Margaret Helen Fruhbauer, DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Margaret Helen Fruhbauer, DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, IL 60048

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Office: 847-566-5200

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Meet Margaret Helen Fruhbauer, DO

About me

  • Spanish
  • Diabetes ManagementDiabetes ManagementPreventative Medicine



  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Of Cook County, Internal Medicine
  • John H Stroger Hospital Of Cook County & Rush University , Internal Medicine
  • Midwestern University

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic 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 641 patient ratings.


July 31, 2020 12:00 AM

As always Dr. Fruhbauer was professional, listened to me talked about my health and suggested how to keep me in the best health. She is exactly what I want and need in my dr.

July 31, 2020 12:00 AM

I am completely satisfied with advocate, Dr. Fruhbauer, and her staff. I love the portal in order to get in touch with the dr. I get test results and feedback quickly.

July 28, 2020 12:26 PM

Good, kind, understood.

July 26, 2020 12:59 PM

very good.

July 25, 2020 9:47 PM

The staff is efficient and pleasant. The doctor is thorough, knowledgeable, inquisitive, specific. She is serious.

July 24, 2020 10:49 AM

It was good - we talked about what I was doing/eating. Dr. Fruhbauer is very serious and down to business. I felt that she was thorough and would have liked to connect more on a personal level.

July 21, 2020 6:45 AM

Your phone system is terrible. Long wait. I got disconnected twice when I was trying to get additional bloodwork. One time I talked to a person and was disconnected. The other time I went into limbo. Worst phone system of any organization I have called.

July 15, 2020 3:35 PM

I am very happy with the care received from this provider. Always caring and considerate!

July 14, 2020 8:20 AM

Margaret is very knowledgeable but not always willing to ask my goals, my needs - More what we all know is right and good - i.e., eat omega 3s, exercise, plants to eat etc.

July 14, 2020 8:20 AM

Always feel comfortable and that she cares about her patients - Nurses are great too.

July 8, 2020 9:10 PM

I had a very good visit. The whole experience was very comfortable given what is going on.

July 8, 2020 11:04 AM

I am very fortunate to have Dr. Fruhbauer as my doctor.

June 30, 2020 9:47 AM

Dr. Fruhbauer was helpful, courteous, and took my opinions seriously. I felt informed after my visit and have a better understanding about my health goals.

June 30, 2020 9:47 AM

Dr. Fruhbauer was/is the first medical professional to validate my opinions/wishes for my body when it came to my reproductive system. She is the first person that did not continue to give unnecessary "advice" when I said "no thank you, I do not wish to be pregnant, ever." Thank you Dr. F.!

June 12, 2020 8:15 AM

Nice and comfortable visit.

June 10, 2020 8:07 AM

I'm very thank you for all Condell Hospital staff. People from ER ICU 4 West God bless all.

June 10, 2020 8:07 AM

They are so good. They take care me with compassion. Also Housekeeping Dept. Thank you all.

June 1, 2020 1:26 PM

is one of the best that I've ever had she is patient and understanding and always there when I need her

June 1, 2020 1:26 PM

I've never had a bad experience which in this day and age means I have an outstanding doctor

May 23, 2020 12:23 AM

I found it encouraging. she is VERY thorough and clear with communication

May 23, 2020 12:23 AM

the televisits are very convenient

May 18, 2020 2:26 PM

Pleased with results during this trying time

May 18, 2020 2:21 PM


May 12, 2020 12:42 PM

She is very thorough in her scope of questioning.

April 11, 2020 3:58 PM

Doctor was very pleasant in speaking to me/us to ascertain my health issues and the medications to be used etc. GOOD EXPERIENCE.

April 11, 2020 3:58 PM

Dr Margaret H. Fruhbauer my provider, appears to have very good professional expertise and experience in dealing with and treating health issues. Precisely to say she knows her work and job.

March 28, 2020 10:21 AM

Dr. Fruhbauer is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I always feel that I get the utmost attention from her at each visit.

March 26, 2020 7:04 AM

She told me I had to take a pill for my heart. Nothing else not why or anything. It bothered me after I left.

