Nazneen F Sayef, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

2535 South Martin Luther King Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

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Office: 312-842-7117

Fax: 312-949-1895

Meet Nazneen F Sayef, MD

About me



  • Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Internship: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Medical School: Dhaka Medical College

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • 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 409 patient ratings.


March 30, 2020 1:20 PM

I had a virtual visit and she was very helpful and guided me in the direction that I needed to go in.

March 30, 2020 1:20 PM

This was a good experience especially during this time of crisis.

March 27, 2020 8:34 AM

excellent service. Sayef talked with me after she completed her medical assessment for me. She pulled up my medical records. she reviewed my records with me. I was given assessment appointments that was needed. All questions were answered with respect and very professionally.

March 21, 2020 11:23 PM


March 21, 2020 8:24 AM

Always positive!

March 21, 2020 8:24 AM


March 21, 2020 6:32 AM

The provider is knowledge she seems short (rude) with people. She came in and didn't wash her hands. I would be answering questions and she would cut me off when talking. Patients shouldn't seem like a burden to the provider no matter what's going on in the world. Every patient matters.

March 21, 2020 6:32 AM

Knowledgeable but needs extra training in bed side manners.

March 21, 2020 2:19 AM


March 21, 2020 2:19 AM


March 6, 2020 11:47 AM

Good experience with my physician.

March 5, 2020 6:21 AM

Dr. Sayef is an excellent PCP. She is knowledgeable of my medical concerns. She does not rush through the exams; and ask me questions that will help - with my healing process...

February 25, 2020 6:13 AM

not very friendly but was to the point about what was wrong with me I have deal with before who not friendly so it is no big deal I will find a doctor is will listen to me and with a friendly way like they care

February 23, 2020 10:06 AM

The "Dr." was rude, condescending and belittling to me. She approached me as if she had an attitude, like I was wasting her time. She basically rolled her eyes and purched her lips together the whole time she was talking to me. I honestly believe that Black women get the worst treatment when it come to healthcare. That "Dr." being a woman of color should be ashamed of herself. No wonder so many of us suffer on silence. I'll pass on Dr. Sayef, and I wouldn't recommend her to anyone.

February 14, 2020 8:43 PM

very helpful, she gave me something to read regarding my foot

February 14, 2020 8:43 PM


February 14, 2020 7:52 AM

Every one is great always.

February 11, 2020 4:44 AM

the best

February 11, 2020 4:44 AM


February 10, 2020 2:12 PM

The provider was very pleasant and concerned about my health and I had a very good experience.

February 10, 2020 1:26 PM

All good.

February 10, 2020 1:26 PM

Both Doctor and Nurse remembered things we talked about at previous visits. Both asked how my wife (also a patient with this doctor) was doing.

February 6, 2020 11:28 AM

That she always ask me how I have been as I still taking PT or working out any way. She immediately relaxes me informs me what I might need to improve on and is very encouraging.

February 3, 2020 11:18 PM

Dr. Sayef has been my provider for many years....She listens to my concerns....Dr. Sayef is Sensitive to my needs...I feel so Blessed to have her ad my primary Care physician....

February 3, 2020 11:18 PM

My best experience with Dr. Sayef is that She cares about Me and my Health....With her just listening to my concerns and not judging me makes a Big Difference ....

January 27, 2020 1:44 PM

A short visit. She did address why I was there but I looked at my blood results and some are stating HIGH or LOW outcomes but yet I received a message from the provider stating all was in normal range. I have sent a message in hopes that she contacts me.

January 25, 2020 5:08 PM

No nonsense, no smiling, too abrupt, no bed side manners. I would ask a question about a over the counter item that i brought in she just said " throw it out", did not explain why!!, and did not seemed thrilled to see any of my medications! I asked her about probiotics and all she said was " eat fruits and vegetables that is all you need to do"

January 25, 2020 5:08 PM

I went in for a ear problem , there was a rash, did not offer me anything to put on it, prescribed an antibiotic, and ear drops, and told me to make an appointment to the eye ear and throat doctor. Did not really want me to ask any questions, very abrupt. Taking antibiotics, i did not even get a chance to ask would I need a prescription if a yeast infection might occur. Not a good experience!!!!

January 21, 2020 9:35 AM

very good

January 1, 2020 11:24 PM

Dr. Sayef, did not listen to my health issue she prejudged which let to my health issue. I will not be returning to Advocate. Also, I was made aware of the new $25 cancellation policy which is totally absurd another reason why I am not returning to Advocate.

December 30, 2019 9:01 PM

the doctor was very prompt/fast which I appreciated-however she was not very social

December 30, 2019 1:20 PM

Great work and comforting envirinment.

December 30, 2019 6:44 AM

I love Dr. Sayed, she is a awesome physician.

December 30, 2019 1:04 AM

I love my doctor.

December 30, 2019 1:04 AM

never had a bad experience.

December 23, 2019 9:13 AM

Dr. Sayef is a very good dr.

December 16, 2019 1:48 PM

Everything was good thanks.

December 16, 2019 1:48 PM

I had a great experience! I was just here for a check up.

December 5, 2019 4:03 PM

The doctor was very interested concerning my prior visit with my primary care doctor and the prescription I was already taking she did review my medical record and determined that.

December 2, 2019 4:16 PM

very professional, thorough, to the point. Serious, concerned. I like her

December 2, 2019 4:16 PM

over crowded by labs but doctor was someone I would see again

December 1, 2019 7:31 PM

Quick and understanding response to a recommendation made for me by an eye care firm to have cataract surgery and to the recommendations from the circulation specialist to whom I had been referred to by the Provider.

