Ryan R. Coates, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology

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Advocate Medical Group

9555 South 52nd Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 708-684-5437

Fax: 708-876-1561

Meet Ryan R. Coates, MD



  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center, Pediatrics
  • Residency: Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Pediatric Neurology
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • 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 83 patient ratings.


July 17, 2020 12:00 AM

This was during COIVD-19 - They are always pleasant and listen to what is going on. I need to see them every 2 weeks for adjustments to VNS.

July 17, 2020 12:00 AM

Waiting time is less than 3 minutes, spend a lot of time with her.

July 6, 2020 6:28 AM

Dr. Coates spent more than adequate time with us during our visit. Even though he already knows so much about his specialty, we relied on his expertise to help us, and he did.

July 6, 2020 6:28 AM

Reception & clinical staff polite & courteous.

June 10, 2020 8:26 AM

Dr. Coates is a very concerned professional - willing to help & willing to listen even in apparently hopeless situations.

May 18, 2020 12:12 PM

Dr. Ryan Coates was in our opinion much more careful to listen and was more thorough than the neurologist we saw at Lurie's downtown Chicago.

March 24, 2020 8:19 AM

We met with Dr. Coates. He reviewed info & did a very detailed assessment on my child. REviewed plan of car & answered questions.

March 24, 2020 8:19 AM

He is kind, compassionate, good with children & their parents. He is thorough & we are so pleased he is on our child's care team.

March 17, 2020 1:49 PM

Dr. Coates is very helpful in explaining my child's medical condition in a way for me to understand.

March 2, 2020 4:41 PM

great provider dr coats is excellent and so is his ma

December 23, 2019 9:10 AM

We appreciate the amount of time Dr. Coates takes during appointments to answer our questions and concerns.

October 18, 2019 7:00 PM

He listens and supports customizable care plans. I appreciate him for this! We work together to provide the best care possible for my son!

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

He is awesome. He has my son's best interest @ hand. He always engages my son. My son feels as if that is his personal doctor and friend. He can speak with him about anything.

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

great! Dr. Coates is amazing

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Our daughters VNS was turned on at this appointment. Dr. Coates spent a lot of time explaining it all to us and our daughter. When we left we felt very comfortable with everything.

July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent pediatric neurologist! Office very friendly and accommodating.

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Coates is very caring and really listens to the child. He asked him questions and the doctor explained that there are people out there and they don't mean to take it out on you.

April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

dr coates always has open ear to listen to all our concerns. and has a very personable manner when answering questions So that we understand.

March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

We love Dr. Coates. He really cares about X. We look forward to our visits and take his advice.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Coates for this child. He has always shown compassion, understanding, and empathy for her.

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

We were not informed that the doctor was running very behind on his appointment times. He did not have our medical records and he did not seem to know how to treat a patient with conditions like our son has. Not pleased with this doctor.

December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Coates is an amazing doctor. He's compassionate, knowledgeable and optimistic.

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Coates is an amazing doctor & I highly recommend him. He is very patient & kind & really cares about his patients.

November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

great neurologist dr wiling to make sure that medication fits child weight, blood levels etc

October 29, 2018 7:00 PM


September 9, 2018 7:00 PM

this provider and his staff i absolutely LOVE they listen they take time with me and my son they go beyond to make sure we are always taken care of i cant say enough about Dr Coats and his whole team

July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Cortes is really good, he cares deeply about his patients. I wouldn't go anywhere else he is THE BEST!

June 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Coates is wonderful. He is very attentive, polite and understanding. He takes all the time we need during X's visit. Thank you.

May 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Coates is wonderful! We are so happy to be in his care. He is very patient and kind to our son, and he answers all of our questions about his health.

May 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Good because they are interested in the health of my son & I want it to be of the best to help him.

May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ryan is a great neurologist and my daughter have not had a surgery in 2 years.

May 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Coates is awesome!!! He spends as much time as we need and never makes you feel rushed. Always nice to have an appt with him and his staff!!!!

May 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good and informative.

May 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Coates was an excellent choice for my child. He is understanding and caring. He listened to every one of our concerns.

May 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Everyone in the office was wonderful.

April 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Coates is really an amazing dr. I am very thankful to have him as a dr. for my son.

March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ryan Coates is a very good neurologist I feel comfortable with talking to him about things that's be happening with my son.

February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

I had to wait about 4 months to see this neurologist specialist doctor but was definitely worth it.

February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

We love Dr. Coates snd recommend him to everyone with my sons same condition. he is very knowledgeable, exremely proactive, and always listens to all my concerns and takes them seriously. He is the best doctor we have ever had.

January 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Coates is helpful and informative he has an excellent attitude with my daughter and is very positive with her care.

January 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Hard to get appointments.

January 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Coates continously goes above and beyond for my daughter XX & our family. He is extremely professional, kind, smart & such a goodlistener. Dr. Coates answers all of our questions & provides hones feedback & advise.

January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Coates always allows us ample time to discuss my son's medical issues and asks for/respects the wishes of parents. His nurse is excellent as well - very compassionate.

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