March 23, 2020 2:36 PM

Very impressed with Dr. Fruhbauer. This was my initial visit with her as my doctor. I found her by searching the Advocate Aurora website, looking for someone who believes in preventive, integrative medicine.

March 23, 2020 2:36 PM

The reason I had to wait for an appointment was that I wanted after school hours since I am a teacher. I appreciate the possibility of late hours.

March 12, 2020 9:54 AM

Very good experience!

March 12, 2020 9:52 AM

Very thorough review of my health.

March 12, 2020 9:52 AM

Provider is definitely concerned about my overall health. Can't ask for anything more than that.

March 9, 2020 4:40 PM

The Patient Care Tech that was assigned to me was extremely rude, so much so that I'm contemplating changing Physicians. I can't imagine that I'm the only one she has treated disrespectfully. When the office called me the following day with my blood work results, I voiced my concerns and my experience with the PCT. I was told that someone would contact me regarding my complaint, however to date no one has called me back.

March 9, 2020 2:03 PM

Always so professional! Anticipates needs and very knowledgeable.

March 9, 2020 1:53 PM


March 9, 2020 1:53 PM


March 3, 2020 8:59 AM

very thing was good

March 2, 2020 3:22 PM

Not warm. Very mechanical. Now I understand her questions based on this survey....she asked questions based on the survey. Not sure I will be back.

February 29, 2020 2:55 PM

I like her, I think she is thorough and I feel comfortable with her.

February 25, 2020 10:23 AM

I find my physician very easy to talk with and get answers to my questions

February 25, 2020 10:23 AM

Very good

February 24, 2020 5:17 PM

Dr. Fruehbauer is very thorough and interested in my health.

February 24, 2020 5:17 PM

Always a good experience.

February 22, 2020 11:38 AM

Provider is very thorough, and very intense, bordering on cold. I have been seeing her for maybe 2 years, and I think she is an excellent doctor and I have no issue with her "bedside manner." However, this last time she seemed more intense than usual, even angry. I wondered whether she had a dire situation in her personal life that colored her responses.

February 22, 2020 10:08 AM

when ever I come to the doctor I'am very pleased.

February 22, 2020 10:08 AM

It's good all the time I really like my doctor.

February 18, 2020 7:52 AM

As always she was very thorough

February 18, 2020 7:52 AM


February 17, 2020 2:42 PM

Have known my doctor for a number of years now. My health is overall pretty good, though I know I frustrate my doctor because my eating and exercising habits are poor.

February 17, 2020 2:42 PM

Can tell patience is being tested by my doctor. Came this last time due to a scare of work-related injury. Would have liked to feel more cared for.

February 13, 2020 11:29 AM

Dr. Fruhbauer is the best doctor I have ever had. She cares for her patients, is professional and a pleasure to work with.

February 12, 2020 12:21 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is an excellent and very efficient doctor.

February 10, 2020 6:24 PM

Dr. Fruebaer is an excellent listener. She is very caring.

February 10, 2020 3:35 PM

I was very pleased with my first visit with Dr. Fruhbauer. She was very thorough. She made her expectations of me very clear, but also asked my permission with her plan to get my blood sugar and blood pressure under better control.

February 10, 2020 3:35 PM

I felt that we covered a lot of ground in one visit and that it was a very good experience. it gave me a lot to think about. Dr. Fruhbauer seemed very knowledgeable about diabetes.

February 7, 2020 11:44 PM

I don't feel she listened to me, talking at me rather than with me.

February 7, 2020 11:44 PM

I will continue to go to this doctor because I don't want the hassle of looking for a new one and sometimes she listens better than she did on this last visit.

February 4, 2020 10:39 AM

Very business like. Feel like just a number.

February 4, 2020 10:39 AM

Felt like I did not get good information or help in the area of nutrition that I was looking for.

February 3, 2020 7:53 PM

she is very thorough and smart

February 3, 2020 7:53 PM

great experience

February 3, 2020 3:32 PM

I highly respect Dr. Fruhbauer, she was willing to check the Rx I was taking and change some that are working better for me. She is interested and my health is improving since I have been seeing her and doing what she asks of me as far as getting needed injections and other tests. I believe Dr. Fruhbauer is the best Dr. I have ever had.

