Timothy J. Mikesell, DO

Specialty: Neurology

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3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60657

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Office: 312-766-4949

Fax: 312-766-4908

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1875 Dempster Street

Suite 625

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Meet Timothy J. Mikesell, DO

About me

  • Doppler TestEEG - ElectroencephologramEMG - ElectromyogramGeneral NeurologyHeadachesMultiple SclerosisParkinson's DiseaseSleep DisordersStroke
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com



  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University
  • College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Board certifications

  • Neurology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic 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 220 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 1:30 PM

Dr. Mikesell was so so nice and so was all the front desk staff. they got me in so quickly I didn't even have time to finish filling out the new patient forms, so I finished it in the room. Dr. mikesell explained everything to me in terms I completely understood and I really felt like he cared about my situation and genuinely wants to help. He is a wonderful doctor and I look forward to my follow up appointment in a few months!

May 13, 2020 8:37 AM

I can honestly say that everyone I have ever seen or talked to have been more than kind, knowledgeable & sweet.

May 4, 2020 8:59 PM

The best

May 4, 2020 8:59 PM

Always the best experience

March 29, 2020 4:29 AM

The experience was overall good.

March 25, 2020 8:03 AM

Dr. Mikesell has been my Neurologist since my Hemorrhagic Stroke in June of 2011 & has provided excellent care since day one.

March 19, 2020 3:51 PM

I appreciate that Advocate is holding onto their physicians like Dr. Mikesell through many system-wide changes, as well as a nice, familiar face at the front desk, and his office RN, - all terrific.

March 14, 2020 10:45 AM

I wouldn't go to anyone else

March 4, 2020 11:09 AM

I don't have the words for thanks. My Doctor Mikesell he is very careful. God bless America and any doctor all team.

March 4, 2020 11:09 AM

Thankful for you. Thank you.

February 21, 2020 4:17 AM

The provider was knowledgeable, kind and asked a lot of questions. He was very thorough and very respectful. He made me feel confident that he could address my medical issues.

February 21, 2020 4:17 AM

Great experience. Doctor listened well and provided very detailed information that was easy to understand.

February 9, 2020 3:42 PM

Dr. Mikesell spent nearly an hour with me helping to diagnose a strange set of physical conditions which I have been experiencing for the past 10 months and which I believed were neurological. He provided thoughtful next steps to explore in addition to the standard testing.

February 9, 2020 3:42 PM

Dr. Mikesell seemed generally interested and willing to help me with my conditions which are difficult to diagnose - this is greatly appreciated! My one constructive comment would be for Dr. Mikesell to be more fluid with language with the realization that patients typically do not have a background in medicine. The need to communicate in medical language that he understood was challenging for me.

February 5, 2020 7:04 AM

Dr. Mikesell is one of the best doctors I see, he is caring, thorough and takes time to go over all problems. This is his usual manner at all visits. Excellent doctor.

February 4, 2020 3:14 PM

excellent, caring physician

February 4, 2020 3:14 PM

learned a lot in talking with Dr. Mikesell. Very caring doctor

February 3, 2020 1:25 PM

I have a lot of faith in Dr. Mikesell & am grateful for his care when I first was hospitalized. I appreciate his thoughtful approach & how he listens & is reassuring.

January 29, 2020 5:53 PM

Always a positive experience.

January 22, 2020 11:49 AM

Dr. Mikesell explained a better way to take my medication.

January 8, 2020 7:36 AM

Went very well Dr. Mikesell ALWAYS listens and has helped a lot!

January 8, 2020 7:36 AM

Always a good experience.

January 8, 2020 6:22 AM

Pleasant, thorough.

December 7, 2019 4:15 PM

Dr. Mikesell and I have a good relation we discuss my health issue and he gives me advise. I follow his overall - which keeps me healthy physically and mentally.

December 6, 2019 10:26 AM

all went very well. great experience.

November 25, 2019 6:10 PM

Dr mikesell is very understanding and patience. my husband has dementia and Dr mikesell works with us to do his best to help with this situation.

