpful and saw that I was taken good care of in a timely manner

January 13, 2020 1:56 PM

I have never had a problem

January 11, 2020 1:58 PM

Quick, listened to what I thought was the best course of action

January 11, 2020 1:58 PM

The assistant that came in before him was really good. I thought he gave a more thorough exam.

January 7, 2020 7:02 PM

Dr. Talarico is awesome. ER recommended surgery - he immediately dialed it back and said let's not jump to most extreme solution first. Hand is healing well following his guidance and expertise.

December 30, 2019 6:07 AM

Dr. was very courteous, respectful & showed concern.

December 28, 2019 8:48 AM

excellent visit with a doctor who listens and takes time to have a conversation. He makes eye contact.

December 23, 2019 1:54 PM

The doctor was courteous and knowledgeable. He provided me with alternatives for treatment explaining clearly the advantages, disadvantages and risks of each option.

December 23, 2019 1:54 PM

The service couldn't have been more efficient or friendly. From the receptionist, nurse, x-ray tech and doctor. Thanks.

December 21, 2019 5:19 PM

I ended up in the emergency room with my injury and when Dr Marcus came into my room my whole unfortunate night in the emergency room got so much better. From the minute he walked in I felt so much better. He ended up doing my surgery and the whole experience despite being traumatic was amazing.

December 21, 2019 5:19 PM

I never had surgery prior to this accident. Dr Marcus took such good care of me and put me at ease. His staff was helpful and very attentive.

December 2, 2019 7:13 PM

it went great

December 2, 2019 7:13 PM

all good

December 1, 2019 9:30 AM

all good

November 26, 2019 8:26 AM


November 26, 2019 8:26 AM


November 24, 2019 7:24 AM

Considering needing surgery right away, everything went fast. Everyone was professional and courteous. I don't always see that.

November 23, 2019 12:51 PM

most receptionists are nice at check in but i had one who was rude on my last visit of 11/13/2019. otherwise i love all the people there.

November 18, 2019 1:49 PM

very happy with my hand specialist

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Excellent visit that got right to my problem. Ordered x-ray and got immediate diagnostic results that were shared with me. Developed a step plan that may or may not lead to surgery. I felt that I was an important part of the decision making process.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

I am glad to be an Advocate patient.

November 14, 2019 8:15 AM

I specifically went to this provider because I trust his expertise. Dr. Talerico is an excellent provider with a reputable, positive bedside manner.

November 14, 2019 8:15 AM

The staff were pleasant, helpful and considerate. They were thorough and at the same time respectful of the fact that I too am a healthcare professional that knows and understand more than the average patient.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

It was an excellent experience.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

It was not just good, it was excellent.

November 12, 2019 11:00 PM


November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Good service. The physician's assistant was equally helpful.

November 9, 2019 7:11 AM

yes. Dr. Marcus T. is an excellent Doctor. Please share this Survey.

November 9, 2019 7:11 AM

I am very impressed with Dr. Marcus T. I will be scheduling hand surgery with him in a few months.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Outside of a long wait, he answered any question I asked with his usual honesty, something I appreciate. His nurses were polite, too.

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent team.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

He removed my staples after emergency hip replacement. He did a great job.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Talking with Dr Telarico was easy and friendly. He gave me good advice about my arm and knee that he repaired in surgery in 2017 and 2018.

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

so far so good

September 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Talerico specializes in hand surgery. I tore the ligament in my thumb and and after waiting a month to go to a doctor, Dr Talerico was able to repair my thumb without having to do more extensive surgery because of waiting too long to see a doctor.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent. Great doctor.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone was very nice and professional.

September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

He keeps giving me Cortisone shots and they never work. It's like he can't be bothered to do a x ray or scan to actually see why I have this bad pain.

August 28, 2019 7:00 PM

I received excellent care from Dr. Talerico from the moment I saw him in the hospital through surgery, and 4-5 months of follow up appts.

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Talerico is an amazing doctor. He is very knowledgeable and his personality is fantastic.

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

He was and has been excellent in office and operating room.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM


August 24, 2019 7:00 PM

he wasn't my specific provider & I don't think he listened enough to my concerns because he wasn't my provider. I didn't feel better after our visit.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent hand ortho!

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Talerico is fantastic. I am very glad I found him and chose him to treat the problem with my wrist. He is very pleasant, patient and informative. He's one of the best.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

very pleasant

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

surgery on my hand for trigger finger and duputrens. It went well, my hand works the way it used to. I can cut my food, hold a cup of coffee, etc.

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

The Dr was very informative with my issue and went beyond what i expected

June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I really appreciated Dr. talerico's quick response to my need to see someone. i appreciated that he offered 3 possible treatments, gave me his oppinion and let me make the d wer decision.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Loved his honesty and not only hearing me but listening to my concerns and needs.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good...

June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

All those I was seen by were efficient and helpful.

June 15, 2019 7:00 PM


June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Telirico was great.

May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Thorough and personable

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

the place was clean and very polite and helpful receptionists and drs.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

very good!

April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Vert pleased

April 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Not enough time spent with him. never showed me my x rays.

April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Talerico allayed my concerns about my broken toe.

April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Marcus G. Telerico has very good team. They working together with respect and hi quality service for their patients and I am feeling fortunate that I found themThey helped me in the way I was expecting

April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

This was first time meeting Dr. Talarico, as a follow-up to an out of town ER visit. Was very pleased with his care and amount of time he spent with me.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

This was the first time I have seen Dr. Talerico. He was very nice, listened well to me and answered all of my questions. He is very easy to understand and appears very down to earth. I liked him.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

That is my third visit over the last couple years and they all have been pleasant and I have gotten relief for the hand pain I went in with. Getting to meet Dr. Talerico's assistant X was nice too. He took good care of me.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Great bedside manner, assured me my elbow would heal itself quickly after I broke it. Feeling pretty much 100% now. Thanks!

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