Susan Emiko Hamada, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

2000 McDonald Road

Suite 220

South Elgin, IL 60177

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Meet Susan Emiko Hamada, MD



  • Rush University, Internal Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman 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 596 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 4:21 PM

Doctor works with you on a personal and careing level.

July 24, 2020 10:49 AM

The staff of this doctor can be rude to patients. I remember being asked if, during my physical, I will need a pap smear. I said I didn't know because we don't do it every year. The receptionist replied: "Well you have a vagina, don't you!"

July 24, 2020 10:37 AM

Dr. Hamada & office are great. Been there many years. Was able to keep my original annual check up appt. even with pandemic. Good safety practices in place! Felt comfortable being there!

July 21, 2020 9:55 AM

Dr. Hamada was professional, thorough, and responded well to my questions.

July 20, 2020 7:54 PM

Appointment was reschedule by office 5 times; only 2 due to COVI-19 guidelines. Finally received appointment 6 months from initial date of schedule; delay in treating medical condition requiring attention. Nurse assistance staff friendly, but appeared tired and less interested in patient and concerns than previously.

July 18, 2020 6:36 AM

Really liked Dr. Hamada. Very informative. this was my first visit.

July 17, 2020 7:27 AM

I have been seeing Dr. Hamada for about 18 years. She is an excellent dr. Very smart. Always helpful. Goes out of her way to help you.

July 14, 2020 10:07 AM

In this appointment and one on July 3, I felt Dr Hamada was dismissive about my concerns. For example, I said I felt dizzy when I changed the position of my head. She said it was probably water in my inner ear. However, she did not tell me what action to take., which I felt she should have because the problem had been ongoing for several weeks. The reason for my visit was an infected area in the cellulitis on the back of my left leg. She did not examine the area or ask many questions about what was happening. It took a visit to Immediate Care to get her to listen to me about a compression stocking. She said because I was having pain in the are she would prescribe one. Previously, she told me no salt and lose weight. I have worn a compression stocking on my left leg for 30 years. I should add my appointments prior to June 24 were much better for getting instruction.

July 13, 2020 5:29 PM

all is good

July 9, 2020 3:35 PM

it was very pleasant she seemed to know my health history be very well easy to communicate listen to my concerns very happy to have her as my Doctor

July 9, 2020 3:35 PM

very good experience

July 8, 2020 11:19 AM

Always a good visit.

July 8, 2020 11:19 AM

Always good.

July 4, 2020 9:58 AM

It's always a good experience.

June 17, 2020 5:38 PM

Excellent doctor, excellent staff.

June 17, 2020 5:38 PM

Excellent doctor, excellent staff.

June 10, 2020 8:41 AM

Dr. Hamada is the best.

June 8, 2020 1:30 PM

Always happy & helpful & informative

June 8, 2020 1:30 PM

always a good experience

May 23, 2020 12:59 PM

incredibly supportive even with new challenges

May 23, 2020 12:59 PM


May 19, 2020 8:16 AM

Dr. Hamada & her staff are GREAT, GREAT people & health care workers!!!!

May 13, 2020 8:40 AM

Due to COVID-19 shut down - my "visit" with Dr. Hamada was a phone conversation. She called me at time scheduled & our discussion about prescription renewal & blood test scheduling was satisfactorily handled. No complaints with staff or service. A GOOD experience!

May 12, 2020 9:01 AM

It was a virtual visit and it went well

May 7, 2020 8:08 AM

It's always a pleasure to go visit my doctor.

May 5, 2020 10:05 AM

This was a zoom visit. The doctor checked in promptly upon my visit time. Visit was very thorough, I did not feel rushed at all.

May 5, 2020 10:05 AM

I have always had a good experience with Dr. Hamada. She always discusses ways to improve my health. I never feel rushed and she always clearly answers all my questions.

May 4, 2020 11:36 AM

Very good.

May 2, 2020 6:54 AM

We had a Zoom doctor's visit. it was great and would recommend them for routine checkups.

May 2, 2020 6:54 AM

Dr. Hamada and her team have always provided terrific service and have been fully supportive anytime I needed them. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Hamada to friends and family.

April 29, 2020 8:42 AM

Fine. She was attentive to my concerns and calming. A O.K.

