Ruchita Thakor Patel, DO

Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Ruchita Thakor Patel, DO

Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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9555 South 52nd Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 708-684-6867

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11600 South Kedzie Avenue

Suite D

Merrionette Park, IL 60803

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7620 West 111th Street

Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Meet Ruchita Thakor Patel, DO

About me



  • Endocrinology - Loyola University Medical Center, Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine - University of Illinois at Chicago, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ 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 86 patient ratings.


May 7, 2020 8:26 AM

Dr. Patel - very thorough, very pleasant & caring.

May 7, 2020 8:26 AM

Always a wonderful experience.

April 27, 2020 3:57 PM

Doctor Patel was very helpful making sure that I understand that I get my A1C number down.

April 8, 2020 4:18 AM

This was a new experience. Because of COVID-19 & the order for "Social Isolation", Dr. Patel did a phone office visit with me. I was prepared with the information I needed for the call because her office called earlier to give me details of what I needed.

April 8, 2020 4:18 AM

I was impressed about the concern for my safety by not having an office visit, and for my health because the appointment was not cancelled.

March 24, 2020 6:23 PM

Dr. Patel is very good at listening and putting you at rest just in case you were stressed. My first visit to this Specialist for Thyroid issue, which I, assumed I had because of reading previous test results. The other test she required put both of us at ease.

March 23, 2020 2:36 PM


March 1, 2020 10:25 PM

Dr. Ruchita Patel is a very knowledgeable and caring provider. She is always concerned about how and when I am taking my medications and if I have had the tests that she sends me for. I would recommend her services to anyone I know. She is excellent.

February 29, 2020 3:27 PM


February 29, 2020 1:57 PM

Dr. Patel is very focused and thorough

February 22, 2020 11:07 AM

really liked dr patel hoping she helps guide me in the right healthy direction

February 22, 2020 11:07 AM

receptionist was a little rude while giving my personal information to check in.

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

I normally see Doctor X. She was out on maternity leave so I saw Dr. Ruchita Patel. I like them both very much. Very comfortable with both.

February 18, 2020 11:18 AM

Excellent care, compassionate, caring caregiver

February 18, 2020 11:18 AM

Very good experience with caregiver and staff

February 17, 2020 3:38 PM

The wait was too long. Even with an appointment I waited over an hour in the waiting room and then additional time for the doctor

February 11, 2020 3:45 PM

The Dr. was very personable, she explained my condition in details and offered ways to improve. she discussed better alternative for taking my medications to ease some of the symptons

February 11, 2020 3:45 PM

The overall experience was positive.

February 10, 2020 1:36 PM

Being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and adjusting medication every 6 weeks and listening to my concerns and reactions to medications with Dr Patel is a good positive experience.

February 10, 2020 1:36 PM

great experience with Dr.Patel

February 1, 2020 9:20 AM

my experience was good.

February 1, 2020 9:20 AM

Dr. Patel is great!

January 28, 2020 9:42 AM

Always helpful.

January 28, 2020 9:42 AM

Very good.

January 20, 2020 7:25 AM

She was concerned and informative and helpful.

January 13, 2020 8:30 PM

she put me at ease and she cared what I had to say.

January 13, 2020 8:30 PM

very patient

January 1, 2020 1:15 PM

The doctor was very helpful making sure I understood about the medicine she was prescribing.

January 1, 2020 1:15 PM

My experience with the doctor was good.

December 30, 2019 9:54 PM

Dr. Patel and your staff is always helpful, respectful and knowledgeable.

December 30, 2019 6:23 PM

I feel that Dr. Patel is very professional, knowledgeable and understanding to my concerns and any barriers I may have had to executing my goals.

December 30, 2019 4:20 PM

First visit. was very happy I sawher. was recommended to me by my g.p

December 30, 2019 4:20 PM

very good experience

December 23, 2019 9:13 AM

Dr. Patel is very patient and actually listens to her patients concerns. I love that she makes me feel like a person not a number.

December 16, 2019 5:59 PM

Dr. Patel was wonderful and very thorough. This was my first visit with her. I was a little nervous but, quickly became hopeful that she will be able to help me get my diabetes back under control.

December 16, 2019 5:59 PM

Good experience.

December 7, 2019 6:08 AM

Very good.

December 7, 2019 6:08 AM

Very good.

December 2, 2019 11:00 AM

Dr. Patel was wonderful. I did not have to wait more than 5 minutes to see her. She listened to my problems suggested some solutions. We did a blood test and did find out that my levels were way off. She called in my prescription.

December 2, 2019 11:00 AM

She is the best

November 22, 2019 8:57 AM

Dr. Patel was very thorough and very attentive. She took the time to explain why she requested test for my visit to decide on further-treatment.

November 22, 2019 8:57 AM

Dr. Patel took the time with me and that made me feel that she is very caring to what matters to the patient (EXCELLENT).

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

nice service

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

everything was good

November 14, 2019 6:41 PM

Doctor Patel is excellent. She really listens to my concerns, and provides professional responses. I have already recommended her to a coworker, and she currently sees her as well.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

My experience with this provider was excellent. She was very informative and answered all my questions with detail and clear.

November 12, 2019 8:18 AM

Dr. Patel is an excellent physician. She is encouraging and cares. I would recommend any diabetic patient to see her.

November 6, 2019 9:57 AM

Dr. Patel is encouraging, and shows concern for my health. She is pleasant and amicable.

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider was very caring & sympathetic about my condition and made me feel assume that she'll be here every step of the way to get through that.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Patel is young, bright, and very thorough. She gives me valuable information and seems to be genuinely interested in my well being. I would recommend her to others who need an Endocrinologist.

October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

explained everything, gave examples so I can understand. discussed a plan of health care we should follow to help my need.

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I went to see Dr. Patel for help treating my osteoporosis. She was very attentive and knowledgeable and we began to set up a health care plan once she completed an over all assessment on my general health and bone situation.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Always very thorough.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

this experience has been very good

August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Patel was so nice!

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Since my first visit to Dr. Patel she has been very instrumental in providing great health care service to me. Her advice about my meditation has been a great help to me. I enjoy my visits with her because I get very good results following her advice.

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Patel was excellent! She really listened to my concerns, and took her time answering my questions.

August 7, 2019 7:00 PM

It was great, she very easy to talk to provider talk with care, she measure what med doses I should take and she wrote a scale I use at home.

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Patel goes above and beyond to help me with my health and is very encouraging.

July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional and excellent treatment recommendations.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I found Dr. Patel to be very kind, patient, compassionate. She was able to put me at ease. She was very thorough explaining my options for controlling my diabetes.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

She was very helpful - she spent a lot of time with me, on all my visits.

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

It went very well, I was very happy with it. I like Dr. Ruchita Patel.

May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

she was caring and helped me referred to another specialist her nurse X is a blessing and kind person

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