Michael P. Melnick, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Primary location

214 McHenry Road

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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Office: 847-459-1160

Fax: 847-459-8692

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77 Rand Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Office: 847-296-3040

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Meet Michael P. Melnick, MD

About me



  • Northwestern University
  • Lutheran General Hospital
  • Lutheran General Hospital
  • Chicago Medical School, Finch University Of Health Sciences

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Lutheran General 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 634 patient ratings.


July 29, 2020 8:50 AM

He listened well and provided excellent care. The messaging through MyChart was also excellent.

July 29, 2020 8:50 AM

He followed up by phone quickly.

July 27, 2020 2:47 PM

I generally avoid this Provider as he is always at least 30 minutes late for the appointment

July 27, 2020 1:57 PM

That was good i will recommend this doctor to any one.

July 25, 2020 9:54 AM


July 23, 2020 10:21 AM

Everything was great!

July 22, 2020 3:44 PM

Dr.Melnick has always treated me like he truly cares about me and always listens to me clearly. He has treated me for almost 20 years and I'm grateful to have met him and to be my doctor. Hopefully there's another 20 in the future. I have lived a good life in his care.

July 20, 2020 4:40 PM

very informative visit.

July 20, 2020 4:40 PM

good experience and timely service.

July 20, 2020 1:28 PM

excellent Doctor

July 18, 2020 5:22 AM


July 17, 2020 7:23 AM

I had a pain in my leg. Dr. Melnick said it was my IIB that I hurt. He told me how to correct the problem. He was definitely right with his diagnosis treatment. Today I'm feeling fine thanks to Dr. Melnick's expertise.

July 17, 2020 7:23 AM

Dr. Melnick is a great doctor. He is easy to talk to & explains what you should do to be healthier.

July 17, 2020 12:00 AM

Everyone in the office is always very thoughtful.

July 17, 2020 12:00 AM

Good experience.

July 16, 2020 11:04 AM

My experiences with Dr. Melnick have been all good. He listens and engages and always responds with his expertise and in my best health interests.

July 8, 2020 8:15 PM

I hadn't seen a Dr. in several years until this issue came up. The Dr. was highly recommended by a friend. My experience was extremely positive, and I look forward to continuing my health care with him.

July 8, 2020 8:15 PM

Excellent experience. Professional. Very personal, and had great knowledge of my issue. Very good at explaining everything. Great communication skills.

July 8, 2020 7:57 AM

Nicely done.

July 8, 2020 7:57 AM

Efficient and friendly

July 6, 2020 4:27 PM

Dr helpful and listened

July 6, 2020 2:09 PM

Very good

June 29, 2020 5:55 PM


June 22, 2020 2:23 PM

Been going to Dr. Melnick for over 30 years. Enuf said.

June 22, 2020 2:23 PM

always good

June 16, 2020 9:48 AM

Dr. Melnick is a very good doctor. He knows his stuff,if he doesn't he always finds out and lets you know. Good man.

June 15, 2020 3:07 PM

Did not seem to be in a friendly mood.

May 18, 2020 1:34 PM

our last visit was a zoom visit. all were helpful in getting it setup. I would love to see this continue.

May 18, 2020 1:33 PM

Dr Melnick and Giselle are always so caring and wonderful....

May 16, 2020 11:34 PM

Virtual appointment. It went much better than I thought. Dr. Melnick didn't rush me. He asked me to point and show places I was in pain. Even though I would rather see my doctor in person, I was happy with the appointment and the attention I received.

May 13, 2020 8:34 AM

They called me twice before the appt. & helped me get set up online to do the appt. It was great! All appts. should be this easy!

May 11, 2020 3:14 PM

was 1st video visit with Dr. Made another appointment to visit Dr. for physical exam and blood test. Everything went very good after Dr. help me with my connection for visit.

May 11, 2020 1:54 PM

Dr. Melnick was, as he always is, very professional and yet very friendly and caring.

May 11, 2020 1:39 PM

Dr Melnick has been my dr for many years. he always takes the time needed and listens .He is my wife's dr as well, also my daughters and her husbands dr .

May 11, 2020 1:39 PM

I can not say enough about Dr Melnick besides being a great doctor , he listens and I would not even consider going to anyone else

April 29, 2020 8:19 AM

Dr. Melnick was great. He really helped get me through the anxiety that I was experiencing.

April 29, 2020 8:19 AM

Very good experience.

April 27, 2020 8:00 PM

Positive phone visit. Blood draw was smooth. Test results on Advocate website are presented in a very easy to understand way, especially for a non-medical professional.

April 27, 2020 5:40 PM

my doctor is excellent, very helpful and kind. I'm so happy that I found him. I definitely feel safe now. thank you!

April 11, 2020 6:04 PM

First time using virtual meeting to reduce exposure risk to Covid-19. Went well. Informed doctor that background noise from his office was distracting at times. Doctor resolved to close office door.

March 30, 2020 3:27 PM

This was my first Zoom based telemedicine appointment. Dr. Melnick did a great job. Look forward to completing my annual physical in person at the right time. All my immediate needs were met.

March 28, 2020 12:01 PM


March 28, 2020 12:01 PM

liked that it was quick and easy over the phone

March 28, 2020 6:43 AM

Very professional.

March 23, 2020 9:23 PM

dr Melnick is fantastic ! I appreciate him and respect his expertise

March 22, 2020 4:53 AM

Very thorough and informative.

March 17, 2020 8:54 AM

Discussed my situation and was called to review test results. The doctor was very informative about the results and gave me directions of what to follow up on.

March 17, 2020 8:54 AM

Very good experience. Doctor was generous with his time. I am moving and changing doctors at the end of this month. Dr. gave me direction of how to transition with my meds and what to tell the new doctor on follow up.

