Robert Bonk, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

11600 South Kedzie Avenue

Suite A and B

Merrionette Park, IL 60803

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Office: 708-272-4150

Fax: 708-229-0696

Meet Robert Bonk, DO



  • Residency: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 332 patient ratings.


November 26, 2019 6:06 PM

I love my doctor. Doctor Bonk is s straight up Doctor and a friend.

November 19, 2019 7:03 AM

The only problem was I had to ask for a copy of the itinerary of what was done to me. The girls said I had to ask for it. Plus I did not get a card telling my next apt.

November 19, 2019 7:03 AM

Then they tell you what time to come & then come 15 mins earlier for what. Then you wait. I had a 12 O'clock apt come 15 mins early. Then wait 45 mins more.

November 14, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is a good listener, easy to talk to.

November 14, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Bonk never rushes you.

November 11, 2019 10:47 AM

dr Bonk is outstanding I worry about the day when he could retire

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Robert Bonk has been my doctor before he even joined the Advocate Medical Group. You are lucky to have him at all. You need more doctors like him.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Bonk saw me on this visit in order to clear me for angioplasty surgery. He asked me about my discussion with my cardiologist and confirmed that I was receiving the best advice and treatment for my condition. Dr. Bonk also cleared me for cataract surgery, pending approval by my cardiologist. This saved me an additional. drive of over a hundred miles round trip.

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

The dr. knew I was concern, ordered a CAT scan and assured me we would get to bottom.

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk has been by doctor for approx. 40 yrs. he has always been very caring & has always had my health care in mind. I wish all dr. were like him.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM


September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have an overall Excellent experience with this provider. (Dr. bonk)

September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is great. Will be my primary care provider going forward.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Robert J. Bonk, DO has been my primary care physician years before joining advocate. His personality is wonderful. As always, he was thoughtful and thorough and is an excellent diagnostician.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent, Professional Doctor.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Yes "the services was excellent".

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk has always been the best healthcare provider. He is the most intelligent dr. I have ever seen. He is also kind, respectful & truly cares. I don't know what I will do when he retires.

August 5, 2019 7:00 PM

dr. bonk is a great doctor !

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent I really liked him this was the first time we met and I'm glad I changed

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is an excellent Primary Care Physician.

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Bonk is wonderful. It is very evident that he cares for my well being. He's very patient and willing to listen. I had a long list of questions about my condition and we discussed each & every point very thoroughly, providing additional feedback, showing me test results on the computer screen, and discussing alternatives to improve my condition.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM


June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I really like Dr. Bonk. I wish all doctors were like him.

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Considering I was at a doctor's office, this was a good & successful experience. He ordered x-rays to further check my hip. (Results are pending at this moment.)

May 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is always a very good listener, and a good advisor, all my faith in him!!

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM


May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied with Dr. Bonk and his nurse.

May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Every thing went along fine no problems.

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

very knowledgeable and compassionate

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Professional, courteous, understanding, concerned & I was treated like a patient and a friend.

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent provider

April 6, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor and nurse were very courteous and profession. Dr. Bonk is a very good doctor and ha s Dr. Bonk and his nurse are both very good practitioners and know their jobs and ate true professionals.

April 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is very pleasant to deal with spends time talking to me.

March 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Bonk is a great doctor very attentive and provides detailed information

March 12, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Bonk was very informative, pleasant and satisfactory in answering all my medical concerns.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent physician. Very professional and personable

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM


February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

I was there 2 1/2 hrs. for a simple office visit & blood test. I waited an hour to initially see the doctor and over an hour to get a blood draw due to some mix up with the order.

February 10, 2019 6:00 PM

I like Dr. Bonk, he is easy to talk to and always listens to me regarding any concerns I have regarding my health care.

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

My experience with my provider, Dr Bonk, was fine. He is always pleasant to talk to and is very informative about any questions or concerns I have. My problem is with the phlebotomist that drew my blood, during which she hit a nerve and caused an intense pain down my arm. She offered no explanation of what happened and no explanation of what I should do. I had to ask for a nurse to get answers about what happened. It's been almost two weeks and my arm is still not back to normal. I had already informed Dr Bonk about what happened.

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Bonk is so caring and kind. one of the best providers. just wish he had more appointments available

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent Dr.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

My provider, Dr. Robert Bonk has always been great to deal with. He was my family doctor before he join this group. One of the better ones Advocate has.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Overall my doctor visit was great and very good care

January 22, 2019 6:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Robert Bonk is always great but I think that when your doctor tell you if you have any problems with medicine please let him know and when I cakled back to let him know those clerk who answered the phone never gave him nor his nurse the message to call me back cause it's been several weeks and never heard anything from my doctor he never not called me back after getting a message from me. Another thing I don't feel that I need to shate my personal health information with a clerk that answers the phone.

January 19, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Bonk is rhe best doctor in the world. when I called, the office forgot three times to tell his nurse to call me back. the officr staff needs training

November 9, 2018 6:00 PM

all went well.

November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

For this visit, the wait was long. The medical assistant was good at performing her job. And when I finally did see Dr Bonk, he listened and was helpful in addressing my concerns. At the Merrionette Park location, I feel some of the front office staff are not doing a good job and are borderline rude. You should hire me. I could do a better job at the front desk. The lab did a great job. Very professional and personable!

October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is very thorough and always meets my needs when I visit. He listens and provides help with my medical needs. very informative. Staff is there for any questions and I will continue to use this medical group.

September 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Visit went well, he ran some tests - office called next day on blood work - But he is only there 2 days a week.

September 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk, as always, was attentive, understanding, calming & NOT in a hurry!

