Russell J. Tonkovic, MD

Specialty: Cardiology

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Primary location

1555 North Barrington Road

DOB 3 - Suite 3200

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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Office: 847-882-8448

Fax: 847-882-8481

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350 Surryse Road

Suite 100

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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Office: 847-438-2144

Fax: 847-438-4654

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27750 West Highway 22

Suite 240

Barrington, IL 60010

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Office: 847-829-1600

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525 East Congress Parkway

Suite 120

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Meet Russell J. Tonkovic, MD

About me

  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Cardiovascular disease
  • Clinical interests: EchocardiographyFamilial HypercholesterolemiaTransesophageal Echocardiography
  • Related website: https://www.advocatehealth.com/amg/

Credentials

Education

  • Fellowship: University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Medical School: St Louis University School of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd 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 Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • CHAMPVA
  • 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
  • PHCS PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • SIHO 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 351 patient ratings.

Comments

July 9, 2020 8:06 AM

Dr. Tonkovic always takes time to discuss everything and let you know how you are doing.

July 1, 2020 11:16 AM

Very comforting.

May 27, 2020 4:47 AM

very happy to receive phone visit from Tonkovic he is a wonderful doctor and would never go to anyone else.

April 7, 2020 12:19 PM

My experience was good. It was what I expected.

March 30, 2020 3:23 PM

I thank Dr. Tonkovic for monitoring my heart health.

March 30, 2020 3:23 PM

the visit was worthwhile, as always.

March 30, 2020 2:35 PM

Excellent doctor!

March 18, 2020 8:31 PM

I really like this doctor and his staff

March 16, 2020 8:29 AM

He is very informative. I asked him a question while in the hospital and he remembered to check it out and tell me the answer.

March 16, 2020 8:29 AM

I am proud to refer him to others. Two of my friends went to him and really liked him and his style - very open and easy to talk to.

March 12, 2020 10:22 AM

I had a pleasant experience, as always, wiht Dr. Tonkovic. I have no complaints. He always informs me of everything I need to know and always answers any questions of concerns I have.

March 7, 2020 6:16 AM

When you have lots of health problems - to me with all the medicines I take - I think the discussions should be more to the center - just not the heart or the cancer - every specialist TODAY - just wants to ZERO in on their specialty, without concern for any of your other health problems or medicines I take - I think its sad and that is why I am sad and depressed - none of the so-called specialists want to consider the entire problem, only their specialty - when a patient has lots of going on like I do. But that's today world - go see that specialist or that specialist - but NONE take the time or effort, that one medicine might be screwing up your entire well being! - So you just jump around from specialty and hope everything falls into place.

February 3, 2020 1:56 PM

My experiences have been great with Dr. Tonkovic and staff.

February 3, 2020 1:56 PM

Just a great genuine guy!

February 1, 2020 8:54 AM

Dr. Tonkovic is good.

February 1, 2020 8:54 AM

He is much better than most!

January 27, 2020 4:21 PM

As always he is a top notch Doctor, knows his profession.

January 27, 2020 10:26 AM

Dr. Russ J. Tonkovic is very concerned for my cardiac condition. This visit was a scheduled cardiac check up. My experience has always been excellent.

January 20, 2020 2:00 PM

Excellent Cardiologist

January 16, 2020 11:03 AM

I had an entirely excellent experience when seeing Dr. Russ Tonkovic.

January 16, 2020 11:03 AM

Dr. Russ Tonkovic is an excellent cardiologist.

January 16, 2020 11:03 AM

Overall a good experience.

January 6, 2020 3:29 PM

Doctor was very kind and considerate. Listened to what I had to say.

January 6, 2020 3:29 PM

Good experience

December 30, 2019 5:47 PM

It was a good visit!

December 27, 2019 10:26 AM

I was treated well. Dr. Tonkovic explained the test very well. He also got the results of my heart exam as soon as he got the results.

December 23, 2019 9:31 AM

Staff is friendly & helpful! Doctor is caring & thorough!

December 23, 2019 9:31 AM

Always pleased with visit to this practice.

December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

I have seen Dr. T. for over 35 years and feel he has always given me and my family excellent care my daughter who lives in Colorado uses him also.

December 9, 2019 6:54 PM

Dr. Tonkovic's nurse was very professional. She was very pleasant & polite. Dr. Tonkovic's went over my bloodwork & let me know my good numbers and where I need to improve. He asked if I had any questions and asked if I needed any refills on my prescriptions.

December 9, 2019 6:54 PM

Dr. Tonkovic's staff is very compassionate & professional. They always make me feel comfortable & at ease. That's not true at most doctor's offices.

December 8, 2019 12:16 PM

Dr. Tonkovic was very friendly and took his time with me. I would recommend him to friends and family.

December 8, 2019 12:16 PM

Wait time was a little long but the patient before me was late.

December 3, 2019 9:21 AM

Very good.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is a very caring doctor.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

This provider took over for a retiring specialist. He does a fine job with his team or I wouldn't be well into the LifeSpan of my second pacemaker/defibrillator. I would have died long ago without them.

November 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Been going to him for years don't ever want him to retire.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

I see Dr. Tonkovic annually to keep an eye on my A-Fib condition. Visits are always informative, wait times minimal, staff always friendly & professional.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic always takes the time to listen to what I have to say - He makes sure I have any tests.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleasant visit with Dr. Tonkovic.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic and the people of his office are professional and informative.

