Syeda Kulsoom Ali, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

4901 West 79th Street

2nd Floor

Burbank, IL 60459

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Meet Syeda Kulsoom Ali, MD

About me



  • Jackson Park Hospital
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Ahmadu Bello University

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Medical Group

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 223 patient ratings.


July 29, 2020 3:46 PM

My provider was accepting and kind especially while I was having difficulty explaining to her about my health and medications

July 29, 2020 3:46 PM

I had a good experience and cant wait to report back. I hope I can keep this physician

July 28, 2020 8:08 AM

Pleasant & thorough

June 29, 2020 6:54 PM

I think Dr. Ali needs to speed a little more time with the patients.

June 29, 2020 6:54 PM

The office needs to practice better customer service and needs to be more friendlier and definitely needs to know how to keep up with the cleanliness of the exam rooms. EVERYTIME I have had an office visit and was brought to the room. The MA taking me back to the room always brought me to a dirty room where she would change the exam table paper in front of me and would not wipe the table clean. I work for another hospital and our department would not get away with the room not being patient ready. I am considering switching providers.

May 28, 2020 11:20 AM

Overall, the appointment by phone went well. It eliminated the waiting process involved with routine medical appointments and was an easy way to check in with the doctor without having to give up a huge part of my day.

April 10, 2020 12:00 AM

The provider was awesome.

March 25, 2020 1:25 PM

I am a returning patient (internal ofc. 2 yrs.); she refreshed her memory w/a quick review of my record. Several tests & specialist consults were ordered (neurology & dermatology) - she contacted me w/test results right away.

March 23, 2020 11:24 PM

This is the 2nd visit with Dr. Ali i'm pleased with her as my PCP.

March 23, 2020 11:24 PM

Dr. Ali spends time with me,answeres all my questions.I couldn't have picked a better provider.

March 23, 2020 9:59 AM

Very good. She listen to me.

March 21, 2020 12:47 PM

I actually was in and out pretty quickly! Dr. Ali knew what to do, she saw that I needed to do blood work and basically did everything that I wanted her to do without asking.

March 21, 2020 12:47 PM

Overall, good experience! The results to my blood work came in pretty fast and they called me and sent me a copy of my results with good information that I needed.

March 14, 2020 9:22 AM

she was good, came in faster then usual.

March 14, 2020 9:22 AM

she listened to my concerns and decided to run test

March 2, 2020 7:09 PM

would not see again

March 2, 2020 7:09 PM

I felt she wasn't listening to me

February 27, 2020 9:23 AM


February 27, 2020 9:23 AM

Good -

February 25, 2020 11:32 AM

Good experience.

February 25, 2020 10:17 AM

Very happy. Dr. Ali is quite thorough & knowledgeable.

February 7, 2020 11:55 AM

Dr. Ali was my 1st time visit due to previous physician department. She was patient went over medication & health history.

February 7, 2020 11:55 AM

Upon entry of nurse she did not greet or give her name as to who she was. No badge or ID on uniform. Just took blood pressure etc. In the past 15 or 20 yrs. I have visited I was always greeted 1st thing by the nurse giving her name & identifying who they were if there were any questions for doctor.

February 1, 2020 10:54 AM


January 25, 2020 4:38 PM

very good

January 24, 2020 9:47 AM

My mother says she likes her doctor and the fact that she doesn't have to wait long for anything.

January 22, 2020 10:35 AM


January 21, 2020 4:15 AM

after switching primary doctor for my son, it was the best decision I ever did. Not only are the wait times very short the availability of making last minute appointments are the best thing ever for a parent of a young child.

January 15, 2020 12:17 PM

My experience with Dr. Ali was very positive. I plan on keeping her as my provider.

January 13, 2020 1:39 PM

awesome experience dr. Ali is down to earth easy to talk to

December 21, 2019 11:51 PM

it was excellent.

December 21, 2019 11:51 PM


December 20, 2019 8:38 AM

I was happy that dr. gave me options and I was able to choose the one were I have control of treatment.

December 17, 2019 1:37 PM

it was a good visit.

December 6, 2019 12:59 PM

Good experience.

December 2, 2019 7:51 PM

Dr. Syeda listened to me and made mefeel like a real person not just another patient. She is awesome!!!

December 2, 2019 6:35 PM

The Provider dont listen entirely to what I am saying.

December 1, 2019 9:55 PM

understanding, easy to talk to

December 1, 2019 9:55 PM

I feel comfortable with Dr. Ali

November 23, 2019 7:06 AM

Very helpful

November 23, 2019 7:06 AM

I had a good visit

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

No complaints, excellent visit, direct.

November 14, 2019 8:18 AM

Very good experience.

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

this provider was helpful. however getting same-day appointment was difficult. I didn't want to go to urgent care because the service there isn't good.b

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

The doctor is above average

October 11, 2019 7:00 PM

DR.Syeda k Ali is so far best DR to me because since my health problems DR Ali prevent specialist&Medicine.I recommended my family Provider in future.always kind&good smart DR!

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Ali, as a new patient she listens, ask question & answer my question, I was given referral & names of doctor I needed to see ASAP.

September 16, 2019 7:00 PM


August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Always positive.