April 29, 2020 8:42 AM


April 27, 2020 1:50 PM

I adore Dr. Hamada. I recommend her to all my friends and family that need a HCP. It's rare to find a HCP that is very intelligent but also a social joy. Thank you Dr. Hamada.

April 6, 2020 1:40 PM

it was direct and informative.

March 14, 2020 11:05 AM

Met my expectations . Always satisfied with Dr.Hamada or I would not be seeing her!

March 10, 2020 2:49 AM

The doctor was very good as usual

March 9, 2020 8:29 PM

Excellent doctor, someone you can talk to, Old school.

March 9, 2020 8:29 PM

Great experience, my wife likes her also.

March 3, 2020 1:06 PM

I'm happy with this doctor as well as the staff. The wait times are often long, but it's worth it to see someone who cares and spends time with her patients.

March 3, 2020 1:06 PM

Good Experience as always

March 2, 2020 6:26 PM

She spends too much time chatting about her personal life/habits. I want her to help me with my health issues as much as possible without me having to go to specialists. seems like she doesn't want to deal with any issues at all

March 1, 2020 1:00 PM


February 29, 2020 9:47 AM

Always helpful and pleasant. Willing to listen.

February 24, 2020 5:00 PM

I love dr Hamada. been with her for years and plan to stay with her.

February 10, 2020 1:25 PM

Dr. Hamada always listen to what I have concerns about

February 2, 2020 5:07 AM

My wait time was over 1 1/2 hours. I felt that was extreme and hope it won't happen again.

January 29, 2020 1:42 PM

Two weeks later, I got an electronic message in the online portal from the nurse, copying & pasting the doctor's notes about my lab results. The notes we so frustrating. My liver enzymes were high again (doubled) & my vitamin D was low again. I'm on a vitamin D supplement already. The notes said to take a supplement & to lose weight, stop drinking & exercise. We had talked about how I already take vitamin D supplement at my appointment & there was no concern about my liver enzyme spike, even though I don't drink often & I've been losing weight it's like she didn't even look at my chart before sending the very impersonal note.

January 27, 2020 3:27 PM

My experience with Dr. Hamada is always pleasant. She is genuinely concerned about my health.

January 25, 2020 6:33 AM

have confidence in my doctor she is always there when l need her listen to my concerns l was able to get an appointment the same day l called

January 25, 2020 5:38 AM

Always listens to you and any concerns you may have about certain health issues. Provides a stress free environment.

January 20, 2020 6:44 AM

Provider could be more courtesy of patient's time.

January 18, 2020 12:22 PM

outstanding asks all the right questions. adding a blood test she felt necessary. Easiest doctor I have ever talked to. she's great.

January 18, 2020 12:22 PM

very pleased I highly recommend her.

January 14, 2020 7:45 AM

Dr. Hamada was wonderful! This was my first time seeing her and I'm very happy to have found her.

January 13, 2020 1:49 PM

When I set this appointment it was just a follow up visit, but I was very sick on day of appointment. All my concerns were met and treated and all medication perscribed was explained.

January 13, 2020 1:49 PM

Everyone in this office is kind, patient and helpful.

December 23, 2019 1:11 PM

this doctor is never on timemy first visit I waited 2 hrs and my 2nd visit I waited an hour.

December 19, 2019 12:48 PM

All good.

December 17, 2019 2:21 PM

An excellent provider - highly qualified but talks to much about self/family. A few minutes fine, but goes on and on. Gobbles up my time which I am not there to be an ear for my doctor. Felt like it (and previously) has been all about me listening to her talk about her life. Don't get me wrong, I am flattered she feels comfortable enough to talk to me, but...I'm starting to get uncomfortable with how much of my time in my appointments goes to her talking to me about her life, etc. This is not a one time episode. Has been going on for sometime. Feel bad bringing it up, but would like to keep my appointments briefer and to the point of the visit - ME!

December 16, 2019 2:40 PM

I waited over an hour to see the doctor.

December 14, 2019 9:13 AM

Dr Hamada is a fine doctor, the only issues are when you get there it is a all half day event by the time your waiting in the office, see the doctor then get shots ,blood test etc. The reciptionist is great, but when you call to ask a question or talk to someone you always get different answers, the office people dont seem to commicate within each other. Very confusing.