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic provided one of the best experiences I've ever had at a doctor visit. I do have wonderful primary care/gyne physicians but I never felt rushed with Dr. Tonkovic. He took time like I was his only patient of the day.

September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is very familiar w/my medical history. 2 heart surgeries. Was considerate, and caring. He takes time with me.

September 1, 2019 7:00 PM

the entire team was amazing!

September 1, 2019 7:00 PM

As always they make you feel Welcome. I have been coming here for how many years. and never have any issues.

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a good experience.

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Tonkovic is a consummate professional who is easy to talk to about every aspect of my healthcare.

August 3, 2019 7:00 PM

he is great and very comfortable to talk to

July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. T has always been a wonderful & caring doctor - don't let him retire!

July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience is always good. Dr. T. has been my dr. for over 30 yrs. +. He has always been there for me and his nurse X is great!

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

An excellent, knowledgeable, compassionate doctor who is a credit to the medical profession.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I was a prior patient - who had to changed insurance - couldn't see Dr. Tonkovic. VERY HAPPY TO BE BACK!

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

very satisfied

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Due to the provider office acquiring yet another medical records system (EPIC), yet the receptionist was unable to acquire and transfer my medical data into the new system. I had to answer numerous questions that I had given the same answers to numerous times before even in other EPIC systems. I am aware that EPIC systems are able to transfer data seamlessly given the patient's permission.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

He was helpful, my visit seemed kind of rushed.

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

He always makes me feel comfortable and like he is a friend. He walks in and knows my medical history and talks about it immediately before he looks at the computer. He is positive and upbeat.

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

He is a very good doctor. Appreciate his knowledge

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

It was an on-time visit. No complaints

April 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a good experience. Very thorough, put me at ease, thoughtful....

April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I saw him for a 2nd opinion because I felt my cardiologist from a different group was not showing enough interest in my recently diagnosed cardiomyopathy. As a result I was switching over to Dr. Tonkovic as my cardiologist even though the other drs. I see are in the Dupage Medical Group.

March 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic was very nice and caring. He explained everything clearly. He makes you feel comfortable and at ease.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor is always pleasant and thorough.

March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional

March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

he's good.

March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

always good

December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

I trust Dr. TONKOVIC.

November 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good visit. Dr. was great.

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

friendly routine

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent provider. I have been seeing Dr. Tonkovic for over 10 years and always recommend his practice to others.

November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is a very caring person. He takes real good care of me.

November 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Very serious.

November 4, 2018 6:00 PM

good

October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good.

October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent

October 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good Cardiologist and I highly recommend it to my family & friends.

October 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Always excellent and courteous care from Dr. Tonkovic and the office staff.

October 7, 2018 7:00 PM

As always, a very thorough exam. My concerns were addressed.

October 4, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor made me feel relaxed and at ease.

September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is terrific. My only complaint is that Good Shepherd did not send my blood test results to Dr. Tonkovic's office.

September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

my visit went very good, All of my questions were answered. I would recommend Dr Tonkovic, he is very patient and takes time with you to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with your choices in your care.

September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

The check up involved conversation including questions and answers and his communication skills are good.

September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Both the doctor, the nurses, and the office personnel were courteous, knowledgeable, efficient, and a pleasure to deal with.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Tonhovic was very professional and perfectly clear on the procedure I need to have done

August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

dr Tonkovic is the most knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and nice doctor I have ever had.

August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is a wonderful doctor and I have recommended him to and will continue to recommend him to others. I won't see anyone one else.

August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

The visit was prompt and pleasant.

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent practitioner! Always approachable and sharing of medical information.

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent as always

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

This is my heart doctor and I see him once a year. Dr. Tonkovic works closely with my internist, Dr. X. I really trust them both to provide for my heath care.

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is always very kind and explains everything so I can understand him. I have never had any complaints and think he is an excellent doctor. I can't say he is the best because I have never seen any other doctors for my heart so I can't compare him to anyone else. All I can say is I am perfectly happy and comfortable with staying with Dr. Tonkovic. I have no intentions on seeing any other heart specialists unless I need to for surgery or something this doctor does not deal with.

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

I trust Dr. Tonkovic completely with keeping my heart problems under control.

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

dr Tonkivic is an awesome dr and he makes me feel that he really cares about me and takes his time with me.

July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Thank you Dr. Tonkovic & staff.

July 2, 2018 7:00 PM

It's like every visit I have there. Everyone is very nice and happy to help you with any questions you have. The doctor is upbeat and very interested in your well being.

June 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic has an excellent "bedside manner" as he takes time to listen to your concerns and seems to really care about you, the patient.

June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic has always been cordial. Answers any questions with a straight and understandable answer. Goes over labs from primary provider. I have been very pleased with him.

June 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Without a doubt, I am grateful for Dr. Tonkovic and his staff for their excellent care! My needs are always taken seriously and immediately. Thank you for your welcoming atmosphere and taking such good care of me!!!

June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Explained things well.

June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

I would give this provider high marks.

June 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkavic, is well prepared for my office visits and he is a great communicator.

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