August 15, 2019 7:00 PM

The staff is always friendly & Dr. Ali is the same. She explains in ways you can understand. She answers all of your questions. I never leave uninformed.

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

not enough time to spend with provider , bad listener , nothing help with prescription medication , lack experience.

July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Office staff seemed confused because I received multiple calls about appointment and referrals.

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm so comfortable with her.

April 30, 2019 7:00 PM


April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Kind - understanding.

March 27, 2019 7:00 PM


March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

There were no problem with my office visit, the provider is always gentle; respectful and up-to-date about my treatment.

March 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good dr. - patient relationship - easy to talk to, very thorough.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I like Doctor Syeda Kali, she seem to be a good doctor so far.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I finally found very good family doctor for me.

March 2, 2019 6:00 PM

It was good, she is my new primary doctor; because the other one doesn't work anymore there. I felt comfortable and she explained clearly about my concerns.

February 23, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr.Ali listened to me & recommended xrays & possibly an MRI to find out what the problem was with my back.

February 19, 2019 6:00 PM

it was a routine exam everything is normal hats off to the nurse that comes in before the doctor they do most of the work

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

I was seen very quickly with little wait time. My biggest concern is the lack of bedside manner the MD showed. I had specific concerns regarding my health and came prepared to talk about them. While Dr. Ali spent adequate time with me she seemed to keep brushing my concerns off as something she could not address. I was told I needed to see "psych" for my concerns of anxiety and fatigue which has been making my daily career as a registered nurse in an emergency department very difficult. I was also told it can take up to 6 months to see someone and she was unable to prescribe me anything in the mean time. I was made to feel as though I was over exaggerating my feelings and even had to let her know she was making me feel uncomfortable by using the term psych opposed to mental health. While the entire visit itself was very timely I may try to see another MD in hopes of having a more comfortable experience.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

kind and polite

February 12, 2019 6:00 PM

I am very happy with Dr Ali, she is very thorough.

February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

I'm really happy with Dr Ali.

February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

Informative, concern about my health.

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Provider didn't have previous scheduled checkup dates due to computer changes but would have to access them thru old system.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

My experience was great.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

very good

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ali is sweet and caring; she give you the time needed to address your issues; I left a doctor of 9 years because she lost that caring feeling that I needed from my doctor.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Very pleased with the way I was treated . Everyone was very kind and Thank You.

January 8, 2019 6:00 PM

A timely informative visit.

December 11, 2018 6:00 PM

The best.

December 8, 2018 6:00 PM

The provider does not listen, I have to repeat myself. The facility needs more providers to choose from if aplicable.

December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

doctor Ali is a good physician she always talks to me about my health and well being and always keeps track of the medicine's i take to make sure they are doing the job for me.

December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ali was very patient and took the time to answer all my questions. I felt comfortable asking follow up questions and asking for clarifications. My experience at this location was great. Everybody seemed to be on point with the process.

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

W/the help of Dr. Ali Syeda, I was able to see the doctors I requested, only Dr. Ali Syeda was the only doctor who helped me and I thank her for her concern & help.

October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

She took time with me and listened to my concerns.

September 23, 2018 7:00 PM

I like Dr. Ali, she have great patient and listen when you are speaking.

September 19, 2018 7:00 PM


September 11, 2018 7:00 PM

It was my 1st visit with Dr. Ali. I enjoyed her very much. She was very pleasant, had read me medical file, asked questions, did examinations talked of future tests and procedures, all done very efficiently in a short amount of time.

August 16, 2018 7:00 PM

I can find no fault in Dr. Syeda Ail's medical knowledge or candor when dealing with my health problems. No matter their scope large or small. She is always attentive. I trust her judgment and would gladly recommend her to my family or friends.

August 15, 2018 7:00 PM

I believe my concerns or the use of my previous visits could have been helpful to better isolate the problem. antibiotics were prescribed for the ear infection that was diagnosed in under 10 sec and I feel a more thorough check would have identified the underlying problem that still exists.

August 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Good provider so far.

July 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I am pleased with care provided by my health providers.

July 23, 2018 7:00 PM


July 20, 2018 7:00 PM

spent more time with the nurse. Dr came in and looked at my ear and told me to go have a hearing test. end of visit.

July 20, 2018 7:00 PM

She did a through check-up - blood pressure, temperature - listened to my breathing. She also checked my records for previous blood work.

July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Hard to rate dr., saw her twice. She listened to me & prescribed the medication for my condition/illness. Office help excellent: #10.

July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

I wish the visit could have been more thorough.

July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

During the visit we discussed various health problems I am experiencing. Dr. Ali appeared very receptive to my needs and initiated a course of action to remedy them.

July 12, 2018 7:00 PM

She was rushing through my appointment because she had to go to a meeting.

July 8, 2018 7:00 PM

very nice, and Dr. Ali really cares about her patients

July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Over All The Experience Was Helpful & Was Needed!!!

June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

very courteous and understanding. helpful and thorough.

May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ali is very friendly I love her

March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

The assistant, X, was pleasant on this visit. There were occasions when I wasn't sure that I would return because X was not the most pleasant person. I'm glad that this is better.

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