September 11, 2018 7:00 PM

It was very good.

September 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Bonk and X always provide me with excellent care. They answer all of my concerns and take as much time as needed to make sure all are adressed.

September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

dr bonk is an excellent doctor !!!

September 6, 2018 7:00 PM

He listened carefully to what I said, spent a long (but necessary) time to talk about what was going on in my life & made excellent recommendations on how to go forward, I greatly appreciate the time he took with at that visit, I consider him one of the best physician I have ever had in my life.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

lgreat doctor

September 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Everything was good.

August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is an excellent physician; fortunately, my health at this time is very good, so I have no health issues.

August 9, 2018 7:00 PM


August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

I really like Dr. Bonk. I will be sad to see him retire. He is a great Guy!

July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Bonk, is very nice and pleasant. He has been my PCP for over 5 years.

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

it's always fast and very informative when I visit dr bonk

July 9, 2018 7:00 PM

it was a great visit

July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Very friendly took time to talk and answer questions I had.

July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent care as always. Dr. Bonk is the BEST.

July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Great personnel _____ & respect for my medical issues. Advice is always "on point" & reasonable & logical our family has great respect for him!!

June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk was pleasant as usual, after exam he asked if I had any concerns and asked how & felt any problems with any medications and explained any questions I had.

June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

My provider is excellent. He said he might retire; my loss. It is very difficult to find a doctor that is actually interested in their patients.

June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

top notch physician

June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

i had surgery in another state. not happy with surgeon at all. dr bonk explained everything that, that dr did not.also having some pain in my side still

June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I just LOVE Dr Bonk! He is so helpful and really seems to care about me. I was able to be fit in right away for an emergency. He always helps me out!

May 11, 2018 7:00 PM

I really like Dr Bonk....I have had no issues with him...

May 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk made me feel at ease during my visit and listened to all my concerns and issues. I left his office feeling as if a heavy weight had been lifted. He is a true professional caring doctor.

May 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Bonk spent a lot of time discussing the results of my recent cardiac surgery, and I have sent a copy of my lab results to the cardiac nurses at Presence St. Mary's Hospital as part of my cardiac rehabilitation program. Dr Bonk was great about answering my questions and explaining what I need to do. I also need to commend his nurse assistant, X. My cardiologist at Presence had not forwarded surgical reports to Dr. Bonk, so X called Presence and Riverside Hospitals immediately, and Dr. Bonk had copies in his hand while I was still in his office! This was truly remarkable, and X should be recognized for her superior dedication and performance. I also want to acknowledge the wonderful lady who did my blood draws. I am sorry I cannot remember her name right now, but she is so kind and skilled that I know I am in good hands when I see her.

May 4, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent service, clean and quiet.

April 28, 2018 7:00 PM

i have been a patient of Dr. Bonk's for many years. i hate to leave him, but with his reduced hours for his upcoming retirement, I feel that I must. He is a wonderful doctor, but I have had several occasions with the staff that have been frustrating for appointments and medicine refills, plus messages getting relayed to the doctor. i realize that they are very busy, but it is still frustrating from my point of view. i hope that will improve for other remaining patients in the practice. Best wishes,

April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

He listens to my problems.. Does not rush through the visit - Hope he stays forever. He really cares about his patients.

April 21, 2018 7:00 PM

very glad to be seen same day for a sinus infection even if the waiting room wait was longer than usual. same great care as always from Dr Bonk.

April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk has been my doctor for 35+ years. He is great. The last time I called the office it was a nightmare.

April 4, 2018 7:00 PM


March 30, 2018 7:00 PM

nice and fast

March 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I always have questions answered by Dr. Bonk - and I usually have _____ because I am 90 YEARS old. He had taken good care of me!

March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bonk is the bomb.

March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good

March 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Always kind and helpful.

March 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. bonk is a very good/great doctor and i do not look foreward to his eventual retirement.

March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr.Bonk is a wonderful doctor. I wish he was available more days. The office is often unorganized. I have had to call back to check on referrals and work papers. My latest appointment was not entered to the system, but they did still see me.

March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Robert Bonk is a excellent physician he cares about his patients health and provides the best treatment that will help you get better for ever condition you might have. He does not prescribe and medicine without considering your health overall.

February 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Good, Dr. Bonk is a thorough and very helpful doctor. He has always answered my questions in the best possible manner and I am very pleased with him and his staff. I love being able to get my blood levels and lab work for my meds at this facility also. It makes everything so convenient.

February 27, 2018 6:00 PM

It seems they are always very late on my visits, this past visit they did have an emergency a 911 call so that was the reason for me to be waiting so long. I waited over 45 minutes in the room after finally getting in it.

February 16, 2018 6:00 PM

long wait outer office and in his office. had noon appt didn't get out til 3 PM. teenager came in with flu coughing gave him a mask. and shortly there after took him in a doctor's office, scary.

February 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Robert Bonk was my doctor before he joined the Advocate Group. He has always conduted himself in a professional manner, and cares about the people he treats. I have no problem in recomending him.

February 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr.Bonk is a very kind , intelligent,respectful, knowledgeable doctor.I have alot of health issues so it's very important to have a doctor that you can count on to help you get better and he's the one.

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good - He's nice.

December 28, 2017 6:00 PM

I have always been satisfied with Dr. Bonk! He has been my doctor for 25 years.

December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Always helpful in every way - very good.

December 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Top notch Doctor that I highly respect!

December 19, 2017 6:00 PM

He always takes the time to explain everything thoroughly & asks if you have any questions or concerns.

December 6, 2017 6:00 PM

Good - always leave with the info about my problems.

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