Nicoleta Speil, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

77 Rand Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Meet Nicoleta Speil, MD

About me

  • Romanian
  • Adrenal DiseaseCholesterol MonitoringDiabetesHypertensionOsteoporosisPreventive MedicineThyroid Disease



  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Carol Davila University Of Medicine & Pharmacy
  • Carol Davila University Of Medicine & Pharmacy

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • 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 428 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 1:44 PM

Initial visit for annual physical. Given COVID precautions a bit strange, but overall very good.

July 20, 2020 5:16 PM

Very happy with her. She is very thorough and not an alarmist. She is very professional and easy to talk to.

July 20, 2020 5:16 PM

very good experience

July 20, 2020 1:55 PM

I like her throughness & concerns.

July 20, 2020 1:55 PM

Good experience. Next on is a Zoom mtg.

July 13, 2020 12:00 PM

Very nice doctor - this was my initial visit with her - I had to change physicians due to insurance change and she was recommended by a friend.

July 13, 2020 12:00 PM

All good experience - All personnel were professional & had made sure we were being safe & enforcing social distancing.

July 12, 2020 11:03 PM

Dr. Speil very concerned about me and my health

July 6, 2020 4:07 PM

treatment was quick and compassionate

June 24, 2020 7:48 AM

I had a fall in March and went to hospital for treatment. They told me to follow up with Dr. Speil. She was very concerned & checked all results from hospital.

June 24, 2020 7:48 AM

Dr. Speil is very thorough & always answers all my questions. We don't always agree but we compromise. She's a good dr.

May 21, 2020 6:47 AM

Good for what it had to be.

May 2, 2020 12:32 AM

I thought she spent enough time on the phone this strange visit. It was a Tele visit after my experiences of getting better.

April 28, 2020 10:20 AM

I would give Dr. Speil an 80% rating.

April 28, 2020 10:20 AM

I think Dr. Speil is a good doctor, but her people skills need to be honed.

April 12, 2020 9:42 PM

Excellent experience.

April 1, 2020 7:25 AM

I am truly satisfied with Dr. Speil.

March 23, 2020 7:43 AM

Very good.

March 20, 2020 6:39 AM

Got an appointment for the day following my call - great! And I felt like she took my concerns seriously & did blood work w/instructions to follow up.

March 20, 2020 6:19 AM

I've noticed less time spent on phone waiting to talk to reception/get appt. - so much better than before.

March 17, 2020 10:36 PM

very good dr

March 2, 2020 4:14 PM

Had a good visit. She is very thorough and answered all my questions. Listens to my concerns.

February 25, 2020 7:39 AM

Dr. Speil knows my medical history and gave helpful advice about my current issues. She listens to my comments and provides answers to all my questions.

February 25, 2020 7:39 AM

I always feel better after leaving Dr. Speil's office.

February 24, 2020 9:41 PM

overall a positive experience. The doctor listened to my concern about a medication dosage and an adjustment was made.

February 24, 2020 4:39 PM

Dr Spiel has always helped with whatever my medical problem were at the time of my visits...

February 24, 2020 4:39 PM

Everyone on her team is very helpful...

February 22, 2020 9:40 PM

thank you Advocate. I feel so fortunate that you are my health care agency. all the doctors I have seen at your facility are excellent. Dr. Spiel (spelling may be wrong) was kind, caring, thorough and exceptionally helpful. She told me how to avoid infecting my husband and others with the flu, and how to avoid myself contracting aerosolized viruses. I was so sick when I came to the office. Doctor and staff were so kind to me. And, they gave me a mask which was so helpful since I really did not want to get anyone else sick. Finally, Dr. Spiel reassured me that my hugging my cat would not cause the flu virus to transmit to my husband. She was so right - my husband did not get sick. What a wonderful doctor!

February 22, 2020 9:40 PM

wonderful experience being very sick. thank you Doctor Spiel (so sorry if I have spelled her name incorrectly).