December 1, 2019 7:31 PM

Provider and staff offered supportive service.

November 30, 2019 10:54 PM

This provider spend time to listen to what my complain and concerns were and addressed them to my satisfaction.

November 30, 2019 1:33 AM

This provider has been condescending on several occasions. My most recent visit the nurse notified me that I did not need to see the provider for a referral. However the provider still entered the room. Confirmed I did not need to see her & preceded to discuss lab results that I already received in February (7 months prior) that a my OBGYN discussed with me in February. I requested a refund of my co-pay but was told the provider "charted" so I could not receive a copay. front desk confirmed she charted duplicative information (my previous lab results from February) as the current visit (in November).

November 30, 2019 1:33 AM

This provider has been condescending on several occasions. She discouraged me from having blood work completed despite having history of high cholesterol. She discouraged me from seeing a nutritionist, until I found out from my insurance that I did qualify to see a nutritionist. On separate ocassion she looked at my knee & ankle but refused to order imaging, despite my pain and injury. Only after multiple requests did she order imaging. My most recent visit the nurse notified me that I did not need to see the provider for a referral. However the provider still entered the room. Confirmed I did not need to see her & preceded to discuss lab results that I already received in February (7 months prior) that a my OBGYN discussed with me in February. I requested a refund of my co-pay but was told the provider "charted" so I could not receive a copay. front desk confirmed she charted duplicative information (my previous lab results from February) as the current visit (in November).

November 25, 2019 5:08 PM

Great visit. I always like seeing Dr. Sayef. She listens to my issues tells me what needs to be done. Makes sure I get the proper paperwork and calls to let me know if she is ordering meds for me or if the test results are OK.

November 25, 2019 12:32 PM


November 19, 2019 6:58 AM

I am very grateful and thankful for Dr. Sayef & her nurse being involved in my healthcare. They are caring and very professional and they always make your visit as pleasant as possible.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

As always, Dr. Sayef was caring and responsive to my needs/concerns.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

I have been an RN for 40 years and I know a caring and knowledgeable physician when I see one and Dr. Sayef fits the bill! She and her nurse are a great team!!!

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Sayef has been my provider for quite some time. She has been quite consistent as my pcp. She wastes no time in letting me know what I need to do for my health. I appreciates that she considers my input as well.

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

She is thorough and friendly.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I am so pleased with Dr Sayef, she is always very patient and on point with her diagnosis and treatment.

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

My doctor is very professional and knowledgeable. I always take her advices to my heart regarding to my health.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

she is abresive. not a good listener

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Experiences with this provider are usually very good and pleasant

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm satisfied with my health team.

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM


September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Sayef is a caring doctor.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleasant and helpful.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Felt better. She explained everything in details.

September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider responded quickly to the concerns I expressed during this visit. She ordered back x-rays and an US VASC Extremity Lower Duplex Arterial test.

August 23, 2019 7:00 PM


August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a good visit

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Sayef went very well. We discussed my meds, spinal stenosis, chiropractor therapy and my family health history.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased with the process used to register patients, and more so with the wait time to see the doctor. Not discussed.

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

The experience was informative.

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Any specialist I was sent to provided, me with an understanding of their specialty and what they would examine me for. They were patient , allowing me to listen and express any misunderstanding I had before they proceeded to the actual medical exam.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM


July 5, 2019 7:00 PM

my visit with my provider always has been outstanding.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Had very pleasant experience.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

I have nothing but the most nothing but Respect for Dr. N. Sayef and I am Bless to have her as my Doctor and I can say that I Luv her.

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I care about my doctor because, she knows what to say to me (I really love my doctor and wouldn't want another.

June 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I truly love my Dr she's the best.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Imperceptive, sharp, rushed, somewhat impatient, irritated. Assistant care giver sharp. BP, wght., temp, gnrl. hlth. not discussed.

June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very pleased with my provider who always show me compassion.

June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Always very considerate and understanding to me.

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Positive, assuring, helpful.

May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Not a physician I would select to see again. Although she was very professional in her treatment of my problem, she lacks the sensitivity sometimes needed when relating to patients.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Good experience.

May 21, 2019 7:00 PM


May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience with this Provider was excellent. she is very concerned about the overall health of her patients

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have a Great Experience with my Doctor as she really looks out for my Well Being and is thorough and shows me Great Concern...

May 10, 2019 7:00 PM


May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

The experience was informative.

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Sayef is a great doctor

April 13, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a good experience, I found the doctor to be very helpful and sensitive to my concerns.

March 21, 2019 7:00 PM


March 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Sayeef is very professional and patient with her clients.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

My visits with Dr. Sayaf have always been positive. I came in for a post hospital follow up visit. She took time to review an discuss my hospital visit. She was very responsive to my questions and concerns. She called the next day with my test results which I really appreciate. This helped to alleviate and anxiety regarding tests.

March 11, 2019 7:00 PM


March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

I had a real good experience with my Provider for this visit.

March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr N. Sayef is My Best Doctor and I see a Lot of Doctors... I am Truly Bless to have her as Mine

February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

she is great. I've been with her for about 30 years

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

The doctor was professional, business-like, thoughtful, competent in so far as a layman can have an opinion in such matters. The medicine she prescribed was effective.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Sayef was quick, efficient but I didn't feel rushed

February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

I feel as if this provider could have better bedside manner. She was rude, hardly looked at me, and made me feel like what I came in for was an inconvenience.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

The visit was complete and my questions were answered. This provider is knowledgeable and appears concerned.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Sayef always listens and spends enough time with me.

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