November 23, 2019 12:47 PM

As always Dr. Mikesell is personable, concerned and actively a participant in any conversation regarding my overall well-being. He takes time to explain issues and respond to questions in terms that I can understand. He is also very adept at suggesting alternative choices than can be made. I like him and I, more importantly, trust him.

November 23, 2019 12:47 PM

All good.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell has consistently been one of the best doctors I've ever had on my health team. He is deeply knowledgeble and always seems to be aware of new discoveries in his field. He is punctual, mindful, and respectful in his interactions. He takes the details of his job seriously and continuously attempts to improve the outcomes for my condition.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

love this doctor. wish he had office hours at Good Shepherd in Barrington

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

always very pleasant visit. hate the drive from Wauconda to Park Ridge.

November 15, 2019 12:14 PM

My visit in October was excellent! I find Dr. Mikesell to be very good.

November 15, 2019 12:14 PM

My end of June visit was unusual. He sent me for a MRI & I never go the results until Oct. visit. He canceled next visit to make rounds and caller said next opening was in Oct.

November 11, 2019 10:27 PM

Dr.mikesell was extremely pleasant and understanding of my condition. He broke down my symptoms and medications to a point understandable for myself and made my follow up care easy

November 11, 2019 10:27 PM

great experience for transition of care within specialty

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent experience.

October 15, 2019 7:00 PM

It was good. I got in right away.

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleasant kind doctor

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

it went really well! He is an excellent Dr!

September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good provider. I feel satisfied.

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

it was very helpful and stress relieving

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM


August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell is excellent in his field & controlled my migraines using different drugs.

August 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Always kind, considerate and helpful, knowledgeable.

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

He seems very smart, very kind.

June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I want thank for all team thank you!!!

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM


June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

very good as usual

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

It was my first experience visiting Dr. Mikesell and overall it was a great experience. He was very understanding and spent a lot of time with me learning my history and coming up with a plan to prevent and manage my illness. Also, I was pleased that I was able to move up my appointment since I was in pain, and they were able to see me the next day.

May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

He is very helpful with me health issue.

May 31, 2019 7:00 PM


May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

He is difficult to get an appointment with because he is at three different offices. But he is great when you do get an appointment with him!

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell has good handle on my condition.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

He is outstanding.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr mikesell was wonderful. great communication skills - very attentive and understanding. felt very comfortable with him.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell is attentive, listens and offers quality responses. I feel very lucky to have discovered him by accident (literally) and am grateful for his assistance and perspective.

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell has been my neurologist since 2017, he has always treated me with respect and empathy and he makes sure I understand my condition and my options.

April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have a positive visit with Dr. Mikesell. I have been seeing him for many years and from my very first visit he always treated me with respect and honesty. Dr. Mikesell is an asset to Advocate!

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, Dr. Mikesell is highly qualified, professional and courteous!

April 13, 2019 7:00 PM


March 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell had already reviewed my prior tests. Dr. Mikesell and X, compassionate & caring!

February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

It was nice.

February 10, 2019 6:00 PM

I think that Dr Mikesell and his assistant X are wonderful and as a result I have recommended the practitioner two friends.

February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

The doctor and staff made me feel comfortable while discussing my options and future care.

February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good as usual.

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

overall good.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

He showed up in a timely manner, asked all the right questions, and was understanding

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Provider is fine, compasionate, etc. Computer program at front desk sucks, IT goofed up and I never was contacted by my doctor. He tought I never checked in.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

this was a referral for an MRI. Doctor very through and answered all questions. Couldn't be more pleased.

January 19, 2019 6:00 PM

I went 4 different doctors, including my previous neurologist,urgent care, and the emergency room, with no solution to my medical issue. Then I met Dr. Mikesell after my PCP recommended him, and within 10 minutes of talking with him, he had figured it out! Two weeks after taking the medication he prescribed, I was back to normal! I can't thank him enough!