February 21, 2020 7:49 AM

I received very good treatment, Dr. Speil is very thorough. She asks about any changes in my health or medicines etc.

February 21, 2020 7:49 AM

My office visits are all good and my questions are always answered.

February 18, 2020 6:16 AM

I felt like as soon as I walked in they just assumed I had the flu which I did not and I was tested for it which I did not want and of course it came back negative. I wish they would have asked me more questions that I would not have known to speak about. instead they basically sent me home saying it was nothing and I should go for the ER if it gets worse

February 17, 2020 1:26 PM


February 10, 2020 2:40 PM


February 8, 2020 12:57 PM

I was very comfortable working with you. You answered all of my questions and gave me useful suggestions. The change you made in the dosage of one of my medications has helped me lower my sugar count.

February 8, 2020 12:57 PM

I was a patient of Dr. X for 30 years. I was nervous about moving to a new doctor when he retired. After two visits with Dr. Speil I am very comfortable with her and look forward to having her work with me.

February 4, 2020 5:58 PM

dr Speil is very thorough, professional and friendly. very easy to communicate with.

February 4, 2020 5:58 PM

not a fan of call center. staff seems friendly but not knowledgeable about office procedures or familiar with doctors.

February 3, 2020 1:27 PM

Dr SPeil is wonderful.

February 3, 2020 1:27 PM

Dr Speil was compassionate while I was stressing out about my current health issues.

February 3, 2020 8:39 AM


January 28, 2020 7:51 AM

This was the first time I saw Dr.Speil (my previous primary care physician retired). Despite the fact I had been with my former doctor for 20+ years and was nervous about a transition, I felt totally comfortable with Dr. Speil and felt she addressed my major concerns professionally and with compassion.

January 28, 2020 7:51 AM

Definitely a good experience and I am now confident that I have signed up with a physician who is competent and caring.

January 27, 2020 10:41 AM

Very good experience - great doctors!

January 14, 2020 7:49 AM

good visit

January 6, 2020 4:25 PM

still waiting for explanation of blood teat; called in as iffice was closing; was told Dr. on call would return my phone call. got an email from on call Dr.'s admin who stated "On call Dr. doesn't give test results explanations; call your regular physician during their business hours. still haven't heard from anyone.

January 4, 2020 1:30 PM

Changing to a new doctor was very hard. My doctor retired after going to him for 35 years. Dr. Speil made me feel comfortable and she was easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone needing a new doctor.

January 4, 2020 9:28 AM

overall a pleasant experience with the doctor

December 21, 2019 6:08 PM

Very cold office - 7 Rand, Des Plaines. Always different people at the desk, very sparce atmosphere in waiting area.

December 21, 2019 12:59 PM

Dr. Speil excellent.

December 17, 2019 10:17 AM

I'm always concerned about getting my referralsit always takes a long time.

December 16, 2019 1:27 PM

she was much more friendly at this visit

December 16, 2019 1:27 PM

I felt very comfortable talking to her and did not feel rushed.

December 3, 2019 9:21 AM

The doctor was very nice, she took her time to talk to me. What I didn't like is that she never called me back with the blood test results. I got a letter with that info, but I'm not in the medical field, I have no idea how to read results. I had to call my sister, she is a nurse and she explain to me what was going on. I might switch the doctor, because of it.

December 2, 2019 4:21 PM

first time visit, very personable and caring. Dr. Spiel made a few suggestions for a healthier lifestyle.

November 25, 2019 2:20 PM

I have gone to the same provider group for 30 years, yet, Dr. Speil did not have access to my medical history. She indicated that because I had not been to the practice for more than 3 years, my records were not readily accessible. It is if I do not exist to the Advocate system which is not Dr. Speil's fault but does indicate a problem with how Advocate manages it records. So, 30+ years of continuity gained me nothing when it comes to my health record!