March 16, 2020 11:20 PM

We love Dr. Melnick and kept him as our doctor even when we moved over 60 miles away. I consider him very knowledgeable in a number of topics, he knows my medical history very well, and perhaps consider his best asset to be how he never rushes our visits and listens well to all our questions.

March 16, 2020 5:06 PM

always good

March 16, 2020 5:06 PM

everyone always are attentive and cheerful

March 16, 2020 4:09 PM

Very informative and helpful during the Corona virus

March 16, 2020 4:09 PM

Always a good experience

March 16, 2020 2:53 PM

Dr. Melnick always makes time for all my questions and concerns. My son was seeing the pediatricians, but will now see Melnick as his new family practice doctor.

March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

Very good.

March 3, 2020 11:09 PM


March 3, 2020 9:17 AM


February 29, 2020 3:53 AM

I like talking to my Dr. he actually listens & takes notes.

February 29, 2020 3:53 AM

always a good experience

February 25, 2020 6:19 PM

hadn't been to a doctor in 8 years. Dr. Melnick was easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable

February 25, 2020 9:02 AM

I have been seeing this dr for years, and every time I go in I feel like he is meeting me for the first time. Not personable.

February 19, 2020 2:20 PM

It was a good experience

February 19, 2020 2:20 PM


February 19, 2020 11:40 AM

My experience for this visit was very nice excellent doctor and his excellent receptionists.

February 18, 2020 9:30 AM

Very satisfied with Dr Melnick as my primary provider. He knows me and my history. We have good discussions about my health and have developed game plan for future action

February 17, 2020 1:53 PM

Dr. melnick talked over me, seemed to think my concerns were not serious. I mentioned my recent visit to the ER and he basically did not follow up on that at all.

February 17, 2020 1:53 PM

I am not confident that Dr. melnick would find anything serious wrong with me ever. he seems to gloss over nearly everything unless you force him to send you to a specialist or something

February 13, 2020 12:01 PM

Have been with this doctor over 30 yrs. Very pleased!

February 13, 2020 11:07 AM

Very good.

February 11, 2020 12:22 PM

Dr. Melnick and his staff are always very polite and efficient. Dr. Melnick always listens to all my concerns and gives the best care possible.

February 11, 2020 12:22 PM

Dr. Melnick's nurse is awesome.

February 11, 2020 8:48 AM

when I came in the office my voice sounds like hoarse still he understood me and I am taking the inhaler thats makes me feel better

February 11, 2020 8:48 AM

every time I have an appointment with my doctor he treated me the right way and give me the right medications that I needed. thank you

February 10, 2020 3:54 PM

First visit, very good interaction with provider.

February 3, 2020 2:27 PM

We are always very pleased with the time that Dr. Melnick takes with us. He is a very caring doctor that cares about his patience.

February 3, 2020 1:33 PM

Test results and communication on Advocate Aurora is very helpful.

February 1, 2020 5:57 PM

So far, so good.

January 29, 2020 1:42 PM

The reason I waited more than 15 minutes is because the provider had an intern and that person was to meet with the patient first to assess the situation. Another reason I waited more than 15 min. is because the provider spends enough time with a patient.

January 27, 2020 2:12 PM

been going to Dr Melnick for 20+ years. enuf said.

January 20, 2020 2:56 PM


January 17, 2020 6:02 AM

Good - New doctor very concerned.

December 30, 2019 4:06 PM

happy with Dr Melnick's care.

December 30, 2019 4:06 PM

Always felt Dr Melnick was a good listener.

December 30, 2019 1:32 PM


December 30, 2019 1:32 PM

long wait times

December 28, 2019 12:35 PM

Bedside manner not at its best.

December 28, 2019 12:35 PM


December 28, 2019 10:13 AM

As always, Dr. Melnick was to the point, pragmatic, informative, punctual, and courteous. We discussed options and next steps for my condition ( shoulder pain) and agreed that I would see him again for my regular checkup and bloodwork. Dr. Melnick has been my PCP for over 10 years, the relationship is solid and very frank and my entire family sees him and loves him.

December 23, 2019 2:49 PM

It was a good visit over-all.

December 23, 2019 2:49 PM

Longer wait that I expected.

December 23, 2019 1:31 PM

Good experience. Dr. Melnick was thorough, expressed concern over the EKG results. As the Cardiologist was not available on the Friday of my appointment, Dr. Melnick indicated he would followup with Cardiologist on Monday and advise me of next steps. I had a message from Dr. Melnick early Monday morning indicating he had already spoken with the Cardiologist as well as reviewed my lab results. I greatly appreciated his thoroughness and follow-through.

December 10, 2019 8:07 AM


December 9, 2019 7:49 PM

very happy to see him on short notice, he made sure I was sent for a Ultra sound

December 9, 2019 7:49 PM

he is a very concerned Doctor and I trust his judgement

December 6, 2019 10:02 AM

This provider immediately began suggesting that I may want to start one or more prescriptions without asking about my history with these.

December 6, 2019 10:02 AM

I did not appreciate the lack of conversation between us about his suggestion of prescriptions.

November 26, 2019 2:18 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Melnick. I switched providers as I was unhappy with the previous office. Dr. Melnick takes time to listen to his patience. I didn't come away feeling rushed out of the office. The staff was also very helpful. While I was in the waiting room, I witnessed the staff handling a very difficult customer who was demanding test results. They handled it with patience and understanding.

November 26, 2019 8:15 AM

Good experience

November 25, 2019 4:13 PM

First time with provider after changing primary care physician. He was respectful and concerned I had not received follow up care from previous provider for preexisting condition. I was given a referral for a specialist for follow up testing.

November 25, 2019 4:13 PM

Good. I appreciate his thoroughness.

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