Maria Ignacio, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

4025 North Western Avenue

Building E

Chicago, IL 60618

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Office: 773-275-7700

Fax: 773-279-6504

Meet Maria Ignacio, MD

About me



  • Residency: Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center
  • Internship: University of Santo Tomas
  • Medical School: University of Santo Tomas

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • 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 264 patient ratings.


July 13, 2020 6:34 PM


July 13, 2020 3:09 PM

She's great - perfect for me - clear concise and no dilly dallying

May 29, 2020 10:56 AM

My primary care physician is helpful, understanding and professional and takes time to talk to me.

May 19, 2020 1:49 PM

As always, Dr. Ignacio was patient to listen to what I was experiencing.

May 11, 2020 7:30 AM

easy, personable, convenient fast

April 29, 2020 8:47 AM


March 30, 2020 9:05 PM

Very good experience

March 30, 2020 9:05 PM

Dr. Ignacio always provides great service

March 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Dr. Maria Ignacio - seemed very kind to me, professional & made me feel better. Gave interest in my health. And sent me to do additional exams.

March 17, 2020 4:05 PM

I had overslept the morning of this appointment.I came about a half hour late for my appointment, yet I got to see Dr. Ignacio within ten minutes of my arrival at the office. She was very understanding about this since one of my medical problems is that I do not sleep well and often sleep late if I have had a particularly rest- less night.

March 10, 2020 10:02 AM

As a a our doctor/provider, Dr Ignacio is a very approachable, easy to talk with and listens to your health concern and advises you on that matter like she was just your friend. She'll call u back the soonest when u make a call on her 4 question. For us she's one of the best.

March 5, 2020 2:23 PM


March 5, 2020 2:23 PM

Good service.

January 27, 2020 2:00 PM

waiting time is always late

January 27, 2020 1:48 PM

Take a while to get in for the appointment. It was about an hour after my appt time before Dr. Ignacio was actually in the room. Care was friendly and sufficient, but a bit rushed. I think they were just behind schedule.

January 17, 2020 9:59 AM

very good

December 30, 2019 4:57 PM


December 30, 2019 4:57 PM


December 30, 2019 4:20 PM


December 27, 2019 10:26 AM


December 27, 2019 10:26 AM

With helpful and accommodating personnel.

December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

Never had no bad experience everything wonderful.

December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

Everything was very good with my dr. she very good. Very friendly you can ask her anything and you get a very response. I love very much.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM


November 4, 2019 6:00 PM


November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

it was a good visit got everything needed done

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Hoping that waiting time at the clinic be shortened.

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

My visit with my provider was excellent because she answered all my question and she was very straight forward on how to supervised and treat my health condition.

October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

she is very good

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased doctors notice something in result of test contacted me & ask me to come in to see her.

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM


September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider is very intelligent and very professional and caring.

September 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I waited over one hour past my appointment time. I was instructed to arrive 30 minutes in advance to my appointment time. total wait time in waiting are over 1.5 hours. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!

September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a pleasant visit.

August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I have an excellent experienced with Dr. M. Ignacio. She is very thorough in examining my health.

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM


August 5, 2019 7:00 PM

very patient and caring.

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I like Dr. Ignacio a lot. She is a good listener and can relate to what we discuss.

July 30, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider took a long time to see me. Seems there was a glitch in the system and wanted to figure that our first. Other than that, she is great and is knowledgeable.

July 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Ignacio is very friendly, knowledgeable & makes the patient feel at ease.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Everything went great as always.

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM

I will always stay with Dr. Ignacio as my primary physician. She is a great listener; she is straight forward and direct; she is approachable and a great diagnostician.

July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

she's really great provider.

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Ignacio was very helpful and got right to the point. I forgot to ask about the numbers for my blood pressure and weight when the nurse took them, and she did not offer the numbers aloud, maybe because I had family present?

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Waited 1 hour to see provider. Felt listened to, but wish we had made a more concrete plan to resolve long-term health issues, including how follow-ups with specialists would tie all together.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I arrived 15 minutes early to check in - as requested, I always have to wait beyond my appointment time before I am taking to an examination room. This recent visit, I was called into the office 50 minutes past my appointment time scheduled. In the past I have had to wait 15 to 45 minutes before I am called in and the nurse assistant takes my vitals, etc.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

she is ok just doesn't take time to really listen to my concerns because she was rushing to see other patients

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

I went in because I broke out with a rash.. I saw Dr Ignacio because my doctor was out of town. She was very nice.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Ignacio listened and was helpful with advice for preventative care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a great experience with Dr Ignacio. She is the best doctor and her nurse Irena. Their attention to my health needs exceeds my expectations.

April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor ordered blood tests and I had to wait over an hour, I DIDN'T LIKE THAT.