November 23, 2019 5:59 PM

good experience

November 23, 2019 5:59 PM


November 23, 2019 7:14 AM

It was my first visit with Dr Nicoleta Speil but I am impress of her professionalism

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

The doctor is very good, but trying to call the office for a questions or for an appointment is impossible. No one answers the phone.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

Calling this office is TERRIBLE. Find a way to answer the phone in a timely manner. I usually have to give up and try at various different times hoping someone will answer the phone.

November 14, 2019 8:10 AM

My experience was very poor. I did not appreciate the way she spoke to me. By saying, "Well did you check Google." I did not feel was alright thing to say to a patient.

November 14, 2019 8:10 AM

I will request to NEVER be seen by her again.

November 12, 2019 3:35 AM

I was completely satisfied as I have been every time I see her .

November 9, 2019 8:19 AM

I like Dr. Spiel...she is concerned for my health and has made sure that I'm healthy.

October 31, 2019 7:00 PM

We have had to choose a new - to us - primary doctor due to the retirement of our previous doctor. We feel very comfortable with Dr. Speil as well as receiving excellent care.

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Speil is very nice and helps with any issues that I might have. She explains things to me with patience.

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

this was my first visit. that's why I answered no to questions about last 3 months. she's a great doc & I'm glad to be under her care now

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

The visit with my dr was good. However it has been 5 days (3 business days) since I was there and I am still waiting for a referral. Called there this morning and I was told my referral was pending and the person in charge of referrals would give me a call back. That was 4 hours ago. Very unhappy!

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Speil is a kind and compassionate physician. I believe she is thorough and truly cares about my health.

October 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I've only seen Dr. Speil a few times now ( Dr. X was my previous doctor for 15 years) and so far I couldn't be happier to have found her.

October 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Since it was my first time to see her I was not disappointed - She seems to know how to take care of her patient, just like my previous internist. I was happy.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

good experience

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

had a nice experience with Dr. Speil. this was the 1st time we met and really enjoyed her and received my test results back really quit. I would recomend Dr. Speil as being very Professional and takes time with you and does not rush. you can talk to her.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I love my doctor very much, I talk freely with her and she listens to me. I also want to thank the nurse who saw me before my doctor came in. Thank you Dr Speil for your excellent care!!!

September 17, 2019 7:00 PM

very knowledgeable, thorough, attentive.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

First appointment for physical with this provider. Was satisfied and will keep as primary care doctor.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

This Provider is cheerful, pleasant and always asks the right questions.

September 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Lovely doctor, easy to talk to

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall helpful especially with my concerns.

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

very well

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Nicoleta Speil was very attentive to my needs and did everything she could to help me

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

she was very attentive to my needs and helped me with my issues

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

She's a nice person and seems to be working in my best interest. I like and trust her. she is better than Dr. X, as far as paying attention to the patient. He always seemed to be tied to the computer screen and rarely looked up.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

This was our first visit with Dr. Spiel and my husband and I were very happy with all the time she spent with us. We felt extremely comfortable meeting her and look forward to having her as our doctor.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

She is very thorough and asked necessary questions. Very nice .

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I had a wonderful experience with my provider.

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have a pleasant experience with Dr Speil.

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Speil is an excellent doctor!!

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

she's good and has my best interest. tough and good

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

She was quite friendly and put me at ease.

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr.Speil is attentive and courteous.

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

she was amazing. she listened and was engaged and responsive to my concerns.

July 25, 2019 7:00 PM

First time meeting her as my primary care physician. Very pleased with her thoroughness and manner. She is both professional and pleasant - a perfect combination to make me feel comfortable.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

She took time to listen to my concerns and give me test to ally my fear. She showed concern when necessary.

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Speil is very knowledgeable, competent, good follow up and very pleasant and patient. She encourages me to reach the goals we have set and excited when they are met.

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr Speil. My other Dr. retired. . I found her pleasant and very nice. She listened to my " list " of concerns.

July 2, 2019 7:00 PM


June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider Nicoleta E. Speil is the best provider possible. Remark. She is the new provider for me, from six months only.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

This is the first time we met, because my former provider retired. This provider was excellent, thorough, helpful and suggested further help.

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