December 14, 2019 6:13 AM

I respect and love this doctor very much.

December 13, 2019 11:00 PM

She was concerned about me & my health. She saw me even though the office was closed; she knew I could not last until Monday. She took time to examine me & prescribe the right meds.

December 13, 2019 11:00 PM

She is very concerned about her patients.

December 11, 2019 8:34 AM

The waiting time was one hour inside the prep room waiting on the doctor to come in and see me it was very disappointing I understand that she runs behind but an hours wait plus The waiting outside to get into see the doctor was also a period of a long time

December 10, 2019 2:20 PM

very comfortable and trust her.

December 9, 2019 8:52 PM

I am very happy with all my providers.

December 7, 2019 8:58 AM

Doc.Hamada is very helpful, care and kind with me and my husband

December 2, 2019 5:09 PM

I have a good relationship with this doctor.

December 2, 2019 1:49 PM

The amount of wait time seemed less than usual. Dr. Hamada is always pleasant and takes time to listen.

December 2, 2019 1:49 PM

In the past the wait times to see the doctor have been quite long, hopefully since the wait time was less with this visit, it is anew trend

November 26, 2019 9:36 PM

it was a physical. I was told I could not ask questions or ask advise. I have no idea if I'm healthy, unless I make future appointments, I would assume an appointment for each concern.

November 26, 2019 6:32 PM

Susan Hamada is always pleasant and caring.

November 16, 2019 12:27 PM

Dr. Hamada is always pleasant and easy to talk to. She always responds to any concern I might have. I like and trust her so much, I brought my daughter and son-in-law into her practice. X, office staff, is always cheerful and pleasant.

November 16, 2019 10:48 AM

Very good

November 16, 2019 10:48 AM

She's easy to talk to. Good experience.

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Hamada, was able to get me in for a same day appointment because I had an issue going on that she needed to see me for ASAP.

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

I have never had an experience where I left not feeling like I did not get a clear explanation. Dr. Hamada always make sure I understand everything and answers my questions to the best she can.

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Great visit for a cold. No wait to see the Doctor.

November 6, 2019 11:00 PM

Not bad but definitely not great. Waited for (no exaggeration!) 1 hour before I saw the actual provider. No explanation, no apology. Staff was a bit aloof and disengaged to me. Provider made me feel rushed and that I was not explaining things correctly about my medical history, nor did she seem to look up my past records that were also an advocate provider? When discussing my behavioral health I felt her bedside manner and communication was very off putting and almost seemed insensitive. I will give her another chance, but will not wait that long in the office ever again! I was trying to be patient and felt forgotten about, not great to feel on your very first visit to a new Dr. and office.

November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

my appointment went well. they were able to draw my blood on the second try which is good as i have difficult veins

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

always listens to you and has discussions on a course of action

October 26, 2019 7:00 PM

As usual, Dr. Hamada is very knowledgeable and caring. I'm very comfortable with her. She explains everything thoroughly. I like her very much.

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Very Good

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hamada us a great physician whom I thoroughly trust with my health

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Always takes the time to make sure Imam okay.

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM


October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor was running late but had said someone was out and it couldn't be helped. This rarely happens.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Susan Hamada is stellar

October 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hamada ALWAYS gives me as much time as I need to talk about my health concerns.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I made my appointment for a yearly checkup 3 months in advance for 9:30 am. I did not see the doctor for 2 HOURS!! How could she be this far behind by 9 am? another time the wait was 1 1/2 hours. This doctor talks about her personal life constantly and I have to keep dragging her back to My reason for being there. She doesn't even read my chart to remember anything about my health. She then flew out so fast afterwards I realized again she never asked about any health issues. When the person called me for my test results she couldn't answer any questions about the tests and never called me back. After two phone calls I am still waiting over a week for them to call a prescription in.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

This provider does not have the proverbial good "bedside manner". She is very regimented in her beliefs on healthcare and holistic care is not an option for her.

October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

My doctor never rushes. She is very thorough.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very pleased that the office was able to get me in quickly for my sinus infection pain..I appreciate that!

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hamada is always extremely attentive and patient during visits to her office. I highly recommend her for care.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hamada is a very kind dr. She always listens to wait I am concerned about.

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