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall it was good. Everyone there is very friendly. Doctor Ignacio is a very good doctor. X a very nice & respectful person.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

An excellent experience with the Provider. I would recommend the Provider to family members or friends. He spent time with me explaining a procedure I thought of having.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

During my last visit clerks & receptionists were very helpful, courteous & respectfully. My provider was very professional and listen to my questions and concerns.

January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ignacio is so caring and definitely gives you the time you need. Excellent professional.

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

She is always good.

November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Great Doctor for my situation.

October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ignacio is always very aware of what conditions I will need in order to have a healthy lifestyle and good health. So proud of her ability to interact with her patients.

October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Iganacio is wonderful

October 23, 2018 7:00 PM

At the time of visit, they were so busy that I had to wait for almost 30mins inside the examination room.

October 17, 2018 7:00 PM

She is a good provider, she is approachable, gave me a lot of good advice when it comes to my health.

October 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I'm 76 yrs. old and my provider took good care of my health. I'm so thankful that I found a good provider.

September 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ignacio is my doctor for a long time ,I have confident on her ,she is always available when I needed her .

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

She is good doctor.

September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

dr. Ignacio is always kind and caring, makes me feel comfortable to talk to her about anything. We had a good check up and she encouraged me to continue to keep up the good work.

September 2, 2018 7:00 PM


August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

I am usually able to get the appointments that meet my schedule. She is able to refer me to a different physician pending my medical needs.

August 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Checking takes too long. Their may be three girls at the receptionist desk but it seems only one checks the people in. In the meantime the line gets longer.

August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

very good experience all the time

August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

The receptionist insisted on discussing a past due balance of $35 but could not provide me with information so I could look up the visit to see if I paid it. I was not feeling good and did not appreciate the discussion of a bill from March for a mere... $35 something to deal with at check in!!!

August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ignacio and nurse X were excellent, smart, knowledgeable and respectful but front desk young lady was rude.

August 3, 2018 7:00 PM


July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good provider. She have concern about my health.

July 24, 2018 7:00 PM

good experience.

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Would prefer better office hours.

July 20, 2018 7:00 PM

very accommodating and pleasant to talk to.

July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

No bad experience, this is my first visit and I am sure this provider is very concern for person's health and to be recommended to other friends & family.

July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Very accommodating. Very professional.

June 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ignacio is the best doctor ever. She is dedicated to my well being. She always discuss ways to improve my health. She takes the time to listen to all my concerns, love her!

June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Very understanding helpful getting doctor for a referral for my health insurance carrier.

June 7, 2018 7:00 PM

As always everyone is nice, compassionate cooperative, especially the doctors.

June 7, 2018 7:00 PM

I always get my appointments whichever date and time I ask for. My experience is very pleasant at The Medical Center - Everyone is very nice and helpful - Low wait times for everything - From dr.'s visits to blood tests and demographics; and results are sent to my home in a short time. GREAT PLACE.

June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Good experience. She even made it posssible to see me the same week that I called for an appintment. Original appointment made was 2 weeks when I made the appointment.

May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent, that is why I stay with this doctor

May 19, 2018 7:00 PM

she's very helpful about my health concerned and she listen to you about my health problem.

May 5, 2018 7:00 PM

she was very helpful even when the computers went down...

May 5, 2018 7:00 PM

On this visit, Dr. Ignacio was really very nice and accommodating. She refilled my 4 prescription at CVS and she signed all the forms that I needed for my disability parking. She asked me how do I feel, looked if my feet are swollen, checked if my lungs are clear. She's a very nice doctor.

April 30, 2018 7:00 PM


April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

she was more worry about me not belonging to their network, or however you name it, that if I wanted them to be my provider to switch my BSBC card, explaining me in ways that seemed to me she was more worry about that then myself, then when it was time for my check up she did it fast and she didn't take her time, also I wanted to say some things about me and when I did she just gave me a simple answer about it, trying to say I was healthy.

April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

I am always satisfied by Dr.Ignacio's visits she is always warm and friendly and very thorough

March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

She is excellent.

March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

I needed to have a problem taken care of asap and dr. Ignacio called another dr. for help and I received treatment the same day

March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

She is a very nice, compassionate provider.

February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

I have always felt that Dr. Ignacio provides excellent care.

February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

spent enough time talking and explaining about phy. health and medications.

February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ignacio is fabulous. always spends time with patients. XX her nurse is also fabulous. they are awesome.

February 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Very affectionate & very good with my medical concerns.

February 9, 2018 6:00 PM

very pleasant. I notices she try her patience with respect and care. also for the way she's with the patients. and her nurse Irene, she had more patients. is good to have people like her and her staff to taje care of your health. God blesses. Thanks Advocate

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