January 27, 2020 7:32 PM

great experience...

January 25, 2020 8:43 AM

outstanding provider

January 25, 2020 8:43 AM

excellent experience, but long wait to get an appointment

January 21, 2020 1:29 PM

As always, the experience was easy, pleasant and enjoyable

January 21, 2020 10:20 AM

This doctor is Always very thorough. She touches base on everything you asked questions about. Very satisfied with my primary doctor!!

January 18, 2020 7:06 AM

Dr. Fruhbauer is a fantastic Dr. She explains health goals, anything about prescriptions, always goes over the results of any tests she had requested. and works with me to achieve my best health. I recommend her to anyone looking for a Dr.

January 18, 2020 7:06 AM

Not only is my Dr. excellent, her assistants X and X are wonderful. As a team, they work well together. I also utilize the Advocate portal to communicate to the Dr., read lab and test results, and check my bills. Advocate group is a wonderful, extremely system for a patient to use and get responses quickly.

January 16, 2020 1:37 PM

All good!

January 13, 2020 9:07 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer was warm and professional as always. Glad to have a doctor like her.

January 13, 2020 3:44 PM

The last visit was good, however I needed a check up only.

January 6, 2020 9:37 PM

Was nice to have blood testing and flu shot performed at the same location. Medical records from Dr. X were not all transferred despite my specific request. However, most of the important info was transferred. Received blood test results the next day including a call from the nurse who did a good job. Dr. Fruhbauer seemed competent enough but has a robotic delivery and no personality. However, she gave me some good advise and was very professional.

December 30, 2019 7:37 PM

I contacted the office after hours via portal in past 3 months ( question was did I call and I didn't call, but messaged via portal). dr. responded quickly

December 30, 2019 5:29 PM

it was my first visitwith her anditwentwell

December 30, 2019 5:29 PM

very good informative

December 30, 2019 12:34 PM

My experience was very positive. Dr. Fruhbauer is very thorough in discussing my health issues.

December 29, 2019 9:06 AM

very good, advice based on contemporary information

December 25, 2019 2:12 AM

very good.

December 25, 2019 2:12 AM

attentive and well informed

December 24, 2019 12:36 PM

willing to answer my questions

December 24, 2019 12:36 PM

always helpful and patient

December 23, 2019 4:58 PM

All good! pretty much.meticulously, intelligent and repspectful! VERY GOOD DOCTOR!VERY GOOD FOLLOWUP and good tests for lipids, vitamins (never had before). Good counsel on excercise n diet. too many changes on BP meds, 3 in 9 months but ok. BP still too high.I am fortunate to have Doctor Fruhbauer as my primary doctor!

December 19, 2019 1:53 PM

This was my first time w/Dr. Fruhbauer and I was impressed. She made sure to review my records and was very competent. She spent enough time with me.

December 19, 2019 1:53 PM

Very good!

December 16, 2019 3:13 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is always very thorough.

December 10, 2019 9:20 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is a serious knowledgeable thoughtful doctor. she's a good listener, gives good council, seems thorough.

December 10, 2019 9:20 PM

My experience with her has been excellent.My overall experience with this service has been excellent.

December 2, 2019 2:06 PM

Very thorough as usual. Pleasant

November 30, 2019 5:40 AM

excellent very good thanks

November 27, 2019 7:17 AM

very good

November 27, 2019 7:17 AM

very good as always

November 24, 2019 6:03 AM

Very good.

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I appreciate her always fitting me into her busy schedule when I need to see her

October 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good, thank you for receiving people that don't speak much English. Thank you.

October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

this was the first visit, overall a good experience. The Dr. made me feel comfortable.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Fruhbauer and her clinical staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I always feel like they hold themselves to a high standard.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

receptionists are great, Dr is good, the nurses that work wit her not so much

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer could not have been more helpful. She really displayed a wide range of medical expertise, and she did such a thorough, amazing job with my visit.

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