January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Mikesell is not always clear when explaining diagnosis and path forward with expected outcomes. Complex area of medicine - so more time explaining would help. We are not brain specialists - we are patients with issues that are not easy to understand.

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

he is very knowledgeable, professional and above all courteous.

December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Provider told me what I wanted to hear about my health.

November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

myself and my family all think that Dr Mikesell is wonderful! not only did he diagnose my rare condition and mo thly transfusion therapy but he is friendly, realistic and optimistic. I actually look forward to my appointments with him, he shows a caring nature and has spent so much time with me. superb!

November 24, 2018 6:00 PM

As always, Dr. Mikesell is genuinely friendly and personable, caring, and willing to listen to my concerns. He readily offers alternative choices regarding treatment especially if matters of cost arise or symptoms change. I delight in his continuing ability to "treat the patient as a person". I am thankful to have him as my neurologist.

November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

He's very helpful, professional and nice.

November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. & Reception doesn't seem to be in sync. Dr. said after appt. to sit in reception area & will called, Reception knew nothing about it.

November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Mikesell exemplifies an attribute of a good physician who embodies excellent compassion and respect to his patient.

November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Timothy Mikesell is a very good doctor he's always very nice explaining everything throughly and always takes time to listen to what I think. And between a rating of 1-10 I give him a 10 and I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Easy as usual.

November 6, 2018 6:00 PM

The office was backed up a bit & the wait was longer than usual, but the doctor was wonderful, as usual.

September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell spent a lot of time with the patient. He explained the progression of the disease and where the patient stood in that progression. He was very informative and helpful.

September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

I was so pleased with the treatment received. I suffered a bad concussion and needed a follow up ASAP. This doctor was amazing. I was dizzy and so nauseous. The doctor took his time with explaining everything and coming ups with a plan for my care. He also reassured me that I would recover fully and that what I was feeling was normal. He took the time to explain the medication he was prescribing and how it worked and the best time to take it. I have no words to express how comfortable he made me feel.

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Nurse attending was hurried due to apparently the schedule. Not very friendly. Hurry, hurry, hurry.

September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell is personable, makes you feel at ease and listens. I'm confident in his assessment and respect his expertise.

August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I think Dr Mikesell is wonderful. Not only was he able to diagnose my rare disease but additionally gave options and hoppy o myself and my family. Dr Mikesell spent a great deal of time with me and was honest yet hopeful regarding possible outcomes.

August 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell helped me understand other concerns I had about migraines and pulsative tinnitus. I so appreciated being able to ask "the expert." He also gives preventative advice such as exercise more and lose 5 more pounds. It helps me to plan my wellness goals.

August 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Very direct and to the point.

July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell is a very professional dr. and I shall see him again in 4 months.

July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

I had an EEG on 6/18/18 at Illinois Masonic Hospital. Doctor did not get back to me with results until 6/29/18. Shouldn't take that long to have an EEG read.

June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Horrible experience with the receptionist. She is very rude and disrespectful. She likes to challenge the patients I observe the same behavior in previous visits.

June 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell is a very good doctor. He listened to me, answered my questions and worries, esp. about medicine. He checked my gait as we left the office; I feel like he cares about me as an elderly patient with Parkinson's disease. Thank you!

June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

dr mikesel is amazing and so is his staff

June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

I wish the doctor can spend more time with the patient. I know that they were bisy bur they are always in a hurry.

May 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Mikesell is efficient and thorough explaining concepts and symptoms and how best to manage them. we always discuss how my medications are working and if there are any new issues. Overall, I am very satisfied with Dr. Mikesell.

April 14, 2018 7:00 PM

courteous, addressed concerns, had a next step for everything.

March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Polite reception & appointment setting. Dr. Mikesell is respectful and informative.

March 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent! Gave me a new medication protocol that has proven to help my condition. Very friendly and considerate.

March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

very good

February 11, 2018 6:00 PM

I was very satisfied with the care that I received

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